American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: DC13
Title: Surgical Ethics for the Practicing Surgeon
Date and Time of Session: Monday, October 23: 1:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Description: The goal of this postgraduate course will be to introduce central topics in surgical ethics to practicing surgeons as well as surgical trainees. A series of topics will be addressed in a case-based discussion to provide a framework for addressing such ethical issues in care of surgical patients as: informed consent, DNR in the operating room, disclosure of errors (by oneself and by other surgeons), withdrawing and withholding treatment, respect for autonomy and patients' willingness to take risks, futility in surgical care, innovative procedures, and ethics of surgical education. The format will be interactive with a high degree of participation by attendees. The session is designed to meet CME requirements for ethics hours that several states currently mandate.
CME Credit Hours: 4
Webcast Package Available: No
Audio Package Available: No
General Surgery (GEN), Ethics (ETH), Geriatric / Palliative Care (GER)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
End-of-Life Care, Ethics, Palliative care
Sponsored By:
Committee on Ethics
Program Participants:
Peter Angelos, MD FACS
Margaret L. Schwarze, MD, FACS
Speaker Introductory Remarks: How to Think About Ethical Issues in Surgery
Peter Angelos, MD FACS
Speaker Introductory Remarks: How to Think About Ethical Issues in Surgery
Margaret L. Schwarze, MD, FACS
10 Minute Quickshot Lecture I
Speaker Quickshot I: Informed consent and Respect for Autonomy and Patients' Willingness to Take Risks
Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, JD, MPH, FACS (Hon.)
Speaker Quickshot I: Disclosure of Errors/Truthtelling
Lesly Ann Dossett, MD MPH FACS
Small Group Case Discussions I
10 Minute Quickshot Lectures II
Speaker Quickshot II: Withdrawal and Withholding Treatment
Allan B. Peetz, MD FACS
Speaker Quickshot II: Surgical Futility
Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS
Small Group Discussion II
15 Minute Break
10 Minute Quickshot Lectures III
Speaker Quickshot III: Innovative Procedures
Jason D. Keune, MD, MBA, FACS
Speaker Quickshot III: Ethical Issues in the Education of Surgeons
Malini D. Sur, MD
Small Group Case Discussion III
Large Group Discussion and Concluding Remarks