Ten Hot Topics in General Surgery
In this popular session, the panelists review 10 of the hottest topics in general surgery selected from the ACS General Surgery Communities, recent surgery meetings, and the literature.
- Approaches to Femoral Hernia
Benjamin K. Poulose, MD, MPH, FACS, Nashville, TN
- Pure Tissue Repair of Inguinal Hernia: Resurrection of a Lost Art
John L. Tarpley, MD, FACS, FWACS, Nashville, TN
- Management of Symptomatic Gallstones in Pregnancy
Rebecca C. Britt, MD, FACS, Norfolk, VA
- Laparoscopic Lavage vs. Hartmann Procedure for Perforated Diverticulitis
Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Burlington, MA
- Oh, No! An Incorrect Count: Now What?
Steven M. Steinberg, MD, FACS, Columbus, OH
- Hyperthyroidism: When Do I Recommend Surgery and What Is the Extent of Resection?
Herbert Chen, MD, FACS, Birmingham, AL
- Current Management of Breast Abscess
Wendy R. Greene, MD, FACS, FCCM, Atlanta, GA
- Incidental Liver Lesions: Treat or Observe?
Cristina R. Ferrone, MD, FACS, Boston, MA
- Pneumatosis Intestinalis: Incidental or Catastrophic?
Jose J. Diaz, MD, FACS, FCCM, Baltimore, MD
- Newer Approaches to Pancreatic Necrosis
Steven J. Hughes, MD, FACS, Gainesville, FL
- 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
Benjamin K. Poulose, MD, MPH, FACS, Nashville, TN - Ariste Medical: Consulting Fee: Consultant
Bard-Davol: Research Funds: Co-Investigator, Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative: Salary
John L. Tarpley, MD, FACS, FWACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
Rebecca C. Britt, MD, FACS, Norfolk, VA - No Disclosures
Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Burlington, MA - No Disclosures
Steven M. Steinberg, MD, FACS, Columbus, OH - No Disclosures
Herbert Chen, MD, FACS, Birmingham, AL - No Disclosures
Wendy R. Greene, MD, FACS, FCCM, Atlanta, GA - No Disclosures
Cristina R. Ferrone, MD, FACS, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Jose J. Diaz, MD, FACS, FCCM, Baltimore, MD - No Disclosures
Steven J. Hughes, MD, FACS, Gainesville, FL - 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
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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