Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons | MISWeek 2023

MISWeek 2023

Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2023
October 4-7, 2023
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Resort
Disney Springs® Area Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
THE FUTURE OF MIS

 

Abstract Submission is Open for MISWeek 2023

 

Review Guidelines & Submit Abstract     Submit Video for Surgical Surprises Session

Reserve Hotel Room - Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Resort     Reserve Hotel Room - Wyndham® Garden Lake Buena Vista Resort

 

Registration Opens: March 1, 2023
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 4, 2023

This page contains conference details of  MISWeek, The #1 MIS Meeting, Minimally Invasive Surgery Week and SLS Annual Meeting. An event taking place October 4-7, MISWeek 2023 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 and technologies. The meeting consists of Hands-on Courses & Didactic Master Course; 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 surgeons, clinicians, allied health professionals, students, residents, fellows, and others.

Program details will be updated as they become available. Please check back to see what’s new! Program is subject to change.

Become a member to access the discounted member registration rates plus all the other benefits of membership with SLS. Contact the SLS office at (305) 665-9959 or Info@SLS.org for details on membership and discounted registration.

 

Abstract Submission

We invite the submission of abstracts for presentation at MISWeek 2023. We are accepting submission for papers, videos, and posters.

Authors need not be members of the Society in order to submit material. The program will include scientific papers, videos, and posters on all topics and specialties involving the use of minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques and technologies including laparoscopy, endoscopy, robotic surgery, education, simulation, and outcomes, among others.

Selection of material for presentation will be based on quality, clarity, and relevance, as well as the significance of the material, as judged by evaluation of the content by the Abstract Review Committee. Awards will be given in various categories based on merit.

Click here to review the Guidelines and submit your work for presentation at MISWeek 2023.

 

Surgical Surprises Video Session – When the Unexpected Happens
Submit your video for consideration in the program!

The Surgical Surprises Session will take place on Friday, October 6, 2023. This presentation of surgical videos is carefully curated to showcase unique events happening at surgery, and the recovery actions taken. The value of the presentations is enhanced by comments by an outstanding panel of experts and the audience who are viewing the videos simultaneously. All accepted videos will be presented in person by the author.

Videos should show an unexpected event or complication that occurred during surgery, followed by the corrective action taken to remedy it. During the session the video will be paused so that interaction with the expert panel and the audience occurs to discuss alternative options.

Click here to review submission details/instructions and submit your video.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2023

 

CONFERENCE HOTEL
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Resort
Disney Springs® Resort Area

1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Toll Free: 844-482-8444

An official Walt Disney World® Hotel, the Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Resort is located across the street from Disney Springs®, a world-class shopping, entertainment, and dining district with over 150 venues. This lakeside resort features two pools, an aquatic playground for kids, on-site basketball and volleyball courts, plus multiple on-site dining options. Guest room amenities include free WiFi, 55-inch HDTVs, mini-refrigerator, and plush bedding. Resort guests enjoy exclusive Disney Benefits, including scheduled shuttle transportation to Disney parks, early theme park entry to every Disney park (park reservation and valid ticket or pass required).

Our discounted room rates are:
Wyndham Tower: $159/night
Wyndham Garden: $129/night

If calling the hotel to make your reservation, be sure to mention that you are attending SLS’s Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2023 to receive our discounted room rates.

Click here to reserve your room at the Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Resort
Click here to reserve your room at the Wyndham® Garden Lake Buena Vista Resort

Rates will be honored October 1-October 8, 2023, subject to availability. Room rates listed do not include applicable state and local taxes (12.5%) or resort fees (discounted to $25 for MISWeek 2023 attendees).

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM *

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Hands-on Courses

 

Didactic Master Course

Updates in Robotics and Robotically-assisted Surgery

Opening Ceremony

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

 

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Multidisciplinary Plenary Sessions:

Are we MIS-ing the Point: Is Surgery the Answer?
   • The Appendix and Appendicitis
   • Evolving Strategies in Managing Endometriosis
   •  RLQ/Pelvic Pain

The Art of Surgery: Techniques for Adhesion Prevention

Didactic Lectures

 

Concurrent Sessions: Scientific Papers/Videos

 

Global Perspectives in MIS

 

Friday, October 6, 2023

Multidisciplinary Plenary Sessions:

Surviving Surgery: Burnout, Wellness, Adaption and Planning for Retirement

Strategies to Prevent and Manage Intraoperative Abdomino-Pelvic Catastrophes

Video Session: Surgical Surprises – When the Unexpected Happens

This presentation of surgical videos is carefully curated to showcase unique events happening at surgery, and the recovery actions taken. The value of the presentations is enhanced by comments by an outstanding panel of experts and the audience who are viewing the videos simultaneously. All accepted videos will be presented in person by the author.

Videos should show an unexpected event or complication that occurred during surgery, followed by the corrective action taken to remedy it. During the session the video will be paused so that interaction with the expert panel and the audience occurs to discuss alternative options.

Click here to review submission details/instructions and submit your video

 

 

Concurrent Sessions: Scientific Papers/Videos

 

Global Perspectives in MIS

 

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Breakfast with the 2023 Excel Award Recipient

 

Excel Award

 

Janis Chinnock Wetter Award

 

Future Technology Session with Keynote Speaker

 

*program is preliminary and subject to change.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL METHODS AND ATTENDEE OBJECTIVES

Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2023, 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.

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.

 

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 Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in planning and developing CE activities.

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

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

SLS has an organizational structure that supports our CE activities.

In order to achieve a level of CE 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.

 

ACCREDITATION

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:
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Surgery Continuous Certification:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.
It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Learner participation will be shared through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

 

CLAIMING CREDITS

Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons

  1. Physician Learners: Participate in MISWeek 2023 and complete the evaluation and CE form components in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  2. If you complete all necessary components, the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons (SLS) will award the associated CE credit to the physician learner claiming credit.

The American Board of Surgery

In order to have credit reported to the ABS, participants are required to:
1. Participate in MISWeek 2023 and complete the evaluation and CE form components.
2. Complete the 3 Month Post Meeting Practice and Improvement Survey. Learner completion data will be reported 30 days after the learner engages in the activity and completes this requirement.