14th International NOSCAR® Summit -- Endoscopic Surgery: A Looking Glass Beyond 2020

Dates: July 11 - 13, 2019

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Join your fellow world-class experts July 11-13, 2019 at the 2019 Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research (NOSCAR) Summit. If you are an innovator in the field of advanced endoscopy or want to become one, attending NOSCAR is a must.


Why You Need to Be There

New for 2019 – Pre-Summit ESD Hands-on Course in the Bio-Skills Lab featuring incision/dissection, ESD with ORISE system, ESD with Lumendi, closure techniques and FTRD.

Ground Breaking Content

This year, on July 11, the Consortium is introducing a Pre-Summit ESD Didactic and Hands-on Program for participants looking to train on cutting-edge endoluminal technologies with leading experts. Don’t miss this didactic and hands-on program!  Stations in the hands-on portion of this program will feature: Incision/Dissection, ESD with ORISE system, ESD with Lumendi, Closure techniques, and FTRD.

A Chance to Participate in the Future of Medicine

Innovations from past NOSCAR Summits have become standards in today’s modern practice. Be there to help shape and adopt cutting edge ideas to differentiate your practice or academic research.

Access to Career-Enhancing Collaborations and Innovative Discussions

Interactive discussions in an intimate setting on the current and future role of emerging new technologies in endoscopic and surgical practices. Opportunities for collaborations, mentorship and career-long friendships with fellow professionals who share the same vision are invaluable.



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NOSCAR Summit 2019 Conference Chairs
Sam Atallah, MD
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL


Mouen Khashab, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Course Directors

Pre-Summit Program Course Directors


Amrita Sethi, MD
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Emre Gorgun, MD
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

The Summit Course Directors


Mouen Khashab, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Sam Attallah, MD
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL


Faculty

2019 PRE-SUMMIT FACULTY


Hiroyuki Aihara, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Vinay Chandrasekhara,MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Emre Gorgun, MD
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Peter Draganov, MD
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Amrita Sethi, MD
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Stavros Stavropoulos, MD
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

2019 SUMMIT FACULTY


Hiroyuki Aihara, MDPhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Sam Atallah, MD
Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL

Petros Benias, MD
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Manhasset, NY

Richard Burkhart, MD
John Hopkins
Boston, MD

Michael Byrne, MD
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, Canada

Manish Chand, MD
University College London
London, England

Marco Del Chiaro, MD
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Karel Caca, MD
Klinikum Ludwigsburg
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Dustin Carlson, MD
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
Chicago, IL

Peter Draganov, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Eduardo Parra-Davila, MD
West Palm Beach, FL

Eric Hass, MD
British Columbia's Children's Hospital
Vancouver, Canada

Karl Hermann Fuchs, MD
Markus Krankhaus
Frankfurt, Germany

Peter C. Kim, MD

Vivek Kumbhari, MD, MBChB
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington, DC

Mouen Khashab, MD
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD

Amit Maydeo, MD
Institute of Advanced endoscopy
Mumbai, India

Ozanan Miereles, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Manoel Galvao Neto, MD
Instituto Enovitta
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ashish Nimgoankar, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Vincent Obias, MD
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Amrita Sethi, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Kevin Reavis, MD
The Oregon Clinic
Portland, OR

Lee Swanstrom, MD
Portland OR

Patricia Sylla, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Stravros Stravropoulos, MD
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Todd Wilson, MD
UTHealth
Bellaire, TX

Agenda

NOSCAR Pre-Summit

ESD Didactic and Hands-on Program
Thursday, July 11, 2019


9:30 – 10:30 am     
     Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits
 
10:30 - 10:45 am      Course Directors Welcome
     Amrita Sethi, MD and Emre Gorgun, MD
10:45 -11:05 am      Indications for ESD: Esophagus, Gastric
     Peter Draganov, MD
 11:05 - 11:25 am    

     Indications for ESD:  Colon, and Full Thickness
   
  Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD
 11:25- 11:45 am
     Break and Exhibits 
11:45 am - 12:05 pm   
     ESD- Principles and Basic Techniques
   
  Hiro Aihara, MD
12:05- 12:25 pm   
     ESD- Advanced Techniques: Pocket, Tunnel, Circumferential, Traction Techniques, Device-Assisted ORISE, New Injection Solutions
    
Stavros Stavropoulos, MD
12:25- 12:45 pm      Faculty Panel Discussion
12:45- 1:45 pm 
     Lunch
1:45- 4:00 pm   
     Hands-on Training in the Bio-Skills Lab
    
     Stations to be covered:
     •    Standard ESD
     •    Pocket/Tunneling
     •    ESD with ORISE system
     •    ESD with Lumendi
     •    Closure Techniques   
     •    FTRD
4:00- 4:15 pm   
     Closing Remarks
 4:15 pm   
     Course Adjourned


14th International NOSCAR Summit

Endoscopic Surgery:  A Looking Glass Beyond 2020
July 11-13, 2019


Thursday, July 11, 2019



 5:00 - 8:00 pm       
       Registration
 5:00 - 5:35 pm       
      Introduction and Welcome 
 5:35 - 6:30 pm       Organ-Sparing Resection
        Moderator:  Mouen Khashab, MD

      Endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) in the GI tract: The Future
      Karel Caca, MD

      Closure techniques after endoluminal resection: What issues remain?
      Hiro Aihara, MD

      TAMIS and taTME: Where do we go from here?
      Patricia Sylla, MD

      Transanal full-thickness colon resection: Challenges to wide-spread adoption
      Karl-Hermann Fuchs, MD

      Panel Discussion
 6:30 - 7:00 pm       NOSCAR Grant Recipient Research Updates
      Research grant recipient - Ozanan Meireles, MD
      Research grant recipient - John Romanelli, MD
      Discussion and future directions of NOSCAR Research
 7:00 - 8:00 pm       Opening Reception


 

Friday, July 12, 2019       

7:00 - 8:00 am       Breakfast Symposium
 8:00 - 9:45 am       Esophageal Motility: The Future of Diagnosis and Therapy
      Moderator:  Mouen Khashab, MD 

      How to Avoid and Manage POEM: Adverse Events
      Peter Draganov, MD

      Impedance Planimetry: Clues to Therapy and Outcomes
      Dustin Carlson, MD

      Reflux after POEM: Is TIF the answer for now?
      Petros Benias, MD

      Reflux after POEM: NOTES fundoplication - is it future?
      Amit Maydeo, MD

      POEM: Long-term Outcomes and Technique Evolution
      Stavros Stavropoulos, MD

      Panel Discussion

 9:45am - 12:00 pm   
      Improving Performance: ROBOTICS AND AI
      Moderator: Sam Atallah, MD

      The Cognitive Revolution
      Ozanan Meireles, MD

      Future Applications of AI in Flexible Endoscopy
      Michael Byrne, MD

      The Coming of the Digital Age of Surgery
      Edwardo Parra-Davila, MD

      The STAR Robot
      Peter C. Kim, MD

      Navigation for Robotics and the Age of Cloud Surgery
      Sam Atallah, MD

      A Next Generation Flexible Endoluminal System for TAMIS
      Todd Wilson, MD

      Flexible Robotic Procedures in the Colorectum: Rhyme or Reason?
      Vincent Obias, MD

      Targeted Organic Dyes and the Evolution of Fluorescence-Guided Surgery
      Manish Chand, MD

      Panel Discussion

12:00 - 1:00 pm   
      Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 pm       Bending the Curve: Improving Pancreaticobiliary Outcomes
      Moderator: Mouen Khashab, MD

      Pancreatoscopy-Guided Pancreatic Resection
      Marco Del Chiaro, MD

      LAMS Complications: How to Avoid Trade-offs
      Amrita Sethi, MD

      Interventional EUS: Current Status and Future Perspectives
      Mouen Khashab, MD

      Addressing the Unmet Needs of Pancreaticobiliary Surgery
      Richard Burkhart, MD

      Panel Discussion

2:45 - 3:00 pm       
      Break
3:00 - 5:00 pm       Bariatric procedures: Bending the adoption curve
      Moderator:  Sam Atallah, MD

      Post-surgical leaks: Keeping the fistula open and avoiding functional compromises
      Vivek Kumbhari, MD

      Endobariatric Recidivists and Non-Responders: The Future of Endoscopic Interventions and Management      
      Vivek Kumbhari, MD

      Shifting the Outcomes From EBWL/IBW
      Manoel Galvao Neto, MD

      Strategies to Move from “Endoscopic” to “Endoluminal” Approaches  
      Ashish Nimgoankar, MD

      Panel Discussion


Saturday, July 13, 2019 


7:00 - 8:00 am            Breakfast
8:00 - 9:45 am       NOTES 2020: Beyond the GI Lumen
      EndoSurgical Oncology

      Moderator: Sam Atallah, MD 

      Incisionless Thyroid Surgery – Gaining Momentum?
      Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier, MD

      The NICE Procedure
      Eric Haas, MD

      Pushing the Limits of Transanal NOTES: Triumphs and Challenges?
      Ito Massaki, MD

      NOTES and the Challenge of Enterotomy Closure -- Are we there yet?
      Lee Swanstrom, MD

      Panel Discussion

9:45 - 10:00 am       Break
10:00 - 11:50 am       VIDEO SESSION AND INNOVATIVE CASES: Is the Future Here?
      Moderator: Mouen Khashab, MD

11:50 am -12:00 pm   
      Closing Remarks