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Wednesday, 29 May
13.00 - 15.00
Residents and Fellows Hands On Training Session
Focused Hands-on training offered by Atricure
Faculty: Niv Ad, MD and Armin Kiankhooy, MD
13.00 - 15.00
Innovations Corner
18.00 - 20.00
How to Do It Movie Session
(5-minute video presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion)
Moderators: Abbas Abbas, MD and Christoforos Kotoulas, MD
18.00 - 18.15
Cardiac: MIC tricuspid beating heart replacement with Cardioband Explantation
Sabine Bleiziffer, MD
Heart and Diabetes Center NRW, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
18.15 - 18.30
Thoracic: Anatomic Resections After Neoadjuvant, Chemo-IMMUNO-Therapy
Robert Cerfolio, MD
New York University, New York, NY
18.30 - 18.45
Cardiac: Robotic mitral valve repair with a patient who has Cardiac dextroversion.
Arnar Geirsson, MD
Yale University, New Haven, CT
18.45 - 19.00
Thoracic: Pulmonary Resection w/ Subcostal Port Placement
Hyun Koo Kim, MD
Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
19.00 - 19.15
Cardiac: Transaxillary Mitral Surgery
Utz Kappert, MD
University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
19.15 - 19.30
Cardiac: Endoscopic Double valve Aortic plus Mitral
Mattia Glauber, MD
Sant’Ambrogio Clinic, Milan, Italy
19.30 - 19.45
Thoracic: Different Techniques to Obtain Proximal Intra-Pericardial for PA Bleeding and or PA Plasty
Michael Zervos, MD
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
19.45 - 20.00
Cardiac: TMVI using artificial intelligence in procedural planning
Gry Dahle, MD
Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Thursday, 30 May
08.25 - 08.30
Opening & Welcome Remarks
Nikolaos Bonaros, MD
08.30 - 10:00
Cardiac Experts Session 1: Aortic
Join this session if you want:
  • To appreciate the different access options for minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  • To understand the key features of each access technique
  • To know more about advanced aortic/aortic valve surgery through less invasive access routes

Live Surgery Case: Totally Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacement
Antonios Pitsis, MD

360° Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery:
(5 minute presentation and 5 minutes of discussion)
*Please note presentation start times may vary due to the live-streaming surgery

Moderators: Mattia Glauber, MD, Panagiotis Dedeilias, MD and Hermann Reichenspurner, MD
8:30 - 8:40
Live Surgery / Discussion
8:40 - 8:50
LIAB: Transaxillary Aortic Valve Replacement
Marco Di Eusanio, MD
Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Ancona, Italy
8:50 - 9:00
LIAB: Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement
Danny Ramzy, MD
UT Health, Houston, TX
9:00 - 9:15
Live Surgery

Deep Dive Aortic:
9:15 - 9:25
LIAB: Minimally Invasive Aortic Root and Aortic Arch Surgery
Tomas Holubec, MD, Phd
University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
9:25 - 10:00
Live Surgery/Group Discussion
10.00- 10:30
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10.30 - 11.30
Cardiac Abstract Session 1: Valve - Surgical Valves
(5 minutes of presentation, followed by a 10 minute discussion period for a group of papers.)
Moderators: Tom Nguyen, MD and Stepan Cerny, MD
Outcomes Of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery In The Elderly: Results From The Mini Mitral International Registry
Paolo Berretta, Sr.1, Antonios Pitsis2, Joseph Lamelas3, Tom Nguyen4, Torsten Doenst5, Manuel Wilbring6, Marc Gerdisch7, Jorg Kempfert8, Frank Van Praet9, Pietro G. Malvindi1, Tristan Yan10, Davide Pacini11, Mauro Rinaldi12, Loris Salvador13, Antonio Fiore14, Hoang Dinh Nguyen15, Pierluigi Stefano16, Nikolaos Bonaros17, Marco Di Eusanio1.
1Cardiac Surgery Unit - Lancisi Cardiovascular Center - Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy, 2European Interbalkan Medical Center,, Thessaloniki, Greece, 3University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA, 4University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, TX, USA, 5Jena University Hospital,, Jena, Germany, 6University Heart Center Dresden, Dresden,, Dresden, Germany, 7Franciscan Health Heart Center,, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 8German Heart Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 9department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, OLV Clinic Aalst, Aalst, Belgium, 10The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital,, Sydney, Australia, 11Sant'Orsola Mlapighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy, 12AO Citta' della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Torino, Italy, 13Division of Cardiac Surgery, S. Bortolo Hospital, vicenza, Italy, 14Henri Mondor Hospital, University of Paris, Paris, France, 1513University of Medicine and Pharmacy, , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 1614Cardiac Surgery Unit, Careggi University Hospital, Firenze, Italy, 17Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Utilizing Automated Suture Placement And Securing Technology To Facilitate The Clover Technique - Preclinical Evaluation
Severin Laengle1, Thomas Poschner1, Aldo Suria1, Sahra Tasdelen1, Shaelyn Cavanaugh2, Antonios Pitsis3, Jude S. Sauer4, Martin Andreas1.
1Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA, 3European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece, 4LSI SOLUTIONS, Rochester, NY, USA.
Computer Tomography Base Sutureless Aortic Valve Recommendation System: Artificial Intelligence For Practical Task Management
Rafik Margaryan, Giovanni Concistre', Giacomo Bianchi, Marco Solinas.
Ospedale Del Cuore Fondazione 'G. Monasterio', Massa, Italy.
New Procedure For Advanced Videoscopic Avr Using Transcervical Approach And Robot-assistance
Fraser W.H. Sutherland1, Rocco Bilancia1, Danny Ramzy2, Husam H. Balkhy3.
1Golden Jubilee University National Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2UT Health, Houston, TX, USA, 3University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
Group Discussion
Abstract Mini Orals

(2 minute Presentations followed by group discussion)
A Single Procedure, Life-long Valve Replacement Strategy: Early Clinical Experience With A Polymer Mitral Valve
Andy C. Kiser1, Isaac George2, Francis L. Shannon3, Kaushal Pandey4.
1St Clair Health, Presto, PA, USA, 2New York Presbyterian/Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, 3Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA, 4P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India.
The Safety And Feasibility Of Mini-invasive Bentall Surgery Via Right Anterior Mini-thoracotomy
Heping Zhou, Jing Li, Xin He, Yang Yan.
First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.
Usefulness Of Preoperative Computed Tomography Assessing The Mitral Anatomy And Ring Size Selection In Robotic Mitral Anuloplasty
Yosuke Takahashi, Kenta Nishiya, Takumi Kawase, Yukihiro Nishimoto, Kazuki Noda, Goki Inno, Toshihiko Shibata.
Osaka Metropolitan University, Osaka, Japan.
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement With Concomitant Annular Enlargement: A Promising Update
Shaelyn M. Cavanaugh, Ariana M. Goodman, Peter A. Knight.
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA.
Right Anterior Thoracotomy Versus Upper Hemisternotomy For Aortic Valve Replacement With Perceval S Valve: Is There Any Difference?
Bogdan Ranko Okiljevic, Tatjana Raickovic, igor Zivkovic, Petar Vukovic, Petar Milacic, Ivan Stojanovic, Slobodan Micovic.
Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute, Belgrade, Serbia.
300 Mitral Repair Thru Periareolar Incision
Giampaolo Zoffoli, Antonio Maria Cannarella, Lorenzo Longinotti, Raphael Caraffa, Vera Renier, Angiolino Asta, Paolo Magagna, Stefano Cisico, Matteo Nadali, Domenico Mangino.
AULSS3 SERENISSIMA, Mestre Venezia, Italy.
Mechanisms Of Repair Failure After Mitral Valve Repair Using Chordal Replacement
Miriam Lang, Nina Feirer, Bernhard Voss, Keti Vitanova, Markus Krane.
German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany.
Group Discussion
11.30 - 12.15
Subramanian Innovation Award Competition
Nirav Patel, MD, Anson Cheung, MD, Niv Ad, MD

Finalist 1: Concomitant Transbronchial Microwave Ablation And Same Session Lung Resection As One-stop Treatment For Multifocal Lung Malignancies (293)
Joyce W.Y. Chan, Rainbow W.H. Lau, Aliss T.C. Chang, Ivan C.H. Siu, Cheuk Man Chu, Tony S.K. Mok, Calvin S.H. Ng.
Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Finalist 2: Endo Cavitary Suction Device (442)
Ignazio Condello, Dr. Anthea Hospital, Bari, Italy.

Finalist 3: Low-cost Tablet Stand Mounted Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Training Unit (292)
Ayush Balaji1, Rishab Makam2, Tania Kumar1, Natasha Bocchetta1, Shantanu Bajaj2, Mahmoud Loubani1.
1Hull York Medical School, Hull, United Kingdom, 2Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust, Hull, United Kingdom.

2023 Award Winner Update
12.15 - 13.45
Medtronic - Operating the extraordinary: how to expand your MICS practice in challenging cases

Residents & Fellows Training Luncheon: “Minimally Invasive Training: Looking into the Future”
Andrea Amabile and Nina Feirer
12:15 - 12:25
New Robotic Devices in Evolution
Sloan T. Guy, MD
12:30 - 12:40
The role of simulation in endoscopic and robotic surgery training
Mario Castillo-Sang
12:45 - 12:55
How I teach endoscopic cardiac surgery
Marc Ruel
13:00 - 13:10
How I teach minimally invasive thoracic surgery
Robert Cerfolio
13:15 - 13:25
The soft skills of a robotic cardiac surgeon: teamwork and beyond
Sloan T. Guy
13:30 - 13:40
High-quality research in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery: a primer for trainees
Niv Ad
13.45 - 13.50
Presidential Introduction
Husam Balkhy, MD
13.50 - 14.30
Presidential Address: A Piece is Missing in the Jigsaw
Nikolaos Bonaros, MD
Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck Austria
14.30 - 15.00
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
15.00 - 16:30
Cardiac Experts Session 2: Mitral
Join this session if you want:
  • To learn how access to the mitral valve can be achieved through the different minimally invasive options
  • To know more about different mitral repair techniques
  • To hear about options to treat difficult anatomies minimally invasive

Live Surgery Case: Totally Endoscopic Mitral Valve Repair
Jörg Kempfert, MD

360° Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery:
(5 minute presentation and 5 minutes of discussion)
*Please note presentation start times may vary due to the live-streaming surgery

Moderators: Eric Lehr, MD; Teo Kofidis, MD and Gregory Pattakos, MD
15:00 - 15:10
LIAB: Robotic Mitral Surgery Update
Sloane Guy
Georgia Heart Institute, Gainesville GA
15:10 - 15:20
LIAB: Endoscopic mitral repair - it’s not always loops
Nikolaos Bonaros, MD
Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck Austria
15:20 - 15:30
LIAB: Transcatheter mitral valve replacement
Vinod Thourani, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta GA
15:30 - 15:45
Live Surgery

