"Real-Time" Risk-Adjustment
Mark E. Cohen, PhD

"Weighing in" on Nutritional Rehabilitation: Preoperative Nutritional Status in Pediatric Orthopedic Patients
Erik Skarsgard, MD, FACS

"Weighing in" on Nutritional Rehabilitation: Preoperative Nutritional Status in Pediatric Orthopedic Patients (Poster)
Julie Bedford, RN, MSN, BSN

20% ACS NSQIP SSI Reduction Target Over Two-Years
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MSHS, FACS

A Collaborative That Has Reduced SSI: Tennessee Surgical Quality Consortium (TSQC)
Oscar D. Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS

A Comparative Analysis of Male Versus Female Breast Cancer in the ACS NSQIP Database
Lindsay Petersen, MD

A Comparative Analysis of Male versus Female Breast Cancer in the ACS NSQIP Database (Poster)
Lindsay Petersen, MD

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce Surgical Site Infections Using ACS NSQIP as a Platform for Quality Improvement
Jyotirmay Sharma, MD, FACS

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reliable Data
Barbara Martin, RN

A Nationwide Analysis of the Effects of Hypoalbuminemia on Outcomes of Colorectal Surgery Patients
Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, MD

A Nationwide Analysis of the Effects of Hypoalbuminemia on Outcomes of Colorectal Surgery Patients (Poster)
Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, MD

A Nomogram for Estimating the Risk of Unplanned Readmission in General Surgery Patients
Michael Williams, MD, FACS

A Novel Means of Assessing Institutional Adherence to Blood Transfusion Guidelines
Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MSc

A Standardized Protocol to Reduce Pediatric Spine Surgery Infection: A Quality Improvement Initiative
Sheila L. Ryan, JD, MPH, CCRP

A Standardized Protocol to Reduce Pediatric Spine Surgery Infection: A Quality Improvement Initiative (Poster)
Sheila L. Ryan, JD, MPH, CCRP

ACS Approach: Merging ACS NSQIP and MedPar Data
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MSHS, FACS, and Elise H. Lawson, MD, MSHS

ACS NSQIP Data Review of Post-Surgical Mortality of Patients with Preoperative Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Giovanni Bonomo, MD

ACS NSQIP Focused Departmental Semiannual Grand Rounds Reports: Utilizing An Educational Conference to Improve Outcomes (Poster)
Jonathan S. Abelson, MD

ACS NSQIP Focused Departmental Semiannual Grand Rounds Reports: Utilizing an Educational Conference to Improve Outcomes
Jonathan S. Abelson, MD

ACS NSQIP Pediatric Clinical Updates
Claudia Byrd, RN, and Catherine Grant, BSN, RNC-NIC

ACS NSQIP Supports the Use of an Early Warning System in Identifying Postoperative Patients at Risk for 30-Day Occurrences
Sharon Weintraub, MD, MPH, FACS

ACS NSQIP Tools for Success
Amy J. Hart

ACS NSQIP Update
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MSHS, FACS

ACS NSQIP and Surgical Site Infection (SSI): How Can We Do It
Allan Siperstein, MD, FACS

ACS Update
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Accuracy of the ACS NSQIP Universal Risk Calculator in a Community Teaching Hospital
Madian Yahya, MD

Accurate Diagnosis of Postoperative Pneumonia Requires Objective Data
Joseph Tepas III, MD, FACS

Accurate Diagnosis of Postoperative Pneumonia Requires Objective Data (Poster)
Joseph Tepas III, MD, FACS

Achieving a 60% Reduction in SSIs - St. Mary's Experience
Philip R. Corvo, MD, FACS

Advanced Excel and Access Database Topics
Craig W. Miller

Alphabet Soup - Integration of National Databases and Datasets to Effect Change
Matthew Abraham

Alphabet Soup - Integration of National Databases and Datasets to Effect Change (Poster)
Matthew Abraham

Ambulatory Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in ACS NSQIP    
John C. McCallum, MD

An Attempt to Assess Possible Preventable Mortalities Following Emergent Exploratory Laparotomy for Acute Abdomen by Using the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator
Kaori Ito, MD

Appendectomy Pilot: Updates and Next Steps
Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE, FACS, FAAP

Applying Statistical Analysis to ACS NSQIP to Identify Outliers as a Peer Review Process Toward Quality Improvement.
Stephen W. Behrman, MD

Applying the ACS NSQIP Risk Calculator to Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery: Theory vs. Reality
Titilayo O. Adegbboyega, MD, MPH

Are Higher Hospital VTE Rates an Indicator of Better Quality? Evaluating the Validity of the Hospital VTE Quality Measure
Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD

Are Pregnant Patients Subject to Increased Morbidity and Mortality After Non-Obstetric Surgery?
Hunter Moore, MD

Are We as Good as We Think? Peer Review Process in Surgical Quality Outcomes
Catherine C. Shuell, RN, BSN, CCRP

Automating the Data Extraction and Upload Process, Improvement of Workflows, and the Ability to Provide Monthly Outcomes Reports to Department Chairs: Baylor Scott & White
Bonnie R. Hodges, RN

Body Mass Index (BMI) as Major Preoperative Risk Factor for Leak after Distal Pancreatectomy: An Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Database
Michael Minarich, MD

Boston Experience: Benchmark for the Nation
David McAneny, MD, FACS

CMS and Commercial Payer P4P Programs for Hospitals and Physicians
Jacqueline Matthews, RN, MS, AOCN

CUSP- How do I get started?
Deborah B. Hobson, BSN and Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS

Can We Measure Quality In Pediatric Surgery Using Current Tools?
Stephanie F. Polites, MD

Can We Use ACS NSQIP to Provide Surgeon Specific Outcomes?
Rocco Ricciardi, MD, MPH

Capture of Preoperative Risk Variable  (Dyspnea) to Ensure Accurate Risk Stratification of Postoperative Outcomes
Christine Lasserre, MSN, MHA

Capture of Preoperative Risk Variable  (Dyspnea) to Ensure Accurate Risk Stratification of Postoperative Outcomes (Poster)
Christine Lasserre, MSN, MHA

Case Studies in Small Group Breakouts
J. Michael Henderson, MB ChB, FACS; Jacqueline Matthews, RN, AOCN; and Nirav Vakharia, MD

Categorization of Wound Infections: A Comparison Between ACS NSQIP and an Institutional Surgical Secondary Events Database
Luke V. Selby, MD

Cholecystectomy Surgical Wound Classification
Michelle Wells, LVN

Cholecystectomy Surgical Wound Classification (Poster)
Michelle Wells, LVN

Cleveland Clinic Approach: Merging ACS NSQIP and Medicare Spend Per Beneficiary Data
Jacqueline Matthews, RN, AOCN, and Nirav Vakharia, MD

Clinical Abstract Winner: Participation in a Statewide Collaborative of Surgeons, Hospital, and Insurers Leads to Improved Patient Outcomes and Financial Savings in Surgical Care
Brian J. Daley, MD, FACS

Clinical Support and Setting Up for Success
Melissa Latus, RN, BSN

Colorectal Project to Reduce Surgical Site Infections
Marsha Jensen, RN, BSN

Colorectal Project to Reduce Surgical Site Infections (Poster)
Marsha Jensen, RN, BSN

Colorectal SSI Prevention: Is There Any Correlation?
Tammy Peacock, MAPSY

Colorectal SSI Prevention: Is There Any Correlation? (Poster)
Tammy Peacock, MAPSY

Comparative Study Between Robotic Laparoscopic Myomectomy and Abdominal Myomectomy
Magdi M. Hanafi, MD

Comparative Study Between Robotic Laparoscopic Myomectomy and Abdominal Myomectomy (Poster)
Magdi M. Hanafi, MD

Complex Clinical Scenarios
Joe Bonura, RN, BSN; Sara Baudo, RN, BSN; Marjorie Hovis, RN, BSN, MBA; Jakob Lapsley, RN, BSN, PCCN; Melissa Latus, RN, BSN; Lisa Scholl, RN, MSN; Bradley J.Schwab, RN, BSN; and Rita Vargos, RN, BSN

Compliance with SCIP Core Measures and the Impact on Surgical Site Infections: Using ACS NSQIP to Evaluate Patient Outcomes and Reimbursement Guidelines
Rickesha L. Wilson, MD

Connecticut Surgical Quality Coalition (CtSQC): Quality on a Budget: How to Bootstrap & Partner Your Way to Successful Collaboration
Christopher Tasik

Considerations When Presenting to a Large Hospital System
Richard J. Fowl, MD, FACS

Continuous Quality Improvement (QI): The Massachusetts General Hospital Experience
Matthew M. Hutter, MD, FACS

Creating an Enabling Infrastructure for CUSP
Husein Moloo, MD

Creating an enabling infrastructure for CUSP (Poster)
Husein Moloo, MD

Crowdsourcing Surgical Improvement: An Effective Engagement Strategy for the Surgical Quality Action Network in BC
Marlies van Dijk, RN, MSc

Culture Change en Masse-Efforts of a Collaborative
Oscar D. Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS

Dashboards, Data, and Information Overload: Using ACS NSQIP as a Reality Check
Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS

Decreasing Readmissions through Opportunities Provided (DROP): A Nationwide Surgical Quality Improvement Project
John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS

Decreasing Readmissions through Opportunities Provided (DROP): A Nationwide Surgical Specialty Quality Improvement Project
John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS

Dedicated Teams to Improve Operative Room Efficiency
David Reznick, MD

Defining Perioperative Risk After Hepatectomy Based on Diagnosis and Resection Extent
Christopher Shubert, MD

Demographics and Outcomes of Breast Brachytherapy Catheter Placement in the ACS NSQIP Database
Lindsay Petersen, MD

Demographics and Outcomes of Breast Brachytherapy Catheter Placement in the ACS NSQIP Database (Poster)
Lindsay Petersen, MD

Determining Best Practices in Colorectal Surgery with ACS NSQIP
Bruce L. Allen, MD, FACS

Developing a Colorectal Bundle to Reduce Postoperative Sepsis and Mortality
Mary B. Johnson, BSN

Developing a Colorectal Bundle to Reduce Postoperative Sepsis and Mortality (Poster)
Mary B. Johnson, BSN

Development and Validation of a Simple Frailty-Based Surgical Risk Model
Levana Amrock

Differences in Patient Characteristics and Outcomes Between Initial and Repeat Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement
Justin Mahida, MD

Difficult Risk-Assessment Scenarios
Joseph A. Caprini, MD, FACS

Difficult Scenarios: An Interactive Class for Review and SCR Education
Jacqueline M. Saito, MD, FACS

Digesting the SemiAnnual Report (SAR)
Celia Divino, MD, FACS, and Sonia Panigrahy, MPH, CPHQ

Does Active Pre-Warming Reduce the Incidence of Hypothermia and Postoperative Complications in Non-Cardiac Surgery?
Neil G. Ramsay, MB ChB, FRCA

Does Active Pre-Warming Reduce the Incidence of Hypothermia and Postoperative Complications in Non-Cardiac Surgery? (Poster)
Neil G. Ramsay, MB ChB, FRCA

Does Drain Fluid Amylase Accurately Predict Pancreatic Fistula?
Christina W. Lee, MD

Does Drain Fluid Amylase Accurately Predict Pancreatic Fistula? (Poster)
Christina W. Lee, MD

Does Routine Drainage of the Operative Bed Following Elective Distal Pancreatectomy Reduce Complications? An Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Pancreatectomy Demonstration Project
Stephen Behrman, MD

Dollars and Sense - Translating Your Program's Worth
Linda Dempster, RN

ERIN and NSQIP
Sanjay Mohanty, MD

Early Discharge and Readmission Following Colorectal Resection: An Analysis of Data from ACS NSQIP
Rebecca L. Hoffman, MD

Early Discharge and Readmission following Colorectal Resection: An Analysis of Data from ACS NSQIP (Poster)
Rebecca L. Hoffman, MD

Education: Getting Everyone on Board with ERIN
Deborah Watson, B.Sc.N., R.N.

Elective Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Outcomes in 1,099 ACS NSQIP Patients: Identifying Candidates for Early Discharge
Philip W. Smith, MD, FACS

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A New Paradigm of Surgical Care
Efren Rosas, MD

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A New Paradigm of Surgical Care (Poster)
Efren Rosas, MD

Establishing a Common Culture Across a Diverse Health Care System Through ACS NSQIP
Orlando C. Kirton, MD, MCCM, FACS, FCCP

Evaluating Renal Transplant Outcomes to Validate Quality Improvement Initiatives
Kourosh Afshar, MD, FRCSC

Evaluating Renal Transplant Outcomes to Validate Quality Improvement Initiatives (Poster)
Julie Bedford, RN, MSN, BSN

Executive Engagement
Deborah B. Hobson, BSN; and Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS

Expansion
Mark J. Ott, MD, FACS

Fluid Management
Timothy E. Miller, MD

Focused Resident Education to Improve Institutional Compliance with SCIP
Stacey LeJeune, MD

From Concept to Workstation: The "Nuts & Bolts" of Pilot Development & Implementation
Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE, FACS, FAAP, and Jacqueline M. Saito, MD, FACS

Grassroots Initiatives in SSI: Development and Implementation of a Multidisciplinary, Surgical Nursing Driven Initiative
David L. Lunney, MPH, PT

Harnessing the Power of Research Collaboratives
Henry A. Pitt, MD, FACS

How ACS NSQIP Improved Value and Changed Culture at LincolnHealth - Miles Campus, a Small and Rural Hospital
Garth A. Miller, MD, FACS

How to Drive QI
Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FSSO

How to Get Everyone Involved: ACS NSQIP Resident Initiative
Christopher B. Mills, MD, FACS

Identification of High Risk Categories for Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) Based on Diagnosis
Christopher Shubert, MD

Identifying Meaningful Outcomes: Developing Pilots
Emily F. Boss, MD, MPH, FACS, and Brian K. Brighton, MD, MPH

Impact of Preoperative Risk Factors on 30-Day Mortality in Non-Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repairs
Julia M. Boll, MD

Impact of Preoperative Risk Factors on 30-Day Mortality in Non-Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repairs (Poster)
Julia M. Boll, MD

Impact of Protocol for Children with Right Lower Quadrant Pain
Saad A. Saad, MD, FACS, FAAP

Impacting Colorectal Surgical Patient Morbidity Through A Designed Patient Engagement Process (Poster)
Patricia A. Shorner, RN, BSN

Impacting Colorectal Surgical Patient Morbidity Through a Designed Patient Engagement Process
Patricia A. Shorner, RN, BSN

Impact of Concomitant Fundoplication on Postoperative Outcome in Patients Undergoing Gastrostomy Tube Placement
Loren Berman, MD, MSHS

Impact of Concomitant Fundoplication on Postoperative Outcome in Patients Undergoing Gastrostomy Tube Placement (Poster)
Loren Berman, MD, MSHS

Implementation Team
David R. DeHaas Jr., MD, FACS

Implementation of ACS NSQIP in a Public Hospital: Lessons Learned
Maria T. Castaldi, MD, FACS

Implementation of a Resident Focused Quality Curriculum: A Single Institution's ACS NSQIP QITI Experience and Baseline Resident Perception of Safety Culture
Mary Mrdutt, MD

Implementing Change Across an Integrated Health Care System
Robert A. Cherry, MD, FACS

Importance of a Multidisciplinary Team to Determine Data Needs, Standard Documentation, and Workflows, and Need to Automate Case Selection Process: Kaiser Permanente and Clinics in Northern California
Tammy Peacock, RN, BSN, MAPSY

Improving Outcomes at a Community Hospital: Lessons Learned
Kathryn Dalton, DO

Inconsistent Documentation of ASA Class May Impact Risk Adjustment of Endovascular Procedures
Mary Beth Cotter, RN, BSN

Inconsistent Documentation of ASA Class May Impact Risk Adjustment of Endovascular Procedures (Poster)
Mary Beth Cotter, RN, BSN

Incorporating Wound Class into the Surgical Checklist Dramatically Decreases Wound Misclassification Rate in Our ACS NSQIP Pediatric Database
Marybeth Browne, MD

Indications and Outcomes of Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis Reoperative Procedures
Andrea M. Stroud, MD

Individual Performance Measurement in Surgery: A Systematic Review of Methodological Quality
Majd El-Harasis, MD

Introduction
Rachel R. Kelz, MD, MSCE, FACS

Introduction
Liane S. Feldman, MD, FACS

Introduction
Julie K. Marosky Thacker, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Introduction & Evolution of MBSAQIP Standards
Timothy D. Jackson, MD, FACS

Introduction and Overview
Amy J. Hart

Is Next Day Discharge Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Safe in Select Patients? Analysis of Short-Term Outcomes 
Ahmad I. Elnahas, MD, FRCSC

Isolation Precautions as an Independent Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolism
Robert A. Ferguson, DO

Joint Commission Colorectal SSI Collaborative
Guido Bergomi, MBB

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Regional NSQIP Collaborative (KPNCRNC): Regional Abstraction, the Central Nervous System for Improving Surgical Outcomes
Molly P. Clopp, RN

Keen to Clean: Decreasing Urinary Tract Infections at BC Children's Hospital
Julie Bedford, RN, MSN, BSN

Keen to Clean: Decreasing Urinary Tract Infections at BC Children's Hospital (Poster)
Julie Bedford, RN, MSN, BSN

Key Elements of a Successful Surgical Improvement Collaborative
William T. Cecil, MBA

Key Elements of a Successful Surgical Improvement Collaborative (Poster)
William T. Cecil, MBA

Key Ingredients for the Implementation of an Effective ACS NSQIP Structure and Process
Karen Clement-O'Brien, RN, DNP

Key Ingredients for the Implementation of an Effective ACS NSQIP Structure and Process (Poster)
Karen Clement-O'Brien, RN, DNP

Keynote: Accountability and Quality Care: Are They a Match?
Linda K. Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN

Keynote: Surgery: Where Are We Going?
Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon)

Laparoscopic Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis: Worse Outcomes Over Time
Douglas Hirth, MD

Leadership Skills I: The President
Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS

Leadership Skills II: The Firefighter
Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH

Leadership Skills III: The Football Star
John F. Sweeney, MD, FACS

Leading Change
Nestor Esnaola, MD, MPH, FACS

Lessons Learned in Developing a Wound Infection Prevention Process (WIPP) Using NSQIP
Judy D. Lewis, RN, MSN, ANP; Amy S. Newell, RN, BSN, CCRC; and Jyotirmay Sharma, MD, FACS

Linking Processes and Outcomes: A Better Measure of Preventable Harm from VTE?
Elliott R. Haut, MD, FACS

Low Hospital Volume is Associated with High Postoperative Blood Transfusion Rates Following Colorectal Surgery
Kristin N. Kelly, MD

Lowering Antibiotic Use for Clean Pediatric Surgical Cases: A Common Sense Approach
Brendan T. Campbell, MD, MPH

Making the ACS NSQIP Participant Use Data File (PUF) Work for You
Hani Tanim, MD

Measuring Improvement: The Geriatric Surgery Variables Collaborative
Thomas N. Robinson, MD, FACS

Measuring Outcomes For Neonates With Surgical Anomalies Using ACS NSQIP Pediatric (Poster)
Loren Berman, MD, MSHS

Measuring Outcomes for Neonates with Surgical Anomalies Using ACS NSQIP Pediatric
Loren Berman, MD, MSHS

Measuring Surgical Quality: A National Clinical Registry Versus Administrative Claims Data
Laura M. Enomoto, MD

Measuring Surgical Quality: A National Clinical Registry Versus Administrative Claims Data (Poster)
Laura M. Enomoto, MD

Mechanical Bowel Preparation
Garth L. Warnock, BMedSc, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Monitoring Surgical Outcomes with a "Surgeon-Led" Post-Procedure Complication Monitoring Program (PPCMP)
Paul Bo-san LAI, MB ChB, FRCSEd(Gen)

Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Greg D. Sacks, MD, MPH

Morbidity and Mortality of Hepatectomy for Benign Liver Tumors
Timothy Newhook, MD

Morbidity and Mortality of Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Premalignant Pancreatic Neoplasms
Timothy E. Newhook, MD

Moving Toward a Procedure Targeted Pediatric Program: Overview and Timeline
Douglas C. Barnhart, MD, MSPH, FACS; Bruce L. Hall, MD, PhD, FACS; Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE, FACS, FAAP; and Jacqueline M. Saito, MD, FACS

Multicenter ACS NSQIP Study of Drain Antisepsis to Reduce Surgical Site Infection after Mastectomy
Amy C. Degnim, MD, FACS

Multimodal Analgesia and Opioid Sparing Techniques
Timothy E. Miller, MD, FACS

New Outcomes: Discharge Destination in the Risk Calculator and Readmission in the SAR
Yaoming Liu, PhD

New Standards and Center Accreditation Levels
David A. Provost Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS

New Variables Describing Unplanned Reoperation: What Does the 2012 PUF Tell Us?
Kristine Thomsen

New Variables Describing Unplanned Reoperation: What Does the 2012 PUF Tell Us? (Poster)
Kristine Thomsen

No Quality without Access: Use of CUSP Methodology to Reduce Cancer Surgery Wait Times
Laura Hopkins, MD, MSc

Northern California Surgical Quality Collaborative (NCSQC): The Downward Trend of Our SSIs and Utilizing a Scan Software to Develop Our Colorectal Database
Debbie Frickel, RN

Not Just a SC-R
Kathleen Gravelle, RN, BSN, MSM, and Alan K. Meinke, MD, FACS

Nutritional Care and Early Mobilization
Liane S. Feldman, MD, FACS

Obesity, but Not Diabetes, Is Associated With Increased Risk of Postoperative Surgical Site Infection in Abdominal Surgery
Robert D. Winfield, MD

Obesity, but Not Diabetes, is Associated with Increased Risk of Postoperative Surgical Site Infection in Abdominal Surgery (Poster)
Robert D. Winfield, MD

Obstacles in Expanding a Successful Surgical Quality Improvement Program to the Whole Hospital at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abdelrahman A. Nimeri, MD

Ongoing Colectomy Quality
M. Parker Roberts III, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Open or Laparoscopic
Sanjay Mohanty, MD

Opening Remarks
Scott J. Ellner, DO, MPH, FACS, and Cynthia B. Ross-Richardson, MS, BSN, CNOR

Operative Profile of U.S. Surgical Resident Case Participation According to ACS NSQIP
Rebecca L. Hoffman, MD

Operative Profile of U.S. Surgical Resident Case Participation According to ACS NSQIP (Poster)
Rebecca L. Hoffman, MD

Opportunities and Challenges from SC, SCR, and IT Viewpoints: Cleveland Clinic
Nancy Anzlovar, RN, BSN, and Rocky Oppedisano, CPM

Opportunities to Effect a Change
Rebecca L. Hoffman, MD

Optimization of Perioperative Cefazolin for Scoliosis Surgery
Howard R. Epps, MD

Optimization of Perioperative Cefazolin for Scoliosis Surgery (Poster)
Howard R. Epps, MD

Organizational Radicals: How to Uncover Innovation in Your Hospital
Marlies van Dijk, RN, MSc; Scott J. Ellner, DO, MPH, FACS: Kimberly McKinley, RN, MSN; and Cynthia B. Ross-Richardson, BSN, CNOR

Outcome of Preoperative Weight Loss in Colorectal Surgery
Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, MD

Outcome of Preoperative Weight Loss in Colorectal Surgery (Poster)
Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, MD

Outcomes in Pediatric Otolaryngology: Initial Experience Using the ACS NSQIP Pediatric Database
Emily F. Boss, MD, MPH, FACS

Outcomes of Partial Mastectomy with and without Axillary Lymphadenectomy in the ACS NSQIP Database
Lindsay Petersen, MD

Outcomes of Partial Mastectomy with and without Axillary Lymphadenectomy in the ACS NSQIP Database (Poster)
Lindsay Petersen, MD

Outcomes of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Super-Super Obese Patients
James Mehaffey, MD

Overview of ACS NSQIP Data
Mark E. Cohen, PhD

Pancreatic Head and Tail Resection: An ACS NSQIP Database Analysis of Postoperative Complication Profiles.  
Alessandro Paniccia, MD

Patient Safety Indicators for Judging Hospital Performance: Still Not Ready for Prime-Time
John C. Kubasiak, MD

Pennsylvania NSQIP Collaborative: Strategies for Success in Collaborative Projects
Vanita Ahuja, MD, FACS

Perioperative Education
Roy G. Soto, MD

Physician Versus QI Committee: Changes in the Data to Include and Display
Matthew S. Loos, MD, FACS

Pilot Study of Novel Drain Care Intervention to Reduce Surgical Site Infection after Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Tina J. Hieken, MD, FACS

Pitfalls of Electronic Medical Record (EMR): Using ACS NSQIP Data to Uncover Documentation Errors
Mary Belding-Schmitt, RN, BSN, CPHQ

Postoperative Complications and Failure to Rescue: Relative Contributions on Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy
Nina P. Tamirisa, MD

Postoperative Complications and Failure to Rescue: Relative Contributions on Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy (Poster)
Nina P. Tamirisa, MD

Predicting Short-Term Morbidity Following Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Using ACS NSQIP
Arjun S. Sebastian, MD

Predictive Factors of Ventilator Dependency in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, MD

Predictive Factors of Ventilator Dependency in Colon and Rectal Surgery (Poster)
Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, MD

Predictors of Readmission in Nonagenarians Undergoing Elective Surgery: Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Dataset
Christina Jenkins, MD

Predictors of Readmission in Nonagenarians Undergoing Elective Surgery: Analysis of the ACS NSQIP dataset (Poster)
Christina Jenkins, MD

Predictors of Surgical Site Infection after Ostomy Reversal: Lessons from ACS NSQIP
Kevin Kuruvilla

Predictors of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Failure in Children
Justin Mahida, MD

Preoperative Assessment Guidelines: How Are They Helping?
Mark R. Katlic, MD, FACS

Preoperative Fasting and Carbohydrate
Roy G. Soto, MD

Preoperative HbA1c and Outcomes in Non-Cardiac Surgical Patients: Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Dataset
Jimmi Mangla, MD

Preoperative HbA1c and Outcomes in Non-Cardiac Surgical Patients: Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Dataset (Poster)
Jimmi Mangla, MD

Preventing the "Preventable": Readmissions and Revisits Following Treatment of Complicated Appendicitis
Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE, FACS, FAAP

Prevention of Ileus
Julie K. Maroksy Thacker, MD, FACS

Prevention of PONV and Hypothermia
Roy G. Soto, MD

Private Practice Perspective on Collaborative Outcomes-Based Quality Improvement
Wayne J. English, MD, FACS

Procedure Targeted Sampling
Bruce L. Hall, MD, PhD, FACS

Programmatic Development
Scott J. Ellner, DO, MPH, FACS

Prophylactic Antibiotics and SSI : To Redose or Not to Redose? - That is the Question
Jules E. Garbus, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Putting a team together
Julie K. Marosky Thacker, MD, FACS

ROI in Decreasing Pneumonia Rates at a Teaching Hospital
John McNelis, MD, FACS

Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in the Surgical ICU
Greta L. Piper, MD, FACS

Reducing Superficial Surgical Site Infections in Colorectal Surgery: A Community Hospital Experience Using ACS NSQIP Data
Emily Faulks, MD

Reduction of Postoperative Pneumonia Using Surgical Outcomes Data-Driven Performance Improvement
Michael Jaronczyk,MD

Reevaluating Traditional Practice in Colorectal Surgery: How Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol Can Lead to Significant Reduction in Length of Stay and Readmission Rates
Traci L. Hedrick, MD

Regulatory Updates - The Big Picture
Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS

Renal Failure: Problem Identification & Recommendations
Mary Beth Cotter, RN, BSN

Renal Failure: Problem Identification & Recommendations (Poster)
Mary Beth Cotter, RN, BSN

Research Update
Anne Stey, MD

Resident Abstract Winner: Perioperative Culture, Organizational Behavior, and Patient Outcomes
Lindsay A. Bliss, MD

Resident Abstract Winner: Perioperative Culture, Organizational Behavior, and Patient Outcomes (Poster)
Lindsay A. Bliss, MD

Risk Factor Analysis for Postoperative Unplanned Intubation and Ventilator Dependence
Adam Johnson, MD, MPH

Risk Factors for 30-Day Hospital Readmission Following Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy in the United States: An Analysis of ACS NSQIP Outcomes
Matthew G. Mullen, MD

Risk-Adjusted Reports
Kristopher Huffman

Risk-and Shrinkage-Adjustment in a Nutshell
Mark E. Cohen, PhD

SC/Surgical Clinical Reviewer (SCR) Education Session: Difficult Definitions
Claudia Byrd, RN, and Jacqueline M. Saito, MD, FACS

SCR Abstract Winner: Engaging the Hearts and Minds of the Frontline Team in Continuous Daily Surgical Performance Improvement Initiatives: The Journey of One Medical Center
Christina Solis, BSN, CLSSBB

Semiannual Report (SAR) and Education
Bruce L. Hall, MD, PhD, FACS, and Kari Kraemer, PhD

Serum Albumin as a Predictor of Complications in Elective Colonic Resection
Hien Le, MD

Setting Up Research Collaboratives
Ronnie A. Rosenthal, MD, FACS

Sharing and Displaying Data Locally: Considerations When It is Up Close and Personal
Mary E. Belding-Schmitt, RN, BSN, CPHQ

Short-Term Outcomes of Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer with and without Diverting Ostomy: An ACS NSQIP Study
Kevin Kuruvilla

Show Me the Money
Beth Turrentine, PhD, RN

Socioeconomic Status and Surgical Outcomes After Regional Pancreatectomy
Eugene P. Ceppa, MD

Spine Surgeon Specialty is Not a Risk Factor for Complications in Single-Level Lumbar Fusion: A Propensity Score Matched Study of 2,528 Patients
Bobby Kim, MSc

Staying on Track: Using ACS NSQIP Online Reports to Create Quality Dashboards
Amy Matroniano, RN, MSN, BSN

Staying on Track: Using ACS NSQIP Online Reports to Create Quality Dashboards (Poster)
Amy Matroniano, RN, MSN, BSN

Streamlining Data Collection Between an Outcome and Process Database: Enhanced Recovery and ACS NSQIP
Kimberly McKinley, RN, MSN, BSN

Strictureplasty for Treatment of Crohn's Disease: An ACS NSQIP Database Analysis
Brian Diggs, MD

Surgeon Champion (SC) Role in QI
Kurt F. Heiss, MD, FACS

Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Compliance Improvement
Mary B. Johnson, BSN

Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Compliance Improvement (Poster)
Mary B. Johnson, BSN

Surgical Neonates Are Not Just Little Children: The ACS NSQIP Pediatric PUF 2012 as a Source of Actionable QI Data for the Surgical Neonate
Eileen M. Duggan, MD

Surgical Neonates Are Not Just Little Children: The ACS NSQIP Pediatric PUF 2012 as a Source of Actionable QI Data for the Surgical Neonate (Poster)
Eileen M. Duggan, MD

Surgical Quality and Leadership Curriculum
Alph J. Emmanuel, MD

Surgical Site Infections Reduced to a Rare Occurrence (Poster)
Barbara A. Drake, BSN

Surgical Site Infections Reduced to a Rare Occurrence  
Barbara A. Drake, BSN

TRIZ: A Game Changer
Marlies van Dijk, RN, MSc, and Scott J. Ellner, DO, MPH, FACS

Targeting Zero
Mark J. Ott, MD, FACS

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Score as a Valuable Predictive Tool to Optimize Preoperative Blood Ordering for Orthopaedic Trauma
Dagoberto Estevez

The Combined Presence of the Enhanced Recovery Pathway and Preventative Surgical Site Infection Bundle Results in Synergistic Improvement of Colorectal Surgery Outcomes
Jeffrey E. Keenan, MD

The Creation of Risk Calculator Predicting Postoperative Morbidity Following Gastrostomy Tube
Anne M. Stey, MD, MSc

The Decline in Surgical Complications Over the Academic Year: A Comparison of Voluntary Reporting Methods to ACS NSQIP Generated Data
Awais Ashfaq, MD

The Development of a Standardized Perioperative Steroid Management Protocol for General Surgery Patients
Matthew Scriven, MD

The Effect of PATOS (Present at the Time of Surgery) on the Calculation of SSI Rates for Appendectomy and Colectomy: Is PATOS a Useful Concept ?
Albert W. Dibbins, MD, FACS

The Impact of Chronic Liver Disease on Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Utilizing ACS NSQIP
Joseph B. Oliver, MD

The Impact of Chronic Liver Disease on Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Utilizing ACS NSQIP (Poster)
Joseph B. Oliver, MD

The Impact of Collaborative, Outcomes-Based Quality Improvement
Wayne J. English, MD, FACS

The Imperative
J. Michael Henderson, MB ChB, FACS

The Importance of Audit
Deborah Watson, B.Sc.N., R.N.

The Importance of Trained Data Collectors
Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS

The Importance of Wound Classification Accuracy in Assessing Expected Surgical Site Infection Rates at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD

The Next Step: Status of the Perioperative Management Guidelines
Sanjay Mohanty, MD

The Next Step: Value-Based Delivery of Surgical Care
Benjamin R. Roman, MD, MSHP

The Quality-Profiling "Reliability" of ACS NSQIP Models
Kristopher Huffman

The Role of ACS NSQIP Pediatric in the QI Process and the Development of Best Practices to Reduce SSI and Morbidity at an Academic Children's Hospital
David L. Lunney, MPH, PT

The Role of ACS NSQIP Pediatric in the QI Process and the Development of Best Practices to Reduce SSI and Morbidity at an Academic Children's Hospital (Poster)
David L. Lunney, MPH, PT

The Two-Question Survey: A Tool to Coordinate CUSP Team Initiatives within a General Surgical Division
Alan D. Berg, MD

The Website Revealed
Craig W. Miller

Tips for  a Successful SCR ACS NSQIP Startup (Poster)
Lillian Reda, RN, BSN, CCM

Tips for a Successful SCR ACS NSQIP Startup
Lillian Reda, RN, BSN, CCM

To Boot or Not to Boot: An Evidence Based Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Protocol for Pediatric Surgical Patients
Marybeth Browne, MD

Trading Your Way to Better Team Communication: A Hands on Experience from British Columbia, Canada
Marlies van Dijk, RN, MSc

Transforming Healthcare
Erin S. Dupree, MD

Transfusion Habits at a Single Large Academic Center: Potential for Improvement in General/Vascular Surgery
Joseph A. Eisner, MD

