Minimally Invasive Techniques in Adult Cardiac Surgery

This Minimally Invasive Techniques in Adult Cardiac Surgery (MITACS) course will run from 26-28 June 2018 TUESDAY 26 JUNE (08:00-18:00) Live Cases: Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement through mini-sternotomy Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation Robotic minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) Part 1: What do I need to know … Continue reading "Minimally Invasive Techniques in Adult Cardiac Surgery"
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This Minimally Invasive Techniques in Adult Cardiac Surgery (MITACS) course will run from 26-28 June 2018

TUESDAY 26 JUNE (08:00-18:00)
Live Cases:
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement through mini-sternotomy
Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Robotic minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB)

Part 1: What do I need to know before starting a MITACS programme?

Chairs: J Kempfert, Berlin; P Sardari Nia, Maastricht; T Walther, Frankfurt
How to set up a successful MITACS programme P Sardari Nia, Maastricht
Minimal-access, endoscopic and transcatheter access approach: How to acquire the skills J Kempfert, Berlin
Heart team approach and cooperation with cardiologists T Walther, Frankfurt
New tools for operative planning P Sardari Nia, Maastricht
What do you need from your anesthesologist? W Buhre, Maastricht
What do you need from your perfusionist? Y Ganushchak, Maastricht
Discussion
Lunch

Part 2: The aortic valve

Chairs: G Dahle, Oslo; T Modine, Lille; A van ‘t Hof, Maastricht
Minimal access aortic valve repair (AVR) through mini-sternotomy: Tips and tricks for exposure J Kempfert, Berlin
Minimal access aortic valve repair (AVR) through mini-thoracotomy: Technique and pitfalls M Glauber, Milan
Sutureless valves: Current status and evidence R Lorusso, Maastricht
Current evidence in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI): Where do we stand? A van ‘t Hof, Maastricht
Differential indication in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI): Which patients, which valves and which pathologies? T Walther, Frankfurt
Management of intra-operative pitfalls during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure H Treede, Halle
Post-operative complications in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) S Kats, Maastricht
My nightmares in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures T Modine, Lille
Future perspectives and developments in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) G Dahle, Oslo
Video demonstration of percutaneous oxyRVAD/VV ECMO support R Lorusso, Maastricht
Discussion
WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE (08:00-18:00)
Live Cases:
Endoscopic mitral valve repair
Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair
Percutaneous trans-coronary-venous mitral annuloplasty
Transapical-beating heart mitral valve repair

Part 3: Atrioventricular valves

Chairs: HP Brunner-La Rocca, Maastricht; J Kempfert, Berlin; F Maisano, Zurich
A cardiologist’s perspective and expectation in referring patients with mitral valve regurgitation B Streukens, Maastricht
Minimally (endoscopic) invasive mitral valve repair: Techniques and considerations To be announced
Intra-aortic balloon versus external aortic clamp M Bentala, Breda
Pitfalls in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery J Kempfert, Berlin
Approach to redo, complex repair and double-valve operation in the minimally invasive approach P Suwalski, Warsaw
Echocardiographic assessment of atrioventricular valves in the dedicated heart-team B Streukens, Maastricht
Transapical-beating heart mitral valve repair To be announced
Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair: Current status and evidence J Vainer, Maastricht
Transcatheter mitral and tricuspid therapies: Current status and perspectives F Maisano, Zurich
My nightmares in minimally invasive mitral and tricuspid surgery To be announced
Approach to complex valves in the minimally invasive approach L Mueller, Innsbruck
Tricuspid valve: The forgotten valve? F Maisano, Zurich
3D reconstruction, 3D printing and simulation for mitral valve repair P Sardari Nia, Maastricht
Discussion
Lunch

Part 4: Minimally invasive coronary revascularisation

Chairs: P Davierwala, Leipzig; L Mueller, Innsbruck; P Suwalski, Warsaw
Hybrid revascularisation: Where do we stand? N Bonaros, Innsbruck
Minimally invasive coronary revascularisation: Techniques and evidence J Kempfert, Berlin
Robotic minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) P Segers, Maastricht
Full arterial beating heart revascularisation through minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) P Davierwala, Leipzig
Aortic no-touch off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with endoscopic radial artery harvesting T Holubec, Frankfurt
Discussion
Meet the experts: atrioventricular valves: 5 case presentations submitted by participants
THURSDAY 28 JUNE (08:00-18:00)
Live Cases:
Mini-Bentall
Hybrid atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation
Endoscopic mitral and concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation

Part 5: Aorta

Chairs: M Jacobs, Maastricht; P Risteski, Frankfurt
Minimal access aortic surgery: Techniques and evidence E Natour, Maastricht
Endovascular approaches to complex aortic pathology D Pacini, Bologna
Complications during and after thoracic endovascular aortic repair procedure B Rylski, Freiburg
Minimally invasive aortic arch surgery P Risteski, Frankfurt
Aortic valve repair through minimal access approach T Holubec, Frankfurt
What are the new gadgets in surgical treatment of aortic pathology? B Rylski, Freiburg
Neuromonitoring in aortic surgery M Jacobs, Maastricht
Discussion
Lunch

Part 6: Atrial fibrillation

Chairs: F Casselman, Aalst; M Castella, Barcelona; B Maesen, Maastricht
Current guidelines and evidence in the treatment of atrial fibrillation S Gelsomino, Maastricht
Heart team approach for atrial fibrillation patients? B Maesen, Maastricht
Evolution in surgical atrial fibrillation therapies M Castella, Barcelona
Update on percutaneous atrial fibrillation treatment L Pison, Maastricht
What to do with the left appendage To be announced
Totally endoscopic atrial fibrillation ablation N Doll, Stuttgart
Pitfalls in the endoscopic approach P Suwalski, Warsaw
Hybrid approach to atrial fibrillation ablation M La Meir, Maastricht
Concomitant atrial fibrillation ablation F Casselman, Aalst
Robotic atrial fibrillation ablation B Maesen, Maastricht
Discussion
Meet the experts: atrial fibrillation and aortic pathology: 5 case presentations submitted by participants

 

The above programme is subject to change

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
26-28 June 2018 (3 day course)

Location
Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Center (MECC)
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Click HERE for more information on the location and accommodation bookings

Course Directors
P Sardari Nia, Maastricht; V Falk, Berlin and T Walther, Frankfurt

Course Overview
Focusing on the technical aspects of minimally invasive surgery, the course will provide an insight into the latest techniques and procedures.  Each of the three days will be dedicated to a specific subject emphasizing the success of the teamwork approach.  Surgeons, cardiologists, perfusionists and anaesthesiologists will demonstrate the latest technical aspects of these new procedures through live surgery transmissions (both 2 and 3D), keynote presentations and live-in-a-box video cases.

Course Format
3 day programme interactive lectures, live-in-a-box videos and live surgical cases.

Course Fee
Members: €450 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €550 inclusive of VAT
Trainees: €200 inclusive of VAT
Optional Dinner & Tour: €60 inclusive of VAT

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments on all days and entry to the SimCity Exhibition

Target Audience
Cardiothoracic surgeons; Cardiologists; Cardiac anaesthesiologists; Perfusionists; Residents and fellows

Learning Objectives

  1. Current status on following techniques:
    • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
    • Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
    • Mininimally invasive AF-ablation
    • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    • Transcatheter mitral valve procedures
    • Thoracic endovascular aortic procedures
    • Minimally invasive aortic surgery
    • Minimally invasive coronary revascularization
  2. Tips and tricks, pitfalls on the above techniques
  3. Live surgery and live-in-box of above procedures
  4. Review of all the necessities for setting up the needed infrastructure for starting such a programme at participants’ own institute
  5. Case presentation and discussion by participants
  6. Exhibition of simulation-tools in simulation village for above procedures

Abstracts

The submission deadline for abstracts is 4 May 2018. Please click HERE for more information.

SimCity

This year’s Course will feature a SimCity exhibition running throughout the 3 days of the programme and open to all participants.  For further information please contact the EACTS Secretariat info@eacts.co.uk

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Faculty

  • Nikolas Bonaros
  • Filip Casselman
  • Manuel Castella
  • Gry Dahle
  • Piroze Davierwala
  • Nicolas Doll
  • Volkmar Falk
  • Yuri Ganushchak
  • Mattia Glauber
  • Tomas Holubec
  • Suzanne Kats
  • Roberto Lorusso
  • Bart Maesen
  • Ludwig Müller
  • Davide Pacini
  • Bartosz Rylski
  • Peyman Sardari Nia
  • Patrique Segers
  • Sebastian Streukens
  • Hendrik Treede
  • Arnoud van ‘t Hof