Alabama Chapter of the ACS Annual Conference

Agenda

* The agenda and speakers are subject to change without notice. *

Thursday — July 25, 2024

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

AL ACS Executive Council Meeting

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Welcome:

  1. CoC Report
  2. COT Report
  3. AL ACS Governor Report

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Lecture with Q & A

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  1. Updates in Paraesophageal Hernia
  2. Achalasia
  3. GERD

Moderator: Kristen Wong, MD

Speaker: Richard Rieske, MD

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Break with Exhibitors

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

1.5-hour panel with 4 topics. Allows for 15 minutes each with 7 minutes of Q&A.

  1. Malignant LBO and Stenting
  2. Circulating Tumor DNA
  3. Watch & Wait/Updates
  4. Restaging MRI’s

Moderator: John Hunter, MD

Speakers:

  • Stevie-Jay Stapler, MD
  • Ahmed Abdalla, MD
  • Shikha Gupta, MD
  • John Hunter, MD

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Thomas Hansel Peacock, Jr. Memorial — Welcome Reception/Dinner

Friday — July 26, 2024

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration Open

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:15 AM – 7:45 AM

MS Chapter Meeting

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

  1. Access
  2. Cold Leg
  3. Venous Disease

Moderator: Marc Mitchell, MD, FACS, DFSVS

Speakers:

  • Felicitas L. Koller, MD
  • Johnson Hardy, MD

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Break with Exhibitors

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

  1. Diff GB/CBDI-E
  2. Unusual Hernias
  3. Nec Fasc

Moderator: Caleb Butts, MD

Speakers:

  • Andrew Nunn, MD
  • Lucas Neff, MD
  • Sabrina Goddard, MD

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

45-minute lecture from an assigned ACS speaker

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Medical Association of Alabama

12:45 PM – 2:45 PM

2:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Free Time

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Moderator: Dr. Lee Grimm

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

Saturday — July 27, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Resident Research Presentations

Moderator(s):

  • Kimberly Hendershot, MD
  • Matthew Kutcher, MD, FACS
  • MS COT Chair

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

  1. Merkel Cell
  2. SCCA
  3. It’s Just a Lipoma
  4. Skin Cancers in a Tough Spot – Who Nose?

Moderator: Spencer Liles, MD

Speakers:

  • Ron Brooks, MD
  • Sarah Bateni, MD
  • Harrison Howard, MD
  • Spencer Liles, MD

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Break with Exhibitors

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Lecture: History of Dr. Hardy

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  1. Tele-Trauma
  2. ATLS Update/Changes
  3. Rural Trauma in a Community Setting

Moderator: Kimberly Hendershot, MD

Speakers:

  • Zain Hashmi, MD
  • Maryann Mbaka, MD
  • Kaci Sim, MD

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Installation of 2024/2025 AL Chapter, ACS President