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Full Schedule

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024
  • 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT
    Registration
  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM CT
    Extraordinary Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery Awards Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM CT
    Plenary: Welcome & C. Walton Lillehei Lecture from Mortimer J. Buckley, Chairman & CEO, Vanguard

    Moderator: Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD – MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Plenary

    Early Career

    Trainee

  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Coffee Break & Exhibit Viewing
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT
    Mock Oral Exam Course
  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT
    Exhibit Hall Open
  • 9:10 AM – 9:30 AM CT
    Early Career insights with Dr. Leah Backhus sponsored by AstraZeneca
  • 9:10 AM – 9:40 AM CT
    Making Minimally Invasive Surgery Maximally Beneficial: Mitral Valve Replacement Using an Intra-Aortic Occlusion Device
  • 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM CT
    Cardiac Center in Evolution: Management of Single Ventricle

    Moderator: Yves d'Udekem – Children's National Hospital

    Moderator: Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD (he/him/his) – University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Congenital

  • 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM CT
    Current Strategies for Vasoplegic Shock

    Moderator: Subhasis Chatterjee, MD – Baylor College of Medicine

    Moderator: Alison Ward, MD – Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital

    Critical Care and Perioperative Management

  • 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM CT
    Key Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Trials: Highlights from 2023 and What's Coming in 2024

    Moderator: Jessica S. Donington, MD (she/her/hers) – University of Chicago

    Moderator: Luis F. Tapias, MD – Mayo Clinic

    General Thoracic

  • 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM CT
    Leaving Money on the Table: Benefits of Ablation and Left Atrial Appendage Management in Atrial Fibrillation

    Moderator: Stefano Schena, MD, PhD – Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin

    Moderator: HelenMari Merritt, DO (she/her/hers) – Nebraska Methodist Hospital

    Adult Cardiac

    Late-Breaking

  • 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM CT
    Trends and Research from the STS ACSD

    Moderator: Vinay Badhwar, MD – West Virginia University

    Moderator: Francis D. Pagani, MD, PhD – University of Michigan

    Adult Cardiac

    Late-Breaking

  • 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM CT
    Updates on Quality

    Moderator: Jeffrey Phillip Jacobs, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP (he/him/his) – University of Florida

    Moderator: Gaetano Paone, MD – Emory University School of Medicine

    Education/Quality/Wellness

  • 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM CT
    Vivien T. Thomas Symposium: The 2nd STS Achieving Equity in Clinical Care and Education Summit

    Moderator: David Tom Cooke, MD (he/him/his) – University of California, Davis Medical Center

    Moderator: Sara Pereira, MD (she/her/hers) – University of Utah

    Education/Quality/Wellness

    Early Career

    Trainee

  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM CT
    Break
  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM CT
    Trainee Luncheon
  • 11:25 AM – 12:25 PM CT
    A Treatment Option for Certain Patients With Resectable Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • 11:25 AM – 12:25 PM CT
    Driving Quality and Innovation in High-Risk Cardiothoracic Surgical Procedures Using Temporary MCS
  • 11:25 AM – 12:25 PM CT
    How Low Can You Go? Should MVR Age Guidelines Be Lowered Due to Better Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve Durability?
  • 11:25 AM – 12:25 PM CT
    Innovation, Evidence & Outcomes: Penditure™ LAA Exclusion System and Avalus ™ Bioprosthesis
  • 11:25 AM – 12:25 PM CT
    TEVAR Innovations for Arch Applications
  • 11:25 AM – 12:25 PM CT
    The Need for Arrhythmia Surgeons
  • 11:25 AM – 12:30 PM CT
    Moderated Poster Presentations
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM CT
    The Early US Experience with Epic Max™ Aortic Valve
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM CT
    Plenary: Illya M. Yemets, MD, PhD

    Moderator: Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD – MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Plenary

    Early Career

    Trainee

  • 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    Advances in Thoracic Donor Organ Preservation

    Moderator: Yasir Abu-Omar, MD PhD FRCS – University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

    Moderator: Hannah Copeland, MD (she/her/hers) – Lutheran Hospital

    Adult Cardiac

  • 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    Bring SAVR Back!

    Moderator: Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD – Washington University in St. Louis

    Moderator: Sara Pereira, MD (she/her/hers) – University of Utah

    Adult Cardiac

  • 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    Essential Skills and Critical Discussions for Surgeon Leaders

    Moderator: Richard L. Prager, MD – Michigan Medicine

    Moderator: Yolonda L. Colson, MD, PhD (she/her/hers) – Department of Surgery – Massachusetts General Hospital

    Education/Quality/Wellness

    Early Career

    Trainee

  • 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    Hands-On Course: Complex Central Airway Reconstruction

    Course Director: Douglas Mathisen, MD (he/him/his) – Massachusetts General Hospital

    Course Director: Michael Lanuti, MD (he/him/his) – Massachusetts Genearl Hospital

