2018 Annual Chapter Meeting

Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky
Friday, October 12, 2018

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Hilary J. Boone Center at the University of Kentucky

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Executive Council Meeting
8:00 am
Welcome and Overview
John Draus, MD, FACS
President, Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Colorectal Cancer in 2018 - A Disease of the Young
Russ Farmer, MD, FACS, University of Louisville
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Kentucky Cancer Update
Timothy Mullett, MD, FACS, University of Kentucky
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Rural Training in General Surgery Residency: Benefits and Challenges
Katrinia Winkler, MD, Morehead, KY
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Coffee Break & View Exhibits
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Operating in the Middle of Nowhere...
Are we Getting Anywhere?
James Watkins, MD, FACS, Campbellsville, KY
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Robotic Surgery in Rural Hospitals
Swope Munday, MD, FACS, Danville, KY
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Surgical Oncology and the Robot
Joseph Kim, MD, FACS, University of Kentucky
11:15 am - 11:45 pm
The Surgeon as an Advocate
Glen Franklin, MD, FACS, University of Louisville
11:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and View Exhibits
(The Committees on Trauma and Cancer will meet during lunch)

If you are attending lunch, please RSVP by e-mail: or by phone:  859-323-8222

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Chapter Business Meeting
John Draus, MD, FACS, President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, University of Kentucky

Committee on Trauma Report
Brian Harbrecht, MD, FACS

Cancer Liaison Report
Timothy Mullett, MD, FACS
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Resident Paper Competition - click here for abstracts
Moderator: J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS, University of Kentucky
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Surgical Skills Competition
Moderator: Cynthia Talley, MD, FACS, University of Kentucky
4:45 pm
6:30 pm

You are invited to attend a dinner sponsored by Ethicon at Malone’s Banquets, 3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502. Dr. Scott Roth will be speaking on Complex Ventral Hernia Repairs. The Ethicon team will also be available to answer any questions you might have on wound closure and hemostasis.

Please RSVP to Alison Stagner at 859-433-7723 or

Saturday, October 13, 2018

This year will we are offering current members Keeneland Grandstand tickets with programs for Saturday, October 13.  Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  Only two tickets per member. We have a very limited number of tickets so please contact Linda Silvestri as soon as possible to reserve yours. Tickets will only be available during the meeting. 


John M. Draus, Jr., MD, FACS

Nicholas Ajkay, MD, FACS

J.Scott Roth, MD, FACS

Administrative Director
Linda Silvestri

Committee on Cancer Chairman
Timothy Mullett, MD, FACS

Committee on Trauma Chairman
Brian G. Harbrecht, MD, FACS

Prajesh Philips, MD, FACS
Jeffrey Jorden, MD, FACS
Jason "Tim" Bowling, MD, FACS
Duane Densler, MD, FACS
Cortney Lee, MD, FACS
Cynthia Talley, MD, FACS

Governor at Large
Glen Franklin, MD, FACS
Cynthia Downard, MD, FACS

Ex Officio Members
Kelly M. McMasters, MD, FACS
University of Louisville
Joseph Zwischenberger, MD, FACS
University of Kentucky

Resident and Associate Society
Carolyn Neff, MD
Tim Horrell, MD
University of Kentucky
Micah Whited, MD
Emily Bond, MD
University of Louisville

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