Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2015

MIS15-01

 

This page contains conference details and proceedings including educational materials and podcasts of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Week / SLS Annual Meeting and Endo ExpoAn Event in Late August-Early September, this multispecialty conference of a number of MIS Societies, helps increase knowledge of laparoscopic, endoscopic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. The Meeting consists of hands on Master’s Classes; Plenary Sessions; Special Interests Groups (SIG) Committee Updates of multiple topics; Expert review and discussion of surgical videos showing accidents, mishaps, and surprises; Deconstruction of video-taped surgeries performed by master surgeons; Exhibitions; Competitions for Best Papers, Videos, and Posters from Professors to Fellows and Residents; Future Technology Sessions; and over 200 General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, and Multispecialty Scientific Presentations.

 

September 2-5, 2015
Minimally Invasive Surgery Week
SLS Annual Meeting & Endo Expo
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
New York, NY

SLS • AHS • ALACE • AMCE • CJMIS • CRSA • FECOLSOG • IPPS • ISGE
NESA • RAMSES • ISMIT • SOBRACIL • SRCMIG • SRS

Important Dates

• Registration Opens:  March 2, 2015
• Early Bird Registration Discount Ends:  July 2, 2015
• Online Registrations Closes: August 19, 2015
• Make your hotel reservations by: August 7, 2015
• Abstract Submission Final Deadline: April 30, 2015

Participating Organizations

• Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
• American Hernia Society (AHS)
• American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS)
• Chinese Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery (CJMIS)
• Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA)
• International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)
• International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ISGE)
• New European Surgical Academy (NESA)
• Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopy Society (RAMSES)
• Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT)
• Sociedade Brasileira de Videocirugia (SOBRACIL)
• Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS)
• Veterinary Endoscopy Society (VES)


Program

Conference Program Directors
Jay A. Redan, MD and Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD

Scientific Chair
Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA

Local Organizing Committee Chairs
Stephen A. Grochmal, MD and Farr Nezhat, MD

Committee Members
Collin EM Brathwaite, MD
Gerald Harkins, MD
Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
Radha Syed, MD
Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA

  • Tuesday, September 1  
    3:00 – 6:00pm Master Classes and Conference Registration
    4:00 – 4:45pm MASH Committee Meeting
       
    Wednesday, September 2  
    6:30am – 8:00pm Master Classes and Conference Registration
    6:307:30am Complimentary Coffee and Bakery Items
    7:00am – 3:00pm State of the Art Lectures
    Director: Farid Gharagozloo, MD CRSA, SRS
    Co-Director: Mona Orady, MD
    (click here for the full list of lectures)
    9:30 – 10:00am Break
    11:00am – 12:00pm Keynote Lecture
    Economics – US vs. International
    James C. “Butch” Rosser, Jr., MD and
    Edward Zurad, MD
    (Light Refreshments)
    2:00 – 2:30pm Break
    AM 7:00 – 11:00am
    OR
    PM12:00 – 4:00pm
    Master Class#1
    Hands On Laparoscopic/Robotic/
    Endoscopic Simulation Skills Laboratory
    Director: Robert M. Sweet, MD
    Co-Director: Jay A. Redan, MD
    Faculty: Timothy C. Brand, MD, Sanket
    Chauhan, MD, 
    Troy E. Reihsen, and Bradley
    F. Schwartz, DO, FACS
    (click here for more information)
    AM 7:00 – 11:00am
    OR
    PM 12:00 – 4:00pm
    Master Class#2
    Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing
    for
    the Gynecologist, Urologist, and General
    and Robotic 
    Surgeon “THE Vertical
    Zone –The Next Level beyond 
    Triangulation”
    Director: Charles H. Koh, MD
    Co-Directors: Phillip P. Shadduck, MD and
    Gustavo 
    Stringel, MD, MBA
    Faculty:
    Gustavo Carvalho, MD, PhD
    Crystal Chan, MD
    Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    Luigi Fasolino, MD
    Dobie Giles, MD
    Keith B. Isaacson, MD
    Jamie Kroft, MD
    Grace Liu, MD
    Nash S. Moawad, MD, MS
    Michelle Plasky, RN
    Juan L. Salgado, MD
    Mireille Truong, MD
    (click here for more information)
    PM 12:00 – 4:00pm Master Class#2 SPECIAL EXPERT
    Course in Laparoscopic and Mini
    Laparoscopic Suturing for Vertical
    Zone Graduates (Only for those having

    completed morning MC 2AM or previous
    Vertical Zone Course in last 2 years)
    Director: Charles H. Koh, MD
    Co-Directors: Phillip P. Shadduck, MD and
    Gustavo 
    Stringel, MD, MBA
    Faculty:
    Gustavo Carvalho, MD, PhD
    Crystal Chan, MD

    Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    Luigi Fasolino, MD
    Dobie Giles, MD
    Keith B. Isaacson, MD
    Jamie Kroft, MD
    Grace Liu, MD
    Nash S. Moawad, MD, MS
    Michelle Plasky, RN
    Juan L. Salgado, MD
    Mireille Truong, MD
    (click here for more information)
    4:00 – 4:35pm Resident and Fellow Meet and Greet
    with Faculty
    4:45 – 7:00pm Opening Ceremony
    Director: Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    Co-Director: Jay A. Redan, MD
    4:45 – 5:00pm Opening Ceremony Entertainment
    “Sticks and Stones” Band
    5:00 – 5:05pm Opening Remarks
    Paul Alan Wetter, MD, Chairman
    5:05 – 5:15pm Introduction of SLS President
    Harry Reich, MD
    5:15 – 5:35pm SLS Presidential Welcome
    Jay A. Redan, MD
    5:35 – 5:37pm Local Organizing Committee Recognition
    5:37 – 5:55pm Affiliate Societies Welcome
    5:55 – 6:10pm Presentation of Honorary Chairs
    Director: Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    Co-Director: Jay A. Redan, MD
    5:55 – 5:58pm Introduction: Jay A. Redan, MD
    5:58 – 6:02pm Honorary Chair:
    Antonio Bispo, MD, MBA
    SLS + SOBRACIL: A Winning
    Partnership

    6:02 – 6:05pm Introduction: Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    6:05 – 6:10pm Honorary Chair:
    Prof. Jinghe Lang
    The Theory and the Practice of
    Endometriosis

    6:10 – 6:15pm SLS Surgical Simulation Fellow Recognition
    Director: Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    Co-Director: Robert M. Sweet, MD
    6:15 – 6:20pm SLS Young Educators Award Presentation
    Director: Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    Co-Directors: Jay A. Redan, MD and
    Robert M. 
    Sweet, MD
    6:20 – 6:30pm Presentation of Award Winning Scientific
    Papers, Videos Recognition of Sponsors/
    Corporate Members
    Innovations of the Year
    Director: Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    Co-Director: Jay A. Redan, MD
    6:30 – 7:00pm Entertainment: Comedian Cory Kahaney
    7:008:30pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
    (All Faculty/Participants, Honorary Chairs)
    7:008:30pm Poster Gallery Open
    Director: Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    Co-Director: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
  • 6:30am – 5:00pm Conference Registration
    6:45 – 7:00am Moderator Briefing Meeting
    Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA and 
    Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    7:00am – 2:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
    7:00am – 2:00pm Poster Gallery Open
    7:00 – 7:30am Complimentary Coffee and Bakery Items
    Visit Exhibits and Special Presentations
    by Exhibitors
    7:30 – 7:40am Highlights of “Robotics State of the Art”
    Session

    Mona Orady, MD
    7:40 – 8:30am Best of Updates
    Key Updates presented by SLS Specialty
    Committee Members highlighting the newest
    developments and future expectations of
    surgical and diagnostic procedures.
    Director: William E. Kelley, Jr., MD
    Co-Directors: Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD,
    Mona Orady, MD and  
    Douglas Ott, MD, MBA
    7:40 – 7:52am Endometriosis/ Ovarian/Complex Pelvic
    Surgery Committee: Deeply Infiltrating
    Endometriosis – Considerations for Pain
    and Infertility
    Charles H. Koh, MD
    7:52 – 8:04am Fertiloscopy/ Transvaginal Endoscopy
    Committee: Making Hysteroscopy Better:
    “Old Dog, New Tricks”
    Stephen A. Grochmal, MD
    8:04 – 8:16am MIS Continuing Education Committee:
    Maintenance of Certification in Surgical
    Specialties: Where We’ve Been, Where
    We’re Going
    Larry R. Glazerman, MD, MBA
    8:16 – 8:28am Fellowship, Resident, and Student Education
    Committee: New Approaches to Move the
    Needle of MIS Education for  Students,
    Residents and Fellows
    James C. “Butch” Rosser, Jr, MD
    7:40am – 12:30pm Breakout Session
    Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain
    CJMIS (Chinese Journal of Minimally
    Invasive Surgery)
    IPPS (International Pelvic Pain
    Society)
    ISGE (International Society of
    Gynaecological Endoscopy
    SRCMIG (Societatea Romana De
    Chirurgie Minim Invaziva in Ginecologie)
    (The Romanian Society of Minimally
    Invasive Surgery in Gynecology)

    (click here for more information)
    8:00am – 12:00pm Breakout Session
    Pan-American Session “Advanced Technologies
    & Challenging Situations!”
    ALACE (Asociación Latinoamericana
    de Cirujanos Endoscopistas)
    AMCE (Asociación Mexicana de
    Cirugía Laparoscópica)
    FECOLSOG (Federación Colombiana
    de Obstetricia y Ginecolgía)
    SOBRACIL (Sociedade Brasileira de
    Videocirugia)
    (click here for more information)
    8:30 – 9:45am Multidisciplinary Plenary Session
    Complications and Outcomes: “Pre-Emptive
    Stikes – Avoiding Complications and
    Improving Outcomes”
    Director: Mona Orady, MD
    Co-Director: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD,
    MBA 
    and Robert M. Sweet, MD
    Faculty: Douglas N. Brown, MD,
    John Morrison, MD
    Brian Ross, PhD, MD
    (click here for more information)
    9:45 – 10:00 am How SMAPPS, Science and Medical
    Apps will Disrupt Healthcare

    Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    10:00 – 10:30am Break
    Visit Exhibits
    10:10 – 10:30am
    Special Presentation by Exhibitor –
    Presented by Teleflex
    10:30 – 11:30am Multidisciplinary Plenary Session
    Tools and Techniques – Tips and Tricks:
    “Benign and Malignant Tissue Extraction-
    Controversies and Recommendations”
    Director: Phillip P. Shadduck, MD
    Co-Directors: Farr Nezhat, MD and Gustavo
    Stringel, 
    MD, MBA
    Faculty: Antonio Cury, MD, Keith Isaacson,
    MD, 
    Ceana Nezhat, MD, and Jens
    Rassweiler, 
    Prof Dr. Med
    (click here for more information)
    11:30am – 12:30pm Multidisciplinary Plenary Session
    Credentialing and Training: The Surgeon’s
    Guide to the Literature Galaxy
    Director: Richard M. Satava, MD
    Co-Director: Michael S. Kavic, MD
    Faculty:
    Georgine Lamvu, MD
    Douglas E. Ott, MD, MBA
    (click here for more information)
    12:30 – 1:45pm Break
    Visit Exhibits and 
    Special Presentations
    by Exhibitors
    12:30 – 1:45pm
    Bovie Satellite Symposium NON-CME
    1:00 – 1:45pm SIG Committee Meetings
    Director: Douglas E. Ott, MD, MBA
    Co-Directors: Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    and Mona Orady, MD
    1:45 – 5:30pm SLS Spotlight Presentations
    1:45 – 5:30pm Poster Town Hall Presentations
    Poster presenters are invited to participate
    in this Oral Poster Session to make 2 minute
    oral presentations. The highest rated poster
    and presentation will be awarded a certificate
    of merit noting their accomplishment.
    Director: Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    Co-Director: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    Judges:
    Lawrence Biskin, MD
    Stephen Grochmal, MD
    William E. Kelley, MD
    Camran Nezhat, MD
    Mona Orady, MD
    Samir Pandya, MD
    Jay A. Redan, MD
    Phillip Shadduck, MD
    Robert M. Sweet, MD
    Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    1:45 – 5:30pm Concurrent Sessions: Scientific Papers/
    Videos/Open Forum Presentations/
    Updates

    Directors: MASH Committee Members
    2:00pm Exhibit Hall Close
    2:00pm Poster Gallery Close
    5:30pm Adjourn for the day
  • 6:30am – 5:00pm Conference Registration
    7:00am – 2:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
    7:00am – 2:00pm Poster Gallery Open
    7:00 – 7:30am Complimentary Coffee and Bakery Items
    Visit Exhibits and Special Presentations
    by Exhibitors
    7:30 – 7:40am Highlights of “MultiSpecialty” From
    Scientific Sessions
    7:40 – 8:40am Multidisciplinary Plenary Session
    Economics of MIS: Health Care Quality:
    Addressing the Debate Between Three
    Sides of the Health Care 
    Cost Issue
    Director: Jay A. Redan, MD
    Co-Director: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD
    Faculty
    Gerald Fried, MD

    David Macarios
    7:40 – 9:15am Breakout Session
    What Makes A Good Surgeon
    NESA (New European Surgical Academy)
    (click here for more information)
    8:40 – 8:55am Award Presentations and Highlights
    Director: Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    Co-Director: Jay A. Redan, MD
    Highlight of Each Award by MASH
    Committee

    Presentation of Michael S. Kavic Award
    for Best Resident Paper
    Presentation of Paul Alan Wetter Award for
    Best Multispecialty Paper
    Presentation of Carl J. Levinson Award for
    Best Video
    Presentation of Harrith M. Hasson Award
    for Best Presentation Promoting Education and
    Training
    Presentation of Award for Best Poster
    Director: Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    Co-Director: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD,
    MBA
    8:55 – 9:10am SLS Web and OpenAccess
    Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    9:15 – 10:00am
    Olympic Competition: Top Gun Finals &
    Bleeding Vena Cava
    Come Watch as the Top Contestants battle
    it out for the Gold, Silver and Bronze
    Medals of the Robotic Olympics!
    Co-Directors and MC’s: Mona Orady, MD
    and James C. “Butch” Rosser, Jr., MD
    10:00 – 10:30am Break
    Visit Exhibits
    10:10 – 10:30am
    Special Presentation by Exhibitor
    Presented by Fig Tree Capital Ventures
    10:30am – 12:15pm Video Session: Surgical Surprises
    Director: Charles H. Koh, MD
    Co-Director: Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    Panel:
    Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    Gerald M. Fried, MD
    Michael S. Kavic, MD
    William E. Kelley, MD
    Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    Liselotte Mettler, Prof Dr Med
    Farr Nezhat, MD
    Jay A. Redan, MD
    Phillip P. Shadduck, MD
    Robert M. Sweet, MD
    10:30am – 12:15pm Breakout Session
    Robotic Microsurgery
    RAMSES (Robotic Assisted
    Microsurgical & Endoscopic Society)
    (click here for more information)
    12:15 – 1:45pm Break
    Visit Exhibits and Special Presentations
    by Exhibitors
    12:15 – 12:45pm New Product Presentation by Exhibitors
    Co-Directors: John Morrison, Jr., MD
    and Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    1:45 – 2:45pm Breakout Session
    Adbominal Wall Hernia
    AHS (The American Hernia Society)
    (click here for more information)
    1:45 – 5:30pm SLS Spotlight Presentations
    1:45 – 5:30pm Concurrent Sessions: Scientific Papers/
    Videos/Open Forum Presentations/Updates
    Directors: MASH Committee Members
    2:00pm Exhibit Hall Close
    2:00pm Poster Gallery Close
    5:30pm Adjourn for the day
  • 7:00 – 11:15am Conference Registration
    7:30 – 9:00am Breakfast with the 2015 Excel
    Award Recipient: Lecture and
    Presentation
    Director: Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    (click here for more information)
    7:30 – 8:00am Sit-down Breakfast with Spouses/Guests
    8:00 – 8:10am Highlights of “New and Exciting
    Technology”
    8:10 – 8:25am Introduction: Michael S. Kavic, MD
    8:25 – 9:00am Excel Award Lecture
    “Leadership in Surgery: Fortuitous
    or by Design”
    Recipient: W. Peter Geis, MD
    9:00 – 10:30am Future Technology SLS/SMIT Session
    With Keynote Speakers
    The Digital Self in the Era of Digital
    Immigrants

    Director and Moderator: Richard M.
    Satava, MD

    Co-Director and Moderator:
    Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    (click here for more information)
    9:00 – 9:05am Introduction
    Richard Satava, MD
    9:05 – 9:50am Brian Ross, PhD, MD
    Digital Natives
    9:50 – 10:30am Larry Smarr, MD
    The Deeply Quantified Self: A Case
    Study
    10:30 – 10:45am Closing Ceremony – Passing the
    Presidential Gavel
    President: Jay A. Redan, MD
    To President Elect:
    Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    10:45 – 11:15am SLS Business Meeting
    11:15am – 2:00pm Post Conference Evaluation by Board and
    SLS Standing Committee Meeting
    2:00 – 4:00pm JSLS Editorial Board Meeting

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Supplemental Information

Hotel and Reservation Information

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For those attending the conference who require special assistance (accessibility, dietary, etc.), please contact SLS no later than August 19, 2015, with special requests.

