9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Update in General Surgery 2012
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West, Toronto,Canada
Toronto, Canada
http://sites.cepdtoronto.ca/generalsurgery/
This two and a half day course will give you the opportunity to be part of interactive lectures and case presentations and will conclude with smaller workshops. Highlights include:

Innovative and newest techniques, improving detection and management of common surgical problems, with focus on minimal invasive surgery and practical tips for the community surgeon.

Advances in the detection and management of oncologic and benign problems related to both breast and colorectal disease.

Practical update on diverse, common and important problems in General Surgery.

Topics of importance to General Surgeons beyond the operating room and wards.

http://sites.cepdtoronto.ca/generalsurgery/

Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, April 19, 2012
07:30:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:15:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks
08:25:00 ACUTE CARE SURGERY Lloyd Smith
08:30:00 GI Bleeds Paul Kortan
08:45:00 Surgery for GI Bleed Shiva Jayaraman
09:00:00 C. Diffferent Treatment Approaches Lorraine Tremblay
09:15:00 Laparoscopy for Bowel Obstructions: What is the Role? Paul Sullivan
09:30:00 Management of the Difficult Gallbladder Including Cholecystectomy Tube Todd Penner
09:45:00 Panel Discussion
10:15:00 Break
10:40:00 BEST PRACTICE IN GENERAL SURGERY: PRACTICAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT Robin McLeod
10:45:00 Surgical Site Infection Updated Ori Rotstein
11:00:00 Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Mary-Anne Aarts
11:15:00 Intra-abdominal Sepsis Avery Nathens
11:30:00 How to Improve Your Hospital’s Compliance with VTE Prevention Darlene Fenech
11:45:00 Panel Discussion
12:00:00 Lunch
13:10:00 CHALLENGES BEYOND THE OPERATING ROOM: WHAT TO DO WHEN
13:15:00 You Start to Burn Out Michael Kaufmann
13:30:00 You Need to Talk to a Complicated/Confused Patient Susan Abbey
13:45:00 You have a Complicated Disclosure David Urbach
14:00:00 CE, MOC and the General Surgeon Collide Craig Campbell
14:15:00 Panel Discussion
14:45:00 Break
15:10:00 GENERAL SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Nancy Baxter
15:15:00 Rectal Cancer: Personal Problems Marcus Burnstein
15:30:00 If Shakespeare Was a Gastric Surgeon: To MIS or Not to MIS? Calvin Law
15:45:00 Hereditary GI Cancer in Your Practice Steven Gallinger
16:00:00 Retroperitoneal Masses and Cysts: When to Reassure and When to Call Me Carol Swallow
16:15:00 Lumps & Bumps in Children: When Should I be Worried? Ted Gerstle
16:30:00 Panel Discussion
17:00:00 Adjourn
Friday, April 20, 2012
07:30:00 Continental Breakfast
07:55:00 BREAST DISEASE Nancy Down
08:00:00 Approach to Cancer in the Elderly Patient Ralph George
08:15:00 Approach to Cancer in the Young Patient Ellen Warner
08:30:00 The Role of the Contralateral Mastectomy Frances Wright
08:45:00 Controversies in the Management of the Axilla: The Surgeon David R. McCready
09:00:00 Controversies in the Management of the Axilla: The Radiation Oncologist Jean-Philippe Pignol
09:15:00 Panel Discussion
09:45:00 Break
10:10:00 HERNIA AND ABDOMINAL WALL CONUNDRUMS Fred Brenneman
10:15:00 Femoral Hernia: It’s Still on the Exam! Allan Okrainec
10:30:00 Laparoscopic Emergent Hernia Repair John Hagen
10:45:00 Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in 2012 Fred Brenneman
11:00:00 The Difficult Hernia Lloyd Smith
11:15:00 What Should Come First? Bariatric Surgery or Hernia Repair Matthew M Hutter
11:30:00 Panel Discussion
12:00:00 Lunch
13:10:00 POTPOURRI OF GENERAL SURGERY John Hagen
13:15:00 Cost of Laparoscopy Allan Okrainec
13:30:00 Gastric Bypass Gone Bad Tim Jackson
13:45:00 Assessing Quality in Surgery: What the Surgeon Needs to Know! Matthew M Hutter
14:00:00 Transplantation in 2012: What Does the General Surgeon Need to Know? Paul Greig
14:15:00 Panel Discussion
14:45:00 Break
15:10:00 HOW I DO IT | 7 MINUTES, 3 PEARLS Stan Feinberg
15:15:00 This session will use the 7 minutes, 7 slides format
15:20:00 Thyroid Nodule Workup Lorne Rotstein
15:25:00 Reflux/GERD Laz Klein
15:30:00 Oops …. Was That the Bile Duct? Paul Karanicolas
15:35:00 Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy Peter Stotland
15:40:00 Rectal Prolapse
15:45:00 Hemorrhoids R Us Stan Feinberg
16:00:00 Panel Discussion
16:30:00 Adjourn
Saturday, April 21, 2012
07:30:00 Continental Breakfast
07:35:00 Registrants may attend one of the following workshops in each small group session. Workshop topics will remain the same for each session. Please sign up at time of registration.
08:00:00 Small Group Sessions (until 9:30)
08:05:00 1. Trauma Surgery Case Review Najma Ahmed
08:10:00 2. Challenging Acute Care Surgery Cases Drs. Homer Tien & Avery Nathens Panel of “Experts” and Moderator leading this interactive session, including prepared cases and cases from the audience.
08:15:00 Laparoscopic Video Session Peter Stotland, Laz Klein
08:20:00 Challenging Breast Cases - Bring it on! | Panel of “Experts” and Moderator leading this interactive session, including prepared cases and cases from the audience. Tulin Cil
08:25:00 Thyroid and Parathyroid Lorne Rotstein
08:30:00 Billing Cornerv
08:35:00 Anorectal Potpourri Marcus Burnstein
09:30:00 Break
10:00:00 Small Group Sessions (repeated from 8:00 am)
11:00:00 Evaluation & Adjournment
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