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48th Annual Meeting | May 19-24, 2007 | Washington, DC
Final Program | Posters

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SUNDAY, 5/20/2007

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Postgraduate Course (202AB)

Systematic Reviews Of Pancreaticobiliary Disease Customized for the Gastroenterologist and Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Course Director: L. William Traverso, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Welcome and Course Rules for Systematic Reviews
L. William Traverso, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA
Session I: Systematic Reviews And Evidence-Based Medicine
Moderators:Barbara L. Bass, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
L. William Traverso, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA
8:05 AM - 8:20 AM The Rules of Evidence Based Medicine: Can They Be Generalized to Improve the Procedures of the GI Surgeon?
Jonathan L. Meakins, Nuffield Department of Surgery, Headington, Oxford, England
8:20 AM - 8:35 AM How Evidence-Based Medicine Has Helped the Gastroenterologist
Nicholas J. Shaheen, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
8:35 AM - 8:45 AM How to Rapidly Find the Best Evidence for the Busy Clinician
Kim R. Pittenger, Virginia Mason Clinic, Kirkland, WA
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Discussion and Q&A
Session II: Gallstones
CBD Stones Discovered During Cholecystectomy: Intraoperative Versus Delayed Endoscopic Removal?
Moderators:Henry A. Pitt, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Nathaniel J. Soper, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM The Strength of the Evidence
James Toouli, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide,South Australia
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM Interpretation
Edward H. Phillips, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
9:25 AM - 9:45 AM Discussion and Q&A
Session II: Gallstones
Early ERCP For Gallstone Pancreatitis: For Whom And When?
Moderators:Kevin E. Behrns, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
John G. Hunter, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM The Strength of the Evidence
Stanley W. Ashley, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Interpretation
David Carr-Locke, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Discussion and Q&A
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
Session III: Pancreatitis
Necrotizing Pancreatitis: Percutaneous, Minimally Invasive, Or Open Necrosectomy?
Moderators:Edward L. Bradley, III, Florida State University College of Medicine, Sarasota, FL
Mehran Fotoohi, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM The Strength of the Evidence
Eric vanSonnenberg, St Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM Interpretation
Thomas J. Howard, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Discussion and Q&A
Session III: Pancreatitis
Treatment Of Chronic Pancreatitis: Endotherapy And Surgery
Moderators:Hans G. Beger, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
L. William Traverso, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM The Strength of the Evidence
Jacques Deviere, Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
11:45 AM - 11:55 AM Interpretation
Richard H. Bell, American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM Discussion and Q&A
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Non-CME Lunch
Session IV: Pancreatic Neoplasms
Natural History Of IPMN
Moderators:Keith D. Lillemoe, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Howard A. Reber, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM The Strength of the Evidence
Claudio Bassi, Hospital G.B. Rossi, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
1:45 PM - 1:55 PM Interpretation
Michael G. Sarr, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
1:55 PM - 2:15 PM Discussion and Q&A
Session IV: Pancreatic Neoplasms
Pancreatic Cancer Of The Head Of The Gland: Extended Resection To Balance Survival With QOL
Moderators:Gerard V. Aranha, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Fabrizio Michelassi, Weill Medical College, New York, NY
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM The Strength of the Evidence
Michael B. Farnell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM Interpretation
Yuji Nimura, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Discussion and Q&A
Session IV: Pancreatic Neoplasms
Adjuvant Therapy For Resected Pancreatic Cancer
Moderators:Peter W.T. Pisters, M.D., Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Selwyn M. Vickers, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM The Strength of the Evidence
Vince Picozzi, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
3:15 PM - 3:25 PM Interpretation
Steven M. Strasberg, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM Discussion and Q&A
Session IV: Pancreatic Neoplasms
Decompression Of Malignant Biliary Obstruction: PTBD, Endostents, Or Open Biliary Drainage?
Moderators:David Carr-Locke, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Sean J. Mulvihill, University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM The Strength of the Evidence
Richard Kozarek, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
4:00 PM - 4:10 PM Interpretation
Mark P. Callery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
4:10 PM - 4:30 PM Discussion and Q&A

MONDAY, 5/21/2007

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Opening Session (202A)
Moderator: L. William Traverso, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA

Welcome and introduction of new members, announcements of SSAT scholarship awards, reports from the SSAT Foundation, recognition of the Foundation donors, and conferment of the Founders Medal.
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Presidential Plenary (Plenary Session I) 202A
Moderator: Richard H. Bell, American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
O1 Trends and Disparities in Regionalization of Pancreatic Resection
Taylor S. Riall*1, Courtney M. Townsend1, Jean L. Freeman2, William H. Nealon1
1Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; 2Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

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O2 Racial and Geographic Disparities in the Utilization of Surgical Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Christopher J. Sonnenday*1, Justin B. Dimick1, Richard D. Schulick2, Michael A. Choti2
1Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 2Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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O3 Umbilical Herniorrhapy in Patients with Cirrhosis: Improved Outcomes with Elective Repair
Stephen H. Gray*1,2, Catherine C. Vick1,3, Laura a. Graham3, Kelly R. Finan1,3, Leigh A. Neumayer4,5, Mary T. Hawn1,3
1Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 2Health Services & Outcomes Research Training Program, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 3Deep South Center on Effectiveness, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL; 4Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; 5Surgery, Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System, Salt Lake City, UT

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O4 Risk of Malignancy in Resected Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas < 3 Cm in Size: Is It Safe to Observe Asymptomatic Patients? A Multi-Institutional Report
Cheong Lee*1, Michelle Anderson1, Oscar J. Hines2, H. A. Reber2, Michael L. Kochman3, P. J. Foley3, Jeffrey A. Drebin3, D. OH3, Gregory G. Ginsberg3, N. Ahmad3, Nipun Merchant4, J. Isbell4, A. Parikh4, James Scheiman1, Diane Simeone1
1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 2UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 3University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadephia, PA; 4Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN

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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Presidential Address (202A)
SP1 Introduction
Richard H. Bell, American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
View Video Presentation with Slides (60 MB)

SP2 Adjusting the Art and the Science of Surgery
L. William Traverso, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Plenary Session II (202A)
Moderator: L. William Traverso, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA
O5 Pancreatic Fistula After Pancreaticoduodenectomy in 1507 Patients. Updated Report from an International Web-Based Case Registry.
Kaye M. Reid Lombardo*2, Matthew Barnett1, Stefano Crippa3, Michael Farnell2, Claudio Bassi3, L. William Traverso1
1Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA; 2Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 3Surgery, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

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O6 Suboptimal Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery: Correlation of Demographics, Co-Morbidities, and Insurance Status with Outcomes
Genevieve B. Melton*, Kimberly E. Steele, Michael a. Schweitzer, Anne O. Lidor, Thomas H. Magnuson
Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

View Video Presentation with Slides (17.6 MB)

O7 Esophagectomy; It's Not Just About Mortality Anymore: Standardized Peri-Operative Clinical Pathways Improve Outcomes in Patients with Esophageal Cancer
Donald E. Low*
Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Guest Oration (202A)
SP3 Surgical Education to Improve the Quality of Patient Care: The Role of Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Ajit K. Sachdeva, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
View Video Presentation with Slides (58.5 MB)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Poster Session (Hall E)
Authors available at their posters to answer questions 12 PM – 2 PM; posters on display 8 AM – 5 PM.
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Meet-The-Professor Luncheons
SP4 Contemporary Mangement of Esophageal Cancer (154)
Jeffrey H. Peters, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

SP5 Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Video Luncheon: Getting In and Out of Trouble (206)
Tonia M. Young-Fadok, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdate, AZ

SP6 New Surgical Strategies in Chronic Pancreatitis (140)
Jeffrey B. Matthews, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

SP7 What a Non-Bariatric Surgeon Should Know about Bariatric Surgery (158)
Michael G. Sarr, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM DDW Combined Clinical Symposia
Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) (Ballroom AB)
Sponsored by: AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators:Robert Hawes, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
David W. Rattner, Massaschusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
SP8 What Needs to Happen to Get NOTES "Accepted" (Hospitals, Physicians, and Payors)
Anthony N. Kalloo, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

SP9 Towards Creating a Vision for Training the NOTES
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH

SP10 Speculation on the Potential Impact of NOTES
C. Daniel Smith, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

SP11 What Are the Critical Tools to Make NOTES a Reality?
Christopher C. Thompson, Brigham and Women's, Boston, MA
Multidisciplinary Approaches To Occult GI Bleeding (Ballroom C)
Sponsored by: SSAT, AGA, ASGE
Moderators:John C. Bowen, III, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA
Lauren Gerson, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
SP12 Overview of Obscure GI Bleeding: Common and Rare Causes
Thomas O. Kovacs, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

SP13 Double Balloon and Capsule Enteroscopy
Lauren B. Gerson, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

SP14 Radioisotope Scans and Angiography
William Kuo, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

SP15 Intraoperative Localization
George Fuhrman, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM Plenary Session III (202B)
Moderators:Jonathan F. Critchlow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Craig P. Fischer, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
O8 High Resolution Anoscopy in the Planned Staged Treatment of Anal High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions (HSIL) in HIV Negative Patients
Carlos E. Pineda*1, J. Michael Berry2, Naomi Jay2, Joel M. Palefsky2, Mark L. Welton1
1Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 2Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


O9 Expanded Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (Cx401) for the Treatment of Complex Perianal Fistula. A Phase II Clinical Trial
Damián García-Olmo*1, D. Herreros1, I. Pascual1, J. Pascual2, E. Del Valle3, J. Zorrilla3, P. De La Quintana1, M. García-Arranz1, M. GonzáLez4, J. Alemany4, G. Fernández4, I. Portero4, M. Pascual4
1Cellular & Reparative Medicine, Universidad Autonoma (Madrid). La Paz University Hospital- Surgery Department, Madrid, Spain; 212 de Octubre University Hospital, Madrid, Spain; 3Gregorio Marañón University Hospital, Madrid, Spain; 4Cellerix S.L., Madrid, Spain


O10 Management of Malignant Rectal Polyps by Transanal Excision Following Endoscopic Removal
Marcovalerio Melis*1, Peter E. Darwin2, Cinthia Drachenberg3, Gruel Renee4, David Shibata1
1Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; 2Gastroenterology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; 3Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; 4Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


O11 Comparison of Laparoscopic Versus Open Sigmoid Colectomy for Benign and Malignant Disease at Academic Medical Centers
Zurri A. Murrell*, Marcelo W. Hinojosa, Viken Konyalian, Steven Mills, Ninh T. Nguyen, Michael J. Stamos
Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA


O12 Targeting MEK Is Effective Chemoprevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in TGF-a Transgenic Mice
Sabrina C. Wentz*1, Huangbing Wu1, Michele T. Yip-Schneider1,2, Matthew E. Hennig1, Patrick Klein1,3, Judith Sebolt-Leopold5, C. Max Schmidt1,4
1Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; 2Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN; 3Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; 4Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN; 5Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Indianapolis, IN


O13 Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) Transfected Whole Cell Vaccine Impedes the Development of Esophageal Cancer in Rats with Infiltration by CD4 and CD8 Positive Cells
Tomoharu Miyashita*1, Todd D. Armstrong2, Jiaai Wang1, Furhawn Shah1, Michael K. Gibson3, Kiyoshi Yoshimura3, Xianji Zhang1, Guy Marti1, Mark Duncan1, Elizabeth A. Montgomery4, Elizabeth M. Jaffee2, John W. Harmon1
1Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 2Hematology/Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 3Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 4Pathology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


O14 Return of Esophageal Function After Treatment for Achalasia As Determined by Impedance-Manometry
Roger P. Tatum*1,2, Jamie a. Wong1, Edgar J. Figueredo1, Valeria Martin1, Brant K. Oelschlager1
1Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2Department of Surgery, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA


O15 Clinical Impact of Lymphadenectomy Extent in Resectable Esophageal Cancer
Roderich E. Schwarz*1, David D. Smith2
1Dept. of Surgery, UMDNJ-RWJMS, CINJ, New Brunswick, NJ; 2Biostatistics, City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA


O16 Clarithromycin Resistance, TNF-a Gene Polymorphism and Mucosal Inflammation Affect H. Pylori Eradication Success
Carlo-Federico Zambon1, Michela Fasolo3, Daniela Basso3, Anna D'Oddorico4, Alessia Stranges3, Filippo Navaglia3, Paola Fogar1, Eliana Greco2, Stefania Schiavon3, Alessandra Falda3, Andrea Padoan3, Elisa Fadi3, Giancarlo Sturniolo4, Sergio Pedrazzoli*1, Mario Plebani2,3
1Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 2Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Special Therapies, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 3Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 4Department of Gastroenterological and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy


O17 Role of TGF-Beta1 and IGF-1 in Crohn's Disease Recurrence After Ileo-Colonic Resection
Marco Scarpa1, Marina Bortolami2, Susan L. Morgan3, Andromachi Kotsafti2, Stefania Ferraro1, Cesare Ruffolo1, Renata D'Incà2, Lino Polese1, Michela Barollo2, Davide F. D'Amico1, Giacomo C. Sturniolo2, Imerio Angriman*1
1Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterologiche, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 2Gastroenterologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterologiche, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 3Department of Pathology, Institute for Cancer Studies, Birmingham Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom


O18 Detection of Micrometastases in Peritoneal Washings of Pancreatic Cancer Patients by Quantitative Real Time Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Kimberly M. Dalal*1,2, Yanghee Woo2, Charles Galanis2, Mithat Gonen3, Peter J. Allen2, Ronald P. Dematteo2, Yuman Fong2, Daniel G. Coit2
1Surgery, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA; 2Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; 3Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM SSAT/AGA/ASGE State-Of-The-Art Conference (202A)

Management Of Cystic Lesions Of The Pancreas
Moderator:Diane M. Simeone, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
SP15 Classification, Pathology, and Natural History
N. Volkan Adsay, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

SP16 Diagnosis: Radiographic Imaging, EUS, and Fluid Analysis
James M. Scheiman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

SP17 Management of Serous Cystadenomas
Jennifer F. Tseng, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

SP18 Management of MCN
Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

SP19 Management of IPMN
Michael B. Farnell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Case Presentations

Q&A
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM DDW Combined Clinical Symposium (Ballroom AB)
Portal Hypertension: Is There Any Role For Surgical Shunts Or Banding?
Sponsored by: SSAT, AASLD, AGA
Moderators:Layton F. Rikkers, University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center, Madison, WI
Gaudalupe Garcia-Tsao, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
SP20 Primary Prophylaxis of Variceal Bleeding: Drugs or Banding?
Roberto J. Groszmann, Yale University, West Haven, CT

SP21 Secondary Prophylaxis of Variceal Bleeding: Drugs and/or Banding?
Roberto DeFranchis, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

SP22 Is There a Role for Surgical Shunts?
J. Michael Henderson, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

SP23 When Should TIPS Be Used?
Thomas D. Boyer, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

TUESDAY, 5/22/2007

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM Video Breakfast Session (202A)
Moderators:Attila Nakeeb, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Aurora D. Pryor, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
V1 Gastric Ischemic Conditioning Prior to Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy
Esteban Varela*1, Ninh T. Nguyen2
1Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX; 2Surgery, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA

V2 Laparoscopic Repair of Esophageal Diverticulum
Murali N. Naidu*, Alfred Trang, Barry Salky, Daniel M. Herron
Division of Laparoscopic Surgery, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

V3 Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy with a Billroth I Reconstruction for a Non-Healing Benign Gastric Ulcer
Kfir Ben-David*, Dana Portenier, Aurora D. Pryor
Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC


V4 Laparoscopic Proctocolectomy with Inter-Sphincteric Disection and Specimen Extraction
Daniel Lawes*, Kevin Huguet, Tonia Young-Fadok, Jonathan E. Efron
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

V5 Endoluminal Surgery: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery of a uT0 Lesion of the Mid-Rectum
John Marks*, Daniel Hunt, Lauren Kosinski, Hsiao-Ling Shen, Gerald Marks
Lankenau Hospital and Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA

V6 Notes for NOTES: How Conventional Endoscopic Instruments Work for Endoabdominal Surgery
Luca Milone2, Marc Bessler2, Michael Smith1, Evran Durak2, Nancy Hogle2, Dennis L. Fowler2, Peter D. Stevens*1
1Medicine-GI, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; 2Surgery, Columbia University Medical Cener, New York, NY

V7 Laparoscopic Pancreatic Phlegmon Debridement
Peter M. Denk*, Paul D. Hansen, Lee L. Swanstrom
Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Legacy Health System, Portland, OR

V8 Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Cancer: Technical Aspects of the Retroperitoneal Soft Tissue Dissection to Maximize a Negative Surgical Margin
Thomas J. Howard*, Nicholas J. Zyromski
Indiana Univ Med Ctr, Indianapolis, IN

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM DDW Combined Clinical Symposium (Ballroom B)

Endoscopy In Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Sponsored by: AGA, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators:Asher Kornbluth, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Judy Collins, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
SP24 Ilecolonoscopy in IBD: Visual Pearls and Pitfalls
Asher Kornbluth, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

SP25 Is Dysplasia Visible?
David T. Rubin, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

SP26 New Endoscopic Technologies for IBD
Jonathan A. Leighton, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Public Policy Committee Panel (201)

Economics Of Bariatric Surgery Costs And Benefits
Moderator:C. Daniel Smith, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
SP27 Bariatric Surgery Outcomes: The Economic Impact
Matthew M. Hutter, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

SP28 Bariatric Surgery Accreditation: Accrediting the Center
Bruce D. Schirmer, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA

SP29 Bariatric Surgery Accreditation: Accrediting the Surgeon
Philip R. Schauer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

SP30 The Successful Practice
Edward L. Felix, California Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fresno, CA

Panel Discussion
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM SSAT/AHPBA Joint Symposium (202B)

Sclerosing Cholangitis
Moderator:Sean J. Mulvihill, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
SP31 Etiology and Epidemiology
Konstantinos N. Lazaridis, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

SP32 Detection of Cancer in Strictures
Richard D. Schulick, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

SP33 Surgical Approaches to Strictures
Steven A. Ahrendt, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

SP34 Liver Transplantation
William C. Chapman, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Panel Discussion
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Plenary Session IV (202A)
Moderators:Taylor S. Riall, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Frank S. Rotolo, Finney Trimble & Associates PA, Lutherville, MD
O19 Interdisciplinary Management of Pediatric Intestinal Failure: A 10-Year Review of Rehabilitation and Intestinal Transplantation
Anita Nucci*1,2, Cartland Burns5,2, Kristyn Lowery2, Tichianaa Armah4, Sharon Strohm1,2, Geoffrey Bond3, George V. Mazariegos3,2, Robert H. Squires6,2
1Clinical Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Intestinal Care and Rehabilitation Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; 3Pediatric Transplant Surgery, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; 4University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; 5Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; 6Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


O20 Tobacco Smoking and Risk of Recurrence for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Anus
Sonia Ramamoorthy*, Linda Luo, Elizabeth Luo, John M. Carethers
UCSD and VA San Diego, San Diego, CA


O21 Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis: Definitive Or Detrimental?
Sandeepa Musunuru*, Sharon M. Weber, Layton F. Rikkers, Herbert Chen
Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


O22 Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Effectively Relieves Symptoms in Patients with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
Robert A. Catania*1, Stephen M. Kavic1, J. Scott Roth1, Tommy H. Lee1, Tanya Meyer2, George T. Fantry3, Adrian E. Park1
1Department of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; 2Department of Otolaryngology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; 3Department of Gastroenterology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


O23 Seven Year Follow-Up After Swedish Laparoscopic Gastric Banding (SAGB)
Bruno M. Balsiger*1,2, Daniel Giachino3, Ruedi Bachmann3, Andreas Glaettli2
1Gastroenterology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 2Visceral surgery, Hirslanden Salem-Spital, Bern, Switzerland; 3Surgery, Tiefenauspital, Bern, Switzerland
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM DDW Combined Clinical Symposium (Ballroom B)

Diagnosis and Decision Making in Benign Liver Lesions
Sponsored by: AASLD, SSAT, AGA
Moderators:Douglas W. Hanto, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
David M. Mahvi, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
SP35 Can You Make the Diagnosis of a Benign Liver Lesion on Biopsy?
Elizabeth Brunt, Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO

SP36 Imaging and Differential Diagnosis of Benign Liver Lesions: How Good Are We?
Jonathan B. Kruskal, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

SP37 Surgical Decision Making in Benign Liver Lesions: Follow or Operate?
David M. Nagorney, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

SP38.1, SP38.2 Interesting and Difficult Cases We've Seen
SP38.1Douglas W. Hanto, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
SP38.2David M. Mahvi, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Maja and Frank G. Moody State-Of-The-Art Lecture (202A)
SP39 From Intestine to Medical Device to Regeneration Medicine: A Perspective on a Biologic Scaffold
Stephen Badylak, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Meet-The-Professor Luncheons
SP40 Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases: Which Therapy First? (140)
Yuman Fong, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

