Friend or Foe? Understanding the Microbiome in the Surgical Patient
The microbiome is emerging as a major factor driving human health and disease. For surgeons, microbiome sciences have the potential to change clinical practice by developing science-based approaches to preparing the bowel for surgery, by changing our thinking around wound infections, by tracking the microbiome to detect cancer recurrence, and by elucidating mechanisms by which the microbiome is influenced by surgical injury. Participants will receive updates on the role of the microbiome in cancer detection, anastomotic leak, wound infection, and trauma and critical illness. Prior antibiotic use as a risk factor for surgical complications and practical approaches to mitigate its effect will also be discussed.
- Trauma, Critical Care, and Injury to the Intestinal Microbiome
Susannah E. Nicholson, MD, MSCI, FACS, San Antonio, TX
- Postoperative Ileus and Anastomotic Leak: Does the Intestinal Microbiome Influence Outcome?
Benjamin D. Shogan, MD, Chicago, IL
- The Impact of the Microbiome on Cancer Therapy: What the Surgeon Needs To Know
Ryan M. Thomas, MD, FACS, Gainesville, FL
- Does Preoperative Antibiotic Exposure Serve as a Biomarker for Outcome in Elective Surgery?
Robert G. Sawyer, MD, FACS, Kalamazoo, MI
- 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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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
Benjamin D. Shogan, MD, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Ryan M. Thomas, MD, FACS, Gainesville, FL - No Disclosures
Robert G. Sawyer, MD, FACS, Kalamazoo, MI - Pfizer, Merck, GSK, 3M: Honoraria: Consultant
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