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

Physician Wellness and Ethics

A surgeon’s life is typically very hectic. The day-to-day stress of the profession can expedite burn-out and cause other health issues as well. In this educational offering, participants will learn about several approaches to physician well-being. In addition, a primer on retirement planning will be included for both younger and more senior surgeons. Finally, as part of our  effort to include ethics related programming a discussion of the ethics of a pandemic will be presented. 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:   Harry Anderson, III, MD and Mariela Rivera, MD

1.  Your Wellness Journey: The Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine
James Wudel, MD, Sioux Falls, SD 
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery / CT Surgery, USD SSOM

2.  Building Well-Being into Culture: The Sanford Health Experience.
Luis Garcia, MD, Sioux Falls, SD 
President, Clinic Sanford Health System Interim Chief Medical Officer Sanford Health Plan Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

3.  Success Factors for Retirement: What to Know If Years Away or in Retirement Today
David Mandell, JD, MBA, Cincinnati, OH 
Partner, OJM Group; Attorney

4.  Surgical Resident Wellbeing and the SECOND Trial
Jon Ryckman, MD, Sioux Falls, SD
Assistant Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, University of South Dakota; Associate Program Director, USD SSOM Residency in General Surgery

5.  Plagues and People
Frank Bongiorno, MD, MPS, Murfreesboro, TN
Adventures in Learning Community Education

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 26, 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 100 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 1.75 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 January 31, 2021.

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