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2017 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Conference Poster Presentations

The American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Program Committee also accepted the highest number of poster presentations in 2017. Thirty-eight posters were on display during this year’s conference. Three Posters of Distinction were highlighted in the Exhibits Hall, which is also where Friday’s reception took place.

The 2017 Consortium Poster abstracts can be found online. 

2017 Posters of Distinction

Melanie Hoehn, MD, MS, FACS, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
“Bridging the Gap between Acute Care Surgeons and Endovascular Techniques: Simulation Training for Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)”

Gladys L. Fernandez, MD, Baystate Simulation Center, Springfield, MA
“Macrosystem Simulations in a New Hospital Facility”

Ivan M. George, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD
“First Year of Virtual Grand Rounds: A Report from the Technologies and Simulation Committee”

2017 Poster Presentations (in order of appearance)

Michael E. Tieman, MD, FACS, Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Specialty Medicine, Parker, CO
“Effects of a Surgical Simulation Course on Undergraduate Surgical Clerkship Performance” 

David M. Hananel, BS, CREST, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Unified Field Theory of Health Care Simulation”

Alex Viezel-Mathieu, MD, BS, McGill University Health Center, Experimental Surgery, Montréal, QC
“Development of a Breast Reconstruction Training Environment” 

Britany Telford, MA, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
“Successful Computerizing the ATLS® Posttest: Outcome of an AEI Multisite Study”

Michelle Leong, BS, Northshore University HealthSystem, Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation, Evanston, IL
“Mentorless Training Program Results in Significant Improvement in Students’ Surgical Skills”

Andrea Moglia, PhD, University of Pisa, EndoCAS, Pisa, Italy
“Proficiency Gain Curve and Skills Retention at a Virtual Simulator for Robot-Assisted Surgery: A Blind Study”

Tess H. Aulet, MD, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
“Trauma Team Performance Training: Development and Pilot of and Interprofessional Monthly Simulation on the Trauma Service” 

George Ormond, MD, University of Vermont, Department of Surgery, Burlington, VT
“A Comparison of Rotation-Integration and Block-Time Integration of the ACS/APDS Surgical Skills Curriculum” 

Harold J. Leraas, MA, BS, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
“Instituting a Surgical Skills Competition Increases Technical Performance of Surgical Clerkship Students Over Time” 

Amber W. Trickey, PhD, MS, INOVA, Falls Church, VA
“Operating Room Crisis Checklists: Development of Simulation Training”

Kaitlin A. Ritter, MD, Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Cleveland, OH
“Simulation Training Improves Surgical Resident Comfort with Airway Management” 

Konstantinos Mavrantonis, MD, PhD, FACS, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece
“The Use of Virtual Reality Simulators in Laparoscopic Colectomy Training”

Marcos Molina, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
“Increasing Survival of Health Care Personnel during an Active Shooter Attack: Establishing Face Validity of an Interactive Simulation Training as a Better Teaching Modality” 

Brent D. Bauman, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
“Multiple Simulation Modalities Enhanced a Preparation for Surgical Internship Course” 

Victor Vakayil, MB, BS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
“Point-of-Care Bedside Ultrasound Training: Expansion within a Surgical Internship Preparation Curriculum” 

Shumaila Anwer, MS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
“Development of Amputation Training Model for Surgical Skills Workshops” 

Andrew Sundin, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
“A Comprehensive Surgical Simulation Laboratory Improves Student Preparation for Surgical Internship” 

Andrew R. Ruis, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
“Modeling Operative Thinking in a Simulation-Based Continuing Medical Education Course on Laparoscopic Hernia Repair” 

Darlene Bourgeois, MSN, RN, Lahey Center for Professional Development and Simulation, Burlington, MA
“Optimizing Simulation-Based Interdisciplinary Teamwork Training for Medical and Nursing Students and Evaluating Its Long-Term Effects” 

Paul J. Huffstutter, MD, FACS, UTCAMS, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN
“Designing and Evaluating an Interpersonal and Communication Skills Curriculum Incorporating ACGME General Surgery Milestones: Opportunities and Challenges in Simulation-Based Approaches” 

Melinda L. Klar, RN, UTCAMS, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN
“The Translation of Simulation-Based Sharps Safety Education to Clinical Surgical Practices” 

Brittany Hasty, MD, Stanford University, Department of Surgery, Palo Alto, CA
“Intensive, Integrated Preclinical Surgical Immersion Curriculum for Early Exposure to Surgery” 

Joe Esparaz, MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Department of Surgery, Peoria, IL
“Simulated Trauma and Procedural Training in a Collaborative Human Cadaver Lab Integrating Emergency Medicine and General Surgery Residents: Effectiveness and Outcomes” 

Vanita Ahuja, MD, MPH, MBA, Lifebridge Health Sinal Hospital, Baltimore, MD
“Team-Based Simulation: Another Tool to Teach Operating Room Fire Safety”

Jennifer Bailey, RN, BSN, Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA
“In Situ Multidisciplinary Obstetric Team Training for Emergencies: Maximizing Training Opportunities while Sensing Latent Threats to Patient Safety” 

Jeffrey M. Garon, MD, BA, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA
“Improving Cross Specialty Recognition of Atypical Skin Lesions through Experiential Learning” 

Michael J. Minneti, BS, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
“The Development and Implementation of a Pressurized Cadaver Simulation Curriculum” 

Yazan N. AlJamal, MD, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Rochester, MN
“Outcomes following Introduction of a Standardized Process to Improve Transitions of Care in a Surgical Practice” 

Francisco Javier Cardenas, MD, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Rochester, MN
“Using 3-D Anatomy Models Facilitates Cross-Sectional Radiological Anatomy Learning for Surgery Residents: A Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial” 

Robert J. Doiron, MD, University of California Davis, Department of Surgery, West Sacramento, CA
“Successful Implementation and Improvements Identified with In-Situ Simulated Resuscitation Cases”

Ciro Andolfi, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
“A Novel Platform for Simulation in Transanal Robotic Surgery” 

Naveen Kumar Sankaran, MS, Health Care Engineering System Center, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL
“Sepsis Training Using Interactive Virtual Reality (IVR)” 

Zachary Andrew Taylor, DO, USU/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and NCR Simulation Consortium, Bethesda, MD
“Performance on a Physical Endoscopic Simulation Platform Predicts Performance on the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) Manual Skills Exam”

Thuan H. Le, MD, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
“Development of In-Situ Simulation Lab for Training Gynecology Residents in Basic Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Operative Skills” 

Alessandra Landmann, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
“Out of the OR and before the Bench: How to Prepare Surgical Residents for Their First Interaction with Attorneys”

Thank You for Your Contributions 

Thank you to our American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Program Review Committee for reviewing the Consortium’s research for the 2017 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Conference!

Co-Chairs: Kevin J. Lachapelle, MD, FACS, and Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS

Christopher S. Awtrey, MD

Karyl J. Burns, PhD

Marc A. deMoya, MD, FACS

Jonathan M. Dort, MD, FACS

Antonio Gangemi, MD, FACS

Evangelos Georgiou, MD, PhD

James V. Harmon, Jr., MD, PhD, FACS

Tuan N. Hoang, MD, FACS

Matthew Lineberry, PhD

T.K. Pandian, MD

Philip H. Pucher, MD, MRCS

Craig A. Reickert, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Deborah M. Rooney, PhD

Robert M. Rush, Jr., Col., MD, FACS

Maura E. Sullivan, PhD

Glen H. Tinkoff, MD, FACS

P. Ashley Wackym, MD, FACS