February 28 - March 3, 2017 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Full Agenda
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Optional Hands-On Workshops

8:15 – 10:15 AM Improve Your Skills: Laparoscopic Suturing
Workshop Director: Brian Smith, MD
Workshop Co-Director’s: Marcelo W. Hinojosa, MD and Matthew Y.C. Lin, MD
Workshop Faculty: Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS and Barry A. Salky, MD
8:15 AM Overview of Tools and Suture Material
Principles of Efficient Laparoscopic Suturing
How to Tie a Knot: Free Needle and Hand-Held Device
Special Techniques: Staple-Line Reinforcement, Closure of
Mesenteric Defects and Construction of a Hand-Sewn
Anastomosis
8:45 AM Suture Lab
Practice Sewing an Anastomosis with Free-Needle and
Hand-Held Devices
10:15 AM Adjourn



Colon Session I

1:00 - 1:15 PM Welcome and Introduction
1:15 - 1:30 PM Pre Op Nutritional Optimizations of the Colorectal Patient
Daniel L. Feingold, MD
1:30 - 1:45 PM Effects of SCIP Program on Colorectal Outcomes
Bradley R. Davis, MD
1:45 - 2:00 PM ERAS Programs: How to Set up and Benefits
Todd D. Francone, MD
2:00 - 2:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
2:15 - 2:30 PM Diverticulitis: From Washout to Diversion- When and Why?
Morris E. Franklin Jr, MD
2:30 - 2:45 PM Laparoscopic Treatment of Crohns and the Handling of Biologic Agents around
Surgery
Barry Salky, MD
2:45 - 3:00 PM Laparoscopic Pouch Surgery: Single Port/Multiport or Robotic?
Todd D. Francone, MD
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 Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in the elderly: Dangerous or Preferable?
Daniel L. Feingold, MD
3:45 - 4:00 PM The Role, Data and Incidence of Hand-Assisted Colectomy
R. Larry Whelan, MD
4:00 - 4:15 PM Applications of robotic Xl in Colorectal Surgery
John Marks, MD
4:15 - 4:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
4:30 - 4:45 PM Single Port Colectomy: Dead or the Future? What’s the Data?
Matthew Albert, MD
4:45 - 5:00 PM Diverticular Abscess: Always Surgery? Other Options.
Daniel L. Feingold, MD
5:00 - 5:15 PM Splenic Flexure Release: Supramesocolic and Inframesocolic Approaches: Video
Demonstration
Bradley R. Davis, MD
5:15 - 5:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
5:30 - 5:45 PM Refreshment Break

Colon Session III

5:45 - 6:00 PM Transanal TIME: Anatomy and Approaches
Matthew Albert, MD
6:00 - 6:15 PM TEM/TAMIS and Endoluminal Surgery: Outcomes and Techniques
John Marks, MD
6:15 - 6:30 PM Robotic TME Surgery: Critical Anatomy and Technical Pearls
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
6:30 - 6:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
6:45 - 7:00 PM Intracorporeal Anastomosis for Right Colectomy: How I do It and Advantages
Morris E. Franklin Jr, MD
7:00 - 7:15 PM When Bad Things Happen to Good People- Video Complications
John Marks, MD
7:15 - 7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
7:30 - 9:00 PM Chairman's Welcome Reception/Exhibits
 

Wednesday, February 24

6:30 - 7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits

Colon Session IV

7:30 - 7:45 AM The Role of ICG on Anastomotic Assessment
Todd D. Francone, MD
7:45 - 8:00 AM Immunologic Effects of Surgery: Clinical Implications for our Patients
R. Larry Whelan, MD
8:00 - 8:15 AM TAP Blocks: Do They Help and How Can You Do Them: Data and Technique
Matthew Albert, MD
8:15 - 8:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
8:30 - 8:45 AM Lap and Robotic Colorectal Surgery - What’s the Incidence of Adoption by
Procedure in the USA and How Does this Compare to the World
Bradley R. Davis, MD
8:45 - 9:00 AM Randomized Trials in Robotics: What’s the Data?
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
9:00 - 9:15 AM Videos of Tough Problems in Laparoscopic Surgery
Barry Salky, MD
9:15 - 9:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
9:30 - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Hernia Session I
Quality

10:00 - 10:15 AM ERAS and Pre-Op 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 US, LLC
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
 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

6:30 AM – 7:45 AM Breakfast/Exhibits
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM Breakfast Symposium (non-CME)
A Clinical Review of Reinforcement Material & Methods in Sleeve Gastrectomy and Hiatal Hernia Repair
Faculty:Paul Kemmeter, MD
Sponsored By: W. L. Gore & Associates

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session I: The Science and Metabolic & Diabetes Surgery: Part 1

7:50 – 8:00 AM Welcome/Introduction
Philip R. Schauer, MD
8:00 – 8:20 AM Bile Acid Physiology and Bariatric Surgery
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD
8:20 – 8:40 AM Obesity and Cancer Update
Bruce M. Wolfe, MD
8:40 – 9:00 AM The Obesity Paradox in Chronic Disease and the Elderly
John Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP
9:00 – 9:20 AM Issue of Dementia: Demonstrating Improved Cognitive Performance Following
Bariatric Surgery
James E. Mitchell, MD
9:20 – 9:40 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
9:40 – 10:20 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session II: The Science and Metabolic &
Diabetes Surgery: Part 2

