Artificial Intelligence in Surgery Symposium

Milwaukee, WI US
September 28, 2024
This educational symposium is designed to highlight a broad range of topics relating to artificial intelligence (AI) in modern surgical practice. It will familiarize the audience with recent advances in the field, ethical considerations, and regulations surrounding its use.

Target Audience

  • Surgeons, All Specialties
  • Residents
  • Medical Students
  • Hospital Administration
  • Medical Researchers

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
  • Review the fundamental mechanisms and capabilities of recent advances in artificial intelligence, specifically generative-type models, and how they potentially can be integrated into surgical practice.
  • Interpret ethical considerations that are associated with the use of artificial intelligence in surgical practice, including strategies to navigate ethical dilemmas and maintain trust when using artificial intelligence in surgical practice.
  • Use existing and emerging data standards, data ontologies, and regulations related to data sharing that support the implementation of artificial intelligence in surgical practice.
Additional information


Emma Staszkiewicz
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-1443
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/28/2024 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/28/2024 - 5:00pm CDT
Tentative Agenda  
Friday, September 27 
7:10 PMPre-Conference Social Event, Milwaukee Brewers Host New York MetsAmerican Family Field
Saturday, September 28 
8:00 AMArrival, Check-In, Breakfast 
8:30 AMIntroduction & Opening RemarksDouglas B. Evans, MD
Module 1: Surgical Data Science  
8:45 AMKeynote SpeakerHeather Lyu, MD, MBI
9:30 AMBreak 
9:45 AMPanel 1: Improving the Science of Surgical Data 
10:30 AMMCW & Selig Hub AI & Data Science OverviewAnai Kothari, MD, MS
Research in Motion 
10:45 AMInvited Research in Motion 
11:15 AMLunch & Networking Session, Research in Motion Feedback
Module 2: AI Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
12:15 PMKeynote SpeakerKevin W. Sexton, MD
1:00 PMPanel 2: AI Discovery to Commercialization 
1:45 PMBreak  
Module 3: Integrating AI at a Health System Level 
2:00 PMKeynote SpeakerChris Tignanelli, MD, MS, MBA
2:45 PMHack-a-thon 
3:45 PMPanel 3: Hack-a-thon Lessons 
4:15 PM - 5 PMNetworking Reception 
Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center
8701 W. Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

The Artificial Intelligence in Surgery Symposium will be held on September 28, 2024, at the Medical College of Wisconsin Main Campus, located at 8701 W. Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee WI, 53226. The event will take place in the Alumni Center. Enter the building in the attached photo and follow signage to the Alumni Center. 

Parking: Complimentary lot parking is available across 87th Street in the staff parking lot. 

In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Douglas Evans, MD
Anai Kothari, MD MS
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 6.25 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 Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

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


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Please also consider joining us for a pre-conference social at the Milwaukee Brewers game on Friday, September 27th at 7:10 pm at American Family Field against the New York Mets. Please complete the Qualtrics survey if you are interested in attending the game, with further details and payment directions to come. Please note that tickets are limited.