Spring 2015  

Winners of 2015 Mark Killingback Prize, ESCP Best Paper, British Traveling Fellow to present

2015 Award Winners2015 Award Winners to present at the 2015 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting include:

Mark Killingback Award Winner: Dr. Jevon Puckett, a Fellow of the Department of Surgery, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. The title of Dr. Puckett’s paper is: “High vs Low Urine Output Targets in Elective Surgical Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” His study showed that it may not be necessary to maintain a high urine output to protect against acute kidney injury after colorectal surgery. Reducing perioperative fluid requirements could eliminate or minimize an important cause of postoperative morbidity.

ESCP Best Paper Award Winner: Dr. Tony W. C. Mak, Assistant Professor in the Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong. The title of Dr. Mak’s paper is: “The Healing Effect of Mesenchymal Adipose-tissue-derived Stem Cells on Colonic Anastomosis Under Ischaemic Condition.” He reports on a study with rats that showed the use of mesenchymal adipose-tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) was effective for anastomotic colonic healing under ischemic condition. Topical application of stem cells with fibrin glue may provide a non-invasive method of stem cell delivery to the target site.

British Traveling Fellow: Dr. Ronnie Mathew, University Hospitals, Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK. Dr. Mathew is a consultant in colorectal and general surgery at University Hospitals, Leicester NHS trust. The title of his paper is “Outcome of Robotic versus Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection and Evaluation of Early Experience of Robotic Colorectal Surgery.”

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