SP41 Evidence-Based Management of Pancreatic Cancer (202B)
L. William Traverso, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA

SP42 Surgical Strategy for Crohn's Disease(102AB)
Barbara L. Bass, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

SP43 Treatment of GERD Beyond PPI's (202A)
Nathaniel J. Soper, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Plenary Session V (201)
Moderators:Natalie E. Joseph, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Jennifer F. Tseng, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical School, Worcester, MA
O24 Quality-of-Life in Pancreatic Cancer: Analysis of Stage and Treatment
Stefano Crippa*, Ismael Domínguez, J. Ruben Rodriguez, Oswaldo A. Razo, Sarah P. Thayer, Andrew L. Warshaw, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo
Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


O25 Curative Laparoscopic Resection for Pancreatic Neoplasms: A Critical Analysis from One Single Institution
Laureano Fernández-Cruz*, Miguel Angel López-Boado, Emiliano Astudillo, Salvador Navarro
Surgery, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain


O26 Endoscopic Ultrasound and Computed Tomography Predictors of Pancreatic Cancer Resectability
Philip Bao*1, Chad Johnson1, Elizabeth Lindsey2, David Schwartz2, Ronald Arildsen3, Ewa Grzeszczak3, Alexander Parikh1, Nipun Merchant1
1General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; 2Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; 3Radiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


O27 Is Autotaxin (ENPP2) the Link Between Hepatitis C and Hepatocellular Cancer?
Amanda Cooper*1, Jianmin Wu1, Mary Maluccio1
1General Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; 2Transplant Division, Department of Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN


O28 Systemic Chemotherapy and Two-Stage Hepatectomy in Patients with Extensive Bilobar Colorectal Liver Metastases: Perioperative Safety and Survival
Yun Shin Chun*1, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey1, Dario Ribero1, Matteo Donadon1, Cathy Eng2, Thomas D. Brown2, David Z. Chang2, Linus Ho2, Steven A. Curley1, Eddie K. Abdalla1
1Surgical Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 2Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM DDW Combined Clinical Symposium (Ballroom B)

Management Of Barrett's With High Grade Dysplasia And Early Cancer
Sponsored by: ASGE, SSAT, AGA
Moderators:Kenneth K. Wang, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Tracey L. Weigel, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
SP44 Chemotherapy/Radiation as the First Line Curative Treatment for Early Esophageal Cancer: The Ultimate Goal
Jaffer A. Ajani, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

SP45 Endoscopic Therapy for Treatment of High-Grade Dysplasia and Early Cancer: Dream or Reality?
Kenneth K. Wang, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

SP46 Surgical Treatment for High-Grade Dysplasia and Early Cancer: The Standard of Care
Tracey L. Weigel, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Controversies In GI Surgery (202B)

Debate 1: Regionalization For Complex Operations
Moderator:Mark P. Callery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
SP47 Frame the Issue
Daniel J. Deziel, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

SP48 Yes, for Better Outcomes
Charles J. Yeo, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

SP49 Not So Fast
D. Rohan Jeyarajah, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Panel and Audience Discussion
Debate 2: Band Vs. Lap Bypass
Moderator:Philip R. Schauer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
SP50 Frame the Issue
David Anders Provost, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

SP51 Bands Work Best
Christine Ren, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

SP52 Bypass Is Better
Michel Gagner, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

Panel and Audience Discussion
Debate 3: Necrotizing Pancreatitis: Operate Or Not?
Moderator:William H. Nealon, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
SP53 Frame the Issue
Stanley W. Ashley, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

SP54 Surgery Is Necessary
Thomas J. Howard, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

SP55 Surgery Is Not Necessary
Mark A. Malangoni, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Panel and Audience Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Quick Shots I (201)
Moderators:Merril T. Dayton, Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Fabrizio Michelassi, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
QS1 Influence of Imaging on the Negative Appendectomy Rate in Pregnancy
Carmelita A. Wallace*, Max Petrov, David I. Soybel, Stephen J. Ferzoco, Stanley W. Ashley, Ali Tavakkolizadeh
Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


QS2 Clinical Indicators of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
Thomas S. Helling*1, Jagdish S. Nachnani2, Krishna Gurram2, John H. Helzberg2
1Surgery, Conemaugh Memorial Med Ctr, Johnstown, PA; 2Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO


QS3 A Feasibility Study of Laparoscopic Deployment of Biliary Metal Stent in 23 Patients with Pancreatico-Biliary Tumors
Everson L. Artifon*4,5, Paulo Sakai4, Sergio B. Marques3, Airton Rodrigues5, Shinichi Ishioka4, Dalton M. Chaves3,4, Atul Kumar1,2
1Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Northport VA Medical Center, Northport, NY; 2Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; 3Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Hospital Sapopemba-University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 4Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Hospital of Clinics at University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 5General Surgery, Hospital Ana Costa, Santos, Brazil


