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) Full Agenda

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Colon Session I:

1:00 - 1:15 PM Welcome/Introduction
John H. Marks, MD
1:15 - 1:30 PM What is the Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in Laparoscopic Colorectal
Patients: Evidence to Prevent it?
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
1:30 - 1:45 PM Can Patients be Immunologically Optimized for Laparoscopic Colorectal
Surgery? Cancer Surgery?
R. Larry Whelan, MD
1:45 - 2:00 PM Risks and Limits of Pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenberg Positioning
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
2:00 - 2:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
2:15 - 2:30 PM The Role of Ureteral Stents: When and Which Ones Do I Use?
Barry Salky, MD
2:30 - 2:45 PM 3D Optics in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Status and Technical Specifications
Eric M. Haas, MD
2:45 - 3:00 PM Fast Track Protocols: Best Practices and Expected Outcomes
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
3:00 - 3:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
3:15 - 3:30 PM Refreshment Break

Colon Session II:

3:30-3:45 PM Embryologic Basis of Colorectal Anatomy and How it Relates to Colorectal Surgery
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
3:45 - 4:00 PM Single Port Left Colectomy: How and Why?
John H. Marks, MD
4:00 - 4:15 PM Laparoscopic Splenic Flexure Release: Infra and Supramesocolic Approach
Matthew Albert, MD
4:15 - 4:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
4:30 - 4:45 PM Robotic Right Colectomy: Techniques and Challenges
Michael J. Stamos, MD
4:45 - 5:00 PM Robotic Colorectal Surgery: Obstacles for Adoption and their Solutions
Eric M. Haas, MD
5:00 - 5:15 PM Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision (TME): How to Achieve Optimal Performance
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
5:15 - 5:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
5:30 - 5:45 PM Refreshment Break

Colon Session III:

The Components of Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Surgery: What this Entails,
and Video Demonstration of Critical Anatomy
5:45 - 6:05 PM Bottoms Up Total Mesorectal Excision (TME): What, How and Why?
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
6:05 - 6:25 PM Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) Treatment of Rectal Polyps
Matthew Albert, MD
6:25 - 6:45 PM Transanal Abdominal Transanal (TATA) Resection: Indications and Results for Coloanal Anastomosis
for Low Rectal Cancer
John H. Marks, MD

Colon Session IV:

Welcome to my OR: A demonstration of an operation from patient positioning,
equipment and trocar placement to performance of the procedure
6:45 - 7:00 PM How I do a Lap Right Colectomy Taking the Middle Colics
Barry Salky, MD
7:00 - 7:15 PM How I do a Lap Left Colectomy
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
7:15 - 7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty

Thursday, February 26, 2015

6:30 - 7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits

Colon Session IV:

Welcome to my OR: A demonstration of an operation from patient positioning, equipment and
trocar placement to performance of the procedure (Continued)
7:30 - 7:45 AM How I do a Lap Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Rectal Resection
R. Larry Whelan, MD
7:45 - 8:00 AM How I do a Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Rectal Resection
Eric M. Haas, MD
8:00 - 8:15 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Diverticulitis
8:15 - 8:30 AM Wash-out Therapy: The Future or Washed up?
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
8:30 - 8:45 AM Is Quality of Life Better with or without Surgery? Who Needs a Resection and When?
Matthew Albert, MD
8:45 - 9:00 AM Hartmann’s Procedure versus Anastomosis with/without Diversion: Who and When Appropriate
Barry Salky, MD
9:00 - 9:20 AM Keynote Presentation: What is the Current State of Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal
Surgery in the US and What is the Ceiling?
Michael J. Stamos, MD
9:20 - 9:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
9:30 - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

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
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 - 12:00 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PM Sponsored Lunch Symposium
1:00 - 1:30 PM Dessert Break Exhibit Hall

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 II:


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
Groin Pain - Please Stop Using Those Other Terms
4:45 - 5:00 PM Keynote Presentation: 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
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD
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
7:15 - 7:30 PM Chairman’s Welcome Reception/Exhibits

Friday, February 27, 2015

6:30 - 7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session I:

The Science and Metabolic & Diabetes Surgery: Part 1
7:30 - 7:50 AM The Gut Microbiomes in Health and Disease: Implications for Bariatric Surgery
John Morton, MD, MPH
7:50 - 8:10 AM Obesity and its Effects on Cognition and Dementia
John Morton, MD, MPH
8:10 - 8:30 AM Labs Data and What it Infers
Jonathan Q. Purnell, MD
8:30 - 8:50 AM Update on Mechanisms of Diabetes Remission
Allison B. Goldfine, MD
8:50 - 9:10 AM Hypoglycemia after Gastric Bypass: How Serious and How to Manage
Allison B. Goldfine, MD
9:10 - 9:30 AM Q&A/Panel
9:30 - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session II:

