Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Meeting

Thank you for your patience and understanding as your Chapter adjusted to the 2020 paradigm. We plan to return to the Trumbull Marriott in 2021 and thank them for being so gracious to us this year.

This page has everything you will need to attend the virtual meeting and claim your CME credits, up to 30 days after the meeting.

Abbott is the leading global healthcare company that helps people live better and healthier lives through life-changing technology and nutrition products like the Ensure Surgery and Pre Surgery.

Perioperative nutrition can help reduce surgical site infections, decrease complications, shorten length of stay and decrease cost of care. Abbott Nutrition has developed products specially designed to help individuals prepare for, and recover from, major surgery. The Ensure Perioperative supplements include a clear liquid preoperative carbohydrate drink (Ensure Pre Surgery) and an Immunonutrition Shake (Ensure Surgery).


Ensure Pre Surgery:

  • Recommendation: Drink 2 bottles the day before surgery, and 1 bottle up to 2 hours prior to surgery
  • Designed to help reduce insulin resistance after surgery and improve patient outcomes
  • Designed to be consumed up to 2 hours before surgery
  • Has a recommended dose of carbohydrates (50 g maltodextrin per serving), as indicated by ERAS guidelines, compared to regular sports drinks, which contain approximately 21 g per 12-fl-oz serving
  • Meets ERAS guidelines for pre-surgery use of a clear carbohydrate beverage
  • Meets American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA®) guidelines for use with preoperative fasting

Ensure Surgery:

  • Recommendation: Drink 2 or 3 shakes per day, 5-7 days pre and post surgery
  • Designed to support immune health and recovery from surgery
  • Contains 1.1 g EPA & DHA (omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil) and 4.2 g arginine per 8 fl oz to support immune health and surgical recovery
  • High in protein (18 g / serving, 21% of kcals) to support protein synthesis, tissue repair, and wound healing
  • Designed to support your distinct nutritional needs before and after surgery with a specialized blend of immune-modulating ingredients
  • Contains an excellent source of vitamin D
  • Contains the antioxidants selenium, and vitamins C & E

Help set your patients up for success. Reach out to your local Abbott Nutrition Representative to learn more about how to get your patients access to the perioperative nutrition that will support their enhanced recovery after surgery.

Ensure Perioperative Nutrition Supplements

Ethicon US LLC , a Johnson & Johnson company, commercializes a broad range of innovative surgical products, solutions and technologies used to treat some of today’s most prevalent medical issues, such as: colorectal and thoracic conditions, women’s health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity.

Learn more at www.ethicon.com, or follow us on Twitter @Ethicon.


ECHELON ENDOPATH™ Staple Line Reinforcement (click for brochure)



Ethicon is excited to introduce our new Virtual Exhibit Booth – Check it out!

VISTASEAL in Cardiovascular Surgery

Gore engineers medical devices that treat a range of cardiovascular and other health conditions. With more than 45 million medical devices implanted over the course of more than 40 years, Gore builds on its legacy of improving patient outcomes through research, education and quality initiatives. Product performance, ease of use and quality of service provide sustainable cost savings for physicians, hospitals and insurers. Gore is joined in service with clinicians and through this collaboration we are improving lives.


At Irrimax, our focus is simple – to reduce infections along with healthcare costs, allowing healthcare providers to make improving patient outcomes, priority number #1. The company’s flagship product, Irrisept®, is jet lavage containing low concentration Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) 0.05% in sterile water for irrigation.

Irrimax Corporation has attracted experts in the fields of product development, clinical research, manufacturing and distribution. Our management team is committed to leading the organization according to high standards of integrity and accountability. Irrimax Corporation is focused on driving innovation and improving patient outcomes.

Please visit www.irrisept.com for more information.

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Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to advancing and improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. The company’s long-acting local analgesic, EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) was commercially launched in the United States in April 2012. EXPAREL utilizes DepoFoam®, a unique and proprietary product delivery technology that encapsulates drugs without altering their molecular structure, and releases them over a desired period of time.  In April 2019, the company acquired the iovera⁰ system, a handheld cryoanalgesia device used to deliver precise, controlled doses of cold temperature only to targeted nerves.

For more information on EXPAREL, please visit www.EXPAREL.com

For information to share with your patients, please visit: www.EXPAREL.com/toolkit

To learn more about Pacira, including the corporate mission to reduce overreliance on opioids, visit www.pacira.com

Sonosite PX ultrasound machine presents a new world where point-of-care ultrasound is a tool no longer – but rather a partner for clinicians.

Visit the Sonosite PX Showcase today!

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Meeting Registration

2020 Virtual Meeting Agenda

This announcement serves as notification to membership of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Professional Association. The Business meeting will hold a vote on updating our by-laws. Updated by-laws will be posted here prior to the meeting.

Tuesday and Wednesday October 27th and 28th – Resident paper competitions begin at 6:00pm
Order of Presentation

Friday October 30th – Annual Meeting

9:00 AMOpening Remarks
9:05 AMBest Resident Papers Session One
9:35 AMMorning Break
9:45 AMFoster Lecture: CVS/Aetna Integration and Its Impact on Surgical Care in Connecticut, Kirsten Anderson, MD, MPH, Clinical Lead, Infectious Disease Response Team, Senior Medical Director - New England, CVSHealth
10:30 AMBest Resident Papers Session Two
11:00 AMPresidential Address, Business Meeting, Vote on By-Law Changes, SurgeonsPAC Update
11:45 AMBreak
12:00 PMJoint CTACSPA/CtSQC Quality Lecture. Tackling Surgical QI Challenges: Frameworks and Fundamentals, Joe "Pat" Patton, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Surgical Services Henry Ford Health System, Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Staff Surgeon, Acute Care Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
1:00 PMMeeting Adjourns

This page serves as notice of the 2020 Annual Business Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Professional Association, Inc. Below please find the meeting documents including the proposed amended by-laws which will be voted on at the meeting.

Claiming CME

In accordance with ACCME Accreditation Criteria, ACS is required to conduct a post-meeting survey in order to gauge the effectiveness of our educational interventions. The American College of Surgeons is interested in determining how your practice has changed (competence, performance, or patient outcomes) as a result of the educational activity. Your response will assist us in measuring current practice gaps which will be used in the future.

We would appreciate it if you would please respond by 30 November 2020.   Thank you for your time.

This form will open at 1pm on October 30.

Meeting Resources

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