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The Case for Concurrent Cases - November 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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3 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 8 F or our 10 th anniversary meet- ing (ORX X!), OR Excellence returned to the spectacular Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, where our amazing attendees, incredible speakers and informative vendors who made this year's confer- ence one of the best ever shined as bright as the South Florida sun. We take a fond look back at some of the memorable moments from last month's conference and look forward to seeing you next year in New Orleans. — Outpatient Surgery Editors A Look Back at OR Excellence 2018 We had a blast on the beach last month in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 1 2 1. DISTRACTED DOCTORING Technology improves surgery, but it can be also be a deadly distraction, says Peter Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC, professor of anesthesi- ology and surgery at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. During a pow- erful presentation on opening day, Dr. Papadakos implored attendees to put down their smartphones and tablets and pay more attention to providing safe patient care. 2. FORWARD THINKING Rafael Grossmann, MD, FACS, a general surgeon and surgery futurist, is a passionate believer that disruptive technology like virtual reality will be here sooner than you think. Photos by Michele Eve Sandberg and Outpatient Surgery Editors

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