March 16 - 19, 2020

Aria Las Vegas




-- Colon Agenda

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Our most recent (2019) program agenda is found below to give you a feel for our format and schedule.   SIGN UP for email updates to be informed when our full 2020 program is posted.

Monday, February 25, 2019



10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


Welcome and Course Overview
Bradley R. Davis, MD

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


New Technologies: An Overview of Current State of CRS
Todd D. Francone, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Laparoscopic MIS Surgery: This Is the Future
Matthew G. Mutch, MD

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


Robotic MIS Surgery: This Is the Future
Jamie A. Cannon, MD

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM


Case Studies - Panel Discussion

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Jamie A. Cannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Bradley R. Davis, MD; Todd D. Francone, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS; Matthew G. Mutch, MD

11:45 AM- 12:00 PM



12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)
Laparoscopic MIS – Technologies & Techniques that Help in Settings Without a Consistent Team
Faculty: Billy Lan, MD, FASCRS
Sponsored by: Medtronic

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM


Robotic Sigmoid Colectomy ABC's
Jamie A. Cannon, MD

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM


The Splenic Flexure: Robotic or Lap - What's the Best Approach?
Todd D. Francone, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM


Intracorporeal Anastomosis: Right Colon
Matthew G. Mutch, MD

 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM


Intracorporeal Anastomosis: Colorectal
Ian M. Paquette, MD

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM


Complicated Diverticulitis: Operative strategy
Bradley R. Davis, MD

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty



4:30 PM - 4:50 PM


Emergency CRS: Anastomosis or Not -Best Techniques
Jamie A. Cannon, MD

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM


The Role of Mesh in Ostomy Formation/Takedowns with Operative Tips and Tricks
Matthew G. Mutch, MD

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM


Evaluation and Management of Enteric Fistulas
Todd D. Francone, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM


Case Studies: Sigmoid Volvulus
Todd D. Francone, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM


Obstructed Left Colon
Ian M. Paquette, MD

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM


Appendiceal Mass
Bradley R. Davis, MD

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty

6:45 PM - 8:00 PM


Chairman's Welcome Reception/Exhibits Open/Posters



Tuesday, February 26, 2019


6:45 AM



7:10 AM - 7:55 AM


Breakfast Symposium (Non-CME)
The Achilles Heel of Antireflux Surgery – Recognition of the Reflux Barrier and Recurrence of Hiatal Hernia
Faculty: John C. Lipham, M.D., FACS
Sponsored by: Ethicon – LINX Reflux Management System

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM


Frailty Assessment in Colorectal Surgery
Matthew G. Mutch, MD

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM


Steroids and Biologics: Should You be Worried?
Jamie A. Cannon, MD

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM


Risk Factors for Readmission following CRS Surgery: Can it be Prevented?
Ian M. Paquette, MD

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM


The Intraoperative Consult: What's a Surgeon to do?
Ian M. Paquette, MD

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty

9:15 AM


Colon Program adjourns

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