16th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS)
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States
Las Vegas, NV
 Generals Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons and Bariatric Specialists:

The 16th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) will offer compelling lectures, surgical video presentations, and lively discussion and debate by world-renowned experts on advanced laparoscopic techniques for managing metabolic disorders, hernia, foregut and diseases of the colon.

Why Attend the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS)?

    To learn about the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery from the world's leading experts

    To interact with high level surgeons in an informal atmosphere conducive to peer-to-peer learning

    To earn up to 31.5 CME credits (including optional MOC Self-Assessment Credit) in minimally invasive surgery for colon, hernia, foregut and metabolic diseases

    To hone your technical skills at optional hands-on workshops on laparoscopic suturing and interventional endoscopy

    To enjoy a stay at the incomparable Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas for just $229 a night while engaging in a superior educational activity.

Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
08:10:00 Optional Hands-On Workshops
08:15:00 Improve Your Skills: Laparoscopic Suturing Brian Smith, Marcelo W. Hinojosa, Bradley Davis
08:15:00 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
08:45:00 Suture Lab Practice Sewing an Anastomosis with Free-Needle and Hand-Held Devices
10:15:00 Adjourn
10:45:00 Improve Your Skills: Interventional Endoscopy Brian Smith, Marcelo W. Hinojosa, Bradley Davis
10:45:00 Lecture on technique for all tasks listed below
11:45:00 Therapeutic endoscopy lab: 7 Duplicate stations (14 in all) Balloon dilation Deployment of flexible covered stent Hemostasis: injection therapy Hemostasis: thermal ablation Hemostasis: clips Esophyx station OverStitch station
12:45:00 Adjourn
12:55:00 Colon Session I
13:00:00 Welcome and Introduction
13:15:00 Effects of SCIP Program on Colorectal Outcomes Bradley Davis
13:30:00 When Bad Things Happen to Good People - Video Complications John Marks
13:45:00 Applications of Robotic XI in Colorectal Surgery John Marks
14:00:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
14:15:00 ERAS Programs: How to Set up and Benefits Todd Francone
14:30:00 SIntracorporeal Anastomosis for Right Colectomy: How I Do It and Advantages Morris E. Franklin
14:45:00 Middle Colic Artery: A Variety of Approaches for Control Todd Francone
15:00:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
15:15:00 Refreshment Break
15:25:00 Colon Session II
15:30:00 Transanal TME: Anatomy and Approaches Matthew Albert
15:45:00 Robotic TME Surgery: Critical Anatomy and Technical Pearls Alessio Pigazzi
16:00:00 TAPP Blocks: Do They Help and How Can You Do Them: Data and Technique Matthew Albert
16:15:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
16:30:00 The Role of ICG on Anastomotic Assessment Todd Francone
16:45:00 TEM/TAMIS and Endoluminal Surgery: Outcomes and Techniques John Marks
17:00:00 Preop Nutritional Optimizations of the Colorectal Patient Daniel L. Feingold
17:15:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
17:30:00 Refreshment Break
17:40:00 Colon Session III
17:45:00 Diverticulitis: From Washout to Diversion - When and Why? Morris E. Franklin
18:00:00 Splenic Flexure Release: Supramesocolic and Inframesocolic Approaches: Video Demonstration Bradley Davis
18:15:00 Immunologic Effects of Surgery: Clinical Implications for our Patients Richard L. Whelan
18:30:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
18:45:00 Laparoscopic Treatment of Crohns and the Handling of Biologic Agents around Surgery Barry Salky
19:00:00 The Role, Data and Incidence of Hand-Assisted Colectomy Richard L. Whelan
19:15:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
19:30:00 Chairman's Welcome Reception/Exhibits
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
06:30:00 Breakfast/Exhibits
07:25:00 Colon Session IV
07:30:00 Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in the Elderly: Dangerous or Preferable? Daniel L. Feingold
07:45:00 Laparoscopic Pouch Surgery: Single Port/Multiport or Robotic? Daniel L. Feingold
08:00:00 Single Port Colectomy: Dead or the Future? What’s the data? Matthew Albert
08:15:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
08:30:00 Randomized Trials in Robotics: What’s the Data? Alessio Pigazzi
08:45:00 Videos of Tough Problems in Laparoscopic Surgery Barry Salky
09:00:00 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 Davis
09:15:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
09:30:00 Refreshment Break/Exhibits
09:55:00 Hernia Session I Quality
10:00:00 ERAS and Preop Optimization for Hernia Repair Robert G. Martindale
10:15:00 Development and Impact of Patient-Physician Relationships B Todd Heniford
10:30:00 Early Results from Quality Collaboration – What Have We Learned? Michael Rosen
10:45:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
10:55:00 Hernia Session II Chronic Groin Pain
11:00:00 Chronic Groin Pain – Is Mesh the Problem? Guy R. Voeller
11:15:00 Chronic Groin Pain – Does Fixation Method Matter? (MIS and Open)
11:30:00 Prediction and Management of Chronic Groin Pain B Todd Heniford
