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31st Annual Refresher Course & Update in General Surgery

7:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Register now for the 31st Annual Refresher Course & Update in General Surgery, led by course chairs Jeffrey Blatnik, MD, and Maria B. Majella Doyle, MD, MBA.

This course, presented by the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will educate surgeons in the latest techniques and procedures for the management of surgical diseases.

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The 31st Annual Refresher Course & Update in General Surgery is designed and implemented inter-professionally by physicians and nurses. This live course is designed for General and Specialty Surgeons and non-surgical physicians interested in the following areas: gastrointestinal, colon and rectal, critical care, endocrine, trauma, and hepatobiliary surgery; it may also be of interest for other health care professionals (nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) who care for surgical patients. This comprehensive course is dedicated to educating surgeons using the latest surgical techniques and innovative procedures, including minimally invasive surgery, and robotic surgery as well as the management of other surgical diseases. Leading experts will discuss the management and treatment options from a general surgical perspective. This course assists in decision-making for multiple areas of surgical practice. The subject matter selected is a cross-section of the cutting-edge surgical practice of today. Each section will include a panel discussion/question and answer session to further address the participants interests. The intention of the program is to increase knowledge of surgical disease, analyze the result of new approaches or techniques for managing disease, and examine new concepts in surgical science. The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge, performance, competence, skill, and enhanced patient care regarding surgical disease, analyzing new approaches or techniques for managing disease, and examining new concepts in surgical science.   At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between various types of hernias and identify appropriate management.
  •  Assess clinical evidence and recommendations in the treatment of breast cancer.
  • Identify new surgical and non-surgical management strategies for trauma and emergency general surgery
  • Formulate surgical treatment strategies for diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.
  • Adapt new surgical techniques utilized for managing general surgery diseases.