By Schedule




EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES FORUM

07:00 a.m.
Should the "Elephant Trunk" Be Skeletonized? Total Arch Replacement Combined with Stented Elephant Trunk Implantation for Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection
Speaker(s): Zhi-Gang Liu, Li-Zhong Sun, Qian Chang, Jun-Ming Zhu; Beijing, ChinaDiscussant: R. Scott Mitchell

07:15 a.m.
Reforming LV geometry in CHF with MR: A Unique Valvular Solution for a Ventricular Problem
Speaker(s): Steven F Bolling, Ottavio Alfieri, Marsha G Jessup, David S Bach; Ann Arbor, MIDiscussant: Nicholas G. Smedira

07:30 a.m.
An Artificial Lung in a Large Animal Model - Using Gastric and Peritoneal Perfusion with Oxygenated Perfluorocarbons
Speaker(s): Joshua P Cantor, Shamus R Carr, Atul S Rao, Joshua E Collins, Joseph S Friedberg; Philadelphia, PADiscussant: Joseph B. Zwischenberger

07:45 a.m.
Modified Nuss Techniques with Multi-Target Approach via Terrain Contour Matching: A Procedure for Complex Pectus Excavatum
Speaker(s): Hyung Joo Park, Seung Jin Lee, Seock Yeol Lee, Cheol Sae Lee, Wook Youm, Kihl Roh Lee; Chunan, South KoreaDiscussant: Charles B. Huddleston

08:00 a.m.
Robotic Assisted Perventricular Closure of Perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defects: Initial Experience in Yucatan Pigs
Speaker(s): Zahid Amin, Russel Woo, David A Danford, Stacey E Froemming, Vadiala M Reddy, David Overman; Omaha, NE, Palo Alto, CA, Minneapolis, MNDiscussant: Richard G. Ohye

08:15 a.m.
A Prospective Study Validating a Blood-Conserving Modified Perfusion Strategy In Cardiac Surgery
Speaker(s): Vladimir Birjiniuk, Patrick R Treanor, Nancy A Healey, Michael D Crittenden, Kunda S Biswas, C Robert Valeri, Shukri F Khuri; West Roxbury, MA, Boston, MADiscussant: Robert S. D. Higgins

08:30 a.m.
Is Surgery for Multiple Lung Metastases Reasonable? (328 Consecutive Cases of Multiple Laser Metastasectomies with a New 1318 NM ND: YAG Laser)
Speaker(s): Axel Rolle, Arpad Pereszlenyi, Rainer Koch, Alfred Richard, Barbara Baier; Coswig, Germany, Dresden, GermanyDiscussant: David R. Jones

08:45 a.m.
Tracheal Replacement with an Aortic Autograft in a Human Patient
Speaker(s): acques F Azorin, Francois J Bertin, Emmanuel Martinod, Francois Vincent, Boris Melloni, Marc J Laskar; Bobigny, France, Limoges, FranceDiscussant: Douglas Mathisen

09:00 a.m.
The Cardia C-Port System: A New Tool for Automated Distal Anastomoses in CABG Surgery: 6 Month Clinical Results
Speaker(s): Klaus Matschke, Stefanos Demertzis, Hermann Reichenspurner, Jan F Gummert, Christian Detter, Utz Kappert, Marcel B Anssar, Francesco P A Siclari, Volkmar Falk, E Alderman, Wolfgang Harringer; Dresden, Germany, Lugano, Switzerland, Hamburg, Germany, Leipzig, Germany, Hannover, Germany, Stanford, CA, Braunschweig, GermanyDiscussant: Thierry P. Carrel

09:15 a.m.
3-Dimensional Echo Guided Beating-Heart Surgery without Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Atrial Septum Defect Closure in Swine Model
Speaker(s): Yoshihiro Suematsu, Joseph F Martinez, Benjamin K Wolf, Gerald R Marx, Jeffrey A Stoll, Pierre E Dupont, John K Triedman, Robert D Howe, Pedro J del Nido; Boston, MA, Cambridge, MADiscussant: Ludwig K. vonSegesser



GLOBAL THORACIC SURGERY SESSION

07:00 a.m.
Perspectives on Cardiac Surgery in the
World’s Developing Countries
Speaker(s): Lucio Parenzan - Bergamo, Italy

07:15 a.m.
The Interactive Humanitarian Roles of CTSNet and the World Heart Foundation
Speaker(s): Donald C. Watson - Memphis, Tennessee, USA

07:30 a.m.
Humanitarian Roles of Korean Cardiac Surgeons
Speaker(s): Bum-Koo Cho - Seoul, Korea

07:45 a.m.
Visa and License Challenges Facing Foreign Medical Graduates Coming to the U.S. for Advanced Training
Speaker(s): Richard A. Jonas - Washington, DC, USA

08:00 a.m.
Transfer of Knowledge to Developing Countries:
Humanitarian Paradigm or Economic Investment?
Speaker(s): Alain Carpentier - Paris, France



CONTROVERSIES IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY:
PLENARY SESSION

09:30 a.m.
Therapeutic Cloning Should be Supported to Provide Stem Cells for CT Research And Treatment
Speaker(s): Pro: Paul Berg, Ph.D.

09:30 a.m.
Therapeutic Cloning Should be Supported to Provide Stem Cells for CT Research And Treatment
Speaker(s): Con: Eric Cohen

10:30 a.m.
Pulmonary Artery Vein Isolation is an Adequate Operation for Chronic Atrial Fibrillation
Speaker(s): Pro: Randall K. Wolf

10:30 a.m.
Pulmonary Artery Vein Isolation is an Adequate Operation for Chronic Atrial Fibrillation
Speaker(s): Con: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr.

11:15 a.m.
Surgery Will Play a Minimal Role in Heart Failure
Speaker(s): Pro: James Young

11:15 a.m.
Surgery Will Play a Minimal Role in Heart Failure
Speaker(s): Con: Patrick M. McCarthy



CONTROVERSIES IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY: GENERAL THORACIC CONTROVERSIES

10:30 a.m.
Subcentimeter Ground Glass Opacity; Limited vs. Anatomic Resection: What's the Appropriate Therapy?
Speaker(s): Pro: Hisao Asamura

10:30 a.m.
Subcentimeter Ground Glass Opacity; Limited vs. Anatomic Resection: What's the Appropriate Therapy?
Speaker(s): Con: Robert Korst

11:15 a.m.
Should PET Scans Be Done Before Resection of All Thoracic Malignancies?
Speaker(s): Pro: Robert Downy

11:15 a.m.
Should PET Scans Be Done Before Resection of All Thoracic Malignancies?
Speaker(s): Con: R. Sudhir Sundaresan



CONTROVERSIES IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY: CONGENITAL HEART CONTROVERSIES

10:30 a.m.
The Practice of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Should be Limited and Performed Only by Those Who are Full-Time Congenital Heart Surgeons
Speaker(s): Pro: Charles Fraser

10:30 a.m.
The Practice of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Should be Limited and Performed Only by Those Who are Full-Time Congenital Heart Surgeons
Speaker(s): Con: Hillel Laks

11:15 a.m.
Normothermia is Preferable to Hypothermia for Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Infants
Speaker(s): Pro: Alain Serraf

11:15 a.m.
Normothermia is Preferable to Hypothermia for Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Infants
Speaker(s): Con: Thomas L. Spray