ICS-US Section 82nd Annual Surgical Update
June 24-26, 2021 (InterContinental Airport Hotel – Minneapolis MN)

Scientific Program as of April 2, 2021 (Speakers listed in alphabetical order)

                                               
Thursday                        6/24/2021   3pm-6pm

   Opening Session                                   Global Surgery and Surgical Mission Work

  World Surgical Foundation Philippines: A Success Story

  Domingo T Alvear, MD, Mechanicsburg, PA

  Retired Chief of Pediatric Surgery, UPMC

  Surgical Challenges: A Surgeon’s Perspective from the Developing World

  Suman Baral, MD, Tansen, Nepal

  Assistant Professor, Lumbini Medical College and Teaching Hospital Ltd

  Global Surgery – The Jamaican Map

  B'jorn Blackwood, MBBS, Kingston, Jamaica

  Medical Officer, Kingston and St. Andrew Health Department, Ministry of Health and Wellness

  The Expansion of Surgical Care Services is Essential in Improving Health Equity

  Kathryn Campos, BA, Everett, WA

  Independent Student Researcher, University of Washington, School of Medicine - Dept. of Surgery,

  Harborview Injury Prevention Program

  A Rural General Surgery Resident’s Guide to Volunteering Internationally

  Elizabeth Jacob, MD, Cooperstown, MA

  PGY3 General Surgery Resident, Bassett Medical Center

  Establishing a “National” Underserved Rotation during General Surgery Residency

  Benjamin Jarman, MD, La Crosse, WI

  Gundersen Medical Foundation - General Surgery Residency Program, Director Gundersen Health System -

  Board of Trustees

  Providing Pathology Expertise for Capacity Building and Cancer Care

  Yasodha Natkunam, MD, PhD, Stanford, CA

  Ronald F. Dorfman Endowed Professor in Hematopathology, Stanford University School of Medicine

  Speaker: Developing a GI Tumor Board Virtually in a Developing Country

  Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, MD, Pohneix, AZ

  Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona

  Sustainable Global Health in Surgery: Lessons Learned from the ACS Collaborative

  Girma Tefera, MD, Madison, WI

  Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Medical Director of Operation Giving

  Back (ACS)


   Friday                           6/25/2021   8am-12pm

   AANOS Annual Scientific Meeting              Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery Part 1

  Surgical Therapies for Glioblastoma

  Clark Chen, MD, Minneapolis, MN

  Chair, Dept. of Neurosurgery - University of Minnesota

  Novel Direct Oral Anticoagulants: A Review of Specific and Nonspecific Means of Reversal

  Craig Clark, MD, PhD, Carrollton, MS

  Neurosurgeon, AANOS Past Chair of the Board

  Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) and Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Is There a Need for

  Surgical Intervention?

  Gazanfar Rahmathulla, MBBS (MD), Jacksonville, FL

  Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Medical Director of Neurosurgery Trauma, University of

  Wide Awake Hand Surgery in 2021

  Robert Van Demark, Jr., MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery/Section Head University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

   Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

  Hydrocephalus

  Shawn Vuong, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Neurosurgeon, Sanford Health

  Use of MIS Expandable Interbody Cages to Optimize TLIF Outcomes and Segmental Corrections

  Lucia Zamorano, MD, Birmingham, MI

  Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine


   Friday                           6/25/2021   8am-10:00am

   Telemedicine and Simulation

  Technology Enabled Remote Health Care in India in Public Private Partnership Mode

  Krishnan Ganapathy, MD, Chennai, India

  Director Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation; Director, Apollo Tele Health Services; Honorary

  Distinguished Professor Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University

  Telemedicine in the Balkans and Cabo Verde: Tales from Two Continents

  Rifat Latifi, MD, Hawthorne, NY

  Chair and Professor of Surgery; Director, Department of Surgery; Program Director, Surgical Critical Care

  Fellowship; Chief of General Surgery; Westchester Medical Center

  Telemedicine in Africa

  Maurice Mars, MBChB, MD, South Africa

  Professor of TeleHealth at the University of KwaZulu-Natal


   Friday                           6/25/2021   10:15am-12pm

   General Plenary Session

  Providing Excellent Outcomes for Pediatric Transplant Recipients in a Geographic Catchment Area of over

  350,000 Square Miles

  Megan Adams, MD, Denver, CO

  Assistant Professor of Surgery University of Colorado Children's Hospital of Colorado

  Incision and Surrounding Soft Tissue Management of the Breast Using Closed Incision Negative Pressure

