AQO 2020 Meeting Agenda

 

The online AQO agenda is subject to change. 

General Sessions (Recorded)

Begin your AQO 2020 experience by watching recorded general sessions. Relevant to all attendees, they provide a big-picture look at recent and upcoming improvements in the STS National Database. 

President’s Welcome
Joseph A. Dearani, MD

Update on the STS National Database Platform
Felix G. Fernandez, MD 

Public Reporting: Engaging Patients and Families 
Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH 

STS Research: Behind the Scenes of the Database
Kevin W. Lobdell, MD, and Robert H. Habib, PhD


Tuesday, September 29 - STS Intermacs Database

Live Sessions (All times Central)
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. AQO Meet & Greet
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Version Upgrade 
Francis D. Pagani, MD, PhD
10:30 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Quality of Life 
Kathleen L. Grady, PhD 
11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters
11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.     Heart Team Concept
Jennifer A. Cowger, MD, MS 
 
11:50 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Break
11:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Quality Projects: Biggest Discovery This Year
Keesha Medley, RN, MSN, Carmelita Runyan, MSN, Rebecca S. Harap, BSN, and Sylvia M. Laudun, DNP, MBA, RN
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Break/View Exhibits/E-Posters
1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Missingness: How It Can Influence Findings 
John Pennington, MS 
1:35 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Break
1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 6-Minute Walk
Angela Rose, MS, PA-C
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break/View Exhibits/E-Posters
2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. How to Administer Trail-Making
Sylvia M. Laudun, DNP, MBA, RN
2:35 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Break
2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Modified Rankin Score: Labeling Rank 
Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr., MD 
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Break/View Exhibits/E-Posters
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Case-Based Scenarios 
James K. Kirklin, MD, Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr., MD, and Pavan Atluri, MD
On-Demand Content

View these recorded sessions at your convenience. 

New Intermacs/Pedimacs Data Managers Session 
Janella Miller, RN, and Kathryn Hollifield, BSN, RN

Pedimacs New Features 
Kathryn Hollifield, BSN, RN

Pedimacs Quality Assurance (QA) Report Additions
Ryan S. Cantor, PhD

Using Intermacs for QA Performance Improvement or Internal QI
Carmelita Runyan, MSN

Reports
Ryan S. Cantor, PhD, and Maceo Cleggett III

Data Download
Devin Koehl, MS

Dig Deeper into Using Data 
Ryan S. Cantor, PhD, and Devin Koehl, MS

Adverse Event Definitions
Francis D. Pagani MD, PhD


Wednesday, September 30 - STS General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD)

Live Sessions (All times Central)
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Rise and Shine Yoga
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Version Upgrade 
Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH, and David W. Wormuth, MD, MPH
10:30 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Lymph Nodes 
Daniel P. Raymond, MD 
11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lung Cancer: Walk the Form, Clinical and Pathological Staging 
Christopher W. Seder, MD, and Marvin C. Borja, MD
12:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Break/View Exhibits/E-Posters
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Esophageal Cancer: Walk the Form, Clinical and Pathological Staging
Lisa M. Brown, MD, MAS, and Kellie Garrett-Morin, RN
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break/View Exhibits/E-Posters
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Update on Complications/Grading of Complications 
David W. Wormuth, MD, MPH, and Andrew C. Chang, MD
3:30 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. Break/View Exhibits/E-Posters
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. What Data Managers Want to Know Panel
Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH, David W. Wormuth, MD, MPH, Felix G. Fernandez, MD, Lisa M. Brown, MD, MAS, Christopher W. Seder, MD, Melissa Clark, RN, MSN, Daniel P. Raymond, MD, Katie Lothrop, and Kellie Garret-Morin, RN

 

On-Demand Content

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Risk Model and Public Reporting
Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH

Hiatal Hernia  
Andrew C. Chang, MD, Melissa Clark, RN, MSN, and Ruth Raleigh, BSN, RN 

Trachea
Melanie A. Edwards, MD, and Melissa Clark, RN, MSN

Thymus  
Malcolm M. DeCamp, MD

Quality Improvement
Stephen R. Broderick, MD


Thursday, October 1 - STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD)

Live Sessions (All times Central)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Hemodynamics and ECHO 
Glenn J.R. Whitman, MD, and Melinda Offer, MSN, RN
10:30 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Capturing the Deteriorating Patient Accurately
Glenn J.R. Whitman, MD, and Melinda Offer, MSN, RN
11:05 a.m.  – 11:20 a.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters
11:20 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Aortic Valve, Aortic Root, and Arch Procedures: Abstraction
Karen M. Kim, MD, Nimesh D. Desai, MD, and Nancy Honeycutt, BSN
11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Incidents/Spacing 
Nimesh D. Desai, MD
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Break/View Exhibits/E-Posters
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mitral Valve
Vinay Badhwar, MD, Cynthia Piotter, MBA, CCP-LP, and Patricia F. Theurer, BSN
2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Break
2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Afib/Maze: Abstraction
Vinay Badhwar, MD
2:35 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters 
2:50 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Assist Devices
Ann C. Guercio, CCP, LP, MBA
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  What Data Managers Want to Know Panel: Version Upgrade 4.20
Glenn J.R. Whitman, MD, Richard S. D’Agostino, MD, Michael E. Bowdish, MD, Gaetano Paone, MD, Melinda Offer, MSN, RN, and Cynthia Piotter, MBA, CCP-LP
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Thursday Trivia Challenge

 

On-Demand Content

Most of these recorded sessions can be viewed at your convenience. One presentation needs to be viewed prior to the day's live content and is identified below with **

Aortic Valve, Aortic Root, and Arch Procedures: Anatomical Session**
Karen M. Kim, MD, and Nimesh D. Desai, MD

Risk Adjustment
David M. Shahian, MD, Felix G. Fernandez, MD, Vinay Badhwar, MD, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD, and Sean M. O’Brien, PhD

Chronic Lung Disease
Richard S. D’Agostino, MD 

STS/ACC TVT Registry
Joseph E. Bavaria, MD

Anesthesia
Miklos D. Kertai, MD, and Karen D. Hardy, RHIA

Cardiac Medications 
Dee Dee Hu, PharmD, MBA
Cathy Knoff, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA

 


Friday, October 2 - STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD)

Live Sessions (All times Central)
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Breath Work and Meditation
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Case Scenarios 
Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD, and Ruth E. Lemus, BSN, RN
10:30 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break 
10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.  Audit: High Missingness Areas, Common Findings, Key Mistakes, How to Improve, and Lessons Learned  
David M. Overman, MD, and Angela Ebel, MSN, RN  
11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters 
11:20 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. How to Internally Validate Your Data Prior to Submission
Chasity Wellnitz, RN, BSN, MPH
11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break 
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Risk Model
Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD, and Janet Kreutzer, MSN, RN
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Break/View Exhibits/E-Posters
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. STAT Update: How It Was Updated and What the New STAT Score Is
Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD, and Marshall L. Jacobs, MD
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters 
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Complications
Meena Nathan, MD, MPH
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. View Exhibits/E-Posters 
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. What Data Managers Want to Know: Preop Factors, Intraoperative Issues, Procedure Coding, Diagnosis Coding and Risk Factors 
John E. Mayer Jr., MD, Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD, David F. Vener, MD, Meena Nathan, MD, MPH, Chasity Wellnitz, RN, BSN, MPH, Leslie Wacker, BS, Ruth E. Lemus, BSN, RN, and Janet Kreutzer, MSN, RN

 

On-Demand Content

View these recorded sessions at your convenience.

FAQ Review
Chasity Wellnitz, RN, BSN, MPH, and Leslie Wacker, BS

Anesthesia
David F. Vener, MD

Preop Factors
Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD

Harvard Project
John E. Mayer Jr., MD

Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
Jennifer S. Nelson, MD

Ross Procedure 
Jennifer C. Romano, MD