Students aiming to earn CME credit while also learning about cutting-edge technologies revolutionizing surgical practice are encouraged to register for the 2018 Surgical Disruptive Technology Summit, presented by the Department of Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST).

The two-day educational forum will be held March 4 and 5 at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown (806 Main Street) and features a wide variety of speakers, forums, and exhibitors showcasing the latest advanced techniques for general, bariatric, colorectal, oncological, and acute care surgeons. The event integrates surgeons and industry supporters and last year’s event featured partners like Medtronic, Ethicon, Obesity PPM, Gore, and Apollo Endosurgery among others.

Speakers at last year’s event included Dr. Erik Wilson, professor in the Department of Surgery and division director of Elective General Surgery, Dr. Nirav C. Thosani, assistant professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, and Dr. H. Randolph Bailey, professor in the Department of Surgery, along with others from outside of UTHealth.

Early bird registration costs $250 until the end of December, $275 throughout January, $300 throughout February, and $400 from March 1 until the day of the event. Attendees are encouraged to book rooms at the JW Marriott Downtown by Jan. 31 to receive a group rate. Student attendees can earn up to 14.5 hours of CME credit.

For more information, visit the event’s website or call 713-999-4763 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.