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Agenda (Tentative)


Saturday Sunday Monday

Saturday, March 2, 2019

7:30 - 4:50 PM

Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation

7:30 - 7:50 AM
Third space surgery, between medicine and surgery: less invasive needs to become less invasive
Steven Leeds, MD
7:50 - 8:10 AM
The future of foregut: It's time for foregut surgery to truly be it’s own specialty
Reginald Bell, MD, FACS
8:10 - 8:30 AM
The fundoplication is a tool past its prime and it’s time to move on in reflux treatment
Brad Snyder, MD, FACS
8:30 - 8:50 AM
Antireflux surgery: What do you choose between fundoplication, magnetic sphicteroplasty, or hybrid transoral fundoplication
Dan Lister, MD
8:50 - 9:10 AM
New advances in percutaneous laparoscopy: The straight sticks are getting smaller
Philip Leggett, MD
9:10 - 9:30 AM
Flexible endoscopic resection of neoplasms from the esophagus to the colon: new tools and techniques
Stavros Stavropoulos, MD
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Break
10:00 - 10:20 AM
Surviving a surgical private practice: what solutions are on the way?
Rami Lutfi, MD, FACS
10:20 - 10:40 AM
"Less is more" mechanical staplers vs powered staplers no staple line reinforcement and low cost staplers. How the cost of providing surgery and to the cost of technology clash
Helmuth Billy, MD
10:40 - 11:00 AM
Going long: How to build a 23cm endocutter stapler (design decisions and tradeoffs)
Jon Thompson, MD, FACS, FASMBS
11:00 - 11:20 AM
The process of development for new devices: from concept to the FDA
David Earle, MD, FACS
11:20 - 11:40 AM
I want to patent a medical device: How hard is that to do?
Stephen Scott, MD
11:40 - 12:00 PM
Quality improvement registries into expanded FDA claims: Building an FDA registry backend onto MBSAQIP
Jon Thompson, MD, FACS, FASMBS
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch Panel Discussion
Disappointing devices: Why has there not been true breakthroughs in medical devices?
David Earle, MD, FACS
Stephen Scott, MD
Jon Thompson, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Dennis McWilliams
1:00 - 1:20 PM
The story of surgical mesh and a tale of many pieces: Why do operations fail? Patient, product, practitioner or procedure?
Mark Slack, MB, Bch, MMed, FCOG (SA), FRCOG
1:20 - 1:40 PM
Repairs of hernias with difficult anatomy: parastomal, traumatic flank, and hostile abdomens
Karl LeBlanc, MD
1:40 - 2:00 PM
The sports hernia: operations for pain are not always painful
Richard Andrassy, MD, FACS, FAAP, FACN, FICS
2:00 - 2:20 PM
Obesity and hernias: the hows of treating two chronic diseases in the same patient
Todd Wilson, MD, FACS
2:20 - 2:50 PM
Break
2:50 - 3:10 PM
Looking forward in weight loss surgery by looking back: lessons from our past
George Fielding, MD
3:10 - 3:30 PM
Comprehensive metabolic health care driven through surgeons: A new model of care for chronic diseases
George Eid, MD
3:30 - 3:50 PM
Modern use of adjustable gastric banding: let's wake up to what has worked
Christine Ren, MD
3:50 - 4:10 PM
The gastric clamp as a novel weight loss procedure: no it's not another lapband
Natan Zundel, MD
4:10 - 4:30 PM
Standardizing a sleeve gastrectomy: Is this a more complex operation than realized?
Helmuth Billy, MD
4:30 - 4:50 PM
Looped bariatric operations: Unfounded fear of the duodenum
Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

Sunday, March 3, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 AM
Breakfast
7:30 - 5:30 PM

Digital Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotic Surgery

8:00 - 8:30 AM
The death of surgery: How surgeons will survive it
Amir Szold, MD
8:30 - 8:50 AM
Integrating telemedicine into a practice can be practical
Matt Harting, MD, MS
8:50 - 9:10 AM
Telescribing in the surgical clinic: Utility of a remote scribe service accessed via Google glass or a smartphone
Michelle Toder, MD
9:10 - 9:30 AM
Where do patients really get their surgical information? The disconnect between the media, the surgeon and the truth
Marian Kurian, MD
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Break
10:00 - 10:20 AM
Artificial intelligence to drive efficiencies in patient flow and throughput in the hospital
David Atashroo, MD
10:20 - 10:40 AM
Increasing laparoscopic visualization with digital videoscopic trocars
David Earle, MD, FACS
10:40 - 11:00 AM
Enhanced digital imaging systems: It’s time to see better than we have before in the operating room
Stephen Scott, MD
11:00 - 11:20 AM
Computer guided navigation for ablation of abdominal solid organ tumors
John Martinie, MD
11:20 - 11:40 AM
Robotic intraoperative data analysis to guide surgical performance improvement
Darla Hutton
11:40 - 12:00 PM
Use of digital kinemetrics to evaluate surgical skill sets: a methodology for surgical training
John Martinie, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch Panel Discussion
What is the value digital integration in surgery
David Atashroo, MD
Stephen Scott, MD
John Martinie, MD
Darla Hutton
Michelle Toder, MD
Marian Kurian, MD
Amir Szold, MD
1:00 - 5:30 PM
Robotic vs. Laparoscopic Session; Indications for One, Both or None Now and the Future?

Robotics has had great growth in elective general surgery over the past decade. This session will focus on the current state of the art procedures for elective surgery focusing on the advantages of digital robotic platforms compared to standard laparoscopy or open surgery. Where does robotics make the most sense and where is it nonsense? Is how is that going to change in the next 5 years?
1:00 - 1:20 PM
Hernia Surgery
Karl LeBlanc, MD
1:20 - 1:40 PM
Complex Abdominal Reconstruction
Jeremy Warren, MD
1:40 - 2:00 PM
Reflux Surgery
Shinil Shah, DO, FACS
2:00 - 2:20 PM
Bariatric Surgery
Melissa Felinski, DO
2:20 - 2:40 PM
Revisional Foregut Surgery
Erik Wilson, MD, FACS
2:40 - 3:00 PM
Thoracic Surgery
Philip Rascoe, MD
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 - 3:50 PM
Colon Surgery
Sam Atallah, MD, FASCRS, FACS
3:50 - 4:10 PM
Rectal Surgery
Vincent Obias, MD, FACS, FASCRS
4:10 - 4:30 PM
Liver Surgery
Curtis Wray, MD, FACS
4:30 - 4:50 PM
Pancreatic Surgery
John Martinie, MD
4:50 - 5:30 PM
Open Panel Discussion: What can robotic surgeons of different specialties learn from each other?
7:00 - 7:30 PM
Cocktails
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Innovation Dinner
Digital surgery, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and automation (Activ, Auris, CMR, Intuitive, Medtronic, Verb)

Monday, March 4, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 AM
Breakfast
7:30 - 3:50 PM

Transoralfice and Endolumenal Surgery Sessions

7:30 - 7:50 AM
Novel treatments with transendoscopic stents for benign and malignant disease: The stomach, pancreas, and biliary tract
Nirav Thosani, MD, MHA
7:50 - 8:10 AM
Changing the management of acute GI bleeding with no prep endoscopy platforms
8:10 - 8:30 AM
Transanal minimally invasive surgery and transanal total mesorectal excision
Sam Atallah, MD, FASCRS, FACS
8:30 - 8:50 AM
Transanal robotic surgery: New platforms for trananal surgery
Vincent Obias, MD, FACS, FASCRS
8:50 - 9:10 AM
Endolumenal techniques for salvage of low colorectal anastomoses
Amit Agarwal, MD, FACS
9:10 - 9:30 AM
Endolumenal robotic transbronchial surgery
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Break
10:00 - 10:20 AM
Transoral repair of hernias: Seriously?
David Earle, MD, FACS
10:20 - 10:40 AM
Barrett's esophagus is undertreated and lower esophageal sphincter stimulation
Tripp Buckley, III, MD, FACS
10:40 - 11:00 AM
Endolumenal management is expanding in weight loss and reflux and the indications are increasing
Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH
11:00 - 11:20 AM
Surgical management of weight loss and reflux is still superior to endolumenal treatment
Rachel Moore, MD
11:20 - 11:40 AM
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is the fastest growing endolumenal weight loss treatment
Reem Sharaiha, MD, MSc
11:40 - 12:00 PM
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is not a sleeve gastrectomy, just another gastric plication
Helmuth Billy, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch Panel Discussion
1:00 - 1:20 PM
Endoscopic leak management: stents, drains, dilations, and septotomies
Manoel Galvao-Neto, MD
1:20 - 1:40 PM
Endoscopic leak management: sponges and negative pressure
Steven Leeds, MD
1:40 - 2:00 PM
Preoperative endoscopy is required prior to stapled bariatric surgery
Tanya Kajese, MD, FACS
2:00 - 2:20 PM
Intragastic balloons are requiring less endoscopy and endoscopy and equipment: swallowable balloons and their future
Rachel Moore, MD
2:20 - 2:40 PM
Continual weight loss and unexpected diabetes remission with and endolumenal stenting device
Randy Baker, MD, FACS
2:40 - 3:00 PM
Tubes, barriers, magnets, and ablation: endolumenal intestinal devices for metabolic disease
Manoel Galvao-Neto, MD
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Flexible endoscopic surgery: Is it a new specialty
Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH
Sam Atallah, MD, FASCRS, FACS
Manoel Galvao-Neto, MD
Rachel Moore, MD
Nirav Thosani, MD, MHA
Natan Zundel, MD
5:30 - 5:30 PM
Houston Light Rail: Meet at 5:30 PM in the hotel lobby
6:45 - 6:45 PM
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo starts at 6:45 PM



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McGovern Medical School
MIST