Deep Dive Mitral:
15:45 - 15:55
LIAB: Minimally invasive repair of functional MR - Subvalvular techniques
Evaldas Girdauskas, MD
Augsburg University Hospital, Augsburg, Germany
15:55 - 16:05
LIAB: Endoscopic mitral surgery for MAC
Mario Castillo Sang, MD
St Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood KY
16:05 - 16:30
Live Surgery/ Group Discussion
16.30 - 17.30
Cardiac Abstract Session 2: Aortic and Endovascular Therapies / Valve - Transcatheter Therapies
(5 minutes of presentation, followed by a 10 minute discussion period for a group of papers.)
Moderators: Anson Cheung, MD and Mattia Glauber, MD
Bioprosthetic Valve Remodeling Versus Fracture Of Mosaic Surgical Valves To Facilitate Valve-in-valve Tavr? A Tale Of Two Polymers
Keith B. Allen1, Adnan K. Chhatriwalla1, Tom X. Hu1, John T. Saxon2, Chetan P. Huded1, Anthony J. Hart1, Elizabeth A. Grier1, Raj Makkar3, Hasan A. Jilaihawi4, Adam Greenbaum5, Vasilis C. Babaliaros5.
1St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA, 2University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, USA, 3Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, MO, USA, 4Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 5Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Factors Associated With Incision Length In Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Thomas Edward Rubino, Jr.1, Martin Winter2, Kristian Punu1, Syed Faaz Ashraf2, Keith Dufendach2, Nicholas Hess2, Rachel Deitz2, Stephen D. Waterford2, David Kaczorowski2, Ibrahim Sultan2, Johannes Bonatti2.
1University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Marco VOLA, Professor1, Stefano Salizzoni, Professor2, Gianluca Alunni, MD3, Antonio Montefusco, MD3, Mauro Rinaldi3.
1Université de Lyon, BRON, France, 2Universitŕ degli Studi di Torino, Cittŕ della Salute e della Scienza, TURIN, Italy, 3Universitŕ degli Studi di Torino, Cittŕ della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy.
Group Discussion
Clinical Outcomesof Patients With Type B Aortic Dissection Treated With Multilayer Stents: Results From A Prospective Multicenter Pilot Study
Victor S. Costache1, Andreea Costache1, Anca Chitic1, Crina Solomon2.
1Sanador Hospital, Bucharest, Romania, 2University Lucian Blaga Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania.
Frozen Elephant Trunk Procedure For Acute Aortic Dissection Type A: Early And Long-term Results
Eduard Charchyan, Denis Breshenkov, Yuriy Belov.
Petrovsky National Research Centre of Surgery, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Mini-thoracotomy Bentall Procedure: Short And Mid-term Outcomes
Andrew Jones, Shaelyn Cavanaugh, Eric Ndikumana, Hossein Amirjamshidi, Sarah Hoffman, Benjamin Houser, Ashwath Elangovan, Peter Knight.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA.
Mid-term Follow Up Results Of Smfsg Assisted Tevar For Zone 2 Thoracic Aortic Pathologies
Serkan Mola, Alp Yildirim, Naim Boran Tumer, Levent Mavioglu, Hakki Zafer Iscan.
Ankara Bilkent City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Group Discussion
17.30 - 18.30
Exhibition Hall Reception
17.30– 18.30
Poster Competition: Round 1
Chief Moderator:
Simon Moten, MD
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Australia
19.30 - 23.00
Attendee Reception
Acropolis Museum (ticketed event)

Friday, 31 May
8.30 - 10.00
Cardiac Experts Session 3: Coronaries
(5 minute presentation with 5 minutes of discussion)
Moderators: Niral Patel, MD; Sahin Senay, MD and Sotirios Prapas, MD

360° Coronaries
8:30 - 8:40
LIAB: Endoscopic Bilateral IMA Harvesting
Keita Kikuchi, MD
Yuuai Medical Center, Tomishiro, Japan
8:40 - 8:50
Piroze Davierwala, MD
Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Toronto, Canada
8:50 - 9:00
LIAB: Hybrid robotically assisted CABG
Marc Ruel, MD
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa Canada
9:00 - 9:10
LIAB: Total Coronary Revascularization via left Anterior Thoracotomy (TCRAT)
Oleksandr Babliak, PhD, DD
Medical Network "Dobrobut", Kyiv Ukraine

Deep Dive Coronaries:
9:10 - 9:20
LIAB: Endoscopic Multi Vessel CABG
Alaaddin Yilmaz, MD
St. Antonius Hospital, Utrecht Netherlands
9:20 - 9:30
LIAB: Robotic Multi Vessel TECAB
Husam Balkhy, MD
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago IL
9:30 - 9:40
LIAB: MICS CABG with New Generation Anastomotic Devices
Bob Kiaii, MD
University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA
9:40 - 10:00
Group Discussion
10.00 - 10.30
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10.30 - 11.30
Cardiac Abstract Session 3: Revascularization
(5 minutes of presentation, followed by a 10 minute discussion period for a group of papers.)
Moderators: Marc Ruel, MD and John Puskas, MD
Coronary Connector Facilitated TECAB - An Ex-vivo Feasibility Study
Monica Gianoli, MD1, Anne R. de Jong, MD1, Matthijs Wassink1, Bob Kiaii, MD, PhD2, Husam Balkhy, MD, PhD3, Willem J. L. Suyker, MD, PhD1.
1UMCU, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2University of Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA, 3University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
Early In-human Clinical Use Of Anastomotic Pedestal For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Ariana Goodman1, Shaelyn Cavanaugh1, Kyle Purrman2, Jude Sauer2, Peter Knight1, Bartholomew Simon1.
1University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, USA, 2LSI SOLUTIONS®, Victor, NY, USA.
Acute Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defect Repair Through The Left Minithoracotomy
Oleksandr Babliak.
Diagnostic and Treatment Center For Children And Adults Of The Dobrobut Medical Network, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting In Robotic Beating-heart Totally Endoscopic Coronary Bypass: Ten Year Outcomes
Sarah Nisivaco, Hiro Kitahara, MD, Riya Bhasin, Brooke Patel, Husam H. Balkhy, MD.
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
Group Discussion
Endoscopic Conduit Harvesting - Fully Reusable Technique
Gaetano Di Giovanni, Federico Di Giovanni, Everton Luz Varella, Frederico Jose Di Giovanni.
Hospital Santa Isabel, Blumenau, Brazil.
Double Mammary Artery Harvesting Through A Left Thoracoscopic Approach
Sotirios Marinakis, PhD, Karim Homsy, MD, Badih El Nakadi, MD.
CHU Charleroi, Lodelinsart, Belgium.
A Right Gastro Epiploic Artery Can Be A Standard Graft Strategy In Mics Cabg.
Keita Kikuchi1, Akihiko Yamauchi2, Kazutoshi Tschibana3, Kunihiko Yoshino4, Hiroki sakai1, Yosyun Sai1, Kaito Masuda1, Joji Ito4.
1Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Center, Chiba, Japan, 2Yuuai medical Center, Tomishiro, Japan, 3Hakodate Goryoukaku Hospital, Hakodate, Japan, 4Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Center, Urayasu, Japan.
Minimally Invasive Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Configurations For Complete Myocardial Revascularization: Computed Tomography Data
Vidadi Efendiev1, Mikhail Snegirev1, Evgeniy Minin1, Vladimir Noginov1, Vladimir Shmyrev1, Timur Ruzmatov2.
1Mariinsky hospital, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2Friendly Society Private Hospital, Bundaberg, Australia.
Group Discussion
11.30 - 11:45
Late Breaking Trials: DEDICATE trial
Sabine Bleiziffer, MD
11:45 - 12:00
Presentation of the Cardiac Robotic Investigator Award
12.00 - 13.25
ISMICS Residents and Fellows ‘Agora’ Luncheon
12.00 - 12.10
Introduction of faculty and tables topics
Andrea Amabile
12.00 - 13.20
  1. Flight Simulator – is training on real patients still state-of-the-art in 2024?
    Markus Krane, MD and Wouter Oosterlinck, MD
  2. Training paradigms – from one-mentor model to scholarship-based model, to multicenter experiences.
    Theo Kofidis, MD and Oleksander Babliak, MD
  3. How to Futureproof my Career – will we still need to learn open CT surgery in 2034?
    Husam H. Balkhy, MD and Marc Gillinov, MD
  4. Does incision size matter? Settling the debate between minimally invasive and conventional surgery.
    Marc Ruel, MD and Mario Castillo Sang, MD
  5. Female Leadership and Role Modeling
    Sabine Bleiziffer, MD and Gry Dahle, MD
  6. Surgeon-scientists in Thoracic Oncology: advancing our field from the robotic console.
    Robert J. Cerfolio, MD and Rainbow W.H. Lau, MD
12.00 - 13.30
China Innovation

Corcym - Breaking the limits of MICS in complex procedures: are you ready?

Edwards Lifesicences - Mitral Valve Surgery: Time to Challenge Ourselves to Improve the Patient Journey
13.30 - 14.00
Editor’s Choice of 2023 Innovations Publications
Niv Ad, MD and Jörg Kempfert, MD
  1. Minimally Invasive Surgical Versus Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Retrospective Observational Single-Center Study in Japan (Volume 18, Issue 6)
    Presented by Yoshitsugu Nakamura, MD, PhD
  2. Thoracoscopic Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Intolerant to Anticoagulation (Volume 18, Issue 2)
    Presented by Omar M. Sharaf, BS
  3. Differences Between Attending and Trainee Surgeon Performance Using Objective Performance Indicators During Robot-Assisted Lobectomy (Volume 18, Issue 5)
    Presented by Daniel S. Oh, MD
14.00 - 14.45
Keynote Speaker: Umes Arunagirinathan, MD
Nikolaos Bonaros
14:45 - 15:45
Cardiac Experts Session 4: Tricuspid
Moderators: Sloan Guy, MD and Martin Andreas, MD

360° Tricuspid
(10 min talks followed by 10 minute group discussion)
14:45 - 14:55
Pro: Concomitant endoscopic tricuspid repair
Antonios Pitsis, MD
European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
14:55 - 15:05
Con: Concomitant endoscopic tricuspid repair
Joseph Zacharias, MD
Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, UK
15:05 - 15:15
Group Discussion
Deep Dive: Tricuspid

5 minute presentation with 5 minutes of discussion
15:15 - 15:25
LIAB: Endoscopic beating heart tricuspid surgery beyond annuloplasty
Marco Solinas, MD
Monasterio Heart Hospital, Massa Italy
15:25 - 15:35
LIAB: Redo tricuspid surgery
Joseph Zacharias, MD
Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool UK
15:35 - 15:45
Panel Discussion
15.45 - 16.15
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
16.15 - 17.15
Cardiac Abstract Session 4: Potpourri
(5 minutes of presentation, followed by a 10 minute discussion period for a group of papers.)
Moderators: Piotr Suwalski, MD
Cha2ds2-vasc To Guide Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation during Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
Mariusz Kowalewski1, Lukasz Kuzma2, Karol Gostomczyk1, Radoslaw Litwinowicz3, Emil J. Dabrowski2, Michal Swieczkowski2, Marek Jasinski4, Kazimierz Widenka5, Tomasz Hirnle6, Marek Deja7, Krzysztof Bartus8, Zdzislaw Tobota9, Bohdan Maruszewski9, Piotr Suwalski1.
1Department of Cardiac Surgery and Transplantology, National Medical Institute of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, WARSAW, Poland, 2Department of Invasive Cardiology, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland, 3Department of Cardiac Surgery, Regional Specialist Hospital, Grudzi?dz, Poland, 4Department and Clinic of Cardiac Surgery, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroc?aw, Poland, 5Clinical Department of Cardiac Surgery, District Hospital No. 2, Rzeszów, Poland, 6Department of Cardiosurgery, Medical University of Bialystok, Bia?ystok, Poland, 7Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, School of Medicine in Katowice,, Katowice, Poland, 8Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, John Paul II Hospital,, Kraków, Poland, 9Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, WARSAW, Poland.
One-staged Versus Two-staged Hybrid Ablation for Long-standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: A Propensity-matched Cohort Study
Ju Mei, Zhaolei Jiang.
Xinhua Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong Univers, Shanghai, China.
A Novel All Bipolar Clamp Off-pump Surgical Ablation Technique Improves Durable Left Atrial Posterior Wall Isolation
Federico Sertic1, Gansevoort Dunnington2, Susan Eisenberg2, Michaela Daw2, Arash Kiankhooy3, Ali Own1, Aaron Kime2, Maureen McMenamy4, Armin Kiankhooy1.
1Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2St Helena Hospital, St Helena, CA, USA, 3George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C., DC, USA, 4UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Tampa 2 Maze: Novel Left Heart Lesion Set Using New Isolation Clamp & Cryoablation Lines, Validated With High-resolution Mapping
Kevin J. Makati1, Andrew J. Sherman2, James L. Cox3.
1Tampa Cardiac Specialists, Tampa, FL, USA, 2BayCare Health Systems, Tampa, FL, USA, 3Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.
Group Discussion
Peri-areolar Approach for Minimally Invasive Closure of Type 1 Ventricular Septal Defect
Eung Re Kim, MD.
Sejong Hospital, Bucheon-si, Korea, Republic of.
Robotically Assisted Minimally Invasive Left Ventricular Device Implantation
David J. Kaczorowski, Ahmed Sedeek, Michael Massey, Harikesh Subramanian, Ibrahim Sultan, Gavin Hickey, Mary Keebler, Johannes Bonatti.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
A Novel Miniaturized Vad: Corheart 6
Junlong HU1, Zhaoyun CHENG1, Shunzhou YU2.
1Fuwai Central China Cardiovascular Hospital, Zhengzhou, China, 2Shenzhen Core Medical Technology Co., Ltd, Shenzhen, China.
Group Discussion
17.15 - 18.15
Poster Competition Finals
17.15 - 18.15
Reception in Exhibit Hall
21.00 - 23.00
President’s Nightcap & Award Ceremony

