Program Description: 

The Pediatric Surgery Basic Science conference is a weekly forum that presents translational and clinical research conducted by individuals in the Division of Pediatric Surgery, as well as by faculty and staff of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and invited guests.Providing exposure to contemporary scientific investigation is critical in the educational development of our trainees, and for faculty maintenance of competency in our field. A number of faculty in our division have ongoing research in clinical and/or basic science areas and it is important that the other clinical faculty in the division be kept abreast of these projects to facilitate vetting of the research ideas for feasibility and enrollment and allow for ongoing updates with regard to research design and implementation. We also invite other faculty from other pediatric disciplines to update the pediatric surgery faculty on their own research and how it may affect patient care for those patients cared for by the pediatric surgery division.

The activity will address those patients served by the practicing pediatric surgeon – these include the fetus, infants, children, and teenagers up to 18 years of age, as well as those young adults with childhood-related congenital malformations that may be cared for by the practicing pediatric surgeon in addition to those patients with special needs that are often served by pediatric surgeons regardless of patient age.

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 Care 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: 
  • Pediatric Surgeons
  • Pediatric Fellows
  • Pediatric Residents
  • Pediatric Students
  • Pediatric Physicians Assistant
  • Pediatric RN's
  • Clinicians
  • Pediatric Physician Providers throughout Children's Hospital
Learning objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to: 

  1. Discuss basic science/clinical research and/or translational research in this field.
  2. Discuss opportunities for collaboration to optimize research opportunities.
  3. Discuss safety and quality issues with regard to this topic.
Faculty & credentials: 

Activity Director: Casey M. Calkins, MD

Additional Planner: Marjorie Arca, MD

Presenter(s): David M. Gourlay, MD

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME policy on relevant financial disclosure, all speakers/planners were asked to reveal any relevant financial relationships, and there was nothing to disclose.


Teresa Hauser
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 266-6557
Session date: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave
6M Large Conference Room
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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