CREF Preliminary Program and Scientific Agenda

The 2019 CREF program and scientific agenda will focus on the following general topic areas:

  • ECMO & ECLS
  • Blood Management
  • Myocardial Protection
  • Perfusion Potpourri
  • What's New in Cardiac Surgery?
  • Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Renal and Neurological Protection
  • Personal Wellbeing: Care for Caregivers
  • Legal Issues: Misses & Near-Misses
  • Medical Missions & Disaster Health Response Systems
  • Challenging Cases

Below is the preliminary scientific agenda for the 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium. Check back regularly or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter to be informed of updates to the 2019 CREF program.

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CREF Program Overview

Below is a snapshot of the CREF program. To view a detailed agenda, including start and end times, view the CREF brochure.


WEDNESDAY, OCT 9


10:00 - Registration Opens


Attendee Choice: Hands-On, Interactive Education

  • Medtronic ECMO Workshop
  • ECMO Systems Workshop: What's Available Now?
  • Protocol Project Workshop
  • Biomed Simulation ECLS Workshop

Meet & Greet Coffee Social


Swain Scholarship & Abstract Presentations 
  • Is Goal-Directed Perfusion Using Lean Body Weight Predictive of Acute Kidney Injury? A Retrospective Review
    Kali Begum RN BSN 
  • Abstract Presentations TBA

Welcome Reception & Exhibits

THURSDAY, OCT 10


Breakfast & Exhibits


Welcome 
  • Alfred H. Stammers MSA CCP (emeritus) and Susan W. Westwood MA

What's New in Cardiac Surgery?
  • Update on Adult Cardiac Surgery
    Robert S. Kramer MD
  • Update on Adult Perfusion
    Alfred H. Stammers MSA CCP (emeritus)
  • How to Integrate the Art of Medicine in the Age of Technology
    Ashley B. Hodge MBA CCP FPP
  • From OR to ICU – What Is New in Anesthesia and Critical Care?
    Vadim Gudzenko MD

Break & Exhibits


Perfusion Safety & Quality 
  • KEYNOTE: Data, Registry, Outcomes and Your Perfusion Practice!
    Robert A Baker PhD CCP(Aus)
  • Standards & Guidelines: Adult Patients
    Shahna L. Helmick CCP
  • Standards & Guidelines: Pediatric Patients
    Ashley B. Hodge MBA CCP FPP
  • Challenging Cases + Panel Discussion

Lunch & Exhibits


ECMO: I 
  • Must-Do's for Initiating ECMO in Cardiac Arrest
    Zachary M. Shinar MD
  • eCPR: A Therapy Ready for Prime Time?
    Michael S. Firstenberg MD
  • Non-Traditional ECMO Use: Hemorrhagic Shock, Respiratory Arrest, and Toxidromes
    Zachary M. Shinar MD
  • Challenging Cases + Panel Discussion

Break & Exhibits


Attendee Choice: Hands-On, Interactive Education
  • Medtronic ECMO Workshop
  • Biomed Simulation ECLS Workshop
  • TandemHeart ECMO Workshop
  • Fireside Chats: ECMO + Safety & Quality

FRIDAY, OCT 11


Terumo Breakfast Product Theater
Patient Blood Management and Clinical Performance in Cell Salvage: Update and Recent Experiences 
Michael Nosch MD


ECMO: II

  • Neurologic Issues on ECMO: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management
    Michael S. Firstenberg MD
  • Anticoagulation for the ECMO Patient: How Much is Enough?
    Linda Shore-Lesserson MD
  • ICU Management of Patients Supported with ECLS
    Vadim Gudzenko MD
  • Challenging Cases + Panel Discussion

Break & Exhibits


Blood Management
  • KEYNOTE: Optimal Hemostasis Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery: The Role of Point-of-Care Testing
    Linda Shore-Lesserson MD
  • Pros and Cons of Novel Pharmaceutical Strategies Integrated in Patient Blood Management Programs in Cardiac Surgery: Preoperative Iron Supplementation, Desmopressin and Fibrinogen Concentrate
    Serdar Gunaydın MD PhD
  • Update on Blood Management
    C. David Mazer MD
  • Challenging Cases + Panel Discussion

Medtronic Lunch Product Theater
Your Mission Is Our Mission: Advancing ECLS Therapy
Dave Dewindt, William Jakobleff MD, & Richard Walczak CCP FPP


Perfusion Potpourri
  • Latest Developments in Managing Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest
    Hilary P. Grocott MD
  • Optimizing Perfusion
    Robert A Baker PhD CCP(Aus)
  • Update on Acute Kidney Injury after Cardiac Surgery
    C. David Mazer MD
  • Challenging Cases + Panel Discussion

Break


Attendee Choice: Hands-On, Interactive Education
  • Protocol Project Workshop
  • Spectrum Medical Workshop
  • Century HLM / PerfusionPro Workshop
  • Fireside Chat: Blood Management
  • Fireside Chat: Attendee Choice

SATURDAY, OCT 12


Terumo Breakfast Product Theater
Changes in Deep Sternal Wound Infection after
Cardiac Surgery
Baron L. Hamman MD


Presentation of the 20th Annual Utley Award

Myocardial Protection
  • Cardioplegia Update: Safety Dilemma of Long-term Protection of Single Dose Techniques: Clinical Impact Confirmed by Microvascular Integrity via Cell Culture Studies
    Serdar Gunaydin MD PhD
  • KEYNOTE: Myocardial Protection During Cardiac Surgery: What Is the Real Story?
    Frank W. Sellke MD
  • Challenging Cases and Panel Discussion

Break + Raffle Prize Drawing


Neurological Protection
  • KEYNOTE: Optimizing Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery: What Is the Role for Neuromonitoring?
    Hilary P. Grocott MD
  • Neurocognitive Decline after Cardiac Surgery: Cause and Prevention
    Frank W. Sellke MD
  • Challenging Cases and Panel Discussion

Legally Mine Lunch Product Theater
Understanding Legal Tools: Keys to Lawsuit Prevention, License Protection and Tax Reduction
Daniel J. McNeff BS CFP


Personal Wellbeing: Care for the Caregivers
  • Diets: What's Fad; What's Fact?
    Kelli Grey-Meisner RDN and Tiffany L. Holt MS RD 
  • Mentorships for Healthcare Professionals
    C. David Mazer MD
  • How to Manage Stress and Find a Positive Work-Life Balance
    Alfred H. Stammers MSA CCP (emeritus)

  • Panel Discussion

Break


Attendee Choice: Hands-On, Interactive Education
  • Fireside Chats: Personal Wellbeing, Myocardial Protection, Neurological Protection, and Open Forum
  • Essential Pharmaceuticals Workshop I: Novel Post-Bypass Blood-Conservation Techniques
  • Essential Pharmaceuticals Workshop II: Myocardial Preservation Techniques HTK 

SUNDAY, OCT 13


5K/10K Fun Run & Walk

Legal Issues: Misses and Near-Misses
  • Practical Legal Advice for Healthcare Professionals: Things You Can Do Today to Protect and Grow Your Practice
    James M. Arrowood Esq.
  • How to Serve as an Expert Witness
    Alfred H. Stammers MSA CCP (emeritus)
  • Discussion

Break


Humanitarian Healthcare and Disaster Health Response Systems

  • Medical Missions: Providing Humanitarian Care in Low-Resource Areas
    Robert S. Kramer MD
  • Regional and National Disaster Health Response Systems: How to Get Involved
  • Discussion

Meeting Adjourns

The CREF program and scientific agenda is subject to change. All updates will be posted to our social-medial accounts and this website. For questions, contact us today!