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2017 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Conference Paper Presentations

For this year’s 10th anniversary meeting, the American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Program Committee reviewed 65 abstract submissions, the most abstracts to date for any AEI meeting. Based on this year’s submissions, there were also 10 AEI multi-institutional research studies. For the first time, a paper presentation by an AEI Fellow was included in the Consortium Paper Sessions.

All paper presentation authors are required to submit a manuscript for review and possible consideration for publication in the journal Surgery through a special arrangement with the editors-in-chief of Surgery.

The 2017 Consortium Paper abstracts can be found online.

Papers Session I, Friday, March 17, 2017

Co-Moderators: Robert D. Acton, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, and Jeremy Lipman, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Value-Based Simulator Selection: The Creation and Evaluation of the Simulator Value Index Tool

Deborah M. Rooney, PhD, University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Discussant: Lisa Satterthwaite, RPN, ORT, University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON

AEI Best Practices: A Review of 2011 to Present

James M. Cooke, MD, University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Discussant: Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS, Lahey Center for Professional Development and Simulation, Burlington, MA

International Delphi Consensus on Critical Components of the Safe Surgical Ward: Identification of Factors for Educational Interventions and Quality Assessment

Yasmin Hassen, MB, BS, BSc(Hons), MRCS, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Discussant: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS, Indiana University of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Using Epistemic Network Analysis to Identify Targets for Educational Interventions in Trauma Team Communication

Sarah Sullivan, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Discussant: Glen H. Tinkoff, MD, FACS, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH (presented by Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS)

Interprofessional Simulations to Inform Perioperative Facility Planning and Design

Kristoffel Dumon, MD, FACS, Penn Medical Simulation Center, Philadelphia, PA

Discussant: Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, UW Health Clinical Simulation Program, Madison, WI

Papers Session II, Saturday, March 18, 2017

Co-Moderators: Christopher M. Schlachta, BSc, MDCM, FRCSC, FACS, CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics), London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, and Daniel Vargo, MD, FACS, Utah Center for Innovation and Simulation in Education (UCISE), University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Conflicting Opinions on the Use of Simulation for Nontechnical Skill Development at the Onset of Residency Training

Natalie Wagner, BSc(Hons), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Discussant: Rajesh Aggarwal, MD, MA, PhD, FACS, FRCS, FRCSC, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, Montréal, ON

Team-Based Simulations for New Surgeons: Does Early and Often Make a Difference?

Kareem R. AbdelFattah, MD, Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dallas, TX

Discussant: Emil Petrusa, PhD, MGH Learning Laboratory, Boston, MA

Personalized Video Feedback Improves Suturing Skills of Incoming General Surgery Trainees

Nimesh D. Naik, MD, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Rochester, MN

Discussant: Gladys L. Fernandez, MD, Baystate Simulation Center, Springfield, MA

Time Crunch: Increasing the Efficiency of Technical Surgical Skill Assessment via Brief Video Clips

John M. Sawyer, BS, Medical University of South Carolina, Healthcare Simulation Center, Charleston, SC

Discussant: Nimesh D. Naik, MD, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Rochester, MN

Simulation-Based Multiple Mini-Interviews versus Traditional Interviews in the Postgraduate Year 1 Cardiac Surgery Residency Program Selection Process

Marina Ibrahim, MD, McGill University, Montréal, ON

Discussant: John T. Paige, MD, FACS, LSU Health, New Orleans School of Medicine Learning Center, New Orleans, LA