April 17th Morning

 

Scientific Session: Top Hernia Videos

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Moderator:  Nicole M. Fearing, MD;  Fairway, KS  
Co-Moderator:
  Jin Soo Yoo, MD; Durham, NC

Plenary Session 1

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Moderator:  Brian J. Dunkin, MD; Houston, TX    
Co-Moderator:  Seigo Kitano, MD PhD; Yufu Oita, Japan   

Presidential Address – “A SAGES Magical Mystery Tour”

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Speaker: L. Michael Brunt, MD

Dr. Brunt is Professor of Surgery and Section Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He also directs the MIS Clinical Fellowship and the Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery. His clinical and research interests are in outcomes studies in laparoscopic surgery, sports hernias, and surgical education. Dr. Brunt is a past Treasurer of SAGES and has been on the Executive Committee for the past 5 years. He also serves on the editorial boards of Annals of Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy and Journal of Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. Dr. Brunt has received the Distinguished Clinician Award from Washington University and the Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teaching Award from the Association for Surgical Education. He has for several years been listed in the Best Doctors in America and in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons.

SESSION DESCRIPTION

This presentation will review some of the sentinel events in the life of SAGES and how those events helped shape the future direction of our society. Current SAGES initiatives and priorities will also be presented.

SESSION OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify sentinel events in the growth and development of SAGES and recognize how these have helped shaped the direction of the society over the years
  • Discuss current initiatives and priorities for the society and surgeons in practice

Gerald Marks Lecture

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Speaker: Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD

Dr. Lewis has been the Executive Director of the American Board of Surgery since 2002. Prior to the ABS, Dr. Lewis was chair of the department of surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and professor of surgery at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Lewis is a past chair of the ABS and the Residency Review Committee for Surgery of the ACGME. He is also a past president of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Shock Society. He has also served as first vice-president of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), as well as chair of the ACS Board of Governors. Dr. Lewis’ clinical interests center on trauma and critical care. He is certified by the ABS in general surgery

Presidential Debates

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Chair: Christopher Schlachta, MD

Co-Chair: Jo Buyske, MD

SESSION DESCRIPTION

For all SAGES members, the SAGES Presidential Debates are simultaneously serious and hilarious. In this year’s debates, the audience will choose from topics that represent major challenges facing surgeons and the healthcare system. SAGES leaders will practically and philosophically address their audience assigned viewpoint, with no advance preparation!

SESSION OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate challenges facing healthcare quality in 2015 and the near future 
  • Recognize the impact that technology is having on the delivery of healthcare 
  • Assess strategies for embracing and mitigating these challenges from the standpoint of experienced surgical leadership

ACTIVITY OUTLINE

Time Presentation Title Faculty Name
11:30am

Session Overview and Rules of Order and Decorum

Christopher Schlachta, MD

11:35AM

Debate #1: Quality in Healthcare
Audience vote on debate topic (to be revealed at session) and sides. Pre-debate vote

Christopher Schlachta, MD
11:40AM

Debate #1: Quality in Healthcare
6 minutes each for opening arguments
3 minutes each for rebuttal

Gerry Fried, MD (2014) vs.
Steve Schwaitzberg, MD (2012)

11:58AM

Debate #1: Quality in Healthcare
Post-debate vote

Christopher Schlachta, MD
12:00PM

Debate #2: Technology in Healthcare
Audience vote on debate topic (to be revealed at session) and sides. Pre-debate vote

Jo Buyske, MD

12:05PM

Debate #2: Technology in Healthcare
6 minutes each for opening arguments
3 minutes each for rebuttal

W. Scott Melvin, MD (2013) vs.
Nathaniel Soper, MD (2001)
12:23PM Debate #2: Technology in Healthcare
Post-debate vote
Jo Buyske, MD
12:25PM Session adjournment Jo Buyske, MD