Congenital Skills:
What Are We Doing Today to Improve Tomorrow

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

* AATS Member
**AATS New Member
+ AmSECT Member

Course Chair+Ron Angona, University of Rochester Medical Center*James A. Quintessenza, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, +James 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
+James 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
*Vaughn A. Starnes, Keck School of Medicine
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 Childrens 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 *Thomas J. Yeh, Jr., The Heart Centre, Children's Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
+Christos Calaritis, The Heart Centre, Children's Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
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
+James 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 GUCH Video Two
Michael E. Mitchell, Medical College of Wisconsin
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM GUCH Video Three
*Kristine J. Guleserian, Nicklaus Children's Cardiovascular Surgery
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
+James Reagor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM How to Use Data to Minimize Practice Variation
+Donald Likosky, University of Michigan Medical School
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM  Implementation of AmSECT’s Standards and Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Bypass
+ Molly Oldeen, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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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