AATS International Cardiovascular Symposium

Preliminary Program Agenda*
Day 1 | Friday, December 8, 2017

6:50 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:50 AM

Welcome and Introduction
Joseph S. Coselli and Thoralf M. Sundt

Session 1:

Basic Principles in Mitral Valve Disease
Moderators: Randolph P. Martin, Walter J. Gomes, Fernando Moraes, and Javier D. Maldonado

8:00 AM

Mitral Valve Analysis and Pathoanatomy
Marc R. Moon

8:15 AM

Mitral Valve "Surgical" Echocardiography
Randolph P. Martin

8:30 AM

Clinical Triggers in MR: The Case for Early Repair
Miguel Sousa-Uva

8:45 AM

Tricuspid Valve Repair in the Setting of MV Disease
Tirone E. David

9:00 AM

Panel Discussion with the Audience
Panelists: Marc R. Moon, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Tirone E. David, Randolph P. Martin, and Walter J. Gomes

Session 2:

Surgical Techniques in Mitral Valve Disease
Moderators: Randolph P. Martin, Walter J. Gomes, Carlos Brandao, and Robinson Poffo

9:15 AM

Techniques for MV Repair
A. Marc Gillinov

9:30 AM

Minimally Invasive MV Surgery: Indications and Current Approach
Juan Pablo Umaña

9:45 AM

Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Current Concepts
Renato A. K. Kalil

10:00 AM

Panel Discussion with the Audience
Panelists: A. Marc Gillinov, Juan Pablo Umaña, Renato A. K. Kalil, Randolph P. Martin, and Walter J. Gomes

10:15 AM

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Session 3:

Controversies in Coronary Revascularization - I
Moderators: David P. Taggart, Igor F. Palacios, Fabio B. Jatene, and Juan Jose Paganini

10:45 AM

CABG vs. PCI: What do the Guidelines Say?
David P. Taggart

11:00 AM

On-pump vs. Off-Pump CABG: The Controversy Continues
Miguel Sousa-Uva

11:15 AM

Beating Heart CABG - How and When I Do It - Tips and Tricks
Alejandro Rey Rodriguez

11:30 AM

MRI in Cardiology: What the Surgeon Needs to Know

11:45 AM

Panel Discussion with the Audience
Panelists: Miguel Sousa-Uva, Alejandro Rey Rodriguez, David P. Taggart, Igor F. Palacios, and Fabio B. Jatene

Session 4:

Special Session: History in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Moderator: Marc R. Moon

12:15 PM

AATS: In the Beginning Centennial film

12:35 PM

Lunch & Visit Exhibits

Session 5:

Basic Principles of Aortic Valve Disease
Moderators: Joseph S. Coselli, Francisco D. da Costa, and Antonio Piazza

1:15 PM

Surgical Anatomy of Aortic Valve & Root
Joseph S. Coselli

1:30 PM

Functional Imaging of Aortic Valve
Randolph P. Martin

1:45 PM

Surgical Triggers in Aortic Stenosis and Regurgitation
Vinod H. Thourani

2:00 PM

Current Indications and Results for Ross Procedure
Francisco D. da Costa

2:15 PM

Reconciling the Guidelines for Bicupsid Aortopathy
Thoralf M. Sundt

2:30 PM

Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
Panelists: Randolph P. Martin, Vinod H. Thournai, Francisco D. da Costa, Joseph S. Coselli, and Marc R. Moon

2:50 PM

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Session 6:

Technical Aspects of Open Surgery on the Aortic Valve
Moderators: Thoralf M. Sundt, Ricardo Ribeiro Dias, Enrique Castañeda Saldaña, and Christian Baeza

3:10 PM

Advanced AV Surgery: Leaflet Repair and Annular Enlargement
Tirone E. David

3:25 PM

How to Perform a Valve-Sparing Root Replacement
Joseph S. Coselli

3:40 PM

Indications for a Minimally-Invasive AVR
Olivio Souza Neto

3:55 PM

Discussion with the Audience

Session 7:

Congenital Cardiac Disease: What the Adult Surgeon Needs to Know
Moderator: Thoralf M. Sundt

4:10 PM

Fundamentals of Congenital Cardiac Surgery in the Adult

Session 8:

Special Session: A Fireside Chat with Tirone David
Moderator: Randolph P. Martin

4:45 PM

From Ribeirao Claro to Curitiba to Toronto
Tirone E. David

5:00 PM

Day 1 adjourns

Day 2 | Saturday, December 9, 2017

7:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast  

7:55 AM

Welcome and Introduction to Day Two
Thoralf M. Sundt

Session 9: 

Transcatheter Therapies
Moderators: Vinod H. Thourani and Walter J. Gomes

8:00 AM

TAVR in 2017: An Evidence-Based Approach
Igor F. Palacios   

8:20 AM

Technical Aspects: Transfemoral vs. Alternative Access - When and Why?

8:35 AM

Will Valve-in-Valve Replace Open Redo AVR?
Vinod H. Thourani

8:50 AM

TEVAR for Thoracic Aortic Disease
Eduardo Keller Saadi

9:05 AM

Panel Discussion with the Audience
Panelists: Igor F. Palacios, Vinod H. Thourani, and Eduardo Keller Saadi

Session 10: 

Controversies in Coronary Revascularization - II
Moderators: Guillermo N. Vaccarino and Michael W. Howard

9:20 AM

The Hunt for the Best Second Conduit
David P. Taggart

9:35 AM

BITA Grafting: Technical Aspects
Daniel O. Navia

9:50 AM

EXCEL vs. NOBLE: How to Treat Left Main Disease in 2017
Igor F. Palacios   

10:05 AM

Treatment of Arterial Hypertension: What the Surgeon Needs to Know

10:20 AM

Panel Discussion with the Audience
Panelists: Daniel O. Navia, Igor F. Palacios, and David P. Taggart

10:35 AM

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Session 11: 

Controversies in Mitral Valve Surgery
Moderators: Juan Pablo Umaña, Sergio Franco, Vadim Kotowics, and Vinicius Jose da Silva Nina

11:00 AM

Systolic Anterior Motion: Causes and Treatment
A. Marc Gillinov

11:15 AM

How I Council the Patients with Recurrent MR after MV Repair
Randolph P. Martin

11:30 AM

High-Risk Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Poor LV Function
Marc R. Moon

11:45 AM

Ischemic MR: Moderate - Repair or Ignore? Severe - Repair or Replace?
Vinod H. Thourani

12:00 PM

Panel Discussion with the Audience
Panelists: A. Marc Gillinov, Randolph P. Martin, Marc R. Moon, Juan Pablo Umaña, and Sergio Franco

12:15 PM

Lunch & Visit Exhibits

Session 12:

Current Randomized Trails: What Have They Taught Us So Far? What May They Teach Us in the Future?
Moderators: A. Marc Gillinov , Joseph S. Coselli, Aleck Stockins, and Pablo Pomerantzeff

12:45 PM

Maze vs. Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation
A. Marc Gillinov

1:00 PM

ART, VEST, and SUPERIOR SVG
David P. Taggart

1:15 PM

Low-Intermediate Risk TAVR
Thoralf M. Sundt

1:30 PM

Panel Discussion with the Audience
Panelists: A. Marc Gillinov, Thoralf M. Sundt, David P. Taggart, Randolph P. Martin, and Joseph S. Coselli

Session 13:

Live In Box - Complex Cardiac Scenarios
Moderators: Thoralf M. Sundt, Joao C. Leal, and Magaly Arrais dos Santos

1:45 PM

Bileaflet Mitral Valve Prolapse
A. Marc Gillinov

2:00 PM

Dealing with Annular Abscess & Calcification
Tirone E. David

2:15 PM

Biatrial Cox-Maze IV
Marc R. Moon

2:30 PM

Percutaneous MV Repair / Replacement
Vinod H. Thourani

2:45 PM

Aortic Dissection Repair
Thoralf M. Sundt

3:00 PM

Aortic Arch / Thoracoabdominal Aortic Replacement
Joseph S. Coselli

3:15 PM

Closing Remarks
Joseph S. Coselli and Thoralf M. Sundt

3:30 PM

AATS International Cardiovascular Symposium adjourns

*Program is subject to change.

 

Antoon Lerut

Coming Soon - a copy of the preliminary program agenda translated into Spanish and Portuguese.