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Embargo Policy
Studies scheduled for presentation at the American Surgical Association's 135th Annual Meeting, April 23-25, 2015, San Diego, California
The embargo on studies and their associated abstracts (including those posted online prior to the conference) scheduled for presentation at the American Surgical Association's 135th Annual Meeting, April 23-25, 2015, San Diego, California, is the date and time of each individual scientific presentation (not the beginning of the overall session in which it has been scheduled). News media activities are restricted until the embargo lifts. Any news media activity about a study and its associated abstract must include the following: "The complete manuscript of this study and its presentation at the American Surgical Association's 135th Annual Meeting, April 2015, in San Diego, California, is anticipated to be published in the Annals of Surgery pending editorial review."

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8:15 AM
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President's Opening Remarks

Secretary's Welcome & Introduction of New Fellows Elected in 2014

President's Introduction of Honorary Fellows

Presentation of the Medallion for Scientific Achievement

Presentation of the Medallion for the Advancement of Surgical Care

Past President Eulogies

Report of the Committee on Arrangements
9:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Marina Ballroom E-G
Moderator: Anna M. Ledgerwood, M.D.
9:10 AM - 9:35 AM 1. Combined Preoperative Mechanical Bowel Preparation with Oral Antibiotics Significantly Reduces Surgical Site Infection, Anastomotic Leak and Ileus After Colorectal Surgery
Ravi P. Kiran*, A.C. Murray*, Cody Chiuzan*, David Estrada*, Kenneth A Forde
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY
9:35 AM - 10:00 AM 2. Frozen Red Blood Cells are Safe and Effective: A Prospective Randomized Trial
Martin A. Schreiber1, John B. Holcomb2, Bryce Robinson*3, Joseph Minei4, Ronald Stewart5, Laszlo Kiraly*1, Belinda McCully*1, Bryan Cotton*6, Dina Gomaa*3, Michael W. Cripps*4, Mark DeRosa*5, Samantha Underwood*1
1Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR;2Univrsity of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX;3University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH;4University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX;5University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, TX;6University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3. Impact Of The Addition Of Carboplatin And/or Bevacizumab To Neoadjuvant Paclictaxel Followed By Doxorubicin And Cyclophosphamide On Breast Conservation Rates In Triple-negative Breast Cancer: Surgical Results From CALGB 40603 (Alliance).
Mehra Golshan*1, Constance T. Cirrincione*2, Donald T. Berry*3, William M. Sikov*4, Sara Jasinski*2, Tracy F. Weisberg*5, George Somlo*6, Eric P. Winer*7, Clifford Hudis*8, David W. Ollila9
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA;2Alliance Statistics and Data Center; Duke University, Durham, NC;3Alliance Statistics and Data Center, MD Anderson, Houston, TX;4Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI;5Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, Scarborough, ME;6City of Hope Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA;7Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA;8Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY;9University of North Carolina, Chapel HIll, NC
10:25 AM - 10:50 AM 4. Changing Paradigms in the Management of 2184 Traumatic Brain Injury Patients
Bellal Joseph*, Ansab A. Haider*, Viraj Pandit*, Andrew Tang*, Narong Kulvatunyou*, Terence O'Keeffe*, Peter Rhee
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
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10:50 AM - 11:00 AM Introduction of the President
John M. Daly, M.D.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Address by the President
Anna M. Ledgerwood, M.D.
1:30 PM - 5:15 PM
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Moderator: James S. Economou, M.D.
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM 5. Factors Influencing the Decision of Surgery Residency Graduates to Pursue General Surgery Practice or Fellowship
Mary E. Klingensmith1, Thomas H Cogbill2, Fred A Luchette3, Thomas A. Biester*4, Kelli Samonte*4, Andrew Jones*4, Mark A Malangoni4
1Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO;2Gundersen Health System, LaCrosse, WI;3Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL;4American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM 6. Genome-Wide Association Study of Post-Burn Scarring Identifies a Novel Protective Variant
Ravi F. Sood*, Anne M. Hocking*, Lara A. Muffley*, Maricar Ga*, Shari Honari*, Alexander P. Reiner*, Nicole S. Gibran
UW Medicine Regional Burn Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM 7. Long-Term Outcomes of Helper Peptide Vaccination for Metastatic Melanoma
Yinin Hu*, Helen Kim*, Christopher M. Blackwell*, Mark E. Smolkin*, Craig L. Slingluff, Jr.
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM 8. Defining 10 Year Outcomes with Living Donor Liver Transplantation in North America
Kim M. Olthoff1, Abby Smith*2, Michael Abecassis3, Talia Baker*3, Carl Berg*4, Charlotte Beil*2, Jean Emond5, Gregory Everson*6, Chris Freise7, Brenda Gillespie*2, Benjamin Samstein*5, Abraham Shaked1
