Meeting Information

Society of Robotic Surgery

2013 SRS Annual Meeting
Master Class Program
November 7 – 9, 2013
Disney Yacht & Beach Club
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Scientific Meeting Co-Chairs:

Dr. Johannes Bonatti
Dr. Bonatti is the chairman of the department of cardiothoracic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Bonatti performed the world’s first robotic endoscopic triple and quadruple vessel bypass in the arrested heart valve. In addition to his contributions to advancing robotic surgery, Dr. Bonatti was awarded Intuitive Surgical’s “Distinguished Robotic Surgeon and Pioneer in da Vinci Cardiac Surgery.”

Dr. Vipul Patel
Dr. Patel is the medical director of the Global Robotics Institute at Celebration Health in Orlando, Florida. He is a leader in the field of robotic surgery, having trained hundreds of surgeons on how to safely adopt robotic technology into their practice. Dr. Patel has personally performed the most robotic surgeries in the world and has currently performed nearly 7,000 robotic prostatectomies. In addition to his many accomplishments in the field of robotic surgery, he is the founding member of the Society of Robotic Surgery.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the world’s leading robotics experts:

  • Multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art plenary sessions
  • Presentations by world renowned leaders in robotic surgery
  • Specialty break-out sessions for:
    • Cardiothoracic
    • General Surgery
    • Gynecology
    • Urology

Register now!


Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall Hours will be posted online when they become available.


Disney Yacht & Beach Club
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Main: (407) 934-7000
Fax: (407) 934-3837

Room Rate: $189.00
Hotel Deadline: October 23, 2013
Reservations: (407) 939-4686

Room Rate
The Society of Robotic Surgery has negotiated a discounted rate of $189.00 plus tax (currently 12.5%) at the Disney Yacht & Beach Club.

Hotel Deadline
The deadline to receive the Society of Robotic Surgery group rate is October 23, 2013. SRS encourages you to make your reservation early, as the hotel and discount block may sellout before this date. After this date, reservations will be accepted based on availability and higher rates may apply.

Attendees are responsible for making their reservations by calling the hotel at (407) 934-4686. Please reference the 2013 SRS Annual Meeting: Master Class Program to receive the discounted rate. If an attendee would like to book pre- or post-meeting nights, please contact the Disney Yacht & Beach Club at (407) 939-4686 to inquire about availability. An attendee needing to make changes or requests to their room reservation will need to wait until receiving a Resort Confirmation. Any changes or requests must be made by calling (407) 939-4686.

Hotel Deposit & Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold a reservation. These deposits are fully refundable if the hotel is notified of cancellation five days prior to arrival. Please call (407) 939-4686 to alter or cancel reservations.


Airport Information
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately 22 miles from the Disney Yacht & Beach Club or 26 minutes by car.

Taxi Cab Services
Several taxi companies operate at the Orlando International Airport:

Ace Metro / Luxury Cab: (407) 855-1111
Diamond Cab Company: (407) 523-3333
Quick Cab: (407) 447-1444
Star Taxi: (407) 857-9999
Town & Country Transport: (407) 828-3035
Yellow / City Cab: (407) 422-2222

Taxi rates for a one-way transfer to the hotel cost approximately $60.00

Rental Car Information
Avis Rent-A-Car is the official rental car company for the 2013 SRS Annual Meeting: Master Class Program. For reservations, please call (800) 331-1600, and use the code “J901055” to receive the discounted rates.

Shuttle Service
The Disney’s Yacht & Beach Resort offers complimentary shuttle service through Disney’s Magical Express 24 hours a day. Please call (866) 599-0951 for more information.

Disney Yacht & Beach Club is happy to offer $15.00 valet parking and free self-parking with a room reservation.

Orlando, Florida, is located in east/central Florida and is the sixth largest city in Florida. Orlando is one of the popular tourist destinations in the US and is located in Orange County, FL. It is best known as home to the world's top theme parks and water parks, including the four theme parks and two water parks at Walt Disney World Resort. Beyond this, travelers of all ages can find every experience imaginable, from sports and outdoor adventure, to world-class shopping and dining, to history and culture. Orlando is known around the world for bringing a smile to people's faces. With the variety of experiences Orlando offers, each family member can experience a vacation tailored to fit their individual needs while still having family fun together. These memories of so many shared experiences make Orlando a very special destination for millions and millions of travelers around the world. It's no wonder the destination has adopted the global tagline, "Orlando Makes Me Smile."

Orlando is consistently ranked among the “Most Fun US Cities” in addition to being one of the top tourist destinations in the world. There is truly something for everyone in Orlando, with millions of visitors and tourists arriving here each year to marvel at the wonders, which include Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, Discovery Cove, Gatorland , Universal Studios, SeaWorld, the Kennedy Space Center, the Epcot Center and Disney's Magic Kingdom, home to the enchanting Cinderella's Castle. Away from the theme parks and major tourism in Orlando, you will also find much history and many peaceful spots, together with gardens, fine dining, impressive museums, charming neighborhoods and a major nighttime scene.  

Orlando is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the US and is home to 8 major shopping malls. The destination's shopping offering is packed with the world's most popular names in fashion including Burberry, Chanel, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo and more than 100 other brands. In fact Orlando boasts enough shopping to fill 900 football fields. Orlando shopping opportunities include malls, factory outlet stores, quaint shopping districts and flea markets.  

Nightlife in Orlando is centered in the downtown area and around the major theme parks. In downtown Orlando, one can find comedy clubs, dance clubs, martini bars, pubs, sophisticated lounges, and sports bars. Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort features dining, shopping, movie theatres and five nightclubs. Downtown Disney also offers movies, dining, shopping, and seven clubs at Downtown Disney's Pleasure Island.

Outdoor Recreation
Orlando's climate makes it ideal for outdoor activities. Orlando is close to the coast and all of the associated water sports activities. Orlando also has numerous tennis and sport complexes, horseback riding, Everglades’s airboat rides and much more. Orlando also has 176 golf courses and golf resorts, 23 golf academies, some of the world's most prestigious tournaments, top-rated professional players and course architects and even the world's top golf shops.

Arts & Culture
Orlando is more than just theme parks. It is also home to many arts and cultural attractions and activities. Orlando offers museums, the performing arts, gardens/arboretums and much more. Orlando has a number of superb Floridian museums, the best of which include the Mennello Museum – dedicated to the art collection of the late Earl Cunningham; Wells' Built Museum of African American History; the Orlando Museum of Art – featuring a range of displays of American art from the 19th century to the present; and the Wyland Galleries – in the Walt Disney World district, specializing in paintings of sea life.

Orlando also offers numerous festivals and outdoor music events, including the Annual Concert Under the Stars at Historic Bok Sanctuary, Date Night at the Garden’s at the Harry P. Leu Gardens, the Florida Music Festival, the Spring Jazz Stroll and more.

In November, the average high temperature is around 80 ° F and the average low temperature is around 60° F.


Registration Fee Includes:

  • Entrance to scientific sessions
  • Breakfasts
  • Program Materials

SRS has started a green initiative, so instead of cutting down trees to make paper program books, we are cutting down on the use of paper and going electronic, which also cuts costs for the society as a whole. A link to the electronic version of the program book will be available on the website one week before the meeting. You will also be given a copy on a flash drive at the meeting.

Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy
Registration refund requests must be submitted in writing to the SRS Executive Office by 10/7/2013. All refund requests will be subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made after 10/7/2013.  

Special Needs
For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call (847) 517-7225.

Please feel free to contact the SRS Executive Office by:
Phone: (847) 517-7225
Fax: (847) 517-7229

Accreditation/Educational Needs & Objectives

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