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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 - 7:30 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the President
Essex Ballroom
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
7:40 am - 8:40 am
*Resident Research Paper Competition: Translational/Basic Science
Essex Ballroom
(8 Minute Presentation / 2 Minute Discussion)

Moderator:
Co-Moderator (Resident):

1. Transamniotic Delivery of Surfactant Protein B (SPB) mRNA: A Potential Novel Strategy for the Perinatal Management of Congenital SPB Deficiencies and Surfactant Replacement Therapy
Kamila Moskowitzova, MD, Abbie E. Naus, MD, Tanya T. Dang, David Zurakowski, PhD, Dario O. Fauza, MD, PhD
Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2. Heparin Impairs Lung Development in Neonatal Mice
Thomas I. Hirsch1,2, Savas T. Tsikis, 1,2, Sarah Z. Wang1,2, Scott C. Fligor1,2, Amy Pan1,2, Mikayla Quigley1,2, Srujan Dadi3, Paul D. Mitchell4, Mark Puder1,2
1Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Ave, Fegan 3, Boston, MA, 3Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ, 4Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

3. Refining a Large Animal Model Assessing Real-time Lymphatic Function: Getting Closer to Clinical Translation
Valeria P. Bustos1, Rosie Friedman1, James E. Fanning1, Jason Dinh2, Hajin Joanne Kim2, Rita Laurence2, Satoshi Kashiwagi2, Bernard T. Lee1, HakSoo Choi2, Dhruv Singhal1
1Division of Plastic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

4. Neuromedin U Attenuates Inflammation in a Murine Model of Hirschsprung-associated Enterocolitis
Leah C. Ott, Takahiro Ohkura, Rhian Stavely, Christopher Y. Han, Ryo Hotta, Allan M. Goldstein
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

5. Neamine Inhibits Tumor Growth in a Mouse Model of Colitis-associated Cancer
Alexander Hu, James Yoo
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

6. Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) Inhibits Tumor Growth In An Orthotopic Diabetic Mouse Model of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (ATC)
Andrei Moscalu1, Bixiao Zhao1, Cullen F. Roberts1, Justine A. Barletta2, Ali Tavakkoli1, Eric G. Sheu1, Matthew A. Nehs1
1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 2Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
7:40 am - 8:40 am
*Resident Research Paper Competition: Clinical
St. George
(8 Minute Presentation / 2 Minute Discussion)

Moderator:
Co-Moderator (Resident):

7. Significant Institutional Cost Savings from A Tele-Trauma Surgery Consultation Service
Margaret Siu, MD1, Kristina Kramer, MD, FACS2, Eleanor Winston, MD, FACS2, Kristina Grochowski, MSN, RN2, Yamuna Carey MD2, Reginald Alouidor, MD, FACS2, Nicolas Jabbour, MD, FACS1, Edward Kelly, MD, FACS2, Tovy H. Kamine, MD, FACS2,3
1Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School -Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 2Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 3Department of Healthcare Policy and Population Science, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Springfield, MA

8. Enhancing Trauma Care in Ukraine Amid Conflict: A Successful Implementation of Modified ATLS Course in Active War Zone
8. Enhancing Trauma Care in Ukraine Amid Conflict: A Successful Implementation of Modified ATLS Course in Active War Zone Ali Dzhemiliev1,2, Beck Lienau3, Nelya Melnitchouck1,2, Alexis Schmid4, Oleksii Lopatniuk5, Gideon Loevinsohn6, Noah Carton-Rossen2, Meaghan Sydlowski5, Anton Darnytskyi5, Kathleen Murray7, Olha Kushner5, Jonathan Strong6, Lindsey Martin8, Javed Ali5, John Roberts5, Sean Kivlehan6,7, Geoffrey A. Anderson2,3
1Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Womenís Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Womenís Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 3Division of Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Womenís Hospital, Boston, MA, 4Global Health Program, Boston Childrenís Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 5International Medical Corps, 6Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Womenís Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 7Emergency Health Systems, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Boston, MA, 9Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian Action, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

9. Diagnostic Accuracy of Laryngeal Ultrasound for Evaluating Vocal Fold Movement Impairment in Children
Shawn Izadi1, Benjamin Zendejas1, Jay Meissner1, Ali Kamran1, Somala Mohammed1, Farokh Demehri1, Steven Staffa1, David Zurakowski1, Anne Hseu3, Michael Cunningham3, Sukgi Choi3, Carol Barnewolt2
1Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Department of Radiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 3Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

10. A Descriptive Analysis on Effects of NPO Status on Intubated Patients Undergoing Surgery
Margaret Siu, MD, Aixa Perez Coulter, MS, MPH, Heather Grant, MD, MS, Reginald Alouidor, MD, Michael V. Tirabassi, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School-Baystate, Department of Surgery, Springfield, MA, USA

11. The Impact of Metabolic Syndrome on Post-Operative Outcomes in Hernia Repair with Component Separation: A Propensity Score-Matched Nationwide Analysis
Maria J. Escobar-Domingo, MD, Angelica Hernandez Alvarez, MD, Erin Kim, BA, James E. Fanning, BS, Samuel J. Lin, MD, MBA, Bernard T. Lee, MD, MBA, MPH
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

12. Disparate Impact of the COVID Pandemic on Delays in Colorectal Cancer Treatment: A National Cancer Database Study
Sophie H. Chung MD, Gordana Rasic MD MS, Kelsey S. Romatoski MD, Kelly Kenzik MS PhD, Jennifer F. Tseng MD MPH, Teviah E. Sachs MD MPH
Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston, MA
8:40 am - 8:45 am
President's Remarks
Essex Ballroom
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
8:45 am - 9:35 am
PANEL 1: Advance Practice Providers in Surgery
Essex Ballroom
Moderators: Jennifer Beatty, PA & Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH
Panelists: Building a successful financial APP model
Jason Hall, MD

Fostering Mutually Supportive Relationships between Surgeons and APPs
Paula Brooks, DNP

Private Practice Considerations for Incorporating APPs
Andrew B. Lederman, MD, FACS
9:35 am - 10:15 am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall & Poster Competition
Staffordshire
Poster Moderators:
10:15 am - 11:05 am
PANEL 2: General Surgery - Town Hall on Resident Unionization
Essex Ballroom
Moderator: Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS
Panelists: Donald T. Hess, Jr., MD
Gerard M. Doherty, MD
Michael Poulson, MD, MPH
11:05 am - 11:35 am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall & Poster Viewing
Staffordshire
11:35 am - 12:35 pm
CONCURRENT PANELS/SESSION

PANEL 3A: Updates in Vascular Surgery

Essex Ballroom
Moderators: Alik Farber, MD, FACS & Dejah R. Judelson, MD
Panelists: AAA
Lars Stangenberg, MD, PhD

PAD
Elizabeth King, MD

Venous Disease
Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACS

PANEL 3B: Updates in Colorectal Surgery
St. George
Moderators: Kelly M. Tyler, MD & Rocco Ricciardi, MD, MPH, FACS
Panelists: Robotic colorectal surgery: are we getting ahead of the data or are we not moving fast enough?
David A. Kleiman, MD

Extended VTE prophylaxis for high-risk colorectal patients- how long, for whom, and at what cost?
Joanne Favuzza, DO

Is rectal cancer becoming less of a surgical disease? PD-1 inhibitors and Watch & Wait
Nelya Melnitchou, MD, MSc
12:35 pm - 12:40 pm
ACS Foundation
Essex Ballroom
David McAneny, MD, FACS
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
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 - 3:30 pm
MA-COT Meeting
St. George

Surgical Conversations: Demystifying Trauma Surgery and Mock Oral Boards
Faculty: Tracey A. Dechert, MD
Kristina Z. Kramer, MD
Sheina Theodore, MD
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Resident Top Gun Competition
Staffordshire

Chair: Luise Pernar, MD
Boston Medical Center, Boston, 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