The 78th Annual Course was a success and we are thrilled for those that were able to join us. 100% of the respondent’s to the evaluation stated that they would recommend the course to a colleague! Here is what some had to say about this year’s course.

“Perfect 'up to date' information! State of the art lectures!”
“Effective teaching on very relevant topics.”
“Good hands-on session…, all speakers were excellent, not a weak one in the entire program.”
“Evidence and research based presentations, excellent videos.”

Program

Click here to view the final program.

 

We were honored to have the following join us at this year’s invited lecturers.

 

Baxter HeadshotWilliam C. Bernstein Memorial Lecture

Nancy Baxter, MD

Lymph Node Retrieval: Does It Matter

 

Church HeadshotHoward M. Frykman Memorial Lecture

James Church, MD

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes: Recognition, Diagnosis, and Management In 2015

 

Whelan HeadshotStanley M. Goldberg Invited Lecture

Richard Whelan, MD

Colorectal MIS Techniques in 2015 (Laparoscopic, Robotic, SILS, TEM, TAMIS, Bottoms Up, ES): Which Methods to Learn? Too Many Choices; Too Little Time

 

Minnesota Colon and Rectal Foundation Lecture

David Etzioni, MD

Measuring the Quality of Surgical Care: Past, Present and Future

Faculty

Mark Sun, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor University of Minnesota
Course Co-Director

Robert Madoff, MD, Professor of Surgery; Chief, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery; Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota
Course Co-Director

Bradford Sklow, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
Cutting Edge Transanal Surgical Options Workshop Director

 

Guest Faculty

John Allen, MD, MBA, Clinical Chief of Digestive Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Nancy Baxter, MD, Chief, Department of General Surgery, Saint Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

James Church, MD, Staff Surgeon & Victor W. Fazio Chair of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Robert Cima, MD, Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

David Etzioni, MD, Chair, Division of Colon/Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

Scott Keeley, MD, Gastroenterologist, Minnesota Gastroenterology, Minneapolis, MN

Slawomir Marecik, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago - Advocate Lutheran General, Park Ridge, IL

Justin Maykel, MD, Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Robert McCabe, Jr, MD, Gastroenterologist, Minnesota Gastroenterology, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Jeffrey Morken, MD, Surgery - Colon and Rectal Clinics, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

John Pemberton, MD, Consultant, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Professor of Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Rochester, MN

Dale Snover, MD, Pathologist, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Edina, MN

Martin Weiser, MD, Attending Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Stuart HQ Quan Chair, Colorectal Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Richard Whelan, MD, Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, Professor of Surgery, Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

 

Host Faculty

Charles Finne, III, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School

Wolfgang Gaertner, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Brett Gemlo, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Stanley Goldberg, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Sarah Grahn, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Edward Greeno, MD, Executive Medical Director, University of Minnesota Cancer Care, Professor, University of Minnesota

Christine Jensen, MD, MPH, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Eric Jensen, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Mary Kwaan, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Staff Surgeon, University of Minnesota Medical Center

Ann Lowry, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Alice Lee, MD, Service Chief for Colon Rectal Surgery Division of General Surgery, Minneapolis VAHCS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Marc Osborne, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

David Rothenberger, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery and Jay Phillips Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Michael Spencer, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Amy Thorsen, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Judith Trudel, MD, MSc, MHPE, Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Byron Vaughn, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Sarah Vogler, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota

James Williams, II, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Minnesota