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  • 2019 ACOS General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar Sessions

    Contains 51 Product(s)

    2019 ACOS General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar Sessions

    Each year the ACOS delivers a valuable review of content covered on the AOBS General Surgery Board exams. As in year's past, the program is designed to help surgeons prepare for board certification or re-certification exams. This year all sessions were recorded for your convenience. As a result, you may take the course whenever and wherever you like, because all 51 sessions from this year's Review are now available online!

    By accessing this course online, you have the benefit of customizing your board preparation, in your own time, at your own pace.

    Sessions included in this bundle: 

    Tips and Tricks for Passing the Oral Boards
    Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition
    Trauma Review I
    Trauma Review II
    Burn Injury
    Malignant Melanoma
    Ventilator Management and ARDS
    Sepsis and Antibiotic Management
    Anesthesia and Pain Management
    Carcinoid Syndrome
    Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
    Gastric Cancer
    Malignant Biliary Tree Conditions
    GIST
    Shock and Resuscitation
    Thyroid Malignancy
    Operative Indications and Challenges in Parathyroid Surgery
    Breast Reconstruction
    Updates in Wound Care
    Esophageal Cancer
    Benign Esophageal Diseases
    Work Up and Surgery in Benign Esophageal Diseases
    Breast 101
    Breast Imaging
    Benign and Malignant Colon Disease
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Rectal Cancer
    Benign and Malignant Anal Disease
    Screening and Treatment of Portal Hypertension
    Polyposis Syndromes
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Surgical Endoscopy
    Benign Biliary Tree Conditions
    Malignant Pancreatic Disease
    Updates in Gynecological Surgery
    Appendicial Disease
    Bariatric Surgery Emergencies
    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    Evaluation and Management of Adrenal Tumors
    Evaluation and Management of MEN Syndromes
    Mesenteric Ischemia
    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Disease
    Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Carotid Artery Disease and Treatment
    Sarcoma
    Benign and Malignant Hepatic Tumors
    Benign Pancreatic Disease
    Newborn/Infant Surgical Emergencies
    Toddler/Child Surgical Emergencies
    Breast Cancer Work Up
    Breast Cancer Treatment

  • 2020 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons | A Virtual Assembly

    Contains 79 Product(s)

    2020 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons | A Virtual Assembly

    2020 Annual Clinical Assembly | A Virtual Assembly

    Educational Objectives and Outcomes

    TARGET AUDIENCE: This activity is intended for surgeons of varying specialties who care for surgical patients.

    THE ACA WILL:
    • Offer a highly diversified program of continuing medical education for the specialties of cardiothoracic and vascular, general, neurological, plastic and reconstructive, proctological, and urological surgery 
    • Keep surgeons in these specialties, other interested physicians, and healthcare professionals informed regarding recent developments and advances in the art and science of surgery
    • Provide a review of selected areas of the attendees’ surgical specialties
    • Discuss pre- and post-operative issues related to surgery
    • Inform attendees of trends and changes in governmental legislation and regulations
    • Update surgical specialists regarding developments related to surgery in other fields of science, in socioeconomics, and in education


    THE ACA LEARNING METHODS USED ARE:
    • Panels, symposia, and lectures
    • Scientific paper presentations
    • Peer-to-peer discussions
    • Question and answer sessions
    • Scientific exhibits and poster presentations


    ACA EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
    After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
    • Discuss recent clinical developments in their surgical specialties
    • Implement strategies into their surgical practice in order to improve patient care
    • Review the indications, techniques, complications, and outcomes of various surgical procedures
    • Understand relevant socioeconomic and governmental issues relating to surgery and patient care

  • 2020 General Surgery In-Depth Review Virtual Seminar

    Contains 46 Product(s)

    2020 General Surgery In-Depth Review Virtual Seminar is available in the ACOS eLearning Portal. Once registered, participants will be provided with information on how to access the course materials via the ACOS eLearning Portal. The learning modules for this meeting will remain in your eLearning account for three years, allowing you to learn at your pace.

    The complete 2020 VIRTUAL IDR is now available for on-demand viewing. 

