Schedule

Saturday, April 24, 2021

- CDT
Plenary: Refresher Course Lectures

Moderator: Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM CST
The High-Risk Cardiac Obstetrics Patient – Help!
Marie-Louise Meng, MD

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM CST
From Perioperative Lung Injury to Postoperative Pulmonary Complications
Karsten Bartels, MD, PhD

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM CST
Heart Failure with Preserved EF: What’s New?
Jenny Kwak, MD, FASE

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM CST
Opioid-Free Cardiac Anesthesia: Is this for Real?
Michael Grant, MD, MSE

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Workshop 1: MCS

Moderators: Jenny Kwak, MD and Kelly Ural, MD

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM CST
Introduction
Kelly Ural, MD and Jenny Kwak, MD

9:05 AM – 9:20 AM CST
MCS and Echo
Michael Manning, MD, PhD

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM CST
Troubleshooting ECMO Disasters
Michael Mazzeffi, MD, MPH, MSc

9:35 AM - 9:45 AM CST
New and Emerging Technologies
James Anton, MD

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM CST
Live Q&A

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM CST
BREAK

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM CST –
LVAD
James Anton, MD and Rebecca Aron, MD

10:40 AM CST - 11:05 AM CST  
ECMO
Michael Mazzeffi, MD, MPH, MSc and Karen Jones Smith, MD

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM CST
CPB
Michael Manning, MD, PhD and David Chabot, MS, CCP

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM CST
Percutaneous Devices
Jacob Gutsche, MD and Vidya Rao, MD, PhD, FASE

11:55 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Workshop 2: Professional Development

Moderators: Emily Methangkool and Candice Montzingo, MD, FASE

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM CST
Introduction 
Emily Methangkool and Candice Montzingo, MD, FASE

9:05 AM – 9:20 AM CST
The Power of Delegation and How To Do It Right
Leo Hopf, MBA

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM CST
The Art of Saying No - Essential Time Management
Lavina Kolarcyk, MD

9:35 AM - 9:50 AM CST
How to Deliver a Mind-Blowing Presentation
Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE

9:50 AM - 10:05 AM CST
Negotiating for What You Need and Want
Jacques Neelankavil, MD

10:05 AM - 10:10 AM CST
BREAK

10:10 AM - 10:35 AM CST
First Workstation

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM CST
Second Workstation

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM CST
Third Workstation

11:25 AM - 11:50 AM CST
Fourth Workstation

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Innovations in Regional Anesthesia

Moderator: Adam Dalia, MD, MBA, FASE

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM CST
Evolution in Regional for Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients - History and Recent Changes
Jessica Brodt, MD

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM CST
Implementing a Novel Program
Ban Tsui, MD, MSc, FRCPC

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM CST
Regional Options - Where, When, How Much, by Whom?
Himani Bhatt, DO, MPA, FASE

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM CST
Ensuring Patient Safety - Specific Issues (Exparel, Pharmacokinetics of CPB, Postop Intubation, Arrhythmia Management)
Marta Kelava, MD

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM CST
Remember the Rest of ERACS - Key Components
Michael Grant, MD, MSE

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
STS/SCA: Minimizing Cognitive Dysfunction Following Cardiac Surgery

Moderator: Shahzad Shaefi, MD

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM CST
Surgical Approaches and Techniques to Optimize Neurologic Function [OPCAB vs CABG, Particulate Emboli Filters, Dynamic Bubble Traps, Cross Clamp Manipulation]
Louis Chu, MD

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM CST
TAVR Embolic Filtration: What Does the Evidence Say?
Hilary Grocott, MD, FRCPC, FASE

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM CST
Cerebral Pre-Conditioning
Shahzad Shaefi, MD

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM CST
Anesthetic Monitoring to Improve Neurologic Outcomes
Choy Lewis, MD

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM CST
Anesthetic Technique and Hemodynamic Control
Charlie Brown, MD

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Lung Transplantation Management
Moderators: Rebecca Klinger, MD, MS and Archer Martin, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
ECMO In Thoracic Surgery
Moderators: Nazish Hashmi, MD and Eleanor Vega, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
How to Design and Implement a Thoracic ERAS Program at Your Hospital
Moderators: Alessia Pedoto, MD, FASA and Amanda Kleiman, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Patient on LVAD for Thoracic Surgery
Moderators: Wanda Popescu, MD and Diana Anca, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Esophagectomy
Moderators: Jagtar Singh Heir, DO and Ju Mei Ng, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Airway Crisis in the Thoracic Surgical Patient
Moderators: Philip Hartigan, MD and Stephen Collins, MD

- CDT
Perioperative Disasters – How to Handle Them! How to Avoid Them!

Moderator: Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM CST
Cardiac Disease and Pregnancy - Frightening Combo Made Less Scary
Kelly Ural, MD

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Perfusion Nightmares - Tips to Help You Sleep at Night
Karen Jones-Smith, MS, CCP, LP

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM CST
VAD Emergencies: no one said there’d be days like these! 
Jeffery Songster, MD

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Arrest in the ICU?  - 2021 Recommendations (They're Not What They Used to Be)
Megan Kostibas, MD

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Your Services are No Longer Required!" Have We Made Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Appear Too Easy???

Moderator: Jennifer Hargrave, DO

1:00 PM – 1:10 PM CST
Pro: CTA Present in the TAVI Procedures
Alexander Mittnacht, MD, FASE

1:10 PM – 1:20 PM CST
Con: Conscious Sedation for TAVI Procedures
Tara Brakke, MD, FASE

1:20 PM – 1:30 PM CST
CT Anesthesiologist's Role in EP and VAD for Non-Cardiac Surgery
Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM CST
Non-Physicians and Echo Imaging - Should It Ever Be A Reality?
Christopher Troianos, MD, FASE, FASA

1:40 PM – 2:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in Cardiac Surgery

Moderator: Mihai Podgoreanu, MD, FASE

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM CST
Risk Factors for AKI Post Cardiac Surgery
Amanda Fox, MD, MPH

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM CST
Preventing Perioperative AKI: What Works, What Doesn’t Work, and What We're Not Sure About? An Up-to-date Review of Existing and Emerging Evidence
David Mcilroy, MBBS, MClinEpi, FANZCA

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Early Biomarkers of AKI
Andrew Shaw, MB, FRCA, FFICM, FCCM, MMHC

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM CST
Renal Replacement Therapy in Post Cardiac Surgery AKI
Frederic Billings, MD

3:10 PM – 3:45 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
How to Manage Emergency Critical Events During Organ Transplantation

Moderator: Jiapeng Huang, MD, PhD, FASE, FASA

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM CST
Cardiovascular Functions in Patients with End Stage Liver Disease
Susan Mandell, MD, PhD

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM CST
Standardized Management for Liver Transplantation Emergencies
Sheila Ellis, MD

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Managing Coagulopathy During Organ Transplantation
Yong Peng, MD, PhD, FASE, FASA

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM CST
Managing Critical Events During Lung Transplant
Kathirvel Subramaniam, MD, MPH, FASE

3:10 PM – 3:45 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Workshop 3: POCUS

Moderators: Shahzad Shaefi, MD and Megan Chacon, MD

2:30 PM - 2:35 PM CST
Introduction
Shahzad Shaefi, MD and Megan Chacon, MD

2:35 PM - 2:45 PM CST
POCUS Certifications
Nicholas Markin, MD, FASE

2:45 PM - 2:55 PM CST
How POCUS Has Expanded my Practice
Ben Tuck, MD

2:55 PM - 3:00 PM CST
BREAK

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM CST
TTE and Comparison TEE
McKenzie Hollon, MD and Bradley Coker, MD

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM CST
FOCUS Cardiac
Ben Tuck, MD and Massimiliano Meineri, MD, FASE

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM CST
Live Q&A

3:35 PM - 3:45 PM CST
BREAK

3:45 PM - 3:55 PM CST
Vascular Access
Jeffrey Songster, MD and Abirami Kumaresan, MD

3:55 PM - 4:05 PM CST
FAST and Gastric US
Laeben Lester, MD and Ravi Joshi, MD, FASE

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM CST
Live Q&A

4:25 PM - 4:35 PM CST
Hypoxia/Lung US
Vidya Rao, MD, PhD, FASE and Sheela Pai Cole, MD, FASE

4:35 PM - 5:05 PM CST
Rescue Echo
Walker Thomas, MHPTT, RDCS, FASE and Nicholas Markin, MD, FASE

5:05 PM - 5:25 PM CST
Live Q&A

5:25 PM - 5:30 PM CST
Closing Remarks
Shahzad Shaefi, MD and Megan Chacon, MD

- CDT
Workshop 4: ERACS

Moderators: Michael Grant, MD, MSE and Stephanie Ibekwe, MD

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM CST
Introductions & Workshop Overview
Michael Grant, MD, MSE

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM CST
Program Development and Implementation
Alexander Gregory, MD

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM CST
Opioid-Sparing, Multimodal Analgesia
Stephanie Ibekwe, MD

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM CST
Prevention of Acute Kidney Injury - Goal Directed Perfusion & Acute Kidney Injury Algorithm
Viachaslau Barodka, MD

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM CST
Regional Analgesia Workstation
Jean Pierre Ouanes, MD

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM CST
BREAK

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM
Live Q&A

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM CST
Closing Remarks
Michael Grant, MD, MSE and Stephanie Ibekwe, MD 

- CDT
Mentor Circle - General Session

Moderator: Tara Brakke, MD, FASE

- CDT
- CDT
Behind the Pump: Ensuring Expertise in Perfusion Practices Impacting Your Patient Outcomes

Moderator: Candice Montzingo, MD, FASE

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM CST
The Alphabet Soup of Ultrafiltration
Natalie Silverton, MD, FRCPC, FASE

4:10 PM – 4:20 PM CST
What is in that Cardioplegia? Delnido to Micro Perfusion to Mannitol. What’s the Evidence?
David Chabot, MS, CCP

4:20 PM – 4:30 PM CST
The Voodoo of Cooling and Rewarming Strategies for Circulatory Arrest Goal Directed Perfusion
Albert Cheung, MD

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM CST
Perfusion Emergencies: Something We All Should Review
Rebecca Aron, MD

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Contemporary Team-Based Approaches to Cardiogenic Shock

Moderator: Raghavendra Govinda, MBBS, MD

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM CST
Team-Based Approach to Cardiogenic Shock
Ramesh Singh, MD

4:10 PM – 4:20 PM CST
Applications of Veno-Arterial ECMO Beyond Post-Cardiotomy Shock
Zachary Kon, MD

4:20 PM – 4:30 PM CST
Optimizing Pharmacologic Support for Cardiogenic Shock
Andre Denault, MD, PhD, FASE

4:30 PM – 4:40 PM CST
Practical Quantitative Assessments of LV and RV Function and Evaluation of Cardiac Recovery in Patients with Cardiogenic Shock
Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE

4:40 PM – 4:50 PM CST
Management Considerations for Patients with Percutaneous LVADs or VA ECMO Undergoing Heart Transplantation
Jamil Ortoleva, MD, MPH, FASE

4:50 PM – 5:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

Sunday, April 25, 2021

- CDT
Earl Wynands Lecture: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: And Other Implications for Research and Progress in Cardiac Anesthesia

Moderator: Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE

8:00 AM – 8:40 AM CST
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: And Other Implications for Research and Progress in Cardiac Anesthesia
Hilary Grocott, MD, FRCPC, FASE

8:40 AM – 9:00 AM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Plenary: Pulmonary Hypertension: Old Disease, New Updates

Moderator: Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM CST
Refining the Definition of Pulmonary Hypertension and Its Impact on Perioperative Optimization
Timothy Maus, MD, FASE

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM CST
Latest Insights in Pulmonary Hypertension Pathophysiology - From Bench to Bedside
Soban Umar, MD, PhD

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM CST
Roadmap for the Perioperative Management of Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension
Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM CST
When Pulmonary Hypertension Becomes Unmanageable - Surgical Approaches for Patients with End Stage Pulmonary Hypertension
Laura Donahoe, MD, MSc, FRCSC

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Workshop 5: Interventional Workshop

Moderators: Nelson Thaemert, MD and Nadia Hensley, MD

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM CST
Introduction
Nelson Thaemert, MD and Nadia Hensley, MD

