Webcast CME

Innovations in Surgery

POEM: When, How, Why, and Why Not

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How to Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

  1. Watch the webcast.
  2. Complete the CME posttest (each question must be answered correctly).
  3. Log into your myCME account.
  4. Complete the credit and evaluation form.
  5. Print your personalized CME certificate.

Technical Requirements

Release Date: June 16, 2015
Renewal Date: June 16, 2017
Expiration Date: June 16, 2018

Estimated Time of Completion:   45 minutes

Description

Innovations in Surgery is a series of CME-certified webcasts that allow participants to view prerecorded demonstrations and discussions of new, innovative minimally invasive procedures, devices and techniques. The monthly series of archived webcasts features presentations by and discussions with nationally renowned experts at prestigious medical centers.

The POEM: When, How, Why, and Why Not webcast reviews achalasia and the current interventions and treatments, including per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the nature of achalasia and the historical approaches to its therapy.
  2. Examine indications for intervention for achalasia.
  3. Provide an update on the current treatment standards for achalasia and the relative benefits and risks.
  4. Describe the evolution and practice of per oral endoscopic myotomy and review preliminary results.
  5. Review unique complications of POEM and subsequent interventions.

Target Audience

These activities are directed to practicing surgeons and other health practitioners who care for patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Directors and Faculty

Activity Director

Philip R. Schauer, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Director, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Activity Co-Directors

Adrian Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS(ECSA)
Chair, Department of Surgery
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD

Steven Wexner, MD, FACS
Chief Academic Officer
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Professor and Chair
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
Affiliate Dean for Clinical Education
Florida International University College of Medicine
Miami, FL

Faculty

Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS
Director, Surgical Endoscopy
Surgical Director, Developmental Endoscopy Lab
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Philip R. Schauer, MD, FACS
  Ethicon Endosurgery, Inc. Consultant; Research Grant
  Covidien Research Grant
  Surgiquest Stock
 
Steven Wexner, MD, FACS
  Salix Therapeutics Advisor
  Asana Medical; CareFusion; Century Medical (Japan); Edwards LifeSciences; GI View Ltd; Incontinence Devices, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson Medical; Karl Storz Endoscopy America, Inc.; Lexington Medical; LifeBond; Mederi Therapeutics; Medtronic; Novadaq; Pacira Pharmaceutical; Polyganics; Precision Therapeutics; Renew Medical; Teleflex Medical; Uroplasty Consulting
  Covidien; Karl Storz Endoscopy America, Inc.; novoGI Inventor
  Unique Surgical Innovations LLC Owner
  Premier Researching (UK) Data Safety Board

The following faculty have indicated that they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS
Adrian E. Park, MD, FACS
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:
Acelity
Aesculap, Inc.
Davol Inc., a CR Bard Company
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Stryker Endoscopy
Surgical Solutions Group, a global business unit of Covidien LP
SurgiQuest, Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

This CME activity was produced by Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and
Cleveland Clinic Simulation and Advanced Skills Center.