Specialized Learning for All Roles

At Intuitive 360, all participants benefit from new hands-on experiences and engaging educational breakout sessions on a range of topics related to surgical robotics. Whether you're an experienced robotics champion looking to refine and expand your program or a newcomer to robotic-assisted surgery, these courses were created to further the success of both established and growing robotics programs.

 

 

Schedule

Thursday, October 10

6:00 pm 8:00 pm Welcome Reception

Friday, October 11

7:00 am 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am 9:40 am General Session

Seth A. Rosen, MD, FASCRS, Robotics Program Surgeon Champion, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Ga
Gary S. Guthart, PhD, CEO & Member of the Board of Directors, Intuitive
10:00 am 10:45 am Breakout Session — Dedicated tracks for specific roles
10:45 am 11:05 am Break
11:05 am 11:50 am Breakout Session — Dedicated tracks for specific roles
11:50 am 1:30 pm Lunch
IntegratEd Experience
1:30 pm 2:15 pm Breakout Session — Dedicated tracks for specific roles
2:15 pm 2:35 pm Break
2:35 pm 3:20 pm Breakout Session — Dedicated tracks for specific roles
3:20 pm 3:40 pm Break
3:40 pm 4:30 pm General Session

Ihor Sawczuk, MD, FACS, President, Northern Region, Hackensack Meridian Health
Darla Hutton, VP U.S. Regional Marketing, Intuitive
4:30 pm 6:30 pm Happy Hour
IntegratEd Experience

Saturday, October 12

7:00 am 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am 9:00 am General Session & Keynote Address

Michael Abrashoff, Keynote speaker and former Commander of the USS Benfold 
9:20 am 10:05 am Breakout Session — Dedicated tracks for specific roles
10:05 am 10:25 am Break
10:25 am 11:10 am Breakout Session — Dedicated tracks for specific roles
11:25 am 12:00 pm General Session
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Team Debriefs & Planning
12:30 pm 5:30 pm Golf Tournament
Separate tournament registration required
5:30 pm 6:30 pm Golf Tournament Awards Ceremony & Reception
Tournament participants only

 

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Breakout Sessions

When registering, you may select your sessions individually, creating a learning experience customized to your objectives, or choose from one of six predefined categories offering presentations dedicated to specific roles, color-coded and sortable by clicking on the buttons below:

 

Friday, October 11 – Morning

10:00 - 10:45 am
Pathway Across a Service Line

Friday, October 11
10:00 - 10:45 am

Kevin Fowler
CEO
Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV

  • Reviewing data for an actionable path
  • Working with physicians to understand the potential value of robotic technology
  • Strategic partnerships to help develop successful business plans

Roles:
Hospital Administration—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development

10:00 - 10:45 am
Merging Surgeon and
C-Suite Initiatives

Friday, October 11
10:00 - 10:45 am

Michael Stifelman, MD
Chairman of Urology; Director, Robotic Surgery
Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack, NJ

  • The critical importance of surgeon leader and executive partnership – keeping collaboration front and center.
  • Aligning clinical priorities with C-Suite initiatives – vertical integration from top to bottom.
  • Gaining executive support to removing barriers inhibiting robotic programmatic excellence.

Roles:
Clinical Leadership—Director of Surgical Services, OR Director, MD, VP of Surgical Services

10:00 - 10:45 am
Implementing a Process for Staff Onboarding

Friday, October 11
10:00 - 10:45 am

Nate Sheehan, RN
da Vinci Coordinator |
St. Anthony's Hospital, Denver, CO

  • Why there is no A Team in robotics
  • Partnering with your educators to help develop a comprehensive training pathway
  • Training your Surgical Technologists to support da Vinci procedures while staying within scope

Roles:
Operational Leadership—Physician's Assistant, Nurse Educator, Robotic Coordinator, Service Line Manager, VP of Operations

10:00 - 10:45 am
Preparing Trainees for the Transition to Practice

Friday, October 11
10:00 - 10:45 am

Alex Raines, MD
MD, Director of Robotic Surgery
Oklahoma University Medicine, Edmond, OK

