Preliminary program:


Thursday, May 18th, 2000
09:00-10:30 Opening Ceremonies
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Virtual Planning of Surgery in Liver Tumors
Christian Herfarth, M.D.
11:30-12:00 New Aspects of Liver Transplantation
Christian Herfarth, M.D.
12:00-12:30 Panel Discussion
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Endovascular Surgery-Critical Analysis
Friedrich Kallinowski, M.D.
14:30-15:00 Endovascular Surgery-Video Conference
Friedrich Kallinowski, M.D.
15:00-15:30 Ventricular Assist Device
George P. Noon, M.D.
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Friedrich Kallinowski, M.D.
Albrecht Bayer
20:00 Dinner, Social Program
Friday, May 19th, 2000
09:30-10:00 Angiogenesis, Microcirculation and Leucocytes – Tumorendothel Interaction in Experimental Pancreatic Carcinoma
J. Schmidt, M.D.
10:00-10:30 Pancreatic Surgery and Glucose Regulation
F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D.
10:30-11:00 Experimental and Clinical Therapeutic Approaches of the Acute Pancreatitis
J. Schmidt, M.D.
11:00-11:30 Optimizing of Surgical Therapy of Differential Carcinoma of the Thyroid Gland
W. Lamadé, M.D.
11:30-12:00 Intraoperative Monitoring of the Nervus Laryngeus Inferior and Superior – The Ideal Prevention of a Damage to the Nervus Recurrens
W. Lamadé, M.D.
12:00-12:30  Round Table
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Resuscitation Principles
Kenneth Mattox, M.D.
15:00-15:30 Lung Volume Reduction
Rafael Espada, M.D.
15:30-16:00 Crohn’s Disease – Experience of the Heidelberg Surgical University Hospital
J. Schmidt, M.D.
16:00-16:30 Round Table
16:30-18:00 Video Session
Saturday, May 20th, 2000
09:30-10:00 Anomalies of the Great Arteries Causing Severe Tracheal or Main Bronchus Compression
Christian Sebening, M.D.
10:00-11:00 Ventricular Assist Device
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
11:00-11:30 Aortic Reconstruction in Severe Coarctation with Associated Tubular Hypoplasia of the Arch with a Modified Surgical Approach
Christian Sebening, M.D.
11:30-12:30 Round Table
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
Joseph Coselli, M.D.
15:00-15:30 Thoraco-abdominal Aneurysm Repair
Nabil Tawil, M.D.
15:30-16:00 Unusual and Interesting Incidents in Open Heart Surgery
Basem Shabb, M.D.
16:00-17:00 Round Table
17:00-17:10 Closing Remarks
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.