ASCRS Video Mentorship Series: Finding the correct plane in a right colon

: November 19, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM Central
Moderators: Jennifer S. Davids, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Vlad V. Simianu, MD, MPH, Lisa Marie Cannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS

The ASCRS Video Mentorship Series is a series of intraoperative video-based coaching sessions, presented in the webinar format, with the goal of sharing operative techniques and improving procedural confidence. During this webinar the moderators will review videos of Finding the correct plane in a right colon.

Jennifer S. Davids, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts, where she has been on faculty as a colon and rectal surgeon since 2013. Her clinical interests are diverse and include inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, advanced endoscopy, and colorectal cancer, with an emphasis on minimally invasive approaches including laparoscopy and robotics. She is also associate program director of the UMASS general surgery residency and directs the department's simulation center. 

Vlad V. Simianu, MD, MPH, is a Colon and Rectal Surgeon at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He received his M.D. from Indiana University, completed General Surgery Residency at the University of Washington, where he also received his Masters of Public Health degree from the UW School of Public Health, and subsequently completed fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Simianu is an active educator and researcher. At Virginia Mason, he is the lead for the surgical residents’ robotics curriculum and serves as the lead investigator and surgeon for several local and national studies. He is the director of the Colorectal Center of Excellence of the Digestive Disease Institute at Virginia Mason as well as the Medical Director of the Colorectal Cancer Service Line at Virginia Mason’s Floyd and Delores Jones Cancer Institute. Dr. Simianu is dedicated in improving the quality of surgical care in Washington State, and serves as the Associate Medical Director, Colorectal, of the Surgical Care Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP).

Lisa Marie Cannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS, completed her general surgery residency at NYPH-Columbia University Medical Center.  After matriculating from her colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago, she stayed on as faculty there for five years.  She is now an associate professor of surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, her medical school alma mater.  Her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and benign colorectal disorders, implementing enhanced recovery pathways, and evidence-based care paradigms.  

Registration is free to ASCRS members and a $20 flat-fee for non-members, which includes live and on-demand access to all six webinars in the series. This is a one-time registration for enrollment in the full 2021 series.  You do not need to register more than once.