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2003 Program and Abstracts

Digestive Disease Week ®
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
May 18-21, 2003
Orange Country Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2003
8:00 - 5:00 PM
Residents' Conference - (Rosen Center Hotel)
(Top 20 Resident Abstracts)
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2003
8:00 - 6:00 PM
Postgraduate Course - (OCCC Room 304 A, B, C, D) "Endoscopic and/or Surgical Management of GI Disease: Competition or Collaboration?"
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2003
8:30 - 10:00 AM

Public Policy Commitee Panel - (OCCC Room 308)
"The Impact of GI Surgery Fellowships"
Moderator: Karen E. Deveney, M.D., Portland, OR

GI Surgery Fellowships: The Plan
John G. Hunter, M.D., Portland, OR

GI Surgery Fellowships: Pro
Carlos A. Pellegrini, M.D., Seattle, WA

GI Surgery Fellowships: Con
Josef E. Fischer, M.D., Boston, MA

10:30 - 12:00 PM

"Familial Colorectal Cancer"
Moderator: James W. Fleshman, M.D.

What We Don't Know That Would Help in Familial Colorectal Cancer
Jose G. Guillem, M.D., New York, NY

Genetic Testing for Familial Colorectal Cancer
James M. Church, M.D., Cleveland, OH

The Mechanics of Mismatch Repair in Colorectal Tumor
Richard Fishel, Ph.D., Philadelphia, PA

Panel Discussion:
Ethical Questions and the Use of Genetic Testing in Colorectal Cancer

12:00 - 2:00 PM
Poster Session - (OCCC - Exhibit Hall C & D1)
12:30 - 1:45 PM

Meeting the Professor Luncheons

Bariatric Surgery: Optimizing Results (OCCC 221D/E)
Bruce D. Schirmer, MD, Charlottesville, VA

Chronic Pancretitis: The Right Procedure for the Right Patient (OCCC 309)
Richard H. Bell, Jr., MD, Chicago, IL

EG Junction Tumors (OCCC 312C)
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, Seattle, WA

The GI Surgery Workforce: A Crisis on the Horizon? (Rosen Centre-Centre Salon 16)
Theodore N. Pappas, MD, Durham, NC

2:15 - 3:45 PM

Plenary Session - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Topic: Pancreatic Neoplasms
Moderator: A. James Moser, M.D., Pittsburgh, PA

18-FDG PET as Favtor in Predicting Survival of Patients with Pancreatic Carcinoma - Cosimo Sperti, Claudio Pasquali, Franca Chierichetti, Domenico Decet, Andrea Ferronato, Sergio Pedrazzoli Prof., PADOVA, Italy; Castelfranco Veneto (TV), Italy.
In-Vitro and In-Vivo Effects of Troponin I, a Cartilage-Derived Angiogenesis Inhibitor - Beatrice E Kern, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Bozena Antoniu, James H Balcom IV, Andrew L Warshaw, Boston, MA.
Is Extended Resection For Adenocarcinoma of the Body or Tail of the Pancreas Justified? - Margo Shoup, Kevin C Conlon, David Klimstra, Murray F Brennan, Maywood, IL; Dublin, Ireland; New York, NY.
Specific Gene Expression and Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer Using The Cytosine Deaminase Gene Directed by The Rat Insulin Promoter - Xiao-Ping Wang, Kazuyuki Yazawa, William Fisher, Charles Brunicardi, Houston, TX.
Laparoscopic Intraluminal Cystgastrostomy - Ken Eto, Haroon Anwar, Kingsway Liu, Kathleen M Manning, Toshiyuki Mori, Lawrence W Way, San Francisco, CA; Tokyo, Japan.
Dendritic Cells Pulsed with Pancreatic Cancer Total Tumor RNA Generate Specific Anti-Pancreatic Cancer T Cells - Matthew F Kalady, Mark W Onaitis, Zeinab Abdul-Wahab, Sirisha Emani, Scott K Pruitt, Douglas S Tyler, Durham, NC.

Expert Commentator: Sean J. Mulvihill, M.D., Salt Lake City, UT

2:15 - 3:45 PM

Combined Clinical Symposia - AASLD, AGA, ASGE & SSAT(OCCC Valencia D)
"Management of Variceal Hemorrhage"
Moderators: J. Michael Henderson, MD, Cleveland, OH
                    Loren A. Laine, M.D., Los Angeles, CA

Medical Therapy
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, M.D., New Haven, CT

Endoscopic Therapy
Loren A. Laine, M.D., Los Angeles, CA

Surgical Therapy
John M. Henderson, M.D., Cleveland, OH

Radiologic Therapy
Jeanne LaBerge, San Francisco, CA

2:15 - 5:30 PM
SSAT / AGA/ ASGE Consensus Conference (OCCC Room 308)
"Palliative Therapy of Rectal Cancer"
2:15 PM
Introduction: Matthias G. Stelzner, M.D., Seattle,WA
2:20 - 2:40 PM
Overview: Epidemiology, Indications, Goals, Extent and Nature of the Work-up
David A. Rothenberger, M.D., Minneapolis, MN
2:40 - 3:00 PM
Indications and Options for Palliative Surgical Therapy
Victor W. Fazio, M.D., Cleveland, OH
3:00 - 3:20 PM
Indications and Results of Endoscopic Rectal Stenting
Todd H. Baron, M.D., Scottsdale, AZ
3:20 - 3:45 PM
Discussion Leader: Robin S. McLeod, M.D., Toronto, Ontario,Canada
3:45 - 4:05 PM
What are Other Different Endoscopic Options? When Should They be Used? (Laser, Coagulation, Cryotherapy)
Michael B. Kimmey, M.D., Seattle, WA
4:05 - 4:25 PM
The Role of Chemo-Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy
Leonard B. Saltz, M.D., New York, NY
4:25 - 4:45 PM
Is Radiotherapy Alone a Good Option?
Christopher G. Willett, M.D., Boston, MA
4:45 - 5:05 PM
Discussion Leader: Walter A. Koltun, M.D., Hershey, PA
5:05 PM
Consensus Statement: Matthias G. Stelzner, M.D., Seattle, WA
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Plenary Session - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Topic: Bariatric Surgery
Moderator: TBA

Incidence and outcome of anastomotic stricture after laparoscopic gastric bypass - Ninh T Nguyen, Ryan Rivers, Melinda Stevens, Michael Stamos, Bruce Wolfe, Orange, CA; sacramento, CA
Extensive Preoperative Testing is not Necessary in Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Gastric Bypass - Archana Ramaswamy, Rodrigo Gonzalez, C. Daniel Smith, Atlanta, GA
Objective Evidence of Persistent Acid Reflux after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity - Philip R Schauer, Samer G Mattar, John Martin, George M Eid, Debra S Taylor, Giselle G Hamad, Arnold Wald, Pittsburgh, PA
Fat-soluble Nutrient Deficiency after Malabsorptive Operations for Morbid Obesity - Christine J Ren, Niccole Siegel, Trudy Williams, Di Barr, Barrie Wolfe, Kevin Dolan, George A Fielding, New York, NY; Brisbane, Australia
Absence of the Interstitial Cells of Cajal in Patients with Gastroparesis and Correlation with Clinical Findings - Jameson Forster, Ivan Damjanov, Zhiyue Lin, Irene Sarosiek, Paul Wetzel, Richard W McCallum, Kansas City, KS
Diabetes Correlates with Abnormal Gallbladder Contractility in Leptin-Related Murine Obesity - Khoi Q Tran, Matthew I Goldblatt, Deborah A Swartz-Basile, Carol L Svatek, Attila Nakeeb, Henry A Pitt, Milwaukee, WI

Expert Commentator: Bruce D. Schirmer, M.D., Charlottesville, VA

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Combined Clinical Symposium (SSAT, AGA) (OCCC - Valencia A,B,C)
"Management of Metastatic Liver Tumors"
Moderators: Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH, Houston, TX
                    Yuman Fong, MD, New York, NY

Liver Resection: Current Practice, Limits of Resection, and Issues in Patient Selection
Yuman Fong, MD, New York, NY

Liver Tumor Ablation: Current Practice, Future Prospects, and Biologic Determinants of Treatment Outcome
S. Nahum Goldberg, MD, Boston, MA

Chemotherapy for Liver Malignancies: Systemic and Regional Options
Alan P. Venook, MD, San Francisco, CA

Liver Transplantation for Malignancies: Current Practice and Future Prospects/Influence of Living-Related Transplant on Practice
Ronald W. Busutil, MD, Los Angeles, CA


4:00 - 5:30 PM

Combined Clinical Symposium (AGA, SSAT & ASGE) (OCCC Valencia D)
"Obesity: The National Epidemic"
Moderators: Philip R. Schauer, M.D., Pittsburgh, PA
                    Ira S. Goldman, MD, Great Neck, NY

Gastrointestinal Complications of Bariatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management
Michael G. Sarr, MD, Rochester, MN

Surgical Options and their Outcomes
Philip R. Schauer, M.D., Pittsburgh, PA

Implications for Health and the Health Care System
Graham Colditz, MD, MPH, DPH, Boston, MA

Whose Fault is it, Anyway? Genetics vs. Environment
Sam Klein, MD, St. Louis, MO

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2003
7:00 - 8:15 AM

Video Breakfast Session - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Topic: Breakfast at the Movies: "How I Do It"
Moderator: Barbara L. Bass, M.D, Baltimore, MD.

New Approaches to the Laparoscopic Management of Papaesophageal Hernia
John G. Hunter, M.D., Portland, OR

Hepatic Resection for Cholangiocarcinoma
Yuman Fong, M.D., New York, NY

Modern Principles and Techniques in the Surgical Treatment of Abdominal Crohn's Disease
Alessandro Fichera, M.D. & Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D., Chicago, IL

Laparoscopic Sigmoid Colectomy
Robert W. Beart, Jr., M.D., Los Angeles, CA

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Plenary Session - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Topic: GI Malignancy
Moderator: Herbert Chen, M.D., Madison, WI

Complications of Gastrectomy Following CPT-11 Based Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer - Stuart G Marcus, Daniel Cohen, Ke Lin, Kwok Wong, Scott Thompson, Adina Rothberger, Milan Potmesil, Spiros Hiotis, Elliot Newman, New York, NY

Effect of Surgical Treatment on the Survival of Gallbladder Cancer Patients-Benefit of Radical Cholecystectomy - Burcin Taner, David Nagorney, John Donohue, ROCHESTER, MN

Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Is Not Associated With A Higher Complication Rate Versus Surgery Alone In Patients Undergoing Operation For Esophageal Cancer - Scott T Kelley, Richard C Karl, Tampa, FL
The Role of Retinoid X Receptor mRNA Expression in Barrett's Esophagus and Barrett`s associated Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus - Jan Brabender, Paul M Schneider, Ralf Metzger, Sylke Schneider, Reginald V Lord, Kathleen D Danenberg, Dennis Salonga, Peter V Danenberg, Arnulf H Holscher, Cologne, Germany; Los Angeles, CA
Tumor Suppressor Gene Hypermethylation as a Predictor of Gastric Stromal Tumor Behavior - Michael G House, MingZhou Guo, David T Efron, Keith D Lillemoe, James E Syphard, Craig M Hooker, Susan C Abraham, Elizabeth A Montgomery, James G Herman, Malcolm V Brock, Baltimore, MD
Predicting the Node Negative Mesorectum after Preoperative Chemoradiation (CRT) for Locally Advanced Rectal Carcinoma - Isabelle Bedrosian, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, Kelly K Hunt, Lee M Ellis, Barry W Feig, Steven A Curley, Jean Nicolas Vauthey, Christopher H Crane, Nora A Janjan, John Skibber, Houston, TX

Expert Commentator: David G. Fromm, M.D., Detroit, MI

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Combined Clinical Symposium (SSAT, ASGE & AGA) (OCCC - Valencia A)
"Perianal Disorders"
Moderators: William J. Tremaine, MD, Rochester, MN
                    Ann C . Lowry, MD, Edina, MN

Surgical Treatment of Perianal Disorders
Robin S. McLeod, MD, Toronto, ON

Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Medical Treatment of Perianal Crohn's Disease.
David A. Schwartz, MD, Nashville, TN

Management of Sexually Transmitted Perianal Diseases
Mark L. Welton, MD, Stanford, CA

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Presidential Plenary - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Moderator: Howard A. Reber, M.D., Los Angeles, CA

Abdominal Evisceration, Ex Vivo Resection and Intestinal Autotransplantation for the Treatment of Pathologic Lesions of the Root of the Mesentery - Panagiotis Tryphonopoulos, Andreas G Tzakis, Tomoaki Kato, Seigo Nishida, David Levi, Jose R Nery, Werviston DeFaria, Juan J Madariaga, Debbie Weppler, Naveen Mittal, John F Thompson, Phillip Ruiz, Miami Beach, FL; Miami, FL

Objective Psychomotor Skills Assessment of Experienced and Novice Endoscopists with a Virtual Reality Simulator - E. M Ritter, David A McClusky III, A G Gallagher, Andrew B Lederman, Rodrigo Gonzalez, Edward Lin, Archana Ramaswamy, Leena Khaitan, Bruce J Ramshaw, C D Smith, Atlanta, GA; Belfast BT7 1NN, UK

Initial Results of Islet Auto-Transplantation in 16 Patients Suffering from Severe Chronic Pancreatitis - Horacio L Rilo, Syed A Ahmad, David D'Alessio, Jeffrey B Matthews, Joe Kim, Yasuhiro Iwanaga, Stephen Martin, Lehel Somogyi, Hui Liu, Andrew M Lowy, Cincinnati, OH


Presidential Address
Josef E. Fischer, M.D.

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Combined Clinical Symposium (ASGE, SSAT, AGA) (OCCC - Valencia A)
"Non-Variceal Upper GI Bleeding"
Moderators: Theodore Pappas, MD, Durham, NC
                    Karen L. Woods, MD, Houston, TX

Best Practices in Endoscopic Therapy - What's Good and What's Not?
Loren A. Laine, MD, Los Angeles, CA

Triage, Timing of Endoscopy and Outcomes - Candidates for Early Discharge
David J. Bjorkman, M.D., MSPH, S.M.(Epid), Salt Lake City, UT

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Meeting the Professor Luncheons

Barrett's Esophagus: What Operation When? (OCCC 312C)
Jeffrey H. Peters, MD, Los Angeles, CA

GI Surgery Oncology Trials: ACOGOG Update (Rosen Plaza-Plaza Salon 17)
Frederick L. Greene, MD, Charlotte, NC

GIST Rosen Plaza (Plaza Salon 18)
Stanley W. Ashley, MD, Boston, MA

New Technologies for Minimally Invasive Surgery (OCCC 309)
F. Charles Brunicardi, MD, Houston, TX

2:15 - 3:45 PM

Plenary Session - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Topic: Intestinal Disorders
Moderator: Mary Francis Otterson, M.D., Milwaukee, WI

Laparoscopic Procedures for Rectal Prolapse- Long Term Follow up - Eilynn Sipe, Donald Kim, Martin Luchtefeld, Grand Rapids, MI

Hepatocyte Growth Factor: A Novel Approach to the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Lindsay G Arthur III, Keith A Kuenzler, Marshall Z Schwartz, Wilmington, DE

Convergence of the Thyroid Hormone and Gut-enriched Krüppel-like Factor Pathways in the Context of Enterocyte Differentiation - Aleem Siddique, Brian F Hinnebusch, Joseph W Henderson, Mario A Abedrapo, Wenying Zhang, Madhu S Malo, Richard A Hodin, Boston, MA
Postoperative Colonic Motility in Patients Following Laparoscopic-assisted and Open Sigmoid Colectomy - Michael S Kasparek, Klaus Manncke, Horst D Becker, Ekkehard C Jehle, Tilman T Zittel, Martin E Kreis, Tuebingen, Germany
Role Of Dynamic Pelvic Floor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) In The Assessment Of Patients With Idiopathic Combined Faecal And Urinary Incontinence - E Eguare, P Neary, S M Johnston, J Crosbie, B McGovern, W Torreggiani, K C Conlon, F V Keane, Dublin, Ireland; Dublin
Electromyographic biofeedback for faecal incontinence: a critical appraisal - Peter Beddy, Dublin, Ireland

Expert Commentator: James W. Fleshman, M.D., St. Louis, MO

2:15 - 3:45 PM

Combined Clinical Symposia (ASGE, SSAT, AGA) (OCCC - Valencia D)
"Chronic Pancreatitis"
Moderators: Sean Mulvihill, MD, Salt Lake City, UT
                    Martin L. Freeman, MD, Minneapolis, MN

Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Diagnosis And Management Of Chronic Panreatitis
Shawn Mallery, MD, Minneapolis, MN

Endoscopic Therapy And Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy For Chronic Panreatitis
Douglas Howell, MD, Portland, ME

Surgical Management of Chronic Panreeatitis
Carlos Fernandez-Castillo, MD, Boston, MA

