Agenda subject to change. 

Day 1–Thursday, December 1
08:00 – 08:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Rafael Sadaba, MD, PhD, FRCS, Pamplona, Spain, and Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, Philadelphia, PA, USA
08:10 – 10:00

General Session I: Aortic Root
Moderators: Jose Luis Pomar, MD, PhD, Barcelona, Spain; Rui M.S. Almeida, MD, PhD, Cascavel, Brazil; and Joseph E. Bavaria, MD

  • Essentials of Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair
    Hans-Joachim Schäfers, MD, Homburg/Saar, Germany
  • AVSRR–Remodel or Reimplant?
    Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, Washington, DC, USA 
  • Ross Procedure–It's the Evidence! 
    Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
  • Endo-Bentall and Endo Ascending Procedures: The Future of Aortic Root Surgery
    Eric E. Roselli, MD, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Small Aortic Annulus–Enlarge or Replace the Root? 
    Rafael Sadaba, MD, PhD, FRCS
  • Initial Experience: Aortic Valve Repair with Internal Geometric RingsA
    Jose Ignacio Saez de Ibarra, MD, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • The Exciting Journey of Aortic Valve Repair in 3 Centers of Colombia: Short- and Mid-Term ResultsA
    Gustavo Prieto Gonzalez, MD, Bucaramanga, Colombia
  • Panel Discussion
10:00 – 10:30

Break/Visit Exhibits

10:30 – 11:00 Keynote
Innovation and Quality in Cardiovascular Surgery: Imperatives Colliding?

Introduction: John H. Calhoon, MD, San Antonio, TX, USA
Keynote Speaker: Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
11:00 – 12:30

Parallel Session 1
How I Teach It: Adult Cardiac 
Moderators: Rafael Sabada, MD, PhD, FRCS; Vadim Kotowicz, MD, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Atlanta, GA, USA

  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair
    Maral Ouzounian, MD, PhD, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Minimally Invasive Multiarterial Revascularization 
    Waldo Emerson P. Daniel, MD, Natal, RN, Brazil
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy 
    Jose Luis Pomar, MD, PhD
  • Aortic Valve-Sparing Root Reimplantation 
    Juan P. Umaña, MD, Bogota, Colombia
  • Avoiding Circulatory Arrest during Arch Replacement
    Oscar F. Heilbron, MD, Bogota, Colombia
  • Transseptal Mitral Valve Replacement
    Vinod H. Thourani, MD
  • Panel Discussion

Parallel Session 2
How I Teach It: Congenital
Moderators: John H. Calhoon, MD; Nestor F. Sandoval, MD, Bogota, Columbia; Jolanda Kluin, MD, PhD, Amsterdam, Netherland

  • Yasui Operation Post Hybrid Norwood in IAA VSD
    Nestor F. Sandoval, MD
  • Arterial Switch Operation
    Lorenzo Galletti, MD, PhD
  • Common AV Canal
    Christian Kreutzer, MD, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Pulmonary Atresia VSD and MAPCAS Repair
    Nestor F. Sandoval, MD
  • Norwood Stage I
    Christian Pizarro, MD, Wilmington, DE, USA
  • Ross Procedure
    John H. Calhoon, MD
  • Panel Discussion
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch/Industry Symposium
Innovation in Mitral Replacement Treatment: Introducing MITRIS RESILIA
Sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences
13:45 – 15:30

Parallel Session 3
Moderators: Patrick O. Myers, MD, Lausanne, Switzerland; Victor Dayan, MD, Montevideo, Uruguay; Thomas A. Schwann, MD, Springfield, MA, USA

  • Redo Coronary Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls    
    Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Multiarterial Revascularization: Is It for Everyone?    
    Patrick O. Myers, MD
  • Hybrid CABG: Simplifying the Procedure    
    Rui M.S. Almeida, MD, PhD
  • Ischemia after CABG–How I Deal with It    
    Filip Casselman, MD, PhD, FETCS, Aalst, Belgium
  • CABG in Severe LV Dysfunction    
    Victor Dayan, MD
  • Construction and Surgical Training of Coronary Anastomosis on a Low-Cost Portable Simulator: Experience in a Peruvian Multicenter StudyA
    Wildor Samir Cubas Llalle, MD, Lima, Peru
  • Trends in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery — A 19-Year AnalysisA
    Adnaldo Maia, MD, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Panel Discussion

Parallel Session 4
Heart Failure
Moderators: Ezequiel J. Molina, MD, Atlanta, GA, USA; Carlos Riera-Kinkel, MD, Mexico City, Mexico; Friedhelm Beyersdorf, MD, Freiburg, Germany

  • The Future of Heart Transplantation    
    Ezequiel J. Molina, MD
  • Heart Transplantation: The Latin American Experience    
    Lorena Montes, MD, Cali, Colombia
  • Indications and Outcomes of Durable LVAD Therapy  
    Friedhelm Beyersdorf, MD
  • Soft Robotic Artificial Heart    
    Jolanda Kluin, MD, PhD
  • Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy    
    Javier Maldonado, MD, Bogota, Colombia
  • Heart Transplantation for Chagas Cardiomyopathy: The United States ExperienceA
    Amit Iyengar, MD, MS, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Expanding the Donor Pool: Survival Outcomes and Primary Graft DysfunctionA
    Yashutosh Joshi, MD, Sydney, Australia
  • Panel Discussion

Parallel Session 5
Congenital: Controversies in Management of CHD
Moderators: Christian Pizarro, MD, Christian Kreutzer, MD, and Lorenzo Galletti, MD, PhD 

  • Neonate with Symptomatic Tetralogy: Best Treatment    
    Leonardo A. Mulinari, MD, PhD, Miami, FL, USA
  • Borderline LV: 1 or 2V Repair    
    Lorenzo Galletti, MD, PhD
  • TGA/VSD/LVOTO: Rastelli, REV or Nikaidoh?    
    Christian Kreutzer, MD
  • Infant with Aortic Valve Stenosis: Ross or AoV Neo?    
    John H. Calhoon, MD
  • When Should the Pulmonary Valve Be Replaced?    
    Jolanda Kluin, MD, PhD
  • Pathology Management Congenital Mitral: 39 Patients in a Single CenterA
    Eliana Beatriz Yagual Gutiérrez, MD, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Transposition of Great Arteries: Latin-American Postoperative ExperienceA
    Paula Liliana Torres Gomez, MD, Bogota, Colombia
  • Panel Discussion
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:30

General Session II: Tricuspid Valve
Moderators: Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD; Magaly Arrais Dos Santos, MD, PhD, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Filip Casselman, MD, PhD, FETCS

  • Moderate Concomitant TR–Don’t Ignore It
    Vinay Badhwar, MD, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Catheter Management of TV Endocarditis    
    Jacob DeLaRosa, MD, Pocatello, ID, USA
  • Robotic TV Repair in Device-Induced TR    
    T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement–When and How?    
    Carlos Riera-Kinkel, MD
  • Transcatheter TV Replacement–The Next Frontier    
    Vinod H. Thourani, MD
  • Using Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Transcatheter Bicaval Valve System (TricValve®)A
    Flavio Abrão Neto, MD, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Panel Discussion
17:30 – 17:35 Closing Remarks
Juan P. Umaña, MD
18:30 – 20:00

Networking Reception

A = Submitted abstract

Day 2–Friday, December 2
08:00 – 08:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Juan P. Umaña, MD
08:10 – 10:00

General Session III: Mitral Valve
Moderators: Juan P. Umaña, MD, Jose Luis Pomar, MD, PhD, and T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA

  • How to Enhance Mitral Repair Rates and Durability in Five Steps    
    T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA
  • Second Cross-Clamp and Re-Repair after Degenerative Mitral Repair    
    Ruggero De Paulis, MD, Rome, Italy
  • SAM: Don't Fear It–Prevent It!    
    Vadim Kotowicz, MD
  • Functional MR Repair: TEER vs Surgery vs TMVR    
    Vinod H. Thourani, MD
  • PRIMARY Trial–Are We on the Right Track?    
    Steven F. Bolling, MD, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Posterior Pericardiotomy in Cardiac Valve Surgery: Is It Still Performed or Neglected?A
    Yasser Mubarak, MD, Minya, Egypt
  • Surgical Treatment of Left-Sided Mechanical Valve Thrombosis: Twelve Years’ ExperienceA
    Sami Bouchenafa, MD, Oran, Algeria
  • Panel Discussion
10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 12:15

Parallel Session 6
Aortic Arch Masterclass
Moderators: Maral Ouzounian, MD, PhD, Hans-Joachim Schafers, MD, Homburg/Saar, Germany, and Eduardo Turner, MD, Santiago, Chile

