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SSAT RESIDENTS & FELLOWS RESEARCH CONFERENCE
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Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington D.C.
in partnership with Digestive Disease Week®


All Research Conference sessions will be in Room 207A of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
RESIDENTS & FELLOWS RESEARCH CONFERENCE
8:00 AM
WELCOME BREAKFAST
8:30 AM - 10:45 AM
SESSION I: COLORECTAL & ESOPHAGEAL DISEASES
Moderator: Daniel I. Chu, MD, Birmingham, AL
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
8:30 AM
RISK FACTORS FOR REGROWTH AFTER NONOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT FOR RECTAL CANCER
Neal Bhutiani*, Kentaro Ochiai, Tsuyoshi Konishi, Oliver Peacock, Y. Nancy You, Brian K. Bednarski, Craig A. Messick, Atsushi Ikeda, Michael White, John M. Skibber, George J. Chang, Abhineet Uppal
Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Division of Surgery, Houston, TX
8:45 AM
CAN TUMOR RESPONSE TO INDUCTION CHEMOTHERAPY PREDICT TME-FREE SURVIVAL AFTER TOTAL NEOADJUVANT THERAPY FOR LOCALLY ADVANCED RECTAL CANCER?
Hussein K. Gharib*, Susan Szpunar, Zyad Kafri, Elon Knoll, Wajahat Khan, Adli Yakan, Mohammed Barawi, Ernesto Drelichman, Amer Alame, Amer Zeni, Amr Aref
Hematology/Oncology, Ascension St John Hospital, Detroit, MI
9:00 AM
SHOULD THE ADENOMA DETECTION RATE QUALITY METRIC VARY BY AGE: AN EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS
Charmee Mehta*, Dmitry Tumin, Michael Honaker
Surgery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
9:15 AM
IMPACT OF PREOPERATIVE USE OF BIOLOGICS ON 30-DAY SURGICAL MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH CROHN'S DISEASE UNDERGOING ILEOCOLECTOMY: NSQIP DATABASE ANALYSIS
Fady Daniel*, Mohamad Ali Ibrahim, Zakaria El Kouzi, Mohamad Khalife, Walaa G. El Sheikh, Hani Tamim
Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
9:30 AM
LONG-TERM RESULTS OF LAPAROSCOPIC HELLER-DOR FOR ESOPHAGO-GASTRIC JUNCTION OUTFLOW OBSTRUCTION: A PROSPECTIVE CONTROLLED TRIAL
Francesca Forattini*, Luca Provenzano, Mario Costantini, Giulia Nezi, Giovanni Capovilla, Andrea Costantini, Lucia Moletta, Loredana Nicoletti, Michele Valmasoni, Renato Salvador
Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences,, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Veneto, Italy
9:45 AM
TRANSORAL SEPTOTOMY VERSUS Z-POEM IN THE TREATMENT OF ZENKER DIVERTICULUM: A CASE-MATCHED COMPARATIVE STUDY
Luca Provenzano*1, Stefano Siboni2, Giovanni Capovilla1, Pamela Milito2, Cesare Cutrone3, Matteo Pittacolo1, Michele Valmasoni1, Emanuele L. Asti2, Renato Salvador1
1Universita degli Studi di Padova Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche Oncologiche e Gastroenterologiche, Padova, Veneto, Italy; 2IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Lombardia, Italy; 3Azienda Ospedale Universita Padova, Padova, Veneto, Italy
10:00 AM
DELTA-IRP AS A NEW HIGH-RESOLUTION MANOMETRY METRIC TO PREDICT THE POSITIVE OUTCOME OF LAPAROSCOPIC HELLER-DOR IN PATIENTS WITH ACHALASIA
Andrea Costantini*, Matteo Pittacolo, Giulia Nezi, Luca Provenzano, Giovanni Capovilla, Loredana Nicoletti, Francesca Forattini, Arianna Vittori, Lucia Moletta, Matteo Santangelo, Michele Valmasoni, Edoardo V. Savarino, Renato Salvador
Azienda Ospedale Universita Padova, Padova, Veneto, Italy
10:15 AM
ASSESSMENT OF STANDARD AND NOVEL HIGH RESOLUTION MANOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS AFTER MAGNETIC SPHINCTER AUGMENTATION: A COMPENSATORY INCREASE IN CONTRACTILITY IS REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN BOLUS CLEARANCE
Sven Eriksson*1, Lubomyr Boris1, Sarah Scott1, Ping Zheng1, Inanc Sarici1, Blair Jobe1,2, Shahin Ayazi1,2
1Esophageal Institute, Department of Surgery, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
10:30 AM
OVERALL SURVIVAL OF PATIENTS WITH CLINICAL COMPLETE RESPONSE AFTER RADIOCHEMOTHERAPY FOR ESOPHAGEAL CANCER: SHOULD A WATCHFUL WAITING STRATEGY BE THE NEW STANDARD OF CARE?
Sarah Gerber*, Hossein Hemmatazad, Martin D. Berger, Dino Kröll, Reiner Wiest, Tobias Haltmeier, Yves Borbély
Universitat Bern Medizinische Fakultat, Bern, Bern, Switzerland
10:45 AM
COFFEE/SOCIAL BREAK
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
SESSION II: HEPATOBILIARY DISEASES
Moderator: Vic Velanovich, MD, Tampa, FL
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
11:15 AM
CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN INCREASE AFTER PREOPERATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY DISCONTINUATION PREDICTS RECURRENCE AND WORSE SURVIVAL AFTER RESECTION OF COLORECTAL LIVER METASTASES
Antony Haddad*, Mateo Lendoire, Abhineet Uppal, Harufumi Maki, Reed I. Ayabe, Timothy E. Newhook, Yun Shin Chun, Ching-Wei D. Tzeng, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Hop S. Tran Cao
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Division of Surgery, Houston, TX
11:30 AM
EXCEPTIONAL PATHOLOGIC RESPONSE TO PREOPERATIVE THERAPY IN THE CONTEXT OF MUTATIONAL PROFILING FOR COLORECTAL LIVER METASTASES
Mateo Lendoire de Undurraga*, Harufumi Maki, Antony Haddad, Timothy E. Newhook, Yun Shin Chun, Ching-Wei D. Tzeng, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Hop S. Tran Cao
Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
11:45 AM
ASSOCIATION OF FRAGMENTATION OF CANCER CARE WITH SURVIVAL IN HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA
Hester C. Timmerhuis, Rejoice F. Ngongoni*, Amy Y. Li, Heather Day, Adam Furst, Katherine Arnow, Brendan Visser
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
12:00 PM
BILIARY BOUNCE BACK: WHO'S FAILING OUTPATIENT MANAGEMENT OF SYMPTOMATIC CHOLELITHIASIS?
Udai Sibia*1, Deanna Rider1, Cristina B. Feather2, John R. Klune2, Richard Essner1
1Surgery, Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA; 2Luminis Health Inc, Annapolis, MD
12:15 PM
PREOPERATIVE PREDICTION OF POST HEPATECTOMY LIVER FAILURE AFTER SURGERY FOR HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA ON CT-SCAN BY ARTIFICIAL-INTELLIGENCE AND RADIOMICS ANALYSES
Simone Famularo*1,2, Matteo Donadon3, Flavio Milana1, Cesare Maino7, Michele Diana2, Felice Giuliante4, Francesco Ardito4, Roberto Troisi5, Gian Luca Grazi6, Jacques Marescaux2, Guido Torzilli1
1Dept. of Surgery, Hepatobiliary and general surgery division, IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Lombardia, Italy; 2IRCAD France, Strasbourg, Grand Est, France; 3Universita degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Novara, Piemonte, Italy; 4Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Roma, Lazio, Italy; 5Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Federico II, Napoli, Campania, Italy; 6Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Toscana, Italy; 7Fondazione IRCCS San Gerardo dei Tintori, Monza, Lombardia, Italy
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
LUNCH & LECTURES
12:35 PM
Introduction to the Keynote
Young Ki Hong, MD, MPH, FACS, FSSO
Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE SURGICAL EDUCATION MATRIX - COLLABORATING TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES IN TRAINING
Amit R.T. Joshi, MD, FACS
Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
1:05 PM - 2:20 PM
SESSION III: PANCREATIC DISEASES
Moderator: Anne Lidor, MD, MPH, Madison, WI
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
1:05 PM
EXERCISE STIMULATES ANTITUMORAL IMMUNITY IN PANCREATIC DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA
Mansour E. Riachi*1,2, Carolina G. Alcantara Hirsch1,2, Anthony Sorrentino1,2, Erica Ma1, Beny Shapiro1, Christopher L. Wolfgang1,2, Dafna Bar-Sagi1,2
1NYU Langone Health, New York, NY; 2New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY
1:20 PM
DECISION REGRET AND SATISFACTION WITH SHARED DECISION MAKING IN PANCREATIC SURGERY
Nicholas Galouzis*, Maria K. Fotinos, Evelyn V. Alexander, Mohammad Khreiss, Carrie Luu, Lusine Mesropyan, Taylor S. Riall
Department of Surgery, Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, Tucson, AZ
1:35 PM
PROTEOMIC BIOMARKER PROFILING OF AMPULLARY ADENOCARCINOMA (AMPAC) WITHIN THE LANDSCAPE OF PERIAMPULLARY CARCINOMAS TO GUIDE CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING
Louisa Bolm*1,2, Bianka Karreman3, Patrick Bernhard3, Peter Bronsert3, Mari Mino-Kenudson1, Cleopatra Schreiber2, Martina Nebbia1,4, Miljana Vladimirov6, Gennaro Nappo4, Alessandro Zerbi4, Motaz Qadan1, Keith D. Lillemoe1, Cristina Ferrone1,5, Tobias Keck2, Ulrich F. Wellner2, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo1, Oliver Schilling3
1Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Universitatsklinikum Schleswig Holstein Campus Lubeck, Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany; 3Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg Medizinische Fakultat, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; 4Pancreatic Surgery Unit, IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Milano, Italy; 5Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 6Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversitat, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
1:50 PM
ROBOTIC PANCREATICODUODENECTOMY: DEFINING LEARNING CURVE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PROFICIENCY
Mark G. Hall*, Ali Ahmad
Surgical Oncology, University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita, Wichita, KS
2:05 PM
EXPLORING THE GUT MICROBIOME - IMMUNE AXIS IN CIGARETTE SMOKING-DRIVEN CANCER PROGRESSION
Tejeshwar Jain, Prateek Sharma, Srikanth Iyer*, Utpreksha Vaish, Vikas Dudeja
Surgery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
2:20 PM
COFFEE/SOCIAL BREAK
2:50 PM - 4:05 PM
SESSION IV: PAWS & STOMACH/BARIATRIC/METABOLIC
Moderator: R. Matthew Walsh, MD, Cleveland, OH
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
2:50 PM
PROMISING POTENTIAL FOR MITHRAMYCIN A, A NOVEL EPIGENETIC ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT, IN CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY FOR PERITONEAL COLORECTAL CANCER
Yazid K. Ghanem*, Matthew C. Moccia, Zena Saleh, Hansa Joshi, Weam Elbezanti, Young K. Hong
Surgery, Cooper University Health Care, Camden, NJ
3:05 PM
ENDOSCOPIC THERAPIES FOR POST-BARIATRIC GASTRIC SLEEVE LEAKS: A COMPREHENSIVE 10-YEAR ANALYSIS OF EFFICACY, SAFETY, AND OUTCOMES
Kimberly F. Schuster*1,2, Cem Simsek3, Christopher C. Thompson1
1Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 3Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
3:20 PM
DIABETES MICROVASCULAR AND MACROVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS PREDICT DIABETES REMISSION AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY
Wissam Ghusn*2,1, Marita Salame2, Karl Hage2, Khushboo Gala2, Andrew C. Storm2, Barham K. Abu Dayyeh2, Andres Acosta2, Omar M. Ghanem2
1Internal Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA; 2Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Rochester, MN
3:35 PM
ORAL MICROBIOME SIGNATURES AS POTENTIAL BIOMARKERS FOR GASTRIC CANCER RISK ASSESSMENT
Shruthi R. Perati*1, Mykhaylo Usyk2, Alexandra Adams3, Brijesh Rana3, Julie Yang4, Srawani Sarkar2, Fei Wang2, Laurence P. Diggs5, Christopher C. Sollecito2, Robert D. Burk2, Haejin In3
1Department of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ; 2Department of Pediatric (Genetic Medicine), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; 3Division of Surgical Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute, New Brunswick, NJ; 4Division of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY; 5Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
3:50 PM
EFFICACY OF GASTRIC-STIMULATOR AS AN ADJUNCT TO PYLOROPLASTY FOR GASTROPARESIS: CHARACTERIZING PATIENTS SUITABLE FOR SINGLE-PROCEDURE VS DUAL PROCEDURE APPROACH
Sven Eriksson*1, Margaret Gardner1, Inanc Sarici1, Ali H. Zaidi1, Ping Zheng1, Blair Jobe1,2, Shahin Ayazi1,2
1Esophageal Institute, Department of Surgery, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
4:05 PM
ADJOURNMENT OF RESEARCH CONFERENCE
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
RESIDENTS & FELLOW WORKSHOP
Walter E. Washington
Convention Center, Room 207A
5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
RESIDENTS & FELLOWS CONFERENCE AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS RECEPTION
Walter E. Washington
Convention Center
South Pre-Function, Level 3 Atrium