Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons | EA 2017 Events

EA 2017 Events

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 • 1:15pm – 4:00pm • Tickets required
    Friday, February 17, 2017 • 1:15pm – 4:00pm • Tickets required


    $95 Adults • $95 Children (must be over the age of 12)

    Take a journey to find out what happens behind-the-scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®! During this program, you’ll get an insider’s look at conservation, animal nutrition and medicine, animal care and behavioral studies. Highlights for this two-hour tour include visits to a backstage animal housing area, the Animal Nutrition Center, the Veterinary Hospital and a ride on Kilimanjaro Safari’s attraction. The majority of this program takes place behind-the-scenes – there may be no opportunity to view animals.

    Please note: no photos will be allowed in behind- the-scenes areas. Includes transportation to and from Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

    Due to its behind-the-scenes nature, participants must be ages 12 and over. Special Needs: Program is a walking tour with some moderate stair climbing. We can accommodate those with special needs with prior notice. Please notify us of special needs at least 24 hours prior to the program start time. Program is wheelchair accessible.

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 • 6:15pm – 9:30pm • Tickets required


    $135 Adults • $65 Children (12 and under)

    SLS’ special event takes us in search of the Far East of the China Pavilion as we enter the beauty of Ancient China. The artistry and accent pieces of this location create a unique and beautiful setting for a wonderful evening. You will dine on a wonderful buffet dinner of an Asian- influenced menu. After dinner your journey we will take you through many cities with your final destination in Italy. Here your sweet surprise is a private dessert event overlooking the World Showcase Lagoon. The experience concludes with the premier nighttime spectacular at Epcot®, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Includes transportation to and from Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

  • Friday, February 17, 2017 • 12:45 – 1:45 pm

    Virtual Telesurgery: The Future of Surgical Teaching

    (Sponsored by KARL STORZ, Non-CME)
    Faculty: Jay Redan, MD and Steven McCarus, MD

    As time constraints and economics make it more difficult to fly surgeons to locations to teach surgery, better solutions of virtual education are needed. This session will demonstrate the ability to perform virtual telementoring of a surgical procedure. The ability to broadcast to a smart phone or tablet will rapidly expand our ability to observe and teach surgical procedures. Additionally, this should add safety to all surgical procedures in evolution and assist in the credentialing process of new members to a medical staff. This methodology is still in its early phase and SLS would appreciate any feedback for further innovation.