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Upcoming ASAS Symposia

55th CLINICAL CONGRESS

Florida Hospital Tampa Pepin Heart and Research Institute & Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center
TAMPA, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 4-6 2016

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; hands-on task training; lectures and round table discussions amongst peers. The program is designed for the practicing abdominal/general surgeon, residents, physician’s assistants, registered nurse practitioners and physicians in other medical specialties interested in abdominal pathology, its 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 of newer and safer techniques of abdominal surgery and other disciplines of medicine. Being a clinical congress, other specialties and subject matter relative and loosely 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 outcome 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 outcome for their patients through physician’s knowledge and ability. At the conclusion of this program, one should have the knowledge and ability to:

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

• Rotations through the O.R. during Live Feed Surgery:
In the course of viewing live/interactive surgery, the audience will interrelate with the O.R. surgeons in REAL TIME to better understand new techniques, revisit older, proven procedures and possibly interact during unexpected situations/issues arising during this surgery. This exercise will lead to assistance in better understanding of the techniques of Single Incision Laparoscopic experience and/or Robotic procedure.
• Hands On Task Training – Real-Time familiarization and experience/assistance in training techniques for procedures and equipment
•To experience and better understanding the purpose of Robotic Instrumentation – Simulation & Dual Console
• Knowledge of the procedure TIF – (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication)
• Experienced training with Stretta for GERDS
• Interactive Operative Video Session – Q & A – (a fun way to test your knowledge and learn from the discussions and explanations of others)
• Avoidance and awareness of Biliary Tract injuries
• Recognize and discussion of treatment for Tumors of the Bile Duct
• Improved treatment for a better outcome of Incisional Hernia Repair
• Education and enhancement of Patient Recovery After Surgery in 2016
• Improvement, purpose and understanding of Robotic Surgery and its Impact in 2016
• Awareness and improved treatment of Disorders of the Spleen
• Multidisciplinary Team Approach to HPB Tumors and the Impact on the Patient’s Care
• A stronger grasp of the Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in the Obese Patient
• Overview of Pelvic Floor Anatomy and Reconstruction for Surgeons
• Understanding of Diverticulitis and the most current treatments for this disease
• Recognition of the variety of causes and symptoms of Small Bowel Obstruction and More!
• Familiarization with Advances in Benign & Malignant Disease of the Breast
• Discussion of the controversies in Breast Cancer Management and New Techniques
• Ability to discuss Bariatric Surgery, Patient Selection & the Different Bariatric Operations, as well as, knowing how to care for the obese patient and the results & complications of these procedures

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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


SCHEDULE

• INVITE COLLEAGUES FOR A DISCOUNT • PLEASE POST IN O.R. & DOCTORS’ LOUNGE • REGISTER ASAP TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT


FRIDAY November 4th, 2016

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)

7:15 AM

Bus leaves for Pepin Heart & Research Institute promptly (Florida Hospital Tampa)
(There will be no transportation provided to the Hospital after bus leaves)

7:55 AM

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

8:00 AM

Live – Televised – Interactive Surgery at Pepin Heart & Research Institute
Florida Hospital, Tampa
3100 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33613
Performed by: Alexander S. Rosemurgy
Moderator: Sharona B. Ross, MD
Interested attendees will be rotated through the O.R. during these Live Surgeries (specific surgeries to be determined at a later date).Videos & Lectures will be worked in between surgical schedule if need be.

9:45 AM

Break.– time will be determined by surgery schedule
Continuation of Live, Televised Surgery and Rotation Through the O.R

12:30 PM

Lunch – Round Table Discussions

1:15 Moderator: Louis F. Alfano, MD -Executive Secretary/Treasurer and Trustee
1:20 PM

Application of Robotic Surgery
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD


2:00 PM

TASK TRAINING – STATIONS
DaVinci Robotic Task Training – Simulation and Dual Console
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication
Stretta – GERDS
Interactive Operative Video Session – Q & A

3:15 PM

Brief Break
Continuation of TASK TRAINING-STATIONS

5:00 PM

Adjourn Meeting – Bus to Leave for Embassy Suites Tampa -Downtown
Convention Center promptly at 5:20 PM

6:45 PM

Welcome Reception at Embassy Suites
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks for our registrants and guests. Check selection on registration form if attending.

 

SATURDAY November 5th, 2016
at Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center

7:20 AM

Registration/Sign-in

7:50 AM

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

8:00 AM

How to Avoid Biliary Tract Injuries
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD

8:30 AM

Tumors of the Bile Duct
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD

9:00 AM

Incisional Hernia Repair
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD

9:30 AM

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery 2016
Alexander S. Rosemurgy II, MD

10:00 AM

Brief Break

10:15 AM

Robotic Surgery 2016
Sharona B. Ross, MD

10:45 AM

Disorders of the Spleen
Sharona B. Ross, MD

11:15 AM

Multidisciplinary Team Approach to HPB Tumors
Sharona B. Ross, MD

12:00 PM

Lunch/Round Table Discussions

12:55 PM

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

1:00 PM

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Obese Patient
Stuart R. Hart, MD

2:00 PM

Pelvic Floor Anatomy for the Surgeon
Stuart R. Hart, MD

2:55 PM Brief Break
3:00 PM

Diverticulitis
Jorge E. Marcet, MD

4:00 PM

Small Bowel Obstruction
Jorge E. Marcet, MD

5:00 PM Adjourn
8:00 PM

Trolley Leaves for Ybor City outside front entrance of our hotel Embassy Suites Tampa – Downtown Convention Center
Advanced reservations have been accepted from our attendees and their guests to “Trolley on Down” ($2 per ticket) to the world famous Columbia Restaurant in downtown Ybor City for dinner and a Flamenco dance performance (At your own expense. Seating is at 8:45pm). If you did not mark the box on your registration number attending, please see Darlene Janis.

Day Light Savings Ends 11/6 at 1 AM
Turn Clocks Back 1 Hour Before Retiring for the Night

 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th, 2016
at Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center

7:45 AM

Sign-in

7:55 AM

Moderator: Michael P. Tessler, MD - President

8:00 AM

Benign & Malignant Disease of the Breast
Charles E. Cox, MD

9:00 AM

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

10:00 AM

Break & Discussion

10:00 AM

Bariatric Surgery in 2016: Introduction & Overview
Scott F. Gallagher, MD

10:30 AM

Patient Selection & Bariatric Operations
Scott F. Gallagher, MD

11:00 AM

Caring for the Obese Patient
Scott F. Gallagher, MD

11:30 AM

Bariatric Surgery for the General Surgeon (Results & Complications)
Scott F. Gallagher, 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 & GERD Ctr.
Director, HPB Surgery Program
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

Charles E. Cox, MD
McCann Foundation
Endo Professor of Breast Surgery
Director, University of South Florida
Breast Health Program
Tampa, Florida

Scott F. Gallagher, MD
Founding Director
Novant Acute Care Surgery Program
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Stuart R. Hart, MD
Director
Global Medical Affairs, Surgical Innovations
Medtronic
Tampa, Florida

Jorge Marcet, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Professor of Surgery
Director, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

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 two seats in the House of Delegates of AMA.

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

James E. Oglesby, MD
Surgical Education Committee

Gustavo G. Leon, MD
Surgical Education Committee

Diane M. Pothier Director,
Director, Continuing Medical Education
Surgical Education Committee

Darlene M. Janis
Associate 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 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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: 55th Clinical Congress/ American Society of Abdominal Surgeons
Group Code: “55C” American Society of Abdominal Surgeons 
Room Rate: $149.00 plus tax per room/per day
Cut Off Date: October 11, 2016
Fax: (813) 769-8310 
Cancellation Policy: 72 hour notice
Web Site: Embassy Suites Hilton



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REGISTRATION

55th Clinical Congress 
November 4th - 6th 2016
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)
$200

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

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


How to request an Application Form:

Click here for a printable Registration Form.

  • If you would prefer to have an Application Form sent to you by postal mail, call the ASAS Melrose Office at (781) 665-6102.
  • If you would like to have all this information in a pdf file, please click here.


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FUTURE MEETINGS

UPCOMING ASAS SYMPOSIUMS AND CONFERENCES

56TH Clinical Congress
November 3–5, 2017

57TH Clinical Congress
November 2–4, 2018


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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.

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 recommends that its Diplomates re-certify every ten (10) years.

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