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2016 Preliminary Program
Subject to Change; Last Updated 7/18/2016
All sessions located in the Seaport Hotel unless otherwise noted
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Friday, September 16, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
Plaza Ballroom Foyer
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
Plaza Ballroom Foyer
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Poster Set-Up
Plaza Ballroom C
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Hours
Plaza Ballroom C
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Scientific Session I
(Podium papers 8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion)
(Brief papers 3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion)
Plaza Ballroom AB
Moderator: Michael J. Zinner
1:00 pm +1. William W.L. Glenn: Surgeon-Scientist, Inventor, and NESS President
*Andrew C.W. Baldwin, *John C. Baldwin, Walter E. Longo
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
1:13 pm 2. Basic Science Second Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Overcoming Barriers to Survival following Pig-to-Baboon Liver Xenotransplantation

*Jigesh A. Shah, *Matthew J. O'Neil, James F. Markmann, *David H. Sachs, Parsia A. Vagefi
Center for Transplantation Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1:26 pm +3. The Benefits of a Surgical Rotation in an International Setting
*Molly J. Douglas, Michael Curci
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
1:39 pm #4. The Well-Being of Surgical Trainees in New England
Peter S. Yoo, *John J. Tackett, *Mark W. Maxfield, Walter E. Longo
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
1:52 pm 5. The Surgeon as the Second Victim? Results of the Boston Intraoperative Adverse Events Surgeons; Attitude (BISA) Study
*Kelsey Han, *Jordan Bohnen, *Thomas Peponis, *Myriam Martinez, *Anirudh Nandan, *Daniel D. Yeh, *Jarone Lee, *Marc A. DeMoya, *David King, George Velmahos, Haytham Kaafarani
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2:05 pm Brief 1. The Colonial Wig" Pancreaticojejunostomy: Zero Leaks with a Novel Technique for Reconstruction after Pancreaticoduodenectomy"
*Xihua Steve Yang1, *Pouya Aghajafari1, *Shirali T. Patel2, *Steven C. Cunningham2
1 Saint Agnes Hospital, Ellicott City, MD; 2 Saint Agnes Hospital and Cancer Institute, Ellicott City, MD
2:10 pm Brief 2. Post-Operative Vital Sign Profiles Following Bowel Resection: A Comparison Based Upon Modality of Surgery
*Ryan Hendrix1, *Larson Erb2, *Lucy Greenberg2, *Turner Osler2, Neil Hyman3, Edward Borrazzo2
1 University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA; 2 University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT; 3 University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2:15 pm Brief 3. Sacral Nerve Modulation for Fecal Incontinence; Five-year Experience
*Anne C. Granfield, Steven Schechter, *Leslie Roth, Adam Klipfel
Brown University, Providence, RI
2:20 pm Brief 4. Metastasectomy Following Immunotherapy with Adoptive Cell Transfer or Ipilimumab for Patients with Advanced Melanoma
*Nicholas D. Klemen, *Paul L. Feingold, *Stephanie L. Goff, *Marybeth S. Hughes, *Udai S. Kammula, *James C. Yang, *David S. Schrump, *Steven A. Rosenberg, *Richard M. Sherry
Surgery Branch, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD
2:25 pm Brief 5. Efficacy of C-Reactive Protein Measurement in Predicting Postoperative Morbidity and Pancreatic Fistula Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy
*John W. Kunstman, *James M. Healy, *Timothy D. Murtha, Ronald R. Salem
Yale University, New Haven, CT
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits & Posters
Plaza Ballroom C
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Scientific Session II
(Podium papers 8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion)
(Brief papers 3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion)
Plaza Ballroom AB
Moderator: Kari Rosenkranz
3:00 pm +6. SLC12A7 Amplifications Promote Adrenocortical Cancer Cell Invasiveness
*Taylor C. Brown, *Timothy D. Murtha, *Reju Korah, *Tobias Carling
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT
3:13 pm +7. Relationship of Breast MRI to Recurrence Rates in Patients Undergoing Breast-Conservation Treatment
*Maureen V. Hill1, *Julia L. Beeman1, *Khushboo N. Jhala2, Richard J. Barth, Jr.1
1 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2 Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
3:26 pm 8. Prevalence of Contralateral Tumors in Patients with Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Cancer
*Michael C. Sullivan1, *Paul H. Graham2, *Erik K. Alexander1, *Daniel T. Ruan1, Matthew Nehs1, Atul A. Gawande1, Francis D. Moore, Jr.1, *Brooke Howitt1, *Kyle C. Strickland1, *Jeffrey F. Krane1, *Justine A. Barletta1, *Nancy L. Cho1
1 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2 MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
3:39 pm +9. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Accelerates Compensatory Lung Growth by Increasing Alveolar Units
*Duy Dao, *Prathima Nandivada, *Amy Pan, *Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, *Meredith Baker, *Gillian Fell, *Thomas Martin, Mark Puder
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
3:52 pm Clinical Science First Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
+10. Wide Variation and Excessive Dosage of Narcotic Prescriptions for Common General Surgical Procedures

*Maureen V. Hill1, *Michelle L. McMahon2, *Ryland S. Stucke1, Rick J. Barth, Jr.1
1 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2 Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
4:05 pm 11. Parathyroidectomy after Kidney Transplant is Associated with Increased Graft Failure
*Mahsa Javid, *Sanjay Kulkarni, *Courtney E. Quinn, *Tobias Carling, Glenda Callender
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
4:18 pm +12. An Evaluation of a Standardized Risk-based Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Protocol in the Setting of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
*Ryan Macht1, *Ivy Gardner2, *Pamela Rosenkranz1, Gerard Doherty1, David McAneny1
1 Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
4:31 pm 13. The Role of Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
*Myriam M. Martinez Aguilar, *Thomas Peponis, *Aglaia Hage, *Daniel D.Yeh, Haytham M. Kaafarani, *Kathryn Butler, *Peter Fagenholz, *David R. King, *Marc A. DeMoya, George Velmahos
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
4:45 pm Brief 6. For the Treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Routine Four Gland Exploration Performed on an Outpatient Basis is as Successful and Safe as a Less Invasive Approach
*Marcoandrea Giorgi, *Seungjun Kim, Peter J Mazzaglia
Brown University, Providence, RI
4:50 pm Brief 7. Resident and Fellow Participation in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: An American College of Surgeons NSQIP Clinical Outcomes Analysis
*Timothy Feeney, *Lori Lyn Price, *Lilian Chen, Roger Graham, *Abhishek Chatterjee
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
4:55 pm Brief 8. Trends in Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus In Cancer Centers across New England & The United States: The Surgeon's Role.
Victor E. Pricolo1, *Kyle Viani2, *Matteo Bonvini3, *Carlo Abelli4, *Tracey McDuffie2
1 Southcoast Health, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, North Dartmouth, MA; 2 Southcoast Health, North Dartmouth, MA; 3 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 4 Yale University, New Haven, CT
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm State Caucus Meetings
Connecticut Seaport B
Maine Seaport A
Massachusetts Plaza Ballroom AB
New Hampshire Seaport C
Rhode Island Constitution
Vermont Flagship A
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
Lighthouse Ballroom
 
Saturday, September 17, 2016
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration
Plaza Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
Plaza Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 10:35 am Exhibit Hall Hours
Plaza Ballroom C
7:00 am - 7:45 am Specialty Group Breakfasts

Topic 1: Resident & Physician Wellness
Sponsored by the Committee on GME and Candidate Membership
Faculty: Anne C. Larkin, Kurt K. Rhynhart, Peter S. Yoo, Walter E. Longo
Seaport A

Topic 2: Global Health
Faculty: Bruce J. Leavitt & Michael R. Curci
Seaport B

7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
Plaza Ballroom C
7:45 am - 8:40 am Scientific Session III
(Podium papers 8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion)
(Brief papers 3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion)
Plaza Ballroom AB
Moderator: Anne C. Larkin
7:45 am +14. Renalase Inhibition Induces Melanogenesis Via MAPK and PI3K/AKT Signaling Pathways
*Lindsay Hollander1,2,3, *Xiaojia Guo1,3, *Robert Safirstein1,3, *Gary Desir1,3, Charles Cha1,3
1 Yale University, New Haven, CT; 2 University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT; 3 VACHS, West Haven, CT
7:58 am #15. Surgical Technique and Time to Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients
Anees Chagpar1, Donald Lannin1, *Fangyong Li1, *Nina Horowitz1, *Brigid Killelea1, *Theodore Tsangaris2, *Tara Sanft1, *Malini Harigopal1, *Xiaopan Yao1, *Maysa Abu-Khalaf1, *Erin Hofstatter1, *Veerle Bossuyt1, *Lajos Pusztai1
1 Yale University, New Haven, CT; 2 Thomas Jefferson University, Philadephia, PA
8:11 am +16. The Significance of Upfront Knowledge When it Comes to N2 Disease in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
*Daniel C. Thomas, *Brian N. Arnold, *Joshua E. Rosen, *Michelle C. Salazar, *Frank C. Detterbeck, *Justin D. Blasberg, *Daniel J. Boffa, Anthony W. Kim
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
8:24 am +17. Do Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusions Really Worsen Oncologic Outcomes in Colon Cancer?
*Ramzi Amri, *Anne Dinaux, *Hiroko Kunitake, Liliana Bordeianou, David Berger
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8:40 am - 8:55 am Introduction of New Members
Plaza Ballroom AB
8:55 am - 10:10 am Papers of the Year & Scientific Session IV
(Podium papers 8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion)
(Brief papers 3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion)
Plaza Ballroom AB
Moderator: Dougald C. MacGillivray
8:55 am Recognition of Paper of the Year Co-Award
9:08 am Paper of the Year Co-Award
9:21 am +20. Single Incision Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery with a Glove Access Technique vs Multiport Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Children: A Retrospective Study
*Maria Carmen Mora1, *Kyle Douglas1, *Kaitlyn E Wong1, *Jennifer Friderici1, *Gregory T. Banever2, Kevin P. Moriarty2, David B. Tashjian2, Michael V. Tirabassi2
1 Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; 2 Baystate Children's Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA
9:34 am +21. Morbidity, Mortality, and Management of Gastroschisis: A Multicenter Cohort Analysis
*Brenna S. Fullerton1, *Cristine S. Velazco1, *Eric A. Sparks1, *Kate A.Morrow2, *Erika M. Edwards2,3, *Roger F. Soll2,3, Biren P. Modi1, *Jeffrey D. Horbar2,3, Tom Jaksic1
1 Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation, Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2 Vermont Oxford Network, Burlington, VT; 3 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
9:50 am Brief 9. Defining Success After Gastric Bypass in the Super-Super Obese
*Ian C. Bostock, *Maureen V. Hill, *Sarah E. Billmeier, *Escar Kusema, *Maureen Quigley, Gina L. Adrales
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
9:55 am Brief 10. Multivisceral Resection for Malignant Hepatic Lesions is Associated With Increased Morbidity
*Ann-Kristin U. Friedrich1,2, *Kevin P. Baratta2, *Eva A. Rouanet2, *Kate H. Dinh2, Giles F. Whalen2, Jennifer LaFemina2
1 St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT; 2 University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
10:00 am Brief 11. What are The Long-Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs Without Mesh?
*Damien J. Lazar1, Desmond H. Birkett2, David M. Brams2, *Heather A. Ford2, Dmitry Nepomnayshy2
1 Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2 Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA
10:05 am Brief 12. Detection of Tumor-Specific Mutations in Circulating, Cell-Free DNA: Potential for a Biomarker in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
*Matthew Egyud1, *Jennifer Jackson1, *Emiko Yamada1, *Anders Stahlberg2, *Virginia Litle1, *Tony Godfrey1
1 Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2 University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
10:10 am - 10:40 am Coffee Break with Poster Session, Visit Exhibits
Plaza Ballroom C
10:40 am - 12:00 pm Panel - Credentialing Surgeons in the Era of Volume/Outcome Research
Plaza Ballroom AB
Moderator: Richard S. Swanson
Faculty:

Summary of Current Volume/Outcome Relationships
John Birkmeyer
Chief Academic Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Credentialing for 22 years at a Large Volume Hospital
Michael J. Zinner
Former Chairman of Surgery at Brigham & Womenís Hospital
Credentialing at a Small Volume Hospital
Scott H. Kurtzman
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Waterbury Hospital
Credentialing in Two Different Boston Hospitals
Gerard Doherty
Chairman of Surgery at Boston Medical Center & Future
Chairman of Surgery of Brigham & Womenís Hospital
Credentialing at Dartmouth
John D. Birkmeyer
Chief Academic Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Panel Question & Answer
12:00 pm Free Afternoon
6:15 pm Centennial Video Premiere
On Saturday, September 17th, prior to the Presidentís Reception, the NESS will continue celebrating its Centennial with a video on the history of the Society. The premiere begins with a Red Carpet walk at 6:15 pm, followed by the 30-minute documentary promptly at 6:30 pm. Smile for the paparazzi, grab some popcorn, and sip a glass of sparkling wine while enjoying this premiere, which will take place in the Amphitheater of the World Trade Center. Dress is black tie preferred, as this event leads directly into the Presidentís Reception & Dinner. To attend the premiere, all registered physicians and spouses are required to either wear badges or, if the Presidentís Reception & Dinner was purchased separately, present tickets.
Amphitheater (World Trade Center)
7:00 pm President's Reception & Dinner
Black Tie Preferred; Dark Suits Acceptable
Reception: Harborview Ballroom Foyer (World Trade Center)
Dinner: Harborview Ballroom (World Trade Center)
Includes the Conferment of the Nathan Smith Award to H. David Crombie
 
Sunday, September 18, 2016
7:00 am - 11:00 am Registration
Plaza Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Hours
Plaza Ballroom C
7:00 am - 10:30 am Speaker Ready Room
Plaza Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
Plaza Ballroom C
7:30 am - 8:15 am Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
Plaza Ballroom AB
8:15 am - 9:10 am Scientific Session V
Plaza Ballroom AB
Moderator: Michael P. Vezeridis
8:15 am 22. Selective Non-Operative Management of Abdominal Gunshot Wounds - From Heresy to Standard of Care: A Multicenter Study of the Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma (ReCONECT)
*Thomas Peponis1, *George Kasotakis2, *Jielin Yu2, *Reginald Alouidor3, *Barbara Burkott3, Adrian A. Maung4, *Dirk C. Johnson4, *Noelle N. Saillant5, *Heath Walden5, Ali Salim6, *Elizabeth Bryant6, *Jon D. Dorfman7, *Eric N. Klein8, *Ronen Elefant8, *Maryam B. Tabrizi9, *Nikolay Bugaev10, *Sandra S. Arabian10, George C. Velmahos1
1 Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2 Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 3 Baystate Medical Center, Boston, MA; 4 Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 5 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; 6 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 7 UMass Memorial Medical Center, Boston, MA; 8 Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT; 9 North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA; 10 Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
8:28 am 23. Using High-Reliability Organization Principles to Improve Communication During High-fidelity Trauma Simulation
Shea C. Gregg, *Kristen Glasgow, Alisa Savetamal, Roselle E. Crombie, Walter Cholewczynski, *Liana Kappus, *Cheryl Mayeran, *Paul Possenti, *Rockman Ferrigno, Nabil A. Atweh
Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Health System, Bridgeport, CT
8:41 am +24. Safety of Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placements in High Risk Bariatric Surgery Patients
*Marcoandrea Giorgi1, Gary D. Roye1, *Tec Chong2, *Junaid Malek3, *Joon K. Shim1, *Suma Sangisetty4, Beth A. Ryder1, *Todd Stafford1, Sivamainthan Vithiananthan1
1 Brown University, Providence, RI; 2 Singapore National University, Singapore, Singapore 3 Massachussets General Hospital, Boston, MA; 4 Ochsner Health Center, Kenner, LA
8:55 am Brief 13. Negative Urine Studies in Conjunction with Negative FAST Predict No Intra-Abdominal Injury in Adult Blunt Trauma Patients
*Maureen V. Hill1, *Karina A. Newhall1, *Priyam K. Vyas2, Kurt K. Rhynhart1, *J. David Mancini1, Eric D. Martin1, Kenneth W. Burchard1
1 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2 Christiana Care Health System, Wilminton, DE
9:00 am Brief 14. Risk Factors for Re-insertion of Urinary Catheter Following Early Removal in Thoracic Surgical Patients
*John Young, *Travis Geraci, David Harrington, William Cioffi, Thomas Ng
Department of Surgery, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
9:05 am Brief 15. Effects of Use of a Self-Directed Question Bank on ABSITE Performance
*Molly J. Douglas, *Jaswin S. Sawhney
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
9:10 am - 9:55 am 32nd Annual Samuel Jason Mixter Lecture
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Plaza Ballroom AB

The Century of the System
Atul A. Gawande
Brigham & Women's Hospital

9:55 am - 10:00 am Introduction of President
Plaza Ballroom AB
Richard J. Barth
10:00 am - 11:00 am Presidential Address
Plaza Ballroom AB

Itís Been an Honor and a Privilege
Michael J. Zinner

11:00 am Adjourn

+ Resident Prize Essay Eligible
# New Member Prize Eligible
* NESS Non-Members