InterContinental Houston
Medical Center
6750 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77030

2022 Program Committee

Austin, TX


Marc Trust, MD
University of Texas Austin Dell Medical School

 

El Paso, TX


Sarah Walker, MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso

 

Houston, TX


Hop Sanderson Tran Cao, MD, FACS
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Justin Choi, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Cary Hsu, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Tim Newhook, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Tammy Saunders, MD
UTHealth, McGovern Medical School

Puneet Singh, MD
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Mediget Teshome, MD, FACS
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

McAllen, TX


Carlos H. Palacio, MD, FACS
South Texas Health System – McAllen

Jeff Skubic, MD
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

 

San Antonio


Molly Hartmann, MD
University Hospital UTHSCSA

Tim Vreeland, MD
Brooke Army Medical Center

 

SoTx ACS Board Members


Brian Davis, MD, FACS
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso
President

Kent Van Sickle, MD, FACS
UT Health San Antonio
President-Elect

David Santos, MD, FACS
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Secretary/Treasurer

Celia Ledet, MD, FACS
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Councilor and Women in Surgery Chair

 

Questions?


Contact janna@southtexasacs.org

CME Information

 
LEARNING OBJECTIVE


South Texas ACS Annual Meeting will provide up-to-date information for community surgeons, academic surgeons, and the surgeon in training. Topics will cover a broad range of surgical practice interests including updates and advances in trauma and acute care, surgical oncology, general surgery, education, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, and surgical endocrinology. The intent of the program is to improve the quality of patient care and improve patient safety.

CME Breakdown

 

FEBRUARY 17, 2022  


Round One: Resident Surgical Jeopardy: 1.25 credits

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2022


Abstract Session: President Session: 0.75 credit

Abstract Session: MIS/General Surgery: 0.75 credit

ACS Update: 0.50 credit

Mini-Talk Session I:  0.25 credit

Pokorny Lecture: 0.50 credit

ACS CSSP for Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery: 0.25 credit (cancer mandate .25 hour)

Women in Surgery Luncheon: 0.50 credit

Mini-Talk Session II: 0.25 credit

Abstract Session: Surgical Potpourri I: 0.50 credit

Stump the Attendings: 1.00 credit (trauma mandate 1 hour)

Abstract Session: Trauma: 0.75 credit (trauma mandate 1 hour)

South Texas ACS Hernia Workgroup: 1.00 credit

Diversity Speaker: 0.50 credit

Abstract Session: Pediatric Surgery: 0.50 credit (pediatric surgery mandate .25 hour)

Surgical Skills Session: 0.50 credit

Final Round: Resident Surgical Jeopardy: 0.75 credit

 

FEBRUARY 19, 2022


ePoster Session: 1.00 credit

Mini-Talk Session III: 0.25 credit

Abstract Session: Surgical Oncology: 0.75 credit (cancer mandate .75 hour)

Ethics Talk: 1.00 credit (ethics mandate 1 hour)

Abstract Session: Surgical Potpourri II: 0.50 credit

The Great Debates: 1.00 credit

AGENDA

Day One – Thursday, February 17, 2022


5:30pm-6:00pm
Annual Meeting Kick-Off Reception 

6:00pm-7:30pm
Round One: Resident Surgical Jeopardy  

 

Day Two Friday, February 18, 2022


7:00am
Registration/Exhibits Open 

7:00am
Breakfast Open 

8:00am-8:18am
Welcome Session 

8:18am-8:58am
Abstract Session: President Session

8:18am-8:26am
OPIOID EXPOSURE IN TRAUMA PATIENTS WITH A POSTIVE URINE DRUG SCREEN: A  SUBGROUP ANALYSIS OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL
James Klugh, MD, University of Texas HSC – Houston

8:26am-8:34am
EFFECT OF HERNIA MESH WEIGHTS ON POSTOPERATIVE PATIENT-RELATED AND CLINICAL  OUTCOMES AFTER OPEN VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL Luciano Tastaldi, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

8:34am-8:42am
BURDEN OF UNINTENTIONAL PEDIATRIC FIREARM INJURY: AN EXAMINATION OF THE  NATIONAL READMISSION DATABASE
Derek Lumbard, MD, University of Texas Medical Center – San Antonio

8:42am-8:50am
CLINICAL IMPACT OF EXTERNAL BEAM RADIOTHERAPY FOR SURGICALLY RESECTED  PRIMARY RETROPERITONEAL LIPOSARCOMA
Brandon Cope, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

8:50am-8:58am
COMPARISON OF HELICOPTER AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION ON PEDIATRIC  MORTALITY AND DISCHARGE DISPOSITION
Angelo Ciaraglia, MD, University of Texas Medical Center – San Antonio

