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2011 Program and Abstracts

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Program and Abstracts | Posters

7:00 a.m. Registration - Essex Foyer North
Exhibits Open - Continental Breakfast - Staffordshire Room
Posters - Essex Foyer
7:00 - 7:50 a.m. Residents and Fellows Breakfast- St. George C & D
Finding a Job: Academic vs. Private Practice

Michael E. Jiser, MD; North Chelmsford, MA
William V. Kastrinakis, MD; Northshore Medical Center, Danvers, MA
Demetrius E. M. Litwin, MD; University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
7:50 - 8:10 a.m. MCACS Annual Business Meeting
8:10 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Marc Rubin, MD, FACS, President, Surgical Specialist of the North Shore, Danvers, MA
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Policy Talk:
Health Care Reform: The Drive to Controlling Costs and the Impact on Surgeons

Ralph de la Torre; Steward Health Care System, LLC, Boston, MA
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Resident Research Paper Competition
(8 Minute Presentation / 3 Minute Discussion)
Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Shimul A. Shah, MD, FACS, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, MA
Jennifer E. Rosen, MD, FACS, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
1. Craniofacial Repair with Fetal Bone Grafts Engineered from Amniotic Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Fabienne L. Gray, MD, Christopher G. Turner, MD, Justin D. Klein, MD, Azra Ahmed, MS, David Zurakowski, PhD, Dario O. Fauza, MD
Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2. Blood Transfusion is Associated With Increased Preoperative Surgical Site Infection and Graft Failure
Tze-Woei Tan, MD1, Jeffrey Kalish, MD1, Alik Farber, MD1, Naomi Hamburg, MD1, Robert Eberhardt, MD1, Gheorghe Doros, MD1, Denis Rybin, MD1, Jen Eldrup-Jorgensen, MD2, Philip Goodney, MD3, Jack L. Cronenwett, MD3
1Vascular Study Group of New England, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 3Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Inhibit the Growth of Human Melanoma in a Murine Model
Deepika Nehra, MD1,2, Erica M. Fallon, MD1,3, Hau D. Le, MD1,3, Amy H. Pan, BA1, Sarah Carlson, MD1,3, Paul D. Mitchell, MS1, Mark Puder, MD, PhD1
1Department of Surgery and The Vascular Biology Program, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA; 2Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA; 3Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
4. Surgeons’ Hazardous Attitudes Are Associated With Increased Readmission And Reoperation Rates
John Kadzielski, MD1, Frank McCormick, MD2, James H. Herndon, MD, MBA3, Harry Rubash, MD4, David Ring, MD, PhD3
1MGH Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship, Boston, MA; 2Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, Boston, MA; 3MGH Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Boston, MA; 4MGH Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA
5. Disruption Of Circadian Eating Patterns and Intestinal Glucose Uptake In Obesity-Induced Diabetes
Hina Y. Bhutta, MD1,3, Tara Deelman, MD1,3, David B. Rhoads, MD2,3, Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD1,3
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
6. A Logical And Straight Forward Component Separation Technique For Ischial Pressure Sore Reconstruct
Mauricio De la Garza, MD1, Victor L. Lewis Jr., MD2
1Massachusetts University, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA; 2Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
10:20 - 11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion:
Vision of Academic Surgical Units in the Era Health Care Cost Strains

Moderator: Richard B. Wait, MD, PhD, FACS; Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
Chair: Keith Lillemoe, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Chair: Elliot Chaikof, MD; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Chair: Demetrius E. M. Litwin, MD; University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
11:15 - 11:50 a.m. Scientific Talk:
Personalized Medicine

Avrum Spira, MD, MSc; Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
11:50 - 12:15 p.m. Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Quality Talk:
The Relationship between Patient Satisfaction and Quality and Insights from the New Science of Sentiment Analysis

Richard B. Siegrist, MS, MBA, CPA; Chief Innovation Officer, Press Ganey Associates Adjunct Lecturer on Management, Harvard School of Public Health
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Luncheon - St. George BCD
1:00 - 1:05 p.m. Introduction of Chapter Regents and Governors
1:05 - 1:15 p.m. Advocacy Update
Andrew Warshaw, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1:15 - 1:20 p.m. Resident Research Paper Award Competition Announcements &
Announcement of Poster of Distinction Awards
1:20 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Time Speaker:
Another Healthcare Crisis: The Medical Care Of Our Presidents Throughout History

Kevin R. Loughlin, MD; Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Resident FLS Competition - "Top Gun"
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 2-3 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. Representatives from simulation centers throughout Boston, including Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are being actively recruited to assist in the judging. The winners of the competition will receive a monetary award and other prizes such as surgical textbooks.
3:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourn
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