  • Building a strong da Vinci system skills foundation
  • Anticipating (and overcoming) key obstacles in the first year of practice
  • Keys to building a robotics program

Roles:
Academics

10:00 - 10:45 am
Financial Viability in a Rural Hospital Community Setting

Friday, October 11
10:00 - 10:45 am

Fran Baker-Witt, RN, MBA, LNHA
CEO
Effingham Health System, Springfield, GA

  • Behind the numbers: Making sound financial sense of investing in robotic technology
  • From one surgeon and one specialty to a multi-disciplinary robotics service line by recruiting top surgical talent to our institution

Roles:
Elective—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development

10:00 - 10:45 am
The Value of a Lung Cancer Program: An Administrator's Perspective

Friday, October 11
10:00 - 10:45 am

  • Key practices and resources for a comprehensive patient pathway
  • Driving operational excellence in your program

Roles:
Interventional Pulmonology—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development; Pulmonologists

10:00 - 10:45 am
Aligning Surgeon Needs with Administration Priorities to Help Drive a da Vinci Program 

Friday, October 11
10:00 - 10:45 am

Michael Beneke, MD, FACS
Medical Director for Robotic Surgery
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

  • Creating a partnership where everybody wins 
  • Collaborating to build a program that delivers  
  • No executive alignment? This is where to start.

Roles:
Elective—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development

10:00 - 10:45 am
IntegratEd

Friday, October 11
10:00 - 10:45 am

IntegratEd is an interactive experience providing you the opportunity to navigate through the comprehensive Intuitive Ecosystem, offering a full complement of solutions, services, support and digital insights for your surgical robotics program.

  • See the latest technology innovations
  • Discover the benefits of customized data and analytics
  • Test your skills and gain hands-on system experience

11:05 - 11:50 am
Using Data for Strategic Decision Making

Friday, October 11
11:05 - 11:50 am

George Sauter
CSO
John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA

  • Near-term considerations to help optimize returns                                                           
  • Opportunities to use outcomes data to help design bundled contracts

Roles:
Hospital Administration—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development

11:05 - 11:50 am
The Why Behind After-Hours Access

Friday, October 11
11:05 - 11:50 am

Michael Davenport, MD
General Surgeon
St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Fort Mitchell, KY

  • Potential patient outcomes that help build support for your program                                      
  • Building your program's inftrastructure through administrative support
  • Commitment to the total practice 

Roles:
Clinical Leadership—Director of Surgical Services, OR Director, MD, VP of Surgical Services

11:05 - 11:50 am
Data: Where Do I Start?

Friday, October 11
11:05 - 11:50 am

Todd Cooper 
Program Administration
Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

  • What data to start collecting to help measure the program
  • How to partner with surgeons in variance reduction
  • Best practices for helping to increase system utilization

Roles:
Operational Leadership—Physician's Assistant, Nurse Educator, Robotic Coordinator, Service Line Manager, VP of Operations

11:05 - 11:50 am
Leveraging Robotics to Help Meet Diverse Needs of an Academic Program

Friday, October 11
11:05 - 11:50 am

John Hundt
Chief Administrative Officer
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

  • Maximizing 4th Generation da Vinci technology
  • Clinical and economic needs in academia
  • Strategies for Quadruple Aim alignment

Roles:
Academics

11:05 - 11:50 am
Becoming a Robotics Center of Excellence

Friday, October 11
11:05 - 11:50 am

Kelli Brooks
Executive Director Perioperative Services
Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV

  • What to expect from the Review Board
  • How to prepare to meet the criteria
  • The value of the designation

Roles:
Elective—ALL

11:05 - 11:50 am
Building a Strong Thoracic Oncology Service Line

Friday, October 11
11:05 - 11:50 am

Krish Bhadra, MD
CHI Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, TN

  • Success factors in building a lung center of excellence
  • Quantify the potential patient value of a thoracic oncology program
  • Financial impact of a thoracic oncology program

Roles:
Interventional Pulmonology—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development; Pulmonologists

11:05 - 11:50 am
IntegratEd

Friday, October 11
11:05 - 11:50 am

IntegratEd is an interactive experience providing you the opportunity to navigate through the comprehensive Intuitive Ecosystem, offering a full complement of solutions, services, support and digital insights for your surgical robotics program.

