Continuing Education Credit Information

Course Description

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s 12th annual Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR) Conference is a comprehensive two-day symposium.  The focus of this highly interactive meeting is to offer an evidence-based discussion on all aspects of AWR through didactic lectures with video education, case presentations, symposia, and a hands-on cadaver lab with the faculty.  The internationally renowned faculty are a diverse group of experts chosen from the disciplines of general and plastic surgery, based upon their ongoing contributions to the field of abdominal wall reconstruction.  The agenda is constructed to provide the participants with an in-depth understanding of the complexity of AWR.  The individual sessions will focus on patient optimization, selection of surgical approach and reinforcement material for different patient populations, and management of complications.

Target Audience

This conference is designed to be a multidisciplinary program and is intended for a wide range of medical practitioners who are interested in the latest information regarding the treatment of abdominal wall reconstruction. The program is purposely targeted towards general, plastic and trauma surgeons, wound care specialists, residents, fellows, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, nurses, and other allied health professionals interested in abdominal wall reconstruction.


In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

IPCE_Credit_Logo_012017.pngThis activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 16.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.