New Scientific Forum Session Spotlights Practice-Changing Data

What if you could attend a single session highlighting the content of four sessions in one?

During today’s inaugural Scientific Forum presentation, Seminal Works in Surgery, invited authors of four noteworthy papers published during the past year will discuss their work and take questions from the audience.

Jacqueline S. Jeruss, MD, PhD, FACS
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS

“The papers represent practice-changing research from several different disciplines,” said session moderator Jacqueline S. Jeruss, MD, PhD, FACS. “Typically, this work would not be presented in one session and would entail participation in several different sessions or travel to other national meetings. This session will serve as a unifying opportunity for the ACS community to learn about different studies in one session.” 

Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, added, “At the very least, this session will make us think more carefully about how we manage surgical disease. There is so much literature available to our community. This new session gives us an opportunity to discuss four papers in more detail and have input from the authors.”

Each presentation will feature a panel discussion with the authors to offer additional perspectives on their research and address attendees’ questions.

“We hope that this format will help facilitate high-level and thoughtful discussion to enhance the integration of treatment recommendations into clinical practice,” Dr. Jeruss said.  

The four articles focus on:

  • Immunotherapy in breast cancer
  • Cardiovascular and liver complications in bariatric surgery
  • Checkpoint inhibitors in rectal cancer
  • Preventing limb ischemia complications following vascular interventions

“The common theme across these papers is the use of prospective clinical trials and translational research to move surgical care forward,” noted Dr. Tzeng. “We hope that the attendees appreciate the tremendous effort that was dedicated to conducting these clinical trials and bringing this knowledge to the surgical community. The advancement of surgical care is dependent on work like this and critically understanding the findings.”

Dr. Jeruss added that robust engagement with the audience will only enhance the session. “Changing practice patterns can be challenging, and having the opportunity to participate in a dialogue with experts in the respective fields, including the study authors, should hopefully help to foster progressive change,” she said.

SF206: Seminal Works in Surgery begins today at 9:45 am in Room 30A.

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