American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS103
Title: Friend or Foe?: Understanding the Microbiome in the Surgical Patient
Date and Time of Session: Monday, October 17: 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Description: The emergence and spread of multidrug resistant bacteria present serious challenges to surgeons. These challenges call for more panoramic views of the surgeon's domain to extend from the manipulating the patient's microbiome to modifying built environments. Participants will receive updates on efforts directed at ecosystem and patient micro biome engineering including the; 1) Home Microbiome Study regarding the stability of patient microbiomes and whether patient microbiomes colonize their house or the house's microbiome colonizes the patients, 2) the Hospital Microbiome Project comparing microbial diversity in two hospital built environments: low incidence of bacterial resistance (patient rooms, nursing station, staff, air, water), to higher resistance (intensive care unit room from multiple rounds of wounded patients, US Army hospital), and 3) using beneficial microbes in patient care.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: No
Audio Package Available: Yes
Colon and Rectal Surgery (CRS), General Surgery (GEN), Trauma / Critical Care (TRA)
Sponsored By:
Surgical Research Committee, Scientific Forum Committee
Program Participants:
John C. Alverdy, MD, FACS
Brian S. Zuckerbraun, MD, FACS
Speaker The Microbiome and Anastomotic Healing
Kristina Linnea Guyton, MD
Speaker Should Probiotics Be Part of the Bowel Preparation?
John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Speaker The Hospital Microbiome Project-It's Implication for Surgical Infections
Monika A Krezalek, MD
Speaker Is There a Place for Fecal Transplants in Surgery?
Michael J. Morowitz, MD