Webcast CME

Innovations in Surgery



New National Accreditation Program for
Rectal Cancer 2017

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Release Date:   April 17, 2017
Expiration Date:  April 17, 2019

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 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 National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, 2017 (NAPRC) webcast describes the quality and accreditation principles of the American College of Surgeons. Basic standards required for NAPRC accreditation and evidence supporting the establishment of a National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer will also be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the quality/accreditation principles of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
  2. Cite the evidence supporting the establishment of a National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC).
  3. Identify the basic standards required for NAPRC accreditation.

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 E. 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

David P. Winchester, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Cancer Programs
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Chicago, IL

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 has indicated that he may have a relationship which, in the context of his presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:


Steven D. Wexner, MD
  Actamax Surgical Materials, LLC Consulting
  Asana Medical Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
  Axonics; Brace Pharmaceuticals; CRH Medical Consulting
  Covidien Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales)
  Incontinence Devices, Inc. Consulting
  Intuitive Surgical Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
  Karl Storz Endoscopy America, Inc. Consulting;
Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales)
  LifeBond Consulting; Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
  Mederi Therapeutics; Medtronic; Novadaq Consulting
 

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:

Adrian E. Park, MD
Philip R Schauer, MD
David P. Winchester, MD

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Medtronic
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

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