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Program Book
The Program Book for the 2017 WTSA Annual Meeting is now available online:

  • Download the abridged Program Book of the 43rd Annual Meeting ( 1.7 MB); or
  • Log into the Members Only Area to download the complete Program Book, including membership rosters and contributor listings.
The complete Program Book will be distributed on-site in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to all professional attendees.

In addition, you may download the Social Program brochure ( 0.2 MB).

Annual Meeting and Abstracts | Social Program | Symposia Information

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
1:00pm-6:00pm REGISTRATION, Intl Center Foyer
1:00pm-6:00pm SPEAKER READY ROOM, Intl Center Foyer
7:00pm-9:00pm NEW MEMBERS/WELCOME RECEPTION, Main Pool Lawn
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
6:00am SAMSON FUN RUN, Start Line: Golf Clubhouse
7:00am-12:30pm REGISTRATION, Intl Center Foyer
7:00am-12:30pm SPEAKER READY ROOM, Intl Center Foyer
7:00am-12:00pm EXHIBITS, Intl Center South
7:00am-8:00am BREAKFAST, Intl Center South
8:00am-9:00am SCIENTIFIC SESSION I, Intl Center North
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: James I. Fann
Ross M. Bremner
+1. A Cost-Utility Analysis of Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement for the Treatment of Aortic Stenosis in the Intermediate Surgical Risk Population
Derrick Y Tam1, Avery Hughes2, Saerom Youn2, Rebecca L Howard-Hancock2, Peter C Coyte2, Stephen E Fremes1, Harindra Wijeysundera3
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada3Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

DISCUSSANT: Michael P. Fischbein
2. Determinants of Late Survival and Reoperation Following Bioprosthetic Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Adults with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
Ishan K Shah, Joseph A. Dearani, Richard C. Daly, *Sameh M. Said, Alberto Pochettino, Heidi M. Connolly, Ammash M. Naser, Roxann B. Pike, Hartzell V. Schaff
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

DISCUSSANT: Aaron Eckhauser
3. Perioperative Outcomes in Minimally Invasive vs. Open Esophagectomy: an ACS-NSQIP Analysis
Grace L Laidlaw, *Leah M Backhus, *Joseph B Shrager, *Mark F Berry
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

DISCUSSANT: Donald E. Low
9:00am-9:10am NEW MEMBER & SAMSON PRIZE FINALIST INTRODUCTIONS, Intl Center North
9:10am-9:55am PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, Intl Center North

Introduction: Ross M. Bremner

The Seasons of a Thoracic Surgeon
James I. Fann

9:55am-10:20am COFFEE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Intl Center South
10:20am-11:40am SCIENTIFIC SESSION II, Intl Center North
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Nahush A. Mokadam
John D. Mitchell
+4. Cost of Individual Complications Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
James H Mehaffey1, Robert B Hawkins1, Eric J Charles1, Clifford Fonner2, Irving L Kron1, Mohammed Quader3, Alan Speir4, Jeff Rich2, Gorav Ailawadi1
1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 2Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative, Falls Church, VA;3Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA;4INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA

DISCUSSANT: Anthony P. Furnary
5. Initial Experience Following Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening at an Urban Safety Net Hospital
Katrina A Steiling1, Juan A Munoz-Largacha2, Nirupama Vellanki3, Marjory Charlot4, Carmel Fitzgerald1, Hasmeena Kathuria1, Kei Suzuki2, Virginia R Litle2
1Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Boston, MA;3Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA;4Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Boston, MA

DISCUSSANT: Robert A. Meguid
6. Burden of Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation In Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: An Analysis of the Medicare-Linked Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database
S. Chris Malaisrie1, Patrick M McCarthy1, Jane Kruse2, Adin-Cristian Andrei3, Maria Grau-Sepulveda4, Daniel J Friedman5, James L Cox1, J. Matthew Brennan4
1Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; 2Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL;3Northwestern University, Chicago, IL;4Duke University, Durham, NC;5Duke Univeristy, Durham, NC

DISCUSSANT: William T. Caine
7. Long-Term Transplant Outcomes of Donor Hearts with Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Agustin Sibona1, Kiran K. Khush2, Udo E. Oyoyo1, Timothy P Martens1, Nahidh W. Hasaniya1, *Anees J. Razzouk1, *Leonard L. Bailey1, *David G. Rabkin1
1Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA; 2Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA

DISCUSSANT: Murray H. Kwon
11:40am-12:25pm CONTROVERSIES DEBATE, Intl Center North

We Are Ready For Competency-Based Cardiac Surgical Training
Moderator: Sean C. Grondin
Pro: We Are Already Doing It! David Latter
Con: Wait! We Are Not Ready! Edward D. Verrier
12:30pm-1:45pm LUNCH SYMPOSIUM (Non-CME), Colorado Hall B
Sponsored by Medtronic
1:45pm- 3:45pm RESIDENT SYMPOSIUM – Transition to Practice, Colorado Hall B
Moderators: James I. Fann
Nahush A. Mokadam
 
1:45 – 1:55 Introduction
Nahush A. Mokadam
University of Washington
1:55 – 2:05 Where are the Jobs?
Craig H. Selzman
University of Utah
2:05 – 2:20 Interview Preparation
Leah M. Backhus
Stanford School of Medicine
2:20 – 2:35 Negotiating a Contract
David M. McMullan
Seattle Children’s Hospital
2:35 – 2:50 Transition to Practice – University
Dustin M. Walters
University of Virginia
2:50 – 3:05 Transition to Practice – Non University
Anthony P. Furnary
Starr-Wood Cardiac Group
3:05-3:20 They Never Taught Me That in Residency
Craig J. Baker
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
3:20 – 3:35 Social Media
Thomas K. Varghese Jr.
University of Utah
3:35 – 3:45 Question and Answer
5:00pm-6:30pm EVENING SYMPOSIUM (Non-CME), Colorado Hall B
Sponsored by Convatec
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
6:00am-12:00pm REGISTRATION, Intl Center Foyer
6:00am-12:00pm SPEAKER READY ROOM, Intl Center Foyer
6:30am-7:50am BREAKFAST SESSION, Colorado Hall B

Losing Our Shirts: The Impact of Disruptive or Novel Technology on Our Livelihood
Moderator: David A. Fullerton
Speakers:
Adult Cardiac: Y. Joseph Woo
General Thoracic: Michael A. Smith
Congenital Heart: James Jaggers
7:00am-12:00pm EXHIBITS, Intl Center South
7:00am-8:00am BREAKFAST, Intl Center South
8:00am-8:50am POSTGRADUATE COURSE, Intl Center North

Young Blood for Old Brains
Tony Wyss-Coray
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

8:50am-10:30am SCIENTIFIC SESSION III, Intl Center North
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Includes DAVID J. DUGAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD PRESENTATION at 8:50 am
Moderators: Leah M. Backhus
Richard J. Shemin
8. Should Thoracic Surgeons Be Doing EBUS and Other Advanced Bronchoscopic Cases?
*Richard Whyte, Jorind Beqari, Lukas Ritzer, Jennifer Wilson, Sidhu Gangadharan, Adnan Majid, Michael Kent
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

DISCUSSANT: Jasmine Huang
9. Immediate Extubation in the Operating Room After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery; Its Incidence and Risk Factor for Reintubation
Takeshi Shinkawa, Jessica Holloway, Xinyu Tang, Jeffrey M Gossett, Rahul Dasgupta, Michael L Schmitz, Michiaki Imamura
Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR

DISCUSSANT: Sameh M. Said
+10. Current Trends in Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Use for Coronary Revascularization : Extending Benefit to High-Risk Patients
Nishant Saran, *David Joyce, Lyle Joyce, John Stulak, Simon Maltais, *Sameh Said, Kevin Greason, Chaim Locker, Alberto Pochettino, Richard Daly, Joseph Dearani, Hartzell Schaff
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

DISCUSSANT: Eric J. Lehr
11. Pretreatment with Diazoxide Enhances the Neuroprotective Function of Erythropoietin Against Spinal Cord Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury Through Upregulation of Beta Common Receptor
Katsuhiro Yamanaka, Mohamed Eldeiry, Muhammad Aftab, Lisa S. Foley, Joshua Mares, Xianzhong Meng, *Michael J. Weyant, *Joseph C. Cleveland, *David A. Fullerton, *T. Brett Reece
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

DISCUSSANT: Fernando Fleischman
+12. Pre-operative Pulmonary Hypertension for Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients Does Not Adversely Impact Long Term Outcomes following Heart Transplantation: Review of the United Network for Organ Sharing Database
Ann C Gaffey, Jennifer J Chung, Carol W Chen, Mallory L Irons, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

DISCUSSANT: Stephen H. McKellar
10:30am-11:00am COFFEE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Intl Center South
11:00am-12:00pm SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV, Intl Center North
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: David T. Cooke
Murray H. Kwon
13. The New Paradigm of Value-Driven Care in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Defining and Achieving "Perfect Care" for Patients Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery to Promote Cost-Effectiveness
Jason P. Glotzbach, Vikas Sharma, *David Bull, *Aaron Eckhauser, Joseph Tonna, *Stephen McKellar, *Thomas Varghese, *Craig H. Selzman
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

DISCUSSANT: Benedict J. Taylor
+14. Variability in Invasive Mediastinal Staging for Lung Cancer: A Multi-Center Regional Study
Lucas W Thornblade1, *Douglas E. Wood1, *Michael S. Mulligan1, Alexander S. Farivar2, *Michal Hubka3, Kimberly E. Costas4, *Bahirathan Krishnadasan5, Farhood Farjah1
1University of Washington, Seattle, WA;2Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA;3Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA;4Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, WA;5CHI Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, WA

DISCUSSANT: Jane Yanagawa
15. Ninety Day Readmissions of Bundled Valve Patients: Implications for Healthcare Policy
Michael S Koeckert, Eugene A Grossi, Mathew R Williams, Gary Kalkut, Didier F Loulmet, Elias A Zias, Michael. Querijero, Aubrey C Galloway
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

DISCUSSANT: Richard L. Prager
12:30pm-1:45pm Lunch Symposium (Non-CME), Colorado Hall B
Sponsored by LivaNova
12:30pm GOLF TOURNAMENT**, West Course
2:00pm TENNIS TOURNAMENT**, Tennis Courts
6:00pm-10:00pm WILD WILD WEST THEME DINNER, Cheyenne Lodge
Buses will loop from the main building beginning at 5:45pm and the last bus will be at 10:15pm
Casual or Country Attire
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
6:00am-12:00pm REGISTRATION, Intl Center Foyer
6:00am-11:30am SPEAKER READY ROOM, Intl Center Foyer
6:30am-10:30am EXHIBITS, Intl Center South
6:30am-7:30am BREAKFAST, Intl Center South
7:00am-8:15am CONCURRENT FORUMS
(5 minutes presentation, 3 minutes discussion)
  ADULT CARDIAC, Intl Center North
Moderators: Brett T. Reece
Howard K. Song
CF1. Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Wall Stresses in Bicuspid vs Tricuspid Aortic Valves
Yue Xuan, Raymond Liu, Henrik Haraldsson, Michael D Hope, David A Saloner, Julius M Guccione, Liang Ge, *Elaine Tseng
UCSF Medical Center and SFVAMC, San Francisco, CA
CF2. Vascular Complications in the Sapien 3 Era: Continued Role of Transapical Approach to TAVR
William Toppen, Cayley Bowles, Peyman Benharash, Olcay Aksoy, William Suh, *Richard J Shemin, *Murray Kwon
UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
CF3. Identification of Genetic Defects Causing Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm by Whole Exome Sequencing: Experience in 211 Patients
Bulat A Ziganshin, Allison E Bailey, Adam Brownstein, Maryann Tranquilli, Allen E Bale, John A Elefteriades
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
CF4. Is Prophylactic Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Warranted During Mitral Surgery
Christopher Mehta1, Patrick M. McCarthy1, Adin-Cristian Andrei2, Jane Kruse3, Andrei Churyla1, S.Chris Malaisrie1, Duc T Pham1, James L Cox1
1Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL;2Northwestern University, Chicago, IL;3Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL
CF5. Midterm Results of a Novel Single Stage Hybrid Aortic Arch Replacement Technique to Reduce Bypass and Circulatory Arrest Duration
*Castigliano M Bhamidipati, *Joshua L Hermsen, Felix G Vladimir, *Jason W Smith, Mark H Meissner, Matthew P Sweet, *Jay D Pal
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
CF6. Long-term Outcomes of Aortic Valve Replacement in Adults <=40 Years Old: An Analysis of 1478 patients in 136 Hospitals in the State of California
William L Patrick, Andrew B Goldstone, Peter Chiu, *Michael J Paulsen, Bharathi Lingla, Michael Baiocchi, *Y Joseph Woo
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
CF7. High Risk Coronary Artery Bypass: Impact of Heart Failure Symptoms Versus Left Ventricular Function
Robert B Hawkins1, J Hunter Mehaffey1, Sarah A Schubert1, Clifford Fonner2, Jeffrey B Rich2, Alan M Speir3, Mohammed Quader4, Gorav Ailawadi1, Irving L Kron1
1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA;2Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative, Falls Church, VA;3Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA;4Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
CF8. Should We Place 23 mm or Larger Valve for Young Female Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement?
Ahmed A Kolkailah, Julius I Ejiofor, Fernando Ramirez Del Val, Ritam Chowdhury, Siobhan McGurk, Jiyae Lee, Prem S Shekar, Sary F Aranki, Marc P Pelletier, Tsuyoshi Kaneko
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  GENERAL THORACIC, Colorado Hall B
Moderators: Jessica S. Donington
Farzaneh F. Banki
CF9. Incremental Cost of Complications of Lobectomy for Stage I NSCLC
Abraham D Geller, Douglas J Mathisen, Cameron D Wright, Michael Lanuti
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
CF10. Incidence of LKB1 Inactivation in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
Timothy G. Whitsett1, Sumeet K. Mittal1, Jennifer M. Eschbacher2, *Michael A. Smith1, *Ross M. Bremner1, Landon J Inge1
1Norton Thoracic Insitute., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ;2St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
CF11. A Role for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in a Multi-Modality Approach to Pulmonary Metastatic Sarcoma
Joseph A Reza, Matthew Hudnall, Amanda Sammann, Alexander Gottschalk, *David M Jablons, Ann Lazar, Steve Braunstein, *Michael J Mann
UCSF, San Francisco, CA
CF12. Comparative Effectiveness of Upfront Esophagectomy vs Induction Chemoradiation in Clinical Stage T2N0 Esophageal Cancer
Tara R Semenkovich, Roheena Panni, Theodore Thomas, Leisha C Elmore, Jessica L Hudson, Bryan F Meyers, Benjamin D Kozower, Varun Puri
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
CF13. Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Extracorporeal Chemotherapy for Pleural Malignancies
Daniel L Miller1, Jordan M Wetstone1, Rabih I Bechara2, Christopher S Parks2, Ioana R Bonta2, Patrica L Rich2
1Kennestone Regional Medical Center/WellStar Health System, Marietta, GA;2Southeastern Regional Medical Center/CTCA, Newnan, GA
CF14. Early Fundoplication is Associated With Slower Decline in Lung Function After Lung Transplantation in Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Sreeja Biswas Roy1, Cassandra Haworth2, Shaimaa Elnahas1, Rosemarie Serrone3, Michael T Olson4, Paul Kang5, *A. Samad Hashimi1, *Michael A Smith1, *Ross M Bremner1, *Jasmine Huang1
1Norton Thoracic Institute, PHOENIX, AZ;2A.T. Still University, PHOENIX, AZ;3St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, PHOENIX, AZ;4Grand Canyon University, PHOENIX, AZ;5University of Arizona College of Public Health, PHOENIX, AZ
CF15. Needle Localization of Small Pulmonary Nodules - Lessons Learned in Over 250 Cases
*Patricia A Thistlethwaite, Jonathan Gower, Andrew Picel, Anne Roberts
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
CF16. Emergency Room Utilization is High & Feeding Tube Problems are the Biggest Culprit: Analysis of Resource Utilization After Esophagectomy
Biniam Kidane1, Suha Kaaki1, Yu Shen2, Adam Bassili2, John Peel3, Frances Allison2, Thomas Waddell2, Gail Darling2
1University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada2University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada3University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE, Colorado Hall C
Moderators: James Jaggers
Ram Kumar Subramanyan
CF17. Outcomes of Surgical Intervention on Primary Pulmonary Vein Obstruction
Joshua M Rosenblum, Firat Altin, Kirk Kanter, Scott Gillespie, *Raina Sinha, Melinda Cory, Brian Kogon, *Bahaaldin Alsoufi Emory
University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
CF18. Novel Perioperative Strategy for the First Blalock-taussig Shunt in Infants with PDA Dependent Circulation
Sadahiro Sai, Satoshi Matsuo, Shingo Takahara, Naoki Masaki, Koh Sakatsume, Akinobu Konishi
Miyagi Children's Hospital, Sendai, Japan
CF19. The Right Axillary Incision: a Potential New Standard of Care for Selected Congenital Heart Surgery
Timothy Lee, Aaron J Weiss, Elbert E Williams, Shinobu Itagaki, Khanh H Nguyen
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
CF20. Outcome of Reoperation After Initial Repair of Truncus Arteriosus: Analysis of 113 patients
Rami Z. Abd-Rabu, *Sameh M. Said, Kimberly A. Holst, Nathaniel W. Taggart, Elena Ashikhmina, Hartzell V. Schaff, Joseph A. Dearani
Mayo Clinc, Rochester, MN
CF21. Results of a novel "Taco" Technique for Correction of Aortic Coarctation and Arch Hypoplasia
Mahim Malik, Muhammad Nuri, *Lester Permut, *Jonathan Chen, *David M McMullan
Seattle Childrens's Hospital, Univeristy of Washington, Seattle, WA
CF22. Virtual Cardiac Surgery Planning to Improve Blood Flow Dynamics using 3D Image Processing
Chin Siang Ong1, Yue-Hin Loke2, Dominik Siallagan3, Laura Olivieri2, Diane de Zélicourt4, William Moore3, Marianne Schmid Daners5, Mirko Meboldt5, Luca Vricella1, Axel Krieger3, Narutoshi Hibino1
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD;2Division of Cardiology, Children's National Health System, Washington DC, DC;3Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National Health System, Washington DC, DC;4Institute of Physiology, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland5Institute of Design, Materials and Fabrication, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
CF23. Determinants of Late Survival and Reoperation in Patients Undergoing Repair of Subaortic Stenosis
Ishan K Shah, Joseph A. Dearani, Richard C. Daly, *Sameh M. Said, John M. Stulak, Crystal R. Bonnichsen, Hartzell V. Schaff
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
CF24. Impact of Phrenic Nerve Palsy and Need for Diaphragm Plication Following Surgery for Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect and Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals
Christina L. Greene, *Richard D. Mainwaring, Douglas Sidell, Vamsi Yarlagadda, William L. Patrick, *Frank L. Hanley
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
8:30am-9:50am SCIENTIFIC SESSION V, Intl Center North
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: John R. Doty
Richard D. Mainwarning
+16. Root Repair with Valve Resuspension is Safe for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection but Results in Increased Risk of Reoperation
Peter Chiu, Jeffrey Trojan, Sarah Tsou, Andrew B. Goldstone, *Y. Joseph Woo, *Michael P. Fischbein
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

DISCUSSANT: David G. Rabkin
17. Growth Characteristics and Reintervention Following Aortic Arch Reconstruction in Infants Undergoing Biventricular Repair
Christoph Haller1, Guillermo Larios2, Kasey Moss1, Wenli Xie1, James Meza1, Brian McCrindle1, Glen S Van Arsdell1, Luc Mertens2, Osami Honjo1
1Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Labatt Family Heart Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Division of Cardiology, The Labatt Family Heart Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

DISCUSSANT: Brian L. Reemtsen
18. Development of a 3D Printing Based Cardiac Surgical Simulation Curriculum to Teach Septal Myectomy
*Joshua L Hermsen, Thomas M Burke, L. Myria Jacobs, *Edward D. Verrier, *Nahush A Mokadam
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

DISCUSSANT: Craig J. Baker
19. The Mid-term Survival of Robotic Lobectomy Resection of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Multi-Institutional Study
*Robert J Cerfolio1, Asem F Ghanim1, Mark Dylewski2, Giulia Veronesi3, Lorenzo Spaggiari4, Bernard J Park5
1UAB, Birmingham, AL; 2Baptist Health of South Florida, South Miami, FL;3Istituto Clinico Humanitas Cancer Center, Istituto Europeo Di Oncologia, Milan, Italy; 4Istituto Europeo Di Oncologia, Milan, Italy; 5Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

DISCUSSANT: Mark F. Berry
9:50am-10:10am COFFEE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Intl Center South
10:10am-11:10am SCIENTIFIC SESSION VI, Intl Center North
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: David M. McMullan
Patricia A. Thistlethwaite
20. Twenty-one Years and 626 Patients Later: Contemporary Outcomes After Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Anastomosis
*Lauren C Kane, Luis E De León, Ruth Ackah, Rohini R Sigireddi, Carlos M. Mery, Iki Adachi, Jeffrey S. Heinle, E.Dean McKenzie, Charles D. Fraser, Jr.
Texas Childrens Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

DISCUSSANT: Tara Karamlou
+21. Glycogen Synthase 3? Inhibition Modulates Mitochondrial Pathways Resulting in Improved Myocardial Oxidative Stress and Collagen Production in Swine Model of Chronic Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolic Syndrome
Brittany A Potz, Laura A Scrimgeour, Sharif A Sabe, Neel R. Sodha, Frank W Sellke
Brown University, Providence, RI

DISCUSSANT: Ahmad Y. Sheikh
22. Clinicoradiographic Predictors of Aggressive Behavior in Resected Malignant Ground Glass Opacity Lesions
David Nelson1, Myrna Godoy1, Marcelo Benveniste1, Jitesh Shewale1, Arlene Correa1, Jonathan Spicer2, Wayne Hofstetter1, Reza Mehran1, David Rice1, Boris Sepesi1, Garett Walsh1, Ara Vaporciyan1, Stephen Swisher1, Jack Roth1, Mara Antonoff1
1MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX;2McGill University Health Center Research Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada

DISCUSSANT: Thomas K. Varghese, Jr.
11:10am-12:00pm C. WALTON LILLEHEI POINT/COUNTERPOINT SESSION, Intl Center North

Ethics and End of Care Life: Everyone Needs TAVR, LVAD, ECMO Before They Die vs. We Are The Stewards of Healthcare
Moderator: Robert M. Sade
Pro: Everyone Needs TAVR, LVAD, ECMO Before They Die Nicholas G. Smedira
Con: We Are The Stewards of Healthcare Richard I. Whyte
12:00pm-12:30pm ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (Members Only), Intl Center North
12:30pm-2:00pm FAMILY LUNCHEON, Lakeside Terrace
7:00pm-11:00pm PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION AND BANQUET, Intl Center Foyer and North
Black Tie/Evening Dress Preferred

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