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Speakers Showcase Robotics Knowledge

An impressive group of technology visionaries, leading surgeons, hospital executives and more will join the stage with Intuitive leadership to share best practices, robotics program value and alignment with the Quadruple Aim, and the potential impact of innovation, integration and intelligence in the robotics OR. Keynote speaker and former Commander of the USS Benfold, Mike Abrashoff, will kick off day two with his empowering message of leadership and collaboration.

 

 

Guest Speakers & General Session

Mike Abrashoff
Former Navy Commander
Keynote Speaker

Presentation:

Saturday, October 12, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
General Session Keynote Address

When Mike Abrashoff at 36 became Commander of the USS Benfold, he was the most junior officer in the Pacific Fleet.  The challenges he faced aboard this underachieving destroyer were staggering — extremely low morale and the highest turnover rate in the Navy. He re-imagined leadership and replaced “command and control” with commitment and cohesion — engaging the hearts, minds and loyalties of his sailors to achieve operational success in the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he founded the Aegis Performance Group and has worked with more than 1,200 organizations — from non-profits to Fortune 10 companies. He has instilled his leadership initiatives at all levels, teaching the value of empowering every individual to share in the responsibility of achieving excellence. “It’s Your Ship” was his mantra. That became the title of his management book and has since become a mainstream term spoken throughout America. This is a not-to-miss keynote that will address how leadership can affect change in some of the most unexpected ways.

Gary S. Guthart, PhD
CEO & Member of the Board of Directors, Intuitive

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 8:00 am – 9:40 am
General Session

Gary S. Guthart, PhD joined Intuitive Surgical in April 1996. Effective January 2010, Dr. Guthart was appointed as Chief Executive Officer. In July 2007, he was promoted to President. Prior to that, in February 2006, Dr. Guthart assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Intuitive, Dr. Guthart was part of the core team developing foundation technology for computer-enhanced surgery at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute). Dr. Guthart is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Affymetrix, Inc. He received a BS in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MS and a PhD in Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology.

Darla Hutton
VP U.S. Regional Marketing, Intuitive

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
General Session

Prior to joining the US Marketing and Custom Analytics team at the start of 2018, Darla had been with Intuitive for 11.5 years in a variety of commercial leadership roles that focused on building robust da Vinci robotics programs, launching teams that could help accelerate the adoption of specialty specific service lines, and re-organizing the National Key Customer Group to work on expanding access to the entire Intuitive Ecosystem for our largest US for-profit, non-profit, and government health network customers. She has a Master of Science degree from University of Tampa and early in her career worked as ARNP in cardiac surgery for a large academic center in Florida. She is supported at home in Florida by her spouse, Jennifer, and their two daughters Sofia (13) and Vivien (4). The entire family enjoys boating, adventure travel and the theater together.

Seth A. Rosen, MD, FASCRS
Robotics Program Surgeon Champion, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 8:00 am – 9:40 am
General Session

Seth Rosen, MD received his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine in 1996. As a general surgery resident at the University of Chicago, he developed an interest in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, and he established a colorectal cancer registry as a resource for future clinical research.  He completed a residency in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2002.

Following his training, Dr. Rosen joined Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery. His practice included working primarily at Wellstar Cobb Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Over the next 10 years, Dr. Rosen introduced many new procedures and technologies in his hospital systems. Dr. Rosen now spends a considerable amount of his time performing, teaching and developing new techniques related to robotic-assisted colon and rectal surgery.  He is considered a “center of excellence” for Robotics Colorectal Surgery.

Ihor S. Sawczuk, MD, FACS
President, Northern Region, Hackensack Meridian Health

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
General Session

A known subject leader, esteemed physician, and sought-after educator, Dr. Sawczuk has held various roles in healthcare. Dr. Sawczuk completed his urologic training at the Squier Urological Clinic of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and his urologic oncologic training as a fellow of the National Cancer Institute in the Departments of Urology and Human Genetics of Columbia University. He attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards from prestigious academic and medical associations. He was the recipient of the Russell W. Lavengood Distinguished Service Award from the New York Section of the American Urological Association and was presented the prestigious Russell and Mary Hugh Scott Education Award by the American Foundation of Urologic Disease.  In 1996, the office of the First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton recognized him for his Chernobyl humanitarian efforts, and for two years in a row, Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Dr. Sawczuk as one of the nation’s physician leaders of hospitals and health systems to know.

He was honored by the National Ethics Collection of Organizations as a recipient of the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  An avid clinician, researcher and executive leader, he has authored/co-authored more than 250 abstracts, articles and book chapters.

He has held various leadership positions including Chair of Urology, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

In 2016, Dr. Sawczuk became the first physician president of Hackensack University Medical Center and serves as Assistant Dean of Clinical Integration at The Seton Hall Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Currently, he is the regional president, northern market of Hackensack Meridian Health.

Breakout Session Speakers

Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 2:35 pm – 3:20 pm
Building a Multi-Disciplinary Training Curriculum for Residents and Fellows

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Financial Viability in a Rural Hospital Community Setting

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Aligning Surgeon Needs with Administration Priorities to Help Drive a da Vinci Program 

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 11:05 am – 11:50 am
Building a Strong Thoracic Oncology Service Line

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 11:05 am – 11:50 am
Becoming a Robotics Center of Excellence

Sherry Buxton, RN
CSSO, Orlando Health, Orlando, FL

Presentation:

Saturday, October 12, 9:20 am – 10:05 am
Building a HOPD Robotics Strategy – Why It Makes Sense

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

Presentation:

Saturday, October 12, 9:20 am – 10:05 am
My Initiatives for Opioid Reduction

Carlos Carrasco
COO, Orlando Health

Presentation:

Saturday, October 12, 9:20 am – 10:05 am
Building a HOPD Robotics Strategy – Why It Makes Sense

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 2:35 pm – 3:20 pm
Building Out Your Current State (Data)

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 10, 2:35 pm – 3:20 pm
Marketing Your Robotics Program

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 11:05 am – 11:50 am
The Why Behind After-Hours Access

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Building Ion Clinical Evidence: PRECIsE Clinical Study Updates

Kevin Fowler
CEO, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 10:00 - 10:45 am
Pathway Across a Service Line

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 2:35 pm – 3:20 pm
Empowering Your Payor Negotiation Teams

John Hundt
Chief Administrative Officer, Johns Hopkins

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 11:05 am – 11:50 am
Leveraging Robotics to Help Meet Diverse Needs of an Academic Program

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Sharing Data that Matters to Hospital Executives

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Aligning Goals Across Hospital Leadership

Marwan Marzagao
Genesis Training Manager, Intuitive, Sunnyvale, CA 

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 2:35 pm – 3:20 pm
Scheduling and Block Time Optimization

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

Presentation:

Saturday, October 12, 10:25 am – 11:10 am
Da Vinci in the ASC 

Alex Raines, MD
Director of Robotic Surgery, Oklahoma University

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preparing Trainees for the Transition to Practice

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

Presentation:

Saturday, October 12, 9:20 am – 10:05 am
Justifying Access to da Vinci Through Data and Metrics

George Sauter
CSO, John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 11:05 am – 11:50 am
Using Data for Strategic Decision Making

Leslie Schultz, RN
Valley Hospital Medical Center, NV

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Achieving Less Than 20-Minute Turnovers in My Practice

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Implementing a Process for Staff Onboarding

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

Presentation:

Saturday, October 12, 9:20 am – 11:20 am
Robotics in the OR: Preparation, Troubleshooting and Integration
CEU Course  (2.0 Credit): Note extended session period

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

Presentations:

Friday, October 11, 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Merging Surgeon and C-Suite Initiatives

Saturday, October 12, 9:20 am – 10:05 am
Maintaining Efficiency While Driving a Multi-Specialty Robotics Training Program in My Practice

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

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Leveraging Custom Analytics to Help Drive Alignment to the Quadruple Aim

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

Presentation:

Saturday, October 12, 10:25 am – 11:10 am
Implementing ERAS Protocols Across the Service Line 

Sandeep Vijan, MD
CQO, Parkview Medical Center

Presentation:

Friday, October 11, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Overcoming Challenges with a Difficult Payor Mix

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