Robert Steininger to give Surgery Grand Rounds on sepsis and surgical outcomes April 17

Robert Steininger, M.D., a PGY-V resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Sepsis and surgical outcomes: The use of SOFA and mortality predictors” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 17.* All are welcome to attend.

The objectives of Dr. Steininger’s talk are:

  1. Summarize the historical classifications of sepsis
  2. Define the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score
  3. Discuss common early predictors of sepsis (e.g., MEWS score)
  4. Review the common mortality predictors used in surgery

This Surgery Grand Rounds Conference, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Surgery, is broadcast via videoconference to many sites in North Dakota and Minnesota. For more information about how to view the presentation, contact Kerri Hjelmstad at 701.777.2589 or

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*While this event still is scheduled, the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation may result in a change in plans. Please be sure to confirm that the event is still scheduled before attending, even at a distance.