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Why Bother! The Comprehensive Pre-Op Panel

Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Wine and Cheese Reception; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Presentations and Discussion

Sponsored by: The following NYAM Sections: Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, Evidence Based Health Care, Radiology, Pediatrics, and Urology

Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

National guidelines recommend minimizing pre-operative testing in lower-risk, table patients undergoing non-emergent surgery, since it rarely if ever alters the perioperative course and is very costly. Through the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, specialty societies have published lists of “5 things” that constitute frequently overused services. Excessive pre-operative testing has been identified in lists from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Vascular Medicine, and the American College of Radiology. However, excessive pre-operative testing remains common. This event, co-sponsored by five Sections of The New York Academy of Medicine, will address the appropriate use of pre-operative testing. Panelists will present the issues and describe initiatives within regions aimed at decreasing overuse in this area.

This program is being supported in part by a generous contribution from the ABIM Foundation.

Elizabeth A.M. Frost, MD, Department of Anaesthesiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Keith Hentel, MD, Department of Radiology, Weill-Cornell Medical Center
Deborah Korenstein, MD, American College of Physicians
Michael Janjigian, MD, Director Inpatient General Medicine, Bellevue Hospital
Tomas Heimann, MD , Chief of Surgery, James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx,  and Professor of Surgery,  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Daniel A Rauch, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Department of Pediatrics Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens


Registration Information
Cost: Free for NYAM Fellows and Members; $10.00 for Non-members; Non NYAM Residents, Trainees and Fellows may register for free by sending a message to and including “Pre-Op Testing” in the Subject Line” as well as your name, affiliation and email address.
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