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

2016 COURSE OBJECTIVES


Please note: We are currently in the process of developing the 2017 MISS program. Please sign up for email updates to be alerted when our 2017 program and accreditation information is announced.


sign up for updates

COLON PROGRAM


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:
  • Illustrate the principles of laparoscopic colon resection for benign and malignant disease with an emphasis on complex cases.
  • Describe the available strategies to improve perioperative outcomes.
  • Cite the different techniques of anastomotic creation and the potential ways to avoid and treat anastomotic leaks.
  • Identify the different options for minimally invasive abdominal procedures including laparoscopy, hand assisted techniques, the use of the robot, and SILS.


HERNIA PROGRAM


After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
  • List the current common techniques for inguinal hernia repair.
  • Describe open and laparoscopic techniques for repair of ventral and incisional hernias.
  • Compare the differences among biologic, synthetic, and biosynthetic meshes and when best to use them.


FOREGUT PROGRAM


After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

        Recognize and describe medical and surgical treatment options for GERD.
        Discuss treatments for GERD and esophageal cancer.
        Indicate and manage complications of surgical treatment for GERD.
        Identify and manage recurrence of disease.

METABOLIC/BARIATRIC PROGRAM


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:
  • Summarize the recent research on obesity causes including genetic and biologic factors.
  • Discuss the pros and cons for current bariatric surgical options for obese patients, and describe the appropriate perioperative care.
  • Review the clinical trial evidence documenting the impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular morbidity, mortality, and risk factors.
  • Analyze the efficacy of current obesity management strategies, including lifestyle, diets, pharmacology, and surgery.
  • Diagnose and treat comorbidities associated with obesity including cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.


SUTURING WORKSHOP


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:
  • Perform advanced suturing techniques including tissue approximation, knot tying, and completion of a hand-sewn anastomosis.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of intra-corporeal suturing.
  • Apply intracorporeal suturing techniques to manage common laparoscopic surgical problems.