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.

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. 



Target audience: 

General Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 



Cancer Staging: The Past, Present and Future (Asare)

1.Understand the importance of cancer staging

2.Appreciate the history of TNM staging system

3.Appreciate the current state of AJCC staging system and ongoing efforts to modernize it


Training Vascular Surgeons: Status of the Open Aortic Experience in the USA (Dua) 

1. To discuss the impact of reducing volume of open aortic surgery available to vascular trainees

2. To discuss possible solutions to this decreasing volume


The Impact of Frailty on Outcomes Following Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Using NSQIP Data
1) Discuss the importance of frailty in surgery
2) Show the shortfalls of current frailty assessment tools

Faculty & credentials: 


Muyaradzi Chimukangara, MD
PGY-4 General Surgery Resident
Medical College of Wisconsin
Anahita Dua, MD
PGY-4 General Surgery Resident
Medical College of Wisconsin
Elliot Asare, MD
PGY-4 General Surgery Resident
Medical College of Wisconsin

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.



Heidi Brittnacher
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Session date: 
12/16/2015 - 7:30am to 8:30am CST
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Helfaer Auditorium
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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