← Sunday, April 19Tuesday, April 21 →

Monday, April 20

7 8 am

Problem-Based Learning Discussions 13-18

8 – 10 am







Artificial Intelligence: The Dawn of a New Era in the Cardiac Operating Room

A Framework for Artificial Intelligence in the Perioperative Period

From Rich Digital Health Datasets to Actionable Intraoperative Knowledge – The Promise and Challenges of AI Arriving to an OR Near You

Building the ICU of the Future: Syndrome Surveillance and Clinical Decision Support in the Intensive Care Unit

AI for Personalized Perioperative Cardiovascular Care

Panel Discussion and Audience Participation

10 – 10:30 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10:30 – 11 am

ASA Update

11 am – 12 pm

Keynote Lecture

12 – 12:30 pm

SCA Business Meeting & Awards

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






The Complex Bleeding Cardiac Patient

Just Say No: The Bleeding Jehovah’s Witness Patient

Too Small to Fail: The Bleeding Complex Congenital Patient

Thin but Not Too Thin: Bleeding on ECMO

Thick but Not Thick Enough: The Hypercoagulable Patient at Risk for Bleeding

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

1:30 3 pm   






EACTA - How to Make a Difference

Update on Renal Protection Strategies in Cardiac Surgery

New Vasopressors - Out of the Blue?

Increasing Contractility without Increasing Myocardial VO2: Feasible?

Frailty in Cardiac Surgery: How to Assess It & Does It Matter?

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

1:30 – 3 pm






Minimally Invasive - Maximally Difficult?

Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches - Do They Make a Difference?

Trendsetters: The Run-Down of Innovative, Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques and New Technology

Regional Anesthesia for Minimally Invasive Approaches

When "Mini" Becomes "Maxi": The Challenging Intraoperative Decision to Convert

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

3 – 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 5 pm






Evolving Roles of Cardiac Surgery and Anesthesia in the Era of Transcatheter Interventions

The Evolving Role of the Cardiac Surgeon in Valvular Heart Disease

The Interventional Cardiac Anesthesiologist - GA, MAC or Nothing?

Comparing Cost Between Catheter-Based and Open Surgical Treatments for Valvular Disease

Interventional Imaging: Time for a Specific Fellowship?

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

3:30 – 5 pm






Anesthesia & Analgesia: State-of-the-Art

Preoperative Echocardiography for Patients with Hip Fractures Undergoing Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using a Nationwide Database    

Association Between Postoperative Body Temperature and All-Cause Mortality After Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Retrospective Observational Study

Characteristics of Dexmedetomidine Postconditioning in the Field of Myocardial Ischemia Reperfusion Injury

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

3:30 – 5:30 pm Best of Meeting Oral Abstract Presentations
5 – 6:30 pm Echo Jeopardy

Tuesday, April 21 →← Sunday, April 19