Available for In-Person Only

Saturday, May 14, 2022

- PDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion (#1-6)

PBLD #1: Lung Transplantation Management
Moderators: Martin Archer, MD and Brandi Bottiger, MD

PBLD #2: ECMO in Thoracic Surgery
Moderators: Nazish Hashmi, MD and Ingrid Duarte, MD

PBLD #3: How to Design and Implement a Thoracic ERAS Program at Your Hospital
Moderators: Alessia Pedoto, MD, FASA and Amanda Kleiman, MD

PBLD #4: Patient on LVAD for Thoracic Surgery
Moderators: Wanda Popescu, MD, FASE and Diana Anca, MD

PBLD #5: Airway Crisis in the Thoracic Surgical Patient
Moderators: Philip Hartigan, MD and Stephen Collins, MD

PBLD #6: Oxygenation in One-Lung Ventilation
Moderators: Ryan Lesh, MD and John McNeil, MD

- PDT
PoCUS Workshop

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM 

Title: We should care about the future of PoCUS!

Speaker: McKenzie Hollon, MD

Objective: To provide insight into why learning pocus is important

 

Title: How POCUS and TTE Has Expanded My Practice

Speaker: Ben Tuck, MD

Objective: Overview of relevance of POCUS in practice from an expert practitioner


9:20 AM – 12:00 PM 

Title: The Basic TTE Exam and Comparison TEE Views

Speakers: Brad Coker, MD

Objective: Overview of Basic TTE exam but also with comparative TEE images to allow familiarity and note distinctions for participants.

 

Title: Ultrasound for Evaluation of Hypoxia/Dyspnea

Speakers: Sheela Pai Cole, MD, Vidya Rao, MD

Objective: To be able to assess presence of pneumothorax, pulmonary edema and other lung pathologies 

 

Title: FAST Examination and Gastric Ultrasound

Speakers: Laeben Lester, MD, Ravi Joshi, MD

Objective: To familiarize with Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma and aid use to guide clinical decision-making.

 

Title: FOCUS Cardiac Examination

Speakers: Max Meineri, MD, Ben Tuck, MD

Objective: To aid diagnosis of acute pathologies such as pericardial effusion or tamponade, pulmonary embolism and ventricular dysfunction in the setting of undifferentiated shock or hypotension 

 

Title: Rescue Echo 

Speakers: Brandon Smoller, Walker Thomas        

Objective: To apply the PoCUS concepts in a case based manner.

 

 

 

Title: Vascular Access and portable/handheld devices

Speakers: Abi Kumaresan, MD, Austin Adams, MD

Objective: To understand the ways POCUS can help with vascular access and in which sites, and how the application of portable or handheld devices aids in this.

 

 

- PDT
Professional Development Workshop

Presentations (9:00-10:00 AM)

What I Look for in Leaders: How to Choose the Right Person for the Right Task 

David Reich, MD

In this presentation, a chair will discuss what qualities they look for during recruitment for leadership opportunities. Attendees will take away essential tips for future career development. 

 

2. The Art of Saying No – Essential Time Management Skills 

Lavinia Kolarcyk, MD, FASE

Cardiac anesthesiologists face a number of claims on their time, including clinical work, administrative responsibilities, and familial obligations. Effective time management is key to success. This lecture will provide helpful tips for the busy cardiac anesthesiologist to navigate his or her time, including goal setting, goal alignment, and “inbox” management. Lastly, this lecture will discuss the importance of the artful declination of tasks that do not align with personal goals. 

 

3. How to Deliver a Mind-blowing Presentation 

MaryBeth Brady, MD, FASE

What does it take to give a mind-blowing presentation? Whether attendees are in academic or private practice, speeches and presentations are a daily part of work life and are integral to continued success. This lecture will discuss innovative strategies to deliver a memorable presentation and the “do’s and don’ts” of being on stage.

 

4. How to Promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in your Practice 

Maya Hastie, MD

Promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion is essential for future leaders. In this talk, attendees will learn how to contribute to the promotion of an equitable and diverse workforce. 

 

 

Workshop stations (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Attendees will be divided into four groups and rotate through the workshop stations.

 

Networking 101 – how to perfect your “elevator pitch”  

Jonathan Leff, MD

Networking is a crucial component of career advancement. Prior to the session, attendees will draft an “elevator pitch”, which will be perfected during this practical session. Attendees will also practice essential networking skills. 

 

Negotiating tips 

Douglas Shook, MD, FASE and Tom McLoughlin, MD 

This breakout session will focus on negotiation tips from experts in both private practice and academics. Attendees should have an idea about a future need or want and will have the opportunity to review negotiation techniques to achieve the desired result. 

 

1:1 Mentoring for Career Development with SCA Leaders 

Andy Shaw, MB, FRCA

Chris Troianos,MD 

Mark Taylor, MD, FASE 

Gordon Morewood MD, MBA 

Peter Panzica, MD 

Kathryn Glas, MD 

Stan Shernan, MD, FASE

Maxime Cannesson, MD

 

How to Transform your Leadership 

Jake Abernathy, MD, MPH

Do you aspire to be a future leader, whether it is in your academic department, in your private practice group, or in your hospital executive suite? How can you transform your leadership style into what that serves you, your practice, and your organization? In this session, attendees will discuss essential and practical principles of being a “serving leader” that they can take back to their institution. 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

- PDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion (#7-12)

PBLD #7: Unexpected Intraoperative Echo Findings: When Your Exam Should Change the Surgical Plan (Or Not)
Moderators: Douglas Shook, MD, FASE and Anne Cherry, MD

PBLD #8: Severe Pulmonary Hypertension and Noncardiac Surgery - No Need to be Afraid
Moderators: Jochen Steppan, MD and Sinead Shaefi, MD

PBLD #9: Role of ECMO in COVID 19
Moderators: Lilibeth Fermin, MD and Shahzad Shaefi, MD 

PBLD #10: How to Launch a Successful Peri-Operative Cardiac Surgical Home at Your Institution?
Moderators: Harikesh Subramanian, MD and Kathirvel Subramaniam, MD, MPH, FASE

PBLD #11: Aortic Arch Reconstruction and Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest – Perioperative Considerations (Cerebral Protection, Coagulopathy and Many More)!!
Moderators: Samhati Mondal, MD and Kenichi Tanaka, MD

PBLD #12: You WANT That Rhythm!? Navigating Anesthetic Management of Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation in the Electrophysiology Laboratory
Moderators: Matthew Vanneman, MD and Diana Anca, MD

Monday, May 16, 2022

- PDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion (#13 - 18)

PBLD #13: Primary Graft Dysfunction After Heart Transplantation: What Do We Do Now?
Moderators: Sreekanth Cheruku, MD and Sharon McCartney, MD

PBLD #14: Cerebral Protection in Cardiac Surgery- Pitfalls and Plans
Moderators: Choy Lewis, MD and Charles Hogue, MD

PBLD #15: Tricks, Tips, Troubleshooting - Transcatheter Edge to Edge Repair of Mitral Valve
Moderators: Nelson Thaemert, MD and Pingping Song, MD, MS

PBLD #16: Perfusion Catastrophes – How to Avoid, How to Handle
Moderators: Vidya Rao, MD, FASE and Tjorvi Perry, MD, MMSc

PBLD #17: Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Non-Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Austin Adams, MD and Gregory Janelle, MD

PBLD #18: Moral Distress in Physicians: Ethical Framework and Practical Solutions
Moderators: Elvera Baron, MD and Charles Napolitano, MD

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

- PDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion (#19 -24)

PBLD #19: Severe Right Heart Failure After CPB; Everyone's Nightmare
Moderators: John G.T. Augoustides, MD, FASE, FAHA and Marisa Hernandez-Morgan, MA, MD

PBLD #20: Descending Thoracic Aortic Repair - Spinal Cord Protection Strategies
Moderators: Harendra Arora, MD and Wanda Popescu, MD, FASE

PBLD #21: High Risk TAVR- What Could Go Wrong?
Moderators: Choy Lewis, MD and Eric Nelson, MD

PBLD #22: Anesthetic Challenges of Bilateral Lung Transplantation for Patients after COVID-19 Infection
Moderators: Yong Peng, MD and Michael Franklin, MD

PBLD #23: LVAD Implantation: Perioperative Management and Troubleshooting Strategies
Moderators: Kiran Belani, MD, FASE and Vidya Rao, MD, FASE

PBLD #24: How to Conduct an STS/SCA Database Study Using the STS RESEARCH CENTER – PARTICIPANT USER FILE (PUF) RESEARCH PROGRAM
Moderators: Nirvik Pal, MD and Miklos Kertai, MD, PhD

- PDT
Problem Based Learning Discussion (#25-29)

PBLD # 25:Thoracic Anesthesia Misadventures
Moderators: Megan Kostibas, MD and Diana Anca, MD

PBLD# 26: Hemostasis After Cardiovascular Surgery: When Hope is Not a Strategy
Moderators: Kamrouz Ghadimi, MD and Prakash Patel, MD

PBLD #27: Perioperative Management of a Patient on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Moderators: Meena Bhatia, MD and Priya Kumar, MD

PBLD #28: Optimizing and Managing an Obstetric Patient for Non-Cardiac Surgery with Acute Right Heart Failure
Moderators: Raja Rama Mohana Palvadi, MD and Gavin Best, MD

PBLD #29: Fontan Physiology in the Cath Lab- Failing or Functional?
Moderators: Elena Zupfer, MD and Martina Richtsfeld, MD