What are the hot topics in the cardiac world at the moment? This piece tackles; the need for gender balance when composing panels and building a successful event; the need to do what we know and do it well; how quality improvement benefits from simplicity; the need to keep younger practitioners involved and finally the need for a fuller engagement with the multidisciplinary aspect of cardiac care.

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with Sol Aronson, tenured Professor at Duke University and Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Anesthesiology and Michael Eaton, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Rochester, New York.