Current Controversies in the Diagnosis and Management of Appendicitis (PEDS)
This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Pediatric Surgery.
The diagnosis and subsequent treatment of appendicitis in children is evolving. What was once considered an urgent surgical issue in children has morphed into an entity that may be managed entirely in a medical fashion. This panel will address the current controversies in not only the diagnostic imaging modalities for diagnosis, but also the treatment of acute and perforated appendicitis. This session is aimed at the pediatric and adult general surgeons and rural surgeons.
- Current Management Strategies for Perforated Appendicitis in Children
Shawn D. St. Peter, MD, FACS, Kansas City, MO
- Treatment of Acute Appendicitis in Children: Antibiotics Alone?
Peter C. Minneci, MD, FACS, Columbus , OH
- Imaging Strategies for Pediatric Appendicitis: No Imaging, Ultrasound, or Computed Tomography (CT)?
Brian D. Kenney, MD, MPH, FACS, Columbus, OH
- Use of Ancillary Adjuncts in Complicated Pediatric Appendicitis
Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE, FACS, FAAP, Boston, MA
- What the Rural Surgeon Needs to Know About the Current Management of Appendicitis?
Glenn L. Levine, MD, FACS, Coquille, OR
- Practicing surgeons
- 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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Faculty and Disclosures
Shawn D. St. Peter, MD, FACS, Kansas City, MO - No Disclosures
Peter C. Minneci, MD, FACS, Columbus , OH - No Disclosures
Brian D. Kenney, MD, MPH, FACS, Columbus, OH - No Disclosures
Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE, FACS, FAAP, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Glenn L. Levine, MD, FACS, Coquille, OR - 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
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
Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
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
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