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Provisional Programme
Subject to change
Thursday, 27th July 2023
06h00 – 12h00Registrars Forum
ECMO – General Principles and Results
12h00 – 14h00Wet Lab
Friday, 28th July 2023
07h00 – 12h00Registrars Forum
TimeSession 1
14h00 – 18h00Welcome address
E. Zigiriades
Cardiac Tumors Review
M. Munasur
Atrial septal defect – still a surgical procedure or not?
Goals and principles of Oesophagectomy – Get it right
R. Bremner
Cryo nerve block for management of post thoracotomy
G. Bydawell
Intersection of reflux disease and pulmonary disease, with special regard to transplantation – sleep on your left!
R. Bremner
Chest wall rigid fixation – Essential or Luxury
Saturday, 29th July 2023
TimeSession 2
08h00 – 10h00Opening address
State of the art lecture – Mitral valve surgery
T. Kofidis
Mitral valve repair using saphenous vein
J. Janson
Minimally invasive MV repair
T. Kofidis
Catheter-based mitral valve repair
I. Elhamamsy
10h00 – 10h30Tea Break
TimeSession 3
10h30 – 1300We left it in the fridge – Innovations on lung preservation
R. Bremner
Repair pectus excavatum – why and how
I. Schewitz
The treatment pathways for Pulmonary Embolism – an interventional approach between systematic thrombolysis and anticoagulation.
M. Sirlak
Ecmo post lung transplantation
M. Sussman
Imaging in CT Surgery in the age of artificial intelligence
S. Kidgell
Ablation therapy for pulmonary metastases
G. Bydewell
13h00 – 14h00Lunch break
TimeSession 4
14h00 – 16h00Robotic Coronary Surgery – Where to begin and what is the benefit
B. Taylor
Coronary artery bypass surgery – a disappearing necessity
F. Hellig
Veins are here to stay – The future looks bright – Discussion about VEST clinical outcomes
B. Taylor
There is no reason not to do full arterial revascularization – or is there
T. Pennel
16h00 – 16h30Tea Break
TimeSession 5
16h30 – 17h30Surgery for the failing heart
I. El-Hamamsy
Mechanical assist will help in the getting patients to transplant
P.S. Maharaj
Mechanical assist will help to avoid transplant
17h30 – 18h30AGM – SOCTS
Sunday, 30th July 2023
TimeSession 6
08h00 – 10h00Surgery of the aorta state of the art
I. El-Hamamsy
Minimally invasive approach to the aortic valve
T. Kofidis
Extending the indicator for the Ross procedure
I. El-Hamamsy
10h00 – 10h30Tea Break
10h30 – 12h00Total endovascular repair of the ascending and aortic arch – Lessons learned and future direction
B. Taylor
Management of aortic dissection
D. Harris
The aortic and unusual surgery
N. Nicolaou
Endovascular approach to management fo the aortic arch
P. Mistry
Acute aortic dissection – the need for a registry
A. Yip
Endovascular approach to thoracic abdominal aneurysms
P. Mistry