The International College of Surgeons - United States Section presents...

COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Faculty in this program will present some of the most important lessons that have been learned about COVID-19. Included will be anecdotal evidence related to manpower deployment, safety net hospitals, surgical response, the impact of a lock-down, and economic implications of a pandemic. Upon completion of this course the learner will have a better understanding of these issues and obtain information that can be implemented into practice.  

Moderators:   Demetrius Litwin, MD and Siva Vithiananthan, MD

1. Surgical Manpower Deployment at an Academic Medical Center
Anne Larkin, MD, Shrewsbury, MA
Associate Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School

2. COVID-19: We are All Safety Net Hospitals
Ketan Sheth, MD, Cambridge, MA   
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

3. Novel Surgical Response to the Pandemic: Mobilization of Thoracic Surgery
Feiran Lou, MD, MS, Worcester, MA
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UMass Memorial Medical Center

4. Novel Surgical Response to the Pandemic: Mobilization of Vascular Surgery
Dejah Judelson, MD, Worcester, MA
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical Center

5. The Harsh Reality of the Lockdown: Increased Domestic Violence During the Early Peak Phase of COVID 19 pandemic. A Rural Level 1 Trauma Center Experience
Saptarshi Biswas, MD, Myrtle Beach, SC
Attending Trauma Surgeon, Department of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Grand Strand Medical Center

6. The Economic Effects on Acute Care Surgery in a New York City Public Hospital During the COVID Pandemic
Anthony Kopatsis, MD, Elmhurst, NY         
Senior Staff, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Financial Disclosures
The moderators and faculty do not have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

The content of this program was originally presented during the ICSUS 82nd Annual Surgical Update in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 25, 2021. Audio along with PowerPoint presentations were recorded at that time. The following link will take you to a video on YouTube that is approximately 90 minutes in length. After observing the video, you must complete the evaluation form to obtain CME credit. Click the link below to access the evaluation form. This CME activity is being provided at no charge. If you find it to be valuable, please consider making a donation to the ICSUS by clicking the following link DONATE.

Evaluation Form click HERE   

If you attended the Annual Surgical Update in Minneapolis and already obtained credit for this session, you will not be able to obtain credit a second time.

The International College of Surgeons - United States Section is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The International College of Surgeons - United States Section designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity will only be available for CME credit until December 31, 2021.

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