Biennial congress Of society of
Endoscopic And laparoscopic surgeons


29 July 2022 (Day 1)


Grand Hall

Hall 1

Hall 2

Hall 3

0800 - 1800

Registration (Foyer)

0830 - 1000

Upper GI Symposium

  • Laparoscopic Management of Large PEH
    Dr Soon Yuen
  • Lap Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer in a Low Incidence Country like Malaysia - Is It Feasible?
    Dr Lau Peng-Choong
  • GIST - Different Location, MIS approaches
    Professor Dato Nik Ritza Kosai
  • Laparoscopic Management of Perforated Peptic Ulcer
    Dr Siow Sze Li
  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy in Early Gastric Cancers
    Dr Masanori Terashima
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: The Way Forward
    Dr Kelvin Voon

Hepatobiliary Symposium

  • ‚ÄčIndocyanine Green(ICG) Fluorescence Cholangiography during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    Dr Koong Jun-Kit
  • Overcoming Difficult Gallbladder in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    Professor Dato Dr Razman Jarmin
  • MIS in Pancreatic Surgery : Recent Advances and Current Challenges
    Associate Professor Dr Yoong Boon-Koon
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection: An Update
    Professor Dr Brian Goh Kim-Poh
  • Endoscopic Management of Difficult CBD Stones
    Dr Manisekar Subramaniam
  • Parenchymal Dissection Along the Intersegmental Plane without ICG Guidance
    Professor Dr Goro Honda

Oral Presentation

1000 - 1030

Coffee & Tea Break (Foyer)

1030 - 1100

Keynote Lecture: Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Malaysia Past, Present, and Future

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Noor Hisham bin Abdullah

1100 - 1200

Opening Ceremony

1200 - 1230

Plenary 1

1230 - 1315

Lunch Symposium 1a (AstraZeneca)

Chairperson: Dr Siow Sze Li

  • Surgery for GERD Is It Worthwhile?
    Mr Ramesh Gurunathan

Lunch Symposium 1b (Menarini)


1315 - 1400

Lunch Break (Foyer)

1400 - 1530

Hernia Symposium

  • eTEP, did I Just Buy a Vowel
    Dr Alfred Allen Buenafe
  • Large Incisional Hernias: Controversies & Options
    Dr Ramesh Agarwalla
  • The Role of MIS in Strangulated/Incarcerated Groin Hernia
    Dr Rolf Hartung
  • Tackling Pain in Hernia Surgery
    Dr Ramesh Agarwalla
  • Choosing the Right Procedure for The Right Hernia
    Dr Gafoor Mubarak
  • Recurrent Inguinal Hernia after Minimally Invasive Repair: Is It Possible to Redo?
    Professor Dr Davide Lomanto

MIS Special Interest Symposium

  • Value of Robotic Surgery for Gastrointestinal Conditions and Hernia
    Dr Fong Sau Shung
  • GI Stents in Surgeons Perspective
    Professor Dr K Govindaraj
  • Role of MedTech in the Post Pandemic Ecosystem
    Professor Dr Tan Arulampalam
  • The Science of Stapling
    Dr Hans Alexander Mahendran
  • Prehabilitation in Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Dr Krishnan Sriram


Masterclass: How I Do It

1530 - 1600

Plenary 2: Robotic Surgery - from MIS to Endoscopy

Professor Dr Philip Chiu Wai Yan

1600 - 1630

Debate 1

  • Robotic Low Anterior
    Dr Venkatesh Munikrishnan


  • Lap Tatme For Mid and Low Rectal CA
    Professor William Chen Tzu-Liang 

Debate 2

  • IPOM plus
    Dr Vimal K. Vasudeavan 

  • eTEP TAR
    Dr Alfred Allen Buenafe

Video Presentation


1630 - 1730

Thoracic Symposium

  • Non intubated subXyphoid thoracic surgery
    Associate Professor Dr Lei Jiang
  • Uniport VATS Lobectomy resection
    Dr Narasimman A/L Sathiamurthy
  • Role of Anatomical Sublobar Resection in Lung Cancer and How to do It Efficiently?
    Professor Dr Lau Hui-Ping

Robotic Surgery Symposium

  • Impact of the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery on Bariatric Surgeons and their practices
    Dr Voraboot Taweerutchana
  • Robotic Low Anterior Resection: Fashion or Fad?
    Dr Venkatesh Munikrishnan
  • Role of Robotic Surgery in a Laparoscopic Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Centre
    Professor Dr Brian Goh Kim-Poh
  • Early Experience of Robotic Bariatric Surgery in Malaysia
    Professor Dato Dr Tikfu Gee

1730 - 1830



30 July 2022 (Day 2)


Grand Hall

Hall 1

Hall 2

Hall 3

0800 - 1200

Registration (Foyer)

0800 - 0830

Plenary 3

Professor Dr William Chen Tzu-Liang

0830 - 1000

MIS Training Symposium

  • MIS Training in ELSA - Outreach program
    Dr Alfred Allen Buenafe
  • MIS Training in Malaysia
    Dr Vimal K. Vasudeavan
  • MIS Training in Thailand - Soft Cadaver
    Dr Suthep Udomsawaengsup
  • MIS Training in Singapore - VR / digital tech education
    Professor Dr Davide Lomanto
  • MIS training in USA - Robotic
    Dr Olakunle Ajayi
  • MIS training in Indonesia - Laparoscopic training center in Bali.
    Dr Barlian Sutedja

