60th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS)


December 10th, 2013

The following Department of Surgery faculty and residents participated in the 60th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS).

About 90 abstracts were submitted for the MCACS annual meeting. Only 6 were selected for oral presentation, and 36 for poster presentation.

Residents

Program and Abstracts | Posters – Awards

Michael Cassidy, MD, won the Clinical Abstract of Distinction Award for the abstract: Reducing Postoperative VTE Complications with a Risk-Stratified Protocol and Mobilization Program
Michael R Cassidy, MDPamela Rosenkranz, RN, BSN, MEd, David McAneny, MD, FACS
Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Joanna Ng, MD, won the Joseph E. Murray Resident Research Basic Science Award for the project: A Photochemical Tissue Bonding Approach for Sutureless Microvascular Anastomosis in an Arterial Graft Model
Joanna H. Ng-Glazier, MD, Neil G. Fairbairn, MD, Amanda M. Meppelink, BS, Hatice Bodugoz-Senturk, PhD, Mark A. Randolph, MS, Orhun K. Muratoglu, PhD, Jonathan M. Winograd, MD, Robert W. Redmond, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, Boston, MA

Additional Program and Abstracts | Posters

Episomal Reprogramming of Amniotic Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Step Towards Translational Application
Elliot C Pennington, MD, Fabienne L Gray, MD, Azra Ahmed, MD, Alexander L. DeVine, MD, Kelly Fitzgerald, MD, George Q Daley, MD1, Dario O Fauza, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Valproic Acid (VPA), a Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor (HDACi) that Reduces Intraabdominal Adhesions
Matthew Brady, MDElizabeth King, MD, Michael Cassidy, MD, Stanley Heydrick, PhD, andArthur Stucchi, PhD
Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Sustaining Momentum in Quality Improvement: Lessons from a Postoperative Pulmonary Care Program
Michael R Cassidy, MD, Pamela Rosenkranz, RN, BSN, MEd, David McAneny, MD, FACS
Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Miniaturization Does Not Impair the Ability of ESS to Assess Malignancy in Human Thyroid Nodules
Jennifer E. Rosen, MD, Nicholas J. Giordano, MD, Hyunsuk Suh, MD, Faris Azar, MD, Eladio Rodriguez-Diaz, MD, Ousama M. A’Amar, MD, Irving J. Bigio, MD, Stephanie L. Lee, MD
Department of Surgery, Department of Biomedical Engineering Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Boston, MA

Top Gun Competition

Matt Brady, MD, Melanie Gainsbury, MD and Jian Zheng, MD, represented BUSM/BMC in the Resident Top Gun Competition. The competition consisted of teams of three residents from each institution participating in a series of tests where laparoscopic skills such as intracorporeal knot tying, transferring of objects from one hand to another, and pattern cutting were timed and graded. They placed first in the qualifying round of ten teams and second place overall in the final standings.

Faculty

A number of our faculty members also participated in the meeting:

Tracey Dechert, MD, FACS, and Jonathan Woodson, MD, FACS (Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs) participated on the panel devoted to: “Examining The Marathon Bombing Response – Why It Was Different Than Other Mass Casualty Events“.

David McAneny, MD, FACS, delivered the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors Report during the Business Meeting.

David McAneny, MD, FACS, discussed “Grassroots Advocacy in the American College of Surgeons” during a session devoted to MCACS highlights from 2013.

Jane Mendez, MD, FACS, presented a talk on the “ACS Foundation” as a designated Chapter Philanthropic Champion for Massachusetts.