Member Meeting

November 9, 2019


The American Club

444 Highland Drive

Kohler, WI



Presentation slides are available at the links below.

Join surgeons, quality leaders, and related care providers to discuss evidence-based quality improvement opportunities for breast cancer reoperation, colorectal surgery, postoperative opioid prescribing, and rural surgical care. This event has been approved for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

This meeting will feature a special session on Perioperative Pain Management in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic, presented by Dr. Raymond Georgen, general surgeon at the Surgical Associates of Neenah, and Drs. Kristin Bevil and Elizabeth Wilson, anesthesiologists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. There is evidence that intraoperative and postoperative opioid use contributes to nausea and vomiting, ileus, and prolonged length of stay. In addition, patients’ need for opioids after discharge is strongly correlated with their use of opioids prior to discharge. It is SCW’s hope that after this session, participants will have a better understanding of how to adopt non-opioid pain management strategies in the perioperative setting.

Attendees will receive benchmarked performance reports for quality initiatives on breast cancer reoperation and colorectal surgery. Sign in and pick up performance reports at the SCW booth between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday between 8:00 AM – noon.

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12:00 PM: Lunch

12:30 PM: SCW Update (Drs. Caprice Greenberg and Elise Lawson)

12:45 PM: State of the State and Data Address (Dr. Jessica Schumacher)

1:30 PM Break

1:45 PM: Perioperative Pain Management in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic (Dr. Elise Lawson – moderator)

                 Ultrasound-guided regional blocks for breast and abdominal surgical procedures (Dr. Elizabeth Wilson)

                 Surgeon-placed regional blocks for laparoscopic surgery (Dr. Raymond Georgen)

                 Non-opioid infusions for perioperative pain management (Dr. Kristin Bevil) 

2:45 PM: Break

3:00 PM: Quality Initiative Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM: Meeting concludes

Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP 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) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live course for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.