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About the Conference

Provided by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP). The goal of this day and a half 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 activity 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.

Participation is encouraged through question and answer opportunities during the program.

Special features

  • Case Presentation Lunch Debate
  • Instructional Case Session
  • 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 endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, breast and minimally invasive surgery, emergency general surgery, surgery of pregnant patients, 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


In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 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 1.225 continuing education units (CEUs) or 12.25 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE 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 disclosure will be made in the activity materials. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System