Academic Surgical Congress

The ​Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) is the premier educational event dedicated to surgeon scientists. The 2018,  13th Annual meeting of the ASC will be held January 30 - February 1, in Jacksonville Florida.

UC San Diego Department of Surgery papers and presenters:


An Inactivating Patched 1 Gene Mutation in the Hedgehog Pathway Defines a New Subset of Plexiform Fibromyxoma

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Authors / Institutions: S. Banerjee1, C. Tang1, M. Yerba1, R. Ustoy1, A. M. Burgoyne2, T. J. Savides3, A. M. Tipps4, J.K. Sicklick1 1University Of California - San Diego, Department Of Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 2University Of California - San Diego, Department Of Medical Oncology, San Diego, CA, USA 3University Of California - San Diego, Department Of Gastroenterology, San Diego, CA, USA 4University Of California - San Diego, Department Of Pathology,  San Diego, CA, USA 

Presenter: Sudeep Banerjee

Session: Basic Science: Oncology QuickShot Session 

Room: City Terrace 4


Fecal Diversion Is Rarely Necessary In Cytoreduction And Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Authors / Institutions: L. M. Cohen1, J. Baumgartner1, J. Veerapong1, A. Lowy1, K. J. Kelly1 1University Of California - San Diego,Surgical Oncology, San Diego, CA, USA

Presenter: Lea Cohen

Session: Clinical/Outcomes: Oncology QuickShot Session 

Room: River Terrace 2


Effect of preoperative liquid diet on liver volume and MRI estimated proton density fat fraction

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Authors / Institutions: T. SUZUKI1, R. B. Luo1, J. C. Hooker2, Y. Covarrubias2, T. Wolfson2, A. Schlein2, S. Liu1, J. B. Schwimmer3, L. M. Funk5, J. A. Greenberg5, G. M. Campos6, B. J. Sandler1, S. Horgan1, S. B. Reeder4, C. B. Sirlin2, G. R. Jacobsen1 1University Of California - San Diego, Division Of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department Of Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 2University Of California - San Diego, Liver Imaging Group, Department Of Radiology, San Diego, CA, USA 3University Of California - San Diego, Division Of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, And Nutrition, Department Of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA, USA 4 University Of Wisconsin, Departments Of Radiology, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine And Emergency Medicine, Madison, WI, USA 5University Of Wisconsin, Department Of Surgery, Madison, WI, USA 6Virginia Commonwealth University, Division Of Bariatric And GI Surgery, Richmond, VA, USA

PRESENTER: TOSHIAKI SUZUKI

SESSION: Clinical/Outcomes: Upper GI/Bariatric QuickShot Session 

ROOM: Hart


RON Kinase Inhibition Modulates the Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment to Promote an Antitumor State

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

AUTHORS / INSTITUTIONS: D. Sood1, A. Cazes1, D. Jaquish1, E. Mose1, R. French1, A. M. Lowy1 1University Of California - San Diego, Department Of Surgery, Division Of Surgical Oncology, Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA, USA

PRESENTER: Divya Sood

SESSION: Basic Science Plenary Session

ROOM: Grand Ballroom 4-5


RON Kinase Inhibition Modulates the Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment to Promote an Antitumor State

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

AUTHORS / INSTITUTIONS: D. Sood1, A. Cazes1, D. Jaquish1, E. Mose1, R. French1, A. M. Lowy1 1University Of California - San Diego, Department Of Surgery, Division Of Surgical Oncology, Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA, USA

PRESENTER: Divya Sood

SESSION: AAS Resident/Fellow Competition Quickshot Session 

ROOM: River Terrace 3


The Uniquely-Human CHRFAM7A Gene Alters Ligand Binding to the α -7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

AUTHORS / INSTITUTIONS: T. Chan1, E. Williams1, B. Eliceiri1, A. Baird1, T. Costantini1 1University Of California - San Diego, Division Of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns And Acute Care Surgery/Department Of Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 

PRESENTER: Theresa Chan

SESSION: Basic Science: Trauma/Critical Care QuickShot Session 

ROOM: City Terrace 5


Video Gaming Influence on Technical Abilities Amongst Surgical and Non-Surgical Residents

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

AUTHORS / INSTITUTIONS: J. Lam1, C. Maeda1, T. Suzuki1, T. Pham1, D. Bernstein1, B. Sandler1, G. Jacobsen1, S. Horgan1  1University Of California - San Diego, Minimally Invasive Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA

PRESENTER: Jenny Lam

SESSION: Education: Simulation Training QuickShot Session 

ROOM: Acosta


Cationic Polymer Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer Invasion in vitro and Metastasis in vivo

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

AUTHORS / INSTITUTIONS: I. A. Naqvi1, R. Gunaratne1, J. McDade1, D. Rouse1, J. Lee1, B. Sullenger1, R. White2 1 Duke University Medical Center, Surgery, Durham, NC, USA 2University Of California - San Diego, Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 

PRESENTER: Ibtehaj Naqvi

SESSION: Basic Science: Oncologic Modeling and Therapeutics Oral Session 

ROOM: City Terrace 6


Caveat Emptor – Educating Surgeons About the Perilous Landscape of Solicitant Publishing

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

AUTHORS / INSTITUTIONS: V. Nguyen1, R. A. Marmor1,2, S. L. Ramamoorthy1,3, T. W. Costantini1,4, J. M. Baumgartner1,5, J. Berumen1,6, G. R. Jacobsen1,7, J. K. Sicklick1,5  1University Of California - San Diego, School Of Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA 2University Of California - San Diego, Department Of Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 3 University Of California - San Diego, Division Of Colorectal Surgery, Department Of Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 4 University Of California - San Diego, Division Of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns And Acute Care Surgery, Department Of Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 5University Of California - San Diego, Division Of Surgical Oncology, Department Of Surgery ,San Diego, CA, USA 6University Of California - San Diego, Division Of Hepatobiliary Surgery And Abdominal Transplantation, Department Of Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 7 University of California - San Diego, Division Of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department Of Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 

PRESENTER: Vi Nguyen

SESSION: Education: Professionalism and Undergraduate Medical Education Oral Session 

ROOM: Hart


The Impact of Emergency General Surgery on Survival in Patients with Metastatic Cancer

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

AUTHORS / INSTITUTIONS: K. C. Lee1,2, E. Lilley 1,3, D. Sturgeon1, E. Roeland4, G. N. Mody 1,5, Z. Cooper1,6 1 Brigham & Women's Hospital, Center For Surgery And Public Health, Boston, MA, USA 2University Of California, San Diego, Department Of Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA 3 Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department Of Surgery, Newark, NJ, USA 4 University Of California, San Diego, Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA, USA 5Brigham & Women's Hospital, Division Of Thoracic Surgery, Department Of General Surgery, Boston, MA, USA 6Brigham & Women's Hospital, Department Of Surgery, Boston, MA, USA

PRESENTER: Katherine Lee

SESSION: Clinical/Outcomes: Oncology and Breast QuickShot Session 

ROOM: City Terrace 11