By Schedule By Session


8:00 am
The Impact of Pre- and Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation on Outcome After Mitral Valvuloplasty for Non-Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation

8:20 am
Complications of Lung Transplantation

8:40 am
Increasing Duration of Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest is Associated with an Increased Incidence of Postoperative Electroencephalographic Seizures

9:00 am
Incomplete Revascularisation During Opcab Surgery Is Associated With Reduced Mid-term Event Free Survival

9:20 am
Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education

10:20 am
Anastomotic Complications After Tracheal Resection: Prognostic Factors and Management

10:40 am
Results of Surgery in Acute TypeaAortic Dissection: the IRAD (International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection) Experience

11:00 am
Mid-term Clinical Result of Tissue-Engineered Vascular Autografts Seeded with Autologous Bone Marrow Cells


11:20 am
“Thank You for Being a Doctor”


1:45 pm
Early and Midterm Patency of Vein Grafts Performed with Symmetry Connector:AControlled Angiographic Study

2:05 pm
Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Predictors of Late Recurrence

3:20 pm
Results of Aortic Valve Replacement with the Toronto SPV Bioprosthesis at 10 Years

3:40 pm
Does Reporting of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Outcomes from Administrative Databases Accurately Assess Actual Clinical Outcomes?

4:00 pm
Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement (Yacoub Remodeling) in Bicuspid Aortic Valves –A Reasonable Option?

4:20 pm
Does the Risk of Repeat Aortic Valve Replacement Justify the Use of Tissue Prostheses in Younger Patients?

4:40 pm
Repair of Functional Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency Using a Partial Prosthetic Ring Annuloplasty or a Partial Suture Annuloplasty: 15-Year Experience of Two Reconstructive Techniques


1:45 pm
The Impact of Chemoradiotherapy on Pulmonary Morbidity After Esophagectomy

2:05 pm
Do Combined PET/CT Scans Reliably Predict Pathologic Staging in Resectable Primary Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

2:20 pm
Improved Survival After Living-Donor Lobar Lung Transplantation

2:40 pm
Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in African-Americans: A Clinicopathological Variant of Esophageal Cancer?

3:45 pm
Resectional Surgery Combined with Chemotherapy Remains the Treatment of Choice for Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis

4:00 pm
Surveillance CT Scans Following Complete Resection for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Analysis of Results and Costs

4:25 pm
Selective Management of Intrathoracic Anastomotic Leak After Esophagectomy

4:45 pm
The U.S. Experience with Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Lymphangioleiomyomatosis


1:45 pm
Outcomes of Mitral Valve Replacement in Children:a Competing Risks Analysis

2:05 pm
Mid-Term Results of Mitral Valve Repair Using Artificial Chordae in Children

2:25 pm
An Approach to Two Ventricle Repair in Infants with Pulmonary Atresia and Intact Ventricular Septum

3:00 pm
Left Ventricular Performance of Pulmonary Atresia With Intact Ventricular Septum After a Right Heart Bypass Surgery

3:40 pm
Surgical Management of Transposition of the Great Arteries with Intact Ventricular Septum in Infants Older Than 21 Days

4:15 pm
Biventricular Repair in Atrioventricular Septal Defects with a Small Right Ventricle: Anatomical and Surgical Considerations

4:35 pm
Evolving Techniques in the Repair of Truncus Arteriosus 1990-2003

4:50 pm
The Sutureless Technique for Repair of Pulmonary Veins: Extension from Post-Repair Pulmonary Vein Stenosis to Primary Repair of Pulmonary Venous Anomalies