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

Session Code: PS231
Title: ACS Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 24: 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Location: San Diego Convention Center - Room: 2
Description: Standards for the technical performance of common or complex cancer surgery must be established, disseminated, and upheld to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes and quality metrics. Data to support specific approaches to oncologically-critical elements of cancer surgery are all-too-often unknown or incomplete. The conduct of specific oncologic procedures is therefore often variable. To address this important gap, the optimal techniques for cancer surgery—as based upon a critical evaluation of literature—have been cataloged by the American College of Surgeons Clinical Research Program in the Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery manuals. In this session, evidence-based methods for the performance of major operations of the colon, rectum, breast, and upper gastrointestinal tract—and the up-to-date data to support them—will be reviewed, and major related controversies highlighted.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Surgical Oncology (ONC), Geriatric / Palliative Care (GER), Rural Surgery (RUS)
Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements:
Breast, Cancer
Sponsored By:
CRP Education Committee, Commission on Cancer
Program Participants:
Matthew H. G. Katz, MD FACS
Waddah B. Al-Refaie, MD, FACS
Speaker Introduction I
Matthew H. G. Katz, MD FACS
Speaker Introduction II
Waddah B. Al-Refaie, MD, FACS
Speaker Melanoma: Oncologic Standards of Surgery
John M. Kane III, MD, FACS
Speaker Colorectal Cancer: Oncologic Standards of Surgery
Amy L. Halverson, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Speaker Gastric Cancer: Oncologic Standards of Surgery
Ryan C. Fields, MD, FACS
Panel Discussion