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Simmons' Surgery Research Day

Fourteenth Annual Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science and Department of Surgery Research Day

Wednesday May 11, 2016

University Club, Ballrooms A and B

7:00am - 2:00pm

Keynote Speaker

Avery B. Nathens, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)

“Trauma Care: A Case Study in Translating Research into Policy

Surgeon-in-Chief,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Professor of Surgery,
University of Toronto
DeSouza Chair in Trauma Research 

Oral Presentations 

PresentorAbstract Title
Dongmei Liu, MD"Quantification of Cummulative Multiple Organ Dysfunction Scores Identifies Phenoytypic Clusters and Biomarker Patterns in Blunt Trauma Patients" 
Samer Tohme, MD"Hypoxia Mediates Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma to Promote Tumor Growth via HMGB1 and TLR9 Interaction"Runner-up
Qian Sun, PhD"Cytosolic HMGB1 is Essential for Activating the AIM2 Inflammasome and Hepatoprotection after Hemorrhagic Shock in Mice 
Anthony Lewis, MD"Timing of Antibiotics Modulates Inflammation and Affects Survival in Biotelemetry-Enhanced Murine Model of Sepsis" 
Jennifer Miller, MD"PAD4-Mediated NETosis Leads to Increased Carcinogenesis in Murine Pancreatic Cancer Models through and HMGB1-Dependent Mechanism"Runner-up
Paul Waltz, MD"Heme Oxygenase-1/Carbon Monoxide Treatment of Trauma Prevents Subsequent Infection and Susceptibility in a Murine Model via Modulation of Macrophage" 
Mitchell Dyer, MD"Improved Hemostasis Following Trauma Using Plateletmimicking Intravenous Synthetic Hemostat Nanotechnology"First Place
Kellie Cunningham, MD"Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase IV Contributes to Intestinal Inflmation During Murine Colitis" 
Andrew Yeh, MD"The Microbiota of Five Body Sites in Critically Ill Adult Surgical Patients is Highly Disordered and Unstable" 
Stacy Kowalsky, MD"Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) Use Independently Increases Risk of Post-Operative Pancreatic Fistula Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy" 

Poster Presentation Award Winners: Xianghong Zhang, MD, Joshua Brown, MD, and Patrick Varley, MD

2016 Program and Schedule

Committee Members