Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin Fall Meeting

Register now for the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin Fall Meeting on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the American Club in Kohler, WI.
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Clinical Congress 2019

Spring 2019 Advocacy Blog Update

The Wisconsin Surgical Society participated in the 2019 Doctor Day at the Wisconsin State Capital on May 1st. Over 400 physicians and medical students participated in the event. Read More.

The Future. Through the Eyes of a Surgeon

The College has created a new video that was recently shown at Clinical Congress. The video focuses on the critical need for surgeons to have a strong voice and seat at the table in all patient care decisions, especially as the health care environment continues to change. The video successfully highlights why surgeons have a unique and important perspective and focuses on the need to strengthen the collective voice of all surgeons, especially in our efforts to reach health care leaders, policymakers, and the public. The video can be downloaded at: www.facs.org/member-services/through-the-eyes

ACS celebrates 100 years

100 Years of Setting the Quality Standard:

President's Message

September 2019

Dear WSS Members:

The annual meeting of The Wisconsin Surgical Society, A Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, will be held on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2019 at The American Club in Kohler, WI. Please take the time to make your hotel reservations and to send in your conference registration as this is looking to be another great conference. I would like to thank Drs. Brandon Grover, Elise Lawson and Tim Ridolfi for their time and effort in planning this event.

The Friday sessions will highlight research across the state through presentations by medical students, residents and fellows. The format will include both oral and poster presentations. An update on the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin, Rural Surgery Task Force is also planned. Dr. John Weigelt, Vice-President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons will provide an update on ACS activities and give the Beaumont Lecture.
Saturday’s Sessions will include clinically relevant panel discussions. New this year will be “Great Cases Across the State” – featuring interesting clinical cases submitted by our colleagues. We are excited to have Dr. Dean Klinger lead a session on Global Health, and Sheridan Ryan present “Staying Left of the Bang” (how to manage violent patients and families.)

The American Club is a five-star resort with a world-class spa and championship golf courses. Join your colleagues and friends for a great weekend of learning, sharing and renewing friendships. Invite colleagues who are not members to attend the meeting and ask them to join the WSS!

I look forward to seeing you in November!

Sincerely,
Brian Lewis, MD, FACS President

Annual Meeting November 8-9, 2019

The Annual meeting of The Wisconsin Surgical Society, A Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, will be held on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2019. We are looking forward to another excellent opportunity for education and fun this fall. The venue will again be The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

The Friday sessions will highlight research across the state through presentations by medical students, residents, and fellows. The format will include both oral and poster presentations. An update on the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin is also planned. We are excited to have Dr. John Weigelt, Vice-President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons to provide an update on ACS activities and give the Beaumont Lecture. We will again be hosting the Physician-in-Training Cancer Research Paper Competition sponsored by the ACS Commission of Cancer (CoC). There is the opportunity to represent our ACS Chapter in a national Commission on Cancer research competition. Per CoC requirements, Medical Students are not eligible for this award.

Saturday’s sessions will include clinically relevant panel discussions (including “Great Cases Across the State” – so submit your great and interesting clinical cases), invited lectures, and additional abstract presentations. If considering a video presentation, simply submit a summary of content and informational objectives through the abstract submission website. Please do not plan to include pre-recorded voice narration for the accepted video, and limit video length to 5 minutes. Bringing along a backup copy of your presentation/video is highly recommended.

All abstracts must be submitted through the online abstract submission website at https://knowledgeconnex.secure-platform.com/a/page/WSS2019. The deadline for abstract submission is Thursday, August 22nd, 2019. All medical student, resident, fellow, and advanced care practitioner abstracts must be sponsored by a WSS member who should plan to attend the meeting. If the sponsor is not able to attend, the sponsor will need to arrange an alternative WSS member to sponsor the presentation. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Grover at btgrover@gundersenhealth.org. or Dr. Lawson at lawson@surgery.wisc.edu.

Our annual meeting is a great opportunity to discuss relevant issues pertaining to the clinical practice of surgery in a way that allows our membership to make and reinforce friendships across our state. The venue in 2019 is a five-star resort with a world class spa. Please encourage your colleagues and trainees, especially those who are new to Wisconsin, to submit an abstract and/or attend. We look forward to seeing you in November!

Sincerely,
Brandon Grover, DO, FACS
Elise Lawson, MD, FACS
Tim Ridolfi, MD, FACS
Program Committee Co-Chairpersons