Virtual SLS MIS 2021 - Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons

Virtual SLS MIS 2021


Dates: September 22-23, 29-30, October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT



This page contains conference details and proceedings for Virtual SLS MIS 2021. This program is an event with multiple sessions taking place September 22-23, 29-30, October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21. Virtual SLS MIS 2021 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.

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, September 22 Conference Opens, Honorary Chairs, & Award Presentations
Thursday, September 23 General Surgery Presentations
Wednesday, September 29 Plenary Session: Teaching Old Tricks to New Dogs & Multispecialty Presentations
Thursday, September 30 Plenary Session: Telepresence and the Application of Novel Technologies in MIS Training & Global Perspectives in MIS
Wednesday, October 6 Gynecology Presentations
Thursday, October 7 Future Technology Keynote & State of the Art in Robotics
Wednesday, October 13 Multispecialty Presentations
Thursday, October 14 Multispecialty Presentations
Wednesday, October 20 Plenary Session: Artificial Intelligence: Making Surgery Smarter and Safer & Poster Presentations
Thursday, October 21 Excel Award, Replay of Award Winning Presentations, & Closing Ceremony


Supplemental Information

Conference Educational Methods and Attendee Objectives

Virtual SLS MIS 2021, 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 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.


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 28 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.

Claiming Credits

Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons

  1. Physician Learners: Participate in Virtual SLS MIS 2021 and complete the evaluation and CME 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 CME credit to the physician learner claiming credit.

The American Board of Surgery

  1. In addition to above, and in order to have credit reported to the ABS, participants are required to complete the 3 Month Post Meeting Practice and Improvement Survey. Learner completion data will be reported 30 days of the learner engaging in the activity and completing this requirement.