    This board review course is designed to provide general surgeons with a comprehensive educational review on the topics covered on certification or recertification examinations. Participants in this course will find it a helpful experience in preparing for success on their board exams.*

    Each session will include pre- and post-tests to gauge your knowledge and prepare for your performance on the exam. This program also offers eligible registrants with continuing medical education (CME) credit hours. The 2020 IDR is valued at a maximum of 29.00 AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours. Lastly, for a fully interactive on-demand educational experience we encourage participants to utilize the discussion board tool under the "Discussion" tab in each module. After viewing these videos please post questions or comments for the instructor and connect with others also registered for the course.

    Please note for optimal viewing, we recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser rather than Internet Explorer. Audio for these lectures will be played through your computer speakers.

    The 2020 IDR is highly flexible, you do not have to view videos in order or all at once. The full Seminar will remain in your ACOS eLearning account for 3 years. You have the benefit of quality education while earning CME credits and/or preparing for your certification exam, at your pace.

    If you have any questions or need assistance please contact meetings@facos.org.  

    *ACOS does not guarantee results on any certification or recertification exams.

  • 2020 Urological Surgery Mid-Year VIRTUAL Meeting

    Contains 7 Product(s)

    The 2020 Urological Surgery Discipline Mid-Year VIRTUAL Meeting is now available in the ACOS eLearning Portal. Once registered, participants will be provided with information on how to access the course materials via the ACOS eLearning Portal. The learning modules for this meeting will remain in your eLearning account for three years, allowing you to learn at your pace.

    The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the American Urological Association’s (AUA) Annual Conference (AUA2020). Due to our collaboration with the AUA2020 the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) also cancelled the in-person 2020 Urological Surgery Discipline Mid-Year Meeting.

    Despite the crisis, ACOS remains steadfast in our mission of promoting excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education and has been hard at work to offer a virtual version of this important meeting. We are proud to announce that the program is now available to registrants in an on-demand format via the ACOS eLearning Portal.

    Educational Program

    ACOS extends gratitude to our expert roster of faculty for the 2020 Urological Surgery Discipline Mid-Year VIRTUAL Meeting. We are grateful for their participation.

    Overview and Objectives

    The program curriculum for the 2020 American College of Osteopathic Surgeons’ (ACOS) Urological Surgery Discipline Mid-Year VIRTUAL Meeting is designed to provide clinical updates for the urological surgeon in practice. After attending this activity, participants will be better able to:

    • Describe new urological surgery research, technology and surgical techniques. 
    • Outline the latest developments for the management and treatment of urologic conditions, including stone disease, sexual medicine, incontinence, and endourology. 
    • Explain the indications, techniques, complications, and outcomes of presented procedures. 
    • Incorporate evidence-based research into practice to improve patient outcomes.

    CME

    The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. Eligible attending physicians can earn AOA continuing medical education (CME) credits by participating in the educational programming for the 2020 Urological Surgery Discipline Mid-Year VIRTUAL Meeting. ACOS estimates that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education will approve this program for a maximum of 6.75 AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours.

  • ACOS eLearning Series: January 2020

    Contains 3 Product(s)

    ACOS eLearning Series: January 2020 Session 1: Infections in the Surgical Patient. What Does the Gram Stain Reveal? Session 2: Recent Developments in Nutrition Support and Clinical Application in the Surgical Patient Session 3: The Journal Club Survey: A Strategy to Keeping Current with Published Literature

    The new ACOS eLearning Series will provide 3 weeks of learning as a bundle. 

    Target Audience: All. Entry-level (0-5 years of experience); Mid-level (6-10 years of experience); Senior level (11+ years of experience)

    Session One Date/Time: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET

    Session One Title: Infections in the Surgical Patient. What Does the Gram Stain Reveal?

    Session One Description

    The most common infectious diseases in the hospital setting include pneumonia, bacteremia, intra-abdominal, and urinary tract infections.  Appropriate antibiotic selection is critical when an infectious process is suspected. Surgery practitioners should be confident in the interpretation of the microbiological data. This webinar will discuss the specimen, Gram stain, and likely pathogens for common infectious diseases in the hospitalized patient.


    Session Two Date/Time: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6PM ET

    Session Two Title: Recent Developments in Nutrition Support and Clinical Application in the Surgical Patient

    Session Two Description

    Nutrition Support in the surgical patient population is important to compliment wound healing.  It has been reported that malnutrition is linked with impaired wound healing. This webinar will review the history associated with nutrition support/metabolic management, discuss assessment, and update the participant on the most recent guidelines. 


    Session Three Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6PM ET

    Session Three Title: The Journal Club Survey: A Strategy to Keeping Current with Published Literature

    Session Three Description

    Evidence-base medicine is continually being published. Identifying time to keep current on literature is challenging. Hence, developing a strategy of life-long learning is important.  This webinar will offer strategies to enhance one’s professional development by providing a structure to keep abreast of newly published literature.


    All sessions will be presented by: Lisa Hall Zimmerman, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP, Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care and Nutrition Support

    For each completed session you will earn 0.75 Category 1-A CME credits for a total of 2.25 credits for the entire series. 

  • ACOS eLearning Series: Set for Success - Free Member Benefit

    Contains 2 Product(s)

    ACOS eLearning Series: Set for Success - Free Member Benefit Module 1: Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 PM ET How to Effectively Manage Your Student Debt: Best Practices for Physicians Presented by Brandon Barfield, Co-founder, Director of Education, DWOQ Module 2: Wednesday, February 12 at 3:00 PM ET Advocacy the First Years of Practice Presented by Carter Alleman, JD, Associate Director, Health Policy, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

    The new ACOS eLearning Series will provide 2 weeks of learning as a bundle. 

    ACOS eLearning Series: Set for Success 

    Module 1: Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 PM ET 
    How to Effectively Manage Your Student Debt: Best Practices for Physicians
    Presented by Brandon Barfield, Co-founder, Director of Education, DWOQ

    Module 2: Wednesday, February 12 at 3:00 PM ET 
    Advocacy the First Years of Practice
    Presented by Carter Alleman, JD, Associate Director, Health Policy, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

    Both modules are offered to ACOS members, students and residents for free as a member benefit. Join us and bring your questions for this interactive discussion. 

  • ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety eLearning Series

    Contains 3 Product(s)

    ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety eLearning Series presented by Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS

    ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety eLearning Series

    Presented by Geeta Lal, MD, MSc FRCS(C), FACS

    Module 1: Surgical Site Infections (SSI): Beyond Antibiotics On Call to OR
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET

    Module 2: Social Media for Physicians - Rules of Engagement
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET 

    Module 3: Surgical Practice in the times of COVID-19
    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET

    The ACOS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Series is an on-demand virtual series for all physicians whether you are at the beginning of your career or an experienced medical professional continuing your professional development. As you know, the medical world is rapidly changing. New advances in technology, care delivery, and scientific discoveries are happening at rates that make it challenging for learning practices across the field to keep up, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Each module is 30 minutes and includes interactivity with the instructor and plenty of time for Q&A. 

    CME

    The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. Eligible attending physicians can earn AOA continuing medical education (CME) credits by participating in this ACOS eLearning series. ACOS estimates that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education will approve this program for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours.

  • Addition through Subtraction? Advancing Nutrition Care in the STICU

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Addition through Subtraction? Advancing Nutrition Care in the STICU The Safe Elimination of Routine Gastric Residual Volume (GRV) Checks Presented by Phillip J. Prest, D.O., FACOS, FACS. This webinar is worth 1.0 Category 1-A CME credit.

    Addition through Subtraction? Advancing Nutrition Care in the STICU

    The Safe Elimination of Routine Gastric Residual Volume (GRV) Checks

    Presented by Phillip J. Prest, D.O., FACOS, FACS.

    This webinar will discuss the experience of formalizing a standardized enteral nutrition feeding program at an ACS verified level one trauma center.  Specific areas of discussion will be on the initiation of a volume-based feeding program and the safe elimination of routine gastric residual volumes.  Additional areas of consideration will be the unique challenges of enteral feeding within a surgical and trauma intensive care unit (STICU), as well as the most appropriate way to predict nutritional needs.