The Science and Metabolic & Diabetes Surgery: Part 2
10:00 - 10:30 AM Keynote Presentation: Edmonton Obesity Staging System
Arya Sharma, MD, PhD
10:30 - 11:00 AM Panel: Who and When to Refer Patients to Surgery
John Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP, Allison B. Goldfine, MD,
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, Jonathan Q. Purnell, MD, Arya Sharma, MD, PhD, Scott A. Shikora, MD
11:00 - 11:15 AM Q&A/Panel
11:15 - 11:30 AM Recent Randomized Control Trials
TBD
11:30 - 11:45 AM Metabolic Surgery for Type 1 Diabetes
Philip R. Schauer, MD
11:45 - 12:00 PM Integrating Medications and Surgery
Arya Sharma, MD, PhD
12:00 - 1:00 PM Sponsored Lunch Symposium
1:00 - 1:30 PM Dessert Break Exhibit Hall

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session III:

Quality and Optimizing Outcomes
1:30 - 1:50 PM Current Trends in Bariatric Surgery: Volume, Procedures, BMI, Diabetes
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
1:50 - 2:10 PM Update: ASMBS COE Standards, Insurance Recognition and New Volume Standards
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
2:10 - 2:30 PM Initial Impact: Medicare Dropping Bariatric Surgery COE Requirement
John Morton, MD, MPH
2:30 - 2:50 PM Decreasing Readmissions
John Morton, MD, MPH
2:50 - 3:10 PM Linking Outcomes to Reimbursement
James W. Saxton, Esq.
3:10 - 3:30 PM Q&A/Panel
3:30 - 4:00 PM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session IV:

Videofest/Complications
4:00 - 4:15 PM Band with Plication: Technique and Latest Results
Dana D. Portenier, MD
4:15 - 4:30 PM Robotic Bariatric Surgery for Revisions and Complex Cases
Erik B. Wilson, MD
4:30 - 4:50 PM Debate: Robotic Bariatric Surgery Pro: Wilson/ Con: MacDonald
Erik B. Wilson, MD and Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr, MD
4:50 - 5:05 PM Insights into Proximal Pouch Dilatation (gastric and esophageal)
Christopher Cobourn, MD
5:05 - 5:15 PM Staple Line Reinforcement
Michel Gagner, MD
5:15 - 5:25 PM Sleeve Technique - Why Not Just Oversew?
Philip R. Schauer, MD
5:25 - 5:40 PM Nutritional Deficiencies: Werneckies Syndrome and Other Neurological Complications
after Bariatic Surgery
Bruce M. Wolfe, MD
5:40 - 5:55 PM Intussusception and Internal Hernia
Tomasz Rogula, MD
5:55 - 6:15 PM Q&A/Panel

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Continued

6:30 - 7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session V:

Controversies and New Frontiers
7:30 - 7:45 AM ASMBS Initiative Update
Georgeann Mallory, RD
7:45 - 8:00 AM Mini Gastric Bypass -- What is the Evidence
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
8:00 - 8:30 AM Band Conversions Debate: What Procedure When -- Sleeve, Bypass or Duodenal Switch?
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS (Sleeve)
Bruce Schirmer, MD (Bypass)
TBD (Duodenal Switch)
8:30 - 8:45 AM Future for the Band: Where is it Going, Lower BMI Patients?
Christopher Cobourn, MD
8:45 - 9:00 AM Panel: Sleeve Complications
9:00 - 9:15 AM Revisional Surgery for Non-weight Related Indications
Scott A. Shikora, MD
9:15 - 9:30 AM Q&A/Panel
9:30 - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session VI:

Controversies and New Frontiers continued
10:00 - 10:20 AM The Sleeve Bypass
Antonio J. Torres, MD, PhD
10:20 - 10:35 AM Foregut Pathology with Bariatrics, Both Pre and Post Weight Loss Surgery
Aurora D. Pryor, MD
10:35 - 10:50 AM Duo Intragastric Balloon USA Trial
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
10:50 - 11:05 AM Emerging Technology Update: New Devices (Endoluminal and Suturing)
Matthew Kroh, MD
11:05 - 11:20 AM The Band and Special Populations: the Elderly; the Sick and Children
John Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP
11:20 - 11:35 AM Debate: Bypass Vs. Switch for Patients with BMI Over 60
Bruce D. Schirmer, MD
11:35 - 11:50 AM Top Five Papers of 2014
Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr, MD
11:50 - 12:10 PM Debate: The Dominant Procedure of the Future - Sleeve vs. Bypass
Michel Gagner, MD and Philip R. Schauer, MD
12:10 - 12:30 PM Q&A/Panel
12:30 PM MISS Adjourns