STS 54th Annual Meeting Program

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018

6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tech-Con Exhibits

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
BREAKFAST—Visit Tech-Con Exhibits

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Tech-Con Adult Cardiac Track I: Innovations in Aortic Valve and Aortic Aneurysm Management

Tech-Con General Thoracic Track I: Emerging and/or Game-Changing Technologies in the Management of Lung Cancer

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
BREAK—Visit Tech-Con Exhibits

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tech-Con Adult Cardiac Track II: Cutting-Edge Surgery for Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Disease

Tech-Con General Thoracic Track II: Emerging and/or Game-Changing Technologies in the Management of Esophageal Diseases

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH—Visit Tech-Con Exhibits

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tech-Con Adult Cardiac Track III: Contemporary and Future Mitral Valve and Atrial Fibrillation Practice

Tech-Con General Thoracic Track III: Emerging and/or Game-Changing Minimally Invasive Surgery and Other Technologies

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
BREAK—Visit Tech-Con Exhibits

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tech-Con Joint Session: Robotic Cardiothoracic Innovations and “Shark Tank”—Rapid-Fire Pitches of Revolutionary Technology

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tech-Con Reception

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium: Surgical Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery in Children and Adults

Practice Management Summit

STS/AATS Critical Care Symposium: When Things Go Wrong in the CTICU and What to Do About It

CHEST @ STS: Advanced Bronchoscopy and Surgical Airway Symposium

SCA @ STS: Integrating Perioperative Echocardiography Into Cardiac Surgical Clinical Decision Making

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Multidisciplinary Innovations in Cardiothoracic Patient Care

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“My Tube” Adult Cardiac How-To Video Session

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
BREAK

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Residents Symposium: Transitioning From Residency to a Successful Practice

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
How-To Video Session: Technical Tips to Avoid Pitfalls and Simplify Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Procedures

How-To Video Session: Tips and Tricks to Maximize Efficiency in Minimally Invasive General Thoracic Surgery

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Scientific Posters

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception in STS Exhibit Hall

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
President’s Reception

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018

6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall

Scientific Posters

7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Papers

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Abstract Presentations

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
BREAK—Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

9:40 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Introduction of the President: Keith S. Naunheim

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Presidential Address: Richard L. Prager

10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
BREAK—Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Adult Cardiac: Arrhythmia/Atrial Fibrillation

Basic Science Research: Adult Cardiac

Basic Science Research: General Thoracic

Congenital: Adult Congenital

Critical Care

NEW! Diversity and Inclusion in Cardiothoracic Surgery: What’s In It for Me?

General Thoracic: New Technology

STS/CATS/CSCS: Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery—Advice From Canadian and American Experts

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
BREAK—Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Clinical Scenarios: Cardiologists and Surgeons Working Together

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Adult Cardiac: Aorta I

Adult Cardiac: Ischemic

Congenital: Pediatric Congenital I

General Thoracic: Lung Cancer I

General Thoracic: Lung Transplantation

International Symposium: Confronting Infectious Diseases in Young Adults Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

SVS @ STS: Sharing Common Ground for Cardiovascular Problems

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
BREAK—Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Adult Cardiac: VAD Transplant/ECMO

Ethics Debate: Neighborly Help or Itinerant Surgery?

Research Using the STS National Database

STS Key Contacts: Advocates for Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Annals Academy: Preparation and Interpretation of National Database Research

NEW! The Importance of Physician Documentation in Reimbursement

Women in Thoracic Surgery: How to Successfully Implement Surgical Innovations and New Technologies Into Practice

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Scientific Posters and Wine

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Business Meeting (STS Members Only)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018

6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Scientific Posters

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Meet the Experts Sessions

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Health Policy Forum: The Changing Medicare Quality Reporting and Payment Landscape

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Thomas B. Ferguson Lecture

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
BREAK—Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Award Presentations

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
C. Walton Lillehei Lecture

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
BREAK—Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

Residents Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adult Cardiac: General

Adult Cardiac: Mitral and Tricuspid Valves

Congenital: Pediatric Congenital II

EACTS @ STS: Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair With Aortic Valve Insufficiency and Proximal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

NEW! STS/ISHLT Joint Symposium: LVAD Therapy in 2018 — Worldwide Perspectives

General Thoracic: Lung Cancer II

General Thoracic: Mediastinal/Pulmonary

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Patient Safety Symposium: Biases and Errors — Why We Do What We Do

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK—Visit Exhibits and Scientific Posters

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cardiothoracic Surgical Education

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Adult Cardiac: Aorta II

Adult Cardiac: Aortic Valve/Novel Technologies

Advanced Therapies for End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Congenital: Pediatric Congenital III

ESTS @ STS: Controversial Issues in General Thoracic Surgery — Perspectives From Europe and North America

General Thoracic: Esophageal

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Quality Improvement

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018

6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
STS University

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
STS University (courses repeated)

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