Saturday, April 28


6:15 am - 6 pm Registration Open
7 - 8 am
Problem-Based Learning Discussions 1-7
7 - 8 am Continental Breakfast

8 - 10 am










2018 Updates in Cardiac Anesthesiology - Refresher Course Lectures

Moderator: Amanda Fox, MD

Practice Guideline Updates for the Cardiac Anesthesiologist

Martin London, MD

What is Appropriate Blood Pressure during Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery?

Steffen Rex, MD

Updates in Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Eugene Hessel, MD

Pharmacology and the Cardiac Surgical Patient

David Roth, PhD

​8 - 11 am Morning Workshops
10 - 10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30 am - Noon











Acute Aortic Syndromes

Moderator: Yasdet Maldonado, MD

Beyond Echo – State of the Art Imaging for Evaluation of Acute Aortic Syndromes

Brian Ghoshhajra, MD

Evolving Surgical Approaches to Treatment of Acute Aortic Syndromes Involving the Ascending Aorta, Aortic Arch and/or Descending Aorta

Brad Taylor, MD

Anesthetic Management for Repair of Acute Aortic Syndromes

Albert Cheung, MD

Case Based Discussion


10:30 am - Noon











Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Patients

Moderator: Jonathan Ho, MD

Mechanisms of Perioperative Arrhythmia 101

Aman Mahajan, MD

Application of Atrial Fibrillation Risk Models in Clinical Care of Cardiac Surgical Patients

Nathan Waldron, MD

SCA Atrial Fibrillation Continuous Practice Improvement Workgroup: Moving Recommendations to Reality in Cardiac Surgical Patients

J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD

Prevention and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Thoracic Surgical Patients

Alessia Pedoto, MD

11 am - Noon Complex Case Poster Presentations: Session 1
11 am - Noon Lunch on own

1 - 3:30 pm












Challenges in Perioperative Assessment and Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease

Moderators: Frederick Cobey, MD and J. Mauricio Del Rio, MD

Evolving Solutions for Limitations of Guidelines and Metrics for Evaluating Mitral Regurgitation

Natesa Pandian, MD

Controversies in Surgical Management of Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Frederick Chen, MD

Controversies in Catheter Based Interventions for Management of Mitral Regurgitation

Mary Bechis, MD

Challenges in Echocardiographic Guidence for Catheter Based Mitral Repairs

G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD

Case Based Discussion


1 - 3:30 pm












Coagulation Management in Cardiovascular Surgery

Moderator: Priya Kumar, MD

Pharmacologic Strategies to “Balance” Coagulation: Aminocaproic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, DDAVP

Mike Mazzeffi, MD

Factor Concentrates: Heroes or Villains?

Kenichi Tanaka, MD

Reversal of Anticoagulation beyond Protamine: Andexanet Alpha, Heparinase, Vitamin K and More

Kamrouz Ghadimi, MD

Viscoelastography and Management of the Cardiac Surgical Patient

Carlos Galhardo, MD

Case Based Discussion


1 - 3:30 pm Fellow and Resident Program
1 - 4 pm Afternoon Workshops
3:30 - 4 pm Coffee Break with Exhibitors
4 - 5 pm (Fellow/Resident) Complex Case Discussion with Expert Panel

4 - 5:30 pm











Aortic Stenosis: SAVR vs TAVR – Who Wins the Fight?

Moderator: G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD

State of the Art: Severe Aortic Stenosis – When AVR?

Natesa Pandian, MD

Dynamics of the Heart Team Approach to TAVR vs SAVR

Douglas Shook, MD

Moving Toward TAVR in Lower Risk Groups

Mias Pretorius, MD

When the Unplanned Happens: Management of Complications in TAVR vs SAVR

Srdjan Jelacic, MD

Panel Discussion

4 - 5:30 pm









We Have Always Done It That Way…but Should We? Mitigating Acute Kidney Injury: Hemodynamics, Fluids, and Renal Support

Moderator: Andrew Weisinger, MD

Do We Matter? The Effects of Our Intraoperative Hemodynamic Management on AKI

Viachaslau Barodka, MD

Does Our Intraoperative Fluid Management Make a Difference? Fluids In? Fluids Out?

Frederic Billings, MD

Is the Die Cast? Goals of Care in First 48 Hours Postop to Protect the Kidneys and the Patient

Joseph Meltzer, MD

5 - 6 pm

Complex Case Poster Presentations: Session 2