Second Annual Update in Colon and Rectal Disease: Applications for Primary Care

The UW Department of Colorectal Surgery presents the second annual Update in Colon and Rectal Disease: Applications for Primary Care on April 30, 2010.


The goal of this one-day symposium is to review current practice patterns on a variety of colon and rectal surgery topics with an emphasis on:

  • Anorectal Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Fecal Incontinence

Intended Audience


This symposium is designed for primary care physicians, gastroenterologists and other health care professionals who see patients needing treatment for diseases involving the colon, rectum and anus.



  • Register online
  • By Mail: Return your completed registration form and payment to Kathy Kneebone, The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison WI 53706 | Conference Brochure and Registration (pdf)
  • By Phone: (608) 262-1397. Please call and give your billing information or pay by MasterCard, VISA or American Express
  • By FAX: (800) 741-7416 (in Madison FAX 265-3163)



At the conclusion of this syposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the anorectal physical exam and use current diagnostic and treatment approaches for anal fissure and hemorrhoids to assure proficiency in identifying these disease processes. 
  2. Identify and understand the various types of and treatment options for anorectal abscess and fistulae to provide the appropriate treatment. 
  3. Describe the etiology and provide the correct management of pilonidal disease. 
  4. Be aware of the work-up and treatment options for fecal incontinence and be able to determine the best option for the patient. 
  5. Learn the diagnostic and treatment strategies for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and be able to implement these into a treatment plan. 
  6. Provide proper stoma care. 
  7. Understand the basis for conservative management and determine when to consider surgical referral for recurrent diverticular disease. 
  8. Diagnose and manage C. difficile colitis. 
  9. Appreciate the current medical trends as well as current surgical approaches for inflammatory bowel disease. Consider and appropriately include these in the development of treatment plans. 
  10.  Apply the diagnostic criteria and recommended evaluation/treatment for the patient with familial colorectal cancer. 
  11. Apply the current screening guidelines and options for colorectal cancer. 
  12. Understand the current surgical options for colorectal cancer and apply the appropriate post-treatment follow-up.



Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton Street, Madison, Wis. 53703


Elements of competence


This activity addresses the following competencies embraced by the American Board of Medical Specialties: Medical Knowledge and Patient Care.


Accreditation Statement


The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement


The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Continuing Education Units


The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for .70