Webcast CME

Innovations in Surgery



New Techniques to Try to Eliminate Pelvic
Anastomotic Leaks

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Release Date:   December 21, 2016
Expiration Date:   December 21, 2018

Estimated Time of Completion:   30 minutes

Description

Innovations in Surgery is a series of CME-certified webcasts that allow participants to view prerecorded demonstrations and discussions of new and 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 New Techniques to Try to Eliminate Pelvic Anastomotic Leaks webcast reviews techniques for preventing anastomotic leak in pelvic anastomosis in colorectal surgery. Novel technologies aiming to reduce anastomotic leak will also be examined, including the evaluation of the study protocols and current results.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the unmet need of elimination of anastomotic leak in pelvic anastomosis in colorectal surgery.
  2. Review traditional methods to prevent anastomotic leak.
  3. Describe novel technologies aiming to reduce anastomotic leak, which have recently been evaluated or currently under evaluation, including evaluation of the study protocols and current results.

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 0.50 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

Oded Zmora, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Asaf Harofe Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel

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. Consulting; Research Grant
  Medtronic; Pacira Pharmaceutical Research Grant
  Surgiquest Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
 
Steven Wexner, MD
  Asana Medical; Intuitive Surgical; Unique Surgical Innovations LLC Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
  Brace Pharmaceuticals; CRH Medical; CareFusion; EZ Surgical; Edwards LifeSciences; GI View, Ltd; Incontinence Devices, Inc.; Mederi Therapeutics; Medtronic; Neatstitch; Novadaq; Novadaq Technologies; Pacira Pharmaceutical; Precision Therapeutics Consulting
  Covidien Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales)
  Johnson and Johnson; Karl Storz Endoscopy America, Inc. Consulting; Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales)
  LifeBond Consulting; Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
  novoGI Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales); Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
 
Oded Zmora, MD
  LifeBond Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Other activities from which remuneration is received or expected:
Steering committee, National coordinator

The following faculty has indicated that he has no relationship which, in the context of his presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Adrian E. Park, MD, FACS

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:
Aesculap, Inc.
Covidien
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Stryker Endoscopy

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