Saturday, 1 June
08.00 - 08.15
ISMICS Member Business Meeting
8.15 - 9.30
Communications in MICS Award
Nirav Patel, Husam Balkhy, Gry Dahle, Nikolaos Bonaros

Finalist 1: Redo Robotic Mitral Valve Repair For Management Of Early And Late Mitral Ring Dehiscence
Gokhan Arslanhan1, Zeynep S?la Ozcan2, Sahin Senay1, Aleks Degirmencioglu3, Muharrem Kocyigit4, Cem Alhan1;
1Acibadem University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2Acibadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, 3Acibadem Maslak Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey, 4Acibadem University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Istanbul, Turkey

Finalist 2: Lung Resections In Uniportal Vats Our Experience In The Use Of Metallic Spirals
Andrea La Rosa
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy

Finalist 3: Initial Experience In Total Endoscopic Mitral Valve Surgery With Three-dimensional Video-assisted Technology
Mariafrancesca Fiorentino, Elisa Mikus, Antonino Costantino, Diego Sangiorgi, Elena Tenti, Elena Tremoli, Carlo Savini;
Maria Cecilia Hospital GVM, Cotignola, Italy

Finalist 4: Well Being On A Fast Track - Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Huma Akhtar
National Institute of Cradiovascular Diseases, KARACHI, Pakistan

Finalist 5: Mitral Valve Surgery And Coronary Revascularization Via The Left Anterior Minithoracotomy
Dmytro Babliak
Diagnostic and treatment center for children and adults of the Dobrobut Medical Network, Kyiv, Ukraine

Finalist 6: Using Machine Learning To Predict Mitral Valve Repairability Based On Preoperative Echocardiography
Rosa Hiusti, Rafik Margaryan, Giacomo Bianchi, Marco Solinas;
Ospedale del Cuore, Massa, Italy

