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
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Hernia and Foregut Agenda
We are in the process of putting together the 2015 MISS program.
The 2014 MISS agenda is found below to give you an idea of topics covered.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hernia Part 1

Postoperative Groin Herniorraphy Inguinodynia
10:00-10:15 AM Operative Techniques to Lessen Postop Inguinodynia; What to do with Nerves; Options for Mesh Fixation; Other Tricks
Guy Voeller, MD
10:15-10:30 AM Predicting and Lessening Postop Inguinodynia- There is an App for This!
B. Todd Heniford, MD
10:30-10:45 AM Does Mesh Type and/or Density Matter;
Biologic,Biosynthetic,Synthetic?
Yuri Novitsky
10:45-11:00 AM Q&A Panel Discussion
Ventral/Incisional Hernia
11:00-11:15 AM Components Separation-Options,When to Do,How to Do,New Technologies to Decrease Skin Ischemia
Maurice Nahabedian,MD
11:15-11:30 AM Prevention and Treatment of Parastomal Hernias - Can You Prevent in The Long Term - Can You Truly "Cure" Long Term?
Mike Rosen, MD
11:30-11:45 AM Transversus Abdominis Release - What, When, HOW, Why, Results!
Yuri Novitsky, MD
11:45 AM-12:00 PM Q&A Panel Discussion
12:00-1:00 PM Luncheon Symposium (Non-CME)
Leveraging IHMR Data to Predict Outcomes in Hernia Repair
Faculty: B. Todd Heniford, MD
Sponsored by: Ethicon
1:00-1:30 PM Dessert Break Exhibit Hall

Foregut Program Part 1

1:30-1:45 PM Gastroenterologist view of GERD and Who Should and Should Not Go to Surgery
Jack DiPalma, MD
1:45-2:00 PM LINX, Endoscopic Treatment of GERD
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
2:00-2:15 PM Gastroparesis Diagnosis and Treatment
William Richards, MD
2:15-2:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
2:30-2:45 PM Medical treatment for Barrett's Esophagus
Jack DiPalma, MD
2:45-3:00 PM Surgical Treatment for Barrett's Esophagus
William Richards, MD
3:00-3:15 PM Post op complications, Redo Nissen, Robotics
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
3:15-3:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
3:30-3:45 PM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Hernia Part 2

Quality in Hernia Repair -You Will Be Judged!
3:45-4:00 PM Predicting and Impacting Quality of Life After Hernia Repair
B. Todd Heniford, MD
4:00-4:15 PM Quality Collaboration-The New Paradigm;
What it Is, What Does It Mean for the Surgeon
Mike Rosen, MD
4:15-4:30 PM The Cost and Prevention of Complications: It's More Than the Money!
B. Todd Heniford, MD
4:30-4:45 PM Q&A Panel Discussion
Various Issues and Techniques In Hernia Repair
4:45-5:00 PM Synthetic versus Biologic Mesh for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: The Evidence and Recommendations
Maurice Nahabedian, MD
5:00-5:15 PM Closing the Defect in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia; Why,When, How and Limitations
Yuri Novitsky, MD
5:15-5:30 PM Use of Synthetic Mesh in the Contaminated Fields: A New Paradigm?
Mike Rosen, MD
5:30-5:45 PM Q&A Panel Discussion

Foregut Program Part 2

6:00 - 6:15 PM Laparoscopic Pancreatic Resections
Nipun Merchant, MD
6:15 - 6:30 PM Small Bowel Enteroscopy and Therapy
Jack DiPalma, MD
6:30 - 6:45 PM Laparoscopic Liver Resections
Nipun Merchant, MD
6:45 - 7:00 PM GIST Tumors
William Richards, MD
7:00 - 7:15 PM Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
7:15 - 7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty