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

Session Code: PS302
Date and Time of Session: Wednesday, October 25: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Location: - Room:
Title: Shared Decision Making for Treatment of Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Description: Through establishment of a research agenda for the next 10 years, the ACS will play a pivotal role in translational research that integrates evidence-based and patient-centered care. Appendicitis serves as an exemplar condition for this process. Appendectomy is the most common urgent abdominal operation performed in the US. There are now 5 randomized trials from Europe which suggest that antibiotics may change the natural history of acute appendicitis—and that some patients can be treated with antibiotics only. These data have generated intensive debate in the surgical community and concern in the lay media. This session will address the ACS research agenda in the light of current efforts to provide evidence based recommendations and achieve shared decision making for care.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU), General Surgery (GEN), Trauma / Critical Care (TRA)
Sponsored By:
Surgical Research Committee, Advisory Council for General Surgery
Program Participants:
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS
Katherine J. Deans, MD FACS