Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Simulation

Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration

Courses are typically held on the first Friday of the month. Please call 312-503-4034 to request a course date or inquire about other date options.

Location

Northwestern Simulation 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
McGaw Pavilion 
240 E. Huron St. 
Chicago, IL 60611

Course Directors

Eric S. Hungness, MD and Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, MEd

 About the Course

This one-day course is designed for general surgeons who frequently detect, manage and treat patients with diseases of the biliary system. The goal is to improve outcomes for patients with choledocolithiasis by teaching practicing surgeons the necessary background knowledge and procedural skills needed to perform a successful laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Have a greater understanding of the clinical impact of choledocolithiasis and the implications on surgical practice
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for performing a LCBDE in a patient presenting with choledocolithiasis
  • Understand and describe the procedural steps necessary to complete a LCBDE
  • Practice on validated LCBDE simulator

Additional course information

 How to Apply

Email simulation@northwestern.edu with your full contact information. You will receive an email confirmation and further registration and payment instructions once your application has been reviewed.

The cost of the course is $1,200 for up to two participants.

For clinical questions, contact Ryan Campagna.

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This education activity is supported by a durable equipment loan from Karl Storz.

 CME Credit and Additional Information

Course Directors:Eric S. Hungness, MD 

Additional Instructors: Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, MEd & Ryan Campagna, MD.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Ryan Campagna has nothing to disclose. Dr. Ezra Teitelbaum receives consulting fees from Boston Scientific Corporation and Cook Group Incorporated. Course directors Dr. Eric Hungness receives a consulting fee from Baxter International, Inc.

FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME, Sheryl Corey, Manager of CME, Jennifer Banys, Senior Program Administrator, Allison McCollum, Senior Program Coordinator, and Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant 2.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of the clinical impact of choledocolithiasis and the implications on surgical practice. Topics covered will include: Current trends in management; Current surgical training paradigm; Clinical outcomes research comparing LCBDE versus ERCP
  2. Describe the indications and contraindications for performing a LCBDE in a patient presenting with choledocolithiasis
  3. Understand and describe the procedural steps necessary to complete a LCBDE: Description of necessary durable equipment: Strategies for training ancillary staff (OR nurses, scrub technicians)
  4. Practice on validated LCBDE simulator. Participants will: Perform a pre- and post-evaluation on LCBDE simulator; Complete post-course written test to assess knowledge of covered topics

Target Audience: General surgeons who frequently detect, manage and treat patients with diseases of the biliary system.

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

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Us

Northwestern Simulation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
McGaw Pavilion
240 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
simulation@northwestern.edu
312-503-4034

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