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53rd Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 18 - 22, 2012
San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, California
during Digestive Disease Week®


Program (Subject to Change)
Last Updated 02/13/12

All rooms at San Diego Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Details

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

8:00 AM - 4:35 PM Ticket-holder only - requires separate registration and fee
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MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION COURSE

EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENT OF HEPATOPANCREATOBILIARY DISEASES
Course Director: John G. Hunter, Portland, OR
Welcome, Course Introduction, and Objectives
Jeffrey B. Matthews, Chicago, IL

SESSION I: MALIGNANT DISEASES OF THE LIVER
Moderator:
Jean Nicolas Vauthey, Houston, TX

Multidisciplinary Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases
Thomas A. Aloia, Houston, TX

A Personalized Approach to the Patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Timothy M. Pawlik, Baltimore, MD

Intrahepatic and Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: Curative Resection vs. Palliation
Bryan M. Clary, Durham, NC

Discussion and Case Presentations

SESSION II: BENIGN, NON-CALCULOUS DISEASE OF THE BILE DUCTS AND LIVER
Moderator:
Jeffrey B. Matthews, Chicago, IL

Imaging Considerations in the Evaluation of Benign Lesions of the Liver and Bile Ducts
Cynthia Santillan, San Diego, CA

Cysts of the Intrahepatic and Extrahepatic Biliary System
Nicholas J. Zyromski, Indianapolis, IN

Benign Lesions of the Liver: When to Resect, When to Ablate, When to Wait
Sharon M. Weber, Madison, WI

Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches for Benign Lesions of the Liver and Bile Ducts
Robert C.G. Martin, II, Louisville, KY

Discussion and Case Presentations

SESSION III: GALLSTONE AND GALLBLADDER DISEASE
Moderator:
Taylor S. Riall, Galveston, TX

Approaches to Bile Duct Clearance and Cholecystectomy in Gallstone Pancreatitis and Choledocholithiasis
Thomas H. Magnuson, Baltimore, MD

Laparoscopic and Open Common Bile Duct Exploration: Indications and Techniques
Joseph B. Petelin, Shawnee Mission, KS

Sphincterotomy Without Cholecystectomy: When Should It Be Considered?
Sreeram Parupudi, Galveston, TX

Discussion and Case Presentations

LUNCH AT THE MOVIES

Video Presentations

SESSION IV: BENIGN DISEASES OF THE PANCREAS
Moderator:
David B. Adams, Charleston, SC

Tomorrow's Approach to Chronic Pancreatitis
Katherine A. Morgan, Charleston, SC

Acute Pancreatitis: Who Needs an Operation?
Atila Nakeeb, Indianapolis, IN

Incidental Pancreatic Cysts: Wait or Operate?
Christopher L. Wolfgang, Baltimore, MD

Discussion and Case Presentations

SESSION V: MALIGNANT DISEASE AND IPMN
Moderator:
Brett C. Sheppard, Portland, OR

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Consensus and Controversy
Jeffrey A. Norton, Stanford, CA

Pancreatic Adenocarcinorma in 2012: Cut First?
Sean J. Mulvihill, Salt Lake City, UT

IPMN: Who Needs an Operation?
Mitchell C. Posner, Chicago, IL

Discussion and Case Presentation

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (ASGE-accredited) TREATMENT OF EARLY GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER: WHEN IS IT SAFE?
Sponsored by: ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: Marta Davila, Houston, TX
Blair Jobe, Pittsburgh, PA

Endoscopic Management of Early Esophageal Cancer
Kenneth K. Wang, Rochester, MN

Management of Duodenal and Ampullary Tumors
Gregory B. Haber, New York, NY

What to Do with Rectal Carcinoid Tumors
Mark H. Whiteford, Portland, OR

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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DDW COMBINED TRANSLATIONAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-accredited)
PROBIOTICS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

Sponsored by: AGA, AASLD, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: D. Brent Polk, Los Angeles, CA
Andrew S. Neish, Atlanta, GA

Effects of the Microbiota and Probiotics on Epithelial Homeostasis
Andrew S. Neish, Atlanta, GA

Role of the Microbiota in Innate and Adaptive Immunity in the Intestine and Beyond
Charles O. Elson, Birmingham, AL

Mechanisms of Probiotic Action on Inflammation in Models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
D. Brent Polk, Los Angeles, CA

Recommendations for Clinical Use of Probiotics: Promises and Controversies
Martin H. Floch, Westport, CT



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