February 26 - March 1, 2014, Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas
  Join us for the premier meeting of thought leaders and pioneers in minimally invasive surgery.  
Topics: Hernia • Foregut • Colon • Bariatric/Metabolic
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Metabolic/Bariatric Program

Friday, February 28, 2014

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery

6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits
Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery
The Science
7:30 - 7:50 AM Gut and Microbiome: Can the Gut Cause Obesity and Diabetes?
Lee Kaplan, MD
7:50 - 8:10 AM Metabolically Normal and Abnormal Obesity
Sam Klein, MD
8:10 - 8:40 AM Debate: The Diabetes Goes Away After Metabolic Surgery: How Does that Happen?
Sam Klein, MD & Lee Kaplan, MD
8:40 - 9:00 AM Micronutrient Deficiencies, Hypoglycemia and Neuropathies: Is There a Connection?
Walter Pories, MD
9:00 - 9:20 AM The Role of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Obesity-Related Comorbidity — The Forgotten Target
John Dixon, MD
9:20 - 9:40 AM QandA Panel with Faculty
9:40 - 10:10 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits
Metabolic and Diabetes Surgery
10:10 - 10:40 AM Keynote Presentation — New AACE Guidelines for Treating Diabetes: Implications for Surgery
Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACN, FACE, ECNU
10:40 - 11:00 AM Ideal Body Weight (BMI) - Fixed or Flexible?
John Dixon, MD
11:00 - 11:20 AM Intense Lifestyle Intervention for Diabetes: Long-Term Results of the Look AHEAD Trial and implications
Robert Kushner, MD
11:20 - 11:40 AM Durability of Metabolic Surgery
Stacy Brethauer, MD
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Metabolic Surgery for Type 1 Diabetes
Philip Schauer, MD
12:00 - 12:20 PM Recent Randomized Controlled Trials
Anita Courcoulas, MD
12:20 - 12:50 PM Panel: How to Affect Appropriate Utilization of Metabolic Surgery
Lee Kaplan, MD; Robert Kushner, MD; Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACN, FACE, ECNU; Philip Schauer, MD; Sam Klein, MD
12:50 - 1:50 PM Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)
Beating the Odds: A Hospital President’s Perspective on Managing the High Economic Costs
associated with Bariatric Surgery Complications
Faculty: Eric Bour, MD, FACS
Sponsored by: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
1:50 - 2:20 PM Dessert Break Exhibit Hall
Quality and Optimizing Outcomes
2:20 - 2:50 PM Debate — Medicare Drops COE Requirement: Good or Bad?
Justin Dimick, MD
Ninh Nguyen, MD
2:50 - 3:10 PM ASMBS POV on Standards, Insurance Recognition and New Volume Standards
Jaime Ponce, MD
3:10 - 3:30 PM Obesity and the Affordable Care Act -- Potential Implications on the Metabolic/Bariatric Surgeon
Christopher R. Gallagher
3:30 - 3:50 PM Longevity, Cost, and Quality of Life After Bariatric Surgery
Bruce Wolfe, MD
3:50 - 4:10 PM Decreasing Readmissions
John Morton, MD
4:10 - 4:25 PM Implementation of Quality Assurance Initiatives that make a Real Difference
James Saxton, JD
4:25 - 4:40 PM Refreshment Break
Videofest: Results and Techniques
4:40 - 5:00 PM Band Conversion to Sleeve
Jaime Ponce, MD
5:00 - 5:20 PM Staple Line Reinforcement vs. Oversewing
Scott Shikora, MD
5:20 - 5:40 PM Robotic Bariatric Surgery for Revisions and Complex Cases
Keith Kim, MD
5:40 - 6:00 PM Managing Leaks, GI Bleeding and Obstructions
Ninh Nguyen, MD
6:00 - 6:20 PM New Insights into Gastrojejunostomy Techniques
Bruce Schirmer, MD
6:20 - 6:40 PM QandA Panel with Faculty

Saturday, March 1, 2014

6:30 - 7:30 AM Breakfast
Controversies and New Frontiers
7:30 - 7:50 AM New Drug Therapy - Any role before and after surgery?
Sam Klein MD
7:50 - 8:10 AM Maximizing Results of Surgery with Lifestyle Intervention
Robert Kushner, MD
8:10 - 8:30 AM Keys to Long-term Success with Gastric Banding
Christine Ren-Fielding, MD
8:30 - 8:50 AM Newest Bariatric Procedure: the Sleeve Bypass
Daniel Cottam, MD
8:50 - 9:10 AM Reducing Patient & Employee Injuries When Transporting Obese Patients
Walter Pories, MD
9:10 - 9:30 AM Panel: The Future of the Gastric Band
Christine Ren-Fielding, MD; Jaime Ponce, MD; Ken MacDonald, MD
9:30 - 9:45 AM Refreshment Break
9:45 - 10:05 AM Sleeve Gastrectomy Update
Michel Gagner, MD
10:05 - 10:25 AM Rare but Devastating Complications of Bariatric Surgery
Tomasz Rogula, MD
10:25 - 10:45 AM Decision-making for Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Aurora Pryor, MD
10:45 - 11:05 AM Endoscopic Management of Weight Regain - Current Options, Future Directions
Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS
11:05 - 11:25 AM Sicker vs. Bigger: The BMI Chain
Ricardo Cohen, MD
11:25 - 11:45 AM Top 10 Bariatric Surgery Publications of All Time
Philip Schauer, MD
11:45 AM - 12:20 PM Panel: Insurance Company Perspective on Bariatric Surgery and Q&A
Philip Schauer, MD; Charles J. Carlini, MD, JD; Ninh Nguyen, MD
12:20 PM MISS General Sessions Adjourn
Optional Practice Management Program
1:00 - 6:00 PM Optional Practice Management Program