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93rd Annual Meeting Webcast

ABMS COMPETENCIES KEY
Medical
Knowledge
Interpersonal and
Communication Skills
Patient
Care
Practice-Based
Learning and Improvement
Professionalism System-Based
Practice

This activity has been developed in recognition of the American Board of Medical Specialties Six Core Competencies. This activity will increase your competency in the areas of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Systems-Based Practice, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, and Professionalism. The AATS has designated the primary competency each session will address.

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
SKILLS AND DECISION MAKING COURSES
Adult Cardiac Skills and Decision Making
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Chair: Rakesh M. Suri, MD, Mayo Clinic
Co-Moderators: Rakesh M. Suri, MD, Mayo Clinic
Eric E. Roselli, MD, Cleveland Clinic

The breadth of Cardiac Surgical Practice has broadened significantly over the past decade. Despite prior predictions of imminent demise, novel therapeutic paradigms have emerged, surgical procedures have been miniaturized and hybrid techniques are now commonplace. The rapid proliferation of technological advances at high-volume centers, has not been accompanied by similarly paced dissemination of technical specifics to mid- and smaller sized cardiac surgical practices .This course is designed to provide an overview of important new technologies and techniques in Cardiac Surgery. Utilizing a case-based format, we will describe clinical scenarios, novel therapeutic options, specific technical details and relevant clinical outcomes.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand clinical indications and proper technical execution of cutting edge adult cardiac surgical techniques.
  • Recognize key technical considerations for the performance of less-invasive cardiac operations, including small-incision and catheter-based procedures Critically analyze outcome data associated with "best-practice" application of established and emerging adult cardiac surgical techniques.
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Social Media and Medicine
Lee Aase, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
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8:25 a.m. - 8:30 .a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Rakesh M. Suri, MD, Mayo Clinic
8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
Mattia Glauber, MD, Heart Hospital Monasterio Foundation
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8:55 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation
Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Emory University Hospital
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9:15 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement
Malakh Shrestha, MBBS, PhD, Hannover Medical School
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9:35 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. Transaortic Aortic Valve Implantation
Vinayak Bapat, MS, FRCS, St. Thomas Hospital
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9:55 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Break
10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Valve-in-Valve Aortic Valve Implantation
Michael A. Borger, MD, University of Leipzig
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10:50 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Aortic Valve Repair
Hans-Joachim Schaefers, MD, University Hospital
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11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Aortic Valve Sparing Root Replacement
Wilson Y. Szeto, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Biscuspid Aortic Valve Disease and Management of the Ascending Aorta
John A. Elefteriades, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
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12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. Hybrid Approach to Aortic Arch Disease
Eric E. Roselli, MD, Cleveland Clinic
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1:55 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Robotic Mitral Valve Repair
Rakesh M. Suri, MD, Mayo Clinic
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2:20 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Repair Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Robert A. Dion, MD, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg
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2:45 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Niv Ad, MD, INOVA Fairfax Hospital/ IHVI Majorca
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3:10 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. Implantation of Latest Generation Ventricular Assist Devices
Mark S. Slaughter, MD, University of Louisville
4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Total Arterial Coronary Revascularization
James Tatoulis, MD, University of Melbourne
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4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wrap-up
Rakesh M. Suri, MD, Mayo Clinic
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
 
Congenital Skills and Decision Making
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Chair: Carl L. Backer, MD, Children's Memorial Hospital

The AATS Congenital Skills Course for 2013 will be a full day course on Saturday, May 4. The focus will be on technical and decision making skills required for performing a successful operation. Specific operations to be reviewed are Pulmonary Valve Insertion, Reinforced Ross, Double Switch, Nikaidoh, Total Artificial Heart, and Reoperations after Vascular Ring Surgery. Decision making skills will include indications for operation on children with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery, evidence based medicine in the cardiac care unit (CCU), intraoperative neuroprotection strategies, management of Scimitar Syndrome, and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction after AVSD defect repair. Twelve different topics will be covered, all of which will address highly relevant current issues in congenital heart surgery presented by a group of world renowned experts. Attending this course will improve your technical and decision-making skills.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Implement decision Making Skills: Vascular Rings, Anomalous Aortic Origin of a CoronaryArtery, Cardiac Care Unit, Neuroprotection, and Cardioplegia.
  • Implement Technical Skills: Pulmonary Valve Insertion, Reinforced Ross, Double Switch, Nikaidoh, Atrioventricular Septal Defect, and Scimitar Syndrome.
  • Gain understanding from the open dialogue of questions answered directly by experts in congenital heart surgery.
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Social Media and Medicine
Lee Aase, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
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8:20 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Reoperation after Vascular Ring Repair
Carl L. Backer, MD, Children's Memorial Hospital
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8:50 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. What the Registry tells us about Anomalous Aortic Origin of the Coronary Artery
Julie Brothers, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Marshall L. Jacobs, MD, Johns Hopkins University

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9:35 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Scimitar Syndrome - The Curved Turkish Sabre
Sertac M. Cicek, MD, Anadolu Medical Center
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10:05 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Evidence-based Medicine in the CCU - Truth vs. Dogma
John M. Costello, MD, Children's Hospital Boston
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11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tetralogy of Fallot and Pulmonary Valve Replacement - Timing and Techniques in the Asymptomatic Patient
Stephanie Fuller, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Neuroprotection Strategies - What Do We Really Need To Do?
Charles D. Fraser, MD, Texas Children's Hospital
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12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Reinforced Ross: Techniques and Outcomes
Ross M. Ungerleider, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health
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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Double-switch Demystified - The Arterial Switch, Hemi-Mustard, and Bidirectional Glenn
Frank L. Hanley, MD, Stanford University
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2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cardioplegia - What Type and How Much?
Christopher A. Caldarone, MD, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children
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3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Reoperation for Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction after Atrioventricular Septal Defect
David M. Overman, MD, Children's Heart Clinic
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4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Nikaidoh Operation
Victor O. Morell, MD, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Total Artificial Heart for the Failed Fontan Repair
J. William Gaynor, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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5:00 p.m. Adjourn
 
General Thoracic Skills and Decision Making
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Chair: Stephen D. Cassivi, MD, Mayo Clinic

General Thoracic surgeons are learning and performing many new surgical procedures. It is not unusual to advance to a point in doing these operations where one has mastered the individual steps, but the time to do the operation is longer than in experienced hands. This course will teach how to do the new operations in a reliably safe and easy way. In this regard, it is targeted to participants who have tried these operations but who are seeking to learn from an expert how to do it better. Spatial relationships of incisions and targets dictates ease of operation more than any other variables. Fine-tuning knowledge of incision location, operative steps and time saving techniques will be covered specifically.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Define the indications and limitations of new thoracic surgical technologies including endobronchial ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection, SBRT, endoscopic myotomy.
  • Define the indications and limitations of the various approaches to esophageal resection.
  • Define the indications and limitations of minimally invasive pulmonary resection, including the perioperative care pathways for optimizing patient benefit from this surgical option.
  • Define the indications and limitations of the transcervical and thoracoscopic approaches to thymectomy.
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Social Media and Medicine
Lee Aase, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
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8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Introduction
Stephen D. Cassivi, MD, Mayo Clinic
 
Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapeutics
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Endobronchial UltraSound EBUS
Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD, University of Toronto
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8:40 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Esophageal Ultrasound EUS / Endoscopic Mucosal Resection EMR
Moishe Liberman, MD, Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal
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8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Thoracic Surgeon and SBRT
Neil A. Christie, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy POEMS
Christopher J. Gostout, MD, Mayo Clinic
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9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
 
Esophagectomy - How I Do It
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy
Donald E. Low, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center
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10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Transhiatal Esophagectomy
Mark B. Orringer, MD, University of Michigan Medical Center
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10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Left Thoracoabdominal Esophagectomy
Thomas W. Rice, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Three-Field Esophagectomy
Nasser K. Altorki, MD, Cornell Medical Center
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11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
James D. Luketich, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
 
Pulmonary Resection
1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Optimal Analgesia
Juan J. Fibla, MD, Mayo Clinic
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1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. VATS - How I Do It
René Horsleben Petersen, MD, Righospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
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2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. VATS Lymphadenectomy - How I Do It
Thomas A. D'Amico, MD, Duke University Medical Center
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2:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Single Incision VATS Lobectomy - How I Do It
Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD, Coruña Hospital
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2:35 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Post-Op Fast-Track Pathway
Dennis Wigle, MD, Mayo Clinic
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2:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
 
Mediastinum
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Transcervical Thymectomy
Joseph B. Shrager, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
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4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. VATS Thymectomy
Joshua R. Sonett, MD, Columbia University Medical Center
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4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Video Assisted Mediastinal Lymphadenectomy
Gunda Leschber, MD, ELK Berlin Chest Hospital
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4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Minimally Invasive Thoracic Sympathectomy
Laureano Molins, MD, University of Barcelona
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4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
 
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
DEVELOPING THE ACADEMIC SURGEON
 
Developing the Academic Surgeon
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Course Chair: J. William Gaynor, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This symposium will provide the information that academic physicians need to navigate the specific professional facets of an academic career. Attendees will learn how to apply and negotiate for their first job, understand the expectations of Department Chairmen, develop research collaborations, maintain a balance between clinical and research activities, and navigate the promotion process.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the academic promotion process and expectations of the department chairman.
  • Implement techniques to maintain work balance.
  • Describe regulatory issues related to research.
Moderators: J. William Gaynor, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Jennifer C. Hirsch, MD, University of Michigan
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Social Media and Medicine
Lee Aase, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
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8:20 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. Introduction
J. William Gaynor, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
8:25 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. The Promotion Process
Bryan A. Wolf, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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8:40 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. The Balancing Act: How do you build a Clinical Practice and a Research Career?
Michael A. Acker, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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8:55 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Challenges in the Early Years of an Academic Career
Jennifer C. Hirsch, MD, University of Michigan
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9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Panel Discussion and Questions
9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
 
Moderators: Yolonda L. Colson, MD, University of Michigan
R. Duane Davis, MD, MBA, Duke University Medical Center
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Challenges in Developing a Basic Science Research Program
Peter J. Gruber, MD, PhD, Primary Children’s Medical Center
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10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. What a Basic Scientist Looks for in a Potential Collaboration with a Surgeon
Edward E. Morrisey, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. The ROI for an MBA: Is it Worth the Cost?
R. Duane Davis, MD, MBA, Duke University Medical Center
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10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Opportunities for Research using the STS Databases
Fred H. Edwards, MD, University of Florida
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11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Navigating the Alphabet Soup of the NIH: K08, R01, Etc
Yolonda L. Colson, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
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11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. How Chairmen Evaluate Candidates for Academic Positions
Irving L. Kron, MD, University of Virginia Health System
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11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Panel Discussion and Questions
12:00 p.m. Adjourn
 
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
WORKING WITH INDUSTRY
This session is not accredited.
Working with Industry
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Chair: Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, Northwestern University

This session will provide insight on the surgeon's role in the process of inventing or perfecting products used to treat patients. The course will highlight issues ranging from inventing, patenting, prototyping, licensing or starting a company. The faculty will give perspective from physician inventors as well as industry and the FDA to provide tips on how to successfully navigate the path from product invention to commercial use.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process from invention to commercialization.
  • Describe the elements of a successful commercial product.
  • Understand how to approach industry with a new idea.
  • What industry expects from physician/inventor.
1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Introduction
Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, Northwestern University
1:35 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. Decades of Medical Innovation: What's Different Today?
Thomas J. Fogarty, MD
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1:55 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. "Pulling Ideas Out of a Hat"
William E. Cohn, MD, Texas Heart Institute
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2:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Start Your Own Company, or License Your Idea?
Steven F. Bolling, MD, University of Michigan
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2:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. The Office of Technology Transfer: Friend or Foe?
A. Marc Gillinov, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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2:55 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Industry and FDA Perspectives
Round table discussion regarding the current system and processes among industry representatives.
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
 
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
ALLIED HEALTH PERSONNEL SYMPOSIUM
Allied Health Personnel Symposium
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Chair: Harold M. Burkhart, MD, Mayo Clinic
Nurse Planner: Katherine J. Hoercher, RN, Cleveland Clinic

The symposium, in its third year, is designed specifically to cover new developments, major topics, and controversial issues that allied health personnel, including nurses, nurse practitioners, perfusionists, and physician assistants, deal with on a daily basis as they provide care to patients in the perioperative setting.

These didactic presentations, case studies, and panel discussions, led by nationally recognized leaders, are designed to provide the best evidence-based recommendations. The symposium will specifically address advances in cardiothoracic surgical patient care including the utilization of iPad technology and expected quality measurements. In addition, overviews of new cardiothoracic surgical techniques including percutaneous valve therapy, robotic-assisted surgery, as well as ventricular assist device therapy will be discussed. Other topics to be discussed include thoracic surgery patient care pathways, management of postoperative anticoagulation and atrial fibrillation, and management of ventricular assist device patients.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe advances in cardiothoracic surgical patient care, including the utilization of IPad technology, expected quality measurements, and the purpose of a direct-referral clinic.
  • Describe the current status of new cardiac surgical techniques like robotic-assisted surgery and percutaneous valve therapy.
  • Understand new advances in thoracic surgery including patient care pathways, robotic thoracic surgery, and the current state of pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Implement best management strategies for cardiac surgical patients in need of management for anticoagulation, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular assist device therapy.
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Social Media and Medicine
Lee Aase, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
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8:20 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Harold M. Burkhart, MD, Mayo Clinic
 
Advancing Patient Care in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Moderator: T. Bruce Ferguson, Jr., MD, East Carolina Heart Institute

8:25 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Utilizing iPad Technology for Cardiac Surgical Patient Care
David A. Cook, MD, Mayo Clinic
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8:45 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Quality Measurements and NQF: What You Need to Know
T. Bruce Ferguson, Jr., MD, East Carolina Heart Institute
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9:05 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Direct Referral Clinic: Why, How and Who?
Macaila C. Eick, RN, CNP, Mayo Clinic
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9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
 
Percutaneous and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Techniques: Case Study, Patient Selection and Outcomes
Moderator: John S. Ikonomidis, MD, University of South Carolina
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Robotic-assisted Cardiac Surgery
Harold M. Burkhart, MD, Mayo Clinic
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10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Percutaneous Aortic Valve Therapy Update
Gorav Ailawadi, MD, University of Virginia
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10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Current State of Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Surgery
John S. Ikonomidis, MD, University of South Carolina
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10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Panel Discussion
 
Advancing the Practice of Thoracic Surgery
Moderator: Robert Cerfolio, MD, University of Alabama
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Is There a Role for Patient Care Pathways in Thoracic Surgery?
Marc R. Katlic, MD, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
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11:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Update in Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, University of Alabama
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11:35 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Current State of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Postoperative Thoracic Patient
Roberto P. Benzo, MD, Mayo Clinic
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11:55 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
 
Decision Making in the Cardiac Surgical Patient
Moderator: Jeffrey B. Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP, Mayo Clinic
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Anticoagulation Management in the Pre and Postoperative Cardiac Surgical Patient
Victor A. Ferraris, MD, University of Kentucky
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1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Volume Management and Blood Conservation
Jeffrey B. Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP, Mayo Clinic
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2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Management of Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation
Marc R. Moon, MD, Washington University
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2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Short-term Mechanical Circulatory Support in the Post-cardiotomy Patient: Axial Flow versus ECMO
Gregory J. Schears, MD, Mayo Clinic
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2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
 
Ventricular Assist Devices Update
Moderator: Katherine J. Hoercher, RN, Cleveland Clinic
3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Destination Therapy versus Bridge to Transplant: Which Pathway?
John M. Stulak, MD, Mayo Clinic
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3:50 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Perioperative and ICU Management of the MCS Patient
Elissa J. Yaw, RN, CNP, Mayo Clinic
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4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Overview and Management of Complications with MCS: GI Bleeding, Infection, Thrombosis, Pump Exchange
Daniel J. Goldstein, MD, Montefiore Medical Center
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4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

 
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