February 23 - 26, 2016 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Accreditation

COURSE OBJECTIVES


COLON PROGRAM 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:
  • Illustrate the principles of laparoscopic colon resection for benign and malignant disease with an emphasis on complex cases.
  • Describe the available strategies to improve perioperative outcomes.
  • Cite the different techniques of anastomotic creation and the potential ways to avoid and treat anastomotic leaks.
  • Identify the different options for minimally invasive abdominal procedures including laparoscopy, hand assisted techniques, the use of the robot, and SILS.


HERNIA PROGRAM 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
  • List the current common techniques for inguinal hernia repair.
  • Describe open and laparoscopic techniques for repair of ventral and incisional hernias.
  • Compare the differences among biologic, synthetic, and biosynthetic meshes and when best to use them.


FOREGUT PROGRAM 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

        Recognize and describe medical and surgical treatment options for GERD.
        Discuss treatments for GERD and esophageal cancer.
        Indicate and manage complications of surgical treatment for GERD.
        Identify and manage recurrence of disease.

METABOLIC/BARIATRIC PROGRAM 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:
  • Summarize the recent research on obesity causes including genetic and biologic factors.
  • Discuss the pros and cons for current bariatric surgical options for obese patients, and describe the appropriate perioperative care.
  • Review the clinical trial evidence documenting the impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular morbidity, mortality, and risk factors.
  • Analyze the efficacy of current obesity management strategies, including lifestyle, diets, pharmacology, and surgery.
  • Diagnose and treat comorbidities associated with obesity including cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.


SUTURING WORKSHOP 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:
  • Perform advanced suturing techniques including tissue approximation, knot tying, and completion of a hand-sewn anastomosis.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of intra-corporeal suturing.
  • Apply intracorporeal suturing techniques to manage common laparoscopic surgical problems.


ACCREDITATION

Physician Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Global Academy for Medical Education, Inc. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

The University of Cincinnati designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Self-assessment (optional)

American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Self-assessment will be offered at 2015 MISS. Optional MOC self-assessment credit will be available for delegates who complete curriculum related questions before leaving the conference. Self-assessment is a written or electronic question- and-answer exercise that assesses your understanding of the material presented in the CME program. Diplomats must achieve a score of 75% or higher for the self-assessment to count for MOC.

Physician Assistants Credit Designation

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requirements on disclosure, information about the relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the conference.