The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)
2022 ISMICS Annual Meeting Issue B

CMR Surgical

Presidential Address – Bob Kiaii Speaks On “Connecting the Dots”

Bob B. Kiaii, MD Bob B. Kiaii, MD
University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA (USA)

In his Presidential Address titled, “The Pursuit of Connecting the Dots”, Dr. Kiaii shared with the 2022 ISMICS Annual Meeting attendees both professional and personal experiences that have influenced his surgical career as well as his life choice decisions. He also discussed key aspects of Leadership and Teams and how Trust is a Key Aspect of all successful teams.

ISMICS Journal: Innovations – Report From The Editor

Innovations Niv Ad, MD
University of Maryland, North Bethesda, MD (USA)

Dr. Ad recently reported to the ISMICS Board of Directors that Altmetrics scores for Innovations have increased exponentially and that all citation trends are increasing. One of the top trending papers at the present time is the TAVR Consensus Conference report. In addition, the Innovations Focused Topic Series has seen over 20,000 downloads since it was implemented in 2021. There were also over 70,000 full text downloads in 2021.

More information on Innovations

“Live” Openings For The Cardiac And Thoracic Sessions

The 2022 ISMICS Annual Meeting at the Hilton Warsaw City opened with an introduction by Dr. Kiaii and the traditional break-out tracks for Cardiac and Thoracic immediately followed. The Thoracic sessions began with “Live in the Box” Cases on Complex Segmentectomy presented by Abbas Abbas, MD. The Cardiac sessions began with a Live Surgery Case on 3D Endoscopic MVR Utilizing IntraClude Balloon™ Catherer conducted by Jörg Kempfert, MD and Piotr Suwalski, MD at the Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior and Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education in Warsaw.

Subramanian Innovation Award Competition Winner

Michiel Algoet, MD (Belgium)
"Implantation of an Intracardiac Accelerometer with Transcorporal Communication System as a Bridge to Energy Harvester"

Congratulations Dr. Algoet and, Thank You Dr. Subramanian, from the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)!

ePoster Competition Finalists

The following individuals will move on to complete in the final round on Saturday 18 June:

Aortic Valve & Aortic Root Surgery:
A Novel System for Enhanced Annulus Access and Visualization During Minimally-invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
Thomas Poschner

Arrhythmia and LAA Surgery:
Robotic Left Atrial Appendage Ligation in the Setting Of Previous Sternotomy
Jacob Lindemann

Cannulation and Perfusion:
Use of Left Ventricular Assist Device as Bridge In Post MiVsr
Sushil Singh

Coronary Surgery On and Off Pump:
New Technology for Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting
Fraser Sutherland

Endovascular and Open Aortic Surgery:
Clinical and Hemodynamic Results of Two Novel Pericardial Xenografts For Biologic Aortic Valve Replacement
Oliver Bhadra

Mitral Surgery: MICS Robotic and Open:
Determinants of Reverse Remodelling Following Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair In Asymptomatic Patients
Witold Gerber

Novel Minimally Invasive Surgery Procedures:
Minimally Invasive Removal of Left Ventricular Thrombus In Acute Myocardial Infarction
Monika Kosiorowska

Minimally-invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass (midcab): An Evolving Paradigm over the Past Twenty-five Years
Nirav Patel

Technology, Training and Tips for Minimally Invasive Surgery:
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Perspective on Training in Robotic Cardiac Surgery Utilizing Simulation Team Approach
Anna Xue

Thoracic Surgery:
Right Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgical Sympathectomy for Treatment of Harlequin Syndrome, aCase Report
Frazer Kirk

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation:
Animal Model for Comprehensive Assessment of Hemodynamic Effects Of Differently Oriented ParavalvularLeakage Jets
Lukas Glaus

Aurelie M. Alger, JDAurelie M. Alger, JD
Executive Director
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)

It is with a combined sense of pride, relief, and profound gratitude that I write this message to our 2022 ISMICS Annual Scientific Meeting attendees, guests and industry partners. We welcome you to Warsaw and the 24th Annual Meeting of ISMICS! It is wonderful to see old friends, new faces, and experience the very unique and special fellowship that is a hallmark of ISMICS. As our team has witnessed the camaraderie among the community, and seen so many friendships renewed, we are reminded once again that of all the cardiothoracic organizations in the world, there is something special and indefinable about ISMICS. It remains the most welcoming and inclusive society – a place where early adopters and innovators embrace the newest generations in their specialties, where competition is set aside and encouragement and support is freely offered, and where senior academics sit down with medical students and residents, and where surgeons from around the world share experiences and perspectives. ISMICS is its members – from the founders with a vision back in the late 1990’s, onward to today.
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Attendee Reception and Entertainment

Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle Friday – 17 June
18.30 - 21.00
Royal Castle (Warsaw)

Join us for a festive celebration at the Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle of our first in-person meeting in years. We invite you to the Kubicki Arcades to enjoy libations, food, the comradery of your colleagues, and entertainment by the Herzhaft Band. Please note, this reception is a separate fee and can be added to your registration during the registration process.

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