2022 PSS Schedule

Thursday, January 27, 2022
7:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:15 am Welcome and Introduction: Jon King, MD, Moderator
8:30 am Surgical Considerations in Hereditary Endocrine Syndromes:
Mark S. Cohen, MD, FACS, FSSO
9:00 am Complicated Diverticulitis: Charles P. Heise, MD, FACS
9:30 am Surgical Management of the Difficult Gallbladder: Nathaniel Soper, MD
10:00 am Break/Exhibits
10:15 am Complications of Restorative Proctocolectomy: Heise
10:45 am Minimally Invasive Treatment of GERD: Soper
11:15 am Minimally Invasive Approaches for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery:
Mark S. Cohen, MD, FACS, FSSO
11:45 am Q & A Panel
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Controversies in the Management of Large Hiatal Hernias:
Nathaniel Soper, MD
1:45 pm Anal Fistula: Charles P. Heise, MD, FACS
2:15 pm Break/Exhibits
2:30 pm The Utility of Ultrasound during laparoscopic cholecystectomy:
Nathaniel Soper, MD
3:00 pm Acute Kidney Injury: Carlos V.R. Brown, MD, FACS
3:30 pm Use of mixed reality technologies in surgical education and clinical care delivery: Mark S. Cohen, MD, FACS, FSSO
4:00 pm Q & A Panel

Friday, January 28, 2022
7:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:15 am Welcome and Introduction:
8:30 am Management of Blunt Pelvic Trauma: how military principles can apply: Col Dwight C. Kellicut, MD, FACS
9:00 am Considerations for Bowel Anastomoses:
Charles P. Heise, MD, FACS
9:30 am Damage Control Laparotomy in the EGS Patient:
Carlos V.R. Brown, MD, FACS
10:00 am Break/Exhibits
10:15 am Necrotizing Pancreatitis: Carlos V.R. Brown, MD, FACS
11:00 am REBOA: role in trauma management:
Col Dwight C. Kellicut, MD, FACS
11:30 am Long-term Adoption and Implementation Strategies for Surgical Telehealth: Mark S. Cohen, MD, FACS, FSSO
12:00 pm Q & A Panel
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm What to do if you get Sued / Anatomy of a Lawsuit:
Rachel DaPena, JD
2:00 pm Work Life Balance: Carlos V.R. Brown, MD, FACS
2:30 pm Update on Medical Negligence Law: Kari Zangerie, JD
3:00 pm Break/Exhibits
3:15 pm Proving and Defending Causation in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: Peter Akmajian, JD
3:45 pm The Nuts and Bolts of the Arizona Medical Board’s Disciplinary Process: In the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Robert Stultz
4:15 pm Q & A Panel
4:30 pm Adjourn

SATURDAY, January 29, 2022
7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:55 am Welcome and Introduction
8:00 am Dialysis Access Emergencies for the General Surgeon:
Col Dwight C. Kellicut, MD, FACS
8:30 am Robotics in General Surgery: Conrad Ballecer, MD
9:00 am Lessons Learned from Combat Deployment:
Carlos V.R. Brown, MD, FACS
9:45 am Break
10:00 am The Changing Paradigm of Surgical Education: Conrad Ballecer, MD
10:30 am Learning from Failure: Col Dwight C. Kellicut, MD, FACS
11:00 am Complex Robotic Incisional Hernia Repair: Conrad Ballecer, MD
11:30 am Q & A Panel
12:00 pm Adjourn

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