2018 Surgical Research Symposium Program

7:00AM BREAKFAST - MEET AND GREET 

7:20AM INTRODUCTION - LARRY HOLLIER, MD 

7:30AM SESSION I - ORAL PRESENTATIONS (4 presentations) 10 minutes each. (45 min session) 

  • Single-Visit Surgery: An Evaluation from an Institutional Perspective 
    GENERAL SURGERY / Megan Cunningham, MD 
     
  • Mechanical Tension Regulates Mesenchymal Stem Cell Paracrine Signaling on Dermal Fibroblasts via microRNA- and lincRNA-enriched Exosomes GENERAL SURGERY / Alexander Blum 
     
  • Computational Analysis of Bladder Cancer Gene Signatures can Determine Macrophage Subsets that Predict Patient Survival
    UROLOGY / Lily Wang, MD 
     
  • A Prospective Pilot Trial of Postoperative Telemedicine Visits to a Patient’s Home after Routine Pediatric Surgical Procedures 
    GENERAL SURGERY / Celia Flores, MPAS, PA-C 

8:25AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER – CHANDAN SEN, PhD, Regenerative Medicine Frontier: Reprogramming Tissue Function in Vivo (1 hour) 

9:25AM BREAK (20 min) 

9:45AM SESSION II - ORAL PRESENTATIONS (4 presentations) 10 minutes each. (45 min) 

  • Defining Massive Transfusion in Civilian Pediatric Trauma 
    GENERAL SURGERY / Eric Rosenfeld, MD 
     
  • Evolution of a mechanical circulatory support program at a free-standing children’s hospital 
    CONGENITAL HEART SURGERY / Martin Chacon-Portillo, MD 
     
  • Improving Discharge Times at West Campus for General Surgery Patients 
    GENERAL SURGERY / Emily Dodson, MPAS, PA-C 
     
  • Mining of CNV Databases Discovers a Role for RBFOX-2 in Penile Development 
    UROLOGY / Jeffrey White, MD 

10:30AM POSTER REVIEW – 30 minutes 

11:00AM SESSION III - ORAL PRESENTATIONS (3 faculty presentations) 10 minutes each. (30 min) 

  • HDAC8 is a Critical Regulator of Myofibroblasts and a Promising Target for Anti-Fibrotic Therapies in Kidney Disease. 
    UROLOGY / Scott Manson, PhD 
     
  • Airway Intubation Requirement Wristband (AIRBand) As Alerting Intervention for Difficult Airways. 
    OTOLARYNGOLOGY / Karina Canadas, MD 
     
  • Profiling and Targeting Vascular Invasion in Hepatoblastoma. 
    GENERAL SURGERY / Sarah Woodfield, PhD 

11:30PM AWARDS - LARRY HOLLIER, MD 

  • LAURA MONSON, MD - Samuel Stal Research Award | Research Mentor Award
  • SUNDEEP KESWANI, MD - Best Oral Presentation | Best Poster | Surgical Seed Grants

11:55PM CLOSING REMARKS (end at Noon)