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The Department of Surgery sponsors several programs that offer continuing medical education (CME) credits through Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. In addition to our weekly grand rounds and clinical conference programs, special educational events that offer CME credits take place throughout year, as well.

Regular Events

Surgical Grand Rounds

Our Surgical Grand Rounds program is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The weekly Surgical Grand Rounds lectures are generally held on Wednesday morning, from 7:00 to 8:00 am, in the Health Sciences Center (level 2, lecture hall 1).

Topics cover the full range of current surgical concerns, focusing on clinical issues of interest to practicing physicians and surgeons. Featured speakers include distinguished visiting professors from the nation’s top universities and medical centers.

For more information, please call 631-444-7875.

Breast Conference

The weekly breast conference of our Breast Surgery Division is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. It takes place every Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 am in the Pathology Conference Room 766 on Level 2 of University Hospital. We discuss breast cancer planning and treatment options with our multidisciplinary team.

The case presentations and discussions rely on national breast cancer standards (as defined by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network). In this way, we afford best clinical practice for our patients, as well as provide continued medical education at the same time. Both of these essential components of our breast conference aim to bridge the gap between historical clinical practices and newer leading-edge treatments.

This CME activity, which involves case presentations as well as a mini lecture series, aims to meet the educational needs and advance the knowledge of our audience. Subject matter for the mini lecture series is developed from patient presentation dilemmas, clarification of practice guidelines, and most current medical journal articles. We also use morbidity and mortality data as an impetus to discuss quality improvement issues.

For more information, please call 631-444-5976.

Vascular Surgery Conference

The Vascular Surgery Conference of the Division of Vascular Surgery is designated for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The weekly conferences are generally held on Wednesday morning, from 8:00 to 10:00 am, in the Health Sciences Center in the surgery department classroom (level 19, room 025).

Topics cover the full range of concerns related to the diagnosis and management of vascular disease, with case presentations. Presentations are made by surgical residents, as well as the director of the non-invasive vascular lab and attending physicians.

For more information, please call 631-444-2037/-2683.

Trauma/Critical Care Conference: For information about this education event, please call 631-444-7989.

Special Events

Otolaryngology Update and Alumni Day / March 23, 2019

This all-day program offers lectures presented by our faculty as well as by national visiting professors; for example, “Role of Transoral Robotic Surgery in Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer”; “Effect of New Tonsillectomy Guidelines on Clinical Practice”; “Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss”; and “What You Should Know about Salivary Endoscopy.”

For information about the next Otolaryngology Update and Alumni Day, please call Jennifer Drasser at 631-444-8410; or send her an email. This program offers accredited continuing medical education for physicians, and will be provide a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Research Day / May 30, 2019

The annual Department of Surgery Research Day, held in the spring, is designated for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The morning forum showcases ongoing and completed research projects by way of oral platform presentations, as well as a poster competition by our residents, medical students, and faculty. The event is generally attended by over 200 faculty, residents, and students from across the university.

For more information, please call 631-444-1820.

Venous Symposium / April 11-13, 2019

The annual Venous Symposium is designated for a maximum of approximately 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (from accredited agency, not Renaissance School of Medicine). The three-day symposium offers a comprehensive educational opportunity for those who treat or want to be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease.

The symposium’s faculty comprises national and international experts in venous disease, together with the faculty of our Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Covering all aspects of venous pathology and presenting the latest in therapy, the program explores the intricacies of the evolving venous landscape to provide an ideal learning experience. Lectures and workshops with interactive discussion and models for hands-on experience are provided.

For more information, visit the symposium's official website.