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Fifth Annual Scientific Meeting

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International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
5th Annual Meeting - June 21-24, 2002
Marriott Marquis, New York, New York

Final Program

Thursday, June 20, 2002
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Live Symposium - Lenox Hill
Introduction: Hani Shennib, M.D.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Moderators: Eugene A. Grossi, M.D., James C. Hart, M.D., Paul J. Corso, M.D.

Minimally Invasive Left Ventricular Aneurysm Repair - Left Thoracotomy
Valvanur A. Subramanian, M.D.

Lateral Midcab. Proximal Aortic Vein Graft Connector
James D. Fonger, M.D.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Moderators: Hugo K. Vanermen, M.D.
John Pym, M.D., Vasilios Gulielmos, M.D.

Trans-Abdominal Robotics, Bilateral CABG
Didier Lumi, M.D.
Valvanur A.Subramanian, M.D.

Hybrid PTCA Mid-Calf
Mose Connoley, M.D.

Interim Speaker - Neurological Injury: Pump, Clamp and no Touch. What Makes the Difference?
Antonio M. Calafiore, M.D.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Industry Sponsored Symposium
Friday, June 21, 2002
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Featured Abstracts - Coronary Outcomes
Moderators: Valvanur A. Subramanian, M.D., Joseph F. Sabik, III, M.D.
8:00 a.m. 1. Cognitive Dysfunction After Cardiac Revascularization: Follow-up at One Year
Vipin Y. Zamvar, Anil K. Madhavan, Eric G. Butchart, Iresh Wijemanne, Nihal P. Kulatilake
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.,
8:15 a.m. 2. Prospective Randomized Trial of On-Pump vs. Off-Pump Coronary Surgery Comparing Clinical Outcomes, Neuropsychological Function and Biochemical Markers
John R. Pepper, Natasha E. Khan, Peter D. Collins, Marcus D. Flather, Rebecca L. Miste, Elizabeth Haxby, Jonathan R. Clague, Anthony C. De Souza
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust London United Kingdom,
8:30 a.m. 3. Multivessel Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass: Analysis of 3908 Cases
Vijay Kohli, Naresh Trehan, Sandeep Singh, Zile Singh, Meharwal, Yugal Kishore Mishra
Escort Heart Health Institute and Research Centre, Okhla Road, New Delhi,
8:45 a.m. 4. Elimination of Sternotomy and Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) Reduce Mortality and Morbidity in Reoperative Coronary Bypass Grafting (CABG)
John C. McCabe, James D. Fonger, Nilesh U. Patel, Mark W. Connolly, Didier F. Loulmet, Valavanur A. Subramanian
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA,
9:00 a.m. 5. Total Arterial Off-Pump Coronary Revascularization with Only ITA and Composite Radial Artery Grafts
Ko Bando, Kazuo Niwaya, Michiko Ishida, Osamu Tagusari, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Junjiro Kobayashi, Satsuki Fukushima, Soichiro Kitamura
Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center,
9:15 a.m. 6. Early Adaptation of Left Internal Thoracic Artery as a blood source of Y-composite Radial Artery graft in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Ko Bando, Kazuo Niwaya, Michiko Ishida, Osamu Tagusari, Takeshi Nakatani, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Junjiro Kobayashi, Soichiro Kitamura, Toshikatsu Yagihara
National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan,
9:30 a.m. 7. Less Invasive Cardia Anesthesia - An Ultrafast Track Procedure Avoiding Thoracic Epidural Analgesia
Tomas Vanek, Zbynek Straka, Peter Jan Brucek
Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, Kralovske Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.,
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Heart Failure
Moderators: Bruno Reichart, M.D., Michel Carrier, M.D.
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. New Techniques for Ventricular Remodeling
Hermann Reichenspurner, M.D., Ph.D.
10:45 a.m. 8. Biventricular Pacing for Congestive Heart Failure: Early Experience in Epicardial Lead Placement vs. Coronary Sinus Placement
Kara J. Quan, Lee A. Biblo, Inderjit S. Gill, Hironori Izutani
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Division of Cardiology, MetroHealth Medical Center,
11:00 a.m. Ventricular Assist Devices - Impact of the Re-Matched Trial
Eric Rose, M.D.
11:30 a.m. September 11th - A Physician's Perspective
Jeff Gold
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Symposium
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Forum Abstracts - High Risk CABG
Moderators: Naresh Trehan, M.D., Rex Stenbridge, M.D.
1:30 p.m. 9. Single Vessel Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Versus Conventional Procedure
Hans Greve, Ibrahim Farah, Ivo Martinovic, Manfred Everlien, Peter Gretenkort, Angela Guderian-Devid
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Klinikum Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany, Dept. of Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Klinikum Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany,
1:40 p.m. 10. Beating Heart Revascularization in Octagenarians: Early Outcome Analysis
Paul Burns, Brandon Luk, Craig Saunders, Daniel Goldstein, Patricia Garland, Ravendra Karanam, Frederick Sardari, Thomas Prendergast
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center,
1:50 p.m. 11. Lateral MIDCAB Is A Protective Strategy For Reoperative CABG For Circumflex Grafting In Patents With Patent Internal Thoracic Artery Graft
John C. McCabe, James D. Fonger, Nilesh U. Patel, Mark W. Connolly, Didier F. Loulmet, Valavanur A. Subramanian
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA,
2:00 p.m. 12. Validation of four different risk stratification systems in patients undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) surgery: A UK multi-centre analysis of 2,223 patients
Brian Fabri, Rumana Omar, Ragheb Hasan, Uday Trivedi, Gareth Ambler, Kenneth Taylor, Mohamed Amrani, Sharif Al-Ruzzeh, George Asimakopoulos
The National Heart and Lung Institute, Hrefield and Hammersmith Hospitals, United Kingdom, The Department of Statistical Science, University College London, United Kingdom,
2:10 p.m. 13. Obesity Does Not Increase Post-operative Morbidity Following Endoscopically - Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
James L Nielsen, James L Lonquist, Thomas A. Vassiliades
Pensacola Heart Institute Pensacola, Florida,
2:20 p.m. 14. Off-Pump Revascularization in Patients with Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction: Can And Should it be Done?
Paul Burns, Brandon Luk, Craig Saunders, Daniel Goldstein, Patricia Garland, Ravendra Karanam, Frederick Sardari, Thomas Prendergast
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center,
2:30 p.m. 15. Is There Advantage of OPCAB Over On-Pump CABG in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction?
Jean F. Morin, Hani Shennib, Munemoto Endo, Osama Benhameid
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
2:40 p.m. 16. Postoperative Renal Insufficiency Requiring Hemofiltration in Patients Undergoing CABG in the Era of Beating Heart Surgery - Incidence and Risk Factor Analysis in 10.759 Adult Patients
Jan Bucerius, Jan F. Gummert, Nicolas Doll, Volkmar Falk, Dierk V. Schmitt1, Thomas Walther, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr
University of Leipzig, Heartcenter, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig; Germany,
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 pm. Forum Abstracts - Facilitated Anastomosis
3:30 pm. 17. Clinical and Six-Month Angiographic Evaluation of Coronary Arterial Graft Interrupted Anastomoses using Coalescent U-CLIP&trade; Anastomotic Device - A Prospective Clinical Study
Michael A. Daniel, Edwin L. Alderman, Michael P. Caskey, Sonna Lea Hunsley, R.N., Merick S. Kirshner
St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A., Stanford University Medical Center, Daniel &amp; Daniel Consulting,
3:40 pm. 18. Patency Control of Sutureless Proximal Anastomoses for CABG Using Multidetector Row Cardiac CT (MDCT)
Mirko Doss, Anton Moritz, Sven Martens, Markus Dietrich, Christopher Herzog, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker
Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, Dept. of Radiology, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany,.
3:50 p.m. 19. Effect of Suture Technique on Anastomosis Mechanics and Transit-Time Flow Incidences
Marc W. Gerdisch, Thomas J. Hinkamp, Stephen D. Ainsworth
Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Illinois, United States, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States, Coalescent Surgical, Sunnyvale, California, United States,
4:00 p.m. 20. Short-Occlusive Sutureless Coronary Anastomosis Using Adhesive
Cornelius Borst, Paul F. Gr&uuml;ndeman, Cees W.J.. Verlaan, Marc P. Buijsrogge
Heart Lung Center Utrecht, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands,
4:10 p.m. 21. Thoracoscopic Use of a Proximal Anastomotic Device for Coronary Surgery
James Titus, Jennifer K. White, David F. Torchiana, Arvind K. Agnihotri
Massachusetts General Hospital,
4:20 p.m. 22. Proximal Anastomotic Connections Using A New, Integrated Coupling System
Ji Zhang, Valavanur A. Subramanian
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Anastomotic Device Symposium
4:30 p.m. Proximal Devices: Techniques, Advantages and Limitations
Robert W. Emery, M.D. and Friedrich C. Riess, M.D.
4:45 p.m. Proximal Anastomotic Devices, Routine or Selective Application?
Valvanur A. Subramanian, M.D.
5:00 p.m. Distal Devices: Techniques, Advantages and Limitations
Carrel, M.D., Verkala, M.D., Lishon Alkog, M.D. and Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, M.D.
5:45 p.m. Distal Anastomotic Devices: Are We There?
David Adams, M.D.
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Poster Reception
Saturday, June 22, 2002
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Featured Abstracts - Innovative Coronary Techniques
Moderators: Gideon Uretzky, M.D., Marco Zenati, M.D.
8:00 a.m. 23. MIDCAB Procedure in Awake Patients
Anton Moritz, Paul Kessler, Selami Dogan, Tayfun Aybek, Gerd Neidhart, Mohammad Fawad Khan, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
8:15 a.m. 24. Primary OPCAB as Strategy for Acute Coronary Syndrome - Prospective Trial
Marek Gemel, Stanis³aw Wo&oelig;, Adam Szafranek, Marek Jasi&ntilde;ski, Piotr Olsz&oacute;wka, Dariusz Szurlej, Kazimierz Widenka, Ryszaed Bachowski, Wojciech Ceglarek
2nd Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, Silesian Medical Academy, Katowice, Poland,
8:30 a.m. 25. Extrathoracic MIDCAB Approach For Single And Multivessel Grafting
John C. McCabe, James D. Fonger, Nilesh U. Patel, Mark W. Connolly, Didier F. Loulmet, Valavanur A. Subramanian
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY USA,
8:45 a.m. 26. Prospective Randomized Comparison of Postoperative Pain and Pulmonary Function After Off-Pump Versus Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Hans Greve, Ibrahim Farah, Ivo Martinovic, Manfred Everlien, Peter Gretenkort, Angela Guderian-Devid
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Klinikum Krefeld, Krefeld Germany, Dept. of Anaesthesia &amp; Analgesia, Klinikum Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany,
9:00 a.m. 27. Validation of four different risk stratification systems in patients undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) surgery: A UK multi-centre analysis of 2,223 patients
Brian Fabri, Rumana Omar, Ragheb Hasan, Uday Trivedi, Gareth Ambler, Kenneth Taylor, Mohamed Amrani, Sharif Al-Ruzzeh, George Asimakopoulos
The National Heart and Lung Institute, Harefield and Hammersmith Hospitals, United Kingdom, The Department of Statistical Science, University College London, United Kingdom,
9:15 a.m. 28. Modification of Surgical Technique for Ascending Aortic Atherosclerosis Can Reduce Strokes in CABG
Georg Nagele, Ludwig Mueller, Guenther Laufer, Herbert Hangler, Johannes Bonatti, Michael Danzmayr, Elfriede Ruttmann
Innsbruck University Hospital, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Innsbruck, Austria,
9:30 a.m. 29. Coronary Endarterectomy on Beating Heart: Is it Safe?
Vijay Kohli, Yatin Mehta, Yugal Mishra, Naresh Trehan, Rajneesh Malhotra, Zile Singh Meharwal
Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India,
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Featured Abstracts - Valve and Aortic Surgery
Moderators: Colvin, Dietrich
10:15 a.m. 30. Ministernotomy Improves Outcome in Aortic Valve Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Study
Guido Sani, Edvin Prifti, Giacomo Frati, Gabriele Giunti, Massimo Bonacchi
