John H. Gibbon, Jr. Lecture: Innovation: A Surgical Imperative (No CME)

imageInnovation: A Surgical Imperative

Presiding Officer and Introducer: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA
Lecturer: Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC, Dallas, TX

Surgery claims few certainties, but here’s one you can count on: The key concepts and skills you learned in training will not be the key concepts and skills you use at the end of your career.

“When you look at surgical practice on a day-to-day basis, not much changes,” said Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC, medical director, cardiothoracic surgery, and chair, cardiovascular service line, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dallas, TX. “But when you look back on a career, it is amazing how much things have changed in a relatively short time. Innovation makes a tremendous difference in what we can do in surgery and how we do it.”

Dr. Mack explores the role of innovation in surgery during the annual John H. Gibbon, Jr. Lecture, Innovation: A Surgical Imperative.

The John H. Gibbon, Jr., Lecture was established in 1971 to honor Dr. Gibbon, a pioneer in open-heart surgery, and is sponsored by the Advisory Council on Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents


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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.

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

David Tom Cooke MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC - Nothing to Disclose

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure


David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure


Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure


Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

This educational activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.

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