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 up to 31.5 CME credits (including optional MOC Self-Assessment Credit) in minimally invasive surgery for colon, hernia, foregut and metabolic diseases

  • To hone your technical skills at optional hands-on workshops on laparoscopic suturing and interventional endoscopy

  • To enjoy a stay at the incomparable Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas for just $229 a night while engaging in a superior educational activity.

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Poster Session
This symposium 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).

Endorsed by: IFS

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

Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Ponsky, MD 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 Medical Director
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
Portland, Oregon