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About the Conference

Presented by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery, and Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health, the goal of this two-day educational activity is to examine the latest developments and current techniques in general surgery as they relate to a variety of featured topics including endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, general surgery, breast and minimally invasive surgery and emergency general surgery. Using a disease oriented approach along with panel discussions, debate and case review, the program will cover a broad spectrum of disease states.

General surgeons in the state and region will learn novel techniques including advances in diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases to manage those problems faced in daily practice.

Interaction with faculty is encouraged through question and answer opportunities during the program.

Special features

  • Live surgery broadcast from the UW operating room to the general session
  • Popular Chairman’s case presentation
  • Lunch and learn roundtables
  • Advanced practice provider and nursing breakout session

Intended Audience and Scope of Practice
This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of general surgeons and other health care professionals who care for patients with diseases involving surgical oncology, general surgery, endocrine surgery, plastics and trauma surgery, breast surgery and more.

Elements of Competence
This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills and medical knowledge.


Accreditation Statement
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 1.55 continuing education units (CEUs) or 15.5 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System