2019 AQO Preliminary Agenda

Registration and Exhibit Hours
Date Onsite Registration & Check-in Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, October 25, 2019 7:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please note, the following tracks will run concurrently: 

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (all day): General Thoracic Surgery Database and STS Intermacs Database
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 (morning): Congenital Heart Surgery Database Open Forum (optional, non-CE/CEU) and Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
General Thoracic Surgery Database
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. New General Thoracic Data Managers Session (optional)
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Announcements
8:35 a.m. IQVIA 
9:05 a.m. Counting of Nodal Stations & Nodes
9:35 a.m. Star Ratings & Risk Model 
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Lung Cancer Interactive Session: Walk the Form, Clinical & Pathological Staging 
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Thymus/Tracheal Resection/Thymoma
1:30 p.m. Esophageal Cancer Interactive Session: Walk the Form, Clinical & Pathological Staging 
2:30 p.m. Post-Op Events and Invasive Procedures
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Hiatal Hernia 
4:00 p.m. Audit Results & Audit Process
4:30 p.m. What Data Manager’s Want to Know Panel
5:00 p.m. Adjournment
5:15 p.m. Networking Reception

 

STS Intermacs Database
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome & Announcements
8:15 a.m. Oh the Places You Will Go: Brief Summary Highlighting Major Events and Changes during the Transition from NHLBI to STS
8:45 a.m. Where Do I Find That? Overview of STS Website
9:00 a.m. Audit: Overview of Audit Process
9:15 a.m. Understanding your Quality Assurance Report 
9:30 a.m. Data Manager Panel Discussion: How to Utilize Reports at Your Center
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. What Intermacs Patient Profile is this? 1, 2, or 3: Case Study
10:45 a.m. Steady Eddy: Case Study of Patient Stabilized, Not Dependent on Inotropes and Has a Temporary Device 
11:00 a.m. Chronic Drive Line Infections: Case Study 
11:15 a.m. Chronic GI Bleeding Scenario
11:30 a.m. Analytics – Basics of the Live Data Download and How Sites Use their Reports
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Version Upgrade
1:30 p.m. AE Definitions
2:00 p.m. Top 10 List: Missing Data Frequencies
2:30 p.m. Top Sites: How do you Prevent Missing Data
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Topic TBD
4:00 p.m. Case Scenario: New Cannula, New Device? Are you Sure?
4:30 p.m. Case Scenario: Single Ventricle: Is it an LVAD or and RVAD?
5:00 p.m. Adjournment
5:15 p.m. Networking Reception

 

General Session
Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome & Announcements
8:10 a.m. President’s Welcome
8:30 a.m. Direction of the STS National Database
8:45 a.m. Data Manager Survey 
9:00 a.m. IQVIA 
9:30 a.m. Break

All tracks include the General Session.

Congenital Heart Surgery Database
Thursday, October 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. Optional Open Forum (non-CE/CEU)
12:30 p.m. Lunch

The Thursday morning networking session is an optional informal meeting that will not be eligible for CE or CEU credit.

Friday, October 25, 2019
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. New Congenital Data Managers Session (optional)
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Announcement s
8:35 a.m. Update to Risk Adjustment: Updates to STAT Scores
9:00 a.m. Anesthesia Module – Understanding the Module
9:30 a.m. How to Run QI Reports and Practical Applications
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Single Ventricle
11:00 a.m. Single Ventricle Case Studies
11:30 a.m. Audit Results & Audit Process
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Intra-Operative Complications – Defining the Fields
1:30 p.m. RVOT Reconstruction Options in Tetralogy of Fallot: Valve Sparing Techniques, Single Leaflet, Pulmonary Atresia
2:00 p.m. RVOT Reconstruction Options in Tetralogy of Fallot: Valve Sparing Techniques, Single Leaflet, Pulmonary Atresia Case Studies 
2:30 p.m. Quality Improvement Projects
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. IQVIA
4:00 p.m. Interactive Panel Discussion/FAQ Difficult Cases
5:00 p.m. Adjournment

 

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
3:30 p.m. New Adult Cardiac Data Managers Meeting (optional)
5:00 p.m. Adjournment
5:15 p.m. Networking Reception
Thursday, October 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. Welcome & Announcements
10:05 a.m. Risk Factors—Why We Need Them, and How We Use Them
10:50 a.m. Inspiring Destinations within Your Reach
11:10 a.m. Mitral/Maze/AFib
12:10 p.m. Adult Cardiac 2020 Upgrade High Level Overview
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Aorta
2:45 p.m. Best Practices for Presenting Data to Physicians & Executives 
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Audit Results & Audit Process 
4:00 p.m. Hemodynamics/Echo
4:45 p.m. STS/ACC TVT Registry
5:15 p.m. IQVIA
5:30 p.m. What Data Managers Want to Know Panel
6:00 p.m. Adjournment

Last Updated: 7/30/19

Agenda subject to change.