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PROGRAMME

Please see below for the conference programme which includes a world-class international faculty, with experts from Europe, Latin America, and North America.

Please note the programme and faculty are subject to change.

       08:00 - 08:10

Opening remarks

       08:15 - 09:30

General Session I : Heart Failure

J Bavaria Philadelphia;
V Kotowicz, Buenos Aires;
R Sádaba, Pamplona;

J Umaña, Miami

Moderator: J Umaña, Miami

Panellists: V Dayan, Montevideo; JL Pomar, Barcelona

       08:15 - 08:30

       08:30 - 08:45

       08:45 - 09:00

       09:00 - 09:15

       09:15 - 09:30

       09:30 - 10:30

Current status of heart transplantation in Latin America 

Mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to transplant in Latin America 

L Montes, Cali

M Gilbert, Guayaquil
 

Role of ECMO in cardiogenic shock: indications and contraindications 

How to implement a cardiogenic shock team

Discussion

ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS

Chairs: J L Pomar, Barcelona; J Umaña, Miami

       10:30 - 11:05

       10:30 - 11:15

       11:15 - 14:30

Moderated posters

Coffee break

Parallel Sessions

P Myers, Lausanne

V Thourani, Atlanta
 

       11:15 - 11:30

       11:30 - 11:45

       11:45 - 12:00

       12:00 - 12:15

How I Teach it: Adult Cardiac

Moderator: F Casselman, Aalst

Panellist:   F Fleischman, Los Angeles;

C Pizzaro, Wilmington

My first mitral valve repair 

Sequential or isolated distal anastomosis 

Aortic root enlargement 

Valve sparing with BAV repair

J Sabik, Cleveland

R de Paulis, Rome

J Bavaria, Philadelphia

Aortic Valve and LVOT Across the Lifespan (Congenital)

Moderator:  L. Galletti, Roma

Panellists:  C Kreutzer, El Palomar;

C Pizzaro, Wilmington

       11:15 - 11:17

       11:17 - 11:32

       11:32 - 11:47

       11:47 - 12:02

       12:02 - 12:17

Welcome and introduction

Anatomical and Echo feature

Percutaneous treatment is the first choice 

Surgical treatment is the first choice

When I should abandon 2V repair

S Emani, Boston

       12:15 - 13:30

Lunch  

       12:15 - 13:30

Women in Cardiac surgery 

Cardiovascular Surgery in Women: Particularities

Moderator: L Montes Bucaramanga 

Panellists: O Preventza, Virginia; P Mayers, Geneve; C Agatiello; J Umaña, Miami; S Fuller, Philadelphia

       12:15 - 12:27

Upgrading coronary surgery: A focus on weomens hearts

V Dayan, Montevideo

       12:27 - 12:39

Valvular mastery: Tailoring surgery for Latin women 

A Freitas, Santo Andre

       12:39 - 13:51

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Navigating complexities in women 

P Montanhesi,Sao Paulo

       12:51 - 13:03

Addressing unique challenges: Cardiovascular surgery in reproductive-age women 

M Gilbert, Buones Aires

       13:03 - 13:13

Survey results: Situation of women in cardiovascular surgery in Latin America

L Montes, Cali

       13:13 - 13:30

Discussion 

       13:30 - 14:45

       13:45 - 14:00

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

Moderator: J. Sabik, Cleveland

Panellists: V Kotowicz, Buenos Aires; R Sádaba, Pamplona

MAG: What is the evidence? 

P Myers, Lausanne

Perioperative management of CABG 

R Almeida, Cascavel 

       14:00 - 14:15

CABG in CCS 

W Gomes, Sao Paulo

       14:15 - 14:30

Outcomes of CABG in LATAM 

V Dayan, Montevideo

       13:30 - 13:45

       13:45 - 14:00

       14:00 - 14:15

       14:15 - 14:30

Aortic Valve Replacement in Neonates and Infants (Congenital)

Moderator: S Fuller, Philadelphia 

Panellists: I Lugones, Buenos Aires

Neonatal Ross

C Kreutzer, El Palomar

Staging the Ross: Pros and Cons

C Pizarro, Wilmington

Aortic Valve reconstruction (Ozaki)

S Emani, Boston

Enlarging the LVOT OR Bypassing the LVOT: The Yasui 

N Sandoval, Bogota

       14:45 - 15:45

General & ERAS Parallel Sessions

General Session II: Endocarditis

Moderator: P Myers, Lausanne

Panellist: J Ferrari Ayarragaray, Buenos Aires; 

       14:45 - 14:55

       14:55 - 15:05

       15:05 - 15:15

       15:15 - 15:25

Case presentation 

2023 ESC Endocarditis CPGL applied to the case 

Destructive endocarditis: mitro-aortic curtain replacement 

The role of homografts in the management of destructive aortic endocarditis 

E Quintana, Barcelona 

J Umaña, Miami

F da Costa, Curitiba 

       15:25 - 15:45

Discussion

ALL

ERAS-Cardiac/STS Expert Consensus on Perioperative Care 

Moderators: J DeLaRosa, Pocatello; D Engelman, Springfield; K Khabbaz, Boston

       14:45 - 14:55

ERAS/STS Expert Consensus on Perioperative Care Overview

M Grant, Baltimore

       14:55 - 15:05

Expert Consensus - Preoperative Elements

R Arora, Cleveland

       15:05 - 15:15

       15:15 - 15:25

       15:25 - 15:45

Expert Consensus - Intraoperative Elements

Expert Consensus - Postoperative Elements

K Lobdell, Charlotte

Audience Q&A

       16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break and moderated posters 

       16:30: - 17:30

       16:30 - 16:45

       16:45 - 17:00

       17:00 - 17:15

       17:15 - 17:30

General Session III (Mitral Valve)

Moderator: J L Pomar, Barcelona

Panellists: 

How I deal with the Severe Mitral Annular Calcification in a Mitral Valve disease 

Mitral Annular Disjunction: Why Should I Modify My Mitral Repair Technique? 

Interventional Management in Mitral Disease: Better results or  less invasive 

Mitral valve Repair in the elderly: (What) is the ideal treatment

V Dayan, Montevideo;

P Ruda Vega, Ohio

P Ruda Vega, Ohio 

V Kotowicz, Buenos Aires

V Thourani, Atlanta

F Jatene, São Paulo

       08:00 - 08:10

       08:15 - 09:30

Opening remarks

General Session IV : Aortic Valve - Lifetime management of Aortic Stenosis 

Moderator: V Thourani, Atlanta

Panellists: J Bavaria, Philadelphia;

R Almeida, Cascavel

       08:15 - 08:20

       08:20 - 08:25

       08:25 - 08:35

       08:35 - 08:45

       08:45 - 09:00

       09:00 - 09:05

       09:05 - 09:30

       09:30 - 10:30

Introduction 

Case introduction

R Sádaba, Pamplona

F Casselman, Aalst

TAVR first approach 

SAVR first approach  

Discussion on alternatives 

Case continuation 

Discussion

ALL

F Casselman, Aalst

ALL

ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS

Chairs: J Ferrari Ayarragaray, Buenos Aires

C Pizzaro, Wilmington

       10:30 - 11:05

       10:30 - 11:15

       11:15 - 14:30

Moderated posters

F Casselman, Aalst

Coffee break

Parallel Sessions

       11:15 - 11:30

Aortic dissection

Moderator: 

Panellists: O Preventza, Virginia;

J Ferrari Ayarragaray, Buenos Aires

Getting on bypass and protecting the brain: Perfusion and cerebral protection strategies 

N Desai, Philadelphia

Debate 

       11:30 - 11:37

A Frozen Elephant Trunk (FET) procedure

F Fleischman, Los Angeles

       11:37 - 11:44

       11:44 - 11:51

       11:51 - 12:15

"B-Safer"…always

A “Middle Road” with an Index open Zone 1/2 Arch procedure with “planned” sequential TEVAR?

