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Monday, May 20

7 8 am

Problem-Based Learning Discussions 13-18

8 – 10 am









When The Healer is Sick: Personal Stories of Surviving Burnout

Moderator: Candice Montzingo, MD

Why We Don’t Last Longer: Burnout in the CV Anesthesiologist

Susan Martinelli, MD

Where There is Burnout There is Fire

Tjorvi Perry, MD

Keeping it Together While I Fell Apart

Sasha Shillcutt, MD

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

10 – 10:30 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:30 – 11 am



ASA Update

Moderator: Christopher Troianos, MD

Kenneth Elmassian, DO

11 am – 12 pm




Keynote Lecture

Moderator: Christopher Troianos, MD

New Technologies and Partnerships vs. Old Behaviors 

David Lubarsky, MD

12 – 12:30 pm

SCA Business Meeting & Awards

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










Transfusion Issues in Cardiac Surgery

Moderators: Kamrouz Ghadimi, MD and Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD

Hemoglobin Levels and Transfusion Thresholds: Insights from the TRICS III Trial Investigators

Alexander Gregory, MD

Bypass Hacks to Maximize the Potential of Your Red Cell Mass: Ultrafiltration, RAP, Microplegia, Mini-Circuits, and More!

Prakash Patel, MD

How to Manage Bleeding in the Cardiac Surgical Patient When Blood Transfusion is Not an Option

Nicole Guinn, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

1:30 3 pm                    











Bench to Bedside: Best Evidence about Risk, Mechanism, and Therapy of Organ Injury for the Clinician

Moderators: Frederic Billings, MD and Shahzad Shaefi, MD

Reperfusion Injury and Oxidative Stress – the Translational Story

Frederic Billings, MD

Key Clinical Trials and Promising Avenues for AKI

Amanda Fox, MD

Best Evidence for Brain Protection

Hilary Grocott, MD

Best Evidence for Heart Protection

Mihai Podgoreanu, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

1:30 – 3 pm









Building Expertise in the Care of the Adult Congenital Patient

Moderator: Adriaan Van Rensburg, MD

Surgical Considerations for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease – How to Become a “Surgeon Whisperer”

Glen Van Arsdell, MD

Perioperative Echocardiography in the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease

Annette Vegas, MDCM

Perioperative Management Concepts for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease – The Keys to Success

Jochen Steppan, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

3 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 5 pm










Pay-for-Performance is Here! Performance, Outcomes, and Dollars for the Cardiac Anesthesiologist

Moderator: Laurent Glance, MD

New Developments and Challenges of Using NACOR to Measure the Performance of Cardiac Anesthesiologists for MIPS

Richard Dutton, MD

Is There a Role for Cardiac Anesthesiologists in Bundled Payments and Accountable Care Organizations?

Amanda Rhee, MD

Report Card on Payment Reform: Does it Deliver on its Promise to Reduce Costs and Improve Quality?

Laurent Glance, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

3:30 – 5 pm












Focus on POCUS

Moderator: Jonathan Ho, MD

POCUS is Here (and Everywhere Else) - Why You Care and What to Do About It    

Douglas Shook, MD

TTE is Not POCUS and POCUS is Not TTE. How Far Beyond the Heart?

Davinder Ramsingh, MD

Nuts and Bolts of Formalizing a POCUS Practice

Bradley Coker, MD

POCUS Certification is Needed to Ensure Adequate Technical Skill and Cognitive Competency

Pro: Tara Brakke, MD
Con: Feroze Mahmood, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

3:30 – 5:30 pm


Best of Meeting Oral Abstract Presentations: Session 2

Moderator: Sasha Shillcutt, MD

5 – 6:30 pm


Echo Jeopardy

Moderators: Feroze Mahmood, MD, Andrew Maslow, MD, and Peter Panzica, MD

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