Medical Management And Genetic Evaluation For Chronic Pancreatitis
Phillip Toskes, MD, Gainesville, FL

Auto Islet Cell Transplant and Total Pancreatectomy for Chronic Pancreatitis
Timothy D. Sielaff, MD, Minneapolis, MN

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Plenary Session - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Topic: Benign Esophageal Disorders
Moderator: Santiago Horgan, M.D., Chicago, IL

Esophageal achalasia: is the Herpes simplex virus really innocent? - Giovanni Zaninotto, Ignazio Castagliuolo, Mario Costantini, Christian Rizzetto, Giorgio Palu', Paola Brun, Michela Costantino, Padova, Italy

Disparity Between Symptomatic And Physiologic Outcomes Following Esophageal Lengthening Procedures For Antireflux Surgery - Edward Lin, Vickie Swafford, Rajagopal Chadalavada, Bruce J Ramshaw, C. Daniel Smith, Atlanta, GA; Macon, GA

Surgical Management of Hypertensive Lower Esophageal Sphincter with Dysphagia or Chest Pain - Anand P Tamhankar, Giuseppe Portale, Emmanouel M Choustoulakis, Gidon Almogy, Mustafa A Arain, Lelan F Sillin, Jeffrey A Hagen, Cedric G Bremner, Tom R DeMeester, Los Angeles, CA
Effect of Endoluminal Gastroplication in Patients with Classic Reflux Symptoms and Minimally Abnormal Esophageal pH Studies - Linda S Lee, Julia J Liu, David L Carr-Locke, John R Saltzman, Boston, MA
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Versus Proton Pump Inhibitor Maintenance for Severe Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease: Trial Based Analysis Of Long-Term Cost And Cost-Effectiveness - Richard Cookson, Chris Flood, Brendan C Koo, David Mahon, Michael Rhodes, Norwich, UK
Electrical Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve in Disordered Esophageal Motility: an Animal Model of Achalasia - Yashodhan S Khajanchee, Michael J Barra, Roger Van Andel, Paul D Hansen, Lee L Swanstrom, Portland, OR; Albuquerque, NM

Expert Commentator: Carlos A. Pellegrini, M.D., Seattle, WA

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Combined Clinical Symposia (SSAT, ASGE) (OCCC - Valencia A)

"Rectal Cancer in the 21st Century"
Moderators: Dave A. Rothenberger, MD, Minneapolis, MN
                    Thomas J. Savides, MD, San Diego, CA

Evaluating and Following the Patient with Rectal Cancer: Do's and Don'ts
Philip B. Paty, MD, New York, NY

Treatment Options for Stage I Rectal Cancer
Julio E. Garcia-Aguilar, San Francisco, CA

Dogma, Myths and Realities about Radical Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Who's Kidding Whom?
Dave A. Rothenberger, MD, Minneapolis, MN

Mulitmodality Therapy: Who Gets What, When?
Joel Tepper, Chapel Hill, NC

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Combined Clinical Symposia (ASGE, SSAT, AGA) (OCCC - Valencia D)
"Biliary Complications of Liver Transplantation"
Moderators: Roshan Shrestha, M.D., Chapel Hill, NC
                    Rudolph A. Bedford, M.D., Los Angeles, CA

Endoscopic Management of Early and Late Biliary Complications after Liver Transplantation
James W. Ostroff, M.D., San Francisco, CA

Biliary Complications in the Era of Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Marcelo Kugelmas, M.D., Englewood, CO

Role of Interventional Radiology in Biliary Complications after Liver
Ziv Haskal, M.D.,

Surgical Management of Biliary Complications after Liver Transplantation
Mark W. Johnson, Chapel Hill, NC

7:30 - 8:30 AM
Business Meeting - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Founders' Medal
8:30 - 10:00 AM

Plenary Session - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Topic: State-of-the-Art Plenary
Moderator: Layton F. Rikkers, M.D., Madison, WI

Right Hepatic Artery Injury Associated with Laparoscopic Bile Duct Injuries: Incidence, Mechanism, and Consequences - Lygia Stewart, Thomas N Robinson, Crystine M Lee, Kingsway Liu, Karen Whang, Lawrence W Way, San Francisco, CA
Novel combination of a COX-2 inhibitor, NS398, and MEK inhibitor, U0126, in human hepatocellular carcinoma provides synergistic increase in apoptosis - C. Max Schmidt, Yufang Wang, Chad Wiesenauer, Michele Yip-Schneider, Min Wu, Indianapolis, IN
Transcystic Biliary Manometry to Evaluate Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction in Chronic Acalculous Cholecystitis - Kirpal Singh, David J Soto, Mark A Ingram, Maurice E Arregui, Indianapolis, IN
Hepatic Steatosis Is Associated with Increased Complications Following Major Liver Resection for Cancer but Does Not Impact Survival - David Kooby, Yuman Fong, Mithat Gonen, Arief Suriawinata, Peter Allen, David Klimsta, Ronald Dematteo, Michael D'Angelica, Leslie Blumgart, William Jarnagin, New York, NY


State of the Art Lecturer:
"Tissue and Organ Engineering: Can We Build Intestine and Vital Organs?"
Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D.
Director of Pediatric Transplantation
Director of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Plenary Session - (OCCC Room 311 E-G)
Topic: Guest Oration
Moderator: Josef E. Fischer, M.D., Boston, MA

Clinical Risk Score Correlates with Yield of PET Scan in Patients with Colorectal Hepatic Metastases - Chris Schussler-Fiorenza, David M Mahvi, John Niederhuber, Layton F Rikkers, Sharon M Weber, Madison, WI
Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas: Selection Criteria for Operative and Non-Operative Management in 209 Patients - Peter J Allen, David P Jaques, Michael D'Angelica, Wilbur B Bowne, Kevin C Conlon, Murray F Brennan, New York, NY
Laparoscopic Splenectomy Reverses Thrombocytopenia in Patients with Hepatitis C Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension - Kent W Kercher, Alfredo M Carbonell, Robert W Reindollar, Jeremiah P Donovan, Brent D Matthews, B. Todd Heniford, Charlotte, NC

Guest Orator:
Dennis C. Cuneo
Senior Vice President
Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America
Cincinnati, OH

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Meet the Professor Luncheons

Optimizing Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer (Rosen Centre-Centre Salon 19)
Robin S. McLeod, MD, Toronto, Canada

Pancreatic Cancer Update (Rosen Centre-Centre Salon 18)
Keith D. Lillemoe, MD, Baltimore, MD

Surgical Management of GERD (OCCC 309)
David W. Rattner, MD, Boston, MA

Surgical Option in Chron's Disease (OCCC 312C)
Neal E. Seymour, M.D., Springfield, MA

12:00 - 3:00 PM

SSAT / SAGES Joing Symposium - (OCCC Room 308)
Course Co-Chairs: L. William Traverso, MD and Daniel J. Deziel, MD

"Controversies in Bariatric Surgery: Evidence Based Discussions"


Session I:
Open vs. Laparoscopic Approach
Michael G. Sarr, M.D., Rochester, MN


12:00 - 12:10 PM


Open Procedures
Michael G. Sarr, MD, Rochester, MN


12:10 - 12:20 PM

Laparoscopic Procedures
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, Orange, CA


Session II:

Laparoscopic Gastric Band vs. Gastric Bypass


Bruce D. Schirmer, MD, Charlottesville, VA


12:20 - 12:35 PM
Laparoscopic Band
Christine Ren, New York, NY
12:35 - 12:50 PM
Laparoscopoic Gastric Bypass
W. Scott Melvin, MD, Columbus, OH
12:50 - 1:20 PM
Panel Discussion

Session III:

Gastric Bypass vs. Biliopancreatic Diversion


Bruce M. Wolfe, Sacramento, CA


1:20 - 1:35 PM
Gastric Bypass
Eric J. DeMaria, MD, Richmond, VA
1:35 - 1:50 PM
Biliopancreatic Diversion
Daniel M. Herron, MD, New York, NY

Session IV:

Tips & Techniques (Video Session)


C. Daniel Smith, MD, Atlanta, GA


1:50 - 2:00 PM
Electrical Stimulation for Weight Loss
Scott A. Shikora, MD, Boston, MA
2:00 - 2:10 PM
Video 1: Laparoscopic Gastric Band
Santiago Horgan, MD, Chicago, IL
2:10 - 2:20 PM
Video 2: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Philip R. Schauer, MD, Pittsburgh, PA
2:20 - 2:30 PM
Video 3: Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion
Daniel M. Herron, MD, New York, NY
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion
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