2021 Annual Chapter Meeting

When: Friday, September 17, 2021

Location:  Virtual 

This year, we look forward to safely hosting a virtual meeting. The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter will take place on September 17, 2021 virtually. Deadline to claim CME is Tuesday, November 30, 2021.


8:00AM Welcome and Overview, J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS, President, Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, University of Kentucky

8:10-8:50AM What we learned about Breast Cancer treatment during Covid, Emily Marcinkowski, MD, FACS, University of Kentucky

8:55-9:35AM Trauma in the day of Covid, Matthew Benns, MD, FACS, General Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, University of Louisville

9:40-10:25AM Practice Survival and Finances in the COVID-19 Era, Steven Chen, MD, FACS, MBA, Director of Surgical Oncology, Oasis Chief Medical Officer, Avelas Biosciences, San Diego, California

10:30-11:10AM Practicing Pediatric Surgery During A Pandemic, Tiffany Wright, MD, FACS, MBA, University of Louisville

11:15-11:55AM The Efforts of the ACS during COVID-19 H. Randolph Bailey, MD, FACS, First Vice-President of the ACS, Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery, Houston Methodist

12:25-12:55PM Sponsor Symposium, Intuitive Surgical, Casey Hancox, (Presentation content is not associated with the annual meeting)

1:20PM Chapter Updates, Scott Roth, MD, FACS, President, Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, University of Kentucky

1:30PM Updates from Trauma Committee, Brian Harbrecht, MD, University of Kentucky

1:45PM Updates from Cancer Liaison, Dr. Alan Mullins, Owensboro, KY

2:00PM Resident Paper Competition

Moderators: Alex Maki, MD, FACS         Louisville, Kentucky
                    Cortney Lee, MD, FACS    
University of Kentucky

Akhila Ankem, Medical Student, U of L, Long-Term Outcomes and Quality-of-Life After Incisional Hernia Repair with STRATTICE Mesh

Brian Crosser, Bowling Green, Accessing Pressure Ulcer Staging Abilities and Subjective Comfort Level Among Healthcare Professionals

Vashisht Madabhushi, MD, Increasing Age and Medicare Insurance are Barriers to Telemedicine Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic - A Quality Improvement Project

William Risinger, MD, A New Pandemic and an Old Epidemic - The Impact of Covid-19 and Gun Violence As Measured by Years Of Potential Life Lost In A US City

Kevin Jacob, Medical Student, Impact Of Routine Expert Breast Pathology Consultation And Factors Predicting Discordant Diagnosis

Megan M. Harper, Unique Somatic Mutation Genotype Profile in Kentucky Patients with Colon Adenocarcinoma

Madison Hickey, Medical Student, Interhospital ECMO Transport of Patients Experiencing ARDs and/or Cardiogenic Shock and Their Survival Outcome

Emmanuel Dike-Udensi, Medical Student, Laparoscopic Repair of a Paraduodenal Internal Hernia

3:55PM Closing remarks and announcement of paper competition winners, Drs. Alex Maki and Dr. Scott Roth Passing of the Gavel


This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, etc. Upon completion of this course:

Learners will be able to understand and implement specific treatments for Breast Cancer during Covid
Learner will be able to better manage trauma case with challenges from Covid
Learner will be able to apply business knowledge of running your practice and financial issues during Covid
Learner will identify useful techniques from resident papers that address a variety of topics that aim to improve the patient outcomes


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