Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons


Save-the-Date for the Florida Chapter's Next Webinar!

Join the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET for their next webinar on Patient Reported Outcomes.  This webinar is a free to attend! 

Andrea L. Pusic, MD, MHS, FACS, FRCSC
Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brigham Health
Co-Director, Patient-Reported Outcomes, Value & Experience (PROVE) Center, Brigham Health
Joseph E. Murray Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
John P. Rioux, MD, FACS (Moderator)
Surgeon, Gulf Point Surgical Specialists
Port Charlotte, FL


Join the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET for their next webinar on Emerging Technologies. This webinar is a free to attend!  Topics to be addressed include new robotic technology, new urologic technology, and reverse mapping and lymphovenous bypass for prevention of lymphedema.  Register here!

This activity is designed for surgeons. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Review the newest technologies that facilitate improved outcomes in surgical patients.
December 12, 2018
In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Therefore, it is mandatory that both the program planning committee and speakers complete disclosure forms. Members of the program committee were required to disclose all financial relationships and speakers were required to disclose any financial relationship as it pertains to the content of the presentations. The ACCME defines a ‘commercial interest’ as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients”.  It does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.  The ACCME considers “relevant” financial relationships as financial transactions (in any amount) that may create a conflict of interest and occur within the 12 months preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the educational activity.
The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the session.  The planning committee members and speakers were contacted and the conflicts listed below have been managed to our satisfaction.  However, if you perceive a bias during a session, please advise us of the circumstances on the session evaluation form. 
Please note we have advised the speakers that it is their responsibility to disclose at the start of their presentation if they will be describing the use of a device, product, or drug that is not FDA approved or the off-label use of an approved device, product, or drug or unapproved usage. 
The requirement for disclosure is not intended to imply any impropriety of such relationships, but simply to identify such relationships through full disclosure, and to allow the audience to form its own judgments regarding the presentation.
(As it pertains to the content of the presentation)
John Rioux, MD (Chair/Moderator) X  
Ali Kasraeian, MD X  
Nicholas Panetta, MD X  
Jay Redan, MD   Consultant/Speakers Bureau - Medtronic, C-SATS, Surgus.com, Acelity, Mallinckrodt, Photon-X, Heron Therapeutics
(All commercial relationships)
Bharti Jasra, MD X  
Christine Laronga, MD   Speakers Bureau – Genomic Health; Editor (sections on DCIS,
Breast Cysts) – Up-To-Date
Jane Mendez, MD X  
Jason Wilson, MD X  


The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons hosted a webinar on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 .  We invite you to view the online presentation on “Inherited Cancer Syndromes” as presented by Christine Laronga, MD, Julian Sanchez, MD and Mecker Moller, MD. Listen as they discuss current evidence-based recommendations for the management of hereditary cancers. 
1. Keeping Abreast of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
2. Hereditary Sarcoma Syndromes
3. Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes
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The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons hosted a webinar on Tuesday, February 27th from 7:00-8:00 PM EDT. We invite you to view the online presentation on Genomic Assays for Personalizing Cancer Care as was presented by Bharti Jasra, MBBS, FACS, Michael R. Shafique, MD, and Jason Starr, DO. Listen as they discussed genomic assays for guiding treatment of lung adenocarcinoma, molecular profiling in colorectal cancer, and strengths and limitations of currently available breast-specific genomic assays. 

1. Genomic Assays for Guiding Treatment of Lung Adenocarcinoma
2. Molecular Profiling in Colorectal Cancer
3. Strengths and limitations of currently available breast cancer-specific genomic assays
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Watch the video on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Florida Initiatives

The Commission on Cancer, as part of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons hosted, “Colorectal Cancer Screening: Florida Initiatives” on December 4th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST. We invite you to join Maryam Sattari, MD, MS Tammy Semelsberger, MBA, and Imee (Imelda) Unto, RN, MSN, OCN as they discuss screening challenges and evidence-based efforts for colorectal screening in Florida. This enduring activity is eligible for up to one 1 credit hour of CME and 1 ACS Self-Assessment credit.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:00am