CC2018: Diverticulitis 2018: Every Year the Recommendations Change

Session Description

It would seem to most surgeons that such an old and common disease as diverticulitis would have little controversy in management in 2018 but the management of acute and chronic diverticulitis changes steadily. This session will cover when and how to intervene in acute diverticulitis; when to plan elective resections which are more controversial than ever and will be discussed, including in the complex patient; and the controversy of lavage for complicated diverticulitis will be included, as well as means to “minimize the misery” of colostomy closures after Hartmann’s procedure for diverticulitis.

Course Outline

  • Operative Management of Uncomplicated Diverticulitis (How Many Strikes and It’s Out?)
    Valentine N. Nfonsam, MD, FACS, Tucson, AZ
  • Complicated Diverticular Disease Management in the Complicated Patient 
    Alexander T. Hawkins, MD, MPH, Boston, MA
  • Laparoscopic Lavage for Complicated Diverticulitis 
    Amy L. Lightner, MD, Rochester, MN
  • Resection after Diverticular Abscess Management (Is it Mandatory?)
    Michelle Cowan, MD, Aurora, CO
  • Colostomy Closure after Hartmann’s for Diverticulitis (Minimizing the Misery)
    Karim Alavi, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS, Worcester, MA
  • Panel Discussion
    Paul E. Wise, MD, FACS, FASCRS

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

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

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. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website: http://www.accme.org/requirements/accreditation-requirements-cme-providers/policies-and-definitions/financial-relationships-and-conflicts-interest

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 a activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

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Faculty and Disclosures

Valentine N. Nfonsam, MD, FACS, Tucson, AZ - No Disclosures
Alexander T. Hawkins, MD, MPH, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Amy L. Lightner, MD, Rochester, MN - Takeda: Honoraria: consultant
Michelle Cowan, MD, Aurora, CO - No Disclosures
Karim Alavi, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS, Worcester, MA - Olympus Surgical: Consulting Fees: Consultant

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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