Conference Programme - Day 2

Conference Programme - Day 2

16 November 2018 (Friday)

17 November 2018 (Saturday)

Time Programme

0700 - 0830


@ Centre Core (Level 3)


Keynote 3

  • Big Data and Science
    Prof Eduardo Targarona (Spain)
@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)


Keynote 4

  • Changing trends in minimal access surgery - Laparoscopic to Robotic approach
    Dr C. Palanivelu (India)
@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)



@ Conference Hall 2 & 3 (Level 3)

1015 - 1115


Symposium 4A: Nutritional optimization / ERAS
  • ERAS: Best perioperative care for MIS
    Dr Jesus Fernando (Philipines)
  • Nutrition in bariatric surgery
    Dr Reynu Rajan (Malaysia)
  • Controversies in perioperative nutrition
    Dato' Dr Tikfu Gee (Malaysia)
@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)
Symposium 4B: Endocrine
  • Approaches to endoscopic thyroidectomy: An overview
    Prof Rohaizak Muhammad (Malaysia)
  • Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA): Safer with intraoperative nerve monitoring?
    Dr Pornpeera Jitpratoom (Thailand)
  • Debate: Trans peritoneal adrenalectomy or Retroperitoneal adrenalectomy for a 4 cm adrenal pheochromocytoma?
    Prof Cheah Wei Keat (Singapore) vs Dr Allen Chiu (Taiwan)
@ Plenary Theatre (Level 3)
Symposium 4C: Endo-Lap Surgery - Nurses/Allied Health
  • Endo-lap Setup. Handling & Care of laparoscopic equipment
    Dr Satkunan Mark (Malaysia)
  • Insertion of endoscopic feeding conduit
    Dr Hans Alexander Mahendran (Malaysia)
  • Laparoscopic instrumentation and technology
    Dr Ramesh Argawalla (India)
@ Meeting Room 304/305 (Level 3)
Symposium 4D: Thoracic
  • VATS for Empyema
    Dr Narasimman Sathiamurty (Malaysia)
  • Endoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
    Dr George Thomas (Malaysia)
  • Basic VATS surgical skills for lung cancer
    Dr Sing Yang Soon (Malaysia)
@ Meeting Room 302/303 (Level 3)

1115 - 1130


@ Conference Hall 2 & 3 (Level 3)

1130 - 1315


Symposium 5A: Education and Training
  • Training the General Surgeon with advanced minimal invasive colorectal surgery: The Malaysian perspective
    Prof Dato Ismail Sagap (Malaysia)
  • Training in laparoscopic surgery
    Dr Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul (Thailand)
  • VATS education
    Prof Sang Hoon Jheon (South Korea)
  • European Experience in MIS Training
    Prof Eduardo Targarona (Spain)
  • Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)
    Prof L. Michael Brunt (USA)
  • Medicolegal challenges in laparoscopic surgery
    Dr Gafoor Mubarak (Malaysia)
  • My 2 decades as herniologist
    Dr Pradeep Chowbey (India)
@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)
1130 - 1245
Symposium 5B-1: Endocrine
  • Robotic BABA Endothyroidectomy : “The Malaysian Experience”
    Dr Yahya Mohd Ariffin (Malaysia)
  • Debate: Endoscopic thyroidectomy Transoral Approach (TOETVA) vs Robotic Thyroidectomy for multinodular goitre
    Dr Pornpeera Jitpratoom (Thailand) vs Dr Nor Azham Hakim Darail (Malaysia)
  • MIS in the management of paragangliomas
    Dr Weifeng Xu (China)
  • MIS in adrenal lesions
    Dr Abhay Dalvi (India)
@ Plenary Theatre (Level 3)

1245 - 1315

Symposium 5B-2: Endocrine
  • Surgical education and innovation
    Dr Wayne Huang (Taiwan)
@ Plenary Theatre (Level 3)
1130 - 1230
Symposium 5C-1: Endo-Lap Surgery - Nurses/Allied Health
  • Principles of laparoscopic surgery
    Prof Anil Sharma (India)
  • Handling and caring of the endoscopic instruments during reprocessing
    Ms Ong Lay Hoon
  • Haemoblock; application and indications
    Dr Lyudmilla V Mechyova (Russia)
@ Meeting Room 304/305 (Level 3)
1230 - 1315
Symposium 5C-2: Bariatric Surgery Video Session
  • “How I do it”- Single-incision laparoscopic bariatric surgery
    Dr CK Huang (Taiwan)
  • “How I do it”- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Dr Asim Shabbir (Singapore)
  • “How I do it”-Mini-gastric bypass
    Prof Wei Jee Lee (Taiwan)
@ Meeting Room 304/305 (Level 3)
Symposium 5D: Thoracic
  • Dr. VATS versus RATS
    Dr Ali Zamir Khan (India)
  • Single-Port versus multi-ports VATS
    Dr Hui Ping Liu (Taiwan)
  • VATS for pneumothorax
    Dr Ian W. Colquhoun (Scotland)
  • VATS for Thymoma
    Dr Wentao Fang (China)
  • VATS Mediastinal LN dissection for lung cancer
    Prof Sang Hoon Jheon (South Korea)
  • Endoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
    Dr George Thomas (Malaysia)
@ Meeting Room 302/303 (Level 3)

