1st Annual Perioperative Mechanical Circulatory Support Symposium & Cutting-Edge Critical Care Echo Workshop

The 1st Annual Perioperative MCS Symposium is a 2-day hybrid course. The symposium will take advantage of modern educational concepts to provide clinically relevant material through an interprofessional and multidisciplinary approach to the perioperative management of patients undergoing mechanical circulatory support. In addition, a complementary advanced critical care echocardiography (CCE) workshop will be offered. The highly interactive approach puts the learner in the position of the clinician needing to make simple, thorough, and complex decisions commonly faced when providing mechanical circulatory support (MCS) and utilizing CCE.

Interactive Learning & Hands-on Training

Multidisciplinary Approach to Clinical Decision-Making

There will be greater emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to complex clinical decision-making.

Attendees will experience highly interactive learning in small groups (1:4 ratio). Hands-on training will be used to expose the learner to a range of typical diagnostic approaches to specific scenarios with advanced CCE in refractory shock and ultrasound procedural guidance.

Special sessions with groups of patients will provide an opportunity for their education on perioperative complications in MCS.

 

Program Overview

There will be greater emphasis on multidisciplinary approach to complex clinical decision making.

On day two attendees will experience highly interactive learning in small groups ( 1:4 ratio).

Hands-on training will be used to expose the learner to a range of typical diagnostic approaches to specific scenarios with advanced CCE in refractory shock and ultrasound procedural guidance.

Lastly, special sessions with groups of patients will provide an opportunity for their education on perioperative complications in MCS.

Faculty

Medical Director, Transplant, Cardiovascular, and MCS Critical Care
Program Director, Anesthesia/ Critical Care Fellowship
Director, Critical Care Echocardiography
Senior Faculty, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine 
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center

James M. Anton, M.D Course Director

Program Director, Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine 
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center
Chief, Cardiovascular Anesthesia & Critical Care Medicine
Anesthesiology and Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of each lecture in the series, the participant should be able to:

  • Analyze of most prevalent complications of temporary MCS.
  • Describe approaches to address candidacy factors associated with worse LVAD outcomes.
  • Describe interventions to effectively treat intraoperative complications associated with worse LVAD outcomes.
  • Describe a systematic diagnostic approach and aggressive management to perioperative RV failure, including RVAD support commencement.
  • Analyze cost-effective and safe advance practice provider- driven model of perioperative care in patient receiving MCS.
  • Describe clinical scenarios where comprehensive echocardiography per cardiologist is preferable in MCS support. And scenarios where intensivist can perform critical care echocardiograms leading to a more timely and safer MCS management than consultative echocardiography.

Agenda (Day 1)

Morning Session

Management of Temporary to Durable MCS Transition

7:00 – 7:45  Welcome and Opening Remarks | James Anton, MD; Andrew Civitello, MD; José Díaz-Gómez, MD; and Alexis Shafii, MD

7:45 – 8:00  Temporary MCS Device Selection as a Bridge to Advanced Heart Failure Therapies | Priyanka Sen, MD

8:00 – 8:15  Assessing Heart Transplant Candidacy in Patients on Temporary MCS | Andrew Civitello, MD

8:15 – 8:30  Assessing LVAD Candidacy in Patients on Temporary MCS | Andrew Civitello, MD

8:30 – 8:45  Temporary MCS Device Management Pearls | Ajith Nair, MD

8:45 – 9:00  Panel Discussion | Leo Simpson, MD | Nicole Iginiamre, NP (Moderators)

9:00 – 9:15  Prevention and Management of Device Related Complications | Joggy George, MD

9:15 – 9:30  Temporary to Durable MCS Transition: Surgical Considerations | Alexis Shafii, MD

9:30 – 9:45  Nursing Interventions to Prevent Complications in Temporary MCS | Tim Kraeter, RN, MBA

9:45 – 10:00  Panel Discussion | José Díaz-Gómez, MD | Nicole Iginiamre, NP (Moderators)

10:00 – 10:30  Break | Exhibitor Hall

Intraoperative Management of LVAD Patients

10:30 – 10:45  Preoperative LVAD Optimization | Daniel Tolpin, MD

10:45 – 11:00  Surgical Considerations | Gabriel Loor, MD

11:00 – 11:15  Anesthesiology Considerations | James Anton, MD

11:15 – 11:30  Early Recognition and Management of Right Ventricular Failure | Thomas Powell, MD

11:30 – 11:45  Management of Coagulopathy in LVAD Insertion Procedures | Authur W. Bracey, MD

11:45 – 12:00  Panel Discussion | Edward Yang, MD | Lerin Rutherford, MD (Moderators)

12:00 – 12:45  Lunch – Keynote – O.H. Frazier, MD

Afternoon Session

Post-Operative Management of LVAD Patients

12:45 – 1:00  Anticoagulation Management in Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices | Ellen Yin, PharmD

1:00 – 1:15  Management of Vasoplegic Shock in LVAD Insertion Procedures | Subhasis Chatterjee, MD

1:15 – 1:30  Management of Acute Renal Failure Following LVAD Placement | Katherine Timmins, MD

1:30 – 1:45  Panel Discussion | Yangseon Park, MD | Jo Ann Lewis, NP (Moderators)

1:45 – 2:00  Management of Right Ventricular Failure Following LVAD Insertion: The Intensivist Perspective | Cesar Castillo, MD

2:00 – 2:15  Management of Acute Respiratory Failure Following LVAD Insertion | Sri Kartik Valluri, MD

2:15 – 2:30  LVAD Optimization | Lola Xie, MD

2:30 – 2:45  Panel Discussion | Yangseon Park, MD | JoAnn Lewis, NP (Moderators)