9:00am-9:40am
Abstract Session: MIS/General Surgery

9:00am-9:08am
PITFALLS AND COMPLICATIONS OF ENHANCED-VIEW TOTALLY EXTRAPERITONEAL  APPROACH TO ABDOMINAL WALL RECONSTRUCTION
Sergio Mazzola Poli de Figueiredo, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

9:08am-9:16am
REVIEW OF SAGES GERD GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Cassandra Mohr, BS, University of Texas HSC – Houston

9:16am-9:24am
MANAGEMENT OF ASSOCIATED DIASTASIS RECTI DURING HERNIA REPAIR – OPERATIVE  DETAILS AND OUTCOMES OF THE ABDOMINAL CORE HEALTH QUALITY COLLABORATIVE
Luciano Tastaldi, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

9:24am-9:32am
EVALUATION OF MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND PREOPERATIVE PREDICTORS OF  CHOLEDOCHOLITHIASIS IN INTERMEDIATE-RISK PATIENTS
Shah-Jahan Dodwad, DO, University of Texas HSC – Houston

9:32am-9:40am
FINDING RELIEF FOR THE SELF-CONSCIOUS ESOPHAGUS: LARS AND EHAS
Charles Hill, MD, University of Texas at Austin Dell

9:40am-10:10am
ACS Guest Speaker 

10:10am-10:40am
Break with Exhibitors 

10:40am-11:00am
Mini-Talk Session I 

10:40am-10:45am
OBJECTIVE RESULTS FROM THE LAPAROSCOPY IN BILIARY EXPLORATION RESEARCH AND  TRAINING INITIATIVE (LIBERTI)
Michael Cutshall, MD, Texas Tech University HSC – El Paso

10:45am-10:50am
A CONTEMPORARY REVIEW OF INCARCERATED AND STRANGULATED OBTURATOR HERNIA  REPAIR
Sergio Mazzola Poli de Figueiredo, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

10:50am-10:55am
A CLEAN SWEEP: INITIAL EXPERIENCE WITH A NOVEL INTRACAVITY LAPAROSCOPIC  CLEANING DEVICE
SIMIN ROWARD, MD, University of Texas Austin – Dell Medical School

10:55am-11:00am
ASSESSMENT AND MODIFICATION OF THE EUROPEAN HERNIA SOCIETY STAGING SYSTEM  OF VENTRAL HERNIAS
Jose Lopez-Vera, MD, HCA Healthcare Houston

11:00am-11:30am
Pokorny Lecture
Herbert Zeh, MD, FACS

11:30am-11:45am
ACS CSSP for Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery
Mediget Teshome, MD, FACS

11:45am-12:45pm
Lunch  

Women in Surgery Luncheon
Mara B. Antonoff MD, FACS
So. Texas COT Committee Meeting 

12:50pm-1:00pm
Mini-Talk Session II 

12:50pm-12:55pm
LARGE PARAESOPHAGEAL HERNIA REPAIR DURABILITY IS IMPROVED WITH BIOSYNTHETIC  MESH IN MED-TERM FOLLOWUP
Charles Hill, MD, University of Texas at Austin Dell

12:55pm-1:00pm
ASSESSMENT OF PATIENT AND SURGEON PERCEPTIONS ON PROPHYLACTIC MESH: A  STANDARD GAMBLE
Niharika Neela, University of Texas HSC – Houston

1:00pm-1:05pm
RETENTION OF FOCUSED ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY FOR TRAUMA (FAST) SKILLS IN A  PREHOSPITAL AEROMEDICAL PROGRAM
Isaac Gandara, BS, University of Texas HSC – Houston

1:05pm-1:29pm
Abstract Session: Surgical Potpourri I

1:05pm-1:13pm
OUTCOMES OF THORACIC AORTIC INTERVENTIONS IN MARFAN SYNDROME PATIENTS IN  THE STATE OF TEXAS FROM 2009-2019
Matthew Mikulski, MD, University of Texas at Austin Dell

1:13pm-1:21pm
A 30-YEAR ANALYSIS OF GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAMS USING A  NORMALIZED COMPETITIVE INDEX
Rebecca Treffalls, BS, University of the Incarnate Word School of Medicine

1:21pm-1:29pm
COACHING LANGUAGE MATTERS: THE IMPACT OF AN AUTONOMY SUPPORTIVE VERSUS A  CONTROLLING COACHING ENVIRONMENT ON SURGICAL SKILL ACQUISITION FOR NOVICE  TRAINEES
Stephanie Seale, BS, University of Texas Medical Center – San Antonio

1:30pm-2:30pm
Stump the Attendings
Disaster Duodenum
• Pancreatic Cyst
• Trauma/Critical Care

2:30pm-3:18pm
Abstract Session: Trauma

2:30pm-2:38pm
FEVERS, PATHOGENS, AND ANTIBIOTICS IN SEVERELY INJURED TRAUMA PATIENTS WITH  HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS
Simin Roward, MD, University of Texas Austin – Dell Medical School

2:38pm-2:46pm
ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORTATION MODE ON OUTCOME ANALYSIS IN ADULT TRAUMATIC  OUTCOMES
Angelo Ciaraglia, MD, University of Texas Medical Center – San Antonio

2:46pm-2:54pm
CRUSH INJURIES ARE A SIGNIFICANT RISK FACTOR FOR DEVELOPING A HIGH GRADE ACUTE  KIDNEY INJURY
James Bradford, BS, University of Texas at Austin Dell

2:54pm-3:02pm
DYSPHAGIA IS ASSOCIATED WITH WORSE CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN GERIATRIC TRAUMA  PATIENTS
Heather Kregel, MD
BA, University of Texas HSC – Houston

3:02pm-3:10pm
OPIOID USE DISORDER IN ADULT BURN PATIENTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH  AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PATTERNS
Nikhil Shah, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

3:10pm-3:18pm
PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES FOLLOWING DAMAGE CONTROL VERSUS DEFINITIVE  LAPAROTOMY IN TRAUMA PATIENTS: A SECONDARY ANALYSIS OF THE DCL TRIAL Shah-Jahan Dodwad, DO, University of Texas HSC – Houston

3:18pm-3:40pm
Break with Exhibitors

3:40pm-4:40pm
South Texas ACS Hernia Workgroup (new!)
Richard Lu and Julie Holihan

4:40pm-5:10pm
Diversity Speaker 

5:10pm-5:50pm
Abstract Session: Pediatric Surgery

5:10pm-5:18pm
HUMAN UMBILICAL VEIN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS: A MODEL FOR EXAMINING SEX-BASED  DIFFERENCES IN CDH
Oluyinka Olutoye, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

5:18pm-5:26pm
EVALUATING NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT IN NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITIS
Brittany Hegde, MD, University of Texas HSC – Houston

5:26pm-5:34pm
CHARACTERISTICS AND RISK FACTORS OF RELAPSED HEPATOBLASTOMA
Andres Espinoza, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

5:34pm-5:42pm
EVIDENCE-BASED SCREENING TO OPTIMIZE THE YIELD OF POSITIVE OPHTHALMOLOGIC  EXAMINATIONS IN CHILDREN EVALUATED FOR NON-ACCIDENTAL TRAUMA Maxwell Su, MD, Texas A&M Scott and White

5:42pm-5:50pm
HOSPITAL VARIATION IN MORTALITY AFTER INPATIENT PEDIATRIC SURGERY: DOES IT  MATTER WHERE CHILDREN ARE TREATED?
Steven Mehl, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

5:50pm-7:30pm

  • Surgical Skills Roundup (45 minutes)
  • Final Round: Resident Surgical Jeopardy (30 minutes)
  • Happy Hour 

Day Three – Saturday, February 19, 2022


6:45am
Registration & Exhibits Open with Breakfast 

7:00am-8:00am
ePoster Competition  

  • Kiosk I
  • Kiosk II
  • Kiosk III

8:05am-8:25am
Mini-Talk Session III 

8:05am-8:10am
BIOLOGIC VERSUS SYNTHETIC MESH IN VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR: PARTICIPANT-LEVEL  ANALYSIS OF TWO RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS AT ONE YEAR
Naila Dhanani, MD, University of Texas HSC – Houston

8:10am-8:15am
SINGLE INSTITUTION PRE-IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW OF OPERATIVE REPORTS IN  PREPARATION FOR NEW COMMISSION ON CANCER OPERATIVE STANDARDS 5.3-5.6:  LESSONS LEARNED
Elizabeth Carpenter, MD, Brooke Army Medical Center

8:15am-8:20am
RULE OF FOUR: A VALUE-BASED APPROACH TO AORTIC STENT-GRAFT INVENTORY  CREATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF BLUNT THORACIC AORTIC INJURIES USING REAL  PATIENT AORTIC MEASUREMENTS
Kristofor Olson, MD, PhD, University of Texas Austin – Dell Medical School

8:20am-8:25am
EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF ONLINE THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME WEBSITE FOR  PATIENTS
Wesley Clothier, MD, PhD, MBA, University of Texas Medical Center – San Antonio

8:25am-9:13am
Abstract Session: Surgical Oncology

8:25am-8:33am
EFFICACY OF FLUOROSCOPIC INTRAOPERATIVE NEOPLASM AND NODE DETECTION (FIND)  PROCEDURE COMPARED TO STANDARD WIRE LOCALIZATION
Gabrielle Manno, BS, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

8:33am-8:41am
HOSPITAL COLORECTAL CANCER TREATMENT INTENSITY PREDICTS INCREASED  CHEMOTHERAPY UTILIZATION AND OVERTREATMENT ACROSS CANCER TYPES
Elizabeth Carpenter, MD, Brooke Army Medical Center

