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59th Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
June 2 - 5, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Washington, DC
during Digestive Disease Week®


Program (Subject to Change)
Last Updated 05/31/18

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

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Esophagus & Gastric GI Tract Potpourri
HPB Education & Quality & Outcomes & Policy
Small Bowel & Colorectal General & Society Business
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
202B
Ticketed Session BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS
PROLIFERATION OF ROBOTICS IN GENERAL SURGERY

Herbert J. Zeh III, Pittsburgh, PA

Cancelled
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
202A
OPENING SESSION (NON-CME)
  Moderator: Stanley W. Ashley, Boston, MA

Welcome and introduction of new members, announcements of SSAT-sponsored awards, reports from the SSAT Foundation, recognition of the Foundation donors, presentation of the Public Service Award, and conferment of the Founders Medal.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
202A
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY I
  Moderator: John S. Bolton, New Orleans, LA
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
226 PREOPERATIVE INTESTINAL MICROBIAL DYSBIOSIS IS ASSOCIATED WITH POSTOPERATIVE ILEUS IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING COLORECTAL SURGERY
Benjamin D. Shogan1, Emilie Duchalais2, Danielle Collins2, Melissa Chang3, Kimberly R. Krull2, David W. Larson2, Marina Walther-Antonio2, Nicholas Chia2, Jun Chen2, Heidi Nelson2
1. Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2. Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 3. Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
227 ONE THOUSAND AND ONE LAPAROSCOPIC HELLER MYOTOMIES FOR ESOPHAGEAL ACHALASIA: TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR EXPERIENCE AT A SINGLE TERTIARY CENTER
Mario Costantini1, Renato Salvador1, Giovanni Capovilla1, Guerrino Voltarel1, Anna Perazzolo1, Loredana Nicoletti1, Dario Briscolini1, Andrea Costantini2, Lorenzo Vallese1, Stefano Merigliano1
1. Surgery, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 2. School of Medicine, Universitŕ Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Roma, Roma, Italy.
Plenary presentation228 PATIENT CO-MORBIDITY AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS INFLUENCE THE OCCURRENCE OF HOSPITAL ACQUIRED CONDITIONS MORE STRONGLY THAN HOSPITAL FACTORS
Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh1, Lygia Stewart1, 2
1. Surgery, UCSF, San Francisco, CA; 2. Surgery, SF VAMC, San Francisco, CA.
Plenary presentation229 SURGICAL AND PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES AFTER PANCREATIC RESECTION IN HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS FOR PANCREATIC CANCER: A 20-YEAR PROSPECTIVE CANCER OF THE PANCREAS SCREENING (CAPS) COHORT STUDY
Tossapol Kerdsirichairat1, Marcia I. Canto1, Madeline Ford1, Michael G. Goggins1, Amanda Blackford3, Toshiya Abe1, Ralph Hruban2, Anne Marie Lennon1, Alison Klein3, Ihab R. Kamel4, Elliot K. Fishman4, Matthew J. Weiss5, Charles J. Yeo5, Richard D. Schulick6, Christopher L. Wolfgang5
1. Gastroenterology/Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 2. Pathology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 3. Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 4. Radiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 5. Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; 6. Gastroenterology/Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
143
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (AGA ACCREDITED)
MULTIDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND PANCREATIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS
  Sponsored by: AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: Marcia I. Canto, Baltimore, MD
Dan Chung, Cambridge, MA

MAKING SENSE OF HISTOLOGIC CLASSIFICATIONS FOR NETS
David Klimstra, New York, NY

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND LOCALIZATION OF NETS
David C. Metz, Philadelphia, PA

EVOLVING PARADIGMS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF METASTATIC NETS
Michelle K. Kim, New York, NY

HOW TO BEST MANAGE THE INCIDENTAL PANCREATIC NET: OBSERVATION
Massimo Falconi, Milan, Italy

HOW TO BEST MANAGE THE INCIDENTAL PANCREATIC NET: RESECTION
Matthew Weiss, Baltimore, MD
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
202A
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
John S. Bolton, New Orleans

