2021 General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar

2021 GENERAL SURGERY IN-DEPTH REVIEW SEMINAR

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Program Chairs for the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons’ (ACOS) 2021 General Surgery In-depth Review VIRTUAL Seminar (IDR) – Hania B. Bednarski, DO, FACOS, and Annika C. Storey, DO, FACOS, along with the full support of the ACOS In-depth Review Committee developed a first-rate board exam review course.

IDR sessions provide a deep dive into the topics covered in the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS) and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) General Surgery certification examinations. Our panel of presenters will discuss the purpose and focus of the exam as well as what examiners are looking for. The intent is to be a thorough review of the examination topics as well as an update for the general surgeon in practice. Participants in this course will find it a helpful experience in preparing for certification or recertification examinations.*

With the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic still upon us, ACOS will continue to keep the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community at large in focus. As such, the 2021 IDR program will be offered in a digital, online format. Launching via the ACOS eLearning Portal on April 28, 2021, registrants of the program will have access to sessions through their ACOS eLearning account for up to 3 years. This means that eligible attendees have the benefit of earning quality continuing medical education (CME) credits and/or preparing for the certification or recertification exams at their pace – Anytime, Anywhere, ACOS eLearning!

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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

• apply knowledge gained in preparing for board certification or recertification examinations.

• comprehend the indications, techniques, complications, and outcomes presented of various surgical procedures.

• employ techniques described into their surgical practice to improve patient care.

 

  • 2021 IDR Welcome and Introductions

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    Welcome and Introductions presented by Nelayda Fonte, DO, FACOS, FICS and Annika Storey, DO, FACOS

    Welcome and Introductions presented by Nelayda Fonte, DO, FACOS, FICS and Annika Storey, DO, FACOS

    Nelayda Fonte, DO, FACOS, FICS

    Surgeon, Surgical Healing Arts/Lehigh Regional Medical Center/LMH

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    Nelayda Fonte, D.O., FACOS, FICS Fellowship trained in trauma and surgical critical care at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey following a surgical residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fonte graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ-SOM), now Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Dr. Fonte practiced full-time trauma and surgical critical care for 23 years as Assistant Director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Past President of Medical Staff, and elected to three terms as Chief of Surgery at Lee Memorial Hospital until January 2019.

    Dr. Fonte has served as Chairperson for the In-Depth Review Committee since 2017 and co-chaired the first IDR Board Review Course in 2014. She has also co-chaired the Annual Clinical Assembly General Surgery Section in 2016 and is a Past Secretary/Treasurer of the General Surgery Section of the ACOS and currently serves on The Board of Governors for the ACOS. Interested in trauma prevention, education, and quality improvement, Dr. Fonte continues to provide Critical Care services, expanding into the world of Bariatrics and Robotics.

    Annika Storey, DO, FACOS

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

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    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.

  • Newborn/Infant Surgical Emergencies

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    Newborn/Infant Surgical Emergencies presented by Michael Allshouse, DO, FACS, FAAP

    Newborn/Infant Surgical Emergencies presented by Michael Allshouse, DO, FACS, FAAP, Professor of Pediatric Surgery at East Tennessee State University

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    Learning Objectives: 

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

    1.  Recognize signs and symptoms of true newborn surgical emergencies. 

    2. Differentiate the important types of congenital anomalies and describe the important steps in imaging and intial surgical care. 

    3.  Describe the significance of various symptoms such as bilious emesis in the newborn. 

    4.  Appreciate the common "lumps and bumps" of infancy with focus on prioritization of treatment vs observation. 

    5.  Discuss the surgical approach to neonatal and infant surgical emergencies and recognize those lesions that may need triage to a center with subspecialty pediatric surgical care.

    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. 

    Michael Allshouse, DO, FACS, FAAP

    Professor of pediatric surgery at East Tennessee State University

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    Dr. Michael J. Allshouse, DO is Professor of Surgery (Pediatrics) at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine.  He recently relocated to Johnson City, Tennessee from California's Central Valley where he was the director of Pediatric surgery and the pediatric trauma program at Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, CA.  He trained in general surgery in the U.S. Navy.  Michael completed a fellowship in pediatric trauma and burns at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  He completed a pediatric surgery residency at The Children's Hospital Denver and the University of Colorado School of Health Sciences.  He is a member of the Down syndrome medical interest group and the American Pediatric Surgical Association as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He was the first osteopathic surgeon trained and certified as a pediatric surgeon.
  • 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 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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    Learning Objectives:

