5th Annual Current Concepts in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Saturday – Sunday, March 2 – 3, 2013
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Who Should Attend
General and plastic surgeons, residents and fellows interested in learning advanced techniques in abdominal wall reconstruction.
Purpose and Content
This course will help improve the participant’s knowledge in abdominal wall physiology and pathophysiology, and improve the understanding and management of basic and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. The course objectives will be met by a balanced program of didactic teaching, panel discussion and interactive discussion. An optional practical laboratory using fresh cadavers is available.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge and Patient Care) and be able to:
- Describe the physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management of abdominal wall defects and their reconstruction
- Apply the principals of both autogenous reconstruction and the use of biologic graft materials in treating abdominal wall wounds
- Discuss troubleshooting complications of abdominal wall reconstruction
UT Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UT Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the 10.25 credits, 5 credits have been identified as applicable to patient safety.
Conflict of Interest
It is UT Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the course syllabus.
Discussion of Off-Label Use
Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is being discussed.