2020 Annual Chapter Meeting

Friday, September 18, 2020

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7:00 AM—7:45 AM

Executive Council Meeting


8:00 AM

Welcome and Overview

Nicolas Ajkay, MD, FACS                                                                           President, Kentucky Chapter of the                                                                        American College of Surgeons
University of Louisville

8:10 AM—9:00 AM

The implementation of opioid prescribing guidelines in Michigan

Michael Englesbe, MD, FACS
The Cyrenus G. Darling Sr., MD and Cyrenus
G. Darling Jr., MD Professor of Surgery
Section of Transplantation Surgery
University of Michigan

9:00 AM—10:00 AM

Improving Hernia Outcomes through Patient-Centered Research

John Fischer,  MD, MPH 
Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania and the
Presbyterian Medical Center of  Philadelphia

10:00 AM—10:10 AM



10:10 AM—11:00 AM

Surgery and Innovation: Leveraging Technology to Advance Clinical Care

William B. Inabnet, III, MD, MPH, FACS
Johnston-Wright Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
University of Kentucky

11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Resident Paper Competition

Cortney Lee, MD, FACS

Session  One

Ventral hernia patient outcomes post-operatively housed on surgical versus nonsurgical units

Elizabeth Bittner, MD
University of Kentucky

Session Two

Plasma resuscitation with adjunctive peritoneal
resuscitation reduces ischemia induced intestinal
barrier breakdown following hemorrhagic shock

Jessica Schucht, MD
University of Louisville

Session Three

Utility of symptoms in CA 19-9 non-expressors for
recurrence detection after pancreatectomy for
periampullary carcinoma

Thomas Amburn, BA
University of Kentucky

Session Four

A Cost-Utility Analysis of the  Contemporary
Diagnosis and Surgical Management of Acute
Appendicitis in Children

Jonathan Vacek, MD
University of Louisville

Session Five

Opioid-free thyroid and parathyroid operations: are patients satisfied?

Preston Leader, MD
University of Kentucky

Session Six

Evaluating the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on surgical outcomes after breast conserving surgery.

Matthew Woeste, MD
University of Louisville

Disclosure Information:  In compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.  All reported conflicts are managed by a designated official to ensure a bias-free presentation.  Please see the insert to this program for the complete disclosure list.

Program Objectives

This activity is designed for physicians.  Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

1. Discuss the opioid crisis and apply strategies to reduce opioid abuse
2. Describe safe implementation of technology in endocrine surgery
3. Evaluate  patient centered outcomes in hernia surgery

Additional Resident Paper Competition Presentations

Roberto G. Aru, MD

Minnesota Tube Utility in Non-variceal Distal Esophageal Hemorrhage Refractory to Endoscopic and Endovascular Intervention

Sarah Couch, MD

What is the Normal Size of the Esophageal Hiatus? 

Zain Hassan, BS

Preoperative Opioid Use and Surgical Site Infections Following Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair

Jessica Masch, MD

The Impact and Cost of Burn Treatment While Smoking on Home Oxygen

Michael Nisiewicz, BS

Recurrence Not Increased with Absorbable Mesh in Clean Contaminated, Contaminated and Infected Hernia Repair

Jonathan Vacek, MD, MS

Reconsidering the Appropriateness of a Negative Appendectomy in Children

Michelle Holland Wahlgren, MD

Effect of the Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Margin Consensus Guideline Implementation on Re-excision Rates, Satisfaction, and Cost

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