February 28 - March 3, 2017 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

Thank you to the attendees, faculty, and sponsors of the 2017 MISS!

Save the date for next year’s MISS, March 6-9, 2018, at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, and sign up for email updates to be informed as more information becomes available.

General Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons and Bariatric Specialists:

The 17th 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.

New for 2017, 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 33 CME credits (including optional MOC Self-Assessment Credit) in minimally invasive surgery for colon, hernia, foregut and metabolic diseases

  • To hone your technical skills at optional hands-on workshops on laparoscopic suturing and flexible endoscopy

  • Take advantage of discount rates of just $229 a night to enjoy a stay at the incomparable Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas while engaging in a superior educational activity.

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).

Executive Director PHILIP R. SCHAUER, MD Professor of Surgery
Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric & Metabolic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

2017 Keynote Speakers Kevin D. Hall, PhD Section Chief
Integrative Physiology Section,
Laboratory of Biological Modeling
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Bethesda, Maryland

Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Professor of Surgery,
Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair of Surgery, Office of Technology and Innovation
Minimally Invasive Surgical Services
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

2017 Co-Directors
Hernia Program Co-Director Guy R. Voeller, MD University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee

Foregut Course Co-Director William O. Richards, MD Chair and Professor
Department of Surgery
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Mobile, Alabama

Colon Course Co-Directors Morris E. Franklin Jr, MD, FACS Director
Texas Endosurgery Institute
San Antonio, Texas

John Marks, MD Medical Director
Lankenau Hospital/Main Line Health Systems
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Metabolic/Bariatric Program Co-Directors Professor John B Dixon MBBS PhD FRACGP FRCP Edin
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow,
Head Clinical Obesity Research
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Adjunct Professor, Primary Care Research Unit
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia

Bruce Wolfe, MD Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon