The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons held its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting on May 2, 2020. This year, the Florida Chapter received 9 Basic Science, 41 Clinical Science, and 9 Commission on Cancer submissions. This morning, our top Basic Science and Clinical Science abstracts in the Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, FACS, Resident Abstract Competition were presented, followed by our Florida Commission on Cancer competition with three presenters. Congratulations to the top 2020 abstracts in the three categories and winner of the 2020 Spectacular Challenging Case Competition:
Top Basic Science Abstract
Myeloid Cell Differentiation Signaling of Portal Venous Blood Circulating Tumor Cells of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Patients
Joseph Reza, MD, Advent Health Orlando
Top Clinical Science Abstract
Chronic Critical Illness after Surgical Sepsis is Associated with Worsening Frailty: Induced Frailty Michael Cox, MD, University of Florida.
Florida Commission on Cancer Competition Winning Abstract
The Significance of Hispanic Ethnicity with Subgroup Analysis - Disparities in Clinical Outcomes with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Andrea Riner, MD, University of Florida.
Spectacularly Challenging Case Competition
A Rare Case of IVC Filter Penetration into the Duodenum
Olivia D’Angelo, MD, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Thank you to all presenters for their outstanding work and research.