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SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference Presentation Awards

The SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference is a daylong session held annually in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week, at which the residents and fellows who serve as the presenting authors of the highest ranked abstracts from the Annual Meeting are given the opportunity to present their own work and hear and discuss the work of their colleagues from around the world. SSAT Board and Program, Research, and Resident Education Committee members spend an entire day with these young surgeons, with the top presenter(s) receiving modest award(s). This Conference provides the participants a stimulating educational environment and an opportunity to interact directly not only with senior members of the Society but also with their peers. This experience solidifies the residents and fellows’ knowledge and commitment to the research endeavors within the specialty, thereby strengthening the future of the specialty and the Society as well.

Past Award Recipients

2014 Research Conference
Plenary Presentation Winners

The Value of Drains as a Fistula Mitigation Strategy for Pancreatoduodenectomy:
Something for Everyone? Results of a Randomized Prospective Multi-Institutional Study

Matthew T. McMillan
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Small Bowel Resection Induces Long-Term Changes in the Enteric Microbiome of Mice
Josh Sommovilla
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Bariatric Surgery Improves Histological Features of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Liver Fibrosis
Andrew A. Taitano
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


2013 Research Conference
Plenary Presentation Winners

High Fat Diet Enhances Villus Growth During Adaptation After Massive Small Bowel Resection
Pamela M. Choi
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Clinical Significance of Incidental Pulmonary Nodules in Esophageal Cancer Patients
Amin Madani
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Treatment Sequencing for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Influence of Early Metastases and Surgical Complications on Multimodality Therapy Completion Rates and Survival
Ching-Wei D. Tzeng
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, Houston, TX


2012 Research Conference
Quick Shot Presentation Winners

The Prognostic Influence of Resection Margin Clearance Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Nigel Balfour Jamieson
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Scotland

Iron Deficiency Anemia Is a Common Presenting Issue With Giant Paraesophageal Hernia and Resolves Following Repair
Sheraz Markar
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Plenary Presentation Winners

Quality Assessment in Pancreatic Surgery: What Might Tomorrow Require?
Brian T. Kalish
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Circadian Genes in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: Alterations and Clinical Correlations
Daniel Relles
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


2011 Research Conference
Quick Shot Presentation Winner

MiR-675-Induced Mesenchymal to Epithelial Transition in HCC is Associated with a Reduction in Twist1
Whalen Clark
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Basic Science Plenary Presentation Winners

Rage Gene Deletion Inhibits the Development and Progression of Ductal Neoplasia and Prolongs Survival in a Mouse Model of Pancreatic Cancer
Joseph DiNorcia
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Regulation of Retinoblastoma Protein (Rb) by p21 Is Critical for Adaptation to Massive Small Bowel Resection
Jennifer Anne Leinicke
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Clinical Science Plenary Presentation Winner

RT-PCR Increases Detection of Submicroscopic Peritoneal Metastases in Gastric Cancer and Has Prognostic Significance
Joyce Wong
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY


2010 Research Conference
Basic Science Quick Shot Presentation Winner

Intestine-Specific Deletion of p38a MAPK Perturbs Enterocyte Kinetics Following Massive Small Bowel Resection
Derek Wakeman
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Clinical Science Quick Shot Presentation Winner

Radiofrequency Versus Milligan Morgan Hemorrhoidectomy: A Prospective, Randomized Study
Luana Franceschilli
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Basic Science Plenary Presentation Winner

The Effects of RAGE Signaling on the Development of Colorectal Liver Metastases
Joseph DiNorcia
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Clinical Science Plenary Presentation Winner

Radiation Dose from Computed Tomography in Patients with Necrotizing Pancreatitis: How Much Is Too Much?
Chad G. Ball
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN


2009 Research Conference
Quick Shot Presentation Winner

Major Complications After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Simple Risk Score
Melissa M. Murphy
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Basic Science Plenary Presentation Winner

The Effects of Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Denervation on Distal Colon Motility in Conscious Rats
Timothy J. Ridolfi
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Clinical Science Plenary Presentation Winner

National Trends in Esophageal Surgery – Are Outcomes as Good as We Believe?
Geoffrey P. Kohn
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


2008 Research Conference
Quick Shot Presentation Winner

Prognostic Factors Associated with Survival Following Hepatic Resection of Early-Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Hari Nathan
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Plenary Presentation Winner

Comparison of Surgically Resected Polypoid Lesions of the Gallbladder to Their Pre-Operative Ultrasound Characteristics
Martin D. Zielinski
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



 
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