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Preliminary Program
Course Directors:
John D. Puskas, MD, New York, New York
David P. Taggart, MD, PhD, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Chair, Program Committee:
Joseph Sabik, MD, Cleveland, Ohio
Chair, Hands-on Interactive Sessions:
Paul Sergeant, MD, Leuven, Belgium
Co-Director for Surgical Assistant Curriculum:
Robert F. Carlucci, PA-C, New York, New York
Surgical Assistant Workshop

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017
7:00 Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 7:35 Welcome & Introduction to the 2017 International Coronary Congress
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY

David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Session 1: Evidence Base for CABG in 2017
Chairs: John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY

Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
7:35 - 8:00 Special Keynote Address: CABG in the Context of Cardiovascular Disease Worldwide
Valentin Fuster
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
8:00 - 8:15 PCI and Medical Therapy in 2017 and Beyond: The Future of Non-Surgical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
Greg Stone
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
8:15 - 8:30 SYNTAX, EXCEL and NOBLE: PCI and CABG in 2017
David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
8:30 - 8:45 50 Years of CABG: A History of Quality Improvement Initiatives
Richard Prager
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
8:45 - 9:00 Moderated Discussion and Audience Q & A: Evolving Indications for CABG and the Role of the Heart Team
Session 2: Indications for CABG in 2017
Chairs: Valentin Fuster
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
9:00 - 9:10 Stress Tests, Nuclear Perfusion Studies, MRI, etc: What Do They Tell Us?
Ellen Mayer Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
9:10 - 9:20 FFR and iFR: How Should We Define "Significant Stenosis" in 2017?
Jagat Narula
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
9:20 - 9:30 Updated U.S. CABG Guidelines, Including CABG for Acute MI, Shock and Failed PCI
Michael Mack
Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
9:30 - 9:40 Updated European CABG Guidelines: When and How We Should Perform CABG
TBD
9:40 - 9:50 Progression of Native Disease After CABG: What Does it Mean For The Patient, Cardiologist and Surgeon?
Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
9:50 - 10:00 Discussion: Indications for CABG in 2017
10:00 - 10:20 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 3: BITA Grafting: When, Why and How to Do It
Chairs: TBD

Duke Cameron
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:20 - 10:30 STS Guidelines on Arterial Conduits for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Stephen Fremes
Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada
10:30 - 10:40 BITA Grafting: ARTS and The Evidence in 2017
David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
10:40 - 10:50 Can BITA Adequately Supply the Entire Heart?
Umberto Benedetto
Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol, United Kingdom
10:50 - 11:00 Advantages of Skeletonized BITA Harvest and BITA Grafting in Patients with Diabetes
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
11:00 - 11:10 BITA Harvest and Preparation with the Harmonic Scalpel: How I do it quickly and safely
Teresa Kieser
Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Canda
11:10 - 11:20 BITA Configurations: In-Situ versus Composite Grafting
Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
11:20 - 11:24 Moderated Panel Discussion: When and How to do BITA Grafting
Session 4: Avoiding Mediastinitis and Managing It When It Occurs
Chairs: Richard Prager
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Walter Gomes
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paula, Brazil
11:24 - 11:32 Best Practices for Avoiding Sternal Wound Infection: Insights from the NIH Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network and Other Recent Data
Louis P. Perrault
Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada
11:32 - 11:40 AATS Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Sternal Wound Infections after CABG
Harold Lazar
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
11:40 - 11:48 A Survey of New Technologies and Devices to Close and Stabilize the Sternum After CABG
Gianluca Torregrossa
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
11:48 - 11:56 A Surgeon's View on Management of Mediastinitis: When To Debride, When To Apply a Vacuum Dressing
Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
11:56 - 12:12 Special Invited Lecture: An Experienced Plastic Surgeon's Perspective on Sternotomy Problems
Stafford Broumand
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
12:12 - 12:20 Panel Discussion: Best Practices to Avoid Mediastinitis and Manage It When It Occurs
12:30 - 1:45 INDUSTRY LUNCH SYMPOSIA
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the ICC scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ICC joint provider, Cinemed.
Session 5: Radial Artery Conduits
Chairs: Ki-Bong Kim
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

James Tatoulis
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
1:45 - 1:53 Update on the RAPCO and RAPS Trials and Other Evidence for Radial Artery Conduits in 2017
Stephen Fremes
Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada
1:53 - 2:01 Management of Radial Artery Conduits, Patient/Target Selection and Pharmacology to Prevent Graft Spasm
Thomas Schwann
University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH
2:01 - 2:09 Outcomes with RA vs. RITA as 2nd Arterial Conduit
Mario Gaudino
Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
2:09 - 2:17 The Incremental Benefit of a Radial Artery Graft as a Second or Third Arterial Conduit: New Insights from the ART Trial
David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
2:17 - 2:25 How To Use Radial Artery Grafts: In-flow Alternatives and Graft Configurations for Radial Artery Conduits
James Tatoulis
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
2:25 - 2:33 Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvest—Techniques and Outcomes
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
2:33 - 2:41 Panel Discussion: When and How I Use Radial Artery Conduits. How I Avoid and/or Treat Graft Spasm
Session 6: State-of-the-Art Saphenous Vein Grafting in 2017 and Beyond
Chairs: Michael Mack
Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX

Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
2:41 - 2:49 When is a Saphenous Vein Graft the Preferred Conduit?
Ki-Bong Kim
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
2:49 - 2:57 Impact of Harvest Technique on Long-Term Graft Patency
Domingos Savio Souza
University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
2:57 - 3:05 Saphenous Vein Harvest, Open Versus Endoscopic: The Evidence
Michael Mack
Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
3:05 - 3:13 The Importance of Storage Solutions & Their Effect on Patency after Vein Graft Harvest
Louis P. Perrault
Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada
3:13 - 3:21 Role of External Stenting of Saphenous Vein Grafts
David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
3:21 - 3:30 Panel Discussion: When and How to Use Saphenous Vein Grafts
3:30 - 3:50 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 7A: Gastroepiploic Artery Conduits
Chairs: Walter Gomes
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paula, Brazil

James Tatoulis
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
3:50 - 3:58 The Evidence for GEA Grafting in 2017
Tohru Asai
Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
3:58 - 4:06 GEA: How I Harvest and Avoid Spasm (VIDEO)
Giuseppe Tavilla
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
4:06 - 4:14 GEA: Which Targets? Free Graft or In-Situ?
Hirokuni Arai
Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
4:14 - 4:20 Moderated Q&A: What would it take to make GEA Grafting Routine?
Session 7B: Abstract Presentations
Chairs: Jan Gummert
HDZ NRW - Klinik für Herzchirurgie, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

Fabio Jatene
University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
3:50 - 4:20 Abstracts
Abstracts followed by Expert Panel Discussion
Session 8A: Diffuse CAD, Endarterectomy and Full Metal Jacket
Chairs: Walter Gomes
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paula, Brazil

James Tatoulis
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
4:20 - 4:30 How I Manage Diffuse CAD
Kunal Sarkar
Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata, India
4:30 - 4:40 How I Perform Endarterectomy and Manage Full Metal Jacket
Shuichiro Takanashi
Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan
4:40 - 4:50 How I Perform Endarterectomy and Manage Full Metal Jacket
Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
4:50 - 5:00 Panel Discussion: What is the Future of Surgical Management of Full Metal Jacket? What Progress Have We Made in Coronary Endarterectomy?
Session 8B: Abstract Presentation
Chairs: Paul Corso
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Nirav Patel
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
4:20 - 5:00 Abstracts and then a Panel Discussion
Special Evening Session: Disasters (R.I.P.) From The Operating Rooms Of Master Coronary Surgeons: My Worst CABG Case and What I Learned From It
Chairs: James Tatoulis
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

TBD
5:00 - 5:20 All-Arterial Revascularization Gone Bad
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY

Panel Response and Audience Q&A
5:20 - 5:40 A CABG Mortality That Could Have Been Avoided
Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

Panel Response and Audience Q&A
5:40 - 6:00 A CABG Mortality That Could Have Been Avoided
David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Panel Response and Audience Q&A
6:00 - 7:00 Welcome Reception and Poster Viewing
7:00 - 9:00 Friday Night at the Movies: Video Presentations From Around the World
Chairs: Valavanur Subramanian
New York, NY

Vipin Zamvar
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017
6:00 - 6:50 INDUSTRY BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA
Symposia are not part of the ICC scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ICC joint provider, Cinemed.
Session 9: Abstract Presentations
Chairs: Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
7:00 - 8:00 Abstracts followed by Expert Panel Discussion
Session 10: On-Pump CABG Part 1: Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections and State-of-the-Art Cardiopulmonary Bypass for CABG
Chairs: Richard Prager
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Louis Perrault
Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada
8:00 - 8:20 Special Invited Lecture: Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections: What Every Surgeon Needs to Know
Keith Allen
St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kanas City, MO
8:20 - 8:28 Fundamentals of Cardiopulmonary Bypass for CABG (Standard versus Mini Circuits, Temperature and Hematocrits on CPB)
Jan Gummert
HDZ NRW - Klinik für Herzchirurgie, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
8:28 - 8:36 Best Practices & New Devices to Minimize Stroke in On-Pump CABG
Michael Mack
Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
8:36 - 8:56 Special Invited Lecture: Comprehensive Program for "Bloodless" Cardiac Surgery
James Klein
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
8:56 - 9:00 Panel Discussion: State-of-the-Art CPB and Blood Conservation for CABG
Session 11: On-Pump CABG Part 2: Myocardial Protection/Cardioplegia for CABG
Chairs: John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY

Sheng-Shou Hu
National Heart Center and FuWai Hospital, Beijing, China
9:00 - 9:10 Myocardial Preservation Strategies for On-Pump CABG: Antegrade, Retrograde, Combined to Protect RV and LV
Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
9:10 - 9:20 Blood Cardioplegia, Crystalloid Cardioplegia: What Are Their Advantages?
Duke Cameron
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:20 - 9:30 Bretshneider and Del Nido Solutions: Are They Safe for CABG? If So, How Should We Use Them?
Claudio Muneretto
University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy
9:30 - 9:40 Difficult Scenarios for Myocardial Protection and How to Avoid Stone Heart Every Time
Gil Bolotin
Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
9:40 - 9:50 Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Myocardial Protection for CABG
9:50 - 10:15 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 12: Suture Techniques for Proximal and Distal Anastomoses
Chairs: Shuichiro Takanashi
Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Fabio Jatene
University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
10:15 - 10:23 Distal Anastomoses to the Anterior, Inferior and Lateral Walls
TBD
10:23 - 10:31 Single vs Sequential Anastomosis (Myths & Data)
Jean-Luc Jansens
CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium
10:31 - 10:39 Sequential and Y/T Graft Anastomoses
Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
10:39 - 10:47 Epiaortic Scanning and Clampless Proximal Anastomoses
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
10:47 - 10:55 Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Constructing Anastomoses
Session 13: Off-Pump CABG via Median Sternotomy - Part 1
Chairs: Hiroshi Niinami
Juntendo University, Saitama, Japan

John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
10:55 - 11:05 OPCAB: The Evidence in 2017
David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
11:05 - 11:13 The Evidence for All-Arterial OPCAB in 2017
James Tatoulis
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
11:13 - 11:21 How I Choose OPCAB vs ONCAB in 2017
Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
11:21 - 11:41 Special Invited Lecture: Teaching On-Pump and Off-Pump CABG to Surgical Residents and Practicing Surgeons
Paul T. Sergeant
Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium
11:41 - 11:50 Expert Opinion: Why Hasn't OPCAB Lived up to Early Expectations?
Jan Gummert
HDZ NRW - Klinik für Herzchirurgie, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
11:50 - 12:10 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Special Invited Pioneer in CABG Lecture: The Early History of LITA Grafting

Presented by: John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY

David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
12:15 - 1:30 INDUSTRY LUNCH SYMPOSIA
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the ICC scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ICC joint provider, Cinemed.
Session 14: Off-Pump CABG via Median Sternotomy - Part 2
Chairs: David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Sheng-Shou Hu
National Heart Center and FuWai Hospital, Beijing, China
1:30 - 1:40 The Evolution of OPCAB
Paul Corso
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
1:40 - 1:50 Tips and Tricks for OPCAB
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
1:50 - 2:00 Coronary Shunting and Other Adjuncts to OPCABG
Claudio Muneretto
University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy
2:00 - 2:10 Common Pitfalls of OPCAB
Jean-Luc Jansens
CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium
2:10 - 2:20 Panel Discussions: My Tips and Tricks for State-of-the-Art OPCAB
Session 15A: Graft Assessment with Transit Time Flow Measurements (TTFM) & High Frequency Ultrasound
Chairs: Michael Mack
Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX

Claudio Muneretto
University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy
2:20 - 2:28 Should Intraoperative Graft Assessment Be Standard of Care?
Teresa Kieser
Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Canda
2:28 - 2:36 Graft Flow Measurement: What do the Numbers Mean & When Should I Revise the Graft?
Gabriele Di Giammarco
University G D'Annunzio-Chieti, Chieti, Italy
2:36 - 2:44 High Frequency Ultrasound Interrogation of Anastomoses
Hirokuni Arai
Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
2:44 - 2:52 3 of My Own Cases Where Graft Flow Measurement Made A Difference
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
2:52 - 3:00 Lessons Leared from the REQUEST Multicenter Registery of TTFM in the Operating Room
David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
3:00 - 3:15 Discussion: Best Practices for Graft Assessment in CABG
Session 15B: Abstract Presentations
Chairs: Kunal Sarkar
Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata, India