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Florence, Firenze - Italy,
10:30 a.m. 31. Beating-Heart Valve Surgery
Igor Rude&#x17E;, Daniel Uni&aelig;, Davor Bari&aelig;, Bojan Bio&egrave;ina, Željko Sutli&aelig;
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dubrava University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia,
10:45 a.m. 32. Immediate Versus Delayed Endovascular Treatment of Post-Traumatic Aortic Pseudoaneurysm and Type B Dissections: Retrospective Analysis Premises to the Upcoming European Trial
Tommaso Fiore, Vito Paradiso, Stefano Schena, Michele Sciascia, Donato D'Agostino, Emanuela De Cillis, Giuseppe Mannatrizio, Alessandro Santo Bortone, Luigi de Luca Tupputi Schinosa
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery,University of Bari,Bari,Italy, Division of Anesthesia,University of Bari,Bari,Italy,
11:00 a.m. 33. Emergent Endovascular Interventions for Ruptured Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Mirko Doss, Anton Moritz, Joern Balzer, Sven Martens, Thomas Vogel, Hans Gerd Fieguth, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker
Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, J.W.Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, Dept. of Interventional Radiology, J.W.Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany,
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Guest Speaker - Amy Waldham
New York Times Afghanistan Correspondent
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Symposium
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Forum Abstracts - Basic Science
Moderators: Paul F. Grundeman, M.D.
1:30 p.m. 34. Changes in Platelet Function After Off-Pump Coronary Bypass
Ben Bidstrup, Monica Luque, Helen Scarrott, Santiago Endara
The Townsville Hospital Townsville, Queensland Australia, James Cook University Townsville Queensland Australia,
1:40 p.m. 35. Metabolism of Myocardium During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting with the Use of Extracorporeal Circulation (CCAB) and on Beating-Heart (OPCAB) Pawel Kwinecki, Marek Jemielity, Bartlomiej Perek, Wojciech Stachowiak, Wojciech Dyszkiewicz Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiology, K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
1:50 p.m. 36. Neutrophi Activation in Patients Undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Study
Shane George, Ginette Hoare, Kenneth Taylor, Mohamed Amrani, Nandor Marczin, Sharif Al-Ruzzeh, George Asimakopoulos
Harefield Hospital, United Kingdom, Hammersmith Hospital, United Kingdom,
2:00 p.m. 37. Quantitative Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion During Graded Coronary Artery Stenoses by Fluorescence Angiography
Detlef Russ, Lars Burdorf, Andre Iffland, Sabine Wipper, Bruno Reichart, Christian Detter, Hermann Reichenspurner
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, Institut f&uuml;r Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik, University Ulm, Ulm, Germany, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Germany,
2:10 p.m. 38. Active Coronary Perfusion during OPCAB Improves Myocardial Protection and Performance
James L. Nielsen, James L. Lonquist, Thomas A. Vassiliades
The Pensacola Heart Institute Pensacola, Florida, USA,
2:20 p.m. 39. Myocardial Contractile Performance, PRSW Relationships and Histomorphometric Changes Following Left Internal Thoracic Artery to LAD Off-/On-Pump Coronary Revascularization.
Peter V Bittner, Hartmuth B Bittner
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.,
2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Forum Abstracts - Arrythmia
Moderators: Randall K. Wolf, M.D., Robert G. Metheny, M.D.
2:30 p.m. 40. Feasibility of Epicardium-Based Linear Left Atrial Ablation in the Beating Heart
Marco Zenati, David Schwartzman, Gianluca Bonanomi, David Francischelli
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Atrial Arrhythmia Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA
2:40 p.m. 41. A Novel Approach to Achieve Beating-Heart Maze Procedure
Dean Kostov, Marco Zenati, David Schwartzman, Gianluca Bonanomi
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Atrial Arrhythmia Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2:50 p.m. 42. Microwave Ablation for Curative Treatment of Patients with Chronic Atrial Fibrillation and Concomitant Cardiosurgical Procedure - High Efficiency in Comparison to Isolated Cardiosurgical Procedures
Michael Knaut, Sems M. Tugtekin, Stefan G. Spitzer, Vassilios Gulielmos
Heart Center Dresden, University Hospital, Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Dresden, Germany, Institute for Cardiovascular Research, Dresden, Germany,
3:00 p.m. 43. Off-Pump Epicardial Albation for Atrial Fibrillation: Comparison of Microwave and Radiofrequency Techniques
David Krum, Jasbir Sra, David C. Kress, Frank X. Downey, Alfred J. Tector, Chul-Hyun Park, Mahsood Akhtar, Monica L. McDonald, Terence M. Schmahl
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, Department of Electrophysiology, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI,
3:10 p.m. 44. A Totally Endoscopic, Beating-Heart Approach to Pulmonary Vein Isolation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Mehmet C. Oz, Craig R. Smith, L.Wiley Nifong, Mathew R. Williams, Mauricio Garrido, Michael Argenziano
Columbia University College of Physicians &amp; Surgeons New York, N.Y., U.S.A., East Carolina University School of Medicine Greenville, N.C., U.S.A.
3:25 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Implications of New Technology on Training of Cardiac Surgeons - Is a Change Needed?
Bill Bomgardner
3:50 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation Symposium
Moderators: Ralph Damiano, M.D., M. Gillinov, M.D.
4:15 p.m. Introduction: Ralph Damiano, M.D.
Jonathan Steinberg, M.D.
4:25 p.m. Endovascular Catheter-Based Ablation for A-F Current, the Classic Maze Procedure: Should it be the Golden Standard?
Patrick McCarthy, M.D.
4:45 p.m. Surgical Alternatives to the Classic Maze Technique
Joao Melo, M.D.
5:05 p.m. Off Pump A-F Ablation: Is it Feasible?
David C. Kress, M.D.
5:25 p.m. Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation: An Advocate Opinion
Kenton J. Zehr, M.D.
5:45 p.m. Clinical Trials of Efficacy of What's in the Works?
Michael Argenzians, M.D.
6:05 p.m. Closing Remarks
Ralph Damiano, M.D.
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Madame Troussard Reception
Sunday, June 23, 2002
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Moderated Poster Session
Moderators: Rob Cohen, M.D., Anno Diegeler, M.D.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Forum Abstracts - Congenital Forum
Moderators: Gregory P. Fontana, M.D., Michael D. Black, M.D.
9:00 a.m. 45. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Vascular Ring Division in Infants and Children
Tal Geva, John F. Keane, Bassem N. Mora, Redmond P. Burke, Pedro J. del Nido
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida,
9:10 a.m. 46. Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus by Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery; Minimally Invasive, Maximally Effective: 420 Cases
Ali Hamedanchi, Mohammad Hassan Nezafati
Ghaem Hospita,Dept. of Cardiac Surgery 91735-Mashhad, Iran, Imam Reza Hospital, Dept of Cardiology Mashhad , Iran
9:20 a.m. 47. Robotic Assisted Endoscopic Thoracic Aortic Anastomosis in Juvenile Lambs
David Le, Sam Suleman, R. Kirk Riemer, V. Mohan Reddy, Frank L. Hanley, Stephan Thelitz, Sunil P. Malhotra
Department of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY., Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA., Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA., Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.,
9:30 a.m. Congenital Heart Surgery Through a Posterior Mini-Thoracotomy
Francois Lacour-Gayet, M.D.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Business Meeting
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Debates
Moderators: Hermann Reichenspurner, M.D., Ph.D., W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., M.D.

Ventricular Support
Pro: Michael J. Mack, M.D.
Con: John D. Puskas, M.D.
 
Robotics
Pro: Doug Boyd, M.D.
Con: Fred Moore, M.D.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Presidential Address
Hermann Reichenspurner, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. Adjournment