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7:00 am ‐3:00 pm                 Finance and Council Meeting (Invitation Only)

3:00 pm ‐ 7:00 pm                Registration

3:00 pm ‐ 7:00 pm                Hospitality

3:00 pm ‐ 7:00 pm                Speaker Ready Room

5:00 pm ‐ 6:00 pm                New Member Private Reception (Invitation Only)

6:00 pm ‐ 7:00 pm                Welcome Reception


6:30 am ‐7:30 am                  Women in Surgery Forum

6:30 am ‐ 5:15 pm                 Registration

6:30 pm ‐ 5:15 pm                Speaker Ready Room

7:00 am ‐ 8:00 am                 Breakfast with Industry Support

8:00 am ‐ 8:15 am                 Vice President Introduction of President

8:15 am ‐ 8:45 am                 President's Address

8:45 am ‐ 8:55 am                 Induction of New Members Ceremony

8:55 am ‐ 9:00 am                 Meeting Housekeeping Notes by the Recorder

9:00 am ‐ 10:30 am               Session I

  9:00‐9:21 Postoperative Functional Decline: A Major Risk for Older Adults

  Presenter: Lindsey Zhang Discussant: Cindy Kin Closer: Clifford Ko

  9:21‐9:42 Frailty in Emergency General Surgery: Does it differ based on procedural risk level?

Presenter: Manuel Castillo‐Angeles Discussant: Matthew Martin Closer: Ali Salim

9:42‐10:03 Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Donor Liver Steatosis and Early Post Transplantation Graft Failure

  Presenter: Raja Narayan Discussant: Vatche Agopian Closer: Marc Melcher

  10:03‐10:24 Return on Investment of Medical Scribes in Academic Surgery

  Presenter: Jenny Chang Discussant: Arden Morris Closer: Sharon Lum

10:30 am ‐ 11:00 am            Morning Break with Industry Support

11:00 am ‐ 12:30 pm            Session II (Best Resident Paper Competition)

11:00‐11:21 The Modern Trauma Pancreaticoduodenectomy ‐ A Propensity‐Matched Analysis

   Presenter: Areg Grigorian Discussant: TBD Closer: Jeffry Nahmias

11:21‐11:42 Surgery for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (pNETS)

  Presenter: Ashley Titan Discussant: Bryan Clary Closer: Jeffrey Norton

  11:42‐12:03 Cervical Ribs and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

   Presenter: Bryce French Discussant: Hugh Gelabert Closer: Kaj Johansen

12:03‐12:24 An 8‐Year Review of Splenectomy for Pediatric Blunt Splenic Injuries in Oregon

  Presenter: Alexandra Dixon Discussant: Mary Knudson Closer: Martin Schreiber

12:35 pm ‐ 1:40 pm Mini Podium Session A

12:35‐12:40 pm Impact of Removing Global Periods from Surgical Work Relative Value Units

  Presenter: Christopher Childers

12:40‐12:45 pm Octogenarian Perceptions of Long‐Term Physical Function: Reframing the Surgical Discussion

  Presenter: Meixi Ma

12:45‐12:50 pm The Evolving Gender Distribution in Authorship Over Time in American Surgery

  Presenter: Laleh Melstrom

12:50‐12:55 pm Montreal Cognitive Assessment does not Predict Outcomes for Renal Transplant Candidates

  Presenter: Kliment Bozhilov

 12:55 ‐ 1:00 pm Traumatized Attendings ‐ When the Doctor has the Disease

  Presenter: Theresa Jackson

1:00‐1:05 pm Liver transplant candidates with hilar cholangiocarcinoma should have increased waitlist prioritization compared to those with hepatocellular carcinoma

   Presenter: Laura Hickman

1:05‐1:10 pm Heart‐Liver Transplantation: A Comprehensive Single Center Experience

   Presenter: Fady Kaldas

  1:10‐1:15 pm Who Is Hurting? A Prospective Study of Surgeon Ergonomics

  Presenter: Camille Stewart

1:15‐1:20pm The Application of Human Factors Engineering to Reduce Operating Room Turnover in Robotic Surgery

   Presenter: Tara Cohen

1:20‐1:25 pm The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a Source of Deceased Donor Kidneys for Transplantation: 5‐Year Outcomes Reviewed

   Presenter: Kathleen Doyle

1:25‐1:30 pm Long Term kidney graft function following simultaneous heart kidney transplant compared to solitary kidney transplant recipients sharing the same donor

  Presenter: Peter Than

1:30‐1:35 pm Pediatric Liver Retransplantation: 24 Years of Experience from a Single Institution

   Presenter: Lung‐Yi (Felix) Lee

1:35‐1:40 pm The Balance Between Operative Cost, Time, and Surgical Education for Robotic Surgery at an Academic Institution: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

  Presenter: Hannah Hollandsworth

12:35 pm ‐ 1:40 pm Mini Podium Session B

12:35‐12:40 pm Performing Omentectomy During Gastrectomy Does Not Improve Survival: A Multi‐Center Analysis of 471 Patients with Gastric Adenocarcinoma

   Presenter: Stephanie Young

12:40‐12:45 pm Do SSO/ASTRO Margin Consensus Guidelines Apply to Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast?

   Presenter: Rita Mukhtar

12:45‐12:50 pm Discrepancies in Thyroidectomy Outcomes between General Surgery and Otolaryngology

   Presenter: Aricia Shen

12:50‐12:55 pm Early postoperative opioid use is associated with delirium in older colorectal surgery patients.

  Presenter: Ankit Sarin

12:55 ‐ 1:00 pm Adrenal vein sampling to distinguish between unilateral and bilateral primary hyperaldosteronism: To ACTH stimulate or not stimulate or both?

Presenter: Tae Yon Sung

1:00‐1:05 pm Sphincter Preservation Surgery in Patients with Rectal Cancer: Does Surgical Subspecialty Training Matter?

Presenter: John Michel‐Ruddy

1:051:10 pm Location of the Primary Tumor within the Breast: A Unique Predictor for Local Recurrence after Skin Sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction

Presenter: Sita Ollek

1:10‐1:15pm Measuring PTH After Total Thyroidectomy is Associated with Lower Risk of Severe Hypocalcemia: An Analysis of 6,896 Patients

Presenter: Jina Kim

1:15‐1:20 pm Access to Liver Resection Drives Race‐Based Survival Disparities in Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastasis

Presenter: Lucas Thornblade

1:20‐1:25 pm A Comparison of Alternatives to Wire Localization for Resection of Non‐palpable Breast Cancers

Presenter: Minna Lee

1:25‐1:30 pm Resected Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Clinicopathologic Characteristics and Outcomes in the Pacific Northwest

Presenter: Thomas Sutton

1:30‐1:35 pm Trends in participation and authorship of women at the Pacific Coast Surgical Association Meeting 2008‐2018

Presenter: Sarah Lee

12:35 pm ‐ 1:40 pm              Mini Podium Session C

12:35‐12:40 pm Emergency General Surgery in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: A National Survey

Presenter: Yas Sanaiha

12:40‐12:45 pm Midterm Abdominal Cancer Risk in Patients Undergoing Open versus Endovascular Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Presenter: Shernaz Dossabhoy

12:45‐12:50 pm Increased Collagen Demonstrated in Enlarged Ilioinguinal Nerves Resected from Primary Inguinal Herniorrhaphy Patients

Presenter: Troy Sanders

12:50‐12:55 pm Dollar$ and $ense in Trauma Care: The Cost is Lower Than You Think

Presenter: Kyle Checchi

12:55 ‐ 1:00 pm Using National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric Data to develop and implement Postoperative Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Bundle

Presenter: Vamsi Aribindi

1:00‐1:05 pm National Trends in Incidence and Outcomes for Bile Duct Injury following Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomy

Presenter: Young‐Ji Seo

1:05‐1:10 pm Can Care Re‐Design Positively Impact Older Patients Undergoing Elective and Emergent Bowel Surgery?

Presenter: Caitlin Collins

1:10‐1:15 pm Outcomes of Limb Preservation Surgery: Worth the Trouble?

Presenter: Sohail Sareh

1:15‐1:20pm An Apple a Day Keeps the Hospital Away: Food Deserts are Associated with 30‐day Readmission after Revascularization for Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia

Presenter: Eric Smith

1:20‐1:25 pm Surgical Burden of Congenital Diseases among Forcibly Displaced Children Under Five Years Old

Presenter: Clifton Ewbank

1:25‐1:30 pm Unilateral Transversus Abdominis Release (Hemi‐TAR) Effective for the Repair of Large Lateral Incisional Hernias

Presenter: Michael Zobel

1:30‐1:35 pm The Pain Course of Traumatic Rib Fractures

Presenter: Jeff Choi

1:45 pm ‐ 3:00 pm    Session 3

1:45‐2:06 Surgical Management of Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasms (AMN): Is Appendectomy Sufficient?

Presenter: Stephanie Young Discussant: Natalie Kirilcuk Closer: Anna Leung

2:06‐2:27 Logistic Regression Modeling as a First Step for Machine Learning to Guide the Surgical Care of Early‐Stage Melanoma

Presenter: Anthony Scholer Discussant: John Vetto Closer: Richard Essner

2:27‐2:48 Examining Differences in the Rates of Uninsured Cancer Patients and Markers of

Improved Cancer Care in Relation to Timing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Presenter: Jasmin Neal Discussant: Elizabeth Wick Closer: Beverley Petrie

3:00 pm ‐ 3:30 pm    Afternoon Break with Industry Support

3:30 pm ‐ 5:15 pm    Session 4

3:30‐3:51 Trauma as the Patient's Path to Primary Care: An Analysis of 1000 Trauma Patients

Presenter: Maggie Spruce Discussant: Elizabeth Benjamin Closer: Joseph Galante

3:51‐4:12 Can We Predict Need for Trauma Intervention (NFTI) Prior to Patient Arrival Utilizing Pre‐Hospital Data?

Presenter: Daniel Ybarra Discussant: Darren Malinoski Closer: Donald Gaspard

4:12‐4:33 The Impact of Delayed Time to First CT Head in Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Presenter: Morgan Schellenberg Discussant: Andre Campbell Closer: Elizabeth Benjamin

4:33‐4:54 Implementation of Technology Based Interventions to Improve Outcomes for Small Bowel Obstruction

Presenter: Joshua Tseng Discussant: Nicholas Hamilton Closer: TBD


7:30 am ‐ 8:45 am     Session 5

7:30‐7:41 Revealing the Scope of Surgical Device Malfunctions: Analysis of the Hidden” FDA Device Database

            Presenter: Derek Benham Discussant: Kenneth Azarow Closer: Matthew Martin

7:41‐8:02 Investigating Association Between Gender and Faculty Evaluation Scores in General Surgery Residency Programs: A Multi‐Institutional Study

Presenter: Adam Shellito Discussant: Diana Farmer Closer: Kristine Calhoun

8:02‐8:23 Risk of Renal Failure and Death When Renal Arteries are Involved in Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Presenter: Anastasia Plotkin Discussant: Jade Hiramoto Closer: Fred Weaver

8:23‐8:44 Sarcopenia in High Acuity Liver Transplantation: Does it Predict Outcomes?

Presenter: Jacob Guorgui Discussant: Johnny Hong Closer: Fady Kaldas

8:45 am ‐ 9:15 am     Morning Break with Industry Support

 9:15 am ‐ 9:55 am     Historical Presentation by Wen Shen and John Ryan: William Stewart Halsted, MD: Man, Myth and Marriage

 9:55 am ‐ 12:00 pm President's Forum: Innovation and the Future of Technology in Medicine and Surgery

Monday, February 17

7:45 am ‐ 9:30 am     Session 6

7:45‐8:06 A Novel PET Parameter Correlates with Higher PTH Level and Gland Size in Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Presenter: Claire Graves Discussant: Philip Haigh Closer: Insoo Suh

8:06‐8:27 Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy versus Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis of Surgical Outcomes

Presenter: Yu Hsien Chen Discussant: Shaghayegh Aliabadi‐Wahle Closer: Quan‐Yang Duh

8:27‐8:48 Unilateral Adrenalectomy as Treatment for Cushing's Syndrome due to Bilateral Nodular Adrenal Hyperplasia

Presenter: Yalini Vigneswaran Discussant: Quan‐Yang Duh Closer: Brett Sheppard

8:48‐9:09 Lower Lymph Node Yield in Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Specimens in Breast

Cancer Patients Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: Quality Concern or Tre

Presenter: Christine Dauphine Discussant: James Lim Closer: Junko Ozao‐Choy

9:09‐9:30 BRCA Mutation Carriers with Breast and Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A 25 -Year Multi‐Center Experience.

Presenter: Abigail Fong Discussant: Rita Mukhtar Closer: Farin Amersi

9:30 am ‐ 9:45 am Morning Break

9:45 am ‐ 11:00 am Session 7

9:45‐10:06 A Randomized Prospective Blinded Study Evaluating the Effect of Music on Novice Surgical Trainees' Ability to Perform Complex Surgical Tasks

Presenter: Andrew Shover Discussant: James Lau Closer: Peyman Benharash

10:06‐10:27 Intraoperative and Postoperative Gains in Efficiency Across Surgical Specialties

Presenter: Christopher Childers Discussant: David Spain Closer: Melinda Maggard‐Gibbons

10:27‐10:48 What Outcomes Should Patients Expect After Collis Gastroplasty?

Presenter: Deven Patel Discussant: Jonathan Carter Closer: Edward Phillips

11:15 am ‐ 12:00 pm            PCSA Membership Business Meeting

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