University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education


Current Concepts and Controversies in Surgery

Thank you for visiting our site for the Current Concepts and Controversies in Surgery Conference. It was a great success!

Please visit our website again for information on the 2014 Surgery Conference taking place January 27-29, 2014 at the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, VT.

January 28-30, 2013

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, VT

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:

  1. Be able to discuss the use of percutaneous cholecystostomy tube in selected patients as a means of decreasing morbidity in a high risk surgical group.
  2. Be able to identify the causes, diagnosis and treatment of chronic groin pain in patients undergoing an open inguinal hernia repair.
  3. Be able to discuss the etiology and pathophysiology of pancreatic necrosis, and to determine when to operate and when to aspirate.
  4. Be able to discuss the types of imaging, follow up, conservative management, sampling and the type of operation for liver lesions, if needed.
  5. Identify best practices to avoid anastomic leaks.


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.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10 Nursing Contact Hours. (Expiration: 1/30/15)

*The University of Vermont Office of Continuing Medical Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Vermont State Nurses’ Association, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


$495.00 Physicians

$275.00 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, 2013. No refunds are possible after that date.

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