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36th Annual Meeting Program
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1400-1800 Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
1500-1700 Getinge Group Pre-Conference Workshop
Nottoway

Basics of Extracorporeal Life Support workshop provides an understanding of the main types of ECLS, their applications as well as cannulation strategies. The interactive component of the session involves an overview of the CARDIOHELP System including the integrated oxygenator and centrifugal pump in addition to the system set-up with an opportunity for hands-on the controls of the CARDIOHELP console.
Guest Speaker: Rachel Schwartz, CCP; ECMO Supervisor UAB Medicine
Thursday, March 2, 2017
0700-1700 Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
0700-1700 Speaker Ready Room
Rampart
0730-1815 CARDIAC SURGICAL UNIT ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT COURSE (CSU-ALS)
*One Spot Left!
Grand Couteau & Grand Chenier
Course Chair: Aaron Morton, PA-C, MMSc, ATC, FAPACVS
Course Faculty: Amanda Murray, PA-C, MPAS
Jill Ley, RN, MS
Adrian Levine, MD, FRCS

The CSU-ALS course is designed for attendees interested in learning this evidenced-based approach to the resuscitation of post-operative cardiac surgery patients. Using a standardized format, this program will include didactic lectures as well as hands-on practice with emergency pacing, internal and external defibrillation and open chest resuscitation techniques.

Objectives:

  • Distinguish Critical Differences between protocols for ACLS versus CSU-ALS.
  • Discuss common causes of hypotension and their management in the postoperative CVS patient.
  • Identify the appropriate sequencing of emergency procedures to be followed for cardiac arrest in the CVS patient.
  • Obtain hands-on practice with open chest resuscitation scenarios.
  • Obtain hands-on practice with closed chest resuscitation scenarios.
0730-0930
Leadership Track
Grand Ballroom DE
CHLM approved Logo
0730-0830 APACVS Business Meeting (APACVS Members Only)
0830-0930 APACVS Presidential Address
David E. Lizotte, Jr., MPAS, PA-C, FAPACVS
0930-0945 COFFEE BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
0945-1145 CONCURRENT TRACK SESSIONS
 
Leadership Track
Grand Ballroom A
CHLM approved Logo
0945-1045 AAPA Update
Jonathan E. Sobel, PA-C, MBA, FAPACVS
1045-1145 CTV PA Credentialing and Employee Review
Jeffrey A. Lamphere, MS, PA-C, FAPACVS
  Cardiac Track
Grand Ballroom DE
0945-1045 EP Specialty Review
David J. Bunnell, PA-C
1045-1145 Case Based EKG Review
Lyle W. Larson, PhD, PA-C
0945-1515 LAB: CVT CRITICAL CARE BEDSIDE PROCEDURAL SKILLS**
Waterbury
*Course Sold Out
Course Chair: Angela Brown, PA-C
Course Faculty: Robert F. Carlucci, MPAS, PA-C, FAPACVS; Steven M. Gottesfeld, PA-C; Paul P. Possenti, PA-C

The CTV Critical Care Procedure Course will provide the Attendees the opportunity to simulate central venous access, arterial line access and PA catheter placement. Intimate preceptor to student ratios ensure thorough understanding & skill acquisition.

Objectives:

  • Review the organized 10 step approach to bedside procedures.
  • Review indications/contraindication/complications of central venous/arterial/PA access.
  • Review femoral/subclavian/internal jugular and forearm anatomy.
  • Review placement confirmation techniques.
  • Discuss complications, Hemodynamic interpretation and review central access removal.
1145-1315 LUNCH & LEARN (Non-Accredited)
Sponsored by: Saphena
Rhythms
1315-1800 CHLM approved Logo CONCURRENT LEADERSHIP TRACK SESSION
Leadership Track

Grand Ballroom A
1315-1415 CTV Service Resource Management
JoAnn Montecalvo, MPAS, PA-C, FAPACVS
1415-1515 General & CTV Specific Federal / State PA Regulation
Michael L. Powe, BA, AAPA
1515-1530 COFFEE BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1530-1630 CTV PA Relevant Coding / Billing
Norm S. Brooks, MBA
1630-1730 Role of the Chief CTV PA / Maintaining a Healthy Service
David E. Lizotte, Jr., MPAS, PA-C, FAPACVS
1730-1800 CVT Leadership Panel Q&A
Jeffrey A. Lamphere, MS, PA-C, FAPACVS
1315-1800 CONCURRENT CARDIAC TRACK SESSION
Cardiac Track
Grand Ballroom DE
1315-1415 Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
Erica S. Zado, PA-C
1415-1515 Congenital Cardiac Surgery Review I
Constantine Mavroudis, MD
1515-1530 COFFEE BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
1530-1630 Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Review
Frank Pigula, MD
1630-1730 Congenital Cardiac Surgery Review II
Constantine Mavroudis, MD
1730-1800 APACVS Panel Q&A
Bradford Ledzian, PA-C, FAPACVS
1815-1945 WELCOME RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL
Friday, March 3, 2017
0700-1800 Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
0700-1800 Speaker Ready Room
Rampart
0700-1600 Exhibit Hall Hours
Grand Ballroom BC
0700-0800 Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom BC
0730-1200 CONCURRENT CARDIAC TRACK SESSION
Cardiac Track
Grand Ballroom DE
0730-0830 Peri-Op CABG Medical Management
Phil Brandt, PA-C
0830-0930 Total Arterial Revascularization
John D. Puskas, MD
0930-1000 COFFEE BREAK
Grand Ballroom BC
1000-1100 Cardiac Angiography
Rajesh A. Shah, MD
1100-1200 Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Michael E. Halkos, MD
0730-1200 CONCURRENT CRITICAL CARE TRACK SESSION
Critical Care Track
Grand Ballroom A
0730-0830 ARDS Review and Update
Okorie N. Okorie, MD
0830-0930 VV ECMO
Greg A. Steahr, PA-C, MMSC
0930-1000 Coffee Break Visit Exhibitors
Grand Ballroom BC
1000-1100 Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Management
Cyril T. Kuriakose MD
1100-1200 Post-Op GI Complications in CTV Patients
Robert M. Lincer, MD
1200-1330 LUNCH & LEARN (Non-Accredited)
Sponsored by: Getinge Group
Rhythms


Harvesting with the Experts

The Harvesting with the Experts session will provide the opportunity for attendees to participate in a panel discussion on what is impacting EVH today. During this interactive session, the panel will share a wide range of personal experiences and best practices used in their day to day practice.
1330-1800 CONCURRENT CARDIAC TRACK SESSION
Cardiac Track
Grand Ballroom DE
1330-1430 Cardiac Anesthesia
Hana Kleinova, MS, CRNA
1430-1530 Intra-Operative TEE
Roger L. Click, MD, PhD
1530-1600 Coffee Break Visit Exhibitors
Grand Ballroom BC
1600-1700 Perfusion Review
John A. Fritsch, CCP
1700-1800 Cardiac Rehabilitation
Matthew N. Bartels, MD
1330-1800 CONCURRENT CRITICAL CARE TRACK SESSION
Critical Care Track
Grand Ballroom A
1330-1430 ID Review
Juan Diaz, DO
1430-1530 CTV Pharmacology Review
David Ventura, PharmD
1530-1600 Coffee Break Visit Exhibitors
Grand Ballroom BC
1600-1700 Neurologic Management of the CV Patient
Bradford Ledzian PAC, MHS
1700-1800 PA Performed Percutaneous Trach
Paul P. Possenti, PA-C
1500-1800 ROBOTIC THORACIC FIRST ASSIST COURSE
*Separate Registration Required
Off Property Ochsner Medical Center
Transportation to depart from front entrance of hotel at 1430.
Course Chair: Shannon Ranella, PA-C
Course Faculty: Rishindra M. Reddy, MD, FACS
Brian Pettiford, MD
Joseph D. Phillips, MD
Jenna Angott, PA-C

The Robotic Thoracic First Assist course will provide the attendee hands on exposure to robotic surgical platforms. Participants will learn what is needed from an assistant by experiencing the perspective of the surgeon as skills are built utilizing exposure to both bedside assisting and simulations on the surgeon console.

Objectives:

  • Learn docking and port placement for thoracic cases for both the Si and Xi Da Vinci robotic platforms.
  • Review emergency scenarios for thoracic cases.
  • Review first assist practices including troubleshooting the robotic system, instrument exchange, stapling, suctioning, and specimen hand off
1900-2200 Getinge Reception
Roux Bistro Restaurant, 1st Floor
Sponsored by: Getinge Group
Saturday, March 4, 2017
0700-1800 Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
0700-1800 Speaker Ready Room
Rampart
0700-1600 Exhibit Hall Hours
Grand Ballroom BC
0700-0800 Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom BC
0730-1200 LAB: VASCULAR EXPOSURE AND ANASTOMOSIS SKILLS COURSE *
*Separate Registration Required
Nottoway
Course Chairs: Shawn Gage, PA-C; Timothy C. Stewart, PA-C; Veronica Genovez, PA-C
Course Faculty: Roberto J. Manson, MD

The Vascular Anastomosis Course will provide the attendees with the necessary didactic knowledge and clinical skills to first assist on vascular anastomoses. Participants will learn what is needed from an assistant by experiencing the perspective of the surgeon as skills are built in a wet lab setting. Vascular, thoracic and cardiac surgical PAs can all benefit from this foundational course.

