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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Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Hernia and Foregut Agenda

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Hernia Session I

Mesh Use in Hernia Repair
10:00-10:15 AM Evidenced Based Assessment of Bioprosthetics in Hernia Repair
Brent Matthews, MD
10:15-10:30 AM Fallacy of the Ideal Mesh; Mesh of the Future
Bruce Ramshaw, MD
10:30-10:45 AM Mesh Use and "Tricks" for the Contaminated Hernia
Michael Rosen, MD
10:45-11:00 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

Hernia Session II

Quality in Hernia Repair – You ARE Being Judged
11:00-11:15 AM Why Technique Matters in Hernia Repair
Brent Matthews, MD
11:15-11:30 AM Improving Value in the World of Hernia Repair
Bruce Ramshaw, MD
11:30-11:45 AM Improving Hernia Outcomes Through Collaboration
Michael Rosen, MD
11:45 AM-12:00 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

Foregut Session I

1:30-1:45 PM Laparoscopic Pancreatic Resection
David A. Kooby, MD
1:45-2:00 PM Laparoscopic Liver Resection
David A. Kooby, MD
2:00-2:15 PM Small Bowel Enteroscopy and Endoscopic Approach to GI Tumors
Brooks D. Cash, MD
2:15-2:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
2:30-2:45 PM Approach to GIST
David A. Kooby, MD
2:45-3:00 PM Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
C. Daniel Smith, MD
3:00-3:15 PM Gastroparesis
William O. Richards, MD
3:15-3:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty

Hernia Session III

Techniques
3:45-4:00 PM Laparoscopic V/I Hernia Repair – Better Than Open for the Right Patient?
Bruce Ramshaw, MD
4:00-4:15 PM Tranversus Abdominis Release – When and How?
Michael Rosen, MD
4:15-4:30 PM Robots in Hernia Surgery – Are You Kidding Me?
Brent Matthews, MD
4:30-4:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

Hernia Session IV

Groin Pain – Please Stop Using Those Other Terms
4:45-5:00 PM Taking the Leap – Time to Expand Your Horizon
William C. Meyers, MD
5:00-5:15 PM Core Muscle Injury I
William C. Meyers, MD
5:15-5:30 PM Core Muscle Injury II
William C. Meyers, MD
5:30-5:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
5:45-6:00 PM Stretch Break

Foregut Session II

6:00 - 6:15 PM Brooks Cash Gastroenterologist Approach to GERD
Brooks D. Cash, MD
6:15 - 6:30 PM LINKS for GERD
C. Daniel Smith, MD
6:30 - 6:45 PM Gastroenterologist Approach to Barrett’s
Brooks D. Cash, MD
6:45 - 7:00 PM Surgical Including Radiofrequency Abalation Treatment of Barrett’s
William O. Richards, MD
7:00 - 7:15 PM Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
C. Daniel Smith, MD
7:15 - 7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty