2019 Annual Chapter Meeting

Friday, September 27, 2019

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Friday, September 27, 2019
The Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Executive Council Meeting
8:00 am
Welcome and Overview
John Draus, MD, FACS
President, Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
University of Kentucky

8:05 am - 8:45 am
The Employed Surgeon
Charles Mabry, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Arkansas Medical School Medical Director of Practice Management Jefferson Regional Medical Center

8:45 am - 9:30 am
Coding and Reimbursement
Christopher Senkowski, MD, FACS
Savannah, Georgia

9:30 am - 10:15 am
The Philosophy of Dry Creek
Kelly McMasters, MD, FACS
University of Louisville

10:15 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break & View Exhibits
10:30 am - 11:15 am
The Value of Fellowship
Phillip Carpreso, MD, FACS
Second Vice President of the American College of Surgeons
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Update on Healthcare Legislation in Kentucky
Senator Julie Raque Adams
Member of the Kentucky State Senate representing District 36
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and View Exhibits
(The Committees on Trauma and Cancer will meet during lunch)

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Chapter Business Meeting
John Draus, MD, FACS, President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, University of Kentucky

Committee on Trauma Report
Brian Harbrecht, MD, FACS, University of Louisville

Cancer Liaison Report
Timothy Mullett, MD, FACS, University of Kentucky
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Anticoagulation and Surgery
Keith Miller, MD, FACS
University of Louisville
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Occult GI Bleed
Alexandra Maki, MD, FACS
Louisville, Kentucky
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Resident Paper Competition
Moderator: J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS, University of Kentucky
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cocktail Party

There is no registration fee for the meeting if you are a paid member, a resident, retired Fellow of the American College of Surgeons or a medical student. If you have not paid your 2019 dues, you may do so online or at the registration table.

Please RSVP at or call 859-323-8222

Disclosure Information:  In compliance 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.  All reported conflicts are managed by a designated official to ensure a bias-free presentation.  Please see the insert to this program for the complete disclosure list. 
Program Objectives
This activity is designed for physicians.   Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe different Anticoagulation indications and medications used surgical patients and how to address each one in preparation for elective or emergent surgical interventions.
  2. Identify sources of Occult gastrointestinal bleeding, discuss diagnostic and treatment strategies
  3. Discuss current Practice management, coding and reimbursement issues   affecting surgery patients and practitioners.
  4. Describe and discuss the Practice implications of being an employed surgeon.
  5. Examine Current surgical research in general, trauma and oncologic surgery.

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