J Bavaria, Phildadelphia

Discussion 

Panel Discussion 

Aortic Valve in Children and Adolescents (Congenital)

       11:15 - 11:30

Aortic valve reconstruction: when and how

Moderator: N. Sandoval, Bogota

Panellist: I Juaneda,Córdoba; S Emani, Boston

R De Paulis, Rome

       11:30 - 11:45

       11:45 - 12:00

       12:00 - 12:15

Ross procedure is the first choice

Ross procedure: support or not to support

J  Hörer, Munich

L Galletti, Rome

When to use a mechanical valve

S Fuller, Philadelphia

       12:15 - 13:30

Lunch & Terumo Aortic Symposium 

Minimally invasive/Transcatheter

Moderator: J Umana, Miami

Panellists: F Casselman. Aalst ;

V  Kotowicz, Buenos Aires

       13:30 - 13:42

Is TAVI the option for All Risk patients in Latin America?   

C Agatiello, Buenos Aires

       13:42 - 13:54

       13:54 - 14:06

SAVR is still standard of care

Transcatheter mitral valve repair, is the evidence growing?

       14:06 - 14:18

       14:18 - 14:30

Surgical MV repair will never be replaced

F Jatene, São Paulo

Transcatheter tricuspid valve therapy may be a reasonable treatment  

V Thourani, Atlanta

Late Sequelae and Challenges in Adulthood (Congenital)

Moderator: C Pizarro, Wilmington

Panellist: S Fuller, Philadelphia 

       13:30 - 13:32

       13:32 - 13:47

Welcome and introduction

Enlarging the LVOT for a larger prosthesis

N Sandoval, Bogota

       13:47 - 14:02

       14:02 - 14:17

Shone's Complex

The Failed Ross

       14:17 - 14:32

Revising the LVOT in an Adult: Late LVOTO

I Juaneda, Córdoba,

J  Hörer, Munich

L Galletti, Rome

       14:45 - 15:45

General & ERAS Parallel Sessions

Aorta

Moderator:  

Panellists:

       14:45 - 15:00

Valve sparing root in Marfan/TAV: why, when, how?

       15:00 - 15:15

When to do a Bentall vs VSRR vs simple ascending graft at STJ with normalization of STJ to annular ratio?

       15:15 - 15:30

Focused review of recent ascending aneurysm aortic guidelines: sporadic, familial, syndromic and other nuances

N Desai, Philadelphia

J Umaña, Miami

O Preventza, Virginia

       15:30 - 15:45

Ascending aortic replacement in BAV aortopathy: clamped, hemi, or more? ... pitfalls and benefit

J Camacho, Bogotá

       15:45 - 16:00

Discussion

Implementation of key ERAS Elements

Moderator: P Ruda Vega, Ohio;

K Lobdell, Charlotte 

       14:45 - 15:55

       14:55 - 15:05

Patient Blood Management

Turnkey Order Sets (Multimodal Analgesia, Preop meds, PBM)

R Sádaba, Pamplona

M Grant, Baltimore

       15:05 - 15:15

Turnkey Order Sets (AKI, SSI, Afib)

D Engelman, Springfield

       15:15 - 15:25

ERAS Cardiac in LATAM

O Mejia, São Paulo

       15:25 - 15:35

Non Traditional ERAS Elements in Perioperative Cardiac Care

J DelaRosa, Pocatello

       15:35 - 15:45

Audience Q & A

       16:30 - 17:30

Coffee break and moderated posters 

       16:30: - 17:30

General Session VI (Key note)

Chairs: V Kotowicz, Buenos Aires;

J Luis Pomar, Barcelona

R Sadaba, Pampolna;

C Bermudez, Philadelphia

       08:00 - 09:00

Residents Symposium

Moderators/Panellists: 

       08:00 - 08:10

Paper critical appraisal and most common biases

M Marin-Curatas, Leipzig

Round table discussion

       08:10 - 08:40

       08:40 - 09:00

       09:00 - 09:15

       09:15 - 09:30

PARTNER 3 /Evolut LR

FAME 3

ISCHEMIA 

LAAOS III

Discussion

R Sádaba, Pamplona

F Casselman, Aalst

V Dayan, Montevideo

P Myers, Lausanne

ALL

Awards Presentation:  Prize for best abstract 

Coffee break

       09:30 - 12:30

Hands on workshops

Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement 

Surgical Ablation AF

A Journey Through The Aorta

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