Mithoefer Symposium

4th Annual Symposium
May 17-18, 2009
Otesaga Resort, Cooperstown, New York

Sponsored by:
Bassett Health Care
Mithoefer Center for Rural Surgery
American College of Surgeons

Program highlights include

Rural General Surgery
Workforce Issues
Training Solutions

Clinical Updates- Subspecialties What you need to know

Keynote Speakers

Training General Surgeons for Tomorrow -Tom Whalen, MD, FACS (RRC Surgery - Chair)

What physician shortage? - David Goodman, MD, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth

Surgical care for the rest of the world - Adam Kushner MD, NY Society for International Humanitarian Surgery

American Board of Surgery Update Steve Stain, MD, FACS Albany Medical Center

A History of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Jeff Idelson, President, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Practical Solutions to Practical Problems participant forum
10 minute presentations from symposium registrants.

All 2009 Presentations (PowerPoint Format)

What Physician Shortage?

David Goodman, MD, MS

Surgery Training for Rural America
David Borgstrom, MD, FACS

2009 General Surgery Residency Training for Rural Practice
Karen Deveney, MD, FACS

Rural Surgery Practice Patterns
Robert Sticca, MD, FACS

Surgery for Rural America
Thomas Cogbill, MD, FACS

Mithoefer Fellows
Patrick Dietz, MD, FACS

MIMIS Fellowship
Paul Severson, MD, FACS

ACS Rural Surgery Website
Tyler Hughes, MD, FACS

NSQIP/Case Log Update
Clifford Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS

On the Road Again - Impact of Simulation and Skills Upgrade in Rural Practice
David Antonenko, MD, PhD, FACS

American Board of Surgery Update
Steven Stain, MD, FACS

Practical Solutions to Practical Problems
Dana Lynge, MD, FACS

Training General Surgeons for Tomorrow
Thomas Whalen, MD, MMM, CPE, FACS, FAAP (Chair, RRC -Surgery)

Rural Hospital - Tertiary Care Link
Thomas Cogbill, MD, FACS

Recruiting Issues for Rural America
Brock Slabach, MPH, FACHE

Evidence for Quality of Surgical Care in Rural America
Samuel Finlayson, MD, MPH, FACS

Surgical Care for the Rest of the World
Adam Kushner, MD, MPH

Acute Care Surgery/Rural Surgery
David Borgstrom, MD, FACS

SAGES Laparoscopy Guidelines in Pregnancy
Steven Heneghan, MD, FACS

Neurosurgical Emergencies
Craig Goldberg, MD

Burn Care
Eric Mooney, MD, PhD

Breast Care Update
M. Bernadette Ryan, MD, FACS

Complications of Bariatric Surgery
Brent White, MD


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