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
Moderators: Robert P. Driscoll, MD, FACS South Shore Surgical Specialists, S. Weymouth
Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Panelists: David Lindquist
Dana Siegal, Crico, Boston
Jean Kelley
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
Moderator: Thomas E. Clancy, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Bariatric: Rayford S. Kruger, MD, FACS, Southcoast Hospital, Fairhaven
Donald T. Hess, Jr., MD, Boston University Medical Center, Boston
Breast: Suniti N. Nimbkar, MD, FACS, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth
Faina Nakhlis, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Colorectal: Tamar Lipof, MD, Beverly Hospital, Beverly
Rocco Ricciardi, MD, FACS, MPH, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington
Vascular: Marcus E. Semel, MD, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth
Alik Farber, MD, Boston Medical Center, Boston
11:20 - 11:50 am Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall, Staffordshire
11:50 am - 12:50 pm Panel: Disparities of Healthcare, Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Laura A. Lambert, MD, UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester
Panelists: Global: Ulises Torres, MD, UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester
Safety Net Hospital / Rural Hospital: Jacqueline Wu, MD, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
Indian Health: Susan Karol
12:50 – 12:55 pm ACS Foundation, Essex Ballroom
David McAneny, Boston, University Medical Center, Boston
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