Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Preliminary Program

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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
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
Lahey Hospital, Burlington, MA
7:00 - 8:00 am
*Resident Research Paper Competition: Session 1A
Essex Ballroom

Moderator: Jordan R. Gutweiler, MD, FACS
Co-Moderator (Resident): Niki Arinze, MD

1. Providing the Best Value Care for Emergent Gallbladder Disease
Shelbie Kirkendoll, DO, MS1,2, Aixa M. Perez Coulter, MS, MPH1, Kristina Kramer, MD1, Reginald Alouidor, MD, FACS1, Adin Tyler Putnam, MD, FACS1, Eleanor Sue Winston, MD, FACS1, Gabriel Ryb, MD, FACS1, Edward Kelly, MD, FACS1, Nicholas Jabbour, MD, FACS1, Tovy Haber Kamine, MD1
1Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 2 Health System Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

2. Modified Gut Microbiome Induced by Sleeve Gastrectomy Promotes Colitis-associated Colorectal Cancer
James N. Luo, Renuka S. Haridas, Tammy Lo, Andrei Moscalu, Cullen F. Roberts, Ali Tavakkoli, James Yoo, Eric G. Sheu
Laboratory for Surgical and Metabolic Research, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

3. Examining a Decade of Racial Disparity in Partial Mastectomy and Oncoplastic Surgery
Michael M. Jonczyk, MD, MS
Lahey Medical Center: Department of General Surgery, Burlington, MA

4. Increased Use of Postoperative Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis is not Correlated with Reduced Surgical Site Infection Rates at the Hospital Level: Results from the ACS NSQIP-Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative
Katherine He, MD, MS1, Marie Iwaniuk, PhD2, Michael J Goretsky, MD3, Robert A Cina, MD4, Jacqueline M Saito, MD, MSCI5, Bruce Hall, MD, PhD, MBA5, Catherine Grant, BSN, RN2, Mark E Cohen, PhD2, Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE1
1Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; 2American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; 3Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA; 4The Medical University of South Carolina, Charlestown, SC; 5Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MI

5. A Catch-22: Neoadjuvant Therapy Without Postoperative Therapy for Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer
Susanna W.L. de Geus, Marianna V. Papageorge, Alison P. Woods, Sing Chau Ng, David McAneny, Jennifer F. Tseng, Teviah E. Sachs
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

6. Feasibility of Lung Cancer Screening With Low-Dose Computed Tomography in a Rural Community Setting; An 8-Year Experience
Jacques Townsend2, Alyssa Toia2, Eric Korenman1, Christian Galvez1
1Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA; 2University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
7:00 - 8:00 am
*Resident Research Paper Competition: Session 1B
St. George

Moderator: Jennifer S. Davids, MD
Co-Moderator (Resident): Jacques Townsend

7. How She Leads: Leadership Styles among Female Surgical Department Chairs
Vanessa M. Welten, MD, MPH1,2, Kirsten F. A. A. Dabekaussen, MD1, Susanna S. Hill, MD, MS3, Alexandra B. Columbus, MD, MPH4, Pamela W. Lu, MD, MPH1, Adam C. Fields, MD, MPH1, Amanda J. Reich, PhD, MPH 2, Jennifer S. Davids, MD3, Nelya Melnitchouk, MD, MSc1,2
1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA; 4Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, MA

8. Circulating Cellular Clusters are Correlated with Thrombotic Complications and Clinical Outcomes in COVID-19
Ander Dorken Gallastegi, MD1, Leon Naar, MD1, Elizabeth Van Cott, MD2, Rachel Rosovsky, MD3, David Gregory, PhD4, Damodaran Annamalai, DVM, PhD5, Ronald Tompkins, MD, ScD6, Jarone Lee, MD, MPH7, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, MD, MPH1, George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD1, Galit H. Frydman, DVM, ScD1,5
1Trauma Emergency Surgery Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 4Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 5Department of Biomedical Engineering & Dvs. Of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; 6Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 7Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

9. POTTER-ICU: An Artificial-Intelligence Interpretable Tool To Predict Need For ICU Admission After Emergency Surgery
Anthony Gebran1,4, Annita Vapsi2, Lydia R. Maurer1,4, Mohamad El Moheb1,4, Leon Naar1,4, Sumiran S. Thakur2, Dania Daye3,4, George C. Velmahos1, Dimitris Bertsimas2, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani1,4
1Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, & Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; 3Division of Interventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 4Center for Outcomes & Patient Safety in Surgery (COMPASS), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

10. Can An Appendectomy Fit In A Space Capsule: A Pilot Study
Margaret Siu, MD, Dana Levin, MD, Gladys Fernandez, MD, Tovy Haber Kamine, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

11. Assessment of the Capacity of Healthcare Workforce to Deliver Gender-Affirming Bottom Surgery (GABS)
Christine O. Kang, MD, MHS, MS1, Erin Kim, BA1, Nicholas Cuccolo, MD1, Lauren Luther, BA2, Alexander Dagi, BA2, Anamika Veeramani, BS1, Elizabeth Boskey, PhD2, Bernard Lee, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS1 , Oren Ganor, MD2
1Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA; 2Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

12. Machine Learning and Murine Models Explain Failures of Clinical Sepsis Trials
Allan E. Stolarski, MS, MD1, Jiyoun Kim, PhD2, Kevin Rop, BA2, Qiuyang Zhang, BS2, Daniel G. Remick, MD2.
1Department of Surgery. Boston University, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Department of Pathology, Boston University, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
8:05 - 8:55 am
Panel I: Subspecialties Panel - Decades' Most Relevant Publication
Essex Ballroom

Moderator: Alik Farber, MD, FACS & Jason Hall, MD

Surgical Oncology
Ted A. James, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Thoracic Surgery
Michael Lanuti, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Endocrine Surgery
Nancy Cho, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Vascular Surgery
Douglas W. Jones, MD
UMass/ Memorial Medical Center, Worcester

Trauma
Tracey A. Dechert, MD
Boston Medical Center, Boston

Panel Discussion
9:00 - 9:45 am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Staffordshire
9:45 - 10:30 am
The Survivor Game: Only the Strongest Survives
Essex Ballroom

Moderator: George C. Velmahos, MD PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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.
10:30 - 11:20 am
Panel II: Into Practice and Out of Practice
Essex Ballroom

Moderator: Jennifer S. Davids, MD & Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS

Panelists:
Thomas T. Streeter, MD. FACS
Seacoast Healthcare, Wareham

Stephen W. Brooks, MD, FACS
Cape Cod Surgical Association, Hyannis

Anne C. Fabrizio, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Nora Fullington, MD
UMass/ Memorial Medical Center, Worcester

Panel Discussion
11:20 - 12:00 pm
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Staffordshire
12:00 - 12:50 pm
Panel III: Quality in Surgery (MaSQIC)
Essex Ballroom

Moderator: Marc S. Rubin, MD, FACS & Eleanor Winston, MD, FACS

Introduction: Hospitals Working Together to Improve Outcomes Statewide – The first two years of the Massachusetts Surgical Quality Collaborative (MaSQIC)
Marc S. Rubin, MD, FACS
North Shore Medical Center, Salem

MaSQIC as a Vehicle of Change for State-wide VTE Improvement
Ulises Torres, MD, MEHP
UMass/ Memorial Medical Center, Worcester

Enhancement of Community Care through Clinical Integration in Surgery: MGH and its Affiliated Hospitals
William V. Kastrinakis, MD, FACS
Mass General Brigham, Salem Hospital, Salem

Patient Engagement with Mobile Text Messaging: A Novel Platform to Support Post-operative Pulmonary Care
Spencer Wilson, MD
Boston Medical Center, Boston

Implementing the SSTEP pathway at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Zara Cooper, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Panel Discussion
12:50 - 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 - 1:20 pm
Annual Business Meeting
Essex Ballroom
1:20 - 1:55 pm
Luncheon Speaker
St. George Ballroom

Medicine in Space
Tovy H. Kamine, MD
Baystate Health, Springfield, MA
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Resident Top Gun Competition
Staffordshire
Chair: Jordan R. Gutweiler, 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
Adjourn

*Self-Assessment Credits Available