November 7, 2017/Digestive/CME

Updates in General Surgery Offers “One-Stop Shopping” and So Much More

Vail, Colorado, Jan. 12-15, 2018


From hernia repair to advanced endoscopy, surgeons attending Updates in General Surgery, Jan. 12-15, 2018 will experience an array of interactive and comprehensive sessions, focusing on the latest management and treatment options from a general perspective involving hernia, breast, bariatric, oncology, HPB, endocrine, colorectal and foregut surgery.


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Updates in General Surgery is the first broad-based general surgery course offered by Cleveland Clinic. The course will encompass the full spectrum of cases that general surgeons often face daily. Whether you’re preparing for certification or recertifying exams or just want to be up on the latest, cutting-edge surgical advances, you’ll come away with actionable information.

“Our goal is to make this event something practical for general surgeons taking care of patients that can change their practice the week after they get back,” says Michael Rosen, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Hernia Center and the course’s primary activity director.

The four-day comprehensive event, which is taking place at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Vail, Colorado, will leverage the individual specialty clinical expertise from Cleveland Clinic with the most up-to-date treatment processes and disseminate it in one place. “It’s a one-stop-shop for general surgeons for the real world,” Dr. Rosen says.

Here are just some of the highlights of Updates in General Surgery that attendees can anticipate:
  • The latest insights on hernia repair: Attendees will experience some of the most cutting-edge techniques for routine and complex ventral and inguinal hernia repairs. If you’re interested in introducing robotic surgery, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of how to appropriately integrate it into your practice.
  • Colorectal surgery updates: You’ll benefit from some of the top minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgeons in the country for benign and malignant management of colorectal diseases as well as endoscopic therapy for GI diseases.
  • Bariatric surgery advancements: You’ll learn about the most appropriate approaches for metabolic surgery for diabetic patients, patients with hiatal hernia, obesity and other diseases.
  • Breast disease management: You can count on a comprehensive session on the ever-changing field of breast surgery, from benign disease to high-risk breast lesions.
  • Recovery protocols: You’ll also come away with best practices in enhanced recovery protocols to optimize patient surgical outcomes.

Sessions will be led by renowned faculty from Cleveland Clinic, including: Stacy A. Brethauer, MD, President of the Association of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Stephen Grobmyer, MD; Ajita Prabhu, MD; and Colorectal Chairman Scott R. Steele, MD.

Guest faculty will include Shanu Kothari, MD, Fellowship Director of MIS/Bariatric Surgery, Gunderson Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and Justin Maykel, MD, Gladys Smith Martin Endowed Chair in Oncology at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

What makes Updates in General Surgery especially compelling is the collaborative professional atmosphere at an amazing venue. “We have approachable faculty in a casual atmosphere that allows you to interact in real time with Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation,” Dr. Rosen says. “We strive for an engaging environment.”


Register today for Updates in General Surgery.

This activity qualifies for 26.75 self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

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