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Sunday, May 19

7 – 8 am

Problem-Based Learning Discussions 712

7 – 8 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8 – 9 am




Earl Wynands Lecture

Moderator: Michael Eaton, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Past, Present, and Future

Annette Vegas, MDCM

9 – 10:30 am









VAD 2019: VAD Care in the OR and Beyond

Moderator: Nelson Thaemert, MD

Echo for VAD Surgery: What Am I Looking For?

Jonathan Leff, MD

Right Ventricular Failure in Patients with LVAD Support

Daryl Oakes, MD

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Troubleshooting a VAD: Power, RPMs, Cardiac Output, and More

Michael Mazzeffi, MD

Interactive Scenarios with Audience Participation

9 am – Noon

Morning Workshop

10:30 – 11 am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

11 am – 12:30 pm











SOCCA Session: ECMO 2.0 - Beyond Cannulation

Moderator: Shahzad Shaefi, MD

Epidemiology and Outcomes in Contemporary ECMO

Leora Balsam, MD

Setting Up ECMO Retrieval Programs: Pitfalls, Challenges & Results

Jacob Gutsche, MD

Dollars and Cents: How Profitable is ECMO and for How Long?

J. Mauricio Del Rio, MD

ECMO in 2040: Emerging Technologies and Expanding Uses?

Thomas Graetz, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

11 am – 12:30 pm









Perioperative Delirium in CT Surgery: Mechanisms and Strategies

Moderator: Sreekanth Cheruku, MD

Who’s at Risk for Delirium? Risk Factors and Pathophysiology

Charles Brown, MD

Intra-Operative Strategies to Reduce the Incidence of Delirium

Isaac Lynch, MD

My Patient has Delirium! Now What?

Rakesh Arora, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

11 am – 12:30 pm











Academic Anesthesia Session

Moderator: Jennifer Hargrave, DO

Managing Expectations for Academic Time and Clinical Productivity

Andrew Shaw, MB

Teaching the Next Generation: Adult Learning Theory

Carlos Trombetta, MD

Teaching the Next Generation: Theory vs Reality - Applying the Science of Adult Learning to GME

Natalia Ivascu, MD

What Does Success Look Like for the Clinician - Scientist in 2019?

Mihai Podgoreanu, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

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









Anesthesia & Analgesia: State of the Art

Moderator: Nikolaos Skubas, MD

Strain as a Predictor of Outcome After Cardiac Surgery

Gregory Hans, MD

Forced Vital Capacity to Predict Lung Compliance During Thoracic Surgery

Aman Mahajan, MD

Pulmonary Artery Pulsatility as Predictor of RV Failure in LVAD Patients

Frederick Cobey, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

1:30 – 3 pm










EACTA: Potpourri from Across the Sea

Moderator: Donna Greenhalgh, MD

Low Platelet Count Post Surgery. HITT or Not HITT?

Timothy Hayes, MBCHb

All Centers Should Have Mechanical Support Available

Pro: Blanca Martinez, MD
Con: Chirojit Mukherjee, MD

Challenging TAVR Case Discussions

Joerg Ender, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

1:30 – 3 pm   











Research: Frontiers of Knowledge 

Moderator: J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD

Big Data Science

Miklos Kertai, MD

Protecting the Heart

Jennifer Lawton, MD

Personalized Medicine

Louis Saddic, MD

Top 5 Scientific Articles of the Year

Jacques Neelankavil, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

2:30 – 5:30 pm

Afternoon Workshop

3 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

3 – 5:30 pm


Best of Meeting Oral Abstract Presentations: Session 1

Moderator: J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD

3:30 – 5:30 pm










Intraoperative Thoracic Disasters

Moderator: Wanda Popescu, MD

Air, Give Me Air! Intraoperative Management of Tracheal Trauma

Alessia Pedoto, MD

No One Said There’d Be Days Like These – Intraoperative Management of Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Heather Hayanga, MD

What's Your Echo Probe Doing in My Field? Management of Esophageal Injury from TEE

Rebecca Klinger, MD

Hypoxemia During One Lung Ventilation – Current Strategies to Predict, Prevent, and Treat

Daryl Oakes, MD

3:30 – 5:30 pm









Re-Thinking the Unthinkable: Ethical Issues in CT Anesthesia

Moderators: Jennifer Hargrave, DO and Yasdet Maldonado, MD

Destination to Where? Ethical Dilemmas in Mechanical Circulatory Support

Michael O’Connor, DO

Futile vs Failure - Recognizing When to Start and Stop Resuscitative Efforts

Claudia Viens, MD

When Doctors Slam the Door - Addressing the Disruptive Physician in the Cardiac OR

Natalia Ivascu, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Opening Reception

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