  • Optimal Cannulation Strategy–Axillary vs Aortic    
    Jaime Camacho, MD, Bogota, Colombia
  • Update on the New 2022 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease   
    Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
  • AMDS in ATAAD–Too Good to Be True?    
    Maral Ouzounian, MD, PhD
  • Endovascular Arch Repair–Are We There Yet?    
    Cledicyon Eloy da Costa, MD, Campinas, Brazil
  • Redo Aortic Arch Surgery Simplified    
    Eric E. Roselli, MD
  • Ultra Fast-Track Aortic Arch SurgeryA
  • Proximal-first Repair of Acute Type A Dissection Complicated by Mesenteric Malperfusion SyndromeA
    Siddharth Yarlagadda, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Panel Discussion

Parallel Session 7
Atrial Fibrillation Masterclass
Moderators: Vinay Badhwar, MD, Filip Casselman, MD, PhD, FETCS, and Javier Maldonado, MD

  • Concomitant Maze: How and When To Do It    
    T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA
  • Left Atrial Appendage–The Devil Is in the Details    
    Steven F. Bolling, MD
  • Atrial Fibrillation in CABG–How Aggressive Do We Need to Be?
    Joseph F. Sabik III, MD
  • Cryomaze in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery    
    Vinay Badhwar, MD
  • Is the "Perfect Maze" Cost-Effective? Measuring Outcomes    
    Javier Maldonado, MD
  • New Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Not Associated with Neurocognitive DeclineA
    Madigan Stanley, MD, Providence, RI, USA
  • MAZE IV: Is It Worth the Effort in Latin America?A
    Javier Maldonado, MD, Bogota, Colombia
  • Panel Discussion

Parallel Session 8
Congenital: Update on Fontan Circulation
Moderators: Jolanda Kluin, MD, PhD, Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, and Leonardo A. Mulinari, MD, PhD

  • 50 Years of Fontan-Kreutzer Operation     
    Christian Kreutzer, MD
  • How to Get a "Perfect" Fontan Candidate    
    John H. Calhoon, MD
  • RV and Fontan: A Bad Marriage?    
    Leonardo A. Mulinari, MD, PhD
  • Fontan Everywhere in the World?    
    Nestor F. Sandoval, MD
  • Management of Complications after Kawashima Operation  
    Christian Pizarro, MD
  • Cardiac Transplantation in the Failing Fontan: Impact of a Prior NorwoodA
    Ryan McQueen, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Miniature Invasive Pulmonary Banding in Neonates (MINIMICS)A
    Eric Vinck, MD, Medellin, Colombia
  • Panel Discussion
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
Women of the World in Cardiac Surgery: Bringing Balance to Our Field (symposium and networking lunch)
13:30 – 15:15

Parallel Session 9
Aortic Dissection
Moderators: Eric E. Roselli, MD, Filip Casselman, MD, PhD, FETCS, and Cledicyon Eloy da Costa, MD

  • Acute Type A Aortic Dissection–Hemiarch Is All You Need    
    Eduardo Turner, MD
  • Acute Type A Aortic Dissection–FET Is SOC    
    Eric E. Roselli, MD
  • The Middle Road: Zone 1/2 arch with Early Sequential Branched Arch TEVAR    
    Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
  • TEVAR Before Central Repair for Malperfusion in AAD    
    Jaime Camacho, MD
  • Aortic Valve Preservation in ATAAD    
    Ruggero De Paulis, MD
  • Age as a Predictor of Clinical Outcomes in Type B Aortic Dissection: A Cohort StudyA
    Nicolas Nuñez-Ordonez, MD, Bogota, Colombia
  • Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement Can Be Safe in Acute Type A Aortic DissectionA
    Andrés Felipe Jiménez
  • Panel Discussion

Parallel Session 10
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS)
Moderators: Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, Washington, DC, USA, Mateo Marín-Cuartas, MD, Leipzig, Germany, and Daniel T. Engelman, MD, Springfield, MA, USA

  • Key Elements of Outcomes in Adult Cardiac Surgery    
    V. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Just Say No: No Blood Transfusions    
    Thomas A. Schwann, MD
  • Just Say No: No Opioids    
    Michael C. Grant, MD, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Just Say No: No Mobility Restrictions    
    Vinay Badhwar, MD
  • Just Say No: No AKI    
    Daniel T. Engelman, MD
  • Improving Patient Outcomes with a Shower and a Cup of Coffee    
    Jacob DeLaRosa, MD
  • ERAS Cardiac Protocols without Added Cost    

Parallel Session 11
Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) 
Moderators: Leonardo A. Mulinari, MD, PhD, Lorenzo Galletti, MD, PhD, and Christian Kreutzer, MD

