Washington, DC - American Society of General Surgeons

Evolution and Solutions
Staying Ahead of the Changes in General Surgery
January 30-31, 2015
Marriott Marquis|Washington, DC
Meeting Information
Joint Providership
The Medical Educator Consortium
The Medical Educator Consortium is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity has been approved for 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies
of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The
Medical Educator Consortium and American Society of General Surgeons. The Medical Educator Consortium is
accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Friday, January 30, 2015
7:00 - 7:45 am
Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
Session 1: Politics
8:00 - 9:00 am
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update
Tom Price, MD
9:00 - 10:00 am
The Employed Surgeon ?
Jay Gregory, MD
10:00 - 10:30 am
Break & Exhibits
Session 2: Bariatrics
10:30 - 11:30 pm
Review Results: RYGB / Sleeve / Next Thing ???
11:30 - 12:30 pm
Hazim Elariny, MD
Session 3: Breast
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Breast Cancer 2015 and Beyond
Stephanie Akbari, MD
1:30 - 2:30 pm
New Technologies for the Detection of Breast Cancer
Rachel Brem, MD
2:30 - 3:30pm
Optimizing Cosmetic Outcomes in Breast Surgery
Shawna Willey, MD
3:30 - 4:00pm
Break & Exhibits
Session 5: Office Procedures
4:00 - 5:00 pm
The Office Management of Venous Disease
Garth Rosenberg, MD
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Botox/ Fillers
Steven Davison, MD
Saturday, January 31, 2015
7:00 - 7:45 am
Breakfast and Exhibits
8:00 - 9:00 am
Social Media for the Busy Surgeon
Christopher Chang, MD
Session 6: Hernia
9:00 - 10:00 am
Improving Outcomes in AWR Through Collaboration: What Can We Learn From
Michael Rosen, MD
Each Other?
10:00 - 11:00 am
Robotic Hernia Repair
11:00 - 11:30 am
Break & Exhibits
Bernard Cross, MD
Session 7 GERD
11:30 - 12:30 pm
Laryngo-Pharyngeal Reflux: Collaborative Treatment Between General Surgeon Christopher Chang, MD
and ENT
Kevin Gillian, MD
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Update on TIF : Results of Two Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trials Karim Trad, MD
1:30 - 2:30 pm
2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Stretta Procedure: Establishing a Continuum of Care in GERD Treatment Mark Noar, MD
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Progressive Disease in GERD and a Strategy for its Treatment
4:30 - 4:45 pm
4:45 - 5:45pm
Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus
5:45 - 6:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Kevin Gillian, MD
Meeting Adjourned
Tom DeMeester, MD
Stephanie R. Akbari, MD
Medical Director
Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health
Arlington, VA
Rachel F. Brem, MD
Professor of Radiology
Director of Breast Imaging and Intervention
The George Washington University
Washington, DC
Christopher Chang, MD
Fauquier ENT Consultants
Private Practice
Warrenton, VA
C. Bernard Cross, MD
Surgical Specialists of Northern Virginia
Leesburg, VA
Steven P. Davison, MD
DAVinci Plastic Surgery
Professor of Plastic Surgery
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Tom R. DeMeester, MD
Professor Emeritus, General and Thoracic Surgery
Chairman Emeritus, Department of Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Hazem A. Elariny MD
Advanced Laparoscopic and General Surgery Associates
Vienna, VA
G. Kevin Gillian, MD
Surgical Specialists of Northern Virginia
Lorton, VA
Jay Gregory, MD
CMO Eastar Health System
Muskogee, OK
Mark D. Noar, MD
Endoscopic Microsurgery Associates
Towson, MD
Tom Price MD
U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th
Congressional District
Roswell, GA
Michael J. Rosen, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Comprehensive Hernia Center
Cleveland OH
Garth Rosenberg, MD
Capitol Vein and Laser Center
Frederick, MD
Karim S. Trad, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery
George Washington University School of Medicine and
Health Sciences
Washington, DC
Shawna C. Willey, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Director, MedStar Regional Breast Health Program
Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC
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