2016 Archived Webinars

2016 Archived Webinars | ASCRS

Fecal Incontinence

Moderated by Andreas Kaiser, MD 
Speakers included Tracy Hull, MD, and Dana Sands, MD 
Original webinar date: December 8, 2016

Available in CREST®, the webinar discussed that fecal incontinence affects a large number of patients, is widely underreported and often undiagnosed by physicians. The impact on quality of life can be devastating.  Traditional treatments with antimotility agents, bulking agents, biofeedback, and sphincteroplasty (in appropriate cases) leave many patients still having significant problems.  This webinar will focus on the management of patients with fecal incontinence, with an emphasis on appropriate diagnosis and the use of newer treatment options for this vexing problem.

Upon the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the work up for fecal incontinence.
  • List three nonsurgical treatments for fecal incontinence.
  • List the surgical options and when they should be considered.

All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved.
Andreas Kaiser - Olympus: Honorarium, Speaking; McGraw Hill: Publisher, Royalty, Author; Uptodate: Royalty, Review Panel

Tracy Hull: Elsevier: Royalty, 2011 Editor of Board

The following have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Dana Sands, MD
 

Management of Rectal Cancer in the 21st Century

Moderated by Kyle Cologne, MD 
Speakers included James Fleshman, MD, and David Larson, MD 
Original webinar date: September 14, 2016

Now available in CREST®, the webinar presenters – Drs. James Fleshman and David Larson – explained the technical "how-tos" of high quality rectal cancer surgery and discussed implications for the future - including the role of laparoscopic surgery.  A Q&A session followed the presentation.

Upon the completion of the program, participants should be able to:  

  • Explain techniques that will allow for a safer, more complete resection for rectal cancer.
  • Identify quality issues in rectal cancer surgery.
  • Distinguish oncologic principles of rectal cancer surgery.

All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved.
Kyle Cologne: Olympus: Course Faculty, Consultant

The following have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: 
James Fleshman, MD
David Larson, MD


Socioeconomic Update: What the Future Holds

Moderated by David Margolin, MD
Speakers included Frank Opelka, MD and Guy Orangio, MD
Original webinar date: June 22, 2016


Now available in CREST®, this webinar focused on Healthcare reform which is an ongoing issue. In 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and in 2015 repealed the SGR and passed the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Reauthorization Act. These reforms have paved the way for unprecedented changes in healthcare access, delivery and payment. During the webinar, Drs. Frank Opelka and Guy Orangio explained the impact of this groundbreaking legislation on the practicing physician.

All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved.

The following have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
David Margolin, MD
Frank Opelka, MD
Guy Orangio, MD