Program Description: 
Morbidity and mortality are always prevalent within surgery and this will always be the case.  Our goal is to identify the factors that can be improved and/or changed in an attempt to reduce future complications and deaths amongst surgical patients.  From a system wide standpoint, mortality and complication rates can be evaluated and compared over a time period.  From an educational standpoint, the residents and students are asked questions during the conference to determine their level of understanding of many common surgical principles.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the 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 1.0  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 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.



Target audience: 

Physicians, residents, students

Learning objectives: 
  • Understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of various surgical disorders.      
  • To identify and present patient cases involving adverse outcomes.  Provide an open forum for discussion of list of patient discharges, deaths, as well as any significant patient complications from previous week.  
  • Analyze the pertinent facts of the case, and understand the surgical alternative to avoiding errors, complications, or death of patients.     
  • Keep current on changing aspects/new approaches to surgical problems.  
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Joseph Battista, MD, Academic Program Director
Richard Steliga, MD, Associate Program Director
Allan Pasch, MD
Kevin Packman, MD
Shannon Graewin, MD
Douglas Sauter, MD
Gregory Rosner, MD
Anthony Nelson, MD
Joseph Battista, MD
Richard Steliga, MD
Allan Pasch, MD
Kevin Packman, MD
Shannon Graewin, MD
Douglas Sauter, MD
Gregory Rosner, MD
Anthony Nelson, MD
Tom Wade, chief surgical resident
Shaina Schaetzel, chief surgical resident
Munyaradzi Chimukangara
Nicholas Berger, PGYI
Kenechukwu Udoh, JMS
Matthew Cziep, JMS
Garth Brandal, SMS


All person in control of content have No relevant financial relationship to disclose with the except for the following:



Nancy Becker
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 874-4680
Session date: 
02/25/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am CST
Wheaton Franciscan--St. Joseph Campus
5000 West Chambers Street
Day Surgery Conference Room 2200B
Milwaukee, WI 53210
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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