  Therapy with Full-Coverage Dressings

  Anthony N. Dardano, Jr., DO, Boca Raton, FL

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida Atlantic University, Chief of Plastic Surgery Trauma, Delray Medical

  Metastatic Melanoma-Long Term Survival

  Raymond A. Dieter, Jr., MD, MPH, Glen Ellyn, IL

  Adjunct-Olivet/Visiting Researcher UI

  Management of Post-Hepatectomy Biliary Complications

  Michael J. Jacobs, MD, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  Clinical Professor of Surgery, Michigan State University CHM

  Surgical Techniques to Achieve Safety Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Severe Cholecystitis

  Kung-Kai Kuo, MD, PhD, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  President of ICS-Taiwan Section; Professor in Surgery, University of Kaohsiung Medical University

  Management of Lower Extremity Tibial Arterial Disease: Where Are We and Where Are We Heading?

  Ehab Sorial, MD, Los Gatos, CA

  Associate Professor of Surgery

  A Novel Modification of the Endorectal Advancement Flap for Complex Anal Fistulas: Surgical Technique and

  Outcomes

  Rebekah Wood, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  General Surgery Resident


   Friday                           6/25/2021   1pm-1:30pm

   Honors Luncheon                                  Crotti Lecture

  Surgical Learning Requires....Assessment!

  David Farley, MD, Tower, MN

  Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic


   Friday                           6/25/2021   1:30pm-3:30pm

   Managing Trauma and Emergency General

   Surgery

  Trauma Recidivism in a Rural ACS Level 1 Trauma Center. Has the Paradigm Shifted? Are Elderly Adults More at

   Risk?

  Saptarshi Biswas, MD, Myrtle Beach, SC

  Attending Trauma Surgeon, Department of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Grand

  Strand Medical Center

  Rural Trauma Education and Training

  Wilfred Chapleau, EMT-p, RN, TNS, Chicago Heights, IL

  Partner, International PreHospital Medicine Institute, Director of Performance Improvement - American

  College of Surgeons (Retired), Chief of Chicago Heights Fire Department and Manager Emergency Services

  and Disaster Agency (Retired)

  Emergency Medical Services

  Michael Hunter, NRP, TP-C, Holden, MA

  Deputy Chief EMS, UMass Memorial Medical Center

  Rural Trauma: The Continuum of Care

  Peter Pons, MD, Brighton, CO

  Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

  Analyzing Disparities in Trauma Care: A Heavy Burden with Minimal Resource

  Alexandra Reitz, MD, Atlanta, GA

  Resident Physician, Department of Surgery, Emory University

  Improving Communication Between Critical Access Hospitals and Regional Trauma Centers

  Brian Schneider, MD, Amarillo, TX

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Science Center

  Trauma Resuscitation

  Lance Stuke, MD, MPH, New Orleans, LA

  Professor of Surgery, General Surgery Program Director, LSU Department of Surgery

  Critical Care in a Rural Setting - What is Possible - What is not!

  John Weigelt, MD, DVM, MMA, Lead, SD

  Professor of Surgery, University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine


   Friday                           6/25/2021   3:30pm-5:30pm

   COVID-19: Lessons Learned

  The Harsh Reality of the Lockdown: Increased Domestic Violence During the Early Peak Phase of COVID 19

  pandemic. A Rural Level 1 Trauma Center Experience

  Saptarshi Biswas, MD, Myrtle Beach, SC

  Attending Trauma Surgeon, Department of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Grand

  Strand Medical Center

  Post-Surgical Outcomes in COVID-19

  Bryce Bludevich, MD, Worcester, MA

  Thoracic Surgery Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School

  Novel Surgical Response to the Pandemic: Mobilization of Vascular Surgery

  Dejah Judelson, MD, Worcester, MA

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Massachusetts

  Medical Center

  The Economic Effects on Acute Care Surgery in a New York City Public Hospital During the COVID Pandemic

  Anthony Kopatsis, MD, Elmhurst, NY

  Senior Staff, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  Surgical Manpower Deployment at an Academic Medical Center

  Anne Larkin, MD, Shrewsbury, MA

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery, University of

  Massachusetts Medical School

  Novel Surgical Response to the Pandemic: Mobilization of Thoracic Surgery

  Feiran Lou, MD, MS, Worcester, MA

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, UMass Memorial Medical Center

  COVID-19 Management in Rwanda, Perspective of a low-income country

  Jennifer Rickard, MD, MPH, Minneapolis, MN

  Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota Honorary Professor, University of Rwanda


   Saturday                        6/26/2021   8am-12pm

   AANOS Annual Scientific Meeting              Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery Part 2

  The Live Cadaver Model for Practicing the Management of Vascular and Other Traumatic Injuries. Laboratory

  Surgical Training Utilizing the Human Anatomy Under Life-Like Conditions.

