Saturday, May 18 | 7 8 am

Lung Transplantation Management – Strategies, Tips and Tricks

Moderators: Peter Slinger, MD and Kenichi Ueda, MD

ECMO in Thoracic Surgery

Moderators: Rebecca Klinger, MD and Eleanor Vega, MD

How to Design and Implement a Thoracic ERAS Program at Your Hospital

Moderators: Amanda Kleiman, MD and Alessia Pedoto, MD

Patient on LVAD for Thoracic Surgery

Moderators: Wanda Popescu, MD and Diana Anca, MD


Moderators: Ju-Mei Ng, MD and Jagtar Singh Heir, DO

Biventricular Dysfunction and Pulmonary Resection – Is There an EF Limit?

Moderators: Randal Blank, MD and Ryan Lesh, MD


Sunday, May 19 | 7 8 am

Team Building in the Cardiac OR - There is No "I" in TEAM

Moderators: James Abernathy, MD and Emmilie Aveling, PhD

Mitral Regurgitation: A Team-Based Approach to Decision-Making

Moderators: Douglas Shook, MD and Anne Cherry, MD

Perfusion Secrets - What You Should Know, But Probably Don't

Moderators: Austin Adams, MD and Ron Angona, MS

Factor Recombinants, Factor Concentrates and Fibrinogen

Moderators: Kenichi Tanaka, MD and Jerrold Levy, MD

Perioperative Delirium - The Experts' Opinions on This Everyday Concern

Moderators: Charles Brown, MD and Shahzad Shaefi, MD

Pitfalls and Solutions in Invasive Arterial Pressure Measurement

Moderators: Jacob Gutsche, MD and Albert Perrino, MD


Monday, May 20 | 7 8 am

Management of Spinal Cord Ischemia

Moderators: Daryl Oakes, MD and Lindsay Raleigh, MD

Managing the Patient Taking the New Oral Anticoagulants

Moderators: Michael Duggan, MD and Korrin Scott, MD

Severe Right Ventricular Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery - Everyone's Nightmare

Moderators: Gautam Sreeram, MD and Andre Denault, MD

Renal Protection Strategies for Cardiac Surgery: What's New? What's Outdated?

Moderators: Viachaslau Barodka, MD and Amanda Fox, MD

Severe Pulmonary Hypertension and Noncardiac Surgery - No Need to be Afraid

Moderators: Jochen Steppan, MD and Jonathan Leff, MD

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Moderators: Alycia Wanat-Hawthorne, MD and Michael Eaton, MD


Tuesday, May 21 | 7 8 am

Challenges of Ventricular Assist Device Placement

Moderators: Ratna Vadlamudi, MD and HelenMari Merritt, DO

The Complex VT Ablation - Making it Easy

Moderators: Diana Anca, MD and Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD

LVAD Patient with a Struggling RV: Do's and Don'ts During Non-cardiac Procedures

Moderators: Jiapeng Huang, MD and Tara Brakke, MD

Managing the Adult Congenital Patient for Elective Non-cardiac Surgery

Moderators: Gregory Janelle, MD and Michael Joynt, MD

Walking on a Wire: High Risk TAVR Under Monitored Anesthesia Care

Moderators: Jared Feiman, MD and Sharon McCartney, MD

The Guidelines for Valvular Heart Disease - How to Make Sense of it All

Moderators: Michele Sumler, MD and Stanton Shernan, MD


Tuesday, May 21 | 1 2 pm

Perioperative Management of a Patient with VA ECMO

Moderators: Meena Bhatia, MD and Priya Kumar, MD

Still Bleeding: Tips and Tricks for Troubleshooting Perioperative Coagulopathy

Moderators: Prakash Patel, MD and Megan Kostibas, MD

Jehovah Witness Patient? No Worries! - Tricks of the Trade for Perioperative Management for Blood Conservation

Moderators: Sanjay Dwarakanath, MD and Johannes Steyn, MD

Anesthetic Considerations for Robotic Mitral Valve Repair

Moderators: Peter Neuburger, MD and Lisa Rong, MD

Endocarditis - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Moderators: Heather Hayanga, MD and Bruce Bollen, MD