2:45 – 3:30  Break | Exhibitor Hall

Humanizing and Effective Interprofessional Care of LVAD Patients

3:30 – 3:45  End of Life Issues in LVAD Patients | Astrid Grouls, MD

3:45 – 4:00  Plan Execution, Effective Communication, and Escalation by APCs in LVAD Patients Management | Robert Webster, PA-C

4:00 – 4:15  Nursing Priorities in the Care of LVAD Patient With Post-Operative Complications | Donna Graves, RN

4:15 – 4:30  Cutting-Edge Physical Therapy in MCS | Mia Tennant, PT, DPT

4:30 – 4:45  Pearls in the Anticoagulation Management of LVAD Patients | Ellen Yin, PharmD

4:45 – 5:15  Panel Discussion | Scott Leikin, DO | Donna Graves, RN (Moderators)

Closing
5:15 – 5:30  Wrap Up and Final Comments | José Díaz-Gómez, MD

Agenda (Day 2)

WORKSHOP A: Physicians
(Run Concurrently)

7:30am – 7:45  Welcome and Opening Remarks | José Díaz-Gómez, MD & Raymond Stainback, MD

7:45 – 8:00  Critical Care Echocardiography in Right-Sided Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support | Orlando Suero, MD

8:00 – 8:15  Critical Care Echocardiography in Left-Sided Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support | Sheela Pai Cole, MD

8:15 – 8:45  Advanced Perioperative Echocardiography in Challenging LVAD Cases | Raymond Stainback, MD

8:45 – 9:00  Advanced Perioperative Echocardiography in VA ECMO Weaning | José Díaz-Gómez, MD

9:00 – 9:30  Panel Discussion | Daniel Tolpin, MD | Cesar Castillo, MD (Moderators)

9:30 – 9:45  Break | Exhibitor Hall

9:45 – 10:00  Critical Care Echocardiography for Fluid Responsiveness Assessment in 2022 | Carla Venegas, MD

10:00 – 10:15  Critical Care Echocardiography for Fluid Tolerance Assessment | Mourad Senussi, MD

10:15 – 10:30  Non-Invasive Right Heart Catheterization With CCE | Cesar Castillo, MD

10:30 – 11:50  Secrets of Diastology | Susanna Price, MD

10:50 – 11:30  Panel Discussion | Susanna Price, MD | Karthik Vadamalai, MD (Moderators)

11:30 – 12:15  Lunch & Keynote Speaker (for ALL) | Susanna Price, MD

12:15 – 2:15  CCE in MCS, Fluid Responsiveness, and Fluid Tolerance, and Right Heart Hemodynamics

2:15 – 2:30  Resuscitative TEE | Mario Farias-Kovak, MD

2:30 – 2:45  Real-Time Critical Care Ultrasonography in Procedural Guidance | Jacqueline Sohn, DO

2:45 – 3:00  Panel Discussion | Sir Kartik Valluri, MD (Moderator)

3:00 – 3:15  Break | Exhibitor Hall

3:15 – 5:15  Resuscitative TEE

5:15 – 5:30pm  Wrap Up and Final Comments | Mourad Senussi, MD | Cesar Castillo, MD

WORKSHOP B: Advanced Clinical Practitioner
(Run Concurrently)

7:45am – 8:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks | Robert Webster, PA-C

8:00 – 8:20  Basic Knobology | Jacqueline Sohn, DO

8:20 – 8:40  Fundamentals in Critical Care Echocardiography: Views | Karthik Vadamalai, MD

8:40 – 9:00  Fundamentals in Critical Care Echocardiography: Assessment of Shock | Yangseon Park, MD

9:00 – 9:30  Lung Ultrasonography Assessment in Critically Ill Patients | Mourad Senussi, MD

9:30 – 9:45  Break | Exhibitor Hall

9:45 – 11:30  Skills Stations | All Faculty

11:30 – 12:15  Lunch & Keynote Speaker (for ALL) | Susanna Price, MD

12:15 – 12:45  Critical Care Echocardiography: Must-Know Interactive Cases | Karthik Vadamalai, MD

12:45 – 1:15  Critical Care Lung Ultrasonography: Must-Know Interactive Cases | José Díaz-Gómez, MD

1:15 – 1:45  Framework to Mitigate Diagnostic Errors With POCUS | Jayne Chirdo, PA-C

1:45 – 2:15  Competence Evaluation and Potential Certification for APCs | Robert Webster, PA-C

2:15 – 2:45  Panel Discussion | All Faculty

2:45 – 3:00pm  Wrap Up and Final Comments | Robert Webster, PA-C | José Díaz-Gómez, MD

Accreditation

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Successful completion is a passing grade of 70% on the assessment in the CME evaluation.

Nursing Approval Statement

CHI St. Luke’s Health Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Louisiana State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002068.

This education activity is being jointly provided by CHI St. Luke’s Health Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Texas Heart Institute.

Registration Fees

Register Online Today

Physicians:
Conference Day 1 – $200
Workshop Day 2 – $400
Both Days – $550.00

Virtual Both Days – $200

Non-Physicians (Nurses/Dieticians/PA):
Conference Day 1 – $125
Workshop Day 2 – $225
Both Days – $300

Virtual Both Days – $150

Residents/Fellows:
Conference Day 1 – $100
Workshop Day 2 – $200
Both Days – $250

Virtual Both Days – $100

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Information for Out-of-Town Attendees:

Click here for a discounted room rate for those attending the symposium: Reservation Link

Location

6770 Bertner Ave.
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Heart Institute (inside Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center) – Denton A. Cooley Auditorium