ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course

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The ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course provided a three-and-a-half-day intensive review of the essential content areas in general surgery. Expert faculty used a combination of didactic and case-based formats to create an efficient review while enhancing understanding and retention. Other materials, such as pre- and posttests, also were used. The course is a pragmatic review designed to focus on practice issues; it may be helpful in preparing for examinations. Self-assessment credit will be available.

Target Audience

  • Practicing Surgeons 

Course Content

Expert faculty members will use didactic and case-based formats to address topics within essential content areas in general surgery, including:

  • Alimentary Tract
  • Endocrine and Soft Tissue
  • Oncology
  • Perioperative Care
  • Skin and Breast
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma
  • Vascular

Contact

  • For questions about the course, please contact Melanie Thorsen, MBAHC, CRA, CCMEP, Senior Manager, Continuing Education Programs and Lifelong Learning, at mthorsen@facs.org.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 28.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 28.00 Self Assessment Credit
Course opens: 
10/02/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation

 

Course Faculty and Disclosures

Core Faculty

John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS | Course Chair  - Nothing to disclose
Professor of Surgery
Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD
Medical Director, SESAP®
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

Andrew S. Kastenmeier, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Robert C. McIntyre, Jr., MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Cynthia and John H. Schultz Professor and Chief
Division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Medical Director, Endocrine Surgery and Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO

Laura J. Moore, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
The University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas

Guest Faculty

Kathleen K. Christians, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI

Emilia J. Diego, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Chief, Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Program Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Stephen A. Fann, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Jason B. Fleming, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Professor and Chair, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Vernon O. Underwood Professor in Colorectal Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Department of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Tamara E. Saunders, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

Catherine M. Wittgen, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Vascular Surgery
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Residency
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Staff Consultants

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME  - Nothing to disclose
Director, Division of Education
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH  - Nothing to disclose
Associate Director, Division of Education
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 28.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 28.0 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

 

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Available Credit

  • 28.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 28.00 Self Assessment Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/02/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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