Mayo Clinic days in Vilnius 2009

Gastrointestinal cancer conference
„Mayo Clinic days in Vilnius 2009“
2009 10 02
8.30-15.00 Registration.
9.00-9.05 Opening speech. prof. K.P. Valuckas, Director of the Oncology Institute of Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania.
9.05-10.40 Part one: Upper GI tumours
Moderator: Prof. Raimundas Lunevicius, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
9.05-9.20 Prof. Philip Caushaj (Philadelphia, USA). Barretts disease: does surgical therapy matter?.
09.20-09.40 Assoc.Prof. Juliane Bingener-Casey (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA). Minimally invasive approach for stomach malignancy
09.40-10.00 Prof. Philip Caushaj (Philadelphia, USA). GIST of GI tract: treatment options for the spectrum of disease
10.00-10.20 Assoc.Prof. Juliane Bingener-Casey (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA). Advanced notes for the tumors of the small bowel
10.20-10.40 Prof. Philip Caushaj (Philadelphia, USA). The evolution of Whipple’s procedure for pancreatic cancer
10.40-11.20 Coffee Break.
11.20- 13.20 Part two: Colon tumours
Moderator: prof. Narimantas Evaldas Samalavicius, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania.
11.20 – 11.40 Prof. Bruce G. Wolff (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA). Surgical results: new is not necessarily better
11.40-12.00 Assoc. Prof. David W. Larson (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA). What constitutes proper lymph node dissection in colon cancer?
12.00-12.20 Prof. Dieter Hahnloser (Zurich, Switzerland). Laparoscopic colectomy: tips, technique, benefits
12.20 – 12.40 Prof. Richard M. Devine (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA). Endoscopic treatment of early colorectal cancer and polyps
12.40-13.00 Prof. Bruce G. Wolff (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA). Tumors of the appendix.
13.00-13.20 Dr. Tomas Poškus (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA). Malignancy in inflammatory bowel disease: risks, treatment, outcomes.
13.20-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.10 Part three: Rectal tumours
Moderator: prof. Donatas Venskutonis, Kaunas Medical University, Kaunas, Lithuania.
14.30-14.50 Prof. Steffen Bulow (Copenhagen Denmark). Improved survival after rectal cancer treatment in Denmark.
14.50-15.10 Asoc.Prof. David W. Larson (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA). Robotic assisted rectal resection for cancer
15.10-15.30 Prof. Dieter Hahnloser (Zurick, Switzerland). Local excision and TME: tips, techniques and who benefits.
15.30-15.50 Dr. Peter Sagar (Leeds, UK). Cylindrical abdominoperineal excision: is a new approach needed?
15.50-16.10Prof. Richard M. Devine (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA). Diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of presacral tumours.
16.10-16.40 Coffee break.
16.40 – 18.00 Part four: Miscelaneous and advanced cancers
Moderator: Prof. Algimantas Tamelis, Kaunas Medical University, Kaunas, Lithuania.
16.40-17.00 Assoc. Prof. Tom Sheinin (Helsinki, Finland). Enhanced recovery (fast track) after colorectal surgery.
17.00-17.20 Prof. Philip Caushaj (Philadelphia, USA). Radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of liver metastasis.
17.20-17.40. Dr. Peter Sagar (Leeds, UK). Sacral resection for pelvic malignancy
17.40-18.00 Prof. Philip Caushaj (Philadelphia, USA). Peritoneal carcinomatosis in colorectal cancer.
18.00 – 18.15 Lithuanian Society of Coloproctologists business meeting (members of the board only)
Conference venue:
Hotel Panorama
Sodų 14, LT-03211 Vilnius,
Date: 2009.10.02, 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
For information, please contact:
Prof. Narimantas E. Samalavičius
Head of the Clinic of Surgery
Oncology Institute of
Vilnius University
Santariskiu 1, Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone. + 370 5 2786812
Mob.+ 370 687 74748
Registration fee (lunch included):
Members of the Lithuanian Society
of Coloproctologists and Lithuanian Socoiety of Oncology – free
Residents: 50 Lt (litas)
Other: 100 Lt (litas)
For accomodation, please contact: