Cardiothoracic Surgical Critical Care: A Cross-Disciplinary Specialty of Evolving Concepts and Ther (CTSCriticalCare)

Venue: Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 16, 2004 End Date/Time: Apr 18, 2004
Registration Date: Apr 01, 2004
Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Feb 01, 2004
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Patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery often have complex disease requiring extensive procedures and frequently have additional medical conditions which complicate their recovery. Perioperative critical care is playing a progressively larger role in the successful recovery of cardiothoracic surgical patients. Because of the types of procedures performed-- including cardiopulmonary bypass, single lung ventilation and pulmonary resection and the multi-system effects that accompany the surgery--cardiothoracic critical care has become a subspecialty of critical care. A major challenge is to bring the precision of cardiothoracic surgery from the operating room to the critical care unit.

This conference presents the latest advances and developments in cardiothoracic surgical critical care, as well as the current management strategies for complex patient cases. The course is designed for intensivists including cardiovascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and critical care nurses who desire to expand their knowledge in the medical and surgical advances in cardiothoracic critical care.


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Additional Information

The conference organizers are soliciting submission of patient cases that can be used to launch an interdisciplinary discussion among expert panelists and audience members about unique, challenging, or difficult cardiothoracic surgical cases encountered in the critical care unit. Panel discussions that will occur during the conference include: § Cardiovascular panel § Thoracic Surgery Panel All cases will be presented by the chairman of the panel. Authors of cases are invited to make comments during discussion periods. To encourage submission of truly challenging cases, identification of the case author is not required for submission. To avoid conflicts with HIPAA requirements, please omit from the case submission form and supporting materials all unique identifiers associated with the patient's identify and/or the patient's medical records. Case submission forms can be retieved from the “Submit a Case” page at or by contacting the GW Office of CEHP at 800-314-1423. To allow time for appropriate review by conference organizers and panelists, please submit your Case Submission Form and supporting clinical material no later than March 1, 2004 to the following address: Daniel E. Reichard The George Washington University Medical Center 2300 Eye Street, NW Ross Hall, Suite 313-D Washington, DC 20037