University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education

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23rd Annual Current Concepts and Controversies in Surgery

January 27-29, 2014

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, VT

The 2014 Conference was a huge success. Please join us for next year's course: January 26-28, 2015

Course Description

This conference is designed to present current clinical management issues in surgical patients for the general surgeon in practice, nurses and other health care professionals in the field. Registration is limited to allow personal contact with the faculty in order that each participant will be able to tap the resources available for his/her own clinical scenarios.


Following this conference, participants attending this course should be able to:

  1. Discuss the evidence for axillary surgery for breast cancer.
  2. Describe the use of neo-adjuvant treatment for soft tissue sarcomas and new treatments for recurrent melanoma.
  3. Describe the available surgical techniques for acute diverticulitis and the optimal use of each.
  4. Discuss the role of surgery versus medical treatment including biological therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  5. Describe new techniques for treating anal fistulas.


The University of Vermont College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A self-assessment exam will be given to allow the opportunity to earn 10 credits toward fulfilling Part 2 of the ABS MOC program.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10 Nursing Contact Hours.

*The University of Vermont Office of Continuing Medical Education (VSNA Provider #: 10-10-009PR, 02/1/14) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Vermont State Nurses’ Association, Inc., Committee on Education, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


$495.00 Physicians

$295.00 PA, Nurses, etc.

$195.00 Residents* (*Verification by Program Director Required)

All course materials, coffee breaks and reception are included.

Refunds, less a $75 administrative fee, are available if cancellation is made prior to January 7, 2014. No refunds are possible after that date.

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