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

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