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.

Key Words: Surgery, Surgical innovation, Surgical education

Target audience: 
  • Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to


    • Identify the risk factors for failure of non-op management
    • Discuss the options for splenic embolization
    • Identify the gaps in the management of splenic trauma


    • Identify the evolving use of radiation therapy given in the neoadjuvant setting for patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    • Identify the different types of cancer associated fibroblast responses seen in pancreatic cancer patients.
    Faculty & credentials: 

    Activity Director:

    Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH


    Department of Surgery

    Medical College of Wisconsin-Froedtert

    In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    • Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH
    • Thomas Carver, MD

    The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed.

    Bill HallAktis OncologyConsultant


    Theresa Neitzel
    Phone number: 
    +1 (414) 955-1829
    Accreditation Statement:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Designation of Credit 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: 
    03/29/2023 - 7:30am to 8:30am CDT
    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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