Agenda – Friday and Saturday, September 6-7, 2024, Sofitel Philadelphia

Day 1 – Friday, September 6, 2024

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast

6:45 AM -7:30 AM
Networking/Breakfast/Visit with Industry Partners
(Note:  there will be “looping” detailed surgical videos featuring aortic valve repair and advanced aortic root operations throughout the venue)

7:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Opening remarks and “The Aortic Root Universe”: National trends from the STS database
Joseph Bavaria MD
Munir Boodhwani MD


Moderators: Joseph Bavaria MD, Eric Isselbacher MD (a third TBD)

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM (10 min presentation, 5 min discussion)
Aortic Valve Anatomy and Function
Roland Assi MD

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM (10 min presentation, 5 min discussion)
Surgical thresholds for operating on the ascending aorta: (Focus on BAV and Sporadic) What do the 2022 ACC/AHA AORTA guidelines tell us and why?
Karen Kim MD

8:15 AM – 8:25 AM
Treatment in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Early insights from the first Randomized Controlled Trial in the treatment of Ascending Aortic Aneurysms 
Jehangir Appoo, MD

Comprehensive Exploration into Aortic Valve Insufficiency; “The Misunderstood Valve Lesion”
Moderators: Joseph Bavaria MD, Eric Isselbacher MD, Ismail El-Hamamsy MD

8:25 AM – 8:35 AM
Aortic Valve Insufficiency and the 2021 European Valve Guidelines:  What can we learn?
Friedhelm Beyersdorf MD

8:35 AM -8:50 AM
Natural History of Aortic Insufficiency and Guidelines for Medical and Surgical Management
Eric Isselbacher MD

8:50 AM -9:00 AM
Is it surging into the fast lane? Aortic Valve Insufficiency and CMR:  What should we know?
Andrew Peters MD

9:00 AM -9:20 AM
Panel Discussion on emerging diagnostic and management paradigms for Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Moderator:  Joseph Bavaria MD
Expert Panel:  Eric Isselbacher MD, Emmanuel Lansac MD PhD, Friedhelm Beyersdorf MD, Karen Kim MD, Andrew Peters MD

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM
TEE Assessment of the Aortic Valve & Root: What every repair surgeon and echo anesthesiologist needs to know (15 min lecture, 5 min discussion)
Adam Dryden MD

9:40 AM – 10:15 AM
Interoperative Valve Analysis: Understanding Aortic Valve Assessment with Focus on Mechanisms of Insufficiency…..”how does one think?”
(Moderator starts with a 5-min introduction on surgical assessment, followed by the presentation of 3-4 cases of Echo/Surgical correlation – from easy to difficult cases; interactive with panel discussion)
Moderator: Joseph Bavaria MD
Echocardiography Moderator: Jared Feinman MD
Video Moderator:  John J Kelly MD
Expert Panel: Gebrine El-Khoury MD, Munir Boodhwani MD, Emmanuel Lansac, Maral Ouzounian MD, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula MD

10:15 AM – 10:35 PM
Coffee break and visit with Industry

Moderators: Prashanth Vallabhajosyula MD, Maral Ouzounian MD PhD

Introduction of Honorary Speaker
Nimesh Desai MD PhD

10:35 AM – 10:55 AM
Honorary Lecture:  Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair:  From the early days to the present…what have we learned from the Cleveland Clinic Experience?
Eric Roselli MD

10:55 AM – 11:05 AM
(Live-in-box; 7-minute video, 3 minutes for introduction/echos/conclusion)
Deep External Dissection of the Aortic Root: Technique and Pitfalls
Munir Boodhwani MD

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM
(Live-in-box; 7-minute video, 3 minutes for introduction/echos/conclusion)
Valve-sparing root 3-cusp reimplantation technique (Tips and Tricks) Valsalva Graft
Wilson Szeto MD

11:15 AM – 11:25 AM
(Live-in-box; 7-minute video, 3 minutes for introduction/echos/conclusion)
Valve-sparing root replacement – different perspectives
George Arnoutakis MD

11:25 AM – 11:35 AM
(Live-in-box; 7-minute video, 3 minutes for introduction/echos/conclusion)
Valve sparing surgery in connective tissue/syndromic disorders: special considerations
Himanshu Patel MD

11:35 AM – 11:45 AM
(Live-in-box; 7-minute video, 3 minutes for introduction/echos/conclusion)
Valve-sparing root reimplantation technique in a 3-cusp valve (tailored graft)
Thomas Gleason MD

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
(Live-in-box with clinical examples)
Video Session:  Aortic Root Aneurysm – tricuspid valve and specific lesion sets
Pouya Youssefi MD

12:00 PM-12:15 PM
Discussion of video techniques
Moderator: Prashanth Vallabhajosyula MD, Maral Ouzanian MD
Expert Panel: Munir Boodhwani MD, Pouya Youssefi MD, Wilson Szeto MD, Himanshu Patel MD, George Arnaoutakis MD, Thomas Gleason MD

12:15 PM-12:20 PM
Introduction of Keynote Speaker

12:20 PM – 12:45 PM
Three Decades of Aortic Valve Repair: What have we learned and what’s next?
Gebrine El-Khoury MD

12:45 PM-12:50 PM
Q&A with keynote speaker
Moderator:  Munir Boodhwani MD

12:50 PM – 1:10 PM
Pick up lunch and visit with Industry

1:10 PM – 1:40 PM (with lunch)
Rapid Fire Video Presentations/Abstracts on Valve Repair and Related Procedures
Presenters:  Marijan Koprivanac MD, Bradley Carter MD, Konstadinos Plestis MD, Edward Percy MD,
Scott Deroo MD
Moderators: Chris Mehta MD
Video Moderator:  John J Kelly MD
Panel: Nimesh Desai MD PhD, Josh Grimm MD, Roland Assi MD, and Kendall Lawrence MD

1:40 PM – 1:50 PM

SESSION III:  ROSS MASTERCLASS: a deep dive into the Ross for unrepairable valves
Moderators: Nimesh Desai MD PhD, Shinichi Fukuhara MD

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM
Outcomes following the Ross Procedure: What does the latest data say?
William Brinkman MD

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM
Ross Procedure: Full Root Technique – How and why I do it
Michael Chu MD

2:10 PM – 2:20 PM
Supported Ross in AI: How and why I do it
Shinichi Fukuhara MD

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM
Individualized approach to autograft protection: Techniques and Video demonstration
Christopher Burke MD

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM
(Live-in-box; 7 min video, 3 min discussion)
Sizing and Implanting the Pulmonary Homograft
Elbert Williams MD

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM
(Live-in-box; 7 min video, 3 min discussion)
Ross Procedure for BAV, AI, and dilated annulus: Techniques and Outcomes
Nimesh Desai MD PhD

2:50 PM – 3:05 PM
Panel Discussion: (Theme: Patient and technique selection for Ross in Aortic Valve Insufficiency)
Moderator: Nimesh Desai MD PhD
Expert Panel: Shinichi Fukuhara MD, Chris Burke MD, Elbert Williams MD, Michael Chu MD, William Brinkman MD

3:05 PM – 3:30 PM
Abstract & Video Session #2 (4 abstracts/videos – 5 min presentation, 1 min Q/A)
Moderators:  Bradley Leshnower MD, Christopher Burke MD
Amine Mazine MD, Edward Percy MD, TBD

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Moderator: Chad Hughes MD

3:45 PM -3:55 PM
BioBentall: How I do it?
Josh Grimm MD

3:55 PM – 4:05 PM
VSRR for Type A dissection: How I do it?
Bradley Leshnower MD

4:05 PM – 4:30 PM
Panel Discussion ‘The Art of the Possible’ – Would you repair this valve?
Presenters: Aurelien Vallee MD
Moderator: Munir Boodhwani MD
Video Moderator: John Kelly
Echo Moderator: Adam Dryden, Bonnie Milas MD
Panel: Gebrine El-Khoury MD, Joseph Bavaria MD, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula MD, Emmanuel Lansac MD, Eric Roselli MD

4:30 PM – 4:40 PM
Clinical Outcomes with the Bentall Procedure in Aortic Valve Insufficiency with Root Aneurysm
Filip Casselman MD

4:45 PM– 5:10 PM
Debate: Aortic Valve Repair should not be performed in patients over age 65
Moderator: George Arnaoutakis MD
Yes, repair the valve:   Munir Boodhwani MD
No, do not repair: Prashanth Vallabhajosyula MD

5:10 PM – 5:35 PM
Debate: Acute Type A Aortic Dissection with severe AI in a hemodynamically stable patient
Moderator: Prashanth Vallabhajosyula MD
Replace the valve/Bentall: TBD
Repair the valve/VSRR: Maral Ouzanian MD PhD

5:30 PM – 5:35 PM
Closing Remarks
Munir Boodhwani MD
Joseph Bavaria MD

5:35 PM – 7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception