RSS Coordinator(s):
  • Alyssa Schappe
Series date: 
07/01/2018 - 12:00am CDT to 06/30/2020 - 11:59pm CDT

Series Overview

The Department of Surgery Grand Rounds is a weekly hour long lecture that features presentations relating to best practices in surgery, teamwork, and groundbreaking clinical research. Surgery Grand Rounds features a variety of surgical specialties, in order to best represent the many surgical specialties interprofessional care teams within the Department of Surgery and to broaden participants’ surgical knowledge. Our presentations vary from in-house research from faculty and chief residents to outside surgeons and specialists.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for UW Department of Surgery faculty, residents and other healthcare providers as well as all surgeons and clinicians in Wisconsin and across the country interested in clinical effectiveness and efficacy as it relates to patient care and disease processes. As defined by the American College of Surgeons, surgeons are expected to study and evaluate new procedures and to become competent and proficient with advances that are appropriate. Technical skill alone is not sufficient to qualify a surgeon to perform new procedures. Procedural skills must be acquired within the context of in‐depth knowledge about the natural course of a disease.

Planning Committee

Anne Lidor, MD, MPH, ChairMary Beth Henry, RN, MS, CS, APNPDorothy Cook, MS, Coordinator
Rebecca Minter, MDLee Wilke, MD 


Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hour.  

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. 

American Board of Surgery (ABS)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Surgery's (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS MOC credit.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.



It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).  

Detailed disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosures for Planning Committee

Series location: 
1345 HSLC
750 Highland Ave
Madison , WI 53705
United States
RSS Format: 
Grand Rounds
Live Stream Available: 
Global Objectives: 

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Increase knowledge of new developments in surgical research and practice, within and outside of the domains pertaining to the participant’s surgical specialty.
  2. Improve ability to incorporate new knowledge into patient-centered surgery practice.
  3. Increase ability to effectively communicate across different specialties and professions when providing care to patients undergoing surgery.

    Online/Enduring Grand Rounds for CME

    If you were not able to attend a live session, it may be offered online for credit.
    Click here to access online/enduring Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 18-20.

    Interprofessional RSS: 
    Intended Audience: 
    Nurse Practitioner
    Physician Assistant
    Credits Available: 
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    ANCC Contact Hours
    University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours