Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons | Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program

Conference Program Directors
Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH and John E. Morrison, Jr., MD

Honorary Chairs
Jixiang Wu, MD and Thiers Soares Raymundo, MD, PhD

Executive Director and Scientific Chair
Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA

Local Organizing Committee Chair
Kenric M. Murayama, MD

  • Tuesday, August 25  
    3:00 – 6:00pm Conference Registration
    4:00 – 4:45pm MASH Committee Meeting
    Chair: Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    Co-Chair: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    4:45pm Highlights Committee Meeting
    Mona Orady, MD & Samay Jain, MD
       
    Wednesday, August 26  
    6:30am – 8:00pm Conference Registration
    6:30 – 7:30am Complimentary Coffee and Bakery Items
    7:00am – 5:00pm Global Perspectives in MIS
    Director: Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    Co-Directors: Megan Kennedy Burns, MD,
    Michael McDonald, MD, and Phillip P. Shadduck, MD

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    Hands On Skill Courses
    7:30am – 11:30am Mastering Tools and Techniques in General Surgery
    Hands-on Skills Course

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    7:30am – 11:30am Vertical Zone Suturing Hands-on Skills Course
    – Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing – For the Gynecologist,
    Urologist, and General and Robotic Surgeon

    Director: Charles H. Koh, MD
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    7:30am – 5:00pm Minilaparoscopy Hands-on Skills Course
    Directors: Gustavo Carvalho, MD, PhD
    and Eduardo Moreno-Paquentin, MD, FACS

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    7:30am – 5:00pm CO2 Laser MIS Surgery Skills Course By Lumenis
    (Non-CME)

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    1:00pm – 5:00pm Mastering Tools and Techniques in Gynecology
    and Urology Hands-On Skills Course

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    5:15pm – 6:30pm Opening Ceremony
    Director: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    Co-Director: Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    5:15 – 5:20pm Opening Remarks & Delegates Welcome
    Raymond J.Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    5:20 – 5:25pm Introduction of SLS President
    Jay A. Redan, MD
    5:25 – 5:40pm SLS Presidential Welcome
    Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    5:40 – 5:45pm Local Organizing Committee Recognition
    Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    5:45 – 5:50pm Affiliate Societies Welcome
    Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    5:50 – 6:10pm Presentation of Honorary Chairs
    Director: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    Co-Directors: Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    and John E. Morrison, Jr., MD
    5:50 – 5:53pm Introduction of Honorary Chair
    Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    5:53 – 5:58pm Honorary Chair: Jixiang Wu, MD
    “Huaxia Minimally Invasive Forum in China”
    5:58 – 6:01pm Introduction of Honorary Chair
    John E. Morrison, Jr., MD
    6:01 – 6:06pm Honorary Chair: Thiers Soares Raymundo, MD, PhD
    “A Wonderful Night to Say Thank You”
    6:08 – 6:30pm Award Presentations
    Director: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    Co-Directors: Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    and John E. Morrison, Jr., MD
    6:30pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
    6:30pm – 8:00pm Poster Gallery Open
    Director: Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    Co-Director: William E. Kelley, Jr., MD
  • 6:30am – 5:00pm Conference Registration
    7:00 – 7:30am Complimentary Coffee and Bakery Items/
    Visit Exhibits/Product Presentations
    by Exhibitors
    7:00am – 2:00pm Exhibits Open
    7:00am – 2:00pm Poster Gallery Open
    7:30 – 7:45am Highlights of Day 1
    Mona Orady, MD
    7:45 – 8:50am Multidisciplinary Plenary Session
    The Source of Surgical Complications:
    Man, Machine or Both

    Director: Paul Toomey, MD
    Co-Director: Samay Jain, MD
    Faculty: Justin Collins, MD and Jorge Marcet, MD
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    8:55am – 9:55am Multidisciplinary Plenary Session
    Artificial Intelligence: Making Surgery
    Smarter and Safer

    Director: Jay A. Redan, MD
    Co-Director: Seda Dzhantukhanova, MD, PhD
    Faculty: Daniel Hashimoto, MD
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    10:00am – 10:30am Refreshment Break/ Visit Exhibits/
    Product Presentations by Exhibitors
    10:30am – 12:30pm State of the Art Lectures in Robotics
    Director: Mona Orady, MD
    Co-Directors: Samay Jain, MD
    and Jay A. Redan, MD

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    12:30pm – 1:45pm Refreshment Break/ Visit Exhibits/
    Product Presentations by Exhibitors
    12:30pm – 12:45pm Moderator Briefing Meeting
    Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    1:00 – 1:45pm SIG Committee Meetings
    Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    and Mona Orady, MD
    1:45 – 5:00pm The World Summit
    Director: Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    Co-Directors: Ian Hodgdon, MD, Ja Hyun Shin, MD,
    Paul Toomey, MD, and Mireille Truong, MD

