SESAP® 17 Advanced to premier next summer

The new edition of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP® 17), developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, debuted this week at Clinical Congress. SESAP remains a premier educational resource for practicing surgeons and surgery residents, offering the highest-quality, peer-reviewed content. New components, however, are being developed to foster additional excellence and expertise.

SESAP 17 Advanced, which will feature additional in-depth content for surgeons seeking knowledge in specific areas, will be released in the summer of 2020. New modules on the abdomen and alimentary tract, breast, endocrine, surgical critical care, and trauma, will address complex clinical problems and areas that may be ambiguous or still evolving. The advanced modules will build on content in SESAP 17 and provide additional depth in specialized areas.

SESAP 17 Advanced was featured at the Tuesday morning Panel Session, SESAP 17 Advanced: Previews to Sharpen Your Practice, co-moderated by John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, SESAP 17 Program Director, and Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, Director, ACS Division of Education. The session also featured lead authors of SESAP 17 Advanced modules who previewed content from the modules. Panelists included John T. Vetto, MD, FACS (breast); Lorrie A. Langdale, MD, FACS (endocrine); Jason B. Fleming, MD, FACS (alimentary tract and abdomen); Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS (surgical critical care); and Jeffrey G. Chipman, MD, FACS (trauma).

Surgeons who would like to purchase one or more modules from SESAP 17 Advanced must first purchase the corresponding SESAP 17 categories, which serve as a foundation for the advanced content. The advanced modules will integrate seamlessly into the existing SESAP 17 web program.

As an introductory offer, surgeons who subscribe to SESAP 17 through November 15, 2019, will receive a 10 percent discount on one SESAP 17 Advanced module.

SESAP 17 is available for review at the SESAP exhibit in ACS Central in the Moscone Center Exhibit Hall, Halls ABC, and in Moscone Center South, Upper Level.