September 22-23, 2023
Over the past several years, Iceland has emerged as a vibrant center for medical and scientific innovation, with Kerecis at the forefront in the area of wound healing and tissue repair.
The discovery of intact fish skin grafts and research on its surgical applications has led surgeons to develop new treatment protocols that have changed the way they practice reconstructive surgery. In this symposium leading researchers will gather to present surgical techniques and their corresponding treatment algorithms that are designed to shorten length of stay in hospital and reduce the need for autografting.
Previous Kerecis Symposiums have also had the privilege of hosting guest such as president of Iceland, Gudni Th. Johannesson, former Icelandic president, Olafur R. Grimsson, Iceland's Minister of Health and Innovation, the U.S. ambassador to Iceland, and Admiral Matthias Winters of the U.S. Navy.
The Kansas City Surgical Symposium will take place September 22-23, 2023. The chairs of the symposium will be joined by clinical proctors to demonstrate the application techniques along with other reconstructive best practices. The workshop's purpose is to receive hands-on training on the application of intact fish skin grafts and muscle and cutaneous flaps. Further, the lab intends to disseminate clinical best practices and applications and discuss future regenerative research.
PLEASE NOTE: APLEASE NOTE: Attendance at the Kerecis Kansas City Surgical Symposium is for residency programs and for practicing surgeons in the field of Plastic Surgery, General/Trauma Surgery, and Vascular Surgery, with a focus on tissue injuries and reconstructive procedures for:
Attendees are required to provide active participation in the full symposium, discussions, and active feedback in the form of answering follow-up questions.
Standard fare air travel, meals, and lodging are covered by Kerecis for attending doctors and medical professionals for the duration of the workshop. Travel has to be booked by Kerecis; self-booked travel arrangements will not be reimbursed. Kerecis does not pay for family members and/or spouses. Government employees are not eligible to participate in this event without prior written approval.
* Please note the VA employees are not eligible to participate in the event.
Kansas City is in Central Daylight Time.
September 22, 2023
06:30 PM CDT
Arrive at the dinner location for light refreshments
Restaurant: Rye Plaza, 4646 Mill Creek Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112
07:00 PM CDT
09:30 PM CDT
End of Day One
September 23, 2023
07:30 AM CDT
Breakfast and presentation at Kansas OREC Surgical Training Lab Address: G013 Wahl West 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160
08:30 AM CDT
Didactic Sessions: Surgical Applications of Kerecis Fish Skin Grafts to Improve Patient Outcomes in General and Plastic Surgery
09:45 AM CDT
10:00 AM CDT
Hands-on cadaver lab
12:00 PM CDT
Lunch and Roundtable Discussion
01:00 PM CDT
End of Program Depart to airport for departures
The Kansas City Surgical Symposium is a one-evening, one-morning event. For attending surgeons, Kerecis covers standard airfare, one night’s lodging, and meals for the duration of the workshop in return for full participation in the symposium and the follow-up surveys. Kerecis does not pay or reimburse for travel arrangements for family members, including spouses.
Attire for the event is business casual.
Protective covering and clothes will be provided during the hands on session as needed.
All flights will be scheduled by Kerecis. If you have registered for the event, you should have been contacted by our agent to schedule the flight. If you have not yet had any emails from us or our agent, please contact us at email@example.com.
During the event, attendance will be offered a single night lodging.
AC Hotel by Marriott Kansas City Plaza
560 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111