Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Preliminary Program

Program and Abstracts | Posters

6:30 am
Registration, Essex Foyer
6:30 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors, Staffordshire
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Exhibits Open, Staffordshire
6:30 am
Continuous Poster Viewing, Essex Ballroom
6:45 - 6:55 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the President, Essex Ballroom
Richard S. Swanson, MD, FACS; Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston, MA
7:00 - 8:00 am
*Resident Research Paper Competition: General Surgery, Essex Ballroom
(8 Minute Presentation / 2 Minute Discussion)

Moderator: Richard S. Swanson, MD, FACS, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA
Co-Moderator (Resident): Nikhil Panda, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

1. Decreased Recurrence in Sarcoma Patient-Derived Xenografts Using Paclitaxel-Eluting Polymer Films
David A. Mahvi1; Catalina Bordeianu2; Ngoc-Quynh Chu3; Jeremy Miller2; Robert Sabatelle2; Rong Liu3; Mark W. Grinstaff2; Yolonda L. Colson3; Chandrajit P. Raut1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Boston University, Boston, MA; 3Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2. Improved Mortality in Necrotizing Pancreatitis with a Multidisciplinary Minimally Invasive Step Up Approach: Comparison to a Modern Open Necrosectomy Cohort
Casey M. Luckhurst1, Majed El Hechi1 ,Ahmed E. Elsharkawy1, Ahmed I. Eid1, Lydia M. Maurer1, Haytham M. Kaafarani1, Ashraf Thabet2, David G. Forcione3, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo1, Keith D. Lillemoe1, Peter J. Fagenholz1
1Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery, Boston, MA; 2Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Interventional Radiology, Boston, MA; 3Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Gastroenterology, Boston, MA

3. The Design and Impact of a Novel Surgery-Specific Second Victim Peer Support Program
Majed El Hechi1, Jordan Bohnen1, Maggie Westfal1, Kelsey Han1, Christy Cauley2, Cameron Wright1, John Schulz1, Keith Lillemoe1, Haytham Kaafarani1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

4. Volume of Complex Cancer Operations near the Pancreas Favorably Influences Pancreaticoduodenectomy Outcomes at Low-Volume Pancreas Surgery Centers
Susanna W. L. de Geus, Krista Hachey, Jacob Nudel, Sing Chau Ng, David McAneny, Jennifer F. Tseng, Teviah E. Sachs
Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

5. Exparel® vs Epidural for Pain Management After Major Thoracic Open Surgical Procedures
Luis E. De Leon1, Michael T. Jaklitsch1, Phillip M. Hartigan2, Scott J. Swanson1, Raphael Bueno1, Namrata Patil1
1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA

6. Shunt Intention During Carotid Endarterectomy in the Early Symptomatic Period and Perioperative Stroke Risk
Scott Levin1, Alik Farber1, Philip Goodney2, Marc Schermerhorn3, Virendra Patel4, Nkiruka Arinze1, Douglas Jones1, Jeffrey Siracuse1
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 2Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 3Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; 4Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
7:00 - 8:00 am
*Resident Research Paper Competition: Subspecialty, St. George
(8 Minute Presentation / 2 Minute Discussion)

Moderator: Alik Farber, MD, FACS, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Co-Moderator (Resident): Christopher Schlieve, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

1. Navigational Bronchoscopy for Localization of Small Lung Nodules: A Novel Approach To Simultaneous Nodule Localization and Resection
Patrick Craft, Kelsey Baran, Christian Padilla-Galvez
Berkshire Medical Center- Department of Surgery

2. siRNA Uptake During Ex Vivo Hypothermic and Normothermic Liver Machine Perfusion: A Promising New Therapy
Gillooly AR1, Moore C1, Bonaccorsi E2, Perry J1, Smith J1, Xue W1, Bruggenwirth I1, Thijssen M1, X. Wang1, X. E1, Mandrekar P1, Kowalik T1, Khvorova A1, Bozorgzadeh A1, Martins PN1
1University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; 2Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, BE

3. Combination Metabolic Inhibition of Glycolysis and Glutaminolysis Reduces Cellular Proliferation, Migration and Invasion in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
A. Aggarwal, Bixiao Zhao, Matthew Nehs
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

4. Prolyl Hydroxylase Inhibition Enhances Pulmonary Growth and Function - A Novel Treatment for Pulmonary Hypoplasia
Ko V, Dao DT, Yu LJ, Li XR, Anez-Bustillos L, Cho BS, Pan A, Puder M
Vascular Biology Program and Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

5. Postnatal Fate of Donor Mesenchymal Stem Cells after Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy
Sarah A. Tracy1,2, Alexander V. Chalphin1,2, Stefanie P. Lazow1,2, Ina Kycia1, Adam Finkelstein1, Christopher Chan3, David Zurakowski1, Dario O. Fauza1
1Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; 3Boston University, Boston, MA

6. RYGB alters intestinal lipid metabolism and increases portal levels of anti-diabetic phospholipids
Tammy Lo, Renuka Subramaniam, Eric Sheu, Ali Tavakkoli
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
8:05 - 9:05 am
Debate: Should Residents be able to Operate Independently by Graduation?
Moderator: Roy Phitayakorn, MD

Residency Program Director 1 (Agree):
Neal E. Seymour, MD, FACS
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield

Residency Program Director 2 (No, they should go out and work with a mentor):
John T. Mullen, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Fellowship Program Director 1 (Agree)
John J. Kelly, MD, FACS
UMass/Memorial Medical Center, Worcester

Fellowship Program Director 2 (No, they should go out and work with a mentor)
Chandrajit P. Raut, MD, FACS
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
9:05 - 9:45 am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall, Staffordshire
9:45 - 10:30 am
Surgical Jeopardy, Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Rocco Ricciardi, MD, FACS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Participating programs will be asked to send their top talent representative to the meeting. This session will mirror the traditional game show, Jeopardy. Dr. Rocco Ricciardi of Massachusetts General Hospital, our host, will lead the teams through the high stakes game where teams will buzz in. Audience participation adds a special wrinkle to the event.
10:35 - 11:20 am
"Wellness" in the Spectrum of the Surgical Education and Career - What Needs to Be Done
Moderator: Erika L. Rangel, MD

Medical Student Perspective
Emily Ji
Harvard Medical School, Boston

Resident Perspective
Maggie Westfal, MD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Practicing Physician Burnout
Simon G. Talbot, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
11:20 - 11:50 am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall, Staffordshire
11:50 am - 12:45 pm
Critical Threats to the Practice of Surgery
Moderators: Alik Farber, MD, FACS & David McAneny, MD, FACS
Kelly M. Tyler, MD
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Matthew T. Menard, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston

Niloo M. Edwards, MD
Boston Medical Center, Boston

Anand K Devaiah, MD
Boston Medical Center, Boston
Lori Lerner, MD
VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA

Oral Maxillofacial
Maria J. Troulis, DDS
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

General Surgery
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS
Cape Cod Healthcare Falmouth, Falmouth
12:45 - 12:55 pm
ACS Foundation, Essex Ballroom
12:55 - 1:00 pm
Award Winner Announcements, Essex Ballroom
Announce Resident Research Paper Award Competition & Poster of Distinction Awards (Commission on Cancer, Trauma)
Joseph Murray Resident Research Basic Science Award
1:00 - 1:15 pm
Annual Business Meeting, Essex Ballroom
1:20 - 1:55 pm
Luncheon Speaker, St. George Ballroom

Mentoring: Is It for You?
Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Resident Top Gun Competition, Staffordshire
Chair: Neal E. Seymour, MD, FACS

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
*Self-Assessment Credits Available