Western Thoracic Surgical Association Talks

7:30 am

Shorter Length of Stay is Associated with Increased Readmission Rates Following Esophagectomy

Brian Gulack, M.D.

7:50 am

Right Mini-Thoracotomy vs Sternotomy Approach to Mitral Valve

Paul Tang, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Moderator: Mark Berry, MD

Presenter disclosure of financial relationships: Drs. Gulack and Tang indicate no financial relationships relative to the content presented and no personal/financial relationships to disclose which are relative to this activity.  Dr. Berry indicates no financial relationship relative to the content presented.  Dr. Berry is a speaker for Cine-Med Research Institute, and an author for UpToDate Inc.

Global Learning Objectives:

      1. Review and discuss technical aspects of cardiothoracic surgery.

      2. Discuss clinical research findings and advances in thoracic surgery.

      3. Present and discuss case studies, protocols and treatment guidelines

     as appropriate to the thoracic surgery practice.

RSS Activity Medical Director(s) Disclosure:  Dr. Thomas D’Amico has no personal/financial relationships to disclose which are relative to this activity.  Dr. D'Amico indicates serving as a consultant with Scanlan.

---Accreditation Information---

The Duke University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

---Unapproved Use Disclosure---

Duke School of Medicine requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose to the attendees: 1) When products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (Not FDA approved) ; and 2) Any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and /or unsupported opinion.  Faculty at this event may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling.  This information is intended solely for continuing medical education, and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications.  If you have any questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

---Credit Designation---

The Duke University School Of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Speaker Name: 
Brian Gulack, MD and Paul Tang, MBBS, PhD
Location: 
Endosurgery Conference Room
7683 HAFS
Durham, NC 27710
United States
Session date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Credit:
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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