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56th Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 15 - 19, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Washington, DC
during Digestive Disease Week®


Final Program

All rooms at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

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Ticketed Session indicates a ticketed session requiring a separate registration and fee.
CME with self-assessment indicates a session offering CME with self-assessment.
Video Presentation indicates a video presentation scheduled during a Plenary Session.
Residents & Fellows Research Conference indicates a Plenary presentation that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.
Tracks
Esophagus & Gastric GI Tract Potpourri
HPB Education & Quality & Outcomes & Policy
Small Bowel & Colorectal General & Society Business
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
202A
Ticketed SessionCME with self-assessment POSTGRADUATE / MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION COURSE: HPB
MINIMALLY INVASIVE APPROACHES TO PANCREATIC AND HEPATOBILIARY SURGERIES
  Course Director: Syed A. Ahmad, Cincinnati, OH

SESSION IA: PANCREAS
Moderators: Syed A. Ahmad, Cincinnati, OH
Douglas B. Evans, Milwaukee, WI

Development of Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery: Laparoscopic vs Robotic
Amer H. Zureikat, Pittsburgh, PA

Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery: Do the Results Justify the Costs?
Horacio J. Asbun, Jacksonville, FL

Oncologic Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery
David Kooby, Atlanta, GA

Panel & Audience Discussion

SESSION IB: PANCREAS VIDEO

Retroperitoneal Dissection for Laparoscopic PD
Brice Gayet, Paris, France

Venous Reconstruction in Laparoscopic PD
Michael L. Kendrick, Rochester, MN

Minimally Invasive Approach to Distal Pancreatic Resection with and without Spleen Preservation
Attila Nakeeb, Indianapolis, IN

Panel & Audience Discussion

Break

SESSION IIA: LIVER
Moderators: Sean P. Cleary, Toronto, ON, Canada
Cristina R. Ferrone, Boston, MA

What Is the Learning Curve for Major Laparoscopic Liver Surgery?
Kimberly M. Brown, Galveston, TX

Laparoscopic Right Hepatectomy: Step 1, 2, 3
Olivier Soubrane, Levallois-Perret, France

Image-Guided Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
T. Peter Kingham, New York, NY

Panel & Audience Discussion

SESSION IIB: LIVER VIDEO

Laparoscopic Extended Right Hepatectomy and Hepaticojejunostomy for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma
Juan M. Sarmiento, Stone Mountain, GA

Total Laparoscopic Posterior Sectionectomy
Claudius Conrad, Houston, TX

Hepatic Lobectomy and IVC Resection
Brice Gayet, Paris, France

Panel & Audience Discussion

SESSION III: CASE PRESENTATIONS
Moderators: Guido Torzilli, Milan, Italy
Jennifer F. Tseng, Boston, MA

Liver Case
Carlos U. Corvera, San Francisco, CA

Pancreas Case
Christopher L. Wolfgang, Baltimore, MD

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
202B
Ticketed SessionCME with self-assessment POSTGRADUATE / MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION COURSE: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
MINIMALLY INVASIVE COLORECTAL SURGERY
 
Course Directors: Imran Hassan, Iowa City, IA
Y. Nancy You, Houston, TX

SESSION IA: COLON
Moderators: Joshua I. Bleier, Philadelphia, PA
Tom Cecil, Basingstoke, England

Complicated Diverticulitis: Making Minimally Invasive Resection Safe
Najjia N. Mahmoud, Philadelphia, PA

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Tips for Pre- and Intraoperative Management
Feza H. Remzi, Cleveland, OH

Laparoscopic Complete Mesocolic Excision and Central Vascular Ligation for Colon Cancer
Robin H. Kennedy, Harrow, England

Panel & Audience Discussion

SESSION IB: HOW DO I DO IT?

Laparoscopic Sigmoid Colectomy: How to Stay out of Trouble
David A. Margolin, New Orleans, LA

Single-Site and Robotic Colectomy: Setting Yourself up for Success
Vincent Obias, Washington, DC

Minimally Invasive IPAA: Making It Reach
David W. Larson, Rochester, MN

Panel & Audience Discussion

Break

SESSION IIA: RECTUM
Moderators: Anthony R. MacLean, Calgary, AB, Canada
Y. Nancy You, Houston, TX

Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Current Evidence
James W. Fleshman, Dallas, TX

Anatomy of the Deep Pelvis Seen through a Camera
Hermann Kessler, Cleveland, OH

Laparoscopic TME for Rectal Cancer: Lessons Learnt from Personal Experience
Tom Cecil, Basingstoke, England

Panel & Audience Discussion

SESSION IIB: HOW DO I DO IT?

