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 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 date 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.

After surveying the literature, we found some major, general shortcomings in current clinical practice:

  • Adherence to the guidelines for prevention of surgical site infections and thromboembolic events
  • Familiarity with the latest guidelines developed by national and international societies based on evidence-based medicine.
  • Detection of stress, fatigue, and maintaining a work-life balance.
  • Awareness of advances in surgical subspecialties.
  • Awareness of proper methods of professional communication and handoffs.
  • Cognizance of methods of surgical innovation.

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.

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. 

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Dana Schmidman
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-5605
Series date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:00am to Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:59pm
Series location: 
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Helfaer Auditorium, 1st Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States


Session Datesort descending
14085 New Frontiers in Pancreatic Cancer Research (January 8, 2014) 01/08/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Current Controversies in Breast Cancer Surgery (February 12, 2014) 02/12/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Evolving Therapies for the Treatment of Complex Aortic Aneurysms at The Medical College of Wisconsin (February 26, 2014) 02/26/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Improving the Quality of Cancer Surgery in a Single Payer System (March 5, 2014) 03/05/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Every Operation is an Adventure in Microbiology: As They Say the Devil is Always in the Details (March 26, 2014) 03/26/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 The Local Therapy of Breast Cancer: Decreasing the Burden of Treatment (April 9, 2014) 04/09/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Coaching for Surgical Performance Improvement (April 23, 2014) 04/23/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 The Boston Marathon Bombing: Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned (May 7, 2014) 05/07/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 History of Endovascular Surgery (May 14, 2014) 05/14/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Clinical Research in Acute Fatal Illness (June 18, 2014) 06/18/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens: An Update (July 9, 2014) 07/09/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Composite Measurements of Surgical Outcomes (July 16, 2014) 07/16/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Lymphocytic Thyroiditis and the Pathogenesis of Thyroid Cancer (August 6, 2014) 08/06/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 The Perils and Pitfalls of Minimally Invasive Surgery (August 13, 2014) 08/13/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Update on the Regional Therapy Program (September 10, 2014) 09/10/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 PGY4 Grand Rounds (September 24, 2014) 09/24/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Lessons Learned in the Management of Injured Patients (October 1, 2014) 10/01/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Cure: Largely in Our Hands (October 8, 2014) 10/08/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Caring for the Injured Aging Population (October 15, 2014) 10/15/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 The History of Solid Organ Transplantation (October 22, 2014) 10/22/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 Good Medicine in Bad Places: Lessons Learned from the Front Line (November 12, 2014) 11/12/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 PGY4 Grand Rounds (November 19, 2014) 11/19/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
14085 PGY4 Grand Rounds (December 10, 2014) 12/10/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am