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 M&M (Morbidity and Mortality) Conference is a weekly conference that features complications submitted and presented by residents involved in those cases. Cases are submitted to a secure database each week and are reviewed and selected for presentation by the faculty moderator. Residents focus their presentations on what happened to cause the complication and what could be done to prevent the complication for future cases (increase medical knowledge, improve systems-based issues, improve team communication) and cite scholarly works to further back up their presentations.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for UW Department of Surgery faculty, residents and other healthcare professionals interested in clinical effectiveness and efficacy as it relates to patient care and disease processes.

Planning Committee

Anne Lidor, MD, MPH, ChairEugene Foley, MD 
Rebecca Minter, MDJohn ScarboroughDorothy Cook, MS, Coordinator
Lee Wilke, MDMary Beth Henry, RN, MS, CS, APNP 


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. 

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: 
Live Stream Available: 
Global Objectives: 

Conference, participants will:

  1. Improve case-based medical knowledge applicable to surgical patient care, such as an abnormal anatomy or common complications.
  2. Reflect on systems failures or breakdowns in communication that may have led to the error.
  3. Contribute to the institutional quality improvement effort to reduce complications and improve surgery outcomes. 
  4. Apply the increased knowledge and skills to improve care and outcomes of surgical patients.


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


Session Datesort descending
Surgery M&M Conference - 1/9/19 01/09/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CST
Surgery M&M Conference-1/23/19 01/23/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CST
*CANCELLED* Surgery M&M Conference - 1/30/19 01/30/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CST
Surgery M&M Conference - 2/13/19 02/13/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CST
Surgery M&M Conference - 2/20/19 02/20/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CST
Surgery M&M Conference - 2/27/19 02/27/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CST
Surgery M&M Conference - 3/13/19 03/13/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CDT
Surgery M&M Conference - 3/20/19 03/20/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CDT
Surgery M&M Conference - 4/3/19 04/03/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CDT
Surgery M&M Conference - 4/17/19 04/17/2019 - 6:30am to 7:20am CDT