Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Coronary Artery Disease

The Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Coronary Artery Disease Course will run online from 15-16 April 2021. Kindly note all times shown are local UK times. THURSDAY 15 APRIL 08:45 Welcome and introduction A Ranasinghe, Birmingham SESSION 1 09:00 Investigating a patient with chest pain S George, Birmingham 09:15 How to interpret a coronary angiogram S … Continue reading "Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Coronary Artery Disease"

The Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery: Coronary Artery Disease Course will run online from 15-16 April 2021.
Kindly note all times shown are local UK times.

THURSDAY 15 APRIL
08:45 Welcome and introduction A Ranasinghe, Birmingham
SESSION 1
09:00 Investigating a patient with chest pain S George, Birmingham
09:15 How to interpret a coronary angiogram S George, Birmingham
09:40 Measuring outcomes in cardiac surgery S Nashef, Cambridge
10:10 Break
10:40 What is a heart team? J Mandrola, Louisville
10:50 How to interpret a clinical trial J Mandrola, Louisville
11:20 Trials for coronary surgery To be announced
12:00 Lunch
SESSION 2
13:00 Mechanical complications of myocardial infarction G Faerber, Jena
13:30 MDT Session
15:00 Close
FRIDAY 16 APRIL
SESSION 3
09:00 Conduit selection for coronary artery surgery To be announced
09:30 On or off-pump M Cikirikcioglu, Geneva
09:50 Myocardial protection N Drury, Birmingham
10:10 Break
10:40 Secondary prevention following coronary artery surgery M Sousa Uva, Lisbon
11:00 Surgery for heart failure M Cikirikcioglu, Geneva
11:30 Technical aspects of coronary surgery T Kieser, Calgary
12:00 Lunch
SESSION 4
13:00 TUTE: Evaluating the risk of surgery on prognostic grounds S Nashef, Cambridge
13:30 Case studies (small group sessions)
15:30 Close

Programme and faculty subject to change.

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
15-16 April 2021 (2 day course)

Course Director
A Ranasinghe, Birmingham

Course Format
Virtual meeting
Interactive lectures
Case studies (small group session)
MDT session

Course Fee
Members: €60 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €100 inclusive of VAT

Course Overview
This is the first online version of the updated “Fundamentals in Cardiac Surgery” – series being held as a virtual meeting and focusing particularly on coronary artery disease.
The lectures of the course are covering clinical aspects from the diagnosis of coronary artery disease to advanced investigations and medical therapy necessary for the decision-making and treatment of the patients. An overview over the most important trials and current guidelines, mechanical support for complex cases to avoid pitfalls and different techniques including off-pump and minimal invasive approaches will be presented. In the accompanying breakout rooms the participants are invited to join the discussions of selected cases, get in touch with the lecturers and faculty members and exchange experience and discuss questions. The course is also covering the technical aspects of conduit preparation and a step-by-step instruction for proximal and distal anastomoses.
The updated “Fundamentals”-EACTS 2021 courses are in alignment with the current EBCTS syllabus

Target Audience
Cardiac and cardio-thoracic surgeons; Residents and fellows in cardiac surgical training programmes.

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