STS 17th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Conference

Event dates
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Location
Virtual Conference

Abstract Submission and Registration Are Open! See Below for Details.

The goal of the 3-day virtual event is to enhance your knowledge and expertise in cardiovascular and thoracic (CVT) critical care and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). Delivered through an online platform, the conference will offer over 18 hours of accredited education and include interactive live sessions at scheduled times and recorded programs that you can watch at your convenience. New for 2020, sessions dedicated to COVID-19 and disaster management will give participants the chance to learn from and contribute to the experiences of leading centers in optimizing preoperative and postoperative care to improve outcomes. Each day of the 2020 meeting is dedicated to a single topic*:

  • Thursday, September 24 – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  • Friday, September 25 – COVID-19/Disaster Management
  • Saturday, September 26 – Hot Topics in CVT Critical Care

*Subject to change. A full agenda with speakers and session times will be available in the coming weeks.


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Summarize the latest concepts, technologies, and developments in CVT perioperative and critical care, as well as ERAS to improve patient outcomes
  • Describe the latest protocols to provide safe and effective ERAS, cardiac critical care, and disaster/pandemic management
  • Explain the importance of the interdisciplinary team in providing optimal patient-centered care for cardiac surgery patients


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Thursday, Sept. 24 – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Live Sessions - All Central Time

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Welcome, Announcements, and Introductory Remarks

     9:30 a.m.     President’s Welcome
     Joseph A. Dearani, MD (Rochester, MN) 

     9:35 a.m.     Introduction
     Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD (Houston, TX)
 

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session 1: ERAS Implementation in 2020

Moderators: Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA), and Gina McConnell, BSN, RN, CCRN (Raleigh, NC)

     9:45 a.m.    Introduction and Welcome
     Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA)

     9:50 a.m.    Is ERAS Still Relevant in the COVID World?
     Alexander Gregory, MD (Calgary, Canada)

     10:00 a.m.    ERAS: A View from Europe
     Nick Fletcher, MD (London, United Kingdom)

     10:10 a.m.    Strategies to Overcome the Top 5 Barriers to ERAS Implementation 
     Gina McConnell, BSN, RN, CCRN (Raleigh, NC)

     10:20 a.m.    The Case for ERAS to the Hospital Administration
     V. Seenu Reddy, MD (Nashville, TN)

     10:30 a.m.    Online Technology to Improve Patient Engagement/Thoracic
     Mara B. Antonoff, MD (Houston, TX)

     10:40 a.m.    Panel Discussion

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break / View Exhibits / E-Posters

 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Session 2: ERAS Preoperative and Special Considerations

Moderators: Subhasis Chatterjee, MD (Houston, TX), and Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD (Houston, TX)

     11:30 a.m.    Optimizing Nutrition before Cardiac Surgery
     Subhasis Chatterjee, MD (Houston, TX)

     11:40 a.m.    Preoperative Optimization: Lessons from Thoracic (Smoking Cessation, etc.)
     Linda W. Martin, MD, MPH (Charlottesville, VA)

     11:50 a.m.    Frailty and Resilience in Cardiac Surgery
     Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD, FRCSC (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

     12:00 p.m.    Lessons from Pediatric ERAS for Adult Congenital Disease
     Tara B. Karamlou, MD, MSc (Cleveland, OH), and Nathalie Roy, MD (Boston, MA)

     12:10 p.m.    Panel Discussion

     12:25 p.m.    Should I Correct Preoperative Anemia Before Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?
     Thomas A. Schwann, MD, MBA (Springfield, MA)

     12:35 p.m.    How to Get My Program to a 10% CABG Transfusion Rate
     Rawn Salenger, MD (Towson, MD)

     12:45 p.m.    Panel Discussion


1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Break / View Exhibits / E-Posters


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 3: ERAS Intraoperative and Postoperative Management 

Moderators: Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA), and Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD, FRCSC (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

     1:30 p.m.    Debate: The Place to Extubate Is in the Operating Room
     Vinay Badhwar, MD (Morgantown, WV), and Michael C. Grant, MD (Baltimore, MD)

     1:45 p.m.    Live Rebuttal and Panel Discussion

     2:00 p.m.    Novel Opioid Reduction Strategy
     Cheryl Crisafi, MSN, RN, CNL (Springfield, MA), and John Stiles, PharmD, BCCP (Springfield, MA)    

     2:10 p.m.    Quick Take Home Lessons on Postoperative Multimodal Analgesia
     Michael C. Grant, MD (Baltimore, MD)    

     2:20 p.m.    Maximizing Mobility After Surgery 
     Marc W. Gerdisch, MD (Indianapolis), and Chanice Young, RN (Indianapolis, IN)

     2:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion 
     Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

On-Demand Sessions

Getting Started in ERAS Cardiac
Vicki Morton, DNP, MSN, AGNP-BC (Charlotte, NC)

Goal Directed Resuscitation Begins in the Operating Room
Alexander Gregory, MD (Calgary, Canada)

Expanding ERAS into Mechanical Circulatory Support
Edward G. Soltesz, MD, MPH (Cleveland, OH)

Surgeon Deidentification Is How to Make Lasting Improvement in Blood Conservation
Glenn J. R. Whitman, MD (Baltimore, MD)

Novel Home Monitoring to Reduce Readmissions
Kevin W. Lobdell, MD (Charlotte, NC)

How to Say Goodbye to Acute Kidney Injury
Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA)

2 in 5: 2 Lessons in 5 Minutes on Delirium Management
Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD, FRCSC (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

Optimal Medical Management Is the Key to Success
Harold L. Lazar, MD (Boston, MA)

Does Chest Tube Patency Matter?
Spencer J. Melby, MD (St. Louis, MO)

Tracking and Auditing ERAS Essential Elements
Dirk J. Varelmann, MD (Boston, MA)

ERAS 2.0: The Best Is Yet to Come
Judson B. Williams Jr., MD, MHS (Raleigh, NC), and Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA)


Friday, September 25 - COVID-19/Disaster Management

Live Sessions

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.  
Day 1 Highlights

Moderators: Subhasis Chatterjee, MD (Houston, TX), and Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA)
 

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Session 1: Global Perspectives on the ECMO Experience with the COVID-19 Patient

Moderators: Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD, FRCSC (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) and Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, (Houston, TX)
    
     9:15 a.m.        Developing Networks within a Pandemic
     John Fraser, MD, PhD, (Brisbane, Australia), and Gianluigi Li Bassi, MD, PhD, (Brisbane, Australia)

     9:30 a.m.        Roundtable Discussion: 

  • France: Guillaume Lebreton, MD, PhD (Paris, France)
  • Australia: John Fraser, MD, PhD, (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Brazil: Luiz Fernando Caneo, MD, PhD (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • China: Xiaotong Hou, MD, PhD (Beijing, China)
     

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Session 2: Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiac Function and ECMO

Moderators: Jonathan N. Haft, MD (Ann Arbor, MI), and Karim Jabr, CCP, LP, CSSBB (Macon, GA)

     10:00 a.m.    Venoarterial ECMO in the COVID-19 Patient
     Jonathan W. Haft, MD (Ann Arbor, MI)

     10:10 a.m.    Venovenous ECMO in the COVID-19 Patient
     Zachary N. Kon, MD (New York, NY)

     10:20 a.m.    ECMO in COVID-19 Patients - Experience from China
     Xin Li, MD (Shanghai, China)

     10:30 a.m.    Interventions to Mitigate/Diagnose Impact: Cytokinesis Filter
     (TBD)

     10:40 a.m.    Panel Discussion


11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break / View Exhibits / E-Posters


11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Session 3: Best Principles and Practices for the Interdisciplinary Team in COVID-19 Patient Management

Moderators: Mary Zellinger, CNS (Atlanta, GA), Karim Jabr, CCP, LP, CSSBB (Macon, GA), and Namrata Patil, MD, MPH (Boston, MA)

     11:30 a.m.     Overview of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 
     Sylvain Lother, MD (Manitoba, Canada)

     11:40 a.m.    Principles of Contagion and Personal Protective Equipment 
     John (Jack) O’Horo, MD, MPH (Rochester, MN) 

     11:50 a.m.    How I Do It
     Kiley Hodge, BS, RT (Atlanta, GA), Melissa Morris, RN (Atlanta, GA), Mardi Davis, RN (Atlanta, GA), Sarrah M. Pitman, PA          (Atlanta, GA), Mark E. Caridi-Scheible, MD (Atlanta, GA), and Kayla Nichols, BS, PharmD, BCCCP (Atlanta, GA)

  • Warm Zones
  • Pumps Outside Rooms
  • Baby Monitors
  • PT Practices
  • RT Practices
  • …and more!

     12:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion     


1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Break / View Exhibits / E-Posters


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Session 4: Pulmonary and Medical Management in COVID-19

Moderators: Joshua B. Goldberg, MD (Westchester, NY), Isaac E. George, MD (New York, NY), and Namrata Patil, MD, MPH (Boston, MA)

     1:30 p.m.    Ventilator Management – Early or Late?
     Isaac E. George, MD (New York, NY)

     1:40 p.m.    Anticoagulation Strategies in COVID-19
     Gregory Piazza, MD, MS (Boston, MA)

     1:50 p.m.    Delirium in COVID-19 Patients
     Pratik P. Pandharipande, MD, MSCI (Nashville, TN) 

     2:00 p.m.    Tracheostomy in COVID-19 Patients – Timing and Technique
     Noah P. Parker, MD (Indianapolis, IN) 

     2:10 p.m.    Panel Discussion


2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 4: Ask Me Anything

Moderator: Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD (Houston, TX)

Panelists: 

  • Intensivist: Glenn J.R. Whitman, MD (Baltimore, MD)
  • CT Transplant Surgeon: Jeremiah W. Hayanga, MD, MPH (Morgantown, VA)
  • Anesthesiologist: Jerrold H. Levy, MD (Durham, NC)
  • ICU Nurse: Mary Zellinger, CNS (Atlanta, GA)
  • Pharmacist: Mary Bradbury Looby, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP (Falls Church, VA)
  • Perfusionist: Karim Jabr, CCP, LP, CSSBB (Macon, GA)

    Submit an Abstract
    STS is now accepting abstracts for oral presentations and scientific posters. Submissions are due on Monday, August 17.


    Registration
    The virtual meeting will include short, dynamic, and interactive presentations paired with panel discussions, case-based scenarios, and original scientific abstracts. Health professionals who provide care for patients undergoing CVT operations and interventional procedures will share their knowledge. Leading international experts will present new and exciting concepts, technologies, management protocols, and clinical experiences in their respective disciplines. Plus, you can review e-posters, take part in special networking events, and “meet” with industry representatives in the virtual exhibit hall. Registration is open, and STS members receive a discounted rate!

    Pricing
      Member Non-Member
      Early Bird After Sept. 7 Early Bird After Sept. 7
    Physician $175 $250 $250 $350
    Allied Health $100 $150 $150 $200
    Resident $75 $100 $100 $150


    You’ll need your STS Member ID to receive the discounted member rate. Database participation is not the same as STS membership (e.g., Active or Associate Membership). Your 6-digit STS Member ID is not your site or Database participant ID. For help with your STS Member ID, please contact Member Services.

    Continuing Education Credits
    STS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for this course. STS is also seeking approval to provide nursing and perfusion credits.


      Questions?            

      • Registration: Amy Cacich, Senior Coordinator, Meetings and Conventions, at acacich@sts.org.
      • Abstract Submission and Program: Michele Rush, Senior Manager for Education, at mrush@sts.org.