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Friday, May 15, 2020

(Dinner/Didactic) – Intercontinental Hotel & Conference Center

5:30 PM
Registration / Reception
6:00 – 6:10 PM
Course Introduction
Scott R. Steele, MD
Provide background on rectal cancer, the course itself and why this is a novel and needed course. Review goals of the participants.
6:10 – 6:30 PM
Principles of Rectal Cancer Surgery
Michael Valente, DO
Cover basic and advances principles of rectal cancer surgery to include total mesorectal excision (TME), vascular ligation (high vs. low), lymph node dissection, and pelvic anatomy pearls and pitfalls.
6:30 – 6:50 PM
Tips & Tricks - Robotics / Q&A
Sherief Shawki, MD
Interactive discussion with video-based tips for robotic approach.
6:50 – 7:10 PM
Tools of the Trade - Energy, Stapling, & Access
Emre Gorgun, MD
Cover the various platforms for proctectomy used in this course (trocars, hand assist devices, transanal platforms and robotics) as well as understanding the science behind the equipment we use and tips and tricks to use them in the pelvis.
7:10 – 7:45 PM
Break (Dinner)
7:45 – 8:45 PM
Individualizing the Approach to Your Patient
Bradley J. Champagne, MD
Evaluate the basics of robotics and straight laparoscopic approaches and transanal approaches to rectal cancer.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Intercontinental Hotel & Conference Center

6:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
7:00 – 7:30 AM
Introduction and Implementation of a TaTME Program
Justin Maykel, MD
7:30 – 8:30 AM
Transanal TME: Technique, Tips and Tricks
Roel Hompes, MD
Video-based discussions from set-up & anatomy to technical “how-to” for the taTME for proctectomy.
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Robotic Approaches to Rectal Cancer
Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD
Video-based discussions from set-up & anatomy to technical “how-to” for the robotic approach to proctectomy.
9:30 – 10:00 AM
Laparoscopic Approaches to Rectal Cancer
Bradley J. Champagne, MD
Video-based discussions from set-up to anatomy to technical “how-to” for the laparoscopic approach
10:00 – 10:45 AM
Complications of Minimally Invasive Approach to Rectal Cancer
Matthew Kalady, MD
Video and technique-based forum to cover tips and tricks to avoid common complications of proctectomy.
10:45 to 11:30 AM
Working Lunch / Question and Answer Session
Scott R. Steele, MD, Bradley J. Champagne, MD, Emre Gorgun, MD, Roel Hompes, MD, Matthew Kalady, MD, Justin Maykel, MD, Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, Sherief Shawki, MD, Michael Valente, DO
11:30 – 11:45 AM
Shuttle to Surgical Skills Training Lab
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Cadaver Lab
Scott R. Steele, MD, Bradley J. Champagne, MD, Emre Gorgun, MD, Roel Hompes, MD, Matthew Kalady, MD, Justin Maykel, MD, Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, Sherief Shawki, MD, Michael Valente, DO
The cadaver lab will consist of 10 cadavers, 2 to 3 surgeons at a station. Two stations will be dedicated to robotic use. All participants will perform straight laparoscopy and transanal approaches. The robotic approach will rotate participants through the dissection phase. Attendees will be placed into focus groups for the robot, straight lap, hand assist and transanal TME depending on their goals and objectives of attending the course.

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