Jennifer McAllaster, MD FACS of Topeka was installed as the Kansas Chapter President, replacing John Ashcraft, DO FACS, and Peter DiPasco, MD FACS of Kansas City was elected President-Elect. The new Councilors elected to serve were Samantha Beck, MD FACS of Wichita, Amanda Amin, MD FACS of Kansas City, and Randi Ryan, MD of Kansas City (Resident).
The Chapter program consisted of presentations and a panel discussion regarding Updates in Breast Surgery as well as Disruptive Technology - Robotics vs. Conventional Laparoscopy panel discussion, followed by a Surgical Treatment of GERD lecture provided by Reginald Bell, MD of Denver, CO. Jerod Grove, MD FACS led the group into the luncheon with an ACS Foundation Update, followed by an ACS Update from Mark Weissler, MD FACS - First Vice-President, ACS. Joshua Mammen, MD PhD FACS presented an ABS Update to the group after lunch.
The Resident Trauma Presentations winner was Bachar Halimeh, MBBS with "Empowering the Affected - Informing Community-Based Solutions through Interviews with Survivors of Interpersonal Gun Violence".
The following Resident Cancer winner was Randi Ryan, MD with "Inhibition of Esophageal Tumor Cell Growth Using a Common Antifungal Agent - Drug Repositioning in Cancer Treatment".