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Preliminary Program | Posters
Friday, September 25, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
Commodore Perry
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Poster Set-Up
Brenton Hall
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Exhibit Hall Hours
Brenton Hall
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm Scientific Session I
Grand Ballroom
Moderator: David L. Berger
1:00 pm 1. Derivation and Validation of a Novel and Abbreviated Emergency Surgery Acuity Score (a-ESAS)
*Naveen F. Sangji, *Jordan D. Bohnen, *Elie P. Ramly, *Daniel D. Yeh, *David R. King, *Marc deMoya, *Jarone Lee, *Peter J. Fagenholz, *Kathryn Butler, George C. Velmahos, *David C. Chang, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1:13 pm +2. Operative vs Non-Operative Management of Pediatric Blunt Pancreatic Trauma: Evaluation of the National Trauma Data Bank
*Maria Carmen Mora1, *Kaitlyn E. Wong1, *Katharine R. Bittner1, *Jennifer Friderici1, Kevin P. Moriarty2, Ronald I. Gross1, Lisa A. Patterson1, Michael V. Tirabassi2, David B. Tashjian2
1Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA;2Baystate Children's Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA
1:26 pm 3. A Patient-Centered Approach to Understanding Influences in Decision-Making for Breast Cancer Surgery
*Jennifer D. Hanson1, *Michael R. Hart1, *Takamaru Ashikaga1, *Andrea Steely1, Laurence E. McCahill2, *Christine Vatovec1, Ted A. James1
1University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT;2Metro Health Surgical Oncology, Wyoming, MI
1:39 pm 4. The Impact of the 2011 ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reform on Trauma Care
*Jayson S. Marwaha1,2, *Brian C. Drolet1,2, *Suma S. Maddox1, Charles A. Adams, Jr.1,2
1Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI;2Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
1:52 pm +5. Analyzing Risk Factors for Morbidity and Mortality After Lung Resection for Lung Cancer Using the NSQIP Database
*Raymond A. Jean1, *Matthew DeLuzio1, *Alexander I. Kraev2, *Gongyi Wang3, *Daniel J. Boffa1, *Frank C. Detterbeck1, *Zuoheng Wang3, *Anthony W. Kim1
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;2Billings Clinic, Billings, MT;3Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
2:05 pm +6. Suboptimal Compliance with NCCN Melanoma Guidelines: Who is at Risk?
*Danielle S. Comissiong, *Andrew M. Blakely, *Saad Ajmal, Michael P. Vezeridis, Thomas J. Miner
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI
2:18 pm Brief 1. Operating in a Resource-Constrained Environment: Lessons Learned from Surgical Missions to Haiti
*Michael Hall1, *Mark Maxfield1, *Frantz Paul2, Walter Longo1, Robert Udelsman1, Richard Garvey3
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;2Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD;3Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Health System, Bridgeport, CT
2:23 pm Brief 2. Evaluation of the Clinical and Economic Impacts of both Preoperative Portal Vein Embolization and the Laparoscopic Approach in Extended Hepatectomies
*Lindsay Hollander, *Jeffrey Pollack, Ronald Salem, Charles Cha
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2:28 pm Brief 3. Liver Function Tests in the Diagnostic Work up of Newly Diagnosed Stage III Breast Cancer: Added Value or Just an Additional Test?
*Raphael J. Louie, *Jennifer E. Tonneson, Richard J. Barth, Jr., Kari Rosenkranz
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
2:33 pm Brief 4. In the Pre-operative Evaluation of Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Surgeon-performed Ultrasound Maximizes Accuracy of Parathyroid Localization and Minimizes Cost
*Maria F. Bates, *Olivia Linden, *John Ludwig, Peter J. Mazzaglia
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
2:38 pm Brief 5. Dissection of Levels II Through V Is Required for Optimal Outcome in Patients With Lateral Neck Lymph Node Metastasis From Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma
*Mahsa Javid, *Emma Graham, *Jennifer Malinowski, *Courtney Quinn, Tobias Carling, Robert Udelsman, Glenda Callender
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2:43 pm Brief 6. Final Results of the Phase I Trial Evaluating the Feasibility of Intraoperative MRI for Margin Assessment During Breast Conserving Surgery in the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite
*Melissa A. Mallory1, *Yasuaki Sagara1, *Fatih Aydogan1,2, *Stephen DeSantis3, *Jayender Jagadeesan4, *Diana Caragacianu1, *Eva Gombos4, *Kirby Vosburgh4, *Ferenc A. Jolesz4, Mehra Golshan1
1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA;2Department of Breast Surgery, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey;3Breast Oncology Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA;4Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits & Posters
Brenton Hall
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Scientific Session II
Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Thomas J. Miner
3:30 pm 7. Percutaneous Cholecystostomy for Acute Cholecystitis: Patient Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes
Betty Yang, Robert R. Miller, Rajendran Vilvendhan, Peter A. Burke, George Kasotakis, Bedabrata Sarkar
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
3:43 pm +8. Cholecystostomy Treatment in an ICU Population: Complications and Risks
*Ann-Kristin U. Friedrich1, *Kevin P. Baratta2, *Joanne Lewis2, *Adib R. Karam2, *Erica B. Sneider2, *Margaret Hudlin2, Demetrius E. M. Litwin2, Mitchell Cahan2
1St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT; 2University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
3:56 pm 9. Risk Stratification in Stage II Colon Cancer Patients
*Ramzi Amri, Liliana G. Bordeianou, David L. Berger
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
4:09 pm 10. Neoadjuvant Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer Does Not Negatively Affect Short-term Post-Proctectomy Outcomes
Stefan D. Holubar1, *Srinivas J. Ivatury1, *Spencer Greaves2, John J. Murray1
1Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
4:22 pm 11. Assessment of the Operative Vascular Surgical Experience of General Surgery Residents
*Brianna M. Krafcik, *Teviah Sachs, *Denis Rybin, *Gheorghe Doros, Alik Farber, *Jeffrey Kalish, *Mohammad H. Eslami, *Jeffrey Siracuse
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
4:35 pm +12. Should we perform elective inguinal hernia repair in the elderly?
*Blair C. Baldwin1, Timothy Counihan1, *Eva Goldwater2, Jacqueline Wu1
1Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA; 2University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
4:48 pm 13. Jejunal Interpositions Following Failed Prior Esophageal Reconstruction
*Sigrid Bairdain1, *Charles Jason Smithers1, Thomas E. Hamilton1, *Brian Labow1, *Christopher Baird1, *Joseph Upton1, *Amir Taghinia1, Neil Feins1, *Michael Manfredi1, *John E. Foker2, Russell W. Jennings1
1Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm State Caucus Meetings
Connecticut Rose Island II
Maine Rose Island I
Massachusetts Grand Ballroom
New Hampshire Vanderbilt
Rhode Island Morgan
Vermont Heritage
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
Waterfront Pavilion
Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
Commodore Perry
7:00 am - 10:35 am Exhibit Hall Hours
Brenton Hall
7:00 am - 7:45 am Specialty Group Breakfasts

Topic 1: Lessons From the Past: A Breakfast with Surgical Champions
Moderator: David T. Harrington
Presenters: Maria Bates, Mamoona Khokhar, & Roberto Vidri

Topic 2: International Surgery
Rose Island I
Moderators: Bruce J. Leavitt
Michael R. Curci

Topic 3: Best of Basics
Rose Island II
Moderator: Kari Rosenkranz

7:00 am Best of Basics 1 (SB1)
Pellino 1 Gene Therapy Shows Novel Proangiogenic Function by Improving Survivability of Ischemic Skin Flap Tissue in Flk-1 Knockout Mice via NO/HO-1 Signaling Cascade

*Rickesha L. Wilson1, *Chandra K. Rednam2, *Vaithinathan Selvaraju1, *Muhammad T. Rishi2, *Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu1, J. Alexander Palesty2, David W. McFadden1, *Nilanjana Maulik1
1University of Connecticut Health, Farmington, CT; 2Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT
7:07 am Best of Basics 2 (SB2)
Silencing Novel Pro-angiogenic Molecule Pellino-1 (Peli1) Attenuates Ischemia Induced Neovascularization In A Murine Hind-Limb Ischemia Model

*Muhammad T. Rishi1,2, *Inam A. Shaikh1,2, *Vaithinathan Selvaraju2, David W. McFadden2, J. Alexander Palesty1, *Nilanjana Maulik2
1Stanley J. Dudrick Department of Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT;2Molecular Cardiology and Angiogenesis Laboratory, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health, Farmington, CT
7:14 am Best of Basics 3 (SB3)
Exercise Tolerance in Calves Supported by Continuous Flow Total Artificial Heart

