2020: Annus Horribilis, or Annus Mirabilis?
Dr. Jeffrey B. Matthews discusses the national state of surgical practice, and both personal and professional achievements and hardships in the face of challenging restrictions due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. This 3rd Annual Michael E. DeBakey Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the DeBakey Foundation, took place on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 7:00 A.M.
General, plastic, thoracic, vascular, cardiothoracic, abdominal transplantation and surgical oncology physicians, residents, fellows and medical students need to be regularly updated on novel therapies, as well as advances in surgical care and clinical practices that will aid them in treating a variety of surgical procedures to increase the patient care experience and improve practice efficiency.
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
- Review the ongoing challenges the surgical community faces to deliver surgical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Assess the impact of the pandemic on surgical training, both at the individual program level and from the perspective of program accreditation and surgeon certification.
- Recognize the multiple ways the COVID-19 pandemic has differentially affected vulnerable communities and explore their responsibilities as surgeons to address the inequities in their midst.
- Medical Students
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Term of Approval
December 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022. Original release date: December 1, 2020.
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Dallas B. Phemister Professor of Surgery The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences