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60th Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 18 - 21, 2019
San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, CA
during Digestive Disease Week®


Program (Subject to Change)

All rooms at San Diego Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

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Plenary presentation indicates a Plenary presentation that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.
Tracks
Esophagus & Gastric & Bariatric & Metabolic GI Tract Potpourri
HPB Education & Quality & Outcomes & Policy
Small Bowel & Colorectal General & Society Business

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
28E
Ticketed Session BREAKFAST CONNECTION: SMALL BOWEL, ABDOMINAL WALL, HERNIA, & COLORECTAL
 
MANAGING THE MICROBIOME FOR GI PROCEDURES: ANTIBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS, AND BEYOND
Klaas Havenga, Groningen, Netherlands
Benjamin D. Shogan, Chicago, IL
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
28AB
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY I
 
Moderator: Gerald M. Fried, Montreal, QC
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
Plenary presentation231
SHOULD WE BE DOING CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY WITH HYPERTHERMIC INTRAPERITONEAL CHEMOTHERAPY FOR SIGNET RING CELL APPENDICEAL ADENOCARCINOMA? A STUDY FROM THE US HIPEC COLLABORATIVE
Nick C. Levinsky*1, Mackenzie C. Morris1, Koffi Wima2, Jeffrey Sussman2, Syed Ahmad2, Jordan Cloyd3, Charles Kimbrough3, Keith Fournier4, Andrew Lee4, Sean Dineen5, Sophie Dessureault5, Jula Veerapong6, Joel Baumgartner6, Callisia N. Clarke7, Charles A. Staley8, Shishir K. Maithel8, Jennifer Leiting9, Travis e. Grotz9, Laura Lambert10, Ryan J. Hendrix10, Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly11, Courtney Pokrzywa11, Mustafa Raoof12, Oliver S. Eng12, Fabian M. Johnston13, Jonathan B. Greer13, Sameer Patel2
1Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; 2Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH; 3Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH; 4Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 5Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Department of Oncological Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL; 6Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego, CA; 7Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; 8Division of Surgical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; 9Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 10Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; 11Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 12Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA; 13Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

DISCUSSANT: Christopher Mantyh, MD
Plenary presentation232
STABLE EXPERT TEAMS IN THE OPERATING ROOM SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE PERFORMANCE - COMPARISON AND MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF GENERAL SURGERY AND CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY CASES
Whitney Goering*1,2, Elizabeth Devine2, Lygia Stewart1,2
1Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; 2Surgery, San Francisco VAMC, San Francisco, CA

DISCUSSANT: Mukta K. Krane, MD
233
ESOPHAGEAL HIGH RESOLUTION MANOMETRY CAN UNRAVEL THE MECHANISMS BY WHICH DIFFERENT BARIATRIC TECHNIQUES PRODUCE DIFFERENT REFLUX EXPOSURE.
Salvatore Tolone*1, Edoardo Savarino2, Nicola de Bortoli3, Marzio Frazzoni4, Leonardo Frazzoni5, Vincenzo Savarino6, Ludovico Docimo1
1Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy; 2University of Padua, Padua, Italy; 3University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 4Baggiovara Hospital, Modena, Italy; 5Policlinico S.Orsola Malpighi, Bologn, Italy; 6University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

DISCUSSANT: Ranjan Sudan, MD
234
PREOPERATIVE BOWEL PREPARATION DECREASES COLONIZATION WITH COLLAGENASE PRODUCING BACTERIA IN NON-OBESE PATIENTS
Sara Gaines*1, Ashley Williamson1, Romina Pena3, Richard Jacobson2, Jacob Mozdzen4, John C. Alverdy1, Olga Zaborina1, Neil Hyman1, Jack Gilbert1, Benjamin D. Shogan1
1Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2Surgery, Rush University, Chicago, IL; 3Surgery, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; 4Surgery, Nortre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

DISCUSSANT: Melanie Morris, MD
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
32AB
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: GI TRACT POTPOURRI (AGA-ACCREDITED)
 
MANAGEMENT OF OBSCURE GI BLEEDING
Sponsored by: AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: Angel Lanas, Zaragoza, Spain
Colin W. Howden, Memphis, TN

ROLE OF INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA IN NSAID ENTEROPATHY
John L. Wallace, Toronto, ON, Canada

WHAT TO DO AFTER NEGATIVE ENDOSCOPIC EVALUATIONS IN OBSCURE GI BLEEDING?
James M. Scheiman, Ann Arbor, MI

TREATMENT OF NSAID-ASSOCIATED SMALL BOWEL ULCERS: WHAT'S NEW?
Francis K. Chan, Hong Kong

SURGERY IS STILL A LAST RESORT
Michael Grieco, New York, NY

Q&A
Colin W. Howden, Memphis, TN
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
28AB
SSAT & FOUNDATION AWARDS CEREMONY
 
Welcome and introduction of new members, announcements of SSAT and Foundation sponsored awards, reports from the SSAT Foundation, recognition of the Foundation donors, presentation of the Public Service Award, conferment of the Founders Medal, and eulogizing of Past Presidents.
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
28AB
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
 
INTRODUCTION
Gerald M. Fried, MD, Montreal, QC

THE SSAT: OUR PATH FORWARD
Steven C. Stain, Albany, NY
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
32AB
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGUS, GASTRIC, BARIATRIC, & METABOLIC (ASGE-ACCREDITED)
 
BENIGN ESOPHAGEAL DISEASES: EVERYTHING ESOPHAGUS FROM ACHALASIA TO ZENKER'S
Sponsored by: ASGE, AGA, SSAT
DDW Co-Moderators: John E. Pandolfino, Chicago, IL
Felice Schnoll-Sussman, New York, NY


TREATMENT OF ACHALASIA: DOES SUBTYPE MATTER?
Peter J. Kahrilas, Chicago, IL

ADVANCES IN THERAPY OF EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS
Evan S. Dellon, Chapel Hill, NC

PUTTING OUT THE FIRE-MANAGEMENT OF REFRACTORY GERD
Rena H. Yadlapati, Chicago, IL

ENDOSCOPIC TREATMENT OF ESOPHAGEAL DIVERTICULUM: WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH?
Ryan Law, Ann Arbor, MI
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
28AB
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY II
 
Moderator: Steven C. Stain, Albany, NY
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
344
ENDOSCOPIC SUBMUCOSAL DISSECTION FOR UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL NEOPLASIA - LESSONS LEARNED FROM A HIGH VOLUME NORTH AMERICAN CENTER
Alex Chen, Michael Chen, Aya Siblini, Carmen L. Mueller, Jonathan Cools-Lartigue, Jonathan Spicer, Lorenzo E. Ferri*
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

DISCUSSANT: Wayne L. Hofstetter, MD
Plenary presentation345
NON-SELECTIVE β-ADRENERGIC BLOCKADE IMPACTS PANCREATIC CANCER TUMOR BIOLOGY, DECREASES PERINEURAL INVASION AND IMPROVES PATIENT SURVIVAL
Alex Blair*1, Noelle Jurcak2, Ammar A. Javed1, Jonathan Teinor1, Noah Rozich1, Vincent P. Groot1, John Cameron1, Matthew J. Weiss1, Jin He1, Christopher L. Wolfgang1, Lei Zheng2, Richard Burkhart1
1Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; 2Oncology, Cellular Molecular Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

DISCUSSANT: Steven J. Hughes, MD
Plenary presentation346
UP FRONT SURGERY MAY NOT BE OPTIMAL FOR NODE-POSITIVE BILIARY TRACT CANCERS
Adam Sheka*, Ariella M. Altman, Schelomo Marmor, Jane Yuet Ching Hui, Todd Tuttle, Jason W. Denbo, Eric H. Jensen
Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

DISCUSSANT: Timothy M. Pawlik, MD
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
28AB
DORIS AND JOHN L. CAMERON GUEST ORATION
 
