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Program and Abstracts | Posters

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021
7:30 am-6:00 pm
Registration
Registration Hall
7:30 am-6:00 pm
Speaker Ready
Directors Room
8:00 am-3:00 pm
Thoracic Fellows Program & Hands-On Session
Exchange 1&2, Stock/Options
8:30 am-2:30 pm
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
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Exchange 3 & 4, Lower Level
8:30 am - 8:35 am
Introduction & Welcome Remarks
A. Claire Watkins, MD; Sharon Ben-Or, MD
8:35 am - 8:50 am
Politics behind Medicine: Understanding the Culture of your Institution
Thomas Watson, MD
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
8:50 am - 9:05 am
Creating a New Program
Carlos Anciano, MD
East Carolina Heart Institute, Greenville, NC
9:05 am - 9:20 am
How to recognize and combat implicit bias; how to be an upstander or antiracist:
David Cooke, MD
University of California, Davis Health, Sacramento, CA
9:20 am - 9:40 am
Discussion
9:40 am - 10:00 am
Cases
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Coffee Break
10:10 am - 10:25 am
What you need to know your first year out of being an attending; how to build a practice
Richard Lazarro, MD
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
10:25 am - 10:40 am
Contract Negotiation
Joanna Chikwe, MD
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
10:40 am - 10:55 am
How to say no: Time management (work life integration)
Robert Moraca, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
10:55 am - 11:15 am
Discussion
11:15 am - 11:35 am
Cases
11:35 am - 12:30 pm
LUNCH
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Personality is More than just a Number
Sharon Ben-Or, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Mentorship vs. Sponsorship
Marc Moon
Washington University, St. Louis MO
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Family Planning for CT Surgeons
A. Claire Watkins, MD
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
1:15 pm - 1:35 pm
Discussion
1:35 pm - 1:55 pm
Cases
1:55 pm - 2:05 pm
Closing Remarks
A. Claire Watkins, MD; Sharon Ben-Or, MD
1:55 pm-2:05 pm
Closing Remarks
A. Claire Watkins, MD; Sharon Ben-Or, MD
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
Exchange 1&2
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Courtyard Pool

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021
6:00 am
Morning Run, 5-8 Mile Run (Casual Pace)
Meet in Lobby
7:30 am-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Resident and Medical Student Meet & Greet
Flagler Hall
7:30 am-1:30 pm
Registration
Registration Hall
7:30 am-1:30 pm
Speaker Ready
Directors Room
8:05 am-8:15 am
OPENING REMARKS
Salon I
Eric J. Lehr, MD, PhD
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery Director of Cardiac Surgery Research and Education
8:15 am-9:20 am
PLENARY SESSION I: EFFECTS OF COVID-19
Salon I

COVID-19 in the Pacific Northwest
Robert Moraca
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

COVID-19 Turned My Hospital Inside Out
Robert Cerfolio
New York University, New York, NY

Cardiac Surgeon--how to live in the new COVID world
Marc Moon
Washington University, St. Louis MO

Loss of Life from Untreated Thoracic Disease
Benjamin Haithcock
University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC

PANEL: Next steps--what did we learn and how do we go forward
9:25 am-9:30 am
ADJOURN TO EXPERT SESSION I
9:30 am-10:45 am
EXPERT SESSION I
CARDIOVASCULAR
Salon I