  Emad Aboud, MD, Sherwood, AR

  Clinical Instructor Creighton University School of Medicine, Surgery Department; Director, Micro-

  Neurosurgery Lab, Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, Little Rock

  Integrating  Pain in Spine Practice

  Amit Bhandarkar, MD, Herrin, IL

  Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, St. Mary's Hospital Centralia

  Know your Plastic (Orthopedics)

  Naga Suresh Cheppalli, MD, Albuequrque, NM

  Asst. Professor of UNM, Albuequrque; Staff Orthopedic Surgeon  VA Hospital

  Primary Optic Nerve Sheath Meningiomas

  Craig Clark, MD, PhD, Carrollton, MS

  Neurosurgeon, AANOS Past Chair of the Board

  Management of Soft Tissue Edema in the Lower Extremity using Circumferential Negative Pressure Wound

  Therapy: A Case report

  Anthony N. Dardano, Jr., MD, Boca Raton, FL

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida Atlantic University, Chief of Plastic Surgery Trauma, Delray Medical

  Cerebellar Arteriovenous Malformations: Treatment Strategy

  Muhammad Janjua, MD, Poplar Grove, IL

  Clinical Instructor Neurosurgery, University of Illinois Chicago

  Update On Aging Knees

  Robert Mathews, MD, Millersville, PA

  Penn Surgery Institute, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health


   Saturday                        6/26/2021   8am-10am

   Rural Surgery: Training and in Practice

  Role of a Rural Surgeon in Managing Burn Patients

  William Mohr, MD, St. Paul, MN

  Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota

  The Role of Simulation in Surgical Training

  Mariela Rivera, MD, Rochester, MN

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic

  Colon Cancer Care in the Rural Community:  Are We Good Enough?

  Michael Sarap, MD, Cambridge, OH

  Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Wright State University Boonshoft College of Medicine, Dayton

  Ohio; Outgoing Chair, American College of Surgeons Advisory Council for Rural Surgery

  Addressing the Shortfalls of Current General Surgical Training for Rural Surgery Practices

  Brian Schneider, MD, Amarillo, TX

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Science Center

  Challenges in Rural Surgical Practice

  Robert Sticca, MD, Fargo, ND

  Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of North Dakota SMHS

  Training a Rural General Surgeon

  Gary Timmerman, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Professor and Chair, Department of SurgeryUSD Sanford Medical School


   Saturday                        6/26/2021   10:15am-12pm

   Physician Wellness and Ethics

  Plagues and People

  Frank Bongiorno, MD, MPS, Murfreesboro, TN

  Adventures in Learning Community Education

  Building Well-Being Into Culture: The Sanford Health Experience.

  Luis Garcia, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  President, Clinic Sanford Health System Interim Chief Medical Officer Sanford Health Plan Clinical

  Associate Professor of Surgery University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  Success Factors for Retirement: What to Know If Years Away or in Retirement Today

  David Mandell, JD, MBA, Cincinnati, OH

  Partner, OJM Group; Attorney

  Surgical Resident Wellbeing and the SECOND Trial

  Jon Ryckman, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Assistant Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, University of South Dakota; Associate Program Director, USD

  SSOM Residency in General Surgery

  Your Wellness Journey: The Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine

  James Wudel, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery / CT Surgery, USD SSOM


   Saturday                        6/26/2021   12:30pm-1pm

   Special Luncheon Lecture                        Dr. Arno Roscher Endowed Lecture

  Stem Cell Therapies: Facts or Fiction?

  Tobias Raabe, PhD, Philadelphia, PA

  Research Assistant Professor of Genetics, Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics,

  Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


   Saturday                        6/26/2021   1:30pm-3:30pm

   The Influence of Robotic Surgery and

   Technology in Global and Rural Surgery

  Adopting New Robotic Technologies for Hernia Repair

  Marcoandrea Giorgi, MD, Providence, RI

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

  Evolution and Role of Robotic Surgery in the Management of Pancreatic Cancer

  D. Rohan Jeyarajah, MD, Richardson, TX

  Professor of Surgery, TCU/UNTHSC School of Medicine

  The Role of Endoscopic Myotomy in the Management of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

