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RAS-ACS Hangouts

RAS-ACS Hangouts

How to Join a Hangout

No need to preregister, just phone in!

Call-In Number: 888-585-9008
Room: 549-242-585#

*Please note: Times might vary. Watch @RASACS on Twitter for schedule changes.

Upcoming Hangouts 

Didactic Education Series: Project Quarantine: Surgical Education
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020
Monday, April 13, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020

Take a Breath and Decompress
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tuesday, April 17, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Publishing in Academic Journals
Monday, April 13, 2020

How to Set Up and Navigate Your Global Surgery Interest as a Junior Faculty: Tips for Trainees
Wednesday, June 17, 2020


 

Project Quarantine: Surgical Education

(all times Central)
Monday, March 23 7:00 pm

Monday, March 30 7:00 pm
Monday, April 6 7:00 pm
Monday, April 13 7:00 pm
Monday, April 20 7:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the suspension of didactic education for many General Surgery programs across the United States. Not all programs have the capability to provide didactics in an electronic or on-demand format. In response, the RAS Education Committee has collaborated to create a supplemental curriculum. Weekly topics are paired with relevant SCORE curriculum, a landmark journal article, and have been paired with didactic and surgical technique videos sourced from surgical educators across the globe (#QuatantineSurgEd). The RAS Education Committee will host a weekly 1-hour phone ‘hangout’ session each week during the pandemic to discuss readings and videos in a flipped classroom, case-based learning format. We hope that these resources and discussions will serve as a valuable tool for all surgical residents during the next weeks to months, and that our hangouts continue to strengthen our resident community.

Monday, April 6, 7:00 pm (Central)

Week 3: Splenic and Liver Trauma

  1. SCORE Modules:
    1. Splenic Injury
    2. Splenectomy/Splenorraphy
    3. Hepatic Injury
    4. Hepatic Injury-Packing and Repair/Resection
  2. Quarantine Surgical Education Videos:
    1. Splenic and Hepatic Injury – Dr. Steven Allen & Dr. Joshua Hazelton  
  3. Journal Articles:
    1. Blunt splenic injury in adults: Multi-institutional Study of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Peitzman AB, Heil B, Rivera L, Federle MB, Harbrecht BG, Clancy KD, Croce M, Enderson BL, Morris JA, Shatz D, Meredith JW, Ochoa JB, Fakhry SM, Cushman JG, Minei JP, McCarthy M, Luchette FA, Townsend R, Tinkoff G, Block EF, Ross S, Frykberg ER, Bell RM, Davis F 3rd, Weireter L, Shapiro MB. J Trauma. 2000 Aug;49(2):177-87; discussion 187-9.
    2. Complications of nonoperative management of high-grade blunt hepatic injuries. Kozar RA, Moore JB, Niles SE, Holcomb JB, Moore EE, Cothren CC, Hartwell E, Moore FA. J Trauma. 2005 Nov;59(5):1066-71.

We welcome feedback on any of the materials presented, as well as formatting for future Hangouts. Please subscribe to Quarantine Surgical Education on YouTube for additional didactic and technique videos. 

If you know of a surgical educator with a great didactic or technique lecture who may be willing to record and provide to the resident community, please email RASnews@facs.org.

Monday, March 30 7:00 pm (Central)

Week 2: Abdominal Wall Hernias & Reconstruction

  1. SCORE Modules:
    1. Ventral Hernia
    2. Umbilical and Epigastric Hernias 
  2. Quarantine Surgical Education Videos:
    1. Applied Abdominal Wall Anatomy - Dr Flavio Malcher
    2. Open Transversus Abdominis Release Hernia Repair - Dr Sean Orenstein
    3. Umbilical Hernia - Not "Just a Hernia" - Dr Filip Muysoms
      * Compiled from Ventral Hernia, Complex Hernia Repair, and Umbilical Hernia Playlists
  3. Journal Article:
    1. Henriksen, N.A., Montgomery, A., Kaufmann, R., Berrevoet, F., East, B., Fischer, J., Hope, W., Klassen, D., Lorenz, R., Renard, Y., Garcia Urena, M.A., Simons, M.P. Guidelines for treatment of umbilical and epigastric hernias from the European Hernia Society and Americas Hernia Society   Br J Surg, 107: 171-190. doi:10.1002/bjs.11489 (Free access provided by BJS)

We welcome feedback on any of the materials presented, as well as formatting for future Hangouts.

