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Subject to Change, Updated 6/13/12
Friday, September 21, 2012
+ = Resident Essay
* = Non-member of NESS
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM SPEAKER READY ROOM
Monhegan
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM REGISTRATION
Knox County Ballroom Foyer
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM POSTER SET UP AVAILABLE
State of Maine Hall
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EXHIBIT SET UP AVAILABLE
State of Maine Hall
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
State of Maine Hall
All Scientific Sessions will take place in the Knox County Ballroom
*All Full Oral Presentations will be 8 Minute Presentations - 5 Minute Discussion and Brief Report Presentations will be - 3 Minute Presentation - 2 Minute Discussion
1:00 PM - 2:55 PM SCIENTIFIC SESSION I, Moderator: Gregory R. Gadowski, MD
+1. ICOUGH: Reducing Postoperative Pulmonary Complications with a Multidisciplinary Patient Care Program
*Michael R. Cassidy, *Pamela Rosenkranz, *Karen Weinstock, David McAneny
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
+2. Managagement of Patients With Non-diagnostic Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration
*John Young, Jack Monchik, Peter J. Mazzaglia
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
+3. Resolution of Racial Disparities in Minimally Invasive Surgery After Massachusetts Healthcare Reform
*Andrew P. Loehrer1,2, *Zirui Song3,2, *Hugh G. Auchincloss1, Matthew M. Hutter1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA; 3Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
+4. Fate of the Retained Rectum After Subtotal Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis in the Era of IPAA
Neil H. Hyman, *Semeret Munie, *Turner Osler
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
+5. Impact of Immunocompromised Status on Outcomes in Patients with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
*Emily Z. Keung, *Xiaoxia Liu, *Afrin Nuzhad, *Christopher D. Adams, Stanley W. Ashley, *Reza Askari
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
+6. CT Scan Findings Do Not Predict Outcome of Nonoperative Management in Small Bowel Obstruction
Victor E. Pricolo, *Kirellos Zamary, *Jennifer Foster, *Filomena Curley, *Steven Reinert
Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI
Brief 1. Distal Splenorenal Shunt (DSRS) In The Modern Era of Liver Transplantation
James J. Pomposelli, *Assanee Tongyoo, Roger Jenkins, W. David Lewis, Elizabeth Pomfret
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA
Brief 2. Intraductal Breast Papilloma on Core Needle Biopsy. Should All Lesions Be Excised?
*Jesse Columbo, *Ashling O'Connor, Anne Larkin, *Ashraf Khan, Robert Quinlan
University of Massachusetts, Worchester, MA
Brief 3. Impact of Insurance on Travel Distance and Utilization of Low Volume Hospitals for Pancreatic Cancer Surgery in Massachusetts
*Zeling Chau1, *Jillian K. Smith1, *Theodore P. McDade1, *Elan R. Witkowski1, *Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne1, *Sing Chau Ng1, *James K. West2, *Heena Santry1, *Frederick A. Anderson, Jr.1, Jennifer F. Tseng3,1
1University of Massachusetts Medical School, Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research, Worcester, MA; 2MA Department of Public Health, Boston, MA; 3Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Brief 4. Intra-Operative Microwave Ablation of Liver Malignancies With Tumor Permittivity Feedback Control: A Prospective Ablate and Resect Study
*Linda Ratanaprasatporn1, *Damian Dupuy1,2, *Murray Resnick1,3, *Shaolei Lu1,3, Kevin Charpentier1,4
1Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, RI; 2Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Radiology, Providence, RI; 3Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Pathology, Providence, RI; 4Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Surgery, Providence, RI
Brief 5. Laparoscopic vs Open Ventral Hernia Repair in the Era of Laparoscopy and Obesity
*Justin Lee1, *Allan Mabardy1, *Reza Kermani1, *Nicole Pecquex1, Marvin Lopez2
1St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA
Brief 6. Gastric Bypass Surgery as a Primary Treatment of Recalcitrant Gastroparesis
*Kiranmayi Muddasani, Pavlos Papasavas, Darren Tishler
University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
Brief 7. The Impact Of Bariatric Surgery On The Health Of Patients' Children
*Ryan Lussenden, *Louis Insalaco, Lelan F Sillin, David M Brams, Dmitry Nepomnayshy, *Amila Husic
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK
State of Maine Hall
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SCIENTIFIC SESSION II, Moderator: Richard Swanson, MD
+7. Surgical Multidisciplinary Rounds: An Effective Tool for Comprehensive Surgical Quality Improvement
*Enrique Lopez
Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
+8. Secondary Overtriage: the Burden of Unnecessary Interfacility Transfers in a Rural Trauma System
*Meredith J. Sorensen, *Friedrich M. von Recklinghausen, *Gwendolyn Fulton, Kenneth W. Burchard
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
+9. Implementation of a Bootcamp Curriculum to Address Competency under the new ACGME Supervision Requirements and Duty Hour Restrictions
*Aleksandra Krajewski1, *Dawn Filippa2, Rekha Singh3, *Ilene Staff2, *Karyl Burns2, Orlando C. Kirton1
1University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT; 2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT; 3The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT
+10. Complete Versus Partial Small Bowel Obstruction: An Obsolete Classification?
*Ali Y. Mejaddam, *Carolina V. Solis, *Ayesha M. Imam, *Yuchiao Chang, Hasan B. Alam, *David R. King, *Peter J. Fagenholz, *Marc A. de Moya
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
+11. Comparison of Routine Versus Selective Nasogastric Decompression Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy
*John W. Kunstman, *Nicholas D. Klemen, *Annabelle L. Fonseca, *Deborah L. Araya, Ronald R. Salem
Yale University, New Haven, CT
12. Does Every Patient with Breast Cancer Need a Sentinel Lymph Biopsy?
*Heather M. King, *Susan Koelliker, *Christina Raker, *David Edmonson, *Don Dizon, Jennifer Gass
Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
+13. Transvaginal Cholecystectomy: Effect on Quality of Life and Female Sexual Function
*Stephanie G. Wood, *Lucian Panait, Robert L. Bell, Andrew J. Duffy, Kurt E. Roberts
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM STATE CAUCUS MEETINGS
CT Owl's Head
ME Schooner
MA (existing Scientific Session) Knox County Ballroom
NH State of Maine Hall
RI Spruce Head
VT Penobscot Bay
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM WELCOMING RECEPTION
Pool lawn (Rain back-up Knox County Ballroom)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Members Dinner
Owl's Head
(By Invitation Only)
Saturday, September 22, 2012
+ = Resident Essay
* = Non-member of NESS
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM SPEAKER READY ROOM
Monhegan
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM REGISTRATION
Knox County Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 12:10 PM EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
State of Maine Hall
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
State of Maine Hall
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM SPECIALITY GROUP BREAKFAST
Owl's Head
Topic 1:Maintenance of Certification
Thomas Tracy, Lenworth Jacobs
*New developments for Part II and Part IV requirements will be discussed
Topic 2:Transition to EMR
Rocco Orlando, David Harrington
Topic 3:Transition from Private Practice to Hospital Employee
Joel Lafleur, Juan Sanchez
Topic 4:International Surgery
Michael Curci, Bruce Leavitt
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM RESIDENT BREAKFAST
Spruce Head
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM SCIENTIFIC SESSION III, Moderator: James C. Hebert
14. A National Survey of Surgical Residents' Perception of 2011 ACGME Duty Hours Regulations
*Brian C. Drolet, *Suma Sangisetty, Thomas F. Tracy, William G. Cioffi
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
+15. Graduating Surgical Resident Operative Confidence: Insights into Residency Training Environment
*Annabelle L. Fonseca, MD; *Vikram Reddy, MD PhD; Walter E Longo, MD; Robert Udelsman; Richard J. Gusberg, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT
8:30 AM - 9:50 AM PANEL DISCUSSION
Knox County Ballroom

Are Surgery Residents Ready to Enter the Workforce
MODERATOR: James C. Hebert, MD
FACULTY: Stanley W. Ashley, MD
Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD
Steven C. Stain, MD

9:50 AM - 10:35 AM COFFEE BREAK with POSTER SESSION
State of Maine Hall
10:35 AM - 12:10 PM SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV, Moderator: Walter E. Longo
+16. Patterns of Recurrence after Transhiatal Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer: The Role of Mediastinal Lymphadenectomy in the Age of Neoadjuvant Therapy
*Daniel G. Solomon, *Chantae Sullivan, Ronald R. Salem
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
+17. Complications and Cost of Transferring Pediatric Appendicitis
*Justin Lee1, Kevin Moriarty2
1St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Baystate Children's Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA
18. Neonates with Short Bowel Syndrome: An Optimistic Future for Parenteral Nutrition Independence
*Erica M. Fallon, *Deepika Nehra, *Paul D. Mitchell, *Alexis K. Potemkin, *Alison A. O’Loughlin, *Elizabeth M. Robinson, *Kathleen M. Gura, Mark Puder
Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
+19. Long-term Survival Outcomes of Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy After Transitioning from Open Lobectomy
*Anne Kuritzky, Beth Ryder, Thomas Ng
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
20. Five Years of Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) at an Academic Institution: A Retrospective Review of Cost and Complications
*Sarah Lomas, Bruce J. Leavitt, Mitchell C. Norotsky
Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Brief 8. Towards a Zero Negative Appendectomy Rate in Children
*Maria F. Bates, *Amrin Khander, *Shaun A. Steigman, *Jeremy T. Aidlen, Francois I. Luks
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children's Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
Brief 9. Impact on Family of Management Strategies for Perforated Appendicitis in Children
*Kate V. Dennett, *Sarah Tracy, *David Zurakowski, *Catherine E. Calvert, Catherine Chen
Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
Brief 10. Streptococcus Milleri Empyemas: Our Results Change Prognosis From Poor To Favorable
*Piroska Kopar, *Bryan Payne Stanifer, William C. Nugent, *Cherie P. Erkmen
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Brief 11. Revision Circumcisions and Reeducating Clinicians
Brian F. Gilchrist, *Michael Fuenfer, *Charles Eastwood, *Leya Laverriere, *Richard Phelps
New Hampshire's Hospital for Children, Manchester, NH
Brief 12. Is Robotic-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy (RATL) Better than Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy (VATL)
*Brian G. A. Dalton, *Paul A. Perry, *Robert B. Hird, Richard K. Orr, *Christophe L. Nguyen
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC
Brief 13. Argon Beam Coagulation Negates the Need for Drainage in the Excision of Cystic Hygromas
*Helena M. Crowley1, *Carl-Christian Jackson1, *Michael Fuenfer2, *Leya Laverriere2, *Sarah McPartland1, Brian F. Gilchrist2
1Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, MA; 2New Hampshire Hospital for Children, Manchester, NH
12:10 PM FREE AFTERNOON
7:00 PM PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION & DINNER
Reception: Penobscot Bay Gardens
Dinner: Knox County Ballroom
(Business Attire)
Sunday, September 23, 2012
+ = Resident Essay
* = Non-member of NESS
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM SPEAKER READY ROOM
Monhegan
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM REGISTRATION
Knox County Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
State of Maine Hall
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
State of Maine Hall
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
*Members Only
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM SCIENTIFIC SESSION V, Moderator: Paul H. Kispert
21. Characteristics of Highly Ranked Applicants to General Surgery Residency Programs
*Steven C. Stain1, *Jonathan R. Hiatt2, Stanley W. Ashley3, *Karen E. Deveney4, *L.D. Britt5, *Ashar Ata1, *Joseph M. Galante6, *Richard A. Moore7, *Kevin K. Roggin8, *E. Christopher Ellison9
1Albany Medical College, Albany, NY; 2University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; 3Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 4Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR; 5Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 6University of California, at Davis, Sacramento, CA; 7University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN; 8University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 9Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
22. Excessively Long Hospital Stays after Trauma Are Not Related To the Severity of Illness
*John O. Hwabejire, *Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, *Ayesha M. Imam, *Carolina V. Solis, *Justin Verge, *Nancy M. Sullivan, Hasan B. Alam, George C. Velmahos
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
23. Use of Segmental Grafts in Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Improving Outcomes and Minimizing Vascular Complications
*Manuel I. Rodriguez-Davalos, *Antonios Arvelakis, *Veysel Umman, *Vijayakumar Tanjavur, *Sanjay Kulkarni, *Michael Schilsky, *Sukru Emre
Yale University, New Haven, CT
24. Successful Non-operative Management Of The Most Severe Blunt Renal Injuries: A Multicenter Study Of The Research Consortium Of New England Centers For Trauma (ReCONECT)
*Gwendolyn M. van der Wilden1, George C. Velmahos1, *D'Andrea K. Joseph2, Lenworth Jacobs2, *M. George DeBusk3, Charles A. Adams3, Ronald Gross4, *Barbara Burkott4, Suresh Agarwal5, *Adrian A. Maung6, *Dirk C. Johnson6, Jonathan Gates7, Edward Kelly7, *Yvonne Michaud7, William E. Charash8, Robert J. Winchell9, *Steven E. Desjardins9, Michael S. Rosenblatt10, *Sanjay Gupta11, *Miguel Gaeta12, *Yuchiao Chang1, *Marc A. de Moya1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT; 3Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI; 4Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; 5Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 6Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; 7Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, MA; 8University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT; 9Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 10Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA; 11Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH; 12Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
25. Closing the Gap: Medialization of the Rectus Abdominis with Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
*Lucian Panait, Robert L. Bell, Kurt E. Roberts, Andrew J. Duffy
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
26. The VAP Bundle is not Enough: Mitigating the Risk of Frequent Intra-Hospital Transports From the ICU
D'Andrea Joseph1, *Anastasia Kunac1, *Michael D. Nailor2, *DeLinda Wills1, *Kristine Kelliher1, *Kevin Modeste1, Robert Brautigam1, Karyn Butler1
1Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT; 2School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
27. Lactate Predicts the Need for Massive Transfusion in Severe Blunt Trauma: An Analysis of the Glue Grant Database
*Antonios C. Sideris, *George Kasotakis, *Ali Y. Mejaddam, *Yuchiao Chang, *Marc A. de Moya, *Peter J. Fagenholz, Ronald G. Tompkins, George C. Velmahos
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 28TH ANNUAL SAMUEL JASON MIXTER LECTURE
Barry Mills, President, Bowdoin College
10:30 AM - 10:35 AM INTRODUCTION OF PRESIDENT
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Surgical Dreamers and Their Incurable Disease

Thomas F. Tracy, Jr.
11:35 AM ADJOURN
+ = Resident Essay
* = Non-member of NESS
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