March 6 - 9, 2018

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

Full Agenda

 

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) 2017 Agenda
(subject to change — please check back for updates)

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 

Optional Hands-On Workshops

8:15 - 10:15 AM

Improve Your Skills: Laparoscopic Suturing

10:45 AM - 12:45PM

Flexible Endoscopy

10:45 AM - 12:45PM

Tap Workshop

 

Colon Session I

1:00 - 1:15 PM

Welcome and Introduction

 

Rectal Cancer – How It’s Done

1:15 - 1:30 PM

Laparoscopic
Morris E. Franklin Jr., MD, FACS

1:30 - 1:45 PM

Robotic
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD

1:45 - 2:00 PM

Lap TATA
John H. Marks, MD

2:00 - 2:15 PM

taTME
Matthew Albert, MD

2:15 - 2:30 PM

Laparoscopic Approach to Colonic Obstruction

Morris E. Franklin, Jr., MD, FACS

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty

Matthew Albert, MD; Morris E. Franklin, Jr., MD, FACS;

John H. Marks, MD; Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD

 

Intracorporeal Anastomoses Right Colectomy

2:45 - 3:00 PM

Laparoscopic
Barry Salky, MD

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Robotic
Craig S. Johnson, MD

3:15 - 3:30 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Craig S. Johnson, MD; Barry Salky, MD

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Refreshment Break

 

Colon Session II

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Essential Components of TME Surgery
Craig S. Johnson, MD

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Splenic Flexure Release: Anatomy and 3 Approaches
Barry Salky, MD

4:15 - 4:30 PM

Middle Colic Arteries: Anatomy and Approaches
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD

4:30 - 4:45 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Craig S. Johnson, MD; Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD;

Barry Salky, MD

4:45 - 5:00 PM

Pain Control and TAPP Blocks
Eric M. Haas, MD

5:00 - 5:15 PM

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Status and Implementation
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS

5:15 - 5:30 PM

DVT Prophylaxis: For Whom? For What? What's the Real Benefit and Cost to the Patient and Healthcare System for the Lap Colon Patient?
Todd Francone, MD, MPH, FACS

5:30 - 5:45 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Todd Francone, MD, MPH, FACS;
Eric M. Haas, MD;

Craig S. Johnson, MD; Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD; Barry Salky, MD

5:45 - 6:00 PM

Refreshment Break

 

Colon Session III

6:00 - 6:15 PM

Meaningful Mentorship - An Ambitious Approach to Improving Lap Colorectal Adoption
Jaime Sanchez, MD, MSPH

6:15 - 6:30 PM

IMV/Left Colic Artery: Take it or Leave it for Sigmoidectomy/LAR? Anatomy and Pros/Cons
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS

6:30 - 6:45 PM

Single Port Colectomy: Status and Approaches
Eric M. Haas, MD

6:45 - 7:00 PM

Colorectal Progression to NOTES: Fantasy or Farce?
John H. Marks, MD

7:00 - 7:15 PM

DIVERTICULITIS: Who Gets Operated On? When? How?
Todd Francone, MD, MPH, FACS

7:15 - 7:30 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Todd Francone, MD, MPH, FACS; Eric M. Haas, MD; John H. Marks, MD; Jaime Sanchez, MD, MSPH

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Chairman's Welcome Reception/Exhibits

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

6:30 AM

Breakfast/Exhibits

7:00 - 7:45 AM

Breakfast Symposium (non-CME)

LINX®: A New Paradigm in the Treatment of GERD
Faculty: John Lipham, MD

Sponsored by: Torax Medical Inc.

 

Colon Session IV

7:50 - 8:05 AM

RECTAL PROLAPSE: How to - Transanal vs. Abdominal/ Resection vs. Mesh
Jaime Sanchez, MD, MSPH

 

Local Excision of Rectal Polyps/Cancer

8:05 - 8:20 AM

TAMIS
Matthew Albert, MD

8:20 - 8:35 AM

TEM
John H. Marks, MD

8:35 - 8:50 AM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Matthew Albert, MD; John H. Marks, MD; Jaime Sanchez, MD, MSPH

8:50 AM

Colon Program Adjourns

 

Enhanced Recovery – What Every Surgeon Should Know:
Part 1

8:50 - 9:05 AM

The Essentials and Basic Concepts
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD

9:05 - 9:20 AM

Anesthesiologists Role: Fluids and Pain Management
Stephanie B. Jones, MD

9:20 - 9:35 AM

The Surgeon’s Role: TAP Blocks
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS

9:35 - 9:50 AM

Q&A/Panel Discussion

Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Stephanie B. Jones, MD

9:50 - 10:20 AM

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

 

Hernia Session I

Ventral/Incisional Hernia Repair

10:20 - 10:35 AM

Prevention of Ventral/incisional Hernias; What is small bite closure: Does it Apply to the American patient? Prophylactic mesh augmentation-there is a new CPT code. Should we be doing PMA?
B. Todd Heniford, MD

10:35 - 10:50 AM

TAR - When, Why, How and Who Should be Doing
Yuri W. Novitsky, MD

10:50 - 11:05 AM

Robotic Ventral/incisional Hernia Repair. All the Rage. Should it be?
Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS

11:05 - 11:20 AM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS; B. Todd Heniford, MD;

Yuri W. Novitsky, MD

 

Hernia Session II

Mesh and Hernia Repair

11:20 - 11:35 AM

Lichtenstein Mesh Repair. Which Mesh? What Suture and How to Suture, Adhesives,

Self -fixating Mesh?
David C. Chen, MD

11:35 - 11:50 AM

Mesh Choices in Challenging Hernia Scenarios
Yuri W. Novitsky, MD

11:50 - 12:05 PM

Mesh Infection - Hard Lessons Learned from 250 Cases
B. Todd Heniford, MD

12:05 - 12:20 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty

12:20 - 1:20 PM

Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)

Strength and Scaffold: Why this combination is so important
Faculty: William S. Cobb IV, MD, FACS

Sponsored by: Gore & Associates

1:20 - 1:50 PM

Dessert Break Exhibit Hall

 

Foregut Session I

1:50 - 2:05 PM

GI Approach to Achalasia and EGJOO?
Brooks Cash, MD

2:05 - 2:20 PM

Surgical Treatment of EGJOO and Long Term Results of Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy for Achalasia
William O. Richards, MD

2:20 - 2:35 PM

Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Leena Khaitan, MD

2:35 - 2:50 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Brooks D. Cash, MD; Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH;

William O. Richards, MD

2:50 - 3:05 PM

Gastroenterologist Approach to Barrett’s or Why You Need VLE
Brooks D. Cash, MD

3:05 - 3:20 PM

Reflux and Adenocarcinoma – Where are We Now in Identifying the Relationship?
Glenn Ihde, MD

3:20 - 3:35 PM

Approach to The Patient with GERD Post Bariatric Surgery
Leena Khaitan, MD

3:35 - 3:50 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Brooks D. Cash, MD; Glenn M. Ihde ll, MD; Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH

3:50 - 4:05 PM

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

 

Hernia Session III

Inguinal Hernia Repair

4:05 - 4:20 PM

Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair – Where do we Stand - Fad or Fancy?
Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS

4:20 - 4:35 PM

Inguinodynia – Causes and Prevention
David C. Chen, MD

4:35 - 4:50 PM

Inguinodynia - Treatment of Inguinodynia
David C. Chen, MD

4:50 - 5:05 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

David C. Chen, MD; Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS

 

Hernia Session IV

Miscellaneous Topics

5:05 - 5:20 PM

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery- What Is It and Do We Need it in Hernia Surgery?
Yuri W. Novitsky, MD

5:20 - 5:35 PM

Social Media in Hernia Surgery; What is it, do I need it, is it Dangerous?
Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS

5:35 - 5:50 PM

5 Tips and Tricks for Hernia Repair to Take Home Today
B. Todd Heniford, MD

5:50 - 6:05 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

B. Todd Heniford, MD; Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS;

Yuri W. Novitsky, MD

6:05 - 6:20 PM

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

 

Foregut Session II

6:20 - 6:35 PM

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroparesis
Glenn Ihde, MD

6:35 - 6:50 PM

GI Approach to GERD Including Who Should Go to Anti-Reflux Surgery
Brooks D. Cash, MD

6:50 - 7:05 PM

TIF with and without Hiatal Hernia Repair
Glenn Ihde, MD

7:05 - 7:20 PM

Nissen, or LINX, Medigas or Stretta??
Leena Khaitan, MD

7:20 - 7:35 PM

Patients with Barrett’s Should Undergo Anti-Reflux Surgery
William O. Richards, MD

7:35 - 7:50 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Brooks D. Cash, MD; Glenn M. Ihde ll, MD;

Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH; William O. Richards, MD

 

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast/Exhibits

 

Enhanced Recovery - What Every Surgeon Should Know:
Part II

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Key Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Outcomes Studies
John Morton, MD, MPH

8:15 - 8:30 AM

Reducing Ileus, Improving Gut Function
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Bariatrics
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Q&A/Panel Discussion
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS;

Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS; Stephanie B. Jones, MD;

John Morton, MD, MPH; Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS

 

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery
The Science

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Bariatric Surgery and the Brain
John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP

 

Keynote Address

9:30 - 10:15 AM

"The Biggest Losers": Why Do They Regain Most of Their Weight?
Kevin D. Hall, PhD

10:15 - 10:55 AM

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:55 - 11:25 AM

Physical Activity, Weight-Loss and Bariatric Surgery

John P. Kirwan, PhD

11:25 - 11:40 AM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty

 

Hot Topics

11:40 - 12:25 PM

Panel Discussion:

Implementing the New Diabetes Surgery Guidelines

Moderator: Philip R. Schauer, MD

  • Guidelines Summary (10 minutes)
    Philip R. Schauer, MD
  • Payer Coverage (10 minutes)
    Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA
  • Panel (25 minutes)

    Moderator: Bruce M. Wolfe, MD

    Panelists:
    Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA; Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD; John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP

11:40 - 11:50 AM

Guidelines Summary

Philip R. Schauer, MD

11:50 - 12:00 PM

Payer Coverage

Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA

12:00 - 12:25 PM

Panel

Panelists: Henry Alder, BS,MS, MBA, Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD; and John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP

12:25 - 1:40 PM

Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)
Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits and Lowering Taxes

Speaker:

Art McOmber
Sponsored by: Legally Mine

1:40 - 2:10 PM

Dessert Break/Exhibits

 

Keynote Address

2:10 - 2:40 PM

SAGES Master Program: Lifelong, Deliberate Education from Hernia, Colon to Bariatric Surgery

Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS

 

Access, Quality and Optimizing Outcomes

2:40 - 2:55 PM

Trends in Bariatric Surgery Coverage Policy: Public and Private Insurance

Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA

2:55 - 3:10 PM

MBSAQIP: Quality Update - How Are We Doing?
Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS

3:10 - 3:25 PM

Reducing Readmissions

John Morton, MD, MPH

3:25 - 3:40 PM

Patient Reported Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery

Matthew M. Hutter, MD

3:40 - 3:55 PM

Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs)

Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD

3:55 - 4:35 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty

Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA; Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD; Matthew M. Hutter, MD; John Morton, MD, MPH; Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS

4:35 - 4:50 PM

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

 

Videofest/Complications

4:50 - 5:05 PM

To Stent or Not to Stent: A Review of Evidenced-Based Therapies

Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS

5:05 - 5:20 PM

How to Manage Patients on Anticoagulation Therapy

Ali Aminian, MD

5:20 - 5:35 PM

Sobering News About Bariatric Surgery, Alcohol and Self-Harm

Bruce M. Wolfe, MD

5:35 - 5:55 PM

Procedural Changes to Decrease Complications of RYGB

Marina Kurian, MD

5:55 - 6:15 PM

Best Videos of IBC

Tomasz Rogula, MD

6:15 - 6:40 PM

Endoluminal Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications

Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS

6:40 - 7:10 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Ali Aminian, MD; Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS; Marina S. Kurian, MD; Tomasz Rogula, MD and Bruce M. Wolfe, MD

 

Friday, March 3, 2017

7:30 AM

Breakfast

 

Hot Topics

8:00 - 8:40 AM

Poor Weight Loss or Excessive Weight Regain: What to Do? A Case-Based Panel

Moderators: John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP

Bruce M. Wolfe, MD

Panelist: Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Leena Khaitan, MD,MPH; Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD; and Bruce D. Schirmer, MD

8:40 - 9:40 AM

Optimizing Sleeve Outcomes: A Case-Based Panel

  • Summary of the MBSAQIP SG Outcome Study (15 minutes)
    Matthew M. Hutter, MD
  • Techniques to Improve Consistency in Performing SG (15 minutes)
    Jonathan R. Thompson, MD
  • Panel (30 minutes)

    Moderator: Matthew M. Hutter, MD

    Panelists:
    Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Ninh T. Nguyen, MD; Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Scott A. Shikora, MD; Jonathan R. Thompson, MD

9:40 - 10:00 AM

ASMBS Update

Stacy A. Brethauer, MD

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Refreshment Break

 

Controversies and New Frontiers

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Very Low Calorie Diets in Bariatric Practice

John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Telementoring in Bariatric Surgery
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Emerging Endoscopic Procedures

Stacy A. Brethauer, MD

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Who Gets a Band in 2017?

Marina Kurian, MD

11:15 - 11:30 AM

Evidenced-Based Assessment of Robotic Bariatric Surgery 2017

Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD

11:30 - 11:45 AM

The Intragastric Balloon Update

Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS

11:45 - 12:00 PM

Should Americans Revisit the Mini Gastric Bypass?

Scott A. Shikora, MD

12:00 - 12:15 PM

Evidence-Based Update on Other Single Anastomosis Bypass Procedures (SADI, SIPPS)

Daniel Cottam, MD

12:15 - 12:30 PM

Sleeve to Bypass or Duodenal Switch: Pros and Cons

Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH

12:30 - 12:50 PM

Band to Sleeve or Bypass

Bruce D. Schirmer, MD

12:50 - 1:15 PM

Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Daniel Cottam, MD; John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP; Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH; Marina S. Kurian, MD; Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD; Ninh T. Nguyen, MD; Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Bruce D. Schirmer, MD; Scott A. Shikora, MD

1:15 PM

MISS Adjourns

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