The General Surgery Didactic Program is an addition to Mercy Medical Center's expansive general surgery exposure. A wide variety of general surgical and subspecialty training is administered within the tertiary care facility and is taught by fellowship-trained faculty.
Nurses, physicians, surgeons, residents, medical students, and other interested health care professionals.
- Understand the definition and clinical presentation of acute pancreatitis.
- Discuss the importance of evidence-based medicine and apply evidence-based medicine to each case study presented.
- Identify best practices for the surgical procedure being discussed and whether it is/was appropriate in this case.
- Critique patient outcomes for each case and discuss potential improvements or different manners in which to handle.
Jan Franko, MD, PhD, FACS
Surgical Oncology, Mercy Medical Center
Dr. Franko indicated no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Continuing Education Credit
DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AOA Category 2A