Saturday Sessions



Program Information

Saturday, April 22

6:15 am - 6 pm Registration Open

6:45 - 8 am Problem-Based Learning Discussions (PBLDs) View PBLD Schedule
7 - 8 am
Continental Breakfast
8 - 10 am 2017 Updates in Cardiac Anesthesiology - Refresher Course Lectures Moderator: Amanda A. Fox, MD MPH Stroke After Cardiac Surgery Thomas F. Floyd, MD Adult Congenital Heart
Thomas M. Burch, MD
Innovations in Hemodynamic Monitoring
Carlos Galhardo, MD
Ethics of Decision-Making in Cardiac Surgery
Natalia Ivascu, MD

8 - 11 am Morning Workshops

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10 - 10:30 am Coffee Break

10 - 11 am (Fellows and Residents) Town Hall Discussion (Non-CME)
10:30 am - Noon
New Devices and Approaches in Endovascular Surgery
Moderators: Priya A. Kumar, MD and
Wanda M. Popescu, MD

New Devices and Approaches in Endovascular Aortic Surgery
Bart Muhs, MD PhD
Anesthetic Management for Endovascular Repair of the
Descending Thoracic and Thoraco-Abdominal Aorta
James Anton, MD
Pro-Con Debate: TEVAR - To Drain or Not To Drain?
Pro: Harendra Arora, MD
Con: Thomas F. Floyd, MD

10:30 am - Noon Managing Right Heart Failure
Moderator: G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD PhD FASE

Role of Perioperative Echo in the Diagnosis of Right
Dysfunction and Tricuspid Valve Disease
Kent H. Rehfeldt, MD FASE
Surgical and Interventional Management of Right Heart Failure
Charles T. Klodell, Jr., MD
Perioperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in
Cardiac Surgery 
Hello, and thank you for your email - I will be out of the office at a seminar through the morning of 11/1 with no access to my emails. Thanks for your patience, I will get back to you this afternoon. 


André Y. Denault, MD
Surgeon, Intensivist, Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Panel Discussion

11 am - Noon (Fellows and Residents) Complex Case Poster
Presentations: Session 1 (Non-CME)

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Noon - 1 pm Lunch with Exhibitors

1 - 2 pm (Fellows and Residents) A Career in CT
Anesthesiology: Mission Possible

2 - 3:30 pm (Fellows and Residents) Problem-Based Learning Discussion:
Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

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1 - 3:30 pm Evolutions in Mechanical Circulatory Support
Moderator: Gregory M. Janelle, MD FASE

Temporary Support: Percutaneous Devices as Bridge to
Decision or Recovery
Antonio Hernandez, MD
In the Heart of Life: Destination Therapy Ventricular Assist
Yasdet Maldonado, MD
Expanding the Use of ECMO After the H1N1 Era
W. Brit Smith, MD
Interventions on ECMO: Do They Make a Difference?
Proning, Bronchoscopy and Thoracotomy: Indications,
Feasibility and Problems
Alan Ashworth, MCChB FFICM FRCA
Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems
(ECMO and 
VADs): One Size Does Not Fit All
Thomas M. Burch, MD
ECMO and Ex-Vivo: A New Era of Lung Transplantation
Arne Neyrinck, MD PhD
Panel Discussion

1 - 3:30 pm Heart Team Approach: Ischemic Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Moderator: Tara R. Brakke, MD FASE

What Makes a Successful Heart Team?
Douglas C. Shook, MD FASE
TEE Assessment of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation (MR)
Nicholas W. Markin, MD FASE
Role of MitraClip in Ischemic MR
G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD PhD FASE
Surgical Intervention: CABG and Mitral Valve Repair
Vinay Badhwar, MD
Surgical Intervention: CABG Only or PCI and Aggressive
Medical Therapy
Mark Reisman, MD
1 - 4 pm Afternoon Workshops View Workshop Schedule 3:30 - 4 pm Coffee Break with Exhibitors 4 - 5 pm Complex Case Discussion with Expert Panel The top four Complex Cases submitted to the Fellow and Resident Program will be presented orally at this special session. All Annual Meeting attendees are invited to attend! CME will be offered for this session. View Fellows and Residents Program 4 - 5:30 pm Considerations of Aortic Root, Ascending and Arch Surgery Moderator: James Anton, MD Valve Sparing Aortic Root Surgery: Reimplantation, Remodeling or Replacement? Nathaen S. Weitzel, MD Evolving Approaches to Acute Stanford A Dissections Albert T. Cheung, MD Cerebral Protection in Aortic Arch Surgery Hilary P. Grocott, MD FASE FRCPC Anesthetic Considerations for Hybrid Approaches to the Aortic Arch C. David Collard, MD MS 4 - 5:30 pm Prevention and Treatment of Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation Moderator: Jonathan K. Ho, MD Overview of Work to Date by the SCA Clinical Practice Improvement Sub-Committee Working Group on Atrial Fibrillation J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD MMSc FAHA What Are the Real Clinical Consequences and Costs of Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery? Aman Mahajan, MD PhD Risk Models for Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation - Which to Use? Joseph P. Mathew, MD Prevention and Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgical Patients Jacob T. Gutsche, MD 5 - 6 pm (Fellows and Residents) Complex Case Poster Presentations: Session 2 (Non-CME)
View Fellows and Residents Program 6 - 7 pm Fellow and Resident Mentor Reception Fellows and residents are invited to attend the individual mentor reception to connect one-on-one with mentors in the field. Interested individuals should indicate their interest when submitting a complex case presentation and must submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and letter of interest. Questions? Email

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