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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Surgeon Pain, and Disability Insurance

Brian H. Williams, MD, FACS

How to Protect Yourself, Your Career, and Your Patients

Presented by Adrian Park, MD, FACS

Through this webinar, attendees will learn about the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders as it relates to workplace ergonomics and the disability burden that it places on the surgeon’s career.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify factors that lead to worsening surgeon mental stress and burnout
  2. Identify factors that lead to worsening surgeon physical stress and ergonomic risk factor violations
  3. Be better equipped with strategies to mitigate burnout and surgical work-related injuries and discomfort

About Adrian Park

Adrian Park, MD, FACS, is chairman of the department of surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, and professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Park has made major advancements in the improvement of laparoscopic techniques for complex hernia repair, foregut, and spleen surgery.

Previously, Dr. Park was the Dr. Alex Gillis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Park served as the Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor and vice chair for the department of surgery, the head of the division of general surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the chair of the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation (MASTRI) Center.

Currently a member of the Board of Directors of the SAGES, he has also served as the Fellowship Council’s founding President and as its board chair.  He is editor-in-chief of Surgical Innovation. The author of more than 250 scholarly articles and book chapters, he is widely published in the areas of hernia, solid organ laparoscopy, foregut surgery, surgical education, the “Operating Room of the Future,” and surgical ergonomics. Dr. Park holds 20 patents and has been instrumental in the development and application of new technologies in endoscopic surgery.

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