Congenital Skills:
What Are We Doing Today to Improve Tomorrow

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

* AATS Member
+ AmSECT Member

Course Chair+Ron Angona, University of Rochester Medical Center*James A. Quintessenza, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, +Jim Reagor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, *Luca A. Vricella, Johns Hopkins Hospital

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Welcome and Introduction 
*Luca A. Vricella, Johns Hopkins Hospital
*James A. Quintessenza, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
+Jim Reagor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital


Techniques for Creation and Repair of Cardiac Valves

8:10 AM - 8:25 AM Tricuspidalization of the Bicuspid Aortic Valve
*Viktor Hraska, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
8:25 AM - 8:40 AM Fundamental Concepts in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair
*Hans-Joachim Schaefers, University Hospital
8:40 AM - 8:55 AM The Ozaki Technique and Aortic Cusp Creation
*Martin Kostolny, Great Ormond Street Hospital
8:55 AM - 9:10 AM Support of the Ross Autograft
9:10 AM - 9:25 AM ePTFE Valves and Conduits
*James A. Quintessenza, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
9:25 AM - 9:40 AM Melody Valve in the Mitral Position in Infants and Small Children
*Paul J. Chai, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital / Columbia University
9:40 AM - 9:55 AM Repair of Common AV Valve in Univentricular Hearts
*Christian P. Brizard, Royal Children's Hospital
9:55 AM - 10:10 AM Truncal Valve Repair
*Michel N. Ilbawi, Advocate Children’s Hospital
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break

My Mishap Is Your Mishap

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM *Christo Tchervenkov, Montreal Childrens Hospital
+Christos Calaritis, Montreal Children's Hospital
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Richard W. Kim, University of Southern California 
+Anton Barnett, University of Southern California

Contemporary Trends in Pediatric Perfusion

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM& Database Review (US)
+Ashley Hodge, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Optimizing Pediatric Perfusion Prime Strategies: Whole Blood vs. Component Therapy Considerations
+Thomas Klein, Vanderbilt University
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Prime Composition
+Jim Reagor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Perfusion in Hypercianotic Patients
+Ron Angona, University of Rochester Medical Center
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Combined Luncheon Speaker 
Bruce A. Reitz, Stanford University

Post-cardiotomy ECMO in 2018

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Surgeon's Perspective (How to Minimize Morbidity)
*Giles J. Peek, Children's Hospital at Montefiore

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM      

Perfusionist's Perspective
+Joey Timpa, Children's Hospital of Alabama

Challenges in GUCH Operations

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM High Risk Re-entry: Strategic Approach
*Sertac Cicek, Mayo Clinic
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM GUCH Video One 
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM GUH Video Two
*Michael E. Mitchell, Medical College of Wisconsin
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM GUCH Video Three
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Coffee Break

When There is No Valve: Best Choice of Prosthesis for GUCH and Pediatric Patients

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Biologic Valves
Joseph A. Dearani, Mayo Clinic
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Is There a Role for Mechanical Prostheses in The Right Heart?
Tjark Ebels, University Medical Centre Groningen Thoraxcentrum
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Management of Bacterial Endocarditis in Native and Prosthetic Valves in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease
*Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Emory University 

Practice Variation and Standards in Perfusion

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Minimizing Practice Variation on Cardiopulmonary Bypass
+Jim Reagor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM How to Use Data to Minimize Practice Variation
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM  Implementation of AmSECT’s Standards and Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Bypass
+ Molly Oldeen, Johns Hopkins Hospital

AmSECT Membership Eligibility

An Active Member shall be any perfusionist active in the practice of extracorporeal circulation technology. There are also opportunities to become a Transitional Active Member for those less than a year removed from graduation from an approved accredited training program. Other options include; an Associate Membership, International Membership, Perioperative Blood Management Clinician Membership, and Student Membership.

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