Call For Presentations
ICS-US 77th Annual Surgical Update
“Controversies in Surgery”
June 10-13, 2015
December 1, 2014
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General Abstract Submission Deadline - December 1, 2014
International College of Surgeons-United States Section
An ACCME Accredited Provider
2014 CME Committee Chair and 2015 President
Uretz J. Oliphant, MD, Urbana, IL
2014 Chair, Council of Specialty Groups
Francis J. Podbielski, MD, Chicago, IL
2015 CME Committee Chair
Michael J. Jacobs, MD, Birmingham, MI
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Join General Surgeons and Surgical Specialists from the United States and around world as we gather for our 77th Annual Surgical Update in Annapolis, Maryland on the picturesque Chesapeake Bay.
Under the direction of our 2014 CME Chair, Dr. Uretz Oliphant this conference will be dedicated to the current needs of our attendees and enhance their practice through improved Performance, Competence, Knowledge and Patient Outcomes. The particular topics presented will focus on Controversies in Surgery and explore alternative surgical as well as non-surgical approaches to a variety of clinical health issues and provide unique continuing education for the general surgeon and surgical specialist.
This is your opportunity to gain recognition as an educator in your area of surgical expertise while gaining exposure among an international audience.
This activity will present both multidisciplinary and specialty specific treatment options for the most controversial topics in surgery as well as other selected non-surgical topics that address professional practice gaps as determined by the Planning Committee.
The overall goal of this conference will be to enhance overall technique, to advance current surgical knowledge, foster continued training and improve patient care.
As a result of needs assessment surveys and extensive research by the planning committee; a number of topics have been identified that address the professional practice gaps of meeting attendees. You are invited to submit a presentation proposal that fits into one or more of these topic areas. In addition, some proposed presentations that fall outside the identified topics may be accepted for inclusion in an open session.
The following topics have been identified as addressing the professional practice gaps and educational needs of ICS Fellows:
Advances in Robotic Brain or Spinal Surgery
Alternative Treatments in Occipital Neuralgia
Bone Fracture & Treatment Advances
Clinical Instability – To Fuse or Not to Fuse
Current Strategies to Identify and Mitigate the Risk of Clostridium Difficile (C. diff) Colitis in Hospitalized Patients
Current Treatment of Hospital/Surgical Infections
Current Utility of Lung Cancer Screening Programs
Debate: Pro/Con of Chemoembolization or RFA for Patients with HCC Awaiting Liver Transplant
Debate: Surgical Resection versus Liver Transplant for HCC
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
DVT Prophylaxis after Liver Transplant?
Evaluating Best Practices for Surgical Volunteerism
How the New Healthcare Model Discourages Small Private Practice Surgical Groups (Pro or Con)
Latest Advances in Arthroscopy
Latest in Breast Cancer Management
Liver Transplant versus Local Regional Therapy for Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
Management of Abdominal Neoplasms in AIDS/HIV+ Patients
Management of Brain Trauma
Management of Complications in Abdominal Surgery
Management of Multi-Centric Disease
Management of Stroke
Metastasectomy in Cancers
New Advances for the Treatment of Aneurysm
New Approaches to Multiple Trauma Treatment
New Techniques in Glioblastoma
New Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
Open versus Laparoscopic Pancreatic Resection for Adenocarcinoma
Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms
Paying Surgeons to Take Call or Paying for Emergency Surgery Using a Different Scale
Physical Therapy, Epidurals or Surgery? How to Decide, Especially in Workers’ Comp Cases
Pro/Con Debate: Robotic Surgery: Is There Value?
Rationale of Limb Salvage for Bone Tumor
Review Uncommon Patterns of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Revision Surgery - Total Knee Replacement/Arthroplasty
Role of Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer
Should Small Incidental Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas be Resected?
Soft Tissue Salvage
Surgical Research is a Myth - Death of the Surgical Clinical Researcher (Pro or Con)
Team Approaches to Surgery –Beneficial to the Patient or Just Costly?
The New Surgical Training Model - Are New Graduates Ready for Practice? (Pro or con)
Total Joint Replacement
Treatment of Bone Tumors
Treatment Options for Failed Lumbar Spine Syndrome
Treatment Options of Severe Head Injury
Treatment Recommendations for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Treatment Update for Wounds and Infection
Understanding AMA guidelines for Orthopaedic Impairment / Disability
Update in Cancer Diagnosis
Update on Management of Valvular Heart Conditions – Are New Therapies of Value?
Updated Techniques for Spinal Fusion
Updates in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Use of Modalities to Improve Wound Healing and Minimize Hospital Stay
Interest has been expressed in the following practice management areas, if you have experience that you wish to share, please submit a presentation proposal.
Billing and Coding
Enhancing Communications with Colleagues and Specialists
Hospital and Physician Partnership Models
Improvements in Financial Compensation
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION
All Abstracts must be submitted through the ICS-US Section website by clicking the appropriate link at the bottom of this page. Abstracts will only be accepted electronically through this website for publication in on-site program.
Abstract submission is open to ICS members as well as non-members. We encourage ICS Fellows to share this information with your non-member colleagues.
All Abstracts must be received by December 1, 2014
After December 1, the submission site will be closed and you will not be able to submit an abstract.
Submitted papers should be: original, contain evidence that information presented is data-driven and address the latest clinical surgical applications. Proprietary names of drugs and or instrumentation are not allowed, generic names must be used.
ALL content authors are required to disclose any financial relationship(s) with an ACCME-defined commercial interest ("industry") at the time of submission. According to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), “A commercial interest is considered any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.” Please refer to links on the ICS-US abstract submission page for a full definition and a list of all exceptions. For example, for-profit hospitals, group-practices, government organizations, etc., are not considered ACCME-defined commercial interest. However, surgical device companies and pharmaceutical companies are commercial interests. Abstract submissions will NOT be accepted from content authors who are employees or owners of a commercial interest.
(Click the “Frequently Asked Questions” link to view ICS-US policies for the identification and resolutions of “Conflict of Interest”. All planning committee members and faculty (this includes potential faculty through abstract submission) are required to adhere to these policies. Those individuals who fail to comply will be removed or excluded from the program.
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Submission Deadline is December 1, 2014