Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium


The Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium (TAS) is a unique educational activity entirely focused on thoracic anesthesia for academic and private practitioners. Separate registration is required.

The Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium has reached attendee capacity and we are not able to accept new registrations. However, we are keeping a wait list in the eventuality of cancellations – please with your request to be added to the wait list and be sure to include your name and phone number. We will contact you if a space opens up.

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Friday, April 1

Breakfast with Exhibitors and Poster Setup

7:00 am - 7:50 am

Opening Remarks, Meeting Orientation

7:50 am - 8:00 am

Panel 1: Fluid Management and Thoracic Surgery
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Moderator: R. Lebron Cooper, MD

Deficit, Vascular Tone and Fluid Responsiveness - Andrew D. Shaw, MB, FRCA, FCCM
Glycocalyx Interface between Research and Clinical Care - Jens Lohser, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dynamic Monitoring and Open Chest: Does it Matter? - Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD

Session 1: Cardiac Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Moderator: Wanda M. Popescu, MD

Update on Perioperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension - Paul  M. Heerdt, MD, PhD, FCCP
Patient with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension for Non-Cardiothoracic Surgery: What's Necessary? - Peter D. Slinger, MD, FRCPC
Cardiac Stents and Pulmonary Resection: Should We Worry? - Wanda M. Popescu, MD

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:00 am - 10:15 am

*Workshops 1 through 4

10:15 am - 11:00 am

*Workshops 1 through 4
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Top Abstracts and Difficult Cases
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Moderators: Alessia Pedoto, MD; Wanda M. Popescu, MD

Lunch with Exhibitors
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Poster Session
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Moderators: Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD; Javier H. Campos, MD; Philip M. Hartigan, MD; Jens Lohser MD, MSc, FRCPC; Alessia Pedoto, MD; Wanda Popescu, MD

Panel 2: Update on One-Lung Ventilation and Hypoxemia
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moderator: Ferenc Puskas, MD, PhD

Cellular Effects of Hypoxemia (Research Update) - Tobias Eckle, MD
Management of Hypoxemia: How Low is Too Low? - Ferenc Puskas, MD, PhD
Old Tricks and New Tips - Javier H. Campos, MD

Session 2: Improving Care Quality and Economics of Thoracic Surgery
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moderator: Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD

Enhanced Recovery after Thoracic Surgery: The European Experience - Donna L. Greenhalgh, MBChB, FRCA, FFICM
Preoperative Surgical Home and Pulmonary Prehabilitation: The Future of Thoracic Anesthesiology? - Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD
What Does Really Matter in Quality? A National Perspective - Katherine Grichnik, MD, FASE

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

*Workshops 1 through 4
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

*Workshops 1 through 4
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Thoracic Jeopardy!
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Moderator: Peter D. Slinger, MD, FRCPC

Reception with Exhibitors
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

* Workshop Options:
(Your workshop schedule will be pre-assigned and provided to you upon check-in at the Registration Desk. Please visit the registration desk with any questions about your workshop assignments)

1. Lung Isolation in Patients with Difficult Airway (Bronchial Blocker and Double-Lumen Tube Station)
Moderator: Kenichi Ueda, MD

Presenters: Jean Bussieres, MD; Lebron Cooper, MD; Jennifer Macpherson, MD; Ron Purugganan, MD; Kenichi Ueda, MD

2. Paravertebral Blocks

Moderators: Brandi A. Bottiger, MD

Presenters: George Kanellakos, MD; Gian Paparcuri, MD

3. Lung Ultrasound
Moderators: Massimiliano Meineri, MD

Presenters: Alan Ross, MD; Andrew Steel, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCA, FRCPC, EDIC

4. Anesthesia for Airway Surgery
Moderators: Joshua Sebranek, MD; Jagtar Singh Heir, DO

Presenters: Richard Galgon, MD; Joshua Sebranek, MD; Jagtar Singh Heir, DO; Sudhakar Subramani, MD

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Saturday, April 2

Problem-Based Learning Discussions

6:20 am - 7:05 am

Problem-Based Learning Discussions
7:15 am - 7:55 am
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