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Studies scheduled for presentation at the American Surgical Association's 136th Annual Meeting, April 14-16, 2016, Chicago, Illinois.

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 136th Annual Meeting, April 14-16, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, 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 136th Annual Meeting, April 14-16, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, is anticipated to be published in the Annals of Surgery pending editorial review."

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8:15 AM
Zurich ABCD

President's Opening Remarks
Secretary's Welcome & Introduction of New Fellows Elected In 2015
President's Introduction of Honorary Fellows
Presentation of the Medallion for Scientific Achievement
Presentation of the Medallion for the Advancement of Surgical Care
Report of the Committee on Arrangements

9:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Zurich ABCD
Moderator: James S. Economou, M.D., Ph.D.
9:10 AM - 9:35 AM 1. Locoregional Recurrence After Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection With Or Without Axillary Dissection In Patients With Sentinel Lymph Node Metastases: Long-Term Follow-Up From The American College Of Surgeons Oncology Group (Alliance) Z0011 Randomized Trial
Armando E Giuliano1, *Linda McCall2, *Peter Beitsch3, *Pat W Whitworth4, *Peter Blumencranz5, *A. Marilyn Leitch6, *Sukamal Saha7, Kelly K Hunt8, Monica Morrow9, *Karla Ballman10
1 Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 2 Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, Durham, NC; 3Dallas Surgical Group, Dallas, TX; 4Nashville Breast Center, Nashville, TN; 5Morton Plant Hospital, Clear Water, FL; 6University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Surgery, Dallas, TX; 7McLaren Regional Medical Center, Michigan State University, Flint, MI; 8M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 9Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; 10Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, New York, NY
9:35 AM - 10:00 AM 2. Reversal Of Growth Arrest With The Combined Administration Of Oxandrolone And Propranolol In Severely Burned Children
David N Herndon, Charles Voigt*, Karel Capek*, Paul Wurzer*, Ashley Guillory*, Andrea Kline*, Clark Andersen*, Linda Sousse*, Oscar E Suman*, Celeste C Finnerty*
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3. Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer: The Potential Role for and Function of Indole-3-Carbinol
Gregory D Kennedy*, Carol Diaz-Diaz*, Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly*, Manabu Nukaya*, Bruce A Harms
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
10:25 AM - 10:50 AM 4. Time for Change: Patients with Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction Should Be Managed by a Primary Surgical Team
Christopher T Aquina*, Christian P Probst*, Adan Z Becerra*, Bradley J Hensley*, Zhaomin Xu*, James C Iannuzzi*, Katia Noyes*, John R.T. Monson, Fergal J Fleming*
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Zurich ABCD
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM Introduction of the President (full text)
Mark A. Malangoni, M.D.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Address by the President: Engines of Discovery and Innovation (full text)
James S. Economou, M.D., Ph.D.

1:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Zurich ABCD
Moderator: Keith D. Lillemoe, M.D.
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM 5. Leaning to the Left - Increasing The Donor Pool by Using The Left Lobe, Outcomes of the Largest Single Center Western Experience of Left Lobe Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT)
Karim J Halazun*1, Benjamin Samstein*1, Fabrizio Michelassi1, Eric M Przybyszewski*2, Daniel Cherqui *1, Adam D Griesemer*2, James V Guarerra*2, Tomoaki Kato2, Robert S Brown, Jr.*1, Jean C Emond2
1Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY;2Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM 6. Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Neoadjuvant Therapy With Folfirinox Results In Resectability In 2/3 Of The Patients
Thilo Hackert*, Milena Sachsenmaier*, Ulf Hinz*, Schneider Lutz*, Christoph Michalski*, Christoph Springfeld*, Oliver Strobel*, Dirk Jäger*, Alexis Ulrich*, Markus W Buechler
University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM 7. First Report from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP): Surgical Techniques and Outcomes of 191,909 Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies.
Elizabeth R Berger*1, Ronald H Clements*2, John M Morton*3, Kristopher Huffman*4, Bruce M Wolfe5, Ninh T Nguyen6, Clifford Y Ko7, Matthew M Hutter*8
1Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL;2Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN;3Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA;4American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL;5Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR;6University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA;7University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA;8Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM 8. CT Utilization for the Diagnosis of Pediatric Acute Appendicitis Decreases with a Diagnostic Algorithm
Sohail R Shah*1, Kelly Sinclair*2, Stephanie B. Theut*2, Kathy M. Johnson*2, George W. Holcomb, III2, Shawn D. St. Peter2
1Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX;2Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM 9. Should Elective Resection Follow Nonoperative Management of First Episode of Acute Diverticulitis of the Colon with Abscess/Extraluminal Air? An RCT
Ryan Bendl*, Karen You*, Simona Giuratrabocchetta*, Ryan Sullivan*, Paula I Denoya*, Marlene Zawin, John Ferretti, Asher Baer, William Wertheim, Roberto Bergamaschi.
State University of New York, Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM 10. Grading of Surgeon Technical Performance Predicts Post-Operative Pancreatic Fistula for the Pancreaticoduodenectomy Independent of Patient Related Variables
Melissa E Hogg*1, Mazen Zenati*1, Stephanie Novak*1, Yong Chen*2, Yan Jun*3, Jennifer Steve*1, Stacy Kowalsky*1, David L Bartlett1, Amer Zureikat*1, Herbert Zeh, III1
1UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; 2The first affiated hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China; 3Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM 11. Defining Benchmarks for Major Liver Surgery - A multicenter analysis of 5202 living liver donors
Fabian Rössler*1, Gonzalo Sapisochin*2, GiWon Song*3, Yu-Hung Lin*4, Mary Anne Simpson*5, Kiyoshi Hasegawa*6, Andrea Laurenzi*7, Santiago Sanchez Cabús*8, Milton Inostroza Nunez*9, Andrea Gatti*10, Magali Chahdi Beltrame*11, Ksenija Slankamenac*1, Paul Greig*2, Sung-Gyu Lee*3, Chao-Long Chen*4, David Grant2, Elisabeth A. Pomfret*5, Norihiro Kokudo*6, Daniel Cherqui7, Kim Olthoff12, Avi Shaked*12, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas*8, Jan Lerut*9, Roberto Troisi*10, Martin De Santibanes*11, Milo Puhan*13, Henrik Petrowsky*1, Pierre-Alain Clavien*1
1Swiss HPB Center Zurich, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland2Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada3Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Republic of4Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan5Department of Transplantation, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA;6Artificial Organ and Transplantation Division and Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan7The Hepatobiliary Center, Department of Surgery, Paul Brousse Hospital, University Paris Sud, Villejuif, France8Department of Surgery, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain9Department of Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospitals Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium10Department of General Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation Surgery, Ghent University Hospital and Medical School, Ghent, Belgium11Department of Surgery, Division of HPB Surgery, Liver Transplant Unit, Italian Hospital Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina12Department of Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA;13Department of Epidemiology, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
4:25 PM - 4:50 PM 12. Professionalism Among Surgical Residents: Documenting The Advantages of a Professionalism Curriculum
Mark S Hochberg*, Russell S. Berman*, Adina Kalet*, Sandra R. Zabar*, H. Leon Pachter
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
4:50 PM - 5:15 PM 13. Per-Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM) After the Learning Curve: Durable Results and A Low Complication Rate
Eric S. Hungness*, Joel M. Sternbach*, Ezra N. Teitelbaum*, Rym El Khoury*, Peter J. Kahrilas*, John E. Pandolfino*, Nathaniel J. Soper
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Zurich E
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Zurich ABCD
Moderator: James S. Economou, M.D., Ph.D.
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM 14. Glucose Control In Severely Burned Patients Using Metformin- An Interim Safety And Efficacy Analysis Of A Phase Ii Rct
Marc G Jeschke, Marjorie Burnett*, Abdikarim Abdullahi*, Sarah Rehou*, Mile Stanojocic*
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM 15. No Need for Routine Drainage after Pancreatoduodenectomy: the Dual Center Randomized Controlled PANDRA-Trial (ISRCTN04937707)
Helmut Witzigmann*1, Markus K. Diener*2, Stefan Kissenkötter*1, Inga Rossion*3, Thomas Bruckner*4, Bärbel Werner*5, Olaf Pridöhl*5, Olga Radulova-Mauersberger*5, Phillip Knebel*2, Oliver Strobel*2, Thilo Hackert*2, Markus W Buechler2
1Department of General-, Visceral- and Thoracic Surgery, Städtisches Krankenhaus Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany2Department of General-, Visceral- and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany3Study Center of the German Surgical Society (SDGC), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany4Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany5Department of General-, Visceral- and Thoracic Surgery, Staedtisches Krankenhaus Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany
8:50 AM - 9:15 AM 16. Regionalization of Emergent Vascular Surgery for Patients with Ruptured AAA Improves Outcomes
Courtney J Warner*1, Sean P. Roddy*1, Benjamin B. Chang*1, Paul B. Kreienberg*1, Yaron Sternbach*1, John B. Taggert*1, Kathleen J. Ozsvath*1, Chin-Chin Yeh*1, Steven C. Stain2, R. Clement Darling1
1The Vascular Group, Albany, NY; 2Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM 17. Time of Surgical Repair Impacts 30-days Postoperative Complications but not Long Term Outcomes after Bile Duct Injury: Lessons from 600 cases
Ismael Dominguez-Rosado*1, Miguel Angel Mercado2, William G Hawkins1
1Washington University in St. Louis, St.Louis, MO; 2Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, Mexico, Mexico
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM 18. Is the Publicly Available ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard Valid? An Empirical Evaluation of their Outcome Measure and Methods
Kristen A Ban*1, Mark E. Cohen*1, Clifford Y Ko2, Mark W. Friedberg*3, Lynn Zhou*1, Bruce L. Hall4, David B. Hoyt1, Karl Y Bilimoria*5
1American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; 2University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; 3RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA; 4Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, MO;5Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM 19. A Highly Predictive Model for Diagnosis of Colorectal Neoplasms Using Plasma MicroRNA: Improving Specificity and Sensitivity
Jane V Carter*1, Jonathan Rice*1, Henry Roberts*1, Shesh N Rai*1, Ziad Kanaan*2, Susan Galandiuk1
1University of Louisville, Louisville, KY;2Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Zurich ABCD

