Conference Programme - Day 1

Conference Programme - Day 1

16 November 2018 (Friday)

17 November 2018 (Saturday)


0700 - 0830


@ Centre Core (Level 3)

0830 - 0945


Symposium 1A: Colorectal

Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rolf Ulrich Hartung, Prof. Abdullah Aldohayan

  • Managing peritoneal carcinomatosis with PIPAC
    Assoc Prof Craig Lynch (Australia)
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer.
    Dr Davide Ke (Taiwan)
  • Laparoscopic rectal surgery: Importance of standardisation for good clinical outcome
    Prof Andrew Stevenson (Australia)
  • Robotic vs laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer 
    Prof Hye-Jin Kim (South Korea)
  • Best Technique for Low Rectal Cancer surgery: Laparoscopic, Robotic Assisted Laparoscopy or TaTME?
    Prof Joel Leroy (Vietnam)
Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)
Symposium 1B: Upper GI

Chairperson: Prof. Dr Kenneth Kok Yuh Yen, Prof Dr Sarder A Nayeem

  • The symptomatic patient after anti-reflux surgery: Causes, work-up and management strategies
    Assoc Prof Dato’ Dr Nik Ritza Kosai Bin Nik Mahmood (Malaysia)
  • Endo-lap approaches for gastric SMTs
    Prof Chin Kin Fah (Malaysia)
  • Laparoscopic &/or thoracoscopic approaches for esophagogastric junction cancer: current status 
    Dr Simon Law (Hong Kong)
  • Laparoscopic vs open surgery for stage II/III gastric cancer 
    Dr Ramesh Gurunathan (Malaysia)
@ Plenary Theatre (Level 3)
Symposium 1C: Hepatobiliary

Chairperson: Dr Anil Sharma, Prof. Abdul Aziz Laghari

  • Minimal Access Surgery for Gall Bladder and Liver Cancer
    Dr Manish Suresh Bhandare (India)
  • Robotic and laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy - the current evidences
    Prof Brian Goh (Singapore)
  • Minimal Access Surgery for Pancreatic tumors
    Dr Manish Suresh  Bhandare  (India)
  • Evolution of and the learning curve in a laparoscopic hepatectomy program
    Dr Chan Chung Yip (Singapore)
  • Minimally invasive pancreatic resection- recent advances and current challenges
    Prof Le Quan Ahn Tuan (Vietnam)
@ Meeting Room 304- 305 (Level 3)
Symposium 1D: MIS without borders

Chairperson: Prof Lem Dara, Dr. Gafoor Mubarak

  • MIS in developing countries
    Dr Alfred Allen Buenafe (Philippines)
  • Present Setting in Nepal
    Dr Shailesh Adhikary (Nepal)
  • Developing MIS in Central Asia
    Prof Jamshid Shamsiyev (Uzbekistan)
  • Effect of carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum on arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide and end tidal carbon dioxide in patients during laparoscopic surgeries at high altitude
    Dr Tsering Morup (India)
@ Meeting Room 302-303 (Level 3)

0830 - 0945



Oral Presentation 1A

@ Meeting Room 402

Oral Presentation 1B

@ Meeting Room 405

0945 - 1030


@ Conference Hall 2 & 3 (Level 3)

1030 - 1130


@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)

1130 - 1200


Chairperson: Prof Davide Lomanto

  • Smart Total Exoskeletal Surgeon Support (TESS) for prevention of physical and cognitive fatigue during laparoscopic surgery
    Prof Sir Alfred Cuschieri (Scotland)
@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)

1200 - 1230


Chairperson: Dr. Barlian Sutedja

  • Augmented reality and 3D printing in MIS
    Prof Andrea Pietrabissa (Italy)
@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)

1230 - 1330


Lunch Symposium 1A: Medtronic
  • Laparoscopic Resection for Advanced or Complicated Colorectal Cancer
    Prof Hee Cheol Kim (South Korea)
@ Plenary Theater (Level 3)
Lunch Symposium 1B: Olympus
  • Near-Infrared and 3D Visualisation in Colorectal Surgery
    Prof Andrew Stevenson (Australia)
  • Use of ICG in laparoscopic liver resection
    Dr Chan Chung Yip (Singapore)
@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)

1330 - 1500


Symposium 2A: Colorectal

Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. Ian W, Colquhoun, Assoc. Prof Dr. Rolf Ulrich Hartung

  • Approaches in Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy: Current situation and strategies in China
    Dr Zheng Minhua (China)
  • Laparoscopic surgery for splenic flexure colon cancer
    Prof Dato Yunus Gul (Malaysia)
  • Sphincter Saving Procedure for low-lying rectal cancer
    Prof Jun Gi Kim (South Korea)
  • Robotic-assisted transabdominal TME with coloanal anastomosis
    Dr Wai Lun Law (Hong Kong)
  • Debate: Laparoscopic TME vs Transanal TME
    Prof Andrew Stevenson (Australia) vs Dr Wai Lun Law (Hong Kong)
Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)
Symposium 2B: Upper GI

Chairperson: Prof Abdullah Aldohayan, Prof. Dr. Kenneth Kok Yuh Yen

  • Minimally invasive approaches to complications of esophagogastric surgery
    Dr Praveen Raj Palanivelu (India)
  • The current status of sentinel lymph node navigation surgery in gastric cancer
    Dr Do Joong Park (South Korea)
  • Different Anatomic Techniques for total Laparoscopic Gastrectomy - Defining the proper art
    Dr Zheng Minhua (China)
  • Debate: Achalasia management: Heller vs. POEMs 
    Dr Suthep Udomsawaengsup (Thailand) vs Dr Lau Peng Choong (Malaysia)
  • Antireflux surgery: Why Dor Fundoplication?
    Dr A. Vijaya Shankar (Malaysia)
Plenary Theatre (Level 3)
Symposium 2C: Hepatobiliary

