Updates in General Surgery Symposium

De Pere, WI US
December 7, 2019

The aim of the symposium is to familiarize the audience with the current status and future directions of treatments for morbid obesity, diverticulitis, gastroparesis, chronic groin pain, hernias and intraoperative bleeding. The diagnostic and treatment approaches to these conditions continue to evolve at a rapid pace. For bariatric surgery, our understanding of the mechanisms behind weight loss and remission of comorbid conditions is continually being updated. Minimally invasive approaches to providing treatment to these patients are also evolving rapidly. With new available for weight loss, we have seen greater complexity in managing complications. Updates regarding the management of bariatric surgery patients is therefore a portion of generally surgery practice which requires attention.

New consensus management recommendations for diverticulitis have recently been published. There have been significant changes in the recommended treatment strategies. Likewise, new approaches for the treatment of conditions such as gastroparesis, intraoperative bleeding, chronic groin pain and hernias have changed the way that we manage these patients. Updates regarding these treatment strategies will be discussed and debated. We will also include a session which focuses on the utility of specialty-specific quality collaboratives.


Specific patient scenarios will be presented to the audience prior to the presentations in each track. Upon completion of each speaker’s talk there will be an opportunity for open debate and discussion. There will also be a session devoted to interesting cases which highlight and reinforce the concepts covered in the presentations. We hope to see that the audience will at least understand or consider alternatives to treatment they might not have considered prior to attending this course.

Target Audience

• Surgeons (general surgeons, thoracic surgeons, surgical residents and fellows)
• Gastroenterologists (faculty and fellows)
• Advanced Practice Providers (nurses, students, primary care physicians)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of joining a surgical collaborative
  • Discuss the benefits and risks of surgical approaches to the treatment of gastroparesis.
  • Describe a diagnostic algorithm for chronic groin pain
  • Understand the different endoscopic options for treating morbid obesity including the pros and the cons of each approach.
  • Describe techniques and technical tips for the surgical management of ventral hernias including robotic repairs
  • Describe the current treatment recommendations for diverticulitis.Understand appropriate use of hemostatic agents in the operating room.
  • Discuss the biochemical changes that drive weight loss and resolution of comorbid conditions in the setting of bariatric surgery.
  • Describe the treatment strategies for the most common bariatric emergencies.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Heidi Brittnacher
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-1831
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
09/13/2019
Course expires: 
02/07/2020
Event starts: 
12/07/2019 - 9:30am
Event ends: 
12/07/2019 - 3:45pm
Cost:
$50.00
St. Norbert College (MCW - Green Bay Campus)
161 Reid Street
GMS 1097 Classroom in the Gehl-Mulva Science Center
De Pere, WI 54115
United States

MCW-Green Bay is located in the Gehl-Mulva Science Center (161 Reid Street in DePere; or #7 on the St. Norbert College map linked below). Please feel free to park in a MCW visitor space in Lot P2. Map available online at www.snc.edu/about/docs/campusmap.pdf.

The entrance to MCW is in the one-story section of the building on the southeast corner with “MCW-Green Bay” above the office entrance

Jeffrey Marks, MD

Program Director, Case Western Surgery Residency Program

Director of Surgical Endoscopy

Professor, Department of Surgery

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

 

Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Surgery

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

 

Patricia Sylla, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Mount Sinai Health System

 

Matthew Goldblatt, MD

Professor

Division of General Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Jon C. Gould, MD

Professor and Chief

Division of General Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin
 

Rana Higgins, MD

Assistant Professor

Division of General Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin
 

Andrew Kastenmeier, MD

Associate Professor

Division of General Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin
 

Tammy L. Kindel, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Division of General Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin
 

Kathleen Lak, MD

Assistant Professor

Division of General Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin
 

Maria Linaus, MD

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellow

Division of General Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin
 

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 5.50 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 CARE PROFESSIONALS
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.50 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/13/2019
Course expires: 
02/07/2020

Price

Cost:
$50.00
Please login or register to take this course.
Registration TypeFee
Physicians$100.00
APPs/RNs and Allied Health Care Providers $50.00
Fellows/Residents/StudentsComplimentary

Register by November 30, 2019. 

Cancellation Policy: refunds will be provided at 50% of the original registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE! The billing address entered upon checkout must match the billing address on the credit card you will be using to pay for this course. MCW accepts MasterCard, VISA and Discover card.

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 414-955-1831 or surgeryevents@mcw.edu.