7:30 - 7:40 am Welcome – Dr. O. Neely M. Panton and Dr. Terry Phang
7:40 - 9:45 am First Scientific Session: General Surgery
9:45 - 9:50 am Guest Professor Comments (Dr. Alberto Ferreres)
9:50 – 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 – 10:45 am Presidential Address, Dr. O. Neely M. Panton - From Cayman to Vancouver: One Surgeon's Journey. Dr. O. N. M. Panton discusses his education in The Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Canada. He will discuss his Podium Presentations and Discussions at the North Pacific Surgical Association beginning in 1984 referencing the peer reviewed publications. His career as a Laparoscopic Surgeon will be discussed in chronologic order quoting major publications. His roles as a mentor, clinical and academic Surgeon and leader will be outlined.
10:45 – 12:15 pm “Stop the Bleed” ACS certification course. Co-leaders, Emillie Joos, MD and David Evans, MD. Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events. Information: http://www.bleedingcontrol.org/about-bc
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunchtime Speaker: Arran Stephens, Nature’s Path Organic Foods – North America’s largest certified organic breakfast and snack food company.
1:00 – 3:00 pm Second Scientific Session: General Surgery, Thoracic
3:00 – 3:05 pm Guest professor comments
3:05 – 3:35 pm BREAK
3:35 – 4:15 pm Founder’s Lecture, Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, FACS (Hon), Professor of Surgery University of Buenos Aires, Argentina: “Surgical errors & adverse events: caring for the patient & the surgeon.”
4:15 - 4:30 pm BREAK
4:30 - 5:00 pm NPSA Business Meeting (members only)
4:30 - 5:00 pm Meet the Professor, Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, FACS (Hon.) residents/students/guests
7:45 – 9:45 am Third Scientific Session: Endocrine, Oncology
9:45 – 9:50 am Guest professor comments
9:50 – 10:20 am BREAK
10:20 – 11:00 am Visiting Professor Lecture, Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, FACS (Hon.): “Ethical duties & qualifications of a surgeon.”
11:00 – 11:30 am Historian’s Lecture, Dr. Preston Carter: “The Halifax Explosion a Century Later: Lessons for Our Time.” This event, relevant to both Canadian history and our troubled present-day world, recalls the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. A World War I ammunition ship caught fire exploded in the harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with devastating injuries and loss of life. Until Hiroshima, it was the largest urban explosive event in world history. Medical aspects of the Halifax experience are still timely.
11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch panel: Controversies in Anti-Reflux Surgery. Case Studies Moderated by Dr. O. Neely M. Panton and Dr. Alberto Ferreres
Anti-Reflux Surgery Panelists:
Dr. Christy Dunst, Portland – Patient selection - When is a Nissen inappropriate? Poor motility? (how poor?); Delayed gastric emptying or history of bloating/nausea/irritable bowel?; Short esophagus? And how to spot it
Dr. Ralph Aye, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle - Balancing the risks/side effects of long-term PPI use against the risks/side effects of surgery
Dr. Dan Birch, U of A, Edmonton - Bariatric surgery: reflux beforehand and impact on procedure selection; what are the options for post-bariatric refluxers?
Dr. Adam Meneghetti, UBC, Vancouver - Achalasia - what to do for suboptimal outcomes: too tight vs too loose
4:50 – 5:00 pm Concluding remarks, Dr. O. Neely M. Panton.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm NPSA Black Tie Awards Dinner, Dancing with RadioActive (formerly The Goby Catt Band). They’re bringing the party! Vancouver's hottest new event band is here! The band is highly entertaining, professional, tight. This four-piece configuration offers a full 7-piece sound with three lead singers, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. The band’s extensive repertoire of musical styles and genres, ranging from all your favorite classic hits of the last five decades to today's current hits, will guarantee a packed dance floor from beginning to the end and will give us the time of our lives.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
7:00 - 7:45 am Pediatric Seminar, Breakfast
7:45 - 9:45 am Pediatric Seminar, Details TBD
Instructions for abstract presenters, discussants and closers, Click HERE
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