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2017 International Coronary Congress: Surgical Assistant Workshop
Co-Sponsored By APACVS

All workshop sessions run concurrently the main ICC scientific program

Preliminary Program  View ePosters

Saturday, August 19

07:30-12:10 Conduit Course: Endoscopic Conduit Harvesting: Saphenous Vein & Radial Artery
07:30-09:00 Didactic Session
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert Carlucci, Northwell Health, New York, NY
07:30-07:40 Evidence for EVH; Market Trends in EVH Worldwide
Jason McGrade, Northwell Health, New York, NY
07:40-07:50 Tips and Techniques for Safe and Effective EVH
Jason McGrade, Northwell Health, New York, NY
07:50-08:00 Evidence for ERAH; Market Trends in ERAH Worldwide
Robert Carlucci, Northwell Health, New York, NY
08:00-08:10 Tips and Techniques for Safe and Effective ERAH
Robert Carlucci, Northwell Health, New York, NY
08:10-09:00 Expert Panel Discussion: Important Take Home Points in EVH and ERAH with Any Platform
Moderators: David Lizotte, University of Louisville Physicians, Louisville, KY
Genie Ball, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
Panel: Robert Carlucci, Northwell Health, New York, NY
Jason McGrade, Northwell Health, New York, NY
09:00-09:15 Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
09:15-12:10 Hands-On Training in Endoscopic Vein Harvest (EVH) and Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvest (ERAH)
Hands on workshops will run concurrently in rooms adjacent to the main Science Ballroom. Each room will provide simulation and hands on technical instruction in the use of one of the commercially available endoscopic harvesting platforms. Instruction will be provided by expert trainers familiar with each specific vendor instrument. Conduit preparation will also be instructed and discussed utilizing best practice.
Course moderator will instruct registrants to change station every 45 minutes.
12:10-13:30 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.
13:30-18:00 Surgical First Assisting Course: (Presentations, Videos and Simulation)
13:30-14:30 Didactic Session
Moderators: David Lizotte, University of Louisville Physicians, Louisville, KY
Genie Ball, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
Opening Remarks
Robert Carlucci, Northwell Health, New York, NY
13:30-13:45 The expanded role of the PA/1st Assist in On Pump CABG: Cannulation, Grafting, Decannulating
Robert Carlucci, Northwell Health, New York, NY
Jason McGrade, Northwell Health, New York, NY
13:45-14:00 Assisting in Off Pump CABG: Position, Stabilization, Mister-Blowing
Robert Carlucci, Northwell Health, New York, NY
14:00-14:15 Assisting in Atrial Fibrillation Corrective Surgery
Aaron Morton, University of Louisville Physicians, Louisville, KY
14:15-14:30 Assisting in Peripheral Cannulation: Axillary, Femoral
Robert Carlucci, Northwell Health, New York, NY
14:30-18:00 Hands on Session for the Surgical First Assisting Course
After didactic session in auditorium attendees transition over to hands on workshop running in large, partitioned conference room. First Assisting techniques in CABG will be reviewed with moderated clinical support.
Course moderator will instruct registrants to change station every 45 minutes.

Sunday, August 20

07:00-14:00 CSU-ALS Course (Presentations, Videos and Simulation)
(Separate Registration Required)
David Lizotte, University of Louisville Physicians, Louisville, KY
Genie Ball, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
Aaron Morton, University of Louisville Physicians, Louisville, KY

CSU-ALS Course The Cardiac Surgical Unit Advanced Life support (CSU-ALS) is an evidenced based protocol for the management of patients who arrest after cardiac surgery. This multi-disciplinary approach to the hopefully rare cardiac arrest event, endorsed by the European Council on Resuscitation and by a recently published STS Expert Consensus Statement, advocates that an emergency resternotomy be performed within 5 minutes if standard resuscitation strategies are unsuccessful. Key roles in the resuscitation are identified and practiced through simulation during the day long course as well as emergency resternotomy with a specially designed manikin. We recommend all who typically respond to codes in your facility, especially those in the post cardiac surgery ICU, take part in this training. Specifically: bed side nurses, respiratory therapist, clinical pharmacist, surgical fellows / residents / attending, intensives and critical care team members, anesthesiologist, and nurse educators. A global approach to education and widespread understanding of the CSU-ALS algorithm will create a calmer, cohesive and more effective response to the arresting cardiac surgery patient.
12:15-12:30 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
14:10–14:20 Summary of Highlights and Key Messages from the ICC 2017 (In Case You Missed It…) and Announcement of ICC 2018
Robert Carlucci, Northwell Health, New York, NY
Jason McGrade, Northwell Health, New York, NY
David Lizotte, University of Louisville Physicians, Louisville, KY
Genie Ball, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
Aaron Morton, University of Louisville Physicians, Louisville, KY



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