February 25 - 28, 2015 Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Colon Agenda

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
*Eric M. Haas, 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
Michael J. Stamos, MD
4:45 - 5:00 PM Robotic Colorectal Surgery: Obstacles for Adoption and their Solutions
*Eric M. Haas, 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
*Eric M. Haas, 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 Special Keynote Speaker
Michael J. Stamos, MD
9:20 - 9:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
9:30 - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits
 
*Invited