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2010 Program and Abstracts

New England Surgical Society 91st Annual Meeting, October 29-31, 2010, Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

Preliminary Program
Subject to Change, Updated 10/07/2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   SPEAKER READY ROOM
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   REGISTRATION
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM   AUTHOR POSTER SET UP AVAILABLE
(All Scientific Sessions will take place in the Saratoga Ballroom
*All Full Oral Presentations will be 10 Minute Presentations / 8 Minute Discussion and Brief Report Presentations will be - 3 Minute Presentation / 2 Minute Discussion)

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
Moderator: Patricia K. Donahoe

+1 Stereotactic Radiosurgery Provides Acceptable Local Control for Medically Inoperable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Michael P. Robich1, *Stuart M. Berman1, *Jeffrey J. Siracuse1, *Shiva Gautam1, *Sidhu P. Gangadharan1, *Michael S. Kent1, Malcolm M. DeCamp2
1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA;2Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


+2 Implications of Incidentally-Discovered Nonfunctioning Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors: Short and Long-Term Outcomes in 139 Resected Patients
*Alex B. Haynes, *Vikram Deshpande, *Thun Ingkakul, *Parsia A. Vagefi, *Jaclyn D. Szymonifka, Sarah P. Thayer, Cristina R. Ferrone, Jennifer A. Wargo, Andrew L. Warshaw, Carlos Fernández-del Castillo
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


+3 Aeromedical Transport of Patients With Traumatic Injuries: Discharge Within 24 Hours
*Meredith J. Sorensen, *Friedrich M. von Recklinghausen, Rajan Gupta, Paul H. Kispert
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH


+4 Successful Selective Nonoperative Management Of Abdominal Gunshot Wounds Despite Low Penetrating Trauma Volumes
*Karim Fikry, George C. Velmahos, *Athanasios Bramos, *Sumbal Janjua, *Marc de Moya, *David R. King, *Hasan B. Alam
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Brief 1 Further Experience With Pancreatic Stump Closure Using a Reinforced Staple Line
*Georgios V. Georgakis1, *David Eisenberg2, Robert J. Piorkowski2, William P. Macaulay2, Ramon E. Jimenez2
1University of Connecticut Medical School, Farmington, CT;2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT


Brief 2 Is Mortality Following Non-Elective Admissions Worse on Weekends
*Rocco Ricciardi1, *Nancy N. Baxter2, *Thomas E. Read1, Patricia L. Roberts1, David J. Schoetz1, Peter W. Marcello1
1Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA;2University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


Brief 3 Pneumothorax on Positive Pressure Ventilation: Breath Easy
*Karim Fikry, *Sumbal Janjua, *Athanasios Bramos, *Hasan Alam, *David R. King, George Velmahos, *Marc A. deMoya
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Brief 4 Does Alvimopan Augment the Short-Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Segmental Colectomy Apart From an Accelerated Care Pathway?
*Timothy Geiger, Peter Marcello, *Rocco Ricciardi, *Jason Hall, *Thomas Read, Rusin Lawrence, David Schoetz, Patricia Roberts
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA


Brief 5 Longevity of Biological Aortic Valves Within Dacron Aortic Conduits
*Juan D. Montoya1,2, Aditya Khemka2, Marianne Tranquilli2, John A. Elefteriades2
1Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT;2Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Brief 6 Regional patterns of pancreatic cancer care in Massachusetts
*Jillian K. Smith, *Melissa M. Murphy, *James E. Carroll, *Shimul A. Shah, *Theodore P. McDade, Jennifer F. Tseng
UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA


2:45 PM - 3:00 PM   COFFEE BREAK
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION II
Moderator: Theresa A. Graves

5 Identification of the Second Gland during Minimally-Invasive Parathyroidectomy is Critical for Surgical Cure: A Prospective Review of 119 Patients with Concordant Localization.
*Nancy L. Cho, *Eric G. Sheu, Francis D. Moore, Jr., Atul A. Gawande, *Daniel T. Ruan
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


6 T-cell immune responses after cryotherapy of breast cancer
Richard J. Barth, Jr.1, *Dawn Fischer1, *Jacqueline Channon1, Wendy Wells1, *Gary Levine2, *Steve Poplack1
1Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH;2Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital, Newport Beach, CA


