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Digestive Disease Institute presents:

Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons - Annual Meeting

April 6, 2013

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue, Q1-300 Conference Room
Cleveland, Ohio




The OVSCRS Annual Meeting is a one-day educational conference to review and discuss what’s new in diagnosis, treatment, and surgical management of patients with complex colorectal diseases.

Key topics include:

This meeting will use integration of clinical expertise, expert opinion, and scientific evidence to the provide essential information in a patient-centered, evidence-based format that will increase the understanding of the principles of sound colorectal surgical treatments and will help to develop best practices to improve overall quality and level of patient care.

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Target Audience

The target audience for this Symposium includes practicing surgeons, fellows, and residents in the field of Colorectal Surgery.

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OVSCRS is a regional society of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the premier society for colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is the recognized authority on conditions and diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is an association of surgeons and other professionals dedicated to assuring high quality patient care by advancing the science through research and education for prevention and management of disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. The deeply held beliefs of the OVSCRS/ASCRS are that diseases of the colon, rectum and anus are significant health problems; that people deserve the best quality care for these diseases; and improvement in recognition, treatment and ultimate eradication of these diseases as well as in the quality of patient care is enhanced by the professionalism, development of knowledge and dissemination of information fostered by the fellowship of Society members.

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Abstracts will be solicited for presentations beginning January 14, 2013. Session participants will be notified of acceptance as well as content requirements on or before March 8, 2013.

Abstract Requirements
Deadline Date: March 3, 2013
Submissions – please complete form and email to
250 word limit
Participants can submit more than one abstact for consideration.
Abstracts will be judged on originality, scientific merit, clarity of expression and presentation of data.
Research data can be pending acceptance by any book, journal, or previously presented at/or being considered by any other national or regional meeting.
Research data cannot be part of any work previously published.


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Saturday, April 6, 2013
  Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
7:50 am
  Welcome and Introductions
Frederick Lane,MD, President OVSCRS, Indianapolis, Indiana
Michael Valente,MD, Program Co‐Director, Cleveland, Ohio
8:00 am
  Surgical Management of Complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Feza Remzi, MD, Cleveland, Ohio
8:30 am
  The Future of Surgical Education/Fundamentals of Endoscopy
Alan Harzman,MD Columbus, Ohio
9:00 am
  Single Port Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
Megan Costedio,MD, Cleveland, Ohio
9:30 am
  Common Colorectal Disorders (Panel Discussion)

Scott Strong,MD, Cleveland, Ohio
Pedro Aguilar,MD, Columbus Ohio
Wayne Tuckson, MD, Louisville, Kentucky
Mark Lindsey,MD, Columbus, Ohio
Frederick Lane,MD, Indianapolis, Indiana
10:00 am
10:30 am
  Peritoneal Carcinamatosis and the Role of Cytoreductive Surgery and
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: What the Colorectal Surgeon Needs to Know

Sricharan Chalikonda,MD, Cleveland, Ohio
10:55 am
  The OSTRICH: Multidisciplinary Management of Rectal Cancer
David Dietz,MD, Cleveland, Ohio
11:30 am
  Keynote Address‐ Alan G. Thorson,MD, Omaha, Nebraska
President, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
  Advanced Colonoscopy Techniques – Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
I. Emre Gorgun,MD, Cleveland, Ohio
1:50 pm
  Hemorrhoids: What is in Your Toolbox?
Frederick Slezak,MD, Akron, Ohio
2:15 pm
  Complex Anorectal Disease (Panel Discussion)

Karamjit Khanduja,MD, Columbus, Ohio.
Alan Harzman, MD, Columbus, Ohio
James Church, MD, Cleveland, Ohio
Ian Lavery, MD, Cleveland, Ohio
Frederick Slezak, MD, Akron, Ohio
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
  Resident/Fellow Research Presentations

Abstract Review Committee:
Joel Porter,MD
Frederick Lane,MD
James Church,MD
Karamjit Khanduja,MD
Mark Lindsey,MD
Michael Valente, MD
5:00 pm
  Awards and Closing Remarks
5:10 pm
  OVSCRS Business Meeting ‐ OVCRS Members Only


Course Objectives

After completing this educational activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  1. Discuss clinical and basic science information relating to pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of principle colorectal diseases and how to apply to clinical practice.
  2. Discuss new insight into pathogenesis, state-of-the art therapy and potential novel intervention along with evidence-based and cost-effective diagnostic approach for patients with complex colorectal disease.
  3. Describe current surgical management of colorectal diseases and identify best practices.
  4. Compare and contrast procedures for treating malignancies of the colon and rectum; and the role that genetics plays in diagnosis and identifying treatment options for patients.
  5. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and competencies to perform laparoscopic techniques for colorectal diseases and when they can be used most effectiverly for patients.
  6. Analyze factors that may influence the incidence of anastomotic leakage.
  7. Distinguish among available treatment modalities for inflammatory bowel disease and select appropriate therapies based on patient characteristics; surgical management options for inflammatory bowel diseases.
  8. Explain endoscopic management of patients with complex colonic lesions.
  9. Identify surgical options for treating pelvic floor and perianal diseases.
  10. Identify treatment options for fecal incontinence most appropriate for patients.

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Course Co-Directors

Frederick R. Lane, MD, FACS, FASCRS
President, OVSCRS
Colorectal Surgery, Franciscan St. Francis Hospital
Indianapolis, IN
Michael A. Valente, DO
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Diseases Institute
Cleveland Clinic

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CME Accreditation

Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Cleveland Clinic Florida and the Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Cleveland Clinic Florida is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
Cleveland Clinic Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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General Information

Meeting Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue, Q1-300
Cleveland, OH

For further information about this course, contact Sue Miller at OVSCRS at:
Phone: 6l4-886-0113
Course Web Address:

Parking is available in the 93rd Street and 100th Street Visitor’s Parking Garages. Parking vouchers will be provided.

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Hotel Accommodations

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Conference Hotel and InterContinental Suites Hotel until 5:00 pm March 5, 2013. To make your reservation, contact the Hotel Reservations Department at 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999. Please identify yourself as being with “DDI –OVSCRS”.

Special rates are listed below:
InterContinental Conference Hotel, $189 single/double plus tax
InterContinental Suites Hotel, $169 single/double plus tax

The InterContinental Conference Hotel is located at 9801 Carnegie Avenue, on the campus of Cleveland Clinic. The Suites Hotel is located at 8800 Euclid Avenue and is within walking distance to the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center.

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The Friday night dinner for the Ohio Valley Society will be held at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.   (The address and directions are listed below.)   The dinner will be sponsored by Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc and will feature
Sabry Ayad, M.D., Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Fairview Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland Ohio.  His lecture will be entitled "Exparel® An Innovative Non-Opioid Option for the Management of Postsurgical Pain.”

Please respond to Beth Christoff by email whether you will be attending or not.   Spouses are also invited to attend.   We need all reservations no later than Friday, March 29.   We look forward to seeing you all in Cleveland!

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106

Cocktails - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner - 7:00 p.m.

Directions from Cleveland Clinic:
• Go east on Euclid Avenue
• Turn slight left onto East Boulevard (if you reach Adelbert Rd you've gone a little too far)
• East Boulevard becomes Juniper Road
• 11030 East Boulevard. (if you are on East Blvd and reach Ford Dr you've gone a little too far)
• Park in the garage and bring your ticket in for validation.

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Exhibitors - Please Click Below to Pay Using PayPal

Non-Members - Please Click Below to Pay Using PayPal

OVSCRS Member Dues - Please Click Below to Pay Using PayPal

Complete this form and mail it with a check (if applicable) payable to OVSCRS:
C/o Sue’s Accounting Service
781 Hunt Valley Drive
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

To register by phone or fax, call Sue Miller at:
Phone : 6l4-886-0113
Fax: 614-755-2127
or e-mail to

Please print   Cleveland Clinic Employee (ONLY) REGISTRATION FORM.
Complete this form and mail it with a check (if applicable) payable to OVSCRS to:
Beth Christoff, BSN, MBA
Institute Education Manager
Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A30
Cleveland, OH 44195
To register by phone or email, call Beth Christoff at: Phone : 216-445-2809
or e-mail to


Course Fee
OVSCRS members (dues paid) FEE WAIVED
OVSCRS members (dues not paid) $75.00
NON-MEMBERS, Nursing, other health professionals $75.00
Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students FEE WAIVED
Cleveland Clinic Employees $50.00
Exhibit Fee $1,000.00

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