Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Updates in Hernia Surgery & Introduction to Robotic Hernia Repair & the Eugene M. Bricker Visiting Lecture in Surgery

Thursday – Saturday, February 22-24, 2018

General Surgery Refresher Course & Update

Presented By

Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Credit Provided By

Washington University School of
Medicine in St. Louis
Continuing Medical Education

Course Chairs

Steven R. Hunt, MD
Maria B. Majella Doyle, MD

Learning & Performance Objectives

This course is designed for General and Specialty Surgeons and non-surgical physicians interested in the following surgical areas: gastroenterology, skin cancer, hernia, breast cancer, colorectal, hepatobiliary, robotic, and trauma and critical care surgery. The intended result of this live activity is improvements in competence, performance and patient care and at the conclusion of the course the registrant should be able to:

  • Discuss the evaluation and management of patients with different types of hernia
  • Review how to improve perioperative outcomes
  • Identify how to avoid situations that lead to medical malpractice suits
  • Explain the latest clinical evidence and recommendations in the treatment of breast cancer
  • Diagnose and treat diseases of the upper GI tract
  • Formulate surgical treatment strategies for diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus
  • Indicate the recent advances in the treatment of abdominal neoplasms
  • Recognize and use the latest technology and techniques in the acute surgical problems
  • Diagnose and treat acute appendicitis, small bowel obstruction, and soft tissue infections
  • Discuss new surgical and non-surgical management strategies for trauma
  • Compare the arguments for and against the use of robots in surgery

MEET THE PROFESSOR BREAKFAST SESSIONS: These are small teaching groups covering topics not presented in the main course which provide the opportunity for highly interactive communication in areas of particular interest to registrants. Attendees will participate in this special 1 hour session before the General Session begins on Friday morning.

Accreditation
Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Available for this Activity:

AMA (American Medical Association)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates these live activities for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Updates in Hernia Surgery and Introduction to Robotic Hernia Repair (independently): 7.5 hours
  • Eugene M. Bricker Visiting Lecture in Surgery: 1 hour (No ANCC Credit Offered)
  • 26th Annual Refresher Course & Update in General Surgery: 19.5 hours

ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 contact hours.

  • Updates in Hernia Surgery and Introduction to Robotic Hernia Repair (independently): 7.5 hours
  • 26th Annual Refresher Course & Update in General Surgery: 19.5 hours

MOC Part 2 – Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment

The American Board of Surgery requires that surgeons must obtain 60 hours of self-assessment CME over 3 years in order to maintain certification. The Refresher Course will provide surgeons with up to 19.5 hours of self-assessment CME credits toward fulfillment of that requirement. In order to claim self-assessment CME, participants must complete a post-test assessment administered via online module. Washington University CME will not be responsible for reporting this MOC Part 2 credit to the American Board of Surgery.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, that planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order for CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of off-label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.  Detailed disclosures will be made in activity syllabus materials.

Educational Grants

This activity is supported in part by educational grants from various commercial organizations. A complete list of commercial supporters and contributors will be available at the time of the conference. Some companies may also exhibit.