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56th Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 15 - 19, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Washington, DC
during Digestive Disease Week®


Final Program

All rooms at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

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Tracks
Esophagus & Gastric GI Tract Potpourri
HPB Education & Quality & Outcomes & Policy
Small Bowel & Colorectal General & Society Business
MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
156
Ticketed Session BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS: WRITERS WORKSHOP
  WRITERS WORKSHOP PART 2: SUBMITTING AND REVISING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
Faculty
Steven Stain, Albany, NY
Mark A. Talamini, Stony Brook, NY
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
204C
PLENARY SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL I
 
Moderators: John Migaly, Durham, NC
Sharon L. Stein, Cleveland, OH
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
Residents & Fellows Research Conference 563 Post-Operative Gastrointestinal (GI) Telemetry with a Wearable Acoustic Biosensor Distinguishes Ileus Vs. Uneventful GI Recovery
Marc Kaneshiro*4, 7, William Kaiser3, Phillip Fleshner5, Marcia M. Russell2, Anne Lin6, Karen N. Zaghiyan5, Jonathan S. Pourmorady4, Bibiana M. Martinez1, Anish Patel4, Amy P. Nguyen7, Digvijay Singh3, Vince Zegarski3, Brennan Spiegel1, 2
1Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research And Education (CS-CORE), Los Angeles, CA; 2Medicine, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA;3Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; 4Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 5Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 6Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; 7Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
564 Impact of Transfusion Threshold on Infectious Complications after Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
Emre Gorgun*1, Volkan Ozben1, Luca Stocchi1, Gokhan Ozuner1, Xiaobo Liu2, Feza H. Remzi1
1Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; 2Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Residents & Fellows Research Conference 565 Clinical Burden of Laparoscopic Feeding Jejunostomy Tubes
Emily A. Speer*1, Simon C. Chow2, Christy M. Dunst3, Amber L. Shada1, Valerie J. Halpin2, Kevin M. Reavis3, 1, Lee L. Swanstrom3, 1, Maria A. Cassera3
1Minimally Invasive Surgery, Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR; 2Bariatric Surgery, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland, OR; 3Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR
566 Experience and Results for Laparoscopic Median Arcuate Ligament Release in Young Patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Mikael Petrosyan*, Ashanti Franklin, Philip Guzzetta, Hassan Abdullah, Timothy D. Kane
General and Thoracic Surgery, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
567 Surgical Decision Making in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: The Patient Perspective
Jessica N. Cohan*1, 2, Elissa M. Ozanne4, Justin L. Sewell3, Uma Mahadevan3, Daniel Dohan2, Madhulika Varma1, Emily V. Finlayson1, 2
1Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 2Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 3Division of Gastroenterology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 4The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH
568 Endoscopic Vacuum Therapy in Colorectal Surgery
Florian Kuehn*, Florian Janisch, Frank Schwandner, Michael C. Gock, Ernst Klar
Dept. of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
202B
CME with self-assessment SSAT/AHPBA SYMPOSIUM
  STARTING A CAREER IN HEPATOBILIARY SURGERY
Moderators: Syed A. Ahmad, Cincinnati, OH
Elijah Dixon, Calgary, AB, Canada

What Are the Critical Do's and Do Not's of Starting a New Practice?
Paul D. Greig, Toronto, ON, Canada

I Want to Be an Academic Surgeon
Keith D. Lillemoe, Boston, MA

Building a Practice and Winning over the Referring Doctors
David A. Geller, Pittsburgh, PA

How Can I Contribute Meaningful Science to the Field?
Timothy M. Pawlik, Baltimore, MD

Panel & Audience Discussion

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
204AB
VIDEO SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
 
Moderators: Karen E. Gibbs, Staten Island, NY
Sumeet K. Mittal, Omaha, NE
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
569 Novel Approach to Complete Luminal Stenosis Secondary to Leak and Stricturing after Esophagectomy and Substernal Gastric Pull Up
Caleb G. Van Essen*, Tommy H. Lee, Sumeet K. Mittal
Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
570 Laparoscopic Removal of LINX Anti-Reflux Device
Jamil L. Stetler*, Sujata Gill, Ankit Patel, S. Scott Davis, Edward Lin
General Surgery, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
571 Iatrogenic Surgical Achalasia: A Mesh Complication after Hiatal Hernia Repair
Lester B. Katz*
Surgery, Mount Sinai New York, New York, NY
572 Management of Achalasia in a Bariatric Patient Post Sleeve Gastrectomy
Benjamin Veenstra*, John M. Weeman, Steven P. Bowers
General Surgery, Mayo Clinic of Florida, Jacksonville, FL
573 The Difficult GIST: Surgical Approach and Treatment Strategies
Brandice T. Durkan*, Edward H. Phillips, Miguel Burch
Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  Laparoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia
Giovanni Zaninotto, London, England
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
204AB
CME with self-assessment CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: HPB
  NEUROENDOCRINE LIVER METASTASES: OBSERVATION, RESECTION, ABLATION, OR SYMPTOM SUPPRESSION?
Moderators: Sean P. Cleary, Toronto, ON, Canada
Michael I. D'Angelica, New York, NY

