The 2017 Annual Meeting was held on Friday, 20 October, at the Marriott hotel in Farmington, CT.

Foster Lecturer: Gerald Healy, MD, FACS, FRCSIre, FRCS  – The DASH Is What It’s All About!

Guest Lecturer: Joseph Sakran, MD, MPA, MPH, FACS – Dissecting Social Media – A Practical Approach for the Surgeon!

Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Scheuster E. Christie, MD, FACS

Surgical Skills Competition Winner: Danbury Hospital

Meeting Documentation
Meeting Brochure
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Abstracts

Resident Paper Competition Results
Click here to view accepted abstracts in their order of presentation.

John D. MacArthur Trauma Competition
First Place
Walter Hsiang BS, Preoperative Opioid Dependency is Independently Associated with Inferior Clinical Outcomes After Trauma Surgery, Yale School of Medicine,

Second Place
JL Hubbard, MD, Fall In The Graduated Geriatric Patient: Predicting Acute Traumatic Findings On Computed Tomography Scanning Of The Head, Saint Mary’s Hospital

Clinical Oncology Competition
First Place
MT Rishi MD, Combining Innovative Technology with Contemporary Surgical Techniques: First Robotic Assisted Enucleation of a Pancreatic Neuro-Endocrine Tumor (PNET) Using a 3D Printed Model of Patient Specific Anatomy, Saint Mary’s Hospital

Second Place
Ann-Kristin U. Friedrich MD, Does Cancer Stage and Type of Surgery Predict Readmission Events among Colorectal Cancer Patients?, Saint Mary’s Hospital

General Surgery Competition – Two Sections (in order)
First Place
Courtney E. Collins MD, Effect of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Including Transversus Abdominus Plane Block on Hospital Length of Stay and Narcotic Use in Patients Undergoing Complex Ventral Hernia Repair, St. Francis Hospital

Walter Hsiang, BS, The Effect of Insurance Type on Access to Inguinal Hernia Repair Under the Affordable Care Act, Yale School of Medicine

Second Place
Robert M. Kimmel MD, Case Report: Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma with Deep Groin Dissection and Small Bowel Obstruction, Waterbury Hospital

Ishna Sharma MD, Use of Alginate-based Substance for Repair of Tracheal Injury, University of Connecticut

Surgical Specialties
First Place
Jacob Campbell, DO MPH, Bioengineered Nanofiber Scaffold Loaded with Resveratrol Improves Cardiac Function Following Myocardial Infarction: Our Preliminary Findings, University of Connecticut

Second Place
Alexandra Dubinskaya, MD,  Retrospective Study of Remission and Recurrence Of Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus In Different Racial/Ethnic Pediatric Groups,  St Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Plastic Surgery
First Place
Robin T. Wu, BS; Alexander T. Wilson, BS, The Challenges of Redo Orthognathic Surgery,
Yale University

Second Place
David R. Kull MD MPH, Accuracy of 3D MRI Based Volumetry for Preoperative Estimation of Breast Implant Volume in Implant Replacement for Capsular Contracture, University of Connecticut

Quality, ERAS and NSQIP
First Place
JL Hubbard MD, The Impact Of Electronic Medical Records Documentation On Surgical Residents’ Training, Saint Mary’s Hospital

Second Place
Mary Ann Mecca PA-C, Enhanced Recovery in the Elderly, Diabetic and High Risk Patient, St. Francis Hospital

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Premier Sponsor 
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Abbott Laboratories
Bard Davol
ACS Commission on Cancer
Cheetah Medical
CSL Behring
CT State Medical Society
Halyard Health
Hitachi Healthcare Americas
Karl Storz Endoskope
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Myriad Genetics
US Army Recruiting

Skills Competition Exhibitors 
Applied Medical
Designs for Vision
Edwards Lifesciences
Gore & Associates
Intuitive Surgical
Olympus America
Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Future Meetings 
2018: October 19
2019: October 18