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WSSS April Newsletter

DR. SCOTT GRUBER PRESIDES OVER THE 2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL SURGICAL ASSOCIATION

The Central Surgical Association (CSA) held its 76th annual meeting at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, Canada, from March 10-12, 2016. Dr. Scott Gruber, who is the current chief of staff at the John D. Dingell Veterans Association Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, served as this year’s president of the CSA. Dr. Gruber was the host of the President’s Dinner, which took place on the Wednesday before the official opening of the meeting. Many of his supporters attended this function. During the morning of the first day of the official meeting, Scott gave his presidential address, which was entitled “Adding a Little Transplant Surgery to the Central: The Nation’s First Hand Transplant.” This was well received by the membership.

Dr. RB Batchu, PhD, presented a paper entitled, “Pancreatic Cancer-Induced Microenvironment Inhibits Dendritic Cell Activation Via Decreased Nuclear Localization of NF-KB.” This was a very complicated presentation, which was well received. His co-authors were Ms. OV Gruzdyn, Dr. AM Qazi,PhD, Mr. EM Mahmud, Dr. Donald Weaver (WSUGS 1979), and Dr. Scott Gruber.

Dr. BW King, PhD, presented a paper entitled “Clinical Immersion for Engineers: An Introduction to Problem Identification and Solution Development in the Hospital Environment.” Dr. King’s co-authors were Dr. LA Reisner, PhD, Dr. AK Pandya, PhD, Dr. F Mohammad, and Dr. Michael Klein from our Department of Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Dr. Charles Shanley (WSUSOM 1987) participated on a panel entitled, “Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: CEA Stent or Optimal Medical Management?” His co-panelists were Dr. Michael Balsin and Dr. Michael Eskandari.

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