Program Description: 

This educational activity is designed to incorporate evidence-based pathophysiology, diagnosis, and/or treatment of surgical disorders into clinical practice. Speakers will utilize their personal, institutional and evidence-based experience to address patient health care conditions requiring clinical and surgical treatment. Speakers will also utilize departmental quality improvement data, M&M data, and patient safety data to improve outcomes of surgical disease and other aspects of surgical patients’ general health. Evidence-based data regarding the changing aspects/newer approaches to surgical disease will be analyzed, and critical issues related to surgery within the broader scope of American health care will be discussed.

There are varying degrees to individuals’ knowledge regarding clinical and surgical treatments. While individuals may be aware of varied treatment within the surgeons’ armamentarium it is beneficial to address the topics from an evidence-based approach. Learners should both have the knowledge base and be able to apply this knowledge into their practice.

Grand Rounds will address each of these shortcomings by utilizing nationally known experts in the field. Each week will provide diverse information pertaining to these issues.

Keywords: Quality and Safety, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma, Colorectal Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Education 

Target audience: 
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Fellows, Residents, Med Students
Learning objectives: 
Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
The Management of the Axilla in Breast Cancer
  • Summarize NCCN guidelines for surgical axillary management in breast cancer
  • Discuss  the management of clinically node negative patients
  • Review the management of the axilla in clinically node positive patients receiving preoperative systemic therapy


The Evolution of Trauma Systems Across America

The participants will be able to:

  • review the history and creation of Trauma Systems across America
  • evaluate the gaps that exist in the current Trauma Systems
  • discuss the efforts to complete a National Trauma System
Faculty & credentials: 
In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Tracy Wang, MD, MPH
  • Emma Gibson, MD 
Emma Gibson, MD 
General Surgery Resident 

    In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.









    Heidi Brittnacher
    Phone number: 
    +1 (414) 955-1831

    ACCME Accreditation Statement:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    AMA Credit Designation Statement: 
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Hours of  Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

    Session date: 
    04/21/2021 - 7:15am to 8:15am CDT
    Medical College of Wisconsin Virtual Meeting via Zoom
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    United States
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 1.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.

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