Program Description: 

This series of lectures takes place every Thursday morning from 7:30-8:30 am and is designed to provide ongoing continuing medical education for the Pediatric Surgery Faculty, advanced practice providers and nursing staff, as well as all of our “learners” in pediatric surgery – including our pediatric surgery fellows, residents in general surgery rotating on our service, and medical students. Topics covered generally relate to issues faced by the pediatric surgical patient, and the wide array of disorders that the pediatric surgeon is charged with treating. The multidisciplinary nature of these conferences allows for cross-fertilization of knowledges between specialties who care for the same cohort of patients. Disseminating expert opinion from one specialty to another allows for improvement in medical knowledge among caregivers charged with caring for complex patients that we often treat at a large quaternary referral center.

Target audience: 
  • Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Rotating residents
  • medical students
Learning objectives: 

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

  • Utilize new and/or innovative clinical developments in the field of pediatric general and thoracic surgery.
  • Implement collaborative practices between other specialties and pediatric surgery to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Discuss research opportunities to advance the practice’s academic portfolio.


Faculty & credentials: 

 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.

Activity Director:

Casey Calkins, MD, Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin


Alan W. Flake, MD

Ruth and Tristram C. Colket, Jr., Professor of Pediatric Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The Center for Fetal Research
Director of the Pediatric Surgery Residency Training Program
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


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













Teresa Hauser

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 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. 


Session date: 
06/01/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
  • 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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