81st US Section Annual Surgical Update
May 2-4, 2019
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Farmington, Pennsylvania
(A short 90 minute drive from the Pittsburgh Airport - Car Rental Info Click Here

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7:30am to 1:30pm
ICS-US Business Meetings

2pm to 6pm
Global Surgery and Featured Lectures

7pm to 8pm
Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2018
8am to Noon
Neuro/Ortho, Transplant and HPB/Oncology Surgery

Noon to 4pm
Free time to explore Nemacolin*

4pm to 6:30pm
Emerging Surgeons Forum & Annual Scholarship Competition 

4:30pm to 6:30pm
AANOS Board of Directors Meeting

8am to Noon

Neuro/Ortho, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Free Paper Session

Noon to 1:30pm
Honors Luncheon & Special Presentation

1:30pm to 3pm
Trauma Surgery

3pm to 6pm
Pain Management & Ethics Forum

7pm to 11pm
Gala Closing Dinner

*In order to allow all attendees time to fully experience our venue, we will take a brief break in the CME schedule on Friday afternoon. We will resume with an early evening CME session to ensure that you have full access to all the CME hours you need. Visit the Nemacolin website to see what the property has to offer in the spirit of repair, rejuvenation and renewal.

Course Sponsor
International College of Surgeons - United States Section
An ACCME Accredited Provider

CME Committee Chair and 2019 President
Andrew Klein, MD (Los Angeles, CA)

Chair, Council of Specialty Groups
Dixon Santana, MD (Lubbock, TX)

Overall Course Objectives
The Annual Surgical Update is designed to offer information regarding the latest surgical advancements and technology to address gaps in knowledge that may exist for practicing surgeons in all surgical specialties, residents in training, and allied health professionals. The desired outcome of this program is increased knowledge, better competency in cutting
edge treatment modalities, and enhanced treatment decision making. It is the expressed goal of the course to provide enough material that upon completion of the activity the participant can make educated decisions to incorporate the latest surgical techniques and technologies as well as discern when these procedures are warranted to provide optimum patient care.

Topics presented during the Annual Surgical Update have been designed to address and improve the attendee’s knowledge and skills in the following competencies; patient care or patient-centered care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning & improvement, quality improvement and professionalism. 

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of the International College of Surgeons-US Section that any individual who is involved in planning or presenting in a program designated for AMA  Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 Credit™ must disclose all relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest prior to being included in the final program. This  information is disclosed to the audience prior to the activity. The ICS-US has procedures in place to address a conflict of interest should one arise. Our complete Policy on
Commercial Support and Independence is available on FICS Online or by request from Headquarters. Additionally, faculty members are asked to disclose when any discussion of unapproved use of a pharmaceutical or medical device occurs.

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. Credit Designation The International College of Surgeons-United States Section designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The published schedule and speaking commitments were accurate at the time they were posted to FICS Online.





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