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Agenda (Tentative)


Saturday Sunday Monday

Saturday, March 2, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 AM
Breakfast
7:30 - 4:50 PM

Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation

7:30 - 7:50 AM
The Future of Foregut: It's time for foregut surgery to truly be it
Reginald Bell, MD, FACS
7:50 - 8:10 AM
The Fundoplication is a Tool Past Its Prime and it
Brad Snyder, MD, FACS
8:10 - 8:30 AM
Antireflux Surgery: What do you choose between fundoplication, magnetic sphicteroplasty, or hybrid transoral fundoplication?
Dan Lister, MD, FACS
8:30 - 8:50 AM
Magnetic Surgery: The next frontier for minimally invasive surgery
Dana Portenier, MD
8:50 - 9:10 AM
New advances in percutaneous laparoscopy: The straight sticks are getting smaller
Philip Leggett, MD, FACS, FICS
9:10 - 9:30 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
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Break
10:00 - 10:20 AM
Going Long: How to build a 23-cm endocutter stapler (design decisions and tradeoffs)
Jon Thompson, MD, FACS, FASMBS
10:20 - 10:40 AM
The Process of Development for New Devices: From concept to the FDA
David Earle, MD, FACS
10:40 - 11:00 AM
I Want to Patent a Medical Device: How hard is that to do?
Stephen Scott, MD
11:00 - 11:20 PM
Quality Improvement Registries into Expanded FDA Claims: Building an FDA registry backend onto MBSAQIP
Jon Thompson, MD, FACS, FASMBS
11:20 - 11:40 AM
Revenue Extension in a Surgical Private Practice: When are we crossing the line?
Rami Lutfi, MD, FACS
11:40 - 12:00 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
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch Panel Discussion
Disappointing Devices: Why has there not been true breakthroughs in medical devices?
The process of developing new devices and techniques is an arduous one with many hurdles and milestones. Many great ideas and concepts die along the way. This lunch talk will have a presentation by Dennis McWilliams about the barriers and attitudes stifling innovation in medical devices followed by an open discussion with a panel of innovators to explore these challenges further to find solutions to push innovation at a faster and more effective pace in surgery.
Dennis McWilliams
1:00 - 1:20 PM
The Sports Hernia: Operations for pain are not always painful
Richard Andrassy, MD, FACS, FAAP, FACN, FICS
1:20 - 1:40 PM
Repairs of Hernias with Difficult Anatomy: Parastomal, traumatic flank, and hostile abdomens
Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS
1:40 - 2:00 PM
Obesity and hernias: The how
Julie Holihan, MD
2:00 - 2:20 PM
Looking Forward in Weight Loss Surgery by Looking Back: Lessons from our past
George Fielding, MD
2:20 - 2:40 PM
Comprehensive Metabolic Healthcare Driven Through Surgeons: A new model of care for chronic diseases
George Eid, MD, FACS, FASMBS
2:40 - 3:10 PM
Break
3:10 - 3:30 PM
Modern Use of Adjustable Gastric Banding: Let's wake up to what has worked
Christine Ren-Fielding, MD
3:30 - 3:50 PM
The Gastric Clamp as a Novel Weight-Loss Procedure: No it's not another lap-band
Natan Zundel, MD
3:50 - 4:10 PM
The Gastric Vest as a Novel Weight-Loss Procedure: It's not a lap-band either
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS
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
4:50 - 5:20 PM
Panel Discussion: New Foregut Procedures
New devices for weight loss and reflux are being developed more regularly. How well should these new options work? Better than the current standards? And if so what does that mean? This panel will review new procedures in the field and explore what it should take to make them successful.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

