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Hands-on Workshops

We are in the process of putting together our 2018 program.  Please click here to sign up for email updates to be informed when our 2018 agenda is announced. 

Previous conference (2017) MISS workshop information is found below to give you a flavor for the quality of the MISS program.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Optional Hands-On Workshop

MISS workshops are open exclusively to MISS attendees and have limited space available.
First come. First served. Reserve your spot now!


Improve Your Skills: Laparoscopic Suturing
2 CME Credits Available

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM


Workshop Co-Directors:
Marcelo W. Hinojosa, M.D. and Matthew Y.C. Lin, M.D.


Workshop Faculty:
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS and Barry A. Salky, MD


Overview and Target Audience
This course provides an overview of laparoscopic suturing skills and how they allow surgeons to advance to an expert level by adding the flexibility of intracorporeal suturing and knot tying. The workshop is designed for practicing general and bariatric surgeons who wish to improve on their laparoscopic suturing skills.



8:15 AM

How to Tie a Knot: Free Needle and Hand-Held Device
Special Techniques: Staple-Line Reinforcement, Closure of
Mesenteric Defects and Construction of a Hand-Sewn Anastomosis
Suture Lab

8:45 AM

Hands-on Practice Sewing an Anastomosis with Free-Needle and
Hand-Held Devices

10:15 AM



Interactive TAP Workshop for General and Bariatric Surgery:
Ultrasound, TAP, and Laparoscopic Techniques
2 CME Credits Available

10:45 am – 12:45 pm

This two-hour workshop includes a faculty presentation, hands-on workshop, and questions and answers. It will provide the learners with the opportunity to interact with faculty in real time while practicing procedures on live and phantom models.



Jeff Gadsden, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA
Duke University Medical Center

Philip R. Schauer, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Uma Shastri, MD FRCPC
Vanderbilt University

Loran Mounir Soliman, MD
Cleveland Clinic


Target Audience
surgeons, residents, and fellows, including advanced laparoscopic surgeons


• Adapt techniques via hands-on practice on live models, phantom stations and using laparoscopic techniques
• Describe the opioid epidemic and associated adverse events with opioids
• Review the multimodal options utilizing pre-op, inter-op and post-op surgery
• Understand the relevant anatomy for performing ultrasound/laparoscopic guided infiltration blocks
• Describe the indication, contraindication and best practice techniques for performing infiltration blocks




CME Credit Certified by:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


This activity is supported, in part, by a grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals.

For additional information regarding the TAP Workshop: Center for Continuing Medical Education Tel: 718-920-6674, email:


Click here to register for the MISS Laparoscopic Suturing and/or Flexible Endoscopy Workshop.

Click here to register for the MISS TAP Workshop.


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