Daycare Symposium

  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia: The Ideal Daycare Laparoscopic Surgery
    Dr Satkunan Mark
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy As a Day Care Procedure: Is it for Everybody?
    Mr Yan Yang Wai
  • MIS Daycare: Anaesthesia Concerns
    Dato Dr Kavitha Bhojwani
  • National Pain-Free Program and MIS
    Dr Nor Hisham Muda
  • Deep Neuromuscular Block in Laparoscopic Surgery
    Dr Siow Sze Li

Masterclass: How I Do It

1000 - 1030

Coffee & Tea Break (Foyer)

1030 - 1200

Bariatric Surgery Symposium

  • Metabolic Surgery: Mechanism and Use of Bariatric Operations to treat Type 2 Diabetes
    Assist. Prof. Asim Shabbir
  • A Novel Procedure for Metabolic Surgery: The Sleeve Plus Procedures
    Professor Dr Chih-Kun Huang
  • Mini Gastric Bypass -The Present and The Future (A Comparison with Other Bariatric Surgeries)
    Dr Robert Rutledge
  • Revision Bariatric Surgery: When to Do and Not to Do?
    Professor Dr Dato Dr Tikfu Gee
  • Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileum Bypass with Sleeve as A New Standard Bariatric Procedure
    Dr Kamthorn Yolsuriyanwong
  • How to Achieve Zero Leakage Rate in Continuous 500 Sleeve Gastrectomy Cases
    Dr Thakoon Poonthananiwatkul

Recent Advances in MIS Technology Symposium

  • Using VR Based Simulation for Training
    Professor Dr Maki Sugimoto
  • A Swallowable Pill for Weight Loss
    Dr Mohit Bhandari
  • Endoluminal Robotics the Latest Advances
    Professor Dr Lawrence Ho Khek-Yu
  • POEM by Surgeons
    Professor Dr Philip Chiu Wai Yan
  • Endoscopic Weight Loss Surgery
    Professor Dr Amit Maydeo

Masterclass: How I Do It

1200 - 1230

Plenary 4: MIS Digital Transformation in 21 Century

Professor Dr Davide Lomanto

1230 - 1315

Lunch Symposium 2a (Novo Nordisk)

Lunch Symposium 2b (Pfizer)


1315 - 1400

Lunch Break (Foyer)

1400 - 1530

Colorectal Symposium

  • Lap RHC with CME-CVL
    Dr Sumanta Dey
  • Laparoscopic Suture Rectopexy for Rectal Prolapse - My Technique
    Dr Sumanta Dey
  • Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction Surgery (NOSES) for colorectal cancer
    Dr Joseph Nunoo-Mensah
  • Complications in MIS Colorectal Surgery
    Dr Carlo Angelo Capistrano Cajucom
  • Powered Stapler in Colorectal Surgery
    Dr Paul Selvindoss S. Balraju

Endocrine Symposium

  • Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery
    Dr Mark Sywak
  • Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy (TOETVA): Experience of More than 2000 Cases.
    Dr Angkoon Anuwong
  • MIS for Adrenal Tumours
    Dr Kirubakaran Malapan
  • Surgeon Volume Threshold in Reducing Morbidity in Endothyroidectomy
    Dr Nor Azham Hakim Darail
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Robotic Endoscopic Thyroidectomy
    Dr Yahya Mohd Aripin
  • IONM in Endo Thyroid Surgery
    Professor Dr Rohaizak Muhammad

Masterclass: How I Do It

1530 - 1600

IAGES Plenary

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery – Past, Present & Future
Professor Dr Ramen Goel

IAGES Panel Discussion: Role of Therapeutic Endoscopy in The Laparoscopic Era

Moderator: Professor Dr Easwaramoorthy
Professor Dr K Govindaraj, Dr Murugan Periasamy
Dr T.Siva Kumar, Dr Zameer Pasha

1600 - 1700

IAGES Symposium

  • IAGES Role in Training the Surgeons in Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
    Dr L P Thangavelu
  • Robotics in General Surgery - Expanding Newer Horizons
    Professor Dr Subhash Khanna
  • Role of EUS in Today's Era by Laparoscopic Surgeons
    Dr Vipulroy Rathod
  • Reaching the Unreached in Enteroscopy
    Professor Dr K Govindaraj
  • Surgical Decortification vs Fibrinolysis for Empyema Thoracis
    Dr Murugan Periasamy


MIS Nutrition Surgery

  • ERAS the MIS Surgeons Perspective
    Dr Lau Peng-Choong
  • Sarcopenia As a Predictor of Complication in Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Dr Hans Alexander Mahendran
  • Pounding Away the Obesity Pandemic with VLCD
    Dr Saiful B Kassim
  • Decision Factors in Parental Nutrition
    Dr Hans Alexander Mahendran


1700 - 1730

Closing & Prize Giving Ceremony

Updates as of 13 June 2022