  Andrew Luhrs, MD, Providence, RI

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Brown University

  The Role of Robots in Weight Loss Surgery

  Sharique Nazir, MD, Milltown, NJ

  Assistant Professor Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, Honorary Police Surgeon NYPD

  Becoming a Total Practice Robotic General Surgeon

  Curtis Peery, MD, Sioux Falls, SD

  Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Sanford University of South Dakota, Director of Bariatric Surgery

  Sanford USD Medical Center

  The Role of 3D Printing in Hepatobiliary Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities

  Georgios Tsoulfas, MD, PhD, Thessaloniki, Greece

  Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Transplantation Surgery, Aristotle University

  Tightening the Belt: New Treatment Therapies for GERD

  Yalini Vigneswaran, MD, MPH, Chicago, IL

  Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago


   Saturday                        6/26/2021   3:30pm-5:30pm

   Annual Research Scholarship Competition

  Definitive Closure of a Ballistic Shotgun Injury with Extensive Soft Tissue Loss to the Right Thigh using ABRA

  Adhesive Dynamic Tissue System (DTS) and Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix (PUBM)

  Rohan Anand, MBA, Amarillo, TX

  Medical Student, Texas Tech University School of Medicine

  Online Survey Among Doctors of Nepal on Re-utilization of Surgical Tools from Developed Nations

  Shrinit Babel, Lutz, FL

  College Freshman, Pre-Med Student at the University of South Florida, Judy Genshaft Honors College

  Risk Factors for Failure of Non-Operative Management in Patients with Intracranial Hemorrhage and Blunt

  Splenic Injury

  Nicole Boswell, BS, Greenville, SC

  Medical Student, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

  Clinical Characteristics, Management, and Outcomes of Patients with Primary Cardiac Angiosarcoma: A

  Systematic Review

  Gabriel De la Cruz Ku, MD, Rochester, MN

  Resident Physician, General Surgery, Mayo Clinic

  Rectus Sheath Hematoma: A Rare Surgical Emergency

  Kyle Drinnon, BS, Amarillo, TX

  Medical Student, Texas Tech University School of Medicine

  Mechanical Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Gallstone Ileus

  Kristen Fain, Medical Student, Lubbock, TX

  Medical Student, Texas Tech University School of Medicine

  Early and Late Postoperative Complications of Mandible Reconstruction: Osseous Versus Soft Tissue Flaps

  Jake Goldstein, Medical Student, Forest Park, IL

  Medical Student, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

  Lung Cancer in Young Adults: A Single Center Experience

  Stuart Jones, BS, Lexington, KY

  Medical Student, University of Kentucky

  Systematic Review of Procedural Healthcare Simulation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  Sarah Lund, MD, Rochester, MN

  Resident, Mayo Clinic

  Hybrid Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Management of Gastric Band Erosion Resulting in Bowel Obstruction

  Katie Marrero, MD, Urbana, IL

  Resident, University of Illinois


Management of Sternoclavicular Joint Infection: A Single Center Experience

  Thomas Marsden, MD, Lexington, KY

  Resident, University of Kentucky

  Perioperative Mortality Rate in a Low Resource, Non-Governmental Organization Hospital.

  Yuki Ng, MBBS, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

  Junior Doctor, Sarawak General Hospital

  Outcomes of Pancreatic Cyst: Analysis of 90,958 Patients from Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database.

  Kenji Okumura, MD, Valhalla, NY

  Resident, Department of Surgery, Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College

  Neurosurgical Thoracolumbar Wound Complicated by CSF Fistula Open for 29 Days, Achieved Definitive

  Sutureless Closure Within 12 Days After Implantation of Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix

  Jasmin Rahesh, MS, MBA, Amarillo, TX

  Medical Student, Texas Tech University School of Medicine

  Complex Traumatic Pelvic Ring Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries in a Pregnant Patient

  Alexsandra Rojas, BA, Amarillo, TX

  Medical Student, Texas Tech University School of Medicine

  A Closed Loop Clinical Audit on Surgical Safety Checklist

  Akatya Vidushi Sinha, MBBS, Mumbai, India

  Medical Student, MGM Medical College

  Case Report of Azygous Vein Injury from Blunt Force Trauma: Surgical Management and Literature Review

  Annie Snitman, , Lubbock, TX

  Medical Student, Texas Tech University School of Medicine

  Surgical Training Programs Across Rural Africa Better Prepare Surgeons for Humanitarian Disasters than US-Based Training

  Michael Traynor, MD, MPH, Rochester, MN

  Resident, Mayo Clinic

 

Final program subject to change.