Program Description: 

This educational activity is designed to incorporate evidence-based pathophysiology, diagnosis, and/or treatment of pediatric 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 pediatric surgical disease and other aspects of surgical patients’ general health. Evidence-based data regarding the changing aspects/newer approaches to pediatric surgical disease will be analyzed, and critical issues related to surgery within the broader scope of American and global health care will be discussed.

Key Words: Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Critical Care, Trauma, Neonatology, Pediatric Imaging, Quality and Safety

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Trainees
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Utilize modern controversies in pediatric surgical care
  • Implement Quality and Safety initiatives in pediatric surgery
  • Discuss new developments in critical and surgical care of pediatric patients
Faculty & credentials: 
Activity Director(s):
Casey Calkins, MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Planning Committee Member(s):
Susan Becker, PA-C
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Lori Duesing, NP
Division of Pediatric Surgery
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.
  • Lori Duesing
  • Susan Becker
  • Casey Calkins

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.



Teresa Hauser
Series date: 
01/01/2024 - 8:00am CST to 12/31/2024 - 11:59pm CST

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


Group description: 
Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds 2024
Series location: 
Children's Wisconsin/Zoom - Hybrid
8915 W Connell Court
Large 6M Conference Room
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States


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