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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 CC 243/244
Welcome and Introduction
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 CC 243/244
Exploring Mars: NASA's Opportunity & Spirit Rovers
Matthew T. Wallace
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 CC 245
The Management of Radiation
Induced Intestinal Injury
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Combined Clinical Symposia CC Auditorium C
The Growing Problem of Obesity
(AGA, SSAT, ASGE in collaboration with NAASO)
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Video Breakfast Session CC 293/294
SSAT Breakfast at the Movies: A "How I Do It Symposia"
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Public Policy Session CC 293/294
Physician Competency: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks
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 CC 29/294
Strategies for Improving Surgical Outcomes: Better Surgeons or Better Operations
John D. Birkmeyer, M.D.
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 CC Auditorium C
Management of GI Obstruction below the Esophagus (ASGE, SSAT)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SSAT/ASCRS Symposia CC 293/294
Controversies in the Management of Rectal Cancer
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Combined Clinical Symposia CC Auditorium C
Acute Hepatic Failure (SSAT, AASLD)
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 CC 293/294
Contributions to the Treatment of GI Disease by Laparoscopy, Endoluminal, and Transluminal Therapies
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM Combined Clinical Symposia CC La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom A/B
Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma (SSAT, ASGE)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Combined Clinical Symposia CC La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom A/B
Management of Permanent Intestinal Failure: Medical or Surgical Science? (AGA, SSAT)
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