The goal of this educational activity is to examine the latest development and current techniques in general and plastic surgery as they relate to a variety of featured topics. Using a disease-orientated approach along with panel discussions, debates, and case review, the activity will cover a broad spectrum of diseases.
Physicians and other healthcare providers in the state and region will learn novel techniques including advances in diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases to manage problems faced in daily practice. Participation is encouraged through question and answer opportunities during the program.
Practice Gaps and Needs
Current Topics in General Surgery is the premier educational event in the region for physicians and other healthcare providers, this year including a plastic surgery track. This course will provide a comprehensive review and update of general surgery core competencies as outlined by the American Board of Surgery for re-certification, as well as instruction on innovations in technology and medical care focused on improved outcomes for patients.
- For surgeons, advanced practice providers, and nurses in surgery
- ‘Best of 2018’ in breast and colorectal surgery
- Difficult cases in acute care surgery (with UW and community general surgery panelists)
- Wisconsin rural residency program (with presentations by our rural residents)
- General surgery in bariatric and transplant patients
- New! Plastic surgery curriculum
Intended Audience & Scope of Practice
This activity is designed to educate community surgeons, advanced practice nurses, PAs, RNs and other healthcare professionals on topics relevant to new advances in the diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases.
Elements of Competence
This CE activity has been designed to improve learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties’ areas of patient care and procedural skill, medical knowledge, and interpersonal and communications skills.
The activity also focuses on the Interprofessional competencies of roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams/teamwork.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Iowa Board of Nursing
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 ANCC and Iowa Board of Nursing contact hours.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 1.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 11 hours.
Policy on 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 disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity.