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Warm Welcome to the
Physician Assistant Session
at the combined meeting of

The 65th Annual Conference of IACTS and
27th Annual Meeting of ASCVTS, 2019

Welcome to the fifth IACTS-PA session at this year‛s combined meeting of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in collaboration with the Asian Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery endorsed by the American Association of Thoracic Surgery.

We have been having a one-day knowledge feast alongside the main session of IACTS since 2015 and it has gained much accolades over the last 4 years. Eminent international and national speakers grace our session with inspirational talks and informative lectures with exhilarating content. Advocacy and pearls of wisdom from legendary cardiac surgeons has been a distinctive feature at our session. It is a great platform for practising cardiac surgical PAs to have academic presentations and peer interactions sharing the knowledge and best practices across various institutions in the country.

An impressive array of impeccable speakers has been lined up for this year‛s session! Participate in the enlightening conclave and enjoy the educational experience



Date February 21, 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: ITC Grand Chola(Hall A), Chennai
Time: 9 am - 5 pm


Ms. Anitha Chandrasekhar
Scientific Chair
IACTS-PA Session 2019
Fortis Malar Hospital

Ms. Gomathy Jeeva
Organizing Secretariat
Madras Medical Mission



For registration logon to www.iactscon2019.com



Day’s Events
  • IACTS Certificate distribution to successful candidates
  • Surgeon’s Faculty lectures
  • Senior PA’s Guest lectures
  • Practicing PA’s talks
  • Symposium on heart transplantation
  • Literature review session
  • Award paper presentation with cash awards


Speaker’s line-up

Key Note Address by Dr Arjun Rajagopal
Former Founder, Medical Director & Trustee-
Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai
Member of National Board of Examinations

Dr. Piroze Davierwala
Lead Senior Consultant and
Director of Coronary Bypass surgery
Leipzig Heart Center, Germany

Dr. Lorenzo Menicanti
Professor and Chairman of Cardiac Surgery
Policlinico San Donato University
Hospital Milan, Italy

Dr. O. P. Yadava
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Consultant
Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute,
New Delhi, India
Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Thoracic
and Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Catherine Sudarshan
Consultant Cardiothoracic and
Transplant Surgeon
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS
foundation trust, UK

Dr. Sandeep Attawar
Chair & Program Director, Cardiac Surgery
and Thoracic organ transplantation
Parkway-Global Hospitals, India

Dr. Murali Krishna
Consultant – Cardiac Anesthesiology
and Cardiac Critical Care
Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai, India

Ms. Priya Jebakaran
Heart and Lung Transplant Coordinator
Telemedicine patient consultant
Clinical Research Coordinator
Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India

DR. Arun Sridhar
Director & Head of Disease Biology
Galvani Biolectronics (A GSK/ Verily company)
London, UK

Mr. Arun Ramasamy
Senior Clinical Assistant
Pediatric Intensive care specialist
Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru, India

Ms. Gracy
Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Royal Care Hospital, Coimbatore, India

Ms. Sridevi
Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Sri Lakshmi Medical Center and Hospital, Erode, India

Ms. Tamil Selvi
Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai, India

Ms. Sai Kumari
Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Madras Medical Mission, India



8.30 - 8.45 am Registration
8.45 - 9 am Assembling and Opening remarks
9.00 - 9.30 am Inauguration function
    • IACTS President Dr. Yugal Mishra
    • IACTS General Secretary Dr. S. Rajan
    • Special Invitee Dr. Arjun Rajagopal
    • IACTS PA Session Convener Dr. P. Chandrasekar
  • Welcome Address: Ms. Anitha Chandrasekhar
  • Session Inauguration: Dr. Yugal Mishra
  • IACTS Certificate distribution: Dr. Yugal Mishra/ Dr. S. Rajan
  • Felicitation of Dr Madhav Rao
  • Accolades and Achievements of PAs: Dr. P. Chandrasekar
  • Vote of thanks: Ms. Gomathy
9.30 - 10.00 am Key Note Address- ‘Blending Clinical skills and Academics’
Dr. Arjun Rajagopal
10.00 - 10.15 am Tea
10.15 am - 1.15 pm Faculty Lectures
10.15 - 10.35 am Lecture 1- Dr Piroze Davierwala
‘Where is technology taking cardiac surgery?’
10.35 - 10.55 am Lecture 2- Dr. Lorenzo A Menicanti
‘Restoring the ventricular geometry’
10.55 - 11.15 pm Lecture 3: Dr O.P.Yadava
‘Publish or Perish!’
11.15 - 12 noon PA Guest lectures
11.15 - 11.30 Lecture 1- Mr. Arun Ramasamy
‘Advances in pediatric cardiac intensive care’
11.30 - 11.45 Lecture 2-Ms. Priya Jebakaran
‘Journey of two decades donning a multifaceted role’
11.45 - 12 noon Lecture 3- Mr. Arun Sridhar
‘Life outside Operating Room: From bench to bedside and back!’
12 - 1 pm Symposium on Heart Transplantation
  • ‘Donor site dynamics’
    • Dr Catherine Sudarshan
  • ‘Usual and Unusual complications during heart transplant’
    • Dr Sandeep Attawar
  • ‘Immunosuppression therapy’
    • Dr Murali Krishna
1.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 - 3.00 pm PA lectures: Literature review session
Moderators: Mr. Tanmay Acharia, Mr. Arun Ramasamy
  • Speakers:
    • Ms. Gracy
    • Ms. Sridevi
    • Ms. Tamil Selvi
    • Ms. Sai Kumari
3.00 - 4.00 pm Award Paper Session
4.00 - 4.15 pm Tea
4.15 - 5 pm PA group discussion


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