UNCOMMON CONSULTS AND DISASTERS IN CARDIAC SURGERY
THORACIC
Salon II

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT OF ESOPHAGEAL DISEASE
Massive Pulmonary Embolism
Eric J. Lehr
Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute, Seattle, WA
Detection/Diagnosis
Uma Sachdeva
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Complex Cardiac Tumors
Robert James Cusimano
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Endoscopic Resection & Ablation
Hiran C. Fernando
Alleghany General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Another Uncommon Consult
Hartzell V. Schaff
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Intraoperative Imaging
Daniela Molena
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Discussion Discussion
AV Groove Disruption
Murtaza Dawood
University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
The Value of an Open Approach for Advanced Esophageal Carcinoma
Thomas J. Watson
Beaumont Midwest Thoracic Surgery, Royal Oak, MI
Intraoperative Aortic Dissection
Bartley P. Griffith
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
The Value of a RMIE or MIE Approach
Benny Weksler
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Discussion Discussion
10:45 am
ADJOURN
10:45 am-11:15 am
COFFEE BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
Flagler Hall
11:15 am-12:30 pm
SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
CARDIOVASCULAR
Salon I
THORACIC
Salon II
11:00 am
T1. COVID-19 Associated Pneumothorax: Is Tube Thoracostomy Mandatory?
Taryne A. Imai, Shruthi Nammalwar, William Lee, Andrew Brownlee, Amirhossein P. Mahfoozi, Harmik J. Soukiasian
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
11:09 am
T2. Delays in Lung Cancer Treatment: Disparities by Race and Treatment Modality at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital
Jin Kook Kang, MD1, Michael Paolini2, Les Becker, PhD3, Charlotte Farley2, Alexander Boos2, John Lazar, MD1
1Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2Georgetown Univesity School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 3Medstar Health, Washington, DC
11:18 am
T3. Differential Gene Expression in Normal and Abnormal Tracheal Wound Healing
Joanna Weber1,2, Mirza Zain Baig1,2, Zaid Muslim1,2, Al Haitham Al Shetawi2, Cliff Connery2, Faiz Bhora1,2,3
1Nuvance Health, Danbury, CT, 2Rudy L Ruggles Biomedical Research Institute, Danbury, CT,3Nuvance Health, Poughkeepsie, NY
11:27 am
T4. Understanding the Role of Textbook Oncologic Outcomes in Pathologic Nodal Disease After Lobectomy for NSCLC
Ahmed Alnajar1, Karishma Kodia1, Darren Turner1, Nestor Villamizar1, Dao Nguyen1, Syed Razi2
1University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, FL
11:36 am
T5. Skeletal Muscle Index is Associated with Long Term Outcomes After Lobectomy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lindsay J. Nitsche, BS, Andrew Ray, PT, PhD, Madeline Tiadjeri, BS, Victor McCutcheon, BS, John Hall, BS, Mark W. Hennon, MD, FACS, Sai Yendamuri, MD, FACS
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
11:45 am
T6. National Trends in Pectus Excavatum Repair
Shale J. Mack, Brian M. Till, Charles Huang, Uzma Rahman, Darshak Thosani, Tyler Grenda, Nathaniel R. Evans, III, Olugbenga T. Okusanya
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
11:54 am
T7. Effect of Octogenarian Status on Outcomes after Robotic-Assisted Pulmonary Lobectomy for Primary Lung Cancer
Mudit Dutta1, Eric M. Toloza2, Diep Nguyen1, Rahul Mhaskar1, Gregory Fishberger1, Joseph R. Garrett2, Carla Moodie2, Jenna Tew2, Jacques P. Fontaine2, Jobelle J.A.R. Baldonado2
1USF Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, 2Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
12:03 pm
T8. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy vs Neoadjuvant Chemo-radiation Preceding Surgical Resection for Clinical N2/Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Review of the National Cancer Database (NCDB)
Megan Cibulas, MD1, Nikhil Sikha, MPH2, Francisco Tarrazzi, MD1, Mark Block, MD1, Syed Razi, MD1
1Memorial Healthcare System, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
11:00 am
C1. Misdiagnosis of Thoracic Aortic Emergencies Occurs Frequently Among Transfers to Aortic Referral Centers: An Analysis of over 3700 patients
George Arnaoutakis1, Edgar Aranda-Michel2, Yancheng Dai2, Reed Holmes1, Thomas Beaver1, Derek Serna-Gallegos3, Tomas Martin1, Forozan Navid3, Ibrahim Sultan3
1University of Florida, Gainsville, FL, 2University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 3University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
11:12 am
C2. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Screening Courtesy of COVID-19
Daniel Kaufman, Robert Y. Rhee, Benjamin A. Youdelman
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
11:24 am
C3. Deep vs. Moderate Hypothermia in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection: A Propensity-Matched Analysis
Stevan S. Pupovac1, Jonathan M. Hamli, MD2, Ashley T. Giammarino, MS2, S Jacob Scheinerman, MD2, Alan R. Hartman, MD1, Derek R. Brinster, MD2
1North Shore University Hospital / Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY, 2Lenox Hill Hospital / Northwell Health, New York, NY
11:36 am
C4. Transfemoral Versus Subclavian Access for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Sarah Yousef, MD, James A. Brown, MD, Dustin Kliner, MD, Derek Serna-Gallegos, MD, Catalin Toma, MD, Saurabh Sanon, MD, Suresh Mulukutla, MD, Yisi Wang, MPH, Ibrahim Sultan, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
11:48 am
C5. Size-Dependent Association Between Ascending Aortic Diameter and Cardiac-Related Deaths for Patients with Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
Nicolai P. Ostberg, MS, Mohammad A. Zafar, MBBS, John A. Elefteriades, MD
The Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
12:00 pm
C6. Zone 2 Aortic Arch Replacement with Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest Followed by Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion is a Safe Technique for Aortic Arch Reconstruction
Tyler J. Wallen1, Etzer Augustin2, Eric Jeng2, Tomas Martin2, Thomas Beaver2, Kirsten Freeman2, George Arnaoutakis2
1Geisinger Health System, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
12:30 pm-1:15 pm
David B. Campbell / Fred Weber Lecture
Salon I
Extension of the Surgeon's Hand Beyond its Limits - Robotics
as the Bridge for Cardiac Surgery into the 21st Century

