The 16th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium

| January 1, 2017

Plus: International Consensus on Revisional Bariatric/Metabolic Interventions (ICC-RBMI) Sessions

Plus: The 4th Annual International Congress of Fluorescent Guided Imaging Surgery

Boca Raton, Florida • February 14–18, 2017

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and R. Matthew Walsh, MD, FACS

Bariatric Times. 2017;14(1):20.


Cleveland Clinic Florida in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute will host its 16th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium from February 14–18, 2017, in Boca Raton, Florida.

International Congress of Fluorescent Guided Imaging Surgery: Achievements and Future Directions of Fluorescence Guided Imaging in Surgery Course

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Spanish translation will be available.

Course Overview: The 4rd Annual International Congress of Fluorescent Guided Imaging Surgery is focusing on the new era of research on near infrared (NIR) imaging. The concept is based on the utilization of infrared light as a tool to guide surgery. This unique course will offer an updated and better understanding of the novel technique. Our goal is to foster the exchange of information and ideas on fluorescence imaging and its applications in surgery. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet worldwide leaders in near infrared techniques and view their presentations live. Topics include preoperative diagnosis, cancer imaging, perfusion assessment, sentinel nodes mapping, and role of fluorescence cholangiographyin preventing common bile duct injuries.

Course Highlights:

• Special Lecture: Preclinical Safety Trials Needed for Use of Novel Diagnostic Fluorescence Agents in First-in-Human Studies by A. Verhmeijer

• Presidential Address and Business Meeting: M. Bouvet

Surgery of the Foregut Symposium

Dates: Thursday, February 16, 2017. Spanish translation will be available.

Course Overview: This program will provide surgeons and other healthcare professionals a wide range of information related to new and well-established topics in gastrointestinal surgery. Attendees will become familiar with surgical aspects of conventional, laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic surgery of the foregut. In addition, attendees will acquire in-depth information related to the diagnosis and management of disease processes of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, and biliary tree.

The program will review complex case scenarios and complications after foregut procedures. Session topics include acute pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer liver metastases, malignant esophageal disorders, benign disease and motility disorders of the esophagus, and abdominal wall hernias.

Course Highlights:

• Robert Hermann Lecture: Past, Present and Future of Surgical Endoscopy. A Pioneer’s Prospective by J. Ponsky

• HPB Sessions

• Malignant Esophageal Disorders

• Benign Disease and Motility Disorders of the Esophagus

• Abdominal Wall Hernias

The International Consensus on Revisional Bariatric/Metabolic Interventions (ICC-RBMI)

Dates: Friday, February 17, 2017 and Saturday, February 18, 2017. Spanish translation will be available.

Course Overview: The International Consensus on Revisional Bariatric/Metabolic Interventions (ICC-RBMI) will continue to build on the foundation; not only to provide guidance for practicing surgeons, but also to establish the framework to answer the questions that will lead to improved quality and consistency of care for our patients.

Course highlights

• Review of the 1st ICC-RBMI Results

• Q & A by Experts / Audience with the Goal of Identifying Areas of Consensus Versus Controversy

• The Walter Pories Annual Lecture: A Bariatric Revision Surgeon’s Perspective on Core Issues Affecting Our Specialty by E. DeMaria

• Research in RBMI: Ethical Questions and Future Directions…

• Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures and Their Role in RBMI

For complete agenda, symposium, and hotel information, please visit www.ClevelandClinicFloridaCME.org

Activity Directors

FUNDING: No funding was provided.

DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

AUTHOR AFFILIATION: Dr. Rosenthal is Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida. R. Matthew Walsh, MD, FACS, is Professor of Surgery, Rich Family Distinguished Chair of Digestive Diseases; Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, Chairman, Academic Department of Surgery, Education Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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