March 16 - 19, 2020

Aria Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

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We are in the process of putting together the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) program. 
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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, LLC. 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  (6.25 CME Credits)

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Detail the different options for minimally invasive surgical procedures for colorectal concerns.
  • Review the different techniques of intracorporeal anastomotic creation and the potential ways to avoid and treat anastomotic leaks.
  • Discuss the current approaches in the management of diverticulitis.
  • Discuss the available strategies to improve peri- and post-operative outcomes and minimize complications.

 

ENHANCED RECOVERY (4 CME Credits)

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

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

 

HERNIA PROGRAM (4 CME Credits)

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss abdominal wall anatomy with respect to reconstruction.
  • Compare the benefits and risks of biological and biosynthetic mesh with synthetic mesh for hernia repair.
  • Identify situations when robotic approaches are appropriate for inguinal hernia repair
  • Review current evidence regarding hernia repair techniques for parastomal hernia, flank hernia, and loss of domain.

 

FOREGUT PROGRAM (4 CME Credits)

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe medical and surgical management of GERD.
  • Describe preferred surgical management of Barrett’s esophagus.
  • Develop strategies using mesh and minimally invasive surgical approaches to manage patients with PEH.
  • Apply the 2014 update of the Chicago Classification (CC) of esophageal motility disorders to help assess motility.
  • Integrate the most current evidence into the diagnosis of gastroparesis and management of EGJ outlet obstruction.

 

METABOLIC/BARIATRIC PROGRAM   (10.75 CME Credits)

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Learning Objective: Identify factors that suggest safety and efficacy of weight-loss surgery in older adults.
  • Identify factors that suggest safety and efficacy of weight-loss surgery in children and adolescents.
  • Discuss the benefits and risks of the numerous approaches to revisional surgery.
  • Discuss the role of medications and surgical interventions for the obese patient with diabetes
  • Identify common causes of complications and approaches to address these complications.
  • Identify both sides of common controversies in bariatric surgery.
  • Discuss the EndoBarrier device and laparoscopic endoluminal surgery.

 

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