Hernia, Foregut and Colorectal Review

Milwaukee , WI US
September 23, 2016

This day-long educational activity is designed to educate the community, general, and plastic surgeons about the latest techniques for complex abdominal wall reconstruction, complex foregut surgery and complex colorectal surgery. Complex abdominal wall hernias are difficult to treat. Many times patients have had multiple previous attempts at reconstruction and often present with chronic infections. The standard ventral hernia repair is often not enough to fix these patients.  In addition, complex foregut and colorectal issues are often beyond the scope of the community General Surgeon.

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 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 8.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals

Please note: a $4.00 processing fee will be assessed for all registrations. 

Registration and processing fees are non-refundable. 

This course is complimentary for Fellows, Residents and Students; however registration is required; for instructions on how to receive
your complimentary registration you must contact Heidi Brittnacher at: 414-805-9427 or hbrittna@mcw.edu before attempting to

register on-line.
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Target Audience

  • Community Surgeons
  • General Surgeons 
  • Plastic Surgeons


Learning Objectives

  • -Identify complex hernias that are not amenable to standard repair techniques.
  • -Outline a plan for removal of the source of infection.
  • -Devise a multidisciplinary approach to reconstructing the abdominal wall.
  • -Describe the workup and treatment for complex foregut issues
  • -Identify and treat complex colorectal diseases
Additional information


Heidi Brittnacher
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/23/2016 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/23/2016 - 5:00pm CDT
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 W. Watertown Plank Road
Room H1210/1230
Milwaukee , WI 53226
United States

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Medical College of Wisconsin sponsored events. If you require special accommodations in order to attend this event, please contact Heidi Brittnacher at (414) 805-9427 or hbrittna@mcw.edu.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Heidi Brittnacher at (414) 805-9427 or hbrittna@mcw.edu.

Matthew Goldblatt, MD

Andrew Kastenmeier, MD 

Kirk Ludwig, MD 

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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