February 23 - 26, 2016 Encore at Wynn, Las Vegas

Generals Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons and Bariatric Specialists:



The 16th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) will offer compelling lectures, surgical video presentations, and lively discussion and debate by world-renowned experts on advanced laparoscopic techniques for managing metabolic disorders, hernia, foregut and diseases of the colon.

Why Attend the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS)?

  • To learn about the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery from the world's leading experts

  • To interact with high level surgeons in an informal atmosphere conducive to peer-to-peer learning

  • To earn CME credits (including optional MOC Self-Assessment Credit) in minimally invasive surgery for colon, hernia, foregut and metabolic diseases

  • To engage in lively debate on controversial subjects and new techniques

To share new research with your colleagues at MISS poster sessions




Poster Session

2015 MISS MEETING Endorsements:



Endorsed by: IFS
This 2015 course meets the guidelines as established in the "Framework for Post-Residency Surgical Education and Training" and is endorsed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
2016 DIRECTORS
Executive Director PHILIP R. SCHAUER, MD Professor of Surgery
Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric & Metabolic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio


Hernia Program Co-Director Guy R. Voeller, MD University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee


Foregut Course Co-Director William O. Richards, MD University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Mobile, Alabama


Colon Course Co-Directors Morris E. Franklin Jr, MD, FACS Texas Endosurgery Institute
San Antonio, Texas

John Marks, MD MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Lankenau Hospital/Main Line Health Systems
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Metabolic/Bariatric Program Co-Directors John Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP Monash University
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Melbourne, Australia



Bruce Wolfe, MD Oregon Health and Science University
Past-President
ASMBS
Portland, Oregon