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The Osler Institute has over thirty years of experience in preparing physicians for their board examinations. We can help you today.
A survey of Osler participants shows significantly higher pass rates for Osler students compared with those who did not take our course.
The difference in pass rates is difficult to explain away by self-selection in attendance over-representing those who would have passed without taking the Osler course.

“Osler gives … unfair advantage” said a Board Trustee. “He’s wrong and right,” reported an Osler participant who heard the trustee’s comment. “The course does give candidates an advantage – but it’s not unfair.” This student had failed his boards before taking the Osler course but told us that he passed easily after doing the course. “This time didn’t even feel like an exam. It was like having a discussion with a colleague.”


The Osler course can work for you too.

Objectives

  • Increase basic knowledge and clinical skills
  • Prepare candidates for written board exams
  • Provide practicing physicians with a review and update

Methods

  • Home study questions with answers and review
  • Seminar with Powerpoints and lecture-note syllabus
  • Practice test for your written exam

General Surgery 2017 Online Video Review

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NOW WITH CME AND SA CREDIT!

CME on Your Terms – The Osler Institute utilized state of the art equipment to record our Live March, 2017 comprehensive General Surgery Review Course and bring it to you! These audio files are stored “in the cloud” so you can stream them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection – your learning experience is almost like being at the live activity, but without travel costs and time away from your practice.

 

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Surgery Mock Oral Course September 22-24, 2017 Philadelphia

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

Hone your critical reasoning and communication skills in an intensive 3-day case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, surgical approach, and case management in all essential areas of general surgery.  The course covers standard of care relevant cases utilizing a half-hour public mock oral exam format.  Participants and faculty review face-to-face in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board process followed by faculty critique and audience response; 2-4 cases are reviewed in each 30-minute session for a total of 40-80 case reviews per day.  Course fees include participating in one public mock oral exam and observing others being examined.  Learn from doing and from observing.  You may purchase as many additional public or private mock oral exams as you like; however, availability and topics may be limited within two weeks of the course.  Please contact the Osler office prior to that time to ensure availability

Abdominal Wall and Hernia ** Gastric Surgery ** Gastrointestinal Bleeding ** Liver and Gallbladder ** Pancreatic Surgery ** Spleen ** Colorectal Surgery ** Head and Neck Surgery ** Esophageal Surgery ** Thoracic Surgery ** Breast Surgery ** Vascular Surgery ** Endocrine Surgery ** Pediatric Surgery ** Trauma ** Critical Care

Surgery Mock Oral Course October 13-15, 2017 New Orleans

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport

Hone your critical reasoning and communication skills in an intensive 3-day case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, surgical approach, and case management in all essential areas of general surgery.  The course covers standard of care relevant cases utilizing a half-hour public mock oral exam format.  Participants and faculty review face-to-face in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board process followed by faculty critique and audience response; 2-4 cases are reviewed in each 30-minute session for a total of 40-80 case reviews per day.  Course fees include participating in one public mock oral exam and observing others being examined.  Learn from doing and from observing.  You may purchase as many additional public or private mock oral exams as you like; however, availability and topics may be limited within two weeks of the course.  Please contact the Osler office prior to that time to ensure availability

Abdominal Wall and Hernia ** Gastric Surgery ** Gastrointestinal Bleeding ** Liver and Gallbladder ** Pancreatic Surgery ** Spleen ** Colorectal Surgery ** Head and Neck Surgery ** Esophageal Surgery ** Thoracic Surgery ** Breast Surgery ** Vascular Surgery ** Endocrine Surgery ** Pediatric Surgery ** Trauma ** Critical Care

Surgery Mock Oral Course November 10-12, 2017 Chicago

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: DoubleTree Oak Brook

Hone your critical reasoning and communication skills in an intensive 3-day case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, surgical approach, and case management in all essential areas of general surgery.  The course covers standard of care relevant cases utilizing a half-hour public mock oral exam format.  Participants and faculty review face-to-face in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board process followed by faculty critique and audience response; 2-4 cases are reviewed in each 30-minute session for a total of 40-80 case reviews per day.  Course fees include participating in one public mock oral exam and observing others being examined.  Learn from doing and from observing.  You may purchase as many additional public or private mock oral exams as you like; however, availability and topics may be limited within two weeks of the course.  Please contact the Osler office prior to that time to ensure availability

Abdominal Wall and Hernia ** Gastric Surgery ** Gastrointestinal Bleeding ** Liver and Gallbladder ** Pancreatic Surgery ** Spleen ** Colorectal Surgery ** Head and Neck Surgery ** Esophageal Surgery ** Thoracic Surgery ** Breast Surgery ** Vascular Surgery ** Endocrine Surgery ** Pediatric Surgery ** Trauma ** Critical Care

Surgery Written Review Course March 21-25, 2018 Philadelphia

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

(Now with optional MOC SA credits)

This course Will be held at: Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

The General Surgery Written Review is a five-day seminar consisting of: didactic lectures (with searchable e-syllabus containing PDFs of all PowerPoint presentations), Questions and Answers time at the end of each topic, and dedicated Question and Answer sessions at the end of the day.  This comprehensive review is designed to update your clinical knowledge-base as well as to help you pass your General Surgery exams.  Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care, incorporating current best practice concepts, surgical approaches, and clinical follow-up strategies.  As a result, it provides a good review for your ABS written exams as well as providing a thorough general surgery review for physicians in practice.  Many of our previous participants found the course provided them with improved diagnostic and planning strategies, a better understanding of the best surgical approaches for the principle areas covered by general surgeons, and helped them recognize areas of weakness for self-study.
(Now with optional MOC SA credits) The Osler Institute is going green and providing our attendees with the latest technology to assist in their review. Each registrant will receive upon arrival at the course, a USB drive with searchable PDF copies of the presentations offered during the review. A printed syllabus can be preordered for a small additional fee.

Injury and Wound Healing ** Esophageal Disorders ** Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia ** Immunology for Surgeons ** Stomach and Duodenum ** Adrenal Surgery ** Transplantation Principles ** Gastrointestinal Bleeding ** Parathyroid Surgery ** Oncologic Principles ** Hepatic and Biliary Disorders ** Thyroid Surgery ** Pre- and Post-operative care ** Portal Hypertension ** Pediatric Emergencies ** Surgical Complications ** Liver and Kidney Transplants ** Pediatric Trauma ** Nutritional Support ** Pancreatic Disorders ** Pediatric Tumors ** Bleeding and Transfusions ** Small Bowel, Appendix and Spleen ** Congenital GI Bleeding ** Coagulation Disorders ** Inflammatory Bowel Diseases ** Colorectal Neoplasia ** Infections and Antibiotics ** Anorectal Diseases ** Gastric Neoplasia ** HIV and AIDS ** Abdominal Wall and Hernias ** Cardiac Critical Care ** Acid-base and Blood Gases ** Head and Neck Trauma ** Pulmonary Critical Care ** Fluids and Electrolytes ** Thoracic Trauma ** Gynecologic Surgery ** Burn and Inhalation Injuries ** Abdominal Trauma ** Genitourinary Surgery ** Shock Resuscitation and MFO ** Pelvic Trauma ** Orthopedic Surgery ** Endoscopic and Laser Surgery ** Head and Neck Cancer ** Neoplasias of the Breast ** Cardiac Surgery ** Skin and Melanomas ** Sarcomas ** Pulmonary Surgery ** Hepatic Neoplasia ** Pancreatic Cancer ** Mediastinum and Chest Wall ** Vascular Surgery: Aorta ** Vascular Surgery: Arteries ** Vascular Surgery: Veins

Surgery Mock Oral Course March 23-25, 2018 Philadelphia

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

Hone your critical reasoning and communication skills in an intensive 3-day case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, surgical approach, and case management in all essential areas of general surgery.  The course covers standard of care relevant cases utilizing a half-hour public mock oral exam format.  Participants and faculty review face-to-face in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board process followed by faculty critique and audience response; 2-4 cases are reviewed in each 30-minute session for a total of 40-80 case reviews per day.  Course fees include participating in one public mock oral exam and observing others being examined.  Learn from doing and from observing.  You may purchase as many additional public or private mock oral exams as you like; however, availability and topics may be limited within two weeks of the course.  Please contact the Osler office prior to that time to ensure availability

Abdominal Wall and Hernia ** Gastric Surgery ** Gastrointestinal Bleeding ** Liver and Gallbladder ** Pancreatic Surgery ** Spleen ** Colorectal Surgery ** Head and Neck Surgery ** Esophageal Surgery ** Thoracic Surgery ** Breast Surgery ** Vascular Surgery ** Endocrine Surgery ** Pediatric Surgery ** Trauma ** Critical Care

Surgery Written Review Course April 18-22, 2018 St. Louis

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

(Now with optional MOC SA credits)

This course Will be held at: Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport

The General Surgery Written Review is a five-day seminar consisting of: didactic lectures (with searchable e-syllabus containing PDFs of all PowerPoint presentations), Questions and Answers time at the end of each topic, and dedicated Question and Answer sessions at the end of the day.  This comprehensive review is designed to update your clinical knowledge-base as well as to help you pass your General Surgery exams.  Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care, incorporating current best practice concepts, surgical approaches, and clinical follow-up strategies.  As a result, it provides a good review for your ABS written exams as well as providing a thorough general surgery review for physicians in practice.  Many of our previous participants found the course provided them with improved diagnostic and planning strategies, a better understanding of the best surgical approaches for the principle areas covered by general surgeons, and helped them recognize areas of weakness for self-study.
(Now with optional MOC SA credits) The Osler Institute is going green and providing our attendees with the latest technology to assist in their review. Each registrant will receive upon arrival at the course, a USB drive with searchable PDF copies of the presentations offered during the review. A printed syllabus can be preordered for a small additional fee.

Injury and Wound Healing ** Esophageal Disorders ** Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia ** Immunology for Surgeons ** Stomach and Duodenum ** Adrenal Surgery ** Transplantation Principles ** Gastrointestinal Bleeding ** Parathyroid Surgery ** Oncologic Principles ** Hepatic and Biliary Disorders ** Thyroid Surgery ** Pre- and Post-operative care ** Portal Hypertension ** Pediatric Emergencies ** Surgical Complications ** Liver and Kidney Transplants ** Pediatric Trauma ** Nutritional Support ** Pancreatic Disorders ** Pediatric Tumors ** Bleeding and Transfusions ** Small Bowel, Appendix and Spleen ** Congenital GI Bleeding ** Coagulation Disorders ** Inflammatory Bowel Diseases ** Colorectal Neoplasia ** Infections and Antibiotics ** Anorectal Diseases ** Gastric Neoplasia ** HIV and AIDS ** Abdominal Wall and Hernias ** Cardiac Critical Care ** Acid-base and Blood Gases ** Head and Neck Trauma ** Pulmonary Critical Care ** Fluids and Electrolytes ** Thoracic Trauma ** Gynecologic Surgery ** Burn and Inhalation Injuries ** Abdominal Trauma ** Genitourinary Surgery ** Shock Resuscitation and MFO ** Pelvic Trauma ** Orthopedic Surgery ** Endoscopic and Laser Surgery ** Head and Neck Cancer ** Neoplasias of the Breast ** Cardiac Surgery ** Skin and Melanomas ** Sarcomas ** Pulmonary Surgery ** Hepatic Neoplasia ** Pancreatic Cancer ** Mediastinum and Chest Wall ** Vascular Surgery: Aorta ** Vascular Surgery: Arteries ** Vascular Surgery: Veins

Surgery Mock Oral Course April 20-22, 2018 St. Louis

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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport

Hone your critical reasoning and communication skills in an intensive 3-day case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, surgical approach, and case management in all essential areas of general surgery.  The course covers standard of care relevant cases utilizing a half-hour public mock oral exam format.  Participants and faculty review face-to-face in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board process followed by faculty critique and audience response; 2-4 cases are reviewed in each 30-minute session for a total of 40-80 case reviews per day.  Course fees include participating in one public mock oral exam and observing others being examined.  Learn from doing and from observing.  You may purchase as many additional public or private mock oral exams as you like; however, availability and topics may be limited within two weeks of the course.  Please contact the Osler office prior to that time to ensure availability

Abdominal Wall and Hernia ** Gastric Surgery ** Gastrointestinal Bleeding ** Liver and Gallbladder ** Pancreatic Surgery ** Spleen ** Colorectal Surgery ** Head and Neck Surgery ** Esophageal Surgery ** Thoracic Surgery ** Breast Surgery ** Vascular Surgery ** Endocrine Surgery ** Pediatric Surgery ** Trauma ** Critical Care

Safe Answers

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Safe Answers is a unique review text designed to help surgeons and surgical residents to prepare for the American Board of Surgery exams.

This is a 351 pages comprehensive review textbook covering the most commonly asked questions on the ABS certifying and recertifying exam with detailed, step by step discussion of their best and safest answers.

The 2016 Edition is our latest ( Exact reprint to 2014 Edition which is our latest and most updated Edition ) most comprehensive and up to date edition we have ever published, the book is revised now every 4 years… As most practicing surgeons and surgeons in training know, ” Safe Answers” has been the most popular reference to study for the preparation of the American Board of Surgery certifying and recertifying exams since it was first published in 1994.It is organized in a systematic, clear and accurate fashion.

It takes the reader step by step through the safest answers for the purpose of the Board exam.

Author: Author: Sarmad Aji, MD. FACS

Surgery (Clinical Scenarios)

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Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique presents 125 cases in all areas of general surgery: GI, breast, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiothoracic, endocrine, vascular, trauma, pediatric, critical care, and transplant.  Each full-color case begins with a patient presentation and proceeds through differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment, surgical procedures, postoperative management, and a case conclusion.  Each case includes key technical steps, potential pitfalls, take-home points, and suggested readings.

The patient stories in these clinical scenarios provide context to faciliate learning the principles of safe surgical care.  This book will be particularly useful for senior surgical residents and recent graduates as they prepare for the American Board of Surgery oral examination.

Features

  • 125 cases covering all areas of general surgery
  • Created and edited at the University of Michigan, one of the top departments in the country
  • Full color for presentations of pathology, radiology, and procedures
  • Each case includes key technical steps, potential pitfalls, and take-home points
  • Website incorporating all content

Topics Include:

Abdominal ** Gastrointestinal ** Hepatobiliary ** Colorectal ** Breast ** Endocrine ** Thoracic ** Vascular ** Pediatric ** Skin and Soft Tissue  ** Trauma ** Critical Care ** Transplant

Authors:  Christopher J. Sonnenday, MD, MHS, Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., MD, Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH

General Surgery Board Review

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Now in its thoroughly updated Fourth Edition, General Surgery Board Review is indispensable for surgical residents and general surgeons preparing for the American Board of Surgery’s certification and recertification examinations. This study guide maintains the core features that have made it one of the most popular board review books in the field, including questions and answers after each chapter and succinct but detailed reviews of all topic areas found on the ABSITE and certification exam.  There’s a new chapter on bariatric surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

Features

  • Over 100 sample questions and answers are included to facilitate review and increase understanding
  • All chapters have been rewritten; new chapters on Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
  • In response to changes in the ABSITE exam, this study guide has been clinically refocused and new questions cover the most recent developments in surgical science and practice
  • Provides a current, concise, methodical review of all areas covered in the exams–both general surgery and all surgical subspecialties

Topics Include: Diseases of the Esophagus ** Diseases of the Stomach and Duodenum ** Diseases of the Small Intestine ** Diseases of the Colon, Rectum ** Hepatobiliary Surgery ** Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas ** Peripheral Arterial Disease ** Venous and Lymphatic Disease ** Diseases of the Breast ** Principles of Surgical Oncology ** Melanoma, Sarcoma, Lymphoma ** Gynecologic Disorders ** Pediatric Surgery ** Trauma ** Transplantation ** Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease ** Adrenal Surgery ** Head and Neck Surgery ** Thoracic Surgery ** Management of Burns ** Surgical Critical Care ** Neurosurgery for the General Surgeon ** Orthopedic Surgery ** Selected Principles of Plastic and Hand Surgery ** Urologic Surgery ** Surgical Nutrition ** Principles of Laparoscopy ** Bariatric Surgery ** Principles of Anesthesia for the General Surgeon ** Surgical Infections and Principles of Antibiotic Use

Authors:  Larry A. Scher MD, FACS, Gerard Weinberg MD, FACS, FAAP

Surgery Home Study Audio Review June 2015 edition

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Learn on the go – with nearly 42 hours of material recorded at our live review courses.  The Osler Institute utilizes state of the art equipment to record each of our review courses. Then, based on participant feedback, compiles a set of lectures including the top ranked speakers for each of the topics covered. Each USB Drive includes the lectures in MP3 format – listen to on your phone, computer, or load onto your MP3 player

Included with each review is an electronic copy of the syllabus that corresponds with the audio lectures.

