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36th Annual Meeting Final Program

WTSA 36th Annual Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
REGISTRATION
Hacienda Foyer
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SPEAKER READY ROOM
Hacienda Hallway
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NEW MEMBERS RECEPTION
Herb Garden Pool
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KIDS RECEPTION
Common Pool

THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
6:00 am
SAMSON FUN RUN
Arbolada Parking Lot
:00 am - 8:00 am
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Anacapa Ballroom
7:00 am - 11:00 am
FAMILY HOSPITALITY
Oak Cafe
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
REGISTRATION
Hacienda Foyer
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
EXHIBITS
Anacapa Ballroom
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
SPEAKER READY ROOM
Hacienda Hallway
8:00 am - 9:00 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
Moderators: Robbin G. Cohen
J. Scott Millikan
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Hacienda Ballroom


1.Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Restores Expected Survival in Patients Undergoing Valvular Heart Surgery
Richard Lee, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Edward Wang, Jane Kruse, Edwin C. McGee, Jr., S. C. Malaisrie, Robert O. Bonow, Patrick M McCarthy
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

DISCUSSANT: JOHN R. DOTY

2.Congenital Heart Surgery Is No Longer A Specialty Of Small Children And Infants: Analysis Of 29 Million Pediatric Discharges
David L.S. Morales, Farhan Zafar, Daniel E. Graves, Wayne J. Franklin, Douglas S. Moodie, Charles D. Fraser, Jr., Jeffrey F. Heinle
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

DISCUSSANT: VAUGHN A. STARNES

3.Preservation of the Esophagus with Endoscopic Therapy of High-grade Dysplasia and Intramucosal Adenocarcinoma, an Alternative to Esophagectomy
Joerg Zehetner, *Steven R. DeMeester, Shahin Ayazi, Florian Augustin, Helen J. Sohn, John C. Lipham, Jeffrey A. Hagen, *Tom R. DeMeester
Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

DISCUSSANT: ROSS M. BREMNER
9:00 am - 9:10 am
INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS AND RESIDENT ESSAY FINALISTS
Hacienda Ballroom
9:10 am - 9:55 am
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Hacienda Ballroom

Introduced By: Robbin G. Cohen

“Bigger”
J. Scott Millikan
9:55 am - 10:20 am
COFFEE BREAK, VISIT EXHIBITS
Anacapa Ballroom
10:20 am - 11:40 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION II
Moderators: Thomas A. Burdon
David A. Fullerton
Hacienda Ballroom
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)


4.Lung Allocation Score Predicts Net Benefit From Lung Transplantation
Mark J. Russo1, Kim Hong1, Alex Iribarne1, Annetine Gelijns2
1Columbia University, New York, NY; 2 Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

DISCUSSANT: MICHAEL A. SMITH

5.Erythropoietin Attenuates Spinal Cord Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
Phillip D. Smith, Ferenc Puskas, *David A. Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng, Doug Cho, *Joseph C. Cleveland, *Michael J. Weyant, Thomas B. Reece
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

DISCUSSANT: JOHN S. IKONOMIDIS

6.Outcomes of CABG and Reduction Annuloplasty for Functional Ischemic MR: A Prospective Multicenter Study
Eugene A. Grossi1, Y. Joseph Woo2, Nirav Patel3, Judith D. Goldberg1, Charles F. Schwartz1, Valavanur A. Subramanian3, Christopher Genco4, Scott M. Goldman5, Marco A. Zenati6, J. Alan Wolfe7, Yugal K. Mishra8, Naresh Trehan9
1New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY; 2Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 3Lenox Hill Medical Center, New York, NY; 4Covenant Health Center, Saginaw, MI; 5Lankenau Hospital, Lancaster, PA; 6Veterans Administration Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA; 7St Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA; 8Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India9Indrapratha Apollo, New Delhi, India

DISCUSSANT: VINCE GUADIANI

7.Does Optimal Care Ensure Better Outcomes?
Robert J. Cerfolio, Ayesha S. Bryant
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

DISCUSSANT: JOHN R. HANDY
11:40 am-12:30 pm
CONTROVERSIES IN THORACIC SURGERY
The Future of CT Practice Is an Employed Model
Moderator: Lawrence H. Cohn
Hacienda Ballroom

Pro: Mark Hillard
Con: Vincent Gaudiani
12:30 pm
ADJOURN
12:45pm - 5:00 pm
THE RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM TOUR
Transportation to depart from the front entrance of the hotel, across from the bell stand.
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
TASTE OF OJAI STREET FESTIVAL Theme Dinner
Herb Garden/Recreation Field

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
REGISTRATION
Hacienda Foyer
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
SPEAKER READY ROOM
Hacienda Hallway
6:30 am - 7:50 am
SIMULTANEOUS BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Adult Cardiac Session**, Hacienda Ballroom
Blood Conservation in Adult Cardiac Surgery: How and Why
James K. Brevig

General Thoracic Session**, Garden Room
Rescue Therapies for Acute Pulmonary Failure
Charles E. Hoopes

Congenital Heart Disease Session**, Libbey Boardroom
Outcomes in Congenital Heart Surgery: What Do They Mean, What Should We Measure?
Karl F. Welke
7:00 am - 11:00 am
FAMILY HOSPITALITY
Oak Cafe
7:30 am - 8:00 am
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Anacapa Ballroom
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
EXHIBITS
Anacapa Ballroom
8:00 am - 8:50 am
POSTGRADUATE COURSE
The Emerging Science of Healthcare Delivery

Nicholas Wolter
Billings Clinic, Billings Montana
Hacienda Ballroom
Sponsored by: White Memorial Medical Center and Foundation - Lyman A. Brewer, III, Fund
8:50 am - 10:30 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION III
Hacienda Ballroom
Moderators: Gordon A. Cohen
Anthony P. Furnary
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)

8.Outcomes for Endocarditis Surgery in North America: A Simplified Risk Scoring System and Need for Clinical Innovation
Jeffrey G. Gaca1, Shubin Sheng2, J. Scott Rankin3, Sean O'Brien2, Mani A. Daneshmand1, J. Matthew Brennan1, G. Chad Hughes1, Peter K. Smith1, Donald D. Glower1, James S. Gammie4
1Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; 2The STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, Durham, NC; 3Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; 4University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

DISCUSSANT: JAMES M. DOUGLAS

9.Should We Resect Asymptomatic, Enlarged Thymus Glands?
Smit Singla1, Leslie A. Litzky2, Larry R. Kaiser3, Joseph B. Shrager4*
1Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; 3The University of Texas, Houston, TX; 4Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine and VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Stanford, CA

DISCUSSANT: MICHAEL J. WEYANT

10.Bioprosthetic Pulmonary Valve Replacement: Contemporary Analysis of a Large Single Center Series
Matan Setton1, P. Brian Smith2, James Jaggers3, Andrew J. Lodge3
1Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; 2Duke Clinical Research Institute and Dept of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; 3Dept of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

DISCUSSANT: JOHN J. NIGRO

11.Survival after Resection of Truly Synchronous N2 Node Negative Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Thomas Fabian1, Ayesha S. Bryant2, John A Federico3, Robert J. Cerfolio2
1Albany Medical College, Albany, NY; 2University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 3Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT

DISCUSSANT: STEVEN R. DEMEESTER
10:30 am - 11:00 am
COFFEE BREAK, VISIT EXHIBITS
Anacapa Ballroom
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV
Moderators: Michael S. Mulligan
John J. Lamberti
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Hacienda Ballroom


13.Improvement in Left Ventricular Morphology and Function after Mitral Valve Surgery: The Risk of Delaying Surgery
Alexis E. Shafii, A. Marc Gillinov, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Joseph F. Sabik, III, Lillian H. Batizy, Edward R. Nowicki, Eugene H. Blackstone
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

DISCUSSANT: LUIS J. CASTRO

14.Impact of Tumor Size on Outcomes Following Anatomic Lung Resection for Stage IA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Based on Current Staging System
Shamus R. Carr, Matthew J. Schuchert, Alicia M. Oostdyk, Rachit Shah, David O. Wilson, James .D Luketich, Rodney J. Landreneau
UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

DISCUSSANT: PAUL H. SCHIPPER

15.The Utility of a Bioresorbable Polymeric Film and Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene to Prevent Pericardial Adhesions and Provide a Protective Barrier after Cardiac Surgery
Sunjay Kaushal, Shivani Patel, Adithya Sood, Brandon L. Walker, Carl L. Backer
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

DISCUSSANT: GORDON A. COHEN
12:00 pm
ADJOURN
1:00 pm
GOLF TOURNAMENT**
Ojai Country Club
2:00 pm
TENNIS TOURNAMENT**
Tennis Center
 
EVENING - FREE

SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
6:00 am - 11:30 am
SPEAKER READY ROOM
Hacienda Hallway
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
REGISTRATION
Hacienda Foyer
6:30 am - 7:30 am<
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Anacapa Ballroom
6:30 am - 10:30 am
EXHIBITS
Anacapa Ballroom
7:00 am - 8:15 am
CONCURRENT FORUMS
(5 minutes presentation, 3 minutes discussion)

ADULT CARDIAC
Moderators: Thomas A. Pfeffer
Chirstopher T. Salerno
Hacienda Ballroom

CF1. Mid-Term Results With TEVAR for Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection with Associated Aneurysm
Cyrus J. Parsa, Judson B. Williams, Syamal Dave Bhattacharya, Walter G. Wolfe*, Richard L. McCann, G. Chad Hughe
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

CF2. Management of Immune Dysfunction after Adult Cardiac Surgery
J. Scott Rankin1, Olusola Oguntolu2, Robert S. Binford2, D. Scott Trochtenberg3, Lawrence H. Muhlbaier4, Charles W. Stratton1
1Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; 2Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN; 3Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN; 4Duke University, Durham, NC

CF3. Syncronized Epiaortic 2-dimensional And Color Doppler Echo Guidance Enables Routine Ascending Aorta Cannulation In Type A Acute Aortic Dissection
Yoshito Inoue1, Ryuichi Takahashi2, Toshihiko Ueda3, Ryohei Yozu4
1Hiratsuka City Hospital, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan; 2Saiseikai Utsunomiya Hospital, Tochigi, Japan; 3Tokai University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan; 4Keio University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

CF4. Preventing Cardiac Remodeling: The Combination of Cell-Based Therapy and Cardiac Support Therapy Preserves Left Ventricular Function in Rodent Model of Myocardial Ischemia
Suyog A. Mokashi, Jian Guan, Dahai Wang, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Mark Brigham, Stu Lipsitz, Lawrence Lee, Jan Schmitto, Marisa Cevasco, R. Morton Bolman, III, Ali Khademhosseini, Ronglih Liao, Frederick Y. Chen
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

CF5. Spliced SDF-1 Analog Stimulates Endothelial Progenitor Cell Migration and Improves Cardiac Function In a Dose-Dependent Manner Following Myocardial Infarction.
William Hiesinger1, John R. Frederick1, J. Raymond Fitzpatrick, III1, Pavan Atluri1, Rebecca D. Levit2, Ryan C. McCormick1, Nicole A. Marotta1, Jeffrey R. Muenzer1, Ah-Young Kim1, Y. Joseph Woo1
1University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 2Emory University, Atlanta, GA

CF6. Stenotic Aortic Valves Have Dysfunctional Mechanisms of Anti-inflammation: Implications for Aortic Stenosis
Joon H. Lee, Xianzhong Meng, Michael J. Weyant*, T. Brett Reece, Joseph C. Cleveland*, Jr., David A Fullerton*
University of Colorado Health Science Center, Aurora, CO

CF7. Cardiac Retransplantation: A Viable Option
Hannah Zimmerman, Romana Coelho-Anderson, Nicole Mineburg, Michael McCarthy, Jack G. Copeland, III*
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

CF8. Reproducibility of Left Atrial Ablation with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound in a Calf Model
Nestor Villamizar1, Jennifer Crow2, Valentino Piacentino, III1, Louis DiBernardo2, Mani Daneshmand1, Mark Groh3, Carmelo Milano1
1Deparment of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC; 2Deparment of Pathology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 3Mission Saint Joseph Hospital, Asheville, NC

CF8.5 Simulation-Based Learning In Mitral Valve Surgery
David L Joyce1, Tanvir S Dhillon2, Anthony D Caffarelli1, Daniel D Joyce3, Dimitrios N Tsirigotis4, *Thomas A Burdon1, *James I Fann1
1Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA;2University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA;3New York University, New York, NY;4Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

GENERAL THORACIC
Moderators: John D. Mitchell
Michael J. Weyant
Garden Room

CF9. Malignant Pericardial Effusion: Prognostic Factors after Pericardial Window and the Significance of Paradoxical Hemodynamic Instability
Patrick L. Wagner1, James Huang2, Robert J. Downey2, Nabil Rizk2, Bernard Park2, Raja M. Flores2, Valerie W. Rusch2
1New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY; 2Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

CF10. Surgical Treatment of Non-invasive or Microinvasive Lung Adenocarcinoma: Limited Lung Resection Versus Lobectomy?
Hyonah Kim, Charles A. Powell, Alain C. Borczuk, Mark E. Ginsburg, Lyall Gorenstein, Johsua R. Sonett
Columbia-Presbyterian, New York, NY

CF11. Immunosuppression Induced Bronchial Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition: A Potential Contributor to Obliterative Bronchiolitis
Valerie M. Felton, Brigham C. Willis, Michael A. Smith*, Ross M. Bremner*
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

CF12. Refractory Cervical Esophagogastric Anastomotic Strictures: Management And Outcomes
Samantha J. Davis1, Lili Zhao2, Mark B. Orringer3, Andrew C. Chang3
1University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI; 2University of Michigan Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI; 3University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

CF13. In an Era of Health Reform: Defining the Cost-differences in Current Esophageal Cancer Management Strategies and Assessing the Costs of Complications in the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer.
MadhanKumar Kuppusamy, Julie Sylvester, Donald E. Low*
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

CF14. A Comprehensive Evaluation for Aspiration after Esophagectomy Reduces the Incidence of Post-Operative Pneumonia
Mark F. Berry1, B. Zane Atkins2, Betty C. Tong1, David H. Harpole1, Thomas A. D'Amico1, Mark W Onaitis1
1Duke University, Durham, NC; 2Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC

CF15. Correlation Of Clinical Outcomes With Expression Of ERCC1 And Other Chemotherapy-Resistance Genes In Mediastinal Lymph Nodes From Patients With Stage IIIA NSCLC
Hasmeena Kathuria, Karin A. Sloan, Carl J. O'Hara, Michael Ebright, Christine C. Reardon, Anne Hinds, Benedict D. Daly
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

CF16. Impact of Neoadjuvant Chemo-radiotherapy Therapy Followed by Surgical Resection on Node Negative T3 and T4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Benedict D. T. Daly, Michael I. Ebright, Hiran C. Fernando, Ken S. Zaner, Donna M. Morelli, Lisa A. Kachnic
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
Moderators: Peter C. Kouretas
Karl F. Welke
Libbey Boardroom

CF17. Older Children At Time Of First Stage Palliation Of Complex Univentricular Cardiac Anomalies Have Ongoing Mortality Vulnerability That Continues After The Cavopulmonary Connection
Bahaaldin Alsoufi1, Mamdouh Al-Ahmadi1, Cedric Manlhiot2, Zohair Al-Halees1, Brian McCrindle2, Ahmad Moussa1, Yasser Al-heraish1, Avedis Kalloghlian1, Charles Canver1
1King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

CF18. Biventricular Repair for Ebstein's Anomaly in Neonates and Infants: A 15 Year Follow-up
Christopher J. Knott-Craig1, Steven P. Goldberg1, Umar S. Boston1, Kent E. Ward2, Edward D. Overholt2, Robert I. Romp3, Thomas K. Chin1, Thomas Spentzas1,
1University of Tennessee/Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN; 2University of Oklahoma Children's Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK; 3University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

CF19. Fontan Surgery in Patients with an Interrupted IVC: Guidelines for Optimizing the Hepatic Baffle Design
Diane A. de Zelicourt1, Christopher M. Haggerty1, Kartik S. Sundareswaran1, Brian S. Whited1, Jarek R. Rossignac1, Mark A. Fogel2, Kirk R. Kanter3, William J. Gaynor2, Thomas L. Spray2, Ajit P. Yoganathan1
1Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; 2Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; 3Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

CF20. Direct Optical Measurement of Intra-operative Myocardial Oxygenation during Congenital Heart Surgery
*Gordon A. Cohen1, Lester C. Permut1*, Lorilee S. L. Arakaki1, Wayne A. Ciesielski1, D. Michael McMullan1, Andrea R. Parrish2, Kenneth A. Schenkman1
1University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

