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-- Metabolic/Bariatric Agenda


Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Agenda

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.
The previous conference (2017) MISS Metabolic/Bariatric agenda is found below to give you a flavor for the quality of the MISS program.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 


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

    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


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


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



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



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

    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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