February 25 - 28, 2015 Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

Generals Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons and Bariatric Specialists:

The 15th 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.
The 2015 MISS offers the opportunity to earn up to 32 CME Credits, including Optional MOC Self-Assessment Credit

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

Dr Schauer Click here for an invitation from MISS Executive Director Philip R. Schauer, MD


Endorsed by: IFS
This 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).
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 Professor of Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

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

Colon Course Co-Director John Marks, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Chief, Colorectal Surgery
Lankenau Hospital/Main Line Health Systems
Wynnewood, PA
Metabolic/Bariatric Program Co-Directors John Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP Associate Professor
Monash University
Senior Clinical Scientist
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Melbourne, Australia

Bruce Wolfe, MD Professor of Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon