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NYSPFP SSI Conference: Optimizing Patients for Surgery and Early Recovery

Thursday, December 13, 2018
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will host a December 13 conference on using the American College of Surgeons’ Strong for Surgery Toolkit to optimize patients perioperatively and how those tools intersect with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs. The event also will explore how to standardize for efficiency and operationalize surgical quality improvement initiatives in a resource-limited setting. NYSPFP has promoted the Strong for Surgery (S4S) approach throughout its programming this year, and is excited to bring national experts to provide more insight into how to operationalize S4S and introduce new additions to the toolkit.


Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., MD, MS, Co-Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Utah
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS, Director, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons and Professor of Surgery and Health Services, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages your hospital’s SSI/OR safety team, particularly surgeons, anesthesiologists, preoperative assessment staff, and perioperative services directors to attend. Quality improvement and infection prevention staff are also encouraged to attend.

Who To Contact

Please contact your NYSPFP project manager for additional information or with questions. For technical assistance, contact registration support at (518) 431-7867 or learning@hanys.org.


This will be a one-day only event with both an in-person and live stream option. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In-person registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on December 13.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, Manhattan
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Register for the in-person event

NYSPFP will also stream from the Manhattan location
Register for the streaming event

Continuing Education

NYSPFP is offering continuing education contact hours for this event.
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