Chairperson: Dr. Ehsan Ur- Rehman, Dr. Htun Oo

  • Safety in cholecystectomy and prevention of bile duct injury 
    Prof L. Michael Brunt (USA)
  • Minimally invasive surgery for atypical resection
    Prof Alfred Kow Wei Chieh (Singapore)
  • Laparoscopic biliary surgery: outcome optimisation through specialisation
    Dr Ahmad Nassar (Scotland)
  • Debate: Laparoscopic CBD exploration vs ERCP for common ductal stones
    Dr Ahmad Nassar (Scotland) vs Dr Manisekar (Malaysia)
@ Meeting Room 304 - 305 (Level 3)
Symposium 2D: MIS without borders

Chairperson: Prof Lem Dara, Dr. Shanker Sathappan

  • The role of MIS in intra-abdominal infections
    Dr Sarder A. Nayeem (Bangladesh)
  • The role of MIS in emergency hernia surgery
    Dr Barlian Sutedja (Indonesia)
  • Laparoscopic management of complications of acute pancreatiti
    Prof Abhay Dalvi (India)
  • The role of minimal acess surgery in acute abdomen
    Dr Ramesh Agarwal (India)
  • The role of MIS in trauma
    Dato Dr Mohamed Yusof B. Haji Abdul Wahab (Malaysia)
Meeting Room 302 - 303

1330 - 1500



Oral Presentation 2A

@ Meeting Room 402

Oral Presentation 2B

@ Meeting Room 405

1500 - 1530


@ Conference Hall 2 & 3 (Level 3)

1530 - 1700


Symposium 3A: Colorectal

Chairperson: Prof. Abdullah Aldohayan, Dr. Ehsan Ur-Rehman

  • Laparoscopic CME for colon cancer
    Prof William Tzu-Liang Chen (Taiwan)
  • Transanal TME
    Dr Masaaki Ito (Japan)
    Prof Chong Choon Seng (Singapore)
  • Robotic-assisted transabdominal ISR
    Prof Hye-Jin Kim (South Korea)
  • Laparoscopic colectomy for advanced colorectal cancer
    Prof Dr Chucheep Sahakitrungruang (Thailand)
  • Laparoscopic splenic flexure takedown: which approach in which patients
    Prof William Tzu-Liang Chen (Taiwan)
@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)
Symposium 3B: Upper GI "How I Do It"

Chairperson: Assoc. Prof Dr. Rolf Ulrich Hartung, Dr. Lau Peng Choong

  • Laparo/thoracoscopic surgery for esophagogastric junction cancer
    Dr Simon Law (Hong Kong)
  • Laparoscopic total/ subtotal gastrectomy
    Dr Jaideepraj Rao (Singapore)
  • Laparoscopic fundoplication for paraesophageal/giant hiatal hernia
    Prof L. Michael Brunt (USA)
  • Reconstruction for total/subtotal gastrectomy
    Dr Hans Alexander Mahendran (Malaysia)
  • Laparoscopic endoscopic approaches for gastric SMTs
    Prof Philip Chiu Wai Yan (Hong Kong)
@ Plenary Theatre (Level 3)
1530 - 1615
Symposium 3C - 1: Hepatobiliary "How I Do It"

Chairperson: Dr. Edward Lai Cheuck Seen

  • Laparoscopic Whipple resection
    Prof Razman Jarmin (Malaysia)
  • Laparoscopic segmental liver resection for challenging segments
    Dr Rawisak Chanwat (Thailand)
  • Laparoscopic CBD exploration
    Dr BK Yoong (Malaysia)
Meeting Room 304 - 305
1630 - 1700
Symposium 3C - 2: Endocrine "How I Do It"

Chairperson: Dr. Edward Lai Cheuck Seen

  • Endocrine "How I Do It" Symposium-Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for a large left adrenal tumour
    Dr Kirubakaran Malapan (Malaysia)
  • Endocrine "How I Do It" Symposium-Retroperitoneal adrenalectomy
    Dr Allen Chiu (Taiwan)
Meeting Room 304 - 305 (Level 3)
1530 - 1700
Symposium 3D: Emerging Technology & MIS

Chairperson: Dr. Febra Anak Siam, Dr. Andee Dzulkarnain

  • Application of robotics in gastrointestinal endoscopy
    Prof Philip Wai Yan Chiu (Hong Kong)
  • Flexible 3D endoscope for endoscopic submucosal dissection
    Prof Philip Wai Yan Chiu (Hong Kong)
  • 3D imaging in MIS
    Dr Jack Liu Kai-Che (Taiwan)
  • ICG in laparoscopic surgery
    Dr Wayne Huang (Taiwan)
  • Novel Endoscopic Suturing Devices
    Dr Lawrence Ho Khek-Yu (Singapore)
  • Minimal Scar Surgery: From mini to single
    Dr Asim Shabbir (Singapore)
Meeting Room 302 - 303 (Level 3)

1530 - 1700



Oral Presentation 3A

@ Meeting Room 402

Oral Presentation 3B

@ Meeting Room 405

1700 - 1800

ELSA Board of Governors Meeting

@ Meeting Room 306 (Level 3)

1700 - 2100

ELSA Social Evening

@ Conference Hall 2 & 3 (Level 3)




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