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Upcoming ASAS Symposia

56th CLINICAL CONGRESS

Florida Hospital Tampa Pepin Heart and Research Institute & Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center
TAMPA, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 3-5 2017

The American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Inc. designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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OBJECTIVES

This program is a combination of live feed, interactive surgery; panel discussion; lectures; poster sessions; and round table discussions. The program is designed for the practicing abdominal/general surgeon, Residents, PA's, ARNP's, and all physicians and medical staff in other medical specialties interested in abdominal pathology, diagnosis and treatment.

Special attention will be given by presenters to assist the attendees in gaining information in current skill practice attitudes, as well as, increasing and expanding their knowledge for implementation of newer and safer techniques in abdominal surgery and other disciplines of medicine. Being our clinical congress, other specialties and subject matter directly and indirectly associated with abdominal surgery will also be addressed.

The American Society of Abdominal Surgeons endeavors to find ways to determine what if any behavioral changes and outcomes in practice have been effected through our CME program. The activity's participants are expected to evaluate the material presented, determine how they can apply it and consequently provide better care and outcomes for their patients through physician's knowledge and ability.

At the conclusion of this program, one should have the knowledge and ability to:

Live Feed Surgery:

In the course of viewing live/interactive surgery, the audience will interrelate with the OR surgeons in REAL-TIME to better understand new and safer techniques, revisit older, proven procedures and interact during potential unexpected issues arising during surgery. Physicians will gain a better understanding of new techniques of Single Incision Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication & Robotic Pancreatectomy procedures.

Interactive Panel Discussions & Live Presentations:

  • To share “unexpected findings during an operation" using case studies and discuss appropriate responses to resolve them
  • To gain an understanding of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach to diagnosis and/or treatment of patients with Pancreatic Cancer or Esophageal Cancer
  • Improve the evaluation of Swallowing and Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Have a better understanding of the State of Therapy for GERD
  • Enhance your understanding of the Epidemic and Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
  • Discuss Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Barriers to Medical Provider Support
  • Educate and Provide Information on scope of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in the USA
  • Know the Physician’s 4 Roles when caring for patients suffering from Intimate Partner Violence:  Identification and Screening Recommendations; Treatment;  Documentation; Referral/Consults/Reporting
  • Ability to discuss the controversies and issues of Blood Transfusions
  • Awareness of why Robotic Surgery has prospered and should it be considered in your practice
  • Recognize and determine when best to use Robotic vs. Standard Laparoscopic techniques
  • Understand Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy for treatment of Radiation Enteritis
  • Indentify appropriate Treatment and Management for Pediatric Hernia Repair
  • Ability to discuss Colorectal Resection approaches, MIS vs. Open
  • Better understanding of minimally invasive approaches to the Epidemic of HCC and Metastatic Cancer to the Liver
  • Knowing how to avoid Bile Duct injuries during Cholecystectomy

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The Foundation for Abdominal Surgery supports the Continuing Medical Education Activities of the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Inc.


SCHEDULE


FRIDAY November 3, 2017

6:15 AM

Registration/Sign-In at Embassy Suites Tampa
Downtown Convention Center

513 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
Full Buffet Breakfast w/omelet station included in Room Rate.
(Persons not staying at hotel – full breakfast buffet $20.00 per person)

7:30 AM

Bus leaves for Pepin Heart & Research Institute promptly (Florida Hospital Tampa - 3100 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33613 )
(There will be no transportation provided to the Hospital after bus leaves)

8:15 AM

Welcome Announcements
Louis F. Alfano, Jr., MD -Executive Secretary/Treasurer and Trustee

8:30 AM

Live – Televised – Interactive Surgery at Pepin Heart & Research Institute
Interested attendees will rotate through the O.R. Observation Room during Live Surgeries.
Operative videos will be worked in between surgical schedule if need be by Dr. Sucandy

SURGERY 1- Single Incision Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Performed by: Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD
Moderated by: Iswanto Sucandy, MD

10:30 AM

Break.– time will be determined by surgery schedule

11:00 AM

SURGERY 2- Robotic Pancreatectomy
Performed by: Sharona B. Ross, MD & Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD
Moderated by: Iswanto Sucandy, MD

1:00-1:30 PM LUNCH: Moderator: Louis F. Alfano, Jr., MD - Executive Secretary/Treasurer and Trustee
1:45 PM

