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The Department of Surgery sponsors several programs that offer continuing medical education (CME) credits through the School of Medicine of Stony Brook University. In addition to our weekly grand rounds and clinical conference programs, special educational events that offer CME credits take place throughout year, as well.

Regular Events

Surgical Grand Rounds

Our Surgical Grand Rounds program is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The weekly Surgical Grand Rounds lectures are generally held on Wednesday morning, from 7:00 to 8:00 am, in the Health Sciences Center (level 2, lecture hall 1).

Topics cover the full range of current surgical concerns, focusing on clinical issues of interest to practicing physicians and surgeons. Featured speakers include distinguished visiting professors from the nation’s top universities and medical centers. See past speakers.

For more information, please call 631-444-7875.

Vascular Surgery Conference

The Vascular Surgery Conference of the Division of Vascular Surgery is designated for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The weekly conferences are generally held on Wednesday morning, from 8:00 to 10:00 am, in the Health Sciences Center in the surgery department classroom (level 19, room 025).

Topics cover the full range of concerns related to the diagnosis and management of vascular disease, with case presentations. Presentations are made by surgical residents, as well as the director of the non-invasive vascular lab and attending physicians.

For more information, please call (631) 444-2037/-2683.


Trauma/Critical Care Conference: For information about this education event, please call 631-444-7989.


Special Events

Cardiac Care Symposium / May 2, 2014

Faculty of our Cardiothoracic Surgery Division will present at the full-day symposium, "Bridging the Best Ideas in Cardiac Care," for doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in cardiac care, to be held on Friday, May 2. Topics range from the latest advances in the treatment of coronary artery disease to transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The program offers 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The registration fee is $50. Click here for more information and/or to register online.

Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Center Symposium / April 7, 2014

The annual Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Center Symposium is designated for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The purpose of the symposium is to educate community physicians and dentists about the importance and different aspects of the multidisciplinary team approach to the care of patients with cleft palate–craniofacial disorders. It provides the information needed to facilitate the necessary coordination with each other to give their patients the best possible care.

For more information and/or to request to receive an e-mail announcement of the next symposium, please call 631-444-7342.

Otolaryngology Update and Alumni Day

This all-day program offers lectures presented by our faculty as well as by national visiting professors; for example, “Role of Transoral Robotic Surgery in Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer”; “Effect of New Tonsillectomy Guidelines on Clinical Practice”; “Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss”; and “What You Should Know about Salivary Endoscopy.”

For information about the next Otolaryngology Update and Alumni Day, please call Jennifer Drasser at 631-444-8410; or send her an email. This program offers accredited continuing medical education for physicians, and will be provide a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Research Day / June 4, 2015

The annual Department of Surgery Research Day, held in the spring, is designated for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The morning forum showcases ongoing and completed research projects by way of oral platform presentations, as well as a poster competition by our residents, medical students, and faculty. The event is generally attended by over 200 faculty, residents, and students from across the university.

For more information, please call 631-444-7875.

Venous Symposium / March 27-29, 2014

The annual Venous Symposium is designated for a maximum of approximately 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (from accredited agency, not School of Medicine at Stony Brook). The two-day symposium offers a comprehensive educational opportunity for those who treat or want to be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease.

The symposium’s faculty comprises national and international experts in venous disease, together with the faculty of our Division of Vascular Surgery. Covering all aspects of venous pathology and presenting the latest in therapy, the program explores the intricacies of the evolving venous landscape to provide an ideal learning experience. Lectures and workshops with interactive discussion and models for hands-on experience are provided.

For more information, visit the symposium's official website.