Continuing Medical Education

Doctors in conference

Faculty members in the Department of Surgery enjoy sharing the latest clinical and research findings through Continuing Medical Education. You will hear about the most recent clinical advances happening here and in other leading institutions around the world. Our CME activities highlight innovative procedures and technologies, explore novel treatments and research, and provide updates on the latest advances in the understanding and treatment of disease.

Grand Rounds

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April 27, 2012 “Current Management of Breast Cancer”
April 20, 2012 "Vascular Graft Infection and the NAIS"
April 13, 2012 "Developing a Surgical Practice in the Third World – Nine Years in San Lorenzo, Ecuador"
April 6, 2012 "Prophalaxis of Pulmonary Embolism"

Mar 30, 2012 "Robotic Radical Cystectomy”
Mar 23, 2012 "Neuroblastoma: Pathophysiology and Current Therapy”"
Mar 16, 2012 "Mia Culpa: Learning from Adverse Outcomes"
Mar 9, 2012 "Death after Elective Colon Resection: A search for a valid outcome parameter"
Mar 2, 2012 “Controversies with Ventilator Associated Pneumonia”

Febuary 24, 2012 "Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease: A Review of Stem Cell Physiology and Status of Clinical Trials"
Febuary 17, 2012 "Anorectal Disorders: Back to the Basics"
Febuary 10, 2012 "Current Controversies in Bariatric Surgery"
Febuary 3, 2012 "Surgery-how will we train the next generation"

January 27, 2012 "Breast Reconstruction for the General Surgeons"
January 20, 2012 "Splenetomy: Indications Techniques and Outcomes"
January 13, 2012 "Retroperitoneal and Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcomas: A Tale of Two Sites"
January 6, 2012 "The Role of Simulation Based Medical Education in Surgery"

December 9, 2011 "Management of Inferior Vena Caval and Iliac Venous Thrombosis"
December 2, 2011 “Changes in Management of Injuries to the Liver and Spleen”

November 18, 2011 “The Education and Training of Surgeons: Principles, Controversies, Directions”
November 11, 2011 “Recognition and Management of Aortic Infections”
November 4, 2011 “Spinal Cord Protection in Aortic Surgery”

October 28, 2011 “Current management of gastroesophageal reflux disease”
October 21, 2011 "Accessing innovative healthcare technologies"
October 14, 2011 “Aortic Stenosis: Modern Therapies for a Fatal Condition”
October 7, 2011 “The Surgical Management of Chronic Bony Wounds of the Lower Limb A long-term followup”

September 30, 2011 "Anatomy of a Lawsuit – From Filing to Trial- What to Expect – What to do"
September 23, 2011 “Regenerative Medicine”
September 16, 2011 “Vocal Fold Paralysis”
September 9, 2011 “Current Issues Relating to Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms”

August 26, 2011 “Management of Post Gastrectomy Complications”
August 19, 2011 "Thyroid Cancer: Guide to Management in 2011"
August 12, 2011 "Pancreatic Cancer: Overcoming Obstacles through Research"
August 5, 2011 "Splenic Trauma"

July 29, 2011 "Strategies for Recognition and Prevention of Fatigue in the Workplace"
July 22, 2011 “Critical limb ischemia (CLI). Historical perspective and the emerging role of stem cell therapy”
July 15, 2011 "Colonoscopy: credentialing, indications, benefits and risks"
July 8, 2011 "Esophageal Leaks: Principles of Treatment"

Special Events and Guest Lectureships

Events coming soon.

Request a CME Presentation

Many of our faculty members are willing to travel around the region to present a CME talk at your facility, practice, tumor board, medical staff meeting or event. List of topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Laparoscopic liver resection
  • Laparoscopic pancreas surgery
  • Metastatic colorectal cancer surgery
  • Carotid Revascularization 2010: An Update
  • Venous Emergencies: Better Options, Better Outcomes
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment of Voice Disorders--Adult and Children (the hoarse patient)
  • Pediatric Airway Disorders and Treatment in Louisville, KY
  • Minimally invasive surgery of the head and neck:
    • Trans-axillary thyroidectomy with the Da Vinci robot
    • Trans-oral robotic surgery for lesions/tumors in the oropharynx/larynx/hypopharyx
    • Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy
    • Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery
    • Minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery (including Balloon Sinuplasty) for chronic sinus conditions
    • Endoscopic skull base tumor resection and CSF leak repair
    • Sialoendoscopy for salivary gland pathology
  • Allergy diagnosis and treatment: (All Ages):
    • Full panel skin testing with both prick testing and intradermal testing
    • RAST blood testing for children unable to tolerate skin testing
    • Allergy management with standard pharmacotherapy, injection immunotherapy, and sublingual immunotherapy
  • Surgical management of early and advanced Head and Neck Cancer
  • Surgical management of snoring and sleep apnea
  • Liver/kidney transplantation with liver failure, cirrhosis, portal hypertension
  • Management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and other hepatobiliary neoplasms in patients with and without cirrhosis and hepatitis C
  • Minimally invasive liver surgery for benign and malignant tumors
  • Management of bile duct injuries
  • Breast cancer and recon
  • Abdominal contouring

To request one of these CME talks or to inquire about another topic, please e-mail Radi Bombard at or call 502.582.5444.