  • See the latest technology innovations
  • Discover the benefits of customized data and analytics
  • Test your skills and gain hands-on system experience

Friday, October 11 – Afternoon

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Leveraging Custom Analytics to Help Drive Alignment to the Quadruple Aim

Friday, October 11
1:30 - 2:15 pm

Pamela Stoyanoff, MBA, CPA, FACHE,
President & COO
Methodist Health System, Southlake, TX

  • Results of a collaborative data collection
  • Determining actionable coordination efforts from the data
  • How to determine the impact from these efforts   

Roles:
Hospital Administration—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Sharing Data that Matters to Hospital Executives

Friday, October 11
1:30 - 2:15 pm

Melissa LaPinska, MD, FACS
Surgeon Champion & Chief of Staff
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

  • Leveraging digital insights to help understand your program needs
  • Tips for difficult peer discussions using data
  • Aligning with what's important to your hospital's executive team  

Roles:
Clinical Leadership—Director of Surgical Services, OR Director, MD, VP of Surgical Services

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Achieving Less Than 20-Minute Turnovers in My Practice

Friday, October 11
1:30 - 2:15 pm

Leslie Schultz, RN
Valley Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV

  • Gaining process alignment with the entire team
  • Tips to help reduce turnover time with tray and back-table management
  • Roles and responsibilities of everyone in the room

Roles:
Operational Leadership—Physician's Assistant, Nurse Educator, Robotic Coordinator, Service Line Manager, VP of Operations

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Aligning Goals Across Hospital Leadership

Friday, October 11
1:30 - 2:15 pm

Jackie Martin, Jr., MD, MBA
VP, Perioperative Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

  • Creating shared goals across different levels of leadership
  • Maximizing clinical and executive engagement
  • Creating the right culture for sustained growth

Roles:
Academics

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Overcoming Challenges with a Difficult Payor Mix

Friday, October 11
1:30 - 2:15 pm

Sandeep Vijan, MD
CQO
Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, CO

  • How to leverage potential efficiencies in robotic-assisted surgery    
  • Explore the alignment of robotic-assisted surgery and National Patient Safety & Quality goals
  • Building a robust surgical robotics service line in a challenging payor environment

Roles:
Elective—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Building Ion Clinical Evidence: PRECIsE Clinical Study Updates

Friday, October 11
1:30 - 2:15 pm

Erik Folch, MD,
Co-Director, Interventional Pulmonology; Chief, Complex Chest Disease Center
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Overview of PRECIsE study
  • Firsthand user experience
  • Learnings from early cases 

Roles:
Interventional Pulmonology—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development, Pulmonologists

2:35 - 3:20 pm
Empowering Your Payor Negotiation Teams

Friday, October 11
2:35 - 3:20 pm

Steve Groezinger
Regional Director, Market Access 
Intuitive, Sunnyvale, CA  

  • Leveraging data and dashboards
  • Building your hospital’s value proposition

Roles:
Hospital Administration—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrato, /Director of Business Development

2:35 - 3:20 pm
Building Out Your Current State (Data)

Friday, October 11
2:35 - 3:20 pm

Matt Carroll
Sr Director, U.S. Market Access & Custom Analytics
Intuitive, Sunnyvale, CA 

  • Build out the current state of your minimally invasive surgery program
  • Identify by procedure, by phase of care – clinical, financial, and operational variation
  • Form an evidence-based case to engage your surgeons beyond supply cost

Roles:
Clinical Leadership—Director of Surgical Services, OR Director, MD, VP of Surgical Services

2:35 - 3:20 pm
Scheduling and Block Time Optimization

Friday, October 11
2:35 - 3:20 pm

Marwan Marzagao
Genesis Training Manager
Intuitive, Sunnyvale, CA 

  • Define types of block (block, open, hybrid)
  • Define utilization (individual and system)
  • Best practices on challenges of block

Roles:
Operational Leadership—Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Educator, Robotic Coordinator, Service Line Manager, VP of Operations

2:35 - 3:20 pm
Building a Multi-Disciplinary Training Curriculum for Residents and Fellows

Friday, October 11
2:35 - 3:20 pm

Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
John Porterfield, MD, Residency Program Director, University of Alabama Birmingham

  • Who will learn how much of what, by when?
  • Aligning across specialties
  • Leveraging technology to set the right goals

Roles:
Academics

2:35 - 3:20 pm
Marketing Your Robotics Program

Friday, October 11
2:35 - 3:20 pm

Claire Crabtree
Group Manager, Hospital & Patient Marketing
Intuitive, Sunnyvale, CA

  • Understanding the patient surgery journey to develop a multi-channel marketing campaign
  • Tailoring the marketing message to differentiate your hospital's robotics program
  • Resources available from Intuitive to support your marketing programs

Roles:
Elective—ALL

2:35 - 3:20 pm
IntegratEd

Friday, October 11
2:35 - 3:20 pm

IntegratEd is an interactive experience providing you the opportunity to navigate through the comprehensive Intuitive Ecosystem, offering a full complement of solutions, services, support and digital insights for your surgical robotics program.

  • See the latest technology innovations
  • Discover the benefits of customized data and analytics
  • Test your skills and gain hands-on system experience

Saturday, October 12 – Morning

9:20 - 10:05 am
Building a HOPD Robotics Strategy – Why It Makes Sense

Saturday, October 12
9:20 - 10:05 am

Carlos Carrasco,  COO, Orlando Health
Sherry Buxton, CSSO, Orlando Health

  • Creating access for higher acuity cases in the main OR
  • Balancing inpatient/outpatient cases to help maximize the potential clinical and economic benefits of robotics technology for all patients
  • Offering innovative MIS technology for surgeons with a heavy outpatient practice

Roles:
Hospital Administration—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator/Director of Business Development

9:20 - 10:05 am
Justifying Access to
da Vinci Through Data and Metrics

Saturday, October 12
9:20 - 10:05 am

Alexander Rosemurgy, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery University of Central Florida; Director Surgical Digestive Disorders and GERD Center
Florida Hospital Tampa; Tampa, FL

  • Using Quadruple Aim data and metrics to help support expanding access
  • How to use data around Quadruple Aim results to help justify training the afternoon crew, weekend access, and block schedule adjustments
  • Agnostic of specialty: Leveraging the right data to help ensure access to all robotically trained specialties. 

Roles:
Clinical Leadership—Director of Surgical Services, OR Director, MD, VP of Surgical Services

9:20 - 11:20 am
Robotics in the OR: Preparation, Troubleshooting and Integration

Saturday, October 12
CEU Course (1.0 Credit): 9:20 - 11:20 am
Note extended session period

Chris Stalling
Director of Reprocessing and I&A Support
Intuitive, Sunnyvale, CA

A two-hour training course intended for registered nurses, surgical technicians and other operating room personnel who directly interact with the da Vinci Surgical Robotics System. Upon completion of this course, individuals should be able to describe the importance of and steps to perform device point-of-use preparation, as well as how to properly clean and disinfect the da Vinci Surgical System. This course will also cover da Vinci Stapling and Energy. The individual should be able to describe and perform best practices for troubleshooting in-room OR events. The course will wrap up with recommendations for and information about reprocessing cycles versus instrument lives, as well as how your hospital can assess what would work best to assist with the integration of this new requirement. Participants will be awarded two (2) continuing education hours or units (CEU) upon successful completion of this course.

Continuing Education Provided by Intuitive
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16928, for two (2) contact hours.