+7 Short term preoperative diet modification decreases steatosis and steatohepatitis in patients undergoing hepatic resections
*Justin Reeves, *David Ng, *Arief Suriawinata, *Jiang Gui, *Jeannine Mills, *Richard J. Barth, Jr.
Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH


+8 Initial Parathyroid Surgery in 606 Patients With Secondary Hyperparathyroidism - What is the Optimal Surgical Procedure?
Ralph Schneider, MD*, Detlef K. Bartsch, MD*, Katja Schlosser, MD*
Philipps University Marburg, Department of Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Marburg, Germany


+9 Effect of Early Enteral Tube Feeding on Patient Outcome Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy
*Georgios V. Georgakis1, *David P. Eisenberg2, Robert J. Piorkowski2, William P. Macaulay2, Ramon E. Jimenez2
1University of Connecticut Medical School, Farmington, CT;2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT


4:45 PM – 5:30 PM   STATE CAUCUS MEETINGS

CT Broadway 1
ME Broadway 2
MA (existing Scientific Session)
NH Broadway 3
RI Broadway 4
VT High Rock
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   WELCOMING RECEPTION
Saratoga Gaming & Raceway’s Vapor Nightclub
*Transportation will be provided beginning at 5:45 PM and returning at 8:00 PM. Attendees have the option to drive to the Raceway and enjoy the remainder of the evening at either the nightclub, casino or raceway.
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM   Ad Hoc Issues & New Members Dinner*
Fortunes Restaurant (Located at the Saratoga Raceway)
*Invitation Only


Saturday, October 30, 2010

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM   SPEAKER READY ROOM
7:00 AM – 12:30 PM   REGISTRATION
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM   SPECIALITY GROUP BREAKFAST
High Rock Room

Topic 1: Maintenance of Certification
Moderators:Thomas F. Tracy, Jr.
Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr.

Topic 2: Practical Quality Indicators for Practicing Surgeons
Moderator:Rocco Orlando, III

Topic 3: Retirement
Moderator:TBD

Topic 4: Ad Hoc Issues
Moderator:Allan M. Goldstein
7:45 AM – 8:00 AM   INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
Saratoga Ballroom
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION III
Moderator: Walter Longo

10 Nine out of ten patients with T1 rectal cancer do not need radical surgery. But who is the one that does?
*Harry M. Salinas1, *Abdulmetin Dursun1, *C. L. Klos2, Paul Shellito1, Patricia Sylla1, David Berger1, Liliana Bordeianou1
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA;2Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands


11 The Palliative Triangle: Better Patient Selection Improves Outcomes Following Palliative Operations
Thomas J. Miner, *Jonah Cohen, *Jane McPhillips, *Lauren Marvell, *Carmen Dachuna, William G. Cioffi
Brown University, Providence, RI


8:30 AM – 9:50 AM   SURGICAL RETIREMENT PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Walter E. Longo - Yale University
Pre-Retiree Perspective: David W. Butsch – Central Vermont Hospital
Financial Perspective: Lori Gordon – MandMarblestone Group
Chairman Perspective: Roger Foster – Glenn Valley Hospital

(15-20 minute presentations each with a group panel discussion at end of session)
9:50 AM – 10:35 AM   COFFEE BREAK with POSTER SESSION

P1 The Accuracy of Intraoperative Frozen Section Analysis of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer over a Seven-Year Period
*Brigid K Killelea, Baiba J Grube, *Mohammad Rishi, Donald R. Lannin
Yale University, New Haven, CT


P2 Management of Recalcitrant Venous Leg Ulcers by Combined Split-Thickness Skin Grafting and Post-Operative Compression Therapy.
George Perdrizet1, *Brian M. Allen2, *Alan Babigian2
1Morristown Memorial Hosptial, Morristown, NJ;2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT


P3 Oral Pterostilbene Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer Growth in a Mouse Model
*Patrick Mannal, David McFadden
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


P4 Indications For Preoperative Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters For Bariatric Patients: Must They Be Reevaluated?
*Robert A. Brenes, *Laila Rashidi, *Hussain M.A. Abbas, Stanley J. Dudrick, *J. Alexander Palesty
Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT


P5 Attitudes and Needs of Physicians in Emotional/Psychological Support: Results of an Interdisciplinary Survey
*Yue-Yung Hu1, *Megan L. Fix2, *Nathanael Hevelone1, *Stuart R. Lipsitz1, *Caprice C. Greenberg1, *Joel S. Weissman3, *Jo Shapiro1
1Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA;2Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME;3Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


P6 Impact of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on Breast Reconstruction
*Yue-Yung Hu1, *Christine M. Weeks1, *Haejin In1, *Christopher M. Dodgion1, *Mehra Golshan1, *Yoon S. Chun1, *Michael J. Hassett2, *Xiangmei Gu1, *Stuart R. Lipsitz1, *Caprice C. Greenberg1
1Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA;2Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA


P7 Do Older Americans Undergo Stoma Reversal Following Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer?
*Christopher Dodgion1, *Bridget Neville2, *Stuart Lipsitz1, *Deborah Schrag2, *Caprice Greenberg1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA;2Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA


P8 Effect of Patient and Hospital Characteristics on Outcomes of Elective Ventral Hernia Repair in the United States
*Omar Scott Antar, *Sean B. Orenstein, Yuri W. Novitsky
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT


P9 Aged Rats Have Increased Neointimal Thickening And Ephrin-B2 Expression After Carotid Angioplasty
*Sammy D. D. Eghbalieh1,2, *Jose M. Pimiento1,2, *Fabio A. Kudo2, *Akihito Muto2, *Kenneth R. Ziegler2, *Paraag Chowdhary2, *Yuka Kondo2, *Lynn Model2, *Xin Li2, *Yuan Y. Guo2, Alan Dardik2
1Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT;2Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


P10 Skin sparing mastectomy with immediate versus delayed breast reconstructive surgery. Which has less risk?
*Husain M. A. Abbas, *Robert A. Brenes, *Beth A. Sieling, Stanley J. Dudrick, *J. Alexander Palesty
Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT


P11 Surgical Skills on a Virtual Reality Simulator Do Not Correlate with Previous Experience with Other Manual Dexterity Activities
*Lucian Panait, *Jose M. Larios, *Robert A. Brenes, Michael S. Ajemian, Stanley J. Dudrick, Juan A. Sanchez
Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT


P12 Oral Resveratrol Supplementation Reverses Glucose Intolerance: The Role of Skeletal Muscle and the Liver
*Michael P. Robich1, *Thomas A. Burgess2, *Louis M. Chu1, *Shizu Oyamada2, *Richard T. Clements2, Frank W. Sellke3
1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA;2Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI;3Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI


P13 Late Adhesiolysis For Adhesive Bowel Obstruction (ABO) Is Safe But Increases Post-Operative Length of Stay and In-hospital Cost Compared To Early Adhesiolysis: A Nationwide Analysis of Inpatient Outcomes.
*Daniel I Chu, *Jeremy T. Hetzel, *Melanie L. Gainsbury, *Lauren A. Howard, *Arthur F. Stucchi, James M. Becker
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


P14 Preoperative treatment with infliximab is not associated with an increased risk of short-term postoperative complications after proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis
*Melanie L. Gainsbury, *Daniel I. Chu, *Lauren A. Howard, *Jennifer A. Coukos, *Jeremy T. Hetzel, *Francis A. Farraye, *Arthur F. Stucchi, James M. Becker
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


P15 Preoperative adrenal imaging: Can we rely on it when approaching adrenal tumors?
*Peter S. Wu1, *Jane L. Garb1, Richard B. Wait1, *John I. Lew2, *Carmen C. Solorzano2, *Azad A. Jabiev1
1Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA;2University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL


P16 Withdrawn

P17 Disparities in perforation rates from acute appendicitis
*Robert A. Brenes, *Hussain M.A. Abbas, *Sumanth Suresh, Juan A. Sanchez
Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT


P18 Assessing the need for routine OSA screening in bariatric patients
Walid M. Hesham, *Kai Hammerich, *Pam Obrien, *Julie McDonald, Dimitry Nepomnayshay
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA


P19 Regional Anesthesia for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: Development of a Gold Standard Technique
*Jason D. Prescott, Robert Udelsman
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


P20 Is recurrence of diverticulitis different in obese patients?
*Jason F. Hall, Patricia L. Roberts, *Thomas Read, Rocco Ricciardi, Peter W. Marcello, David Schoetz
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA


P21 Human Microvascular Endothelial Cells Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Become Resistant to Lethal Oxidation and Have Increased Expression of Cytoprotective Genes
George A. Perdrizet1, *Cassandra A. Godman2, *Charles Giardina2, *Lawrence E. Hightower2
1Morristown Memorial Hosptial, Morristown, NJ;2University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


P22 Murine Tissue Responses to Human Biologic Meshes after Short- and Long-term Implantation
*Sean B. Orenstein, *Don L. Kreutzer, Yuri W. Novitsky
Connecticut Comprehensive Center for Hernia Repair, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT


P23 Enteral omega-3 supplementation for Short Bowel Syndrome management abrogates parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis.
*Michele L. Lombardo, Thomas F. Tracy, Christopher S. Muratore
Brown University, Providence, RI


P24 Micrornanq22 Modulates Tamoxifen Resistance in Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Hyunsuk Suh, Susana Wishinia, *Susannah Orzell, *Samuel Kim, *Frances Tangherlini, *Samir Sur, *Stephanie Lee, Jennifer E. Rosen
Boston University, Boston, MA


P25 NOTES Rectosigmoidopexy Utilizing Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) to Treat Full Thickness Rectal Prolapse in a Porcine Model
*Liliana G. Bordeianou, *Patricia Sylla, David Rattner
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


P26 Thoracoscopic Stabilization of the Chest Wall
Suresh Agarwal, Jr.1, *Joseph Petrzelka2, *Manas C. Menon2, *Clara J. Stefanov-Wagner3, *Dimitris M Chatzigeorgiou4, *Michelle E. Lustrino4, *Alex Slocum4
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA;2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA;3Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridgew, MA;4Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


P27 Outcomes of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass as a Primary Versus Revisional Bariatric Surgery
*Balaji Jangam1, *Kristine O' Hara2, *Bruce Bernstein2, *Andrea Cronin2, *Ravi Chhatrala2, *Ioannis Raftopoulos1
1Bariatric Center at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT;2Bariatric Center at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT


P28 Effect of Weekend Admission on Management and Outcome of Acute Cholecystitis
*Reza Kermani, *Peter Hu Lee, *Haisar Dao-Campi, *Alan W. Hackford, Marvin J. Lopez
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


P29 MicroRNA Expression Profiling in Malignant vs. Benign Human Thyroid Tumors
Hyunsuk Suh, *Susannah Orzell, *Samuel Kim, Jennifer E. Rosen
Boston University, Boston, MA


P30 Elastic Scattering Spectroscopy (ESS) for Discrimination of Benign from Malignant Disease in Thyroid Nodules
Hyunsuk Suh, *Samuel Kim, *Susannah Orzell, *Ousama A'amar, *Eladio Rodriguez, *Stephanie Lee, *Irving Bigio, Jennifer E Rosen
Boston University, Boston, MA


P31 Is Reoperation for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Avoidable? - An Analysis of 161 Patients who Underwent Reoperative Parathyroidectomy
*Ralph Schneider, *Detlef K. Bartsch, *Katja Schlosser
Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany


P32 Obesity is an Independent risk factor for Post-Operative Renal Dysfunction: A Review of the ACS-NSQIP database
*Gezzer Ortega1, *Oluwaseyi B. Bolorunduro1, *Maricel Cubangbang1, *Richard Alexander1, *Clive O. Callendar, Jr.1, *Patricia L. Turner2, Wayne A. Frederick1, Terrence M. Fullum1
1Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC; 2University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


P33 Outcomes for Treatment of Malignant Melanoma in Maine
*Traci Kruse, Lisa Rutstein
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME


P34 Hand Hygiene and Hospital-Acquired Infection in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit
*Dorothy Bird, *Dale Ford, *Carol Sulis, Peter Burke, Suresh Agarwal
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA


10:35 AM – 12:05 PM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV
Moderator: James Whiting, MD

+12 Predictors of Death Following Gastroduodenal Artery Embolization for Bleeding Peptic Ulcers
*Bernard S Salameh, *Felix Y Lui, *Kevin M Schuster, *Edward A McGillicuddy, *Jeffrey S. Pollak, Kimberly A. Davis
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


+13 The CT Diagnosis of Pneumatosis Intestinalis: Clinical Measures Predictive of the Need for Surgical Intervention
*Vincent Duron1, *Sandra Rutigliano2, *Jason Machan1, *Damian Dupuis3, Peter Mazzaglia1
1Brown Medical School, Department of Surgery, Providence, RI;2Brown Medical School, Providence, RI;3Brown Medical School, Department of Radiology, Providence, RI


+14 Acute Cholecystitis in the Elderly. Is Cholecystectomy Necessary?
*Edward A. McGillicuddy, *Kevin M. Schuster, Kimberly A. Davis, Walter E. Longo
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Brief 7 Large Needle Core Biopsy of Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia: Results of Surgical Excision
*Kuo-Hsiu Liao, *Prakash Pandalai, James D. Iglehart, *Parisa Lotfi, *Jack Meyer, *Jane Brock, *Mehra Golshan
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


Brief 8 Posterior Pelvic Resection of Recurrent Rectal Cancer has Survival Benefit in over 30% of Patients, but Outcome is Governed by Strategic Tumor Biologic Factors
Harold J.Wanebo1, *Giovanni Begossi2, *James Belliveau1
1Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI;2Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY


Brief 9 To Supplement Or Not To Supplement: A Cost-Utility Analysis Of Calcium And Vitamin D Repletion In Post-Thyroidectomy Patients
*Tracy S. Wang1, *Kevin Cheung2, Sanziana A. Roman3, Julie Ann Sosa3
1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI;2McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada; 3Yale University, New Haven, CT


Brief 10 Endoscopic Pyloric Balloon Dilatation Obviates the Need for Pyloroplasty at Esophagectomy
*Edward W. Swanson1, Scott J. Swanson1,2, Richard S. Swanson1,2
1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA;2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


Brief 11 Long Term Results Of Mandibular Condyle Reconstruction With Costochondral Grafts
*David A. Fenton1, *Norman Cavanagh2, *Charles Castiglione2, *Rhonda Agostonucci3
1University of Connecticut, New Britain, CT;2Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT;3Valley Rehabilitation Center, Hartford, CT


Brief 12 Optimizing mid-level practitioner charge capture in high acuity surgical ICU
*Karyn L. Butler, *Rebecca Calabrese, *Manish Tandon, Orlando Kirton
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT


12:05 – 12:30 PM   TOWN MEETING
Speaker: Andrew Warshaw, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
12:30 – 1:30 PM   CENTENNIAL WEBSITE MEETING
Open to all attendees
Saratoga Ballroom
7:00 PM   PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION & DINNER
Broadway Ballroom
(Business Attire – Costumes not required)
Nathan Smith Awardee: Grant V. Rodkey

Sunday, October 31, 2010

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM   SPEAKER READY ROOM
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM   REGISTRATION
7:00 AM   CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM   ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
*Members Only
8:15 AM - 9:40 AM   SCIENTIFIC SESSION V
Moderator: James C. Hebert

15 Interest in and Perceived Barriers to Flexible Track Residencies in General Surgery
*Sarah K. Abbett, *Nathanael D. Hevelone, Elizabeth M. Breen, *Stuart R. Lipsitz, *Sarah E. Peyre, Stanley W. Ashley, *Douglas S. Smink
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


16 Surgical Vampires and Rising Healthcare Exenditure: The Cost of Daily Phlebotomy
Elizabeth Stuebing
Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University


17 National and Maine State Trends in Breast Reconstruction After Surgery for Breast Cancer
*Anne Kieryn1, Lisa Rutstein1, *Therese White2
1Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME;2Plastic and Hand Surgical Associates, South Portland, ME


18 An Evaluation of the Routine Use of Contrast Esophagography as a Screening Test for Cervical Anastomotic Integrity Following Esophagectomy
*Daniel G. Solomon, Ronald R. Salem
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


19 Implantation of 3-D Differentiated Pulmonary Stem Cells
*Christine Finck1, *Blair Roszell2
1Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT; 2University of Connecticut Medical Center, Farmington, CT


9:40 AM - 10:25AM   26TH ANNUAL SAMUEL JASON MIXTER LECTURE
David H. Sachs, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Transplantation Tolerance: Bench to Bedside
10:25 AM – 10:30 AM   INTRODUCTION OF PRESIDENT
Nicholas P.W. Coe, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM   PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Patricia K. Donahoe
The Circuitous Road from Discovery to the Patient; Lessons Learned from Insulin, the Pill, Penicillin, and Angiogensis
11:30 AM   ADJOURN

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