Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Inguinal Hernia Symposium 2014

Complex abdominal wall hernias are difficult to treat.  Many times patients have had multiple previous attempts at reconstruction and often present with chronic infections. The standard ventral hernia repair is often not enough to fix these patients. Recent advances in biologic and absorbable prosthetics have allowed reinforcement of fascial closure with a higher resistance to infection.

This educational activity is designed to educate the community, general, and plastic surgeon about the latest techniques for complex abdominal wall reconstruction. A multidisciplinary approach is effective in dealing with these difficult patients because of the need for skin excision, myocutaneous advancement flaps and occasionally free flaps. This symposium will also outline the need for more complex repairs in these patients. In addition, it will show the various techniques for repairing these abdominal wall defects with a multidisciplinary team approach.

 

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:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
 
 
Registration fees include course materials and meals.
Please note there is a $1.00 processing fee for all electronic registrations.  (
Fellows, Residents and Students):  Use Coupon Code:  Hernia2014
There is a $25.00 cancellation fee
 
This educational activity is being supported by Davol Bard, W.L. Gore, and Covidien

Course details

Target audience

  • General surgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Trauma/ACS surgeons
  • Primary care physicians
  • Fellows, residents, students
  • Allied health professionals

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify complex hernias that are not amenable to standard repair techniques
  • Outline a plan for removal of the source of infection
  • Devise a multidisciplinary approach to reconstructing the abdominal wall
  • Describe the best approach for inguinal hernia repair

Location

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road H1210-1250
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Faculty & credentials

Planning Committee:
Andrew Katenmeier, MD

 

Featured Speakers:
Matthew Goldblatt, MD
Associate Professor,
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Jon Gould, MD
Associate Professor and Chief,
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Andrew Kastenmeier, MD
Assistant Professor,
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Ben Poulose, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor,
Division of General Surgery;
Associate Director,
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Suite
Vanderbilt University
 
James Wallace, MD, PhD
Professor,
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Travis Webb, MD, MHPE
Associate Professor,
Trauma and Critical Care
Medical College of Wisconsin
 

No one in control on content has any relevant financial relationship to disclose except the following person(s):

Matthew Goldblatt, MD                             Covidien                              Speaker/Consulting
                                                                  W.L. Gore                           Speaker/Research
                                                                  Bard-Davol                          Research

Jon Gould, MD                                          Torax Medical                      Consultant

Ben Poulose, MD                                       Bard-Davol                          Research
                                                                  Ariste Medical                      Consultant

 

ABMS Core Competencies: 
Professionalism
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Barriers to change: 
Lack of time, lack of administrative support/resources Patient compliance issues
Hotel Information: 

Crowne Plaza

A block of rooms will be reserved for registrants until April 10, 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 Hernia Symposium when making your reservations.

http://www.crowneplazamilwaukee.com/

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name:: 
Jennifer Lindsay
Phone Number:: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Email:: 
jlindsay@mcw.edu
This live activity started on April 25th, 2014 and is no longer available for enrollments.