The following topic suggestions are listed as submitted (collected by the needs assessment survey conducted in July of 2020).

Submissions to the Call for Presentations that are related to one of these topics will be given priority during program development for the 2021 Annual Surgical Update in Minneapolis, MN.

  • Acute trauma management
  • Adrenal carcinoma
  • Advance in glioblastoma
  • Biologics in spine surgery
  • Bladder cancer – Latest advances
  • BPH
  • Brain tumor management
  • Building a practice in the age of Covid
  • Chronic pain management
  • CNS trauma
  • Conservative treatments of TBIs
  • Creating diversity and inclusion in surgical education and practice
  • Damage control in underserved or overwhelmed environments
  • Emergency treatment on airplanes
  • Etiology of bilious ascites with non-perforated appendicitis
  • Fusion of spine techniques
  • Nerve blocks and other anesthetic techniques for minimizing opiate use intra- and post-operatively
  • Pain management topics
  • Pain management
  • Penile carcinoma
  • Pneumotosis of small bowel; etiology and treatment options
  • Prehabilitation and Abdominal wall reconstruction in complex re-operative surgery
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Renal cell cancer
  • Returning to fellowship after practicing
  • Robotic surgery in general surgery
  • Robotics in neurosurgery
  • Rural surgery
  • Spine surgery updates
  • Surgery during COVID
  • Surgical complications for treating patients with COVID-19
  • Telemedicine for surgeons
  • Trauma of central and peripheral ANS, treatment options
  • Treatment for sub-capsular hepatic biloma after laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Treatment options for cervical spinal cord injuries
  • Unusual complications from laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Update on treatment of Testicular cancer
  • Updates in disaster management: natural or man-made
  • Updates on advanced imaging in preparation for Cardiac and/or Thoracic surgery


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