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

 

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    2019 ACOS General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar Sessions

    Tips and Tricks for Passing the Oral Boards

    The 2019 IDR was a board review course designed to provide the general surgeon with an in-depth review. Participants will find this helpful in preparing for certification or re-certification examinations.

    Member Speaker:  Kristen Conrad-Schnetz, D.O., FACOS – General Surgery Residency Program Director, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital
    Member Speaker:  Nelayda Fonte, D.O., FACOS – Past Chief of Surgery, LMH
    Member Speaker:  Benjamin A. Raymond, D.O. – General Surgeon, West Virginia University Health System - United Hospital Center (UHC)
    Member Speaker:  Annika Storey, D.O. – Assistant Professor, Division of Acute Care Surgery/Department of Surgery/Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University
    Program Chair:  Marc A. Campbell, D.O., FACOS – Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center
    Member Speaker:  Marylou Rainone, D.O.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Purpose of the Exam
    2. Focus of the Exam
    3. Format of the Exam
    4. What are examiners looking for
    5. Approach to questions Helpful Hints
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    Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition Speaker: Kristen Conrad-Schnetz, D.O., FACOS – General Surgery Residency Program Director, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

    Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition
    Speaker:  Kristen Conrad-Schnetz, D.O., FACOS – General Surgery Residency Program Director, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand normal anatomy and distribution of total body water (TBW)
    2. Review normal electrolyte levels and recognize signs and symptoms of electrolyte disturbances
    3. Recognize specific nutrient requirements of the human body


    Kristen Conrad-Schnetz, D.O., FACOS 
    General Surgery Residency Program Director
    Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

    I attended Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete general surgery residency training at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital. I graduated in 2014 then went on to complete surgical critical care fellowship at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Following this training I stayed on as staff at MetroHealth where I was Assistant Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. At MetroHealth I was the opioid champion for the department of Surgery where my role was to distribute education and help in creating and implementing strategies for safe opioid prescribing of surgical patients. In this role I obtained grant funding for patient education regarding expectations of pain after trauma. In 2018 I was recruited back to my home program at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe to take over the role of program director where I was able to obtain initial accreditation through ACGME in a relatively short period time. I currently hold the role of Assistant Professor of Surgery through Lerner College of Medicine through Case Western Reserve University. I look forward to the future as I have a strong passion in surgical education as well as opioids and addiction.

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    Trauma Review I Speaker: Roy R. Danks, D.O., FACOS – Assistant Professor of Surgery, ATSU-KCOM

    Trauma Review I
    Speaker:  Roy R. Danks, D.O., FACOS – Assistant Professor of Surgery, ATSU-KCOM

    Learning Objectives:
    1. identify what qualifies as a mass casualty event in their home facility
    2. describe the anatomy associated with popliteal artery injuries
    3. demonstrate an understanding of what options are available for the treatment of popliteal artery injuries
    4. define a mass casualty event
    5. conduct a self-evaluation of resources available a the participant's trauma center

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    Roy R. Danks, D.O., FACOS
     
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    ATSU-KCOM

    Dr. Danks is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Surgery Course Coordinator at AT Still University, Kirksville, MO. He is the general surgery residency director at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville, MO. Dr. Danks has a very active foregut surgery practice, performing 1-2 antireflux operations per week as well as other foregut operations such as Heller myotomies and laparoscopic repair of large, complex hiatal hernias. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves where he serves as the Chief of Surgical Services for the 811th Hospital Center.

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    Trauma Review II Speaker: Roy R. Danks, D.O., FACOS – Assistant Professor of Surgery, ATSU-KCOM

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
    Trauma Review II
    Speaker:  Roy R. Danks, D.O., FACOS – Assistant Professor of Surgery, ATSU-KCOM

    Learning Objectives:
    1. demonstrated understanding of updated fluid resuscitation guidelines for trauma patients
    2. describe the two scoring/evaluation systems used for determining the necessity of cervical spine imaging
    3. describe the two scoring/evaluation systems used for determining the necessity of imaging for brain injuries in pediatric patients
    4. demonstrate the proper positioning for trauma patients who are beyond 24 weeks gestation
    5. demonstrate an understanding of the guidelines for reversal of anticoagulated, serious injured patients.

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    Roy R. Danks, D.O., FACOS
     
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    ATSU-KCOM

    Dr. Danks is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Surgery Course Coordinator at AT Still University, Kirksville, MO. He is the general surgery residency director at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville, MO. Dr. Danks has a very active foregut surgery practice, performing 1-2 antireflux operations per week as well as other foregut operations such as Heller myotomies and laparoscopic repair of large, complex hiatal hernias. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves where he serves as the Chief of Surgical Services for the 811th Hospital Center.

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    Burn Injury Speaker: Roy R. Danks, D.O., FACOS – Assistant Professor of Surgery, ATSU-KCOM

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    Burn Injury
    Member Speaker:  Roy R. Danks, D.O., FACOS – Assistant Professor of Surgery, ATSU-KCOM

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Demonstrate accurate estimation of the body surface area of burn injuries
    2. Describe and demonstrate the proper fluid resuscitation formulae used for burn resuscitation
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of how inhalation injuries affect outcomes in the burn injured patient
    4. List the treatment options available for superficial, partial and full thickness burns
    5. Identify different burn injury depths

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    Roy R. Danks, D.O., FACOS
     
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    ATSU-KCOM

    Dr. Danks is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Surgery Course Coordinator at AT Still University, Kirksville, MO. He is the general surgery residency director at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville, MO. Dr. Danks has a very active foregut surgery practice, performing 1-2 antireflux operations per week as well as other foregut operations such as Heller myotomies and laparoscopic repair of large, complex hiatal hernias. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves where he serves as the Chief of Surgical Services for the 811th Hospital Center.

