Surgery Services

Surgery Services CME

 

Featured Videos

The MD Learning Channel is a free, one-stop shop for clinical education resources.

Hwang Burn Care Surgery Grand Rounds
Advances in Burn Care 2017

Dr. James Hwang, director of the UAB Burn Center, discusses the latest advances in burn care and what that means for your patients.


 
Herbert Chen Radioguided Parathyroidectomy HPT

 

Release Date: March 28, 2016
Expiration Date: March 27, 2019

 

Target Audience: Surgeons and primary care physicians
Disclosure: Dr. Chen has no financial relationships related to the content of this activity to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

References
UAB Department of Surgery
Surgery Grand Rounds Schedule

Radioguided Parathyroidectomy

Learning Objective / Overview: UAB Medicine Surgeon-in-Chief Herbert Chen, MD, discusses hyperparathyroidism (HPT), which affects roughly 1 percent of the U.S. population and is more common in women and the elderly. It is the third most common endocrine disorder after diabetes and thyroid disease. Marked by an abnormally high concentration of parathyroid hormone in the blood, HPT results in a loss of calcium and weakened bones. The only curative option is surgery, a minimally invasive procedure called radio-guided parathyroidectomy, which offers numerous quality-of-life benefits for patients, a short recovery time, and very little risk. Dr. Chen has performed nearly 2,000 such procedures at UAB and recommends that all patients with HPT be referred for a surgical consult.

Accreditation statement:The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Take Test Now >>


 
Contreras Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Grand Rounds
Pancreatic Cancer Update

In part one of his grand rounds lecture, Carlo M. Contreras, MD, FACS, discusses how the adequacy of lymphadenectomy has been defined in other gastrointestinal epithelial cancer and how we might apply that to pancreatic cancer through the use of the American College of Surgeons national database.


 
Contreras Melanoma Cancer Surgery Grand Rounds
Melanoma Update

In part two of his grand rounds lecture, Carlo M. Contreras, MD, FACS, discusses chemotherapy options, the role of surgical lymphatic staging, and estimating prognosis of melanoma.

Spotlight on Surgical Grand Rounds

 
Surgery Grand Rounds: Trauma During Times of War and Peace
Trauma During Times of War and Peace

Visiting UCSF professor, M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, discusses advancements in technology and best practices in trauma surgery, including better collaboration between military and civilian trauma surgeons.

Complete the CME Test >
CME Accreditation Information >


 
Surgery Grand Rounds: Surgical Coaching for Performance Improvement
Surgical Coaching for Performance Improvement

Visiting University of Wisconsin professor, Caprice Christian Greenberg, MD, MPH, discusses the challenges in overcoming learning gaps among surgeons. She highlights the advantages of video-based coaching over real-time instruction, as well as self-assessment tools.

Complete the CME Test >
CME Accreditation Information >


 
Surgery Grand Rounds: Evolution of Surgical Care in Breast Cancer
Evolution of Surgical Care in Breast Cancer

Visiting University of Iowa professor, Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA, discusses advances in breast cancer treatment, including how the biology of specific breast cancers affect patient care, specifically, how patterns of gene expression can predict life expectancy, and the impact of neoadjuvant therapy on outcomes.

Complete the CME Test >
CME Accreditation Information >


 

Images and Videos

Images and Videos