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Annual Multi-Disiplinary Team Building CVT Critical Care Conference

12th Annual Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care 2015

A Global Sharing of Innovative Ideas, Technology & Protocols

Presented in 3 days:

Thursday Oct. 1 thru Saturday Oct. 3, 2015

Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC

This 12th annual multi-disciplinary CME conference is dedicated to further advancing knowledge and expertise in the complex field of Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care. It is designed to bring together the entire team of health care professionals that provide care for patients undergoing CVT operations and interventional procedures.

The meeting provides an ideal setting for the team as a group to discuss the latest concepts, technology, and protocols and formulate new approaches and protocols for their hospitals.

 

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(202) 234-0700

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Washington, DC 20008

 

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Description »


This 12th annual multi-disciplinary CME conference is dedicated to further advancing knowledge and expertise in the complex field of Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care. It is designed to bring together the entire team of health care professionals that provide care for patients undergoing CVT operations and interventional procedures.

The conference is directed to:

  • Surgeons, Cardiologists, Interventionalists
  • Intensivists & Anesthesiologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Critical Care Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Perfusionists
  • Cath Lab Professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Nutritionists

 
The conference addresses the unique physiology, operations, procedures, and potential complications of CVT patients. Latest management strategies for challenging clinical problems will be presented and current controversies discussed. Experts and world authorities will focus on the latest concepts, technology, management protocols, and clinical experience in their specialties.

The program includes faculty presentations, abstract-based scientific sessions, symposia regarding major issues, audience-panel discussions and workshops. Approaches and specific protocols will be related to clinical data, so that participants can structure their clinical practice on evidence-based medicine.

With the field of CVT critical care continuing to change rapidly, it is anticipated that participation in the conference will lead to implementation of new concepts, protocols, and technology. The overall goal is to make the recovery of patients from CVT surgery and interventional procedures faster, safer, and more comfortable.

Fee Structure »


Take advantage of Early Bird pricing and register by September 1, 2015. FACTS-Care Members receive a 15% discount of all prices below. Become a Member today!

Members of these organizations also receive a 15% discount on both the early and full conference registration fees: AATS, STS, SCA (Soc of CV Anes).


Physicians

Allied Health Professionals

Fellows / Students

Full Conference (Early Bird- register by 9/1)

$660

$460

$350

Full Conference (After 9/1)

$760

$560

$450

Thursday and Friday only

$700

$500

$350

Thursday and Saturday only

$650

$450

$350

Friday and Saturday only

$650

$450

$350

Thursday only

$550

$375

$300

Friday only

$550

$375

$300

Saturday only

$400

$300

$225

Note: All registration cancellations are subject to cancellation fee

Contact Us »


For additional information please contact:

Nevin Katz, MD

President & Executive Director, FACTS-Care

Email: info@facts-care.org

 

Mowahib Vermillion

Administrative Assistant, FACTS-Care

Email: mvermillion@facts-care.org or

info@facts-care.org

FACTS-Care

1912 Foxhall Road

McLean, VA 22101

703-992-9948

Practice Gaps and Needs Assessment »


Practice Gaps and Needs Analysis

Practice Gaps

In the last few years, there have been important new developments in the specialty of CVT critical care which have the potential to enhance the quality and safety of CVT critical care. Practice gaps are identified in recent articles such as the one focused on The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2008 Cardiac Surgery Risk Models. Overall the actual cardiac surgical outcomes are clearly below ideal performance, with the recent analyses documenting importance incidences of : mortality, stroke, reoperation, renal failure, deep sternal wound infection, prolonged ventilation, composite major morbidity, and prolonged length of stay.

At the 2011 Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Shannon and colleagues from the University of Michigan presented important new data in regard to reducing complications and mortality in cardiac surgical patients. Their presentation was entitled "A Novel Method to Evaluate Mortality in Cardiac Surgery: Phase of Care Mortality Analysis, POCMA - A Statewide Quality Collaborative Initiative." They reported that 41% of the mortality during the ICU phase of care is "potentially avoidable." This study, which was subsequently published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, emphasizes that important practice gaps still exist.

This conference addresses the major need to highlight the new knowledge in CVT Critical Care so that the developments can be integrated into the practices of the specialty to narrow the practice gaps.

References:
Shahian DM and Edwards FH. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2008 Cardiac Surgery Risk Models: Introduction. Ann Thor Surg 2009;88:S1 and related articles Ann Thorac Surg 2009;88:S2-62.

Shannon FL, Fazzalari FL, Theurer PF, Bell, GF, Sutcliffe KM, Prager RL. A method to evaluate cardiac surgery mortality: Phase of care mortality analysis. Ann Thorac Surg 2012;93:36-43.

Nast PA, Avidan M, Harris CB, Krauss MJ, Jacobsohn E, Petlin A, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ. Reporting and classification of patient safety events in a cardiothoracic intensive care unit and cardiothoracic postoperative care unit. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg2005;130:1137-43.

Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulos CE, Swistel DG, DeRose J. Does EuroSCORE predict length of stay and specific postoperative complications after cardiac surgery? Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg 2005;27:128-133.

 

Needs Assessment

Cardiovascular-thoracic (CVT) critical care is now recognized as a unique specialty within the frameworks of CVT surgery, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology and general critical care. The overall field of CVT critical care now includes care of patients undergoing not only classical cardiac surgical operations, but also endovascular and minimally invasive surgery, interventional cardiology procedures, and interventional radiological procedures.

Although the CVT surgeon has traditionally provided perioperative care with the assistance of residents and fellows, the organization of the CVT critical care team is changing. CVT critical care is increasingly being provided by a multi-disciplinary team. The team includes: CVT surgeons, intensivists and anesthesiologists, hospitalists, critical care nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, perfusionists, cath lab professionals, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and nutritionists. It is essential that these multi-disciplinary professionals share a broad understanding of the care, so that they can function well as a team to enhance speed of recovery, quality, safety, and patient comfort.

The increasing complexity of CVT critical care requires a new level of critical care performance. This new critical care specialty is faced with major challenges:
 

  • A rapid evolution in critical care concepts, pharmacology and technology.
  • The unique physiologic states and complications experienced by CVT patients.
  • The aging CVT patient population with more advanced primary disease and associated conditions.
  • Major advances in surgical techniques, interventional procedures and the accompanying technology.
  • National regulations limiting house staff work hours that accentuate the shortage of critical care staff.
  • The difficulty in providing comfortable care with patients subjected to multiple negative sensory inputs including monitoring sounds, alarms, technical language, and procedures.
  • The increasing number of disciplines included on the CVT critical care team.
  • The well-documented compromises in medical practice safety.

 

This 12th annual multi-disciplinary conference, “Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care 2015,” addresses these challenges as follows:

  • The conference is dedicated to presenting the latest information and innovative concepts and technology in CVT Critical Care.
  • Basic approaches and specific protocols will be related to clinical data so that participants can structure their clinical practice on “evidence based medicine.”
  • The program agenda has been designed with the assistance of multi-disciplinary specialists.
  • Experts and world authorities will present the latest concepts, protocols and clinical experience in their specialties.
  • The importance of the multi-disciplinary approach to CVT critical care will be emphasized.
  • To help critical care personnel understand the patient’s perspective, a discussion led by the patient organization Mended Hearts will be presented.

 

In the last few years, there have been important new developments in the specialty which have the potential to enhance the quality and safety of CVT critical care. This conference addresses the major need to highlight new developments, so that the latest knowledge can be integrated into practice:

  • New hemodynamic monitoring and point of care technologies have been developed. How to employ these new methods to guide management will be discussed.
  • There is an evolution in cardiovascular therapeutic agents and interventions to address the challenges of low cardiac output, right heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. New pharmacologic and interventional approaches for impaired hemodynamics will be presented and further discussed in the audience panel discussions.
  • Bedside ultrasound technology now makes possible early bedside diagnosis of mechanical hemodynamic problems and increases the safety of deep line placement. The bedside ultrasound workshop will facilitate integration of these techniques into clinical practice.
  • The technology to provide circulatory support continues to evolve rapidly and includes a variety of percutaneous devices. The postoperative management of patients on such devices is complex and will be addressed through a presentation and a workshop.
  • Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has increasingly been employed for the treatment of acute respiratory failure. New information regarding the application of ECMO will be the subject of a presentation and will be addressed in a workshop.
  • Adequate, safe pain control and sedation in CVT patients and the prevention and treatment of delirium are continuing challenges in the CVT ICU. Latest data and management protocols will be presented.
  • Management of patients who are bleeding after cardiac surgery continues to challenge the CVT ICU team and will be discussed.
  • Volume overload and acute renal failure continue to be major challenges in CVT patients. Protocols and controversies regarding renal replacement therapy will be presented.
  • Infection continues to be an important complication in CVT patients. The latest concepts and guidelines to prevent and manage sepsis will be discussed.

 

Educational Objectives »

The overall educational objectives of “Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care 2015” are:

  • Apply the latest concepts, technology and developments in CVT critical care to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Understand the latest protocols in cardiac, respiratory and renal support. 
  • Recognize the importance of the multi-disciplinary team approach in CVT critical care and principles of the team coordination.

  Educational objectives of “Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care 2015” include:

  • Evaluate the latest choices in hemodynamic monitoring and point of care technology.
  • Apply the pharmacologic and mechanical support approaches to severe postoperative heart failure.
  • Examine how interventional cardiology procedures are employed before and after cardiac surgery.
  • Integrate into practice the latest concepts and protocols for diuretics and renal replacement therapy.
  • Evaluate how current ventricular assist devices are employed in CVT critical care and how to deal with emergencies.
  • Examine a stepwise approach to bleeding after cardiac surgery.
  • Understand how optimal sedation and analgesia are achieved for complex CVT critical care patients.
  • Evaluate how ECMO technology and protocols are employed in CVT critical care.
  • Understand how the latest bedside echocardiography - ultrasound technology is used to diagnosis hemodynamic mechanical problems and to guide placement of deep catheters.
  • Examine how the latest hemodynamic monitoring technology is used to guide management of low cardiac output.
  • Obtain a perspective of how CVT ICU protocols are developed and implemented and how the results are analyzed.
  • Apply the latest diagnostic and management protocols to the occurrence of pulmonary embolism in CVT patients.
  • Evaluate the latest concepts and protocols for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute stroke after cardiac surgery.
  • Assess the latest pharmacologic and surgical approaches to atrial fibrillation.
  • Apply the latest protocols in anticoagulation after cardiac valve replacement surgery.
  • Evaluate the latest methods of nutritional support for CVT ICU patients.
  • Gain an understanding of the latest innovations in cardiac surgery.
  • Assess the latest advances in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and the associated postoperative care.
  • Understand the selection of open versus percutaneous tracheostomy and the timing of the procedure.
  • Apply the latest preventive and management protocols to GI bleeding in CVT patients.
  • Evaluate the perioperative management of acute and chronic hepatic failure in CVT patients.
  • Assess the ethical issues associated with advanced critical care technology.
  • Integrate into practice the latest principles and protocols for the management of pneumonia in CVT ICU patients.
  • Understand the patient’s and family’s perspective regarding CVT critical care.

 

CE Accreditation »


CME ACCREDITATION


Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Foundation for the Advancement of Cardiothoracic Surgical care. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:

This activity is pending approval with The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

Perfusionist

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.3 Category I CEUs. The American Board will allot the Category I CEUs to those perfusionists who attend the meeting.

For further information on the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, please visit: www.accme.org.

Core Competencies:
This program will address the following
ACGME/ABMS competencies:
• Patient care and procedural skills
• Medical knowledge

Group Rate Hotel Information »


Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC
The Omni Shoreham Hotel welcomes attendees of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Critical Care 2015. To reserve your room now and receive the special conference rate simply click on the "book now" button below.

Conference Dates: Oct 1, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015
Additional Dates: Sep 30, 2015 - Oct 4, 2015
Special Rate: $259 per night Book Now »
Hotel Group Discount Deadline Sept 17, 2015


Omni Shoreham Hotel

(202) 234-0700

2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Group Code 12400612965


Preliminary Agenda, Faculty & Abstract/Poster Submission

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Agenda »

Thursday, October 1, 2015


7:00am - 8:00 am
Light Breakfast & Registration

Session I – Introduction & Cardiovascular 8:00 am - 8:10 am
Welcome & Introduction to the Program

Nevin M. Katz, MD


8:10 am – 8:40 am
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) - ICU Management of Complex Patients

TBA


8:40 am – 9:10 am
Aortic Dissection - Latest Techniques & Postop Management
Joel E. Price, MD, MPH

9:10 am – 9:40 am
Management of Right Heart Failure & Pulmonary Hypertension

TBA

Audience Panel Discussion Moderator: Nevin M. Katz, MD

Panelists: TBA

Session II - Cardiothoracic Resident / Fellow Research Presentation
9:40 am – 10:45 am

Award Recipient & Presenter: TBA Medical Center - TBA


Award presented by: Nevin M. Katz, MD

10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall

10:45 am
John W. Kirklin CT Resident & Fellow Research Award Presentation & Discussion

Session II – Cardiovascular cont’d
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Management of VAD & ECMO Complications

Session III - Innovative Approaches to CVT Critical Care - International Abstract-Based

Scientific Session

11:00 am - 11:50 am Moderator: Nevin M. Katz, MD

Absract-Based Presentation 1 Discussant Leader: TBA

Abstract-Based Presentation 2 Discussant Leader: TBA

11:50 am – 12:00 pm Intermission - Exhibit Hall

Session IV - Professional Multi-Disciplinary
Issues - Networking Luncheon Symposium


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Postop ICU Syndrome & Delrium - Prevention & Management - New Modalities for Postop Pain

Moderator: Mary J. Zellinger, CCRN
Presenters: Charles M. Geller, Emily C. Shields, PT

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Non-CME Focus Groups & Exhibit Hall Demonstrations - Latest Technology & Pharmaceuticals

Discussion Leader: Location: Hampton Room

Discussion Leader: Location: Calvert Room

Discussion Leader:
Location: Congressional Room

Session V – Thoracic Surgery & Cardio-Respiratory Support
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Heart & Lung Transplantation - ICU Management & Protocols

TBA

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Management of Pulmonary & Esophageal Resection Complications in the ICU

Daniel L. Miller, MD

Session VI – Neurologic Issue Moderator: Subhasis Chatterjee, MD

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Prevention of Brain Injury & Management of Stroke in the CVT ICU Patient

TBA

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Refreshment Breakout

Session VII - Multi-Disciplinary Break Out Workshops
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Cardiac Advanced Life Support (CALS) Protocols

Director & Co-Director: Location:Hampton

VAD / ECMO Temporary Circulatory Support - Protocols & Bedside Issues

Director & Co-Director: Location: Congressional Room

Hemodynamic Simulation – Case Scenarios including Patient with VAD

Director: Nevin M. Katz, MD & Co-Director: John A. Frazier, RN, RRT
Location: Blue Room

 

Friday, October 2, 2015


7:00 am – 8:00 am
Light Breakfast & Registration

Session VIII – Anticoagulation & Coagulopathies Moderator: Jerrold H. Levy, MD

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Update on New Oral Anticoagulants & Reversing Their Effects

TBA

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Management of Coagulopathies in Cardiac Surgery Patients

Jerrold H. Levy, MD

Session IX - Ethical Issues
Moderators: Namrata Patil, MD & Myra F. Ellis, CCRN

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Ethical Challenges of Advanced Critical Care Technology & Case Scenario

Melissa M. Goldstein, JD

Session X - Andrew Foster Young Investigator Award Presentation

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Andrew Foster Young Investigator Award Presentation & Discussion

Award Recipient & Presenter: TBA
Award presented by: Joseph M. Giordano, MD

10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall

Session XI – The Patient’s Perspective


10:30 am – 11:00 am
“Informed Consent” - The Patient’s Perspective Panel

Moderator: Moderator: Namrata Patil, MD Mended Hearts Representatives & Barbara Jacobs, CCRN

Session XII – Innovative Approaches to CVT Critical Care - International Abstract-Based Scientific Session

11:00 am - 11:45 pm Moderator: TBA

Abstract-Based Presentaton 3 Discussant Leader: TBA

Abstract-Based Presentation 4 Discussant Leader: TBA

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Intermission - Exhibit Hall

Session XIII - Luncheon Symposium
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Affordable Care Act & Mandated Alternative Payment Models -The Strategic Importance of a Multi-Disciplinary Team

Daniel T. Engelman, MD

1:15pm – 2:15 pm
Non-CME Focus Groups & Exhibit Hall Demonstrations - Latest Technology & Pharmaceuticals

“Biomarkers Are Here To Stay!” - Evaluating Patients at Risk of Acute Kidney Injury

Discussion Leader: Mark D. Williams MD, FCCM Location: Congressional Room
TBA

Moderator: TBA
Location: Hampton Room

TBA
Discussion Leader: TBA Location: Calvert Room

Session XIV - GI & Renal Complications


Moderator: Joseph F. Dasta, MSc & Nevin M. Katz, MD

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
GI Bleeding in CVT ICU Patients - Prevention &
Management - New SCCM Guidelines

H. David Reines, MD

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Acute Renal Dysfunction & Failure in CVT ICU Patients - Early Diagnosis & Treatment

TBA

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall

Session XV - Multi-Disciplinary Break Out Workshops

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Bedside Echocardiography & Ultrasound Guided Procedures

Haney Mallemat, MD & Co-Director: TBA Location: Congressional Room

Latest Ventilation Technology & Weaning for Difficult Situations

Director: TBA
Location: Calvert Room

TeamSTEPPS Protocols

Director: Charles E. Murphy, MD Co-Director: Margaret H. Sturdivant, RN Location: Hampton Room

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Refreshment Break – Wine Cheese Event - Exhibit Hall & Patio

Session XVI - Abstract-Based Poster Session

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Poster Session with Professor Rounds – Poster Hall

 

Saturday, October 3, 2015


7:00 am - 8:00 am
Light Breakfast and Registration

Session XVII - Cardio-Thoracic Surgery & Sepsis Issues

Moderator: Jonathan Haft, MD

8:00 am – 8:30 am
The Open Chest Protocol for Complications in Cardiac Surgical Patients

TBA

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Latest Management Strategies for Infected CVT Wounds

TBA

Session XVIII - Endocrine Issues & Physical Therapy

Moderators: Nevin M. Katz, MD & Robert E. Moyneaux, PA-C

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Hyponatremia & Hypernatremia - Common Issues in the CVT ICU Patients - Management

TBA

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Physical Therapy for ECMO & VAD Patients Emily C. Shields, PT

Session XIX – The CT Resident Scholarship Panel Discussion


10:00 am – 10:30 am
CT Resident Perspective - Providing Optimal CVT Critical Care

Moderators: Jonathan Haft, MD &
Nevin M. Katz, MD
Panel: Recipients of AATS CT Resident Scholarships

10:30 am - 10:45 am Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall

Session XX - Best Practices & Challenges
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Latest Measures to Provide Optimal Nutritional Support - Enteric & Parenteral

Patricia Brown, RD, LDN, CNSC

11:15 am - 11:45 am
Pulmonary Embolism - Latest Prevention & Acute Treatment

TBA

11:45 am - 11:50 am Closing Comments Nevin M. Katz, MD

 

Please Note: Program Agenda is subject to change.

 

Faculty »



Conference Director

Nevin M. Katz, MD
President & Executive Director, FACTS-Care
Associate Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

 

Conference Co-Directors

 

 

Invited Faculty

 

 

Abstract Submission Guidelines »

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract-Based Scientific & Poster Sessions, and Andrew Foster Young Investigator Award, CT Resident & Fellow Investigator Award.


Abstract Submission Deadline July 10, 2015

Please click here for the Abstract Submission Form


In addition to the Andrew Foster Young Investigator Award, FACTS-Care is instituting a new Abstract-Based Cardiac-Thoracic Resident & Fellow Research Award for the CVT Critical Care 2015 Conference. We hope these two awards will encourage Young Investigators and CT Residents & Fellows to pursue research projects. For the winner of each award:

  • A $1,000 award for the best selected abstract for each award
  • A 10 minute presentation at a plenary session based on the research during the CVT Critical Care 2015 conference
  • Winning abstracts included in the course syllabus
  • Option to additionally present at the Poster Session with Professor Rounds – Wine & Cheese Event 

It has been clear from the beginning of our “CVT Critical Care” conferences, that many of our participants are dynamic leaders in their hospitals, and are involved with developing and studying innovations in CVT critical care.  These new sessions provide an opportunity for multi-disciplinary professionals to highlight their studies in the following categories:

  • Management of CVT Critical Care Issues
  • Evaluation of New Technology and Pharmaceuticals
  • Organization of the CVT Critical Care Multi-Disciplinary Team

The “Abstract Judging” subcommittee of our 2015 Program Committee will judge all Abstracts using a blinded format.
All abstract presentations will be 10 minutes, with a 5-minute Audience-Panel discussion to follow. Overall then, 6 presentations will be selected, and the authors honored at the presentation sessions.

