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We hope you will join us Oct. 23-26, 2014 at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, CA, for our 14th Annual AASPA CME Meeting.

Join fellow surgical PAs, PA educators, PA students, pre-PA students and surgical industry leaders at the 14th Annual Surgical CME, preceding the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons!

This exciting, hands-on surgical meeting will be held at the fabulous Hilton Union Square in the heart of incredible San Francisco.

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Register now for the 2014 FCCS — Fundamental Critical Care Support
Management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care. Two-day course — 16 hours of CME and Certificate of Completion and card.

Course Purpose
  • To better prepare the nonintensivist for the first 24 hours of management of the critically ill patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.
  • To assist the nonintensivist in dealing with sudden deterioration of the critically ill patient.
  • To prepare house staff for ICU coverage.
  • To prepare critical care practitioners to deal with acute deterioration in the critically ill patient.
Course will be held before the 14th Annual AASPA CME Meeting at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco.

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What is the future of limb transplant surgery?
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The ethics of transplanting life-saving organs such as the heart, lungs and liver from people who died in a trauma accident is well established. So are the life-saving gifts of a kidney or part of a liver from live donors. Without these extraordinary medical advances people die.

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3-D-printed replica brains used to guide life-changing pediatric surgery
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It seems the applications for 3-D printing are endless. Now, to add to the ever-growing collection of awesome 3-D-printed goodies, medics have used the famous additive manufacturing technology to produce replicas of infants’ brains in order to practice life-saving but risky surgical procedures.

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Massive weight loss increases risk of complications in body-shaping surgery
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Patients who lost more than 100 pounds and those who shed weight through bariatric surgery had the highest risk of complications from later surgical procedures to reshape their leaner bodies, a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows. The study, published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, compared surgical complication outcomes for 450 patients who underwent body contouring, a type of surgery to remove excess sagging fat and skin to improve body shape.
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FDA approves study of scorpion-derived 'tumor paint' for brain cancer patients
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Seattle cancer researchers are hoping that they will be able to use scorpion venom to fight deadly brain cancer through a new product called "Tumor Paint." For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the product, developed by Blaze Bioscience, for study in human trials in the U.S.
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The surge in US healthcare jobs: Looking ahead to 2022
By Dorothy L. Tengler
On Monday, Oct. 6, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 800 points, closing below 10,000 for the first time since 2004. America was in recession. Since then, the nation's labor market has at least partially recovered. So far in 2014, the United States has added nearly 1.6 million jobs. And through 2022, employment is expected to grow by more than 15 million jobs, or by 11 percent.
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Surgeons say 'no' to noncompliant hernia patients
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Expert hernia surgeons are asking patients to adhere to strict preoperative regimens that include weight loss, smoking cessation and nutritional supplementation before surgery. If patients fail to comply, surgeons say they will not operate or will postpone surgery, contending that the risks for infection or failure are too high.
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New tool assesses skill development in robotic microsurgery, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Xpress
A new standardized assessment provides a useful tool for tracking surgeons' progress as they develop the skills needed to perform robot-assisted microsurgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). "The Structured Assessment of Robotic Microsurgical Skills (SARMS) is the first validated instrument for assessing robotic microsurgical skills," according to the report by ASPS Member Surgeon Dr Jesse C. Selber of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
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How the Residency Navigator helps postgraduate med students
By Stephanie McKenzie
Fourth-year medical students have been faced with uncertainty for decades when it comes to choosing their postgraduate training location. The choice is important, because it will likely influence what area of medicine they specialize in and where they practice. Yet there has never been any good way for these students to accurately assess which residency programs will give them the best opportunities for the type of clinical training and career opportunities they want.
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Finding keys to recovery after colorectal surgery
General Surgery News
The goal of any perioperative protocol is to improve patient outcomes after surgery. In colorectal surgery, however, there is minimal evidence to support traditional perioperative practices, such as bowel preparation and fasting before surgery. In the mid-1990s, this gap in understanding prompted a group of surgeons, led by Henrik Kehlet, M.D., Ph.D., from Copenhagen, to begin implementing early recovery efforts.
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