CF21. Contemporary Outcomes Of Surgical VSD Closure
Brett R. Anderson1, Kristen N. Stevens2, Susan C. Nicolson1, Stephen B. Gruber2, Thomas L. Spray1, Gil Wernovsky1, Peter J. Gruber1
1Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; 2University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

CF22. Near Complete Elimination of Surgical Site Infections Following Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Using Quality Improvement Methodology
Megan Miller, Traci Ashcraft, Peter Manning, Pirooz Eghtesady
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

CF23. Stage II Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome without Cardiopulmonary Bypass
*Anthony Azakie, MD1, Natalie C. Johnson, BS1, Petros V. Anagnostopoulos, MD1, Mohammed S. Akram, MD3, Patrick McQuillen, MD2, Anil Sapru, MD2
1Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 2Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, 3Department of Surgery, Drexel University

CF24. WITHDRAWN
7:00 am - 11:00 am
FAMILY HOSPITALITY
Oak Cafe
8:25 am - 8:30 am
Significance of Paul Samson to the Western Thoracic Surgical Association
Delivered by John E. Connolly
8:30 am - 9:50 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION V
Moderators: Ross M. Bremner
Patricia A. Thistlethwaite
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Hacienda Ballroom


16.What Happens (but Is Not Reported) In The Cardiac OR?
Megan Miller, Traci Ashcraft, Aimee Gardner, Peter Manning, Pirooz Eghtesady
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

DISCUSSANT: DOUGLAS E. WOOD

17. Endovascular Versus Open Elephant Trunk Completion for Extensive Aortic Disease
Eric E. Roselli1, Sreekuman Subramanian2, Jonathon Anderson1, Edward Nowicki1, Roy Greenberg1, Lars G. Svensson1, Bruce W. Lytle1
1Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; 2Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany

DISCUSSANT: D. CRAIG MILLER

18. Fate of the Esophagogastric Anastomosis
Thomas W. Rice, John R. Goldblum, Lisa A. Rybicki, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Sudish C. Murthy, David P. Mason, Eugene H. Blackstone
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

DISCUSSANT: FARZANEH F.B. BANKI

19. Should We Perform The Cox-maze Procedure In Patients Over 75 Years Old Presenting To Surgery With Atrial Fibrillation?
Niv Ad, Linda Henry, Sharon Hunt, Linda Halpin
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA

DISCUSSANT: JAMES K. BROWN
9:50 am - 10:10 am
COFFEE BREAK, VISIT EXHIBITS
Anacapa Ballroom
10:10 am - 11:10 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION VI
Moderators: Donald E. Low
John C. Chen
(10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
Hacienda Ballroom


20. Simulating VATS Lobectomy: A Virtual Reality Cognitive Task Trainer
Brian Solomon, Costas Bizekis, Sophia L Dellis, *Jessica S. Donington, Leora B. Balsam, Michael Zervos, Aubrey C. Galloway, Harvey Pass, Eugene A. Grossi
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

DISCUSSANT: RICHARD I. WHYTE

21.Is Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Superior To Conventional Bypass In Octogenarians?
Damien J. LaPar1, Castigliano M. Bhamidipati1, T. Brett Reece2, *Joseph C. Cleveland2, Irving L. Kron1, Gorav Ailawadi1
1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 2University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

DISCUSSANT: JAMES I. FANN

22.Perioperative Statin Therapy Reduces Mortality in Normolipidemic Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
Muthiah Vaduganathan, Neil J. Stone, Richard Lee, Edwin C. McGee, Jr., S. C. Malaisrie, Robert A Silverberg, Patrick M. McCarthy
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

DISCUSSANT: DAVID A. FULLERTON
11:10 am - 12:00 pm
C. WALTON LILLEHEI POINT/COUNTERPOINT SESSION
Hacienda Ballroom

Attending Surgeons Should Be Held to an 80-Hour Workweek
Moderator: Michael S. Mulligan

Pro: Scott A. Shappell
Con: Irving L. Kron
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (Members Only)
Hacienda Ballroom
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
FAMILY LUNCHEON
Herb Garden & Recreation Field
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
KIDS BANQUET
Garden Room
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION AND BANQUET
(Black Tie Optional)

Reception: Hacienda Foyer
Banquet: Hacienda Ballroom

† = Samson Resident Prize Essay
* = By Invitation

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