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45TH Annual Meeting
May 15-19, 2004
New Orleans, LA

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2004
7:30 AM - 3:15 PM
USC Norris Cancer Hospital Residents' Conference

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2004
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Postgraduate Course: Practical Issues in Managing Colorectal Diseases
CC 293-296

MONDAY, May 17, 2004
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Opening Session
Welcome and Introduction

CC 243/244
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Presidential Plenary/Presidental Address
CC 243/244

Melanocortin-4 Receptor Gene Variants Affect Results Of Gastric Banding
John G. Kral, Ruth Branson, Grazyna Piec, Thomas Ricklin, Rudolf Steffen, Margret R. Hoehe, Klaus-Ulrich Lentes, Natascha Potoczna, Fritz F. Horber

Recurrent Disease After Radical Resection For Pancreatic And Periampullary Adenocarcinoma: Should All Patients Receive Adjuvant Therapy?
Steve de Castro, K. F. D. Kuhlmann, O. R. C. Busch, G. Johan Offerhaus, T. M. van Gulik, Huug Obertop, D. J. Gouma

Surgical Results Of A Comprehensive Intestinal Failure Program
Debra Sudan, Kishore Iyer, Jon Thompson, Steve Raynor, Clarivet Torres, Simon Horslen, Wendy Grant, Jean Botha, Alan Langnas

Hepatic Resection (HR) Versus Laparoscopic Radiofrequency (RF) In The Treatment Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Of Liver Cirrhosis: A Prospective Comparative Study
Marco Montorsi, Roberto Santambrogio, Mara Costa, Paolo Bianchi, Angela Palmisano, Matteo Donadon, Eliana Moroni
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Plenary Session
CC 243/244

A National Comparison Of Surgical Versus Percutaneous Drainage Of Pancreatic Psuedocysts: 1997-2001
John Morton, Alphonso Brown, Joseph Galanko, Jeff Norton, Ian Grimm, Kevin Behrns

Molecular Biology Of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Anus: A Comparison Of Hiv Positive And Hiv Negative Patients
Pascal Gervaz, Dieter Hahnloser, Bruce Wolff, Steven Thibodeau, Lawrence Burgart, Robert Beart

First Experience With Sentinel Lymphadenectomy In Early Adenocarcinoma Of The Distal Esophagus And Esophagogastric Junction
Hubert J. Stein, Maria Burian, Marcus Feith, Morand Piert, Jorg Naehrig, J. Ruediger Siewert
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Guest Orator: Exploring Mars: NASA's Opportunity & Spirit Rovers
Matthew T. Wallace
CC 243/244
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Meet The Professor Luncheons
Chronic Pancreatitis


CC 269

Management of Crohn's dx Hilton Riverside
Grand Salon B12

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Hilton Riverside
Grand Salon B10
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Poster Session
CC Hall F
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Combined Clinical Symposium

Controversies in Ulcerative Colitis
(AGA, SSAT, ASGE)
CC Auditorium A/B

Carcinoid Tumors: Management and Therapeutics (SSAT, ASGE)
CC Auditorium C
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Plenary Session
CC 243/244

Nissen Versus Anterior Laparoscopic Fundoplication. A Prospective, Randomised, Double Blind Trial.
Robert J. Baigrie

Non-Obese Diabetic Mice Have Diminished Gallbladder Motility
Shannon J. Graewin, James M. Kiely, Keun-Ho Lee, Attila Nakeeb, Henry A. Pitt

Resection Of The Superior Mesenteric-Portal Vein For Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Margin Status And Survival Duration
Jennifer F. Tseng, Charlotte C. Sun, Eddie K. Abdalla, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Peter W. T. Pisters, Jeffrey E. Lee, Douglas B. Evans

FAS/FASL Play An Important Role In Pancreatitis-Induced Liver Injury
Scott F. Gallagher, Yanhua Peng, Jun Yang, Krista Haines, Kathryn Baksh, Heather Carpenter, P. K. Epling-Burnette, Michel M. Murr

18-FDG Pet In Differentiating Malignant From Benign Pancreatic Cystic Lesions: A Prospective Study.
Cosimo Sperti, Claudio Pasquali, Andrea Ferronato, Domenico Decet, Franca Chierichetti, Guido Liessi, Sergio Pedrazzoli

