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2011 Program
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Friday, September 23, 2011
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM SPEAKER READY ROOM
Franklin Room
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM REGISTRATION
Grand Ballroom foyer
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM POSTER SET UP AVAILABLE
Grand Ballroom
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EXHIBIT SET UP AVAILABLE
Grand Ballroom Foyer
12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Grand Ballroom Foyer
   All Scientific Sessions will take place in the Grand Ballroom.
All Full Oral Presentations will be 10 Minute Presentations - 8 Minute Discussion and Brief Report Presentations will be 3 Minute Presentation - 2 Minute Discussion)
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
Moderator: Richard S. Swanson
+1 Less is More: Management of Pediatric Spleen Injury
*Justin Lee1,2, Kevin P. Moriarty1, David B. Tashjian1
1Baystate Children’s Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA; 2St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
+2 The Clinical and Economic Impact of a Sustained Program in Global Plastic Surgery: Valuing Cleft Care in Resource-Poor Settings
*Christopher D. Hughes1,2,3, *Alan Babigian1,4, *Susan McCormack5, *Blake C. Alkire2,3,6, *Anselm Wong7, *Stephen A. Pap8, Jeffrey R. Vincent9, *John G. Meara2,3, Charles Castiglione1,4, *Richard Silverman10,11
1Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT; 2Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA; 3Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; 4Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Hospital, Hartford, CT; 5The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; 6Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA; 7Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT; 8Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA; 9Nicholas School of Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC; 10Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA; 11Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA
+3 Variability in Utilization of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Treatment of Invasive Breast Cancer Eligible for Breast Conservation Therapy
*Jill K. Onesti1, Ted A. James2, *Erin J. Bowles3, *Heather S. Feigelson4, *Adedayo A. Onitilo5, *Richard M. Single6, Laurence E. McCahill7,8
1Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Rockford, MI; 2University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT; 3Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA; 4Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO; 5Marshfield Clinic, Weston, WI; 6University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; 7Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids, MI; 8Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
+4 Interval Appendectomy Is Superior to Early Appendectomy for Complicated Appendicitis in Children
*Hale E. Wills1,2, *Robert Shirinov1,2, *Ana L. Gleisner1,2, Dennis W. Vane1,2
1Saint Louis University, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, St. Louis, MO;2Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Brief 1 Long Term Complications after MammoSite Brachytherapy Compared to Whole Breast Radiation Therapy
*Edmund Tsui1, *Kari M. Rosenkranz1, *Elizabeth McCabe1, *Kelly Underhill2, *Jiang Gui1, Richard Barth, Jr.1
1Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2Sletten Cancer Institute, Great Falls, MT
Brief 2 Laryngeal Physiology and Voice Acoustics are Maintained after Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy
*Steven B. Leder, *Patricia I. Donovan, *Lynn M. Acton, *Heather L. Warner, *Aymen A. Alian, *Tobias Carling, Robert Udelsman
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Brief 3 Cardiac Angiosarcoma Management and Outcomes in the Modern Era
*Nicole J. Look Hong1, *Prakash K. Pandalai2, *Jason L. Hornick3, *James E. Butrynski4, *Elizabeth H. Baldini5, Chandrajit P. Raut1
1Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; 3Division of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 4Division of Medical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 5Division of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Brief 4 Constitutive JAK/STAT3 Overexpression by Pancreatic Cancer is Inhibited by Pterostilbene In Vitro
*Denise McCormack1, *Debbie McDonald2, David McFadden2
1Danbury Hospital Department of Surgery, Danbury, CT; 2University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Healthcare Department of Surgery, Burlington, VT
Brief 5 Lung Cancer in Patients 40 Years or Less: Differences in Incidence, Presentation and Treatment
*Leonidas Tapias, *Luis F. Tapias, *Babatunde A. Oriowo, *Robert A. Brenes, Juan A. Sanchez
St Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT
Brief 6 Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies: Lessons Learned from a New Program
Thomas J. Miner, William G. Cioffi
Brown University, Providence, RI
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM COFFEE BREAK
Gifford Room/Grand Ballroom Foyer
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM  SCIENTIFIC SESSION II
Moderator: Paul H. Kispert
5 Successful Non-operative Management of the Most Severe Blunt Liver Injuries: A Multicenter Study Of The Research Consortium Of New England Centers For Trauma (ReCONECT)
*Gwendolyn M. van der Wilden1 George C. Velmahos1, Timothy Emhoff2, *Samielle Brancato3, *Charles Adams4, *Georgios Georgakis5, Lenworth Jacobs5, Ronald Gross10, Suresh Agarwal7, Peter Burke7, *Adrian Maung8, *Dirk Johnson8, Robert Winchell9, *Hasan Alam1, *Jonathan Gates10, *Walter Cholewczynski11, Michael Rosenblatt12, *Yuchiao Chang1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA; 3Brown University /Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI; 4Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI; 5Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT; 6Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; 7Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 8Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; 9Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 10Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; 11Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT; 12Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
6 A “Results Driven” Risk Management Program: A Surgical Group’s Success Story
Jeffrey Cohen, Rocco Orlando, III, *Kevin Kelly, *Susan Distasio
Connecticut Surgical Group, Hartford, CT
7 Comprehensive Analysis of Patient and Operative Variables Associated with Incidence and Severity of Delayed Gastric Emptying After Pancreaticoduodenectomy
*John W. Kunstman, *Annabelle Fonseca, *Abby Hochberg, Ronald R. Salem
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
8 Diverting Ileostomy Decreases the Oncologic Risk of Death From Postoperative Complications After Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer
*Maria Lucia L. Madariaga1, *Coen L. Klos2, *Lawrence S. Blaszkowsky1, *Theodore S. Hong1, *Patricia Sylla1, *Liliana Bordeianou1, David L. Berger1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
+9 Effect of a Dedicated Acute Care OR on Hospital Efficiency
*Cecilia K Trydestam, James Whiting, *Steven Prato, Brad Cushing
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
4:50 PM - 5:35 PM STATE CAUCUS MEETINGS
ConnecticutLafayette A
MaineLafayette B
Massachusetts(existing Scientific Session)
Grand Ballroom
New HampshireGifford
Rhode IslandDartmouth
VermontAmmonoosuc
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM WELCOMING RECEPTION
South Veranda
(Rain back-up in Conservatory)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Members Dinner
Reagan Room
(By Invitation Only)
+=Resident Essay
*=Non-Member of NESS
Saturday, September 24, 2011
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM SPEAKER READY ROOM
Franklin Room
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM REGISTRATION
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 10:35 AM EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Gifford Room/Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM SPECIALITY GROUP BREAKFAST
Lafayette Room
(complimentary for registered attendees)

