The symposium, led by course directors Drs. James Church, Cleveland, OH, and Paul Wise, Nashville, TN, will cover:
Genes and Genetic Testing: A Guide for the Colorectal Surgeon – Kate Lynch, MS, CGC, Cleveland, OH;
Polyposis Syndromes: Who Needs Colectomy, When and Which Option? – Dr. Paul Wise, Nashville, TN;
Lynch Syndrome: Surgery or Surveillance – Dr. Matthew Kalady, Cleveland, OH;
What to do About Those That Don’t Make it as a Syndrome, but Make Us Nervous as Surgeons: The Young, The Family Cluster – Dr. Anne Lin, St. Louis, MO.
Other programs to be held in Minneapolis include:
Health Care Policy in the 21st Century: Where in the World Are We Going?
Drs. Anthony Senagore, Grand Rapids, MI, and Larissa Temple, New York, NY, moderate this program that will evaluate the crisis in health care reimbursement, assess the current financial state of CMS, review potential solutions being considered, and educate participants on their roles as advocates. (Monday, May 17)
Best Practice Parameters
(Based on Level 1 Data and JACHO Recommendations)
This symposium, moderated by Drs. Alan Herline, Nashville, TN, and Anne Lin, St. Louis, MO, will review the perioperative management of surgical patients and the evidence supporting these practices. (Tuesday, May 18)
Pay for Performance
A review of current and future initiatives, including Core Measures and HSCAPS, NSQIP, and the UK’s use of a national database to track performance, will be covered during this symposium led by Drs. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, MA, and James Merlino, Cleveland, OH. (Monday, May 17)
Robotic Rectal Dissection Workshop
This “pre-meeting” hands-on workshop will feature a didactic session and cadaver model to perform a robotic-assisted proctectomy. Registrants will also learn patient and robotic setup, the basics of the robot equipment, and review video demonstrations of a robotic rectal dissection. Drs. Leela Prasad, Park Ridge, IL, and Sonia Ramamoorthy, San Diego, CA, are course directors.
Endoscopy: Taking it to the Next Level
Drs. David Beck, New Orleans, LA, and Barry Jenkins, Augusta, GA, will lead an overview of advanced endoscopic techniques. Topics include aggressive polypectomy, management of GI bleeding, stenting, endoluminal therapy and chromoendoscopy. (Wednesday, May 19)
Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound
Course directors Drs. Anders Mellgren and Amy Thorsen, Minneapolis, MN, and Giulio Santoro, Treviso, Italy, will moderate a program designed to provide colorectal surgeons with training in the basic use of the ultrasound machine and probes, specific examinations and pertinent anatomy, and how to interpret images. (Saturday, May 15)
The Annual Meeting will also feature a Saturday, May 15 program designed for Allied Staff, a Saturday Research Foundation Workshop focusing on clinical trials, and a Wednesday, May 19 session devoted to outcomes.
Complete program and registration information is available through the Society’s Website, www.fascrs.org.