Webinar: Surgical Site Infection

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Moderators: Matthew Ziegler, MD, FASCRS; Benjamin Shogan, MD, FASCRS
Speakers: Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FASCRS; David Etzioni, MD, MSHS, FASCRS
CME Credit Hours Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
All surgeons aim to have the best outcomes for their patients after surgery, however, surgical site infections can be inevitable. In addition, hospital systems and providers can be penalized when infections occur, putting the onus on the provider or hospital. This webinar seeks to review previous and current recommendations in the prevention of surgical site infection to optimize peri-operative outcomes. In addition, this webinar will review appropriate documentation and reporting of peri-operative infections to optimize billing and coding.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Implement current infection prevention recommendations in surgical practice to minimize the incidence of surgical site infection.
  2. Understand how to document and report surgical infections in the peri-operative period to optimize reimbursement patterns.
1.pngMatthew Ziegler, MD, FASCRS
Dr. Ziegler received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at Indiana University. He then completed a residency in colon and rectal surgery at William Beaumont Hospital. He is currently at Corewell Health East William Beaumont University Hospital where is the program director for the colorectal surgery fellowship.

4.pngBenjamin Shogan, MD, FASCRS
Dr. Shogan is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago. He completed general surgery residency at the University of Chicago followed by colorectal surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Shogan’s research interests are in understanding the fundamental mechanisms by which intestinal microorganism influenced by the intestinal microenvironment during the perioperative period contribute to surgical complications.

2.pngElizabeth C. Wick, MD, FASCRS
Dr. Wick is a professor of surgery, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety in the Department of Surgery, Chief Perioperative Quality and Safety Officer for UCSF Health. Liza has also contributed to our understanding of almost every aspect of perioperative care from teamwork and communication to organizational culture to quality improvement and measurement. She has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2010. She has published over 250 articles around quality and safety and the microbiome and is frequently asked to speak and share her expertise with other hospitals, state hospital associations and professional societies across the United States and abroad.
She led, in partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American College of Surgeons, around accelerating dissemination of surgical pathways across 4 surgical areas (colorectal, gynecology, orthopedics and emergency general surgery) over five years. More recently, she has been working to integrate quality improvement into the electronic health record and received a UG3/UH3 grant from the NIA around advanced care planning and surgery.
3.pngDavid Etzioni, MD, MSHS, FASCRS
Dr. Etzioni is the Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and a Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (’99) and completed his general surgical residency at UCLA (’06). While a resident at UCLA, he completed a master’s degree in health services as part of a research fellowship funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He subsequently completed his Colon and Rectal Surgery training through the University of Minnesota. His research and administrative interests are focused on the appropriate analysis, interpretation, and reporting of surgical outcomes data.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. 

Designation Statement
ASCRS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Surgery (ABS) Continuous Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirement(s) of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

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Registration Fees: ASCRS Members FREE; Non-Members $50