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) Colon Agenda
We are in the process of putting together the 2015 MISS program.
The 2014 MISS agenda is found below to give you an idea of topics covered.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Colon Program

1:00-1:15 PM Welcome and Introduction
1:15-1:30 PM Essential Anatomy/Relationships/Danger Areas for Laparoscopic Colonic Surgery
Kirk Ludwig, MD
1:30-1:45 PM Room Set-up and Equipment: Options and Requirements
Matthew Albert, MD
1:45-2:00 PM Data Behind Antibiotics, SCIP Measures and Bowel Preps: Does it apply to Laparoscopic Colorectal Patients?
Bradley Davis, MD
2:00-2:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Technical Approaches/Tricks:
2:15-2:30 PM Splenic Flexure Release (video); Inframesocolic, Supramesocolic and Lateral Approaches
John Marks, MD
2:30-2:45 PM Middle Colic Artery (video): Infracolic, Supracolic and Rotational Approaches
Barry Salky, MD
2:45-3:00 PM Small Bowel Positioning and Approach to the IMA/IMV
Bradley Davis, MD
3:00-3:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
3:15-3:30PM Refreshment Break
3:30-3:45 PM What is Optimal Nutritional/Immunologic Preparation for the Lap Colorectal Patient? Can we Do Better?
Patricia Sylla, MD
3:45-4:15 PM Ergonomics and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: Where are the problems and why?
Patricia Sylla, MD
4:15-4:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
4:30-4:45 PM Anatomy, Component Steps and Video Demonstration of a Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer:
Kirk Ludwig, MD
4:45-5:00 PM Robotic TME: How and Why?
Vincent Obias, MD
5:00-5:15 PM The Lap TATA Procedure for Low Rectal Cancer: Avoiding Colostomy
John Marks, MD
5:15-5:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
5:30-5:45 PM Refreshment Break
5:45-6:00 PM Single Port Left Colectomy: Is it Doable? How?
Patricia Sylla, MD
6:00-6:15 PM Hand Assisted Left Colectomy: Advantages and Disadvantages
Kirk Ludwig, MD
6:15-6:30 PM How Do We Measure Outcomes In Colorectal Surgery? Are We Looking at the Right Things?
Matthew Albert, MD
6:30-6:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
When Bad Things Happen to Good People:
6:45-7:00 PM Videos of Laparoscopic Complications: Recognizing and Addressing Problems
Barry Salky, MD
7:00-7:15 PM Robotic Complications: Videos
Vincent Obias, MD
7:15-7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
7:30-9:00 PM Chairman's Welcome Reception/Exhibits Open
9:00 PM Adjourn for Evening

Thursday, February 27, 2014

6:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits
6:30 AM Breakfast Symposium (Non-CME)
OFIRMEV® (acetaminophen) Injection:
Part of a Scheduled Foundational Approach to Multimodal Analgesia for the Perioperative Patient
Faculty: Ovunc Bardakcioglu, MD FACS FASCRS
Sponsored by: Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Colon Program Part 2

Diverticulitis
7:30-7:45 AM Is the Hartmann's Procedure Dead? Data Regarding Observation/Who Should Be Operated On/What Should Be Done?
Kirk Ludwig, MD
7:45-8:00 AM Laparoscopic Washout: How To Do It and On Whom. Data and Tips
Bradley Davis, MD
8:00-8:15 AM Challenges and Complications of Laparoscopic Diverticulitis Surgery: Identify and Avoid
Vince Obias, MD
8:15-8:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Future Directions
8:30-8:45 AM Bottom Up Approach to Rectal Surgery
Patricia Sylla, MD
8:45-9:00 AM TAMIS Surgery: Opportunities and Results
Matthew Albert, MD
9:00-9:15 AM Miniature Robots and the Wave of the Future
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
9:15-9:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
9:30-10:00 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits