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University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery
6th Annual Research Summit
Clinical Discovery


7:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks, The Marquee

  • Herbert Chen, MD, Vice-Chairman for Research, Department of Surgery
  • Clifford Cho, MD, Program Co-Chair
  • Timothy King, MD, PhD, Program Co-Chair

8:30 UW Department of Surgery Research Talks
Four 10-minute talks each followed by 5-minute Q&A

  • Jon Matsumura, MD
    “Two Decades of Clinical Trial Experience: Some Things I Know Now and Wish I Would Have Known Earlier”
  • Samuel Gubbels, MD
    “Multipotent Stem Cell Marker Expression in the Adult Mouse Cochlea”
  • James Maloney, MD
    “Current Strategies in Lung Volume Reduction”
  • Emily Winslow, MD
    “Studying Patient Satisfaction: What Are the Metrics and Their Limitations?”

9:45 Invited Speaker, The Marquee

  • Howard Bailey, MD
    Interim Director, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
    Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    “Clinical Trials in the Era of Electronic Health Records”

10:30 Oral Poster Viewing and Judging, Varsity Hall
If you are presenting a poster, we encourage you to stand by your poster during this time to answer any questions that may arise.

11:30 Lunch & Poster Viewing, Varsity Hall


12:30 Research Update, The Marquee

  • K. Craig Kent, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery

1:30 Invited Speaker, The Marquee

  • Monica Bertagnolli, MD
    Chief of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
    “Precision Medicine: Where are we going and how will we get there?”

2:15 Coffee and Ice Cream Break

2:45 Top seven abstract presentations
5 minutes + 3 minutes Q&A

  • Jun Run
    Andrographolide Attenuates Experimental Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by Inhibiting Inflammatory Cell Infiltration and Cytokine Production
  • Jeremy Sullivan
    Differential Requirement for P2X7R Function in IL-17 Dependent vs IL-17 Independent Cellular Immune Responses
  • Laura Zitur
    iPS-MSCs Reduce Incidence of Delayed Graft Function and Improve Organ Quality in Brain-Death Non-human Primate Kidney Transplant Model
  • Patrick Carney
    Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) is Required for the Chemopreventive Effect of Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) in Colorectal Tumorigenesis
  • Joe Levy
    Bayesian Meta-Analysis of DCIS Recurrence After Breast Conserving Surgery: A Time Dependent Hazard Approach
  • Christina Papageorge, MD
    Short-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic vs Open Colectomy for Colon Cancer
  • Steven Kempton, MD
    Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Simulation: A Single Center Validation Amongst Hand Surgery Trainees

3:45 UW Department of Surgery Research Talks
Four 10-minute talks each followed by 5-minute Q&A

  • David Schneider, MD, MS
    “Machine Learning for Improved Recognition of Hyperparathyroidism”
  • Seth Dailey, MD
    “Concept to Clinic—Vocal Fold Reconstruction”
  • Ahmed Afifi, MD
    “The story of Migraine Surgery at the University of Wisconsin”
  • Dixon Kaufman, MD, PhD
    “Large Animal Pre-Clinical Studies of Tolerance Induction in Kidney Transplantation”

4:45 Closing and Announcement of Research Prize Winners

5:15 Reception (located in the lounge area just outside The Marquee at Union South) Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System