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Department of Surgery teaching conference

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:15am – 8:15am

UConn Health
University Tower 3rd Floor Suite T3320

Department of Surgery Teaching Conference

Excellence Begets Excellence in Rectal Cancer

Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and the Department of Surgery

Speaker: Eric Girard, MD Date: March 8, 2017 Time: 7:15am- 8:15am Location: University Tower 3rd Floor Suite T3320

Target Audience: Department of Surgery Faculty, Residents, Mid-Levels/Clinicians, Medical Students

Learning Objectives: Participants will (be able to): 1. Address the preoperative needs of rectal cancer patients. 2. Recall the current literature regarding laparoscopic vs open TME. 3. Cite the requirements toward becoming a rectal cancer center of excellence.

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.

The activity director, planning committee members, nor the speaker, Dr. Girard, has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Dr. Girard will not be discussing the off-labeled use of any product.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.

Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an electronic evaluation in order to obtain CME Credits. An email from with instructions will be sent to participants. Please complete the evaluation within one week of receiving the email.

If you do not receive an evaluation assignment from within 10 business days of this activity, please contact the Department that hosted this activity (indicated above) to ensure that your account is set up and your participation in this activity was forwarded to the CME office. This material is confidential and is utilized as defined in Connecticut State Statute Sec19a-25 (formerly Sec 19-6a) for evaluating and improving the quality of health care rendered.


Janice Hutchison, 860-679-2290,

Continuing Medical Education (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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