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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?
David Earle, MD, FACS
Dennis McWilliams
Stephen Scott, MD
Jon Thompson, MD, FACS, FASMBS
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
Coffee Break / Exhibits
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.
Erik Wilson, MD, FACS

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
Coffee Break / Exhibits
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
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
11:40 - 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
David Atashroo, MD
Darla Hutton
Marina Kurian, MD
John Martinie, MD
Stephen Scott, MD
Amir Szold, MD
Michelle Toder, 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 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?
Erik Wilson, MD, FACS
7:00 - 7:30 PM
Cocktails
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Innovation Dinner
Surgical Robotics: The Next 5 Years (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 Sessions

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
Using Advanced Endolumenal Techniques for Reflux: The toolbox has grown
Shinil Shah, DO, FACS
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
Coffee Break / Exhibits
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 financers of device development are complex and changing. Where
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
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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MIST