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AATS Centennial 

Preliminary Program

AATS Courses SATURDAY
April 29
6:30 am - 6:00 pm    Registration Open
8:00 am - 3:30 pm Simultaneous Courses
Adult Cardiac Skills
Congenital Heart Disease Skills
General Thoracic Skills
Cardiothoracic Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support of Heart and Lung Failure
Surgical Ethics Course
11:45 am - 4:00 pm  Survival Guide: Your First Night on Call
Available to Residents, Fellows and Health Care Professionals Only.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Combined Luncheon Speaker

*W. Gerald Austen
Massachusetts General Hospital

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hands-On Sessions Separate Registration Required
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Member for a Day Session
Available to medical students, general surgery residents, and up to third year integrated CT residents (I-6). Pre-registration required
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  AATS Centennial Kick-Off Reception
Skywalk Observatory, Top of the Prudential Tower
$20 per person. All registered attendees and exhibitors are welcome to buy tickets to attend. 

AATS/STS Postgraduate Courses SUNDAY
April 30
6:30 am - 6:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Simultaneous Symposia
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease
General Thoracic Surgery
Interprofessional Cardiothoracic Team Symposium
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Legends Luncheons





 William I. Norwood



 Valerie W. Rusch 
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center

     
       Sir Magdi Yacoub
        The Magdi Yacoub Institute
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
   
DAY ONE Monday
May 1
6:30 am - 7:20 am Update on Maintenance of Certification for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
7:20 am - 7:30 am Business Session AATS Members Only
7:30 am - 8:50 am Plenary Scientific Session
8:50 am - 9:05 am Award Presentations
9:05 am - 9:45 am Intermission - Visit Exhibits / Coffee Break
9:45 am - 10:25 am  

Honored Guest Lecture

Team of Teams – Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
General Stanley A. McChrystal
McChrystal Group

10:25 am - 11:25 am Plenary Scientific Session  
11:25 am - 12:20 pm

Presidential Address

Ancora Imparo: Always Learning
*Thoralf M. Sundt, III

Massachusetts General Hospital



12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  20th Annual C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Ethics Forum Luncheon Separate Registration Required

Final Exit with Medical Help: Should State Law Legitimize Physician-Assisted Suicide?

Moderator: *Robert M. Sade, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
 Pro: Haider J. Warraich, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC
Con:
Robert Sewell, Master Center of North Texas, Southlake, TX

2:00 pm - 5:15 pm Simultaneous Sessions
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease  
General Thoracic Surgery
Perioperative Care 
Controversies in CABG 2017

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
AATS Member: $250 per ticket ($500 per couple)
Non-Member: $350 per ticket ($700 per couple)
DAY TWO Tuesday
May 2
6:30 am - 8:25 am
AATS/TSRA Preparing Yourself for an Academic Career Breakfast
Residents, Fellows and Medical Students Only. Pre-registration required.
 7:00 am - 8:25 am Simultaneous Sessions
Adult Cardiac Emerging Technologies & Techniques / Video Session
Congenital Emerging Technologies & Techniques / Video Session
General Thoracic Emerging Technologies & Techniques / Video Session
Cardiac Surgery Forum
General Thoracic Surgery Forum
8:35 am - 11:40 am Plenary Scientific Session
11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Basic Science Lecture

Enhancing Surgical Performance: Optimizing Intra-Operative Surgical Leadership and Decision-Making
Rhona Flin
University of Aberdeen, Scotland

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Moderated Poster Competitions
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease  General Thoracic Surgery  
2:00 pm - 5:35 pm
Simultaneous Sessions
Aortic/Endovascular Surgery  
Congenital Heart Disease    
General Thoracic Surgery
 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
Transcatheter Valve Therapies
ELSO at AATS
  4:05 pm - 5:35 pm
Adult Cardiac Surgery: Valve Repair
MCS/Transplant
5:35 pm - 6:15 pm
Executive Session AATS Members Only

DAY THREE Wednesday
May 3
7:30 am - 9:35 am Simultaneous Sessions
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease 
General Thoracic Surgery
9:50 am - 11:30 am Masters of Surgery Video Sessions
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease 
General Thoracic Surgery
11:30 am AATS Centennial Adjourns
 

AATS Courses SATURDAY
AATS Courses SATURDAY