Education for Community Providers | Surgery

Providers in the SIU Medicine Department of Surgery are available to schedule a visit to your clinic to give a one-hour CME accredited presentation: Surgery for the Primary Care Provider. Shorter presentations and/or virtual presentations can be arranged.

SIU surgeons in action

Customized topics include:

  • Aortic disease (aneurysms/dissections)
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Chronic immunosuppression and co-management
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Gallbladder diseases
  • Hemodialysis access
  • Imaging in vascular surgery
  • Liver masses & cysts
  • Movement disorders
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Wound care
  • Or let us know a topic that would be of most interest for your practice.

The objectives of this one-hour course are:  
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the proper point in the patient’s treatment for a surgical consultation
  • Describe how patients referred at the proper point in treatment may have more surgical options available
  • Connect the ideas that prompt referral could lead to an increase in the patient's quality of life and a better chance of achieving treatment goals (ie remission, slowing disease progression, alleviation of symptoms, etc)

The SIU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SIU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 AAP Category 1 CME credit for completing this program. 
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME as an equivalent number of hours of participation. 
SIU School of Medicine is preapproved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. 
Nurses may receive a maximum of 1.0 contact hour for completing this activity.

Disclosure Policy 
It is the policy of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine that speakers, planners and anyone in control of content disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).  The SIU School of Medicine Office of Continuing Professional Development has policies in place that will identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to this activity.  Detailed disclosure will be provided prior to the start of the activity. 

Full accreditation and disclosure information will be made available upon scheduling.

Interested? Contact Beth Emery at 217-545-5072 or

Beth Emery