1315 - 1415


1415 - 1545


Symposium 6A: Abdominal wall hernias
  • Latest advances in ventral & incisional hernia repair
    Prof Davide Lomanto (Singapore)
  • Endoscopic component separation & TAR in ventral hernia
    Dr Alfred Allen Buenafe (Phillipines)
  • Laparoscopic management of recurrent ventral hernia after previous IPOM
    Dr Abhay Dalvi (India)
  • Management of ventral hernias in patients undergoing bariatric surgery
    Dr Asim Shabbir (Singapore)
  • Laparoscopic atypical hernia repair
    Dr Gafoor Mubarak (Malaysia)
  • Prosthesis in abdominal wall hernia repair
    Dr Vimal K. Vasudeavan (Malaysia)
@ Conference Hall 1 (Level 3)
Symposium 6B: Endoscopic diagnostics and therapeutics
  • New technologies in endoscopic stenting
    Dr Ray Sarmiento (Philipines)
  • Endoscopic treatments of obesity and metabolic disease
    Dr Simon Wong (Hong Kong)
  • Metallic stenting for obstructing colorectal cancer
    Dr Pornthep (Thailand)
  • Difficult ERCP cannulation Endoscopic ultrasonography guided-gallbadder stenting and interventions
    Dr GV Rao (India)
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography guided-gallbadder stenting and intervention
@ Plenary Theatre (Level 3)
Symposium 6C: Bariatric Surgery
  • “How I do it”- Sleeve gastrectomy with duodenal jejunal bypass
    Dr Kazunori Kasama (Japan)
  • What's new in bariatrics?
    Prof Nicola Di Lorenzo (Italy)
  • Follow-up and late complications of bariatric surgery
    Assoc. Prof. Dato. Dr Nik Ritza Kosai Bin Nik Mahmood (Malaysia)
  • What’s next? New techniques and technologies in bariatric & metabolic surgeries
    Dr Simon Wong (Hong Kong)
  • Long-term results of Sleeve vs. Bypass
    Prof Suthep Udomsawaengsup (Thailand)
  • Bariatric surgery for super morbid obesity
    Dato' Dr Tikfu Gee (Malaysia)
@ Meeting Room 304/305 (Level 3)
Symposium 6D: Paediatric
  • Training in paediatric MIS
    Dr Pham Duy Hien (Vietnam)
  • Challenges and special considerations in laparoscopic paediatric surgery
    Dr Nadesh Sithasanan (Malaysia)
  • Bariatric surgery in children
    Dr Mohit Bhandari (India)
  • Laparoscopic management of choledochal cyst
    Dr Nguyen Thanh Liem (Vietnam)
@ Meeting Room 302/303 (Level 3)

1545 - 1600


1600 - 1730


Symposium 7A: Inguinal hernia
  • Update on current guidelines on laparoscopic hernia repair
    Prof Jose Macario Faylona (Philipines)
  • Single port endo-laparoscopic surgery vs conventional TEP inguinal hernia repair
    Dr Sujith Wijerathne (Singapore)
  • Technique and tips of laparoscopic approach for strangulated hernias
    Dr George Yang (Hong Kong)
  • Management strategies for complex groin hernia: Is it for laparoscopic?
    Dr Barlian Sutedja (Indonesia)
  • MIS for inguinoscrotal hernia
    Dr Rakesh Kumar Gupta (Nepal)
  • Redo hernia surgery
    Prof Davide Lomanto (Singapore)
@ Conference Hall 1  (Level 3)
Symposium 7B: Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic Exenterations: the Peter Mac Experience
    Prof Craig A Lynch (Australia)
  • Robotic surgery: Current indications
    Dr Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul (Thailand)
  • Robotic Gastrectomy & D2 lymphadenectomy
    Dr Jaideep Rao (Singapore)
  • Robotic surgery for choledochal cyst in children
    Dr Pham Duy Hien (Vietnam)
  • Robotic Thyroidectomy in Asia
    Dr Nor Azham Hakim Darail (Malaysia)
  • Technical tips in Robotic Colectomy for Transverse colon cancer
    Dr C. Palanivelu (India)
@ Plenary Theatre  (Level 3)
Symposium 7C: Bariatric Surgery
  • Roux en y Gastric Bypass
    Prof Muffazal Lakdawala (India)
  • Grinding upon the tip of the iceberg. The role of Bariatric surgery in Obesity related liver disease (NASH)
    Dr Raad Al Mehdi (Oman)
  • Sleeve gastrectomy as a metabolic procedure
    Dr Reynu Rajan (Malaysia)
  • Revisional bariatric surgery for weight regain
    Dr Rajkumar Vinayak (Malaysia)
  • A 15 years experience of single anastomosis gastric bypass
    Prof Wei Jee Lee (Taiwan)
  • Long-term result of surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes
    Prof Wei Jee Lee (Taiwan)
@ Meeting Room 304/305  (Level 3)
Symposium 7D: Paediatric
  • Advances in paediatric urology- Robotic Surgery
    Dr Venkat Sripathi (India)
  • 3D Paediatric Endoscopic Surgery- early experience in UMMC
    Dr Yik Yee Ian (Malaysia)
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair in children: current evidences
    Dr Ivy Chan (Hong Kong)
  • Thoracoscopy for congenital anomalies
    Dr Nadarajan Sudhakaran (Malaysia)
@ Meeting Room 302/303  (Level 3)

1730 - 1830

Closing Ceremony

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