2020 STS Workshop on Robotic Cardiac Surgery Agenda

Course Directors
Husam H. Balkhy
Chicago, IL
Eugene A. Grossi
New York, NY
Joseph A. Dearani
Rochester, MN 
Douglas A. Murphy
Atlanta, GA
T. Sloane Guy
Philadelphia, PA 
 
Track 1: Robotic Mitral Valve Repair & Other Intracardiac Procedures

Thursday, May 28

7:00 a.m. REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST
Plenary Session
How to Build and Maintain a Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN, and T. Sloane Guy, MD, Philadelphia, PA
7:30 a.m. The Evidence for Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Evelio Rodriguez, MD, Nashville, TN
7:45 a.m. Financial Aspects of Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN
8:00 a.m. Prerequisites & How to Successfully Start a Program: Step by Step
Eugene A. Grossi, MD, New York, NY
8:15 a.m. The Real World: How to Successfully Navigate Program-Building Obstacles
W. Randolph Chitwood, MD, Greenville, NC
8:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
9:00 a.m. BREAK / EXHIBITS
Mitral Valve Repair: The Basics
Moderators: Vinay Badhwar, MD, Morgantown, VW, and Robert L. Smith, MD, Plano, TX
9:30 a.m. Overview of Robotic Mitral Valve Repair Procedural Steps
Douglas A. Murphy, MD, Atlanta, GA
10:00 a.m. Lessons Learned from Starting a Robotic Surgery Program from Scratch!
Arnar Geirsson, MD, New Haven, CT
10:15 a.m. Cannulation and Myocardial Protection Options
T. Sloane Guy, MD, Philadelphia, PA
10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m. BREAK / EXHIBITS
11:15 a.m. To Balloon or Not Balloon? That Is the Question!
Eugene A. Grossi, MD, New York, NY
11:30 a.m. Complications in Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery:  How to Avoid and When to Convert
Danny Ramzy, MD, Los Angeles, CA
11:45 a.m. Simplified Robotic Mitral Valve Repair Techniques
Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN
12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
12:30 p.m. LUNCH / EXHIBITS
Training Center
1:30 p.m. Hands-On Surgeon & Team Training
4:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Friday, May 29

Training Center
7:30 a.m. Hands-On Surgeon & Team Training
9:30 a.m. BREAK / EXHIBITS
Intracardiac Robotic Surgery: Advanced Concepts
Moderators: Douglas A. Murphy, MD, Atlanta, GA, and Evelio Rodriguez, MD, Nashville, TN
10:00 a.m. Options for Robotic Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and Tricuspid Valve Disease
Simon Maltais, MD, PhD, Montreal, Canada
10:15 a.m. Robotic Atrial Septal Defect Closure and Atrial Myxoma Resection
Robert L. Smith, MD, Plano, TX
10:30 a.m. Pushing the Limits: Advanced Robotic Mitral Valve Repair Case Presentations
Vinay Badhwar, MD, Morgantown, VW
10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m. Patient Selection in Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery 
Karen Gersch, MD, Cincinnati, OH
11:20 a.m. Advanced Robotic Mitral Repair Cases: Extending the Selection Criteria
Douglas A. Murphy, MD, Atlanta, GA
11:50 a.m. Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m. LUNCH / EXHIBITS
Plenary Session
Next Steps: Training Pathways in Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Robert L. Smith, MD, Plano, TX, and Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN
1:00 p.m. Overview of Surgeon and Team Training Options in Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Eugene A. Grossi, MD, New York, NY
1:15 p.m. Critical Role of the Bedside Assistant: Options, Training, and More
Douglas A. Murphy, MD, Atlanta, GA
1:30 p.m. STS/TSF Advanced Fellowship Program in Robotic Cardiac Surgery
T. Sloane Guy, MD, Philadelphia, PA
1:45 p.m. How I Teach It: Robotic Cardiac Surgery
W. Randolph Chitwood, MD, Greenville, NC
2:00 p.m How I teach It: Robotic Coronary Surgery
Francis P. Sutter, MD, Wynnewood, PA
2:15 p.m. How I Learned It: Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Robert L. Smith, MD, Plano, TX, Vinay Badhwar, MD, Morgantown, VW, Bradley S. Taylor, MD, Baltimore, MD, Arnar Geirsson, MD, New Haven, CT, and TBD
2:45 p.m. Final Comments 
T. Sloane Guy, MD, Philadelphia, PA, and Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN
3:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT
Track 2: Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass

Thursday, May 28

7:00 a.m. REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST
Plenary Session
How to Build and Maintain a Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN, and T. Sloane Guy, MD, Philadelphia, PA
7:30 a.m. The Evidence for Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Evelio Rodriguez, MD, Nashville, TN
7:45 a.m. Financial Aspects of Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN
8:00 a.m. Prerequisites & How to Successfully Start a Program: Step by Step
Eugene A. Grossi, MD, New York, NY
8:15 a.m. The Real World: How to Successfully Navigate Program-Building Obstacles
W. Randolph Chitwood, MD, Greenville, NC
8:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
9:00 a.m. BREAK / EXHIBITS
Training Center
9:30 a.m. Hands-On Surgeon & Team Training
12:30 p.m. LUNCH / EXHIBITS
Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass: The Basics
Moderators: Husam H. Balkhy, MD, Chicago, IL, and Francis P. Sutter, DO, Wynnewood, PA
1:30 p.m. Overview of Steps in Robotic MIDCAB
Francis P. Sutter, DO, Wynnewood, PA
2:00 p.m. Avoiding Pitfalls during Port Placement and IMA Takedown
Michael Halkos, MD, Atlanta, GA
2:15 p.m. Making the Minithoracotomy and Performing the Anastomosis: Technical Considerations
Bradley S. Taylor, MD, Baltimore, MD
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
3:00 p.m. BREAK / EXHIBITS
3:15 p.m. Routinely Taking Down the Second IMA: How I Do It
Husam H. Balkhy, MD, Chicago, IL
3:30 p.m. How I Became an Expert Robotic Coronary Surgeon
Michael Halkos, MD, Atlanta, GA
3:45 p.m. Technical Considerations in TECAB
Husam H. Balkhy, MD, Chicago, IL
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
4:30 p.m.  ADJOURNMENT

Friday, May 29

Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Advanced Concepts
Moderators: Bob Kiaii, MD, London, Canada, and Husam H. Balkhy, MD, Chicago, IL
7:30 a.m. The Case for Hybrid Coronary Revascularization
TBD
7:45 a.m. Do We Need Fancy Anatomic Imaging to Perform Robotic Coronary Surgery?
Bob Kiaii, MD, London, Canada
8:00 a.m. Transitioning to Robotics: Perspective from an Experienced MICS CABG Surgeon
Marc Ruel, MD, MPH, Ottawa, Canada
8:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
8:30 a.m. Examples of Robotic Hybrid Cases I Performed This Year
TBD
8:45 a.m. Examples of Robotic Hybrid Cases I Did NOT Perform This Year
TBD
9:00 a.m. Patency Outcomes in Robotic Coronary Surgery
Bob Kiaii, MD, London, Canada
9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m. BREAK / EXHIBITS
Training Center
10:00 a.m. Hands-On Surgeon & Team Training
12:00 p.m. LUNCH / EXHIBITS
Plenary Session
Next Steps: Training Pathways in Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Moderators: Robert L. Smith, MD, Plano, TX, and Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN
1:00 p.m. Overview of Surgeon and Team Training Options in Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Eugene A. Grossi, MD, New York, NY
1:15 p.m. Critical Role of the Bedside Assistant: Options, Training, and More
Douglas A. Murphy, MD, Atlanta, GA
1:30 p.m. STS/TSF Advanced Fellowship Program in Robotic Cardiac Surgery
T. Sloane Guy, MD, Philadelphia, PA
1:45 p.m. How I Teach It: Robotic Cardiac Surgery
W. Randolph Chitwood, MD, Greenville, NC
2:00 p.m How I teach It: Robotic Coronary Surgery
Francis P. Sutter, MD, Wynnewood, PA
2:15 p.m. How I Learned It: Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Robert L. Smith, MD, Plano, TX, Vinay Badhwar, MD, Morgantown, VW, Bradley S. Taylor, MD, Baltimore, MD, Arnar Geirsson, MD, New Haven, CT, and TBD
2:45 p.m. Final Comments 
T. Sloane Guy, MD, Philadelphia, PA, and Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN
3:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Last Updated: 2/20/20
Agenda and speakers subject to change.