February 26 - March 1, 2014, Venetian/Palazzo 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) Full Agenda

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Agenda

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Optional Hands-On Workshops

8:15 - 10:15 AM Laparoscopic Suturing Workshop    SOLD OUT!
10:45 - 12:45 PM Endoscopic Interventions Workshop    SOLD OUT!

Colon Program

1:00-1:15 PM Welcome and Introduction
1:15-1:30 PM Essential Anatomy/Relationships/Danger Areas for Laparoscopic Colonic Surgery
Kirk Ludwig, MD
1:30-1:45 PM Room Set-up and Equipment: Options and Requirements
Matthew Albert, MD
1:45-2:00 PM Data Behind Antibiotics, SCIP Measures and Bowel Preps: Does it apply to Laparoscopic Colorectal Patients?
Bradley Davis, MD
2:00-2:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Technical Approaches/Tricks:
2:15-2:30 PM Splenic Flexure Release (video): Inframesocolic, Supramesocolic and Lateral Approaches
John Marks, MD
2:30-2:45 PM Middle Colic Artery (video): Infracolic, Supracolic and Rotational Approaches
Barry Salky, MD
2:45-3:00 PM Small Bowel Positioning and Approach to the IMA/IMV
Bradley Davis, MD
3:00-3:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
3:15-3:30PM Refreshment Break
3:30-3:45 PM What is Optimal Nutritional/Immunologic Preparation for the Lap Colorectal Patient? Can we Do Better?
Patricia Sylla, MD
3:45-4:15 PM Ergonomics and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: Where are the Problems and Why?
Patricia Sylla, MD
4:15-4:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
4:30-4:45 PM Anatomy, Component Steps and Video Demonstration of a Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer
Kirk Ludwig, MD
4:45-5:00 PM Robotic TME: How and Why?
Vincent Obias, MD
5:00-5:15 PM The Lap TATA Procedure for Low Rectal Cancer: Avoiding Colostomy
John Marks, MD
5:15-5:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
5:30-5:45 PM Refreshment Break
5:45-6:00 PM Single Port Left Colectomy: Is it Doable? How?
Patricia Sylla, MD
6:00-6:15 PM Hand Assisted Left Colectomy: Advantages and Disadvantages
Kirk Ludwig, MD
6:15-6:30 PM How Do We Measure Outcomes In Colorectal Surgery? Are We Looking at the Right Things?
Matthew Albert, MD
6:30-6:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
When Bad Things Happen to Good People:
6:45-7:00 PM Videos of Laparoscopic Complications: Recognizing and Addressing Problems
Barry Salky, MD
7:00-7:15 PM Robotic Complications: Videos
Vincent Obias, MD
7:15-7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
7:30-9:00 PM Chairman's Welcome Reception/Exhibits Open
9:00 PM Adjourn for Evening

Thursday, February 27, 2014

6:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits
6:30 AM Breakfast Symposium (Non-CME)
OFIRMEV® (acetaminophen) Injection:
Part of a Scheduled Foundational Approach to Multimodal Analgesia for the Perioperative Patient
Faculty: Ovunc Bardakcioglu, MD FACS FASCRS
Sponsored by: Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Colon Program Part 2

Diverticulitis
7:30-7:45 AM Is the Hartmann's Procedure Dead? Data Regarding Observation/Who Should Be Operated On/What Should Be Done?
Kirk Ludwig, MD
7:45-8:00 AM Laparoscopic Washout: How To Do It and On Whom. Data and Tips
Bradley Davis, MD
8:00-8:15 AM Challenges and Complications of Laparoscopic Diverticulitis Surgery: Identify and Avoid
Vince Obias, MD
8:15-8:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Future Directions
8:30-8:45 AM Bottom Up Approach to Rectal Surgery
Patricia Sylla, MD
8:45-9:00 AM TAMIS Surgery: Opportunities and Results
Matthew Albert, MD
9:00-9:15 AM Miniature Robots and the Wave of the Future
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
9:15-9:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
9:30-10:00 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Hernia Program 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, MD
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, M
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 Program 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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery

6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits
The Science
7:30-7:50 AM Gut and Microbiome: Can the Gut Cause Obesity and Diabetes?
Lee Kaplan, MD
7:50-8:10 AM Metabolically Normal and Abnormal Obesity
Sam Klein, MD
8:10-8:40 AM Debate: The Diabetes Goes Away After Metabolic Surgery: How Does that Happen?
Sam Klein, MD & Lee Kaplan, MD
8:40 - 9:00 AM Micronutrient Deficiencies, Hypoglycemia and Neuropathies: Is There a Connection?
Walter Pories, MD
9:00 - 9:20 AM The Role of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Obesity-Related Comorbidity — The Forgotten Target
John Dixon, MD
9:20 - 9:40 AM QandA Panel with Faculty
9:40 - 10:10 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits
Metabolic and Diabetes Surgery
10:10 - 10:40 AM Keynote Presentation — New AACE Guidelines for Treating Diabetes: Implications for Surgery
Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACN, FACE, ECNU
10:40 - 11:00 AM Ideal Body Weight (BMI) - Fixed or Flexible?
John Dixon, MD
11:00 - 11:20 AM Intense Lifestyle Intervention for Diabetes: Long-Term Results of the Look AHEAD Trial and implications
Robert Kushner, MD
11:20 - 11:40 AM Durability of Metabolic Surgery
Stacy Brethauer, MD
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Metabolic Surgery for Type 1 Diabetes
Philip Schauer, MD
12:00 - 12:20 PM Recent Randomized Controlled Trials
Anita Courcoulas, MD
12:20 - 12:50 PM Panel: How to Affect Appropriate Utilization of Metabolic Surgery
Lee Kaplan, MD; Robert Kushner, MD; Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACN, FACE, ECNU; Philip Schauer, MD; Sam Klein, MD
12:50 - 1:50 PM Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)
Beating the Odds: A Hospital President’s Perspective on Managing the High Economic Costs
associated with Bariatric Surgery Complications
Faculty: Eric Bour, MD, FACS
Sponsored by: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
1:50 - 2:20 PM Dessert Break Exhibit Hall
Quality and Optimizing Outcomes
2:20 - 2:50 PM Debate — Medicare Drops COE Requirement: Good or Bad?
Justin Dimick, MD
Ninh Nguyen, MD
2:50 - 3:10 PM ASMBS POV on Standards, Insurance Recognition and New Volume Standards
Jaime Ponce, MD
3:10 - 3:30 PM Obesity and the Affordable Care Act -- Potential Implications on the Metabolic/Bariatric Surgeon
Christopher R. Gallagher
3:30 - 3:50 PM Longevity, Cost, and Quality of Life After Bariatric Surgery
Bruce Wolfe, MD
3:50 - 4:10 PM Decreasing Readmissions
John Morton, MD
4:10 - 4:25 PM Implementation of Quality Assurance Initiatives that make a Real Difference
James Saxton, JD
4:25 - 4:40 PM Refreshment Break
Videofest: Results and Techniques
4:40 - 5:00 PM Band Conversion to Sleeve
Jaime Ponce, MD
5:00 - 5:20 PM Staple Line Reinforcement vs. Oversewing
Scott Shikora, MD
5:20 - 5:40 PM Robotic Bariatric Surgery for Revisions and Complex Cases
Keith Kim, MD
5:40 - 6:00 PM Managing Leaks, GI Bleeding and Obstructions
Ninh Nguyen, MD
6:00 - 6:20 PM New Insights into Gastrojejunostomy Techniques
Bruce Schirmer, MD
6:20 - 6:40 PM QandA Panel with Faculty

Saturday, March 1, 2014

6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast
Controversies and New Frontiers
7:30 - 7:50 AM New Drug Therapy - Any Role Before and after Surgery?
Sam Klein MD
7:50 - 8:10 AM Maximizing Results of Surgery with Lifestyle Intervention
Robert Kushner, MD
8:10 - 8:30 AM Keys to Long-term Success with Gastric Banding
Christine Ren-Fielding, MD
8:30 - 8:50 AM Newest Bariatric Procedure: the Sleeve Bypass
Daniel Cottam, MD
8:50 - 9:10 AM Reducing Patient & Employee Injuries When Transporting Obese Patients
Walter Pories, MD
9:10 - 9:30 AM Panel: The Future of the Gastric Band
Christine Ren-Fielding, MD; Jaime Ponce, MD; Ken MacDonald, MD
9:30 - 9:45 AM Refreshment Break
9:45 - 10:05 AM Sleeve Gastrectomy Update
Michel Gagner, MD
10:05 - 10:25 AM Rare but Devastating Complications of Bariatric Surgery
Tomasz Rogula, MD
10:25 - 10:45 AM Decision-making for Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Aurora Pryor, MD
10:45 - 11:05 AM Endoscopic Management of Weight Regain - Current Options, Future Directions
Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS
11:05 - 11:25 AM Sicker vs. Bigger: The BMI Chain
Ricardo Cohen, MD
11:25 - 11:45 AM Top 10 Bariatric Surgery Publications of All Time
Philip Schauer, MD
11:45 AM - 12:20 PM Panel: Insurance Company Perspective on Bariatric Surgery and Q&A
Philip Schauer, MD; Charles J. Carlini, MD, JD; Ninh Nguyen, MD
12:20 PM MISS General Sessions Adjourn
Optional Practice Management Program
1:00-6:00 PM Optional Practice Management Program