27th Annual Winter Meeting: Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

27th Annual Winter Meeting: Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:00pm - Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:00pm


This course is designed to provide the practicing colon and rectal surgeon with updates on important aspects of caring for patients with colon and rectal diseases. Emphasis is placed on a broad range of topics to address the needs of a diversified group of attendees. 


At the end of this program, the participants should be able to: 

Wednesday, March 7 

  • Explain consumer-driven referrals and the impact of web-based health care searches on the surgeon’s practice 
  • Discuss the state of inter-provider communications, current healthcare system, and financial implication of poor communication in the modern reimbursement model 
  • Describe the anatomy and pathways of treatment for perineal reconstruction 
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of anastomotic leaks, anastomotic leak testing, and management of a positive intraoperative leak test 

Thursday, March 8 

  • Review new approaches to endoluminal surgery 
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of Open, Lap, Robotic or TaTME techniques for TME 
  • Discuss improvements in short term outcomes with optimal robotic colorectal surgery 
  • Describe the spectrum and degree of difficulty associated with pregnancy and IBD 
  • Review the history and new approaches to treating diverticulitis 
  • Recognize the existence of enteroceles as a contributory component of pelvic floor pathology and organ prolapse and discuss techniques for assessing their contribution, and plan and perform durable surgical correction of same in the course of surgical management of the patient 

Friday, March 9 

  • Review gastrointestinal stromal tumor and treatment options 
  • Determine the efficacy of high resolution anoscopy with acetic acid and lugol’s solution on anal condyloma and anal dysplasia 
  • Illustrate successful strategies for an HRA clinic set up 
  • Identify ways to mitigate pain after colorectal surgery using various pain relief medications with emphasis on opioid sparing 
  • Cite the wisdom of a colon and rectal surgeon gained though a lifelong practice of colon and rectal surgery 

Designed for: Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Jointly Provided by: Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 

Course Directors 
M. Shashidharan, MD, FRCS, FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Alan G. Thorson, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Creighton University School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Education Credits

Category 1: Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. (March 7 = 2.75 credits; March 8 = 3.5 credits; March 9 = 3.5 credits)

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team. 


Please register by Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Registration Fees

  • Physicians: $250
  • Fellows: $100

For lodging accommodations, make your reservations before Jan. 30, 2018.

Four Seasons Resort
4591 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4