    Faculty: Pierre de Delva, MD, FACS – University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Faculty: Smita Sihag, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Faculty: Henning A. Gaissert, MD (he/him/his) – Massachusetts General Hospital

    Faculty: Jules Lin, MD (he/him/his) – University of Michigan Medical Center

    Faculty: Samuel Kim, MD – Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Faculty: Kiran Lagisetty, MD – University of Michigan

    Faculty: Joseph D. Phillips, MD – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    Faculty: Stephanie G. Worrell, MD – University of Arizona

    Faculty: Onkar V. Khullar, MD, MSc (he/him/his) – Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

    Faculty: John D. Mitchell, MD – University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Faculty: Andrea Wolf, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) – The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Faculty: John C. Wain, MD (he/him/his) – Brigham and Women" Hospital

    Faculty: Andrea L. Axtell, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) – University of Wisconsin

    Faculty: Luis F. Tapias, MD – Mayo Clinic

    Faculty: Leonidas Tapias, MD – University Hospitals - Case Western Reserve University

    Faculty: Natalie S. Lui, MD – Stanford University

    Faculty: Douglas Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd – University of Washington

    Faculty: Nikhil Panda, MD MPH – Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

    Faculty: Christina L. Costantino, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital

    Faculty: Mohsen Ibrahim, Md, PhD (he/him/his) – Sapienza University of Rome, Sant Andrea Hospital, Rome

    Faculty: Brett Brousard, MD – Banner Health/Banner MD Anderson

    Faculty: Philicia Moonsamy, MD MPH – Massachusetts General Hospital

    Faculty: Lindsay J. Nitsche, BS – Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Faculty: Kirsten Young, PA-C – Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia

    General Thoracic

  • 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    STS/ESTS: Advances in Treatment of Resectable Esophageal Cancer

    Moderator: Hasan F. Batirel, MD, PhD (he/him/his) – Marmara University Faculty of Medicine

    Moderator: Virginia R. Litle, MD – St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

    General Thoracic

  • 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    STS/SCA: How to Achieve a 0% Transfusion Rate after CABG

    Moderator: Andrew D. Shaw, MD – Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Moderator: Wanda M. Popescu, MD (she/her/hers) – Yale University School of Medicine

    Critical Care and Perioperative Management

  • 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    Surgical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease: What Has Changed?

    Moderator: Marc Ruel, MD, MPH – University of Ottawa Heart Institute

    Moderator: Elaine Tseng, MD (she/her/hers) – University of California San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Centers

    Adult Cardiac

    Late-Breaking

  • 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CT
    The Modern Era of Heart Failure

    Moderator: Iki Adachi, MD – Texas Children's Hospital

    Moderator: Joseph Turek, MD, PhD, MBA – Duke University Medical Center

    Congenital

  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM CT
    Break
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Late-Breaking Science: Adult Cardiac

    Moderator: Ourania Preventza, MD – University of Virginia

    Moderator: Kyung Hwan Kim, MD, PhD – Seoul National University Hospital

    Adult Cardiac

    Late-Breaking

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Late-Breaking Science: Congenital

    Moderator: Stephanie M. Fuller, MD (she/her/hers) – The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Moderator: Elizabeth H. Stephens, MD, PhD – Mayo Clinic

    Congenital

    Late-Breaking

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Late-Breaking Science: General Thoracic

    Moderator: Carolyn E. Jones, MD FACS (she/her/hers) – University of Rochester

    Moderator: Ara Vaporciyan, MD – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    General Thoracic

    Late-Breaking

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    Military Matters

    Moderator: T. Sloane Guy, IV, MD, MBA – Georgia Heart Institute, Northeast Georgia Medical Center

    Moderator: Lindsey M. Prescher, DO – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Education/Quality/Wellness

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons First Annual Survey on Surgeon Compensation

    Moderator: Michael Mack, MD – Baylor Scott & White Health

    Moderator: Cherie Erkmen, MD (she/her/hers) – Temple University Hospital, Lewis Katz School of Medicine

    Education/Quality/Wellness

  • 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM CT
    Break
  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    Plenary: Vivien T. Thomas Lecture from Edward M. Barksdale, Jr, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Moderator: Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD – MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Plenary

    Early Career

    Trainee

  • 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM CT
    CT Surgery Resident Showdown
  • 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM CT
    Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
  • 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM CT
    Moderated Poster Presentations
  • 5:45 PM – 7:15 PM CT
    Lung Cancer Tumor Board: Dialogues with the Surgeon on Integration of Systemic Therapies in Perioperative Settings for NSCLC: What Do Current Data for IO- and ALK- Targeted Strategies Tell Us?
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT
    Enhancing Patient Recovery: A Reception with Dr. Keith Allen on Advances in Sternal Closure
  • 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM CT
    STS-PAC Reception
  • 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM CT
    The Thoracic Surgery Foundation VIP & Awards Reception
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CT
    Know Your Worth: Economic Contribution of Thoracic Surgeons and the Value of da Vinci Surgery