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Annual Multi-Disiplinary Team Building CVT Critical Care Conference

13th Annual Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care 2016

A Global Sharing of Innovative Ideas, Technology & Protocols

Presented in 3 days:

Thursday Sept. 15 thru Saturday Sept. 17, 2016

Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC

This 13th 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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Omni Shoreham Hotel:

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(202) 234-0700

2500 Calvert Street NW

Washington, DC 20008

 

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Description »


This 13th 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 August 1, 2016. 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 8/1)

$660

$460

$350

Full Conference (After 8/1/16)

$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.

The continued presence of practice gaps and the challenge of quality improvement in the management of cardiothoracic surgical complications in the ICU are addressed in several articles listed below in the references.

This conference addresses the major need to highlight the new knowledge in CVT Critical Care so that the latest concepts, protocols, and procedures can be integrated into the practices of the specialty to narrow the practice gaps.

References:

Mazzeffi M, Zivot J, Buchman T, Halkos M. In-Hospital Mortality After Cardiac Surgery: Patient Characteristics, Timing, and Association With Postoperative Length of Intensive Care Unit and Hospital Stay. Ann Thorac Surg 2014;97:1220-6.

Stephens RS, WhitmanGJ. Postoperative Critical Care of the Adult Cardiac Surgical Patient: Part: Procedure-Specific Considerations, Management of Complications, and Qualtiy Improvement. Crit Care Med 2015: 43:1995-2014.

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 13th annual multi-disciplinary conference, “Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care 2016,” 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:

  • Trans-Catheter Based Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a relatively new innovative cardiovascular procedure and is among the topics covered at the meeting.

  • The technology to provide circulatory support with ventricular assist devices (VAD's) and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 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 presentations and a workshop. The management of complications will be discussed.

  • Resuscitation principles and protocols will be presented in the CALS workshop.

  • The latest management of atrial fibrillation and associated anticoagulation will be presented.

  • Management of patients who are bleeding after cardiac surgery continues to challenge the CVT ICU team and management of coagulopathies will be discussed.

  • Renal biomarker assays are becoming available and their application to the early diagnosis of acute kidney injury will be presented.  

  • Infection continues to be an important complication in CVT patients. Use of antibiotics and antifungals in the CVT ICU will be updated.

 

 

 

Educational Objectives »

 

The overall educational objectives of “Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care 2016” are:

  • Apply the latest concepts, technology and developments in CVT critical care to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Understand the latest protocols in CVT critical care to provide safe and effective cardiac, respiratory, and renal support. 
  • Recognize the importance of the multi-disciplinary team in providing optimal mechanical support with ECMO and VADS.

                                                                                                                                               
Educational objectives of “Cardiovascular-Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care 2016” include:

  • Describe how LVAD hemodynamics are optimized
  • Explain the latest pharmacologic & mechanical support options for cardiogenic shock
  • Understand the management of atrial fibrillation in the CVT critical care patient. 
  • Describe the management of VAD & ECMO complications.
  • Examine the professional development of the CVT Critical Care team.
  • Describe bedside ultrasound techniques for drainage of pleural effusions.
  • Explain thoracic surgical procedures in the CVT ICU
  • Discuss multi-modal analgesia and prevention of delirium.
  • Evaluate the latest strategies & technology for providing optimal respiratory support with mechanical ventilation.
  • Understand latest management strategies for coagulopathies in cardiac surgical patients.
  • Describe how to manage temporary and permanent pacemaker systems in the CVT ICU.
  • Describe the current issues in lung transplantation.
  • Evaluate the new oral anticoagulants & antiplatelet agents & the reversal of their effects.
  • Describe the management of coagulopathies in CVT critical care patients.
  • Discuss the ethical issues of advanced critical care technology.
  • Explain the CVT patient's perspective of informed consent.
  • Describe the organization of the multi-disciplinary professional team environment
  • Examine how to diagnose & manage general surgical complications in CVT ICU patients.
  • Understand how the latest bedside echocardiography - ultrasound technology is used to diagnosis hemodynamic mechanical problems.
  • Examine how the latest hemodynamic monitoring technology is used to guide management of low cardiac output with left ventricular assist devices.
  • Evaluate the early diagnosis and management of acute renal dysfunction in CVT ICU patients.
  • Describe how preoperative variables and endocrine issues impact postop CVT ICU outcomes.
  • Explain antimicrobial resistance and how it has impacted latest antibiotic and antifungal protocols.
  • Evaluate how the multi-disciplinary team balances clinical practice, stress & family commitments.

 

 

 

CE Accreditation »


CME ACCREDITATION



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 2016. To reserve your room now and receive the special conference rate simply click on the "book now" button below.

Conference Dates: Sept 15, 2016 - Sept 17, 2016
Additional Dates: Sep 13, 2016 - Sept. 16, 2016
Special Rate: $259 per night Book Now »
Hotel Group Discount Deadline August 26, 2016


Omni Shoreham Hotel

(202) 234-0700

2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008

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Preliminary Agenda, Faculty & Abstract/Poster Submission

Full Conference Brochure - coming soon.

Agenda »

2016 Agenda

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

7:30 pm  – 8:30  pm
Non-CME Dinner Event  - Latest Technology

TBA

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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

Session I  –  Cardiovascular Issues

8:00 am  - 8:10 am
Welcome &  Introduction to the Program
Nevin M. Katz, MD

8:10 am  – 8:50 am
Hemodynamic Effects of Peripheral VAD's for Cardiogenic Shock
Daniel Burkhoff, MD

8:50 am  – 9:30 am
Optimizing LVAD Hemodynamics
Robert N. Sladen, MD

9:30  – 10:00 am
Multi-Disciplinary Management of ECMO & VAD & Complications
Multi-Disciplinary Panel:  Daniel Burkhoff, MD; Robert N. Sladen, MD; Zack Beckman, CCP;
Majid M. Alotaibi, RRT-NPS

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

10:30 am  – 11:00 am
Atrial Fibrillation - Management, Anticoagulation & Guidelines
 Cynthia M. Tracy, MD

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

11:00 am  - 11:45 am
Moderator: Charles M. Geller, MD

TBA

Authors/Medical Center: TBA

Discussant: TBA
TBA

Authors/Medical Center: TBA

Discussant: TBA

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

Non-CME Luncheon Symposium: Latest Developments in VAD Technology  

12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm
Innovative VAD Technology for Mechanical Circulatory Support
 
Moderator: TBA
 Presenters:  TBA

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

TBA
Discussion Leader: TBA
Location: Hampton Room

Multimodal Analgesia & Enhanced Recovery after Surgery
Discussion Leader: Thomas L. Heleotis, MD
Location:  Calvert  Room

TBA
Discussion Leader: TBA
Location:  Congressional Room

Session III  –  Thoracic Surgery

Moderator: Charles E. Murphy, MD

2:30 pm  - 3:00 pm
Bronchoscopy in the CVT ICU
James P. Lamberti, MD

3:00 pm  – 3:30 pm
Thoracic Surgical Procedures in the CVT ICU
Namrata Patil, MD

 

Session IV – Neurologic Issues

Moderator: Joseph F. Dasta, MSc

3:30 pm  – 4:00 pm
Multimodal Analgesia & Prevention of Delirium
Thomas L. Heleotis, MD

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

Session V  -  Multi-Disciplinary Break Out Workshops

4:30 pm  – 6:00 pm

Latest Ventilation Technology & Weaning for Difficult Situations
Director: James P. Lamberti, MD
Location: Hampton Room

VAD /  ECMO Temporary Circulatory Support - Protocols & Bedside Issues
Co-Directors: Jonathan W. Haft, MD; Hitoshi Hirose, MD; Zack Beckman, CCP; Harrison T. Pitcher, MD 
Location: Blue Room

Pacemakers in the CVT ICU - Management of Temporary and Permanent Systems
Director: Cynthia Tracy, MD
Co-Director: Myra Ellis, RN, MSN
Location: Congressional Room

7:30 pm  – 8:30  pm
Non-CME Dinner Event  - Latest Technology

TBA

Friday, September 16, 2016

7:00 am – 7:30 am
Light Breakfast & Registration

Session VI - Cardiothoracic Transplantation

Moderator: Nevin M. Katz, MD  

7:30 am  – 8:00 am
Current Issues in Lung Transplantation
Errol L. Bush, MD

Session VII  – Coagulopathies

Moderator: Jessica R. Crow, PharmD

8:00 am  – 8:30 am
Strategies to Reverse Novel Oral Anticoagulants & Antiplatelet Agents
Jess Chasler, PharmD

Session VIII - Multi-Disciplinary Team Organization

Moderator: Nevin M. Katz, MD

8:30 am  - 9:00 am
Professional Development of the CVT Critical Care Team - Competence vs Knowledge & Preventing Errors
Moderator: Mary J. Zellinger, ANP, CNS
Multi-Disciplinary Panel Presenters:  Jonathan W. Haft, MD; Bryan Boling, CCRN;  John Lindsley, PharmD

 

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Organization of the Multi-Disciplinary Professional Team Environment for Optimal Performance
Presentation by Wichita, Kansas Critical Care Team led by Paul Uhlig, MD

Session IX  -  Andrew Foster Young Investigator Award Presentation

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

TBA

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

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

Session X  –  The Patient’s Perspective  

10:30 am  – 11:00 am
Patient-Family Centered Care  
Moderator: Barbara Jacobs, MSN, CCRN
Mended Hearts Representatives  

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

11:00 am  - 11:45 pm
Moderator: Daniel T. Engelman, MD

TBA

Authors/Medical Center: TBA

Discussant: TBA

TBA

Authors/Medical Center: TBA

Discussant: TBA

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

Session XII - Luncheon Symposium

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
The Cardiothoracic Surgeon on the Multi-Disciplinary ICU Team
Joseph E. Bavaria, MD

1:15pm  – 2:15  pm

Non-CME Focus Groups & Exhibit Hall Demonstrations - Latest Technology & Pharmaceuticals

Retained Blood Syndrome due to Chest Tube Clogging: Complications & Cost
Discussion Leader: Edward M. Boyle, MD
Can Reducing Retained Blood Reduce the Incidence of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF)?
Discussion Leader: Louis P. Perrault, MD
Active Clearance of Chest Tubes: Who, What, When, Why & How?
Discussion Leader: A. Marc Gillinov, MD

Location:  Hampton Room

Biomarkers for Early Detection of Acute Kidney Injury
Discussion Leader: Daniel Engelman, MD
Location: Congressional Room

TBA
Discussion Leader: TBA
Location:  Calvert Room

Session XIII  -  GI & Renal Complications 
Moderator: Charles E. Murphy, MD

2:30 pm  – 3:00 pm
Management of Acute Renal Dysfunction & Failure in CVT ICU Patients
 John A. Kellum, MD

3:00 pm  - 3:30 pm
General Surgical Complications in CVT ICU Patients - Diagnosis & Management
Philip S. Barie, MD

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

Session XIV -  Multi-Disciplinary Break Out Workshops

4:00 pm  – 5:30 pm

How do Hospitals Set up the Cardiac Advanced Life Support (CALS) Program?
Director:  Myra Ellis, RN, MSN
Location: Congressional Room

Bedside Echocardiography & Ultrasound Guided Procedures
Director: Semhar Z. Tewelde, MD
Location: Hampton  Room

 Hemodynamic Simulation – Case Scenarios including Patient with VAD
Director: Nevin M. Katz, MD
Location: Blue Room

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

Session XV - International Abstract-Based Poster Session

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

7:30 pm  – 8:30  pm
Non-CME Dinner Event  - Latest Technology

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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

Session XVI  -  Endocrine Issues 

Moderator: Susan C. Seatter, MD

8:00 am  – 8:30 am
Sodium Challenges in CVT Critical Care Patients
Natasa Janicic, MD, PhD

.Session XVII  -  Cardiothoracic Resident /  Fellow Research  Presentation

8:30 am – 9:00 am
John W. Kirklin CT Resident & Fellow Research Award Presentation & Discussion

TBA

Award Recipient & Presenter: TBA
Medical Center: TBA
Award presented by: Nevin M. Katz, MD

