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WTSA 35th Annual Meeting June 24-27, 2009
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Van Horne Ballroom Foyer

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Speaker Ready Room
N.R. Crump
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm New Members Reception
Mt. Stephen Hall
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Kids Reception
New Brunswick Room
6:00 am Samson Fun Run
Stanley Thomas Arch
7:00 am Exhibits Open 
Van Horne Ballroom BC
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits 
Van Horne Ballroom BC
7:00 am - 11:00 am Family Hospitality
Ivor Petrak Room
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration
Van Horne Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Speaker Ready Room 
N.R. Crump
7:50 am - 8:00 am Introduction of New Members and Resident Essay Finalists
Van Horne Ballroom A
8:00 am - 9:00 am SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Van Horne Ballroom A

Moderators: Joseph C. Cleveland
David A. Fullerton
1. Aortic Cusp Extension Valvuloplasty in Children and Adolescents: Long Term Results and Freedom from Aortic Valve Replacement
Anastasios C Polimenakos1, Shyam Sathanandam 2, Chawki el Zein1, David Roberson 2, Andrew Griffin1, Mary J Barth 2 , Robert SD Higgins 3, Michel N Ilbawi1
1 The Heart Institute for Children at Advocate Children's Hospital / Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; 2 The Heart Institute for Children at Advocate Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL; 3 Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Discussant: Ross Ungerleider
2. Perioperative Outcomes of Video-Assisted (VATS) Resection for Lung Cancer Compared to Open Thoracotomy: An Analysis of Data from the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0030 Clinical Trial
Walter Scott1, Mark Allen2, Bryan Meyers3, Paul Decker 4, Joe B Putnam 5
1Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; 2 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 3. Washington University of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; 4 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 5 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Discussant: John D. Mitchell
3. Long Term Outcome Following the Bentall Procedure -- Are Valve-Sparing Procedures In Adults Really Better?
Christian D Etz, Stefano Zoli, Robert M Brenner, Fabian Roeder, Carol A Bodian, Gabriele DiLuozzo, *Randall B Griepp
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N NY

Discussant: Scott Mitchell
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Van Horne Ballroom A

Introduced by J. Scott Millikan

An Endangered Species
David A. Fullerton

9:45 am - 10:10 am Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
Van Horne Ballroom BC
10:10 am - 10:20 am

Eulogy for Paul A. Ebert
Van Horne Ballroom A

Delivered by Edward D. Verrier

Eulogy for Harold V. Liddle
Van Horne Ballroom A

Delivered by Kent W. Jones

10:20 am - 11:40 am SCIENTIFIC SESSION II
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)

Moderators: Thomas A. Burdon
J. Scott Milikan
4. Focused Simulation in Coronary Artery Anastomosis Early in Residency Training
*James I Fann1, John H. Calhoon2, Andrea J. Carpenter 2, Walter H. Merrill 3, John W. Brown 4, Robert S. Poston 5, Maziyar Kalani 6, Gordon F. Murray7, George L. Hicks, Jr.8, Richard H. Feins9.
1 Stanford University and VA Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA; 2 University of Texas HSC, San Antonio, TX; 3 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; 4 Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; 5 Boston University, Boston, MA; 6 Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 7 West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; 8 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; 9 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Discussant: Craig H. Selzman
5.+ Inhibition of Group IIa Secretory Phospholipase A 2 Suppresses Proliferation in Human Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Cells
David C Mauchley, Xianzhong Meng, *David A Fullerton, *Michael J Weyant
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

Discussant: Ross M. Bremner
6. Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR): Evolution of Therapy, Patterns of Use and Results in 450 Cases
Joseph Bavaria, Alberto Pochettino, Wilson Szeto, G. William Moser, Patrick J Moeller, Nimesh Desai, Nishtha Sodhi, Benjamin Jackson, Edward Woo, Ron Fairman
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Discussant: Craig D. Miller
7. Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Up to 38 Month Follow-Up in 65 Patients
Jian Ye, Anson Cheung, John G Webb, Ronald G Carere, Christopher R Thompson, Brad Munt, Robert Moss, Jean-Bernard Masson, Robert Boone, *W R Eric Jamieson, Elizabeth A Stanford, Samuel V Lichtenstein
St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Discussant: Michael J. Mack
Van Horne Ballroom A

The Time is Now for Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery to Part Ways
Moderator: Douglas E. Wood

Pro: David Latter
Con: Robbin G. Cohen
12:30 pm ADJOURN
12:45 pm - 5:45 pm Kananaskis River Rafting
1:00 pm - 5:45 pm Lake Louise Sightseeing Tour
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Medieval Theme Dinner
Alberta Room

Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume 
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
6:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration 
Van Horne Ballroom Foyer
6:00 am - 12:00 pm Speaker Ready Room 
N.R. Crump
6:30 am - 7:50 am 


A) Adult Cardiac Session
D.C. Coleman
"Controversies in Cerebral Protection During Cardiac Surgery"

Speaker: Roderick MacArthur

B) General Thoracic Session
Sir Edward Beatty

"Is Very Early Esophageal Cancer a Surgical Disease?"

Speaker: Ross M. Bremner

C) Congenital Heart Disease Session
Baron Shaughnessy
"Hybrid Treatments of Congenital Heart Disease"

Speaker: Gordon A. Cohen

7:00 am - 11:00 am Family Hospitality 
Ivor Petrak Room
7:30 am Exhibits Open 
Van Horne Ballroom BC
7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits 
Van Horne Ballroom BC
8:00 am - 8:50 am

Sponsored by: White Memorial Medical Center and Foundation -Lyman A. Brewer, III, Fund
Van Horne Balroom A

Cardiac Surgery and Translational Research - A Critical Partnership in Critical Condition

Francis G. Spinale
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

8:50 am - 10:30 am 

(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Van Horne Ballroom A

Moderators: Ross M. Bremner
Gordon A. Cohen

8.+ Is Anticoagulation Necessary in Patients with Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves in Normal Sinus Rhythm?
Andrew W ElBardissi, Daniel J DiBardino, Michael Yamashita, Zain Khalpey, *Lawrence H Cohn
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Discussant: Steven W. Guyton
9.+ Size Matters: A Comparison Of T1 And T2 Peripheral Non-small Cell Lung Cancers Treated With Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Neal E. Dunlap, James M. Larner, Paul W. Read, Benjamin D. Kozower, Christine L. Lau, Ke Sheng, David R. Jones
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Discussant: Richard I. Whyte
10. The Impact of Induction Therapy on Morbidity and Operative Mortality after Resection of Primary Lung Cancer
Nathaniel R Evans, III 1, Shuang Li 2, Cameron D Wright 1, Mark S Allen 3, Henning A Gaissert 1
1 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2 Duke University, Durham, NC; 3 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Discussant: Robert J. Cerfolio
11. Twenty Year Experience with Urgent Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Salvage of Potential Survivors of Refractory Cardiovascular Collapse
*Walter P Dembitsky, Koteswara R Alla, Bryan Ortiz, Dale Glaser, Cynthia Walsh, Suzanne Chillcott, Marcia Stahovich, Robert Adamson, Sam Baradarian, Joe Chammas, Brian Jaski,
Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA

Discussant: Joseph C. Cleveland
12. Midterm Outcomes of Myocardial Revascularization in Children
Nicola Viola, Abdullah A Alghamdi, Osman O Al-Radi, William G Williams, John G Coles, Glen S Van Arsdell, Christopher A. Caldarone
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

Discussant: Christopher T. Salerno
10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
Van Horne Ballroom BC
11:00 am - 12:00 pm SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV
Van Horne Ballroom A
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)

Moderators: John D. Mitchell
Ross M. Ungerleider
13.+ Outcomes in Lung Cancer Patients Initially Refused Operation
David A Edelman, Frank Baciewicz, Jr.
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Discussant: Paul H. Schipper
14.+ Outcomes of Deliberate Nonoperative Management for Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury in Trauma
Anthony D. Caffarelli, Hari R. Mallidi, Paul M. Maggio, David A. Spain, Mary Anne Purtill, Michael P. Fischbein, *Robert C. Robbins, Phillip E. Oyer, *Bruce A. Reitz, *D. Craig Miller, *R. Scott Mitchell
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Discussant: Timothy L. Van Natta
15. Is The "Sterile Cockpit" Concept Applicable To Cardiovascular Surgery? Critical Intervals or Critical Events?
Sarah Henrickson1, Rishi Wadhera1, Douglass Wiegmann 2, Thoralf M Sundt, III1
1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 2 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Discussant: James I. Fann
12:00 pm ADJOURN
1:00 pm Golf Tournament
Stanley Thompson Golf Course 
2:00 pm Tennis Tournament
Tennis Center
6:00 am - 11:30 am Speaker Ready Room 
N.R. Crump
6:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration 
Van Horne Ballroom Foyer
6:30 am Exhibits Open
Van Horne Ballroom BC
6:30 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits 
Van Horne Ballroom BC
7:00 am - 11:00 am Family Hospitality 
Ivor Petrak Room
7:00 am - 8:15 am

(5 minutes presentation, 3 minutes discussion)

Van Horne Ballroom A

Moderators: James C. Chen
James I. Fann 

CF1. The Impact of Bridge to Transplant VAD Support on Long Term Survival Following Cardiac Transplantation: Analysis of a Single Center Experience with over 1000 Heart Transplants
*David A Bull, *Craig H Selzman, Amit N Patel, Reza Khodaverdian, Dale G Renlund
*John A Hawkins University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT
CF2. Replacement of the Descending Thoracic Aorta: Contemporary Outcomes Using Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest
Alexander Kulik, Catherine F Castner, Nicholas T Kouchoukos
Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
CF3. Effects of Different Annuloplasty Rings on Anterior Mitral Leaflet Dimensions
John-Peder E. Kvitting 1, Wolfgang Bothe1, Julia C. Swanson1, Paul A. Chang1, Sigurd Hartnett1, Neil B. Ingels, Jr. 2, *D. Craig Miller 1
1 Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 2 Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA
CF4. The Successful Application Of Simulation-based Training In Thoracic Surgery Residency
Harold M Burkhart, Jeffrey Riley, Sarah Hendrickson, George Glenn, James Lynch, Jackie Arnold, Hartzell Schaff, Thoralf Sundt
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
CF5. The Implementation of a Comprehensive Clinical Protocol Improves Long Term Success Following Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Niv Ad, Linda Henry, Sharon Hunt, Lori Stone
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA
CF6. Selective Endothelin Receptor type-A Inhibition in Cardiac Surgery Subjects with Pre-Existing LV Dysfunction: Influence on Early Post-Operative Hemodynamics
John M Toole1, *John S. Ikonomidis 1, Wilson Y. Szeto 2, James L. Zellner 3, John Mulcahy 1, Rachael L. Deardorff 1, Theresa A. Brinsa 1, Francis G. Spinale 1
1 Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; 2 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 3 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
CF7. Ventricular Restraint Decreases RV Diastolic Compliance and Prevents RV Dilatation in Heart Failure
Lawrence S Lee, Ravi K Ghanta, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Daihei Wang, Suyog Mokashi, Rita G Laurence, O Coelho-Filho, Raymond Kwong, Ralph M Bolman, *Lawrence H Cohn, Frederick Y Chen
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
CF8. Mid Term Results of Transapical Aortic Valve Replacement via real-time MRI Guidance
Keith A Horvath, Dumitru Mazilu, Michael Guttman, Ming Li
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Sir Edward Beatty

Moderators: Michael S. Mulligan
Richard I. Whyte
CF9. Effect of Regional Anesthesia on Recurrence in Completely Resected, Stage IA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Sebastien Gilbert, Irfan Qureshi, Rodney J Landreneau, James D Luketich, Jacques E Chelly, Neil A Christie, Matthew J Schuchert
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
CF10. LPS Preconditioning Confers Ischemic Tolerance in the Lung Primarily Through a MyD88-Independent Pathway
Elizabeth FitzSullivan, John C Keech, Heather E Merry, Patrick S Wolf, *Michael S Mulligan
U. of Washington, Seattle, WA
CF11. Combined Proteasome And Histone Deacetylase Inhibition Upregulates E- Cadherin Metastasis Suppressor Gene Expression And Attenuates Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition In Esophageal Cancer
Matthew D Taylor, Yuan Liu, Alykhan S Nagji, Nicholas Theodosakis, David R Jones
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
CF12. Heat Shock Protein-27 is induced by Gastroduodenal Reflux in Esophageal Epithelium in vivo
David C Mauchley, Xianzhong Meng, Lihua Ao, *David A Fullerton, *Michael J Weyant
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
CF13. Prospective, Randomized Comparison Between T2 And T3 Thoracoscopic Sympathicotomy For Disabling Palmar Hyperhidrosis
Fritz J. Baumgartner 1,2, Maria Reyes 2, Alicia Iglesias 2, Elizabeth Reyes 2, Grant Sarkisyan1.
1 Surgery Associates, Los Alamitos, CA; 2 Doctors Outpatient Surgery Center, Fountain Valley, CA
CF14. Genomic Characterization of the Inflammatory Response Initiated by Surgery
Keith D. Coon, Landon J. Inge, Kristen Swetel, Jamie DeChon, Michael A. Smith, *Ross M. Bremner
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
CF15. Should Lung Transplantation Be Performed for Patients on Mechanical Respiratory Support? The U.S. Experience
David P Mason, Lucy Thuita, Edward R Nowicki, Sudish C Murthy, Gosta B Pettersson, Eugene H Blackstone
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
CF16. Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Barrett's and Low Grade Dysplasia in Combination with an Antireflux Surgery; a New Paradigm
Ricardo Santos 1, Costas Bizikis 2, Michael Ebright 1, Michael DeSimone 1, Benedict Daly 1, Hiran C. Fernando1
1 Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; 2 NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
Baron Shaughnessy

Moderators: Max B. Mitchell
CF17. Re-coarctation Following Stage 1 Reconstruction Does Not Adversely Affect Survival or Outcome at Fontan Completion
Jean A Ballweg1, Troy E Dominguez1, Chitra Ravishankar1, Peter J Gruber1, Gil Wernovsky1, Jonathan J Rome1, Matthew J Gillespie1, J William Gaynor1, Susan C Nicolson1, Thomas L Spray1, Sarah Tabbutt2
1 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; 2 University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
CF18. Atrioventricular Valve Repair in Patients with Functional Single Ventricle
Tomohiro Nakata, Yoshifumi Fujimoto, Keiichi Hirose, Masaki Osaki, Yuko Tosaka, Yujiro Ide, Maiko Tachi, Kisaburo Sakamoto
Shizuoka Children's Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan
CF19. Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection: Results of Surgical Repair of 100 Patients at a Single Institution
Angela M Kelle 1, Carl L Backer 1, Jeffrey G Gossett 1, Sunjay Kaushal 1, Constantine Mavroudis 2
1 Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; 2 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
CF20. Extracardiac Fontan: Comparison of Fenestrated with non Fenestrated Patients
Andrew C. Fiore 1, Mark Ruzmetov 2, Corinne Tan 1, Mark D. Rodefeld 2 , Mark W. Turrentine 2, John W. Brown 2
1 St.Louis University School of Medicine, St.Louis, MO; 2 Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
CF21. Impact of Preoperative Enteral Feeding on Perioperative Outcomes in Patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Christopher D Derby, Dore Klenk, Christian Pizarro
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
CF22. Plasma Proteolytic Profiles in Pediatric Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Tain-Yen Hsia, Jeremy M. Ringewald, Robert E. Stroud, Scott T. Reeves, Nidhi Kumar, Jeffrey A. Jones, *John S. Ikonomidis, Francis G. Spinale
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
CF23. Extended Donor Ischemic Time is Not Associated with Poor Outcome in Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Francisco Gensini, Justin Linam, Yuk Law, *Lester Permut, D. Michael McMullan, Andrea Morscheck, Robert Boucek, *Gordon Cohen
Seattle Children's, Seattle, WA
CF24. Impact of Evolving Surgical Strategy on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Bilateral Superior Vena Cava Undergoing Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Shunt
Osami Honjo, Kim-Chi D Tran, Zhongdong Hua, Priya Sapra, Ganeshakrishnan K Iyer, Christopher A Caldarone, Glen S Van Arsdell
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
8:20 am - 8:30 am Eulogy for Richard P. Anderson, MD and Posthumous Presentation of David J. Dugan Award
Van Horne Ballroom A

Delivered by John R. Benfield 
8:30 am - 9:50 am SCIENTIFIC SESSION V
Van Horne Ballroom A
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)

Moderators: Arvind Koshal
Michael J. Weyant 

Validating The Use of siRNA as a Novel Technique for Cell Specific Target Gene Knockdown in Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
John Keech, Elizabeth FitzSullivan, Patrick Wolf, Heather Merry, *Michael Mulligan
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Discussant: Alec Patterson

17. Is Robotic Mitral Valve Repair a Reproducible Approach?
*Alfredo Trento, *Wen Cheng, Michele A De Robertis, James Mirocha, *Robert M Kass, *Gregory P Fontana
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Discussant: James M. Brown
18. VATS Anatomic Lung Resection for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): VATS Segmentectomy vs. VATS Lobectomy.
Matthew J Schuchert, Brian L. Pettiford, Arman Kilic, Arjun Pennathur, Raphael R. Pereira, Marco Santana, James R. Landreneau, Joshua P. Landreneau, David O. Wilson, James D. Luketich, Rodney J. Landreneau
Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Discussant: Douglas Wood
19.+ A UNOS Analysis of Heart Transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Outcomes and Factors Associated with Mortality and Retransplantation
Tara Karamlou 1, Jennifer Hirsch 1, Richard G Ohye 1, Robert Gajarski 1, Edward L Bove 1, Eric J Devaney 1, *Karl F Welke 2
1 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 2Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Discussant: Max Mitchell
9:50 am - 10:10 am Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
Van Horne Ballroom BC
10:10 am - 11:10 am SCIENTIFIC SESSION VI
Van Horne Ballroom A
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)

Moderators: Robert C. Robbins
Patricia A. Thistlethwaite
20. Incidence and Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients with Diabetes and Multi-vessel Coronary Artery Disease
Nahush A Mokadam1, Rayland Melford, Jr.1, Charles Maynard1, Richard Goss1, Douglas Stewart 1, Mark Reisman 2, *Gabriel S Aldea1
1 University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2 Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Discussant: James M. Maxwell
21. Esophagectomy Following Previous Antireflux Surgery
K. Robert Shen, Karen Harrison-Phipps, Stephen D. Cassivi, Dennis A. Wigle, Francis C. Nichols, III, Mark S. Allen, Claude Deschamps
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Discussant: Michael Weyant
22. Post Acute Transmurality Of Bipolar Radiofrequency In The Clinical Settings: An Electrophysiological Study
Stefano Benussi 1, Andrea Galanti 1, Valerio Zerbi 1, Massimo Mariani 2, Ottavio Alfieri 1, 1 Hospital San Raffaele, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Milano, Italy 2
Thorax Centrum Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

Discussant: Kent W. Jones
Graduating Cardiothoracic Surgeons Should Get a Learner's Permit, Not a Driver's License
Van Horne Balroom A
Moderator Arvind Koshal

Pro: Ross M. Ungerleider
Con: Edward D. Verrier
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (Members Only)
Van Horne Ballroom A
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Family Luncheon
Upper Bow Valley Terrace

7:00 pm President's Reception and Banquet
Riverview Lounge and Cascade Ballroom 
7:00 pm Kids Banquet
Ivor Petrak Room 


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