2016 Annual Meeting

Event Details

About the 61st Annual Meeting

We would like to personally invite you to attend the 2016 Ohio Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting at the Embassy Suites Columbus Airport.

One of the goals of the Ohio Chapter, ACS is to provide you with pertinent, useful, and timely information in a meeting format that respects your busy schedule and at the same time provide you with an opportunity to interact with other Ohio colleagues whom you might see just once a year.

This is one of the Ohio Chapter’s most important events of the year, and our goal is to have all of our members participate. That is why all of the events and sessions are at an affordable registration fee for Ohio Chapter Fellow members to attend. Please join us


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit

Ten (10) CME Credit Hours have been approved by the American College of Surgeons for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Maintenance of Certification

This activity includes a self-assessment component.

Learning Objective

The program is designed for surgeons. It is meant to provide an update regarding critical issues in general surgery and related disciplines of surgery with application to daily practice and to enhance the knowledge of the participants in these areas.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Embassy Suites Hotel complies with the provisions of ADA. If you need any additional assistance beyond what is accommodated by ADA, please contact the Ohio Chapter Executive Office by April 29 so that we may assist you.


If the Ohio Chapter cannot hold the Annual Meeting due to acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, civil disorder or curtailment of transportation facilitating other emergencies making it inadvisable, illegal, or impossible to provide the facilities or to hold the meeting, each prepaid attendee will receive a copy of the Annual Meeting handouts and any other materials that would have been distributed. Fixed meeting expenses will be paid from the pre-registration funds. Remaining funds will be refunded to pre-registrants. The chapter is not responsible for any other costs incurred by pre-registrants in connection with the Annual Meeting. The views and opinions expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of the Ohio Chapter. The Ohio Chapter disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this meeting.


Space is Limited! Register by April 7th.

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Embassy Suites, Columbus Airport

2886 Airport Drive

Columbus, Ohio

Room Reservations

Hotel Room Block Name: ACS

Reservations Deadline: April 7, 2016

The Ohio Chapter, ACS has a block of rooms from May 5, 2016 to May 6, 2016 at a discounted group rate of $139 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy. Sleeping rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations must be made by April 15, 2016 to receive the Ohio Chapter, ACS discounted room rate.

The Ohio Chapter, ACS has committed to a block of sleeping rooms for this event. If you make the decision to stay at another property, not only is it less convenient for you, but it also may negatively affect the Ohio Chapter financially. We encourage you to reserve your room at the headquarters hotel and to continue to support your professional association.

Sessions Include

  • Updates in Hernia Surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Update on VTE Prophylaxis and Treatment
  • The Practice of Surgery: Your First Contract
  • Patient Navigation-The Current Standard of Care
  • Interventional Oncology: An Introduction
  • Implementation of Cancer Program Standard 3.3
  • Update on the Management of New Oral Anticoagulants in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery Update
  • Update on the American Thyroid Association Guidelines on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
  • Clinical Update in Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Cancer Care into the Millennium

Meeting Highlights

  • ACS Update with Mary C. McCarthy, MD, FACS, ACS Second Vice President-Elect
  • Ohio Oration – Margaret Dunn, MD, MBA, FACS
  • Resident Research Forum Presentations
  • Committee on Cancer Updates
  • Committee on Trauma Updates

Thursday, May 5 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exhibitor Setup

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Council Dinner

Friday, May 6

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Open

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ohio Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting

Patient Navigation-The Current Standard of Care

Nancy Gantt, MD, FACS and Jill Townsend, BSN, MBA, RN, OCN, CN-BN

Interventional Oncology: An Introduction

Shannon Kauffman, MD

Implementation of Cancer Program Standard 3.3

Dori Klemanski, DNP, CNP, RN

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Committee on Trauma

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

Annual Business Meeting

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

General Session – Surgical Update (Part 1)

Bariatric Update

Bradley Needleman, MD, FACS

Endocrine Update: Update on the American Thyroid Association Guidelines on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

John Phay, MD, FACS

Hernia Update: Updates in Hernia Surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Diya Alaedeen, MD, FACS

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

General Session

ACS Update

Mary C. McCarthy, MD, FACS; ACS Second Vice-President-Elect

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ohio Oration

The Practice of Surgery: Your First Contract

Margaret M. Dunn, MD, MBA, FACS

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception w/ Exhibitors

For those attending ONLY this event the fee is $25 per person. Otherwise this event is included in the Annual Meeting registration fee.

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Optional Event

Short North Dinner and Exploration

Join your fellow attendees for dinner and an exploration of Columbus’ Historic Short North District.  The evening will start with transportation from the hotel to the Level Dining Lounge where you will enjoy a dinner in this highly rated restaurant.  Once dinner is complete you will have plenty of time to explore this very arts-rich district.  Maps and information from the Short North Council will be provided to assist your exploration of the many things to do.  Transportation back to the hotel will continue until 10:00 pm.

Saturday, May 7

7:00 am – 7:30 am

Networking Breakfast/Exhibits Open

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Resident Competition

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Networking Break/Exhibits Open

9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Resident Track

9:15 am – 10:15 am

General Session – Surgical Update, Part 2


Michael Valente, MD, FACS

Surgical Oncology

Susan Sharpe, MD

Breast: Breast Cancer Care into the Millennium

Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, FACS

10:15 am – 11:00 am

General Session

Update on Management of New Oral Anticoagulants in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Matthew Moorman, MD, FACS

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Hotel Check-Out and Network Break

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

General Session

Update on VTE Prophylaxis and Treatment

Teresa L. Carman, MD

12:15 PM

Closing Remarks/Resident Awards