Academy VGR: Robotics and Surgical Education


This dynamic panel will discuss the topic of Robotics and Surgical Education. This session is ideal for faculty, program directors, residents, and medical students.

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About this course

Faculty Credentials

Disclosure Information

Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Grand Rounds Series: Robotics and Surgical Education
July 15 | 7:00–8:00 pm CDT
Chicago, IL 

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 (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

Speaker and Moderator Disclosures

Dana Telem, MD, MPH, FACS – Medtronic – PI - Grant Funding, AHRQ – PI - Grant funding, Up to Date – Author on Chapter about Bariatric Complications and Outcomes – Royalty

John Porterfield, MD, FACS – Intuitive – Consultant/Teacher – Consulting fee, BD Medical – Consultant/Teacher – Consulting fee

Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD, FACS – Applied Medical – PI – Educational grant, Baxter – PI – Educational grant, Bard – PI – Educational grant, Ethicon – PI, Consultant – Educational grant, consultant fee, Intuitive – PI, consultant – Educational grant, consultant fee, Medtronic – PI – Educational grant, Stryker – PI – Educational grant

Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose

Program Committee Disclosures

Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Ajit Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME - Nothing to Disclose
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM - Nothing to Disclose
Anthony Atala, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Kathryn Spanknebel, MD, FACS  - Nothing to Disclose
John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS - American Board of Surgery, American Board of Family Medicine, SAGES

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to: 

  • Review the current state of robotics in healthcare - the benefits and challenges
  • Discuss best practices incorporating robotics into surgical education
  • Analyze the role robotics may play in the future, especially as it relates to training across the continuum of surgical education


  • If you have any questions about the course, please contact Susan Newman, Manager, Academy at 312-202-5771 or email
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Target Audience

  • Hospital administrators faculty
  • Program directors
  • Clerkship directors
  • Practicing surgeons

CME Accreditation

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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