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Preliminary Program | Posters
Subject to Change, Updated 7/11/2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
+ = Resident Essay
* = Non-member of NESS
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM SPEAKER READY ROOM
Conference Room 4
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM REGISTRATION
Marriot Ballroom Foyer
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM POSTER SET UP AVAILABLE
Marriott Ballroom Foyer
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EXHIBIT SET UP AVAILABLE
Marriot Ballroom A, B
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Marriot Ballroom A, B
All Scientific Sessions will take place in the Marriot Ballroom C, D, E
*All Full Oral Presentations will be 8 Minute Presentations - 5 Minute Discussion and Brief Report Presentations will be 3 Minute Presentations - 2 Minute Discussion
1:00 PM - 2:55 PM SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
Moderator: Paul H. Kispert, MD
+1 Reducing Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism Complications with a Standardized Risk-Stratified Protocol and Mobilization Program
*Michael R. Cassidy, *Pamela Rosenkranz, David McAneny
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
2 WITHDRAWN
+3 Paracolostomy Hernia Repair: Who and When?
*Zachary Gregg, *Haisar Dao, Steven Schechter, Nishit Shah
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
+4 The "Exported" Liver Transplant Candidate: A Reflection of Geographic Inequity in Liver Allocation
*Rachel Kohn, *Johannes R. Kratz, James F. Markmann, *Parsia A. Vagefi
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
+5 Improved Tumor Localization for Breast Conserving Surgeries Using Supine Breast MRI and 3D Optical Scanning
*Matthew J. Pallone1, *Steven P. Poplack2, *Keith D. Paulsen1, Richard J. Barth, Jr.2
1Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; 2Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
6 The Correlation of Severity of Intraoperative Adverse Events with Thirty-Day Patient Outcomes
*Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, *Michael N. Mavros, *John Hwabejire, *Marc Demoya, *Peter Fagenholz, *Daniel Yeh, *David R. King, *Yuchiao Chang, George C. Velmahos
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Brief 1 Alcohol Consumption Mitigates Apoptosis and MTOR Signaling in Chronically Ischemic Myocardium
*Nassrene Y. Elmadhun, *Antonio D. Lassaletta, *Ashraf A. Sabe, *Thomas Burgess, Frank W. Sellke
Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University, Providence, RI
Brief 2 Smoking on Home Oxygen Therapy: Characteristics of COPD Patients Transferred Intubated to a Burn Center
*Salam Al Kassis1, *Alisa Savetamal2, Nabil Atweh2, *Roselle E. Crombie2, *Tawnya Hansen2, *Amanda Najjar3, *Stephen Chiu1, *Craig Moores1, *Tabitha Ku2, *Deborah Chen2, John T. Schulz2
1Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; 2Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT; 3New York University, New York, NY
Brief 3 Characterization of the Biomechanical Properties of Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts Implanted in the Arterial Circulation
*Brooks V. Udelsman1, *Ramak Khosravi1, *Ethan W. Dean1, *Kevin Rocco2, *Kristin S. Miller2, *Tai Yi3, *Jay Humphrey2, Christopher K. Breuer3
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science, New Haven, CT; 3Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Brief 4 Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair in Patients Aged 80 and Older: No Difference in Serious Adverse Events or Mortality
*Konstantinos Spaniolas, Thadeus L. Trus, *Gina L. Adrales, William S. Laycock
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Brief 5 Abnormal Vital Signs Are Common After Intestinal Anastomosis and Do Not Predict Leaks
*Andrew L. Erb, *Turner Osler, Neil Hyman
Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
Brief 6 Readmission of Acute Care Surgical Patients: Predicting Risk and Determining Causes
*Michael L. Stern, David E. Clark, *Elizabeth Cummings, *Jay B. Cushing, Brad M. Cushing
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
Brief 7 Staging Laparoscopy In Pancreatic Cancer: A Potential Role For Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques
*Thomas Schnelldorfer, *Richard T. Birkett, *Andrew I. Gagnon, *Gail Reynolds, Roger L. Jenkins
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS
Marriott Ballroom A, B
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SCIENTIFIC SESSION II
Moderator: Thomas J. Miner, MD
+7 Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy: Description of a Learning Curve
*Luis F. Tapias, Christopher R. Morse
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8 Preoperative Glycemic Control Does Not Affectoutcomes Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy
*John W. Kunstman, *James M. Healy, *Deborah A. Araya, Ronald R. Salem
Yale University, New Haven, CT
+9 Epidemiology and Outcomes of C. Difficile Infections in the Elderly
*Courtney Collins, *M. Didem Ayturk, *Julie M. Flahive, Timothy A Emhoff, *Fred A. Anderson, Jr, *Heena P. Santry
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
+10 Impact of Insurance Type on Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes: A Decade in Review
*Mariam Eskander, *Zeling Chau, *Sing Chau Ng, Tara S. Kent, M. P. Callery, Jennifer F. Tseng
Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston, MA
+11 Adequacy of Patient Education Regarding Abdominal Incidentalomas in Trauma Patients: A One-Year Review
*Courtney Collins, *Theodore McDade, *Heena Santry, *Babak Movahedi, Timothy Emhoff, Giles Whalen, *Jennifer LaFemina, *Jon Dorfman
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
12 Resident Teaching Conferences Improve Medical Student Performance on Surgery Shelf Exams
*Steven Y. Chao, Beth A. Ryder, David T. Harrington
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
13 Lessons Learned From Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation
*Vladimir Shumaster, *Oliver Jawitz, *Davd D. Yuh, *Pramod N. Bonde
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM STATE CAUCUS MEETINGS
CT Capital 2
ME Marriot Ballroom C, D, E
MA Capital 3
NH Conference Room 7
RI Marriott Ballroom A,B
VT Capital 1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM WELCOME RECEPTION
TBD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Members Dinner
(By Invitation Only)
Capital 2
 
Saturday, September 21, 2013
+ = Resident Essay
* = Non-member of NESS
^ = Eligible New Member Prize
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM SPEAKER READY ROOM
Conference Room 4
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM REGISTRATION
Marriot Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 10:35 AM EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Marriot Ballroom A, B
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Marriot Ballroom A, B
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM SPECIALTY GROUP BREAKFAST
Topic 1: How to Provide Good Evaluations and Critical Feedback to Staff and Trainees
  Orlando Kirton, MD
  Anne Larkin, MD
  Douglas Smink, MD
Capital Room 1
Topic 2: Current and Future State of Surgical Training
  James Whiting, MD
Capital Room 2
Topic 3: Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  Timothy Emhoff, MD
Capital Room 3
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
  Marriott Ballroom C, D, E
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM SCIENTIFIC SESSION III
Moderator: Gregory Gadowski, MD
14 Best Paper Award - Epidermal Growth Factor Gene Functional Polymorphism and the Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Cirrhosis
Kenneth K. Tanabe, *Antoinette Lemoine, *Dianne M. Finkelstein, *Hiroshi Kawasaki, *Tsutomu Fujii, *Raymond T. Chung, *Gregory Y. Lauwers, *Yakup Kulu, *Alona Muzikansky, *Darshini Kuruppu, *Michael Lanuti, *Jonathan M. Goodwin, *Daniel Azoulay, *Bryan C. Fuchs
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
15 Clinical First Place Winner - NESS Residents and Fellow Research Day
Mortality and Management of Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the United States

*Melissa A. Hull1#, *Jeremy G. Fisher1#, *Ivan M. Gutierrez1, *Brian A. Jones1, *Kuang Horng Kang1, *Michael Kenny2, *David Zurakowski1, *Biren P. Modi1, *Jeffrey D. Horbar2, Tom Jaksic1
1Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Vermont Oxford Network, Burlington, VT
#Co-First Authors
8:30 AM - 9:50 AM PANEL DISCUSSION
End of Life/Palliative Care: A Surgical Perspective
MODERATOR: Paul H. Kispert, MD
FACULTY: Geoffrey Dunn, MD
"Surgical Palliative Care: Evolution and Revolution"

Timothy Siegel, MD
"Surgeons and DNR: Challenges and Opportunities"

Laura Lambert, MD
"Effective Communication in Challenging Clinical Situations: Nature or Nurture?"
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM COFFEE BREAK with POSTER SESSION: VISIT EXHIBITS
Marriot Ballroom Foyer
10:35 AM - 11:00 AM SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV
Moderator: Richard S. Swanson, MD
Brief 8 Superficial Fistula Following Anal Sphincterotomy
*Nikki Goulet
University of Connecticut, West Hartford, CT
Brief 9 Papillary Carcinoma of the Breast: Is Nodal Staging Indicated?
*Helen Ma1, *Jonathan Marotti2, *Phillip Goodney2, Richard Barth2, Burton Eisenberg2, Kari M. Rosenkranz2
1Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH; 2Dartmouth Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH
Brief 10 Routine Phenylephrine Use in the Management of Low Systolic Blood Pressure after Renal Transplantation
*Kristopher M. Day, *Ross Beckman, *Jason T. Machan, Paul E. Morrissey
Brown University, Providence, RI
Brief 11 Factors Influencing Readmission After Curative Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer
*Rima Ahmad1, *Benjamin H. Schmidt1, Sam S. Yoon2, David W. Rattner1, John T. Mullen1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Brief 12 Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Achalasia: Early Experience
*Rebecca Kowalski, John R. Romanelli, *David J. Desilets, *David B. Earle
Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM SPECIAL PANEL
"The Boston Marathon Bombing and Sandy Hook School Shooting: Moving Toward Coordination from Chaos"

Lenworth Jacobs, MD
Jonathan Gates, MD
12:30 PM FREE AFTERNOON
1:00 PM Tour of Hartford Hospitalís Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI)*
The NESS is offering a complimentary tour of Hartford Hospitalís CESI for all registered attendees. Lunch will be provided at CESI at 1:00 PM, with a one hour tour beginning at 1:30 PM. Those participating in the tour will need to provide their own transportation; CESI is one mile away by car. Directions will be provided, and free parking will be available. *For those that wish to attend tour of CESI, please contact Amy Nolfi at the NESS Administrative Offices. You must sign up for this tour, as the number of participants must be provided to CESI in advance.
1:30 PM FUN RUN
New this year, the NESS will be conducting a 5K Fun Run, included with your Annual Meeting registration. The race begins at 1:30 PM on Saturday at the front entrance of the Marriott, after the conclusion of Scientific Sessions. Maps of the course, which will take you across the Connecticut River and along Riverside Park, will be available at the registration desk.
7:00 PM PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION & DINNER
A special performance of A Night with Maury, showcasing a compilation of beautiful music by multiple Tony Award Winning, Oscar Nominee and internationally celebrated Broadway composer lyricist, Maury Yeston!
Reception: Marriot Ballroom Foyer
Dinner: Marriot Ballroom C, D, E
(Business Attire)
Sunday, September 22, 2013
+ = Resident Essay
* = Non-member of NESS
^ = Eligible New Member Prize
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM SPEAKER READY ROOM
Conference Room 4
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM REGISTRATION
Marriot Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Marriot Ballroom A, B
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Marriot Ballroom A, B
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
*Members Only
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM SCIENTIFIC SESSION V
Moderator: Dougald MacGillivray, MD
16 Improving Operating Room Turnover
*Ankeet S. Bhatt1, *Grant W. Carlson2, Peter J. Deckers1
1University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT; 2Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
17 Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in the Surgical ICU (SICU)
*Greta L. Piper1, Lewis J Kaplan1, *Linda L Maerz1, *Annalisa Porter2, *Linda Sullivan2, *Marie Devlin2, Kimberly A Davis1
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2 Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
18 Routine Intraoperative Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring During Thyroidectomy
*Rachelle N Damle, *Kate Dinh, Alessandra Moore, Anne C. Larkin, Robert Quinlan, Giles Whalen
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
19 What is the Risk of Anastomotic Leak in the Diverted Colorectal Anastomosis?
*Jennifer Leahy, Peter Marcello, Thomas Read, *Jason Hall, David Schoetz, Patricia Roberts, Rocco Ricciardi
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
20 Surgeon not patient disease determines the operation for acute complicated diverticulitis
*Mohammad S. Jafferji, Neil H. Hyman
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
21 Spontaneous pneumomediastinum: an extensive work up is not required
*Charles Bakhos1, *Stevan Pupovac2, *Tom Fabian1
1Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY; 2Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
22 A Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence: the Test of Time
*Rayford S. Kruger, *Thomas T. Streeter, *Donald A. Colacchio, *Urszula A. Andrade, Victor E. Pricolo
Southcoast Health System - Tobey Hospital, Wareham, MA
9:45 AM - 9:50 AM Nathan Smith Award
W. Hardy Hendren, MD
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM 29TH ANNUAL SAMUEL JASON MIXTER LECTURE: "Moving from Art to ScienceÖand Beyond"
Peter J. Deckers, MD, University of Connecticut Health Center
10:35 AM - 10:40 AM INTRODUCTION OF PRESIDENT
by Giles F. Whalen, MD
10:40 AM - 11:35 AM
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: "Veni, Vidi, Existitus"
Neil S. Yeston, MD
11:35 AM ADJOURN


IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Submission Deadline:
May 5, 2014

Housing Deadline:
August 13, 2014

Early Bird Registration Deadline:
August 11, 2014
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