Moderator: Francesco Rubino, MD
10:20 – 10:30 AM Consensus Conference Principles: Highlights of London Diabetes Surgery Summit
2015
Francesco Rubino, MD
10:30 – 10:50 AM Management of Diabetes in 2016: Current Treatments and Success; What are the
Gaps and Recent Advances?
Allison B. Goldfine, MD
10:50 – 11:10 AM Update: Mechanisms of Remission
David E. Cummings , MD
11:10 – 11:25 AM Evidence for Surgery: Summary of the RCT's
Philip R. Schauer, MD
11:25 – 11:40 AM Diabetes Surgery for BMI < 35? Are We There Yet?
David E. Cummings , MD
11:40 – 11:55 AM Endoscopic Procedures for T2D: What and When?
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD
11:55 – 12:10 PM Evidence-Based Utilization of Diabetes Surgery: Intervention for Early Disease vs.
Medically Uncontrolled
Allison B. Goldfine, MD
12:10 – 12:30 PM New Guideline Summary
Francesco Rubino, MD
12:30 – 12:45 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
12:45 – 1:45 PM Sponsored Lunch Symposium (non-CME)
New Modifications of Malabsorptive Procedures:
• SADI-S (Single-Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve)
• SIPS (Single Loop Switch)
• OAGB (One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass)
Faculty: Antonio J. Torres, M.D, PhD
Dana Portenier, M.D
David Hargroder, M.D
Sponsored by: Medtronic
1:45 – 2:15 PM Dessert Break Exhibit Hall

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session III: Access, Quality and Optimizing Outcomes

2:15 - 2:35 PM Barriers to Access: Current Status
Raul Rosenthal, MD
2:35 – 2:55 PM Key Quality Metrics for 2016: Are You in Compliance?
Rick K. Hammer, MD
2:55 – 3:10 PM MBSAQIP: Quality Update - How Are We Doing?
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD
3:10 – 3:25 PM Does Hospital Accreditation Matter?
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
3:25 – 3:40 PM MBSAQIP: Decreasing Readmissions through Opportunities Provided (D.R.O.P )
John Morton, MD, MPH
3:40 – 3:55 PM COE Recertification – Pearls and Pitfalls
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
3:55 – 4:10 PM Tips for Improving Patient Experience and HCAHPS Scores
Scott Shikora, MD
4:10 – 4:25 PM ASMBS Update
Georgeann Mallory, RD
4:25 – 4:40 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
4:40 – 4:55 PM Refreshment Break/ Exhibits

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session IV: Videofest/Complications

4:55 – 5:10 PM Management of Acute vs. Chronic Sleeve Obstruction
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
5:10 – 5:25 PM Management of Acute vs. Chronic Sleeve Leaks
Matthew Kroh, MD
5:25 – 5:40 PM Nutritional Deficiencies Post Bariatric Surgery
Bruce D. Schirmer, MD
5:40 – 5:55 PM Long vs. Short Limb RYGB: Technique, Risk, Benefit
Ricardo Cohen, MD
5:55 – 6:10 PM Lap Assisted ERCP
Jeffery Ponsky, MD
6:10 – 6:25 PM Marginal Ulcer: When to Operate, What to Do
Aurora D. Pryor, MD
6:25 – 6:40 PM DVT Prophylaxis Update: When to Extend?
Ali Aminian, MD
6:40 – 6:55 PM Band to Bypass or Sleeve
Kelvin Higa, M.D., F.A.C.S
6:55 – 7:10 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty

Friday, February 26, 2016

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session V

6:30 – 7:45 AM Breakfast
7:00 – 7:55 AM Breakfast Symposium
Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits and Lowering Taxes
Speaker: Art McOmber
Sponsored by: Legally Mine, LLC

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session V: Controversies and New Frontiers

8:00 – 8:30 AM Surgical Innovation: When is IRB Approval Required?
John Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP - Ethical
Darlene K. King, Esq. - Legal Panel
Panel (Kelvin Higa, M.D., F.A.C.S, John Morton, MD, MPH, Francesco Rubino, MD,
Bruce D. Schirmer, MD, Scott A. Shikora, Antonio J. Torres, MD, PhD)

Revisional Surgery
8:30 – 8:50 AM Literature Review of Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS
8:50 – 9:10 AM Revisional Surgery for Inadequate Weight Loss
Aurora D. Pryor, MD
9:10 – 9:30 AM Recommendations: Revisional Surgery for Complications
Eric J. DeMaria, MD
9:30 – 10:00 AM Q&A/Case Scenarios and Panel Discussions
Panel (Stacy A. Brethauer, MD, Ricardo Cohen, MD, Eric J. DeMaria, MD, Kelvin
Higa, M.D., F.A.C.S, Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr, MD, Aurora D. Pryor, MD)
10:00 – 10:15 AM Refreshment Break

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session VI: Controversies and New Frontiers (continued)

10:15 – 10:30 AM Bariatric Surgery for Non-bariatric Indications (eg. GERD) AND How to
Get Paid for It!
Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr, MD
10:30 – 10:45 AM Psychologic Predictors of Success and Failure after Bariatric Surgery
James E. Mitchell, MD
10:45 – 11:00 AM Endoscopic Revision of Gastrojejunostomy (GJ)
John Morton, MD, MPH
11:00 – 11:15 AM Vagal Blocking and Gastric Stimulation: Do They Work?
Scott Shikora, MD
11:15 – 11:30 AM Robotic Bariatric Surgery 2016
Tomasz Rogula, MD
11:30 – 11:45 AM Primary Endoluminal Procedures
Matthew Kroh, MD
11:45 – 12:00 PM “Optimizing Efficiency in a High-Volume Practice: Out-Patient Sleeves and
more…..”
Nick Nicholson, MD, FACS
12:00 – 12:15 PM Status of the Duodenal Jejunal Bypass Liner
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD
12:15 – 12:30 PM Intragastric Balloon Data: Large Series, Systematic Reviews,
Sequential Balloon Use, etc.
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
12:30 – 12:50 PM Who Gets a Band in 2016?
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS
12:50 – 1:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
1:15 PM MISS Adjourns