Moretz Surgical Society Conference

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Moretz Surgical Society Conference

March 1st and 2nd, 2024

J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons

Please join us for our annual Moretz Surgical Society Conference at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia



12:00 pm

Registration Opens

J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons, 1301 R.A. Dent Blvd, Augusta, GA  30901

1:00 pm Welcome, Alicia Arnold, DO, President-Moretz Surgical Society, Program Director-General Surgery Residency Program, MCG
  Quality Improvement and Education
1:05 pm Mikenzie Sturdevant, DO, Development of a Multidisciplinary Trauma Simulation Curriculum
1:12 pm Gabrielle Moore, MD and Jonathan McKenzie, MD, Interventions for Operating Suite Optimization: The Impact of Black Release Times on Utilization and Efficiency
1:19 pm Emily Hammond, MD, Effects of Rural Surgery Rotations on a General Surgery Training Program: The Rural Surgery Initiative
1:26 pm Jonathan McKenzie, MD, Process Improvement in Crisis Management: Sterile Processing Redesign at Wellstar MCG Health
1:33 pm Melissa Easley, MD, Comprehensive Simulation Curriculum for General Surgery Training
1:40 pm Break
1:50 pm Surgical Jeopardy: Andrew Lawson, MD
  Case Studies
2:15 pm Philip Coffey, MD, Excision of Mature Mediastinal Hematoma
2:45 pm John Curcuru, MD, Delayed Cardiac Tamponade Following Assault with Subsequent Fall
2:50 pm Nicole Brown, MD, Vesicovaginal Fistula in the Blunt Trauma Victim: Discussion and Case Report
2:55 pm Kathryne Holmes, MD, Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Breast
3:00 pm Break
  Larger Studies and Trials
3:15 pm Ankit Dhiman, MBBS, Utilizing Drainage System Data to Predict Early Chest Tube Removal
3:25 pm Imad Radi, MD, Impact of Conversion from Robotic to Open Pancreatectomiese on Oncological Outcomes
3:35 pm Ruth Lewit, MD, Prospective Development and Validation of a Novel Scoring System for Hirschsprung-Associated Enterocolitis to Maximize Sensitivity
3:45 pm Closing Remarks/Adjourn
6:30 pm

Dinner at Marion Hatcher Center

519 Greene Street, Augusta, GA  30901

7:15 am Breakfast
7:55 am Welcome, Alicia Arnold, DO, President-Moretz Surgical Society, Program Director-General Surgery Residency Program, MCG
8:00 am Joe Bowden, MD, History Lecture: Moretz Surgical Society History
8:20 am Angello Lin, MD, Innovation Using Alternative Tools
8:50 am Break
9:00 am

Arlie R. Mansberger, Jr. MD Lecture

Neil Tanna, MD, Accelerating Innovation in Breast Surgery:  Robotic Mastectomy, Robotic DIEP Flap, and Robotic Microsurgery

9:45 am Steven Colquhoun, MD, Technology in the Realm of Liver, Pancreas, Biliary and Transplant Surgery
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Omar El Shazly, MD, Grafts and Crafts (Endovascular Updates)
11:00 am James St. Louis, MD, Unification of National Congenital Heart Surgery Databases
11:30 am Department Update, William Jordan Jr.,MD, Chair, Department of Surgery, MCG
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm

Sam Richwine, MD Lecture

David Zabel, MD, Tissue Engineering in Surgical Reconstruction

1:45 pm Allison Superneau, DO, Robotics and Acute Care Surgery
2:15 pm Daniel Milgrom, MD, Artificial Intelligence in Surgery
2:45 pm Business Meeting

Augusta Country Club

655 Milledge Road, Augusta, GA  30904

(Cocktail Attire)

6:00 pm

Cocktail Hour

6:30 pm




Conference Location:

J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Common


J. Harold Harrison Building


Hotel / Travel

Crowne Plaza Hotel 

1060 Center Street, North Augusta, SC 29841

MCG Surgery Annual Meeting



Contact Us

Megan Mumford
 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA, 30912
 BI 4076