PANEL 1- Unexpected Findings at Laparoscopy or Celiotomy
Panelists:
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD,
Sharona B. Ross, MD
Iswanto Sucandy, MD

2:45 PM

Brief Break

3:00 PM

PANEL 2- Multidisciplinary Approach to Pancreatic Cancer
Panelists:
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD- Present patient
Michael Harris, MD- GI approach to diagnosis
Sharona B. Ross, MD- Surgical options and approach
Otto Walter, MD- What can pathology tell us in 2017?
David Donald Wright, MD - Roles for neoadjuvant therapy

4:00 PM

PANEL 3- Multidisciplinary Approach to Esophageal Cancer
Panelists:

Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD- Present patient
Michael Harris, MD- GI approach to diagnosis
Sharona B. Ross, MD- Surgical options and approach
Otto Walter, MD- What can pathology tell us in 2017?
Shalin R. Shah, DO - Roles for neoadjuvant therapy

5:00 PM

Adjourn - Bus Leaves for Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center
Free evening to experience the hospitality and sites of Tampa!

 

SATURDAY November 4, 2017
at Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center

7:20 AM

Registration/Sign-in
Poster Sessions: available Saturday and Sunday at registration, breaks and lunch
"Aytipical Primary Gastric Chorioadenocarcinoma Case Report"
Presented by: Moyo Akerele, MD

" BK Virus in Renal Transplantation Patients using Alemtuzumab for Induction Immunosuppression"
Presented by: Katie Korneffel

" Utility of Day 0 Urine Screening Protocol in Predicting Early Onset Urinary Tract Infection after Renal Transplantation"
Presented by: Anil Mishra, MA

7:50 AM

Moderator: Louis F. Alfano, Jr, MD -Executive Secretary/Treasurer and Trustee

8:00 AM

Evaluation of Swallowing and Esophageal Motility Disorders: Achalasia
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD

8:30 AM

The State of Therapy for GERD
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD

9:00 AM

Treating the Epidemic of  Esophageal Cancer and Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD

9:30 AM

Blood Transfusions 2017: What are the Issues?
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD

10:00 AM

Brief Break

10:15 AM

What is Robotic Surgery? and Why has it prospered?
Sharona B. Ross, MD

10:45 AM

Why You Should Consider Robotic Surgery in Your Practice
Sharona B. Ross, MD

11:15 AM

Robotic vs. Standard Laparoscopic Technique – What is Better? With a Focus On HPB and Esophageal Surgery
Sharona B. Ross, MD

12:15 PM

Lunch - Round Table Discussions- Bayside I

12:55 PM

Moderator: Louis F. Alfano, Jr. MD -Executive Secretary/Treasurer and Trustee

1:00 PM

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Radiation Enteritis
Xavier F. Canella, MD, FACS

2:00 PM

Pediatric Hernia Treatment and Management
Tarun Kumar, MD

2:55 PM Brief Break
3:00 PM

Intimate Partner Violence: Crafting our Patient Encounters for Optimal Benefit 
Carolyn J. Sachs, MD, MPH

5:00 PM Adjourn
5:30 PM

Welcome Reception- Bayside I- Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center

Day Light Savings Ends 11/5 at 1 AM
Turn Clocks Back 1 Hour Before Retiring for the Night

 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2017
at Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center

7:45 AM

Registration/Sign-in

7:55 AM

Moderator: Michael P. Tessler, MD - President

8:00 AM

Colorectal Resection - MIS vs. Open Approaches
Eric G .Weiss MD FACS, FASCRS, FACG

10:00 AM

Controversy in Breast Cancer Management and New Techniques
Charles E. Cox, MD - President

10:00 AM

Brief Break

10:00 AM

Current Minimally Invasive Approaches to Epidemic of HCC
Iswanto Sucandy, MD

10:30 AM

Minimally Invasive Approach to Metastatic Cancer to the Liver
Iswanto Sucandy, MD

11:00 AM

Avoiding Bile Duct Injuries During Cholecystectomy
Iswanto Sucandy, MD

11:30 AM

Cholecystectomy Without General Anesthesia: Is Awake Better than Asleep?
Iswanto Sucandy, MD

12:00 PM

Meeting Adjourn
Have a Safe Trip Home!



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FACULTY

Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD
Director, Surgical Digestive Disorders
& Regional GERD Center
Director, HPB Surgery & Fellowship
Southeastern Center for Digestive Disorders & Pancreatic Cancer
Advanced Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, Florida

Sharona B. Ross, MD
Director, Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic
& Robotic Surgery
Director, Surgical Endoscopy/Founder & Director FHT Women in Surgery Initiative
Southeastern Center for Digestive Disorders & Pancreatic Cancer
Advanced Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, Florida

Iswanto Sucandy, MD
Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Surgery
Board Certified in General Surgery
Southeastern Center for Digestive Disorders & Pancreatic Cancer
Advanced Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, Florida

Michael D. Harris, MD
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Digestive Care Center
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, Florida

Otto Walter, MD, FCAP
Pathology Attending with Ruffolo, Hooper and Associates MD, PA
Pathology Dept. at Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, Florida

Xavier F. Cannella, MD, FACS
General and Vascular Surgery, Florida Hospital Tampa
Medical Director Wound Healing Institute, Florida Hospital Tampa
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida

Tarun Kumar, MD
Pediatric Surgery
Mercy Children's Hospital & Subspecialty Clinic
West Des Moines, Iowa

Carolyn J. Sachs, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Eric G. Weiss, MD, FACS ,FASCRS, FACG
Chief Academic Officer
Education Center Director, DIO and Chair of Graduate Medical Education
Associate Residency Program Director, Colorectal Surgical Residency
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Clinical Professor of Surgery and Affiliate Dean, Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Clinical Professor of Surgery and Affiliate Dean, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University
Miami, Florida
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Shalin R. Shah, DO
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Florida Cancer Specialists
Tampa, Florida

David Donald Wright, MD
American Board of Internal Medicine -
Medical Oncology, Hematology & Internal Medicine
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, Florida

The Faculty & Committee have responded with Disclosure Forms. Persons having something to disclose, along with persons having nothing to disclose, are listed and enclosed in your program.  Disclosure Forms are on file at the Registration Desk for review upon request.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Louis F. Alfano, Jr., MD
Program Manager
Surgical Education Committee
Executive Secretary/Treasurer

Michael P. Tessler, MD
President
Surgical Education Committee

James P. Carey, MD
Vice President
Surgical Education Committee

Gustavo G. Leon, MD
Surgical Education Committee

Darlene M. Janis
Director, Continuing Medical Education
Surgical Education Committee

The American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Inc. designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Inc. holds a voting seat in the House of Delegates of AMA

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Foundation for Abdominal Surgery Supports the Continuing Medical Education Activities
of the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Inc.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center
513 South Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602

Telephone: (813) 769-8300 or (800) 362-2779 
Group Name: 56th Clinical Congress/ American Society of Abdominal Surgeons
Group Code: “56C” American Society of Abdominal Surgeons 
Room Rate: $169.00 plus tax per room/per day
Cut Off Date: September 29th, 2017
Fax: (813) 769-8310 
Cancellation Policy: 72 hour notice
Web Site: Embassy Suites Hilton



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REGISTRATION

56th Clinical Congress 
November 3 - 5 2017
Fellows of ASAS $750
Retired Fellows of ASAS $650
Non-Fellows of ASAS $900
ARNPs & PAs $650
Military $300
Residents(Please Pre-Register)
(with proof of program and year of residency)
$275

Registration must be accompanied by the registration fee in full.

Special Discounts: $50 DISCOUNT for referring a colleague who registers • One-time “Fellow Registration Rate” for referred Non-Fellows attending


How to request a Registration Form:

Click here for a printable Registration Form.



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FUTURE MEETINGS

UPCOMING ASAS SYMPOSIUMS AND CONFERENCES

57TH Clinical Congress
November 2–4, 2018

58TH Clinical Congress
November 1–3, 2019


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CERTIFICATION & RE-CERTIFICATION

Applications are now being taken to sit for certification of the American Board of Abdominal Surgery. If you would like an application, they can be found at the registration desk, on line at www.abdominalsurg.org or by calling, (781) 665-6102 - Office@abdominalsurg.org - Fax: 781-665-4127.

If you are a Diplomate of the American Board of Abdominal Surgeons and would like to re-certify, please see Darlene Janis during the conference or contact the home office at (781) 665-6102. This is a compilation of your past work, along with an interview by our Committee Members. ABAS strongly recommends that its Diplomates re-certify every ten (10) years.

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