Virtual 6th Annual International Coronary Congress

Virtual 6th Annual International Coronary Congress


2020 International Coronary Congress

This year, the world’s leading experts are coming to you. The multidisciplinary program will examine and promote best practices in surgical coronary revascularization. Featuring world-class speakers from around the globe, the meeting will present the most innovative techniques and technologies related to the surgical care of patients with coronary artery disease. Live programming will occur Saturday, 5 December. All programming will be available in an on-demand portal beginning Sunday, 6 December for those around the world who are not able to join live.



09:00 AM - 09:05 AM Welcome Remarks
09:05 AM - 10:45 AM Session I
Introduction: Sanghoon Jheon, ASCVTS President, Marc Moon, AATS President, John Puskas, ICC Course Co-Director
The Evolving Evidence Base and Basic Techniques for CABG in 2020

The Role of Coronary Surgery in 2020: A Cardiologist’s Perspective Dr. Michael Farkouh 09:05 AM - 09:17 AM
The Role of Coronary Surgery in 2020: A Surgeon’s Perspective Dr. Brian Pinto 09:17 AM - 09:29 AM
The EXCEL Trial: Latest Implications for Left Main Disease and other Trials Dr. David Taggart 09:29 AM - 09:41 AM
Only CABG Prolongs Life and Prevents MI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Dr. Faisal Bakaeen 09:41 AM - 09:53 AM
Bridging the Gap between Best Evidence and Common Practice in CABG: Simple Techniques to Consider in All Patients Dr. John Puskas

09:53 AM - 10:05 AM

Best Practices for Vein Harvest, Storage and Grafting Dr. Stephen Fremes 10:05 AM - 10:17 AM
Quality Assessment in 20 Years of Off-Pump CABG Dr. Ki-Bong Kim 10:17 AM - 10:29 AM
Panel Discussion/Q & A Dr. Faisal Bakaeen, Dr. Michael Farkouh, Dr. Steve Fremes, Dr. Sanghon Jheon, Dr. Ki-Bong Kim, Dr. Marc Moon, Dr. John Puskas, Dr. Mark Ruel, Dr. David Taggart 10:29 AM - 10:45 AM


Industry Symposium supported by MEDISTIM10:45 AM - 11:30 AM


11:30 AM - 01:15 PM Session II
Introduction: Joseph Dearani, STS President, David Taggart, ICC Course Co-Director, Bashi Velayudhan, IACTS President
Arterial Grafting

The Evidence for Multiple and All-Arterial Grafting Dr. Umberto Benedetto 11:30 AM - 11:42 AM
The Evidence for BITA Grafting: When and when not? Dr. Joseph Sabik 11:42 AM - 11:54 AM
Skeletonized BITA Harvest: Why and How? (Including the Harmonic Scalpel) Dr. Teresa Kieser 11:54 PM - 12:06 PM
The Evidence for RA Grafting: When and when not? Dr. Mario Gaudino 12:06 PM - 12:18 PM
How to Deploy ITA and RA Conduits Dr. James Tatoulis 12:18 PM - 12:30 PM
Competitive Flow and other Pitfalls to Avoid in Arterial Grafting Dr. David Glineur 12:30 PM - 12:42 PM
History of OPCAB: A Global Perspective Dr. Paul Sergeant, Dr. Michael Mack 12:42 PM - 01:00 PM
Panel Discussion/Q & A Panelists: Dr. Hirokuni Arai, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Dr. Mario Gaudino, Dr. David Glineur, Dr. Teresa Kieser, Dr. Joseph Sabik, Dr. Paul Sergeant, Dr. Pitor Sulwaski, Dr. David Taggart, Dr. James Tatoulis, Dr. Bashi Velayudhan 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM


Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 - Dr. Michael Mack Paul Sergeant  01:15 PM - 01:25 PM 
Industry Symposium supported by Medtronic - 01:25 PM - 02:10 PM


02:10 PM - 03:45 PM Session III
Introduction: Mario Gaudino, ICC Course Chair, Piotr Suwalski, ISMICS President, Zhe Zeng
Complex Techniques in Surgical Coronary Revascularization

Management of Diffuse CAD, Including Coronary Endarterectomy Dr. Omprakash Yadava 02:10 PM - 02:20 PM
Coronary Stentectomy for Full Metal Jacket Dr. Shuichiro Takanashi 02:20 PM - 02:30 PM
State-of-the-art CABG on Cardiopulmonary Bypass Dr. Thierry Carrel 02:30 PM - 02:40 PM
The Evidence for/against OPCAB in 2020 Dr. David Taggart 02:40 PM - 02:50 PM
OPCAB: Surgical Principles Dr. John Puskas 02:50 PM - 03:00 PM
Anaortic OPCAB: Why, When, and How? Dr. Michael Vallely 03:00 PM - 03:10 PM
Robotic MIDCAB, TECAB, and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Dr. Husam Balkhy 03:10 PM - 03:20 PM
CABG and Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Dr. Marc Gillinov 03:20 PM - 03:30 PM
Panel Discussion/Q & A Panelists: Dr. Husam Balkhy, Dr. Thierry Carrel, Dr. Marc Gillinov, Dr. John Puskas, DR. Piotr Suwalski, Dr. David Taggart, Dr. Shuichiro Takanashi, Dr. Michael Vallely, Dr. Omprakash Yadava, Dr. Zhe Zheng 03:30 PM - 03:45 PM


Industry Symposium supported by Atricure - 03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Announcement of ICC 2021 - Dr. John Puskas, Dr. David Taggart - 04:30 PM

View the preliminary program, register today, and much more on the ICC website:

Note: This event is endorsed by the Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons


Saturday, 5 December, 2020 - 09:00 to 16:30

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