Cancer Research in the 21st Century
Moderator: James S. Economou, M.D., Ph.D.

Molecular Diversity of Cancer: Biologic and Therapeutic Implications
Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D.
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Treating Cancer with the Immune System
Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D.
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Molecular Imaging with PET in Drug Discovery and Development
Michael E Phelps, Ph.D.
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Zurich ABCD
Moderator: Mark A. Malangoni, M.D.
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM 20. Is Non-Operative Management Warranted in Comorbid Patients with Ventral Hernias?: A Prospective, Patient-Centered Study
Julie L Holihan*, Blake E Henchcliffe*, Jiandi Mo*, Juan R Flores-Gonzalez*, Tien C Ko*, Lillian S Kao, Mike K Liang*
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM 21. Randomized Controlled Trial Of Liberal Versus Restricted Fluid Management In Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy
Florence M. Grant, MD*, Murray F. Brennan*, MD, Peter J. Allen, MD*, Ronald DeMatteo, MD*, T. Peter Kingham, MD*, Michael D ‘Angelica, MD*, Mary E. Fischer, MD*, Mithat Gonen, PhD*, William Jarnagin, MD*
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM 22. The Role Of Radio Frequency Identification Embedded Surgical Sponges In Preventing Retained Foreign Bodies: A Prospective Evaluation In Patients Undergoing Emergency Surgery
Kenji Inaba, Obi Okoye*, Hande Aksoy*, Dimitra Skiada*, Glenn Ault*, Lydia Lam*, Elizabeth Benjamin*, Demetrios Demetriades
LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM 23. Troponin Elevation after Colorectal Surgery: Significance and Management
Billy Y Lan*, H. Hande Aydinli*, Grant W Reed*, Venu Menon*, Daniel I Sessler*, Feza H Remzi, Luca Stocchi*, Emre Gorgun*
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM 24. Pure Laparoscopic Hepatectomy Versus Open Hepatectomy For Hepatocellular Carcinoma In 110 Patients With Liver Cirrhosis- A Propensity Analysis In A Single Center.
Tan To Cheung*, Chung Mau Lo, Dai Wing Chiu*, Simon Tsang*, Albert Chan*, Siu Ho Chok*, See Ching Chan*, Chung Mau Lo*
Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM 25. Post-operative 30-day Readmission: Time to Focus on What Happens Outside the Hospital
Melanie S Morris*1, Laura Graham*1, Joshua Richman*1, Kamal M.F. Itani2, Amy Rosen*2, Hillary Mull*2, Sara Knight*1, Mary T Hawn3
1University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 2Boston University, Boston, MA; 3Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zurich ABCD
ASA Fellows Only

Presentation of the Flance-Karl Award
7:00 PM
Zurich Pre-Function
Black tie is preferred, but dark suits are acceptable.
8:00 PM
Zurich ABCD
Black tie is preferred, but dark suits are acceptable.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Zurich ABCD
Moderator: New President-Elect
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM 26. Timing of Chemical Thromboprophylaxis and Deep Vein Thrombosis in Major Colorectal Surgery - A Randomized Clinical Trial
Karen Zaghiyan*, Harry Sax*, Emily Miraflor*, David Cossman*, Willis Wagner*, Bruce Gewertz, Phillip Fleshner*
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM 27. A Multi-Institutional Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic and Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy
David A Kooby*1, Lauren M Postlewait*1, Yuan Liu*2, Theresa W Gillespie*1, Sharon M Weber3, Daniel E Abbott*4, Shishir K Maithel*1, Melissa E Hogg*5, Mazen Zenati*5, Clifford S Cho*3, Ahmed Salem*3, Brent Xia*4, Jennifer Steve*5, Herbert J Zeh, III5, Amer H Zureikat*5
1Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; 2Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; 3University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI; 4University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, Cincinnati, OH; 5University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
8:50 AM - 9:15 AM 28. Liver Resection vs Transplantation for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Beyond Milan Criteria
Victor M Zaydfudim*1, Neeta Vachharajani*2, Goran B Klintmalm3, William R Jarnagin4, Alan W Hemming5, Maria B Majella Doyle*2, Keith M Cavaness*3, William C Chapman2, David M Nagorney6
1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA;2Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO;3Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX;4Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY;5University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA;6Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM 29. Systemic Biomarkers Predict Cognitive Decline Following Carotid Revascularization - A Prospective Study
Thuy Tran*1, Gayatri Raghuraman*2, Mary Zuniga*3, Elizabeth Hitchner*3, Allyson Rosen*2, Wei Zhou1
1Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA;2VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA;3VA palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM 30. Effect of Hospital Case Mix on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Star Scores: Are all Stars the same?
Cornelius A Thiels*, Kristine T Hanson*, Kathleen J. Yost*, Martin D Zielinski*, Elizabeth B Habermann*, Robert R Cima
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM 31. Can Sleeve Gastrectomy Cure" Diabetes? Long Term Metabolic Effects of Sleeve Gastrectomy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes"
Ali Aminian*, Stacy A Brethauer*, Amin Andalib*, Suriya Punchai*, Jennifer Mackey*, John Rodriguez*, Tomasz Rogula*, Matthew Kroh*, Philip R Schauer
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM 32. Are Patient-Reported Outcomes Correlated with Clinical Outcomes following Surgery? A Population-Based Study
Jennifer F Waljee*, Amir Ghaferi*, Jonathan Finks*, Ruth Cassidy*, Oliver Varban*, Noelle Carlozzi*, Kevin C. Chung*, Justin Dimick*
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

* By Invitation

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