SESAP 17 Advanced: Previews to Sharpen Your Practice (No CME)

Session Description

Practicing surgeons prefer Continuing Medical Education and self-assessment tools that are tailored to their practices, yet a scarcity of robust, peer-reviewed programs exists for many areas. To address this gap, in 2020 the American College of Surgeon’s Division of Education will debut the first advanced edition of Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®). SESAP 17 Advanced was developed by 54 expert surgeons with the same rigor as the comprehensive SESAP, which has been unparalleled in quality during its 48-year legacy. In this Panel Session, SESAP's medical director and a panel of authors will discuss the necessity and utility of SESAP 17 Advanced; preview content across specialties such as alimentary, breast, critical care, endocrine, and trauma; and discuss its applicability to clinical practice.

Moderator: John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, Lead, SD

Co-Moderator: Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME , Chicago, IL


Introduction of SESAP 17 Advanced

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME , Chicago, IL

John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, Lead, SD

SESAP 17 Advanced: Breast
John T. Vetto, MD, FACS, Portland, OR

SESAP 17 Advanced: Endocrine
Lorrie A. Langdale, MD, FACS, Seattle, WA

SESAP 17 Advanced: Alimentary Tract and Abdomen
Jason B. Fleming, MD, FACS, Tampa, FL

SESAP 17 Advanced: Critical Care
Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS, Ann Arbor, MI

SESAP 17 Advanced: Trauma
Jeffrey G. Chipman, MD, FACS, Minneapolis, MN

Sponsored by the Advisory Committee for SESAP

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


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion
  • 0.00 Self Assessment Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

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

Ajit K. Sachdeva MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME - Nothing to Disclose
Jason B. Fleming, MD, FACS - Bio-Bath Holdings, Inc.: Consultant; Glycosbio Food Sciences: Consultant; Panther Therapeutics, Inc.: Consultant
Jeffrey G. Chipman MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
John A. Weigelt MD, DVM, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
John T. Vetto MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Lena M. Napolitano MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Lorrie A. Langdale MD, FACS - 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.

Available Credit

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