CSSP Technical Standards for Pancreas Cancer Surgery Webinar


This forum will discuss evidence-based operative standards for the performance of pancreatoduodenectomy as outlined in the Cancer Surgery Standards Textbook, Volume 1. This will include review of technical standards and the rationale supporting these recommendations. 

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About this course

Faculty Credentials

Disclosure Information

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

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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. 

Speakers / Moderators / Discussants / Authors

Timothy Vreeland, MD - Designs clinical trials at LumaBridge

Matthew Katz, MD - (Nothing to disclose)

Daniel Nelson, MD - (Nothing to disclose)

Mark Truty, MD - (Nothing to disclose)

Susan Tsai, MD - (Nothing to disclose)

Alice Wei, MD - (Consultant at Histosonics)

Syed Ahmed, MD - Speaker at Abbvie Inc.

Planning Committee / Editorial Committee 

Toan Nguyen, MD - (Nothing to disclose)

Christina Roland, MD - (Nothing to disclose)

Amanda Francescatti, MS - (Nothing to disclose)

Clarissa Orr, MS - (Nothing to disclose)

Ramsha Kanwal - (Nothing to disclose)

Mediget Teshome, MD - Conference attendance at the transatlantic breast cancer conference



Learning Objectives

At the completion of the activity, participants should be able to:
• Recognize the key operative standards for the performance of pancreatoduodenectomy endorsed by the American College of Surgeons Cancer Research Program and Cancer Surgery Standards Program.
• Understand evidence-based rationale for these standards.
• Describe technical aspects of the operative standards. 
• Gain insight into current controversies and opportunities for ongoing improvement. 


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Target Audience

Advanced trainees (senior residents/fellows) and practicing surgeons performing cancer operations.

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 1.75 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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CME Credit Claiming Information

All learners must complete the course evaluation in order to claim a CME Certificate.  Participants may only claim a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.