Tubes and Drains
Vijiay Khatri, MBChB, FACS

Understanding Hospital Readmissions after Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Can We Prevent Them? A 10-Year Contemporary Experience with 1,173 Consecutive Patients
Zhi Ven Fong, MD

Understanding Quality Issues in Your Surgical Department: Comparing ACS NSQIP to Traditional Mortality & Morbidity Conferences
Mark Auspitz, BSc

Understanding Quality Issues in Your Surgical Department: Comparing ACS NSQIP to Traditional Mortality & Morbidity Conferences (Poster)
Mark Auspitz, BSc

Understanding and Leveraging Site Verification Visits
David A. Provost Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS

Unique Risk-Adjustment for Surgical Site Infections of the Tertiary Care Centers with Inherent High Risk Procedures: A Study from ACS NSQIP
Emre Gorgun, MD, FACS

University of Washington Medical Center Approach: Using the ACS NSQIP Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator to Demonstrate Medical Center Cost Savings
E. Patchen Dellinger, MD, FACS, and Rosemary M. Grant, RN, BSN, CPHQ

Upper Extremity VTE Associated with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Lines
Lisa Kelley, RN, MSN, ONC

Upstate New York Surgical Quality Initiative (UNYSKI): Readmission Following Colorectal Surgery: The New Quality Improvement Target?
Fergal Fleming, MD, FRCS

Urinary Tract Infections in Large Bowel Surgery: Impact of Anatomic Location, Operative Approach, and Ostomy Creation
Katherine A. Anderson, MD

Use of CUSP Methodology to Reduce Surgical Site Infections at The Ottawa Hospital
David Schramm, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Using ACS NSQIP Custom Fields to Drive QI in Surgical Glycemic Management
Elizabeth Gates, RN, CNOR

Using ACS NSQIP to Identify and Analyze Postoperative Thromboembolic Complications in a High-Risk Cohort of Urology Patients
Jennifer Robles, MD

Using The EMR To Improve Pharmacologic Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis In Surgical Patients (Poster)
Jerod Grove, MD

Using the Data: Implementing QI Education
Rachel R. Kelz, MD, MSCE, FACS, and Rachel L. Medbery, MD

Using the Data: Planning QI Educational Time
Gail Ortenzi, RN, BSN, CCM, and Mary C. Santos, MD, MSEd, FACS, FAAP

Using the EMR to Improve Pharmacologic Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Surgical Patients
Jerod Grove, MD

Using the Rothman Index to Predict Early Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Readmissions
Greta L. Piper, MD, FACS

Using the Workstation and Online Reports
Steve Merzlak

Utilization of Institutional ACS NSQIP Process for Improving Surgical Wound Classification
Weiming Shi, MD

Utilization of a Web-Based Standardized Operating Room Module for Common Urological Procedures Improves Efficiency, Reduces Cost, and Provides a Platform for Continuous Process Improvement: A Pilot Study
Paul Merguerian, MD, MSc

Utilizing ACS NSQIP Data to Develop a Pediatric Orthopedic Bundle
Kori Wolcott, BSN

Utilizing ACS NSQIP Data to Develop a Pediatric Orthopedic Bundle (Poster)
Kori Wolcott, BSN

Utilizing Data to Drive Decisions: Information Technology (IT) and Decision Making
John F. Sweeney, MD, FACS

Utilizing Lean in Healthcare
Craig T. Albanese, MD, FACS

Vaginal Hysterectomy, Abdominal Hysterectomy, Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy & Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy: A Comparative Study Including the Clinical Outcomes and the Cost
Magdi M. Hanafi, MD

Value Programs Overview: Centers fo Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) and Commercial
Nirav Vakharia, MD

Value of ACS NSQIP Pediatric: Getting the Word Out at Your Hospital
Keith T. Oldham, MD, FACS, and Richard H. Pearl, MD, FACS, FAAP, FRCS

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Prevention
Sara Honari, MD

We Know What to Do: Targeted Solutions Tool
Erin S. Dupree, MD

Welcome and Session Overview
Rachel R. Kelz, MD, MSCE, FACS

Welcome to New York City
Maria T. Castaldi, MD, FACS, and John McNelis, MD, FACS

What Lies Beneath: A Cadaveric Model for the Identification of Retained Surgical Items
Erin L. Springer, MD

What Lies Beneath: A Cadaveric Model for the Identification of Retained Surgical Items (Poster)
Erin L. Springer, MD

What to Consider When Preparing a Presentation
Martha J. Antal, RN, BSN, CCRC, and Beth Turrentine, PhD, RN

Where Does it Belong?
Thomas J. VanderMeer, MD, FACS

Why It Matters
Robert R. Cima, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Wind, Water, Wound, Walk - Does the Data Deliver the Dictum? 
Elizabeth M. Sonnenberg

Working with Hospital-Level Data
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS

Year to Year Variability for Institution Specific ACS NSQIP Pediatric Cases
Susan M. Scarlott, BSN, JD

Year to Year Variability for Institution Specific ACS NSQIP Pediatric Cases (Poster)
Susan M. Scarlott, BSN, JD

You Can't Do It Without Culture Change - Surgical Unit Safety Program (SUSP)
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS