The Western Thoracic Surgical Association
Preliminary Program

Annual Meeting and Abstracts | Social Program | Symposia Information

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018
1:00pm-6:00pm
REGISTRATION, Ballroom Foyer
1:00pm-6:00pm
SPEAKER READY ROOM, Green Room
7:00pm-9:00pm
NEW MEMBERS/WELCOME RECEPTION, Ocean Lawn
Resort Attire

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018
6:00am
SAMSON FUN RUN, Starting Line: Ballroom Terrace
7:00am-12:30pm
REGISTRATION, Ballroom Foyer
7:00am-12:30pm
SPEAKER READY ROOM, Green Room
7:00am-12:00pm
EXHIBITS, Ballroom B-C
7:00am-8:00am
BREAKFAST, Ballroom B-C
8:00am-9:00am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION I, Ballroom A
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Ross M. Bremner
Patricia A. Thistlewaite
+1.
Readmission Rates and Costs after Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Dialysis Dependent Patients
Yas Sanaiha1, Aditya Mantha2, *Richard J Shemin1, Peyman Benharash1
1University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; 2University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

DISCUSSANT: Michael E. Bowdish
+2.
Salvage Esophagectomy after Definitive Chemoradiotherapy: Safety, Efficacy, and Quality in a Large Population-Based Cohort Study
Jessica L Hudson, Melanie Subramanian, Tara R Semenkovich, G. Alexander Patterson, Benjamin D Kozower, Bryan F Meyers, Varun Puri
Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO

DISCUSSANT: Donald E. Low
3.
Reduced Proximal Aortic Compliance And Elevated Wall Stress Are Present In Preadolescent And Adolescent Patients With Tetralogy Of Fallot Despite Early Repair And Normalized Aortic Dimensions
Michal Schafer, Lorna P Browne, Gareth J Morgan, Alex J Barker, Brian Fonseca, Dunbar Ivy, *Max B Mitchell
Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO

DISCUSSANT: Ram Kumar Subramanyan
9:00am-9:10am
NEW MEMBER & SAMSON PRIZE FINALIST INTRODUCTIONS, Ballroom A
9:10am-9:55am
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, Ballroom A

Introduction
Patricia A. Thistlewaite

Salutogenesis and the Art of Sustainability
Ross M. Bremner
9:55am-10:20am
COFFEE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Ballroom B-C
10:20am-11:40am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION II, Ballroom A
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Michael S. Mulligan
James I. Fann
+4.
Imaging Surveillance for Surgically Resected Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: AreMore Scans Better?
Melanie Subramanian, Esther Liu, Tara R. Semenkovich, Jessica L. Hudson, Varun Puri, Bryan F Meyers, George A Patterson, Benjamin D Kozower
Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

DISCUSSANT: David T. Cooke
5.
Bioprosthetic Valve Fracture to Facilitate ViV TAVR: Lessons Learned
Keith B. Allen1, Adnan K. Chhatriwalla1, John T. Saxon1, David J. Cohen1, John Webb2, Vinod Thourani3, Anthony A. Bavry4, Joshua D. Rovin5, Tom C. Nguyen6, Pranav Loyalka6, Brian W. Hummel7, Mark J. Russo8, Richard Lee9, Brian W. Whisenant10, Danny Dvir2
1Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO; 2University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada3MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC, DC; 4University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 5Morton Plant Hospital, Tampa Bay, FL; 6University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston, Houston, TX; 7Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, FL; 8Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ; 9Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO; 10Intermountain Heart Institute, Murry, UT

DISCUSSANT: Murray T. Kwon
+6.
Impact of Transfer Status on Real World Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery
Jared P Beller1, William Z Chancellor1, James H Mehaffey1, Robert B Hawkins1, Clifford E Fonner2, Alan M Speir3, Mohammed A Quader4, Jeffrey B Rich5, Leora T Yarboro1, Nicholas R Teman1, Gorav Ailawadi1
1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 2Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative, Virginia Beach, VA; 3INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA; 4Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; 5Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

DISCUSSANT: Robbin G. Cohen
+7.
Predictors of Acute Stroke after Type A Aortic Dissection Repair: An Analysis of the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
Mehrdad Ghoreishi1, Thoralf M Sundt2, Duke E Cameron2, Eric E Roselli3, Bartley P Griffith1, Chetan Pasrija1, Robert Habib4, James S Gammie1, Lars G Svensson3, Joseph Bavaria5, Bradley S Taylor1
1University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Heart and Vascular Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 4STS Research Center, Chicago, IL; 5Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

DISCUSSANT: Jason P. Glotzbach
11:40am-12:25pm
CONTROVERSIES DEBATE, Ballroom A

Maintenance of Certification: Friend of the Patient or Foe to the Surgeon?
Moderator: Richard I. Whyte

MOC Is Critical for Ensuring Physician Competency: Richard J. Shemin
MOC Is a Waste of Time and Money and Does Not Improve Physician Competence: John D. Mitchell
12:30pm-1:45pm
LUNCH SYMPOSIUM (Non-CME), Salon 6
Supported by Medtronic
1:00pm
**Double Dolphin Coastal Charter Tour
Transportation will be provided at 1:00 pm sharp from the North Parking Lot of the hotel, located through the back of the lobby and across the patio, and will return at or about 4:30 pm.
1:45pm-3:00pm
RESIDENT SYMPOSIUM (Non-CME), Salon 4-6

Moderator: Leah M. Backhus

Landing the Job
Simon Turner
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Contract Negotiation
Craig J. Baker
University of S. CA, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Building an Academic Career
Douglas E. Wood
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Building a Successful Private Practice
Anthony D. Caffarelli
Raney Zusman Medical Group, Newport Beach, CA

Things They Never Taught Me in Residency
Jane Yanagawa
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
3:15 pm 4:45 pm
RECEPTION SYMPOSIUM (Non-CME), Salon 4
Supported by Zimmer Biomet
6:00pm-10:00pm
Spanish Nights THEME DINNER, Arrival Courtyard
Cocktail Attire

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018
6:00am-12:00pm
REGISTRATION, Ballroom Foyer
6:00am-12:00pm
SPEAKER READY ROOM, Green Room
7:00am-12:00pm
EXHIBITS, Ballroom B-C
7:00am-8:00am
BREAKFAST, Ballroom B-C
8:00am-8:50am
POSTGRADUATE COURSE, Ballroom A
Innovation: Why I Am Optimistic about Conquering Cancer
Joshua LaBaer
Executive Director and Professor, OKED Biodesign Institute Center Director, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
8:50am-10:30am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION III, Ballroom A
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Sean C. Grondin
James Jaggers
8.
Ten Years into the Integrated Residency Era: A Majority of Thoracic Surgeons Favor the Traditional Pathway
Charles A Keilin1, Gurjit Sandhu2, Niki Matusko2, Rishindra M Reddy2
1University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI; 2Michigan Medicine, Department of Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI

DISCUSSANT: Gary Gelfand
+9.
The Impact of Preservation of Annulo-Papillary Continuity During Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery on Right Ventricular Performance
Ahmed Ghoneim1, Amro Serag2, Abdel-Hady Taha2, Hosam Fawzy2, Amr Abdelwahab2, Adam El-Gamel1
1Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand2Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

DISCUSSANT: Anthony D. Caffarelli
10.
Where's the Money? Revenues Associated with 3000 Lung Cancer Screens
*John Handy, Jr.1, Courtney Wood1, Erika Rauch1, Kevin Olson1, Roshanthi Weerasinghe1, Rachel Sanborn2, Micheal Skokan3
1Providence Cancer Center, Portland, OR; 2Earle A Chiles Research Institute, Portland, OR; 3The Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR

DISCUSSANT: Farhood Farjah
+11.
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Emergency Department
James L Grijalva, John Dentel, Britton Keeshan, *David M McMullan
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

DISCUSSANT: Reshma M. Biniwale
12.
Fifty-Percent Reduction in CABG Mortality During a 3-Year Multi-Institutional Quality Improvement Project
*Neil Worrall1, James Brevig2, Ruyun Jin3, Tyler Gluckman3, Robert Hunter1, Matthew Ducsik4, Braden Batkoff1, *Gary Grunkemeier3
1Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital, Spokane, WA; 2Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, WA; 3Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research, and Data Science; Providence St Joseph Heart Institute, Portland, OR; 4Providence St Joseph Heart Institute, Renton, WA

DISCUSSANT: David G. Rabkin
10:30am-11:00am
COFFEE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Ballroom B-C
11:00am-12:00pm
SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV, Ballroom A
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Leah M. Backhus
Craig H. Selzman
+13.
Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction as First Stage Palliation for VSD/PA
*Luke M Wiggins1, *Kristopher Kallin2, *Winfield Wells2, *Vaughn Starnes2, *S. Ram Kumar2
1University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; 2Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

DISCUSSANT: John J. Nigro
14.
Impact of Opioid Related Adverse Events on Cardiac Surgery Service Line
Keith B. Allen1, Nikhileah Rao2, Christopher Lipp1, David J. Cohen1, Suzanne J. Baron1, Sanjeev Aggarwal1, J. Russell Davis1, Eric Thompson1, Karthik Vamanan1, Jessica Heimes1, Alex F. Pak1, A. Michael Borkon1
1Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO; 2Dexur Analytics, New York, NY

DISCUSSANT: Aaron Cheng
+15.
Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Can Be Performed in Patients With Severe Renal Insufficiency Without Increasing Morbidity or Mortality
Chetan Pasrija1, Hannah Voorhees1, Praveen George1, Erik Sorensen1, Mariem Sawan1, Mehrdad Ghoreishi1, Erica Feller1, Van-Khue Ton1, David J Kaczorowski1, Bartley P Griffith1, Si M Pham2, Zachary N Kon3
1University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; 2Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL; 3New York University Langone Health, New York, NY

DISCUSSANT: T. Brett Reece
12:30pm-1:45pm
LUNCH SYMPOSIUM (Non-CME), Salon 6
Supported by Edwards
1:20pm
GOLF TOURNAMENT**, Sandpiper Golf Course
2:00pm
TENNIS TOURNAMENT**, Tennis Courts

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018
6:00am-12:00pm
REGISTRATION, Ballroom Foyer
6:00am-11:30am
SPEAKER READY ROOM, Green Room
6:30am-10:30am
EXHIBITS, Ballroom B-C
6:30am-7:30am
BREAKFAST, Ballroom B-C
7:00am-8:15am
CONCURRENT FORUMS
(5 minutes presentation, 3 minutes discussion)

 
ADULT CARDIAC, Ballroom A
Moderators: Joseph C. Cleveland
Richard J. Shemin
CF1.
Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Wall Stress Analysis Based in Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Patients
Nick Flores1, Justin Inman1, Matthew Lum1, Zhongjie Wang1, Yue Xuan1, Michael D Hope2, Liang Ge1, *Elaine E Tseng1
1Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, San Francisco, CA; 2Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, San Francisco, CA
CF2.
Should Emergent and Emergent Salvage Operations be Included in Hospital STS Outcomes?
William Z Chancellor1, James H Mehaffey1, Jared P Beller1, Elizabeth D Krebs1, Kenan Yount1, Robert B Hawkins1, Clifford Fonner2, Alan M Speir3, Mohammed A Quader4, Jeffrey B Rich5, Leora T Yarboro1, Nicolas Teman1, Gorav Ailawadi1
1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 2Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative, Virginia Beach, VA; 3INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA; 4Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; 5Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
CF3.
Fools Rush In: Delayed Delivery of a Shear-Thinning Hydrogel and Endothelial Progenitor Cell - Derived Exosomal Therapy Improves Hemodynamics Following Myocardial Infarction
Jennifer J. Chung, Jason Han, Leo L. Wang, Maria F. Arisi, Samir Zaman, Jonathan Gordon, Elizabeth Li, Carol W. Chen, Ann C. Gaffey, Jason Burdick, Pavan Atluri
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
CF4.
A Novel Quantitative Ex-Vivo Model of Functional Mitral Regurgitation
Chetan Pasrija, Rachael Quinn, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Felino V Cortez, Michael N D'Ambra, James S Gammie
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
CF5.
Improving Outcome of Valve Replacement for Carcinoid Heart Disease
Anita Nguyen1, Hartzell V Schaff1, Martin D Abel2, S. Allen Luis1, Brian D Lahr1, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson1, Heidi M Connolly1
1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 2Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
CF6.
Right Ventricular Free Wall Stress After Tricuspid Valve Annuloplasty in Acute Ovine Right Heart Failure
Tomasz Jazwiec, Marcin Malinowski, Jared Bush, Matthew Goehler, Nathan Quay, Tomasz A. Timek
Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
CF7.
Retrospective Analysis of TEG-Directed Transfusion in Isolated CABG: Impact on Blood Product Usage, Cost, and Outcomes
Kevin Fleming, Roberta E Redfern, Gabriel Naimy, John Bazydlo, Michael Kuehne, Nathan Bobulski, Michael Moront
ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH
CF8.
Clinical Predictors of Successful Weaning from Veno-arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in patients with Refractory Cardiogenic Shock
Patrick Kohtz1, Mark Lucas1, Christopher Pierce1, Mohamed Eldeiry1, Yihan Lin1, Michael Bronsert2, Andreas Brieke3, Amrut Ambardekar3, *Michael Weyant1, *T. Brett Reece1, *Jay Pal1, *David Fullerton1, *Joseph Cleveland1, Muhammad Aftab1
1Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO; 2Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science and Surgical Outcomes and Applied Research, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO; 3Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

 
GENERAL THORACIC, Salon 6
Moderators: Jules Lin
Michael A. Smith
CF9.
Regionalization of Thoracic Surgery Improves Esophagectomy Outcomes for Patients with Esophageal Cancer
Sora Ely1, Amy Alabaster2, Simon K Ashiku3, Ashish Patel3, Jeffrey B Velotta3
1UCSF East Bay Surgery, Oakland, CA; 2Kaiser Permanente - Division of Research, Oakland, CA; 3Kaiser Permanente - Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, CA
CF10.
Minimally Invasive Segmental Resection with Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging: Does It Provide Any Added Value?
Meera Mehta1, Kerri Sullivan1, Yogita Patel1, Kazuhiro Yasufuku2, Thomas Kenneth Waddell2, Yaron Shargall1, Christine Fahim1, Wal C Hanna1
1McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada2University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
CF11.
A Novel Mechanism for Immune Regulation After Human Lung Transplantation
Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Monal Sharma, Ranjithkumar Ravichandran, Sandhya Bansal, *Michael A Smith, *Ross Bremner
St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
CF12.
The Addition of a Mobile App Technology to a Post-Discharge Home Care Program Following Thoracic Surgery Reduces the Rate of Emergency Room Visits
Yaron Shargall, Kristen Hughes, Patrice Pinkney, Jenelle Taylor, Yessica Lopez-Hernandez, Michal Coret, John Agzarian, Christian Finley, Anna Tran, Wael Hanna
McMaster University, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, ON, Canada
CF13.
Higher Per-Center Utilization of Surgery Confers Superior Survival in Stage II NSCLC
David C Becerra, Soraya L Voigt, Michael S Mulvihill, Joshua Watson, Morgan L Cox, Babatunde A Yerokun, Paul J Speicher, Jacob A Klapper, Thomas A D'Amico, Matthew G Hartwig
Duke University, Durham, NC
CF14.
Open Pectus Repair Utilizing Absorbable Sternal Bars
Daniel L Miller1, Manu S Sanchetti2
1WellStar Health System, Marietta, GA; 2Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA
CF15.
Retrospective Review of Surgical Management of Flail Chest Injury using Routine Thoracoscopy and a Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach
Ledford Powell, Nicholas Mannering, Almaas Shaikh
St Joseph, Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA
CF16.
What Is The Appropriate Surgical Strategy For Pulmonary Metastasis Of Colorectal Cancer
Hang Li, Sr., Hong Hu, Sr., Yihua Sun, Sr., Haiquan Chen, Sr.
Shanghai Cancer Center Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai, China

 
CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE, Salon 4
Moderators: Sameh M. Said
Ram Kumar Subramanyan
CF17.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment Of Fenestration Flow Following The Fontan Procedure
Husnu Firal Altin, Timothy Slesnick, Kirk Kanter, Sassan Hashemi, *Bahaaldin Alsoufi
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
CF18.
Non-modifiable Patient Factors at Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Anastomosis are Associated with Failure of Successful Palliation for Single Ventricle Physiology
W. Hampton Gray1, Michael E Bowdish1, John D Cleveland1, Wendy J Mack2, *Winfield J Wells1, Vaughn A Starnes1, *S. Ram Kumar1
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California; Heart Institute, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; 2Department of Preventative Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
CF19.
Mitral Valve Surgery in Infants and Children: Surgical Approach, Predictors and Outcomes in 143 Pediatric Patients
Erin Isaacson1, Camille Lucjak1, William Johnson1, Ziyan Yin1, Tao Wang1, *Ronald Woods1, *James Tweddell2, Viktor Hraska1, Michael E Mitchell3
1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; 2Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH; 3Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
CF20.
Towards Identification of Conductive Tissue in Pediatric Heart Surgery Using Fiber Optic Confocal Microscopy
Abhijit Mondal1, John Lackey2, Chao Huang2, Mossab Saeed1, Fei-Yi Wu1, Robert Hitchcock2, Frank Sachse2, *Aditya Kaza1
1Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
CF21.
Quality Assurance in a Small Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program: Intraoperative Monitoring, Technical Performance and Outcomes
*John M Karamichalis1, Alexandra Anastasopulos2, Hua Liu3, Meena Nathan3, Matthew Kimberling1, Kathy Jenkins3
1The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis, Tulsa, OK; 2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
CF22.
Standardized Approach To Intervention For Intestinal Malrotation In Single Ventricle Patients With Heterotaxy Syndrome: Impact On Interstage Attrition And Time To Superior Cavopulmonary Connection
Anastasios C Polimenakos1, Brendan Shafer1, Lauren Mathis1, Vinayak Kamath2
1Children's Hospital Of Georgia, Augusta, GA; 2Medical College Of Georgia, Augusta, GA
CF23.
Risk Factors for Complications of Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Noonan Syndrome
Pouya Hemmati, *Joseph A Dearani, Richard C Daly, Katherine S King, Naser M Ammash, Frank Cetta, Hartzell V Schaff
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
8:30am-9:50am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION V, Ballroom A
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Neil K. Worrall
Jessica S. Donington
+16.
Neurological Injury at Presentation Should Not Preclude Immediate Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
Peter Chiu, Torsten Rotto, Andrew B. Goldstone, Josh Whisenant, *Y. Joseph Woo, *Michael P. Fischbein
Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

DISCUSSANT: T. Brett Reece
17.
The Role of Neoadjuvant Therapy Prior to Surgical Resection in Locally Advanced Thymic Cancer: A National Cancer Database Analysis
*Samuel Kim1, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu2, Charles Hsu1
1University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ; 2University of Arizona College of Public Health, Tucson, AZ

DISCUSSANT: Joseph B. Shrager
18.
Impact of Surgical Factors on Mortality Following Cardiac Transplantation
Andrea L Axtell, Amy G Fiedler, Elbert E Heng, David A D'Alessandro, Gregory Lewis, Erin Coglianese, Serguei Melnitchouk, George Tolis, Duke E Cameron, Mauricio A Villavicencio
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

DISCUSSANT: Stephen H. McKellar
+19.
Repair of Partial Atrioventricular Septal Defects in Adults: A Single Center Experience
Nishant Saran, Joseph Dearani, Alexander Egbe, Heidi Connolly, Carole Warnes, Hartzell Schaff, *Sameh Said
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

DISCUSSANT: Aaron Eckhauser
9:50am-10:10am
COFFE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Ballroom B-C
10:10am-11:10am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION VI, Ballroom A
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Craig J. Baker
Tara Karamlou
+20.
Pre- and Post-Lung Transplant Foregut Function
Takahiro Masuda, Sumeet K Mittal, Balazs Kovacs, *Michael A Smith, *Rajat Walia, *Jasmine Huang, *Ross M Bremner
Norton Thoracic Institute, Phoenix, AZ

DISCUSSANT: Michael J. Weyant
+21.
Outcomes after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in the Medicare Population
Chase R. Brown, Zehang Chen, Fabliha Khurshan, Fenton H. McCarthy, Joseph E Bavaria, Peter Groeneveld, Nimesh D Desai
University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

DISCUSSANT: Fernando Fleischman
22.
Young Cardiothoracic Surgeons' First Job: From Searching To Securing And The Gaps In-between
Helene M Sterbling1, *Daniela Molena2, Sowmya Rao1, Sharon L Stein3, *Virginia R Litle1
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, NY; 3University Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

DISCUSSANT: Errol L. Bush
11:10am-12:00pm
C. WALTON LILLEHEI POINT/COUNTERPOINT SESSION, Ballroom A

Being First in Line: Would You Want to Know?
Moderator: J. Scott Millikan

Surgeons Are Ethically Obligated to Divulge Their Limited Experience as Part of the Informed Consent Process When Performing New Procedures: Y. Joseph Woo

Surgeons Are Not Obligated to Divulge Their Limited Experience as Part of the Informed Consent Process When Performing New Procedures: John R. Handy
12:00pm-12:30pm
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (Members Only), Ballroom A
12:30pm-2:00pm
FAMILY LUNCHEON, Ballroom Terrace and Veranda
7:00pm-11:00pm
PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION AND BANQUET, Ballroom Terrace & Ballroom A-B
Black Tie/ Evening Dress Preferred

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