The 2019 Annual Meeting of the AVAS, held April 27-30, 2019, at the Motif Hotel Seattle, WA, was a resounding success.
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2018 Resident Paper Competition
June 12, 2018
The AVAS has proudly sponsored its annual resident and student paper competition for several years. At the 2018 AVAS Annual meeting residents and students presented 29 full presentations and 38 quickshots. All resident presenters are afforded the opportunity to submit manuscripts to JAMA Surgery for consideration of publication.
Winners of the overall Resident/Student competition at the 2018 AVAS Annual meeting were as follows:
The Best Overall Abstract Presentation ($500) was won by Mr. Dewan (medical student) for his presentation on “Nationwide trends and outcomes of cardiovascular surgery in patients with opioid disorders.” (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Case Western University School of Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System)
Dr. Resio (resident) won the 1st place ($250) award for a Full Oral Abstract Presentation on “Multi-institutional assessment of the impact of risk prediction on operative decision making.” West Haven VA Medical Center and Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Tricarico (PhD fellow) won the 2nd place ($200) award for a presentation on “Flow rate and pressure estimation toolbox for TEVAR patients.” North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health Service, University of Florida
Dr. Eidelson (resident) was one of the 1st place tie winners ($150) for a Quickshot Abstract presentation on “Endotoxemia after penetrating or burn trauma.” University of Miami/Ryder Trauma Center, Miami VA Medical Center Dr. Polcz (resident) was the other winner of the 1st place tie winner ($150) for a Quickshot presentation on “Reducing benign lung resection by integrating an interventional pulmonology program with a thoracic surgery department.” Vanderbilt University Medical Center, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
Dr. Staton (resident) won the 2nd place ($100) Quickshot presentation on “Neurophysiological changes impacting hand function after arteriovenous hemodialysis placement.” Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, University of Florida, Gainesville
The best Medical Student Presentation ($100) was won by Ms. Huntress (medical student) for her presentation on “Wound severity score in patients with critical limb ischemia and tissue loss undergoing tibial revascularization with coronary drug-eluting stents.” Yale University School of Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
In addition, the AVAS proudly sponsors the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Region 13 VA Resident Trauma competition at its annual meeting. The winner of this year's competition was Dr. Sarah Eidelson, MD who presented her paper on Endotoxemia after penetrating or burn Trauma (see below for full list of competing presenters*). Dr. Eidelson will represent the VA at the ACS COT Military Region 13 Excelsior Society Meeting to be held October 2018 at the ACS Annual Clinical Congress. The winners of that competition will receive transportation to the Annual ACSCOT meeting held in March 2019. We encourage AVAS members to remind their staff and affiliates of this opportunity.
*The full list of eligible competing Trauma Competition papers is as follows.
ENDOTOXEMIA AFTER PENETRATING OR BURN TRAUMA Eidelson SA*, Mulder MB, Madiraju SK, Karcutskie CA, Rattan R, Schulman CI, Namias N, Proctor KG University of Miami/Ryder Trauma Center
EFFECTS OF PACKED RED BLOOD CELLS AND FRESH FROZEN PLASMA TRANSFUSION ON VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM RISK AFTER TRAUMA Karcutskie CA*, Mundra LS, Meizoso JP, Ray JJ, Eidelson SA, Schulman CI, Ginzburg E, Namias N, Proctor KG Ryder Trauma Center, Dewitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
DIFFERENCE IN VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM RISK AFTER NONOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF BLUNT SPLEEN VS. LIVER TRAUMA Karcutskie CA*, Mundra LS, Meizoso JP, Ray JJ, Eidelson SA, Rao K, Teisch LF, Schulman CI, Namias N, Procto KG Ryder Trauma Center, Dewitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
POTENTIAL NEW VARIABLES TO QUANTITATE STRESS IN FORWARD SURGICAL TEAMS Mulder MB*, Eidelson SA, Madiraju SK, Gross KR, Buzzelli MD, Batchinsky A, Convertino VA, Howard JT, Schulman CI, Namias N, Proctor KG Dewitt Daughtry Dept of Surgery and Army Trauma Training Department, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL; Battlefield Health & Trauma Center for Human Integrative Physiology, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX