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Aortic and cardiothoracic surgery are continuously changing
and developing fields, with new understandings of pathology evolving into new modalities
for treatment and innovative treatment approaches. Thus, there is an imperative need for
surgeons dealing with cardiothoracic diseases to be updated on an ongoing basis on the
etiology, functional abnormalities, disease processes, and state-of-the-art therapies in a
broad range of areas, including aortic surgery, adult cardiac surgery, general thoracic
surgery, and adult congenital heart surgery.

At the conclusion of the activity the participant should be able to:
· Summarize the natural history, pathology and treatment of aortic aneurysms and
aortic dissection
· Discuss the appropriate use of endovascular therapies to treat aortic disease
· Identify the current surgical trends and treatment for aortic and cardiothoracic disease,
as well as the associated risk factors
· Discuss the newest therapy and device treatments for aortic aneurysms, coronary artery
and valvular disease
· Describe the varying techniques utilized in the newly developing field of
transcatheter valve placement
· Summarize the latest results of current studies for valve sparing vs. valve replacement
in Marfan syndrome
· Describe the most recent updates of techniques associated with minimally invasive
mitral valve surgery as well as mitral valve reoperations
· Summarize the future of robotics in cardiac surgery
· Explain the current status of treatment for thoracic malignancies
· Outline the current surgical treatments available for congenital heart disease

Schedule of Presentations:

Friday, April 29, 2011
06:45:00 Registration | Continental Breakfast
07:45:00 CME Announcements
07:50:00 Welcome and Introduction Joseph S. Coselli
07:55:00 Opening Remarks Paul Klotman
08:00:00 Aortic Surgery I | Descending Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aorta Joseph S. Coselli
08:05:00 Endovascular Repair for Adult Coarctation Grayson H. Wheatley
08:25:00 Current Status of Branched and Fenestrated Grafts for Aortic Repair Roy K. Greenberg
08:45:00 Endovascular Repair of Aortoesophageal and Aortobronchial Fistulae Roberto Chiesa
09:05:00 When Stent Grafts Fail: Extraction and Open Surgical Repair of the Thoracic Aorta Joseph S. Coselli
09:20:00 Panel Discussion | Feedback | Q&A Joseph S. Coselli
09:35:00 Break and Visit Exhibits
10:00:00 Aortic Surgery II | Aortic Arch
10:05:00 Replacement of the Proximal Arch | Should it be Routine in Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valves and Ascending Aneurysms? R. Morton Bolman
10:20:00 The Latest Hybrid Techniques for the Repair of Complex Arch Aneurysms and Dissections Wilson Y. Szeto
10:40:00 Straight Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest | The Gold Standard? John A. Elefteriades
11:00:00 Antegrade or Retrograde Perfusion in Arch Repair | Which One—or Both? Anthony L. Estrera
11:20:00 Panel Discussion | Feedback | Q&A Joseph S. Coselli
11:35:00 Introduction of Keynote Speaker Joseph S. Coselli
11:40:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER | The Worldwide Direction of Cardiothoracic Surgery Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr
12:10:00 Morning Wrap-up Joseph S. Coselli
12:15:00 Luncheon
12:45:00 Branded | How Devices and Drugs Get Their Identities James L. Dettore
13:15:00 Aortic Surgery III | Aortic Root Joseph Huh
13:20:00 Challenges of Reoperative Repair on the Aortic Root and Ascending Aorta Leonard N. Girardi
13:40:00 Valve-sparing Root Replacement: Where are the Limits? Catalin Constantin Badiu
14:00:00 Aggressive Aortic Replacement in Patients with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
14:20:00 Aortic Valve Operative Outcomes in Marfan Patients | Post-Enrollment Update Irina V. Volguina
14:35:00 Panel Discussion | Feedback | Q&A Joseph Huh
14:55:00 Break and Visit Exhibits
15:15:00 Aortic Surgery IV | Aortic Dissection Danny Chu
15:20:00 Hybrid Repair of Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections, Including Retrograde | The European Perspective Roberto Chiesa
15:40:00 Why Do Dissections Occur? Roy K. Greenberg
16:00:00 The 250-year Evolution of Aortic Dissection Frank J. Criado
16:20:00 Aortic Dissection and Sports | Prevalence and Prevention John A. Elefteriades
16:40:00 Panel Discussion | Feedback | Q&A Danny Chu
16:55:00 Wrap-up and Adjourn Joseph S. Coselli
Saturday, April 30, 2011
07:00:00 Registration | Continental Breakfast
07:55:00 Welcome and Announcements Joseph S. Coselli
08:00:00 Heart Valve Therapies Lorraine D. Cornwell
08:05:00 Failure is Not an Option | Current Status of Mitral Valve Reoperations David H. Adams
08:20:00 Current Status of Surgical Treatment of Endocarditis Gosta Pettersson
08:40:00 Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Without a Crossclamp Michael R. Petracek
09:00:00 Clinical and Surgical Factors as Predictors of Mitral Valve Repair Steven F. Bolling
09:20:00 Panel Discussion | Feedback | Q&A Lorraine D. Cornwell
09:35:00 Break and Visit Exhibits
10:00:00 Transcatheter Therapies Michael J. Mack
10:05:00 Worldwide Experience with TAVI Clinical Trials: Where Are We? Jeffrey J. Popma
10:25:00 Effects of Concomitant Coronary Artery Disease on the Outcomes of TAVI Todd M. Dewey
10:45:00 Will Transcatheter Aortic Valves Become the Standard of Care? David H. Adams
11:05:00 The Perfect Transcatheter Valve System: And the Winner Is… Michael J. Mack
11:25:00 Panel Discussion | Feedback | Q&A Michael J. Mack
11:35:00 Introduction of E. Stanley Crawford Lecturer Joseph S. Coselli
11:40:00 Fourth Annual E. Stanley Crawford Lectureship Duke E. Cameron
12:15:00 Morning Wrap-up Joseph S. Coselli
12:20:00 Luncheon
13:05:00 Surgical Lessons Learned in the Afghanistan Theatre of Operations Jay A. Johannigman
13:25:00 Cardiothoracic Surgery I
13:30:00 Robotic Cardiac Surgery in the Next 20 Years W. Randolph Chitwood
13:50:00 Is There Still a Raging Debate Over Off-Pump vs. On-Pump CABG Surgery? John D. Puskas
14:10:00 Reoperative Cardiac Surgery | Challenges and Outcomes Eric E. Roselli
14:30:00 Stage I Lung Cancer | Is Surgery Still Necessary? Keith S. Naunheim
14:50:00 Panel Discussion | Feedback | Q&A
15:05:00 Break and Visit Exhibits
15:25:00 Cardiothoracic Surgery II David L. Morales
15:30:00 Adult Congenital Disease | Past, Present, and Futu Douglas S. Moodie
15:50:00 Congenital Heart Surgery | No Longer Just a Specialty for Children Jeffrey S. Heinle
16:10:00 An Update of Lung Cancer Screening Reginald Munden
16:30:00 Does MIE Improves the Outcome of Patients Who Need Esophagectomy After Induction Therapy? Reza J. Mehran
16:50:00 Panel Discussion | Feedback | Q&A David L. Morales
17:00:00 Wrap-up and Adjourn Joseph S. Coselli
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