DIVERSITY 3.0: STAYING THE COURSE
Marc Nivet, Dallas, TX
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hall C-E
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.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hall H
Ticketed Session HANDS-ON SESSION: SMALL BOWEL, ABDOMINAL WALL, HERNIA, & COLORECTAL C
CANCELLED
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hall H
Ticketed Session HANDS-ON SESSION: ESOPHAGUS, GASTRIC, BARIATRIC & METABOLIC B
 
BARIATRIC SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY (STENTS, DILATION, CLIPS, AND SUTURE)
Session Director: Michael B. Ujiki, Evanston, IL

FACULTY
Manoel Galvao Neto, Sao Paolo
Leena Khaitan, Cleveland, OH
John Morton, Stanford, CA
Bryan Sandler, San Diego, CA
Erik Wilson, Houston, TX

Join national experts for a half day course to evaluate the learners' technical ability in a unique “into the fire” approach to demonstrate endoscopic stent placement, stricture dilation, clip placement for hemostasis, and endoscopic suturing for dilated gastrojejunal stomas. Learners will then be able to practice in simulated real tissue models with expert mentoring.
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Sails Pavilion
DDW ROUNDTABLE-WITH-THE-EXPERTS: IBD
 
Moderator: Kerry Bolton, Washington, D.C.

IBD (SSAT)
Stefan D. Holubar, Cleveland, OH

IBD (ASGE)
Roy M. Soetikno, Singapore, Signapore

IBD (AGA)
Sasha Taleban, Los Angeles, CA
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
28E
Ticketed Session MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON: WRITERS WORKSHOP PART I
 
MANUSCRIPT WRITING/EDITING
Anne Lidor, Madison, WI
Neil Hyman, Chicago, IL
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
32AB
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGUS, GASTRIC, BARIATRIC, & METABOLIC (AASLD-ACCREDITED)
 
MEDICAL AND SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY RELATED COMPLICATIONS
Sponsored by: AASLD, SSAT, AGA
DDW Co-Moderators: Michael A. Edwards, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Zobair M. Younossi, Falls Church, VA

WELCOME
Zobair M. Younossi, Falls Church, VA

GLOBAL BURDEN OF OBESITY-RELATED LIVER DISEASE AND THE DIAGNOSTIC ALGORITHMS TO IDENTIFY PATIENTS AT RISK
Zobair M. Younossi, Falls Church, VA

OUTCOMES OF LIFESTYLE AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT IN THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY-RELATED LIVER DISEASE
David E. Cohen, New York, NY

THE ROLE OF ENDOSCOPIC BARIATRIC THERAPY IN TREATING OBESITY-RELATED LIVER DISEASE
Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, Rochester, MN

TIMING, CHOICE AND OUTCOMES OF BARIATRIC SURGERY IN THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY-RELATED LIVER DISEASE
Tayyab Diwan, Cincinnati, OH

Q&A
Michael A. Edwards, Bala Cynwyd, PA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
28E
PLENARY SESSION: HEPATOBILIARY & PANCREAS I
 
Moderators: Ching-Wei D. Tzeng, Houston, TX
Vikas Dudeja, Miami, FL
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
Plenary presentation389
ANATOMIC RESECTION OF COLORECTAL LIVER METASTASES DOES NOT IMPROVE OUTCOMES OVER NON-ANATOMIC RESECTION REGARDLESS OF RAS MUTATION STATUS
Timothy J. Vreeland*, Katharina Joechle, Masayuki Okuno, Eduardo A. Vega, Timothy E. Newhook, Yun Shin Chun, Thomas Aloia, Ching-Wei Tzeng, Jeffrey E. Lee, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson, Houston, TX

DISCUSSANT: Julie Hallet, MD
390
IS THE NEW T1 CATEGORY DEFINED BY THE 8TH EDITION AJCC PANCREATIC CANCER STAGING SYSTEM AN IMPROVEMENT? AN EVALUATION BY MULTINATIONAL DATA
Wooil Kwon*1, Jin He2, Ryota Higuchi3, Mirang Lee1, Jaeri Kim1, Hongbeom Kim1, Sun-Whe Kim1, Christopher L. Wolfgang2, Masakazu Yamamoto3, Jin-Young Jang1
1Dept of Surgery, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of); 2Dept of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; 3Dept of Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

