Endoscopic Port-Access Mitral Valve Repair Drylab Training

Dear Colleagues,

I am honoured to announce the continuation of the EACTS ACADEMY – ENDOSCOPIC PORT-ACCESS MITRAL VALVE REPAIR DRYLAB course at Maastricht University Medical Centre, the Netherlands. I am very pleased to announce that for each course in 2017 we have invited a Giant in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery as an honoured faculty member. For the course in February, Professor Friedrich Mohr will be our honoured faculty member and in May we have Professor Randolph Chitwood. This will create a unique opportunity to benefit from huge experience of these Giants during the two-day course.

During the last 14 months, 6 courses have been organized and over 100 surgeons from all over the globe were trained in Maastricht. The course is part of EACTS Academic Skills programme and is designed for surgeons wanting to start the minimally invasive mitral valve surgery program at their own institute.

The course focus is on the technical details necessary to set up the endoscopic program and the technical skills required for performing endoscopic mitral valve surgery. We have developed a high-fidelity endoscopic simulator and will use it during the course to train the necessary skills in an objective and reproducible manner. For the past two editions of the course we used 3D-printed pathologic mitral valves. This enabled us not only to train endoscopic skills but also to train mitral repair techniques endoscopically.

The course will commence with a theoretical assessment followed by a hands-on assessment to measure the level of knowledge and dexterity. The program is composed of theoretical and practical sections, in a mixture based on best learning evidence. The course will end with a theoretical and technical post-assessment to measure the level of progress.

For each course we will only accept a limited number of participants and the dates for 2017 are as follows:
23-24 February
11-12 May
7-8 September
14-15 December

The registration is online and through EACTS user area. For further information you can visit the EACTS website

Sincerely,
Peyman Sardari Nia, MD, PhD
Course Director

 

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Endoscopic Port-Access Mitral Valve Repair Drylab Training, Maastricht
For each course in 2017 we have invited a ‘giant’ in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery. We are pleased to announce that for the course in February, Professor Friedrich Mohr will be our honoured faculty member. This will create a unique opportunity to benefit from huge experience of these Giants during the two-day course.
Next course: 23-24 February 2017;
11-12 May 2017 (Prof. Randolph Chitwood – honoured faculty member)
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Covering the major aspects of aortic surgery, from the aortic valve to the descending aorta. Special attention will be devoted to the various options in sparing the aortic valve and on the modern approach to aortic arch surgery. Guidance will be available for those cardiac surgeons wishing to embark upon an endovascular programme. This year’s course will include both TEVAR and EVAR simulation sessions as well as a wetlab covering annulus enlargement and re-implantation and re-modelling techniques.
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2017 Academy Courses – Save the Date!
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Endoscopic Port-Access Mitral Valve Repair Drylab Training, Maastricht
For each course in 2017 we have invited a ‘giant’ in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery. We are pleased to announce that for the course in February, Professor Friedrich Mohr will be our honoured faculty member. This will create a unique opportunity to benefit from huge experience of these Giants during the two-day course.
Next course: 23-24 February 2017.
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EACTS Master Class on Aortic Valve Repair: A step-by-step approach

In-depth training of aortic valve repair from valve sparing root replacement to isolated aortic valve repair for tricuspid, bicuspid and unicuspid valve. An overview of the entire procedure will be provided featuring live surgical cases combined with short video sessions illustrating specific lesions. The final day will include a wetlab bringing together the theoretical knowledge with a practical application on anatomical human hearts.
Course Director
E Lansac, Paris
Course Fee
Members: €550 inclusive of 20% FR VAT
Non-Members: €650 inclusive of 20% FR VAT
Target Audience
Cardiac surgeons and advance residents, echo cardiographers (cardiologists and anaesthesiologists). Heart team consisting of surgeons and echographers is encouraged.
Faculty
J Bavaria, A Berrebi, M Boodhwani, L De Kerchove, C Dinges, G El Khoury, I El-Hamamsy, G Jondeau, JL Monin, JF Paul, HJ Schäfers, J Takkenberg, M Van Dyck, JL Vanoverschelde
 Accreditation
This course is Eucomed Compliant and European CME Credits (ECMEC) have been applied for.

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