Acute Care Surgery: Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery Symposium

This day-long educational activity is designed to provide updates and general information regarding the practice of emergency general surgery, surgical critical care, and trauma care. The intended audience is primarily practicing general surgeons who would like to improve their knowledge and skills in caring for the acutely ill surgical patient. Instructional techniques will include didactic lectures, small group discussions, expert panel discussions, and case based discussions. Learners will have an opportunity to interact with faculty and ask questions relevant to their own practice and learning needs.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Registration includes course materials, lunch and refreshments.
Please note there is a $1.00 processing fee for all electronic registrations.

  • Attention Fellows, Residents and Students enrolled in a certified training program, use coupon code APRIL2014 at check-out.

Course details

Target audience

  • General Surgeons
  • Allied Health Professionals

Learning objectives

  • Define the practice of Acute Care Surgery.
  • Discuss optimal management options for patients with an open abdomen in order to achieve abdominal wall closure.
  • Discuss current recommendations for balanced resuscitation of the injured patient presenting in shock.
  • Describe special considerations for initial management of the acutely ill or injured geriatric patient.
  • Describe the likely impact of traumatic events on future psychological health of the injured patient and their caregivers.


The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd. H1210, First Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Faculty & credentials

Keynote Speaker
Gregory J. Jurkovich, MD
Chief of Surgery
Denver Health Medical Center
Medical College of Wisconsin Faculty
Assistant Professor
Trauma and Critical Care
Trauma and Critical Care
Assistant Professor
Trauma and Critical Care
Assistant Professor
Trauma and Critical Care
Assistant Professor
General Surgery
Assistant Professor
Trauma and Critical Care
Nurse Practitioner
Trauma and Critical Care
Associate Professor
Trauma and Critical Care
Professor and Chief
Trauma and Critical Care
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.


ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
Barriers to change: 
Lack of time, lack of administrative support/resources
Hotel Information: 

The Crowne Plaza Hotel
10499 Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

A block of rooms has been reserved for registrants until March 24, 2014, at a special rate of $99 single, plus tax, per night.

Please call the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1.877.270.1393 or 414.475.9500, and mention MCW/Acute Care Surgery Symposium when making your reservation.

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Dana Schmidman
Phone Number:: 
+1 (414) 805-5602
This activity closed on June 30th, 2014 and is no longer available for enrollments.