Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons | AsianAmerican Multispecialty Summit VII 2016

AsianAmerican Multispecialty Summit VII 2016


This small and focused Summit, held every two years, with delegations of several hundred leading laparoscopists representing organizations and countries in the Pacific Rim, Asian Oceanic regions and the Americas provides meaningful educational and cultural exchange with thought leaders in minimally invasive surgery. A similar Summit is held on alternate years for the European, American, and Atlantic region countries. Summits are also open to surgeons in all specialties wishing to learn about current trends. Due to the nature of these summits, attendance is limited to 120, so register early. Plan now on attending the next extraordinary AsianAmerican Summit at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

FEBRUARY 17-20, 2016


Important Dates:

Program Directors:
Keith Isaacson, MD
Michael S. Kavic, MD
Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
Farr Nezhat, MD
Mona Orady, MD
Jay A. Redan, MD
Richard M. Satava, MD
Phillip P. Shadduck, MD
Robert M. Sweet, MD
Robert K. Zurawin, MD

General Chair:
Paul Alan Wetter, MD

Organizing Committee Chair:
Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
Charles H. Koh, MD

Local Organizing Committee:
Charles O. Kim, Jr., MD
John Vogel, MD

Hotel and Reservation Information

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach
2005 Kalia Road • Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, USA
Tel: (808) 949-4321 • Fax (808) 951-5458

Located on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach features lush tropical gardens, waterfalls, and exotic wildlife. The resort is the perfect blend of luxurious accommodations, spa facilities, over 20 restaurants and lounges, shopping, recreational and cultural activities, nightly entertainment, and more.

Tropical-themed, air-conditioned rooms are extra spacious for comfort and offer balconies with views, cable television, high-speed internet access, modem/data port hook-ups, voice mail, video game console, hair dryer, coffee/tea maker, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, clock radio, and refrigerator. All rooms offer one king or two double beds. Non-smoking rooms are available.

Discount Reservation Deadline: January 18, 2016

Special daily rates for conference attendees are as follows, listed in US dollars

Room Category Single/Double Per Night

Resort View $225.00
Ocean View $265.00
Ocean View/Rainbow Tower $305.00
Ocean View/Alii Tower $333.00

No meals are included and applicable taxes will be added. A first night’s deposit, refundable up to 72 hours prior to arrival will be required and all no-shows will be assessed a cancellation penalty equal to one night’s stay. Check-in time is after 2:00 pm; check-out time is by 11:00 am. At check-in/registration, please advise the hotel if you will be checking out early. A $50.00 fee will be charged to the guest’s account if the hotel is not advised of your plans in advance.

Make your reservations by January 18, 2016. After this date, reservations will be confirmed on a space availability basis only and an additional fee will be charged. Be sure to mention that you are attending this Summit in order to receive the discounted room rate. For those attending the Summit who require special assistance (accessibility, dietary, etc.), please notify the hotel of special requests upon making your reservations on or before January 18, 2016. Please make your reservations early!


SLS consults with The Store of Travel for the lowest fares possible. For negotiated airline discount rates, contact Steve at +1.305.251.6331 or via e-mail at

Please be sure to mention you are attending the SLS Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Technical Exhibits

Preliminary Exhibit Hours
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 • Welcome Reception:
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, February 18, 2016: 7:00am – 1:00pm
Friday, February 19, 2016: 7:00am – 1:00pm

Complimentary coffee and refreshment breaks will take place in the exhibit area.

For more information about exhibiting contact
Teri Valls: Tel: 205-665-9959; Fax: 305-675-2718;

Credit Hours

Accreditation: The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: SLS designates this live activity for 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conference Refund and Cancellation Policy

Full registration fees are refundable if registrant cancels before January 20, 2016. An administrative fee of $150 will be deducted from fees for cancellations postmarked or received by fax or email on or after January 20, 2016 through February 3, 2016. No refunds will be made after February 3, 2016.

All requests for refunds must be made in writing to SLS, attention Lauren Frede (, and received by the appropriate date. Refunds will be processed within 6 to 8 weeks after the summit.