Destination Information

New York City is one of the world’s most vibrant and international cities. New York is home to the United Nations, many institutions of higher learning, and some of the country’s top medical facilities. The Big Apple also houses some top museums including the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum. Catch a performance at the Lincoln Center for the Arts, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Madison Square Garden, or in one of the  many Broadway theaters.

Whether you are in Midtown, Greenwich Village, Harlem, SoHo, TriBeCa, Little Italy, Chinatown, or any other neighborhood in New York City, there is a lot to see and do. Visit Central Park, take a walk on the High Line, or shop along Fifth Avenue. Take in a Yankees game or cheer for the Mets. Take a site seeing tour and visit New York icons like the Statue of Liberty, Times, Square, the Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center.

Whether you have an hour or a day, there’s something for everyone in the City That Never Sleeps. For more information on tours, sites, shopping, etc. in New York City, go to www.mustseenewyork.com/attractions.html.

Cancellation Policy

Full registration fees are refundable if registrant cancels by August 5, 2015. An administrative fee of $150.00 will be deducted from fees for cancellations postmarked on or after August 6, 2015 through August 19, 2015. Refund requests will not be considered after this date, including visa denial refunds. All requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by SLS, attention Lauren Frede, by the appropriate dates. Refunds will be processed within 6 to 8 weeks after the conference.

No refunds will be made after August 19, 2015.

Conference Description

The conference is designed to meet the needs of the clinical or academic surgeon, resident, nurse, or technical support staff within all specialties who wish to increase his or her knowledge of laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical and diagnostic techniques. Your participation in the Master’s Class of your choice and the many sessions will provide valuable information through dialogue, discussions and visuals designed specifically for you.

This four-day conference will greatly expand your understanding of the development and use of new minimally invasive technologies and techniques. Sessions will concentrate on a variety of procedures, techniques, and issues important to laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgeons.

  • During in-depth Master’s Classes, the faculty, experts in Gynecology, General Surgery, Urology, and other specialties, will share their experience, explain new and varied technology and techniques, and will lead discussions about issues and topics important to all specialties.
  • The video session Surgical Surprises will bring panels of Master Surgeons together to show you the finer points of their techniques and to discuss how to handle surgical accidents, mishaps, and surprises with attention given to lessons learned and appropriate action/reaction.
  • Updates on various specialties will be presented by SLS Special Interest Group (SIG) Committee members.
  • Future Technology Session
  • Exhibits will feature the latest in products and services designed by leading manufacturers.

Conference Educational Methods and Attendee Objectives

Minimally Invasive Surgery Week/SLS Annual Meeting employs a variety of educational formats including topical general sessions, the presentation of scientific papers, open forums, posters, and original videos offered in small specialty-specific breakout sessions, and informal gatherings of participants and expert faculty.

The increasing complexity of minimally invasive diagnostics and therapy requires a continuous educational process. The exchange of knowledge and expertise among the physicians taking part in this conference contributes to the continuation of excellence in minimally invasive surgery.

Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Increase comprehension of the basic and fundamental principles of laparoscopic, endoscopic, and minimally invasive techniques, enhancing the participant’s understanding of these techniques;
  • Understand the recent advances in laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques;
  • Determine the appropriate use of laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive equipment as part of a
  • treatment plan in the care of patients;
  • Comprehend the developing technologies that will be available in the future to enhance the standard of patient care; and
  • Acquire educational information within the physician’s specialty, which will enhance their professional development and patient care.

Conference 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:
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Continuing Medical Education Process for SLS

In order to provide a high level of continuing medical education for its members, The Society of
Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) follows the Essential Areas and Criteria of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education in planning and developing CME activities.

To help as a planning guide SLS has a CME mission statement, which includes the CME purpose, content areas, target audience, and type of activities provided. SLS also identifies the expected results of its CME activity.

SLS identifies the educational needs and desired results for all CME activities.

SLS has an organizational structure that supports our CME activities.

In order to achieve a level of CME excellence for our members, SLS has developed a “Template of Excellence.” This document lists various examples of innovative ideas that SLS utilizes to exceed the basic level of compliance required by the ACCME. SLS looks forward to receiving input from you in order to continue to improve these processes and provide you with a meaningful continuing medical education in minimally invasive surgery.