Sunday, April 29


6:15 am – 7:30 pm Registration Open
7 – 8 am Problem-Based Learning Discussions 8-14
7 – 8 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8 – 9 am




Earl Wynands Lecture

Moderator: Amanda Fox, MD

Clinical Trials and Cardiac Surgery

David Mazer, MD

9 - 10:30 am










SCA/STS: Tricuspid Valve: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Complex Pathology

Moderator: Stanton Shernan, MD

Tricuspid Regurgitation: When to Address Surgically during Left Sided Valve Surgery

Prem Shekar, MD

Percutaneous Tricuspid Valve Repair Therapies

Robert Siegel, MD

Echocardiography in Tricuspid Valve Decision Making

Stanton Shernan, MD

Case Based Discussion


9 am - Noon Morning Workshop
10:30 - 11 am Coffee Break with Exhibitors

11 am - 12:30 pm









Understanding and Preventing Burnout in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists

Moderator: Tara Brakke, MD

Burnout in the Trainee; What is the ACGME Doing?

Annemarie Thompson, MD

Addiction and Suicide in the Practicing Physician; Who is at Risk?

Hilary Grocott, MD

Developing Resilience: Tools to Find Your Best Self

Sasha Shillcutt, MD

Panel Discussion with Q&A

11 am - 12:30 pm










Anesthesia & Analgesia State of the Art: Patient Safety‚Äč

Moderator: Nikolaos Skubas, MD

You Need Data: Monitoring and Improving Patient Safety

Tjorvi Perry, MD

Effectiveness of Current Methods for Decreasing Medication Errors in Peri-Operative Medicine

Ludwik Fedorko, MD

Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists as Leaders in Guiding Patient Safety

Miklos Kertai, MD

Panel Discussion with Q&A

11 am - 12:30 pm












Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists Session – Identifying Preoperative Considerations for Optimizing Postoperative Outcomes in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Moderator: Shahzad Shaefi, MD

Frailty in Cardiac Surgery: What Does It Mean and What Can We Do?

Charles Brown, MD

Glycemic Control – Where Do We Stand in 2018?

Douglas Coursin, MD

Neurocognition and Delirium in the ICU for Our Cardiac Surgical Patients: Has the Pendulum Shifted?

Christopher Hughes, MD

Preoperative Anemia in Postoperative Outcomes – What’s New?

Steven Hill, MD

Panel Discussion with Q&A

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

1:30 - 3 pm











EACTA: Update on Heart Failure Management

Moderator: Donna Greenhalgh, MD

Perioperative Inotrope Management. Levosimendan vs PDEIII Inhibitors

Michael Sander, MD

Are Catecholamines So Toxic?

Miguel Garcia, MD

IABP, Impella, LVAD vs BIVAD?

Steffen Rex, MD

Right Ventricular Assessment for LVAD and When to Wean Temporary Support

Marian Kukucka, MD

Panel Discussion with Q&A

1:30 - 3 pm











Controversies in Major Organ Transplantation

Moderator: Priya Kumar, MD

Cardiac Transplantation in 2018: Anesthetic Management

Alina Nicoara, MD

Lung Transplantation: To ECMO or Not?

Stuart Weiss, MD

Ex-Vivo Protection of the Donor Lung

Yong Peng, MD

Challenges with Combined Transplants

Sreekanth Cheruku, MD

Panel Discussion with Q&A

1:30 - 3 pm   










Interventional Arrhythmia Management: From the Electrophysiology (EP) Lab to the OR and Back Again

Moderator: Jonathan Ho, MD

Multidisciplinary Heart Team Management for Complex EP Patients

Noel Boyle, MD

A Surgeon’s View of EP Patients and Procedures

Gregory Couper, MD

EP Lab: Does a Cardiac Anesthesiologist Need to Be Here? Pro/Con

Pro: Jacques (Prince) Neelankavil, MD

Con: Jochen Steppan, MD

Panel Discussion with Q&A

1:30 – 4:30 pm Afternoon Workshop
3 – 3:30 pm Coffee Break with Exhibitors

3:30 - 5 pm







Super Echo Panel

Co-Organizers: Mary Beth Brady, MD and Kathryn Glas, MD

Moderator: Kathryn Glas, MD


Joshua Zimmerman, MD

Alan Finley, MD

Donna Greenhalgh, MD

3:30 - 5 pm










Managing Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Moderator: J. Mauricio Del Rio, MD

Everything You Needed to Know about ECMO: Indications Cannulas and Echo Approach

Daryl Oakes, MD

Troubleshooting and Managing Pitfalls of ECMO

Jacob Gutsche, MD

Weaning ECMO

Eric Ursprung, MD

Panel Discussion with Q&A

3:30 – 5:45 pm


Best of Meeting Oral Abstract Presentations: Session 1

Moderator: Michael Eaton, MD

5:45 – 6:45 pm Reception with Exhibitors