Panelists
Claudius Conrad, Houston, TX
Paxton Dickson, Germantown, TN
Timothy M. Pawlik, Baltimore, MD

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
204C
CME with self-assessment CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
  HEREDITARY COLORECTAL NEOPLASIA: WHAT IS THE STATE OF THE ART IN DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT?
Moderators: Jose G. Guillem, New York, NY
Y. Nancy You, Houston, TX

Panelists
William M. Grady, Seattle, WA
Matthew F. Kalady, Cleveland, OH
Elena M. Stoffel, Ann Arbor, MI

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
202B
CME with self-assessment CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY DEBATE: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
  BURIED BARRETT METAPLASIA AFTER ENDOLUMINAL ABLATION: A TICKING TIME BOMB OR MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?
Moderator: Steven R. DeMeester, Los Angeles, CA

Frame the Debate
Steven R. DeMeester, Los Angeles, CA

Glands Are Not a Problem
Nicholas Shaheen, Chapel Hill, NC

Glands Are a Problem
Blair A. Jobe, Pittsburgh, PA

Panel & Audience Discussion

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGEAL & GASTRIC (AGA-ACCREDITED)
  GASTRIC CANCER: EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS, AND MANAGEMENT
Sponsored by: AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: Norio Fukami, Aurora, CO
Ernst J. Kuipers, Rotterdam, Netherlands
John T. Mullen, Boston, MA

Epidemiology of Gastric Neoplasia
Ernst J. Kuipers, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Helicobacter Pylori, Dysregulated Host Responses, DNA Damage, and Gastric Cancer
Keith T. Wilson, Nashville, TX

Endoscopic Diagnosis and Management of Gastric Neoplasia
Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, Porto, Portugal

Surgical Treatment for Gastric Cancer
Yuko Kitagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Treatment for Gastric Cancer
Jaffer Ajani, Houston, TX

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
202B
MAJA AND FRANK G. MOODY STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE
  A Recipe for Radical Curricular Change in Postgraduate Surgical Training
Peter Ferguson, Toronto, ON, Canada
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Exhibit Hall C
Ticketed Session POSTER TOUR: HPB (non-CME)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall C
POSTER SESSION II (non-CME)
  Authors available at their posters to answer questions 12PM - 2PM; posters on display 8AM - 5 PM.
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
158
Ticketed Session MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON: HPB
  BENIGN LIVER TUMORS: OBSERVATION OR RESECTION?
Faculty
Yun Shin Chun, Minneapolis, MN
Michael I. D'Angelica, New York, NY
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
204C
CME with self-assessment CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE PANEL
  ADVANCES IN ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS
Moderator: Ranjan Sudan, Durham, NC

Introduction
Ranjan Sudan, Durham, NC

Endotherapy for Barrett's Neoplasia and EUS
Kevin McGrath, Pittsburgh, PA

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Endoscopy in Bariatrics
Bipin Chand, Chicago, IL

Balloons, Spirals, and Capsules, Oh My: Current Options for Small Bowel Endoscopy
Daniel Wild, Chapel Hill, NC

Colorectal Lesions: How Far Is Too Far for TEMS and TAMIS?
Andreas M. Kaiser, Los Angeles, CA

Panel & Audience Discussion

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB
  PANCREATIC NECROSIS: WHERE ARE WE NOW AND WHAT IS THE FUTURE?
Sponsored by: SSAT, ASGE, AGA
Moderators: Matthew J. DiMagno, Ann Arbor, MI
Taylor S. Riall, Galveston, TX
Vanessa M. Shami, Charlottesville, VA

Pancreatic Necrosis: New Definitions, Early Detection, and Evidence for Nutritional Support
Timothy B. Gardner, Lebanon, NH

What Is Conservative Management and Is Intervention Always Needed?
Richard A. Kozarek, Seattle, WA

The "Step-Up" Approach vs Initial Operative Necrosectomy for the Management of Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Marc Besselink, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Diagnosis and Management of Necrotizing Pancreatitis: The Future
Santhi Swaroop Vege, Rochester, MN

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
204AB
PLENARY SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC II
 
