February 28 - March 3, 2017 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

General Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons and Bariatric Specialists:



The 17th 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.

New for 2017, MISS also offers a special section on Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS).

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 33 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 flexible endoscopy

  • Take advantage of discount rates of just $229 a night to enjoy.

  • To enjoy a stay at the incomparable Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas while engaging in a superior educational activity.

2017 MISS Endorsements



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).

2017 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


2017 Keynote Speaker Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair of Surgery, Office of Technology and Innovation
Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgical Services
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

2017 Co-Directors
Hernia Program Co-Director Guy R. Voeller, MD University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee


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


Colon Course Co-Directors Morris E. Franklin Jr, MD, FACS Director
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 Associate Professor
Monash University
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Melbourne, Australia



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