February 28 - March 3, 2017 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Full Agenda

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) 2017 Agenda
(subject to change — please check back for updates)



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Optional Hands-On Workshops

8:15 - 10:15 AM Improve Your Skills: Laparoscopic Suturing
10:45 AM - 12:45PM Flexible Endoscopy
10:45 AM - 12:45PM Tap Workshop



Colon Session I

1:00 - 1:15 PM Welcome and Introduction



Rectal Cancer – How It’s Done

1:15 - 1:30 PM Laparoscopic
Morris E. Franklin Jr., MD, FACS
1:30 - 1:45 PM Robotic
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
1:45 - 2:00 PM Lap TATA
John H. Marks, MD
2:00 - 2:15 PM taTME
Matthew Albert, MD
2:15 - 2:30 PM Laparoscopic Approach to Colonic Obstruction
Morris E. Franklin, Jr., MD, FACS
2:30 - 2:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Matthew Albert, MD; Morris E. Franklin, Jr., MD, FACS;
John H. Marks, MD; Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD



Intracorporeal Anastomoses Right Colectomy

2:45 - 3:00 PM Laparoscopic
Barry Salky, MD
3:00 - 3:15 PM Robotic
Craig S. Johnson, MD
3:15 - 3:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Craig S. Johnson, MD; Barry Salky, MD
3:30 - 3:45 PM Refreshment Break



Colon Session II

3:45 - 4:00 PM Essential Components of TME Surgery
Craig S. Johnson, MD
4:00 - 4:15 PM Splenic Flexure Release: Anatomy and 3 Approaches
Barry Salky, MD
4:15 - 4:30 PM Middle Colic Arteries: Anatomy and Approaches
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
4:30 - 4:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Craig S. Johnson, MD; Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD;
Barry Salky, MD
4:45 - 5:00 PM Pain Control and TAPP Blocks
Eric M. Haas, MD
5:00 - 5:15 PM Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Status and Implementation
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
5:15 - 5:30 PM DVT Prophylaxis: For Whom? For What? What's the Real Benefit and Cost to the Patient and Healthcare System for the Lap Colon Patient?
Todd Francone, MD, MPH, FACS
5:30 - 5:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Todd Francone, MD, MPH, FACS;
Eric M. Haas, MD; Craig S. Johnson, MD; Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD; Barry Salky, MD
5:45 - 6:00 PM Refreshment Break



Colon Session III

6:00 - 6:15 PM Meaningful Mentorship - An Ambitious Approach to Improving Lap Colorectal Adoption
Jaime Sanchez, MD, MSPH
6:15 - 6:30 PM IMV/Left Colic Artery: Take it or Leave it for Sigmoidectomy/LAR? Anatomy and Pros/Cons
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
6:30 - 6:45 PM Single Port Colectomy: Status and Approaches
Eric M. Haas, MD
6:45 - 7:00 PM Colorectal Progression to NOTES: Fantasy or Farce?
John H. Marks, MD
7:00 - 7:15 PM DIVERTICULITIS: Who Gets Operated On? When? How?
Todd Francone, MD, MPH, FACS
7:15 - 7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Todd Francone, MD, MPH, FACS; Eric M. Haas, MD; John H. Marks, MD; Jaime Sanchez, MD, MSPH
7:30 - 9:00 PM Chairman's Welcome Reception/Exhibits
 


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

6:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits
7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast Symposium (non-CME)
LINX®: A New Paradigm in the Treatment of GERD
Faculty: John Lipham, MD
Sponsored by:
Torax Medical Inc.



Colon Session IV

7:50 - 8:05 AM RECTAL PROLAPSE: How to - Transanal vs. Abdominal/ Resection vs. Mesh
Jaime Sanchez, MD, MSPH



Local Excision of Rectal Polyps/Cancer

8:05 - 8:20 AM TAMIS
Matthew Albert, MD
8:20 - 8:35 AM TEM
John H. Marks, MD
8:35 - 8:50 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Matthew Albert, MD; John H. Marks, MD; Jaime Sanchez, MD, MSPH
8:50 AM Colon Program Adjourns



Enhanced Recovery – What Every Surgeon Should Know: Part 1

8:50 - 9:05 AM The Essentials and Basic Concepts
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
9:05 - 9:20 AM Anesthesiologists Role: Fluids and Pain Management
Stephanie B. Jones, MD
9:20 - 9:35 AM The Surgeon’s Role: TAP Blocks
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
9:35 - 9:50 AM Q&A/Panel Discussion
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Stephanie B. Jones, MD
9:50 - 10:20 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits


Hernia Session I
Ventral/Incisional Hernia Repair

10:20 - 10:35 AM Prevention of Ventral/incisional Hernias; What is small bite closure: Does it Apply to the American patient? Prophylactic mesh augmentation-there is a new CPT code. Should we be doing PMA?
B. Todd Heniford, MD
10:35 - 10:50 AM TAR - When, Why, How and Who Should be Doing
Yuri W. Novitsky, MD
10:50 - 11:05 AM Robotic Ventral/incisional Hernia Repair. All the Rage. Should it be?
Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS
11:05 - 11:20 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD
Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS; B. Todd Heniford, MD; Yuri W. Novitsky, MD



Hernia Session II
Mesh and Hernia Repair

11:20 - 11:35 AM Lichtenstein Mesh Repair. Which Mesh? What Suture and How to Suture, Adhesives, Self -fixating Mesh?
David C. Chen, MD
11:35 - 11:50 AM Mesh Choices in Challenging Hernia Scenarios
Yuri W. Novitsky, MD
11:50 - 12:05 PM Mesh Infection - Hard Lessons Learned from 250 Cases
B. Todd Heniford, MD
12:05 - 12:20 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
12:20 - 1:20 PM Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)
Strength and Scaffold: Why this combination is so important
Faculty: William S. Cobb IV, MD, FACS
Sponsored by:
Gore & Associates
1:20 - 1:50 PM Dessert Break Exhibit Hall



Foregut Session I

1:50 - 2:05 PM GI Approach to Achalasia and EGJOO?
Brooks Cash, MD
2:05 - 2:20 PM Surgical Treatment of EGJOO and Long Term Results of Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy for Achalasia
William O. Richards, MD
2:20 - 2:35 PM Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Leena Khaitan, MD
2:35 - 2:50 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Brooks D. Cash, MD; Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH; William O. Richards, MD
2:50 - 3:05 PM Gastroenterologist Approach to Barrett’s or Why You Need VLE
Brooks D. Cash, MD
3:05 - 3:20 PM Reflux and Adenocarcinoma – Where are We Now in Identifying the Relationship?
Glenn Ihde, MD
3:20 - 3:35 PM Approach to The Patient with GERD Post Bariatric Surgery
Leena Khaitan, MD
3:35 - 3:50 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Brooks D. Cash, MD; Glenn M. Ihde ll, MD; Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH
3:50 - 4:05 PM Refreshment Break/Exhibits



Hernia Session III
Inguinal Hernia Repair

4:05 - 4:20 PM Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair – Where do we Stand - Fad or Fancy?
Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS
4:20 - 4:35 PM Inguinodynia – Causes and Prevention
David C. Chen, MD
4:35 - 4:50 PM Inguinodynia - Treatment of Inguinodynia
David C. Chen, MD
4:50 - 5:05 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD David C. Chen, MD; Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS



Hernia Session IV
Miscellaneous Topics

5:05 - 5:20 PM Enhanced Recovery After Surgery- What Is It and Do We Need it in Hernia Surgery?
Yuri W. Novitsky, MD
5:20 - 5:35 PM Social Media in Hernia Surgery; What is it, do I need it, is it Dangerous?
Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS
5:35 - 5:50 PM 5 Tips and Tricks for Hernia Repair to Take Home Today
B. Todd Heniford, MD
5:50 - 6:05 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD
B. Todd Heniford, MD; Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS; Yuri W. Novitsky, MD
6:05 - 6:20 PM Refreshment Break/Exhibits



Foregut Session II

6:20 - 6:35 PM Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroparesis
Glenn Ihde, MD
6:35 - 6:50 PM GI Approach to GERD Including Who Should Go to Anti-Reflux Surgery
Brooks D. Cash, MD
6:50 - 7:05 PM TIF with and without Hiatal Hernia Repair
Glenn Ihde, MD
7:05 - 7:20 PM Nissen, or LINX, Medigas or Stretta??
Leena Khaitan, MD
7:20 - 7:35 PM Patients with Barrett’s Should Undergo Anti-Reflux Surgery
William O. Richards, MD
7:35 - 7:50 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Brooks D. Cash, MD; Glenn M. Ihde ll, MD;
Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH; William O. Richards, MD
 


Thursday, March 2, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast/Exhibits



Enhanced Recovery - What Every Surgeon Should Know: Part II

8:00 - 8:15 AM Key Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Outcomes Studies
John Morton, MD, MPH
8:15 - 8:30 AM Reducing Ileus, Improving Gut Function
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
8:30 - 8:45 AM Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Bariatrics
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
8:45 - 9:00 AM Q&A/Panel Discussion
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS; Stephanie B. Jones, MD; John Morton, MD, MPH; Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS



Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery
The Science

9:00 - 9:30 AM Bariatric Surgery and the Brain
John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP



Keynote Address

9:30 - 10:15 AM "The Biggest Losers": Why Do They Regain Most of Their Weight?
Kevin D. Hall, PhD
10:15 - 10:55 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits
10:55 - 11:25 AM Physical Activity, Weight-Loss and Bariatric Surgery
John P. Kirwan, PhD
11:25 - 11:40 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty



Hot Topics

11:40 - 12:25 PM Panel Discussion: Implementing the New Diabetes Surgery Guidelines
Moderator: Philip R. Schauer, MD
  • Guidelines Summary (10 minutes)
    Philip R. Schauer, MD
  • Payer Coverage (10 minutes)
    Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA
  • Panel (25 minutes)
    Moderator: Bruce M. Wolfe, MD
    Panelists:
    Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA; Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD; John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP
11:40 - 11:50 AM Guidelines Summary
Philip R. Schauer, MD
11:50 - 12:00 PM Payer Coverage
Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA
12:00 - 12:25 PM Panel
Panelists: Henry Alder, BS,MS, MBA, Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD; and John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP
12:25 - 1:40 PM Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)
Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits and Lowering Taxes
Speaker:
Art McOmber
Sponsored by: Legally Mine
1:40 - 2:10 PM Dessert Break/Exhibits



Keynote Address

2:10 - 2:40 PM SAGES Master Program: Lifelong, Deliberate Education from Hernia, Colon to Bariatric Surgery
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS



Access, Quality and Optimizing Outcomes

2:40 - 2:55 PM Trends in Bariatric Surgery Coverage Policy: Public and Private Insurance
Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA
2:55 - 3:10 PM MBSAQIP: Quality Update - How Are We Doing?
Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
3:10 - 3:25 PM Reducing Readmissions
John Morton, MD, MPH
3:25 - 3:40 PM Patient Reported Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery
Matthew M. Hutter, MD
3:40 - 3:55 PM Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs)
Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD
3:55 - 4:35 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Henry Alder, BS, MS, MBA; Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD; Matthew M. Hutter, MD; John Morton, MD, MPH; Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
4:35 - 4:50 PM Refreshment Break/Exhibits



Videofest/Complications

4:50 - 5:05 PM To Stent or Not to Stent: A Review of Evidenced-Based Therapies
Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS
5:05 - 5:20 PM How to Manage Patients on Anticoagulation Therapy
Ali Aminian, MD
5:20 - 5:35 PM Sobering News About Bariatric Surgery, Alcohol and Self-Harm
Bruce M. Wolfe, MD
5:35 - 5:55 PM Procedural Changes to Decrease Complications of RYGB
Marina Kurian, MD
5:55 - 6:15 PM Best Videos of IBC
Tomasz Rogula, MD
6:15 - 6:40 PM Endoluminal Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications
Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS
6:40 - 7:10 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Ali Aminian, MD; Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS; Marina S. Kurian, MD; Tomasz Rogula, MD and Bruce M. Wolfe, MD



Friday, March 3, 2017

7:30 AM Breakfast



Hot Topics

8:00 - 8:40 AM Poor Weight Loss or Excessive Weight Regain: What to Do? A Case-Based Panel
Moderators: John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP Bruce M. Wolfe, MD
Panelist: Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Leena Khaitan, MD,MPH; Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD; and Bruce D. Schirmer, MD
8:40 - 9:40 AM Optimizing Sleeve Outcomes: A Case-Based Panel
  • Summary of the MBSAQIP SG Outcome Study (15 minutes)
    Matthew M. Hutter, MD
  • Techniques to Improve Consistency in Performing SG (15 minutes)
    Jonathan R. Thompson, MD
  • Panel (30 minutes)
    Moderator: Matthew M. Hutter, MD
    Panelists:
    Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Ninh T. Nguyen, MD; Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Scott A. Shikora, MD; Jonathan R. Thompson, MD
9:40 - 10:00 AM ASMBS Update
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
10:00 - 10:15 AM Refreshment Break



Controversies and New Frontiers

10:15 - 10:30 AM Very Low Calorie Diets in Bariatric Practice
John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP
10:30 - 10:45 AM Telementoring in Bariatric Surgery
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
10:45 - 11:00 AM Emerging Endoscopic Procedures
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
11:00 - 11:15 AM Who Gets a Band in 2017?
Marina Kurian, MD
11:15 - 11:30 AM Evidenced-Based Assessment of Robotic Bariatric Surgery 2017
Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD
11:30 - 11:45 AM The Intragastric Balloon Update
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
11:45 - 12:00 PM Should Americans Revisit the Mini Gastric Bypass?
Scott A. Shikora, MD
12:00 - 12:15 PM Evidence-Based Update on Other Single Anastomosis Bypass Procedures (SADI, SIPPS)
Daniel Cottam, MD
12:15 - 12:30 PM Sleeve to Bypass or Duodenal Switch: Pros and Cons
Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH
12:30 - 12:50 PM Band to Sleeve or Bypass
Bruce D. Schirmer, MD
12:50 - 1:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Daniel Cottam, MD; John B. Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP; Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH; Marina S. Kurian, MD; Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD; Ninh T. Nguyen, MD; Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Bruce D. Schirmer, MD; Scott A. Shikora, MD
1:15 PM MISS Adjourns