Tuesday, May 1


6:15 am – 6 pm Resgistration Open
7 – 8 am Problem-Based Learning Discussions 22-28
7 – 8 am Continental Breakfast

8 – 10 am












Right Ventricle: Let’s Get It Right!

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

Understanding and Managing Right Ventricular Dysfunction in the Intra-Operative Setting

Dalia Banks, MD

Indications, Timing, and Titration of Various Inhaled and Oral Pulmonary Vasodilators

Andre Denault, MD

Echocardiographic Evaluation of the Right Ventricle

Sasha Shillcutt, MD

Managing Right Ventricular Failure in the Critical Care Setting

Tariq Naseem, MD

Case Based Discussion


10 - 10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30 am - Noon













New Frontiers in Interventional Echocardiography

Moderator: Nelson Thaemert, MD

TAVR: Is Transthoracic Echocardiography as Good as TEE?

Alina Nicoara, MD

Beyond TAVR: What Can Go Wrong with Transcatheter Replacement of the Other Three Valves?

Isaac Wu, MD

Post-Processing Measurements: Is There a Role for Real-Time Analysis?

Georges Desjardins, MD

Left Atrial Appendage Occluders: What to Look for and Why?

Douglas Shook, MD

Key Elements of Guiding a Mitraclip Procedure

Srdjan Jelcic, MD

Panel Discussion and Q&A

10:30 am - Noon








Moving Toward Value Based Reimbursement in Cardiac Anesthesia: A Primer for the Provider

Moderators: Bruce Bollen, MD and Tjorvi Perry, MD

Value Based Payment Models

Gordon Morewood, MD


Alexander Hannenberg, MD

Mandatory Episodic Payment Model for CABG Surgery

David Reich, MD

10:30 am – Noon











2018 Updates in Thoracic Anesthesiology

Moderator: Ferenc Puskas, MD

Preoperative Optimization of the Thoracic Surgical Patient

Wanda Popescu, MD

One-Lung Ventilation: Hypoxemia and Oxygen Delivery

Ferenc Puskas, MD

Scopes, Tubes, and Stents: Interventional Pulmonology

Alessia Pedoto, MD

New Frontiers of Fluid Management: Role of Glycocalyx

Jens Losher, MD

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Noon – 1 pm Lunch on own
Noon – 1 pm Scientific Program Poster Presentations: Session 3 (Non-CME)

1 – 2:30 pm











POCUS, FOCUS, FAST and FATE! What Does This Ultrasound Alphabet Soup Have To Do With Me?

Moderator: Mary Beth Brady, MD

Call to Action: Perioperative Ultrasound Training in Anesthesiology

Feroze Mahmood, MD

How Fast Is FAST and What Is In FOCUS? What Do These Mean and Who Are They For?

Joshua Zimmerman, MD

Rescue TTE – The Future Is Here. Benefits and Limitations of Rescue TTE

Tara Brakke, MD

A Leadership Perspective on the Evolution of Ultrasound Practice – How We Got Here and Where We Are Going?

Douglas Shook, MD

Panel Discussion and Q&A

1 – 2:30 pm












ECMO: A Bridge Too Far?

Moderators: Michele Sumler, MD and J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD

Overview of SCA Ethics Committee

Michele Sumler, MD

Ethical Principles in Advanced Circulatory Support

Kenneth Prager, MD

Clinical and Ethical Challenges Regarding ECMO Surgical Decision Making: Building Bridges

Jacob Gutsche, MD

Implications of ECMO in Critical Care: Where Does This Bridge Go?

Natalia Ivascu, MD

Pro/Con Case Based Discussion


1 – 2:30 pm










Improving Neurologic Outcome after Cardiac Surgery

Moderators: Yasdet Maldonado, MD and G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD

Update from SCA Clinical Practice Improvement Subcommittee Working Group on Cerebral Protection

G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD

Best Practices for Assessing the Atheromatous Burden of the Aorta

Arno Nierich, MD

Patient Specific Blood Pressure Management: Beyond the Lassen Curve and the Goldilocks Principle

Charles Hogue, MD

Cerebral Protection during Percutaneous Structural Heart Interventions: What Do I Need to Know?

Hilary Grocott, MD

2:30 - 3 pm Coffee Break

3 - 4:30 pm











Big Data and Clinical and Fiscal Decision Making

Moderators: Miklos Kertai, MD and Bruce Bollen, MD

Show Me the Data – How Big Data Can Be Made Visible and Understandable Research

Atilio Barbeito, MD

How Big Data Help Me with My Business Decisions

Christopher Troianos, MD

Role of Big Data in Clinical Research – the STS/SCA Database

Miklos Kertai, MD

Role of Big Data in Clinical Research – the MPOG Database

Randal Blank, MD

Panel Discussion and Q&A

3 - 4:30 pm











Blood Transfusion/ Patient Blood Management

Moderator: Jenny Kwak, MD

SCA Continuous Practice Improvement Committee Update on Blood Product Management

W. Travis Lau, MD

No One Wants A Transfusion: Perioperative Blood Management Strategies across the Surgical Encounter

Philip Greilich, MD

What Does the Best Science Tell Us? Randomized Trials in Transfusion

Mike Mazzeffi, MD

Banked Blood: Storage, Washing, Leukoreduction, Radiation, and Other Horrors

Jacob Raphael, MD

Panel Discussion and Q&A

3 - 4:30 pm








International Perspectives on Cardiac Anesthesiology

Moderator: Davy Cheng, MD and Scott Reeves, MD

Cardiac Surgery and Anesthesia in China: Anesthesia Management Outcomes

Hushan Ao, MD

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Perioperative Monitoring and Management

Carlos Galhardo, MD

ECMO vs. VAD: Indications and Management in India

Yatin Mehta, MD

4:30 – 6 pm


Echo Jeopardy

Moderators: Andrew Maslow, MD; Peter Panzica, MD; Feroze Mahmood, MD