Session XVIII –  The CT Resident Scholarship Panel Discussion

9:00 am  – 9:30 am
CT Resident Perspective - Providing Optimal CVT Critical Care
Moderators: Jonathan W. Haft, MD & Nevin M. Katz, MD
Panel: Recipients of  AATS CT Resident Scholarships

Session XIX  -  Infections in CVT Patients - Prevention & Management

Moderator: Charles M. Geller, MD & Robert E. Molyneaux, PA-C

9:30 am  – 10:00 am
Antimicrobial Resistance with Updates on Antibiotics & Antifungals
Nancy Munro, MN, ACNP-BC

10:00 am  – 10:30 am
Multi-Disciplinary Management of Sepsis & Multi-Organ Failure
Philip S. Barie, MD

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

Session XX - Multi-Disciplinary Team  Challenges

Moderators:  Charles M. Geller, MD & Susan C. Seatter, MD
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Innovative Team-Building Approaches to Balance Clinical Practice, Stress & Family Commitments
Multi-Disciplinary Panel - Audience  Discussion

11:15 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

Joseph F. Dasta, MSc
Professor Emeritus,
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Columbus, OH
Adjunct Professor
University of Texas College of Pharmacy
Round Rock, TX

Jonathan W. Haft, MD
Director, Extra-Corporeal Life Support Program
Associate Director Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units
Associate Professor of Surgery & Anesthesia
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Charles M. Geller, MD
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Crozer-Keystone Health System
Professor of Surgery
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Mary J. Zellinger, RN, MN, ANP-BC,
CCRN-CSC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Invited Faculty

Majid M. Alotaibi, RRT-NPS
Respiratory Therapist
Extracorporeal Life Support Specialist
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA

Philip S. Barie, MD
Chief of Critical Care & Trauma
Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
Brooke Roberts-William M. Measey Professor of Surgery
Vice-Chief Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart & Vascular Center
Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Zack Beckman, CCP
Cardiovascular Perfusion
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA

Bryan Boling, DNPc, CCRN
CV Service Team Leader
University of Kentucky
Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, KY

Daniel Burkhoff, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University
Director Heart Failure, Hemodynamics &
Mechanical Support Research
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
New York, NY

Errol L. Bush, MD
Surgical Director
Advanced Lung Disease &
Lung Transplant Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Subhasis Chatterjee, MD
Cardiovascular Surgery &
Critical Care Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Jess Chasler, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology
Department of Pharmacy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Jessica R. Crow, PharmD
Clinical Specialist
Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care &
Nutrition Support Service
Department of Pharmacy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Myra F. Ellis, RN, MSN, CCRN-CSC
Clinical Nurse IV – CT ICU
Duke University Hospital
Durham, NC

Daniel Engelman, MD
Medical Director
Heart, Vascular & Critical Care
Surgical Services
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Joseph M. Giordano, MD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Surgery
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Thomas L. Heleotis, MD
Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness
Monmouth Medical Center
Barnabas Health
Long Branch, NJ

Hitoshi Hirose, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Barbara S. Jacobs, MSN, CCRN
Co-Creator of CVT Critical Care Conferences
VP of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD

Natasa Janicic, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

John A. Kellum, MD
Professor
Department of Critical Care Medicine
Director, Center for Critical Care Nephrology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

James P. Lamberti, MD
Medical Director
Respiratory Care Services
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA

John Lindsley, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care Unit
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Robet E. Molyneaux, PA-C
Chief Physician Assistant
Surgical Critical Care Services
Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Nancy Munro, MN, ACNP-BC
Faculty Associate, AG-ACNP Program
Georgetown University Graduate School of
Nursing
Senior Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Charles E. Murphy, MD
Medical Director, CVICU
Chief Safety Officer, IHVI
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute
Falls Church, VA

Namrata Patil, MD, MPH
Director, Thoracic Intermediate Care Unit
Associate Surgeon
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Harrison T. Pitcher, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Susan C. Seatter, MD
Critical Care Physician
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Minneapolis, MN

Robert N. Sladen, MD
Professor & Vice-Chair of Anesthesiology
Chief, Division of Critical Care
Columbia University
New York, NY

Semhar Z. Tewelde, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland

Cynthia M. Tracy, MD
Director of Electrophysiology
Associate Director of Cardiology
The George Washington University Hospital
Washington, DC

Paul Uhlig, MD
Medical Director
CV Intensive Care Unit
Wesley Medical Center
Wichita, KS

Abstract Submission Guidelines »

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

FACTS-Care invites all multi-disciplinary CVT critical care professionals including CT residents and fellows to submit Abstracts for presentation at the CVT Critical Care 2016 conference.