8:41am-8:49am
RE-EXCISION AFTER UNPLANNED EXCISION OF SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA IS ASSOCIATED  WITH HIGH MORBIDITY AND LIMITED PATHOLOGIC IDENTIFICATION OF RESIDUAL DISEASE Raymond Traweek, MD, Texas A&M Scott and White

8:49am-8:57am
IDENTIFYING FEATURES OF SIDE BRANCH INTRADUCTAL PAPILLARY MUCINOUS  NEOPLASMS ASSOCIATED WITH MALIGNANT PROGRESSION
Menghan Zhao, MD, University of Texas HSC – Houston

8:57am-9:06am
HOSPITAL TREATMENT INTENSITY FOR METASTATIC COLORECTAL CANCER: THRESHOLD  FOR SURGERY DRIVES HOSPITAL TREATMENT PATTERNS
Alexandra Adams, MD, Brooke Army Medical Center

9:06am-9:13am
SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY AND FORMAL LYMPHADENECTOMY FOR SOFT TISSUE  SARCOMA – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE OF 86 CONSECUTIVE CASES
Brandon Cope, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

9:15am-10:15am
Ethics Talk 

10:15am-10:40am
Break 

10:40am-11:12am
Abstract Session: Surgical Potpourri II

10:40am-10:48am
PARATHYROID IDENTIFICATION WITH THE NOVEL PT EYE DEVICE VS. A PRACTITIONER’S TRAINED EYE, WHOSE VISION IS BEST?
Theresa Rodriguez, MD, MS, MPH, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

10:48am-10:56am
SAFETY AND FEASIBILITY OF PERFORMING BENIGN FOREGUT PROCEDURES AT A SAFETY-NET HOSPITAL
Hailie Ciomperlik, BS, University of Texas HSC – Houston

10:56am-11:04am
PERI-OPERATIVE TISSUE OXIMETRY DRIVEN FLUID RESUSCITATION IMPROVES FLAP PERFUSION IN AUTOLOGOUS FREE TISSUE BREAST RECONSTRUCTION: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Melinda Lue, BA, University of Texas Medical Center – San Antonio

11:04am-11:12am
INTERLEUKIN-10 PRODUCING LYMPHOCYTES ALTER FIBROTIC RESPONSE IN INFLAMMASOME-STIMULATED DERMAL FIBROBLASTS
Walker Short, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

11:15am-12:15pm
The Great Debates

    • Appendicitis operative versus nonoperative
    • Who should manage traumatic vascular injuries?
    • Nursing exodus, what can the surgeon do?

12:15pm-12:30pm
South Texas Chapter Business Meeting & Awards

HOTEL

InterContinental Houston
Medical Center
6750 Main Street
Houston, Texas, 77030

Room Rate is $179 plus tax per night
Cut-Off Date is Monday, January 24, 2022 at 5:00pm

REGISTRATION

Registration Types

  • SoTX-ACS Member – $150
  • SoTX-ACS Affiliate Member – $125
  • SoTX-ACS Resident Member – $35
  • SoTX-ACS Medical Student Member – $25
  • SoTX-ACS Senior/Retired Member – $150
  • Research – $50
  • Women In Surgery Luncheon Only – $60
  • Non Chapter Member – $300

 

EXHIBITOR

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to support the Annual Meeting of the South Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons, taking place February 17-19, 2022, at the InterContinental Hotel Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Exhibiting companies will receive one 6’ skirted table, continental breakfasts and daily refreshment breaks within the exhibit space. The fee to exhibit is $2,000. There are also opportunities for your company to provide additional marketing support. Recognition of participation will be communicated to attendees in the program book and via signage throughout the meeting as well as the chapter website.

In supporting this meeting, we are confident you will see the benefits to meeting and reaching out to all types of surgeons in South Texas. The meeting provides a rich opportunity to network and educate a wide array of surgeons on all areas of surgical technology and innovation. We hope you will consider participating in this program.

Thank you in advance for all you do for the field of surgery and surgical innovation. We look forward to seeing you in Houston!

Presentation Guidelines


Read the presentation guidelines carefully.  

  • Read Guidelines, click here
  • No speaker changes after Sunday, January 16, 2022

e-Poster Guidelines


Read the e-poster guidelines carefully. No late e-posters will be accepted.

  • Read guidelines, click here
  • e-Posters are due to the South Texas ACS headquarters no later than Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
  • Save your e-poster by your last name.

EVENT SPONSOR

The South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is grateful for commercial support from the following company:

Resident Surgical Jeopardy

Allergan

EXHIBITORS

The South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is grateful for the following exhibiting companies:

3M
Allergan
BD
ClearCam
Cook Biotech
Ethicon Digital Solutions
Ethicon US, LLC
MedTech International Group
Medtronic
Pacira Biociences
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Zimmer Biomet