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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
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM  
28ab
SSAT/ISDS JOINT BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM

OPTIMIZING OUTCOMES FOR OUR PATIENTS: DATA AND PRACTICE: COMBINING PERIOPERATIVE PATIENT MANAGEMENT AND EXPERT TECHNICAL TIPS
Moderators: John G. Hunter, Portland, OR
Marco G. Patti, Chicago, IL
Tonia M. Young-Fadok, Phoenix, AZ

What Has Collecting Baseline Data Done to Improve Outcomes?
Nancy N. Baxter, Toronto, ON

Preconditioning of the Supoptimal Patient
Liane S. Feldman, Montreal, PQ

Art of the Anastomosis of the Esophagus
Simon Y.K. Law, Hong Kong, China

Preventing Pancreatic Peril (Leaks)
Jeffrey B. Matthews, Chicago, IL

Minimizing Colorectal Calamity
Hermann Kessler, Erlangen, Germany

ICU Salvage
John G. Hunter, Portland, OR

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: EBM in Practice
Olle Ljungqvist, Stockholm, Sweden

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
27b
PLENARY SESSION VI
Moderators: John D. Allendorf, New York, NY
Daniel J Deziel, Chicago, IL

10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  O28 Addition of Algenpantucel-L Immunotherapy to Standard Adjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer: A Phase 2 Study
Jeffrey M. Hardacre1, Mary Mulcahy2, William Small2, Mark Talamonti3, Jennifer Obel3, Caio S. Rocha-Lima4, Howard Safran5, Heinz-Joseph Lenz6, Elena G. Chiorean7
1. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; 2. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; 3. Northshore University Helath System, Evanston, IL; 4. University of Miami, Miami, FL; 5. Brown University, Providence, RI; 6. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; 7. Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O29 Hereditary Pancreatitis: Endoscopic and Surgical Management
Eugene P. Ceppa1, Henry A. Pitt1, JoAnna Hunter1, Charles Leys1, Nicholas J. Zyromski1, Frederick J. Rescorla1, Kumar Sandrasegaran2, Evan L. Fogel3, Lee McHenry3, James L. Watkins3, Stuart Sherman3, Glen A. Lehman3
1. Surgery, IN Univ School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; 2. Radiology, IN Univ School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; 3. Gastroenterology, IN Univ School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O31 Islet Cell Autotransplantation and Morbidity After Operations for Chronic Pancreatitis
John C. McAuliffe, Sandre F. McNeal, Manasi S. Kakade, Brandon A. Singletary, John D. Christein
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O32 Venous Involvement During Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Is There a Need for Redefinition of 'Borderline Resectable Disease'?
Kaitlyn J. Kelly1, David Kooby3, Alex Parikh4, Clifford S. Cho1, Emily Winslow1, Charles R. Scoggins2, Syed A. Ahmad5, Robert C. Martin2, Shishir K. Maithel3, Hong Jin Kim6, Nipun Merchant4, Sharon M. Weber1
1. Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 2. Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; 3. Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; 4. Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; 5. Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; 6. Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O33 Neoadjuvant Therapy and Vascular Resection During Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Shifting the Survival Curve for Patients with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Joseph DiNorcia, Megan Winner, Minna K. Lee, Irene Epelboym, James A. Lee, Beth Schrope, John A. Chabot, John D. Allendorf
Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM  
20bc
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AASLD-accredited)

MANAGEMENT OF HCC: CHEMOTHERAPY, REDUCTION OF TUMOR LOAD, OR TRANSPLANT?
Sponsored by: AASLD/SSAT
Moderators: Laura M. Kulik, Chicago, IL
Susan L. Orloff, Portland, OR

Management of HCC: Systemic Therapy
Richard Finn, Los Angeles, CA

Management of HCC: Reduction of Tumor Load
William R. Jarnagin, New York, NY

Management of HCC: Transplant
Majella Doyle, St. Louis, MO

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  
27b
PLENARY SESSION VII
Moderators: Ninh T. Nguyen, Orange, CA
Charles M. Vollmer, Jr., Philadelphia, PA

