The 2016 Annual Meeting was held on Friday, 28 October, at the Marriott hotel in Farmington, CT.

Foster Lecturer: Lenworth Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS – The Hartford Consensus
Guest Lecturers: The Skeptical Scalpel and Adil Haider, MD, FACS
Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Scott Ellner, DO, FACS
Legislator of the Year: Hon. Nancy Wyman, Lt. Governor, State of CT
Surgical Skills Competition Winner: Saint Mary’s Hospital

Meeting Documentation
Meeting Brochure
Meeting Agenda Book
Resident Abstract Book

Resident Paper Competition Results
Order of Presentation – Revised

John D. MacArthur Trauma Competition
First Place
Michael P. DeWane, Prolonged Post-operative Ventilation is Associated with VTE Development in the Critically-Ill Emergency General Surgery Population, Yale School of Medicine

Second Place
Amanda W. Harrington, MD, External Validation of Clinical Criteria for Obtaining Maxillofacial Computed Tomography in Trauma, Yale School of Medicine

Clinical Oncology Competition
First Place
Jennifer L. Hubbard MD, Correlation of Breast Density with Breast Cancer Prognosis, Saint Mary’s Hospital

General Surgery Competition – Two Sections
First Place
Rachel B. Scott DO, Giant Inguinoscrotal Hernia: A Case Report of Progressive Preoperative Pneumoperitoneum Using an Implanted Vascular Access Catheter with Subcutaneous Reservoir and Open Preperitoneal Mesh Repair, Danbury Hospital

Jeremy Carroll BS, Characterization of Human Esophageal Epithelial Cells Before and After Conditional Reprogramming: A Novel Approach To Autologous Stem Cell Tissue Engineering,  Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut Health Center

Second Place
Clinton Ingersol BS, Small Bowel Perforation by Grill Brush Wire: A Case Series, Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter School of Medicine

Mansi Sanghvi MBBS, Laparoscopic Surgery for Emergency Colorectal Surgery: Less Morbidity and Shorter Length of Stay, Yale School of Medicine

Surgical Specialties
First Place
Charles R. Litchfield, Experience With A Novel Fibrin Sealant Patch In Patients Undergoing Non-Clamped Open Partial Nephrectomy, Saint Mary’s Hospital

Second Place
Kristin McCoy MD, Differing Methods Of Peritoneal Flap Closure In Laparoscopic Trans-Abdominal Preperitoneal Hernia Repair Affects Post Operative Pain And Narcotic Usage, Stamford Hospital

Plastic Surgery
First Place
Samuel Kim MD, Mutational Profile of Benign Vascular Tumors – The Yale Experience,  Yale School of Medicine

Second Place
Brandon Sumpio BA, Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: The Composite Extended Paramedian Forehead Flap – A Cadaveric Study and Clinical Applications, Yale University School of Medicine

Quality, ERAS and NSQIP
First Place
Gopi Ukani MD, Antibiogram-Driven Antibiotic Selection Supersedes National Guidelines In Prevention Of Surgical Site Infections, Saint Mary’s Hospital

Bariatric Surgery
First Place
Rachel B Scott DO, Microlaparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is Safe in the Community Setting:  A Single Surgeon’s Experience, Danbury Hospital