Objectives:

  • Manage the PA-Surgeon relationship and identify the role of the PA in Operative Cases
  • Evaluate the core principles of operative 1st assistance
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely expose and dissect blood vessels
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a functioning vascular anastamosis
  • Demonstrate the basic skills required of a PA in the operating room
  • Review basic principles of anastomotic construction and techniques
  • Outline principles of anastamostic 1st assistance
  • Review femoral & neck anatomy
  • Identify common problems with performing vascular anastamosis
  • Discuss troubleshooting and leakage repair
0730-1430 Fundamentals Critical Care Support (FCCS)
*Separate Registration Required
Waterbury
Course Chairs: Aaron Morton, PA-C, MMSc, ATC, FAPACVS; Ryan O'Gowan, PA-C, MBA, FAPACVS, FCCM

FCCS is designed to prepare the non-intensivist to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours, until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The attendee will find assistance in laying the ground work to deal with sudden deterioration of critically ill patients and preparing for house staff ICU coverage duties. You must be ACLS certified to take this course.

Objectives:

  • Prioritize assessment needs for critically ill patients.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient.
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer.
0730-0930 FCCS
0930-1000 Coffee Break Visit Exhibitors
Grand Ballroom BC
1000-1200 FCCS
1330-1430 FCCS
0730-1200 CONCURRENT CARDIAC TRACK SESSION
Cardiac Track
Grand Ballroom DE
0730-0830 VADs Long Term / Intracorporeal
Mark S. Slaughter, MD
0830-0930 VADs Acute Support / Extracorporeal
Scott C. Silvestry, MD
0930-1000 Coffee Break Visit Exhibitors
Grand Ballroom BC
1000-1100 VA ECMO
Duane D. Davis, MD
1100-1200 VAD / ECMO Complications
Renee Lassinger, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
0730-1200 CONCURRENT THORACIC TRACK SESSION
Thoracic Track
Grand Ballroom A
0730-0830 PFT Interpretation
Neil S. Freedman, MD
0830-0930 Lung Transplant
Duane D. Davis, MD
0930-1000 Coffee Break Visit Exhibitors
Grand Ballroom BC
1000-1100 The Proven Care Model: Best Practice Management for Surgical Lung Cancer Patients
John Howington, MD
1100-1200 The Role of Pulmonary Metastasectomy
Seth B. Krantz, MD
1200-1330 LUNCH & LEARN (Non-Accredited)
Sponsored by: Terumo
Rhythms


Join us in welcoming T. Brett Reece, MD, Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of Thoracic Aortic Program at the University of Colorado Hospital, and learn about his experience with Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting. Dr. Reece’s presentation will include how and when to implement ERAH, along with some information on TEVAR updates.

1330-1800 CONCURRENT CARDIAC TRACK SESSION
Cardiac Track
Grand Ballroom DE
1330-1430 Heart Transplant Evaluation and Listing
Scott C. Silvestry, MD
1430-1530 Heart Transplant Immunosuppression, Rejection and Opportunistic Infection
Danielle Colella, PharmD
1530-1600 Coffee Break Visit Exhibitors
Grand Ballroom BC
1600-1700 Harvesting and Implantation, VAD Explantation
David Hormuth, MD
1700-1800 HD Support of Acute Chronic Rejection
Robert Adamson, MD
1330-1800 CONCURRENT THORACIC TRACK SESSION
Thoracic Track
Grand Ballroom A
1330-1430 Lobar vs Sublobar Resection for Early Stage NSCLC
Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD
1430-1530 Anti Reflux Surgical Evaluation: Esophageal Study Interpretation
Neil Floch, MD
1530-1600 Coffee Break Visit Exhibitors
Grand Ballroom BC
1600-1700 Surgical Approach to Esophageal Cancer: Which Surgery is Appropriate?
Alison Triebwasser, PA-C
1700-1800 Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Anthony W. Kim, MD
1815-1900 PACTS Fun Run
Hotel Front Entrance
1900-2000 Fun Run Reception
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company (Off Property)
Sponsored by Saphena Medical
Sunday, March 5, 2017
0700-1700 Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
0700-1700 Speaker Ready Room
Rampart
0700-0800 Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer
0730-1200 CONCURRENT CARDIAC TRACK SESSION
Cardiac Track
Grand Ballroom DE
0730-0830 TAVR Cardiologist-Surgeon Team Approach
Andrew S. Taussig, MD
0830-0930 Mitral Valve Pre-Op Evaluation / Planning and Intra-Op Decision Making
Kevin Accola, MD
0930-1000 Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
1000-1100 Tricuspid Valve Considerations
Henry Tannous, MD, FACS
1100-1200 Bedside Transthoracic Echocardiography
Megan D. Williams, BS
0730-1200 CONCURRENT VASCULAR TRACK SESSION
Vascular Track
Grand Ballroom A
0730-0830 Vascular Radiology 2017
David Klein, MD
0830-0930 Popliteal Artery Aneurysm- RESIDENT LECTURE
Kyle McMahon, Pa-C
0930-1000 Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
1000-1100 Catheter Guided Thrombolysis of Acute Peripheral Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Paul J. Gagne, MD
1100-1200 Catheter Guided Thrombolysis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism
Jonathan N. Bowman, MD
0730-1200 Fundamentals Critical Care Support (FCCS)
*Separate Registration Required
Waterbury
Course Chairs: Aaron Morton, PA-C, MMSc, ATC, FAPACVS; Ryan O'Gowan, PA-C, MBA, FAPACVS, FCCM

