Fecal Incontinence

Date: October 12, 2023,
Time: 7:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Moderators: Dana Sands, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Craig Olson, MD, FACS
Speakers: Jill Genua, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Alex Ky, MD, FACS, FASCRS
CME Credit Hours Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The webinar will focus on a review of evaluation of the fecal incontinence patient including radiographic and physiologic studies. Nonsurgical and surgical options for treatment, particularly sacral neuromodulation, will be discussed.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Understand how to evaluate a patient with fecal incontinence.
  2. Utilize nonsurgical treatment options for fecal incontinence.
  3. Utilize surgical treatment options for fecal incontinence.

3.pngDana Sands, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Dr. Dana Sands is a Staff Surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston Florida. She joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2002 in the Department of Colorectal Surgery and serves as Director of the Colorectal Physiology Center as well. Prior to joining the staff at the Cleveland Clinic, she completed her colorectal surgery fellowship on the Weston campus and her general surgery residency at the University of Miami. Her subspecialty interests include minimally invasive surgery and advanced transanal surgical techniques for rectal cancer.

4.pngCraig Olson, MD, FACS
Dr. Olson is a colon and rectal surgeon active at Baylor Scott and White in Waxahachie, Texas. He completed his surgical residency and colorectal fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern. His interests include minimally invasive surgery and pelvic floor disorders, he is currently serving as Vice Chair of the ASCRS Pelvic Floor Consortium.
1.pngJill Genua, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Dr. Jill Genua is a board certified colorectal and general surgeon in Albany, N.Y. She is a graduate of the Siena College/Albany Medical College Program in Science, Humanities and Medicine and received her MD degree from Albany Medical College in 2000. She completed a general surgery residency at Stamford Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian followed by a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. Until June 2020, Dr. Genua was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook Medicine where she had an active hybrid community and academic practice in colorectal surgery. In 2020, Dr. Genua returned to Albany, NY where she focuses on implementing high quality, innovative surgical care. In addition to participating in multiple surgical societies, Dr. Genua is an active member and an inaugural fellow of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer.
2.pngAlex Ky, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Alex Jenny Ky is a professor of surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. She has been practicing colorectal surgery for 23 years, specializing in all aspects of colorectal with a strong interest in robotic surgery for cancer and pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Ky was the first female president of the New York Colon and Rectal Society and is currently the President Elect of the Chinese American Medical Society.

Accreditation Statement

ACCME-accredited-provider-full-color-SM-Size.jpgThe 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.