DISCUSSANT: Tara S. Kent, MD
Plenary presentation391
COMPREHENSIVE GENOMIC PROFILING OF PANCREATIC CANCER TUMOR SPECIMENS: IS MORE BETTER?
Ashley Krepline*1, Mohammed Aldakkak1, Kathleen Christians1, Ben George3, Paul S. Ritch3, William Hall2, Beth A. Erickson2, Douglas B. Evans1, Susan Tsai1
1Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; 2Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; 3Division of Hematology/Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

DISCUSSANT: Hiro Ito, MD
392
DISPARITIES IN TREATMENT FOR GALL BLADDER CARCINOMA: DOES TREATMENT SITE MATTER?
Atlee M. Melillo*, Kimberly M. Linden, Gaughan John, Umur Atabek, Francis Spitz, Young Hong
General Surgery, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

DISCUSSANT: Flavio Rocha, MD
393
TIME-TO-INTERVENTIONAL FAILURE AS A NEW SURROGATE MEASURE FOR SURVIVAL OUTCOMES AFTER RESECTION OF HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA
Junichi Shindoh*1, Yusuke Kawamura2, Yuta Kobayashi1, yoshiyuki suzuki2, Masaji Hashimoto1
1Hepatobiliary Surgery Division, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; 2Liver Disease Center, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

DISCUSSANT: Purvi Parikh, MD
394
PANCREATODUODENECTOMY FOLLOWING ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS: OPERATIVE CONSIDERATIONS AND OUTCOMES
Maxwell T. Trudeau*1,2, Laura Maggino2, Brett L. Ecker3, Charles Vollmer3, The Pancreatoduodenectomy after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Study Group2
1Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; 2Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; 3Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

DISCUSSANT: Attila Nakeeb, MD
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
28CD
PLENARY SESSION: SMALL BOWEL, ABDOMINAL WALL, HERNIA, & COLORECTAL I
 
Moderators: Melanie Morris, Birmingham, AL
Heather Yeo, New York, NY
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
395
TRENDS IN COLECTOMY FOR COLORECTAL NEOPLASMS IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS (UC) PATIENTS OVER TWO DECADES: A NATIONAL INPATIENT SAMPLE DATABASE ANALYSIS
Alexander Ni*, Mohammed A. Alqahtani, Maria Aboukhalil, Daniel Marinescu, Carol-Ann Vasilevsky, Nancy Morin, Marylise Boutros, Julio Faria
Colorectal Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

DISCUSSANT: David B. Stewart, MD
Plenary presentation396
ONCOLOGIC OUTCOMES OF IBD ASSOCIATED COLORECTAL CANCER AS COMPARED TO SPORADIC COLON CANCER: A UNITED STATES NATIONAL STUDY
Lindsey Gade*1,2, MD W. Medicine1
1Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY; 2Surgery, New York Presbyterian Queens, Flushing, NY

DISCUSSANT: Joshua I. Bleier, MD
Plenary presentation397
THE IMPACT OF DELAYS TO DEFINITIVE SURGICAL CARE ON SURVIVAL IN COLORECTAL CANCER PATIENTS
Maude Trepanier*4, Tiffany Paradis2, Araz Kouyoumdjian2, Teodora Dumitra4, Patrick Charlebois1, Barry Stein1, A. Sender Liberman1, Franco Carli3, Gerald M. Fried4, Liane S. Feldman4, Lawrence Lee1
1Colorectal Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada; 2Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; 3Anesthesiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada; 4General Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada

DISCUSSANT: Amit Merchea, MD
Plenary presentation398
DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL RISK SCORE TO PREDICT ANASTOMOTIC LEAK AFTER LEFT-SIDED COLECTOMY: CAN WE BETTER DETERMINE WHICH PATIENTS WARRANT DIVERSION?
Nicholas P. McKenna*1, Katherine Bews1, Robert R. Cima2, Cynthia S. Crowson3, Elizabeth B. Habermann1
1Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 2Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 3Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

DISCUSSANT: Benjamin Gallo Arriaga, MD
399
SURVEILLANCE STRATEGY INTENSITY COMPARISON BY HISTOPATHOLOGIC RISK FOR T1NX LOCALLY EXCISED RECTAL ADENOCARCINOMA: A COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS
Mason J. McCain1, Yohanis O'Neill*1, Hernan Hernandez2, Ryan Foley3, Brian M. Sadowski1, Zachary H. Torgersen1, Ruben Rojas Payacan4, Charles Ternent1
1Colon and Rectal Surgery, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; 2University of Nebraska Medicine Center, Omaha, NE; 3University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS; 4Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile, Chile

DISCUSSANT: Ron G. Landmann, MD
400
HIGHER RANGE OF STANDARD NEOADJUVANT RADIATION FOR RECTAL CANCER IMPROVES OUTCOMES
Asya Ofshteyn*, Katherine Bingmer, David Dietz, Ronald Charles, Emily Steinhagen, Sharon L. Stein
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

DISCUSSANT: Joshua S. Hill, MD
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
28AB
STATE-OF-THE-ART CONFERENCE: ESOPHAGUS, GASTRIC, BARIATRIC, & METABOLIC
 
ADVANCEMENTS IN THE MICROBIOME
Moderators: Gareth J. Morris-Stiff, Cleveland, OH
Miquell O. Miller, Stanford, CA


MICROBIOME AND OBESITY
Purna C. Kashyap, MBBS, Rochester, MN

MICROBIOME AND CANCER THERAPY
Ryan M. Thomas, Gainesville, FL

IBD AND THE MICROBIOME
Richard A. Hodin, Boston, MA

THE ROLE OF THE MICROBIOME IN PANCREATIC CANCER
George Miller, New York, NY

COLORECTAL / GI OPTIMIZATION
Benjamin D. Shogan, Chicago, IL

PANEL AND AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hall H
Ticketed Session HANDS-ON SESSION: SMALL BOWEL, ABDOMINAL WALL, HERNIA, & COLORECTAL D
CANCELLED
 
TRANSANAL ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY
Session Director: Alessandro Fichera, Chapel Hill, NC

FACULTY
Vikram Attulari, Los Angeles, CA
Brian Bello, Washington, D.C.
Elisabeth C. McLemore, San Diego, CA
Sushil R. Pandey, Sun City, AZ
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA ACCREDITED)
 
SHARK TANK
Sponsored by: AGA, ASGE, SSAT, AASLD
DDW Co-Moderators: Nicholas J. Shaheen, Chapel Hill, NC
Brennan Spiegel, Los Angeles, CA

OPENING REMARKS
Nicholas J. Shaheen, Chapel Hill, NC

AGA INNOVATORS
Chang Hee Kim, Waunakee, WI
Dan Weinstein, New York, NY
Wendy A. Henderson, Bethesda, MD

AGA SHARK
V. Raman Muthusamy, Los Angeles, CA

ASGE INNOVATORS
Charles Dye, Hershey, PA
Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, Rochester, MN

ASGE SHARK
Robert A. Ganz, Minnetonka, MN

SSAT INNOVATORS
Kazuki Sugahara, New York, NY
Kurt G. Davis, New Orleans, LA

SSAT SHARK
Michael G. House, Indianapolis, IN

AASLD INNOVATORS
Theo Heller, Bethesda, MD
Andres Duarte-Rojo, Pittsburgh, PA

AASLD SHARK
Gregory J. Gores, Rochester, MN
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
28CD
INTERNATIONAL PANEL PART II
 
WHAT IS NEW IN CROHN'S DISEASE?
Moderators: Fabrizio Michelassi, New York, NY
Alberto R. Ferreres, Buenos Aires, Argentina

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVALENCE: CHANGES DUE TO EARLIER ONSET AND SPREAD WORLDWIDE?
Govind Nandakumar, New York, NY

MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF COLORECTAL CARCINOMA COMPLICATING CROHN'S DISEASE
Hermann Kessler, Cleveland, OH

EFFICIENCY OF BIOLOGIC DRUGS - DELAY OF SURGERY, MORE MORBIDITY?
Scott A. Strong, Chicago, IL

NEW TECHNOLOGIES - STEM CELL THERAPY: WILL SURGERY BE MODIFIED OR REPLACED?
Amy Lightner, Rochester, MN

WHEN AND HOW TO PERFORM ELECTIVE SURGERY: NEW PROCEDURES, LIMITS OF LAPAROSCOPY
Martin E. Kreis, Berlin, Germany

SHORT BOWEL SYNDROME IN CROHN'S: MEDICAL AND SURGICAL OPTIONS
Yoshiki Okita, Tsu, Japan

PANEL AND AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
28AB
PG/CME COMMITTEE PANEL: EDUCATION, QUALITIES, OUTCOME, & POLICY
 
NOVEL OR NONOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF COMMON GENERAL SURGERY PROBLEMS
Moderators: Melanie Morris, Birmingham, AL
Andreas M. Kaiser, Los Angeles, CA

APPENDICITIS: ANTIBIOTICS VS. SURGERY
Daniel Chu, Birmingham, AL

COMPLICATED CHOLECYSTITIS: CHOLECYSTOSTOMY TUBE, ANTIBIOTICS, OR CHOLECYSTECTOMY
Jayleen Grams, Birmingham, AL

LARGE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION: STENT VS. SURGERY
Sean Dineen, Tampa, FL

ACHALASIA: POEM VS. OTHER SURGERY
Michael B. Ujiki, Chicago, IL

CROHNS DISEASE: OPERATE NOW OR WAIT TO WEAN OFF MEDICATIONS
Ron G. Landmann, Houston, TX
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
28E
VIDEO SESSION: HEPATOBILIARY & PANCREAS
 
Moderators: Claudius Conrad, Brighton, MA
Jason K. Sicklick, La Jolla, CA
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
484
EXTENDED RIGHT HEMIHEPATECTOMY WITH ANTERIOR APPROACH FOR INFANT HEPATOBLASTOMA
Xiangcheng Li*, Feng Qinchao, Li changxian, Chenyu Jiao
The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
485
ROBOTIC PANCREATICODUODENECTOMY IN PATIENT WITH PRIOR ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS
Marcel Autran Machado*1, Fabio F. Makdissi2, Rodrigo C. Surjan1, Tiago Basseres3, Marcel C C. Machado1
1Surgery, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 2Gastroenterology, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 3Surgery, Hospital Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
486
LAPAROSCOPIC RIGHT HEPATECTOMY AND REGIONAL LYMPHADENECTOMY FOR INTRAHEPATIC CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA
Andrea Ruzzenente*, Simone Conci, Andrea Ciangherotti, Tommaso Campagnaro, Andrea Dore, Calogero Iacono, Alfredo Guglielmi
Department of Surgery, University of Verona Medical School, Verona, Italy
487
HYBRID PERCUTANEOUS-ENDOSCOPIC REMOVAL (HPER) OF CHOLELITHIASIS
C. Roberto Simons-Linares*1, Ram Gurajala2, Gareth Morris-Stiff3, Prabhleen Chahal1
1Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 2Radiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 3Hepatobiliary surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
488
HEPATO-PANCREATICODUODENECTOMY (HPD) FOR PERIHILAR CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA
Hiromichi Ito*, Yu Takahashi, Yoshihiro Ono, Takafumi Sato, Yoshihiro Mise, Yosuke Inoue, Akio Saiura
Department of HPB surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo, Japan
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, Omni San Diego Hotel
Ticketed Session FOUNDATION AWARDS RECEPTION
 
The SSAT Foundation Awards Reception will take place on Sunday, May 19, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Omni San Diego Hotel during the SSAT Annual Meeting at DDW 2019. The Awards Reception will recognize the recipients of the 2019 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 2019 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 no longer available online and can be purchased outside of room 28AB until 5pm on Sunday, May 19th or at the door of the event in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni San Diego Hotel between 5 and 8pm on Sunday.

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