Roles:
Operational Leadership—Physician's Assistant, Nurse Educator, Robotic Coordinator, Service Line Manager, VP of Operations

9:20 - 10:05 am
Maintaining Efficiency While Driving a Multi-Specialty Robotics Training Program in My Practice

Saturday, October 12
9:20 - 10:05 am

Michael Stifelman, MD
Chairman of Urology; Director, Robotic Surgery
Hackensack Meridian Health; Hackensack, NJ

  1. Establishing your robotics service line – building trust and alignment
  2. Removing the barriers that your surgeons and staff encounter
  3. Collaborating to drive alignment with what’s most important

Roles:
Academics

9:20 - 10:05 am
My Initiatives for Opioid Reduction

Saturday, October 12
9:20 - 10:05 am

Peter Caravella, MD
General Surgeon
Valley Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV

  • The Pre-Op discussion: Telling the patients what to expect
  • Intra-Op techniques to reduce the patient's perception of opioid needs                                
  • Post-Op instructions and expectations             

Roles:
Elective—All

9:20 - 10:05 am
IntegratEd

Friday, October 11
9:20 - 10:05 am

IntegratEd is an interactive experience providing you the opportunity to navigate through the comprehensive Intuitive Ecosystem, offering a full complement of solutions, services, support and digital insights for your surgical robotics program.

  • See the latest technology innovations
  • Discover the benefits of customized data and analytics
  • Test your skills and gain hands-on system experience

10:25 - 11:10 am
Creating an Environment to Acquire & Retain Surgeons

Saturday, October 12
10:25 - 11:10 am

Trevor Castaneda
CEO
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Frisco, TX

  • Evaluating the current state of your robotics program: Is it a program that will attract surgeons?
  • Performing a market analysis to identify capacity and gap opportunities                
  • Making the business case for program adjustments designed to attract and retain surgeons

Roles:
Hospital Administration—CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, Hospital Administrator, Director of Business Development

10:25 - 11:10 am
Implementing ERAS Protocols Across the Service Line 

Saturday, October 12
10:25 - 11:10 am

Eben Strobos, MD
Colorectal Surgeon
Centura Health, Denver, CO

  • Establishing the program: The ERAS committee work and the journal articles considered in program development 
  • Actual ERAS program: Pre, intra, and post-operative pearls to keep our ERAS program working
  • Education and implementation: How we rolled out the program to nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologist   

Roles:
Clinical Leadership—Director of Surgical Services, OR Director, MD, VP of Surgical Services

10:25 - 11:10 am
Da Vinci in the ASC 

Saturday, October 12
10:25 - 11:10 am

Jeremy Parcells, MD
General Surgeon
Surgical Associates Mansfield, Mansfield, TX

  • Understanding the cases appropriate for the robot in the ASC
  • Understanding the volume and set up necessary for success in the ASC
  • Planning your interaction with payers

Roles:
Elective—ALL

10:25 - 11:10 am
IntegratEd

Friday, October 11
10:25 - 11:10 am

IntegratEd is an interactive experience providing you the opportunity to navigate through the comprehensive Intuitive Ecosystem, offering a full complement of solutions, services, support and digital insights for your surgical robotics program.

  • See the latest technology innovations
  • Discover the benefits of customized data and analytics
  • Test your skills and gain hands-on system experience

Included in this year’s program offerings is a two-hour CEU-accredited workshop, Robotics in the OR: Preparation, Troubleshooting and Integration. Participants will be awarded two (2) continuing education hours or units (CEU) upon successful completion of this course.

Saturday, October 12
9:20 am – 11:20 am
Note extended session period

This two-hour training course is intended for registered nurses, surgical technicians and other operating room personnel who directly interact with the da Vinci Surgical Robotics System. Upon completion of this course, individuals should be able to describe the importance of and steps to perform device point-of-use preparation, as well as how to properly clean and disinfect the da Vinci Surgical System. This course will also cover da Vinci Stapling and Energy. The individual should be able to describe and perform best practices for troubleshooting in-room OR events. The course will wrap up with recommendations for and information about reprocessing cycles versus instrument lives, as well as how your hospital can assess what would work best to assist with the integration of this new requirement.

Continuing Education Provided by Intuitive
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16928, for 2 contact hours.

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