11:45:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
12:00:00 Lunch Symposium
13:00:00 Dessert Break Exhibit Hall
13:25:00 Foregut Session I
13:30:00 PPI Therapy is Best for Most GERD Patients
13:45:00 Sphincter Failure is Common in GERD and Best Treated with Surgery
14:00:00 Sphincter Failure is Common in GERD and Best Treated with Surgery William O. Richards
14:15:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
14:30:00 Nissen is Best Operation for GERD Michael D. Holzman
14:45:00 Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation is Best Operation for GERD
15:00:00 Enteroscopy and Endoscopic Approach to GI Tumors
15:15:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
15:30:00 Refreshment Break/Exhibits
15:40:00 Hernia Session III Mesh
15:45:00 Hernia Repair in Contaminated Fields : Large Pore Synthetic Mesh is Fine
16:00:00 Hernia Repair in Contaminated Fields : Newer Biosynthetic Meshes have a Role B Todd Heniford
16:15:00 Antibiotics in Contaminated Hernia : What, Where, When and How to Deliver Robert G. Martindale
16:30:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
16:40:00 Hernia Session IV Robots and Hernia Repair
16:45:00 Lessons Learned in Robotic Hernia Repair : My Experience
17:00:00 Robotic TAR vs. Open TAR : Is it the Same Operation? Who Should Do?
17:15:00 Economics of Robotic Hernia Repair : Can We Afford this Technology Robert G. Martindale
17:30:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
17:45:00 Refreshment Break/Exhibits
17:55:00 Foregut Session II
18:00:00 POEM is Best Treatment for Achalasia Jeffrey Ponsky
18:15:00 How Do I Work Up Patients with GERD?
18:30:00 Tips on Best Practices for Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair Michael D. Holzman
18:45:00 Gastroenterologist Approach to Barrett's
19:00:00 Surgical Treatment of Barrett's William O. Richards
19:15:00 Keynote: Thirty Years of MIS Innovation: What’s New? Jeffrey Ponsky
Thursday, February 25, 2016
06:30:00 Breakfast/Exhibits
07:25:00 Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session I The Science and Metabolic & Diabetes Surgery: Part 1
07:30:00 Bile Salt Physiology and Metabolism: Implications for Bariatric Surgery John Morton
07:45:00 The Obesity Paradox in Chronic Disease and the Elderly John B. Dixon
08:00:00 Issue of Dementia: Demonstrating Improved Cognitive Performance Following Bariatric Surgery James Mitchell
08:15:00 BMI: Still a Useful Metric Bruce M. Wolfe
08:30:00 Obesity and Cognitive Impairment: Demonstrating Improved Cognitive Performance Following Bariatric Surgery James Mitchell
08:45:00 Management of Diabetes in 2016 Allison B. Goldfine
09:15:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
09:30:00 Refreshment Break/Exhibits
09:55:00 Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session II | The Science and Metabolic & Diabetes Surgery: Part 2
10:00:00 New Insights into Mechanisms
10:15:00 Diabetes Surgical Summit in London
10:20:00 Update on General Guidelines: Procedure Preferences Francesco Rubino
10:50:00 Role of Surgeon in Treating Type 2 from an Endocrinologist’s Perspective Allison B. Goldfine
11:20:00 Messages for the Surgeon Philip R. Schauer
11:40:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty John B. Dixon, John Morton, Scott W. Wolfe
12:00:00 Lunch Symposium
13:00:00 Dessert Break/Exhibits
13:25:00 Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session III Access, Quality and Optimizing Outcomes
13:30:00 Access or Quality in Bariatric Surgery (MBSAQIP) Stacy A. Brethauer
13:50:00 Barriers to Access: Are We Making Progress? Ninh T. Nguyen
14:10:00 Update on the Affordable Care Act John Morton
14:30:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
14:45:00 Revision Gastrostomy-Jejunostomy: Quality & Optimizing Outcomes- Decreasing Readmissions John Morton
14:55:00 Management of Acute vs. Chronic Sleeve Obstruction Ninh T. Nguyen
15:05:00 Management of Acute vs. Chronic Sleeve Leaks Raul J. Rosenthal
15:15:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
15:30:00 Refreshment Break/Exhibits
15:55:00 Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session IV Videofest/Complications
16:00:00 Videofest Part 1
16:45:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
17:00:00 Videofest Part 2
17:45:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Friday, February 26, 2016
06:30:00 Breakfast/Exhibits
07:25:00 Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session V Controversies and New Frontiers
07:30:00 Surgical Innovation: When is IRB Approval Required? John B. Dixon, Michael J Saxton
07:55:00 Revisional Surgery
08:00:00 Literature Review of Revisional Kelvin D. Higa
08:30:00 Revisional Surgery for Inadequate Weight Loss
09:00:00 Q&A/Case Scenarios and Panel Discussions
09:30:00 Refreshment Break/Exhibits
09:55:00 Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery Session VI Controversies and New Frontiers continued
10:00:00 Bariatric Surgery for Non-bariatric Indications (example: revisional reflux and gastric surgery) AND How to Get Paid for It!
10:20:00 Primary Endoluminal Procedures Matthew D. Kroh
10:40:00 Revisional Endoluminal Procedures Matthew D. Kroh
11:00:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
11:20:00 Intragastic Balloon Data: Large Series, Systematic Reviews, Sequential Balloon Use, etc
12:00:00 Q&A/Panel with Faculty
12:30:00 MISS Adjourns
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