CC2018: Surgical Emergencies in the Cancer Patient (PA)

This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandate for Palliative Care.

Session Description

Patients treated with cancer-directed therapy can experience severe complications that require surgical intervention. These can range from soft-tissue infections, to bowel obstructions, bleeding, and perforations. Depending on their disease and performance status, the management of these patients can be quite challenging. The purpose of this session is to provide an organized approach to these difficult situations from both a surgical oncology and acute care surgery perspective. In addition, ethical and palliative decision-making strategies will be covered.

Course Outline

  • Bowel Obstruction
    Bridget N. Fahy, MD, FACS, Albuquerque, NM
  • Cholecystitis, Cholangitis, and Biliary Obstruction
    T. Peter Kingham, MD, FACS, New York, NY
  • Free Air Including Perforation
    Paxton V. Dickson, MD, FACS, Germantown, TN
  • Abdominal Pain in the Setting of Neutropenia
    Travis Grotz, MD, Rochester, MN
  • Anorectal Fistula, Abscess, and Pain
    Emmanouil Pappou, MD, Baltimore, MD
  • Palliative Care and Ethical Considerations
    Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS, New Brunswick, NJ 
  • Cases 
    Martin Weiser, MD and Brian Badgwell, MD

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

Bridget N. Fahy, MD, FACS, Albuquerque, NM - No Disclosures
T. Peter Kingham, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Paxton V. Dickson, MD, FACS, Germantown, TN - No Disclosures
Travis Grotz, MD, Rochester, MN - No Disclosures
Emmanouil Pappou, MD, Baltimore, MD - No Disclosures
Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS, New Brunswick, NJ - Astellas/Medivation: 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.

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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