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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Physician-Surgeons Present at American College of Surgeons 92nd Clinical Congress

NEW YORK (Oct 9, 2006)

Leading physician-surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center are participating in the American College of Surgeons 92nd Clinical Congress: Working Together Toward Humanitarian Ideals in Chicago at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center. The conference began Sunday, Oct. 8 and runs through Thursday, Oct. 12. The academic portions of the conference begin today.

This year's Clinical Congress features 34 postgraduate courses, more than 280 hours of general and specialty sessions (159 total sessions), more than 60 hours of video-based education selections (23 total sessions), and hundreds of scientific exhibits and technical exhibits from a wide variety of companies. The Surgical Forum, a three-day presentation featuring more than 20 research-in-progress reports, is another highlight of the meeting.

Presenters from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell include the following physician-surgeons. Please contact the Medical Center's Office of Public Affairs at (212) 821-0560 for more information.

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi
Surgeon-in-Chief, NYP/WC; Chairman of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Benign Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract (Parts I & II)
PG28 – Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Dr. Michelassi's presentation begins at 1 p.m.)

Session: Crohn's Disease: Evolving Therapeutics
GS76 – Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. K. Craig Kent
Chief of Vascular Surgery, NYP; Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Modeling, Simulation, and Virtual Reality: What's Proven, What's Not
GS89 – Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Nasser Altorki, Dr. Jeffrey Port, Dr. Robert Korst
Dr. Altorki is an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, NYP/WC; Professor of Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Port is Assistant Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, NYP/WC; Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Korst is an Associate Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, NYP/WC; Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Cine Clinic II: Thoracic Surgery
VE18-CC2 – Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Dr. Sang Lee
Assistant Attending Surgeon, NYP/WC; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Laparoscopic Colectomy: Beyond the Basics
GS07 – Monday, 9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Dr. Jeffrey Milsom
Attending Surgeon, NYP/WC; Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery, Part I
SC11-1 – Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Session also continues without Dr. Milsom on Wednesday)

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda (with Drs. Lee and Milsom)
Assistant Attending Surgeon, NYP/WC; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Colon & Rectal Surgery Video Session
VE19-CRS – Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Dr. Philip Barie
Attending Surgeon, NYP/WC; Professor of Surgery and Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Postoperative Pneumonia: Strategies for Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
GS08 – Monday, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session: Management of the Elderly Surgical Patient
GS23 – Monday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Session: Prevention of Nosocomial Infections on the Surgery Service
GS49 – Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Dr. Soumitra Eachempati
Associate Attending Surgeon, NYP/WC; Associate Professor of Surgery and Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Update on Mechanical Ventilation
PG24 – Monday, 9:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Dr. Thomas Fahey
Associate Attending Surgeon, NYP/WC; Associate Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Advances in Thyroid Surgery
GS97 – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Dr. Peter Faries
Associate Attending Surgeon, NYP/WC; Associate Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Open vs. Endovascular Approaches for Vascular Disease: What Are the Outcomes?
MD01 – Monday, 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Session: Vascular Surgery Video Session
VE15-VAS – Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Dr. Michel Gagner
Attending Surgeon, NYP/WC; Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Bariatric Surgery Video Session
VE02-BAR – Monday, 9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Session: Benign Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract
PG28 – Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Alfons Pomp
Associate Attending Surgeon, NYP/WC; Associate Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Session: Minimally Invasive Surgery: The Next Steps
PG33-4 – Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Dr. Pomp's presentation begins at 1:30 p.m.)

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