February 25 - 28, 2015 Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
  Join us for the premier meeting of thought leaders and pioneers in minimally invasive surgery.  
Topics: Hernia • Foregut • Colon • Bariatric/Metabolic
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Call for Abstracts for MISS Poster Sessions

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.

Now offering optional MOC Self-Assessment Credit!

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).

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

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 improve your skills in laparoscopic suturing and interventional endoscopy at our optional hands-on workshops

  • To participate in an educational opportunity for your entire bariatric team with pioneers in the field

Save $300 if you register by December 19!

Dear Colleague

It is my pleasure to invite you to the upcoming Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS), February 25 - 28 2015 at the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada — our 15th annual gathering of the thought leaders and pioneers in minimally invasive surgery. This year's symposium will focus on hernia, colon, foregut and metabolic/bariatric surgery.

MISS is known for a casual, collegial atmosphere that fosters open discussion and debate. The spirited interaction between the experts on our podium and the surgeons in our audience creates an superior peer-to-peer learning experience for surgeons of every level.

Our venue in Las Vegas. Take advantage of our discount room rate to enjoy fine dining and exciting entertainment while at MISS.

We offer flexible registration options and early bird rates that make MISS a very affordable as well as an enjoyable educational experience. I hope to see you and your colleagues at the 2015 MISS!


Philip R. Schauer, MD
Professor of Surgery
Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Advanced Laporoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric & Metabolic Institure
Cleveland Clinic
Executive Director, MISS
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