Designed to train physicians for surgical practice in tropical, remote, and resource-limited settings around the globe, the CME conference will provide hands-on experience in a wide range of emergent and essential surgical procedures. Organized and taught by surgeons with extensive global health experience, sessions will utilize tissue and model-based simulations to prepare participants to face common surgical scenarios in orthopedics, urology, obstetrics, gynecology, general surgery, anesthesia, ultrasound, and more. In addition, surgeons will be challenged to consider content useful for work in disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and areas of conflict.
Location: Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas, 77030, Room: TBA.
Target Audience: The conference is designed for the practicing physicians and residents with at least two years of surgery specialties.
Conference Capacity: The capacity of this conference is limited to 25 participants. Those unable to register due to limited capacity will be put on a waitlist.
Tracks: The conference consists of two tracks. The OB/GYN track provides essential obstetrics and gynecology skill training for non-obstetrician/gynecologists; the General Surgery track provides essential surgery skills training for non-general surgeons.
Accreditation/Credit Designation: Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 43.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Certificate of Completion: In addition to obtaining CME credits, participants who attend all sessions and pass the exam on the last day of the conference will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by Baylor College of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine. (Note: To obtain a Diploma in Tropical Surgery, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, the participants must obtain the Certificate of Completion and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine consisted of four intensive modules and requires a separate application process.)
Refund and Activity Cancellation Policy: Written notification of a refund request must be received no later than Aug. 1, 2018. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the registration fee paid to cover processing charges. Late requests will not be processed and no refunds will be given for those who are registered but do not attend. The activity director of this event reserves the right to cancel the conference if enrollment is deemed insufficient. Each registrant will be notified at the email address indicated on the registration form. In the case of activity cancellation, the planning committee’s liability is limited to the registration fee paid. Refunds will be made by original method of payment.
There are several hotels in close proximity to the conference location in the Texas Medical Center. Many hotels offer shuttles within a two to five mile radius. Transportation is also available through the light rail which has multiple stops at the Texas Medical Center. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.
Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center
6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas, 77030
Wyndham Houston-Medical Center Hotel & Suites
6800 Main St., Houston, Texas, 77030
Best Western Plaza Hotel & Suites at Medical Center
6700 Main St., Houston, Texas, 77030
Residence Inn by Marriott
7710 South Main St., Houston, Texas, 77030