Moderator: Mark A. Malangoni, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA
Co-Moderator: J. Patrick Walker, MD, FACS, Crockett, TX
Discussion of the pros and cons of continuous certification programs as administered by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Medical Specialties. This will include background information on continuous certification, discussion of its value to surgeons and patients, as well as principles of education and testing, controversies, and an update on legislative issues across the country.
Presentations and Speakers
How Did We Get Here?
Mark A. Malangoni, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA
Value of Continuous Certification to Surgeons
J. Patrick Walker, MD, FACS, Crockett, TX
Value of Continuous Certification to Patients
Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, Winston-Salem, NC
Special Issues: Aging Surgeons
Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX
Principles of Education and Assessment
Karen J. Brasel, MD, FACS, Portland, OR