Johannes Bonatti, MD
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1:15 pm-2:30 pm
LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
Salon II
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
AFTERNOON FAMILY FUN
Beach
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
MOVIE NIGHT
Salon I
M1.
Minimally Invasive Repair of Intrathoracic Vascular Injury
Robert D. Allman, James E. Speicher, Austin L. Rogers, Audrea L. Oliver, Mark D. Iannettoni, Carlos Anciano
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
M2.
Aortitis Necessitans:í Pseudoaneurysm of the Ascending Aorta Eroding Through the Chest Wall
Jonathan M. Hemli, MD, Jui-Chuan Tseng, PA-C, Paley G. Arnone, S. Jacob Scheinerman, MD, Chad A. Kliger, MD, Luigi Pirelli, MD, Craig L. Basman, MD, Nirav C. Patel, MD, Derek R. Brinster, MD
Lenox Hill Hospital / Northwell Health, New York, NY
M3.
Laparoscopic Trans-Hiatal Esophagectomy for End-Stage Achalasia
Brandon Peine1, Carlos Anciano2, Aundrea Oliver2, Mark Iannettoni2, James Speicher2
1Department of Surgery - East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
M4.
'Collateral Damage': Radical Aortic Root Reconstruction for TAVR Endocarditis
Michael A. Catalano1, Jonathan M. Hemli, MD2, Jui-Chuan Tseng, PA-C2, Chad A. Kliger, MD2, Craig Basman, MD2, Luigi Pirelli, MD2, Nirav C. Patel, MD2, S Jacob Scheinerman, MD2, Derek R. Brinster, MD2
1Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Manhasset, NY, 2Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital / Northwell Health, New York, NY
M5.
Robotic-Assisted Thoracoscopic Right Upper Lobe Posteroapical Segmentectomy
Andrew Akcelik, Maruti Kumaran, Charles Bakhos, Abbas Abbas, Roman Petrov
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
CASE BOWL
Salon I
8:00 PM
David Campbell & Fred Weber Resident/Medical Student Scholarship & Mentorship Dinner (Invitation Only)
Meet at Hotel Entrance

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021
6:00 am
Morning Run, 5-8 Mile Run (Casual Pace)
Meet in Lobby
7:30 am-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast & Scientific Poster Rounds
Flagler Hall
7:30 am-2:30 pm
Registration
Flagler Hall
7:30 am-2:30 pm
Speaker Ready
Directors Room
8:00 am-9:15 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION II
CARDIOVASCULAR
Salon I
THORACIC
Salon II
8:00 am
T9. Variation in Outcomes with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the Era of Coronavirus: A Multi-institutional Analysis of 622 consecutive patients supported with ECMO
Jeffrey Phillip Jacobs1, Alfred H. Stammers,, CCP2, Eric A. Tesdahl, PhD2, Linda B. Mongero, BS, CCP2, Kirti H. Patel, CCP2, Courtney H. Petersen, CCP2, Anthony K. Sestokas, PhD2, Michael S. Firstenberg, MD3, James D. St. Louis, MD4, J.W. Awori Hayanga, MD5, J.W. A. Hayanga5
1University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2SpecialtyCare, Brentwood, TN, 3Novick Cardiac Alliance, Memphis, TN, 4Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 5West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
8:09 am
T10. Characteristics of High-Volume Lung Segmentectomy Hospitals
Shale J. Mack, Brian M. Till, Charles Huang, Uzma Rahman, Darshak Thosani, Tyler Grenda, Nathaniel R. Evans, III, Olugbenga T. Okusanya
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
8:18 am
T11. Factors Influencing Recurrence Following Curative Surgical Treatment For Pathologic Stage 1a Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Yoohwa Hwang, Beatrice Chia-Hui Shih, Jae Hyun Jeon, Sukki Cho, Kwhanmien Kim, Sanghoon Jheon
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnamsi, Korea, Republic of.
8:27 am
T12. Comparative Outcomes Of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery And Lung Transplantation: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis
Danial Ahmad1, Brandon Ferrell2, Abhiraj Saxena1, Diana C. Jimenez1, Thomas J. O'Malley1, Bryan A. Whitson3, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili1
1Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY, 3The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
8:36 am
T13. Predictors and Consequences of Refusing Recommended Surgery for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Zaid Muslim1, Joanna Weber1, Cliff Connery2, Faiz Bhora1
1Rudy L. Ruggles Biomedical Research Institute, Nuvance Health, Danbury, CT, 2Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Nuvance Health, Poughkeepsie, NY
8:45 am
T14. Analysis of the Predictive Positive Value of Invasive Diagnostic Testing when Performed in a Lung Cancer Screening Program
Jiatian Qu, Stephanie L. Scarlett, Brian R. Lace, Danielle J. Smith, Nicole M. Larson, Allen M. Rakers, Richard F. Kucera, Ankur Puri, Chuanxing Qu, Michael F. Szwerc
Excela Health, Greensburg, PA
8:53 am
T15. Staging Accuracy in Patients with Multiple Primary Lung Cancers
Benjamin Gallant, Erin Harris, Nathan Smith, Thomas Fabian
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
9:02 am
T16. Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) with or without tracheostomy for patients with COVID-19 Respiratory Failure (CARF)
James S. Shahoud, Subbarao Elapavaluru, Michael Collins, Kevin Shahbahrami, Benny Weksler, Hiran Fernando
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
8:00 am
C7. Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support Use During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Benjamin L. Shou1, Arjun Verma2, Alice L. Zhou1, Stefano Schena1, Peyman Benharash2, Chun Woo Choi1
1Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
8:09 am
C8. The Impact of a Hospitalís Teaching Status on Outcomes After TEVAR
Edgar Aranda-Michel1, James Brown1, Sarah Yousef1, Derek Serna-Gallegos1, Forzon Navid1, Valentino Bianco1, Yisi Wang1, George Arnaoutakis2, Ibrahim Sultan1
1UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, 2University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
8:18 am
C9. Mid-term Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Bovine Versus Porcine Isolated Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
Yancheng Dai1, Edgar Aranda-Michel1, James A. Brown1, Derek Serna-Gallegos2, Forozan Navid2, Pyongsoo Yoon2, David Kaczorowski2, Danny Chu2, Ibrahim Sultan2
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
8:27 am
C10. Growth of the Descending Thoracic Aorta Following Ascending Thoracic Aortic Surgery
Nicolai P. Ostberg, MS, Mohammad A. Zafar, MBBS, John A. Elefteriades, MD
The Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
8:45 am
C12. Factor Eight Inhibiting Bypass Activity for Refractory Bleeding in Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Propensity-Matched Analysis
Stevan S. Pupovac, Michael Catalano, Alan R. Hartman, Pey-Jen Yu, MD
Northshore University Hospital / Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY
9:15 am-10:15 am
EXPERT SESSION II
CARDIOVASCULAR
Salon I

THE CRASHING PATIENT

Triage and Management of Cardiogenic Shock in the Real World
Deane Smith
New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY

ECMO: Basics, and Tricks
K. Barry Deatrick
University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD

Impella: Basics and Tricks
Akinobu Itoh
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

The Temporarily Supported Cardiogenic Shock Patient: How Long and What's Next?
Christian Bermudez
Hospital of the Unviersity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
THORACIC
Salon II

MANAGING THORACIC DISASTERS

Intra-operative Bleeding VATS and Robotic
Michael S. Weyant
University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Tracheal-esophageal Fistulas
Sidharta P. Gangadharan
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Cervical spine procedures + esophageal injuries = DISASTER: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Stephen C. Yang
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Hunt Valley, MD
10:15 am-10:45 am
Coffee Break
10:45 am-11:45 am
PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE
Salon I
10:45 am
Introduction of the President
Sharon Ben-Or, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
11:00 am-11:45 am
Eric J. Lehr, MD, PhD
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Director of Cardiac Surgery Research and Education
11:45 pm-12:45 pm
JAMES A. MAGOVERN, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE
Salon I
Contemporary Surgical Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hartzell V. Schaff, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
12:45 pm
ADJOURN
1:15 pm-2:30 pm
LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
Salon II
Optimizing Outcomes in Patients with Resectable NSCLC
Jacques P. Fontaine, MD

University of South Florida
Supported by AstraZeneca
2:30 pm-3:15 pm
Membership Business Meeting
Salon I
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
President's Reception (Business Casual)
Ocean Ballroom & Terrace

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021
6:00 am
Morning Run, 5-8 Mile Run (Casual Pace)
Meet in Lobby
7:30 am-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Flagler Hall
7:30 am-12:00 pm
Registration
Registration Hall
7:30 am-12:00 pm
Speaker Ready
Directors Room
8:00 am-9:00 am
EXPERT SESSION III: ROUNDTABLE
CARDIOVASCULAR
Salon I

MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROGRAM BUILDING: A PRACTICAL APPROACH
THORACIC
Salon II

STATE OF THE ART OF LUNG CANCER FOR COMMUNITY AND ACADEMIC PRACTICES
Mini-AVR: Upper hemi-sternotomy
Derek Brinster
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Advances in Endoscopic Treatment of Lung Cancer
Kazuhiro Yasufuku
University of Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
Mini-AVR: Anterior Thoracotomy
Puja Kachroo
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Advancing Imaging for Basilar Segmentectomy
Richard S. Lazzaro
Lenox Hill Hospital/NSLIJ, New York, NY
Mini-MVR: Anterior Thoracotomy
Joseph Lamelas
University of Miami Health System, Miami, FL
Molecular Cancer Detection: Liquid, Breath, Imaging, Nanotechnology
Nathaniel R. Evans, III
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Building a Practice Using Minimally Invasive Techniques
Joanna Chikwe
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Discussion

Airway - Robotic Bronchoscopy Ion and Auris: Ion
Luis J. Herrera
Orlando Health, Orlando, FL
ROUNDTABLE Discussion

Airway - Robotic Bronchoscopy Ion and Auris: Auris
Wilson Tsai
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Discussion
9:00 am-9:30 am
COFFEE BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
Flager Hall
9:30 am-10:50 am
EXPERT SESSION IV
CARDIOVASCULAR
Salon I

REAL WORLD USE OF ARTERIAL GRAFTS
THORACIC
Salon II

HOW TO TEACH FOR MAINSTREAM ADOPTION
IMA and Stents
Nirav C. Patel
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Best Practices for Training, education and introducing new techniques and technology into practice
Monisah Sudarshan
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Bilateral IMA
Johannes Bonatti
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Lobectomy/Segments
Lana Y. Schumacher-Beal
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
'To BITA or not to BITA, That is The Question'
Theresa M. Kieser, MD, PhD
Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Siva Raja, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Lima Plus Vein
Jennifer Ellis
NYU Langone Health, New York, NY
Pearls to Safely Performing High Acuity Operations in a Community Hospital
Laurence N. Spier
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
10:55 am -11:25 am
Your New 1st Assistant: Employing Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Structural Heart Disease
Salon I
Glenn R. Barnhart
Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute, Seattle, WA
11:25 am-11:45 am
AWARDS / CLOSING REMARKS
Salon I
Eric J. Lehr, MD, PhD
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Director of Cardiac Surgery Research and Education