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Title: CME: Join the Future of Surgery 2014 (2 days)
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014    Add to Calendar
Time: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Address: Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102
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Contact Name: Marchelle Albertson
Contact Phone: (703) 204-6348
Contact Email:

CME: Join the Future of Surgery

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flyer: Join the Future of Surgery 2014: Minimally Invasive Robotics CME Conference space

*We regretfully announce that due to extenuating circumstances beyond our control, The Future of Surgery Cadaver Conference has been canceled.  Please accept our apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused .  Thank you for your interest in attending this year and we hope that you will join us at another Inova CME event this year.  If you have any questions, please contact Marchelle Albertson,


This two-day, multi-specialty event will provide a comprehensive overview of surgical trends and future of the practice. A hands-on learning environment will provide attendees the opportunity to work alongside field leaders in simulation and cadaver labs. Didactic presentations by regional and national experts will review the advanced minimally invasive and robotic practice with regards to gynecologic and general surgical specialties and sub-specialties.  Practice specific issues, treatments, and techniques will be presented in an interactive manner through a series of break-out sessions.

Cadaver Lab

Scroll down or click here to see a list of the two tracks attendees can follow in for the cadaver lab arrow

Target Audience

This program is designed for gynecologists, general surgeons, and surgical subspecialties within gynecology and general surgery; nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants; and nurses, who want to learn the latest trends, hear expert speakers present, and participate in hands-on training in the field of minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will:
  • Have an expanded knowledge of minimally invasive surgery and robotics in the fields of gynecologic and general surgery to facilitate improvements in care and increased usage of minimally invasive procedures.
  • Have improved surgical skills and performance through “hands-on” simulation training and cadaver models.
  • Have expanded knowledge of how to best handle operational issues related to minimally invasive surgery and robotics.

Event Locations

Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102

Cadaver Lab:  
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus | Physicians Conference Center
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042


Program Directors

Jonathan Dort, MD
Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Ruchi Garg, MD
Medical Director
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus


Course Directors

Jonathan Dort, MD space Ruchi Garg, MD
Sharon Bachman, MD, FACS
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
  Larry Maxwell, MD, FACOG, COL (ret)
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus


Abraham Verghese
Keynote speaker:
Abraham Verghese, renowned physician, educator and author of  Cutting for Stone

  doctor practicing a minimally invasive procedure

Doctor practicing a minimally invasive procedure

  physicians attending a lecture on minimally invasive surgery
Physicians attending a lecture on minimally invasive surgery


  a doctor at a vendor's table examining a piece of surgical equipment

Doctors have the chance to examine surgical equipment with vendors

Exhibitor Information

Interested in supporting this event? Contact Marchelle Albertson at or click here to download the exhibitor prospectus.


CME Information

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Accreditation Statement
The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians may claim up to 13.5 credits in Type 1 CME on the Virginia Board of Medicine Continued Competency and Assessment Form required for renewal of an active medical license in Virginia..

Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
In accordance with Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information regarding any relationships between presenters and commercial interests (if any) will be disclosed at the conference.  The faculty is expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty are also required to identify any reference to off-label usage or research data included in their presentations.

Cadaver Lab tracks


(Gyn has two options: robotics or laparoscopy)
  • TLH Hysterectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Retroperitoneal dissection and opening of avascular planes and spaces
  • Identification of ureter
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Myomectomy
  • Multi-site
  • Single site

General Surgery Track

  • Robotic Bariatric Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Pancreatic Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Procedures (Endocomponent separation, Transversus Abdominis Muscle release, Laparoscopic Mesh Placement)
  • Foregut Procedures
  • Solid Organ Resection
  • Nephrectomy, Adrenalectomy, Splenectomy


How to claim your CME credits

Visit Inova's online ICMES system to claim CME credit:


Hotel Accommodations

Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA  22012
(Map & interactive directions)

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees include conference attendance, syllabus, lunch and refreshment breaks. Paid-in-full registration is required for admittance. Walk-in registrations are welcome. Written notice of cancellation postmarked by May 1, 2014 will of total registration paid, less a $25 administrative fee. The registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations received after the cancellation date.