1University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;2Arbor Research, Ann Arbor, MI;3Northwestern University, Chicago, IL;4Duke University, Durham, NC;5Columbia University, New York, NY;6University of Colorado, Denver, CO;7University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM 9. Overall Survival and Renal Function of Patients with Bilateral Wilms Tumor Undergoing Surgery at a Single Institution
Andrew M. Davidoff1, Rodrigo B. Interiano*1, Lynn Wynn*1, Noel Delos Santos*1, Jeffrey S. Dome*2, Rachel C. Brennan*1, M. Elizabeth McCarville*1, Matthew J. Krasin*1, Kathleen Kieran*3, Mark A. Williams*1
1St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN;2Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC;3University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM 10. Prophylactic Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement Does Not Result in a Survival Benefit for Trauma Patients
Mark R. Hemmila*1, Nicholas H. Osborne*1, Peter K. Henke1, John P. Kepros*2, Sujal G. Patel*3, Nancy J. Birkmeyer*1
1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;2Michigan State University, Lansing, MI;3Covenant Medical Center, Saginaw, MI
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM 11. Autologous Reconstruction and Visceral Transplantation for Gut Failure Following Bariatric Surgery: 20 years of experience
Kareem M. Abu-Elmagd1, Guilherme Costa*2, Ruy J. Cruz*2, Masato Fujiki*1, Koji Hashimoto*1, Neha Parekh*1, Ajai Khanna*1, Abhinav Humar2, John Fung1
1Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH;2University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
4:25 PM - 4:50 PM 12. Resection Margin And Survival In 2371 Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection For Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Surgical Technique Or A Biologic Surrogate?
Eran Sadot*, Bas Groot Koerkamp*, Julie Leal*, Jinru Shia*, Mithat Gonen*, Peter J. Allen, Ronald P. DeMatteo, T. Peter Kingham*, William R. Jarnagin, Michael I. D'Angelica
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NEW YORK, NY
4:50 PM - 5:15 PM 13. Treatment of 200 Locally Advanced (Stage III) Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Patients with Irreversible Electroporation: Safety and Efficacy
Robert C.G. Martin1, David Kwon*2, Sricharan Chalikonda*3, Marty Sellars*4, Eric Kortz*5, Charles R. Scoggins*1, Kevin T. Watkins*6, Kelly M. McMasters1
1University of Louisville, Louisville, KY;2Henry Ford Hospital Department of Surgery, Detroit, MI;3Cleveland Clinic Department of Surgery, Cleveland, OH;4Piedmont Hospital Department of Surgery, Atlanta, GA;5Swedish Medical Center Department of Surgery, Denver, CO;6Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Atlanta, GA
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Mission Hills
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Marina Ballroom E-G
Moderator: Anna M. Ledgerwood, M.D.
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM 14. Prospective Randomized Double Blinded Trial Comparing Two Anti-mrsa Agents With Supplemental Coverage To Cefazolin Prior To Lower Extremity Revascularization.
Patrick A. Stone*, Ali abuRahma, Stephen Hass*, Albeir Mousa*, Asmita Modak*, Mary Emmett*, James Campbell*, Aravinda Nanjundappa*, Mohit Srivastiva*
WVU, Charleston, WV
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM 15. Early Versus Late Hospital Readmission After Major Procedures Among Patients With Employer-Provided Health Insurance
Yuhree Kim*, Gaya Spolverato*, Aslam Ejaz*, Joe Canner*, Eric Schneider*, Timothy M. Pawlik
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
8:50 AM - 9:15 AM 16. Fast as a Predictor of Outcomes After Resuscitative Thoracotomy: A Prospective Evaluation
Kenji Inaba*, Konstantinos Chouliaras*, Scott Zakaluzny*, Pedro Teixeira*, Emre Sivrikoz*, Crystal Ives*, Galinos Barmparas*, Nikos Koronakis*, Demetrios Demetriades
LAC+USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM 17. Tumor Genotype Determines Phenotype and Disease-Related Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer: A Study of 1,510 Patients
Linwah Yip*, Marina N. Nikiforova*, Jenny Yoo*, Kelly L. McCoy*, Michael T. Stang*, Kristina J. Nicholson*, Michaele J. Armstrong*, Steven P. Hodak*, Robert L. Ferris*, Yuri E. Nikiforov*, Sally E. Carty
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM 18. Intraoperative Molecular Imaging Provides Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis of Primary Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma
Gregory T. Kennedy*1, Olugbenga T. Okusanya*1, Daniel F. Heitjan*1, Charuhas Deshpande*1, Leslie A. Litzky*1, Jane J. Keating*1, Steven M. Albelda*1, Shuming Nie*2, Philip S. Low*3, Jeffrey A. Drebin1, Sunil Singhal*1
1University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA;2Emory University, Atlanta, GA;3Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM 19. Factors Predicting Outcomes After Total Pancreatectomy And Islet Auto Transplant -Lessons Learned From Over 500 Cases
Srinath Chinnakotla*, Gregory Beilman, Ty Dunn*, Melena Bellin*, Martin Freeman*, Mustafa Arain*, Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg*, David Radosevich*, Alfred Clavel*, David Sutherland, Timothy Pruett
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Marina Ballroom E-G

Development of Surgical Scientists
Moderator: Anna M. Ledgerwood, M.D.

Sources of Funding
Ronald J. Weigel
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

ACS Scholarships Generating Academic Leaders
Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr.
UVA Health System, Charlottesville, VA

Assuring Productivity: The Role of the Chair
Timothy J. Eberlein
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

My Grant Was Denied: What Now?
Charles E. Lucas
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Moderator: John M. Daly, M.D.
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM 20. The Relationship Between Margin Width And Local Recurrence (LR) Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): 3001 Women Treated With Breast-conserving Surgery (BCS) Over 30 Years
Kimberly J. Van Zee, Preeti D. Subhedar*, Cristina Olcese*, Sujata Patil*, Monica Morrow
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM 21. Sarcoma Resection With and Without Vascular Reconstruction: A Matched Case-Control Study
George A. Poultsides*, Thuy B. Tran*, David G. Mohler*, Matthew W. Mell*, Raffi S. Avedian*, Brendan C. Visser*, Jason T. Lee*, Kristen Ganjoo*, E. John Harris*, Jeffrey A. Norton
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM 22. Management of the Parathyroid Glands in Preventative Thyroidectomy for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
Jeffrey F. Moley, Kathryn A. Rowland, Linda Jin*, Amber L. Traugott, Michael A. Skinner*, Samuel A. Wells
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM 23. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons voluntary public reporting initiative: the first four years
David Shahian1, Frederick Grover2, Richard Prager3, Fred Edwards*4, Giovanni Filardo*5, Sean O'Brien*6, Xia He*6, Anthony Furnary*7, J. Scott Rankin*8, Vinay Badhwar*9, Joseph Cleveland*2, Franco Fazzalari*3, Mitchell Magee*10, Jane Han*11, Jeffrey Jacobs*12
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA;2University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, Aurora, CO;3University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;4University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL;5Baylor Scott & White Health, Dallas, TX;6Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC;7Starr-Wood Cardiac Group, Portland, OR;8Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN;9University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;10HCA Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX;11Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, IL;12Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute, Saint Petersburg, FL
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM 24. Complete Pathologic Response to Pretransplant Locoregional Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Defines Cancer Cure after Liver Transplantation: Analysis of 501 Consecutively Treated Patients
Vatche G. Agopian*, Maud Morshedi*, Michael Harlander-Locke*, Justin McWilliams*, Ali Zarrinpar*, Fady M. Kaldas*, Douglas G. Farmer, Daniela Markovic*, Hasan Yersiz*, Jonathan R. Hiatt, Ronald W Busuttil
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM 25. Use Of A Bundle Checklist Combined With Provider Confirmation Reduced Risk Of Nosocomial Complications And Death In Trauma Patients
Don Reiff*, Thomas Shoultz*, Russell Griffin*, Benjamin Taylor*, Loring W. Rue, III
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Marina Ballroom E-G
ASA Fellows Only

Presentation of the Flance-Karl Award

7:00 PM
Marina Ballroom Foyer
8:00 PM
Marina Ballroom
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Marina Ballroom E-G
Moderator: New President- Elect
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM 26. Collected World Experience of the Snorkel/Chimney Endovascular Technique in the Treatment of Complex Aortic Aneurysms: The PERICLES Registry
Jason T. Lee*1, Konstantinos Donas*2, Mario Lachat*3, Giovanni Torsello*2, Frank J. Veith4
1Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA;2Muenster University Hospital, Muenster, Germany; 3University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 4New York University-Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM 27. How Well Does Renal Transplantation Cure Hyperparathyroidism?
Irene Lou*, Scott Odorico*, David Foley*, David Schneider*, Rebecca Sippel*, Herbert Chen
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
8:50 AM - 9:15 AM 28. A Quarter Century of Organ Protection in Open Thoracoabdominal Repair
Anthony L. Estrera*, Harleen K. Sandhu*, Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw*, Rana O. Afifi*, Ali Azizzadeh*, Charles C. Miller, III*, Hazim J. Safi
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, HOUSTON, TX
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM 29. Racial Disparity in African American Renal Transplants: Is Alemtuzumab Induction the Great Equalizer?
Alison A. Smith*, Mira John*, Isabelle Dortonne*, Anil S. Paramesh*, Mary Killackey*, Rubin Zhang*, Belinda Lee*, Bernard M. Jaffe, Joseph F. Buell*
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM 30. Trans-Abdominal Redo Ileal Pouch Surgery For Failed Restorative Proctocolectomy Lessons Learned Over 500 Patients
Feza H. Remzi*, Erman Aytac*, Jean Ashburn*, Jinyu Gu*, Tracy L. Hull*, David W. Dietz*, Luca Stocchi*, James M. Church, Bo Shen*
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM 31. Components Of Hospital Perioperative Infrastructure Can Overcome The Weekend Effect In Urgent General Surgery Procedures
Anai N. Kothari*1, Matthew A.C. Zapf*2, Robert Blackwell*3, Victor Chang*2, Zhiyong Mi*1, Gopal N. Gupta*3, Paul C. Kuo1
1Loyola University Chicago, Department of Surgery, Maywood, IL;2Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL;3Loyola University Chicago, Department of Urology, Maywood, IL
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM 32. A Longitudinal Assessment of Outcomes, Cost, and Healthcare Resource Utilization Following Immediate Breast Reconstruction- Comparing Implant and Autologous Reconstruction
John P. Fischer*, Justin P. Fox*, Liza C. Wu*, Suhail K. Kanchwala*, Joshua Fosnot*, Stephen J. Kovach*, Joseph M. Serletti
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

* By Invitation

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