SATA DMV Meeting 2023

Washington, DC US
February 11, 2023

Course Description

This SATA regional meeting will provide discussion of novel areas of interest in liver, heart, and lung transplantation.

Target Audience

Anesthesiologists, Intensivists, Surgeons, Hepatologists, Cardiologists, Fellows, Resident, Medical Students, Nurse anesthetists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Anesthesiologist Assistants, Physician Assistants, and Nursing staff who are involved in the perioperative care of transplant patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session participants will be able to: 

1. Determine the potential benefits and challenges of ECMO in liver, heart and lung transplantation 

2. Understand risk and benefit of postponing abdominal closure after liver transplantation 

3. Learn the different antimicrobial strategies adopted in abdominal and cardio-thoracic transplant patients to protect them from infection in the perioperative period

4. Understand the potential complication of vascular cannulation for V-V bypass

5. Understand the challenges of managing blood products reserve for a patient with antibody

6. Determine the best approach to liver transplant for a patient with Severe AS 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/11/2023 - 10:25am EST
Event ends: 
02/11/2023 - 3:30pm EST

SATA-DMV 2023 10:25 am – 3:30 pm

10:25 am - 10:30 am: Welcome and Introduction – Lorenzo De Marchi, MD (MGUH)

10:30 am -11:20 am: ECMO in Transplant

                Moderator: Aliaksei Pustavoitau, MD (JHH)

                 10:30 am - 10:50 am: ECMO in liver transplant - Gregory Serrao, MD (Mount Sinai)
                 10:50 am - 11:10 am: ECMO in CT transplant – Promise Ariyo, MD (JHH)
                 11:10 am - 11:20 am: Q&A

11:20 am - 11:30 am: Presidential address 

11:30 am - 11:35 am: Break

11:35 am – 12:30 pm: Management of open abdomen in Liver Transplant (Pro/ Con) 

                 Moderator: Sergio Navarrete, MD (VCU)

                 11:35 am - 11:55 am: Con - Pejman Radkani, MD (MGUH)
                 11:55 am - 12:15 pm: Pro - Shane Ottmann, MD (JHH)
                 12:15 am – 12:35 pm: The CCM Perspective – Aliaksei Pustavoitau (JHH)
                 12:35 pm - 12:50 pm: Q&A

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch break 

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm: Third Session

                 Moderator: Lorenzo De Marchi, MD (MGUH)

                 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm: EEG in anesthetic management in Liver – Sergio Navarrete, MD (VCU)
                 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm: Perioperative Antimicrobial Therapy in Abdominal Transplant –Olivia Kates, MD (JHH)
                 2:10 pm - 2:20 pm: Q&A

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm: Break

2:30 pm - 3:25 pm: Challenging Cases

                 Moderator: Katherine Forkin, MD (UVA)

                2:30 pm: – 2:45 pm: LDLT in a patient with Severe AS - Hamy Kassahun, MD (UVA)
                2:45 pm: - 3:00 pm: Blood management for patients with antibodies-Zachary Janik,MD (JHH)
                3:00 pm: - 3:15 pm: Complication V-V bypass cannulation - Ben Wilson, MD (MGUH)
                3:15 pm: - 3:25 pm: Q&A

3:25 pm – 3:30 pm: Closing Remarks

The Proctor Harvey Auditorium, Georgetown University
3800 Reservoir Rd NW # 7
Washington, DC 20057
United States

Core Faculty

Lorenzo De Marchi, MD, FASE (Chair), Professor of Clinical Anesthesia, MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital
Aliaksei Pustavoitau, MD, MHS, FCCM, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Katie Forkin, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Division Chief, Liver Transplant Anesthesia, University of Virginia Health
Sergio Navarrete, MD, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Additional Faculty listing:

Promise Ariyo, MD MPH, Assistant Professor, Divisions of Cardiac Anesthesia & Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Zachary Janik, MD, Anesthesia Resident, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Olivia S. Kates, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Shane Ottman, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
Pedjman Radkani, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital
Gregory Serrao, MD, MSE, FACC, FSCAI, Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Benjamin Wilson, MD, Anesthesia Resident, MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the UPMC and SATA. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance
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Online Registration 


Registration Fee: 
• US $30.00 at registration to SATA (via above), if you need CME credits 
• Free registration for: 
             o Current SATA members and members of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
             o Lecturers and moderators of the meeting 
             o Trainees, medical students, international medical personals, or nursing specialist who do not need CME credits

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