Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery
Winter 2016
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» APACVS 35th Annual Meeting Program
» Lab: Bioskills/Critical Skills Procedural Course
» Lab: Vascular Exposure and Anastomosis Skills Course
» Cardiac Mechanical Assist Course for the ICU
» Lab: Advanced Sternal Closure Course
» Thoracoscopic First Assist (TFA)
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» 2016 Exhibitors and Supporters
» APACVS Member Business Meeting
» PAs in Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Update
» Call for Volunteers – Get Involved!

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Annual Meeting Edition

President's Corner
David E. Lizotte, Jr. PA-C, MPAS, FAPACVS
David E. Lizotte, Jr.
PA-C, MPAS, FAPACVS
APACVS President
As president of the APACVS, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 35th Annual Meeting of the APACVS.

I am pleased that you have made the choice to attend this conference and I am confident that you will find the educational opportunities offered this week are unparalleled... More

APACVS 35th Annual Meeting Program
View CME credit information & the preliminary program. More

Lab: Bioskills/Critical Skills Procedural Course
Course Chair: Steven M. Gottesfeld, PA-C
Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA
Course Faculty: Cindy Carlotti, RRT
Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Robert Carlucci, PA-C
Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY

Hugo Gomez-Engler, MD
Alvarado Hospital, La Mesa, CA

Ryan O’Gowan, PA-C
Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Karl Limmer, MD
Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA More

Lab: Vascular Exposure and Anastomosis Skills Course
Course Chair: Shawn M. Gage, PA-C
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Course Faculty: Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Stephen E. Hohmann, MD
Texas Vascular Associates, Dallas, TX More

Cardiac Mechanical Assist Course for the ICU
Mark Slaughter, MD
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY More

Lab: Advanced Sternal Closure Course
Course Chair: Steven M. Gottesfeld, PA-C
Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA
Course Faculty: Robert Carlucci, PA-C
Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY

Wendy Cornelius, PA-C
St. Vincent’s Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Hugo Gomez-Engler, MD
Alvarado Hospital, La Mesa, CA

Karl Limmer, MD
Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA More

Thoracoscopic First Assist (TFA)
Course Chair: S. Scott Balderson, PA-C
Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Course Faculty: Shari Meyerson, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Jeremiah Martin, MD
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Mark Berry, MD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA More

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2016 Exhibitors and Supporters
View the Exhibitors and Supporters for the 2016 Annual Meeting. More

APACVS Member Business Meeting
Please take a moment to review the Member Business Meeting minutes that will be distributed at the 35th Annual Meeting.

PAs in Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Update
David J. Bunnell, MSHS, PA-C
David J. Bunnell
MSHS, PA-C
Treasurer
I was honored to be asked to write a commentary titled “Physician Assistants in cardiothoracic surgery” for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) that appeared in January 2016.1 It was an opportunity to highlight the fantastic work that is being done by PAs in the specialty. More

Call for Volunteers – Get Involved!
Volunteerism is the lifeblood of our organization. We are looking for committed individuals to get involved and embrace their membership in the APACVS. Whether your interest is in social media, writing, education, or membership there is a volunteer position for you! More

Call for Volunteers


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