2014 ACS Clinical Congress


We experienced a great response at the October 2014 ACS Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco thanks, in part, to a lively discussion titled "Resuscitation of the Surgical Patient" chaired by Niels D. Martin, MD, FACS, of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dudley Benjamin Christie, of Navicent Health, spoke about how trauma surgeons and intensivists are using hTEE in their trauma ICU and SICU. The talk was followed by a lively Q & A session during which physicians made clear the need for better tools and methods for managing their high-risk patients.

Dr. Christie's talk struck a nerve with the crowd of roughly 200. His evidence-backed argument for the need for more reliable and accessible methods of hemodynamic management justified what many physicians have been witnessing for years. Besides challenging the status quo, hTEE is rendering older techniques ineffectual. We thank Drs. Christie and Martin for this highly engaging presentation.