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Join the Atrium Health Training Course in HPB Surgery

The first 20 registrants will receive hotel accommodations for the night of 11/15 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
Saturday, November 16 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. Iannitti
8:30 AM Tumor Ablation Technologies - Microwave Ablation of Hepatic - Tumors IRE of Pancreatic Tumors Dr. Jensen
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. Martinie
10:00 AM

Laparoscopic Liver Resection

  • Energy Devices & Techniques
Dr. Iannitti
10:30 AM

Laparoscopic Live Resection

  • Stapling & Hemostasis
Dr. Buell
11:00 AM

Laparoscopic HPB Adoption/Implementation

  • Learning Curve
  • Practice Building
Dr. Jensen
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

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Shuttle Departs to the Cosmopolitan Hotel or the  
Course : 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
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of HPB Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Guest Faculty 

Joseph F. Buell, MD FACS

Joseph F. Buell, MD FACS
Professor of Surgery  
Chief, General Surgery
Mission Health
Asheville, NC

Eric H. Jensen, MD FACS

Eric H. Jensen, MD, FACS 
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
John P. Delaney Chair of Clinical Surgical Oncology 
Medical Director, Medical and Surgical Clinics of MHealth Clinic and Surgery Center
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN



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 2019 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 Atrium Health 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.


A limited number of hotel rooms are available in the block for a one-night stay on 11/15. The first 20 registrants will receive a hotel room at no additional cost for the night of 11/15. 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