CC2018: Lumps, Bumps and Sarcomas: The Aftermath of the Unplanned Sarcoma Excision and How to Avoid It (C)

This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Cancer.

Session Description

Quality and efficient care of sarcomas is compromised by their rarity. One-third of all sarcomas are incompletely excised in an unplanned excision and then referred to a sarcoma center for further care. This situation incurs additional surgery for the patient, a higher risk of local recurrence, and carries a significant financial burden. This also puts the surgeon at medicolegal risk for delay in diagnosis and preventable loss of function.

Course Outline

  • Introduction: Incomplete Excision of Soft-Tissue Sarcomas a Persistent Problem Still in Need of a Solution
    Ginger E. Holt, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN
  • The Aftermath of an Incompletely Excised Sarcoma
    Frederick C. Eilber, MD, FACS, Los Angeles, CA
  • What to Do When—Woops! I Removed a Sarcoma
    Nathan W. Mesko, MD, Cleveland, OH
  • Keeping Yourself Out of Trouble! Recognizing and Avoiding an Incomplete Excision of a Soft-Tissue Sarcoma
    Aimee M. Crago, MD, PhD, FACS, New York, NY
  • Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
    Ginger E. Holt, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN

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.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org.
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

Ginger E. Holt, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
Frederick C. Eilber, MD, FACS, Los Angeles, CA - No Disclosures
Nathan W. Mesko, MD, Cleveland, OH - Stryker : Consulting Fees: Consultant for Oncology and Custom Implants, Depuy Synthes: Consulting Fees: Lecturer for Resident Oncology Workshop
Aimee M. Crago, MD, PhD, FACS, New York, NY- No Disclosures

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.

American College of Surgeons and ACGME Logos

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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