2018 National Capital General Surgery Symposium - Course Program

Program at a Glance

07:30

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

07:50

Opening Remarks & Introduction

Dr. Jacinthe Lampron

08:00

Colorectal Surgery | Moderated by Dr. Reilly Musselman

 

08:00

An Update on the Surgical Management of Rectal Cancer

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Review the surgical management for patients with malignant polyps of the rectum;

· Review the surgical management for patients with stage 1 adenocarcinoma of the rectum;

· Interpret the current evidence for TaTME and understand which patients should be referred for this.

Dr. Reilly Musselman

08:20

Surgical Management of Fulminant C. difficile Colitis

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Compare ileostomy with colonic lavage to subtotal colectomy for medically refractory C. difficile colitis;

· Provide an approach to the management of fulminant C. difficile colitis.

Dr. J.M. Aubin

08:40

An Update on the Management of Sessile Serrated Polyps

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Distinguish the pathological classification of sessile serrate polyps from traditional adenomas;

· Review the endoscopic management and surveillance for serrated polyps;

· Review the definition and management of serrated polyposis syndrome.

Dr. Terry Zwiep

09:00

Panel Q&A

 

09:20

Breast Disease | Moderated by Dr. Erin Cordeiro

 

09:20

De-mystifying the Management of Benign Breast Disease

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Review the appropriate management strategies for patients with benign breast disease;

· Determine risk stratification associated with benign breast disease and appropriate surveillance strategies.

Dr. Amanda Roberts

09:40

Tips for Starting Oncoplastic Surgery in Your OR Tomorrow

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Summarize oncoplastic techniques on a quadrant-by-quadrant basis;

· Review basic oncoplastic techniques that can be employed by any general surgeon.

Dr. Angel Arnaout

10:00

Management of DCIS: Past, Present and Future

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Review historical treatment algorithms for DCIS;

· Summarize current management recommendations with regards to surgery, radiation and systemic therapy;

· Discuss cutting-edge research examining future directions for DCIS management.

Dr. Suleena Duhaime

10:20

Panel Q&A

 

10:40

Refreshment Break & Networking with Exhibitors

 

11:00

Debate: Surgical Management of Colonic Emergencies, Stoma vs. Anastomosis!

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Discuss the pros and cons of bowel anastomosis in an acute situation;

· Discuss the pros and the cons of cresting a stoma in an acute situation;

· Assess the evidences to support surgical management in a colonic emergency.

Dr. Alexandre Bouchard

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Dr. Lara Williams

12:00

Lunch & Networking with Exhibitors

 

13:00

Acute Care Surgery | Moderated by Dr. Nicole Kolozsvari

 

13:00

Acute Small Bowel Obstruction

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Appraise the literature on the value of a gastrograffin challenge for the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel obstruction;

· Articulate the clinical significance of the radiological findings of “high-grade” bowel obstruction and “closed loop” bowel obstruction.

Dr. Maher Matar

13:20

Acute Abdomen in Pregnancy

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Identify the indications for surgical management of the acute abdomen in a pregnant patient;

· Discuss the perioperative and technical considerations when operating on a pregnant patient.

Dr. Amy Neville

13:40

Appendectomy: Now, Later, Never?

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Identify contraindications to immediate appendectomy in acute appendicitis;

· Discuss the value of interval appendectomy;

· Compare outcomes of early with delayed appendectomy.

Dr. Nicole Kolozsvari

14:00

Panel Q&A

 

14:20

Refreshment Break & Networking with Exhibitors

 

14:40

Challenging Hernias | Moderated by Dr. Jacinthe Lampron

 

14:40

Prophylactic Mesh for Parastomal Hernia

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Review surgical techniques useful in preventing parastomal hernias;

· Discuss using prophylactic mesh in the creation of permanent ostomy.

Dr. Alexandre Bouchard

15:00

Preventing Hernias During Abdominal Closure

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Review evidence-based techniques for abdominal closure;

· Review the technical factors involved in preventing incisional hernias.

Dr. Peter Glen

15:20

Incisional Hernias in Acute Surgical Situations

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

· Review the surgical treatment of incarcerated and strangulated incisional hernias;

· Review surgical tips in closing an acute abdomen with an incisional hernia.

Dr. Jacinthe Lampron

15:40

Panel Q&A

 

16:00

Closing Remarks & Evaluations

Dr. Jacinthe Lampron

16:05

Networking Cocktail Reception

 

18:00

Have a Safe Journey Home!

 

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