Friday, May 17

7:45  8 am

8 9 am









Right Heart Matters!

Moderator: Albert Perrino, MD

Why Can the RV Fail During Thoracic Surgery?

Theresa Gelzinis, MD

Monitoring the Right Ventricle in Thoracic Surgery

Andre Denault, MD

Pharmacologic Treatment of Acute Right Heart Failure

Rebecca Klinger, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

9 9:45 am







Doc, I Can't Breathe!​

Moderator: Ju-Mei Ng, MD

Airway Management for Resection of Tracheal Stenosis

Wanda Popescu, MD

Trachea in a Box – Are We There Yet?

Laura Niklason, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

9:45  10 am
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

10  10:30 am


Three Best Recent Papers

Moderator: Peter Slinger, MD

10:30 – 11 am


Top Research Abstracts

Moderator: Alessia Pedoto, MD

11 am  Noon
Noon – 12:30 pm Poster Presentations
12:30 – 1 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
 2 pm Workshop Breakout 2

 3 pm









New Frontiers in Lung Cancer Surgery

Moderator: Philip Hartigan, MD

Anesthetic Implications of the Newest Chemotherapy

Alessia Pedoto, MD

Novel Intrathoracic Imaging to Improve Surgical Resection

E. Andrew Ochroch, MD

Is Robotic Thoracic Surgery Worth the Money?

Nabil Rizk, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

3:45 pm







Too Old for Thoracic Surgery?

Moderator: Maria Castillo, MD

Risk Factors for Adverse Outcomes in the Elderly Patient

Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD

New Developments in Our Understanding of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction

Hilary Grocott, MD

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation

3:45 – 4 pm
Coffee Break with Exhibitors

4 – 4:30 pm


Difficult Case? No Problem!

Moderator: Wanda Popescu, MD

4:30 – 5 pm




Preoperative Evaluation Improves Outcome

Moderator: Randal Blank, MD

Pro: Alessia Pedoto, MD

Con: Albert Perrino, MD

5 – 5:30 pm


Town Hall Meeting

Moderator: Jagtar Singh Heir, MD

5:30  6 pm
Reception with Exhibitors​

6 7 pm


Who Wants to be a Thoracic Millionaire?

Moderator: Ferenc Puskas, MD

Saturday, May 18

7 8 am