February 23 - 26, 2016 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Hernia and Foregut Agenda
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Wednesday, February 24

Hernia Session I
Quality

10:00 - 10:15 AM ERAS and Preop Optimization for Hernia Repair
Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD
10:15 - 10:30 AM Development and Impact of Patient-Physician Relationships
B. Todd Heniford, MD
10:30 - 10:45 AM Early Results from Quality Collaboration – What Have We Learned?
Michael Rosen, MD
10:45 - 11:00 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty

Hernia Session II
Chronic Groin Pain

11:00 - 11:15 AM Chronic Groin Pain – Is Mesh the Problem?
Guy R. Voeller, MD
11:15 - 11:30 AM Chronic Groin Pain – Does Fixation Method Matter? (MIS and Open)
Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS
11:30 - 11:45 AM Prediction and Management of Chronic Groin Pain
B. Todd Heniford, MD
11:45 - 12:00 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Symposium
Implementing Crew Resource Management Principles in the Operating Room
Faculty: Walter R. Peters, MD, MBA, FASCS, FASCRS
Sponsored by: Ethicon
1:00 - 1:30 PM Dessert Break Exhibit Hall

Foregut Session I

1:30 - 1:45 PM PPI therapy is best for most GERD patients
Brooks D. Cash, MD
1:45 - 2:00 PM Sphincter Failure is Common in GERD and Best Treated with Surgery
Paul Taiganides, MD, FACS
2:00 - 2:15 PM Tips on Best Practices for Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
2:15 - 2:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
2:30 - 2:45 PM Nissen is Best Operation for GERD
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
2:45 - 3:00 PM Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation is Best Operation for GERD
Paul Taiganides, MD, FACS
3:00 - 3:15 PM Enteroscopy and Endoscopic Approach to GI Tumors
Brooks D. Cash, MD
3:15 - 3:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
3:30 - 3:45 PM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Hernia Session III
Mesh

3:45 - 4:00 PM Hernia Repair in Contaminated Fields – Large Pore Synthetic Mesh is Fine
Michael Rosen, MD
4:00 - 4:15 PM Hernia Repair in Contaminated Fields – Newer Biosynthetic Meshes have a Role
B. Todd Heniford, MD
4:15 - 4:30 PM Antibiotics in Contaminated Hernia – What, Where, When and How to Deliver
Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD
4:30 - 4:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty

Hernia Session IV
Robots and Hernia Repair

4:45 - 5:00 PM Lessons Learned in Robotic Hernia Repair – My Experience
Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS
5:00 - 5:15 PM Robotic TAR vs. Open TAR – Is it the Same Operation? Who Should Do?
Michael Rosen, MD
5:15 - 5:30 PM Economics of Robotic Hernia Repair – Can We Afford this Technology
Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD
5:30 - 5:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
5:45 - 6:00 PM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Foregut Session II

6:00 - 6:15 PM POEM is Best Treatment for Achalasia
Jeffrey Ponsky, MD
6:15 - 6:30 PM Work Up and Combining LINX with Hiatal Hernia Repair
Paul Taiganides, MD, FACS
6:30 - 6:45 PM Gastroenterologist Approach to Barrett's
Brooks D. Cash, MD
6:45 - 7:00 PM Surgical Treatment of Barrett's
William O. Richards, MD
7:00 - 7:15 PM Keynote: Thirty Years of MIS Innovation: What’s New?
Jeffrey Ponsky, MD
7:15 - 7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty