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2008 Program and Abstracts

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Preliminary Program
Subject to Change, Updated 7/9/2008

Friday, September 26, 2008
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   SPEAKER READY ROOM
Washington Room
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM   REGISTRATION
Atrium Lobby

All meeting rooms are located in the Seaport World Trade Center unless otherwise noted as the Seaport Hotel

(All Scientific Sessions will take place in the Amphitheater
*All Full Oral Presentations will be 10 Minute Presentations / 8 Minute Discussion and Brief Report Presentations will be 3 Minute Presentations / 2 Minute Discussion)
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM   PRE-CENTENNIAL HISTORY LECTURE

An Historical Paper: Harvey Cushing and the New England Surgical Society
Walter B Goldfarb, MD
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
Chairman: James Whiting, MD
1:15 PM   +1. A Satisfying Surgical Practice: The Academic Trauma Service Model
Suresh Agarwal, MD, Lejla Hadzikadic, MD, Peter A Burke, MD, Andrew Glantz, MD, James Becker, MD Erwin Hirsch, MD
Boston Univ Medical Center, Boston, MA


+2. Outcomes Following Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy in Pregnant Women in the US
SreyRam Kuy, MD1, Sanziana Roman, MD2, Leon Boudourakis3, Julie Ann Sosa, MD2
1University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Surgery; 2Yale University School of Medicine Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, New Haven, CT; 3Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


3. Outcome of Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Khashayar Vakili, MD, James Pomposelli, MD, PhD, Kenneth J McPartland, MD, William D Lewis, MD, Fredric D Gordon, MD, Maryann Simpson, PhD, Roger L Jenkins, MD, Elizabeth A Pomfret, MD, PhD
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA


Brief 1. Living Donor Kidney Transplantation with Multiple Arteries: Recent Increase in Modern Era Of Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
Reza Saidi, Tatsou Kawai, Peter Kennealey, George Tsouflas, Nahel Elias, Martin Hertl, A.B. Cosimi, Dicken S.C. Ko
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Brief 2. Medical and Life Insurance Difficulties for Living Organ Donors
Jennifer E Verbesey, MD, Mary Ann Simpson, PhD, Elizabeth A Pomfret, MD, PhD
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA


Brief 3. Adrenal Biopsy is Unhelpful in the Evaluation of Adrenal Incidentaloma : A Decade of Experience
Peter J Mazzaglia, MD, Jack M Monchik, MD
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI


Brief 4. Outcomes From 3,144 Adrenalectomies in the U.S.: Which Matters More, Surgeon Volume or Specialty?
Henry S Park, BS, Sanziana A Roman, MD, Leon Boudourakis, BS, Daniel C Thomas, BS, Julie Ann Sosa, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Brief 5. Minimally Invasive Component Separation for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Charles M Ferguson, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Brief 6. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Using an Acellular Porcine Dermal Implant
Russell Babbitt, MD, Genevieve B Broderick, MD, Nelson L Jenkins, MD, Timothy Emhoff, MD, Janice F Lalikos, MD, Richard A Perugini, MD, Raymond M Dunn, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA


2:45 PM - 3:00 PM   Coffee Break
1:00 PM – 10:30 PM   Author Poster set up available
Harborview Ballroom
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION II
Chairman: Walter Longo, MD
  Brief 7. Low Morbidity and Zero Mortality in an Initial Experience of 500 Gastric Bypass Procedures
Jennifer E Verbesey, MD, Pam O'Brien, NP, MSN, Corinne Vigilante, NP, MSN, Mary Ann Simpson, PhD, Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, David Brams, MD
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA


Brief 8. Pediatric rib fractures may not be a marker for worse outcomes
Amanda Feigel, MD, Felix Y Lui, MD, Kevin M Schuster, MD, Kimberly A Davis, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Brief 9. Indications and Outcomes for Video Assisted Thoracic Surgical Sympathectomy
Bruce J Leavitt, MD
University of Vermont & Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT


+4. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Non-neonatal Acute Respiratory Failure: The Massachusetts General Hospital Experience from 1990 to 2008
Deepika Nehra, MD, Allan M Goldstein, MD, Daniel P Doody, MD, Daniel P Ryan, MD, Peter T Masiakos, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


+5. Hemoglobin A1c as a Predictor for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Complications
Krista E Evans, MD1, Bruce J Leavitt, MD2, Turner M Osler3, Mitchell Norotsky, MD2
1University of Vermont, Gilford, NH; 2University of Vermont & Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT; 3University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


6. What is the Evidence for Anastomotic Leak Testing in Colorectal Anastomoses
Rocco Ricciardi, MD, MPH, Patricia L Roberts, MD, Peter W Marcello, MD, David J Schoetz, MD Lawrence C Rusin, MD
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA


+7. Fulminant Clostridium Difficile Colitis: Patterns of Care and Predictors of Mortality
Elizabeth A Sailhamer, MD1, Katherine Carson, BS1, Yuchiao Chang, PhD2, Nikolaos Zacharias, MD1, Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD1, Malek Tabbara, MD1, Hasan B Alam, MD1, Marc A DeMoya, MD1, George C Velmahos, MD1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Boston, MA; 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, Boston, MA


4:30 PM – 5:30 PM   State Caucus Meetings
(Various Meeting rooms locations available onsite)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM   WELCOMING RECEPTION
Lighthouse Ballroom – Seaport Hotel
Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails provided. No transportation needed. Dinner plans should be arranged for after the reception.
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM   Ad Hoc Issues & New Members Dinner
Lighthouse Ballroom - Lower Level – Seaport Hotel
 
Saturday, September 27, 2008
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM   SPEAKER READY ROOM
Washington Room
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   Spouse Hospitality Lounge
Flagship room – Seaport Hotel
7:00 AM – 2:00 PM   REGISTRATION
Atrium Lobby
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM   SPECIALITY GROUP BREAKFAST
Topics: TBD
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM   PROGRAM DIRECTORS BREAKFAST MEETING
Federal Complex
7:45 AM – 8:00 AM   INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
Amphitheater
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION III
Chairman: Richard J. Barth. Jr., MD
  Brief 10. Increasing Rates of Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality Among Racial Minorities in Connecticut
Stanley K Frencher, Jr., MD, MPH1, Walter E Longo, MD, MBA1, Paul A Sullivan, BA1, Charles Cha, MD1, Robert A Kozol, MD2
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, CT


Brief 11. Distal Margins in Radical Resections for Rectal Cancer after Chemoradiation Therapy: How Short is Long Enough?
Victor E Pricolo, MD, Adam Abodeely, MD, Mark Legolvan, MD, Murray Resnick, MD
Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Univ., Providence, RI


Brief 12. National Patterns in the Management of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm: Are We Making a Difference?
Jessica P Simons, MD, Sing Chau Ng, MS, Shimul A Shah, MD, Theodore P McDade, MD, Giles F Whalen, MD, Jennifer F Tseng, MD, MPH
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA


+8. Identification of Quality Measures for Breast Cancer Surgery and Assessment of Surgeon Variation at the University of Vermont
Alicia R Privette, MD, Laurence McCahill, MD, Ted James, MD, Seth Harlow, MD, Mary Stanley, MD, David Krag, MD, Johanna Sheehey-Jones, RN
University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT


8:30 AM – 9:50 AM   Panel Discussion

“When States Ensure Health Care Coverage: Lessons from Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont”
*20 minute presentations each with a group panel discussion at end of session*

MODERATOR: RICHARD J. BARTH, JR., MD
PANELISTS: Maine Panelist
Steven Michaud, President, Maine Hospital Association

Massachusetts Panelist
Nancy Turnbull, PhD – Assoc. Dean for Educational Programs, Harvard School of Public Health

Vermont Panelist
James Hester, PhD - Director, Health Care Reform Committee
9:50 AM – 10:35 AM   BREAK with POSTER SESSION
Harborview Ballroom
  P1. Factors Predicting Morbidity and Mortality in Emergency Colorectal Procedures in the Elderly
Edward A McGillicuddy, MD, Kevin M Schuster, MD, Kimberly A Davis, MD, Walter E Longo, MD
Yale University School of Medicine; Yale New-Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


P2. Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Evolution from Historical to Current Management Consensus
Bing Yi, MD, Ponnandai Somasundar, MD, James Koness, MD, N Joseph Espat, MD
Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI


P3. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Primary Breast Cancer: a Ten Year Institutional Experience
Hong Jun, MD, John C. Russell, MD, Charles Wiggins, MD, Huining Kang, PhD
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


P4. The Impact of Body Mass Index on Outcomes in Partial Nephrectomies for Renal Cell Cancer
Charles Dolce, William DeVoe, H. James Norton, David Iannitti, B. Todd Heniford, Chris Teigland, Kent Kercher
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC


P5. The Relationship of Gender and Associated Outcomes of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernias
Charles Dolce, Jennifer Keller, K. Christian Walters, H. James Norton, David Iannitti, Kent Kercher, B. Todd Heniford
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC


P6. Quantitative Analysis of Gene Expression and Production of Multiple Growth Factors in the Early Tendon Healing Stage: Implications in Molecular Therapy
Paul Liu, MD1, Jin Bo Tang1, Chuan Hao Chen, MD2
1Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI; 2Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong, China


P7. Development of AAV2-VEGF for Gene Therapy- In Vitro Kinetics of Gene Expression
Paul Liu, MD, Xiao Tian Wang, MD, Qiang Zhong Ma, PhD, Anthony Bais, PhD
Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI


P8. Upper GI Multidisciplinary Cancer Program and Efficiency and Quality of Care
Laurence E McCahill, MD1, Alicia Privette, MD1, Nicole Messier, RN2, Joan Blondin2
1University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; 2Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Burlington, VT


P9. Can Aviation Based Team Training Contribute to Sustainable Personal Empowerment?
Harry C Sax, MD1, Patrick Browne2, Rebecca Burke, MSN3, Nancy Coelho3, Sandra Coletta, MBA3, Kathleen Hittner, MD1
1Warren Alpert Medical School / Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI; 2InDelta Learning, Rochester, NY; 3Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI


P10. Immunohistological Characterization of Tissue Engineered Graft Remodeling in Severe Combined Immunodeficienct/beige (SCID/bg) Mouse Model
Rajendra F Sawh-Martinez, BS, Narutoshi Hibino, MD, Jason Roh, MD, Tamar Mirensky, MD, Christopher Breuer, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


P11. Selective Anterior Sector Venous Outflow Reconstruction After Live Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT): Effect on Patient and Graft Survival
James J Pomposelli, MD, PhD, Kenneth McPartland, MD, Khashayar Vakili, MD, William D Lewis, MD, Roger L. Jenkins, MD, Mohamed Akoad, MD, PhD, Elizabeth A. Pomfret, MD, PhD
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA


P12. Parathyroid devascularization: A novel operative technique in remedial parathyroid surgery
Tobias J Carling, MD, PhD, Patrica I Donovan, RN, MBA, Robert Udelsman, MD, MBA
Yale University Medical School, New Haven, CT


P13. Laparoscopic Operative Skills are Predicted by Virtual Reality Simulator Performance
Lucian Panait, MD1, Kurt E Roberts, MD2, Robert L Bell, MD2, Michael Martinez, MD2, Stanley J Dudrick, MD1, Andrew J Duffy, MD2
1Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT; 2Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


P14. Cumulative Initial Experience Using Hyaluronate-Iodine Complex in Wound Healing
Robert A Brenes, MD, Michael S Ajemian, MD, FACS, Stanley J Dudrick, MD, FACS
Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT


P15. Eph-B4 Stimulates Endothelial Cell Migration by an Akt1-Dependent Mechanism
Tiffany T Fancher, MD1, Akihito Muto, MD, PhD2, Tamara N Fitzgerald, MD, PhD2, Dania Magri, BS2, Stanley J Dudrick, MD, FACS1, Alan A Dardik, MD, PhD3
1St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT; 2Yale University, New Haven, CT; 3Yale University, New Haven, CT


P16. Feasibility and Development of Trigger Tools for Surveillance of Adverse Events in Ambulatory Surgery
Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, MD, MPH1,2,3, Amy K. Rosen, PhD2,4, Jonathan Nebeker, MD, MS5,6, Stephanie Shimada, PhD2,4, Hillary Mull, MPP2,4, Peter Rivard, PhD, MHSA2,4,7, Brenna Long, BA8, Lucy Savitz, PhD9, Kamal M.F. Itani, MD1,10,11
1Department of Surgery, Boston VA Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA; 2Center for Health, Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research (CHQOER), Bedford, MA; 3Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA; 4Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA; 5University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT; 6Salt Lake City VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT; 7Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research (COLMR), Boston, MA; 8University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; 9Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT; 10Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 11Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


P17. Withdrawn

P18. Professionalism in Consult Practices
Susana C Wishnia, MD1, Keren Ladin, MSc2, Jack Ansell, MD3, James Petros, MD, MPh4, Jennifer Rosen, MD1
1Section of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA; 3Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 4Section of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


P19. A Neoadjuvant Strategy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Helps Patients Receive All Components of Care: Lessons from a Single-institution Database
May Piperdi, MD, Theodore P. McDade, MD, Joon K. Shim, MD, Mary E. Sullivan, NP, Giles L. Whalen, MD, Jennifer F. Tseng, MD
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA


P20. Ergonomics of the Endocrine Surgeon
Melanie Goldfarb, MD1, Sareh Parangi, MD2
1BIDMC, Boston, MA; 2MGH, Boston, MA


P21. Hyaluronic Acid/Carboxymethylcellulose (HA/CMC) Adhesion Barrier is Only Effective in Reducing Adhesion Formation at the Site of Placement in a Rat Model
Rizal Lim, MD1, Jonathan M Morrill, MS1, Ryan C Lynch, BA2, Karen L Reed, PhD1, Adam C Gower, MS1, Susan E Leeman, PhD1, Arthur F Stucchi, PhD1, James M Becker, MD1
1Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA


P22. Sphingosine-1-phosphate upregulates vascular endothelial growth factor expression in human neuroblastoma cells via S1P2/ROCK/ERK pathway
Fernando Ferrer, MD1,2, Meihong Li, PhD2, Teresa Sanchez, PhD2, Tim Hla, PhD2
1Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT; 2University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford, CT


P23. Catechin and Magnolol Ameliorate Oxidative Stress in Pancreatic Acinar Cells
Julie A Alosi, MD, Debbie E McDonald, BS, David W McFadden, MB
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


P24. Medical Student Performance in Surgical Patient Simulation Correlates With End-Of-Clerkship Oral Examination Performance
Gladys L. Fernandez, MB, Neal E. Seymour, MB, David W Page, MB
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA


P25. Early Graft Function in Pre-emptive Versus Previously Dialyzed Live Donor Kidney Transplant Recipients
Anthony Del Signore, PharmD1, Paul Morrissey, MD1, Staci Fischer, MD2, Reginald Gohh, MD3, Jason Machan, PhD4, Anthony Monaco, MD1, Angelito Yango, MD3, Carolyn Young, MD5, Kevin P Charpentier, MD1
1Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI; 2Division of Transplantation- Infectious Disease, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI; 3Division of Transplantation- Nephrology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI; 4Department of Research, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI; 5Rhode Island Blood Center, Providence, RI


P26. Portal Venous Thrombi (PVT) Following Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) for Ulcerative Colitis (UC): Is There a Need for Early Post-Operative Detection?
Kelly D Gonzales, MD, Avneesh Gupta, MD, Jaroslaw Tkacz, MD, Arthur F Stucchi, PhD, Jorge Soto, MD, Erwin Hirsch, MD, James M Becker, MD
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA


P27. Surgeons' Volume of Colorectal Cancer Procedures and Collaborative Decision-making about Adjuvant Therapies
Selwyn O Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH1, John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP1, Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MHHS2, Katherine L. Kahn, MD2, Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD3, Robert S. Sandler, MD4, Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA; 2UCLA, LA, CA; 3Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 4University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, CA


P28. Do Learning Curves for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Exist in the Era of Laparoscopically-Trained Surgical Residents?
Angela K. Moss, MD1, Bram A. Nijsse2, Suzanne M. Sokal1, David L. Berger, MD1
1MGH, Boston, MA; 2University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands


P29. Total Extraperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair Without Fixation: The Era of Minimal Pain and Negligible Early Hernia Recurrence is Here
Evangelos Messaris, MD, PhD1, Guy Nicastri, MD2, Stanley J Dudrick, MD3
1Brown University, Providence, RI; 2Brown University, Memorial Hospital, Providence, RI; 3Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT


P30. Surgical Management of Two Consecutive Pediatric Paragangliomas with Aggressive Phenotypes.
Christopher S Muratore, MD, Abigail Martin, MD, Mimi S Kim, MD, Daniel S Kim, MD, Shamlal Mangray, MD, Jose B Quintos, MD, Thomas F Tracy, MD, Jr.
Hasbro Children's Hospital / Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI


10:35 AM – 12:05 PM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV
Chairman: J. Lawrence Munson, M.D.
  9. Trends in Presentation and Survival for Gallbladder Cancer Over More Than Four Decades. A Single Institution Experience
Ioannis Konstantinidis, MD, David Berger, MD, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, MD, Kenneth Tanabe, MD, Cristina Ferrone, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


10. Results of aggressive surgical resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma
Mohamed Akoad, MD, Kashayar Vakili, MD, Kenneth McPartland, MD, James J Pomposelli, MD, Elizabeth A Pomfret, MD, David W Lewis, MD, Roger L Jenkins, MD
The Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA


11. Current Trends in Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms: Watch and Wait, or Resect?
Cristina R Ferrone, MD1, Camilo Correa-Gallego, MD1, Andrew L Warshaw1, William Brugge, MD2, David Forcione, MD2, Sarah P Thayer, MD, PhD1, Carlos Fernandez-del-Castillo, MD1
1Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Department of Gastroenterology, MGH, Boston, MA


12. Blunt Pancreato-Duodenal Injury: A Multi-Center Study Of the Research Consortium Of New England Centers For Trauma (ReCONECT)
George C Velmahos, MD, PhD1, Malek Tabbara, MD1, Ronald Gross, MD2, Peter Burke, MD3, Timothy Emhoff, MD4, Rajan Gupta, MD5, Robert J Winchell, MD6, Lisa Patterson, MD7, Michael Rosenblatt, MD8, James Hurst, MD9, Bruce Crookes, MD10, Sheldon Brotman, MD11
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT; 3Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 4University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Worchester, MA; 5Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 6Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME; 7Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; 8Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA; 9Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; 10Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Burlington, VT; 11Berkshires Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA


+13. Outcomes Followings Severe Head Injury: An NTDB Based Comparison of Level I and Level II Trauma Centers
Fuad Alkhoury, MD, John Courtney, MPH, Charles Bakhos, MD, Judy O’Connor, RN, Donald Kim, MD, MBA, John Bonadies, MD, FACS
Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT


12:15PM – 1:45PM   ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY SYMPOSIA
Highlighting Laparoscopic Liver Resection, Thyroidectomy and Bariatric Surgery
Amphitheater

Rocco Orlando, MD, Hartford Hospital - Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
John Kelly, MD, UMass Memorial Health Care - Bariatric Emergencies for the On Call Surgeon
John Wei, MD, Lahey Clinic - Thyroidectomy: Finer Points of Surgery with Current Technological Innovations

This symposia is not part of the accredited NESS scientific program
7:00 PM   PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION & DINNER (Business Attire)
Includes conferment of Nathan Smith Award – Dr. Richard Dow
Plaza Lobby and Plaza Ballroom – Seaport Hotel
 
Sunday, September 28, 2008
7:00 AM – 10:30 AM   SPEAKER READY ROOM
Washington Room
7:00 AM– 11:00 AM   Spouse Hospitality Lounge
Flagship Room – Seaport Hotel
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM   REGISTRATION
Atrium Lobby
7:00 AM   CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Amphiteather Pre-function
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM   ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (Members Only)
8:15 AM – 8:45 PM   PODIUM PRESENTATIONS
(10 Minute Presentation / 5 Minute Discussion)

1st Place Research Day Presentations
Chairman: Francis D. Moore, MD
    R1. Clinical Paper- Is Hepatitis C (HCV) Recurrence Increased in the Recipients of Live Donor Right Lobe Liver Grafts?
Jennifer E. Verbesey, MD
Lahey Clinic - Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Burlington, MA


R2. Basic Paper - Improved Outcomes following Peripheral Nerve Repair using a Photchemical Technique
Francis P. Henry, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Plastic Surgery, Boston, MA


8:45 AM - 9:40 AM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION V
Chairman: Francis D. Moore, MD
  14. Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Premature Lung Disease Utilizing Stem Cells
Christine Finck1,2, Blair Roszell1, Ariel Seaton1, Guo-Hua Fong2
1Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT; 2University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford, CT


15. Does an Academic Incentive Plan Encourage Previously Uncompensated Academic Pursuits in Surgery?
Chandrajit P Raut, MD, MSC, Christine C Mitchell, MS, Dennis P Orgill, MD, PhD, Michael J Zinner, MD, Stanley W Ashley, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


16. BOOT CAMP: Implementation of an Intensive Simulation-based Educational Curriculum for New Surgical Interns
Gladys L. Fernandez, MD, Neal E. Seymour, MD, Richard B. Wait, MD, PhD, Patrick C. Lee, MD, Loki Skylizard, MD, Myron St. Louis, MD, Ronald Bush, BS, David W. Page, MD
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA


9:40 AM - 10:25AM   24TH ANNUAL SAMUEL JASON MIXTER LECTURE
Lucian Leape, MD
10:25 AM – 10:30 AM   INTRODUCTION OF PRESIDENT
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM   PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Thomas A. Colacchio, MD
11:30 AM   ADJOURN

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