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    Malignant Melanoma Speaker: Hillary Johnson, MD, PhD, FAAD – associate professor, University of Iowa

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
    Malignant Melanoma
    Speaker:  Hillary Johnson, MD, PhD, FAAD – associate professor, university of Iowa

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe clinical features of melanoma
    2. Use skin biopsy techniques for melanoma
    3. Understand updated melanoma therapy guidelines
    4. Follow indications for sentinel node biopsy and lymph node dissection
    5. Describe controversies in melanoma management

    Hillary Johnson, MD, PhD, FAAD, associate professor, University of Iowa

    Hillary Johnson-Jahangir, MD, PhD, MHCDS is a skin cancer specialistist practicing at the Unviversity or Iowa Department of Dermatology in Iowa City, Iowa. Medical training at Washington University in St Louis was followed by dermatology residency at New York University and fellowship at Columbia Univesrity. She performs Mohs surgery and reconstruction at locations of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Iowa City Veterans Hospital.

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    Ventilator Management and ARDS Speaker: Annika Storey, DO – Assistant Professor, Division of Acute Care Surgery/Department of Surgery/Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
    Ventilator Management and ARDS
    Speaker:  Annika Storey, DO – Assistant Professor, Division of Acute Care Surgery/Department of Surgery/Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University

    Learning Objectives:
    • 1. Describe and understand different basic modes of ventilation and optimization of settings based on patient physiology.
    • 2. Describe options for airway management and rapid sequence intubation principles in the emergency setting
    • 3. Identify common reasons that result in ineffective mechanical ventilation.
    • 4. Understand the physiology and main clinical criteria of ARDS.
    • 5. Explain preventative and current treatment strategies for ARDS.

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    Annika Storey, DO
     
    Assistant Professor
    Division of Acute Care Surgery/Department of Surgery/Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University

    Annika Storey, D.O. is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College Department of Surgery in Philadelphia, PA. She is originally from Okemos, MI, and received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University Lyman Briggs School in 2005 with a BS in Physiology. She then received her graduate degree as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. Dr. Storey completed her internship at the University of Pittsburgh-Mercy Hospital in 2010, her general surgery residency from the Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, OH in 2014, and a two year fellowship in Acute Care Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN in 2016. She is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Critical Care. Dr. Storey holds active memberships in the American College of Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Association. She resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband, Chris Geiger.

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    2019 ACOS General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar Sessions

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
    Sepsis and Antibiotic Management
    Speaker:  Danilo A. Martins, MS, MD – Surgical Critical Care Fellow, Department of Surgery University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Recognize and apply diagnosis criteria for sepsis and septic shock
    2. Describe management principles for patients with sepsis and septic shock
    3. Recognize appropriate antibiotic management options for patients with sepsis and septic shock

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    Danilo A. Martins, MS, MD
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    Surgical Critical Care Fellow
    Department of Surgery University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville

    Danilo Martins, MS MD is a a fellow at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Surgical Critical Care fellowship program. He received his undergraduate degree at Baylor University after which he pursued a masters degreee in the medical sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Martins obtained his medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas.

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    2019 ACOS General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar Sessions

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
    Anesthesia and Pain Management
    Speaker:  Jennifer E. Susoreny-Velgos, DO – General Surgeon, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

    Learning Objectives:
    1. List preoperative considerations
    2. Understand the types of anesthesia
    3. Know how to recognize and treat malignant hyperthermia
    4. List common anesthsia drugs and their side effects
    5. List ways to treat postoperative pain

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    Jennifer E. Susoreny-Velgos, DO
     
    General Surgeon
    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

    Jennifer Susoreny-Velgos, DO- General Surgeon at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Dr. Jennifer Susoreny-Velgos was born in Crown Point, Indiana and is a graduate of Indiana University. She obtained her medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. She completed a residency in general surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dr. Susoreny-Velgos is board certified in general surgery and performs general surgical procedures including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy, colon resection, foregut surgery, inguinal and ventral hernias (both laparoscopic and open), breast surgery, skin and soft tissue surgery, thyroid surgery, and basic thoracic surgery. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons Arkansas Chapter, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the Sigma Sigma Phi National Honorary Osteopathic Fraternity. Dr. Susoreny-Velgos lives in Paragould, Arkansas with her husband John and their three dogs. In her spare time, she loves to garden, hike, kayak, and travel both in the United States and abroad. She enjoys medical missions and has spent time in both Guatemala and Rwanda.

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    Carcinoid Syndrome Speaker: Carlo M. Contreras, MD, FACS – Surgeon, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Carcinoid Syndrome
    Speaker:  Carlo M. Contreras, MD, FACS – Surgeon, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Learning Objectives:
    1. list the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome and the responsible peptides.
    2. describe the pre- and intra-operative maneuvers for treating carcinoid crisis.
    3. describe the outpatient management of carcinoid syndrome

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    Carlo M. Contreras, MD, FACS

    Surgeon
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Dr. Carlo Contreras completed his Surgical Oncology training at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. There, his focus was on the most effective surgical approaches to hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. As a member of the UAB Surgical Oncology faculty he cares for patients with a wide variety of malignancies including skin, soft tissue, and gastrointestinal. He promotes a patient-centered approach, and feels that effective communication is paramount in the multidisciplinary care of his patients. Dr. Contreras is pleased to offer a broad range of oncologic therapies, including minimally invasive and robotic approaches. He is the Director of the UAB Surgical Oncology Tissue Bank, and participates in clinical trials.