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CPD accredited –  31 points in total

Subject to change

Thursday, 27th July 2023
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Friday, 28th July 2023
08:00 – 13:00
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TimeSession 1
Chairs:P. Maharaj, A. Brooks
14h00 – 14h10Conference commences – Welcome address
E. Zigiriades
14h10 – 14h30Cardiac Tumors Review
M. Munasur
14h30 – 14h50Atrial septal defect – still a surgical procedure or not?
14h50 – 15h30Goals and principles of Oesophagectomy – Get it right
R. Bremner
15h30 – 16h00Tea Break
TimeSession 2
Chairs:W. Lichtenberg, M. Moopanar
16h00 – 16h15Ablation therapy for pulmonary metastases
G. Bydawell
16h15 – 16h45Intersection of reflux disease and pulmonary disease – sleep on your left!
R. Bremner
16h45 – 17h00Chest wall rigid fixation – Essential or Luxury
D. Harris
17h30 – 19h30Wet lab – Hosted by Vertice
Saturday, 29th July 2023
TimeSession 3
Chairs:M. Sussman, G. Hammond
08h00 – 08h30Opening address
R. Kleinloog
08h30 – 09h00MV repair revisited
G. Faerber
09h00 – 09h15Mitral valve repair using saphenous vein
J. Janson
09h15 – 09h35Minimally invasive MV repair
G. Faerber
09h35 – 09h50Heartvalves for the developing world- a challenge unmet
F. Smit
09h50 – 10h30The ethical responsibilities of policies, institutions and physicians toward wellbeing
R. Bremner
10h30 – 11h00Tea Break
TimeSession 4
Chairs:T. Pennel, F. Smit
11h00 – 11h30How to deal with atrial fibrillation and LAA closure “while you there”
G. Faerber
11h30 – 11h50A case for using sutureless valve substitutes
S. Mićović
11h50 – 12h10We left it in the fridge – Innovations on lung preservation
R. Bremner
12h10 – 12h30The treatment pathways for Pulmonary Embolism – an interventional approach between systematic thrombolysis and anticoagulation.
M. Sirlak
12h30 – 12h50PCI vs CABG – Game of throne
S. Mićović
12h50 – 13h00ECMO in cardiac surgical practice
M. Sussman
13h00 – 14h00Lunch Time Symposium – Hosted by Boston Scientific
When to Escalate and Intervene in PE intervention: rational for EKOS treatment
M. Sirlak
TimeSession 5
Chairs:B. Mogaladi, J. Fulton
14h00 – 14h30Robotic Coronary Surgery – Where to begin and what is the benefit
B. Taylor
14h30 – 15h00Coronary artery bypass surgery – a disappearing necessity
F. Hellig
15h00 – 15h30Veins arE here to STay-The Future Looks Bright: Discussion about VEST Clinical Outcomes.
B. Taylor
15h30 – 16h00There is no reason not to do full arterial revascularization – or is there
T. Pennel
16h00 – 16h30Tea Break
TimeSession 6
Chairs:W. Koen, R. Chauke
16h30 – 16h50Get with the guidelines: Reviewing highlights from the most recent 2022 ACC/AHA Aortic guidelines. What’s new?
I. El-Hamamsy
16h50 – 17h10Bicuspid aortic valve repair: Why? How? Who?
I. El-Hamamsy
17h10 – 18h15Panel discussion: TAVR vs SAVR vs Sutureless valve
M.Sussman, S. Mićović, F. Hellig, W Koen, G. Faerber
18h15 – 19h00AGM – SOCTS
Sunday, 30th July 2023
TimeSession 7
Chairs:D. Reddy, J. Botha
07h00 – 08h30ECMO workshop – Hosted by Tau Medical
08h30 – 09h00Surgical options for heart failure before transplantation
G. Faerber
09h00 – 09h30The Ross Procedure – Why? How?
I. El-Hamamsy
09h30 – 10h00Minimally invasive approach to the aortic valve
G. Faerber
10h00 – 10h30Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
I. El-Hamamsy
10h30 – 11h00Total endovascular repair of the ascending and aortic arch – Lessons learned and future direction
B. Taylor
11h00 – 11h30Tea Break
TimeSession 8
Chairs:E. Zigriadis, J. Janson
11h30 – 11h45Acute aortic dissection – the need for a registry
A. Yip
11h45 – 12h00Management of aortic dissection
D. Harris
12h00 – 12h15The Aorta – unusual surgery
N. Nicolaou
12h15 – 12h30Endovascular approach to thoracic abdominal aneurysms
P. Mistry
12h30 – 13h00Closing remarks

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