Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Preliminary Program
6:30 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors, Staffordshire
6:30 am - 1:00 pm Exhibits Open, Staffordshire
7:00 am Continuous Poster Viewing, Essex Ballroom
6:50 - 7:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks from the President, Essex Ballroom
Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester
7:05 - 8:05 am Concurrent Resident Research Paper Competition: General Surgery / Quality and Safety, Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Co-Moderator: Anupamaa Seshadri, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
7:05 - 8:05 am Concurrent Resident Research Paper Competition: Subspecialty & Basic Science, St. George
Moderator: Laura S. Dominici, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
Co-Moderator: Georgios Orthopoulos, MD, PhD St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton
8:05 - 9:05 am Panel: Non-Technical Skills Training, Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Robert P. Driscoll, MD, FACS South Shore Surgical Specialists, S. Weymouth
9:05 - 9:35 am Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall, Staffordshire
9:35 - 10:05 am The Survivor Game: Only the Strongest Survives, Essex Ballroom

Participating programs will be asked to send 1 senior resident representative to the meeting. Five participants will be randomly selected to participate. Those not selected will sit on an expert panel that can overrule audience votes. The audience will vote participants off the "Island" with an audience response system through their smart phones.
10:05 - 11:20 am Debate: Town and Gown, Essex Ballroom
11:20 - 11:50 am Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall, Staffordshire
11:50 am - 12:50 pm Panel: Disparities of Healthcare, Essex Ballroom
12:50 - 1:00 pm Award Winner Announcements, Essex Ballroom

Joseph Murray Resident Research Basic Science Award
Resident Research Clinical Paper Award
Poster of Distinction Awards
(ACS: Commission on Cancer, Committee on Trauma)
1:00 - 1:15 pm Annual Business Meeting, Essex Ballroom
1:15 - 2:00 pm Luncheon Speaker, St. George Ballroom
2:00 - 4:00 pm Resident Top Gun Competition, Staffordshire

In this contest, surgical residents from each of the ten general surgery residencies throughout Massachusetts will be invited to showcase their laparoscopic skills. The competition will consist of teams of 3 residents from each institution participating in a series of tests where laparoscopic skills such as intracorporeal knot tying, transferring of objects from one hand to another, and pattern cutting will be timed and graded. The winners of the competition will receive a trophy to showcase at their institution for the year.
4:00 pm Meeting Adjourn


Boston Skyline
Boston Duck Statues
Fenway Park
Faneuil Hall