10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  O34 Greater Complexity of Liver Surgery Is Not Associated with an Increased Incidence of Liver Related Complications Except for Bile Leak: An Experience with 2628 Consecutive Resections
Robert E. Roses, Giuseppe Zimmitti, Thomas Aloia, Andreas Andreou, Steven Curley, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  O35 Effect of the Artificial Sweetener, Acesulfame Potassium, a Sweet Taste Receptor Agonist, on Glucose Uptake in Small Intestinal Cell Lines
Ye Zheng2, Michael G. Sarr1, 2
1. Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 2. Gastroenterology Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  O36 Combination of Laparoscopy and Enhanced Recovery Program Improves Outcomes After Ileocecal Resection for Crohn’s Disease
Antonino Spinelli1, Piero Bazzi1, Matteo Sacchi1, Silvio Danese3, Gionata Fiorino3, Lorenzo Gentilini5, Alberto Malesci4, Gilberto Poggioli5, Marco Montorsi1, 2
1. Dept. of Surgery, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, Rozzano Milano, Italy; 2. Department of Surgery, University of Milan, Milano, Italy; 3. IBD Unit - Dept. of Gastroenterology, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, Rozzano Milano, Italy; 4. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, Rozzano Milano, Italy; 5. Department of Surgery, Policlinico S. Orsola - Malpighi - University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O37 Predictors of Unsuccessful Laparoscopic Resection of Gastric Submucosal Neoplasms
Sabha Ganai1, Vivek N. Prachand1, Mitchell C. Posner1, John C. Alverdy1, Eugene A. Choi1, Irving Waxman1, Marco G. Patti, Kevin K. Roggin
Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  V24 Minimally Invasive Approach GE Junction and Esophageal GIST
Jon Gould1, Andrew Kastenmeier1, Mario Gasparri2
1. Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; 2. Thoracic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  O38 Epigenetic Modulation of Adhesion and Proliferation Pathways by Methionine Deficiency Attenuates Potential for Dissemination of Gastric Cancer Cells
Luigina Graziosi2, Andrea Mencarelli1, Barbara Renga1, Emanuel Cavazzoni2, Angela Bruno1, Chiara Santorelli2, Emanuele Rosati2, Stefano Fiorucci1, Annibale Donini2
1. Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy; 2. Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Radiologiche e Odontostomatologiche, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  O39 Adjuvant Radiation Therapy and Lymph Node Dissection in Esophageal Cancer: A SEER Database Analysis
Ravi Shridhar2, Jill Weber1, Sarah Hoffe2, Khaldoun Almhanna1, Richard Karl1, Ken L. Meredith1
1. Gastrointestinal Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; 2. Radiation Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  Invitation only - paper also presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference O40 Extent of Lymphadenectomy Does Not Predict Survival in Patients Treated with Primary Esophagectomy
Joyce Wong, Jill Weber, Khaldoun Almhanna, Sarah Hoffe, Ravi Shridhar, Ken L. Meredith
Surgery, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  O41 Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Esophageal Cancer: Predictors Analysis at the Different Steps of Treatment
Marco Scarpa1, Luca Saadeh1, Alessandra Fasolo1, Rita Alfieri1, Matteo Cagol1, Giovanni Zaninotto2, Ermanno Ancona2, Carlo Castoro1
1. Oncological Surgery Unit, Venetian Oncology Institute (IOV-IRCCS), Padova, Italy; 2. Dept. of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
  O42 Bile Acid at Low pH Reduces the Squamous Differentiation and Induces Columnar Differentiation of Primary Esophageal Cells, Possibly by Activating EGFR Signaling
Sayak Ghatak1, 2
1. Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; 2. Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  
20bc
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-accredited)

CAN YOU ELIMINATE BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS?
Sponsored by: AGA/ASGE/SSAT
Moderators: Prateek Sharma, Kansas City, MO
Kenneth Wang, Rochester, MN

Endoscopic Therapy For Barrett's Esophagus: When and Why?
Prateek Sharma, Kansas City, MO

Can Endoscopic Resection Techniques Eliminate Barrett’s?
Horst Neuhaus, Dusseldorf, Germany

Can Mucosal Ablation Techniques Eliminate Barrett’s?
Kenneth Wang, Rochester, MN

Is This All Wishful Thinking: Buried Glands Reccurences? How to Deal With Them
John M. Inadomi, Seattle, WA

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  
28cd
SSAT HEALTH CARE QUALITY & OUTCOMES COMMITTEE PANEL

THREE WAYS TO BEND THE COST CURVE IN GI SURGERY WITHOUT SACRIFICING QUALITY
Moderator:
David B. Adams, Charleston, SC

Reducing Complications Saves Money AND Improves Quality
Jennifer Tseng, Boston, MA

Introducing Fast Track or ERAS Protocols in GI Surgery Save Money and Don’t Increase Complications
Robert Cima, Rochester, MN

Introducing New Technology Without Demonstrating Improved Value: Is It Ethical?
Michael Kendrick, Rochester, MN

Panel and Audience Discussion

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM  
Halls C-G
POSTER SESSION III (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.
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
28ab
KELLY AND CARLOS PELLEGRINI SSAT/SAGES JOINT LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM

CURRENT CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES IN FOREGUT MOTILITY
Moderators: Jeffrey B. Matthews, Chicago, IL
W. Scott Melvin, Columbus, OH

SESSION I: ESOPHAGUS

Achalasia Update: What is the Best Primary Therapy for Achalasia: Medical or Surgical Management
Marco G. Patti, Chicago, IL

Technical Pearls for Heller Myotomy: How Long is the Myotomy? Wrap or no Wrap? Dor or Toupet?
Barry A. Salky, New York, NY

Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM): How is it Done? Who Should do it? What are the Results?
Santiago Horgan, San Diego, CA

Panel and Audience Discussion

SESSION II: STOMACH

Gastroparesis: What is the Current State-of-the-Art for Evaluation and Medical Management? What are the Results?
Allen Lee, Burlington, VT

Surgical Management of Gastroparesis: Gastrostomy/Jejunostomy Tubes, Gastrectomy, Pyloromyotomy, Pyloroplasty, Gastric Electrical Stimulation (ENTERRA)
Edward Borrazzo, Burlington, VT

Panel and Audience Discussion

Coffee Break

SESSION III: GALL BLADDER

Biliary Dyskinesia: Does it Exist? If So, How Do We Diagnose It? Is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Effective or a Sham Operation?
David B. Adams, Charleston, SC

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction: How is it Diagnosed? How is it Classified? How do We Treat It, Medically, Endoscopically and Surgically?
Atilla Nakeeb, Indianapolis, IN

Panel and Audience Discussion

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM   Ticket-holder only - requires separate registration and fee MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEONS

7ab
CBD STONES: LAPAROSCOPIC OR ENDOSCOPIC?
Isaac Raijman, Houston, TX
Gary C. Vitale, Louisville, KY

26ab
MODERN STAGING AND TREATMENT OF RECTAL CANCER
Alessandro Fichera, Chicago, IL

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
28cd
BEST OF DDW 2012 (non-CME)
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM  
20bc
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (ASGE-accredited)

ENDOSCOPIC BILIARY COMPLICATIONS: WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Sponsored by: ASGE/SSAT
Moderators: Michael L. Kochman, Philadelphia, PA
Gary C. Vitale, Louisville, KY

How Biliary Complications of ERCP Occur and How to Avoid Them
Adam Slivka, Pittsburgh, PA

The Surgical Management of ERCP Challenges and Complications: From GI Perforation to Altered Anatomy
Brian J. Dunkin, Houston, TX

Endoscopic Management of Biliary Leaks, Strictures, and Perforations
Stuart Sherman, Indianapolis, IN

The Surgical Management of Biliary Leaks and Injuries
Keith D. Lillemoe, Boston, MA



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