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Course Information


Technology for general surgery is constantly evolving. This course will provide an interactive and comprehensive experience focusing on management and treatment options from a general surgical perspective. The goal of the Cleveland Clinic presents Updates in General Surgery is to provide an atmosphere to foster collaboration, innovation and sharing a cost-effective diagnostic approach for patients with complex general surgery cases involving hernia, colorectal, endoscopic and trauma surgery. ACS/ICU topics will also be discussed, along with a variety of topics affecting the rural/community surgeon. We will cover what is new in enhanced recovery protocols and offer interactive sessions consisting of cases and questions and answers. American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) self-assessment credits will be offered. Great refresher course for ABSITE training exam.


After completing this educational activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the management of common general surgery emergency cases
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for managing various cases of ventral and inguinal hernia repairs.
  • Identify the basics of ICU care.
  • Discuss evidence-based and cost-effective diagnostic approach for patients with common benign and malignant colorectal cases.
  • Identify treatment options for common ED cases.
  • Review and provide update on current


This interactive, comprehensive event is designed for general surgeons, fellows, residents and other
medical professionals.