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President's Opening Remarks
Secretary's Welcome & Introduction of New Fellows Elected In 2011
President's Introduction of Honorary Fellows
Report of the Committee on Arrangements
Presentation of the Medallion for Scientific Achievement
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD
9:10 AM - 9:35 AM 1. A Randomized Controlled Trial of the use of Long-Term Propranolol in Severely Burned Pediatric Patients
David N. Herndon1, Sachin D. Hegde*1, Noe A. Rodriguez*1, Jaipreet S. Suri*1, Eva Diaz*1, Henry V. Baker*2, Cecilia M. Lopez*2, Ronald Mlcak*1, Felicia N. Williams*1, Ronald G. Tompkins3, Lyle Moldawer*2, Walter Meyer*1, Oscar E. Suman*1, Robert Barrow*1, Marc G. Jeschke*1, Celeste C. Finnerty*1
1University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX ;2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 3Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:35 AM - 10:00 AM 2. Targeted Nodal Assessment Improves Survival in Early Colon Cancer: Prospective Randomized USMCI Clinical Trials Group GI-01 Study, Final Results
Aviram Nissan1, Mladjan Protic*2, Anton Bilchik3, Robin Howard*4, George E. Peoples*5, Alexander Stojadinovic*4
1Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel; 2Clinic of Abdominal, Endocrine, and Transplantation Surgery, Novi Sad, Serbia; 3University of California, Los Angeles, CA; 4Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; 5Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3. Factors Associated with Local-Regional Recurrence Following a Negative Sentinel Node Biopsy: Results of the ACOSOG Z0010 Trial
Kelly K. Hunt1, Linda M. McCall*2, Karla V. Ballman*3, Judy C. Boughey*3, Elizabeth A. Mittendorf*1, Charles Cox*4, Pat W. Whitworth*5, A. Marilyn Leitch*6, Peter D. Beitsch*7, Armando E. Giuliano8
1The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 2American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, Durham, NC; 3The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 4Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; 5Nashville Breast Center, Nashville, TN; 6UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX; 7Dallas Surgical Group, Dallas, TX; 8Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
10:25 AM - 10:50 AM 4. Novel Vaccinia Virus GLV-1h153 is Effective in Treating Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer In Vivo
Sepideh Gholami*1, Chun-Hao Chen*1, Marina A. De Brot*1, Emil Lou*2, Andrew A. Marano*1, Kelly M. Mojica*1, Jennifer E. Nnoli*1, Laura A. Daly*1, Laurence J. Belin*1, Yuman Fong1
1Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; 2University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM Introduction of the President
Anna M. Ledgerwood, MD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Address by the President
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD
L.D. Britt, MD
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM 5. Stress-Induced Hyperglycemia, not Diabetic Hyperglycemia, Leads to Worse Outcomes in Trauma
Jeffrey D. Kerby*, Russell L. Griffin*, Paul MacLennan*, Loring W. Rue, III.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM 6. Sustained Reduction of Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism and Hospital Costs with Electronic Clinical Decision Support Program
John R. Hoch*, Anne E. Rose*, Abhik Bhattacharya*, Glen E. Leverson*, Philip J. Trapskin*, Jon S. Matsumura*, William D. Turnipseed
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM 7. Failure to Rescue or Withdrawal of Support: Explaining the Excessive Mortality of Elderly DNR Patients Undergoing Emergency General Surgical Procedures
John E. Scarborough*, Kyla M. Bennett*, Theodore N. Pappas, Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan*
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM 8. Laparoscopic Colon Resection - Trends in Utilization and Rate of Conversion to Open Procedure: A Large Multicenter Outcome Study
Anton Simorov*, Ahbijit Shaligram*, Avishai Meyer*, Pradeep Pallati*, Jon Thompson, Dmitry Oleynikov*
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM 9. Impact of Resident Participation in Surgical Operations on Postoperative Outcomes
Ravi P. Kiran*1, Usama Ahmed Ali*1, John C. Coffey*1, Jon D. Vogel*1, Naveen Pokala*2, Lei Lian*1, Victor Fazio1
1Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 2University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM 10. Novel Autologous Cell Based Therapy to Promote Wound Healing
Diego M. Castilla*, Zhao-Jun Liu*, Runxia Tian*, Yan Li*, Alan S. Livingstone, Omaida C. Velazquez*
University of Miami, Miami, FL
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM 11. A Prospective Study of Expectant Observation as Primary Therapy for Neuroblastoma in Young Infants, a Childrens Oncology Group Study
Jed G. Nuchtern*1, Wendy B. London*2, Carol E. Barnewolt*2, Arlene Naranjo*3, James D. Geiger4, Susan L. Cohn*5, Robert C. Shamberger2
1Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 4University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 5University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
4:25 PM - 4:50 PM 12. Admission Rapid Thrombelastography (r-TEG) Can Replace Conventional Coagulation Tests in the Emergency Department: Experience with 1974 Consecutive Trauma Patients
John B. Holcomb, Kristin M. Minei*, Michelle L. Scerbo*, Charles E. Wade*, Rosemary A. Kozar, Brijesh S. Gill*, Rondel Albarado*, Michelle K. McNutt*, James J. McCarthy*, Bryan A. Cotton*
UT Health, Houston, TX
4:50 PM - 5:15 PM 13. Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Has Increasing Benefit in Patients With Poor Pulmonary Function: An STS Database Analysis
DuyKhanh P. Ceppa*1, Andrzej S. Kosinski*1, Mark F. Berry*1, Betty C. Tong*1, David H. Harpole1, John D. Mitchell*2, Thomas A. D'Amico1, Mark W. Onaitis*1
1Duke University, Durham, NC; 2University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM BREAKFAST
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM 14. Long-Term Survival, Nutritional Autonomy and Quality of Life after Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation
Kareem M Abu-Elmagd, Guilherme Costa*, Beverly Kosmach-Park*, Geoffrey J. Bond*, Kyle Soltys*, Rakesh Sindhi*, Darlene Koritsky*, Lillian Martin*, George Mazariegos
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM 15. Non-Operative Management of Rectal Cancer with Complete Clinical Response Following Neoadjuvant Therapy
James D. Smith*, Jeannine A. Ruby*, Karyn Goodman*, Leonard Saltz*, Josť G. Guillem, Martin R. Weiser, Larissa K. Temple*, Garrett M. Nash*, Philip B. Paty
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
8:50 AM - 9:15 AM 16. Value Of Surgery In Patients With Negative Imaging And Sporadic Zollinger-ellison Syndrome (zes)
Jeffrey A. Norton1, Douglas L. Fraker2, H. Richard Alexander3, Robert T. Jensen*4
1Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 3University of Maryland, College Park, MD; 4NIADDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM 17. Preoperative Laboratory Testing in Patients Undergoing Elective, Low-Risk Ambulatory Surgery
Jaime Benarroch-Gampel*, Kristin M. Sheffield*, Casey A. Boyd*, Kimberly M. Brown*, Yimei Han*, Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., Taylor S. Riall*
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM 18. Factors Influencing Readmission Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Multi-Institutional Study of 1,302 Patients
Syed A. Ahmad*1, Jeffrey M. Sutton*1, Sanjeet S. Grewal*1, David A. Kooby*2, Shishir K. Maithel*2, David J. Bentrem*3, Sharon M. Weber4, Clifford S. Cho*4, Emily R. Winslow*4, Charles R. Scoggins*5, Robert C.G. Martin5, Hong J. Kim*6, Nipun B. Merchant*7, Alexander A. Parikh*7, Michael J. Edwards1
1Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH; 2Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; 3Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; 4Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI; 5Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY; 6Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC; 7Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM 19. Peritoneal Irrigation Versus No Irrigation During Laparoscopic Appendectomy For Perforated Appendicitis: A Prospective Randomized Trial
Shawn D. St. Peter*, Obinna O. Adibe*, Corey W. Iqbal*, Frankie B. Fike*, Susan W. Sharp*, David Juang*, David Lanning*, Charles L. Snyder*, Walter S. Andrews*, Ronald J. Sharp*, J. Patrick Murphy*, George W. Holcomb, III, Daniel J. Ostlie*
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Surgical Education - A New Paradigm
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD

Surgical Residency Training: The Urgent Need for Radical Reform
Frank R. Lewis, MD
American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA

Leveraging a Unified Curriculum to Support Changes in the Educational Paradigm
Mary E. Klingensmith, MD
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

One Road to Curricular Change: A Proof of Principle Experiment
Richard K. Reznick, MD
Queen's University, Kingston, ON

Barriers to Change
Timothy C. Flynn, MD
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education/American Board of Surgery, Gainesville, FL
Anna M. Ledgerwood, MD
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM 20. Appendectomy Timing: Waiting Until the Next Morning May Result in Higher Risk of Surgical Site Infections
Pedro G. Teixeira*, Emre Sivrikoz*, Kenji Inaba*, Peep Talving*, Lydia Lam*, Demetrios Demetriades
Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM 21. Progress in the Diagnosis and Management of Appendicitis in High-Risk Patients: A Report from SCOAP
The SCOAP Collaborative*1, Frederick Thurston Drake*2, Steve Kwon*2, Zeila Schmidt*3, Michael Florence*4, Richard C. Thirlby5, Gregory J. Jurkovich2, Morris G. Johnson*6, David R. Flum2
1Washington State, Seattle, WA; 2University of Washington Department of Surgery, Seattle, WA; 3University of Washington Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE), Seattle, WA; 4Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA; 5Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA; 6Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon, WA
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM 22. Plasma MicroRNA mirrors Tissue MicroRNA and Distinguishes Colorectal Cancer
Susan Galandiuk, Ziad Kanaan*, Maurice Robert Eichenberger*, Henry Roberts*, Bobby Keskey*, Xiaobin Yuan*, Shesh Rai*
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM 23. Causes and Implications of Readmission After Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
David Yu Greenblatt*, Caprice C. Greenberg*, Amy J. Kind*, Matthew W. Mell*, Jeff Havlena*, Matthew T. Nelson*, Maureen A. Smith*, K. Craig Kent
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM 24. Long-term Safety of the Duodenal Switch for Morbid Obesity: Results in 1156 Patients
Namir Katkhouda*, Joerg Zehetner*, Naila Khalaf*, Evgeniya Degnera*, Peter F. Crookes*, Thomas V. Berne, Rodney J. Mason*
Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM 25. Hospital Procedure Volume Should Not Be Used as a Measure of Surgical Quality
Damien J. LaPar*, Irving L. Kron, David R. Jones, George J. Stukenborg*, Benjamin D. Kozower*
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
ASA Fellows Only

Presentation of the Flance-Karl Award
Guest Speaker
New President-Elect
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM 26. Institutional Variability in Outcomes of Cardiac Transplantation
Arman Kilic*1, David D. Yuh*2, Ashish S. Shah*1, Duke E. Cameron1, William A. Baumgartner1, John V. Conte*1
1Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; 2Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM 27. Liver Transplantation for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): The New Epidemic
Vatche G. Agopian*, Fady M. Kaldas*, Johnny Hong*, Meredith Whittaker*, Abbas Rana*, Ali Zarrinpar*, Henrik Petrowsky*, Curtis Holt*, Douglas G. Farmer, Hasan Yersiz*, Jonathan R. Hiatt, Ronald W. Busuttil
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
8:50 AM - 9:15 AM 28. Naturally occurring Immunoglobulin M (nIgM) Auto-Antibodies prevent Autoimmune Diabetes and Mitigate Inflammation following Transplantation
Preeti Chhabra*, Kailo Schlegel*, Mark D. Okusa*, Peter I. Lobo*, Kenneth L. Brayman
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM 29. Are Comprehensive Claims Data Accurate Enough for Pay-for-Performance and Public Reporting of Postoperative Complications?
Elise H. Lawson*, David S. Zingmond*, Rachel Louie*, Robert H. Brook*, Clifford Y. Ko
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM 30. Adjuvant Chemotherapy with Folfox for Primary Colorectal Cancer is associated with Increased Somatic Gene Mutations and Inferior Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatectomy for Metachronous Liver Metastases
Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Andreas Andreou*, Dipen M. Maru*, Su Chen*, Eddie K. Abdalla*, Steven A. Curley, Christopher Garrett*, Michael Overman*, Thomas A. Aloia*, Scott Kopetz*
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM 31. Changes in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture and Short Term Mortality 1995-2008
Marc L. Schermerhorn*1, Rodney P. Bensley, Jr.*1, Kristina A. Giles*1, Rob Hurks*1, A. J. O'Malley*2, Philip Cotterill*3, Elliot Chaikof1, Bruce E. Landon*1
1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM 32. Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Achalasia : A Comprehensive Objective Follow-up
Ashwin A Kurian*, Neil Bhayani*, Ahmed Sharata*, Erwin Rieder*, Kevin Reavis*, Christy Dunst*, Lee Swanstrom
Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR

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