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20th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Virtual Symposium (MISS) is organized by Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC.

•  MISS Live/Virtual Sessions JUNE 09 - 24, 2020
•  MISS On-Demand Sessions ACCESS AVAILABLE ON JUNE 01, 2020

Physician Credit Designation:
The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Overview: Virtual Conference:
20th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Virtual Symposium (MISS) offering compelling video lectures live and on-demand, surgical video presentations, and lively Q & A discussion and debate by world-renowned experts. Topics to be discussed include colon, hernia, foregut, enhanced recovery after surgery, and metabolic/bariatric surgery.

Why Attend the Minimally Invasive Surgery Virtual Symposium (MISS)?
•  To learn about the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery from the world’s leading experts.
•  To engage with high-level surgeons in a virtual atmosphere.
•  To earn CME credits (including optional MOC Self-Assessment Credit) in minimally invasive surgery for colon, hernia, foregut, metabolic/bariatric surgery and enhanced recovery after surgery.
•  To virtually meet members of our world-renowned faculty.

What will this look like?
•  Robust virtual conference center for attendees to explore
•  Live and on-demand access to all sessions, as well as CME credits
•  Interactivity as faculty will participate live on the panel and Q & A sessions no download required
•  Interactive exhibit hall where attendees can see the latest tools from supporters
•  Participate in surveys, reporting, outcomes, and polls

Course Objectives

Colon Program (6.0 CME Credits)
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
•  Detail the different options for minimally invasive surgical procedures for colorectal concerns.
•  Review the different techniques of intracorporeal anastomotic creation and the potential ways to avoid and treat anastomotic leaks.
•  Discuss the current approaches in the management of diverticulitis.
•  Discuss the available strategies to improve peri- and postoperative outcomes and minimize complications.

Enhanced Recovery (3 CME Credits)
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
•  Recognize the science and evidence supporting best practices in Enhanced Recovery to optimize 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.

Hernia Program (6 CME Credits)
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
•  Discuss abdominal wall anatomy with respect to reconstruction.
•  Compare the benefits and risks of biological and biosynthetic mesh with synthetic mesh for hernia repair.
•  Identify situations when robotic approaches are appropriate for inguinal hernia repair
•  Review current evidence regarding hernia repair techniques for parastomal hernia, flank hernia, and loss of domain.

Foregut Program (4 CME Credits)
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
•  Describe the medical and surgical management of GERD.
•  Describe preferred surgical management of Barrett’s esophagus.
•  Develop strategies using mesh and minimally invasive surgical approaches to manage patients with PEH.
•  Apply the 2014 update of the Chicago Classification (CC) of esophageal motility disorders to help assess motility.
•  Integrate the most current evidence into the diagnosis of gastroparesis and management of EGJ outlet obstruction.

Metabolic/bariatric Program (11 CME Credits)
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
•  Identify factors that suggest the safety and efficacy of weight-loss surgery in older adults.
•  Identify factors that suggest the safety and efficacy of weight-loss surgery in children and adolescents.
•  Discuss the benefits and risks of the numerous approaches to revisional surgery.
•  Discuss the role of medications and surgical interventions for the obese patient with diabetes
•  Identify common causes of complications and approaches to addressing these complications.
•  Identify both sides of common controversies in bariatric surgery.
•  Discuss the EndoBarrier device and laparoscopic endoluminal surgery.

Intended Audience

The Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) is designed for general, colorectal, and bariatric surgeons with laparoscopic and open skills. Surgical residents and fellows are welcome at reduced rates. For the Bariatric/Metabolic Program, an interdisciplinary approach is utilized and all members of the bariatric team are encouraged to attend, including NPs, PAs, RNs, and other practice managers.

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