Whereof What's Past Is Prologue
Stanley W. Ashley, Boston, MA
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
202A
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY II
Moderator: Stanley W. Ashley, Boston, MA
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  Moderator: John S. Bolton, New Orleans, LA
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
Plenary presentation342 PIOGLITAZONE REDUCES TUMOR BURDEN IN A RODENT MODEL OF HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA
Shen Li1, Sarani Ghoshal1, Derek J. Erstad1, Gunisha Arora1, Michael Lanuti1, Kenneth K. Tanabe1, Bryan C. Fuchs1
1. Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital , Allston, MA.
Plenary presentation343 SURGERY PROVIDES LONG-TERM SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS WITH METASTATIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS UNDERGOING RESECTION FOR NON-HORMONAL SYMPTOMS
Jeffery Chakedis*1, Eliza W. Beal1, Alexandra G. Lopez-Aguiar6, George A. Poultsides2, Eleftherios A. Makris2, Flavio G. Rocha3, Zaheer Kanji3, Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly4, Alexander Fisher4, Ryan Fields5, Bradley A. Krasnick5, Kamran Idrees7, Paula Marincola Smith7, Clifford S. Cho8, Megan V. Beems8, Shishir K. Maithel6, Timothy M. Pawlik1, Carl Schmidt1, Mary Dillhoff1
1The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; 2Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; 3Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA; 4University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI; 5Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; 6Emory University , Atlanta, GA; 7Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; 8University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Plenary presentation344 PER-ORAL PYLOROMYOTOMY (POP) FOR MEDICALLY REFRACTORY POST-SURGICAL GASTROPARESIS
Andrew T. Strong1, 2, Joshua P. Landreneau1, Michael S. Cline3, Matthew Kroh4, 2, John Rodriguez1, 2, Jeffrey L. Ponsky1, 2, Kevin M. El-Hayek1, 2
1. Section of Surgical Endoscopy, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 2. Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH; 3. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 4. Digestive Disease Insititute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
202A
DORIS AND JOHN L. CAMERON GUEST ORATION
SURGICAL COACHING: THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES IN CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Caprice C. Greenberg, Madison, WI
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
POSTER SESSION I (NON-CME)
  Authors available at their posters to answer questions 12 PM - 2 PM; posters on display 9:30 AM - 4 PM.
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
203
Ticketed Session MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON: WRITERS WORKSHOP PART I
MANUSCRIPT WRITING/EDITING

Timothy M. Pawlik, Columbus, OH
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
143
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (AGA-ACCREDITED)
MANAGING BILE DUCT INJURIES IN THE MODERN ERA: SCOPES, WIRES, AND SURGERY
  Sponsored by: SSAT,ASGE
Moderators: Keith D. Lillemoe, Boston, MA
John A. Martin, Rochester, MN

ROLE OF THE SURGEON IN MANAGEMENT OF BILE DUCT INJURIES
Will Chapman, St. Louis, MO

ROLE OF THE RADIOLOGIST IN MANAGEMENT OF BILE DUCT INJURIES: FROM DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING TO ADVANCED INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
James Andrews, Rochester, MN

ROLE OF THE ENDOSCOPIST IN MANAGEMENT OF BILE DUCT INJURIES: SHORT-TERM MANAGEMENT TO DURABLE SOLUTIONS
Stuart Sherman, Indianapolis, IN

CONTEMPORARY PARADIGMS AND OUTCOMES OF INTERDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT OF BILE DUCT INJURIES: PROGRESS REPORT
Keith D. Lillemoe, MD, Boston, MA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
203
PLENARY SESSION: HPB I
 
Moderators: Nicholas J. Zyromski, Indianapolis, IN
Matthew J. Weiss, Baltimore, MD

10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
410 OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH BORDERLINE RESECTABLE PANCREATIC CANCER IN THE CONTEMPORARY ERA OF NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY
Ammar A. Javed1, Ayat Siddique1, Alex Blair1, Lindsay Parish1, Richard Burkhart1, Matthew J. Weiss1, John Cameron1, Amol Narang2, Lei Zheng3, Daniel Laheru3, Christopher L. Wolfgang1, Jin He1
1. Surgery, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD; 2. Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD; 3. Medical Oncology, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
Plenary presentation411 EVOLVING THE PARADIGM OF EARLY DRAIN REMOVAL FOLLOWING PANCREATODUODENECTOMY
Thomas Seykora1, Laura Maggino1, 2, Giuseppe Malleo2, Major Kenneth Lee1, Robert E. Roses1, Claudio Bassi2, Charles Vollmer1
1. Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 2. Surgery, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.
Plenary presentation412 A SOLUBLE PROTEIN SIGNATURE CAN PREDICT POST-SURGICAL SURVIVAL IN PANCREATIC ADENOCARCINOMA
Michael H. Gerber1, William Gooding2, Daniel Delitto1, Jessica Cioffi1, Bayli DiVita1, Shannon M. Wallet1, Ryan M. Thomas1, Jose Trevino1, Steven J. Hughes1
1. Department of Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 2. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Plenary presentation413 CHROMOGRANIN A AND PREDICTING RECURRENCE IN PANCREATIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS: A NOVEL PRE-OPERATIVE RISK SCORING SYSTEM
Alexander Fisher1, Alexandra G. Lopez-Aguiar8, Victoria Rendell1, Courtney Pokrzywa1, Flavio G. Rocha7, Zaheer Kanji7, George A. Poultsides3, Eleftherios A. Makris3, Mary Dillhoff6, Eliza W. Beal6, Ryan Fields2, Panni Roheena2, Kamran Idrees5, Paula Marincola Smith5, Clifford S. Cho4, Megan V. Beems1, Shishir K. Maithel8, Emily R. Winslow1, Daniel E. Abbott1, Sharon M. Weber1
1. Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 2. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; 3. Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 4. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 5. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; 6. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH; 7. Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA; 8. Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Plenary presentation414 MAJOR COMPLICATIONS ARE INDEPENDENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH DECREASED LONG-TERM SURVIVAL AFTER PANCREATODUODENECTOMY FOR CANCER
Marta Sandini1, Katarina J Ruscic2, Cristina R. Ferrone1, Motaz Qadan1, Matthias Eikermann2, Andrew L. Warshaw1, Keith D. Lillemoe1, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo1
1. Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston, MA; 2. Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
415 THE DILEMMA OF THE DILATED MAIN PANCREATIC DUCT IN THE DISTAL PANCREATIC REMNANT AFTER PROXIMAL PANCREATECTOMY FOR INTRADUCTAL PAPILLARY MUCINOUS NEOPLASM
Rachel E. Simpson1, Eugene P. Ceppa1, Howard Wu2, Fatih Akisik3, Michael G. House1, Nicholas J. Zyromski1, Attila Nakeeb1, Mohammad A. Al-Haddad4, John DeWitt4, Stuart Sherman4, C. Max Schmidt1
1. Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; 2. Pathology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; 3. Radiology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; 4. Gastroenterology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
202B
PLENARY SESSION: SMALL BOWEL AND COLORECTAL I
 
Moderators: David B. Stewart, Tucson, AZ
Guillermo Gomez, Galveston, TX

10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
Plenary presentation416 SURGEON-LEVEL VARIATION IN UTILIZATION OF NEOADJUVANT THERAPY FOR LOCALLY ADVANCED RECTAL ADENOCARCINOMA
Douglas S. Swords2, 1, David E. Skarda2, 1, William T. Sause3, Ute Gawlick2, George M. Cannon3, Mark A. Lewis3, Jesse Gygi3, H T. Kim2
1. Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; 2. Surgical Services Clinical Program, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT; 3. Oncology Services Clinical Program, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT
417 NEOADJUVANT TREATMENT STRATEGY AND CORRELATION WITH FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES AFTER LOW ANTERIOR RESECTION FOR RECTAL CANCER
Felipe F. Quezada1, Rosa M. Jimenez-Rodriguez1, Emmanouil Pappou1, Jesse Joshua Smith1, Iris H. Wei1, Jose Guillem1, Philip Paty1, Garrett Nash1, Martin Weiser1, Julio Garcia-Aguilar1
1. Department of Surgery. Colorectal Service., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
418 ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH LOCALLY ADVANCED RECTAL CANCERS AND LATERAL PELVIC LYMPH NODE INVOLVEMENT
Ipek Sapci1, Conor P. Delaney1, David Liska1, Sudha Amarnath2, Matthew Kalady1, Scott Steele1, Emre Gorgun1
1. Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; 2. Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
419 ARE SEMS (SELF-EXPANDING METAL STENTS) A SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL BRIDGE TO SURGERY OR DEFINITIVE THERAPY FOR MALIGNANT COLORECTAL OBSTRUCTION (MCO), PARTICULARLY IN PATIENTS TREATED WITH BEVACIZUMAB, A VEGF INHIBITOR? A TERTIARY CANCER CENTER EXPERIENCE.
Jeffrey Lee1, Ikenna K. Emelogu2, Emmanuel Coronel1, Graciela M. Nogueras-González1, Phillip Lum1, William A. Ross1, Gottumukkala S. Raju1, Patrick M. Lynch1, Selvi Thirumurthi1, John R. Stroehlein1, Yinghong Wang1, Y. Nancy You1, Brian R. Weston1
1. MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 2. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
Plenary presentation420 REGIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE UTILIZATION OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN GERIATRIC COLORECTAL CANCER PATIENTS REQUIRING EMERGENT SURGERY
Danielle R. Heller1, Raymond A. Jean1, 2, Alexander S. Chiu1, Shelli I. Feder3, Vadim Kurbatov1, Charles Cha4, Sajid A. Khan4
1. Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2. Department of Medicine, National Clinician Scholars Program, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 3. US Department of Veteran Affairs, West Haven, CT; 4. Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Plenary presentation421 CANCER VACCINE TARGETING MYB IN COLORECTAL CANCER: FROM PRE-CLINICAL MODEL TO CLINICAL TRIAL
Toan Pham1, 2, Shienny Sampurno1, Lloyd Pereira1, Sara Roth1, Vignesh Narasimhan1, 2, Sandra Carpinteri1, Alexander Heriot2, Jayesh Desai3, Robert G. Ramsay1
1. Cancer Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; 2. Cancer Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; 3. Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
202A
CME With Self-Assessment STATE-OF-THE-ART CONFERENCE
NEW FRONTIERS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RECTAL CANCER
 
Moderators: Evie H. Carchman, Madison, WI
Daniel I. Chu, Birmingham, AL

TECHNOLOGICAL FRONTIER: TATME
John R. Monson, Orlando, FL

SURGICAL TECHNIQUES - WHICH ONE TO USE? OPEN VS. MIS VS. ROBOTIC
Gregory D. Kennedy, Birmingham, AL

THE COMPLETE CLINICAL RESPONSE: WATCHFUL WAITING?
Rodrigo O. Perez, Sao Paolo, SP, Brazil

INDICATIONS FOR EXTENDED LYMPHADENECTOMY IN RECTAL CANCER
Alessandro Fichera, Chapel Hill, NC

CASE PRESENTATIONS
David Liska, Cleveland, OH
Melanie Morris, Birmingham, AL

PANEL AND AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
143
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA ACCREDITED)
TRAINING IN ENDOSCOPY
  Sponsored by: AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: John L. Vargo, Cleveland, OH
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, Cleveland, OH

TRAINING IN GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY: THE SURGEON PERSPECTIVE
Jo Buyske, Philadelphia, PA

TRAINING IN GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY: THE GI PERSPECTIVE
Sachin Wani, Denver, CO

CREDENTIALING AND PRIVILEGING : THE SURGEON PERSPECTIVE
Brian J. Dunkin, Houston, TX

CREDENTIALING AND PRIVILEGING: THE GI PERSPECTIVE
Robert Sedlack, Rochester, MN
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
202B
INTERNATIONAL PANEL PART II
CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS IN DIGESTIVE SURGERY
 
Moderators: Selwyn M. Vickers, Birmingham, AL
Giuseppe R. Nigri, Rome, Italy

GIST: FROM ENDOSCOPIC TO MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY - ENDOSCOPY
Nadim Haddad, Washington, DC

GIST: FROM ENDOSCOPIC TO MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY - MINIMALLY INVASIVE
Waddah Al-Refaie, Washington, DC

GASTRIC CANCER: WILL EAST MEET WEST? - EAST
Hiromichi Ito, Tokyo, Japan

GASTRIC CANCER: WILL EAST MEET WEST? - WEST
Bruno Zilberstein, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

GALLBLADDER ILEUS: IS A CHOLECYSTECTOMY NEEDED IN THE EMERGENCY SURGERY? - YES
Peush Sahni, New Delhi, India

GALLBLADDER ILEUS: IS A CHOLECYSTECTOMY NEEDED IN THE EMERGENCY SURGERY? - NO
Alberto R. Ferreres, Buenos Aires, Argentina

THE TIMING AND OPPORTUNITY OF BILIARY DUCT INJURIES - IMMEDIATE REPAIR
Katsuhiko Yanaga, Tokyo, Japan

THE TIMING AND OPPORTUNITY OF BILIARY DUCT INJURIES - DELAYED REPAIR
Matthew Walsh, Cleveland, OH
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
202A
CME With Self-Assessment RESIDENT AND FELLOW EDUCATION COMMITTEE PANEL
SURGICAL INNOVATION IN AN ERA OF PATIENT SAFETY
  Moderator: Sabha Ganai, Springfield, IL

IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW IDEA
Mark A. Talamini, Stony Brook, NY

EARLY ADOPTION OF A NEW TECHNOLOGY
David W. Rattner, Boston, MA

TRAINING BEHIND A CONSOLE
Melissa Hogg, Pittsburgh, PA

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF INNOVATION
John D. Mellinger, Springfield, IL
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
203
VIDEO SESSION: HPB
 
Moderators: Juan M. Sarmiento, Atlanta, GA
Mark J. Truty, Rochester, MN

10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
488 MODIFIED APPLEBY WITH RADICAL ANTEGRADE MODULAR PANCREATOSPLENECTOMY FOR ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE BODY OF THE PANCREAS
Kuirong Jiang1, Yi Miao1
1. Pancreas Center of The First Affiliated Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
489 LAPAROSCOPIC CAUDATE LOBE RESECTION FOR HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA IN CIRRHOSIS
Andrea Ruzzenente1, Simone Conci1, Andrea Ciangherotti1, Tommaso Campagnaro1, Calogero Iacono1, Alfredo Guglielmi1
1. Department of Surgery , University of Verona Medical School, Verona, Italy
490 ONE STAGE HEPATECTOMY FOR MULTIPLE BILOBAR COLORECTAL LIVER METASTASES
Matteo Maria Cimino1, Fabio Procopio1, Matteo Donadon1, Luca Viganň1, Daniele Del Fabbro1, Guido Torzilli1
1. Department of Surgery Division of Hepatobiliary & General Surgery, Humanitas Research Hospital & Humanitas University, Rozzano, MI, Italy
491 HEPATO-DUODENECTOMY FOR MULTIFOCAL CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA IN BILE DUCT PAPILLOMATOSIS
Calogero Iacono1, Andrea Ruzzenente1, Simone Conci1, Andrea Ciangherotti1, Tommaso Campagnaro1, Alfredo Guglielmi1
1. Department of Surgery , University of Verona Medical School, Verona, Italy
492 LAPAROSCOPIC TRANSDUODENAL AMPULLARY RESECTION IN A MORBIDLY OBESE PATIENT
Essa M. Aleassa1, 2, Robert Simon1, Voranaddha Vacharathit1, R Matthew Walsh1, Kevin M. El-Hayek1
1. Section of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Digestive Diseases and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic Ohio, Cleveland, OH; 2. Department of Surgery, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
493 EXTRAHEPATIC PELVIC ECHINOCOCCAL CYSTS MANAGED WITH LAPAROSCOPIC PUNCTURE, ASPIRATION, INJECTION, RE-ASPIRATION (PAIR) AND CYST EXCISION
Aleksandra Ogrodnik1, Indraneil Mukherjee1, Dimitar Ranev1, Karen E. Gibbs1
1. Minimally Invasive Surgery , Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
146A
DDW DIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM (AGA-ACCREDITED)
ENSURING DIVERSITY IN GASTROENTEROLOGY: PRACTICAL APPROACHES FOR GI SOCIETIES, INSTITUTIONS, AND PRACTICES
  Sponsored by: AGA, SSAT
Moderators: Rotonya Carr, Philadelphia, PA
Charles Howell, Washington, DC

HAS THE GI PIPELINE SPRUNG A LEAK? AN UPDATE ON TRENDS IN GI URM TRAINEE AND FACULTY RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
Lukejohn Day, San Francisco, CA

BEST PRACTICES IN REPAIRING THE PIPELINE: GI SOCIETIES APPROACHES
Rene Salazar, Austin, TX

BRINGING CULTURAL COMPETENCY CURRICULA INTO YOUR GI SOCIETIES AND INSTITUTION
Sandra M. Quezada, Baltimore, MD

PANEL DISCUSSION
5:30PM - 6:30PM
143/144 Concourse
DDW DIVERSITY RECEPTION (non-CME)
  Immediately following the DDW Diversity Symposium, this reception provides a networking opportunity for attendees to gather, discuss relevant issues and learn more about what each society is doing to promote diversity in GI.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Independence Ballroom A,
Grand Hyatt Washington
Ticketed Session FOUNDATION AWARDS RECEPTION
  The SSAT Foundation Awards Reception will take place on Sunday, June 3, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt during the SSAT Annual Meeting at DDW 2018. The Awards Reception will recognize the recipients of the 2018 Career Development Award, Fischer International Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons in Academic Practice, DeMeester Traveling Fellowships for Surgeons within the U.S. or Canada, Warshaw Master Educator Award, and Rikkers Master Clinician Award, as well as the recipients of the 2018 Residents and Fellows Research Conference Plenary Presentation Prizes.

All proceeds from the reception will help support the Foundation's initiatives. Plan to join us in honoring your colleagues and celebrating the successes of the SSAT Foundation. Tickets are only 25 USD when purchased in advance and 40 USD if purchased at the door. Show your support for the SSAT Foundation; register to attend the Awards Reception by purchasing your tickets today!

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