In compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. All reported conflicts are managed by a designated official to ensure a bias-free presentation. Please see the attached PDF to this for the complete disclosure list.
This activity is designed for the practicing surgeon to gain an understanding of current surgical research and its clinical applications as well as current socio-economic issues. There will be invited guest lecturers, podium presentations, poster displays, and solicited audience discussion. At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Participants will be able to describe the spectrum of challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to the delivery of surgical care.
- Participants will be able to recognize the various challenges and benefits associated with use of virtual tools to aid in surgical education and clinical care.
- Participants will be able to describe training challenges presented by innovations in patient care that require expertise with new and complex procedures.