9:05 AM - 9:15 AM CST
Balloon Expandable vs. Self-Expanding Valves
Nadia Hensley, MD

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM CST
TAVR Problem Based Learning Discussion
Jake Abernathy, MD, MPH, FASE and Choy Lewis, MD

9:45 AM - 10:05 AM CST
Fireside Chat - Community Hospital TAVR Perspective
Nelson Thaemert, MD

10:05 AM - 10:15 AM CST
BREAK

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CST
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair
Carly Peterson, MD and James Lee, MD

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM CST
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair Imaging & Steps of Case Explained
Charles Nyman, MBBCh

11:05 AM - 11:10 AM CST
BREAK

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Imaging and Fireside Chat
Erik Anderson, MD and Jeffrey Songster, MD

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST
TMVR Problem Based Learning Discussion
Megan Chacon, MD and Austin Adams, MD

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Mitral Valve Repair: Roadmap to Intraoperative Evaluation and Decision Making

Moderator: Michele Sumler, MD

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM CST
Echocardiographic Challenges in Assessment of the Mitral Valve
Stanton Shernan, MD, FAHA, FASE

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM CST
When the Repair Does Not Solve the Problem: What's Next?
Abimbola Faloye, MD, FASE, FASA

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Echocardiography and Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement
Ratna Vadlamudi, MD

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
SOCCA: Lightning Talks

Moderator: Shahzad Shaefi, MD

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM CST
Post Cardiotomy Delirium - Enough Talk, What Can We Intervene On?
Charlie Brown, MD

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM CST
Post-Operative Vasoplegia - Anything More Than Magic Bullets
Natalia Ivascu, MD

11:20 AM – 11:30 AM CST
Intraoperative Choices to Ameliorate Post-Operative Pulmonary Complications
Karsten Bartels, MD

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM CST
How Best to Stuff the Contemporary CTICU?
Brigid Flynn, MD

11:40 AM – 11:50 AM CST
Oxygen Therapy in Cardiac Surgery - Friend or Foe?
Aaron Mittel, MD

11:50 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Why is Perioperative A Fib So Hard to Fix?

Moderator: Jonathan Ho, MD, FASE

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM CST
Why is Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation So Hard to Fix?
Jennie Ngai, MD

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM CST
Navigating the Maze: Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation During Mitral Valve Surgery
Reed Harvey, MD

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Can We Identify a Subset of Patients at Greatest Risk for Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation?
Jochen Muehlschlegel, MD

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Perfusion Secrets
Moderators: Karen Jones Smith, MD and Vidya Rao, MD, PhD, FASE

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Managing Adult Congenital Patient for Elective Surgery
Moderators: Alexander Mittnacht, MD, FASE and Tiffany Williams, MD

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Nuts and Bolts of EP Ablations: Experts Share Their Secrets….and Their Fears
Moderators: Diana Anca, MD, and Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, FASE

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
SCA/STS Database Reporting & Dashboard: Adding Value to Perioperative Care
Moderators: Jose Mauricio Del Rio, MD, FASE, Miklos Kertai, MD, and Carole Krohn, MPH, BSN, RN

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Stop the Bleeding: Our 2021 Guide to Hemostasis for Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Kamrouz Ghadimi, MD and Prakash Patel, MD, FASE

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
VA ECMO: Perioperative Management
Moderators: Meena Bhatia, MD and Priya Kumar, MD

- CDT
Adult Congenital Heart Disease – It’s Everywhere

Moderator: Jacques Neelankavil, MD

1:30 PM – 1:50 PM CST
ACHD - Physiology and Anesthetic Implications
Gregory Janelle, MD

1:50 PM – 2:10 PM CST
ACHD and OB
Marie Louise Meng, MD

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM CST
ACHD and the Cath Lab
Austin Adams, MD

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Protective Ventilation for Thoracic Surgery after COVID Exposure

Moderator: Alessia Pedoto, MD, FASA

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM CST
Pulmonary Complications after Thoracic Surgery: Etiology and Pathophysiology of Lung Injury in Thoracic Surgery
Alessia Pedoto, MD, FASA

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM CST
Optimal FIO2 During Lung Surgery - How to Interpret and Apply the Available Data
Frederic Billings, MD

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM CST
PRO: Protective Ventilation Improves Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery
Marcelo Gama de Abreu, MD

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM CST
CON: Protective Ventilation Improves Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery
Randal Blank, MD, PhD

2:10 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Teamwork in the OR: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Moderator: Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM CST
Face to Face: How to Have Real Conversations with Surgical Colleagues
James Abernathy, MD

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Overcoming Challenging Dynamics in the OR
Michael Moulton, MD

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM CST
Casting Blame: How to Learn from Our Mistakes as a Team
Gregory Janelle, MD

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM CST
The Physician Diad: The Key to OR Success
Jeffrey Cooper, PhD

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Workshop 6: Advanced TEE

Moderators: Kimberly Howard-Quijano, MD, MS, FASE and Jennifer Hargrave, DO

- CDT
Best of Meeting & Early Career Investigator

Moderators: Jochen Muehlschlegel, MD and Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE 

- CDT
Adult Cardiac Tasting Menu - A Little Something For Everyone

Moderator: Jenny Kwak, MD

3:30 PM – 3:38 PM CST
Perioperative Care of the Morbidly Obese Cardiac Surgical Patient
Megan Chacon, MD

3:38 PM – 3:46 PM CST
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - May the Force NOT Be with You?
Frederick Cobey, MD, MPH, FASE

3:46 PM – 3:54 PM CST
Craftmanship vs Automation in Cardiac Anesthesia
Tjorvi Perry, MD

3:54 PM – 4:02 PM CST
Airway Management for Patients with Significant Cardiac Disease
Peter Slinger, MD, FRCPC

4:02 PM – 4:10 PM CST
Perioperative Plan for Lead Extractions
Timothy Maus, MD, FASE

4:10 PM – 4:18 PM CST
Interventional Echocardiography - What Is It? And How Does It Impact Income and Resources
G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE

4:18 PM – 4:26 PM CST
Pipes, Plumbing, and Knobs - Basic Refresher on VADs and ECMO
Natalie Silverton, MD, FRCPC, FASE

4:26 PM – 4:34 PM CST
Sedation for High-Risk Patients - When Anesthesia is the Riskiest Part
Laeben Lester, MD

4:34 PM – 5:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Preoperative Optimization: Can We Level the Playing Field?

Moderator: Tara Brakke, MD, FASE

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM CST
Personalizing Nutritional Optimization for Each Patient
Stephanie Ibekwe, MD

3:50 PM – 4:10 PM CST
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: How to Make it Work for You
Josh Zimmerman, MD

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM CST
My Patient has a Positive Stress Test, Cardiac or Non-Cardiac Surgery First?
Annemarie Thompson, MD

4:30 PM – 4:50 PM CST
What Comes First? TAVR or Non-Cardiac Surgery for my Patient with Severe AS
Peter Neuburger, MD

4:50 PM – 5:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

Monday, April 26, 2021

- CDT
Plenary: Artificial Intelligence: The Dawn of a New Era in Perioperative Cardiovascular Care

Moderator: Mihai Podgoreanu, MD, FASE

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM CST
A Framework for Artificial Intelligence in the Perioperative Period
Ira Hofer, MD

8:15 AM  - 8:30 AM CST
From Rich Digital Health Datasets to Actionable Intraoperative Knowledge - The Promise and Challenges of AI Arriving to an OR Near You
Maxime Cannesson, MD

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM CST
Building the ICU of the Future: Syndrome Surveillance and Clinical Decision Support in the Intensive Care Unit
Timothy Buchman, MD, PhD

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM CST
AI for Personalized Perioperative Cardiovascular Care
Vesela Kovacheva, MD

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Keynote: Using Data Science to Improve CV Surgical Outcomes

Moderator: Stanton Shernan, MD, FAHA, FASE

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM CST
Using Data Science to Improve CV Surgical Outcomes
Robert Califf, MD, MACC

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
- CDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
VAD Emergencies
Moderators: Rebecca Aron, MD and Jenny Kwak, MD, FASE

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Guidelines for Valvular Disease
Moderators: Reed Harvey, MD and Stanton Shernan, MD, FAHA, FASE

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Cerebral Protection in Cardiac Surgery – Pitfalls and Plans
Moderators: Charles Hogue, MD and Choy Lewis, MD

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Severe Pulmonary Hypertension and Noncardiac Surgery – No Need to Be Afraid
Moderators: Sinead Nyhan, MD and Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Watchman Procedures: Conundrums, Complications, and the Role of the Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Moderators: Theresa Gelzinis, MD and Noah Rolleri, MD

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Role of ECMO in COVID-19 Disease
Moderators: Lillibeth Fermin, MD and Megan Kostibas, MD

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Echo Essentials for Transcatheter Procedures

Moderator: Megan Chacon, MD

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM CST
Preprocedural TEE for MitraClip and Procedural Guidance Tips for Successful Clip Placement
Nelson Thaemert, MD

1:45 PM – 2:05 PM CST
Left Atrial Appendage Closure Devices and The Role of EchoNav
Nicholas Markin, MD, FASE

2:05 PM – 2:20 PM CST
Echo in TAVR, from TTE in an Awake Patient to Using TEE to Size the Valve
Peter Neuburger, MD

2:20 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

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Patient Blood Management Panel

Moderator: Michael Essandoh, MD, FASE

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM CST
Preoperative Anemia and Perioperative Anemia - How Do I Target and Intervene Upon the Cardiac Surgical Patient
Michael Eaton, MD

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Cardiopulmonary Bypass - Techniques and Evidence Around Minimizing Hemodilution
Nadia Hensley, MD

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM CST
Factor Concentrates - How Do They Work and Why Use Them?
Kenichi Tanaka, MD

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM CST
Allogeneic Blood May Be Good If You Need It and Adds Risks and Costs If You Do Not
Michael Mazzeffi, MD, MPH, MSc

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

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Pragmatic Research: State of the Art 2021

Moderator: Jochen Muehlschlegel, MD

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM CST
ERACS Bundles - Do We Have an Evidence-Based Roadmap
Pingping Song, MD

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Blood Pressure Control During Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Sheela Pai Cole, MD, FASE

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM CST
Acute Kidney Injury - Are We Making Any Headway?
Amanda Fox, MD, MPH

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM CST
Delirium - Moving Us from Diagnosis to Treatment
Christopher Hughes, MD, MS, FCCM

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Best of Meeting Session 2

Moderators: Jochen Muehlschlegel, MD and Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE

- CDT
Right Ventricular Failure

Moderator: Gianluca Paternoster, MD, PhD

3:30 PM – 3:40 PM CST
Pathophysiology of RV Failure
Patrick Wouters, MD

3:40 PM – 3:50 PM CST
Identifying RV Failure
Fabio Guarracino, MD

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Pharmacological Approaches to Right Ventricular
Steffen Rex, MD

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM CST
Mechanical Support in Right Ventricular Failure
Chirojit Murkherjee, MD, PhD, FASE, MBA

4:10 PM – 4:20 PM CST
Right Ventricular Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Blanca Martinez Lopez De Arroyabe, MD

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Roundtable: Improving Gender and Racial Diversity in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Moderators: Michele Sumler, MD and Emily Methangkool, MD

3:30 PM – 3:40 PM CST
Diversity and Patient Care: Why It Matters
Daryl Oakes, MD

3:40 PM – 3:50 PM CST
Implicit Bias: It Exists So What Can We Do About It?
Maya Hastie, MD

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Barriers to Advancement for Women and Underrepresented Minorities
Rekha Chandrabose, MD

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM CST
Building a Program to Advance Women Leaders
Christopher Troianos, MD, FASE, FASA

4:10 PM – 5:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Super Echo Panel

Moderators: Kathryn Glas, MD and Candice Montzingo, MD, FASE

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

- CDT
Plenary: Quality Databases the Why, How, What, Where, and When: Can I Submit My Institution's Data to and Obtain Meaningful Information about Performance of Quality Metrics?

Moderator: Nadia Hensley, MD

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM CST
STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Surgical and Anesthesia Update
Carole Krohn, MPH, BSN, RN

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM CST
How Can I Use the STS-SCA Database for QI/Research?
Miklos Kertai, MD

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM CST
Pediatric Portion of the STS Database
David Vener, MD

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM CST
Transcatheter Valve Registry
G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Enhanced Recovery – From the OR to the ICU, a 360 Degree View

Moderator: Kelly Ural, MD

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM CST
Multimodal Pain Control - Moving Beyond the Opioids
Michael Grant, MD, MSE

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM CST
ERACS - The Surgeon's View
Daniel Engelman, MD

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM CST
Post-Op Care - When Surgery Ends and Recovery Begins
Annemarie Thompson, MD

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM CST
Pro/Con Debate: "Pull and Pray or Let it Stay" - Pro-Extubation
Logan Kosarek, MD

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM CST
Pro/Con Debate: "Pull and Pray or Let it Stay" – Con
Nicholas Markin, MD, FASE

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM): Diagnosis and Treatment of a Complex Disease

Moderator: Adriaan Van Rensburg, MD, FCASA, FRCPC, MBCHB, MMED

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM CST
Diagnosis and Medical Treatment of HCM
Anna Woo, MD

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM CST
Management Options for LVOT Obstruction and Surgical Myectomy
Michael Moulton, MD

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM CST
Intra Operative TEE for Surgical Guidance and the Incidental Finding of a Septal Bulge or SAM
Massimiliano Meineri, MD, FASE

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM CST
Non-Cardiac Surgery and Procedures for the Patient with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Adriaan Van Rensburg, MD, FCASA, FRCPC, MBCHB, MMED

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
When Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists and Intensivists Join the Infectious Disease Frontlines

Moderator: Karsten Bartels, MD

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM CST
Bring Out the Plastic Wrap and Yet Another Intubation Box: Evidence Based Infections Disease Prevention in the Perioperative Setting
Matthew Klopman, MD, FASE

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM CST
When the Lung are Attacked: The Role of ECMO in ARDS Secondary to Viral Infections
Daniel Cormican, MD

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM CST
When the Heart is Broken: Infectious Myocarditis Among Influenza and COVID-19 Patients
Sreekanth Cheruku, MD

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM CST
When a Pandemic Forces Difficult Questions to Be Asked: The Critical Care and Perioperative Ethical Dilemmas Faced During COVID-19
Michele Sumler, MD

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM CST
Transition Roles and Bringing Value: The Impact of CT Anesthesiologists Contributing When Operative Volume Decreases
Stephen Esper, MD, MBA

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Severe Right Ventricular Dysfunction After Cardiac Surgery – Everyone’s Nightmare
Moderators: Sreekanth Cheruku, MD and Heather Hayanga, MD, MPH, FASE

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy – What to Do When You Are Taking Care of Two
Moderators: Draginja Cvetkovic, MD and Sarah C. Smith, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Destination to Where: Ethical Dilemmas in Mechanical Circulatory Support
Moderators: Elvera Baron, MD, PhD and Michael S. O’Connor, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Recurrent Anaphylaxis: An Update on Perioperative Allergic Reactions for the Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Moderators: Jonathan Kay, MD and Richard L. Wolman, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
CIED Management in Cardiac Surgery and Beyond
Moderators: Gregory Blair, MD and Peter Schulman, MD

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Part of the Team and Making an Impact
Moderators: Anne Cherry, MD, FASE and Douglas Shook, MD, FASE

- CDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CST
Aortic Valve Repair – How Can A Comprehensive Aortic Valve TEE Assessment Improve Long Term Results
Moderators: Ravi Joshi, MD, FASE and Benjamin Sohmer, MD

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CST
They Want to Stent What?! Navigating Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) of Chronic Total Occlusion (CTU)
Moderators: Amanda Fox, MD, MPH and Matthew Vanneman, MD 

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CST
Descending Thoracic Aortic Repair - Spinal Cord Protection Strategies
Moderators: Harendra Arora, MD, MBA, FASA and Wanda Popescu, MD

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CST
Hit and CPB
Moderators: Michael Eaton, MD and Roman Sniecinski, MD, FASE

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CST
High Risk TAVR – What Could Go Wrong?
Moderators: Sanjay Dwarakanath, MD, FASE and Komal Patel, MD

- CDT
The Forgotten Valve: Tricuspid Evaluation During Left-Sided Cardiac Surgery

Moderator: Candice Montzingo, MD, FASE

1:15 PM – 1:25 PM CST
The Forgotten Valve: Tricuspid Evaluation During Left Sided Cardiac Surgery
Candice Morrissey, MD

1:25 PM – 1:35 PM CST
The Right Side is the Correct Side for Evaluation During Left Sided Cardiac Surgery
Emily Methangkool, MD

1:35 PM – 1:45 PM CST
Does RV Failure Really Improve with Mitral Valve Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation?
Douglas Shook, MD, FASE

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Bridge to Decision-Making Bridge to Success: Temporary Mechanical Support and the Decision Making Process

Moderator: Stephanie Ibekwe, MD

2:30 PM – 2:50 PM CST
Temporary Mechanical Support in 2021—What Options Are Available?
Michael Essandoh, MD, FASE

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM CST
Is Two Better Than One? Understanding the Physiology and Evidence Behind ECPELLA
Mariya Geube, MD, FASE

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM CST
Once We Start, How Do We Stop? Weaning From Temporary Mechanical Support
Jose Mauricio Del Rio, MD

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Investing in the Next Generation of Echocardiographers: Safe Practices from TTE and TEE

Moderator: Kelly Ural, MD

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM CST
TTE for the TEE Trained: Apples to Apples or Apples to Oranges?
Feroze Mahmood, MD, FASE

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM CST
Hocus Pocus Time to Focus: TTE and Lung Ultrasound for the ABA Applied Exam
Brandon Smoller, MD

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Incorporating TTE Training into Your Daily Workflow
McKenzie Hollon, MD

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM CST
Protecting Our Patients: Ensuring Patient Comfort and Safety While Teaching
Tara Brakke, MD, FASE

3:10 PM – 3:20 PM CST
Diagnosis Done Wrong: Dangers of a POCUS Misdiagnosis
Joshua Zimmerman, MD, FASE

3:20 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
Workshop 7: 3D TEE

Moderators: Jiapeng Huang, MD, PhD, FASE, FASA and Michele Sumler, MD

- CDT
Fellow and Resident TEE Review

Moderators: Tara Brakke, MD, FASE and Jacques Neelankavil, MD

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM CST
Ultrasound Physics
Daryl Oakes, MD

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM CST
Artifacts and Pitfalls
Jennifer Hargrave, DO

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Hemodynamic Calculations
Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM CST
Congenital Heart Defects
Tiffany Williams, MD

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM CST
Prosthetic Valve Evaluation
Jeff Leff, MD, FASE

4:40 PM – 5:15 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
ECMO 2.0 – What You Should Know But Probably Don’t

Moderator: Shahzad Shaefi, MD

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM CST
COVID-19, H1N1, and ECMO - What Have We Learned?
Aaron Mittel, MD

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM CST
Advanced ECMO - Today's Evidence, Configurations, and Indications
Stephanie Cha, MD

4:15 PM – 4:25 PM CST
PRO: Mobile ECMO? AKA Rescue in the Community
Jacob Gutsche, MD

4:25 PM – 4:35 PM CST
CON: Mobile ECMO? Impossible and Impractical for Widespread Use
Marisa Hernandez-Morgan, MD, MPP

4:35 PM – 5:15 PM CST
Live Q&A

- CDT
How to Get My Paper Published

Moderator: Nikolaos Skubas, MD, DSC, FACC, FASE

3:45 PM – 3:55 PM CST
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Keys to Success
John Augustides, MD, FAHA, FASE

3:55 PM – 4:05 PM CST
Pilot Trials: Beware the Pitfalls
Hilary Grocott, MD, FRCPC, FASE

4:05 PM – 4:15 PM CST
The Non-Inferiority Trial: Valuable, But Often Misunderstood
Avery Tung, MD, FCCM

4:15 PM – 4:25 PM CST
Is There a Role for the Case Report?
Amanda Fox, MD, MPH

4:25 PM – 4:35 PM CST
Retrospective Studies and Big Data: How to Do It Right
Nikolaos Skubas, MD, DSC, FACC, FASE

4:35 PM – 5:15 PM CST
Live Q&A