FCCS is designed to prepare the non-intensivist to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours, until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The attendee will find assistance in laying the ground work to deal with sudden deterioration of critically ill patients and preparing for house staff ICU coverage duties. You must be ACLS certified to take this course.

Objectives:

  • Prioritize assessment needs for critically ill patients.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient.
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer.
0730-0930 FCCS
0930-1000 Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
1000-1200 FCCS
0730-1200 Thoracoscopic First Assistant Course (TFA) **
*Separate Registration Required
Rhythms
Course Chair: Scott Balderson, PA, FAPACVS
Course Faculty: Shari Meyerson, MD
Mark Berry, MD
Thomas A. D’Amico, MD
Matthew A. Gaudet, MD
Jeremiah Martin, MD

The Thoracoscopic First Assist Course has been designed to provide an opportunity for those who assist in thoracoscopic procedures to immerse themselves in valuable information taught by thought leaders and surgeons on the forefront of thoracoscopic innovation. The course is designed to present a graduated level of instruction from instrumentation and equipment specific to thoracoscopic lobectomy to camera piloting techniques to error detection to assisting on a thoracoscopic lobectomy simulator with world renowned faculty.

Objectives:

  • Review thoracoscopic equipment, instruments, patient positioning and setup
  • Discuss aspects of camera piloting assistance
  • Outline technical and clinical concepts of thoracoscopic first assisting
  • Delineate the sequence of steps for resection with various lobectomies
  • Review equipment trouble shooting and problem solving approaches
0730-0930 TFA
0930-1000 Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
1000-1200 TFA
1200-1330 LUNCH & LEARN (Non-Accredited)
Sponsored by: Mallinckrodt


A Non-Opioid, Non-NSAID Analgesic for Perioperative Pain Management
Steven M. Gottesfeld, PA-C
1300-1715 CONCURRENT CARDIAC TRACK SESSION
Cardiac Track
Grand Ballroom DE
1300-1400 Arterial Conduit Harvest
Robert F. Carlucci, MPAS, PA-C, FAPACVS
1400-1500 EVH History, Lit Review & Best practice
Jerene M. Bitondo, PA-C, FAPACVS
1500-1515 Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
1515-1615 Trouble Shooting EVH Complications and Vein Mapping
James P. Keuler, PA-C
1615-1715 Peri-Harvest Conduit Techniques for Patency Promotion: Preservation Solutions, External Stenting and Future Trends
Phil Brandt, PA-C
1300-1715 CONCURRENT VASCULAR TRACK SESSION
Vascular Track
Grand Ballroom A
1300-1400 Wounds Care Center
Sandra Wainwright, MD
1400-1500 Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Evaluation
Jonathan N. Bowman, MD
1500-1515 Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
1515-1615 Hemodialysis Access
Shawn M. Gage, PA-C
1615-1715 Vascular Graft Infection Management
Ferenc Nagy, MD, FACS, RPVI
1300-1730 Fundamentals Critical Care Support (FCCS)
*Separate Registration Required
Waterbury
Course Chairs: Aaron Morton, PA-C, MMSc, ATC, FAPACVS; Ryan O'Gowan, PA-C, MBA, FAPACVS, FCCM

FCCS is designed to prepare the non-intensivist to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours, until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The attendee will find assistance in laying the ground work to deal with sudden deterioration of critically ill patients and preparing for house staff ICU coverage duties. You must be ACLS certified to take this course.

Objectives:

  • Prioritize assessment needs for critically ill patients.
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient.
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer.
1300-1500 FCCS
1500-1515 Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
1515-1730 FCCS
 
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