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52nd Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 6 - 10, 2011
McCormick Place - Chicago, Illinois
during Digestive Disease Week®


Preliminary Program (Subject to Change)

All rooms at McCormick Place unless otherwise indicated.



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Sunday, MAY 8, 2011
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM  
S504
OPENING SESSION
Moderator: David W. Rattner, Boston, MA

Welcome and introduction of new members, announcements of SSAT scholarship awards, reports from the SSAT Foundation, recognition of the Foundation donors, and conferment of the Founders Medal.

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
S504
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY A (PLENARY SESSION I)
Moderator: Jeffrey L. Ponsky, Cleveland, OH
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  This is a paper that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.O1 Disparities in the Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colorectal Disease
Celia N. Robinson1, 2, Shubhada Sansgiry3, Courtney J. Balentine3, 2, David H. Berger3, 2
1. Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 2. Operative Care Line , Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX; 3. Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
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  O2 Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Cancer: Margin Status, Adequacy of Resection and 90 Day Outcomes
Craig P. Fischer1, 3, Bridget N. Fahy1, 2, Brian J. Dunkin1, 2, Patrick R. Reardon1, 4, Barbara L. Bass1, 2
1. Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX; 2. Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY; 3. Division of Surgical Oncology, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX; 4. Division of Minimally Invasive and Forgut Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
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  O3 Gastro-Intestinal Metabolic Surgery for the Treatment of Diabetic Patients: A Multi-Instituional International Study
Wei J. Lee1, Kyung Yul Hur2, Muffazal Lakdawala3, Kazunori Kasama4, Simon K. Wong5
1. Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan; 2. Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; 3. Surgery, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India; 4. Surgery, Yotsuya Medical Cube, Tokyo, Japan; 5. Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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  This is a paper that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.O4 Female Sexual Function After Pure Transvaginal Appendectomy: A Cohort Study
Daniel Solomon1, 2, Rachel Lentz2, Andrew Duffy1, 2, Robert Bell1, 2, Kurt E. Roberts1, 2
1. Department of Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven , CT; 2. Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
S504
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Introduction
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, Cleveland, OH
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Happy Mother's Day
David W. Rattner, Boston, MA
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
S504
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY B (PLENARY SESSION II)
Moderator: David W. Rattner, Boston, MA
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  O5 How Much Pharyngeal Acid Is "Normal?": Normative Data for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Events Using Hypopharyngeal Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance (HMII)
Toshitaka Hoppo1, Alejandro F. Sanz1, Katie S. Nason1, Thomas Carroll2, Clark Rosen3, Daniel P. Normolle4, Nicholas J. Shaheen5, James D. Luketich1, Blair A. Jobe1
1. Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 2. Otolaryngology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA; 3. Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 4. Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA; 5. Medicine, University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, NC
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  O6 Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair: Defining Long-Term Clinical and Anatomic Outcomes
Brant K. Oelschlager1, Rebecca P. Petersen1, L.Michael Brunt2, Nathaniel J. Soper3, Brett C. Sheppard4, Lee Mitsumori5, Charles Rohrmann5, Lee L. Swanstrom6, Carlos A. Pellegrini1
1. Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2. Surgery, Washington University , St. Louis, MO; 3. Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; 4. Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; 5. Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 6. Surgery, The Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR
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  V1 Hiatal Hernia Recurrence Following Mesh and Non-Mesh Repair
Hubert Kim, Kevin M. Reavis, Ninh T. Nguyen
UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
S504
DORIS AND JOHN L. CAMERON GUEST ORATION

Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cell Microchip
Mehmet Toner, Charlestown, MA
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hall A
POSTER SESSION I (non-CME)
Authors available at their posters to answer questions 12 PM - 2 PM; posters on display 8 AM - 5 PM.
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM This is a ticketed session requiring a separate registration and fee MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEONS

S401d
Avoiding and Repairing Cholecystectomy Injuries
Steven M. Strasberg, St Louis, MO

S502
Modern Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus: From Metaplasia to Cancer
Brian J. Dunkin & Herbert C. Wolfsen, Houston, TX, & Jacksonville, FL

S503
Single Port Surgery: Beyond Cholecystectomy
Aurora D. Pryor & Sharona B. Ross, Durham, NC, & Tampa, FL
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
S501bcd
CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY A

DEBATE 1: NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION IS UNDERUTILIZED IN THE TREATMENT OF GERD
Moderator: Craig P. Fischer, Houston, TX

Frame the Issue
Craig P. Fischer, Houston, TX

Surgical Fundoplication Saves Money, Prevents Cancer, and Is Underutilized
Mehran Anvari, Hamitlon, ON

We Have It Just Right. A Small Minority of Patients Will Benefit from Surgical Approaches to GERD; Medication and Close Observation is Appropriate for the Vast Majority
Chin Hur, Boston, MA

Panel and Audience Discussion

DEBATE 2: ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS IN GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY: INDUSTRY SPONSORED HEALTH CARE INFLATION OR REAL ADVANCE THAT WILL BENEFIT PATIENTS?
Moderator: Brian Dunkin, Houston, TX

Frame the Issue
Brian Dunkin, Houston, TX

The Robot Is Not a Glorified Sewing Machine; It's a Real Advance for Patients and Surgeons
Sayeed Ikramuddin, Minneapolis, MN

What You Can Do with Your Robot, I Can Do with My Laparoscope Faster and Cheaper
Lee Swanstrom, Portland, OR

Panel and Audience Discussion

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
S406a
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM
DEFINITION AND MANAGEMENT OF PPI FAILURE IN GERD
Sponsored by: SSAT, AGA
Moderators: Jeffrey H. Peters, Rochester, NY
Peter J. Kahrilas, Chicago, IL
"GERD Symptoms" Are Not All Equal and Not All from GERD
Peter J. Kahrilas, Chicago, IL

What Is PPI Failure from a Surgical Perspective and What Subsets of Patients Are More Likely to Respond to Surgical Management?
John G. Hunter, Portland, OR

The Role of Symptom Profiling and Physiological Testing in Subtyping Refractory Patients
Michael Vaezi, Nashville, TN

PPIs in Relation to Barrett's: Preventative? Post-Ablation? Reduced Cancer Risk?
Prateek Sharma, Kansas City, MO

Panel Discussion

2:15 PM - 4:30 PM
S503
VIDEO SESSION I: SPECIALTY VIDEOS
Moderators: Michael Rosen, Cleveland, OH
C. Daniel Smith, Jacksonville, FL
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  V2 Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Carcinoma of Esophagus After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation
Daniel K. Tong, Simon Law, Fion S. Chan, Kam H. Wong
Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  V3 Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy After Nissen Fundoplication
Hubert Kim, Ninh T. Nguyen, Kevin M. Reavis
Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA
  V4 Laparoscopic Transgastric Resection of a Large Intussuscepted Gastric Polyp
Etienne Auger-Dufour1, Liane S. Feldman1, Gerald M. Fried1, Lorenzo E. Ferri1
Surgery , McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
  V5 Laparoscopic Re-Do Myotomy for Recurrent Achalasia After Heller-Dor Procedure
Mario Costantini, Renato Salvador, Lisa Zanatta, Cristina Longo, Elena Finotti, Tiziana Morbin, Giovanni Zaninotto, Ermanno Ancona
Clinica Chirurgica 1, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
  V6 Laparoscopic Truncal Vagotomy and Antrectomy
Mariah Alexander, Aaron M. Hurd, Gregory J. Mancini
University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
  V7 Laparoscopic-Assisted Frey Procedure: A New Option for Treatment of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis
Sujit Kulkarni, Dilip Parekh, Rick Selby, Kaylene Barrera
Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  V8 Laparoscopic Pancreatic Head Resection with Hybrid Reconstruction via Pancreatogastrostomy
Tobias Keck, Simon Küsters, Ulrich F. Wellner, Frank Makowiec, Ulrich T. Hopt, Wojciech K. Karcz
Department for General and Visceral Surgery, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  V9 Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) Morgagni Hernia Repair and Toupet Fundoplication
Sharona B. Ross1, 2, Harold Paul1, 2, Kenneth Luberice1, 2, Farhaad C. Golkar1, 2, Alexander S. Rosemurgy1, 2
1. Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; 2. Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
  V10 Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
Sapan S. Desai, Ranjan Sudan
General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
S504
STATE-OF-THE-ART CONFERENCE
PPERSONALIZED MEDICINE IN GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER: POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
Moderator: Taylor S. Riall, Galveston, TX

Introduction
Taylor S. Riall, Galveston, TX

Overview of Personalized Medicine in GI Cancers: Different Things to Different People
Celia Chao, Galveston, TX

Proteomics, Genomics, and Molecular Biology in the Personalized Treatment of Colon Cancer
John M. Carethers, Ann Arbor, MI

Personalized Medicine in Pancreatic Cancer: Potential Implications for Therapy
Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, Baltimore, MD

Personalized Therapy: Prognostic Factors for GIST
Ronald P. DeMatteo, New York, NY

Panel and Audience Discussion

2:15 PM - 5:15 PM
S501a
PLENARY SESSION III
Moderators: Elijah Dixon, Calgary, AB
Jean Nicolas Vauthey, Houston, TX
10-minute presentation, 5-minute discussion
  This is a paper that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.O7 Prospective Study for Selective Management of Patients with Acute Biliary Pancreatitis: Interim Results
Dana A. Telem, Modesto Colon, Nalin Ranasinghe, Michelle K. Kim
Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  This is a paper that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.O8 Biliary Dyskinesia: Are We Treating It Right?
Vikas Singhal, Patrick Szeto, Heather Norman, Nan Walsh, Thomas J. VanderMeer
Surgery, Guthrie- Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA
  This is a paper that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.O9 Validation of the Updated 7th Edition AJCC TNM Staging Criteria for Gastric Adenocarcinoma
Lee J. McGhan1, Barbara A. Pockaj1, Richard J. Gray1, Sanjay P. Bagaria2, Nabil Wasif1
1. General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ; 2. General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL
  This is a paper that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.O10 Acquisition of Metastatic Potential in Colonic Adenocarcinomas Is Associated with Downregulation of Complementary Strand MicroRNAs
Jonathan M. Hernandez1, 2, Dung-Tsa Chen3, Susan McCarthy2, Leigh Ann Humphries 2, Domenico Coppola2, Timothy J. Yeatman2, David Shibata2
1. Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; 2. Gastrointestinal Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; 3. Bioinformatics, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  O11 National Trends in Survival for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Based on Location of the Primary Lesion
Gautam K. Malhotra1, Lynette M. Smith2, Quan P. Ly3, Aaron R. Sasson3, Chandrakanth Are3
1. College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; 2. Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; 3. Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  O12 Pain Control and Quality of Life After Pancreatectomy with Islet Cell Autotransplantation for Chronic Pancreatitis
Katherine A. Morgan1, Stefanie M. Owczarski1, Jeffrey J. Borckardt2, Alok Madan2, David B. Adams1
1. Surgery, MUSC, Charleston, SC; 2. Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, MUSC, Charleston, SC
  This is a paper that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.O13 Superior Prognostic Importance of Perineural Invasion vs. Lymph Node Involvement After Curative Resection of Duodenal Adenocarcinoma
Stefano Cecchini1, 3, Camilo Correa-Gallego1, Vikram Deshpande2, 4, Abdulmetin Dursun1, Jennifer A. Wargo1, 4, Carlos Fernandez del-Castillo1, 4, Andrew L. Warshaw1, 4, Cristina R. Ferrone1, 4
1. General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2. Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 3. General Surgery, Parma University, Parma, Italy, Italy; 4. Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  This is a paper that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.O14 The Fate of Barrett's Epithelium Under Acid Suppression Obtained by Medical or Surgical Therapy
Renato Salvador1, Paola Parente3, Nicola Passuello1, Mario Costantini1, Lisa Zanatta1, Tieppo Chiara1, Loredana Nicoletti1, Francesco Cavallin4, Fabio Farinati1, Ermanno Ancona1, Massimo Rugge2, Giovanni Zaninotto2
1. Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Clinica Chirurgica I, University of Padova, Padua, Italy; 2. Department of General Surgery, SS Giovanni e Paolo Hospital, ULSS 12, Venice, Italy; 3. Department of Medical Diagnostic Sciences & Special Therapies, Pathology Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 4. Surgical Oncology, Istituto Oncologico Veneto, IOV-IRCCS, Padova, Italy
  O15 Budd-Chiari Syndrome Revisited: Thirty-Eight Years' Experience with Surgical Portal Decompression
Marshall J. Orloff, Jon I. Isenberg, Henry O. Wheeler, Pat O. Daily, Barbara Girard
Surgery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
  O16 Surgical Resection Versus Local Ablation for HCC on Cirrhosis: Results from a Propensity Case-Matched Study
Andrea Ruzzenente, Tommaso Campagnaro, Alessandro Valdegamberi, Simone Conci, Fabio Bagante, Gianni Turcato, Calogero Iacono, Alfredo Guglielmi
Department of Surgery , University of Verona Medical School, Verona, Italy
  V11 Pure Laparoscopic Hepatectomy for HCC Patients with Severe Liver Cirrhosis
Zenichi Morise
Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University Banbuntane Houtokukai Hospital, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  O17 Prevalence of Defaecatory Disorders in Morbid Obese Patients Before and After Bariatric Surgery.
Pierpaolo Sileri, Paolo Gentileschi, Ida Camperchioli, Elisabetta De Luca, Domenico Benavoli, Luana Franceschilli, Giulio P. Angelucci, Sara Lazzaro, Achille Gaspari
Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
S501bcd
CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: DELAYED PRESENTATION OF APPENDICITIS: IS SURGERY STILL NECESSARY?
Moderator: Mark A. Malangoni, Philadelphia, PA
Panelists: Stanley W. Ashley, Boston, MA
W. Scott Melvin, Columbus, OH
Steven C. Stain, Albany, NY

 
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