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Thoracic Track

Cardiac Track Program    Thoracic Track Program

Wednesday, 29 May
13.00 – 15.00
Residents Hands on Session
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
Abbas Abbas, MD and Christoforos Kotoulas, MD
18.00 – 18.02
18.02 – 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 Situs Inversus
18.45 – 19.00
Thoracic: Pulmonary Resection w/ Subcostal Port Placement
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
19.30 – 19.45
Thoracic: Different Techniques to Obtain Proximal Intra-Pericardial for PA Bleeding and or PA Plasty
19.45 – 20.00
Cardiac: TMVI using artificial intelligence in procedural planning
Gry Dahle, MD
Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Thursday, 30 May
07.30– 08.30
08.25 – 08.30
Opening & Welcome Remarks
08.30 – 10:00
Thoracic Experts Session 1A: Various Surgical Techniques and Optimal Surgical Conduct for Non-complicated Lobectomy, Various Vessel Control and Post-Operative Chest Tube Management
Moderators: Robert Cerfolio, MD and Sven Seifert, MD
8:30 – 8:45
RUL – post to anterior, anterior to posterior, fissure-less & LN resection
Lana Schumacher, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8:45 – 9:00
RML - post to anterior, anterior to posterior, fissure-less
9:00 - 9:15
RLL – post to anterior, anterior to posterior, fissure-less & LN Resection
Andreas Hiebinger, MD
Klinikum Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany
9:15 – 9:30
LUL - post to anterior, anterior to posterior, fissure-less & LN resection
9:30– 9:45
LLL – post to anterior, anterior to posterior, fissure-less
Eric Sceusi, MD
Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA
9:45 – 10:00
Discussion 1: Novel management of chest tube removal
10.00 – 10:30
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10.30 – 11.30
Thoracic Experts Session 1B: Uni-portal Robotics, Uni-portal VATS and Multi-portal Robotics - Philosophies, Pros and Cons of Each for Pulmonary Resection
Moderators: Robert Cerfolio, MD
10:30 – 10:45
Uni-portal VATS for Non-Complicated Lung Resection
Calvin Ng, MD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
10:45 – 11:00
Uni-portal Robotics for Non-Complicated Lung Resection
Hyun Koo Kim, MD
Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
11:00 – 11:15
Multi-portal robotic for non-complicated lung resection
11:15 – 11:30
Scalability, Training, Costs, Adoption of Different Platforms in Various Countries and Healthcare Systems
11.30 – 12.15
Subramanian Innovation Award Competition
Judges: Nirav Patel, 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.
1Hull York Medical School, Hull, United Kingdom, 2Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust, Hull, United Kingdom.

