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: 
Operating Room to ICU Handoffs: Risks of Patient Harm and Opportunities for Improvement (Lisa McElroy, MD)
  • Understand risks of patient harm during operating room (OR) to intensive care unit (ICU) handoffs
  • Recognize methods of introducing change to the OR to ICU handoff process

Current Updates in the Management of Localized Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Defining the Role of Chemotherapy (John Miura, MD)
  • Identify factors predictive of receiving chemotherapy for resected intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Define negative prognostic variables associated with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Evaluate patients with resectable intrahepatic cholangiocarinoma who may benefit from chemotherapy

Impact and Timing of Bilateral Adrenalectomy for Refractory Adrenocorticotropic Hormone-Dependent Cushing’s Syndrome (Rachel Morris, MD)
  • Characterize the changes in metabolic profiles and the occurrence of adverse events in patients treated with medical therapy and/or surgical intervention​
  • Identify predictors of which patients might benefit from adrenalectomy.


Faculty & credentials: 


John Miura, MD 
PGY-4 General Surgery Resident
Medical College of Wisconsin
Rachel Morris, MD 
PGY-4 General Surgery Resident
Medical College of Wisconsin

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


In accordance with the ACCMEⓇ standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s):

Lisa McElroy, MD 
PGY-4 General Surgery Resident
Medical College of Wisconsin 

McGraw Hill

Independent Consultant


In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, these relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.




Heidi Brittnacher
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Session date: 
02/10/2016 - 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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