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Join the Carolinas HealthCare System Training Course in HPB Surgery

The first 20 registrants will receive hotel accommodations for the night of 10/27 at no additional cost, so act fast!

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
Activity Coordinator
HPB Surgery

Join Us In Las Vegas
OCTOBER 28, 2017

Register Today


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 Technologies

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

Laparoscopic Biliary Surgery

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

Laparoscopic Pancreatic Procedures

  • Distal Pancreatectomy/Splenectomy
  • Pancreatic Drainage Procedures
Dr. Martinie
11:00 a.m.

Laparoscopic Liver Resection

  • Partial Lobectomy
  • Total Lobectomy
  • ALPPS Procedure
Dr. Buell
11:30 a.m.


12:00 p.m. -
4:30 p.m.

Hands-On Animal Lab

  • Intraoperative Ultrasound
  • Splenectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Hepatic Tumor Ablation
  • Hepatic Resections
  • Hemostasis

The conference is hosted at the Oquendo Center at 2425 E Oquendo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120 | Phone: 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

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 2017 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.


Please join us Friday evening for an industry-sponsored dinner and discussion (to be announced). Please reserve your dinner by October 26, 2017. (Please see registration page to RSVP).

A limited number of hotel rooms are available in the block for a one-night stay on 10/27. The first 20 registrants will receive a hotel room at no additional cost for the night of 10/27. Attendees are responsible for all other travel expenses.

Hotel booking and other information will be provided upon registration.

Shuttle service will be provided on the day of the course to and from The Cosmopolitan:

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