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: 

Current State of Robotic Surgery Training for General Surgery Residents (Daniel Davila, MD)


1. Describe unique features of the robotic surgery platform.

2. Understand current training requirements.

3. Identify barriers to training for the general surgery resident.


Clostridium Difficile Colitis in Surgical Patients: Challenges and Emerging Therapies (Fadwa Ali, MD)


1. Understand the management of Clostridium Difficile Colitis.

2. Describe the role of screening in prevention of Clostridium Difficile Colitis.


Noninvasive Monitoring in Solid Organ Transplantation (William Ragalie, MD)


1. Identify current limitations of transplant monitoring and clinical need for noninvasive method.

2. Understand biology of cell-free DNA in diseased and non-diseased states.

3. Describe relationship between rejection and donor-specific cell-free DNA in solid organ transplantation.

Faculty & credentials: 


Fadwa Ali, MD

Daniel Davila, MD

William Ragalie, MD

General Surgery Residents






Heidi Brittnacher
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Session date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:30am to 8:30am
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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