Moderators: Anne Lidor, Baltimore, MD
Lygia Stewart, San Francisco, CA
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
Residents & Fellows Research Conference 699 Inter-Observer Variability in the Interpretation of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Specimens
Stephanie G. Worrell*1, Joshua A. Boys1, John G. Vallone1, Parakrama Chandrasoma1, Daniel S. Oh1, Jeffrey A. Hagen1, Corey Johnson2, Michal J. Lada3, Christy M. Dunst4, Brian E. Louie2, Jeffrey H. Peters3, Thomas J. Watson3, Steven R. Demeester1
1Keck School of Medicine of Univeristy of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; 2Surgery, Swedish, Seattle, WA; 3University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; 4Surgery, The Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR
Residents & Fellows Research Conference 700 Defining the Impact of Surgical Approach on Perioperative Outcomes for Patients with Gastric Cardia Malignancy
Ryan W. Day*, Brian Badgwell, Keith F. Fournier, Paul F. Mansfield, Thomas Aloia
Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson, Houston, TX
Residents & Fellows Research Conference 701 National Trends in Utilization of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) for Gastric Cancer: A SEER-Medicare Study
Ciara R. Huntington*1, Kendall W. Carpenter2, Yimei Han2, Jonathan Salo2, Joshua Hill2
1Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC; 2Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Residents & Fellows Research Conference 702 Ex-Vivo Lymphadenectomy during Gastrectomy for Adenocarcinoma Optimizes Lymph Node Yield
Cheguevara Afaneh*1, 2, Adam Levy1, 2, Luke V. Selby2, Geoffrey Ku3, Sam S. Yoon2, Laura H. Tang4, Daniel G. Coit2, Vivian E. Strong2, 1
1Surgery, NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY; 2Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; 3Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY;4Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
703 Adjuvant Therapy Completion Rates in Patients with Gastric Cancer Undergoing Perioperative Chemotherapy versus a Surgery-First Approach
Eva Fuentes*1, Rima Ahmad1, Theodore S. Hong2, Eunice L. Kwak3, David W. Rattner1, John T. Mullen1
1Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Medical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
704 Role of Preoperative Staging in Patients with Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
Andrea Frilling*1, Ashley K. Clift1, Omar Faiz2, Adil Al-Nahhas1, Harpreet Wasan1
1Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; 2Department of Surgery, St Mark's Hospital, London, United Kingdom
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
202B
CME with self-assessment SSAT/ASCRS SYMPOSIUM
  OPTIMIZING OUTCOMES FOLLOWING THE LOW ANASTOMOSIS FOR RECTAL CANCER
Moderators: Imran Hassan, Iowa City, IA
David Vargas, Jefferson, LA

Is Sphincter Preservation Myth or Reality for Rectal Cancer Surgery?
Rocco Ricciardi, Burlington, MA

Potential Changes in the Multimodal Paradigm for Rectal Cancer Management
James W. Fleshman, Dallas, TX

Technical Aspects of Low Anterior Resection and the Challenge of Reconstruction Options
Kirk A. Ludwig, Milwaukee, WI

Prevention, Management, and Reoperative Surgical Options for Anastomotic Complications
Harry L. Reynolds, Jr., Cleveland, OH

Low Anterior Resections Syndrom: How Often, How Relevant, and How Do You Manage It?
Liliana G. Bordeianou, Boston, MA

Panel & Audience Discussion

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
204C
CME with self-assessment CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: ESOPHAGEAL & GASTRIC
  MANAGEMENT OF THE FAILED FUNDOPLICATION: WHAT TO DO ABOUT RECURRENT AND NEW SYMPTOMS
Moderator: Vic Velanovich, Tampa, FL

Panelists
Mario Costantini, Padova, Italy
Brant K. Oelschlager, Seattle, WA
Joel E. Richter, Tampa, FL

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
202B
CME with self-assessment CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY DEBATE: HPB
  DOES LIVER RESECTION IMPROVE THE OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH COLORECTAL LIVER METASTASES AND EXTRAHEPATIC DISEASE?
Moderator: Timothy M. Pawlik, Baltimore, MD

Frame the Debate
Timothy M. Pawlik, Baltimore, MD

Patients Signficantly Benefit from Resection
Ching-Wei D. Tzeng, Lexington, KY

Patients Derive Minimal Benefit from Resection
Alice Wei, Toronto, ON, Canada

Panel & Audience Discussion

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
204AB
CME with self-assessment CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY DEBATE: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
  POSTOPERATIVE MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF CROHN'S DISEASE: PREVENTION AND SURVEILLANCE STRATEGIES
Moderator: Alessandro Fichera, Seattle, WA

Frame the Debate
Alessandro Fichera, Seattle, WA

Watch and Wait: We Can Always Intervene If Symptoms Recur
Scott A. Strong, Chicago, IL

Early Prophylaxis with Biologic Therapy: Surgical Recurrence Can Be a Thing of the Past
Miguel Regueiro, Pittsburgh, PA

Panel & Audience Discussion

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (AASLD-ACCREDITED)
  ENDOSCOPIC ASSESSMENT OF THE PATIENT WITH SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS
Sponsored by: AASLD, AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: Frank G. Gress, New York, NY
Gregory J. Gores, Rochester, MN
Bret T. Petersen, Rochester, MN

Biliary Complications over Time in PSC-Perspective of the Hepatologist
Cynthia Levy, Miami, FL

Biliary Strictures in Sclerosing Cholangitis: Dilatation Alone or Stenting?
Bret T. Petersen, Rochester, MN

Is This Stricture Malignant?
Gregory J. Gores, Rochester, MN

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
202B
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