General Surgery Discipline Announces Educational Programming for the 2015 ACA
General Surgery Discipline Program Chairs, J. Bracken Burns, Jr., D.O., FACOS and Kristin M. Ryan, D.O., FACOS, announce the discipline’s educational program for the 2015 Annual Clinical Assembly. The program will begin on Sunday, October 4 with the general surgery scientific poster podium presentations and the lecture “Introducing Robotics into a General Surgery Practice: Yea or Nay?” followed by lectures “Management of Common Bile Duct Stones in the Laparoscopic Era” and “Management of Enterocutaneous Fistulas.”
Joint programming with the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Discipline and with the American Osteopathic College of Proctology (AOCPr) will take place on Monday, October 5. Sessions will include topics in myofascial release, abdominal wall reconstruction, ultrasound use, post-op complications, and acute care surgery. Dr. Burns shares that he and Dr. Ryan are, “excited to work with the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Discipline and the American Osteopathic College of Proctology to offer this diverse program that covers many subjects and features several nationally recognized experts.”
Monday morning lectures with the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Discipline will include:
“Synthetic Mesh in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction” by Alfredo M. Carbonell, D.O., FACOS, FACS
- “Biologic Mesh: Elixir or Expense” by Brent D. Matthews, M.D., FACS
- “Myofascial Release Techniques for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction” by Yuri Novitsky, M.D.
- “Management of Skin and Soft Tissue During Abdominal Wall Reconstruction” by Jeffrey E. Janis, MD, FACS
- “Management of Postoperative Complications” by Benjamin K. Poulose, MD, MPH
- “The Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative: What can we learn from each other?” by Benjamin K. Poulose, MD, MPH
Afternoon lectures on Monday with the American Osteopathic College of Proctology will include:
“Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Your Colonoscopy” by Douglas K. Rex, M.D., FACG
- “Ameliorating Peri-Operative Complications: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Considerations” by Michael Kuchera, D.O.
- “Robotic Ventral Hernia Repairs” by Mark A. Jump, D.O.
Educational sessions on Tuesday will include:
- “The New ABCDE's of Critical Care” by Miren A. Schinco, MD, FACS, FCCM
- “Use of Blood Components for Hemorrhage Resuscitation” by Linda Chambers, M.D.
- “Perioperative Anticoagulant and Anti-Platelet Therapy” by James H. Kurtz, DO
- “Updates in Resuscitation of the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Patient” by Nathan M. Polite, D.O.
- “Surgical Nutrition - Review of Current Recommendations and Pitfalls” by Timothy Hester, D.O.
- “Surgeon-Performed Ultrasound in Acute Care Surgery” by David Ebler, M.D.
- “Office-based Ultrasound for Thyroid” and “Parathyroid Disease—Imaging, Workup, Intraoperative PTH” by Keith Baldwin, D.O., FACS
Wednesday morning sessions will address current breast topics including:
- “What Every Surgeon Should Know about Breast Surgery” by Toni M. Green-Cheatwood, D.O., FACOS
- “Emerging Therapies on Breast Cancer” by Toni M. Green-Cheatwood, D.O., FACOS
- “Timing and Options for Breast Reconstruction” by Thomas J. Meeks, D.O., FACOS, FACS