CC2018: The Difficult Gallbladder: Staying Out of Trouble

Session Description

All surgeons doing cholecystectomy frequently encounter the patient with a terribly inflamed, thickened gallbladder where delineation of the normal anatomical structures is difficult or even impossible. How do we manage these cases safely?

Course Outline  

  • The Difficult Gall Bladder: Setting the Stage and General Principles 
    David C. Borgstrom, MD, MBA, FACS, Morgantown, WV
  • 2018 Tokyo Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Cholecystitis: Pros and Cons
    Abe L. Fingerhut, MD, FACS, Graz, Austria
  • What Is the Difficult Gallbladder?
    Andrew B. Peitzman, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA
  • What to Do When the Critical View of Safety Cannot Be Reached? 
    Randall S. Zuckerman, MD, FACS, Kalispell, MT
  • What Is the Role of Percutaneous Cholecystostomy Drainage? 
    L. Michael Brunt, MD, FACS, St Louis, MO

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Contact

  • For questions about the course content, please contact elearning@facs.org.
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Disclosure Information

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Faculty and Disclosures

David C. Borgstrom, MD, MBA, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Abe L. Fingerhut, MD, FACS, Graz, Austria - No Disclosures
Andrew B. Peitzman, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - No Disclosures
Randall S. Zuckerman, MD, FACS, Kalispell, MT - No Disclosures
L. Michael Brunt, MD, FACS, St. Louis, MO - Gore, Karl Storz: Institutional research support

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures

Members

David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures

Ex- Officios

Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

Consultants

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

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 1.5 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 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self- Assessment.

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Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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