Topic 1: Maintenance of Certification – Thomas Tracy & Lenworth Jacobs
Maintenance of Certification continues to be a very popular topic of discussion and will be addressed again this year as a roundtable topic.

Topic 2: New Members of the NESS – Allan Goldstein
Newly elected members of 2010 will have an opportunity to meet other newly elected members of the New England Surgical Society in addition to have open forum for questions regarding how they can take advantage of their membership benefits.

Topic 3: Surgeons as Hospital Employees – Gregory Gadowski & Paul Taheri
As more and more surgeons are leaving private practice and are becoming hospital employees, this session will focus on the driving forces behind that phenomena, and what surgeons can do to assess their own positions. The pros and cons of hospital employment will be explored and various models of employment examined.

Topic 4: International Surgery – Bruce Leavitt & Michael Curci
Surgical Volunteerism has become a well established way for surgeons to give back thru donation of their skills to various third world organizations. This session will focus on changing models in surgical volunteerism, what international volunteers might expect and how to maximize the time and effort volunteered.

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM SCIENTIFIC SESSION III
Moderator: Rocco Orlando, III
10 Tales From the EMR: Does a 21st-Century Data Warehouse Facilitate Clinical Research for Pancreatic Cancer?
*Edward J. Arous, *Theodore P. McDade, *Jillian K. Smith, *Sing Chau Ng, *Ralph J. Zottola, *Paul J. Ranauro, Jennifer F. Tseng
Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research (SOAR), Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
+11 Revisiting Percutaneous Cholecystostomy for Acute Cholecystitis Based on a 10-Year Experience
*Youmna Abi-Haidar, *Vivian Sanchez, *Sandra A. Williams, Kamal MF Itani
Boston University Medical Center; VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
8:30 AM - 9:50 AM PANEL DISCUSSION
Grand Ballroom

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are currently THE hot topic in health care policy. How will they affect surgeons? Should we be supporting them or opposed? Are they really a new way of delivering care, or just away to ration care and squeeze practitioners?

Moderator: Rocco Orlando, III, MD

FACULTY:

Paul Taheri, MD, MBA, President, University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher AllenTrauma, Burn & Critical Care Surgeon, Fletcher AllenSenior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs & Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH, Director, The Center for Population Health
Director, National Center for Population Health (SYNERGY)
James W. Squires Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Senior Associate, VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction

Brian Kelly, Head of Informatics and Strategic Alignment, Aetna Health Insurance

Robert Klugman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Quantitative Health Sciences SVP, Chief Quality Officer, Medical Director Managed Care UMass Memorial Healthcare
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM COFFEE BREAK with POSTER SESSION
Grand Ballroom & Foyer
P1 A Novel Model of Hind Limb Ischemia to Test Human Therapeutic Angiogenesis
*Robert A. Brenes1,2, *Mackenzie Bear2, *Caroline Jadlowiec2, *Peter Hashim2, Juan A. Sanchez1, Alan Dardik2,3
1The Stanley J. Dudrick Department of Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT;2Interdepartmental Program in Vascular Biology and Therapeutics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;3Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P2 Endotoxin Tolerance Impairs Antimicrobial Capacity in Bacterial Pneumonia and Decreases Murine Lung Inflammation
*Kendra Iskander, *David Stepien, James Becker, *Daniel Remick
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
P3 Shorter Duration of Post-operative Antibiotics in Peritonitis-Induced Sepsis Does Not Increase Inflammation or Mortality
*Kendra Iskander, *Elizabeth Duffy, *Daniel Remick
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
P4 849 Resected Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas: A 25-Year Experience at a Large Academic Referral Center
*Nakul P Valsangkar, Sarah P. Thayer, *Cristina R. Ferrone, *Jennifer A. Wargo, Andrew L. Warshaw, *Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P5 Robot-Assisted Surgery Decreases Workload and Enhances Existing Laparoscopic Skills with Increasing Task Difficulty
*Lucian Panait, *William Roddick, *Leonidas Tapias, *Emily Hibbard, Juan A. Sanchez
Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT
P6  Early Results of Ventral Hernia Repair with Endoscopic Component Separation
*Lucian Panait, *Salim Abunnaja, *Sonaly Patel, *Shady Macaron, Michael S. Ajemian
Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT
P7 Teaching Medical Students About Cancer Impact Through a Longitudinal Surgical Experience
*Arundhati Ghosh, *David Hirsh, *Barbara Ogur, Steven D. Schwaitzberg
Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
P8 Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Mutation and Wound Healing in the Etiology of Desmoid Tumors
*Adelaide M. Carothers, *Hira A. Rizvi, *Rian M. Hasson, *Yvonne I. Heit, *Jennifer S. Davids, Monica M. Bertagnolli, *Nancy L. Cho
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
P9 Comparison of Laparoscopic, HALS and Open Surgery for Elective Splenectomy
*Usman Ahmad, *Amir H. Shariff, Ronald R. Salem
Department of Surgery, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P10 Multi-Institutional Comparison of Helicopter Transfers Directly to the Operating Room versus the Pit-stop in the Emergency Department: Does it Make a Difference?
*Gwendolyn M van der Wilden1, *Sumbal Janjua2, *Suzanne Wedel3, Suresh Agarwal4, *Mark Shapiro5, *Nicholas D. Andersen5, *Donald Moorman6, *Stephen Odom6, *Jonathan Gates7, *Michael Frakes3, *Yuchiao Chang1, George Velmahos1, *Hasan Alam1, *David King1, *Marc de Moya1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA;2University of Massachusetts, Worchester, MA;3Boston Medflight, Boston, MA;4Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA;5Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC;6Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA;7Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, MA
P11 Surgical Care in Developing Countries- The Limitations of Volunteerism
Michael Curci
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
P12 Adverse Events During Surgery: The Lost Complications?
*Joseph Platz, Neil H. Hyman
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
P13 Routine Nasogastric Decompression in Small Bowel Obstruction: Is It Really Necessary?
*Annabelle L. Fonseca, *Kevin M. Schuster, *Adrian A. Maung, Lewis J. Kaplan, *Felix Y. Lui, Kimberly A. Davis
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
P14 Differences in Palliative Care Medicine Utilization Among Various Specialties and its Effect on Invasive Procedures in Terminally Ill Elderly Patients - A Descriptive Study
*Kiranmayi Muddasani1, *Pavlos Papasavas2, *Ilene Staff2, Orlando Kirton1
1University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT;2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
P15 Higher Flow Rates Improve Heating During Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion
*Matthew J. Furman, *Mark J. Wante, *Robert J. Picotte, *Barur R. Rajeshkumar, Giles F. Whalen, *Laura A. Lambert
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
P16 Massive Transfusion Protocol at a Level I Trauma Center: A Quality Improvement Project
Timothy Emhoff, *Bruce Simon, *Nam Heui KIm, *Ulises Torres, *Heena Santry
UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA
P17 Penetrating Cardiac Trauma in a Level 2 Trauma Center
*Sameer Kaiser, *Dorothy Sparks, *Shawn Tittle
Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT
P18 Are Early Staged Cancers Being Diagnosed with Screening Mammography in Socioeconomically Challenged Populations Accessing the Rhode Island Screening Program?
*Marcia M. Schmidt, *Michaela Onstad, *Grace Cook, *Christina Raker, *Trevor Tejada-Berges, *Jennifer Gao, *Don Dizon, Jennifer Gass
Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
P19 Not Just Little Adults: Differences in Injury Patterns Among Children and Adults Following ATV Crashes
*Alia Whitehead, *Alicia Privette, *Armin Kiankhooy, Kennith Sartorelli
UVM/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
P20 Early Fasciotomy in Patients with Extremity Vascular Injury is Associated with Decreased Risk of Adverse Limb Outcomes: A Review of the National Trauma Data Bank
*Tze-Woei Tan, *Jeffrey A. Kalish, *Fernando Joglar, *Naomi M. Hamburg, *Timna Onigman, *Denis Rybin, *Gheorghe Doros, *Robert T. Eberhardt, Alik Farber
Boston Medical Center, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Boston, MA
P21 Surgeon Volume Trumps Specialty: Outcomes From 3,596 Pediatric Cholecystectomies
*Kesi Chen1, *Kevin Cheung2, Julie Ann Sosa1
1Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;2Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
P22 Influence of Patient Demeanor on Clinical Performance and Medical Educations: Results From a Clinical Simulation Pilot Study
*Andrew J Eyre, Ted A. James, *Cate Nicholas
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
P23 Obesity Does Not Affect the Surgical Outcome in Colon Cancer Patients
*Zubin M Bamboat, *Christine V Kinnier, *Abdulmetin Dursun, Paul Shellito, *Liliana Bordeianou
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P24 Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform and Disparities in the Use of Endocrine Surgery
Jennifer E. Rosen, David B. McAneny, *Amresh Hanchate
Boston University, Boston, MA
P25 Design, Conduct and Challenges of a Clinical Trial Utilizing Elastic Light Scattering Spectroscopy in vivo for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules
Jennifer E. Rosen, *Hyunsuk Suh, *Ilona Goukassian, *Eladio Rodriguez-Diaz, *Ousama A'amar, *Irving Bigio, *Stephanie Lee
Boston University, Boston, MA
P26 Repair of Facial Fractures - An Age or Socioeconomic Bias?
*Daithi S. Heffernan, *Elizabeth Steubing, *Sean F. Monaghan, *Michael D. Connolly, *Shea C. Gregg, *Andrew Steven, *Charles A. Adams, Jr., William G. Cioffi
Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
P27 Same Day Appendectomy in Children is Safe with Good Parent Satisfaction
*Fuad Alkhoury, *Cathy A. Burnweit, *Leopoldp Malvezzi, *Colin G. Knight, *Jeannette Diana, *Raquel Pasaron, *Joanne Mora, *Pradeep Nazarey, *Alexandra Aserlind, *Steven Stylianos
Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL
P28 Photochemical Tissue Bonding Improves Colonic Anastomotic Strength
*Prabhu Senthil-Kumar, *Tao Ni, George Velmahos, *Mark Randolph, *Robert Redmond
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P29 Tracheostomy Reduces Deadspace Ventilation
*Kartik Pandya, Virginia Eddy, *Steven Desjardins
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
P30 The State of Maine Pancreatic Cancer Protocol: A Data Analysis of a Rural State's Neoadjuvant Treatment Collaborative
*Abby Crume, Lisa Rutstein, *David Lo, *Jennifer Lewis, *Douglas Howell
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
P31 Incidence and Risk Factor Analysis for Survival in Patients with Primary Cardiac Sarcomas
*Leonidas Tapias, *Luis F. Tapias, *Babatunde A. Oriowo, *Mandip Joshi, *Robert A. Brenes, Juan A. Sanchez
St Mary's Hospital, The Stanley J. Dudrick Department of Surgery, Waterbury, CT
P32 Timing of Presentation and the Impact of the Timing Upon Mortality of Critically Injured Geriatric Trauma Patients
*Tom Herron, *Daithi S. Heffernan, *Sean F. Monaghan, *Michael D. Connolly, *Shea C. Gregg, *Andrew Steven, *Charles A. Adams, William G. Cioffi
Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
P33 Whether or Not to Preserve the Spleen: Assessing Outcomes of Distal Pancreatectomy
*Charles Thompson, III.1, *Sharon K. Ong'Uti1, *Gezzer Ortega1, *Tolulope A. Oyetunji1, *Ekene A. Onwuka2, *Delenya Allen1, *Daniel D. Tran1, Wayne A.I. Frederick1, *Terrence M. Fullum1
1Department of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC; 2Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
P34 Randomized Trial Comparing Standard Ferguson Technique with the EnSeal Device During Hemorrhoidectomy
*Manpreet S. Grewal, Steven Schechter
Rhode Island Colorectal Clinic, Pawtucket, RI
P35 Creating a Pro-survival Phenotype Through Pharmacologic Treatment in a Lethal Two-Hit Model
*Zhengcai Liu, *Yongqing Li, *Wei Chong, *Baoling Liu, *Jennifer Lu, *Guang Jin, George C. Velmahos, *Marc A. deMoya, *David R. King, *Hasan B. Alam
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard, Boston, MA
P36 Valproic Acid for the Treatment of Hemorrhagic Shock: A Dose Escalation Study
*Jennifer Lu, *Yongqing Li, *Baoling Liu, *Eugene Y. Fukudome, *Zhengcai Liu, *Wei Chong, *Guang Jin, *Marc A. deMoya, George C. Velmahos, *David R. King, *Hasan B. Alam
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard, Boston, MA
P37 How We Fix the Hole: Trends in the Surgical Management of Colonoscopic Perforation
*Peter E. Miller, *Justin Lee, *Haisar Dao, *Alan Hackford, Marvin J. Lopez
Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA
P38 Construct and Face Validity of a Novel Virtual Reality-Based Camera Navigation Curriculum
*Shohan Shetty1, *Lucian Panait1, *Jacob Baranoski2, Robert L. Bell2, *Kurt E. Roberts2, *Andrew J. Duffy2
1St Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT; 2Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
P39 Dangers of Roof Snow Removal in New England, Has the Media Gone Too Far?
*Charles M. Psoinos, Timothy Emhoff, W. Brian Sweeney, Jennifer Tseng, *Heena Santry
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
P40 A Quality Review of Radical Cystectomy
*Otto Sandoval, *Andrew Blake, *Josh Barnes-Livermore, *Doug Salvador, *Brian Jumper, Craig Hawkins
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
P41 The Effect of Increase Use of Breast MRI in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer and the Effect on Mastectomy Rate
*Jennifer Williams
Brown/RIH, Providence, RI
 
10:35 AM - 12:05 PM SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV
Moderator: Walter E. Longo
12 Identification of Performance Outliers Early in Residency: Boot Camp Performance Results
*Marisa H. Amaral, *Gladys L. Fernandez, David W. Page, Nicholas P. Coe, Richard B. Wait, Neal E. Seymour
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
+13 Trauma Morning Report is the Ideal Environment to Teach and Evaluate Resident Communication and Hand-Offs in the 80-Hour Work Week
*Mary E. Ottinger, *Daithi S. Heffernan, *Sean F. Monaghan, *Andrew Stephen, *Shea C. Gregg, *Michael D. Connolly, David T. Harrington, *Charles A. Adams Jr., William G. Cioffi
Department of Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
+14 Join the Club: Impact of Resident and Attending Social Interactions on Overall Satisfaction Among 4,390 General Surgery Residents
*Michael C Sullivan1, *Emily Bucholz1, *Heather Yeo1, Sanziana A. Roman1, *Richard H. Bell, Jr.2, Julie Ann Sosa1
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2The American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
Brief 7 Percutaneous Radiofrequency and Alcohol Ablation of Locally Recurrent Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
*Jeffrey P. Guenette, Jack M. Monchik, *Damian E. Dupuy
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University & Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Brief 8 Effect of New ACGME Resident Duty Hour Restrictions on Residents' Sleep and Cognitive Abilities
*Lee D. Hallagan, James F. Whiting
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
Brief 9 Pancreaticoduodenal Trauma in the 21st Century: A Current View
*Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne, *Heena Santry, *Jillian K Smith, *Elan R. Witkowski, *Charles Psoinos, *Sing-Chau Ng, *Shimul A. Shah, Jennifer F. Tseng
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Brief 10 Defining the Spectrum and Consequences of Anastomotic Leak After Low Anterior Resection
*Hannah Caulfield, Neil H. Hyman
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Brief 11 Should Surgical Residents Operate Independently? Analysis Of 81,695 Cases
*Hadiza S. Kazaure, Sanziana A. Roman, Julie Ann Sosa
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Brief 12 Pre- & Post-Training Assessment of Residents’ Performance in the Fourth ACGME Competency: Patient Communication Skills
Rajiv Chandawarkar1, *Aleksandra Krajewski1, *Kimberly Ruscher1, Rekha Singh1, *Carol Pfeiffer1, *Beth Lesnikoski2, Robert Kozol2, Walter Longo3, *Prakash Nadkarni3
1UCONN School of Medicine, Farmington, CT; 2Florida Atlantic University, West Palm, FL; 3Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
7:00 PM PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION & DINNER
Reception: Conservatory
Dinner: The Dining Room
(Business Attire)
Nathan Smith Awardee: Stanley Dudrick
+=Resident Essay
*=Non-Member of NESS
Sunday, September 25, 2011
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM SPEAKER READY ROOM
Gifford Room
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM REGISTRATION
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
Members Only
8:15 AM - 9:40 AM SCIENTIFIC SESSION V
Moderator: James Whiting
15 Changing Volume of Cardiac Surgeryin Northern New England:
2000 - 2009

