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Dress Code: The dress code for the Annual Meeting is Resort Casual. Aloha shirts are fine; jackets and ties are not required.

1:00pm-6:00pm REGISTRATION, Grand Promenade
1:00pm-6:00pm SPEAKER READY ROOM, Waikoloa 1
6:00am SAMSON FUN RUN, Lower Lobby
7:00am-8:00am BREAKFAST, Queen's Ballroom
7:00am-12:00pm EXHIBITS, Queen's Ballroom
7:00am-12:30pm REGISTRATION, Grand Promenade
7:00am-12:30pm SPEAKER READY ROOM, Waikoloa 1
8:00am-9:00am SCIENTIFIC SESSION I, Monarchy
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: James I. Fann
John D. Mitchell
+1. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Provides Equivalent Survival to Open Esophagectomy: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database
Brian Mitzman1, Waseem Lutfi2, Chi-Hsiung Wang2, Seth Krantz2, John A Howington2, Ki-Wan Kim2.
1University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL

DISCUSSANT: Ross M. Bremner
2. Re-engineering of Medicare Valve Patient's Post-discharge Thirty Day Clinical Management: Successful Strategies for Adapting to Bundled Payment Models
Michael S Koeckert, Patricia A Ursomanno, Mathew R Williams, Ramsey N Abdallah, Michael Querijero, Elias A Zias, Didier F Loulmet, Kevin Kirchen, Eugene A Grossi, Aubrey C Galloway.
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

DISCUSSANT: Robbin G. Cohen
3. Pediatric Centers Passing on Cardiac Grafts Successfully Used by Adult Centers and Its Consequences
Farhan Zafar, Raheel Rizwan, Angela Lorts, Chet Villa, Roosevelt Bryant, III, James S Tweddell, Clifford Chin, David L Morales.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

DISCUSSANT: Michael McMullan
9:10am-9:55am PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, Monarchy

Introduction:James I. Fann

Tuberculosis, History and the Arts
John D. Mitchell

9:55am-10:20am COFFEE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Queen's Ballroom
Conferred to D. Craig Miller, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California
10:25am-11:45am CONTROVERSIES DEBATE, Monarchy

Concurrent Surgery: Efficient or Unethical?
Moderator: Richard I. Whyte
Efficient: Robert J. Cerfolio
Unethical: Sean C. Grondin

11:45am-12:30pm SCIENTIFIC SESSION II, Monarchy
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Nahush A. Mokadam
Michael J. Weyant
+4. Implementation of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in California: Impact on Aortic Valve Surgery
Steven Maximus1, *Jeffrey C Milliken1, *Richard J Shemin2, *Junaid Khan3, *Joseph S Carey1.
1UC Irvine, Orange, CA; 2UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; 3Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA

+5. Induction Chemotherapy for T3N0M0 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Confers Superior Rates of Complete Resection
Michael S Mulvihill, Babatunde A Yerokun, Kevin L Anderson, Jr., Paul J Speicher, Betty C Tong, David H Harpole, Thomas A D'Amico, Matthew G Hartwig.
Duke University, Durham, NC

DISCUSSANT: Susan Moffatt-Bruce
+6. Improved Intracoronary Stem Cell Delivery to the Right Ventricle: A Preclinical Study
Brody Wehman, Osama Siddiqui, Godly Jack, Tieluo Li, Mark Vesely, Rachana Mishra, Sudhish Sharma, Grace Bigham, Bradley Taylor, Bartley Griffith, Sunjay Kaushal.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

DISCUSSANT: Patricia A. Thistlethwaite
+7. Induction Therapy is a Safe and Effective Immunosuppressive Strategy for Bridging Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices to Transplantation
Aaron H Healy, *Stephen H. McKellar, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, Angela P. Presson, Stavros G. Drakos, Josef Stehlik, *Craig H. Selzman.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

DISCUSSANT: Hari R. Mallidi
12:30pm ADJOURN
1:30pm OCEAN BEACH BLAST**, Depart from Lower Lobby
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
6:00am-12:00pm REGISTRATION, Grand Promenade
6:00am-12:00pm SPEAKER READY ROOM, Waikoloa 1
6:30am-7:50am BREAKFAST SESSION **, Kings 1

Public Reporting of Surgeon-Specific Data: Friend or Foe?
Moderator: Susan Moffatt-Bruce
Adult Cardiac: Joe C. Cleveland
General Thoracic: Felix G. Fernandez
Congenital Heart: John E. Mayer

7:00am-8:00am BREAKFAST, Queen's Ballroom
7:00am-12:00pm EXHIBITS, Queen's Ballroom
8:00am-8:50am POSTGRADUATE COURSE, Monarchy
Supported by: White Memorial Medical Center and Foundation's Lyman A. Brewer, III, Fund; and Thomas J. Fogarty

War Surgery in Iraq and Afghanistan
Cameron D. Wright
Associate Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery & Associate Program Director
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

8:50am-10:30am SCIENTIFIC SESSION III, Monarchy
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Sean C. Grondin
Craig H. Selzman
+8. Is Re-staging Positron Emission Tomography Required After Neoadjuvant Treatment for Esophageal Cancer?
Camille L. Stewart, Kweku Hazel, Megan Boniface, Martin McCarter, Csaba Gajdos, Barish H. Edil, *Robert A. Meguid, *John D. Mitchell, *Michael J. Weyant.
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

+9. Pulmonary Function Tests Do Not Predict Mortality in Patients Undergoing Continuous Flow LVAD Implantation
Edo K.S. Bedzra, Todd F Dardas, *Jay D Pal, Claudius Mahr, *Jason W Smith, Kent R Shively, Richard K Cheng, S. Carolina Masri, Wayne C Levy, *Nahush A Mokadam.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

+10. Comparison of Right Ventricle-Pulmonary Artery Shunt Position in the Norwood Procedure: An Analysis of the Pediatric Heart Network Public Database
Nicholas D Andersen, James M Meza, Matthew R Byler, Kevin D Hill, Christoph P Hornik, Robert DB Jaquiss.
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

DISCUSSANT: Tara B. Karamlou
11. Concordance with Commission on Cancer Quality Measures in Lung Cancer Care: An Opportunity for Improvement
David D Odell, Joseph Feinglass, Shari L. Meyerson, Ankit Bharat, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Karl Y. Bilimoria.
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

DISCUSSANT: Leah M. Backhus
+12. Outcomes After Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy for Acute Submassive and Massive Pulmonary Embolism: A Single Center Experience
Chetan Pasrija, Anthony Kronfli, Sheelagh Pousatis, Michael Rouse, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Shahab Toursavadkohi, Bartley P Griffith, Pablo G Sanchez, Zachary N Kon.
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

DISCUSSANT: Michael S. Mulligan
10:30am-11:00am COFFEE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Queen's Ballroom
11:00am-12:00pm SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV, Monarchy
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Jessica S. Donington
T. Brett Reece
13. Analysis of Procedural Complications and Early Morbidity After Self-expanding Transcatheter Or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: Results from the Corevalve U.S. High-risk Clinical Trial
John V Conte1, Jon R Resar1, G. Michael Deeb2, Thomas G Gleason3, David H Adams4, Jeffrey J Popma5, Steven J Yakubov6, Michael J Reardon7.
1Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD;2University of MIchigan, Ann Arbor, MI;3University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA;4Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY;5Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA;6Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH;7Houston-Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX

DISCUSSANT: Joseph E. Bavaria
14. Flipping the Classroom: Case-based Learning, Accountability, Assessment, and Feedback Leads to a Favorable Change in Culture.
*Nahush A Mokadam, Joshua L Hermsen, *Jay D Pal, *Michael S Mulligan, Lisa Myria Jacobs, *Douglas E Wood, Todd F Dardas, *Edward D Verrier.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

DISCUSSANT: Craig J. Baker
+15. Regionalized Surgical Care: An Important Lack of Association Between Distance from Surgical Center and Post-operative Outcomes in Children Undergoing Fontan Palliation
Billie-Jean Martin, Mohammed Al Aklabi, Joyce Harder, John Dyck, *Ivan M Rebeyka, David B Ross.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

DISCUSSANT: Ram Kumar Subramanyan
12:00pm ADJOURN
1:20pm GOLF TOURNAMENT**, Depart from Lower Lobby via shuttle to Golf Club
2:00pm TENNIS TOURNAMENT**, Tennis Club
6:00am-11:30am SPEAKER READY ROOM, Waikoloa 1
6:00am-12:00pm REGISTRATION, Grand Promenade
6:30am-7:30am BREAKFAST, Queen's Ballroom
6:30am-10:30am EXHIBITS, Queen's Ballroom
(5 minutes presentation, 3 minutes discussion)
Moderators: Ali Khoynezhad
Y. Joseph Woo
CF1. Valve Replacement Surgery in Severe Chronic Kidney Disease
Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee.
Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
CF2. Predicting Readmission Risk at the Time of Admission in CABG Patients
Jose Benuzillo, *William Caine, R. Scott Evans, Colleen Roberts, James F Lloyd, Donald Lappe, *John Doty.
Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT
CF3. Increased Systolic Load Decreases Elastin Content and Increases Diameter of the Developing Aorta
Sarah Walcott-Sapp1, Herbert M Espinoza1, Isa Lindgren1, Kevin Kolahi1, Samantha Louey1, Sonnet S Jonker1, George D Giraud2, Kent L Thornburg1, *Frederick Tibayan1.
1Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR;2Portland VA Health Care System, Portland, OR
CF4. Natural History of Medically Treated Ascending Aortic Aneurysms in the Era of Thoracic Aortic Clinics: Impact of Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Clinical Implications
Francois Dagenais, Siamak Mohammadi, Pierre Voisine, Eric Dumont.
Laval Hospital, Sainte-Foy, QC, Canada
CF5. Regulation of Membrane Type-1 Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity and Intracellular Localization in Clinical Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
*John S Ikonomidis, Elizabeth K Nadeau, Adam W Ackerman, Robert E Stroud, Rupak Mukherjee, Jeffrey A Jones.
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
CF6. Myocardial Bridging is Associated with Worsened Survival in Heart Transplant Patients
Zachary E Brewer, Calvin Strehl, Kiran K Khush, Ingela Schnittger.
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
CF7. Discordant Surgeon Views in the Management of Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Justification for Multidisciplinary Aortic Teams
Peter Chiu1, Anna M Sailer2, Michael T Baiocchi3, Andrew B Goldstone1, Justin M Schaffer1, Jeff Trojan1, Dominik Fleischmann2, *R. Scott Mitchell1, *D. Craig Miller1, Michael D Dake1, *Y. Joseph Woo1, Jason T Lee4, *Michael P Fischbein1.
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA;2Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; 3Stanford Prevention Center, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; 4Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
CF8. Should Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Referred for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Undergo Concomitant Surgical Ablation?
Matthew R Schill, Spencer J Melby, Hersh S Maniar, Laurie A Sinn, Richard B Schuessler, Jennifer S Lawton, Marc R Moon, Ralph J Damiano, Jr.
Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
CF9. Simvastatin Reduces the TLR4-induced Inflammatory Response in Human Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells
Neil Venardos, Xin-Sheng Deng, *Michael J Weyant, *Thomas B Reece, Xianzhong Meng, *David A Fullerton.
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
CF10. Print, Practice, Perform: Combining 3D Printing and Surgical Simulation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Joshua Hermsen1, Thomas Burke1, Stephen Seslar2, *Nahush Mokadam1, *Edward Verrier1.
1University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2Seattle CHildren's Hospital, Seattle, WA
CF11. Thirty Year Experience with Bileaflet Mechanical Valve Prosthesis
Scott Johnson, Martha Stroud, John Kratz, Scott Bradley, Fred Crawford, *John Ikonomidis.
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
CF12. Elderly Patients Bridged From a Left Ventricular Assist Device to Heart Transplant Do Not Have an Increase in Adverse Events: A Multi-institutional Analysis
Ann C Gaffey, Carol W Chen, Mallory Irons, Jennifer J Chung, Chantel M Venkataraman, Jennifer Lee, Joyce Wald, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
CF13. A New Intraoperative Protocol for Reducing Perioperative Transfusions in Cardiac Surgery
Sarah A. Schubert, J. Hunter Mehaffey, Michael G. Gelvin, Eric J. Charles, Robert B. Hawkins, Lily Johnston, Gorav Ailawadi, Irving L. Kron, Leora T. Yarboro.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Moderators: Matthew G. Blum
Douglas E. Wood
CF14. Molecular Analysis of Thymic Epithelial Tumors Identifies Novel Subtypes Associated with Distinct Clinical Outcomes
Hyun-Sung Lee, Rohan Shah, David Yoon, Ori Wald, Shawn S Groth, David J Sugarbaker, Bryan M Burt.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
CF15. The Expression Of Programmed Death 1 Ligand (PD-L1) in the Tumor and Tumor Infiltrating Macrophages Predicts Overall and Disease Free Survival in Surgically Resected Pathologic Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Boris Sepesi, Edwin Parra Cuentas, Jaime Rodriguez Canales, Carmen Behrens, Arlene Correa, Mara Antonoff, Don Gibbons, John Heymach, Wayne Hofstetter, Reza Mehran, David Rice, Jack Roth, Ara Vaporciyan, Garrett Walsh, Annikka Weissferdt, Neda Kalhor, Cesar Moran, Stephen Swisher, Ignacio Wistuba. MD
Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
CF16. Innovative Pressure-Directed Ventilation Strategy During Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Attenuates Injury
J. Hunter Mehaffey, Eric J. Charles, Ashish K. Sharma, Dustin Money, Christine L. Lau, Curtis G. Tribble, Victor E. Laubach, Mark E. Roeser, Irving L. Kron.
UVA, Charlottesville, VA
CF17. Outcomes after Surgical Resection of Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Babatunde Yerokun1, Chi-Fu Yang1, Shivani Shah2, Betty Tong1, Lin Gu3, Xiaofei Wang3, David Harpole1, Thomas D'Amico1, Matthew Hartwig1, *Mark Berry4.
1Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC;2Duke University, Durham, NC;3Duke University, Department of Biostatistics, Durham, NC;4Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
CF18. Robotically-assisted Thoraco-laparoscopic Esophagectomy has a Higher 30-day Readmission Rate Compared To Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy and Open Esophagectomy
Michelle C Nguyen, *Robert E Merritt, Carl R Schmidt, *Susan D Moffatt-Bruce.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
CF19. Perspectives on Managing Incidental Pulmonary Nodules: A Survey of Primary Care Physicians
Geena X. Wu, Martin Consunji, Kenny Yeung, Rebecca A. Nelson, Linus Kuo, Heeyong Kim, Can-Lan Sun, Jae Y. Kim, *Dan J. Raz.
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
CF20. Comparison of Uniportal and Multi-incision VATS Lung Resection at a North American Institution
William J Gibson, Scott G Louis, Duke Pfitzinger, Nirmal Veeramachaneni.
University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
CF21. Failing to Plan or Planning to Fail: Lack of Adherence to Guideline Recommendations for Imaging Surveillance Among Early Stage Lung Cancer Patients in a Universal Access Healthcare System
Mathieu C Rousseau1, Bharathi Lingala1, Laura Ferrara2, Jason Caucutt2, Mark F Berry1, *Joseph B Shrager1, *Leah M Backhus1.
1Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 2University of Washington, Seattle, WA
CF22. Large Hiatal Hernia; Safe and Effective Repair By Laparoscopic Approach Without the Need for Esophageal Lengthening and With Rare Symptomatic Recurrence
*Farzaneh Banki1, Chandni Kaushik2, David Roife2, Munish Chawla3, Charles C Miller2.
1University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann Southeast Esophageal Disease Center, Houston, TX;2University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX;3Memorial Hermann Southeast Esophageal Disease Center, Houston, TX
CF23. En-bloc Esophagectomy is Curative Therapy for Most Patients with T1b Tumors even with Lymph Node Metastases
Katrin Schwameis, Stephanie Worrell, Kyle M Green, Jamil Samaan, Shannon Cooper, Daniel Oh, Jeffrey A Hagen, *Steven R DeMeester.
Keck hospital, USC, Los Angeles, CA
CF24. Surgical Management Of Acquired Restrictive Thoracic Dystrophy
Daniel L Miller.
WellStar Health System, Marietta, GA
CF25. Conduit Revision Post-Esophagectomy - Strategic Management for a Rare Complication
Jessica Y Rove, Alexander S Krupnick, Frank A Baciewicz, Bryan F Meyers.
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
CF26. VATS Diaphragm Plication Using a Running Suture is a Safe Technique with Durable Effectiveness
David S Demos, Mark F Berry, *Leah M Backhus, *Joseph B Shrager.
Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA
Moderators: TBD
Irving Shen
CF27. Preclinical Study of Patient-Specific Nanofiber Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts Using Three-Dimensional Printing in a Sheep Model
Takuma Fukunishi1, Tadahisa Sugiura1, Cameron A Best1, Justin Opfermann2, Toshiharu Shinoka1, Christopher K Breuer1, Axel Krieger2, Jed Johnson3, Narutoshi Hibino4.
1Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH;2Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC;3Nanofiber Solutions Inc, Columbus, OH;4Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
CF28. Use of a Valved Segment of Femoral Vein Homograft for the Sano Shunt Results in Improved Pulmonary Artery Growth after the Norwood Operation
Mario Briceno-Medina1, Shyam Sathanandam1, T.K. Susheel Kumar1, Michael Perez1, David Zurakowski2, Umar Boston1, Michel Ilbawi3, Christopher Knott-Craig1.
1University of Tennessee Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital, Memphis, TN;2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA;3Advocate Christ Medical Center, Chicago, IL
CF29. Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect and Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals: Comparison of Single-stage Versus Multi-stage Unifocalization Strategies
Sophie C Hofferberth, Yee Jim Loh, Christopher W Baird, John E Mayer, Pedro J del Nido, Sitaram M Emani.
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
CF30. Prior Diaphragm Plication does not Adversely Impact Hospital Course during Subsequent Stages of Palliation for Single Ventricle Physiology
Jassimran Bainiwal1, John D Cleveland1, *Winfield J Wells1, Nancy A Pike2, *Vaughn A. Starnes1, *S. Ram Kumar1.
1University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA;2Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
CF31. To Cath or Not to Cath? Alternative Options in Preoperative Evaluation for Promotion to Second Stage Palliation
Lauren C Kane, Luis De León, Pamela Deaver, Christine Nelson, Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Dhaval Parekh, Jeffery Heinle, Dean McKenzie, Carlos Mery, Charles Fraser, Jr.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
CF32. Early Cardiac Catheterization Shortens Duration of Pediatric Extracorporeal Life Support
Christopher Burke, Titus Chan, Augustin Rubio, Fawwaz Shaw, *Jonathan M Chen, *D Michael McMullan.
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
CF33. Relationship Between Outcomes and Approach in Repair of Coarctation of the Aorta and Arch Hypoplasia: A Value Improvement Initiative
Connor P Callahan1, David Saudek2, Amanda J Shillingford3, Sara Creighton2, Ray Hoffmann1, Mahua Dasgupta1, Michael E Mitchell1, *Ronald K Woods1.
1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI;2Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI;3Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
CF34. Simultaneous Systemic to Pulmonary Shunt and Pulmonary Artery Banding is a Viable Option for Neonatal Palliation of Single Ventricle Physiology
Luke M Wiggins, *Winfield J Wells, *Vaughn A Starnes, *S. Ram Kumar.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
CF35. Constant Treatment Dilemma in HOCM: Long-Term Outcomes Post Therapy
Feras Khaliel1, Lucman Answer2, Mohammad Alshammari1, Anas Abudan1, Adam Obad1, Jehad Alburaiki2, Zohair Alhalees2.
1London Health Science Center, Western University, London, ON, Canada2King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
CF36. Arteriovenous Fistulas are an Effective Method to Increase Pulmonary Blood Flow and Curb Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation Development in Single Ventricle Patients Palliated with Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis.
Sanjeet Patel, Amit Iyengar, Oh Jin Kwon, *Brian Reemtsen, *Hillel Laks, Reshma Biniwale.
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
CF37. Long-term Outcomes Following One-stage Repair of Aortic Arch Obstruction Associated with Ventricular Septal Defect
Mehrdad Rahatianpur, Farhad Bakhtiary, Martin Kostelka.
Heart center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
CF38. Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Simulation Improves Efficiency of ECPR Activation
Christopher Burke, Titus Chan, Joan Roberts, Taylor Sawyer, *D Michael McMullan.
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
CF39. Differences in Clinical Outcomes and Cost Between Complex and Simple Arterial Switches
Eric R Griffiths, Nelangi M Pinto, *Aaron W Eckhauser, Angela P Presson, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, David K Bailly, *Phillip T Burch.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
8:50am-10:30am SCIENTIFIC SESSION V, Monarchy
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Moderators: David T. Cooke
Fredereck A. Tibayan
16. Fate of Remnant Sinuses of Valsalva in Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement, Ascending Aorta and Aortic Arch Replacement
Rita K Milewski, Andreas Habertheuer, Joseph E. Bavaria, Mary Siki, Wilson Y. Szeto, Nimesh D. Desai, Prashanth Vallabhosyula.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

DISCUSSANT: John S. Ikonomidis
+17. Is Tissue Still the Issue? Lobectomy for Suspicious Lung Nodules without Confirmation of Malignancy
Suha Kaaki, Lawrence Tan, Sadeesh Srinathan, Gordon Buduhan.
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

DISCUSSANT: Joseph B. Shrager
+18. Percutaneous Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defects: The Price of Failure
Fawwaz R Shaw, Sujatha Buddhe, Brian H Morray, *Jonathan M Chen, *David M McMullan.
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

DISCUSSANT: Bahaaldin Alsoufi
19. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation: More Successful in the Present Era
Emily M. Todd, *Samad A. Hashimi, Rajat Walia, *Michael A. Smith, B E Steinbock, *Jasmine Huang, *Elbert Y. Kuo, Ashraf Omar, Vipul Patel, *Ross Bremner.
Norton Thoracic Institute, Phoenix, AZ

DISCUSSANT: Jasleen Kukreja
+20. The Costs of Our Traditional Yardsticks for Quality: Is Value Improving in Cardiac Surgery?
Kenan W Yount1, Jeffrey B Rich2, Christine L Lau1, Ravi K Ghanta1, Leora T Yarboro1, John A Kern1, Clifford E Fonner2, Alan M Speir3, Gorav Ailawadi1.
1University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA;2Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative, Charlottesville, VA;3INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA

DISCUSSANT: Richard J. Shemin
10:30am-11:10am COFFE BREAK: VISIT EXHIBITS & POSTERS, Queen's Ballroom

Surgeons on the Heart Team: Quarterbacks or Water Boys?
Moderator: David A. Fullerton
Quarterbacks: Joseph E. Bavaria
Water Boys: T. Brett Reece

12:00pm-12:30pm ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (Members Only), Monarchy
12:30pm-2:00pm FAMILY LUNCHEON, Lagoon Lanai
7:00pm-11:00pm PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION AND BANQUET, Grand Grand Promenade & Monarchy

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Dress Code: The dress code for the Annual Meeting is Resort Casual. Aloha shirts are fine; jackets and ties are not required. The President’s Reception and Banquet, too, is Resort Casual (for men, Aloha shirts and long pants).