Professionals

Annual Symposium

Complex Surgical Patient Care

Jointly provided by: Memorial Health System and SIU School of Medicine

Feb. 8, 2018 | 9 a.m. -  noon.
Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation | Springfield, IL
Total CE Credit: 3 hours | Cost: Free (Breakfast provided)

For All Primary Care Physicians, Surgeons, OBGYN Specialists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses.

This provider-focused event features specialists dedicated to improving the health of our communities through surgical optimization.  Topics include: Surgical optimization, bariatric surgery, complex hernia incidence and repair, gynecologic surgery, orthopedic considerations and panel discussion. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide overview on healthcare reform as it relates to surgical outcomes
  • Describe high-risk patient profiles impacting surgical outcomes
  • Explain clinical pathways for mitigating risk in the pre-op process using a multidisciplinary team 
  • Practical skills to approach patients in the office setting

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Symposium Presenters

In order of presentation:

Todd Roberts, MBA, CLSSMBB, FACHE

Mr. Roberts earned his MBA at Bellevue University in 2006, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Health Sciences Management at Rush University. A Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he serves as Vice President of Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer for Memorial Health System and Executive Director of the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance, based in Springfield, IL.

 

John Mellinger, MD

John Mellinger, MD, earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a nationally recognized surgical endoscopist and educator with more than 25 years experience in treating complex hernia cases. He is a Director of the American Board of Surgery, and serves on the Board of Governors of SAGES, the leading minimally invasive surgical society in the world. He is past president of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery. His clinical and research interests include minimally invasive surgery, endoscopy, and surgical education.

James Fullerton, MD

James Fullerton, MD, earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, completed his residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL., and his fellowship training at the University of Louisville. He has more than 12 years of experience treating complex hernia cases. Dr. Fullerton has authored numerous national health articles and serves on several local medical committees. Dr. Fullerton is a surgeon at Springfield Clinic and currently provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment in general surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery and surgical endoscopy.

Adam Reid, MD

Dr. Reid is a general surgeon with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the Southern Illinois Trauma Center. He is a graduate of SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, where he completed a residency in general surgery. He completed fellowships in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and surgical critical care at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Reid is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care through the American Board of Surgery.

 

Joseph Williams, MD

Dr. Joseph Williams is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in spine treatment, back pain, fracture and injuries. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, completed his residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and completed a fellowship at Orthopedics of Indiana. Dr. Williams treats general orthopedic injuries and disorders, but has a special interest in adult spine disorders and injuries.

 

Nicole Florence, MD

Dr. Florence is a physician at Memorial Physician Services - Koke Mill. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Florence is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Obesity.

Agenda

Registration: 8:30-9:00 AM

Topics & Presenters
 

  • 9:00-9:20 Healthcare Reform - Todd Roberts
  • 9:20- 10:00 Bariatric Surgery - Dr. Reid
  • 10:00-10:40 Complex Hernia Repair – Dr. Mellinger & Dr. Fullerton
  • 10:40 Break (10 min)
  • 10:50-11:10 Orthopedic Surgery -  Dr. Williams
  • 11:10-11:30 Patient Optimization -  Dr. Florence
  • 11:30 Panel Discussion (30 min)

Free CME/CEU Event

3 CME/CEUs available for all Primary Care Physicians, Surgeons, OBGYN Specialists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses.  

This provider-focused event features specialists dedicated to improving the health of our communities through surgical optimization.  Topics include: Surgical optimization, bariatric surgery, complex hernia incidence and repair, gynecologic surgery, orthopedic considerations and panel discussions.  

Credit:

Jointly provided by Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center and SUI School of Medicine.  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. 

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Professional Development, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs are expected to disclose to the program audiences any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.