In 2010, we are soliciting manuscripts on the topic Health Care Reform and Comparative Effectiveness: Implications for Surgeons. The editorial board has selected this topic as our year-long theme. We are interested in papers that compare different interventions and strategies to treat surgical conditions. These interventions could be randomized, preferably prospective, and have adequate follow-up so that patients and other clinicians can use the information to make decisions on care. Registries, health data sets, and meta-analyses would be excellent sources for articles. Accepted manuscripts will be given priority publication. Please indicate in your cover letter that your manuscript is to be considered for this theme.