Section #1 -   GI Bleeding ** Sarcomas ** Skin and Melanoma ** Breast Surgery ** Gastric Neoplasia ** Oncologic Principles ** Small Bowel-Appendix-Spleen ** Head and Neck Surgery ** Stomach and Duodenum Section #2 -   Minimally Invasive Surgery ** Metabolic Surgery ** Abdominal Wall and Hernias ** Pancreatic Surgery and Portal Hypertension ** Thyroid Surgery ** Parathyroid Surgery ** Adrenal Surgery ** MENs ** Fluids Electrolytes-Nutrition ** Liver and Biliary ** Esophagus Surgery Section #3 -   Burn and Inhalation Injuries ** Shock and MOF ** Head and Neck Trauma ** Thoracic Trauma ** Abdominal Trauma **  Pelvic Trauma ** Questions and Answers ** Anorectal and Colorectal Disorders ** Colonic Neoplasia Section #4 -   Vascular Surgery- Aortic and Carotid ** Vascular Surgery- Peripheral Arteries ** Vascular Surgery- Venous and DVT ** Gynecologic Surgery ** Genitourinary Surgery ** Amputations ** Orthopedic and Hand Surgeries ** Immunology and Transplant ** Cardiac Surgery- Adult and Pediatric ** Transfusions and Coagulation ** Mediastinum and Chest Wall Section #5 -   Pediatric Trauma ** Pediatric Emergencies ** Pediatric Congenital GI Disorders ** Pediatric Tumors ** Ethics and Palliative Care ** Critical Care Cases 1 ** Critical Care Cases 2 ** Critical Care Cases 3

  • Gregory York, MD
  • Jennifer Gnerlich, MD
  • Ahmed Mahmoud, MD
  • James Recabaren, MD
  • Chandu Vemuri, MD
  • Philip Corvo, MD
  • Michael Sherrow, MD
  • Marc Lessin, MD
  • Phillip Zaret, MD
  • Cord Sturgeon, MD
  • Brian Perry, MD
  • Konstantin Umanskiy, MD

Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery: Clinical Questions and Answers

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This is a unique question-and-answer book for surgical residents and trainees, concentrating on the growing sub-specialty of surgery in critical care and emergency surgery. This book covers all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency surgery, making it an ideal learning and review text for surgical trainees and those professionals specializing in these fields.

Authors: Forrest O. Moore (Editor), Peter M. Rhee (Editor), Samuel A. Tisherman (Editor), Gerard J. Fulda (Editor)

General Surgery ABSITE and Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Fourth Edition

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General Surgery ABSITE and Board Review is your most effective weapon in preparing for the ABSITE (American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam) and the general surgery board exams. It is a quick, active-recall review of the most important information you need, with over 3000 rapid-fire questions and numerous performance-improving pearls. Like “flashcards in a book,” the rapid-fire Q&A format facilitates study alone or with a partner. Only correct answers are given to prevent you from memorizing the wrong answer. The fourth edition includes more most/least likely questions, a common question format on the boards, and updated art. A series redesign makes the book easier to read and more pleasing to the eye.
This rapid, effective review ensures your best possible performance in the shortest possible study time. There is no easier or faster way to guarantee that you perform your best on these exams!

  • Bull’s Eye Hits on ABSITE and general surgery board exam topics–the meaningful and the frequently tested
  • Tools to Imprint Your Memory–pearls, drills, mnemonics, visual imagery, even humor, and other tested learning aids
  • Fast Results–from rapid-fire, to-the-point Q&As that quickly embed the facts you need to know and enhance quick recall
  • No Confusing Wrong Answers to clutter your memory

Topics Include: Abdomen Pearls ** Esophagus, Stomach, Duodenum, and GI Physiology Pearls ** Small Intestine, Colon, Rectum, and Anus Pearls ** Appendix, Abdominal Wall, and Retroperitoneal Pearls ** Surgical Critical Care Pearls ** Trauma and Burn Pearls ** Surgical Infection and Complication Pearls ** Surgical Endocrinology Pearls ** Breast Pearls ** Skin, Soft-Tissue, and Miscellaneous General Surgical Pearls ** Vascular Surgery Pearls ** Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Pearls ** Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Pearls ** Orthopedic and Hand Surgery Pearls ** Pediatric Surgery Pearls ** Genitourinary and Gynecology Pearls ** Head, Neck, and ENT Pearls ** Neurosurgery Pearls ** Anesthesia Pearls ** Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Coagulation Pearls ** Immunology and Transplantation Pearls

Author: Matthew Blecha, MD

  • Lodging charges are not included in the registration fee. If not staying under the Osler room block at the course hotel there is a per day charge to cover the cost of the meeting space, food and beverage package plus associated fees and taxes; costs may vary by location. Said costs are all included in the Osler room block rate along with applicable room taxes.
  • Cancellation Policy: Subject to a $100 fee, refunds will be made for cancellations received at least 14 days before the course begins.