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Midwest Surgical Association


Past President
Feature: Past presidents of the Association gathered for the 50th anniversary celebration at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa, Farmington, Pennsylvania, at the 2007 Annual MSA meeting.

The Midwest Surgical Association is a surgical organization made up of surgeons who have established reputations as practitioners, authors, teachers, and/or original investigators. The objective of this society is to exemplify and promote the highest standards of surgical practice, especially among young surgeons in the Midwest. The annual meeting is held in August each year in different locations throughout the Midwest and consists of a stimulating scientific program of the highest quality and a social program planned with children and families in mind.



Final Program

Congratulations to the 2014 Annual Meeting Award Winners

Academic Winners

Best Poster Winner
Mary C. Nally, MD
Evidence Based Practice in Surgery
Rush University Medical Center

Best Resident Paper
Matthew Gitelis, BS
Education Surgeons on Intraoperative Disposable Costs During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Regional Health System’s Experience
NorthShore University Health System

Best New Member Presentation
Michael Dwyer Davis, DO
Pre-Operative Simultaneous Fractionated Cisplatin and Radiation Therapy in Advance Operable Stage III and IV Squamos Cell Carcinoma (SCCA) of the Head and Neck
Inspira Health Network

Annual Golf Outing

Longest Drive - Male - Shekar Narayanan
Longest Drive - Female - Stephanie Zdon
Closest to the Pin - Male - Ryan Francescatti
Closest to the Pin - Female- Bette Woods

Winning Foursome
Chris Brandt
Beth Sersig
Chris McHenry
Steve DeJong

Annual Tennis Tournament

Under 16 years - Male - Ben Shapiro
Under 16 years - Female - Nena Rajput
​Over 16 years - Male - Richard Bamgarten
Over 16 years - Female - Julie Tyburski

5K Fun Run

16 & Under Male - 21:44 - Vincent Scavo
​16 & Under Female - 25:40 - Madison Linz
16 - 50 Male - 15:10 - Ryan Onders
16 - 50 Female - 19:47 - Rachel Onders
​50 & Over Male - 19:05 - Chris McHenry
​50 & Over Female - 19:48 - Stephanie McHenry

​Winner of iPad

Peter Kowynia - St. John Hospital

Conference Evaluation, Verification of Attendance and Self-Assessment CME

All information must be submitted no later than Friday, August 22nd to receive CME and/or self-assessment credits.

The Midwest Surgical Association is offering the opportunity for Self-Assessment CME from our Annual Meeting held in Michigan. All meeting attendees are encouraged to access the system below to fill out a conference evaluation, submit a verification of attendance form, take self-assessment exams (optional), and print an ACS approved credit certificate.

Login Information
All meeting attendees may log in to the system at the following link:
Email: Your Email used to register for the meeting
Password: Last Name

Step 1. Verification of Attendance

Once you complete and submit your Verification of Attendance form, you may:

  • Take exams for those sessions you are seeking self-assessment exam credit (Step 2). Not required if only seeking CME credit.
  • OR complete course evaluation (Step 3).

Step 2: Self-Assessment Exams

You may elect to take all, part or none of the self-assessment exam. If you choose NOT to take any portions of the exam, go to Step 3 to complete course evaluation.

A passing score of 75% or higher is required to receive self-assessment credit for a portion of the meeting. Upon submitting your answers, you will immediately find out if you passed or failed, and which questions were answered incorrectly. You may take an exam an unlimited number of times.

Once you have passed all portions of the exam for which you are seeking credit, your certificate will be available from the site for you to download to your computer (Step 4). If you do not pass all portions of the exam, you will not receive the self-assessment credits for that portion.

Step 3. Course Evaluation

Course evaluation form must be completed prior to moving on to Step 4, Download Certificate

Step 4: Download CME/Self-Assessment Credit Certificate

You will NOT receive a confirmation email with your exam results. Therefore, the MSA strongly recommends you print the certificate upon completion of all exams. The MSA will provide confirmation of your completed exam results with our final CME report, submitted to the American College of Surgeons for this program. If you are a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, your CME credit will be posted to your MyCME portal page within 3 months following the event.

Midwest Surgical Association

14005 Nicklaus Drive
Overland Park, KS 66223
Telephone: 913-402-7102
Fax: 913-273-1140

Future Meetings

  • 2015: Lake Geneva, WI, July 26-29
  • 2016: Mackinac Island, MI, August 7-10



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