Please subscribe to Quarantine Surgical Education on YouTube for additional didactic and technique videos. 

If you know of a surgical educator with a great "chalk talk" or lecture who may be willing to record and provide to the resident community, please email RASnews@facs.org.

Monday, March 23 7:00 pm (Central)

Week 1: Inguinal Hernia Repair

  1. SCORE Modules:
    1. Inguinal & Femoral Hernia
    2. Inguinal & Femoral Hernia Repair
  2. Quarantine Surgical Education Video Playlist: Inguinal Hernia
    1. Optimizing Inguinal Hernia Surgery- Dr David Chen
    2. Concepts in Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair - Dr Jorge Daes
    3. Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Surgery- Dr David Lourié
  3. Journal Article
    1. Critical View of the Myopectineal Orifice (Annals of Surgery)
      PMID: 27984213

We welcome feedback on any of the materials presented, as well as formatting for future Hangouts.

Please subscribe to Quarantine Surgical Education on YouTube for additional didactic and technique videos.

If you know of a surgical educator with a great "chalk talk" or lecture who may be willing to record and provide to the resident community, please email RASnews@facs.org.

Take a Breath and Decompress

(all times Central)
Tuesday, March 31 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 7 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 17 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 21 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 28 8:00 pm

The current COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way society functions, encouraging social distancing and quarantine. Working in uncertainty can be stressful. Join RAS-ACS for a weekly "Take a breath and decompress" Phone Hangout to talk about current events, difficult cases, concerns, or most importantly, to just hang out.

Publishing in Academic Journals

Monday, April 13, 8:00 pm (Central)

Discussion topics:

  • How to pick a target journal and back up journals
  • How to begin writing a paper
  • The paper got rejected, now what?

Presenters

  • Maria Altieri, MD
    Assistant Professor, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
  • Timothy R. Billiar, MD, FACS
    Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
  • Patricia Martinez Quinones, MD, PhD
    General Surgery Resident, Medical School of Georgia
  • Woodson Smelser, MD
    Chief Resident, PGY-5, University of Kansas Department of Urology

*Please note: Times might vary. Watch @RASACS on Twitter for schedule changes.

 

How to Set up and Navigate Your Global Surgery Interest as a Junior Faculty: Tips for Trainees

June 17, 2020, 7:00 pm (Central)

There is increasing interest in engaging in global surgery to varying degrees amongst new faculty. Despite this, trying to balance responsibilities to your home institution and global surgery efforts can be challenging. This hangout offers an opportunity to share lessons I am learning –sometimes the hard way—trying to navigate an academic global surgery career as a junior faculty and parent with young kids. We will also be discussing some advice on what one can begin working on/doing as a trainee to help with this transition.

During this conversation, we will discuss:

  • Identifying your clinical/academic/personal priorities and how a global surgery career fits into this
  • Negotiating your first job to accommodate global surgery interests
  • Cultivating the right local and international collaborators/funding sources

Presenter

Gifty Kwakye, MD, MPHGifty Kwakye, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Colon-Rectal Surgery
University of Michigan

Dr. Gifty Kwakye is an Assistant Professor at University of Michigan and serves as the Assistant Clerkship Director for the Surgery Department.  She obtained both her undergrad and medical degrees from Yale University, and holds a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins. She is board certified both in General and Colorectal Surgery. Her research interest lies in improving health disparities globally, tackling colorectal cancer screening and addressing treatment outcomes amongst populations in Africa but also immigrants here in the US. She is also currently conducting research on pelvic floor disorders that occur due to female genital circumcision.