Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons | Virtual SLS MIS 2020

Virtual SLS MIS 2020

The Future of MIS

Dates: August 26-27, September 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2020



This page contains conference details and proceedings including educational materials and podcasts of the Virtual SLS MIS 2020. This program is an event with multiple sessions taking place August 26-27, September 2-3, 9-10, 16-17. Virtual SLS MIS 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 Virtual Meeting consists of Focused topic updates on multiple clinical problems and applications in General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Robotics and Multispecialty. Scientific Presentations of peer-reviewed abstracts, videos and posters will be coupled with Q&A discussion led by moderators who are experts in their field. Presentations by winners of competitions for Best Papers, Videos, and Scientific Posters; and General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, and Multispecialty Scientific Presentations will be highlighted. The meeting is open to students, residents, fellows, clinicians and others allied to the field.

Registration Fees

SLS Members: $50
Non-Members: $250
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Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, August 26 Conference Opens & Award Presentations (Non-CME)
Thursday, August 27 General Surgery Presentations
Wednesday, September 2 Gynecology Presentations
Thursday, September 3 Poster Presentations & Gynecology Videos
Wednesday, September 9 Multispecialty Presentations
Thursday, September 10 Multispecialty 2 Presentations
Wednesday, September 16 State of the Art in Robotics
Thursday, September 17 Replay of “Best of” Presentations & Closing Ceremony


Supplemental Information

Conference Educational Methods and Attendee Objectives

Virtual SLS MIS 2020, 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

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

The SLS designates this live online activity for a maximum of 19 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.