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    1:45 – 5:00pm Best Poster Showcase
    Director: Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    Co-Director: William E. Kelley, Jr., MD
    (click here for more information)
    1:45 – 5:00pm Concurrent Sessions: Scientific Papers/
    Videos/Open Forum Presentations/Updates

    Directors: MASH Committee Members
    2:00pm Exhibits Close
    2:00pm Poster Gallery Closes
    5:00pm Adjourn for the day
  • 6:30am – 5:00pm Conference Registration
    7:00am – 7:30am Complimentary Coffee and Bakery Items/
    Visit Exhibits/ Product Presentations
    by Exhibitors
    7:00am – 2:00pm Exhibits Open
    7:00am – 2:00pm Poster Gallery Open
    7:30am – 7:45am Highlights of “MultiSpecialty” From
    Scientific Sessions
    7:50am – 8:50am Multidisciplinary Plenary Session
    Surgery as a Team Sport:
    What Makes a Great Team

    Director: Mona Orady, MD
    Co-Director: Samay Jain, MD
    Faculty: Lisa Cormier, CST,
    John E. Morrison, Jr., MD, Lynn Tai, PA,
    and Yipi Yang

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    8:55am – 9:55am Multidisciplinary Plenary Session
    Teaching Old Tricks to New Dogs
    Director: John E. Morrison, Jr., MD
    Co-Director: Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    Faculty: Charles Kim, MD
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    9:55am – 10:00am Best Poster Presentation, Best Poster
    by a Resident Presentation and Awards

    Director: Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
    Co-Director: William E. Kelley, Jr., MD
    10:00am – 10:30am Refreshment Break/ Visit Exhibits/
    Product Presentations by Exhibitors
    10:30am – 10:35am MISWeek 2021 Preview
    10:40am – 11:00pm Nezhat Distinguished Lecturer
    Camran Nezhat, MD
    “The Past, Present, and Future of Surgery
    and Surgeons and The Role of Endometriosis In It”
    (click here for more information)
    11:15am – 12:30pm Video Session: Surgical Surprises
    – When the Unexpected Happens!

    (click here for more information)
    12:30pm – 1:45pm Refreshment Break/ Visit Exhibits/
    Product Presentations by Exhibitors
    1:45pm – 5:00pm The World Summit
    Director: Maurice K. Chung, RPh, MD
    Co-Directors: Ian Hodgdon, MD, Ja Hyun Shin, MD,
    Paul Toomey, MD, and Mireille Truong, MD

    (click here for more information)
    1:45pm Pediatric Session: Multi-Disciplinary Issues
    in the Care of Pediatric Patients

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    1:45 – 5:00pm Concurrent Sessions: Scientific Papers/
    Videos/Open Forum Presentations/Updates
    Directors: MASH Committee Members
    2:00pm Exhibits Close
    2:00pm Poster Gallery Closes
    4:30pm Adjourn for the day
  • 7:00am – 10:30am Conference Registration
    7:30am – 8:50am Breakfast with the 2020 Excel Award Recipient:
    William E. Kelley, Jr., MD
    7:30 – 8:00am Sit-down Breakfast with Spouses/Guests
    8:00 – 8:15am Highlights of “New & Exciting
    Technology”
    8:15 – 8:30am Introduction of Excel Award Recipient
    Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    8:30 – 8:45am Presentation by Excel Award Recipient
    William E. Kelley, Jr., MD
    “Surgical Mentoring: Paying it Forward”
    8:45 – 8:50am Presentation of Excel Award
    Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    and Paul Alan Wetter, MD
    8:50am – 9:40am Future Technology Session
    with Keynote Speaker

    Director & Moderator: Richard M. Satava, MD
    Co-Director and Moderator: Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA
    (click here for more information)
    8:50 – 8:55am Introduction
    Richard Satava, MD
    8:55 – 9:40am Presentation by Keynote Speaker
    9:40am – 9:45am Closing Ceremony – Passing the
    Presidential Gavel

    President: Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD, MPH
    To President Elect: John E. Morrison, Jr., MD
    9:45am – 10:45am SLS Business Meeting and
    Post Conference Evaluation
    10:45am – 12:15pm JSLS Editorial Board Meeting
Schedule subject to change without notice | Conference Registration required to attend


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Supplemental Information

Hotel and Reservation Information

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, USA

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is set among a tropical landscape boasting Waikiki’s widest and most spectacular white sand beach as well as Waikiki’s only saltwater lagoon. Stunning natural surroundings, luxurious amenities, vibrant dining options, the most adventurous daily activities and much more make for the perfect getaway in Honolulu.

With 22 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens Hilton Hawaiian Village offers a unique resort experience for those who enjoy the natural beauty of flora. The Village grounds showcase over 50 varieties of flora indigenous to Hawaii and from regions around the world such as Fiji, Australia, Tropical Asia, Brazil, China, Africa and other exotic locations. Our gardens offer a nice complement the many botanical garden tours that are offered throughout Oahu.

Enjoy a stroll around the resort and discover exceptional art exhibits by some of Hawaii’s most prestigious artists including John Young, Hiroshi Tagami, Michael Powell, Herb Kane, James Hoyle, Luigi Fumagalli, Daniel Van Zyle, Dale Evers and many others. The hotel also feature the renowned sculptor, Kim Duffett, who created the life-size bronze statue of ‘Iolani Luahine, the legendary hula dancer. She was regarded as being a mystic and priestess of the sacred rite of hula. Another distinguished piece by Kim Duffett is the sculpture of Alfred Aholo Apaka, who introduced Hawaii’s music to world-wide audiences. You will find both of these celebrated works of art in the concourse next to the Tapa Tower.

Enjoy an array of fun-filled family activities at Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, a spectacular five-acre salt-water lagoon featuring a state-of-the-art water circulation system. Named after Hawaii’s legendary Ambassador of Aloha – surfer and Olympic swimming champion, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku – the sparkling lagoon is the perfect place to lounge on a beach chair, take a tranquil swim, ride an aqua-cycle, try stand-up paddle yoga, or experience swimming as a Mermaid.

Every Friday night the sky lights up with a stunning fireworks display off Waikiki Beach at 7:45 pm. Find the perfect spot the view the fireworks on the beach or at Tropics Bar & Grill or Hau Tree Cantina. If you are staying in an Ocean Front room in Rainbow Tower or The Ali’i you can also watch the show from your balcony.

Reservations:
Book Online Now or Call (808) 949-4321 • (800) 445-8667 Toll Free (within US only)

Room Rates starting at $255/night Single/Double
Special Resort fee for attendees $20/day
Use Group Code “AOD” when making your reservation to ensure that you receive our discounted room rate. The deadline to reserve through the room block is July 27, 2020.

Travel Information

For negotiated airline discount rates contact Steve at The Store For Travel, toll free at 1.800.284.2538. Outside the United States call 305.251.6331. E-mail: steve@thestorefortravel.com. Please be sure to mention you are attending the SLS conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.

For those attending the conference who require special assistance (accessibility, dietary, etc.), please contact SLS with special requests.

Cancellation Policy

Full registration fees are refundable if registrant cancels by July 29, 2020. An administrative fee of $150.00 will be deducted from fees for cancellations postmarked on or after July 30, 2020 through August 12, 2020. 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 12, 2020.

Conference Description

Minimally Invasive Surgery Week is an event taking place August 26 – 29, MISWeek 2020 is a multispecialty conference presented by the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons (fka Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons). Its target audience consists of general surgeons, gynecologists, urologists, pediatric, thoracic surgeons and others interested in laparoscopic, endoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. The Meeting consists of Plenary Sessions; Focused topic updates on multiple clinical problems and applications; Expert review and discussion of surgical videos showing accidents, mishaps, and surprises as well as strategies to prevent them; Deconstruction and discussion of video-taped surgeries performed by master surgeons; Exhibitions; Competitions for Best Papers, Videos, and Scientific Posters; Future Technology Sessions; and General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, and Multispecialty Scientific Presentations in peer-reviewed abstract sessions. The meeting is open to students, residents, fellows, clinicians and others allied to the field.

  • 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.

Resident/Fellow & Nurse Programs

Scholarships for Residents, Fellows-in-Training, Medical Students, Nurses, & Affiliated Medical Personnel

Residents, Fellows-in-Training, Medical Students, Nurses, and Affiliated Medical Personnel MEMBERS of SLS will receive a scholarship of $1045.00 towards the full registration fee of $1345.00 to Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2020.

Residents, Fellows-in-Training, & Medical Students: To qualify for the discounted membership and scholarship, you must be in training in a U.S. accredited training program or, if outside the U.S., you must be a Resident-in-Training or Fellow-in-Training within the first five years after medical school degree.
All Applicants must submit the following items via the Online Residents/Fellows, Medical Students, Nurse/Technician/Affiliated Medical Personnel Membership Application Form at www.SLS.org/Scholarship.

  • A statement from the applicant’s Department Chairman, Program Chairman, or Sponsoring Physician (50 words or less, on letterhead with signature), stating the applicant’s training status.

$1,000.00 Cash Award for Michael S. Kavic Best Scientific Paper by a Resident
The recipient will present their paper at the annual conference plus receive a cash prize of $1,000.00!

Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award
Nominated by their program chairperson for demonstrating great skill and promise in laparoscopic, endoscopic, and minimally invasive surgery. Outstanding Residents will receive a certificate recognizing their achievement, membership in the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons for the year of nomination, and discounts and scholarships towards registration for Minimally Invasive Surgery Week/Summit. Visit www.SLS.org/ResidentAward for details.

Conference Educational Methods and Attendee Objectives

Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, The Future of MIS, 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, robotic, and minimally invasive techniques;
  • Determine the appropriate use of laparoscopic, robotic, 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 Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons (SLS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation:
The Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons (SLS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Process for SLS

In order to provide a high level of continuing medical education for its members, The Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic 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.