Incorporating New Technology Into Practice Symposium

"Incorporating New Technology Into Practice" Symposium

December 19, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Grady Hospital, Marcus Trauma Auditorium, 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™
Deadline to RSVP by Thursday, December 13. 

Presented by Morehouse School of Medicine and the National Medical Association.

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At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize strategies to incorporate new technologies into surgical practice.
  2. Review current guidelines for robotic surgical education
  3. Discuss principles for effective implementation of a robotic program within a safety-net hospital
  4. Review models for training staff and achieving perioperative goals with implementation of a new program


Opening Remarks
Dr. Ed Childs, Chairman of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine
Dr. Yolanda Wimberly, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, DIO
11:00 A.M. - 11:10 A.M.

Introduction of the Panelist Drs. Johnson and Matthews
Dr. Shaneeta Johnson, Associate Professor of Surgery, Robotic Surgery Champion
Dr. Roland Matthews, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morehouse School of Medicine
11:10 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.

Dr. Erica Sutton - “Incorporating New Technology Into Your Practice”
Dr. Rhonda Scott - “Incorporation of New Technology and Robotic Surgery Into A Safety-Net Hospital”
Dr. Clarence Clark - “Incorporating New Technology and Robotic Surgery into Surgical Education”
Dr. Larry Hobson - “Pros and Con of Incorporating Robotic Surgery Technology Into Academic Practice”
Deborah Hamrick - “Comprehensive Perioperative Evaluation and Training with Incorporation of New Technology”
11:15A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Q & A, Closing Remarks
Dr. Rhonda Scott, COO
12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Lunch included (lunch will begin at 11:00 a.m.)


Opening Remarks

Ed W. Childs

Ed W. Childs, M.D., FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine

Yolanda Wimberly

Yolanda Wimberly, M.D., MSc, FAAP
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, DIO, Morehouse School of Medicine



Shaneeta M. Johnson

Shaneeta M. Johnson, M.D., FACS, FICS, FASMBS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Bariatric Surgery, Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Morehouse School of Medicine, Chair, Robotic Committee, Grady Hospital

Roland Matthews

Roland Matthews, M.D., FACOG
Professor and Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Morehouse School of Medicine


Symposium Panel

Erica R. H. Sutton

Erica R. H. Sutton, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor and Director of Community Engagement, Assistant Dean of Medical Education, Director of Surgical Simulation, Hiram C. Polk, Jr. Department of Surgery, University of Louisville Department of Surgery, Louisville, KY. Chair, Surgical Section, National Medical Association 
“Incorporating New Technology Into Your Practice”

Rhonda A. Scott

Rhonda A. Scott, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, NEA-BC
Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer Executive Sponsor, Robotic Program, Grady Hospital 
“Incorporation of New Technology and Robotic Surgery Into A Safety-Net Hospital”

Larry Hobson

Larry Hobson, M.D., FACS, FASMBS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
“Pros and Con of Incorporating Robotic Surgery Technology Into Academic Practice”

Clarence E. Clark III

Clarence E. Clark III, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine
“Incorporating New Technology and Robotic Surgery into Surgical Education”

Deborah Hamrick

Deborah Hamrick, RN, MSN
Executive Director, Perioperative Services, Grady Hospital 
“Comprehensive Perioperative Evaluation and Training with Incorporation of New Technology”



The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in accordance with ACCME guidelines requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by MSM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and the appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Full disclosure of speaker relationships will be made at this activity.