Bruce J. Leavitt1, Robert A. Clough2, David Charlesworth3, William C. Nugent4, Mitchell C. Norotsky1, Robert S. Kramer5, Jeremy S. Morton5, *Gerald L. Sardella6, *Carmine Frumiento7, *Robert E. Helm8
1University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT; 2Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME; 3Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH; 4Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 5Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 6Concord Hospital, Concord, NH; 7Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME; 8Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH
16 Urinary Reconstruction After Kidney Transplantation: Pyeloureterostomy or Ureteroneocystostomy
*Reza F. Saidi1, *Nahel Elias2, Martin Hertl2, *Tatsou Kawai2, Dicken S.C. Ko2, A. B. Cosimi2
1University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
17 Traumatic Brain Injury and Hemorrhagic Shock: Evaluation of Different Resuscitation Strategies in a Large Animal Model of Combined Insults
*Guang Jin1, *Michael Duggan1, *Georgios Kasotakis1, *Thomas Knightly1, *Ali Majaddam1, *Wei Chong1, *Jennifer Lu1, *Marc A. deMoya1, *David R. King1, George C. Velmahos1, *Simona Socrate2, *Hasan B. Alam1
1Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard, Boston, MA; 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
18 Similar Outcomes at a Lower Cost: An Argument for Open Appendectomy in Simple Appendicitis
*Erin M. Garvey, *Turner Osler, James C. Hebert
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
19 Combating Resident Fatigue: A Novel Approach to Quantifying the Incidence, Risk and Specific Time-Intervals of Fatigue-Related Impairment
*Frank McCormick, *John Kadzielski, *Christopher P. Landrigan, *Brady Evans, *James Herndon, *Harry Rubash
Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:40 AM - 10:25 AM 27TH ANNUAL SAMUEL JASON MIXTER LECTURE
American College of Surgeons: Looking Forward
David B. Hoyt
10:25 AM - 10:30 AM INTRODUCTION OF PRESIDENT
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Surgical Education: Sisyphus Pushes On
James C. Hebert
11:30 AM ADJOURN
+=Resident Essay
*=Non-Member of NESS
September 23 - 25, 2011 | Omni Mount Washington Hotel | Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
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