    Learning Objectives

     At the end of the session, the participate should be able to:

    1. Describe the importance of early enteral nutrition in surgical and trauma patients
    2. Discuss the evidence supporting volume-based feeding in this population 
    3. Discuss the evidence in support of eliminating routine gastric residual volume checks
    4. Discuss the applicability of these principles to COVID-19 patients


    After participating in this webinar, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

    Phillip J. Prest, D.O., FACOS, FACS

    Phillip J. Prest, D.O., FACOS, FACS

    Dr. Prest did his undergraduate at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he majored in English.  He later completed a Master of Medical Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia.  At the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine he earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, and also completed his General Surgery Residency.  He then went on to Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, to complete a Fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.

    Dr. Prest has practiced trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery at Prisma Health Richland Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center in Columbia, South Carolina since 2015. He is the assistant program director of the Prisma Health/Midlands – University of South Carolina School of Medicine General Surgery Residency, and the co-director of the surgical clerkship.  

  • Evidence-Based OMT for Surgical Patients

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Evidence-Based OMT for Surgical Patients presented by Gerard A. Baltazar, D.O., FACOS, FACS

    Evidence-Based OMT for Surgical Patients

    Presented by Gerard A. Baltazar, D.O., FACOS, FACS

    Session Description

    This webinar will provide an evidence-based review of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) considerations for surgical patients and include practical approaches for adding OMT to acute surgical and perioperative management.   The presenter will draw on the scientific literature and firsthand experience to illustrate opportunities for provision and study of OMT for the surgical patient population.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the session, the participate should be able to:

    1. Describe and summarize the available evidence base for osteopathic manipulative treatment considerations for surgical patients. 
    2. Create opportunities to provide osteopathic manipulative treatment for surgical patients. 
    3. Devise plans for integration of osteopathic principles and practice into surgical care and research.

    After participating in this webinar, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

    Gerard A. Baltazar, D.O., FACOS, FACS

    Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care & Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

    Dr. Gerard A. Baltazar is an attending trauma and critical care surgeon at NYU Winthrop Hospital and clinical assistant professor of NYU School of Medicine. He began his medical career as a Howard Hughes and John Carroll Scholar at Georgetown University before earning a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University California where he received community service and student life awards. He completed surgical residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, an academic affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University before completing trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at the Rutgers University New Jersey Trauma Center in Newark where he earned the Oriens Award from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). Practicing initially in the underserved community of the southwest Bronx, Dr. Baltazar earned further accolades with a 2018 EAST Leadership Development Scholarship and the 2018 Resident Mentor Award from SBH Health System along with multiple local and regional academic awards for his trainees. In 2019, Dr. Baltazar joined NYU Langone Health where he is pursing research in gun violence, trauma outcomes, social media's potential influence on trauma activation and post-injury osteopathic manipulative treatment among other work. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and two young daughters. 

  • Point of Care Ultrasound for the Surgeon Caring for the Acutely Ill Patient - Postponed

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Point of Care Ultrasound for the Surgeon Caring for the Acutely Ill Patient presented by Jeffrey M. Scott, D.O., FACEP, EDIC

    Point of Care Ultrasound for the Surgeon Caring for the Acutely Ill Patient

    Presented by Jeffrey M. Scott, D.O., FACEP, EDIC

    Session Description

    This webinar will provide an overview of point of care ultrasound that can be easily learned by the surgeon to apply to their evaluation of the acutely ill patient to assist in early decision making that will do patient management. 

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the session, the participate should be able to:

    1. Apply point of care ultrasound to your daily practice in the emergency department perioperative arena or your clinic/office
    2. Obtain clinical information in an immediate fashion, learning hands-on skills that you can apply anytime of the day to expedite your decision making for patient care
    3. How to continue the learning process with respect to point of care ultrasound including free online content/CME/personal tutoring that are available
    4. Provide a basis for the busy practicing surgeon to quickly catch up to the new graduates with respect to an understanding of point of care ultrasound
     

    After participating in this webinar, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

    Jeffrey M. Scott, D.O., FACEP, EDIC

    Critical Care Academic Faculty

    Jeffrey M. Scott, D.O., FACEP, EDIC is part of the Critical Care Academic Faculty at the University of Miami and the Jackson Health System. Dr. Scott has written and passed the national board of echocardiography critical care examination and the transesophageal echo cardiography examination. 

    Dr. Scott educates the critical care fellows in multiple sub-specialty programs. Dr. Scott is an active AOBEM/AOBS member.