Ultrastaging Of Non Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNS) Does Not Benefit Staging Of Colorectal Cancer (CRCA)
S. Saha, D. Wiese, M. Nolff, A. Dan, E. Schochet, R. Aravapalli, S. Jaswani, S. Arora, J. Badin

A Hypoxia-Inducible Angiogenic Inhibitor Blocks Capillary Formation In Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Richard H. Pin, Maura Reinblatt, Yuman Fong

Lymph Node Metastasis In T1 Adenocarcinoma Of The Colon And Rectum
Philip Paty, Satoshi Okabe, Jinru Shia, Martin Weiser, Jose Guillem, Kenichi Sugihara, Douglas Wong

Hepatitis Serology Defines Tumor And Liver Disease Characteristics But Not Prognosis After Resection Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Timothy M. Pawlik, Ronnie Tung-Ping Poon, Eddie Abdalla, J. M. Sarmiento, Iwao Ikai, David Nagorney, Jacques Belghiti, Yoshio Yamaoka, Gregory Lauwers, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey

Impaired Internalization Of EGFR As A Mechanism For Resistance To Erbitux (ANTI-EGFR AB) Combination Therapy In BXPC-3 Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Xenografts
Juan P. Arnoletti, Donald Buchsbaum, Zhi-Qiang Huang, Ashley Hawkins, Selwyn Vickers

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Versus Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass For Morbid Obesity: A Single-Institution Comparison Study Of Early Results
Jay C. Jan, Dennis Hong, Emma Patterson
2:15 PM - 5:30 PM
State-Of-The-Art Conference
The Management of Radiation Induced Intestinal Injury

CC 245
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Combined Clinical Symposia
The Growing Problem of Obesity
(AGA, SSAT, ASGE in collaboration with NAASO)
CC Auditorium C

TUESDAY, May 18, 2004
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Video Breakfast Session
SSAT Breakfast at the Movies: A "How I Do It Symposia"

CC 293/294
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Public Policy Session
Physician Competency: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

CC 293/294
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Plenary Session
CC 293/294

Visio-Spatial Testing And Computer Experience Influence The Performance Of Virtual Endoscopy.
Lars Enochsson, Bengt Isaksson, Ann Kjellin, Rene Tour, Torsten Wredmark, Li Tsai-Fellander

Inverse Expression Of Cox-1 And Cox-2 In The Pathogenesis Of Barrett's Adenocarcinoma
Daniel Vallboehmer, Jeffery H. Peters, Sylke Schneider, Nahid Hamoui, Kazumi Uchida, Hidekazu Kuramochi, Daisuke Shimizu, Parakrama T. Chandrasoma, Kathleen D. Danenberg, Peter Danenberg, Tom R. DeMeester

In Patients With Disordered Post-Surgical Gastric Emptying, Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation (Tempges) Quickly Improves Symptoms And Gastric Emptying
Robert Schmieg, Karen Borman, Farshid Araghizadeh, Nighat Abidi, Oscar Batista, Thomas L. Abell
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
State-Of-The-Art Lecture
Strategies for Improving Surgical Outcomes: Better Surgeons or Better Operations

John D. Birkmeyer, M.D.
CC 29/294
12:30PM -1:45 PM
Meet The Professor Luncheons GERD
CC 269

Laparoscopic Band for Obesity
CC 270

Roux y Bypass for Obesity
CC 297

Pancreatic Cancer Hilton Riverside
Grand Salon B9

Portal Hypertension Hilton Riverside
Grand Salon B10
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Plenary Session
CC 293/294

Risk Of Fecal Diversion In Perianal Crohn's Disease
Mario H. Mueller, Matthias Geis, Markus Kueper, Michael Kasparek, Joerg Glatzle, Ekkehard Jehle, Martin Kreis, Tilman Zittel

The Benefits Of A Dedicated Minimally Invasive Surgery Program To Academic General Surgery Practice
Robert E. Glasgow, Kathy A. Adamson, Sean J. Mulvihill

Does Fibrin Glue Sealant Decrease The Rate Of Pancreatic Fistula Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy? Results Of A Prospective Randomized Trial
Keith D. Lillemoe, M. P. Kim, John L. Cameron, Kurtis A. Campbell, Patricia K. Sauter, J. A. Coleman, Charles J. Yeo

Inhibition Of The Vanilloid Receptor Subtype-1 Attenuates Tnbs-Induced Colitis
Kazunori Fujino, Yoji Takami, Sebastian De La Fuente, Kirk A. Ludwig, Steven R. Vigna, Christopher R. Mantyh

Evaluation Of Vagus Nerve Integrity Before And After Antireflux Surgery
Kenneth R. DeVault, Grettel K. Wentling, Sami R. Achem, Ronald A. Hinder
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Combined Clinical Symposium
Management of GI Obstruction below the Esophagus
(ASGE, SSAT)
CC Auditorium C
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
SSAT/ASCRS Symposia
Controversies in the Management of Rectal Cancer

CC 293/294
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Combined Clinical Symposia
Acute Hepatic Failure
(SSAT, AASLD)
CC Auditorium C
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Members' Reception Ogden Museum of Southern Art
WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2004
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Plenary Session
CC 293/294

Influence Of Confirmation Bias On Intra-Operative Identification Of Laparoscopic Bile Duct Injuries
Lygia Stewart, Lawrence W. Way

Omeprazole Does Not Reduce Gastroesophageal Reflux: New Insights Using Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance Technology
Anand P. Tamhankar, Jeffrey H. Peters, Giuseppe Portale, Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Jeffrey A. Hagen, Cedric G. Bremner, Tom R. DeMeester

Successful Management Of Boerhaave's Syndrome With An Individualized Strategy: A Single Center Experience With 35 Consecutive Patients
Hubert J. Stein, Holger Bartels, Burkhard H. A. v. Rahden, J. Ruediger Siewert

Organ-Specific Metastasis Formation Of Colon Carcinomas Correlates With Their Adhesive Interactions In Different Target Organs In Vivo.
Peter Gassmann, Andreas Enns, Kerstin Schlueter, Timo Korb, Hans-Ullrich Spiegel, Norbert Senninger, Joerg Haier

Results Of More Than 100 Cases Of Pediatric Intestinal Transplantation In A Single Center
Tomoaki Kato, Naveen Mittal, Gennaro Selvaggi, Seigo Nishida, Jang Moon, Juan Madariaga, John Thompson, Andreas Tzakis

The Practice Of Bariatric Surgery And Risk Management At Academic Centers
Ninh T. Nguyen, Nance Hove, C. M. Stevens, Candice Moore
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Plenary Session
CC 293/294

Long-Term Results Of Preoperative Chemoradiation For Distal Rectal Cancer- Correlation Between Final Stage And Survival
Rodrigo Perez, Angelita Habr-Gama, Ulysses Ribeiro Jr., Afonso Sousa Jr., Fabio G. Campos, Wladimir Nadalin, Victor Seid, Arazawa Sidney

Genetic Predictors Of Weight Loss After Gastric Banding?
Fritz F. Horber, Andreas Juchli, Margret R. Hoehe, Klaus-Ulrich Lentes, Natascha Potoczna

Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Colectomy In The Acute Setting
Michael R. Marohn, Eric J. Hanly, Kevin J. McKenna, Carmen R. Varin

Preoperative Risk Factors For Developing Pathologic Gastro-Esophageal Reflux After Heller Myotomy.
Alfonso Torquati, Rami Lutfi, Kenneth Sharp, William Richards

Short And Long-Term Outcome Of Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Stratified By BMI Of 70 KG/M2. A Comparative Analysis Of 825 Procedures.
Ioannis S. Raftopoulos, Julie A. Ercole, Anthony O. Udekwu, James D. Luketich Sr., Anita P. Courcoulas

Improvement Of Post-Fundoplication Esophageal Clearance By Botulinum-Toxin (Botox). Randomized, Prospective Pilot Trial.
Markku Luostarinen, Juha Virtanen, Tiit Koobi, Matti Koskinen, Tuula Tyrvainen, Tuoma Rantanen, Martti Matikainen, Jouko Isolauri
12:30PM - 1:45 PM
Meet The Professor Luncheons
Current Management of Perianal Disease Hilton Riverside

Grand Salon A4
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SSAT/SAGES Symposium
Contributions to the Treatment of GI Disease by Laparoscopy, Endoluminal, and Transluminal Therapies

CC 293/294
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Combined Clinical Symposia
Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma
(SSAT, ASGE)
CC La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom A/B
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Combined Clinical Symposia
Management of Permanent Intestinal Failure: Medical or Surgical Science?
(AGA, SSAT)
CC La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom A/B
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