Regionalization of Surgical Oncology Care: Pros and Cons (C)
This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Cancer.
A number of large, population-based studies have demonstrated better outcomes at high-volume centers for a variety of surgical procedures including pancreatectomy and esophagectomy. In the current era of market consolidation, many large health care systems are building surgical oncology programs that provide the necessary ancillary services and management strategies to deliver better outcomes in this patient population. These programs have been the focus of marketing campaigns, thereby influencing the decisions of patients, policymakers, and insurance companies.
Nader N. Massarweh, MD, FACS, Seattle, WA
Robert P. Sticca, MD, FACS, Grand Forks, ND
- Pros of Regionalizing Surgical Oncology Care
Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, FACS, Ann Arbor, MI
- Cons of Regionalizing Surgical Oncology Care
Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS, Cambridge, OH
- Veteran Affairs as a Model for Regionalizing Surgical Oncology Care
Kamal M. F. Itani, MD, FACS, West Roxbury, MA
- Regionalization in Other Countries: Does it Work?
David R. Urbach, MD, FACS, Toronto, ON
- 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
Nader N. Massarweh, MD, FACS, Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Robert P. Sticca, MD, FACS, Grand Forks, ND - No Disclosures
Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, FACS, Ann Arbor, MI - No Disclosures
Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS, Cambridge, OH - No Disclosures
Kamal M. F. Itani, MD, FACS, West Roxbury, MA - No Disclosures
David R. Urbach, MD, FACS, Toronto, ON - 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
Continuing Medical Education Credit Information
The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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