2021 SSO Annual Conference – March 18-19, 2021 (Virtual)

The 2021 Society of Surgical Oncology was held virtually this year – ThermaSolutions enjoyed the plentiful HIPEC content and new data on Peritoneal Surface Malignancy (PSM) in addition to colorectal and gastric cancer discussion including:

*Dr. Lana Bijelic – outlined reasons for optimism for HIPEC in Colorectal cancer in her presentation: “Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases: To HIPEC or NOT?”

*Dr. Brian Badgwell – promising news in the use of HIPEC for Gastric cancers in his presentation: “Current Approaches: Surgical Options for Advanced Gastric Cancer with Peritoneal Metastases”

*Dr. Joel M. Baumgartner – outlined Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) in his presentation: “Future Approaches: Enhanced Recovery After CRS-HIPEC”

*Dr. Oliva Sgarbura – Discussed the promising future of PIPAC: “Future Approaches: PIPEC for Peritoneal Disease: What is the Evidence?”

In the Peritoneal Surface Malignancies Forum discussion of several recent studies were highlighted, including:

*Dr. Christopher Mangieri presenting research on neoadjuvant chemotherapy for high-grade appendiceal neoplasms in conjunction with CRS/HIPEC.

*Dr Nguyen-huong Doan on: Is Omentectomy Necessary During Cytoreduction and HIPEC in the Absence of Visible Omental Metastases? Results would indicate that it is still a good practice.

*Dr. Tyler J. Mouw presented a paper outlining efforts to standardize flow and distribution of HIPEC: “Using Computational Flow Dynamics to Optimize Drug Delivery Technique in HIPEC”.