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NPSA ANNUAL MEETING 2022

November 11-12
Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA


OVERVIEW - 2022 MEETING

We are slated to hold our meeting at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA on November 11-12, 2022.  North Pacific Surgical Association is the oldest Surgical Association west of the Mississippi, founded in 1912. We have a membership of over 150 surgeons and more recently candidate resident members. Our caucuses are in Portland, Vancouver, BC, Victoria/Alberta BC, Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane/Idaho. General Surgeons are our primary audience, but we also have a strong showing from trauma, oncology, pediatrics and endocrine surgeons. Thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The call for abstracts is complete. Here is a list of the selected abstracts:  NPSA_2022_Abstract_Selections_Titles.pdf

REGISTER: CLICK HERE

AGENDA 

Thursday, Nov. 10

5:30 - 9:00 pm - Council reception, dinner and council meeting

Friday, Nov. 11

7:55 - 8:00 am - Welcome, Vance Sohn, MD

8:00 - 10:00 am - 1st Scientific Session, 8 papers - Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions

10:00 - 10:15 am - Break, exhibits

10:15 am - 11:00 am - Invited Professor Lecture: Scott Steele, MD, FACS - The Changing Landscape of Surgical Education: Technology, Social Media, FOAM, and Beyond

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Panel #1: Rural Surgery 
Anjali Kumar. MD, WSU - Addressing gaps in rural surgery
Karen Brasel, MD OHSU - Incorporating Rural Surgery into Residency Training
Tom Tszyuksnki, MD - The Rural Surgeon's Perspective
Nichole Robbins, MD, Williams Lake, BC - Rural Surgery in Canada

12:15 - 12:30 pm - Break, exhibits, lunch transition

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch, Speaker: Jonny Kim,  MD, Johnson Space Center (Navy SEAL, MD, Astronaut)

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm - 2nd Scientific Session 8 papers - Addressing Disadvantaged Communities

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm - Break, exhibits

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Presidential Address: Vance Sohn, MD

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm - NPSA Business Meeting

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm -  Meet the Professor - Residents , meet Scott Steele, MD, FACS, beverages provided!

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm - Free Time

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Reception, dinner, museum access - Museum of Glass 

Saturday, Nov. 12

7:30 am - 8:30 am - Breakfast

8:00 am - 10:00 am - 3rd Scientific Session, 7 papers - Oncology and Endocrine Session

10:00 - 10:15 am - Break, exhibits

10:15 am - 11:00 am - History Lecture:  Sam Wiseman, MD

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Invited Professor Lecture: Scott Steele, MD, FACS - Inflammatory Bowel Disease Emergencies

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch, GIBLIB presentation

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Panel: How I do It: Tips and Tricks from The Masters

  • Laila Rashidi MD, MultiCare Health Systems - Diverticular Emergencies
  • Bryce Robinson, MD, HMC - NSTI : Skin Sparing Debridement.
  • P. Terry Phang, MD - Management of Chrons Perianal Fistula.
  • Tim Bax MD, Sacred Heart - Foregut Emergencies
  • Prakash Gatta, MD - Overlake Health - The Callbladder: Option for Gallbladder Nightmares

2:30 - 2:45 pm - Break, exhibits

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm - 4th Scientific Session, 6 papers - New Insights in Breast Cancer

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Robotic Face Off (Exhibition Hall)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Reception, President's Banquet, Resident Abstract Awards, Speaker

CME

The American College of Surgeons has approved 14 hours of AMA Category 1 CreditsTM

COMMITTEE

The program committee for 2022 is:

Dr. Jason Bingham, MD - Program Chair
Dr. Vance Sohn, MD - NPSA Presdient
Dr. Laszlo Kirlay, MD - Recorder

DISCLOSURES

Commercial Interest: The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Commercial Promotion Acknowledgement: The North Pacific Surgical Association wishes to recognize and thank the following companies for their commercial promotion towards this educational activity: 

EXHIBITORS (so far)

Heron Therapeutics
Ethicon

Commercial Support Acknowledgement: The North Pacific Surgical Association acknowledges the following organizations for their commercial support of this educational activity: TBD

FUN STUFF and ENTERTAINMENT

Optional entertainment activities are in the evening. Thursday night we will hold a casual meet and greet and the councilors will join for dinner followed by a council meeting.  Friday our social function will be held at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.  In addition, we are planning the annual President's Banquet. Black Tie optional. The planning committee is arranging some outings for guests, partners and spouses on Saturday. Stay tuned for details. 

HOTEL ROOMS

Book your room at Hotel Murano. It is located in downtown Tacoma.  Link to reserve rooms online as part of the room block, CLICK HERE . Situated in the heart of Tacoma’s revitalized downtown, within easy walking distance of the city’s arts and culture and dining destinations including Tacoma’s four major museums – Tacoma Museum of Art, Washington State History Museum, The Museum of Glass, and LeMay: America’s Car Museum – and the landmark Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

Below, images of Hotel Murano. Lobby, cocktail hour, entry area.




WHOVA APP

All registered attendees will receive links to the Whova App. Attendees will download the app to their phone or tablet or access through Whova's website.  Attendees can:

  • View the agenda
  • Access the Live Zoom links
  • Download documents (like abstracts)
  • View pre-recorded abstracts and e-posters
  • View and chat with speakers
  • View and chat with exhibitors
  • Chat with each other

Procedure: Register, download Whova, log in with your email once you have registered, set a password. Find the NPSA meeting, click that, then you're in. You can update your attendee profile and start using Whova!

Tips: Start using Whova right away to chat with attendees before the meeting.  If you are at the event in person, use Whova to post questions, chat with attendees, post pictures, etc. If you are a virtual attendee, consider running Whova from your laptop or tablet to watch virtual sessions and use your phone to chat with attendees, etc. 


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