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Specialty: General Surgery
Dates: From Mar, 6, 2018 to Mar, 9, 2018
Location: Las vegas, USA
Type: Symposium
Registration Cost: From 450 to 550 USD
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Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

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his activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Global Academy for Medical Education, Inc. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation:




6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

Illustrate the principles of laparoscopic colon resection for benign and malignant disease with an emphasis on complex cases.

Describe the available strategies to improve perioperative outcomes.

Cite the different techniques of anastomotic creation and the potential ways to avoid and treat anastomotic leaks.

Identify the different options for minimally invasive abdominal procedures including laparoscopy, hand assisted techniques, the use of the robot, and SILS.


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

Recognize the science and evidence supporting best practices in Enhanced Recovery to optimize their patient outcomes

Develop a functional knowledge of core ERAS elements, understanding how several targets vary from traditional practices.

Summarize the challenges facing the adoption of ERAS programs.


After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

List the current common techniques for inguinal hernia repair.

Describe open and laparoscopic techniques for repair of ventral and incisional hernias.

Compare the differences among biologic, synthetic, and biosynthetic meshes and when best to use them.



After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

Recognize and describe medical and surgical treatment options for GERD.

Discuss treatments for GERD and esophageal cancer.

Indicate and manage complications of surgical treatment for GERD.

Identify and manage recurrence of disease.


 After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

Summarize the recent research on obesity causes including genetic and biologic factors.

Discuss the pros and cons for current bariatric surgical options for obese patients, and describe the appropriate perioperative care.

Review the clinical trial evidence documenting the impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular morbidity, mortality, and risk factors.

Analyze the efficacy of current obesity management strategies, including lifestyle, diets, pharmacology, and surgery.

Diagnose and treat comorbidities associated with obesity including cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.



After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

Perform advanced suturing techniques including tissue approximation, knot tying, and completion of a hand-sewn anastomosis.

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of intra-corporeal suturing.

Apply intracorporeal suturing techniques to manage common laparoscopic surgical problems.



 Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Understand the indications for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

Describe endoscopic technique for performing hemostasis.

Learn the technique of balloon dilation for the treatment of stomal stenosis.

Understand the role of endoscopic stent placement.

Understand the technique for endoscopic antireflux procedure.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

General Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons and Bariatric Specialists:

The 18th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) will offer compelling lectures, surgical video presentations, and lively discussion and debate by world-renowned experts on advanced laparoscopic techniques for managing metabolic disorders, hernia, foregut and diseases of the colon.

MISS also offers a special section on Enhanced Recovery after Surgery.


Why Attend the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS)?

To learn about the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery from the world's leading experts

To interact with high level surgeons in an informal atmosphere conducive to peer-to-peer learning

To earn CME credits (including optional MOC Self-Assessment Credit) in minimally invasive surgery for colon, hernia, foregut, and metabolic diseases and enhanced recovery after surgery.

To hone your technical skills at our optional hands-on workshops on laparoscopic suturing and TAP.

To socialize with fellow high level surgeons and meet members of our world-renowned faculty at the MISS Welcome Reception (included with your registration)

To take advantage of discount rates of just $249 a night to enjoy a stay at our extraordinary host hotel, the Encore at Wynn in exciting Las Vegas.


2017 MISS Endorsements

This symposium meets the guidelines as established in the "Framework for Post-Residency Surgical Education and Training" and is endorsed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2017-09-23 To: 0--
On site Registration

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

3131 South Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Important: Hotel scam warning

Just $249 a night at the extraordinary Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas!

The 2018 Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium will take place at the magnificent Encore Wynn Las Vegas where we have arranged for a discount room rate of just $249 a night for MISS participants. To make your reservation, please call (866) 770-7555. You must identify yourself as Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium attendee or reference the block code: 6MIS0318 to receive the discounted rate.

Discount rates expire February 4, 2018, but we urge you to make your arrangements as soon as possible as our room block will sell out.

Please note that there is a charge of $50.00 per room per night for double queen accomodations at Encore for weekday; and $70.00 per room per night for double queen accommodations on weekends.

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For information on exhibit and sponsor opportunities a the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS)

please contact Guy Pawlak at 973-206-2328 or


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