Webcast CME

Innovations in Surgery

Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision

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How to Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

  1. Watch the webcast.
  2. Complete the 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: March 2, 2015
Renewal Date: March 2, 2017
Expiration Date: March 2, 2018

Estimated Time of Completion:   1 hour

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 Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision webcast addresses indications and outcomes of transanal TME for rectal cancer.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the indications for total mesorectal excision via a transanal approach.
  2. Highlight the indications for and techniques of transanal TME for rectal cancer.
  3. Describe technical aspects of taTME.
  4. Review the short-term outcomes of an initial experience with taTME.
  5. Review the published outcomes of transanal TME for rectal cancer.
  6. Evaluate the prerequisites skills and training required to practice transanal TME.

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 1.0 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

John H. Marks, MD
Chief of Colorectal Surgery
Main Line Health Systems
Director, Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery and Rectal Cancer Management Fellowship
Lankenau Medical Center
Professor
Lankenau Institute of Medical Research
Wynnewood, PA

Patricia Sylla, MD
Colorectal Surgery
Department of Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

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 contribution, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

John H. Marks, MD
  Covidien; Intuitive; Stryker; Wolfe Consulting; Teaching and Speaking
 
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 contribution, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Adrian E. Park, MD, FACS
Patricia Sylla, MD

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