*Andrew C.W. Baldwin1,2, *William E. Cohn2, *Steven M. Parnis2, *O.H. Frazier2
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX
7:21 am Best of Basics 4 (SB4)
Calpain-Inhibition Increases Myocardial Vascular Density in Hypercholesterolemic Swine: A Mechanistic Analysis

*Brittany A. Potz, *Ashraf A. Sabe, *Nassrene A. Elmadhun, *Jun Feng, *Anny Usheva, *Ruhul Abide, Frank W. Sellke
Brown University, Providence, RI
7:28 am Best of Basics 5 (SB5)
Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Protect the Intestinal Mucosa from the Effects of Chemotherapy

*Michaela C. Bamdad, *Neeru Gandotra, *John J. Tackett, *Eleanor D. Muise, Robert A. Cowles
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT
7:35 am Best of Basics 6 (SB6)
The Effect of Geraniol on a Murine Model of Colitis

*Sara A. Morrison, *Sulaiman Hamarneh, *Mohammad Gharedaghi, *Tanit Phupitakphol, *Haizhong Huo, *Weifeng Zhang, *Dong Hu, *Wei Lu, *Konstantinos Economopoulos, *Sarah Gul, Richard A. Hodin
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast, visit Exhibits & Posters
Brenton Hall
7:45 am - 8:40 am Scientific Session III
Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Matthew A. Conway
7:45 am 14. Basic Science First Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Distribution of Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Subtypes in the Murine Small Intestine
*Eleanor D. Muise, *Neeru Gandotra, *John J. Tackett, *Michaela C. Bamdad, Robert A. Cowles
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
7:58 am 15. Basic Science Second Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Regulates Tight Junction Protein Levels
*Wei Liu, *Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, *Weifeng Zhang, *Haizhong Huo, *Dong Hu, *Sarah S. Gul, *Sarah Morrison, *Mohammad Hadi Gharedaghi, Richard A. Hodin
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8:11 am 16. Clinical Science First Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Appendicitis in Children; A Feasibility Study
*Joseph Hartwich, *Debra Watson-Smith, Arlet G. Kurkchubasche, Christopher S. Muratore, *Hale E. Wills, Thomas F. Tracy Jr., Francois I. Luks
Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI
8:24 am 17. Clinical Science Second Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Prevention of Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism after Hospital Discharge: A Risk Assessment and Adherence Protocol for Thoracic Surgical Patients
*Krista J. Hachey, *Daniel Choi, *Philip D. Hewes, *Emma Pinjic, *Hiran C. Fernando, *Virginia R. Litle
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
8:40 am - 8:55 am Introduction of New Members
Grand Ballroom
8:55 am - 10:15 am Panel
Grand Ballroom

An Honest Appraisal of Robotics
Moderator: Richard S. Swanson

Pro: The Advantages of Using Robotics
Speakers: Tracey L. Weigel, Steven J. Shichman
Con: Ways to Avoid Using Robotics
Speaker: G. Dean Roye

10:15 am - 10:45 am Coffee Break with Poster Session, Visit Exhibits
Brenton Hall
10:45 am - 11:45 am Paper of the Year & Scientific Session IV
Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Orlando C. Kirton
10:50 am 18. Paper of the Year Award
Regeneration and Orthotopic Transplantation of a Bioartificial Lung

*Harald C. Ott1, *Ben Clippinger1, *Claudius Conrad1, *Christian Schuetz1, *Irina Pomerantseva1, *Laertis Ikonomou2, *Darrell Kotton2, Joseph P. Vacanti1
1Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA,2The Pulmonary Center and Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
11:03 am 19. A Comparison of 30-day Postoperative Outcomes Following Laparoscopic Versus Robotic Colectomy
*Peter E. Miller1, *Matthew Bailey2, *Nivedh Paluvoi3 *David Margolin2, David Beck2, Charles Whitlow2, *David Vargas2, Nishit Shah1
1Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI; 2Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA; 3Steward Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA;3Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
11:16 am 20. One-Year Assessment of Mandatory Geriatric Consults on a Trauma Service
*Olubode A. Olufajo, *Samir Tulebaev, *Houman Javedan, Jonathan Gates, *Maria Duarte, *Justin Wang, Edward Kelly, Ali Salim, *Zara R. Cooper
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
11:29 am Brief 7. Failure to Develop a Physiologic Postoperative Inflammatory Response is Associated with Infectious Complications Following Cancer Surgery
*Tristen T. Chun, *Andrew M. Blakely, William G. Cioffi, Thomas J. Miner, Daithi S. Heffernan
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
11:34 am Brief 8. Pancreaticoduodenectomy Can Almost Always Be Performed Safely Without Operative Drain Placement
*John W. Kunstman, *Lee F. Starker, James M. Healy, Ronald R. Salem
Yale University, New Haven, CT
11:39 am Brief 9. Outcomes of a Perioperative Anticoagulation Protocol in Renal Transplantation
*Arielle Perez, *John P. Vella, *Deborah A. Hoch, *Juan Palma-Vargas, *Timothy Hayes, James F. Whiting
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
11:45 am Free Afternoon
7:00 pm President's Reception & Dinner (Business Attire)
Includes the Conferment of the Nathan Smith Award to Bruce J. Leavitt, MD, sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Reception: Rose Island Deck
Dinner: Rose Island
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Kids Banquet
Heritage Room
Children ages 5 and older are invited to their own Kids Banquet on Saturday evening, to be held concurrently to the President's Reception & Dinner. Children will participate in their own version of the hit show “Minute to Win It!” where they will have the opportunity to compete in a series of one-minute challenges using everyday household objects. Arts and crafts, games, and a movie 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 Newport Nannies. Please note that all children must be pre-registered for this event in order to attend; please RSVP if you have children who will attend this event.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
7:00 am - 11:00 am Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 10:15 am Exhibit Hall Hours
Brenton Hall
7:00 am - 10:00 am Speaker Ready Room
Commodore Perry
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast, visit Exhibits & Posters
Brenton Hall
7:30 am - 8:15 am Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
Grand Ballroom
8:15 am - 9:05 am Scientific Session V
Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Dougald C. MacGillivray
8:15 am 21. Identification of Multiple Novel Oncogenic Mutations in Thyroid Cancer
*Susan C. Pitt, *Roland A. Hernandez, *Matthew A. Nehs, *Daniel T. Ruan, Atul A. Gawande, Francis D. Moore, *Nancy L. Cho
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
8:28 am 22. The Truth about Double Adenomas: Incidence, Localization, and IOPTH
*Lucia De Gregorio, *Carrie C. Lubitz, Richard A. Hodin, Randall D. Gaz, *Sareh Parangi, *Roy Phitayakorn, *Antonia E. Stephen
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8:41 am 23. The Impact of CMS Policy Changes on the Liver Transplant Waiting List
*Natasha H. Dolgin, Babak Movahedi, *Paulo N.A. Martins, Kate L. Lapane, Fred A. Anderson, Adel Bozorgzadeh
UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
8:54 am Brief 10. Management of Bile Duct Injuries in the United States: a Contemporary Analysis
*Lindsay A. Bliss1,2, *Osman K. Yousafzai1, *Susanna WL de Geus1, Tara S. Kent1, *Khalid Khwaja1, David W. McFadden2, Mark P. Callery1, Jennifer F. Tseng1
1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA;2University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
8:59 am Brief 11. Utility of Intraoperative Bile Duct Cultures to Predict Postoperative Infectious Complications Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy
*Raphael J. Louie1, *Maija S. Cheung2, *Ian C. Bostock Rosenzweig1, *Stuart R. Gordon1, *Timothy B. Gardner1, John E. Sutton, Jr.1, Thomas A. Colacchio1, Richard J. Barth, Jr.1, Kerrington D. Smith1
1Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH;2Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
9:05 am - 9:45 am 31st Annual Samuel Jason Mixter Lecture
Grand Ballroom

Of Math and Medicine: Advancing Surgical Policy and Practice through Big Data
Dorry Segev
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery
Director, Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

9:45 am - 9:50 am Introduction of President
Grand Ballroom
Michael P. Vezeridis
9:50 am - 10:50 am Presidential Address
Grand Ballroom

Surgery: A Tradition Unlike Any Other
David L. Berger

10:50 am Adjourn
+ Resident Prize Essay Eligible Papers
*NESS Non-Members

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