Join the Atrium Health Training Course in HPB Surgery

The first 20 registrants will receive hotel accommodations for the night of 9/29 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.


Date/Time Course Name and Information Presenter
Sunday, September 30 Oquendo Center 2425 Oquendo Road Las Vegas, NV 89120
7:15 AM Shuttle will pick up at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *Meet in the front lobby: Main entrance located in the West tower off Harmon Avenue
7:45 AM Course Introduction Dr. Iannitti
8:00 AM

Ultrasound in HPB Surgery

  • Ultrasound Technologies
  • Ultrasound Targeting
Dr. Hagopian
8:30 AM Tumor Ablation Technologies - Microwave Ablation of Hepatic - Tumors IRE of Pancreatic Tumors Dr. Iannitti
9:00 AM

Laparoscopic Pancreatic Procedures

  • Distal pancreatectomy/Splenectomy
  • Pancreatic Drainage Procedures
Dr. Martinie
9:30 AM

Laparoscopic Biliary Surgery

  • Laparoscopice CBDE
  • Laparoscopic Biliary Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Assisted ERCP
Dr. Iannitti
10:00 AM

Laparoscopic Liver Resection

  • Stapling
Dr. Buell
10:30 AM

Laparoscopic Live Resection

  • Energy
  • Hemostasis
Dr. Iannitti
11:00 AM

Laparoscopic HPB Adoption/Implementation

  • Learning Curve
  • Practice Building
Dr. Aloia
11:30 AM Lunch & Lecture: HPB Billing Dr. Iannitti
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hands-On Animal Lab •

  • Intraoperative Ultrasound
  • Splenectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Hepatic Tumor Ablation
  • Hepatic Resections
  • Hemostasis
Course Faculty
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Shuttle Departs to the Cosmopolitan Hotel or the  
Course Coorinator: Logan Hill 336.416.4836  

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 Hagopian, MD FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, 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

Joseph F. Buell, MD FACS

Thomas A. Aloia, MD
Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology
Division of Surgery, Director of Quality and Outcomes
Dept of Surgical Oncology, Deputy Chair for Education
Program Dir, HPB Surgery and Int’l Surgical Oncology Fellowships
Department of Surgical Oncology
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center



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 Atrium Health 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 Saturday evening for an industry-sponsored dinner and discussion (to be announced). Please reserve your dinner by September 28, 2018. (Please see registration page to RSVP).

A limited number of hotel rooms are available in the block for a one-night stay on 9/29. The first 20 registrants will receive a hotel room at no additional cost for the night of 9/29. 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