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: 

Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 
  1. Review the history of gallstone disease
  2. Describe the surgical and endoscopic treatment options for choledocholithiasis
  3. Understand the role of common bile duct exploration in modern surgery



-Discuss the surgical literature on leadership

-Discuss views of experts in the study of leadership outside of surgery

-Discuss alternative strategies for leading more effective teams

-Consider how we can bring some of these strategies into our everyday lives



    Faculty & credentials: 
    Activity Director:
    Tracy Wang, MD, MPH 
    Kayla Chapman, MD 
    General Surgery Resident 
    Kathryn Haberman, MD 
    General Surgery Resident
    All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following
    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) 955-1831



    Session date: 
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:15am to 8:15am
    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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