February 25 - 28, 2019

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
 

 

 

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CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION INFORMATION

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The 19th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) will offer compelling lectures, surgical video presentations, and lively discussion and debate by world-renowned experts on advanced laparoscopic techniques for managing metabolic disorders, hernia, foregut and diseases of the colon. MISS also offers a special section on Enhanced Recovery after Surgery.

TARGET AUDIENCE
The Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) is designed for general, colorectal, and bariatric surgeons with laparoscopic and open skills. Surgical residents and fellows are welcome at reduced rates. For the Bariatric/Metabolic Program, an interdisciplinary approach is utilized and all members of the bariatric team are encouraged to attend, including NPs, PAs, RNs, and other practice managers

Accreditation Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Global Academy for Medical Education, Inc. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Self-assessment Credit
Optional American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Self-assessment will be offered at 2019 MISS. Optional MOC self-assessment credit will be available for delegates who complete curriculum related questions. Self-assessment is a written or electronic question-and-answer exercise that assesses your understanding of the material presented in the CME program. Diplomats must achieve a score of 75% or higher for the self-assessment to count for MOC.

International Credit Designation
European physicians can earn their ECMEC®s by attending live events worldwide that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UESMS-EACCME procedure, and worldwide, except in Europe, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. European physicians can also earn their ECMEC®s by completing e-learning programs from providers from all over the world except in the United States, that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMSEACCME procedure and from accredited providers from the United States, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Additionally, the following Countries and Regions have reciprocity with the ACCME:
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Canada)
• Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
• Bulgarian Union of Scientific Medical Societies (Bulgaria)
• French National Medical Council (France)
• Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies (Italy)
• National CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health (Italy)
• Spanish Accreditation Council for CME (Spain)
• Bavarian Chamber of Physicians (Germany)


 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

COLON PROGRAM

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the management of benign surgical disease, including diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease and lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Summarize quality metrics and best practices as it pertains to the practice of colorectal surgery.
  • Describe the available strategies to improve perioperative outcomes.
  • Classify the different techniques of anastomotic creation and the potential ways to avoid and treat anastomotic leaks.
  • Identify the different options for minimally invasive abdominal procedures including laparoscopy, hand assisted techniques, the use of the robot.

 

ENHANCED RECOVERY

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Recognize the science and evidence supporting best practices in Enhanced Recovery to optimize their patient outcomes
  • Develop a functional knowledge of core Enhanced Recovery elements, understanding how several targets vary from traditional practices.
  • Summarize the challenges facing the adoption of Enhanced Recovery programs.

 

HERNIA PROGRAM

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • List the current common techniques for inguinal hernia repair.
  • Describe effective management of diastasis recti.
  • Explain complications from hernia repair.

 

FOREGUT PROGRAM

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and describe medical and surgical treatment options for GERD.
  • Discuss treatments for the patient with gastroparesis.
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's.
  • Identify and manage recurrence of disease.

 

METABOLIC/BARIATRIC PROGRAM

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Summarize the recent research on obesity causes including genetic and biologic factors.
  • Discuss the pros and cons for current bariatric surgical options for obese patients, and describe the appropriate perioperative care.
  • Review the clinical trial evidence documenting the impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular morbidity, mortality, and risk factors.
  • Analyze the efficacy of current obesity management strategies, including lifestyle, diets, pharmacology, and surgery.
  • Diagnose and treat comorbidities associated with obesity including cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.

 

 

 

 

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