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Lucas Holkup to give Surgery Grand Rounds on improving communication with patients on Oct. 9

Lucas Holkup, M.D., a PGY-V resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Improving Communication with Patients with Life-threatening Surgical Conditions” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The objectives of Dr. Holkup’s talk are to:

  1. Identify clinical scenarios with risk of high morbidity/mortality
  2. Identify patient, surgeon and system factors that are barriers to effective communication
  3. Structure an effective discussion regarding goals of care
  4. Describe ethical issues concerning informed consent in acute surgical patients

This Surgery Grand Rounds Conference, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Surgery, is broadcast via video conference 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 and 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.