Stephen Fremes
Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada
2:20 - 3:15 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
3:15 - 3:35 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 16A: MIDCAB, Hybrid Revascularization, Multivessel CABG via Thoracotomy
Chairs: Zhi-Fei Zheng
National Heart Center - Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, China

Gil Bolotin
Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
3:35 - 3:43 Outcomes with MIDCAB
Nirav Patel
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
3:43 - 4:03 Special Invited Lecture: Tips and Tricks for MIDCAB and Multivessel Grafting via Thoracotomy
Joseph McGinn
Carolina Heart Institute, Greensboro, NC
4:03 - 4:11 Angiographic Outcomes with 'Minimally Invasive' CABG from Around the World
Husam H. Balkhy
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
4:11 - 4:19 Is There Any Real Advantage of Mini Thoracotomy vs Median Sternotomy for CABG?
Michael Halkos
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
4:19 - 4:27 Current Role of Hybrid Coronary Revascularization: Chinese Perspective
Sheng-Shou Hu
National Heart Center and FuWai Hospital, Beijing, China
4:27 - 4:35 Current Role of Hybrid Coronary Revascularization: North American Perspective
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
4:35 - 4:50 Panel Discussion: What is the role for MIDCAB via Thoracotomy? My Tips and Tricks for State-of-the-Art MIDCAB
Session 16B: Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: Stephen Fremes
Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada

Gil Bolotin
Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
3:35 - 5:00 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
Saturday Plenary Abstract Presentations
Chairs: John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY

David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
5:00 - 6:00 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
6:00 - 6:50 INDUSTRY BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA
Symposia are not part of the ICC scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ICC joint provider, Cinemed.
Session 17: Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY

Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
7:00 - 8:00 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
Session 18A: Robotic Assisted MIDCAB, TECAB
Chairs: Hiroshi Niinami
Juntendo University, Saitama, Japan

Francis Sutter
Lankenau Hospital Main Line Health, Wynnewood, PA
8:00 - 8:08 Current Evidence for Endoscopic Mid CABG, Robotic Assisted CABG and TECABG
Mario Gaudino
Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
8:08 - 8:16 Robotic-Assisted CABG: How I Do It
Francis Sutter
Lankenau Hospital Main Line Health, Wynnewood, PA
8:16 - 8:24 Robotic-Assisted CABG: How I Do It
Michael Halkos
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
8:24 - 8:32 Robotic-Assisted CABG: How I Do It
Bob Kiaii
London Health Sciences Centre, London, Canada
8:32 - 8:40 Robotic TECAB: How I Do It
Jean-Luc Jansens
CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium
8:40 - 8:48 Robotic CABG: Role of Anastomotic Connectors
Husam H. Balkhy
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
8:48 - 9:00 Panel Discussion: The Role of Robotic-Assisted CABG in 2017 and Beyond
Session 18B: Redo CABG
Chairs: Fabio Jatene
University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Vipin Zamvar
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
8:00 - 8:20 Special Invited Lecture: Indications, Techniques and Myocardial Protection for Re- Operative CABG
Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
8:20 - 8:30 Redo CABG Off-Pump
TBD
8:30 - 8:40 Management of Patent Grafts and Grafts Crossing the Midline
Paul Corso
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
8:40 - 8:50 Graft "Recycling": When and How to Do It
Junjiro Kobayashi
National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
8:50 - 9:00 Panel Discussion: Tips and Tricks for Safe Redo CABG
Session 19: CABG and Atrial Fibrillation
Chair: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr.
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
9:00 - 9:10 The Facts about Stroke and CABG In 2017: What is the Role of AF?
Michael Mack
Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
9:10 - 9:20 Perioperative Prophylaxis and Management of New Postop AF in the CABG Patient: Best Practices and Impact of New Postop AF on Long-Term Survival
Vivek Reddy
Mount Sinai, New York, NY
9:20 - 9:40 Special Invited Lecture: How Should we Manage Atrial Fibrillation on the CABG Patient?
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr.
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
9:40 - 9:50 In Which Patients Should the Left Atrial Appendage be Routinely Occluded at the Time of CABG?
Vivek Reddy
Mount Sinai, New York, NY
9:50 - 10:00 Panel Discussion: How to Manage AF in CABG Patients
10:00 - 10:20 COFFEE BREAK - Exhibits
Session 20A: CABG with Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation and/or Heart Failure
Chairs: Michael Mack
Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX

Zhi-Fei Zheng
National Heart Center - Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, China
10:20 - 10:30 Moderate Ischemic MR: CABG or CABG-plus-MV Repair?
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
10:30 - 10:40 Severe Ischemic MR: Repair or Replace?
Robert Michler
Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY
10:40 - 10:55 Special Invited Lecture: How to Repair Ischemic MR: Which Ring? Tips and Tricks for Subvalvuler Repair
Walter Gomes
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paula, Brazil
10:55 - 11:05 CABG and Heart Failure: When and how to Reconstruct the LV during CABG?
Fabio Jatene
University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Session 20B: Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: Bob Kiaii, London
London Health Sciences Centre, London, Canada

Shuichiro Takanashi
Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan
10:20 - 11:05 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
Session 21A: Periop Management of the CABG Patient: Managing Preoperative Anti-platelet and Anticoagulant Medications, Recognition and Treatment of Acute Graft Closure/Periop MI and the Impact of Long-term Optimal Medical Management (Simultaneous Session)
Chairs: Duke Cameron
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Michael Mack
Baylor Health Care System - The Heart Hospital, Plano, TX
11:05 - 11:15 Anti-platelet and NOAC Agents Prior to CABG: How Long To Wait? (When Do I Need To Bridge?)
Ellen Mayer Sabik
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
11:15 - 11:25 Special Tricks to Avoid/Manage Bleeding in CABG Patients in 2017 (Antifibrinolytic, Sealants, Glues, Factors)
Umberto Benedetto
Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol, United Kingdom
11:25 - 11:35 Recognition and Management of Acute Graft Closure (When Does a Fresh Postop CABG Patient Need To Go To The Cath Lab?)
Gil Bolotin
Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
11:35 - 11:45 Guidelines-Directed Medical Management of Patients after CABG: Here is your Cookbook
TBD
11:45 - 12:05 Incidence and Adverse Impact of Sub-Optimal Medical Therapy on CABG Outcomes
Richard Prager
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
12:05 - 12:15 Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Medical Management for CABG Patients—An Opportunity for Improvement
Session 21B: Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: Tohru Asai
Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan

Jean-Luc Jansens
CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium
11:05 - 12:15 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
12:15 - 12:30 BREAK AND GRAB BOX LUNCH
Session 22: Special Plenary Lunch Session: Anomalous Coronary Arteries, TMR, Stem Cells and Mechanical Support for CABG
Chairs: TBD

David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
12:30 - 12:50 Special Invited Lecture: Management of Anomalous Coronary Arteries in 2017
Duke Cameron
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
12:50 - 1:00 Management of Coronary Ectasia and Coronary Aneurysms in 2017: Bypass, Ligate or Ignore?
John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY
1:00 - 1:20 Special Invited Lecture: The Role of TMR (Stand Alone and Concomitant with CABG). Where Have We Been and Where are We Going in 2017 and Beyond?
Keith Allen
St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kanas City, MO
1:20 - 1:30 The Role Of Stem Cells in Treating CAD in 2017 and Beyond
Robert Michler
Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY
1:30 - 1:50 Special Invited Lecture: Options for Mechanical Support for High Risk CABG and for Post-Cardiotomy Shock
Steven Boyce
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Session 22B: Late Breaking Abstracts Presentations
Chairs: Valavanur A. Subramanian
New York, NY

TBD
12:30 - 1:50 Abstracts followed by Panel Discussion
Session 23: Plenary Session Debate: Coronary Surgery as a Subspecialty
Chairs: John D. Puskas
Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s, New York, NY

David P. Taggart
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Joseph Sabik
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

Sheng-Shou Hu
National Heart Center and FuWai Hospital, Beijing, China
1:50 - 2:10 Is it time for Surgical Coronary Revascularization to be a Subspecialty? And How?
Pro: Michael Mack, MD
Con: Richard Prager, MD
2:20 - 2:30 Moderated Discussion and Audience Q&A
2:30 Concluding Remarks & Adjourn



Endorsed by:
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


Co-sponsored by:
Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (APACVS) The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Japanese Association for Coronary Artery Surgery
Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery Fu-Wai Hospital of Beijing Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland