February 23 - 26, 2016 Encore at Wynn, Las Vegas
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Colon Agenda
2016 Event Details are coming soon.
Please check back for updates or sign up for our email list.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Optional Hands-On Workshops

8:15 - 10:15 AM Improve Your Skills: Laparoscopic Suturing
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM Improve Your Skills: Interventional Endoscopy
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Colon Session I:

1:00 - 1:15 PM Welcome/Introduction
John H. Marks, MD
1:15 - 1:30 PM What is the Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in Laparoscopic Colorectal
Patients: Evidence to Prevent it?
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
1:30 - 1:45 PM Can Patients be Immunologically Optimized for Laparoscopic Colorectal
Surgery? Cancer Surgery?
R. Larry Whelan, MD
1:45 - 2:00 PM Risks and Limits of Pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenberg Positioning
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
2:00 - 2:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
2:15 - 2:30 PM The Role of Ureteral Stents: When and Which Ones Do I Use?
Barry Salky, MD
2:30 - 2:45 PM 3D Optics in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Status and Technical Specifications
Deborah S. Keller, MS, MD
2:45 - 3:00 PM Fast Track Protocols: Best Practices and Expected Outcomes
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
3:00 - 3:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
3:15 - 3:30 PM Refreshment Break

Colon Session II:

3:30 - 3:45 PM Embryologic Basis of Colorectal Anatomy and How it Relates to Colorectal Surgery
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
3:45 - 4:00 PM Single Port Left Colectomy: How and Why?
John H. Marks, MD
4:00 - 4:15 PM Laparoscopic Splenic Flexure Release: Infra and Supramesocolic Approach
Matthew Albert, MD
4:15 - 4:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
4:30 - 4:45 PM Robotic Right Colectomy: Techniques and Challenges
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
4:45 - 5:00 PM Robotic Colorectal Surgery: Obstacles for Adoption and their Solutions
Deborah S. Keller, MS, MD
5:00 - 5:15 PM Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision (TME): How to Achieve Optimal Performance
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
5:15 - 5:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
5:30 - 5:45 PM Refreshment Break

Colon Session III:


The Components of Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Surgery: What this Entails, and Video Demonstration of Critical Anatomy
5:45 - 6:05 PM Bottoms Up Total Mesorectal Excision (TME): What, How and Why?
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
6:05 - 6:25 PM Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) Treatment of Rectal Polyps
Matthew Albert,MD
6:25 - 6:45 PM Transanal Abdominal Transanal (TATA) Resection: Indications and Results for Coloanal Anastomosis for Low Rectal Cancer
John H. Marks, MD

Colon Session IV:

Welcome to my OR: A demonstration of an operation from patient positioning, equipment and trocar placement to performance of the procedure
6:45 - 7:00 PM How I do a Lap Right Colectomy Taking the Middle Colics
Barry Salky, MD
7:00 - 7:15 PM How I do a Lap Left Colectomy
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
7:15 - 7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty

Thursday, February 26, 2015

6:30 - 7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits

Colon Session IV:

Welcome to my OR: A demonstration of an operation from patient positioning, equipment and trocar placement to performance of the procedure (Continued)
7:30 - 7:45 AM How I do a Lap Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Rectal Resection
R. Larry Whelan, MD
7:45 - 8:00 AM How I do a Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Rectal Resection
Deborah S. Keller, MS, MD
8:00 - 8:15 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Diverticulitis
8:15 - 8:30 AM Wash-out Therapy: The Future or Washed up?
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
8:30 - 8:45 AM Is Quality of Life Better with or without Surgery? Who Needs a Resection and When?
Matthew Albert,MD
8:45 - 9:00 AM Hartmann’s Procedure versus Anastomosis with/without Diversion: Who and When Appropriate
Barry Salky, MD
9:00 - 9:20 AM Keynote Presentation: What is the Current State of Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery in the US
and What is the Ceiling?
Michael J. Stamos, MD
9:20 - 9:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
9:30 - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits