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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®


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Last Updated 02/13/12

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Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.
Program Details
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM  
28ab
OPENING SESSION
Moderator:
John G. Hunter, Portland, OR

Welcome and introduction of new members, announcements of SSAT awards, reports from the SSAT Foundation, recognition of the Foundation donors, and conferment of the Founders Medal.

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM  
28ab
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY A (PLENARY SESSION I)
Moderator: James W. Fleshman, St. Louis, MO
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  O1 Texas Tort Reform Increased Access to Health Care
Ronald M. Stewart1, Lisa Rocheleau2, Kenneth Sirinek1
1. Surgery, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX; 2. Boone & Rocheleau, San Antonio, TX
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  O2 Enhancement of the Small Bowel Obstruction Model with the Use of the Gastrografin Challenge Test
Naeem Goussous, Patrick W. Eiken, Micheal P. P.Bannon, Martin D. Zielinski
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
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  V1 Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy with Multi-Organ Resection for Large Gastric Cancer
Amanda K. Arrington, Marjun Philip N. Duldulao, Alessio Pigazzi, Joseph Kim
Surgical Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
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  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research ConferenceO3 Time-Trends and Disparities in Lymphadenectomy for Gastrointestinal Cancer in the United States: A Population-Based Analysis of 342,792 Patients
Attila Dubecz1, Michael Schweigert1, Rudolf J. Stadlhuber1, Norbert Solymosi2, Jeffrey H. Peters3, Hubert J. Stein1
1. Surgery, Klinikum Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany; 2. Veterinary Medicine, Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary; 3. Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
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8:30 AM - 10:00 AM  
31abc
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (ASGE-accredited)

MANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT AT HIGH RISK FOR COLON CANCER
Sponsored by: ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: David Lieberman, Portland, OR
Feza Remzi, Cleveland, OH

Personal History of CRC
Matthew F. Kalady, Cleveland, OH

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, San Juan, PR

Familial Risk: Family History of CRC/Adenomas
Francis M. Giardiello, Baltimore, MD

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM  
28ab
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Introduction
James W. Fleshman, St. Louis, MO

Relationships Matter
John G. Hunter, Portland, OR

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM  
28ab
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY B (PLENARY SESSION II)
Moderator:
John G. Hunter, Portland, OR
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
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  O4 Hiatal Hernia, Barrett’s Esophagus and Long-Term Symptom Control After Laparoscopic Fundoplication for Gastresophageal Reflux
Joumanah Hafez1, 2, Johannes Lenglinger2, Friedrich Wrba3, Marcus Hudec4, Christiane Wischin2, Johannes Miholic2
1. Department of ENT, Martin Luther University Halle, Medical Faculty, Halle/Saale, Germany; 2. Department of Surgery, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 3. Department of Pathology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 4. Department of Scientific Computing, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O5 Financial Implications of Ventral Hernia Repair at an Academic Institution
Drew Reynolds, Daniel L. Davenport, Ryan L. Korosec, J. Scott Roth
Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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  O6 Impact of MRSA Nasal Colonization on Surgical Site Infections Following Major Gastrointestinal Surgery
Harry T. Papaconstantinou, Marcela Ramirez, Michelle Marchessault, Cara Govednik-Horny, Daniel Jupiter
Surgery, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  
32ab
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-accredited)

GASTROINTESTINAL MANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT WITH OBESITY
Sponsored by: AGA, ASGE, SSAT, AASLD
Moderators: Richard Rothstein, Lebanon, NH
Christopher Gostout, Rochester, MN

Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity
Lee M. Kaplan, Charlestown, MA

The Liver in Obesity
Arun J. Sanyal, Richmond, VA

Role of Gastroenterologist/Endoscopist in Post-Bariatric Surgery Management
Christopher C. Thompson, Boston, MA

Emerging Endoscopic Therapies for Primary Management of Weight Control and Diabetes
Richard I. Rothstein, Lebanon, NH

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM  
28ab
MAJA AND FRANK G. MOODY STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE

The Treatment of Obesity: How Science CAN Influence Public Policy
Bruce M. Wolfe, Portland, OR
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM  
Halls C-G
POSTER SESSION I (non-CME)
Authors available at their posters to answer questions 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM; posters on display 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM   Ticket-holder only - requires separate registration and fee MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEONS

28cd
OPERATIVE THERAPIES FOR GERD: WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
Brian Dunkin, Houston, TX
Jeffrey H. Peters, Rochester, NY

29d
THE DIFFICULT GALLBLADDER: TRICKS TO GET OUT OF TROUBLE
Bruce D. Schirmer, Charlottesville, VA
Nathaniel J. Soper, Chicago, IL
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM  
28cd
CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY A

DEBATE 1: C. DIFFICILE COLITIS: ILEOSTOMY AND LAVAGE VS. RESECTION
Moderator:
Barbara L. Bass, Houston, TX

Frame the Issue
Barbara L. Bass, Houston, TX

Ileostomy and Lavage
Neil Hyman, Burlington, VT

Resection
Feza Remzi, Cleveland, OH

Panel and Audience Discussion

DEBATE 2: IS SURGICAL INTERVENTION FOR CYSTIC NEOPLASMS OF THE PANCREAS BEING OVERUTILIZED?
Moderator:
Keith D. Lillemoe, Boston, MA

Frame the Issue
Keith D. Lillemoe, Boston, MA

Observation Over Surgical Intervention
Peter J. Allen, New York, NY

Surgical Intervention
C. Max Schmidt, Indianapolis, IN

Panel and Audience Discussion

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM  
20a
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM

MANAGEMENT OF FECAL INCONTINENCE
Sponsored by: SSAT/AGA/ASGE
Moderators: Deborah Nagle, Boston, MA
Satish S.C. Rao, Augusta, GA
Medical Management of Fecal Incontinences in Adults
Adil E. Bharucha, Rochester, MN

Biofeedback Therapy: What's New and What Is the Evidence for Fecal Incontinence?
Satish S.C. Rao, Augusta, GA

Sacral Nerve Stimulation & Surgical Options: When and Why?
Anders Mellgren, Minneapolis, MN

Emerging Surgical Therapies for Incontinence
Deborah Nagle, Boston, MA

2:15 PM - 4:30 PM  
26ab
VIDEO SESSION I: ROBOTIC, ENDOSCOPIC, AND ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC GI SURGERY
Moderators: Dmitry Oleynikov, Omaha, NE
Robert C.G. Martin, II, Louisville, KY

10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  V2 Robotic Assisted Excision of Pelvic Neurofibroma
Celeste Y. Kang, Alessio Pigazzi
Surgery, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
  V3 Single Incision Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy with Intracorporeal Anastomosis
Celeste Y. Kang, Steven Mills, Alessio Pigazzi
Surgery, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA
  V4 Single-Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI-S): A Simplified Duodenal Switch with Metabolic Orientation
Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute, Miguel Angel Rubio Herrera, Elia Pérez-Aguirre, Pablo Talavera, Antonio J. Torres
Surgery, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  V5 Robotic-Assisted Esophageal Epiphrenic Diverticulectomy, Myotomy and Dor Hemi-Fundoplication
Daniel K. Tong, Simon Law, Fion S. Chan
Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  V6 Laparoscopic Reversal of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass to Treat Recalcitrant Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia
Jacob A. Greenberg1, Dawn B. Davis2, Haggi Mazeh1, Guilherme M. Campos1
1. Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI; 2. Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  V7 Transanal NOTES Sigmoidectomy in a Cadaver Model
Ezra N. Teitelbaum, Fahd O. Arafat, Byron F. Santos, Eric S. Hungness, Anne M. Boller
Surgery, Northwestern, Chicago, IL
  V8 Robotic-Assisted Transduodenal Resection of Ampullary Tumor with Bile and Pancreatic Duct Reconstruction
John Prodromo1, Mehmet F. Can3, Jennifer R. Bonfili3, Dev Patel1, Herbert Zeh2, 1, A. James Moser2, 1
1. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; 2. Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 3. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  V9 Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM): Techniques for Successful Submucosal Dissection
Eric M. Pauli, Jeffrey M. Marks, Jeffrey L. Ponsky
Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  V10 Thoracoscopic Esophageal Leiomyoma Enucleation
Jason Richardson, Ninh T. Nguyen
Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM  
28ab
STATE-OF-THE-ART CONFERENCE

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF COLON AND RECTAL CANCER
Moderator:
Gregory D. Kennedy, Madison, WI

Use of the Robot in the Pelvis
Alessio Pigazzi, Duarte, CA

Transanal Approaches to Early Stage Rectal Cancer
Julio Garcia-Aguilar, Duarte, CA

Novel Approaches to the Large Benign Polyps/Endoscopic Submucosal Resection of Large Benign Polyps
Scott Steele, Ft. Lewis, WA

Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Management of Colorectal Liver Metastases
Kimberly Brown, Galveston, TX

Case Presentations
Emina Huang, Gainesville, FL
Mary F. Otterson, Milwaukee, WI

Panel and Audience Discussion

2:15 PM - 5:00 PM  
27b
PLENARY SESSION III
Moderators: Syed A Ahmad, Cincinnati, OH
Clifford Cho, Madison, WI

10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O7 Is Routine Intraoperative Cholangiogram Necessary in the 21st Century? A National View
Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne1, Elan R. Witkowski1, Zeling Chau1, Sing Chau Ng1, Heena P. Santry1, Mark P. Callery2, Shimul A. Shah1, Jennifer F. Tseng2, 1
1. Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; 2. Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O8 Quality Assessment in Pancreatic Surgery: What Might Tomorrow Require?
Brian T. Kalish1, Charles M. Vollmer2, Tara S. Kent1, William H. Nealon3, Jennifer F. Tseng1, Mark P. Callery1
1. Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, Boston, MA; 2. Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 3. Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  O9 High Grade Dysplasia and Adenocarcinoma Are Frequent in Side-Branch Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Measuring Less Than 3cm on Endoscopic Ultrasound
Joyce Wong1, Jill Weber1, Barbara A. Centeno3, Shivakumar Vignesh2, Cynthia L. Harris2, Jason B. Klapman2, Pamela Hodul1
1. Surgery, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; 2. Gastroenterology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; 3. Pathology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  O10 Mutation in ZO-1 Is Associated with Protection from Familial Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Lisa S. Poritz, Leonard R. Harris, Arthur Berg, Tara M. Connelly, John P. Hegarty, Sue Deiling, Zhenwu Lin, Rishabh Sehgal
Surgery, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  O11 Ostomy Creation Significantly Increases ER Visits and Hospital Readmission After Colorectal Resection
Lisa S. Poritz1, Arthur Berg2
1. Surgery, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA; 2. Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O12 Costs Associated with Colorectal Resection: Does Body Mass Index and Obesity Adversely Impact Resource Utilization?
John P. Cullen, Pokala R. Kiran, Ryan Williams
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O13 Natural History of Acute Diverticulitis: Low Risk of Recurrence Following Non-Operative Management in a Population-Based Study
Jennifer D. Stanger, George Roxin, Anthony R. MacLean, William D. Buie
Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O14 Visceral Fat Volume Better Than Bmi at Risk Stratifying Colorectal Cancer Patients
Aaron S. Rickles, James C. Iannuzzi, Andrew-Paul Deeb, Fergal Fleming, John R. Monson
Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  O15 Predicting Recurrence of C. difficile Colitis Using Bacterial Virulence Factors: Binary Toxin Is the Key
David B. Stewart, Arthur Berg, John P. Hegarty
Surgery/Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  O16 Long-Term Effects of Gastric Stimulation on Gastric Electrical Physiology
Patrick A. Williams1, Yana Nikitina1, Thomas L. Abell1, Christopher J. Lahr2, Thomas S. Helling2
1. Digestive Diseases, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson , MS; 2. Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  O17 Multivisceral Transplantation: Expanding Indications and Improving Outcomes
Richard S. Mangus, A. Joseph Tector, Rodrigo M. Vianna
Indiana Univ School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  
28cd
CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS I

THE DIFFICULT BILE DUCT STONE: CASE PRESENTATIONS AND TRICKS OF THE TRADE
Moderator:
John A. Windsor, Auckland, New Zealand
Panelists:
Juan Acosta, Granadero Baigorria, Argentina
David Carr-Locke, Boston, MA
C. Ross Carter, Glasgow, Scotland
Nathaniel Soper, Chicago, IL



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