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Comprehensive Review of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Directed by Stanley W. Ashley, MD, and Ronald Bleday, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
The Comprehensive Review of Colon and Rectal Surgery program provides a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of colorectal surgical practice, including material on colorectal conditions and the best practices and current surgical techniques.

This program may be used toward the CME requirements for Maintenance of Certification.

CREDITS Earn 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE May 30, 2015
CE EXPIRE May 31, 2018
ONLINE PRICE $1,195.00
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The Comprehensive Review of Colon & Rectal Surgery course provides presentations of surgical and clinical data in 30 different areas of colorectal surgical practice. The goal is to provide a broad and deep all-encompassing review of the specialty of colorectal surgery. The speakers have been chosen for their expertise as experienced surgeons and as teachers. This will ensure that the learners receive a thorough understanding of contemporary colorectal decision making, appropriate surgical techniques and methods, and prognosis.


Target Audience

  • Practicing general and colorectal surgeons
  • Surgical residents and fellows
  • Medical students and nurses interested in colorectal surgery


Topics & Speakers

  • Rectal Cancer: Anatomy, Staging, and Major Resections
  • Rectal Cancer: Local Excision – When and How
    Ronald Bleday, MD

  • Colon Cancer
    Jennifer L. Irani, MD, FACS

  • Ulcerative Colitis
    Stephen R. Gorfine, MD

  • Crohn Disease
    Deborah Nagle, MD

  • Unusual Colitis: Infectious, Ischemic
    Rocco Ricciardi, MD, MPH

  • Medical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Joshua R. Korzenik, MD

  • Bowel Obstruction and Ileus
    Nelya Melnitchouk, MD

  • Diverticulitis
    Jason F. Hall, MD, MPH

  • Stomas
    Melissa M. Murphy, MD, MPH

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Carcinoids, and Other Unusual Intestinal Tumors
    Chandrajit P. Raut, MD

  • Functional Disorders of Evacuation and Physiology Testing
    Alan W. Hackford, MD

  • Genetic Disorders of Colon and Polyp Disease
    Joel E. Goldberg, MD, FACS

  • Pathology of Colon Polyps and Cancers
    Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD

  • Colorectal Polyps
    Peter W. Marcello, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Fecal Incontinence
    Liliana Bordeianou, MD

  • Rectal Prolapse
    Justin A. Maykel, MD

  • Hemorrhoids
    Karim S. Alavi, MD, MPH

  • Fissures
    Vitaliy Y. Poylin, MD

  • Fistula Disease
    Mandeep Singh Saund, MD

  • Pruritus Ani
    Steven Schechter, MD, FACS, FASCRS

  • Colonoscopy
    Paul C. Shellito, MD

  • Quality and Safety Outcomes in Colorectal Surgery
    Matthew M. Hutter, MD

  • Anal Cancer
    Harvey J. Mamon, MD, PhD

  • Presacral Tumors
    David J. Schoetz, Jr., MD

  • Perioperative Complications in Colon Surgery
    Stefan D. Holubar, MD, MS, FACS

  • Bowel Preparations for Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Marc S. Rubin, MD

  • Adjuvant Therapy for Colon Cancer
    Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, MD, MPH

  • Congenital Disorders
    Craig W. Lillihei, MD

  • Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS)
    Matthias Stopfkuchen-Evans, MD


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  • Outline an increased scientific and technical knowledge base in colorectal surgical practice
  • Describe current patterns of care for colorectal surgical disorders
  • Apply the information learned into his or her colorectal surgical practice
  • Use improved competence in performing current colorectal surgical techniques
  • Initiate quality improvement into his or her practice



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Date of Original Release: May 30, 2015
Date of Credit Termination: May 31, 2018

Comprehensive Review of Colorectal Surgery provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program to Physicians.


 Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.