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2021 Program & Abstracts

Program & Abstracts  |  Posters

Podium papers: 8 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion
Brief papers: 3 minute presentation, 2 minute discussion


All sessions and meeting room locations for the NESS Annual Meeting are occurring in the Fox Tower.


Friday, September 24, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration
Premier Ballroom Pre-Function
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
Premier Ballroom Pre-Function
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Poster Set-Up
Premier B&D
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
Premier B&D
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Scientific Session I
Premier A&C
Co-Moderators: Sarah Mayo, Alia Aunchman
1:00 pm
+1. POTTER-ICU: An artificial-intelligence interpretable tool to predict need for ICU admission after emergency surgery
*Anthony Gebran1, *Annita Vapsi2, *Lydia Maurer1, *Mohamad El Moheb1, *Leon Naar1, *Sumiran S. Thakur2, *Dania Daye3, George C. Velmahos1, *Dimitris Bertsimas2, Haytham Kaafarani1
1Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, & Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, 3Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1:26 pm
+3. Association between likelihood of undergoing liver metastasectomy and seeking care at more than one Commission on Cancer hospital for colorectal liver metastasis
*Brittany Powell1,2, *Annabelle Jones1, Thomas Clancy1,3, Mark Fairweather1,3, Jiping Wang1,3, *George Molina1,2,3
1Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 3Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Boston, MA
1:39 pm
+4. A rising tide lifts all boats: combined volume of complex cancer operations protects patient outcomes in a low-volume setting
*Susanna W. de Geus, *Marianna V. Papageorge, *Alison P. Woods, *Sing Chau Ng, *Andrea Merrill, David McAneny, Jennifer F. Tseng, Teviah E. Sachs
Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
1:52 pm
5. Development and Validation of an Esophageal Anastomotic Scorecard to Predict Anastomotic Outcome
*Jay Meisner, *Ali Kamran, *Steven Staffa, *David Zurakowski, Somala Mohammed, Russell Jennings, Thomas Hamilton, *Benjamin Zendejas
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
2:05 pm
Brief 1. A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of the effects of infusing local analgesia on post-operative pain during laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
*Matthew Rade1, *Anusha Jayaram2, *Richard Birkett1, *Heather Ford1, Desmond Birkett1, Dmitry Nepomnayshy1
1Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA, 2Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
2:10 pm
~Brief 2. Same-Day Approach to Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction
*Michelle C. Specht1, *Bridget Kelly1, *Alexandra J. Webster1, *Olivia Abbate2, *Nikki Rosado2, *Caroline McGugin1, *Barbara L. Smith1, *Michele A. Gadd1, Suzanne B. Coopey1, *Eric Liao2
1Division of Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2:15 pm
~Brief 3. The impact of telehealth on non-scheduled post-operative patient contacts and administrative burden
*Brett Baker, Piyush Gupta, *Tiare Pimentel, Reuben Shin, *Heather Ford, Thomas Schnelldorfer, David M. Brams, Dmitry Nepomnayshy
General Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA
2:20 pm
~Brief 4. Malignant Melanoma in the Elderly: Different Patient or Different Disease?
*John Smetona1, *Daniel C. Sasson1, *Yassmin Parsaei1, *Marianna Papageorge1, *Stephen Aryan1, Kelly Olino2, James Clune1
1Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New Haven, CT, 2Surgery, Yale, New Haven, CT
2:25 pm
~Brief 5. The Relative Increase in Appendiceal Tumors in the National Cancer Database
Michelle C. Salazar1, *Maureen E. Canavan1, *Sitaram Chilakamarry2,* Daniel J. Boffa1, Kevin Schuster1
1Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits & Posters
Premier B&D
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Panel: Surgical Innovation, Education and Industry: Making Collaboration Work (not for credit)
Premier A&C
The panelists will discuss the opportunities and hazards experienced by clinical and educational programs when collaborating with partners in biomedical industries.

Moderator: Peter Yoo

Panelists:
Brian J. Dunkin
Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA

Neal E. Seymour
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
3:45 - 5:00 pm
Scientific Session II
Premier A&C
Co-Moderators: Muriel Cleary, Haytham Kaafarani
3:45 pm
+6. Incidence of Delirium Among Patients Undergoing Elective vs. Emergent Bowel Resection
*Ryan Desrochers1, Jonathan D. Gates4, *Robert S. Dicks3, *Daniel Ricaurte2, *Lindsay Lynch4, *Jane Keating2, *Gary Jain4
1General Surgery, UConn Health, Farmington, CT, 2Acute Care Surgery, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, 3Geriatrics, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, 4Surgical Critical Care, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
3:58 pm
+7. Use of Regional Anesthesia in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery: A Multi-Center Retrospective Review
*Jielin Yu1, Mario Katigbak2, *Stefan Kachala2
1University of Connecticut, West Hartford, CT, 2Department of Surgery, Hartford Healthcare, Hartford, CT
4:11 pm
+8. Lymphadenectomy in Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma: Are We Doing Enough?
*Marianna V. Papageorge, *Susanna W. de Geus, *Alison P. Woods, *Sing Chau Ng, *Andrea Merrill, *Michael R. Cassidy, David McAneny, Jennifer F. Tseng, Teviah E. Sachs
Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
4:24 pm
9. How Much is Too Much: Futility During Ultramassive Transfusion in Trauma Patients
*Ander Dorken Gallastegi1, *Jordan D. Secor1, *Lydia Maurer1, *Walter H. Dzik2, *April E. Mendoza1, *Noelle Saillant1, Haytham Kaafarani1, George C. Velmahos1
1Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
4:37 pm
~Brief 6. Comparison of Wireless Localization Alternatives to Wire Localization for Non-Palpable Breast Lesions
*Bridget Kelly, *Alexandra J. Webster, *Caroline McGugin, Suzanne B. Coopey, *Barbara L. Smith, *Michele A. Gadd, *Kevin S. Hughes, *Michelle C. Specht
Division of Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
4:42 pm
Brief 7. Resection is not required for mild pilonidal disease: resolution through clinic-based care
*Nicole K. Wynne, *Nikki M. Check, David P. Mooney
Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
4:47 pm
Brief 8. A Multidisciplinary Project to Reduce Post-operative Urinary Tract Infections at a Safety Net Hospital
*Spencer Wilson, *Pamela Rosenkranz, David McAneny
Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
5:00 - 5:45 pm
State Caucus Receptions
This year, the business matters of each state Caucus will be held virtually in the week leading up to the Annual Meeting. The time usually reserved for on-site Caucuses has evolved into several state-specific gatherings before the full Welcome Reception, at which members can catch up and network with their fellow state colleagues. NESS members can register for their virtual State Caucuses here.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Premier B&D

Saturday, September 25, 2021
7:00 - 1:30 pm
Registration
Premier Ballroom Pre-Function
7:00 - 12:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
Premier Ballroom Pre-Function
7:00 - 10:45 am
Exhibit Hall Hours
Premier B&D
7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Premier B&D
7:00 - 7:45 am
Posters of Distinction Session for Best Poster Award
Premier A&C
Co-Moderators: Anne Larkin, Peter Yoo
 
POD1. The Big Sibling Program: Impact of a Medical Student-Resident Mentorship Program during the Surgery Clerkship
*Taylor M. Coe, *Sophia K. McKinley, *Isra Hamdi, *Robert D. Sinyard, *Kristen M. Jogerst, *Emil Petrusa, *Joy Moses, *Noelle Saillant, Roy Phitayakorn
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
 
POD2. Surgical Outcomes of Pulmonary Valve Infective Endocarditis: A United States Population-Based Analysis
*Yesh Datar1, *Ramkumar Balasubramaniyan1, *Kanhua Yin1, *Eric Awtry1, *Anna Cervantes-Arslanian1, *Simeon Kimmel1, *Maura Fagan1, *Zoe Weinstein1, *Karl Karlson1, *Niloo Edwards1, David McAneny1, Nikola Dobrilovic1
1Boston University Medical Center, Boston/Roxbury, MA, 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
 
POD3. Resident memory CD8 T cells exist in high grade sarcomas
*Jichang Han2, *Jodi Wilkowski1, *Wei Jiang1, Christina Angeles1
1Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2Microbiology and Immunology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
 
POD4. Socioeconomic Disparities in the Surgical Management of Craniosynostosis
*Alexandra Junn, *Sacha Hauc, *Mohammad Ali Mozaffari, *Jacob Dinis, *Michael Alperovich
Plastic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
 
POD5. Defining Factors Associated with Textbook Outcomes (TO) in Hepaticopancreaticobiliary Surgery
*Abdimajid Mohamed, Timothy Fitzgerald
Surgical Oncology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Portland, ME
 
POD6. Discharge Disposition Disparity for the Disabled - A National Trauma Data Bank Analysis
*Suraj Panjwani1, *Amanda Fazzalari2, John Alexander Palesty2, Mitchell Cahan3
1University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT, 3Mount Auburn Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
 
POD7. COVID-19's Initial Effect on the Solid Organ Transplant Population: Lessons Learned from the First Wave
*Constantine M. Poulos2, *Heather Kutzler1, *Faiqa Cheema1, *David O'Sullivan1, *Glyn Morgan1, Caroline Rochon1, Patricia Sheiner1, *Oscar Serrano1
1Surgery, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, 2Surgery, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
 
POD8. Impact of Modified Geriatric Trauma Activation Criteria at an Academic Level I Trauma Center on Cost, a Retrospective Cohort Study
*Sandy Roh, Reginald Alouidor, *Margaret Siu, *Aixa Perez-Caraballo
University of Massachusetts- Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
 
POD9. Impact of COVID-19 on emergency appendectomies and cholecystectomies
*Lee Ying1, *Shin Mei Chan2, John Morton1, Saber Ghiassi1
1Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
 
POD10. FG-4592, a prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor, improves long-term pulmonary outcomes in a murine model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
*Lumeng J. Yu, *Scott C. Fligor, *Victoria H. Ko, *Savas T. Tsikis, *Jordan D. Secor, *Amy Pan, Mark Puder
Vascular Biology Program, Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
7:45 - 8:40 am
Scientific Session III
Premier A&C
Co-Moderators: Andrew Loehrer, James Healy
7:45 am
+10. Critically Appraising the Quality of Reporting of ACS-TQIP Studies in the Era of Big Data Research
*Anthony Gebran1, *Daniel Badin2, *Antoine Bejjani2, *Hadi Sabbagh2, *Tala Mahmoud3, *Mohamad El Moheb1, *Osaid Alser1, *Bellal Joseph4, Haytham Kaafarani1
1Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, & Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon, 4Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
7:58 am
+11. Characteristics of Trauma Transfer Patients from Community Affiliates of a Level One Trauma Center
*Meagan Derbyshire, *Kristina Kramer, Eleanor Winston, Edward Kelly, *Tovy Kamine
Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
8:11 am
+12. Correlates of long anastomosis time and its impact on outcomes after donation after cardiac death kidney transplantation
*David Cron1, *Naoka Murakami2, *Lingwei Xiang3, *Heidi Yeh1, James F. Markmann1, *Joel T. Adler1
1Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Nephrology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 3Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
8:24 am
+13. In Utero Intra-Amniotic Injection of Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) Microparticles Induce Tissue Coverage in the Retinoic Acid Induced Myelomeningocele Rat Model
Nathan L. Maassel1, *Douglas Wu2, *Nicholas Yung1, *Tory Bauer-Pisani4, *Mary Elizabeth Guerra1, *Sarah J. Ullrich1, *Mark Saltzman3, David Stitelman4
1Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 3Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 4Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
8:40 - 8:55 am
Introduction of New Members
Premier A&C
8:55 - 10:15 am
Paper of the Year & Scientific Session IV
Premier A&C
Co-Moderators: Stephanie Lueckel, Gino Trevisani
8:55 am
Paper of the Year
14. Variability in Patterns of Recurrence after Resection of Primary Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (RPS) A Report on 1007 Patients from the Multi-institutional Collaborative RPS Working Group
Alessandro Gronchi, MD1, Dirk C. Strauss, MD2, Rosalba Miceli, MD, PhD3, Sylvie Bonvalot, MD, PhD4, Carol J. Swallow, MD5, Peter Hohenberger, MD6, Frits Van Coevorden, MD7, Piotr Rutkowski, MD8, Dario Callegaro, MD1, Andrew J. Hayes, MD, PhD2, Charles Honore, MD4, Mark Fairweather, MD9, Amanda Cannell, MD5, Jens Jakob, MD6, Rick L. Haas, MD10, Milena Szacht, MD8, Marco Fiore, MD1, Paolo G. Casali, MD11, Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD12, Chandrajit P. Raut, MD9
1Department of Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy; 2Department of Surgery, Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom; 3Department of Biostatistics, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy; 4Department of Surgery, Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France; 5Department of Surgical Oncology, Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 6Division of Surgical Oncology & Thoracic Surgery, Mannheim University Hospital, Mannheim, Germany; 7Department of Surgical Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 8Department of Soft Tissue/Bone Sarcoma and Melanoma, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland; 9Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 10Department of Radiation Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 11Department of Cancer Medicine, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy; and 12Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
9:08 am
15. Number of worrisome features is associated with increasing risk of malignancy in Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN).
*Piotr Zelga1, *Yasmin Hernandez-Barco2, Motaz Qadan1, *Cristina R. Ferrone1, *Avinash Kambadakone4, *Asif Jah3, Andrew L. Warshaw1, Keith D. Lillemoe1, *Anita Balakrishnan3, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo1
1Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 3Department of Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 4Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
9:21 am
+16. Patient Factors Associated With High Opioid Consumption Following Common Surgical Procedures Following State Mandated Opioid Prescription Regulations
*Autumn Sacklow, Ajai Malhotra, *Ethan Jones, *Peter Callas, *Mayo Fujii, Christos Colovos
Department of Surgery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
9:34 am
+17. Impact of Patient Primary Language upon Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
*Alison P. Woods, *Marianna V. Papageorge, *Susanna W. de Geus, *Andrea Alonso, *Sing Chau Ng, *Andrea Merrill, *Michael R. Cassidy, *Daniel S. Roh, Teviah E. Sachs, David McAneny, Jennifer F. Tseng, Frederick T. Drake
Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
9:47 am
+18. Inhibition of lactate export suppresses growth and metabolism of anaplastic thyroid cancer
*Bixiao Zhao, *Keya Aggarwal, *Abha Viswanathan, Matthew Nehs
Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
10:00 am
Brief 9. Nutrition Delivery and Growth Outcomes in Long-Gap Esophageal Atresia Infants who undergo the Foker Process
*Amanda W. Harrington1, *Jane Riebold2, *Kayla Hernandez2, *Steven Staffa3, *Wendy J. Svetanoff4, *David Zurakowski3, Thomas Hamilton1, Russell Jennings1, *Nilesh Mehta3, *Benjamin Zendejas1
1Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 3Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 4Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
10:05 am
~Brief 10. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Staged versus Non-staged Techniques for Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
*Yurie Sekigami, *Sina Foroutanjazi, *Joshua Bloom, *Abhishek Chatterjee
Tufts Medical Center, Cambridge, MA
10:10 am
Brief 11. Spouses and Domestic Partners of Residents are Effective Detectors of Burnout
Andrew C. Esposito1, *Erin M. White1, *Stefanie C. Rohde2, *Nathan Coppersmith1, *Kristin Oliveira1, Walter Longo1, Peter Yoo1, Daniel Solomon1
1Department of Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
10:15 - 10:45 am
Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits & Posters
Premier B&D
10:45 - 11:45 am
Panel: Surgical Practice in New England: The Diversification of our Workforce
Premier A&C
The panelists will discuss the anticipated trends in the future surgical workforce of New England. They will discuss opportunities at the levels of undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and practicing surgeons to ensure that the future surgical workforce reflects the diversity of New Englandís communities.

Moderator: Anne C. Larkin

Undergraduate Medical Education Perspective
Margaret A. Tandoh
Medical Director, Burn Center, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT

Graduate Medical Education Perspective
James F. Whiting
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Chair of Surgery Perspective
Steven C. Stain
Chair of Surgery, Lahey Hospital Medical Center, Burlington, MA
11:45 am - 12:40 pm
Scientific Session V
Premier A&C
Co-Moderators: Sarah Billmeier, Courtney Gibson
11:45 am
19. Wellness among New England Surgical Society Members: A Preliminary Report
Lucy Ruangvoravat
Yale University, New Haven, CT
11:58 pm
20. Revisiting the Well-being of Surgical Residents in New England
Andrew Esposito
Yale University, New Haven, CT
12:11 pm
+21. Lack of Workplace Support for Obstetric Complications is Associated with Greater Postpartum Depression among Female Surgeons
*Manuel Castillo-Angeles1, *Rachel B. Atkinson1, *Sarah R. Easter1, *Ankush Gosain2, *Yue-Yung Hu3, *Zara Cooper1, *Eugene Kim4, Erika Rangel1
1Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Children's Foundation Research Institute, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN, 3Surgery, Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 4Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
12:24 pm
+22. Understanding the Mitigating Factors and Protective Qualities Needed to Become and Remain as Women Surgeons
*Bridget Olsen, *Caitlin Gutheil, *Elizabeth Blazick, Sara Mayo, *Elizabeth Turner, James Whiting, *Sivana Barron
Surgery, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
12:40 - 1:30 pm
Applying for Your First Job
Premier A&C
Sponsored by the GME & Candidate Membership Committee


