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Podium papers: 5 minute presentation, 3 minute discussion
Brief papers: 3 minute presentation, 2 minute discussion

Friday, October 23, 2020
1:00 - 2:15 pm
Scientific Session I
Moderators: Walter E. Longo and Christina V. Angeles
1:00 pm
1. The Emergency Surgery Score (ESS) is a Powerful Predictor of Outcome Across Multiple Surgical Specialties: A Nationwide Analysis
*Reem AlSowaiegh, *Reem AlSowaiegh, *Leon Naar, *Mohamad El Moheb, *Jonathan Parks, *Jason Fawley, *April Mendoza, *Noelle Saillant, George Velmahos, Haytham Kaafarani
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1:09 pm
+2. Geriatric Trauma Patients Are Not Just Older Adults: The Need For A Geriatric Specific Injury Severity Score Scale
*Carmen Fahlen, *Andrew H. Stephen, *Carla C. Moreira, Daithi S. Heffernan
Department of Surgery, Brown University, Providence, RI
1:18 pm
+3. A Contemporary Experience of Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy in the United States
Alexander Chiu, *Susana Vargas-Pinto, *Sara Abou-Azar, *Richard Maduka, *Jianling Man, *Nicholas Peters, Tobias Carling, Courtney Gibson
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
1:27 pm
+4. Guideline-Directed Prescribing and Proper Disposal of Excess Opioids After Inpatient Surgery: A Prospective Clinical Trial
Eleah D. Porter1, *Ilda B. Molloy1, *Sarah Y. Bessen2, *Julia L. Kelly1, Richard J. Barth1
1Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
1:36 pm
+5. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Lymph Node Transfer versus Lymphovenous Bypass for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema
*Yurie Sekigami1, *Sydney Char2, *Cate Mullen1, *Kathryn Huber1, *Yu Cao1, *Rachel Buchsbaum1, Roger Graham1, *Salvatore Nardello3, *Dhruv Singhal4, *Abhishek Chatterjee1
1Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 3Tufts Community Care, Melrose, MA; 4Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
1:45 pm
^Brief 1. Prolonged Survival of Genetically Modified Pig Livers During Machine Perfusion With Human Blood
*Taylor M. Coe1, *Danielle Detelich1, *Charles G. Rickert1, *Cailah Carroll1, *Nikolaos Serifis1, *Rudy Matheson1, *Siavash Raigani1, *Ivy Rosales1, *Wenning Qin2, *Yinan Kan2, *Jacob Layer2, *Michele Youd2, *William Westlin2, *Shoko Kimura1, *Agnes Azimzadeh1, *Luhan Yang2, James F. Markmann1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2eGenesis, Cambridge, MA
1:51 pm
Co-Recipient Brief Award Prize
^Brief 2. Non-Therapeutic, Low-Dose Unfractionated Heparin Administration Inhibits Pulmonary Growth and Development
*Victoria H. Ko, *Lumeng J. Yu, *Jordan D. Secor, *Duy T. Dao, *Amy Pan, Mark Puder
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
1:57 pm
^Brief 3. Feasibility of Organoid-Based Modeling for Human Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas
*Nicholas V Peters, *Prashanth Gokare, *Nesrin Hasan, *Paulomi B Aldo, *Anup R Sharma, Ronald R Salem, Nita Ahuja, John W Kunstman
Yale University, New Haven, CT
2:03 pm
^Brief 4. Does Size of Intensive Care Units Affect Mortality Among Sepsis Patients? Results of a Nationwide Retrospective Analysis
*Leon Naar, *Majed W. El Hechi, *Mohamad El Moheb, *Jason Fawley, *Jonathan Parks, *April E. Mendoza, *Noelle N. Saillant, George Velmahos, Haytham Kaafarani, *Jarone Lee
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2:09 pm
Co-Recipient Brief Award Prize
^Brief 5. Under-triage of Severely Injured Older Adults: Do system-level factors explain it?
*Manuel Castillo-Angeles1, *Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz1, *Daniel Sturgeon1, *Craig D. Newgard2, *Zara Cooper1, Ali Salim1, *Molly P. Jarman1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
2:15 - 2:30 pm
Presidential Message & New Member Introductions
Reverence For The Past Often Predicts Success of The Future
Walter E. Longo
2:30 - 2:40 pm
2:40 - 3:25 pm
Scientific Session II
Moderators: Jennifer L. Irani and Peter J. Mazzaglia
2:30 pm
+6. Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: A Population-Based Study on the Predictors of Improved Survival
*Nensi M. Ruzgar, *Holly N. Blackburn, *Anup Sharma, Nita Ahuja
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2:39 pm
+7. Does Preoperative Calcium and Calcitriol Decrease Rates of Post-thyroidectomy Hypocalcemia? A Randomized Clinical Trial
*Colleen Donahue1, *Haddon Pantel2, *Bharat Yarlagadda1, David Brams1
1Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Yale New Haven Health, New Haven, CT
2:48 pm
First Place Podium Prize Winner
+8. Teaching the Learner to Teach: An Effective Curriculum to Engage Residents as Educators
*Mollie R Freedman-Weiss, *Samantha L Ahle, *Erin M White, *Martin D Slade, *Dana W Dunne, *John A Encandela, Daniel G Solomon, *Kristen D Oliveira, Walter E Longo, *Janet P Hafler, Peter S Yoo
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2:57 pm
+9. Centers that Routinely Admit Postoperative EVARs to the ICU Have Similar Perioperative Outcomes with Longer Length of Stay Than Those That Do Not
*Thomas W. Cheng1, Alik Farber1, *Scott R. Levin1, *Mahmoud B. Malas2, *Philip P. Goodney3, *Virendra I. Patel4, *Denis Rybin5, Jeffrey J. Siracuse1
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA; 3Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebahnon, NH; 4Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, NY; 5Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
3:06 pm
+10. Enteral nutrition is associated with high rates of pneumonia in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with acute pancreatitis
*Apostolos Gaitanidis, *Kerry Breen, *April Mendoza, *Noelle Saillant, *Jason Fawley, Haytham Kaafarani, *Jonathan Parks, George Velmahos, *Peter J Fagenholz
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
3:15 pm
+11. Combined HPB Volume Protects Hepatectomy Outcomes at Low-Volume Liver Centers
*Susanna W. de Geus, *Jian Zheng, *Krista Hachey, *Sing Chau Ng, David McAneny, Teviah E. Sachs, Jennifer F. Tseng
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
3:25 - 4:00 pm
Scientific Session III
Moderators: Baird Mallory and Alisa Savetamal
3:25 pm
+12. General Versus Neuraxial Anesthesia for Appendectomy: A Multicenter International Study
*Mohamad El Moheb1, *Ava Mokhtari1, *Kelsey Han1, *Majed El Hechi1, *Zhenyi Jia2, *Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan3, *Manasnun Kongwibulwut4, *Gabriel Rodriguez1, *Camilo Ortega5, *Huanlong Qin6, *Jun Yang2, *Renyuan Gao7, *Zhiguo Wang8, *Zhiguang Gao9, *Supparerk Prichayudh10, *Gwendolyn van der Wilden11, *Stephanie Santin12, *Marcelo A.F. Ribeiro Jr13, *Napakadol Noppakunsomboom3, *Joseph Sakran14, *Bellal Joseph15, *Ramzi Alami16, Haytham Kaafarani1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China; 3Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; 4Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; 5Hospital Departamental Villavicencio, Villavicencio, Colombia; 6Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; 7Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, Shanghai, China; 8Changzheng Hospital, Navy Medical University, Shanghai, China; 9Shanghai East Hospital of Tongji University, Shanghai, China; 10King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; 11Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands; 12Hospital Brasil Rede D'Or, S„o Paulo, Brazil; 13Hospital Servidor Publico Estadual IAMSPE, Hospital Moriah, S„o Paulo, Brazil; 14The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 15University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; 16American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
3:36 pm
Third Place Podium Prize Winner
+13. Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Under Spinal Anesthesia
*Meagan Derbyshire, *Heather Grant, *Antonio Lam, *Victoria Pepper, *Gregory Banever, *David Tashjian, *Kevin Moriarty, Michael Tirabassi
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
3:45 pm
^Brief 6. Early Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery May Reduce Hospital and ICU Length of Stay in Children With Traumatic Hemothorax
*Heather M. Grant1,2,3, *Alexander Knee4, Michael V. Tirabassi1,5
1UMass Medical School - Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; 2Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, Springfield, MA; 3Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Boston, MA; 4Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research Core, Office of Research, Baystate Medical Center Department of Medicine, UMass Medical School - Baystate, Springfield, MA; 5Baystate Children's Hospital, Springfield, MA
3:51 pm
Brief 7. Changes in Lymphadenectomy patterns for Sentinel Node Positive Melanoma at a high Volume skin cancer center following MSLT II publication
Laurence E. McCahill, *Mark Kosten, *Jensen Jantz
Metro Health University of Michigan Health, Grand Rapids, MI
3:57 pm
^Brief 8. Impact of Modern Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on Perioperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Adenocarcinoma.
*Sara Abou Azar, *Whitney S. Brandt, Raymond A. Jean, John W. Kunstman, Ronald R. Salem
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
4:05 - 4:35 pm
Panel: Hot Topics in Surgical Education
Moderator: Peter S. Yoo, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Faculty: David T. Harrington, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Douglas S. Smink, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
4:35 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020
8:00 - 8:45 am
Scientific Session IV
Moderators: Kari Rosenkranz and Matthew A. Nehs
8:00 am
Paper of the Year.
14. Radiological and Surgical Implications of Neoadjuvant Treatment With FOLFIRINOX for Locally Advanced and Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
Cristina R. Ferrone 1, Giovanni Marchegiani2, Theodore S. Hong1, David P. Ryan1, Vikram Deshpande1, Erin I. McDonnell3, Francesco Sabbatino4, Daniela Dias Santos1, Jill N. Allen1, Lawrence S. Blaszkowsky1, Jeffrey W. Clark1, Jason E. Faris1, Lipika Goyal1, Eunice L. Kwak1, Janet E. Murphy1, David T. Ting1, Jennifer Y. Wo1, Andrew X. Zhu1, Andrew L. Warshaw1, Keith D. Lillemoe1, Carlos FernŠndez-del Castillo1
1Massachusetts General Hospital 2University of Verona 3University of Notre Dame 4Harvard University
8:09 am
+15. Factors Associated with Improved Disease-Free Interval in Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
*Brooke C. Bredbeck, *Lia Delaney, *Jodi Wilkowski, *Rashmi Chugh, *Lesly A. Dossett, *Michael S. Sabel, Christina V. Angeles
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
8:18 am
+18. Where Are They Now? Charting Careers for 32 Years of NESS Podium Presentation Winners
*Erin M. White, *Shawn Ahn, Peter S. Yoo
Yale University, New Haven, CT
8:27 am
^Brief 9. Surgical Treatment For Zenker's Diverticulum: A Critical Evaluation Of The Outcomes
*Haley Leesely, *Roberto Cortez, *Michael Kwok, *Lindsey Moran, Thomas Ng
Brown Medical School, Providence, RI
8:33 am
^Brief 10. Factors Predicting Hypocalcemia After Total Thyroidectomy. The CESQIP Experience
*Eva Fuentes, *Sean Wrenn, *Asmae Toumi, *Carrie C. Lubitz, *Sareh Parangi, Antonia E. Stephen
Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA
8:39 am
^Brief 11. The of Effect of Indocyanine Green Angiography on Anastomotic Stricture Rate After Esophagectomy
*Pooja T Desai, *Osler Turner, Edward Borrazzo
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
8:45 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 9:30 am
Debate: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: Better Sleep or Too Much Creep?
Moderators: Kari Rosenkranz and Anne Larkin
Pro: Laura Dominici
Con: Jennifer LaFemina
9:30 - 10:05 am
Scientific Session V
Moderators: Erika L. Rangel and Donald T. Hess, Jr.
9:30 am
19. Surgeon Experience Does Not Impact Outcomes of Emergency Surgery, a Prospective Multi-center Study
Kevin M. Schuster1, *Joshua P. Hazelton2, *Deviny Rattigan2, *Dennis Kim3, *Lara H. Spence3, *David Turray4, *Xina Luo-Owen4, *Javier M. Perez5, *Saraswati Deval5, *Melissa Blatt5
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ; 3Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA; 4Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA; 5Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
9:39 am
+20. Evaluation of Firearm-related Recidivism in Connecticut An Opportunity for Gun Violence Prevention
*Kathleen M. O'Neill, *James Dodington, Kimberly Davis, *Robert D. Becher
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
9:48 am
+21. Time Interval Between Radiotherapy and Surgery Does Not Affect Outcomes in Rectal Cancer
*Yasmeen Z. Qwaider, *Naomi M. Sell, *Robert N. Goldstone, *Christy E. Cauley, Rocco Ricciardi, Liliana G. Bordeianou, Hiroko Kunitake, David L. Berger
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:57 am
+22. Direct admission to improve timely access to Level I trauma care: a cohort study
*Apostolos Gaitanidis, *Kerry Breen, *Alice Gervasini, *Ali Raja, *Peter Dunn, George Velmahos, *Kyan Safavi
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:10 - 10:40 am
Scientific Session VI
Moderators: Ali Tavakkoli and Sandra Wong
10:10 am
+23. Incidence and Risk Factors of Long-term Mesh Explantation Due to Infection Following Hernia Surgery
*William J. O'Brien1,2, *Radwan Dipp Ramos1, *Kalpana Gupta3, Kamal Itani1
1VA Boston Department of Surgery, Boston, MA; 2VA Boston Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Boston, MA; 3VA Boston Department of Medicine, Boston, MA
10:19 am
Second Place Podium Prize Winner
+24. Transfer or Keep Criteria: Defining emergency general surgery (EGS) patients who can remain at the rural community hospital
*Jennifer MacDowell1, Brad Cushing1, *Crystal Russell1, *Shantanu Razdan1, *Josh Barnes-Livermore1, *Jane Lee2, *Ryan Knapp2, *Eric Osborne2
1Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 2Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, ME
10:28 am
^Brief 12. Primary Versus Staged Repairs of Gastroschisis; Clinical Outcomes and Hospital Costs in 2016
*Alex M. Lin, *Brendan R. McFall, Kevin P. Moriarty, Michael Tirabassi
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
10:34 am
^Brief 13. What are the Long-Term Changes to Bowel Function Patient-Reported Outcomes After Elective Sigmoidectomy for Diverticular Disease?
*Phillip Gray, Jenaya Goldwag, *Mark Eid, Srinivas Ivatury
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
10:40 - 10:50 am
10:50 am - 11:55 am
Posters of Distinction Session
Moderators: Daniel Solomon and Annmarie Dunican
10:50 am
Best Poster Award Winner
POD 1. A Single Intratumoral Injection of Ipilimumab Induces Changes in T-lymphocytes and Delays Subsequent Tumor Growth
*Hannah Buettner, *Jane Chuprin, *Michael Brehm, Giles Whalen
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
10:55 am
POD 2. The Emergency Surgery Score (ESS) Accurately Predicts the Need for Post-Discharge Respiratory and Renal Support after Emergent Laparotomies: A Prospective Multicenter Study
*Majed El Hechi, *Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan, *Leon Naar, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani
The EAST-ESS Collaborative Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
11:00 am
POD 3. Risk Factors for Developing Ischemic Gastrointestinal Complications in Patients Undergoing Open Cardiac Surgical Procedures: A Single-Center Experience of 6,862 Consecutive Patients
*Leon Naar, *Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan, *Nikolaos Kokoroskos, *George Tolis, *Serguei Melnitchouk, *Mauricio Villavicencio-Theoduloz, *April E. Mendoza, George Velmahos, Haytham Kaafarani, *Arminder Singh Jassar
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
11:05 am
POD 4. Postoperative Opioid Prescription in The United States: A Nationwide County-Level Analysis
*Apostolos Gaitanidis, *Inge van Erp, *Kerry Breen, *Lydia Maurer, *Leon Naar, *Mohamad El Moheb, *April Mendoza, *Noelle Saillant, George Velmahos, Haytham Kaafarani
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
11:10 am
POD 5. An ACS NSQIP Analysis of Surgical Outcomes for Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas
*Samuel M Miller, *Joseph T King, *Vanita Ahuja, Ronald R Salem, John W Kunstman
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
11:15 am
POD 6. Preoperative factors associated with major bleeding in patients with ESRD undergoing elective abdominal surgeries: a retrospective NSQIP cohort study
*Joy Zhou, Sivamainthan Vithiananthan
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
11:20 am
POD 7. The effect of anticoagulation on pulmonary function and endothelial cell survival
*Lumeng J. Yu, *Victoria H. Ko, *Amy Pan, *Jordan D. Secor, *Duy T. Dao, *Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Mark Puder
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
11:25 am
POD 8. Ketogenic diet combined with inhibition of glycolysis improves survival in an orthotopic mouse model of anaplastic thyroid cancer
*Bixiao Zhao, *Abha Aggarwal, *Jessica Marshall, Matthew Nehs
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
11:30 am
POD 9. Factors Associated With Tunneled Dialysis Catheter Placement at the Time of Initial Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Access Creation
*Tyler Ryan1, Alik Farber1, *Thomas W. Cheng1, *Stephen Raulli1, *Kristiana Sather2, *Quinten Dicken1, *Yixin Zhang1, Jeffrey J. Siracuse1
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
11:35 am
POD 10. The effect of Hepatitis B Virus Infection on Long-Term Outcomes after Kidney Transplantation
*Qing Yuan1,2,3, *Shanjuan Hong1, *Eve Roth1,3, *Andric Perez-Ortiz1, Nahel Elias1,3
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 28th Medical Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China; 3Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
11:40 am - 12:30 pm
Business Meeting
12:30 pm

+ Podium Prize Award Eligible Papers
^ Brief Award Eligible Papers
* NESS Non-Members