Fournier's Gangrene and Other Necrotizing Infections: A Multidisciplinary Approach (T)
This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Trauma. Learn more about ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements.
Fournier’s gangrene (FG) is a rare but life-threatening disease. The nidus is usually located in the genitourinary tract, lower gastrointestinal tract, or skin. Progression is often rapid and can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Even when promptly diagnosed and treated, patients often experience prolonged convalescence and potential disfigurement from sequelae of treatment. Successful treatment requires a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach. The panel will provide attendees (urologists, general surgeons, plastic surgeons) with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, medical and surgical management of the acute illness, and reconstructive considerations for patients with genital skin deficiency after FG.
Moderator: Joshua A. Broghammer, MD, FACS, Kansas City, KS
Co-Moderator: Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS, Baltimore, MD
What Everyone Needs to Know about Fournier’s Gangrene: A Urologist's Perspective
Michael Coburn, MD, FACS, Houston, TX
Fournier’s Gangrene: The General Surgeon’s Perspective
Laurie J. Punch, MD, FACS, St. Louis, MO
Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together: Reconstruction following Debridement for Fournier’s Gangrene
Michael J. Terry, MD, San Francisco, CA
Joshua A. Broghammer, MD, FACS, Kansas City, KS
Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS, Baltimore, MD
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Faculty and Disclosures
Joshua A. Broghammer, MD, FACS - Boston Scientific: Compensation: Consultant/Proctor
Laurie J. Punch, MD, FACS - Acelity, KCI: Honorarium: Consultant and educator
Michael Coburn MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Michael J Terry MD - Nothing to Disclose
Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS - ATOX Bio: PI
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
Continuing Medical Education Credit Information
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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.
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit