February 25 - 28, 2019

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas



-- Colon Agenda

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Agenda
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

7:00 - 10:00 AM


Optional Interactive Workshop For General and Bariatric Surgery: Ultrasound, TAP, and Laparoscopic Techniques for Performing Infiltration Blocks


10:15 - 10:30 AM


Welcome and Course Overview

10:30 - 10:45 AM


Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Keep it or Refer It
R. Larry Whelan, MD

10:45 - 11:00 AM


Risk Reduction in Colorectal Surgery - Pre and Perioperative
Matthew G. Mutch, MD

11:00 - 11:15 AM


Small Bowel Obstruction: Surgical Management
Bradley R. Davis, MD

11:15 - 11:30 AM


What's New in the Management of Diverticulitis
Ian M. Paquette, MD

11:30 - 11:45 AM


Q&A Panel with Faculty
(Bradley R. Davis, MD; Ian M. Paquette, MD; R. Larry Whelan, MD)

11:45 - 12:00 PM


Surgeon's Role in the Management of LGIB
Ian M. Paquette, MD

12:00 - 12:15 PM


Surgical Site Infection - Prevention Strategies
R. Larry Whelan, MD

12:15 - 1:15 PM


Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Outcomes: The National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) for Hospitals
Faculty: Steven D Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed), FCRSI (Hon)
Sponsored by: Medtronic

1:15 - 1:30 PM


Defining Quality and Value in Colorectal Surgery
Conor P. Delaney, MD, PhD

1:30 - 1:45 PM


Starting a Colorectal Enhanced Recovery Program
Ian M. Paquette, MD

1:45 - 2:00 PM


Q&A Panel with Faculty
(Conor P. Delaney, MD, PhD; Matthew G. Mutch, MD; Ian M. Paquette, MD; R. Larry Whelan, MD)

2:00 - 2:15 PM





4:15 - 4:30 PM


Intestinal Anastomosis: in Search of Perfection
Conor P. Delaney, MD, PhD

4:30 - 4:45 PM


Anastomotic Tips and Tricks
Conor P. Delaney, MD, PhD

4:45 - 5:00 PM


Management of Anastomotic Leaks
R. Larry Whelan, MD

5:00 - 5:15 PM


Q&A Panel with Faculty
(Conor P. Delaney, MD, PhD; R. Larry Whelan, MD)

5:15 - 5:30 PM


Splenic Flexure: Surgical Approach
Bradley R. Davis, MD

5:30 - 5:45 PM


Who Needs an Ostomy and How Should I Close It?
Matthew G. Mutch, MD

5:45 - 6:00 PM


Management of Parastomal Hernias
R. Larry Whelan, MD

6:00 - 6:15 PM


Q&A Panel with Faculty
(Bradley R. Davis, MD; Matthew G. Mutch, MD; R. Larry Whelan, MD)

6:15 - 8:00 PM


Chairman's Welcome Reception and Exhibits


Wednesday, March 7, 2018


6:45 AM



7:00 - 7:55 AM


Breakfast Symposium (Non-CME)
The Future of Reflux Surgery; Going From “What If?” to “What Is"

Faculty: Blair Jobe, MD, FACS
Sponsored by: Torax Medical, Inc.

8:00 - 8:15 AM


Colon Polyps: Still a Role for Colectomy?
R. Larry Whelan, MD

8:15 - 8:30 AM


Rectal Polyps: What are the Options?
Matthew G. Mutch, MD

8:30 - 8:45 AM


Robotic Surgery – What is the Role in Segmental Colectomy?
Bradley R. Davis, MD

8:45 - 9:00 AM


Robotic Sigmoid Colectomy – How I do it
Bradley R. Davis, MD

9:00 - 9:15 AM


Principles of Good Oncologic Surgery in MIS Colorectal
Matthew G. Mutch, MD

9:15 - 9:30 AM


Hand Port, Multiport – What is the Role?
Ian M. Paquette, MD

9:30 - 9:45 AM


Conversions and Open Surgery - Still Necessary?
Bradley R. Davis, MD

9:45 - 10:00 AM


Q&A Panel with Faculty
(Bradley R. Davis, MD; Matthew G. Mutch, MD; Ian M. Paquette, MD; R. Larry Whelan, MD)

10:00 - 10:30 AM



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