Sunday, April 29


6:15 am – 7:30 pm

7 – 8 am

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9 am - Noon

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12:30 - 1:30 pm

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1:30 – 4:30 pm

3 – 3:30 pm

3:30 - 5 pm






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3:30 – 5:45 pm


5:45 – 6:45 pm

Registration Open

Problem-Based Learning Discussions 8-14

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Earl Wynands Lecture

Moderator: Amanda Fox, MD

Clinical Trials and Cardiac Surgery

C. David Mazer, MD

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


Morning Workshop

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

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 P. Grocott, MD

Developing Resilience: Tools to Find Your Best Self

Sasha Shillcutt, MD

Panel Discussion

Anesthesia & Analgesia State of the Art: Patient Safety

Moderator: W. Scott Beattie, MD

You Need Data: Monitoring and Improving Patient Safety

W. Scott Beattie, MD

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

Ludwik Fedorko, MD

Root Cause Analysis, the Final Frontier: A Critical Element for Improving Patient Safety

James Paul, MD

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?

Chris Hughes, MD

Preoperative Anemia in Postoperative Outcomes – What’s New?

Steven Hill, MD

Panel Discussion

Lunch with Exhibitors

Scientific Program Poster Presentations: Session 1 (Non-CME)

EACTA: Update on Heart Failure Management

Moderator: Donna Greenhalgh, MD

Perioperative Inotrope Management. Levosimendan vs PDE111 Inhibitors

Michael Sander, MD

Are Catecholamines So Toxic?

Miguel Garcia, MD

IABP, Impella, LVAD vs BIVAD?

Steffan Rex, MD

Right Ventricular Assessment for LVAD and When to Wean Temporary Support

Marian Kukucka, MD


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


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


Afternoon Workshop

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Super Echo Panel

Moderators: Mary Beth Brady, MD and Kathryn Glas, MD


Joshua Zimmerman, MD

Alan Finley, MD

Donna Greenhalgh, MD

Managing Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Moderator: 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

Best of Meeting Oral Abstract Presentations: Session 1

Moderator: W. Scott Beattie, MD

Reception with Exhibitors