2020 General Surgery In-Depth Review Virtual Seminar

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.

 

  • Welcome and Introductions

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    Welcome and Introductions presented by Annika Storey, DO, FACOS and Jessica L. Bartock, DO

    Welcome and Introductions presented by Annika Storey, DO, FACOS and Jessica L. Bartock, DO

    Annika Storey, DO, FACOS

    Assistant Professor at Division of Acute Care Surgery/Department of Surgery/Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University

    Dr. Storey 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.

    She also serves as co-chair on the ACOS In-depth Review Committee and received an ACOS Presidential Citation at the 2019 Annual Clinical Assembly for her role on the Committee. She resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband, Chris Geiger.

    Jessica L. Bartock, DO

    General Surgeon, Chair of Infection Control at ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital

    Nothing to Disclose

    Dr. Jessica Bartock is a board certified General Surgeon currently practicing at ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital in Coldwater, Michigan.  Originally from Rochester, NY, she received a Bachelors Degree with Honors in Biology at St. Bonaventure University while playing Division 1 Collegiate Soccer.  She then went on to earn her Doctor of Osteopathy degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA.  Her residency was completed in General Surgery at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, Michigan.  In 2020 she was inducted as a Fellow of  the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.  She serves on the In Depth Review Committee and last year she was Co-Chair of the committee.  At her current job she also functions as Chair of the Infection Control Committee.

  • Tips and Tricks for Passing the Oral Boards

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    Tips and Tricks for Passing the Oral Boards presented by Benjamin Raymond, D.O., FACOS

    Tips and Tricks for Passing the Oral Boards

    Presented by Benjamin Raymond, D.O., FACOS
    General Surgeon
    West Virginia University Health System - United Hospital Center (UHC)

    Learning Objectives 

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to: 

    1. Understand the purpose of the AOBS Oral Board Exam
    2. Understand the focus of the AOBS Oral Board Exam
    3. Understand the format of the AOBS Oral Board Exam
    4. Understand what examiners are looking for on the AOBS Oral Board Exam
    5. Develop a logical approach to answering clinical scenarios

    After viewing this on-demand webinar recording, 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. 

    Benjamin Raymond, D.O., FACOS

    Practicing General/Breast Surgeon

    Benjamin Raymond D.O., FACOS

    Board Certified General Surgeon 
    Practicing General/Breast Surgeon at West Virginia University Health System - United Hospital Center (UHC) Bridgeport WV

    Dr. Raymond was born in Newark DE, and attended The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore MD where he graduated with degrees in Biology and Psychology.  After completion of his undergraduate work in Baltimore, he matriculated to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA and later completed both his internship and residency in General Surgery at UPMC Horizon in Farrell, PA.  For the past 3 years Dr. Raymond has been practicing General and Breast Surgery at West Virginia University Health System - Untied Hospital Center in Bridgeport WV, where he serves as a faculty preceptor for UHC's family practice residency program and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) rotating students.  Dr. Raymond is board certified in general surgeon and received the Presidential Citation at the 2019 ACOS ACA for role in the In-depth review committee and as co chair for the 2019 In depth Review in Des Moines, IA.  In 2019, Dr. Raymond was recognized by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS) as having received the top oral board score in the country in 2018.

  • Newborn/Infant Surgical Emergencies

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    Newborn/Infant Surgical Emergencies presented by Stephanie Jones, DO

    Newborn/Infant Surgical Emergencies 

    Presented by Stephanie Jones, DO

    Learning Objectives 

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to: 

    1. Neonatal respiratory emergencies. How to identify and prioritize diagnosis and treatment of newborn necrotizing enterocolitis.
    2. Understand the differences and treatment of Neonatal Bowel Obstruction- causes and effects.
    3. How to describe the differences and mangement of neonatal abdominal wall defects: gastroschisis and omphalocele, as well as review workup for Biliary atresia and choledochal cyst

    After viewing this on-demand webinar recording, 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. 

    Stephanie Jones, DO

    Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Nothing to Disclose

    I am a pediatric surgeon with an interest in pediatric trauma care, neonatal and congenital abnormalities, and comprehensive care of the pediatric surgical patient. Currently I am an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am the pediatric trauma medical director at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Southern Nevada's level one trauma centers and level two pediatric trauma center. 

  • Toddler/Child Surgical Emergencies

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    Toddler/Child Surgical Emergencies presented by Stephanie Jones, DO

    Toddler/Child Surgical Emergencies

    Presented by Stephanie Jones, DO
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Learning Objectives 

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to: 

    1. Learn the Initial assessment and resuscitation in pediatric trauma; Management of specific intra-abdominal injuries will be reviewed.
    Liver, splenic lacerations, Small bowel injury, Pancreatic injury. 
    2. Understand the differential of pediatric abdominal pain will be covered and student will be able to evaluate with appropriate algorithm.
    3. Understand the evaluation and treatment for pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease will be reviewed, as well as differences between infant and older children treatment strategies.

    After viewing this on-demand webinar recording, 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. 

    Stephanie Jones, DO

    Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Nothing to Disclose

    I am a pediatric surgeon with an interest in pediatric trauma care, neonatal and congenital abnormalities, and comprehensive care of the pediatric surgical patient. Currently I am an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am the pediatric trauma medical director at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Southern Nevada's level one trauma centers and level two pediatric trauma center. 

  • OB/GYN Considerations for the General Surgeon

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    OB/GYN Considerations for the General Surgeon presented by Lindsay Wardle, DO

    OB/GYN Considerations for the General Surgeon 

    Presented by Lindsay Wardle, DO
    OB/GYN Attending Physician and Medical Director of Family Practice 
    Kettering Physician Network 

    Learning Objectives 

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to: 

    1. Identify the most common necessary surgical interventions in early pregnancy
    2. Discuss the most common scenarios for surgery during pregnancy and surgical considerations 
    3. Identify unique considerations for the bariatric pregnant patient
    4. Discuss breast-related concerns in the peripartum period
    5. Describe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and possible surgical interventions
    6. Describe common hysterectomy techniques and surgical complications with attention to indications for bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy 
    7. Discuss surgical interventions for gynecologic neoplasms

    After viewing this on-demand webinar recording, 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. 

    Lindsay Wardle, DO

    OB/GYN Attending Physician and Medical Director of Family Practice, Kettering Physician Network

    Nothing to Disclose

    Dr. Wardle attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, OH. She is an attending physician at SOIN Medical Center in Beavercreek, OH, part of the Kettering Health Network. She is the OBGYN faculty director of the SOIN Family Medicine Residency program. 

  • Bariatric Surgical Emergencies

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    Bariatric Surgical Emergencies presented by Jesse Lopez, DO

    Bariatric Surgical Emergencies 

    Presented by Jesse Lopez, DO
    President
    AkasaCare Regenerative Medicine and Surgery

    Learning Objectives 

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to: 

    1. Obtain a basic understanding of the working concepts and anatomical considerations of a Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Gastric Bypass.
    2. Be able to identify and understand potential surgical complications associated  with bariatric procedures and have an understanding of the pathophysiology behind the complications.
    3. To be able to clearly identify when it is time to emergently intervene surgically in a post op bariatric patient.
    4.  To understand the surgical and interventional recommendations for a bariatric surgical emergency.

    After viewing this on-demand webinar recording, 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. 

    Jesse Lopez, DO

    President, AkasaCare Regenerative Medicine and Surgery

    Jesse Lopez, D.O., FACOS is President of Heartland Surgical Care; Akasacare Regenerative Medicine and Surgery.  

    Years in surgical practice: 28 years.  
    Practice location: Overland Park Kansas.  
    Type of practice: solo, independent.  

    Specializing in:  bariatric/general surgery, endoscopy, metabolic and integrative medicine, bioidentical hormone therapies, stem cell therapy, CBD therapy and asthetics.  

