Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Preliminary Program

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7:00 am
Registration
Essex Foyer
7:00 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
Staffordshire
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Exhibits Open
Staffordshire
7:00 am
Continuous Poster Viewing
Essex Ballroom
7:25 am - 7:35 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the President
Essex Ballroom
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
7:45 - 8:45 am
*Resident Research Paper Competition: Translational/Basic Science
Essex Ballroom

Moderator: Jason S. Gold, MD
Co-Moderator (Resident): James N. Luo, MD

1. Sleeve Gastrectomy Increases Colitis-Associated Colon Tumor Growth Independent of Diet
Cullen Roberts, Andrei Moscalu, Mehran Karvar, James Luo, Alex Hu, James Yoo, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

2. Direct Thrombin Inhibitors as Alternatives to Heparin to Preserve Lung Growth, Function, and Alveolarization in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Savas T. Tsikis1,2, Thomas I. Hirsch1,2, Scott C Fligor1,2, Amy Pan1,2, Malachi M. Joiner1,2, Paul D. Mitchell3, Kathleen M. Gura4, Mark Puder1,2
1Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 2Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 3Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 4Department of Pharmacy and the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

3. Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy (TRASCET) Improves Fetal Outcomes in a Model of Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
Ashlyn E Whitlock, MD1,2, Kamila Moskowitzova, MD1,2, Ina Kycia, PhD1,2, David Zurakowski, PhD1,2, Dario O Fauza, MD, PhD1,2
1Boston Childrens Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

4. Colorectal Cancer-Associated Myofibroblasts Exhibit Enhanced Angiogenin Expression and Signaling via the PLXNB2 Receptor
Alexander J. Hu1, James Yoo1, Jonathan Mitchem2, Yulia I. Nussbaum2
1Harvard University, Boston MA; 2University of Missouri, Columbia MO

5. SEFA-6179 Prevents Cholestasis, Steatosis, and Fibrosis in a Preterm Piglet Model of Intestinal Failure-associated Liver Disease
Scott C. Fligor1,2, Savas T. Tsikis1,2, Thomas I. Hirsch1,2, Amy Pan1,2, Paul Mitchell3, Kamila2, Lorena Rincon-Cruz2, Ashlyn Whitlock2, Arthur Nedder4, Kathleen Gura5, Mark Puder1,2
1Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 2Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 3Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 4Animal Care Resources Children's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 5Department of Pharmacy and the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

6. A Bariatric Surgery Derived Gut Metabolite is a Potent Single and Combination Oral Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)
Andrei Moscalu1, Yingjia Chen1, Snehal N. Chaudhari2, Renuka S. Haridas3, James N. Luo1, Cullen Roberts1, Mehran Karvar1, Ali Tavakkoli1, Sloan Devlin2, Eric G. Sheu1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3Affinivax Cambridge, MA
7:45 am - 8:45 am
*Resident Research Paper Competition: Clinical
St. George

Moderator: Edward Kelly, MD
Co-Moderator (Resident): Jacques Townsend, DO

7. Feasibility and Acceptance of a Tele-Trauma Surgery Consult Service to Rural and Community Hospitals: A Pilot Study
Tovy H. Kamine, MD, FACS1,2,3 , Margaret Siu, MD3, Chelsea Spencer, MD3, Kristina Z. Kramer, MD1,3, Reginald Alouidor, MD, FACS1,3, Edward Kelly MD, FACS1,3, Ashley Deutsch, MD4, Timothy J. Mader, MD2,4, Paul Visintainer, PhD2,5, Kristina Grochowski, RN1,2, Nicolas Jabbour, MD, FACS3
1Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; 2Department of Healthcare Policy and Population Science, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Springfield, MA; 3Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School -Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; 4Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; 5Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School -Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

8. Long-term Survival in Medicare Patients Undergoing Interventions for Peripheral Arterial Disease Is Poor
Scott R. Levin, MD, MSc1, Alik Farber, MD, MBA1, Philip P. Goodney, MD, MS2, Elizabeth G. King, MD1, Mohammad H. Eslami, MD, MPH3, Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS4, Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH5, Sharon C. Kiang, MD6, Jeffrey J. Siracuse, MD, MBA1
1Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH; 3Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; 4Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of California, San Diego, CA; 5Division of Vascular and Endovascular Interventions, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY; 6Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, VA Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

9. Open Abdomen in Elderly Patients with Surgical Sepsis: Predictors of Mortality
Jefferson A. Proaño-Zamudio, MD, Dias Argandykov, MD, Wardah Rafaqat, MBBS, Angela Renne, BS, Charudutt N. Paranjape, MD, Stephanie J. Maroney, MD, Haytham M. A. Kaafarani, MD, MPH, David R. King, MD, George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD, John O. Hwabejire, MD, MPH.
Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery & Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

10. Poor Accessibility to Consumer Pricing Exists for Elective Hernia Repair Surgery
Joshua A. Bloom, MD1, Tina Tian, MD1, Carly Wareham, MD1, Kerry A. Gaffney, MD1, Cherilyn Song, BSA2, Natalie Pawlak, MS2, Yurie Sekigami, MD1, Christopher Homsy, MD1, Sarah Persing, MD, MPH1, Abhishek Chatterjee, MD, MBA1, Lilian Chen, MD1
1Tufts Medical Center Department of Surgery Boston, MA; 2Tufts University School of Medicine Boson, MA

11. Effect of an Acetaminophen-based Pain Management Protocol without Controlled Substances after Bariatric Surgery on In-Hospital and Post-Discharge Opioid Usage
Shruthi Rajkumar, Elana Davidson, Michael Bell, Yannis Raftopoulos
Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke, MA

12. Building Entrustability to Facilitate General Surgery Teaching Assistant Cases
Erin J. Kim, BA1, Alaina D. Geary, MD MHPE1,2, Hannah Buettner, MD3, Luise I. M. Pernar, MD, MHPE, FAC1,2
1Boston University School of Medicine; Boston, MA; 2Boston University Medical Center, Department of Surgery; Boston, MA; 3University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Department of Surgery; Worcester, MA
8:45 am - 9:45 am
Career Development Panel
Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH
Panelists: Dmitry Nepmonayshy, MD, FACS - Academic / Private Practice Career
Prathima Nandivada, MD - Residency/ Young Faulty
Jason Hall, MD - How to prepare for Leadership
Anne DeBord, MD - VA Perspective
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall & Poster Viewing
Staffordshire
10:15 am - 11:05 am
Surgeon's Well-being Panel
Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Faina Nakhlis, MD
Panelists: Haytham M. Kaafarani, MD, MPH - Surgeon as a Second Victim
Benjamin G. Allar, MD - Resident Peer Support
Mark Albanese, MD - Peer Support
11:05 am - 11:45 am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall & Poster Viewing
Staffordshire
11:45 am - 12:35 pm
CONCURRENT PANELS
Bariatrics Debate: Medical/Surgery vs. Medicine

Essex Ballroom
Moderator: John R. Romanelli, MD
Panelists: Caroline A. Apovian, MD - Medical Weight Management
Christopher C. Thompson, MD - Bariatric Endoscopy
John J. Kelly, MD, FACS - Bariatric Surgery

Panel: Treatment for Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma
St. George
Moderator: Mitchell Bamberger, MD
Panelists: Jennifer Yates, MD – Uro-oncologist Surgeon
Kriti Mittal, MD – Uro-medical Oncologist
Luke Peng, MD – Uro-radiation Oncologist
12:35 pm - 12:40 pm
ACS Foundation
Essex Ballroom
12:40 pm - 12:45 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
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Annual Business Meeting
Essex Ballroom
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Survivor Game Lunch: 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.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Resident Top Gun Competition
Staffordshire
Chair: Jennifer S. Davids, MD, FACS
UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA

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