2023 Award Winner Update
12.15 – 13.45
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
Thoracic Abstract Session 1: Lung
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)
Moderators: Rainbow Lau, MD
Initial Real-word Outcomes Of Robotic-assisted Lobectomy After Neoadjuvant Chemo-immunotherapy
Patrick Bou-Samra, Mahmoud Abdel-Rassoul, Desmond D'Souza, Robert Merritt, Peter Kneuertz
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
Robotic Right S3 Segmentectomy With The Aid Of Preoperative Advanced Lung Segmentation Software
Syed Shahzad Razi, Russell Seth Martins, M. Jawad Latif, Kostantinos Poulikidis, Jeffrey Luo, Faiz Bhora
Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, NJ, USA
A Step Backward In The Name Of Learning? From Uniportal To Biportal Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Anatomical Lung Resection
Stylianos Korasidis, Diana Bacchin, Elena Guerrini, Vittorio Aprile, Maria G. Mastromarino, Marcello C. Ambrogi, Marco Lucchi.
University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Fissure Diving Correlating Clinical Outcomes And Objective Performance Metric To Fissure Grade During Robotic Lobectomy
Narica Clarke1, John Lazar2, Mallory Shields3, Allan Fong4
1The MedStar Health—Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center Residency Program in General Surgery, Washington, DC, USA, 2Ascension Medical Group, Nashville, TN, USA, 3Intuitive Surgical, Seattle, WA, USA, 4The MedStar Health—Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA
Do We Need Advanced Lung Segmentation Software?
Kostantinos Poulikidis, Syed Shahzad Razi, Russell Seth Martins, M. Jawad Latif, Jeffrey Luo, Faiz Bhora
Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, NJ, USA
Robotic-assisted Left Completion Pneumonectomy
Hana Ajouz, Daniel Buitrago, Mauricio Pipkin, Tiago Machuca
University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Robotic Total Lung Sparing Bronchus Intermedius Sleeve Resection
Meghamsh Kanuparth1, Christopher Stone1, Dwight D. Harris2, Mark Broadwin3, Natacha Wathieu1, Debolina Banerjee1, Dewahar Senthoor1, Madigan Stanley1, Abbas E. Abbas1
1Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, 2Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA, 3Lehigh Valley Health System, Allentown, PA, USA
Development Of Ct Image-based Atelectasis Simulation And Non-invasive Lung Nodule Localization System
Jinwook Hwang, Intae Hwang, Sungwon Ham, Chohee Kim
Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea, Republic of
Chest Tube Learning Synthesis And Evaluation Assistant (chelsea) - An Intelligent Decision Support System To Manage Chest Tubes
Aroub Alkaaki1, William Klement2, Nathalie Japkovicz3, Donna Maziak1, Andrew Seely1, Sudhir R. Sundaresan1, Patrick J. Villeneuve1, Daniel G. Jones1, Sebastien Gilbert1
1University of Ottawa, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 2The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 3Department of Computer Science, American University, Washington DC, DC, USA
16.30 – 17.30
Thoracic Abstract Session 2: Medistinum
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)
Moderators: Abbas Abbas, MD
A Multicenter Study On Surgical And Oncological Outcomes In Patients Who Underwent Thymectomy For Thymic Tumours: Robotic Versus Open Surgery
Carmelina C. Zirafa1, Elisa Sicolo1, Gaetano Romano1, Fabrizia Calabrò1, Melania Guida1, Michelangelo Maestri1, Piergiorgio Solli2, Giuseppe Cardillo3, Angela De Palma4, Francesco Facciolo5, Luca Voltolini6, Franca Melfi1
1University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2RCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 3Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy, 4University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy, 5IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy, 6University Hospital Careggi, Florence, Italy
Single-port System Robotic Thoracic Surgery
In Ha Kim, Ji Yong Kim, Jae Kwang Yun, Geun Dong Lee, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Yong-Hee Kim
Asan Medical Center, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Korea, Republic of
Pericardial Parathyroidectomy
Adin S. C. Reisner, Matthew Inra
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
Robotic Thymectomy In Myasthenic Patients: Single Center Experience
Gianmarco Elia1, Carmelina Cristina Zirafa2, Alessandra Lenzini1, Melania Guida3, Michelangelo Maestri3, Gaetano Romano4, Federico Davini4, Franca Melfi4
1Department of surgical, medical, molecular, and critical area pathology, University of Pisa - Division of Thoracic Surgery, Pisa, Italy, Pisa, Italy, PISA, Italy, 2Minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery - surgical, medical, molecular and critical car, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy;, PISA, Italy, 3Neurology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy., PISA, Italy, 4Minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery - surgical, medical, molecular and critical care, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy;, PISA, Italy
VATS Redo Pericardial Window For A Recurrent Complex Pericardial Effusion
Rahul Nayak
Western University, London, ON, Canada
17.30 – 18.30
Exhibition Hall Reception
17.30– 18.30
Poster Competition: Round 1
20.00 – 23.00
Attendee Reception

Friday, 31 May
08.30 – 10:00
Thoracic Experts Session 2A: Minimally invasive Chest Wall and Lung Resection With and Without the Involvement of Mediastinal Strictures (Aorta, Cava, SVC)
Moderators: Raja Flores, MD and Andreas Hiebinger, MD

*Please note presentation start times may vary due to the live-streaming surgery
8:30 – 8:45
First Rib Resection for TOS, TOS Program
Samine Ravanbakhsh, MD
Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
8:45 – 9:00
Lobectomy With MIS CW and/or Vertebral Body Resection
Todd Demmy, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
9:00 – 9:15
Lobectomy With SVC Involvement, Atrial or Aortic Involvement and/or Pneumonectomy
Alper Toker, MD
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
9:15 – 10:00
10.00 - 10:30
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10:30 - 11.30
Thoracic Experts Session 2B: Minimally Invasive Segmentectomy
Moderators: Kosmas Tsakiridis, MD

*Please note presentation start times may vary due to the live-streaming surgery
10:00 – 10:10
Different Techniques to Tag Small Lung Nodules
Wing Hung Rainbow Lau, MD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
10:10 – 10:20
3D Imaging
Elizabeth David, MD
UCHealth Thoracic Surgery, Aurora, CO
10:20 – 10:30
Surgical Conduct for Simple Segments: S2, S6 Right and Left
10:30 – 10:45
Surgical Conduct for Complicated Segments of Upper and Lower Lobe
10:45 – 11:45
Live Surgery / Discussion
11.45 – 12:00
Presentation of the Cardiac Robotic Investigator Award and the Grundeman Award
12.00 – 13.25
ISMICS International Fellows and Residents Luncheon
Roundtable discussion on the following topics
  1. Flight Simulator – is training on real patients still state-of-the-art in 2024?
  2. Training paradigms – from one-mentor model, to scholarship-based model, to multi-center experiences
  3. How to Futureproof my Career – will we still need to learn open heart surgery in 2034?
  4. Does Incision Size matter? – setting the debate between MICS, transcatheter, and conventional surgery
  5. Female Leadership and Role Modeling
12.00 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.00
The 3 Best 2023 Publications in Innovations
Niv Ad, MD and Jörg Kempfert, MD
14.00 – 14:45
Keynote Speaker: Umes Arunagirinathan, MD
Introduction: Nikolaos Bonaros
14.45 – 15.45
Thoracic Abstract Session 3: Miscellaneous
(6 minutes of presentation, 6 minute discussion)
Robotic-Assisted Thoracoscopic Localization And Ligation Of A Triple System Thoracic Duct With Indocyanine Green Lymphangiography
Natacha Wathieu, Abbas Abbas, Haley Leesley
Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, USA
Doxorubicin Suffusion Followed By Thoracoscopic Left Upper Lobectomy For Recurrent Pulmonary Intimal Angiosarcoma
Todd L. Demmy1, Candice Y. Lee2, Ajay Gupta3, Anne Grand'Maison1, Sai Yendamuri1
1Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2Allegheny Health Network Cardiovascular Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 3Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, USA
Pressurized Intra-thoracic Aerosol Chemotherapy (pitac): Preliminary Results In Malignant Pleural Effusion
Gianmarco Elia1, Maria Giovanna Mastromarino2, Fabrizia Calabro'1, Diana Bacchin2, Stylianos Korasidis2, Vittorio Aprile2, Marcello Carlo Ambrogi2, Marco Lucchi2
1Department of surgical, medical, molecular, and critical area pathology, University of Pisa - Division of Thoracic Surgery, Pisa, Italy, Pisa, Italy, 2Division of Thoracic Surgery Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Department University Hospital of Pisa - Italy, Pisa, Italy
Uniportal Vats For The Treatment Of Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis
Carlos D. Pinto, Pedro F. Fernandes, Rita Costa, Anita Paiva
Centro Hospitalar e Universitario Sao Joao, Oporto, Portugal
Keeping An Open Mind: Exploring The Boundaries Of Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgery
M. Jawad Latif, Russell S. Martins, Jeffrey Luo, Kostantinos Poulikidis, Syed S. Razi, Faiz Y. Bhora
Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, NJ, USA
15.45 – 16.15
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
16.15 – 17.15
Thoracic Abstract Session 4: Esophageal
(6 minutes of presentation, 6 minute discussion)
Oncologic Outcomes After Robotic Thoracic Approach Versus Video-assisted Thoracic Approach During An Esophagectomy
Anupama Singh1, Ben Grobman1, Hillary Heiling2, Emanuele Mazzola2, Rachel Leo1, Rafael Barcelos1, Miles McAllister1, Fatemehsadat Pezeshkian1, Matthew Pommerening1, Matthew Rochefort1, Scott J. Swanson1, Michael T. Jaklitsch1, Raphael Bueno1, Jon O. Wee1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, 2Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
Improved Short-term Gains, Yet Comparable Long-term Prognosis: Robot-assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy For Upper Esophageal Cancer
Yuxin Yang, Chao Jiang, Dr., Zhichao Liu, Dr., Bin Li, Dr., Chunguang Li, Dr., Yang Yang, Dr., Zhigang Li, Prof.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China
Disaster Control Of Airway Injury During Esophagectomy
Andrew Tang, Sudish Murthy
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
Enhanced Recovery In Esophagectomy
Costas Bizekis, Jeffrey Jiang, Robert Cerfolio, Michael Zervos
NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA
Effectiveness Of Robotic-assisted Thoracoscopic Enucleation For Esophageal Submucosal Tumors
Ji Yong Kim, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Yong-Hee KIm, Jae Kwang Yun, Seung-Il Park
Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.
17.15 – 18.15
Poster Competition Finals
18.15 - 19:30
Reception in Exhibit Hall

Saturday, 1 June
8.00 – 8.15
ISMICS Member Business Meeting
8:15 – 9:30
Communications in MICS Award
9.30 – 10.15
Thoracic Experts Session 3A: Thymectomy and Esophagectomy Anasomtosis
9:30 – 9:45
Thymectomy from Left for Thymoma and Myasthenia Gravis
9:45 – 10:00
Advanced Thymectomy, Large Tumor Involves Structures
10:00 – 10:15
Esophagectomy, Different Anastomotic Techniques
10.15 – 10.45
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10.45 – 11.45
Thoracic Experts Session 3B: Minimally Invasive Airway Surgery
Moderators: Antonios Sideris, MD
10:45 – 11:00
MIS for Trachea-Bronchomalacia
11:00 – 11:15
RUL and LUL Sleeve Resections
11:15 – 11:30
Advanced Sleeves of Bronchus Intermedius, Lower Lobes, Carina
11:30 – 11:45
Tracheal Resection Robotically on ECMO
11.45 - 12.30
Kit V. Arom Lectureship:

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 Montaño, 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 Zúñiga, 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; Husam Baklhy, MD and Vinod Thourani, MD
14.00 - 14.12
AI and Surgical Imaging
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
Volkmar Falk, MD
Berlin, Germany
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