  • Patches and Valves in Congenital Cardiac Surgery: What Material to Use  
    Jolanda Kluin, MD, PhD
  • Late Complications after Arterial Switch Operation    
    Lorenzo Galletti, MD, PhD
  • Root Reintervention after Repair of Conotruncal Anomalies 
    Christian Pizarro, MD
  • End-Stage Heart Failure in ACHD: Role of Transplantation 
    Lorenzo Galletti, MD, PhD
  • End-Stage Heart Failure in ACHD: Role of VADs 
    Ezequiel J. Molina, MD
  • Alternative Surgical Repair to ALCAPA in AdulthoodA
    Federico Napoli, MD, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Anomalous Origin of Right Coronary Artery in Middle-aged Adults as a Preventable Surgical Cause of Myocardial Ischemia: Report of 8 CasesA
    Javier Maldonado, MD
  • Panel Discussion
15:15 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:45

General Session IV: Controversies in Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Juan P. Umaña, MD, and Rafael Sadaba, MD, PhD, FRCS

  • Optimal Aortic Valve Replacement Strategy for Young Adults
    Magaly Arrais Dos Santos, MD, PhD
  • Reintervention after the Ross Procedure: What's the Real Risk?
    John H. Calhoon, MD
  • TAVR in the Young
    Leonardo A. Mulinari, MD, PhD
  • ECMO vs Impella in Post-Cardiotomy Shock to Improve Clinical Outcomes
    Ezequiel J. Molina, MD
  • Role of NOACs Following Cardiac Surgery 
    Rafael Sadaba, MD, PhD, FRCS
  • Outcomes of Aortic Valve Replacement in Octogenarian Patients in UruguayA
    Victor Dayan, MD
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair with Subcommissural Annuloplasty: Time for a Targeted Reassessment?A
    John Kelly, MD, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Panel Discussion
17:45 – 18:00

Closing Remarks
Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, and Rafael Sadaba, MD, PhD, FRCS

A = Submitted abstract

Day 3–Saturday, December 3
08:00 – 09:00

Residents Symposium
Moderators: Mateo Marín-Cuartas, MD, Filipe T.K.S. Almeida, MD, Cascavel, Brazil, Paula Liliana Torres Gomez, MD, Raquel Vega-Hernández, MD, Monterrey, Mexico

  • Announcement of Fellowship Award    
  • How to Write and Publish a Paper 
    Friedhelm Beyersdorf, MD
  • Problem-Solving in the OR
    Juan P. Umaña, MD
  • The Future of CT Surgery 
    Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
  • Innovation in CT Surgery
    Steven F. Bolling, MD
  • Panel Discussion
09:30 – 

Hands-On Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
    This wet lab aims to improve patient outcomes by enriching surgeon knowledge in the complete spectrum of the surgical treatment of mitral valve disease. The session is focused on mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement with novel technologies. Cardiac surgeons will broaden their insight into the decision-making process and learn tips and tricks of mitral surgical techniques for repair/replacement.
    Proctors: Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Juan P. Umaña, MD, Oscar Velásquez, MD, Medellin, Colombia, Carlos A. Villa Hincapie, MD, Bogota, Colombia
    Sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences
  • Workshop 2: Ross Procedure, Mitral Chords, and Aortic Root Remodeling
    This interactive session seeks to promote and educate cardiac surgeons to provide a comprehensive management of surgical techniques in the treatment of aortic, mitral, and pulmonary autograft procedure diseases. Artivion seeks to offer innovations and new techniques/perspectives within cardiac surgery such as AVR with mechanical valve, mitral repair with artificial chordae prostheses, and replacing a nonfunctioning aortic valve with your pulmonary valve “Ross procedure.” This experience will help enrich your surgical practice with tips and tricks from experts that will result in a new vision of implant techniques.
    Proctors: Steven F. Bolling, MD, John H. Calhoon, MD, Mario Castillo-Sang, MD, Lorenzo Galletti, MD, PhD, T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA, Hans-Joachim Schafers, MD
    Sponsored by Artivion
  • Workshop 3: Aortic Hands-on Workshop: Journey through the Aorta
    Terumo Aortic will deliver a comprehensive hands-on workshop on aortic repair including root, arch, and descending addressing a mix of open, hybrid and endovascular solutions.  A true journey through the aorta led by recognized and experienced global faculty.
    Proctors: Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, Ruggero De Paulis, MD, Maral Ouzounian, MD, PhD, Eric E. Roselli, MD, Alex Valencia, MD
    Sponsored by Terumo Aortic

*Day 3 workshops are ticketed events that can be added to main conference registration. Details will be sent to registrants in mid-November.