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

    1. Initiate the assessment and resuscitation in pediatric trauma patients.

    2.  Describe the types of pediatric abdominal injuries from blunt trauma and coordinate management of specific intra-abdominal injuries

    3.  Identify and treat aerodigestive tract issues in pediatrics

    4.  Describe the differential for abdominal pain in pediatrics and how to identify need for surgical intervention.

    5.  Review special cases in pediatrics: Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis and the surgical management of pediatric GERD

    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

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    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 Residency Rotation at Kettering Physician Network

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    Learning Objectives: 

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

    1.  Identify ectopic pregnancy/pregnancy of unknown location and possible interventions

    2.  Describe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and possible surgical interventions

    3.  Discuss common indications for pelvic exploration – acute vs chronic pelvic pain

    4.  Describe common hysterectomy techniques and surgical complications with attention to indications for bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy 

    5.  Discuss surgical interventions for gynecologic neoplasms

    6.  Discuss the most common scenarios for surgery during pregnancy and surgical considerations

    7.  Identify unique considerations for the bariatric pregnant patient

    8.  Discuss breast-related concerns in the peripartum period

    9.  Briefly discuss COVID considerations for pregnancy 

    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

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    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. 
  • Malignant Melanoma

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    Malignant Melanoma presented by Adam Berger, MD FACS

    Malignant Melanoma presented by Adam Berger, MD FACS, Chief of Melanoma and Sarcoma Surgical Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

    Disclosure: Cardinal Health (Self) : Board Member/Advisory Panel (Status: Ongoing)

    Learning Objectives: 

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

    1.  Understand the appropriate margins to remove when performing wide excision of melanoma.

    2.  Understand the available treatment options for patients with Stage III and IV melanoma.

    3.  Understand the indications for performing a sentinel lymph node biopsy and its importance.

    4.  Understand the preferred methods of biopsying pigmented lesions. 

    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. 

    Adam Berger, MD FACS

    Chief of Melanoma and Sarcoma Surgical Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

    Disclosure: Cardinal Health (Self) : Board Member/Advisory Panel (Status: Ongoing)

    Adam C. Berger, MD, FACS is a Professor and Chief of the Melanoma and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Section at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He is also the Associate Director for Shared Resources in the Cancer Institute.  He completed his residency in surgery at the University of Maryland in 2002 after spending two years in the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute from 1997-1999.  He then completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center from 2002-2004.  He was at Thomas Jefferson University from 2004 to July 2019.  His research interests include clinical trials for cancer, the formation of clinical databases and prospective evaluation of clinicopathologic prognostic factors for various malignancies.  He is actively involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and junior faculty and in 2015 won the Dean's award for Faculty Mentoring at Thomas Jefferson.

  • Breast 101

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    Breast 101 presented by Deepa Halaharvi, DO

    Breast 101 presented by Deepa Halaharvi, DO, Breast Surgeon at OUCOM/Doctors Hospital

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    Learning Objectives: 

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

    1.  Identify the anatomy of the breast
    2.  Define Proliferative and Non-Proliferative Breast Lesions
    3.  Distinguish between the different types of Nipple Discharge
    4.  Identify and define the causes and Gynecomastia
    5.  Discuss types of Mastitis

    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. 

    Deepa Halaharvi, DO

    Breast Surgeon at OUCOM/Doctors Hospital

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  • Breast Imaging

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    Breast Imaging presented by Deepa Halaharvi, DO

    Breast Imaging presented by Deepa Halaharvi, DO, Breast Surgeon at OUCOM/Doctors Hospital

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    Learning Objectives:

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

    1.  Discuss breast screening recommendations
    2.  Define breast density
    3.  Identify what to look for on a mammogram
    4.  Assess patient's need for ultrasound screening
    5.  Evaluate need for MRI screening

    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. 

    Deepa Halaharvi, DO

    Breast Surgeon at OUCOM/Doctors Hospital

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  • Breast Cancer Work Up

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    Breast Cancer Work Up presented by Cynthia Aks, DO

    Breast Cancer Work Up presented by Cynthia Aks, DO, Director Breast Program at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center at Legacy Health System

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    Learning Objectives: 

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

    1.  Explore a thorough history specific for breast issues.

    2.  Evaluate Risk Factors for breast disease

    3.  Describe what imaging to order and appropriate sequencing.

    4.  Develop awareness of criteria for genetic counseling and testing and common inheritable mutations related to breast cancer.

    5.  Specify Breast Cancer staging, staging workup and genomic assays.

    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. 

    Cynthia Aks, DO

    Director Breast Program at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center at Legacy Health System

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    I have worked in healthcare since a young teen as a hospital volunteer aspiring to be a surgeon since the age of 12.  I received my Bachelors of Nursing degree and practiced as a Critical Care nurse for a short time before forging my path as a surgeon. My philosophy of care focuses on numerous aspects of a person’s life that can result in ill health.  Integrative healthcare stems from the concept of holism. As an Osteopathic trained physician, I learned the interconnectedness of the body. As ill health is a result of multiple factors, effective healthcare should be multifaceted. As I have grown as a healer, I further appreciate holistic care on a much deeper level which has taken me down the path of life long learing in integrative modalities to allow me to approach the care of my pateints from a more mind-body perspective.I have always been a forward thinker and strive to be at the forefront of treatment for breast cancer patients.  As a dedicated breast surgeon, I was an early adoptor of learning to perform my own ultrasound and stereotactic needle biopsies, ductoscopy, accelerated partial breast irradiation, Intraoperative radiation, oncoplastic surgical techniques, reverse lymphatic mapping, cryoablation, neoadjuvant endocrine therapy, and years ago became certified with City of Hope in cancer genetic counseling and testing and others.I have had focused study on nutrition, breathwork, mindfulness, aromatherapy, yoga and yoga therapy, Reiki, auricular acupuncture ,ayruveda and cancer exercise training so as to be a more comprehensive care provider.  I feel, though I am a surgeon, my responsibility as a healer extends to  helping my patients to understand mind body connection, lifestyle and environmental factors and how that impacts their health, wellness and survivorship.I am humbled and grateful my patient's tust in me.
  • Breast Cancer Treatment & Reconstruction

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    Breast Cancer Treatment & Reconstruction presented by Clarissa Hammer, D.O., FACOS

    Breast Cancer Treatment & Reconstruction presented by Clarissa Hammer, D.O., FACOS, Private practice at Affiliates in Plastic Surgery

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    Learning Objectives:  

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

    1.  Define local breast cancer treatment. 

    2.  Define systematic breast cancer treatment. 

    3.  Recognize Paget’s disease of nipple. 

    4.  Identify inflammatory breast carcinoma. 

    5.  Define mastectomy reconstruction options.

    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. 

    Clarissa Hammer, D.O., FACOS

    Private practice at Affiliates in Plastic Surgery

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    Clarisa C. Hammer, D.O.'s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care for all her patients aesthetic and reconstructive needs.  She has created a practice that we believe in and choose for our own family members.

    We are a full-service Breast, Plastic and Reconstructive office dedicated, experienced personnel who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their health. We work together to serve your entire family for all of your medical needs in all stages of life. She believes in providing compassionate health care services to her patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. She also believe in educating her patients as we work with them to achieve the best physical state possible. 

    Dr. Hammer is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and General Surgery.

    Dr. Hammer is more than just your average plastic surgeon. She enjoys giving back to society by changing the lives of both children and adults through her generosity, compassion and service.  Her love for volunteer work originated from the time she was in high school.  Dr. Hammer volunteers with Samaritan's Purse, International Organization for Women and Development, MTW and the Cure Hospitals. 

    Through these organizations she has been able to accomplish her long-lived goal, to free those who've been stricken with physical deformities and bodily harm all around the world.

  • Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition

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    Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition presented by Sara Buckman, MD, PharmD, FACS

    Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition presented by Sara Buckman, MD, PharmD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine

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    Learning Objectives:

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

    1.  Identify the causes, and understand the complications and treatments of hyponatremia.

    2.  Participant will be able to list the treatment options for hyperkalemia.

    3.  Participant will be able to discuss the rationale for using vitamin C in sepsis.

    4.  Participant will be able to calculate a critically ill patient’s daily caloric needs.

    5.  Participant will be able to recognize the different components of total parenteral nutrition, and understand their function.

    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. 

    Sara Buckman, MD, PharmD, FACS

    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

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    Sara Buckman, MD, PharmD, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.  She completed her undergraduate, pharmacy and medical degrees at the University of Wisconsin, followed by her general surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin.  She completed her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Washington University and stayed on as faculty where she now works as a Surigcal Intensivist.  She is the Associate Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and a Medical Co-Director for the TeleICU.  She is board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.