Thursday – Saturday, February 28 – March 2, 2019

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, Missouri

27th Refresher Course & Update in General Surgery

Attend one day early for Optional CME Activities

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • The Eugene M. Bricker Visiting Lecture in Surgery

Enrollment in the General Surgery Course is a Pre-Requisite to enroll in these (3) courses.

  • Updates in Hernia Surgery
  • Updates in Wound Care
  • General Surgery Observation Day

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

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

Learning & Performance Objectives

Technology for general surgery is constantly evolving. This course will provide an interactive and comprehensive experience focusing on management and treatment options from a general surgical perspective. This interactive symposium, designed for general surgeons, assists in decision-making for multiple aspects of surgical practice. Active audience participation with faculty is strongly encouraged during case presentations and the faculty panel discussions.

The goal of the course is to provide an atmosphere to foster collaboration, innovation and sharing a cost-effective diagnostic approach for patients with complex general surgery cases involving hernia, oncology and HPB, minimally-invasive surgery, practice measures and outcomes; as well as colorectal surgery. We will cover what is new in enhanced recovery protocols and offer interactive sessions consisting of cases and questions and answers. American College of Surgery (ACS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) self-assessment credits will be offered.

Following this course, participants attending this course should be able to:

  • Describe the management of common general surgery emergency cases.
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for managing various cases of hernia repairs.
  • Discuss evidence-based and diagnostic approach for patients with common benign and malignant colorectal cases.
  • Rationalize patient management and treatment options for patients with breast disease, soft tissue tumors.
  • Identify treatment options for patients with biliary and pancreatic diseases.
  • Review and provide update on current enhanced recovery protocols.

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 1.5 hour session before the General Session begins on Friday morning.

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.

Employees of industry (e.g., pharmaceutical and device companies): please contact CME at (314) 362-6891 for information regarding attendance at this course