 

Abstract Submission Instructions:

Please click here for the Abstract Submission Form


Andrew Foster Young Investigator Award
Abstracts submitted for the “Andrew Foster Young Investigator Award” must be from investigators 35 years of age or younger, whose abstract describes research related to CVT Critical Care. The presentation will be on Friday Oct 2, at 9:30 am.

CT Resident & Fellow Investigator Award
Abstracts submitted for the “CT Resident & Fellow Investigator Award” must be from CT Residents or Fellows in Cardiothoracic Surgery programs. The presentation will be on Thurs Oct 1, at 9:40 am.

Abstract-Based Scientific Session

All disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts for the “Abstract-Based Scientific Sessions.”

The “Abstract-Based Scientific Sessions” will be held on the 1st and 2nd days of the conference, Thurs Oct1 and Fri Oct 2, from 11:00 am - 11:45 am.

Poster Session

All disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts for the “Poster Session.”

The Posters will be displayed both days of the conference in the Exhibit Hall, and will be honored at a “Wine & Cheese Event” in the Exhibit Hall, Fri Oct 2, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A standard 4' x 8' poster display board will be provided

All Abstracts must include the following:
- Name and degrees(s) of all authors, with presenting author’s name in upper case
- Name of the hospital(s) where the study was performed
- Brief title of the abstract, including the nature of the study only
- Do not underline the title
- Abstract submitted for (1 or more) of the following:
Andrew Foster Young Investigator, CT Resident & Fellow Investigator, Abstract-Based Scientific Session and Poster Session.

-The abstract text should include the following:
- A concise statement of the investigation’s purpose
- A brief explanation of the study’s materials and methods
- A summary of the study’s results
- Conclusions supported by the investigation’s results.

Please note:
- Do not include references or graphics
- Abstracts should not exceed 500 words
- The Abstract deadline is July 10, 2015.

Abstracts should be e-mailed to: info@facts-care.org, and adhere to the above guidelines.

Please click here for the Abstract Submission Form

Include the following contact information and if you would like to be considered for the Andrew Foster Award (you must meet the criteria as indicated below on this page) for the presenting author on a cover page.

The Program Committee members will review your abstract, and you will be notified of their decision by August 20, 2015.

If your abstract is selected, you will be asked to present it as either (a) a poster only or (b) a 10 minute conference presentation on date TBD, as the winner of the Andrew Foster Award . You will receive complete information (including poster dimensions, set-up times, etc.) after notification of the Program Committee's decision.

If accepted for presentation or display, your abstract will be printed in the course syllabus as submitted, so please edit and proofread carefully.

If you have any questions about the above guidelines, please contact:

Nevin Katz, MD
President & Executive Director, FACTS-Care
Email: info@facts-care.org

or

Mowahib Vermillion

Administrative Assistant, FACTS-Care

Email: info@facts-care.org

 

 

Program Committee »

Program Committee

 

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Supporters and Exhibitors

Council for Excellence »

2014 Council for Excellence

 

We are grateful for the support of the following members of FACTS-Care’s Council for Excellence in CVT Critical Care:

 

   
Edwards Lifesciences edwards
Abbott Point of Care abbott

SonoSite, Inc

sonosite
The Medicines Company abbott
The Mended Heart mh
Abiomed abiomed
Hospira hospira
Grifols a
Gambro s
Masimo a
Clearflow clearflow
Astute Medical astute
Covidien covidien
The George Washington University - Universal Health Services  
   
   

 

2014 Exhibitors »

FACTS-Care gratefully acknowledges past exhibitor support of the "Cardiothoracic Surgical Critical Care" Conferences from the following companies: 

2014 Gold Exhibitors:

Edwards Lifesciences edwards
Abiomed abiomed
Hospira hospira
Clearflow clearflow
Abbott Point of Care abbott
Covidien x
Astute x
   

 

2014 Silver Exhibitors:

Thoratec x
   
   
   
   

 

2014 Bronze Exhibitors:

rEvo Biolics  
CT Assist  
Elsevier Affilaite / Atlantic Medical Books  
   
   

 

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