Finalist 7: Surgical Approach, Comorbidities, And Myasthenia Gravis Drive Adverse Outcomes Following Thymectomy
Hailey A. Theeuwen, Victoria Yin, Claire Therriault, Scott M. Atay, Sean C. Wightman, Takashi Harano, Graeme M. Rosenberg, Brooks V. Udelsman, Anthony W. Kim
Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Finalist 8: Percutaneous Versus Surgical Femoral Cannulation In Minimally Invasive Cardiac Operations: A Meta-analysis Of Existing Studies
Maria Comanici, Halil I. Bulut, Shahzad G. Raja
Harefield Hospital, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
9.30 - 10.15
Cardiac Experts Session 5: Congenital and HCM
(10-minute presentation with 5 minutes of discussion)
Moderator: Marc Gillinov, MD
9:30 - 9:45
LIAB: Robotic Myectomy
Husam Balkhy, MD
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
9:45 - 10:00
LIAB: Totally Endoscopic Surgery for Repairing Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect Using Double-Patch Technique on Beating Heart
Huy Q. Dang
Vinmec Times City International Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam
10:00 - 10:15
LIAB: Totally endoscopic Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defect Repair in Children.
Antonios Pitsis, MD
European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
10.15 - 10:45
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10.45 - 11.45
Cardiac Experts Session 6: Atrial Fibrillation
(7 minute presentation with 5 minutes of discussion)
Moderators: Niv AD, MD and Arnar Geirsson, MD
10:45 - 10:57
LIAB: Hybrid Afib surgery
Gansevoort H. Dunnington, Jr, MD
St Helena Hospital, St Helena, CA
10:57 - 11:09
LIAB: Concomitant Maze with open atria
Piotr Suwalski, MD
Central Teaching Hospital MSWiA, Warsaw, Poland
11:09 - 11:21
LIAB: Concomitant and stand alone ablation with closed atria
Niv Ad, MD
11:21 - 11:33
LIAB: Future Directions of Afib Surgery
Niv Ad, MD
11:33 - 11:45
Group Panel Discussion
11.45 - 12.30
Kit V. Arom Lectureship:
Joe Zacharias, MD
Speaker: Hugo Vanermen
(30 min talk, 15 min questions)
12:30 - 14:00
Technical Challenges Abstracts: Pitfalls and Disasters and the Solution Lunch Service
(7 minute presentation and 5 minute discussion)
Moderators: Gry Dahle MD; Ramachandra C. Reddy MD and Valavanur A. Subramanian MD
Embolized Tavi Valve Lodges "upside-down" In The Proximal Aortic Arch
Nikola Dobrilovic, Sergio Montańo, James Brown, Hyde Russell, Jonathan Rosenberg, Jonathan Somers, Mark Ricciardi.
NorthShore University Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA.
Fulminant Hepatic Failure After LIMA Harvesting
André Peres, Hagen Gorki, Andreas Liebold.
University Hospital Of Ulm, Ulm, Germany.
Port Access - Minimally Invasive Approach For Concomittant Large ASD And Mitral Cleft, A Case Report
Ankara University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey.
Hybrid Approach For Extraction Of Abandoned Infected Lead Pacemaker - Case Report
Gustavo Armando De La Cerda Belmont, Arturo Garza De La Maza, Maria Goretti Cepeda Flores, Ivan Carrasco Chávez, Claudia Elena González Zúńiga, César Amilcar Morales Marín, Roberto Modesto Vázquez González, Fabiola Buelna Gaxiola, Gerardo Manuel Flores Morin, Eliasib Pedroza Solis.
Robotic-assisted Surgical Repair For A Failed Transcatheter Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device
Hiroyuki Tsukui, Mitsugu Ogawa, Michael Culig.
Independence Health System Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, PA, USA.
Minimally Invasive Removal Of The Embolised Contraceptive Implant From Right Pulmonary Artery.
Manoras M. Chengalath, Francis Cheung, Yi Chen.
Victorian Heart Hospital, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia.
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement In Situs Inversus Totalis
Taro Kanamori.
Kawaguchi Cardiovascular and Respiratory Hospital, Kawaguchi, saitama, Japan.
14.00 - 15.30
The President's Selection: Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 2030 - What counts is...
Chairs: Nikolaos Bonaros, MD; Niv Ad, MD and Husam Baklhy, MD
14.00 - 14.12
AI and Surgical Imaging
Gry Dahle, MD
14.12 - 14.24
Improving surgical techniques is still the future
Hermann Reichenspurner, MD
Hamburg, Germany
14.24 - 14.36
Big Data and Digital Medicine
Alexander Meyer / Jörg Kempfert, MD
14.36 - 14.48
Real-World Clinical Data
Marc Gilinov, MD
Cleveland, Ohio
14.48 - 15.00
Cellular and Molecular Targets for Valvular Heart Disease
Johannes Holfeld
Innsbruck, Austria
15.00 - 15.30
Group Discussion
Program Concludes