Minimally-Invasive Surgery in the Obese: Are There Limits?
Pokala R. Kiran, New York, NY

Robotic Approach to Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Lateral Pelvic Nodes, Multivisceral Resections, and Beyond
George J. Chang, Houston, TX

Panel & Audience Discussion

Break

SESSION III: CASE PRESENTATIONS

Case 1: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Imran Hassan, Springfield, IL

Case 2: Locally Advanced Sigmoid Cancer
Y. Nancy You, Houston, TX

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (ASGE-ACCREDITED)
  PERIPROCEDURAL MANAGEMENT OF ANTITHROMBOTIC AGENTS
Sponsored by: ASGE, AGA, SSAT
Moderators: Neena S. Abraham, Scottsdale, AZ
Matthew M. Hutter, Boston, MA
Mandeep Sawhney, Boston, MA

What You Need to Know About the Pharmacology and Clinical Impact of New Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Agents
Neena S. Abraham, Scottsdale, AZ

Management of Agents in the High Risk Patient Undergoing an Invasive Procedure: When to Stop and When to Resume
Todd H. Baron, Chapel Hill, NC

Massive Bleeding in the Post-Procedure Patient: When to Wait, When to "Reverse" (and How)
James Aisenberg, New York, NY

Management of the Patient with Liver Disease and Coagulopathy
Patrick S. Kamath, Rochester, MN

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Univ. of DC & Catholic Univ. Rooms, Marriott Marquis
SURGICAL FELLOWSHIP FAIR (non-CME)
  By invitation only. Residents can obtain information about programs and career options that will help each decide which fellowship is the best fit for him/her.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall A
Ticketed Session HANDS-ON SESSION: HPB
  UTILIZATION OF INTRAOPERATIVE ULTRASOUND IN HPB SURGERY
Session Director: Michael G. House, Indianapolis, IN

SESSION I: 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
SESSION II: 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Participants select to attend either the 1:00 PM 3:00 PM or 3:00 PM 5:00 PM time slot.

OPEN LIVER PROCEDURES
Faculty
Reid B. Adams, Charlottesville, VA
Michael I. D'Angelica, New York, NY
Guido Torzilli, Milan, Italy

LAPAROSCOPIC LIVER PROCEDURES
Faculty
Thomas A. Aloia, Houston, TX
Michael G. House, Inidianapolis, IN
David A. Iannitti, Charlotte, NC

PANCREAS PROCEDURES
Faculty
Syed A. Ahmad, Cincinnati, OH
Michael G. House, Inidianapolis, IN
Henry A. Pitt, Philadelphia, PA
Nicholas J. Zyromski, Inidianapolis, IN

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall A
Ticketed Session HANDS-ON SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
  TRANSANAL ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY
Session Director: Alessandro Fichera, Seattle, WA

SESSION I: 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
SESSION II: 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Participants select to attend either the 1:00 PM 3:00 PM or 3:00 PM 5:00 PM time slot.

TAMIS
Faculty
Matthew Albert, Altamonte Springs, FL
Elisabeth C. McLemore, La Jolla, CA

TEO
Faculty
Alessandro Fichera, Seattle, WA
Patricia Sylla, Boston, MA

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL (AGA-ACCREDITED)
  MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO PERIANAL CROHN'S DISEASE
Sponsored by: AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: Edward V. Loftus, Jr., Rochester, MN
Najjia N. Mahmoud, Philadelphia, PA
David A. Schwartz, Nashville, TN

Role of EUS, MRI, and Other Imaging or Endoscopy in Perianal Crohn's
David A. Schwartz, Nashville, TN

Surgical Approaches to Perianal Crohn's Disease
Phillip Fleshner, Los Angeles, CA

Medical Management of Perianal Crohn's Disease
Geert R. D'Haens, Amsterdam, Netherlands

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (AASLD-ACCREDITED)
  MANAGING GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING IN CIRRHOSIS
Sponsored by: AASLD, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, New Haven, CT
Shimul A. Shah, Cincinnati, OH
Louis Michel Wong Kee Song, Rochester, MN

Management of Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, New Haven, CT

Management of Gastric Variceal Hemorrhage and Ectopic Varices
Stephen H. Caldwell, Charlottesville, VA

Management of Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy and GAVE
Louis Michel Wong Kee Song, Rochester, MN

Role of Surgery in Variceal Hemorrhage
Shimul A. Shah, Cincinnati, OH





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