Price Institute of Surgical Research Reunion

60th Anniversary September 7 - 9, 2017

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The Price Institute of Surgical Research hosted its 60th Anniversary Celebration. Over 50 past research fellows, students, faculty, and staff members of the Price Institute attended the various functions during the celebration.

During the three day event 23 different presentations and discussions were conducted, these included topics about the history of the Price Institute, current research, and future goals.


1.        Perren Cobb, MD

  Keck Medical Center, Univ. of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. "Making the Complex Simple: The Host Response to Injury"

 2.      Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, FAHA

 University of Louisville, Kentucky. "Environment and Heart Disease"

 3.      Dr. Christopher David George, FRCS, FRCR

 Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals, Surrey, UK. "Recollection on My Time at the Price Institute and How It Has Impacted My Career"

 4.      Ziad Kanaan, MD, PhD

 Wayne State Univ/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI. "Alteration in Gut Microbiome Could Be Responsible for Racial Disparity in Colorectal Cancer"

 5.      Adrian Billeter MD, PhD

 University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. "From Zurich to Heidelberg via the Price Institute”

 6.      Motaz Qadan, MD, PhD

 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. "A Surgical Career in Progress: Defining an Inflection Point"

 7.      Mr. Phillip Burgess, MD, FRCS, LLB, LLM

 Wiltshire, England "Selecting Academic Talent in a District General Hospital"

 8.      Prof. Dr. Matthias Turina, PhD

 University Hospital Zurich "Career Travels Back and Forth - Getting the Best of the Old  and New World in Academic Surgery”

 9.      Peter Lamont MD, FRCS, FEBVS, FFSTEd

 Emeritus Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Bristol, UK "The Price Fellowship: Stimulating a lifetime's interest in surgical research"

 10.   John V. Taylor, MB, ChM, FRCSEd, MFSTEd

 University Hospital Aintree, UK  "Trauma and Emergency Care in the UK"

 11.    Boris Topor, MD, PhD & Valentina Kolodko, MD, PhD

 Republic of Moldova. "Medical Practice and Life in Eastern Europe"

 12.    Motaz Qadan, MD, PhD

 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. "Navigating the Job Market"

 13.    Adrian Billeter MD, PhD

 Resident at the University of Heidelberg Hospital "Surgery for Diabetes: Changing an Old Disease"

 14.    Rebecca Barnett, MBBS, BSc, MRCS, PhD

 Glangwili General Hospital, Camarthen Wales, UK "Gastric Cancer in Octogenarians -A Welsh Experience"

 15.    Prof. Dr. Matthias Turina, PhD

 University Hospital Zurich. "Insurance Status Influences the Choice of Minimally-Invasive Techniques but Does Not Affect Outcomes after Surgery for Colorectal Cancer -a Propensity Score   Matched Analysis"

 16.    Robert C.G. Martin, III, MD, PhD

 University of Louisville, Kentucky. "Advances in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer through Irreversible Electroporation and Enhanced Chemotherapy Delivery"

 17.    Motaz Qadan, MD, PhD

 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. "The Tumor Microenvironment as a Target in the Treatment in Pancreatic Ductal   Adenocarcinoma"

18.    Stephen O'Brien, MB BCh BAO

 University of Cork, Ireland "Impact of Sarcopenia on Surgical Inflammatory Bowel Disease"

 19.    Gordon R. Tobin, II, MD

 University of Louisville, Kentucky. "Contributions from the Price Institute to Tissue Transfer and Transplantation"

 20.    Bradon J. Wilhelmi, MD, FACS

 Leonard J. Weiner Professor & Chair of Plastic Surgery, University of Louisville, Kentucky "Making Plastic Surgery Safer: From the Price Institute to the OR"

 21.    Henry Roberts, MD

 University of Louisville, KY. "Can Cancer Cell Lines Clarify Molecular Mechanisms of Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)?"

 22.    Dr. Chris George, FRCS, FRCR

 Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, Surrey "Rectal Cancer: Better Imaging, Better Outcomes"

 23.    Susan Galandiuk, MD

 University of Louisville, Kentucky "Scientific Publishing and How it Has Changed Since the Time of Dr. Price"