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International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiac Track

Cardiac Track Program | Thoracic Track Program

Thursday, 17 June
06.30 - 07.50
BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA†
Breakfast Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.
07.55 - 08.00
Opening & Welcome Remarks
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
08.00 - 09.30
Cardiac Masters Session 1A - Aortic Valve and Endovascular
Moderators: Bob B. Kiaii, Marek Jasinski, Vadim Popov & Sahin Senay

Live Surgery

Live in the Box
(10 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

Mini Arch
Joseph Lamelas
University of Miami Health System, Miami, FL

Mini AVR (Inspiris)
Farhad Bakhtiary
Siegburg Heart Center, Sieburg, Germany

Invited Faculty Talks and Abstract Presentation
(Invited Talks to be 7 minutes, abstract presentation to be 5 minutes)

Tips and Tools for MIS AVR
Michael A. Borger
Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany

MIS Proximal Aorta Surgery – First Do Not Harm
Paul Urbanski
Cardiovascular Clinic, Bad Neustadt, Germany

Group Discussion
09.30 - 10.00
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10.00 - 11.30
Cardiac Masters Session 1B - Aortic Valve and Endovascular
Moderators: Keith B. Allen, Robert Gil & Thomas Walther

Live Surgery

Live in the Box
(10 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

Valve in Valve TAVI - with Valve Cracking
Axel Unbehaun
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Invited Faculty Talks and Abstract Presentation
(Invited Talks to be 7 minutes, abstract presentation to be 5 minutes)

Embolic Protection Talk Future of Embolic Protection from TAVR to MIS Surgery
TBD

Future of Surgical (MIS) AVR - Implications of Low Risk TAVR
(5 minute talks)

US Perspective
Basel Ramlawi
Valley Health System, Winchester, VA

European Perspective
Thomas Walther
Kerckhoff-KliniK, Heartcenter, Bad Nauheim, Germany

Asian Perspective
TBD

Group Discussion
11.30 - 12.15
Announcement of Subramanian Innovation Award
12.15 - 12.30
Introduction of New Members
Husam H. Balkhy, Johannes Bonatti, Piotr Suwalski
12.30 - 13.45
ISMICS International Fellows and Residents Luncheon - Trainees to Consultants†
12.30 - 14.00
LUNCH SYMPOSIA†
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.
14.00 - 14.45
Presidential Address
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
14.45 - 15.45
Cardiac Abstract Session 1: Valve - Surgical Valves
(5 minutes of presentation, followed by a 10 minute discussion period for a group of papers.)

Moderators: Kazimierz Widenka, Francis D. Ferdinand, & Eric J. Lehr
15.45 - 16.15
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
16.15 - 17.45
Cardiac Abstract Session 2: Aortic and Enovalscular Therapies / Valve - Transcatheter Therapies
(5 minutes of presentation, followed by a 10 minute discussion period for a group of papers.)

Moderators: Pavan Atluri, Trevor Fayers, Tomasz Hirnle, & Joseph Zacharias
17.45 - 18.45
Exhibition Hall Reception
17.45 - 18.45
Poster Competition: Round 1
Chief Moderator: Simon Moten, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Australia
18.45 - 20.45
EVENING SYMPOSIA†
Evening Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.

Friday, 18 June
06.30 - 07.50
BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA†
Breakfast Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.
08.00 - 09.30
Cardiac Masters Session 2A - Mitral and Tricuspid Valve
Moderators: Husam H. Balkhy, Volkmar Falk & Robinson Poffo

Live Surgery
Live in the Box
(10 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

Robotic Tricuspid Valve
Clifton T.P. Lewis
University of Alabama

Mitral Valve Repair with Neochord
Andrea Colli
Hospital Germans Trias, Padova, Italy

Invited Faculty Talks and Abstract Presentation
(Invited Talk 7 minutes, Abstract Presentation 5 Minutes)

Minially Invasive Soluitions in Heart Failure

Nupulse Device
Valluvan Jeevanandam
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

IMPELLA 5.5
TBD

Minimally Invasive LVAD
Ivan Netuka
Institute for Clinical & Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

Group Discussion - 10 Minutes
09.30 - 10.00
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10.00 - 11.30
Cardiac Masters Session 2B - Mitral and Tricuspid Valve
Moderators: Anson Cheung, Martin Czerny & Marek A. Deja

Live Surgery (30 minutes)

Live in the Box
(10 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

Minimally Invasive Triscupid Ring
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland

Invited Faculty Talks and Abstract Presentation
(Invited talks are 7 minutes, abstract presentation is 5 minutes)

How to do MitraClip Step by Step
Simon Sündermann
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Myths and Facts of COAPT vs. MITRA FR
Volkmar Falk
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Update on TMVI Devices in Clinical Use
Anson Cheung
University of British Columbia, St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

Update Tricuspid Replacement Devices: Vdyne Valve
Lucian Lozonschi
MUSC Health, Charleston, SC

Group Discussion: "Which Valve is Best Suited for the MitraClip"
11.30 - 11.45
Cardiac Surgery Renaissance
Jude S. Sauer
LSI Solutions
11.45 - 12.00
Consensus Statement
12.00 - 12.15
Presentation of the Grundeman Award
12.15 - 13.45
LUNCH SYMPOSIA†
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.

Supported by Atricure
13.45 - 14.45
Keynote Speaker
Lech Walesa
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
14.45 - 14.50
Presentation of the Cardiac Robotic Investigator Award
14.50 - 15.45
Cardiac Abstract Session 3: Cross Fire
(3 minutes of presentation, 2 minutes of discussion)

Moderators: Niv Ad, Manuel Castella & Alan H. Menkis

Guidelines of Reporting AFIB
Niv Ad
Washington Adventist and University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
15.45 - 16.15
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
16.15 - 17.45
Cardiac Abstract Session 4: Revascularization
(5 minutes of presentation, followed by a 10 minute discussion period for a group of papers.)

Moderators: Claudio Muneretto, Nirav C. Patel & Marc Ruel
18.30 - 21.00
Attendee Reception
Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle
21.30 - 23.00
President's Nightcap

Saturday, 19 June
07.30 - 08.00
ISMICS Member Business Meeting
08.00 - 09.30
Cardiac Masters Session 3A - Afib and Revascularization
Moderators: John Puskas, Witold Gerber & Yugal K. Mishra

Live Surgery (30 minutes)

Live in the Box
(10 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

Convergent Endoscopic MIDCAB and LAAO
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland

Double Mammary MICS CABG
Piroze Davierwala
Leipzig, Germany

Multi Vessel TECAB with Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Grafts
Husam H. Balkhy
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL

Invited Faculty Talks and Abstract Presentation
(Invited talks are 7 minutes, abstract presentation is 5 minutes)

What I Would like My Cardiac Surgeon to do in CAD? (Hybrid)
Robert Gil
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland

What I Would Like My Interventional Cardiologist To Do CAD? (Hybrid)
Nirav C. Patel
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Group Discussion
09.30 - 10.00
Coffee Break
10.00 - 11:30
Cardiac Masters Session 3B - Afib and Revasculaization
Moderators: Stefano S. Benussi, Ralph Damiano, Marek P. Ehrlich, & Steven Hunter

Live Surgery (30 minutes)

Live in the Box
(10 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

Convergent Ablation Procedure – A Surgeon's and EP's View
Michael Oscar Zembala and Piotr Buchta
Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze, Poland

Invited Faculty Talks and Abstract Presentation
(Invited talks are 7 minutes, abstract presentation is 5 minutes)

How I Treat Afib – Perspective of a Surgeon Who is Also an Electrophysiologist
TBD

The Role of the Surgeon in Non Afib Arrhythmia Ablations
Mark La Meir
UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Challenges in Starting a Robotic Cardiac Program in Europe – How I Did it Within the NHS
Paul Modi
Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Young Surgeons and Robots - Is it a good idea?
Gianluca Torregrossa
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Group Discussion - 10 Minutes
11.30 - 12:30
Kit V. Arom Lectureship
Creative Destruction and Destructive Creation are Related Principles in Medical Innovation - Personal Glimpses and Journey
Valavanur A. Subramanian
New York, New York
12:30 - 14:00
Technical Challenges: Pitfalls and Disasters
Moderators: Gry Dahle & Ramachandra C. Reddy
14.00 - 15.00
Debate Session
Moderators: Bob B. Kiaii & Piotr Suwalski

Minimally Invasive Mitral and CABG - Robotic vs. Non Robotic
Team Robotic:
Johannes Bonatti
John D. Puskas
Sahin Senay
T. Sloane Guy
Team Non Robotic:
Friedrich W. Mohr
Joseph Lamelas
Volkmar Falk

What Should the Next Generation Cardiac Surgeon Focus On - Wires or Mini Incisions?
Team Wires:
Vinod Thourani
Thomas Walther
Robert Gil
Team Mini Incisions:
Adam Witkowski
Mattia Glauber
Randall K. Wolf
Gianluca Torregrossa
15.00 - 16.00
Poster Competition Finals
Chief Moderator: Simon Moten, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Australia
16.00
Program Concludes

† - No CME Credits Awarded

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