Monday, April 30


6:15 am - 6 pm Registration Open
7 - 8 am Problem-Based Learning Discussions 15-21
7 - 8 am Continental Breakfast

8 - 10 am











Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERACS)

Moderators: Priya Kumar, MD and Frederic Billings, MD

Lessons Learned from Non-Cardiac Surgery ERAS Pathways

Gabriel Mena, MD

Making the Case for ERAS Pathway for Cardiac Surgery

Stuart Weiss, MD

Building the ERACS Pathway

Adam Kingeter, MD

Execution and Implementation of the ERACS Pathway - Strategies to Develop, Implement, and Support an ERACS Pathway

Kenneth Catchpole, PhD

Panel Discussion and Q&A

10 - 10:30 am Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:30 - 11:00 am



ASA Update

Moderator: Christopher Troianos, MD

James Grant, MD

11:00 am - 12:00 pm




Keynote Lecture

Moderator: Christopher Troianos, MD

Healthcare Ideas for Tomorrow

Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD

12 - 12:10 pm

Research/Kaplan/Distinguished Service Awards

Moderators: J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD; Tjorvi Perry, MD; Amanda Rhee, MD; Christopher Troianos, MD

12:10 - 12:30 pm


SCA Business Meeting

Moderator: Christopher Troianos, MD

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
12:30 - 1:30 pm Scientific Program Poster Presentations: Session 2 (Non-CME)

1:30 – 3 pm










Navigating Ventricular Support: When VAD Goes Bad

Moderator: James Anton, MD

My Patient Needs Mechanical Support: Which One?

Marc Stone, MD

Mechanical Support for the Failing Right Heart

Nicholas Markin, MD

Complications of Temporary VAD Support

Timothy Hayes, MBCHb

Case Based Discussion


1:30 - 3 pm












CCAS: Adult Congenital Heart Disease - Challenges in a Growing Population

Moderators: Lisa Wise-Faberowski, MD and Michael Eaton, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease in 2017: History, Physiology, Prognosis and Procedures

Lisa Wise-Faberowski, MD

What is the Right Setting for Care and for Training for Adult Congenital Heart Patients?

View 1: Congenital Heart Disease is a Pediatric Problem that Requires a Pediatric Hospital and Pediatric Trained Cardiac Anesthesiologists

Viviane Nasr, MD

View 2: Adult Congenital Heart Disease is an Adult Problem that Requires an Adult Hospital and Adult Trained Cardiac Anesthesiologists

Greg Janelle, MD

View 3: Shouldn’t I Get a Voice? The Patient’s Perspective

Taylor Ezikian, MSW

1:30 – 3 pm











Researching the Organs - The Science of Organ Protection

Moderator: J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD

Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

David Roth, PhD

Protecting the Central Nervous System

Thomas Floyd, MD

Protecting the Kidney

Frederic Billings, MD

Protecting the Gut

Erik Kistler, MD

Panel Discussion

3 - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 - 5 pm










Practical Approaches to Measuring and Improving Quality

Moderator: James Abernathy, MD

Clinical Practice Improvement (CPI) and the SCA: What, How, and Why?

Nanette Schwann, MD

Quality Metrics in Cardiac Anesthesiology: Are There Any?

Laurent Glance, MD

How Are We Doing? Getting Clinical Care Data and Demonstrating Value to Your Hospital

Avery Tung, MD

Handover Redesign: Methods and Measures for Detecting (and Sustaining) Improvement

Philip Greilich, MD

3:30 – 5 pm










Current Concepts in Cardiac Critical Care

Moderator: Andrew Weisinger, MD

Resuscitation of the Post-Cardiac Surgery Patient in 2018

Michael Sander, MD

New Strategies for Mechanical Ventilation in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Daniel Johnson, MD

Sleep Disturbances after Cardiovascular Surgery: Is It Important for Our Patients?

Dong-Xin Wang, MD

Vasopressin vs. Norepinephrine in Patients with Vasoplegic Shock after Cardiac Surgery?

Colin Royse, MD

3:30 – 6 pm


Best of Meeting Oral Abstract Presentations: Session 2

Moderator: J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD

5 – 6 pm










Fireside Chat: Career after Fellowship – How to Manage and Grow?

Moderator: Tara Brakke, MD


James Abernathy, MD

W. Travis Lau, MD

Tjorvi Perry, MD

Sasha Shillcutt, MD

Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD

Christopher Troianos, MD

Andrew Weisinger, MD