Surgical Disruptive Technology Summit, March 19-20.
Surgical Disruptive Technology Summit

Acute care, bariatric, colorectal, general, and oncological surgeons are invited to attend a two-day educational forum, “Surgical Disruptive Technology Summit,” March 19-20.

The educational event directed by Erik Wilson, M.D., professor and Lynn and Oscar Wyatt Chair in Metabolic Research in the Department of Surgery at McGovern Medical School, will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Houston.

“World-renowned surgeons in this field will provide a dynamic learning format that integrates surgeons and industry supporters,” said Wilson, who also serves as director of Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas and the medical director of bariatric surgery for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. “The educational forum will showcase the latest surgical technology and advanced techniques in the areas of foregut, hernia, oncology, bariatrics and acute care that will elevate the area of care for patients.”

McGovern Medical School presenters include faculty members in the Department of Surgery: Richard Andrassy, M.D., chair of the department; H. Randolph Bailey, M.D.; Lillian Kao, M.D.; Brad Snyder, M.D.; Erik Wilson, M.D., vice chair of the department; Todd Wilson, M.D.; and Nirav Thosani, M.D., in the Department of Internal Medicine

Highlights of the summit include:

  • robotic incision hernia repair
  • advances in robotic and colorectal surgery
  • navigation for pelvic surgery
  • creating new tools for minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery
  • minimally invasive breast surgery
  • endoscopic ablation for Pancreatic tumors

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participating in this activity.