The Philadelphia Surgery Conference

Date:

January 19, 2019

Location:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

About The Conference

The Philadelphia Surgery Conference is one of the largest student run events in the country. Hosted by the Wisely Surgical Association at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, participating students will have the opportunity to interact with surgical specialists, ranging from residents to program directors, and begin honing a variety of surgical skills during the four workshop sessions. Students will also become certified in bleeding control by completing the "Stop the Bleed" certification course, and will hear from some of the best surgeons in the region about their respective paths to a career in surgery during the surgeon lunch talk session.

Hundreds of students from both osteopathic and allopathic schools in the Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey area are invited to attend. This year's conference will build on the successes of previous conferences by focusing on leadership and initiative in the surgical field. Workshops and simulations will highlight the innovative procedures and technology that surgeons are using in their practices today.  Check out the list of available workshops and our guest surgeon speakers below! 

 

2019 Philadelphia Surgery Conference

Hosted by the PCOM Wisely Surgical Association

January 19, 2019

Schedule

 6:45-7:45AM  Registration + Breakfast
 8:00-8:45AM  Keynote Address (Dr. Marcin Jankowski)
 9:00-9:55AM  Stop the Bleed Cert/Advanced Course for M2s* 
 10:00-10:50AM   Workshop 1
 11:00-11:50AM  Workshop 2
 12:00-12:50PM  Lunch/Surgeon Speakers
 1:00-1:50PM  Workshop 3
 2:00-2:50PM  Workshop 4
 3:00-3:45PM  Closing Address (Dr. David Spiegel)

 

*M1s or students who have not had prior bleeding control training will participate in the Stop the Bleed Certification course. M1s or M2s who have already had this training will have the option to attend the advanced clinical skills course. 

 

Stop the Bleed – Motivated by the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook and multiple tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years, this national campaign aims to provide instruction on the use of hemorrhage control tourniquets and wound packing to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation. Hahnemann has trained nearly 3000 civilians in bleeding control, including police officers, medical students, teachers, and other health care professionals as part of a movement to inform, empower, and educate 300+ million citizens of the United States.

 

Our Speakers

Workshops

The following workshops are available at this time

Cadaver-Based Suturing and Skin Grafting (Anatomy Lab)

Interested in plastic surgery? This workshop will teach you how to throw a few different basic sutures, as well as how physicians create flaps for skin grafts in patients with extensive wounds. What better way to learn than on real skin? Dr. Lana Feldman, current Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow at PCOM, will be leading this workshop.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Anatomy Lab)

Bariatric surgery serves an important role in the management of morbidly obese patients. The vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure is an effective option for weight reduction. Join Dr. O’Connell as he show students a cadaver demonstration of this surgical reduction of the stomach.

Total/Hemi Joint Arthroplasty (Anatomy Lab)

Want a preview of what it's like to be an Orthopedic Surgeon? Join PCOM's Orthopedic Surgery Residents as they guide dissections on cadavers and help you replace the "Big 3" joints with titanium prosthetics!

Parotid Dissection (Anatomy Lab)

The anatomy of the head and neck is among the most complex regions in the body. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an intricate dissection of the parotid gland while overviewing the important structures in the area. This workshop will be run by PCOM ENT residents from Einstein Hospital.

Nephrectomy and Urologic Surgical Approaches (Anatomy Lab)

Attend a urology workshop with Dr. Meredith Perry as she shows students how to perform a variety of urologic surgical procedures, including a total nephrectomy in addition to a general review of anatomy.

Chest tubes/Intubation

Chest tubes and intubation are vital clinical skills that can prevent serious outcomes in trauma patients. Build your skills at managing an airway and treating patients with a hemo/pneumothorax in this workshop using our TraumaMan Simulator.

Knee/Shoulder Arthroscopy

The Arthro Mentor is an arthroscopy simulator that prepares medical students and residents to use arthroscopy to complete a number of joint interventions including mensci repairs and torn ligaments in the shoulder and knee. It is an excellent training tool to develop arthroscopy skills in disciplines like Orthopedic Surgery.

Angiography

Learn about the anatomy and approach of common endovascular procedures with Dr. Bill Meis. Modules will include an approach for repairing a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and evaluation of distal vessels for targets in revascularization procedures in limb-salvage patients.

Knot-Tying and Suture Skills

Every surgeon needs to know how to suture. Participants in this workshop will learn a variety of suturing and knot-tying techniques that will be performed on synthetic skin using our Ethicon surgical knot-tying practice boards. With this foundation and a little practice, you'll be ready to shine when asked to close during your clinical rotations! All supplies will be provided.

Trauma Cut-Suit Simulation

The cut-suit is back! This amazing piece of equipment is currently used by the U.S. military. The simulation walks you through how to care for a patient in an emergency situation. From open procedure to resuscitation and stabilization, learn how to be prepared for whatever comes your way when you're faced with a similar situation in real life.

Casting and Splinting

Little Johnny has a non-displaced distal radius fracture from a fall at the playground and your resident has asked you to stabilize the arm. What do you do? What do you need and how do you do it? This workshop is run by PCOM’s orthopedic residents and will teach you the basics of casting and splinting by practicing on each other!

Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator

The LapMentor Simulator will give you real life feedback as you practice a laparoscopic procedure. This machine teaches hand-eye coordination and depth perception through a series of skills training, ranging from basic suturing to gall bladder removal, gastric bypass, incisional hernia repair, tubal sterilization, ectopic pregnancy and oophorectomy procedures. Test your hands at this commonly utilized surgical tool that uses haptic technology and computerized instruments to perform a procedure.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery Simulator

Medical technology is growing faster by the minute. Try out what's likely to be the future of surgery with our da Vinci Robot, a minimally invasive robotic surgery simulator that translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. Practice simple skills like suturing or even a few surgical procedures.

OR Etiquette, Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Scrubbing

You’re on you first audition rotation as a fourth-year medical student for that coveted surgical residency spot and the chief resident asks you to scrub in and help with this procedure. You don’t want to be the student who accidentally breaks sterility in the OR! Take part in this workshop and you’ll learn the basics of proper handwashing, gowning, gloving and general OR etiquette in our Simulation OR.

Ultrasound Training: FAST and FATE Exams

Ultrasonography is one of the most performed diagnostic techniques in medicine. Learn the basics of ultrasound with Dr. Bohdan Minczak, director of the Drexel University Hospital EMS division as he shows you how to perform FAST and FATE exams, two clinically useful techniques in the management of acute trauma and cardiac patients.

Peripheral IVs and Central Lines

Nervous about sticking your patient with a needle to draw blood or start an IV? What if you need central venous access in order to successfully resuscitate your trauma patient? This is where practice makes perfect! Learn how to safely provide intravenous fluid and medications to your future patients.

Labor and Delivery Simulation

Obstetrics and Gynecology is a unique specialty that integrates medical management and surgical skills. In this workshop, you will practice delivering a baby using our state-of-the-art Labor and Delivery mannequin – she has pulses, contractions, and she can even blink and talk! Run by Dr. Brooke High, Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Lankenau hospital.

Neuro VR Neurological Training Simulator

The future of neurosurgical training is here. This piece of equipment by CAE Healthcare, Inc. enables neurosurgeons and residents to practice and develop expert skills in open cranial and endoscopic brain surgery within an immersive, VR training environment. With modules that replicate realistic instruments, imaging, and open neurosurgical procedures, NeuroVR allows risk-free, self-directed practice resulting in reduced medical errors and better patient outcomes.

The following workshops are available at this time

Cadaver-Based Suturing and Skin Grafting (Anatomy Lab)

Interested in plastic surgery? This workshop will teach you how to throw a few different basic sutures, as well as how physicians create flaps for skin grafts in patients with extensive wounds. What better way to learn than on real skin? Dr. Lana Feldman, current Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow at PCOM, will be leading this workshop.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (Anatomy Lab)

Take part in an exciting rearrangement of the gastrointestinal system. Join Dr. O’Connell in the anatomy lab where you will help perform a bypass surgery indicated for morbidly obese patients. This procedure involves dissociation of the stomach from the esophagus at the lower esophageal junction and anastomosis of the stomach to the small intestine.

Total/Hemi Joint Arthroplasty (Anatomy Lab)

Want a preview of what it's like to be an Orthopedic Surgeon? Join PCOM's Orthopedic Surgery Residents as they guide dissections on cadavers and help you replace the "Big 3" joints with titanium prosthetics!

Parotid Dissection (Anatomy Lab)

The anatomy of the head and neck is among the most complex regions in the body. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an intricate dissection of the parotid gland while overviewing the important structures in the area. This workshop will be run by PCOM ENT residents from Einstein Hospital.

Chest tubes/Intubation

Chest tubes and intubation are vital clinical skills that can prevent serious outcomes in trauma patients. Build your skills at managing an airway and treating patients with a hemo/pneumothorax in this workshop using our TraumaMan Simulator.

Knee/Shoulder Arthroscopy

The Arthro Mentor is an arthroscopy simulator that prepares medical students and residents to use arthroscopy to complete a number of joint interventions including mensci repairs and torn ligaments in the shoulder and knee. It is an excellent training tool to develop arthroscopy skills in disciplines like Orthopedic Surgery.

Angiography

Learn about the anatomy and approach of common endovascular procedures with Dr. Bill Meis. Modules will include an approach for repairing a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and evaluation of distal vessels for targets in revascularization procedures in limb-salvage patients.

Knot-Tying and Suture Skills

Every surgeon needs to know how to suture. Participants in this workshop will learn a variety of suturing and knot-tying techniques that will be performed on synthetic skin using our Ethicon surgical knot-tying practice boards. With this foundation and a little practice, you'll be ready to shine when asked to close during your clinical rotations! All supplies will be provided.

Trauma Cut-Suit Simulation

The cut-suit is back! This amazing piece of equipment is currently used by the U.S. military. The simulation walks you through how to care for a patient in an emergency situation. From open procedure to resuscitation and stabilization, learn how to be prepared for whatever comes your way when you're faced with a similar situation in real life

Casting and Splinting

Little Johnny has a non-displaced distal radius fracture from a fall at the playground and your resident has asked you to stabilize the arm. What do you do? What do you need and how do you do it? This workshop is run by PCOM’s orthopedic residents and will teach you the basics of casting and splinting by practicing on each other!

Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator

The LapMentor Simulator will give you real life feedback as you practice a laparoscopic procedure. This machine teaches hand-eye coordination and depth perception through a series of skills training, ranging from basic suturing to gall bladder removal, gastric bypass, incisional hernia repair, tubal sterilization, ectopic pregnancy and oophorectomy procedures. Test your hands at this commonly utilized surgical tool that uses haptic technology and computerized instruments to perform a procedure.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery Simulator

Medical technology is growing faster by the minute. Try out what's likely to be the future of surgery with our da Vinci Robot, a minimally invasive robotic surgery simulator that translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. Practice simple skills like suturing or even a few surgical procedures.

OR Etiquette, Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Scrubbing

You’re on you first audition rotation as a fourth-year medical student for that coveted surgical residency spot and the chief resident asks you to scrub in and help with this procedure. You don’t want to be the student who accidentally breaks sterility in the OR! Take part in this workshop and you’ll learn the basics of proper handwashing, gowning, gloving and general OR etiquette in our Simulation OR

Ultrasound Training: FAST and FATE Exams

Ultrasonography is one of the most performed diagnostic techniques in medicine. Learn the basics of ultrasound with Dr. Bohdan Minczak, director of the Drexel University Hospital EMS division as he shows you how to perform FAST and FATE exams, two clinically useful techniques in the management of acute trauma and cardiac patients.

Peripheral IVs and Central Lines

Nervous about sticking your patient with a needle to draw blood or start an IV? What if you need central venous access in order to successfully resuscitate your trauma patient? This is where practice makes perfect! Learn how to safely provide intravenous fluid and medications to your future patients.

Labor and Delivery Simulation

Obstetrics and Gynecology is a unique specialty that integrates medical management and surgical skills. In this workshop, you will practice delivering a baby using our state-of-the-art Labor and Delivery mannequin – she has pulses, contractions, and she can even blink and talk! Run by Dr. Brooke High, Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Lankenau hospital.

Neuro VR Neurological Training Simulator

The future of neurosurgical training is here. This piece of equipment by CAE Healthcare, Inc. enables neurosurgeons and residents to practice and develop expert skills in open cranial and endoscopic brain surgery within an immersive, VR training environment. With modules that replicate realistic instruments, imaging, and open neurosurgical procedures, NeuroVR allows risk-free, self-directed practice resulting in reduced medical errors and better patient outcomes.

Nephrectomy and Urologic Surgical Approaches (Anatomy Lab)

Attend a urology workshop with Dr. Meredith Perry as she shows students how to perform a variety of urologic surgical procedures, including a total nephrectomy in addition to a general review of anatomy.

The following workshops are available at this time

Cadaver-Based Suturing and Skin Grafting (Anatomy Lab)

Interested in plastic surgery? This workshop will teach you how to throw a few different basic sutures, as well as how physicians create flaps for skin grafts in patients with extensive wounds. What better way to learn than on real skin? Dr. Michael Tecce is a PCOM alumnus, a current Penn Plastic Surgery Resident and the founder of the Philadelphia Surgery Conference! He will be leading this afternoon workshop.

Total/Hemi Joint Arthroplasty (Anatomy Lab)

Want a preview of what it's like to be an Orthopedic Surgeon? Join PCOM's Orthopedic Surgery Residents as they guide dissections on cadavers and help you replace the "Big 3" joints with titanium prosthetics!

Burr Holes, Craniotomies and Pedicle Screws (Anatomy Lab)

Patient presents to the Emergency Room with a massive subdural hematoma and is immediately turfed to Neuro to relieve the pressure. PCOM's Neurosurgery residents will be right there to assist you in the performing the proper placement and techniques of small burr holes and full craniotomies on cadavers. Need to fix a spinal fusion? Learn how to properly place and apply pedicle screws with the help of PCOM’s Neurosurgery residents.

Auricle Laceration Repair (Anatomy Lab)

The anatomy of the head and neck is among the most complex regions in the body. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the surgical repair of an ear laceration while overviewing the important structures in the area, run by PCOM ENT residents from Einstein Hospital.

Chest tubes/Intubation

Chest tubes and intubation are vital clinical skills that can prevent serious outcomes in trauma patients. Build your skills at managing an airway and treating patients with a hemo/pneumothorax in this workshop using our TraumaMan Simulator.

Knee/Shoulder Arthroscopy

The Arthro Mentor is an arthroscopy simulator that prepares medical students and residents to use arthroscopy to complete a number of joint interventions including mensci repairs and torn ligaments in the shoulder and knee. It is an excellent training tool to develop arthroscopy skills in disciplines like Orthopedic Surgery.

Angiography

Learn about the anatomy and approach of common endovascular procedures with Dr. Bill Meis. Modules will include an approach for repairing a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and evaluation of distal vessels for targets in revascularization procedures in limb-salvage patients.

Knot-Tying and Suture Skills

Every surgeon needs to know how to suture. Participants in this workshop will learn a variety of suturing and knot-tying techniques that will be performed on synthetic skin using our Ethicon surgical knot-tying practice boards. With this foundation and a little practice, you'll be ready to shine when asked to close during your clinical rotations! All supplies will be provided.

Trauma Cut-Suit Simulation

The cut-suit is back! This amazing piece of equipment is currently used by the U.S. military. The simulation walks you through how to care for a patient in an emergency situation. From open procedure to resuscitation and stabilization, learn how to be prepared for whatever comes your way when you're faced with a similar situation in real life.

Casting and Splinting

Little Johnny has a non-displaced distal radius fracture from a fall at the playground and your resident has asked you to stabilize the arm. What do you do? What do you need and how do you do it? This workshop is run by PCOM’s orthopedic residents and will teach you the basics of casting and splinting by practicing on each other!

Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator

The LapMentor Simulator will give you real life feedback as you practice a laparoscopic procedure. This machine teaches hand-eye coordination and depth perception through a series of skills training, ranging from basic suturing to gall bladder removal, gastric bypass, incisional hernia repair, tubal sterilization, ectopic pregnancy and oophorectomy procedures. Test your hands at this commonly utilized surgical tool that uses haptic technology and computerized instruments to perform a procedure.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery Simulator

Medical technology is growing faster by the minute. Try out what's likely to be the future of surgery with our da Vinci Robot, a minimally invasive robotic surgery simulator that translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. Practice simple skills like suturing or even a few surgical procedures.

OR Etiquette, Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Scrubbing

You’re on you first audition rotation as a fourth-year medical student for that coveted surgical residency spot and the chief resident asks you to scrub in and help with this procedure. You don’t want to be the student who accidentally breaks sterility in the OR! Take part in this workshop and you’ll learn the basics of proper handwashing, gowning, gloving and general OR etiquette in our Simulation OR.

Ultrasound Training: FAST and FATE Exams

Ultrasonography is one of the most performed diagnostic techniques in medicine. Learn the basics of ultrasound with Dr. Bohdan Minczak, director of the Drexel University Hospital EMS division as he shows you how to perform FAST and FATE exams, two clinically useful techniques in the management of acute trauma and cardiac patients.

Peripheral IVs and Central Lines

Nervous about sticking your patient with a needle to draw blood or start an IV? What if you need central venous access in order to successfully resuscitate your trauma patient? This is where practice makes perfect! Learn how to safely provide intravenous fluid and medications to your future patients.

Emergency Thoracotomy and Open Cardiac Massage (Anatomy Lab)

Learn about the indications and technique for the life-saving maneuver of open cardiac massage. Students will have the opportunity to go through the steps necessary, including correct manipulation of the heart, to save a life of a simulated unresponsive cardiac arrest patient refractory to external resuscitation.

The following workshops are available at this time

Cadaver-Based Suturing and Skin Grafting (Anatomy Lab)

Interested in plastic surgery? This workshop will teach you how to throw a few different basic sutures, as well as how physicians create flaps for skin grafts in patients with extensive wounds. What better way to learn than on real skin? Dr. Michael Tecce is a PCOM alumnus, a current Penn Plastic Surgery Resident and the founder of the Philadelphia Surgery Conference! He will be leading this afternoon workshop.

Total/Hemi Joint Arthroplasty (Anatomy Lab)

Want a preview of what it's like to be an Orthopedic Surgeon? Join PCOM's Orthopedic Surgery Residents as they guide dissections on cadavers and help you replace the "Big 3" joints with titanium prosthetics!

Burr Holes, Craniotomies and Pedicle Screws (Anatomy Lab)

Patient presents to the Emergency Room with a massive subdural hematoma and is immediately turfed to Neuro to relieve the pressure. PCOM's Neurosurgery residents will be right there to assist you in the performing the proper placement and techniques of small burr holes and full craniotomies on cadavers. Need to fix a spinal fusion? Learn how to properly place and apply pedicle screws with the help of PCOM’s Neurosurgery residents.

Auricle Laceration Repair (Anatomy Lab)

The anatomy of the head and neck is among the most complex regions in the body. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the surgical repair of an ear laceration while overviewing the important structures in the area, run by PCOM ENT residents from Einstein Hospital.

Chest tubes/Intubation

Chest tubes and intubation are vital clinical skills that can prevent serious outcomes in trauma patients. Build your skills at managing an airway and treating patients with a hemo/pneumothorax in this workshop using our TraumaMan Simulator.

Knee/Shoulder Arthroscopy

The Arthro Mentor is an arthroscopy simulator that prepares medical students and residents to use arthroscopy to complete a number of joint interventions including mensci repairs and torn ligaments in the shoulder and knee. It is an excellent training tool to develop arthroscopy skills in disciplines like Orthopedic Surgery.

Angiography

Learn about the anatomy and approach of common endovascular procedures with Dr. Bill Meis. Modules will include an approach for repairing a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and evaluation of distal vessels for targets in revascularization procedures in limb-salvage patients.

Knot-Tying and Suture Skills

Every surgeon needs to know how to suture. Participants in this workshop will learn a variety of suturing and knot-tying techniques that will be performed on synthetic skin using our Ethicon surgical knot-tying practice boards. With this foundation and a little practice, you'll be ready to shine when asked to close during your clinical rotations! All supplies will be provided.

Trauma Cut-Suit Simulation

The cut-suit is back! This amazing piece of equipment is currently used by the U.S. military. The simulation walks you through how to care for a patient in an emergency situation. From open procedure to resuscitation and stabilization, learn how to be prepared for whatever comes your way when you're faced with a similar situation in real life.

Casting and Splinting

Little Johnny has a non-displaced distal radius fracture from a fall at the playground and your resident has asked you to stabilize the arm. What do you do? What do you need and how do you do it? This workshop is run by PCOM’s orthopedic residents and will teach you the basics of casting and splinting by practicing on each other!

Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator

The LapMentor Simulator will give you real life feedback as you practice a laparoscopic procedure. This machine teaches hand-eye coordination and depth perception through a series of skills training, ranging from basic suturing to gall bladder removal, gastric bypass, incisional hernia repair, tubal sterilization, ectopic pregnancy and oophorectomy procedures. Test your hands at this commonly utilized surgical tool that uses haptic technology and computerized instruments to perform a procedure.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery Simulator

Medical technology is growing faster by the minute. Try out what's likely to be the future of surgery with our da Vinci Robot, a minimally invasive robotic surgery simulator that translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. Practice simple skills like suturing or even a few surgical procedures.

OR Etiquette, Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Scrubbing

You’re on you first audition rotation as a fourth-year medical student for that coveted surgical residency spot and the chief resident asks you to scrub in and help with this procedure. You don’t want to be the student who accidentally breaks sterility in the OR! Take part in this workshop and you’ll learn the basics of proper handwashing, gowning, gloving and general OR etiquette in our Simulation OR.

Ultrasound Training: FAST and FATE Exams

Ultrasonography is one of the most performed diagnostic techniques in medicine. Learn the basics of ultrasound with Dr. Bohdan Minczak, director of the Drexel University Hospital EMS division as he shows you how to perform FAST and FATE exams, two clinically useful techniques in the management of acute trauma and cardiac patients.

Peripheral IVs and Central Lines

Nervous about sticking your patient with a needle to draw blood or start an IV? What if you need central venous access in order to successfully resuscitate your trauma patient? This is where practice makes perfect! Learn how to safely provide intravenous fluid and medications to your future patients.

Emergency Thoracotomy and Open Cardiac Massage (Anatomy Lab)

Learn about the indications and technique for the life-saving maneuver of open cardiac massage. Students will have the opportunity to go through the steps necessary, including correct manipulation of the heart, to save a life of a simulated unresponsive cardiac arrest patient refractory to external resuscitation.

Registration for the 2019 Philadelphia Surgery Conference is now CLOSED

Participating Schools

Accommodations

The conference will take place on PCOM’s campus, located at 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131.


PUBLIC TRANSIT: Coming from Center City - take 44 bus to City Ave and Kings Grant Drive - arrives right at the PCOM campus! 

PARKING: Parking is complimentary but please when arriving to the conference, park on the third floor or higher of the parking garage.  

LOCAL ACCOMODATIONS:

The Hilton on City Ave
4200 City Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19131 - (215) 879-4000

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Ave
4100 Presidential Blvd, Phiadelphia, PA 19131 - (215) 477-0200