Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Virtual Scientific Program

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION

Accreditation
The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3.25 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.
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8:00 - 8:05 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the President
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS; Lahey Hospital, Burlington, MA
8:05 - 8:35 am
INVITED SPEAKER

Vantage Point: State Legislator and Physician during a Year of Pandemic
Jon Santiago, MD
Massachusetts State Representative & Emergency Medicine Physician at Boston Medical Center
8:35 - 9:05 am
*Resident Research Paper Competition: Translational
(5 Minute Presentation / Group Discussion)
Moderator: Neal E. Seymour, MD, FACS; Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
Co-Moderator (Resident): Jacques Townsend; Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, MA

1. Fetal Base Editing Ameliorates Cardiac Pathology in a Mouse Model of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I
Sourav K. Bose1,2, Brandon White2, Meaghan Kashyap2, Haiying Li2, Philip W. Zoltick2, William H Peranteau2
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2. Structurally-Engineered Fatty Acid 1024 (SEFA-1024) Treats Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Jordan Secor1,2, Bennet Cho1,2, Lumeng Jenny Yu1,2, Amy Pan1,2, Victoria Ko1,2, Mark Puder1,2
1Boston Children’s Hospital Vascular Biology Program, Boston, MA, 2Boston Children's Hospital Department of Surgery, Boston, MA

3. A Novel Two-Component, Expandable Bioadhesive for Exposed Defect Coverage: Applicability to Prenatal Procedures
Stefanie P. Lazow, MD1, Daniel F. Labuz, MD1, Benjamin R. Freedman, PhD2,3, Anna Rock, BS2, David Zurakowski, PhD1, David J. Mooney, PhD2,3, Dario O. Fauza, MD, PhD1
1Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Boston, MA, 3Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

4. Glycolytic Inhibition with 3Bromopyruvate (3BP) and Ketogenic Diet Increases Survival in a Mouse Model of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Abha Aggarwal, Bixiao Zhao, Jessica Marshall, Matthew Nehs
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

5. Angiogenin Regulates Tumor Growth via PKD and COX-2 in a Mouse Model of Colitis-associated Cancer
James Luo, Tiegang Liu, James Yoo
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA

Group Question & Answer (5 mins)
9:05 - 9:15 am
BREAK - Visit ePosters & Digital Marketplace
9:15 - 10:05 am
Panel I: COVID-19 and Surgery in Massachusetts
Moderator: Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS; UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Disruption and Recovery: Surgical Care at an Urban Teaching Hospital
David McAneny, MD, FACS
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Disruption and Recovery: Surgical Care at Community Health System
Victor E. Pricolo, MD
Southcoast Health System, New Bedford, MA

Ethics of Scarce Resource Allocation in a Pandemic
Peter A. DePergola II, PhD, MTS
Baystate Health, Springfield, MA
10:05 - 10:20 am
INDUSTRY PRESENTATION – Supported By: LeanTaaS
10:20 - 10:35 am
BREAK - Visit ePosters & Digital Marketplace
10:35 - 11:25 am
Panel II: Surgeon-Educator's Virtual Toolkits
Moderator: Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS; Lahey Hospital, Burlington, MA

Education: Can Surgeons Teach from a Distance?
Jennifer LaFemina, MD
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Education: Can Resident's Learn from a Distance?
Meaghan Collins
Lahey Hospital, Burlington, MA

Making Telehealth Work
Adam Licurse, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
11:25 - 11:35 pm
BREAK - Visit ePosters & Digital Marketplace
11:35 - 12:05 pm
*Resident Research Paper Competition: Clinical
(5 Minute Presentation / Group Discussion)
Moderator: Jordan R. Gutweiler, MD, FACS; Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Co-Moderator (Resident): Stephanie D. Talutis, MD, MPH; Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

6. Multi-System Outcomes and Predictors of Mortality in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19: Demographics, and Disease Acuity matter more than Comorbidities or Treatment Modalities
Osaid Alser, MD, MSc(Oxon)1, Ava Mokhtari, MSc1, Leon Naar, MD1, Kimberly Langeveld, BSc1, Kerry A. Breen, BSc1, Mohamad El Moheb, MD1, Carolijn Kapoen, BSc1, Apostolos Gaitanidis, MD1, Mathias A. Christensen BSc1, Lydia R. Maurer, MD1, Hassan Mashbari, MD1, Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MD, MS1, Jonathan Parks, MD1, Jason Fawley, MD1, Noelle Saillant, MD1, April Mendoza, MD, MPH1, Charudutt Paranjape, MD1, Peter Fagenholz, MD1, David King, MD1, Jarone Lee, MD1, Maha R. Farhat, MD, MSc2, George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD1, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, MD, MPH1
1Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

7. Primary versus Staged Repairs of Gastroschisis; Clinical Outcomes and Hospital Costs
Alex M. Lin, MD, Brendan R. McFall DO, Kevin P. Moriarty MD, Michael Tirabassi MD

8. Segregation, Colorectal Cancer, and Socioeconomic Mediators: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
Michael Poulson, MD, Kelly Kenzik, MS, PhD, Tracey Dechert, MD, Jason Hall, MD, MPH
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

9. Mentoring Experience of New Surgeons during their Transition to Independent Practice: A Nationwide Survey
Allan Stolarski MD MS1,2, Katherine He MD1,3, Naomi Sell MD4, Priyanka Chugh MD1,2, Patrick O'Neal MD1,2, Douglas S. Smink MD3, Edward Whang MD1,3, Gentian Kristo MD1,3
1Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA, 2Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, 3Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, 4Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

10. Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic on Acute Appendicitis Admissions and Severity of Illness
Miriam Y Neufeld, Sabrina E Sanchez, Frederick Thurston Drake
Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Group Question & Answer (5 mins)
12:05 - 12:55 pm
Panel III: Training for Innovations in Surgery: Ensuring Competent Practice
Moderator: Alik Farber, MD, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Readiness for Robotic Surgery Practice
Ruslan Korets, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Use of Hybrid Technologies in Trauma
Jeffrey J. Siracuse
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

POEM - Preparing Residents and Fellows
John R. Romanelli, MD, FACS
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Navigational Bronchoscopy
Carla R. Lamb
Lahey Hospital, Burlington, MA
12:55 - 1:00 pm
Closing and Award Winner Announcements