This program is designed for the practicing surgeon. It is meant to provide an update in the various disciplines of surgery with application to daily practice, and to enhance the knowledge of the participant in these areas. The program is intended to meet the needs of surgeons in clinical practice for up-to-date information on the latest techniques in general and specialty surgical areas and to provide a means for surgical students and researchers to report the results of their research.

Topics will cover a broad range of surgical practice interests including updates and advances in cancer, hernia, care for Acute Diverticulitis, breast cancer, and patient care. The intent of the program is to improve the quality of patient care and improve patient safety.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | Research Day

  • President’s Session: 0.50 credit
  • Cancer Abstract Session: 0.50 credit (cancer mandate – .5 hours)
  • Surgical Potpourri Abstract Session = 0.75 credit
  • ePoster Session = 0.25 credit
  • Surgical Trivia Night = 0.50 credit

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | Community Surgeons Day

  • Great Debates #1: Robotic Hernia Repair: Game Changer or Expensive Gimmick: 0.50 credit
  • A Sacred Oath: Caring for Those Who Care for Others: .75 credit
  • One Stage or Two Stage Procedures for Acute Diverticulitis? 0.75 credit
  • Barriers to Surgical Care in Native American Communities: 0.50 credit
  • Should we use Neoadjuvant Chemo for T1 triple negative or
    HER2 Positive Tumors?: 0.50 credit (breast mandate – .5 hours

To claim CME, you must submit an online evaluation by July 12, 2021.

  • Submit your evaluation, click here
  • CME Certificates for ACS members (MDs/DOs), your CME certificate will be available the week of July 12th on your MyCME page.
  • CME Certificate of Attendance for non-MDs/Dos will be emailed to you the week of July 12th

Jennifer Witt, MD, FACS
Mark Sawyer, MD, FACS

The Minnesota Surgical Society wishes to recognize and thank the following company for their commercial promotion towards this educational activity:

Gold Level
Acacia Pharma

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 MSS VIRTUAL SPRING MEETING.

If you were unable to join the live meeting times, you can still attend and receive your CME credits by attending on-demand following the live event from May 14 – July 9, 2021. Videos are found under Research Day & Community Surgeons Day.


For the CME breakdown for each day, click here.

Don’t forget to claim your CME by completing the online evaluation found under the CLAIM CME tab. Last day to claim your CME is Monday, July 12, 2021.

If you have any questions, contact janna@mnsurgicalsociety.org

RESEARCH DAY

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
5:00pm-8:15pm | ZOOM

ENDURING MATERIAL

To claim CME, you must submit an online evaluation by July 12, 2021.

  • Submit your evaluation, click here
  • CME Certificates for ACS members (MDs/DOs), your CME certificate will be available the week of July 12th on your MyCME page.
  • CME Certificate of Attendance for non-MDs/Dos will be emailed to you the week of July 12th