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Session Code: PS44
Day and Time of Session: Tuesday   08:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Title: Palliative Surgery: Surgical Hubris or Beneficial Act?
Description: Palliative surgery for cancer patients is commonly performed though definitions of it have been inconsistent, creating methodological and moral dilemmas. Although surgery can be a highly effective form of palliation, the risks are considerable in this physically and psychologically vulnerable patient population. During this panel presentation, experts in ethics, palliative oncologic surgery, and palliative care will discuss the current ethical and clinical status of palliative surgery illustrated by case examples and its implications for future research. It is hoped that the symposium will provide a clearer definition of palliative surgery and a consistent methodology for future clinical practice and research consistent with the Statement of Principles of Palliative Care endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.
CME Credit Hours: 3.00
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Ethics (ETH)
General Surgery (GEN)
Surgical Oncology (ONC)
Sponsored By:
Committee on Surgical Palliative Care



Moderator Introduction
   Geoffrey P. Dunn, , MD, FACS, Erie, PA ,
Speaker Ethics of Palliative Surgery: Balancing the Duty to Help With Effectiveness
   Jon Arne Soreide, MD PhD FACS, Stavanger, ,
Speaker Palliative Assessment: Establishing the Right Context for Surgery
   Michael D. Adolph, MD, FACS, Columbus, OH ,
Speaker The City of Hope National Medical Center Experience
   Lawrence David Wagman, MD FACS, Orange, CA ,
Speaker Designing Clinical Trials for Management of Malignant Bowel Obstruction
   Robert S. Krouse, MD, FACS, Tucson, AZ ,
Speaker Developing the Evidence Base for Palliative Surgery
   Thomas James Miner, MD FACS, Providence, RI ,

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