    Memberships:  American Osteopathic Association, American College Of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Society Of Bariatric And Metabolic Surgeons,  American Academy Of Anti-Aging Medicine, And American Academy Of Cosmetic Surgeons, Kansas Association Of Osteopathic Physicians, International Cannabinoid Research Society

  • Evaluation & Management of Adrenal Tumors

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    Evaluation & Management of Adrenal Tumors presented by T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH

    Evaluation & Management of Adrenal Tumors

    Presented by T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Washington University School of Medicine

    Learning Objectives 

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to: 

    1. Describe biochemical workup for adrenal masses
    2. Describe characteristic imaging findings of different adrenal masses/pathologies
    3. Describe operative indications for incidental adrenal masses
    4. Describe some disease-specific management aspects for adrenal masses

    After viewing this on-demand webinar recording, 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. 

    T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

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    T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He obtained his medical degree at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN and his Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. He completed General Surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Combined Endocrine Surgery Program in Boston, MA.

    At Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Pandian is the Rotation Director for the 3rd Year Medical Student Surgery Clerkship and the Faculty Lead for the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Work Group for the Section of Surgical Oncology. He also has several active roles in the Medical School including development of the Surgery Clerkship for the new WUSM Gateway Curriculum.

    Dr. Pandian is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the Central Surgical Association. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.  He lives in St. Louis with his wife and enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, snorkeling/diving, and scale modeling in his free time.

  • Evaluation & Management of MEN Syndromes

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    Evaluation & Management of MEN Syndromes presented by T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH

    Evaluation & Management of MEN Syndromes

    Presented by T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

    Learning Objectives 

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to: 

    1. Describe components of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1
    2. Describe surgical treatment considerations for primary hyperparathyroidism and enteropancreatic tumors in MEN1 patients
    3. Describe components of multiple endocrine neoplasia types 2A and 2B
    4. Describe surgical treatment considerations for medullary thyroid carcinoma and pheochromocytoma in MEN2 patients

    After viewing this on-demand webinar recording, 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. 

    T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

    Nothing to Disclose

    T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He obtained his medical degree at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN and his Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. He completed General Surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Combined Endocrine Surgery Program in Boston, MA.

    At Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Pandian is the Rotation Director for the 3rd Year Medical Student Surgery Clerkship and the Faculty Lead for the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Work Group for the Section of Surgical Oncology. He also has several active roles in the Medical School including development of the Surgery Clerkship for the new WUSM Gateway Curriculum.

    Dr. Pandian is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the Central Surgical Association. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.  He lives in St. Louis with his wife and enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, snorkeling/diving, and scale modeling in his free time.

  • Anesthesia & Pain Management

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    Anesthesia & Pain Management presented by Coleen Vernick, DO

    Anesthesia & Pain Management

    Presented by Coleen Vernick, DO
    Chief Department of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology at Jefferson 
    Sidney Kimmel Medical Center- Thomas Jefferson University

    Learning Objectives 

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to: 

    1. Prepperative Testing
    2. Cardiac, Pulmonary and Medication Optimization
    3. Types of Anesthesia
    4. Acute Postoperative Pain Management
    5. ERAS and Multi-Modal Analgesia

    After viewing this on-demand webinar recording, 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. 

    Coleen Vernick, DO

    Chief Department of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology at Jefferson

    Dr. Vernick is a Neuorsurgical Anesthesiologist at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  She is currently the Director of Neuorsurgical Anesthesiology Service Line at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Chief of Neuorsugical Anesthesia at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience.  Dr. Vernick recieved her medical degree from Rowan University School of Oseopathic Medicine(formerly known as University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-SOM).  She did her residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.  

  • Ventilator Management & ARDS

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    Ventilator Management & ARDS presented by Annika Storey, DO, FACOS

    Ventilator Management & ARDS

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

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be better able to: 

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

    After viewing this on-demand webinar recording, 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. 


    Annika Storey, DO, FACOS

    Assistant Professor at Division of Acute Care Surgery/Department of Surgery/Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University

    Dr. Storey 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.

    She also serves as co-chair on the ACOS In-depth Review Committee and received an ACOS Presidential Citation at the 2019 Annual Clinical Assembly for her role on the Committee. She resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband, Chris Geiger.