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

Digital Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotic Surgery

7:30 - 7:50 AM
Integrating Telemedicine into a Practice Can be Practical
Matt Harting, MD, MS
7:50 - 8:10 AM
Telescribing in the Surgical Clinic: Utility of a remote scribe service accessed via Google glass or a smartphone
Michelle Toder, MD
8:10 - 8:30 AM
Where do Patients Really Get Their Surgical Information? The disconnect between the media, the surgeon and the truth
Marina Kurian, MD
8:30 - 8:50 AM
Artificial Intelligence to Drive Efficiencies in Patient Flow and Throughput in the Hospital
David Atashroo, MD
8:50 - 9:20 AM
The Death of Surgery: How surgeons will survive it
Amir Szold, MD
9:20 - 9:50 AM
Morning Break
9:50 - 10:10 AM
Flexible endoscopic resection of neoplasms from the esophagus to the colon: new tools and techniques
Stavros Stavropoulos, MD, FASGE, AGAF
10:10 - 10:30 AM
Increasing Laparoscopic Visualization with Digital Videoscopic Trocars
David Earle, MD, FACS
10:30 - 10:50 AM
Enhanced digital imaging systems: It's time to see better than we have before in the operating room
Stephen Scott, MD
10:50 - 11:10 AM
Computer Guided Navigation for Ablation of Abdominal Solid Organ Tumors
John Martinie, MD
11:10 - 11:30 AM
Robotic Intraoperative Data Analysis to Guide Surgical Performance Improvement
Darla Hutton
11:30 - 12:00 PM
Use of Digital Kinemetrics to Evaluate Surgical Skill Sets: A methodology for surgical training
William “Buck” Lyman, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch Panel Discussion
What is the Value Digital Integration in Surgery
This lunch discussion will look 10 to 20 years into the future of surgery to examine how digital platforms will integrate, modify, and evolve the practice of surgery. A panel of experts currently working in the field from industry and clinical practice will debate the long term effects of the growth of surgical robotics, machine learning, augmented reality, and system networks into the health care space. How do the roles of provider and patient change in this future world?
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 A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS
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, FACS
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 - 5:20 PM
Open Panel Discussion: What Can Robotic Surgeons of Different Specialties Learn from Each Other?
What can robotic surgeons of different specialties learn from each other?
Upon review from experts in different procedures, this panel will explore how surgical techniques which have been developed can be applied to other specialties. Audience opinions and questions will be strongly encouraged.
7:00 - 7:30 PM
Cocktails
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Innovation Dinner: Surgical Robotics: The Next 5 Years
The surgical innovation dinner this year will again focus on the changes in robotic platforms over the next several years. Many of the companies growing and driving into this space are represented on a panel as has occurred in past years of the Summit. Developers will discuss the potential growth of surgical digital platforms and what are the key concepts to driving better surgery in an open forum with active participation by the audience.

Companies: Activ, Auris, CMR, ColubrisMX, Human Extensions, Intuitive, Medtronic, Verb

Monday, March 4, 2019

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

Transoralfice and Endolumenal Surgery

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
POEM and Its Variations: The first true replacement for laparoscopy
Todd Wilson, MD, FACS
8:10 - 8:30 AM
Novel Treatments With Transendoscopic Stents for Benign and Malignant Disease: The stomach, pancreas, and biliary tract
Nirav Thosani, MD, MHA
8:30 - 8:50 AM
Endoluminal Surgery: The Next Wave
Nik Andersson
8:50 - 9:10 AM
Changing the Management of Acute GI Bleeding With no Prep Endoscopy Platforms
Mark Pomeranz, MSc, BS
9:10 - 9:30 AM
Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery and Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision
Sam Atallah, MD, FASCRS, FACS
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Break (Please visit the Exhibitor Booths)
10:00 - 10:20 AM
Transoral Repair of Hernias: Seriously?
David Earle, MD, FACS
10:20 - 10:40 AM
Medical Conspiracy and Barrett's Esophagus, Plus an Update on Neural Stimulation of the LES
F.P. 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
Financing Surgical Innovation: Is There a Future for Investing in the Future?
This lunch panel discussion will have experts debate the challenges of securing the dollars to doing innovative things in surgery. The relationships between the operators and the financiers of device development are complex and changing. Where's the best place to get money for developing a new product these days? What are the expectations attached to those dollars and how can health care innovators compete for support against other industries? Question such as these and more from the audience will be explored.
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
Tony Primomo, 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 an 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 - 3:20 PM
Endolumenal topical coating of the intestine: a mechanism for metabolic disease control?
Ali Tavakkoli, MD
3:20 - 3:50 PM
Panel Discussion
Flexible Endoscopic Surgery: Is it a new specialty?
This panel will examine the growth of endolumenal techniques and devices and how it's changing the specialties of both surgery and gastroenterology. Does endolumenal surgery evolve into its own specialty? And if so, how will the societies and training pathways change?
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



Hosted By
McGovern Medical School
MIST