Aortic Valve Repair and Ross Operation

The Aortic Valve Repair & Ross Operation Course will run from 19 – 20 September 2024. Focus on anatomy and imaging for operative planning.
  • 19 – 20 Sep 2024
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • In Person

Event Information

  • Date/Duration

    19 – 20 September 2024 (2 day course)

  • Course Directors

    L de Kerchove, Brussels;
    G El Khoury, Brussels

  • Location

    Auditoire Maisin in Auditoires Centraux
    Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc
    Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 51
    1200 Brussels

    Please see HERE for more info.

  • Course Format

    2 days of interactive lectures, videos, live surgery and wetlab

  • Course Fee

    Members: €525 inclusive of VAT
    Non-Members: €625 inclusive of VAT

    Fees include lunch and refreshments.

    In order to enhance interaction we have limited the number of participants to 60, allowing for active and free discussions.

    Optional Course Dinner:
    An optional group dinner will be held on Thursday 19 September for a fee of €90.00 inclusive of VAT.
    (A return shuttle bus service is included from Tangla hotel-> Restaurant-> Tangla Hotel).

  • Target Audience

    Skills Level 3 – Surgeons established in independent practice.

    EACTS Academy terms and conditions.

Course Overview

The curriculum is designed to provide all aspects of the Brussels School approach and techniques on aortic valve reconstructive surgery and Ross operation.  The course takes place in a relaxed and interactive atmosphere surrounded by an experienced team and distinguished guests’ faculty.

This year, we will focus on new possibilities of surgical planning offered by 3D imaging. We will review the latest recommendation for surgical intervention in aortic aneurysm and aortic insufficiency. Surgical techniques like valve sparing reimplantation, annuloplasty and cusp repair will be detailed and illustrated step-by-step during didactic presentations, videos and live surgery. Ross operation and the different options of autograft reinforcement will be similarly presented and illustrated.

The course ends with a wetlab to practice valve-sparing or Ross procedure closely guided by the faculty and Course Director. Optional, please bring your surgical loupes.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the normal anatomy of the aortic valve and its pathomorphology in case of regurgitation and/or aorta aneurysm
  • Learn about the new possibilities of valve analysis and surgical planning with 3D -CT imaging
  • Recognise the echocardiographic characteristics of different mechanisms of aortic regurgitation
  • Learn to expose and analyse the aortic valve and root
  • Learn and understand the different steps of valve sparing reimplantation, annuloplasty and cusp repair techniques in tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve
  • Learn to evaluate operative results intraoperatively and by echocardiography
  • Learn the techniques of Ross and their indications
  • Discuss indications, limits and alternatives of aortic valve repair and Ross procedures

Course Programme

Programme and faculty subject to change.