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Program Book is now available.

The Program Book for the 2017 NESS Annual Meeting is now available online:

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The complete Program Book will be distributed on-site in Bretton Woods to all professional attendees.

Friday, September 8, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
Franklin
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Poster Set-Up
Grand Ballroom Foyer
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Hours
Grand Ballroom Foyer
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)

Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Bruce J. Leavitt
1:00 pm +1. Developing Global Surgery Scholarship within an Academic Residency Program: Early Results of a Multifaceted Approach
*Maija Cheung, James M. Healy, *Michael DeWane, Michael Hall, *Christine Deyholos, *Tobias Carling, *Kevin Y. Pei, Walter E. Longo, Peter S. Yoo, Michael Caty, *Doruk Ozgediz
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
1:13 pm 2. Quantitative Analysis of Surgical Residency Reform; Are Case Logs a Valid Tool for Assessment?
*Sarah B. Cairo1,2, *Wendy Craig3, *Caitlin Gutheil3, *Paul K. J. Han3,4, *Kristiina Hyrkas3, *Hannah Kay3, *Lynda Macken3, James F. Whiting2,5
1Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; 2Maine Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Portland, ME; 3Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation and Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Portland, ME; 4Palliative Medicine, Hospice of Southern Maine, Scarborough, ME; 5Tufts University School of Medicine at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
1:26 pm 3. Technical Variant Outcomes in Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplantation, A Two Center Combined Experience
Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos2, *Christopher Ibarra2, *Fermin Fontan1, *Armando S. Munoz-Abraham2, *Brendan Kimball1, *Pamela Valentino2, *Michael Schilsky2, *Udeme Ekong2, *Sukru Emre2, James Markmann1, David C. Mulligan2, *Heidi Yeh1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
1:39 pm +4. Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies Two Discrete Druggable Signaling Pathways in Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Neeta Erinjeri, *Norman G. Nicolson, *Christine Deyholos, *Reju Korah, *Tobias J. Carling
Yale University Medical School, New Haven, CT
1:52 pm 5. Frailty Predicts Failure to Rescue Following Thoracoabdominal Surgery
*Catalina Mosquera2, *Timothy L. Fitzgerald1, Dougald C. MacGillvary1
1Tufts University Medical Center Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 2East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2:05 pm Brief 1. Slide Esophagoplasty vs. End-to-End Anastomosis for Recalcitrant Esophageal Stricture after Esophageal Atresia Repair
*Ali Kamran, *Charles J. Smithers, *Michael A. Manfredi, Thomas E. Hamilton, *Peter D. Ngo, *David Zurakowski, Russell W. Jennings
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
2:10 pm Brief 2. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Pre-operative Carbohydrate Loading is Safe in Type II Diabetics
*Stephanie D. Talutis1, *Su Yeon Lee1, *Daniel Cheng2, *Pamela Rosenkranz1, *Sara M. Alexanian1, David McAneny1
1Boston University, Boston, MA; 2University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2:15 pm Brief 3. Validation of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Anatomic Severity Grading System for Acute Cholecystitis
*Kenneth Vera, *Kevin Y. Pei, Kevin M. Schuster, Kimberly A. Davis
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2:20 pm Brief 4. Elevated Incidence of Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis in Trauma Patients at a Single Institution
*Tovah Moss, Ajai Malhotra, *Amy T Tefft, *Andrew Stanley
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
2:25 pm Brief 5. The Impact of Multiple-Service Coverage Shifts on Quality and Safety in Trauma Care
*Jayson S. Marwaha1, *Brian C. Drolet2, Charles A. Adams, Jr.3
1Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI; 2Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; 3Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits & Posters
Grand Ballroom Foyer/Gifford
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)

Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Michael P. Vezeridis
3:00 pm +6. Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures: A Single Institution's Experience
*Erica D. Kane, *Elan Jeremitsky, *Susan Kartiko, Andrew R. Doben
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
3:13 pm +7. Early Thoracic Surgery Consultation Reduces Length of Stay for Severely Displaced Rib Fractures
*Fariha Sheikh, *Kayla A. Fay, *Ian C. Bostock, Kurt Rhynhart, *Timothy M. Millington, *D. Joshua Mancini, *David J. Finley, *Joseph D. Phillips
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
3:26 pm +8. Paying the Price: Understanding the Opportunity Cost of Dedicated Research Time
*Michael P. DeWane, *Daniel C. Thomas, Walter E. Longo, Peter S. Yoo,
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
3:39 pm +9. The Impact of an Acute Care Surgery Model on the General Surgery Service Revenue Stream
*Adam N. Paine, Edward C. Borrazzo, *Bradley L. Krompf, Ajai K. Malhotra, Mitchell C. Norotsky, *Mitchell H. Tsai
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
3:52 pm Clinical Science Second Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
10. Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) Underestimates Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Ascites
*Matthew Fleming, MD1
, *Fangfang Liu, MD2,3 *Yawei Zhang, MD, PhD2,4,*Kevin Y. Pei, MD1
Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT2 Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology,Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine3 Beijing 302 Hospital, Beijing, China, New Haven, CT,4 Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
4:05 pm +11. Identifying Drivers of Multiple Readmissions Following Pulmonary Lobectomy
Raymond A. Jean1, *Alexander S. Chiu1, *Justin D. Blasberg1, *Daniel J. Boffa1, *Frank C. Detterbeck1, Anthony W. Kim2
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA
4:18 pm +12. The Impact of Race on the Surgical Management of Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction
*Alexander S. Chiu, Raymond A. Jean, Kimberly A. Davis, *Kevin Y. Pei
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
4:31 pm +13. Tissue Engineering Approaches for Treating Long Gap Esophageal Atresia
*Ishna Sharma1, *Todd Jensen1, *Adam Mitchell1, *Wael Sayej2, Christine Finck2
1Uconn Health, Farmington, CT; 2Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT
4:45 pm Brief 6. Combatting Attrition: A Targeted Approach for General Surgery Residents and a 10-year Audit in the Era of Duty Hour Restrictions
*Daniel C. Thomas, *Michael P. DeWane, Walter E. Longo, Peter S. Yoo,
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
4:50 pm Brief 7. Early Hospital Discharges are Associated with Improved Patient Satisfaction and Decreased 30-Day Readmissions
*Andrew Lambour, *Jesse Columbo, *Nicole Batulis, *Carolyn Kerrigan, Kari M. Rosenkranz, Sandra Wong
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
4:55 pm Brief 8. Experience Matters: Robotic-Assisted Lobectomies in the National Cancer DataBase
*Brian N. Arnold1, *Daniel C. Thomas1, *Raja Narayan2, *Justin D. Blasberg1, *Frank C. Detterbeck1, *Daniel J. Boffa1, Anthony W. Kim3
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; 3Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm State Caucus Meetings
Connecticut Lafayette A South
Maine Lafayette B South
Massachusetts Grand Ballroom
New Hampshire Jefferson
Rhode Island Reagan
Vermont Washington
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
Conservatory/South Veranda
Saturday, September 9, 2017
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
Franklin
7:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibit Hall Hours
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 7:45 am Specialty Group Breakfasts
Sponsored by the Committee on GME & Candidate Membership

Resident Autonomy: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Lafayette A Room
Faculty:
Anne C. Larkin
Walter E. Longo
Kari Rosenkranz

New Changes to Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Lafayette B Room
Faculty:
James Whiting
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer/Gifford
7:45 am - 8:25 am Scientific Session III
(Podium papers 8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion)
(Brief papers 3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion)

Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Peter S. Yoo
7:45 am +14. BCL9 Upregulation in Adrenocortical Carcinoma: A Novel Wnt/β-catenin Activating Event Driving Adrenocortical Malignancy
*Taylor C. Brown1,2, *Norman G. Nicolson1,2, *Reju Korah1,2, *Tobias Carling1,2
1Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT; 2Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Laboratory, New Haven, CT
7:58 am 15. Postoperative Conditional Survival Matrix for Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
*Timothy L. Fitzgerald1, *Lucas Hunter2, Dougald C. MacGillvary1, *Catalina Mosquera2, *Jimmy Efird2
1Tufts University Medical Center Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 2East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
8:11 am +16. A Guideline for Discharge Opioid Prescriptions after Inpatient General Surgical Procedures
*Maureen Hill, *Ryland Stucke, *Sarah Billmeier, *Julia Kelly, Richard J. Barth
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
8:24 am +17. Post-discharge Opioid Use after General and Orthopedic Surgery
*Mayo H. Fujii1, *Ashley C. Hodges2, *Ruby L. Russell2, *Kristin Roensch1, *Bruce Beynnon2, *Thomas P. Ahern2,
*Jesse S. Moore1, *S. Elizabeth Ames1, *Charles D. MacLean1
1University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT;2University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
8:25 am - 8:40 am Introduction of New Members
Grand Ballroom
8:40 am - 10:00 am Paper of the Year & Scientific Session IV
(Podium papers 8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion)
(Brief papers 3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion)

Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Robert J. Touloukian
8:40 am 18. Paper of the Year: Comparison of a Lymph Node Ratio-Based Staging System with the 7th AJCC System for Gastric Cancer Analysis of 18,043 Patients from the SEER Database
Chandrajit P. Raut1, Jiping Wang1, Sam S. Yoon2, Ping Dang, Prakash K. Pandalai, Ugwuji N. Maduekwe, David W. Rattner2, Gregory Y. Lauwers;
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2Massachusetts General Hospital
8:53 am 19. Pregnancy and Motherhood during Surgical Training: Results of a Nationwide Survey of General Surgery Residents
Erika L. Rangel, *Marguerite Changala, *Manuel Castillo-Angeles, Douglas S. Smink, *Gifty Kwakye, *Adil H. Haider
Gerard M. Doherty Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
9:06 am 20. Unnatural selection: the recent evolution of pediatric surgery in the United States, 2005-2014
*Daniel A. Reich1, *Katherine W. Herbst1, Brendan T. Campbell2
1Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT; 2Connecticut Children's Medical Center/University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford/Farmington, CT
9:19 am +21. Same Day Versus Next Day Appendectomy: An Assessment of Outcomes in 50,093 Patients
James M. Healy, Robert Cowles, *Doruk Ozgediz, Emily Christison-Lagay, *David Stitelman, Michael G. Caty, *Daniel G. Solomon
Yale, New Haven, CT
9:32 am +22. Influence of Time to Appendectomy and Operative Duration on Hospital Cost in Children with Uncomplicated Appendicitis
*Stephanie K. Serres, *Dionne A. Graham, *Charity C. Glass, *Danielle B. Cameron, *Seema P. Anandalwar, Shawn J. Rangel
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
9:45 am Brief 9. Are Surgeons Reluctant to Accurately Report Intraoperative Adverse Events? A Prospective Study of 1,989 Patients
*Thomas Peponis, *Josefine S. Baekgaard, *Jordan D. Bohnen, *Kelsey Han, *Jarone Lee, *Noelle Saillant, *Daniel D. Yeh, *Peter J. Fagenholz, *David R. King, *Marc A. de Moya, George C. Velmahos, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:50 am Brief 10. Improvements in Breast Cancer Characteristics Associated with Bariatric Surgery
*Keyvan Heshmati, *Elisha Pranckevicius, *Ali Ardestani, *David A. Harris, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
9:55 am Brief 11. Stimulation of the M1 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Induces Mucosal Growth in the Murine Small Intestine
*Chasen J. Greig, *Lucy Zhang, Robert A. Cowles
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break with Poster Session, Visit Exhibits
Grand Ballroom Foyer/Gifford
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Panel
Surgeon Wellness
Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Douglad C. MacGillivray
Faculty: Surgeon Burnout: Background, Extent, and Potential Remedies
R. James Valentine

Residency Training
Peter S. Yoo

Gender Issues/Parental Leave & Work-life Integration
Erika Rangel

Interventional Issues/ACGME Perspective
Stanley W. Ashley
12:00 pm Afternoon Activity – Mount Washington Cog Railway Tour
Saturday, September 9th, 12:00-3:30 PM
$70 per person
Includes transportation to/from the Omni Mount Washington(at 12:00 PM), boxed lunch and cog railway ticket
Free Afternoon
7:00 pm President's Reception & Dinner
Business Attire
Speaker: Ajai K. Malhotra
Reception: Conservatory
Dinner: Main Dining Room
Includes the Conferment of the Nathan Smith Award to Thomas A. Colacchio
7:00 pm Kids Banquet
Lafayette A-B
Children ages 5 and older are invited to their own Kids Banquet, to be held concurrently to the President’s Reception & Dinner. Games, a movie and "We’re Going on a Moose Hunt" maze and scavenger hunt will be among the entertainment offered for kids, along with dinner. Children 4 and under must be accompanied by a sitter, which can be arranged privately through the Babysitting Referral Program. The resort offers a babysitting referral service for guests staying at the resort, and maintains a list of qualified local sitters. Fees apply. Call (603) 278-8989 ahead to reserve.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
7:00 am - 11:00 am Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Hours
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 10:30 am Speaker Ready Room
Franklin
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer/Gifford
7:30 am - 8:15 am Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
Grand Ballroom
8:15 am - 9:20 am Scientific Session V
(Podium papers 8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion)
(Brief papers 3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion)
Grand Ballroom


Moderator: Kari M. Rosenkranz
8:15 am 23. The Role of the Pediatric Attending Surgeon on the Day of Surgery: Differences in Expectations between Parents and Surgical Providers
*Jennie Choe1, *Christopher Ibarra1, *Richard Feinn2, Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos1, *Cordelia Carter1
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Quinnipiac School of Medicine, Hamden, CT
8:28 am 24. Bile Spillage as a Risk Factor for Surgical Site Infections after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Prospective Study of 1,001 Patients
*Thomas Peponis, *Trine G. Eskesen, *Myriam Martinez, *Tomaz Mesar, *Maria Michailidou, *Ali Y. Mejaddam, *Catrina Cropano, *Miro Peev, *Noelle Saillant, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, *Daniel D. Yeh, *Peter J. Fagenholz, *Marc A. de Moya, *David R. King, George C. Velmahos,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8:41 am 25. Residents' Perceptions: Impact of Associate Providers on Surgical Training
*Ravinder Kang1, *Samuel T. Kunkel1, *Jesse A. Columbo1, *Austin Tang2, *Matthew J. Sabatino1, Kari M. Rosenkranz1
1Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2The Dartmouth Institute, Hanover, NH
8:54 am 26. Impact of Plasma Preservation in Cardiac Surgery on Acute Kidney Injury: An Unexpected Result
Robert Kramer1, *Robert Groom1, *Monica Palmeri1, *Lee Lucas2, *Crystal Heron1, *Paul Weldner3, *Scott Buchanan1, Reed Quinn1
1Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 2Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Portland, ME; 3Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, Lewiston, ME
9:10 am Brief 12. Porcelain Gallbladder: Is Observation a Safe Option?
Thomas Schnelldorfer, *Haley DesJardins, *Lindsay Duy, *Christopher Scheirey
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, MA
9:15 am Brief 13. Readmission for Venous Thromboembolism in Emergency General Surgery Patients: A role for Prophylaxis upon Discharge?
*Michael P. DeWane, Kevin M. Schuster, Adrian A. Maung, Kimberly A. Davis, Robert D. Becher
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
9:20 am - 10:05 am 33rd Annual Samuel Jason Mixter Lecture
Grand Ballroom

Global Surgery 2030: Evidence and Solutions for Achieving Health, Welfare and Economic Development
John G. Meara
Boston Children's Hospital
10:05 am - 10:10 am Introduction of President
Grand Ballroom

Anne C. Larkin
10:10 am - 11:00 am Presidential Address
Grand Ballroom

Zen and the Art of a New England Surgeon
Bruce J. Leavitt
11:00 am Adjourn

+ Resident Prize Essay Eligible
* NESS Non-Members