How to Negotiate a Contract for a Job in an Academic Setting
Greg Kharabadze
Senior Director, Finance & Administration
Yale University


How to Apply for a Job in a Community Setting
Scott Kurtzman
Alliance Medical Group

Finding Your First Job: What I Wish I'd Known
Joseph D. Phillips
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Discussion
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Lunch Symposium (Not for CME Credit)
Supported by Genentech
6:15 - 7:00 pm
New Members Pre-Reception (Invitation only)
Palm Springs
6:15 - 7:00 pm
Women in Surgery Pre-Reception
Aspen
7:00 pm
President's Reception & Dinner
Reception: Premier Ballroom Pre-Function
Dinner: Premier A&C
Business Attire

Including the Conferment of the Nathan Smith Award


Post Dinner Speaker
Silvermoon LaRose
Tomaquag Museum

Sunday, September 26, 2021
7:00 - 11:00 am
Registration
Premier Ballroom Pre-Function
7:00 - 10:00 am
Exhibit Hall Hours
Premier B&D
7:00 - 10:30 am
Speaker Ready Room
Premier Ballroom Pre-Function
7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Premier B&D
7:30 - 8:15 am
Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
Premier A&C
8:15 - 9:20 am
Scientific Session VI
Premier A&C
Co-Moderators: Kartik Pandya, Daniel Solomon
8:15 am
Clinical Science First Place Award - NESS Resident and Fellow Research Day
+23. Too Sick or Not Too Sick? Transplant Center Variability in Delisting from the Kidney Transplant Waitlist and 1-Year Mortality
*Claire M. Sokas1, *Syed Husain3, *James R. Rodrigue2, Ali Salim1, *Joel T. Adler1
1Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 3Nephrology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
8:28 am
+24. Cardiomyocyte-Specific Inhibition of Prolyl-4-Hydroxylase 2 (PHD-2) Leads to Increased Pro-angiogenic and Anti-apoptotic Signaling and Preservation of Cardiac Function in a Murine Genetic Myocardial Infarction Model
*Sue Ting Lim2, *Pradeep S. Radhakrishna2, *Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu2, John Alexander Palesty1, *Nilanjana Maulik2
1The Stanley J. Dudrick, Department of Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT, 2Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
8:41 am
25. Bundled Hospital-to-Home Transition Intervention Improves Post-Discharge Outcomes of Transplant Recipients
*Laura Rossi1, *Margaret Thomas1, *Shawna Butler1, *Huth Kathleen2, *Hotz Arda2, *Liss Isabella2, *Starmer Amy2, Nahel Elias1
1Surgery-Transplant, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
8:54 am
+26. Preoperative Transfusion Does Not Alter Surgical Outcomes in Children with Hemolytic Disorders
*Pooja Shah, Daniel Solomon, Robert A. Cowles
Pediatric Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
9:10 am
Clinical Science First Place Award - NESS Resident Fellow Research Day
~Brief 12. Retrorectus Mesh Reinforcement of Ileostomy Closure Is Feasible, Safe and Effective: Results from the Stoma Closure and Reinforcement (SCAR) Trial
*Robert D. Shaw, Jenaya L. Goldwag, *Mark Eid, Lauren Wilson, Srinivas Ivatury, Matthew Wilson
General Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
9:15 am
~Brief 13. Opioid Dependence and Overdose after Surgery: Rate, Risk Factors and Reasons
*Jennifer Wylie1, *Lixi Kong2, Richard J. Barth3
1Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, 2Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Analytics Institute, Lebanon, NH, 3Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
9:20 - 10:05 am
36th Annual Samuel Jason Mixter Lecture
Premier A&C
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation


Title: In the Footsteps of Mixter: Leadership and Management at the Point of Surgical Care
Thomas F. Tracy, Jr.
Executive Director, American Pediatric Surgical Association
Adjunct Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Brown University, Providence, RI
10:05 am
Introduction of President
Premier A&C

Edward C. Borrazzo
10:10 am
Presidential Address
Premier A&C

Title: A Collective Journey of Grit and Resilience
Anne C. Larkin
11:00 am
Adjournment

+ Podium Prize Award Eligible
~ Brief Prize Eligible
* NESS Non-Members