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Welcome! Please find the current preliminary program for the 2021 Virtual Summit listed below. Note that any aspect of this program is subject to change and the below program should not be considered final including presentation timings and poster numbers.

All times listed below are in EASTERN US TIME (EST).


  Thu - Mar 04      Fri - Mar 05      Sat - Mar 06   

THURSDAY, MARCH 4

9:50 - 11:45 AM
LECTURE
WELCOME / PLENARY SESSION 1: 2021 PERIOPERATIVE MEDICINE UPDATE, PERIOPERATIVE CARDIOVASCULAR CARE
Chair/Organizer: David Hepner


10:00

THE UPDATE: NEW EVIDENCE IN PERIOPERATIVE MEDICINE
Barbara Slawski, MD, MS, SFHM1, Paul Grant, MD, FACP, SFHM2, Jeanna Blitz, MD3. 1Medical College of Wisconsin . 2University of Michigan . 3Duke University School of Medicine


10:45

PREOPERATIVE CARDIAC EVALUATION BEYOND THE ACC/AHA GUIDELINES
Joshua Beckman, MD. Vanderbilt University Medical Center


11:15

THE VALUE OF BIOMARKERS DURING PREOPERATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT
Joshua Beckman, MD. Vanderbilt University Medical Center


11:30

Q&A.

12:00 - 1:00 PM
LECTURE
PLENARY SESSION 2: RISK PREDICTION TOOLS, CARDIAC DEVICE MANAGEMENT
Chair/Organizer: Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, SFHM


12:00

RISK PREDICTION TOOLS: RESEARCH VS CLINICAL UTILITY OF BIG DATA
Steven Cohn, MD, MACP, SFHM1, BobbieJean Sweitzer, MD, FACP2, Daniel McIsaac, MD MPH, FRC3, Karl Bilimoria2. 1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine . 2Northwestern University . 3University of Ottawa . 4Northwestern University


12:30

CARDIAC IMPLANTABLE DEVICES
Deborah Richman, MBChB, FFA(SA). Stony Brook University


12:45

Q&A.

1:15 - 2:15 PM
SATELLITE SYMPOSIA
CORPORATE SYMPOSIUM SPONSORED BY ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC

Dr. Niels Martin will present on the burden of life-threatening bleeds related to FXa inhibitors, and focus on the mechanism of action, efficacy and safety of a reversal agent indicated for patients on anticoagulation with life-threatening bleeding.



ANDEXXA COAGULATION FACTOR XA (RECOMBINANT), INACTIVATED - ZHZO
Niels D. Martin, MD1, 2. 1University of Pennsylvania . 2Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

2:30 - 4:15 PM
LECTURE
PLENARY SESSION 3: RIGHT HEART FAILURE, SMOKING/VAPING, FAILING FORWARD
Chair/Organizer: Jeanna Blitz, MD


2:30

SMOKING GUN OR HOT AIR: PULMONARY RISK OF TOBACCO USE, CANNABIS, AND VAPING
Avital O'Glasser, MD, FACP, FHM. Oregon Health and Science University


3:00

PERIOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF RIGHT HEART FAILURE
Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE. Professor, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation, University of Nebraska Medical Center


3:30

PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT "FAILING FORWARD"
Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE. Professor, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation, University of Nebraska Medical Center


4:00

Q&A.

4:30 - 6:15 PM
LECTURE
PLENARY SESSION 4: HEALTH DISPARITIES, PERIOPERATIVE ENDOCRINE MANAGEMENT
Chair/Organizer: Angela Selzer, MD


4:30

PRACTICAL PEARLS IN PERIOPERATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY
Heather Nye, MD, PhD. University of California, San Francisco


5:00

PANEL: HEALTH DISPARITIES IN PERIOPERATIVE MEDICINE
Avital O'Glasser, MD, FACP, FHM1, Angela Selzer, MD2, Obianuju Okocha, MD3. 1Oregon Health and Science University . 2University of Colorado Medicine . 3Northwestern University


5:30

UPDATES IN PERIOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES
Adriana Oprea, MD. Yale University


6:00

Q&A.

6:30 - 7:30 PM
MEETING
ASK THE EXPERT SESSION

In this Ask the Experts session attendees will have the opportunity to interact with and ask questions of one of the world's leading perioperative researchers, Dr. Duminda Wijeysundera. Dr. Wiijeysundera was a co-author of the 2014 ACC/AHA perioperative CV guidelines and has been a prolific investigator producing many influential studies, including the METS trial. The format of the session will be an open Q&A format where attendees can directly ask questions of Dr. Wijeysundera.



DUMINDA WIJEYSUNDERA, MD, PHD, FRCPC, FAHA.