Challenges of Training Surgical Residents in the New Millennium

  • June 25, 2013 – June 26, 2013
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  • Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Day 1 (6/25) –  8:00 am–4:30 pm, Tuesday
Day 2 (6/26) –  8:00 am–11:30 am, Wednesday

The surgery symposium was intended for practicing surgeons and residents as well as program directors in surgery, surgical quality chairs, perioperative OR directors, risk managers, and medical policy committee members.

Change minds. Change institutions. Change training.:

How do we train residents to operate and provide autonomy with so many concerns related to medical malpractice, work hours, adequate supervision, and simply doing what is right for the patient? Over the course of this day and a half symposium, we will address the challenges and opportunities of training a new generation of surgical residents. Through panel discussions, Q & A opportunities, informal gatherings, and post-symposium collaboration, participants will focus on practical ideas and policy decisions related to:

  • Present day surgical training
  • Raising training standards
  • Obligations of the attending surgeon
  • Commitment to improving the patient’s experience
  • Sharing of best practices and ideas

View the agenda.

Symposium Faculty

The symposium will feature national and local experts, including Drs. Richard Bell, Elliot Chaikof, Marc DeMoya, Atul Gawande, Daniel Jones, James Kellam, James Kasser, Frank Lewis, Keith Lillemoe, Michael Mulholland, J. David Richardson, Ajit Sachdeva, Andrew Warshaw, and Michael Zinner.


Continuing Medical Education

CRICO/RMF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CRICO/RMF designates this live activity for a maximum of  10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is designed to be suitable for 10.25 Risk Management study for MA Physicians. 


The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School is located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA  02115. It is a large glass building located directly across the street from the Boston Latin School.

Conference Center Directions and Map of the Area


A list of local garages is available on the Conference Center's website.


If you would like additional information about this event, please contact Kathy Dwyer at 617-679-1503.