Carolinas HealthCare System

Join Carolinas HealthCare System Training Course in Laparoscopic HPB Surgery

Register Today for This CME Accredited Event!

Presented by The Division of HPB Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center.

The program offers a unique opportunity for practicing HPB, surgical oncology and transplant physicians to receive practical training and instruction in minimally invasive HPB surgery. Participants will receive a full day of learning objectives followed by hands-on lab experience. By receiving an intensive and focused training and education experience, course attendees will strengthen and broaden their practice by learning additional modern treatment options to provide to their patients.

Contact information
Logan Hill
Research Business Manager
HPB Surgery

Join Us In Las Vegas
OCTOBER 21, 2016

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7:30 a.m. Shuttle service provided from hotel
8:00 a.m. Registration/Course Introduction Dr. Iannitti
8:30 a.m. Overview of Laparoscopic HPB Surgery
  • Learning Curve
  • Outcomes Data
  • Equipment
  • Modern Hemostatics
Dr. Iannitti
9:00 a.m.

Ultrasound in HPB Surgery

  • Ultrasound Technologies
  • Ultrasound Targeting
Dr. Hagopian
9:30 a.m.

Tumor Ablation Surgery

  • Microwave Ablation of Hepatic Tumors
  • IRE of Pancreatic Tumors
Dr. Gamblin
10:00 a.m.

Laparoscopic Biliary Surgery

  • Laparoscopic CBDE
  • Laparoscopic Biliary Bypass
Dr. Martinie
10:30 a.m.

Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy

  • Distal Pancreatectomy/Splenectomy
  • Spleen-Preserving DP (Warshaw)
  • Vessel-Preserving, Spleen-Preserving DP
Dr. Martinie
11:00 a.m.

Laparoscopic Liver Resection

  • Partial Hepatectomy
  • Cyst Marsupialization
Dr. Buell
11:30 a.m.

Major Hepatectomy

  • Laparoscopic Right Hepatic Lobectomy
  • ALPPS Procedure
Dr. Iannitti
12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Hands-On Animal Lab

  • Intraoperative Ultrasound
  • Splenectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Hepatic Tumor Ablation
  • Hepatic Resections
  • Hemostasis
All Course Faculty
5:00 p.m.

Shuttle service provided to hotel

The conference is hosted at the Oquendo Center at 2425 E Oquendo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120 | Pone: 702-739-6698.


Carolinas Medical Center Faculty

David A. Iannitti, MD FACS

David A. Iannitti, MD FACS
Course Director
Professor of Surgery
Chief, HPB Surgery
Program Director, HPB Surgery Fellowship
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

John B. Martinie, MD FACS

John B. Martinie, MD FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of HPB Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Guest Faculty

Ellen J. Hagopian, MD FACS

Ellen J. Hagopian, MD FACS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Medical Director, HPB Oncology Program
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Neptune, NJ

T. Clark Gamblin, MD FACS

T. Clark Gamblin, MD FACS
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Joseph F. Buell, MD FACS

Joseph Buell, MD FACS
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Director, Tulane Transplant Institute
Director, Pediatric Transplantation
New Orleans Children’s Hospital
Department of Surgery
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA


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If you registered for this course and are unable to attend, please contact the activity coordinator.


Registration for, attendance at, and/or participation in the Carolinas HealthCare System Training Course in Laparoscopic HPB Surgery 2016 constitutes acknowledgement by the registrant/attendee/participant that photos may be made of the conference events and constitute agreement by the registrant/attendee/participant that Carolinas HealthCare System may use and distribute in its publications, on its web site, and in the conference proceedings, such photos that include the image of the registrant/attendee/participant. By participating in the course, the registrant/attendee/participant acknowledges that he/she agrees to these stipulations.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Carolinas HealthCare System. The University of Nevada School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Attendees are responsible for airfare and hotel.

Please join us Thursday evening for an industry-sponsored dinner and discussion (to be announced). Please reserve your dinner by October 20, 2016. (Please see registration page to RSVP).

Shuttle service will be provided on the day of the course to and from the Cosmopolitan (itinerary provided upon registration).

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 | Phone: 702-698-7000