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The Massachusetts Chapter ACS congratulates
the 2017 Top Gun Competition Winners:


2017 Top Gun Competition Winners

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Pictured from left to right are Drs. John Kelly, Samuel Vazquez, Nicole Cherng and mentor Dr. Donald Czerniach.

Thank you to our industry partners at Applied Medical, Ethicon and Olympus for their in-kind equipment support of the Top Gun Competition.

The Massachusetts Chapter ACS congratulates
the 2017 Survivor Game Winner: David Harris of Brigham and Women’s Hospital


2017 Survivor Game Winner

2017 Survivor Game
Pictured from left to right: Drs. George Velmahos, Ruchi Thanawala of Baystate Medical Center, Ryan Macht of Boston Medical Center, Sarah Meade of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, David Harris of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Jigesh Shah of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, and Brandon Colvin of UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Awards

COMMISSION ON CANCER:
Mallika Gopal, MD of Boston University School of Medicine
Impact of Subtype and Location on Pathological Upstaging of Clinical T1b/T2N0 Esophageal Cancer

Abha Aggarwal, MD of Brigham and Women's Hospital
Metabolic inhibition of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer with 3-BP Depends on Hexokinase II Expression

Praveen Sridhar, MD of Boston University
Pre-clinical evaluation of spliceosome and proteasome inhibition in triple negative breast cancer

Gabriel J. Ramos-Gonzalez, MD of Boston Children's Hospital
Long-term Outcomes of Liver Transplantation for Hepatoblastoma: a Single-Center 14-year Experience

Commision on Cancer
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Peter S. Hopewood, ACS Committee on Cancer Liaison; recipients Drs. Gabriel J. Ramos-Gonzalez of Boston Children's Hospital, Praveen Sridhar of Boston University, Abha Aggarwal of Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Mallika Gopal of Boston University School of Medicine; and Dr. Anne C. Larkin, Chapter President.

BASIC SCIENCE POSTER:
Shen Li, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital
Pioglitazone Reduces Hepatocellular Neoplasia in a Rat Model of Cirrhosis

CLINICAL POSTER:
Rajshri Mainthia, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital
Malpractice Claims after Cholecystectomy: What Factors are Associated with Plaintiff Payout?

CLINICAL ORAL:
Janka Lagoo
Physicians Working in New Hospital Environments: Understanding their Challenges to Develop Real Solutions

JOSEPH MURRAY RESIDENT RESEARCH BASIC SCIENCE ORAL:
In memory of Dr. Joseph E. Murray who conducted the world’s first successful organ transplant and received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990.

Sameer Hirji
Utility and Feasibility of Intra- and Post-Operative Crisis Management Checklists in Cardiac Surgery

RESIDENT RESEARCH AWARD
MC-ACS MEMBER CONTRIBUTORS


Leslie M. Silverstein, MD
Christos A. Hasiotis, MD

SPONSOR A RESIDENT PROGRAM
MC-ACS MEMBER CONTRIBUTORS


Mitchell H. Bamberger
Terry L. Buchmiller
Laura S. Dominici
Robert P. Driscoll
Peter S. Hopewood
Pardon R. Kenney
Stanley H. Konefal, Jr.
Edward M. Kwasnik
Anne C. Larkin
David McAneny
Kevin P. Moriarty
Faina Nakhlis
Dmitry Nepomnayshy
Benjamin T. Pollard
Rocco Ricciardi
Marc S. Rubin
Richard S. Swanson
Ali Tavakkoli
Jacqueline J. Wu


Sponsors
Gold Partners: Argentum Medical and BD
Silver Partners: Allergan and Ethicon
Bronze Partner: Olympus


Exhibitors
ACell
Allergan
Applied Medical
Argentum Medical LLC
Bard Davol
BD
Ethicon
Getinge
Gore & Associates
Hitachi Healthcare
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Medtronic
OBP Medical
Olympus
Shire
Stryker Endoscopy
UBERDOC

Boston Skyline
Boston Duck Statues
Fenway Park
Faneuil Hall