Please click here for the Abstract Submission Form


Abstract Submission Deadline June 15, 2016

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

All Abstracts must describe research related to CVT Critical Care.

Abstracts are being accepted for:
• Abstract-Based Scientific Session
• Poster Session
• Andrew Foster Young Investigator Award
• John W. Kirklin CT Resident & Fellow Research Award

 

Why you should submit your abstract:
• 4 winning abstracts for the Abstract-Based Scientific session will be invited to present during the plenary sessions
• Winners of Andrew Foster & John W. Kirklin awards present at a plenary session & $1,000 prize
• Professor Rounds for accepted posters at a Wine Cheese Event

Abstract Submission Instructions:


Abstract Submission Deadline June 15, 2016!

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.


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.

Abstract-Based Scientific Session

All disciplines are encouraged submission for “Abstract-Based Scientific Sessions”

Poster Session

Submissions will be considered for presentation during 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 Sept 16, from 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm.
- Professor Rounds follow the “Wine & Cheese Event” from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
- Presentations by one of the authors for the Professor Rounds will be invited.
- A standard 4' x 8' poster display board will be provided
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 (check all that apply):

o Andrew Foster Young Investigator
o CT Resident & Fellow Investigator
o Abstract-Based Scientific Session and
o 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 June 15, 2016.

Please click here for the Abstract Submission Form

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 for our 2016 Program Committee will judge all Abstracts using a blinded format. The “Abstract-Based Scientific Sessions” will be held on the 1st and 2nd days of the conference, Thurs Sept 15 from 11:00 am – 11:50 am and Fri Sept 16 from 11:00 am – 11:45 am.

Each session will consist of presentations selected by the “Abstract Judging Committee.” The presentations will be 10 minutes, with a 5-minute Audience-Panel discussion to follow. Overall then, 6 presentations will selected, and the authors honored at the luncheons that follow.

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 July 15, 2016.

If your abstract is selected, you will be asked to present it as either (a) a poster only or (b) a ten-minute 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

Please click here for the Abstract Submission Form

 

 

Program Committee »

Program Committee

 

Zackary Beckman, CCP
Falls Church, VA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Subhasis Chatterjee, MD
Rochester, MN, USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Jessica Crow, PharmD
Baltimore, MD, USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Joseph Dasta
Round Rock, TX, USA
Commercial Relationships: Consultant/Advisory Board, The Medicines Company & Bayer AG.
Owner Interest, Abbvie, Abbott, BMY, Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, & Express Scripts.

Myra Ellis, CCRN
Durham, NC, USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Charles Geller, MD
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Hitoshi Hirose, MD
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Nevin M. Katz, MD
McLean, VA, USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Jerrold Levy, MD
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Commercial Relationships: Consultant/Advisory Board, Bayer, Boehring-Ingelheim,
CSL Behring, Grifols, Instrumental Labs, Jiangsu, Janssen& Pfizer

Robert E. Molyneaux, PA-C
Washington, DC USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Charles E. Murphy, MD
Falls Church, VA USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Namrata Patil, MD
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Ownership Interest, Alibaba, Alphabet, Apple, Coca-Cola, Disney, GE, Intel, Microsoft,
Nokia, AT&T, Tesla, Twitter, & Wal-Mart

Susan Seatter, MD
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

Mary J. Zellinger, CCRN
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Commercial Relationships: Nothing to Disclose

 

 

 


Supporters and Exhibitors

Council for Excellence »

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  
   
   

 

Exhibitors »

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

Gold Exhibitors:

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

 

Silver Exhibitors:

Thoratec x
   
   
   
   

 

Bronze Exhibitors:

   
   
Elsevier Affilaite / Atlantic Medical Books  
   
   

 

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