By Schedule By Session




EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES FORUM

7:00 am
Antegrade Off Pump Versus Retrograde On Pump Delivery Valved Stents For Surgical Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement on The Search For The Right Direction

7:15 am
Epidural Anesthesia Results in More Efficient Use of Hospital Resources in Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

7:30 am
The Completely Robotic Oncologic Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

7:45 am
The Incidence of Emboli During Cardiac Surgery: A Histopathologic Analysis of 2,297 Patients

8:00 am
The Hybrid Surgical-Transcatheter Approach for the Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease: An Emerging Strategy

8:15 am
3-Dimensional Echo Guided Beating-Heart Surgery Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Feasibility Study

8:30 am
A New Mechanical Connector for Distal Coronary Artery Anastomosis in CABG: A Randomized Controlled Study



GLOBAL INITIATIVES IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY: AN UPDATE

7:00 am
Evolution of Global Strategies in Humanitarian Cardiothoracic Surgery

7:10 am
Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery in Iraq

7:20 am
Plans for a New Pedatric Cardiac Program in Iraq

7:30 am
Cardiac Surgery in an Underdeveloped Country - the Beginning and the Way Forward

7:40 am
Various Modes of Medical Cooperation in Developing Areas. A Personal Experience

7:50 am
Panel Discussion



CONTROVERSIES IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY: PLENARY SESSION

9:15 am
The Legal Profession is the Guardian of Medical Standards



CONTROVERSIES IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY: AQUIRED CARDIAC CONTROVERSIES

10:30 am
Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Should Be Performed On Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Replacement

11:15 am
The Ross Operation Is The Procedure of Choice For a 40 Year Old Patient With Aortic Valve Disease



CONTROVERSIES IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY: GENERAL THORACIC CONTROVERSIES

10:30 am
DEBATE: Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy is a Major Advance in the Care of the Patient with Esophageal Cancer
Pro: Mark J. Krasna
Con: Nasser Altorki, followed by Discussion

11:15 am
DEBATE: Post-Operative Adjuvant Therapy Should Be Offered To All Patients With Resected Lung Cancer
Pro: David Johnson
Con: Harvey I. Pass, followed by Discussion



CONTROVERSIES IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY: CONGENITAL HEART CONTROVERSIES

10:30 am
DEBATE: Catheter-Delivered Devices Are Preferred Over Surgery For Management of Secundum ASD
Pro: Andrew Redington
Con: Richard A. Jonas, followed by Discussion

11:15 am
DEBATE: The Symptomatic Infant Less Than 6 Months of Age With Tetralogy Should Be Managed With a Shunt
Pro: Charles D. Fraser
Con: Ross M. Ungerleider