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

Dates: July 11 - 13, 2019

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Why You Need to Be There

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.

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 & Course Directors
Sam Atallah, MD
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL


Mouen Khashab, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Faculty

Hiroyuki Aihara, MD, PhD
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 Nimgaonkar, 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

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 Nimgaonkar, 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