QS4 Intramuscular Lanreotide 30 mg LP in the Treatment of Digestive Fistulae: A Multicentre, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study
Philippe Topart*1, Jean-Pierre Campion2, Philippe Wind3, Jean-Marc Regimbeau4, François Gayral5
1Service de Chirurgie Digestive, Hôpital de la Cavale Blanche, Brest, France; 2Service de Chirurgie Digestive, Hôpital Pontchaillou, Rennes, France; 3Service de Chirurgie Digestive, Hôpital Avicenne, Bobigny, France; 4Service de Chirurgie Digestive, Hôpital Nord, Amiens, France; 5Service de Chirurgie Digestive, Hôpital Bicêtre, Kremlin Bicêtre, France


QS5 The Influence of Medical Comorbidity on the Development and Severity of Biliary Infections: A Multivariate Analysis Ttilizing the Charlson Comorbidity Index
Lygia Stewart*1,2, J. Mcleod Griffiss3, Gary a. Jarvis3, Lawrence W. Way1
1Surgery, UCSF, San Francisco, CA; 2Surgery, SF VAMC, San Francisco, CA; 3Microbiology, Lab Medicine, SF VAMC, San Francisco, CA


QS6 Repeat Hepatic Artery Chemoembolization for Patients with Progressive Hepatic Neuroendocrine Metastases Is Safe and Offers Similar Results to the First HACE
Kimberly A. Varker*1, Dori Klemanski1, Daniel Watkins1, Edward W. Martin1, Manisha H. Shah2, Mark Bloomston1
1Division of Surgical Oncology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; 2Division of Hematology/Oncology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


QS7 Partial Hepatectomy Protects Against HCC Formation in Cyclin-D1 Transgenic Mice
Ketsia B. Pierre*1, Christopher M. Jones1, Christopher Anderson1, Janene Pierce1, Ian Nicoud1, Truman M. Earl1, Natasha Deane2, Jalal Hamaamen2, Robert D. Beauchamp2, Ravi Chari1
1Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplant, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; 2Division of Surgical Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


QS8 Trends in Non-Therapeutic Laparotomy Rates in Patients Undergoing Surgical Therapy for Hepatic Colorectal Metastases
Michael A. Choti*, Josephina A. Vossen, Ana L. Gleisner, Manon A. Buijs, Lia Assumpcao, Richard D. Schulick, Timothy M. Pawlik
Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


QS9 Prognostic Significance of Pathologic Nodal Status in Patients with Resected Pancreatic Cancer
Michael G. House*, Mithat Gonen, William R. Jarnagin, Michael D'Angelica, Ronald P. Dematteo, Yuman Fong, Murray F. Brennan, Peter J. Allen
Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY


QS10 Diabetes Mellitus Is Associated with Reduced Survival After Resection for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Vasili Egnatashvili*, Max Yezhelyev, Keith Delman, Charles Staley, David Kooby
Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SSAT/ASCRS Joint Symposium (202A)

Uncommon Anorectal Tumors, Challenging Patients
Moderator:Bruce A. Orkin, George Washington University, Washington, DC
SP56 Introduction, Epidemiology, Trends
W. Douglas Wong, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

SP57 Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Robert D. Madoff, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

SP58 Lymphoma, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Buscke-Lowenstein Tumors
Laurence R. Sands, University of Miami, Miami, FL

SP59 Carcinoid, Melanoma, GIST
Bruce G. Wolff, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Panel Discussion: Challenging Cases
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM DDW Combined Clinical Symposia

Management Of Pancreatic Masses (Ballroom B)
Sponsored by: ASGE, SSAT, AGA
Moderators:Douglas O. Faigel, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Mark P. Callery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
SP60 Endoscopic Evaluation of Pancreatic Masses
John M. DeWitt, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

SP61 Is This an Islet Cell Tumor?
James M. Scheiman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

SP62 New Strategies for Marginally Resectable Pancreatic Tumors
Douglas B. Evans, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

SP63 It's Unresectable. ... What Now?
Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Management Of Upper GI Bleeding (Ballroom C)
Sponsored by: ASGE, AGA, SSAT
Moderators:David J. Bjorkman, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Neena Abraham, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
SP64 Optimizing Treatment of the Variceal Bleed: Medical Therapy, Banding, Sclerotherapy or TIPSS?
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Yale University, New Haven, CT

SP65 Risk Scoring Systems and Timing to Endoscopy
David J. Bjorkman, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

SP66 High Dose PPI Therapy: When, How Much, and What Route?
Alan N. Barkun, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada

SP67 "Less Is More" or "More Is Better": Choosing the Right Hemostatic Strategy for the Non-Variceal Bleed
Loren A. Laine, USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Annual Business Meeting (202A)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Members Reception (National Press Club)

WEDNESDAY, 5/23/2007

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Education Committee Panel (202A)

Simulation In Gastrointestinal Surgery
Moderator:David I. Soybel, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
SP68 ACS Education Institutes Advance Patient Safety Through Simulation
Carlos A. Pellegrini, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

SP69 FLS Assessment of Competency Using Simulated Laparoscopic Tasks
Gerald M. Fried, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, PQ, Canada

SP70 ACS/APDS New Skills Curriculum: Videotrainers to Virtual Reality
Daniel J. Scott, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

SP71 Integrating Simulation in Surgery As a Teaching Tool and Credentialing Standard
Daniel B. Jones, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Q&A
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Plenary Session VI (202B)
Moderators:Bryan M. Clary, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Susan Galandiuk, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
O29 Preserving the Anal Transition Zone in Ulcerative Colitis. Long Term Effects on Defecatory Function.
Alessandro Fichera*1, Laura Ragauskaite2, Alan S. Rosman3, Michele A. Rubin1, Roger D. Hurst1, Fabrizio Michelassi4
1Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL; 3Medicine, Bronx VAMC and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; 4Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY


O30 Surgery for Rectal Cancer Performed at Teaching Hospitals Improves Long-Term Survival
Juan C. Gutierrez*1, Leonidas G. Koniaris1, Dido Franceschi1, Rabih M. Salloum2
1DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL; 2Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY


O31 Local excision for ypT2 Rectal Cancer: Much Ado About Something?
Rodrigo O. Perez*, Angelita Habr-Gama, Igor Proscurshim, Fabio G. Campos, Desiderio R. Kiss, Rafael M. Santos, Ivan Cecconello
Department of Gastroenterology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil


O32 Serosal Penetration Is an Important Prognostic Factor of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Implication for Classification Systems?
Daniel Vallbohmer*1, Hanke E. Marcus1, Hartmut Schäfer1, Stephan E. Baldus2, Jan Brabender1, Georg Lurje1, Uta Drebber3, Ralf Metzger1, Arnulf H. Hölscher1, Paul M. Schneider4
1Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; 2Institute of Pathology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany; 3Institute of Pathology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; 4Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


O33 Prognostic Factors for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Analysis of 5,045 Patients
Karl Y. Bilimoria*1,2, James Tomlinson3, Clifford Y. Ko1,3, Mark S. Talamonti2, David J. Bentrem2
1Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; 2Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; 3Department of Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


O34 Suberoylanilide Aydroxamic Acid (SAHA) Activates Notch1 Signaling and Inhibits Proliferation by Inducing Cell Cycle Arrest in Carcinoid Tumor Cells
David Y. Greenblatt*, Max Cayo, Abram Vaccaro, Muthusamy Kunnimalaiyaan, Herbert Chen
Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM DDW Combined Clincial Symposium (Ballroom C)

Cancers Of The Esophagogastric Junction: New Developments
Sponsored by: AGA, SSAT, ASGE
Moderators:Prateek Sharma, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
John G. Hunter, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
SP72 Epidemiology and Classification of EGJ Cancers
Hashem El-Serag, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

SP73 Staging of EGJ Cancers
Guido Costamagna, Policlinico University A Gemelli, Rome, Italy

SP74 Endoscopic Therapy: Expanding Role
Prateek Sharma, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO

SP75 Minimally Invasive Surgery
Blair A. Jobe, Oregon Health Sciences Univesity, Portland, OR
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Plenary Session VII (202B)
Moderators:John C. Gould, University of Wisconsin Medical School, St Louis, MO
Edward E. Whang, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
O35 Pancreatic Cancer ErbB3 Pathway Activation Is Associated with Erlotinib Sensitivity in Vitro and Improved Postoperative Patient Survival
Ching-Wei D. Tzeng*1, Andrey Frolov1, Nirag Jhala2, Natalya Frolova2, John H. Harrison1, Selwyn M. Vickers4, Donald J. Buchsbaum3, Martin J. Heslin1, Juan P. Arnoletti1
1Surgery, Univ of AL at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 2Pathology, Univ of AL at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 3Radiation Oncology, Univ of AL at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 4Surgery, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


O36 Telomere shortening and Telomerase Expression During Multistage Carcinogenesis of Intraductal Papillary-Mucinous Neoplasm of the Pancreas
Yasushi Hashimoto*1, Yoshiaki Murakami1, Kenichiro Uemura1, Yasuo Hayashidani1, Takeshi Sudo1, Hiroki Ohge1, Emi Fukuda1, Fumio Shimamoto3, Taijiro Sueda1, Eiso Hiyama2
1Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan; 2Department of Biomedicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Natural Science Center of Basic Research and Development, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan; 3Department of Pathology, Faulty of Human Culture and Science, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan


O37 PGE2 in Pancreatic Cyst Fluid Differentiates IPMN from Mucinous Cystadenoma and May Predict Degree of IPMN Dysplasia
C. Max Schmidt*1,5, Michele T. Yip-Schneider1,2, Matthew C. Ralstin3, Sarah Dutkevitch1, Sabrina C. Wentz1, John M. Dewitt4, Thomas J. Howard1, Lee Mchenry4, Keith D. Lillemoe1
1Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; 2Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN; 3Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; 4Gastroenterology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; 5Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN


O38 Incidence of Finding Residual Disease for Incidental Gallbladder Carcinoma: Implications for Reresection
Timothy M. Pawlik*1, ANA L. Gleisner1, David a. Kooby4, Todd W. Bauer3, Reid B. Adams3, Lia Assumpcao1, Richard D. Schulick1, Andrea Frilling5, Lorenzo Capussotti2, Michael a. Choti1
1Surgery, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD; 2Surgery, Institute for Research and the Cure of Cancer, Candiolo, Italy; 3Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA; 4Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; 5Surgery, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany


O39 Trends in Survival After Surgery for Cholangiocarcinoma: A 30-Year Population-Based SEER Database Analysis
Hari Nathan*, Timothy M. Pawlik, Richard D. Schulick
Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


O40 Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment of Sigmoid Esophagus in Achalasia
Matthew J. Schuchert*, James D. Luketich, Arman Kilic, Rodney J. Landreneau, Miguel Alvelo - Rivera, Neil a. Christie, Sebastien Gilbert, Arjun Pennathur
Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM SSAT/SAGES Joint Symposium (202A)

Endoscopic And Endoluminal Treatment Of GERD
Moderators:John C. Bowen, III, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA
Mark A. Talamini, University of California, San Diego, Medical Center, San Diego, CA
SP76 Stretta Procedure: Where Is It Now?
W. Scott Melvin, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH

SP77 Endoluminal Treatments for Barrett's Esophagus
Brian J. Dunkin, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

SP78 Update on Endoscopic Suturing Options
Charles J. Filipi, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Panel Discussion

SP79 Endoscopic Antireflux Surgery Will Be Superior to Lap Nissen Fundoplication
Lee L. Swanstrom, Legacy Health System and the Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR

SP80 Endoscopic Antireflux Surgery Will Not Likely Be a Better Choice Than Lap Nissen Fundoplication
Adrian E. Park, University of Maryland Medical Systems, Baltimore, MD

Debate Responses

SP81 NOTES Surgery: Accomplishments to Date
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

SP82 NOTES Surgery: What Lies Ahead
David W. Rattner, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Panel Discussion
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Quick Shots II (202B)
Moderators:William H. Nealon, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Charles M. Vollmer, Jr., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
QS11 A Neurokinin 1 Receptor Antagonist (NK-1RA) Decreases Adhesion Reformation After Laparoscopic Lysis of Adhesions (LOA) in a Rat Model
Scott G. Prushik*1, Cary B. Aarons1, Ronald Matteotti1, Karen L. Reed1, Adam C. Gower1, Arthur F. Stucchi1, Susan E. Leeman2, James M. Becker1
1Surgery, Boston University, Boston, MA; 2Pharmacology, Boston University, Boston, MA


QS12 Complications and Functional Results After Ileoanal Pouch Formation in Obese Patients
Ravi P. Kiran*, Feza H. Remzi, Victor W. Fazio, Ian C. Lavery, Scott A. Strong, James M. Church, Tracy L. Hull
Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH


QS13 Medical and Surgical Treatment of Cronic Anal Fissure: A Prospective Study
Pierpaolo Sileri*, Vito Maria Stolfi, Alessandra Mele, Paolo Gentileschi, Giuseppe Sica, Michele Grande, Achille L. Gaspari
Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy


QS14 Minimal Important Differences in Quality of Life Improvement After Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Vic Velanovich*
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI


QS15 Two New Biologic Prostheses Compared with Alloderm® and Permacol® for Ventral Hernia Repair in the Rat.
Wolfgang B. Gaertner*, Margaret E. Bonsack, John P. Delaney
Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


QS16 Endo-VAC Treatment for Rectal Anastomotic Insufficiency
Soeren Torge Mees*, Daniel Palmes, Rudolf Mennigen, Joerg Haier, Matthias Bruewer, Norbert Senninger, Dirk Tuebergen
General Surgery, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany


QS17 Heme Oxygenase-1 (HO-1) Generated Carbon Monoxide Und Biliverdin: Simple Principle to Treat Acute Necrotising Pancreatitis
Pascal O. Berberat*1,2, Tomas Mitkus1, Philipp Nuhn1, Fischer Lars1, GüRalp O. Ceyhan1, Nathalia Giese1, Thomas Giese2, Stefan C. Meuer2, Markus W. Buechler1, Helmut M. Friess1
1Department of General Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; 2Insitut of Immunology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany


QS18 Stricture After Transanal Double Stapled End to End Anastomosis (EEA): Rarely Symptomatic and Inversely Related to EEA Diameter
Aviad Hoffman*, Emre Balik, Garrett NASH, Tania Azarani, Victor Moon, Dovid Moradi, Daniel Feingold, Richard L. Whelan
Columbia Presbyterian, New York, NY


QS19 Complete Endoscopic Closure of Gastric Defects Using a Full-Thickness Tissue Plicating Device
Michael F. McGee*1,3, Jeffrey M. Marks1,3, Judy Jin1,3, Christina P. Williams1,3, Jonathan P. Pearl1,3, Raymond P. Onders1,3, Amitabh Chak2,3, Steve J. Schomisch1,3, Jamie Andrews1,3, Michael Rosen1,3, Ashley L. Faulx2,3, Jeffrey L. Ponsky1,3
1Department of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; 2Department of Gastroenterology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; 3Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH


QS20 Oncologic Outcomes of Laparoscopic Versus Open Radical Protectomy for Rectal Cancer After Preoperative Chemoradiation in 132 Patients
Lauren Kosinski*, John Marks, David Heinsch, Hsiao-Ling Shen, Gerald Marks
Lankenau Hospital and Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM DDW Combined Clincial Symposium (Ballroom C)

Parabariatric Syndromes: You've Lost Weight But Is The Coast Clear?
Sponsored by: SSAT, AGA, ASGE
Moderators:Bruce D. Schirmer, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
David C. Metz, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
SP83 Anatomic Complications and Long-Term Surgical Complications
Daniel B. Jones, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

SP84 Strictures and Ulcers after RYGB
Bruce D. Schirmer, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

SP85 Hormonal Effects of Bariatric Surgery
Rexford S. Ahima, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

SP86 Weight Gain after Bariatric Surgery: Psychological and Dietary Aspects
David B. Sarwer, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

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