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: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Helfaer Auditorium, 1st Floor
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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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.

Target audience: 

Alllied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 

"High Risk Screening for Pancreatic Cancer"

  1. To describe the criteria for high risk pancreatic cancer screening
  2. To review the efficacy of routine screening in patients at high risk for developing pancreatic cancer

"LAR Syndrome — The Consequences of Cure"

  1. Define the wide range of symptoms and pathophysiology of LAR Syndrome
  2. Describe the various surgical techniques for rectal reconstruction and their benefits/drawbacks regarding post-total mesorectal excision bowel function
  3. Introduce some post-resection therapies for low anterior resection syndrome
    Faculty & credentials: 


    "High Risk Screening for Pancreatic Cancer"


    Chad Barnes, MD

    MCW General Surgery Resident


    "LAR Syndrome — The Consequences of Cure"

    Nicholas Berger, MD

    MCW General Surgery Resident

    Activity Director: Philip Redlich, MD, PhD

    Planning Committee:
    Philip Redlich, MD, PhD
    Matthew Goldblatt, MD
    David Lal, MD, MPH
    T. Clark Gamblin, MD, MS


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

    CME Coordinator Contact Information

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