Coaching for Technical Quality Improvement

Monday, May 2, 4:15 - 5:45 pm

CME Credit Hours: 1.5

Colon and rectal surgeons in practice have few opportunities to receive directed evaluation and feedback on their technical performance and intraoperative safety. We have traditionally relied on outcomes registries or morbidity and mortality reports, but these are very imprecise measures of technical skill, and provide little guidance for improvement. This session will discuss novel methods for technical skill evaluation, including simulation, observation, video review, and share experiences from coaching interventions to improve performance.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify rationale and principles of surgical coaching
  2. Identify opportunities for collaborative technical feedback and evaluation
  3. Identify novel modalities for technical skill assessment and improvement


Scott Regenbogen, MD, MPH, Ann Arbor, MI
Marcia Russell, MD, Los Angeles, CA

4:15 pm              
Scott Regenbogen, MD, MPH, Ann Arbor, MI
Marcia Russell, MD, Los Angeles, CA
4:20 pm               
Principles of Surgical Coaching to Improve Technical Performance
John C. Byrn, MD, Ann Arbor, MI
4:35 pm              
Simulation, Video, and Coaching for Technical Competency Assessment in Training
Thomas Bartley Pickron, Jr., MD, Salt Lake City, UT
4:50 pm              
Video Review for Technical Skill Evaluation in Colectomy
Skandan Shanmugan, MD, Philadelphia, PA
5:05 pm              
Disseminating Technical Expertise – The ASCRS Video Mentorship Series
Michael McGee, MD, Chicago, IL
5:20 pm              
Panel Discussion/Questions and Answers: Outlook on the Future of Coaching, Certification, and Credentialing

All Faculty
5:45 pm