16th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference Agenda

Program Director
Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD
Houston, TX

Thursday September 26
11:30 a.m. REGISTRATION 
12:30 p.m. Welcome, Announcements, and Introductory Remarks
Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD (Houston, TX), and Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA)
Session I: ERAS – Preop and Intraop Considerations
Moderators: Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA), and Michael P. Grant, MD (Baltimore, MD)
12:40 p.m. What Is ERAS and Why Should I Change My Practice?
Michael P. Grant, MD (Baltimore, MD)
12:55 p.m Prehabilitation: Hype vs. Reality
Rakesh C. Arora, MD (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
1:10 p.m. Preop Nutritional Optimization
Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD (Durham, NC)
1:25 p.m. Preop/Intraop Opioid Reduction Strategies
Michael P. Grant, MD (Baltimore, MD) 
1:40 p.m. Goal-Directed Perfusion Strategies
Karim Jabr, CCP (Macon, GA)
1:55 p.m. ERAS Implementation Strategies        
Gina McConnell, RN (Raleigh, NC)
2:10 p.m. Panel Discussion
2:40 p.m. BREAK / VISIT EXHIBITS
Session 2: ERAS – Postop Considerations
Moderators: Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA), and Rakesh C. Arora, MD (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
3:10 p.m. Postop Opioid Reduction Strategies
Jessica Crow, PharmD (Baltimore, MD)
3:25 p.m. Transfusion Management: Untangling Conflicting Data
Rawn R. Salenger, MD (Baltimore, MD)
3:40 p.m. Say Goodbye to AKI: Developing an Acute Kidney Response Team
Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA)
4:00 p.m. Patient Engagement: The Key to Reducing Readmissions
Cheryl Crisafi, RN (Springfield, MA)
4:15 p.m. Thoracic ERAS vs. Cardiac ERAS: Special Considerations
TBD
4:30 p.m Panel Discussion
5:00 p.m. First International Presentation of Peer-Reviewed Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery: ERAS Society Recommendations
Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA), and Michael P. Grant MD (Baltimore, MD)
6:00 p.m.  VISIT EXHIBITS
Friday, September 27
7:00 a.m. BREAKFAST
7:00 a.m. EXHIBITS OPEN
Session 3: ECMO 
Moderators: Glenn J. Whitman, MD (Baltimore, MD), and Mary Zellinger, RN (Atlanta, GA)
8:00 a.m. Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Outcomes
Dan W. Choi, MD (Baltimore, MD)
8:15 a.m. Postcardiotomy Shock: When to Pull the ECMO Trigger
Jonathan W. Haft, MD (Ann Arbor, MI)
8:30 a.m. Postcardiotomy Shock: To Vent or Not To Vent?
Glenn J. Whitman, MD (Baltimore, MD)
8:45 a.m. Harlequin Syndrome: Recognition and Resolution
Pavan Atluri, MD (Philadelphia, PA)
9:00 a.m. Anticoagulation: When, How, With What?
Charles E. Murphy, MD (Falls Church, VA)
9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
9:45 a.m. BREAK / VISIT EXHIBITS
Session 4: Life-Threatening Emergencies After Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Subhasis Chatterjee, MD (Houston, TX), and Karim Jabr, CCP (Macon, GA)
10:15 a.m. Bleeding and Tamponade After Cardiac Surgery  
Rita C. Milewski, MD (Philadelphia, PA)
10:30 a.m. Myocardial Infarction After CABG: How to Detect, When to Treat, Which Intervention?
Thomas S. Metkus, MD (Baltimore, MD)
10:45 a.m. Vasoplegic Shock: Latest Management Strategies 
Subhasis Chatterjee, MD (Houston, TX) 
11:00 a.m. RV Failure After LVAD Implantation 
Pavan Atluri, MD (Philadelphia, PA)
11:15 a.m. Pulmonary Embolism: Algorithm-Based Management with Early ECMO 
Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD (Houston, TX)
12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Keynote Address
12:30 p.m. The Next Wave of Innovation to Keep Patients Safe by Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, PhD (Baltimore, MD)
Moderators: Daniel T. Engelman, MD (Springfield, MA), and Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD (Houston, TX)
1:15 p.m. LUNCH
Case-Based Multidisciplinary Breakouts
2:00 p.m. Room 1: Bleeding and Anticoagulation 
Glenn J. Whitman, MD, and Jonathan Haft, MD
Room 2: The Costs of Caring—Burnout, Stressors, Team Conflicts, and Challenging Families 
Charles E. Murphy, MD, Subhasis Chatterjee, MD, and Cheryl Crisafi, RN
Room 3: Palliative Care and Hospice 
Namrata Patil, MD, and Alison E. Turnbull, PhD
Room 4: Comprehensive Advanced Life Support
Mary Zellinger, RN, and Rakesh C. Arora, MD
4:15 p.m. BREAK/VISIT EXHIBITS
Session 5: Abstract Presentations
Moderator: Nevin M. Katz, MD (McLean, VA)
4:45 p.m. Abstract Presentations
5:35 p.m. Networking Event
6:00 p.m. Poster Rounds
Moderator: Nevin M. Katz, MD (McLean, VA)
6:45 p.m. ADJOURN
Saturday, September 28
7:00 a.m. BREAKFAST
7:00 a.m. EXHIBITS OPEN
Session 6: I Have Fallen and I Can’t Get Up 
Moderators: Rakesh C. Arora, MD (Winnipeg, MB), and Michael S. Firstenberg, MD (Aurora, CO)
8:00 a.m. Update on the PADIS Guidelines for the CT Surgery Team
Nathan E. Brummel, MD (Columbus, OH)
8:25 a.m. Early Mobilization in the CTICU patient
Heidi Engel, PT (San Francisco, CA)
8:40 a.m. “G” Is for Grow: Nutrition in the CT Surgery Patient
Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD (Durham, NC)
8:55 a.m. ICU Survivorship: I’m “Recovered”… Now What?
Ann M. Parker, MD (Baltimore, MD)
9:10 a.m. Panel Discussion
9:45 a.m. BREAK / VISIT EXHIBITS
Session 7: Respiratory 
Moderators: Namrata Patil, MD (Cambridge, MA), and Mary Zellinger, RN (Atlanta, GA)
10:15 a.m. Post-Pneumonectomy Syndrome
Namrata Patil, MD (Cambridge, MA)
10:30 a.m. The Diagnosis and Management of Aspiration Pneumonia
Subhasis Chatterjee, MD (Houston, TX)
10:45 a.m. Ventilation Strategies in Thoracic Surgery Patients
Rana Hejal, MD (Cleveland, OH)
11:00 a.m. Hemoptysis Management Strategies in Thoracic Surgery Patients
Errol L. Bush, MD (Baltimore, MD)
11:15 a.m. Continuum of Care: Rehabilitation Post Discharge
Dale M. Needham MD (Baltimore, MD)
11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m. LUNCH
Session 8: Sepsis 
Moderators: Charles E. Murphy, MD (Falls Church, VA), and Patrick Bradley, RN (Washington, DC)
12:45 p.m. Empyema: Implications in the Critically Ill
Namrata Patil, MD, MPH (Boston, MA)​​​​​​​
1:00 p.m. Early Warning Systems and the Management of Sepsis
Patrick Bradley, MSN, RN (Washington, DC)
1:15 p.m. Immunomodulation in Sepsis
Michael S. Firstenberg, MD (Aurora, CO)
1:30 p.m. The Management of VAD Infections
Jonathan W. Haft, MD (Ann Arbor, MI)
1:45 p.m. ECMO and Bloodstream Infections
Charles E. Murphy, MD (Falls Church, VA)
2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
2:30 p.m. Closing Comments
2:45 p.m. ADJOURN

Last Updated: 6/7/19
Agenda and speakers subject to change.