The Reconstruction of the Aortic Valve and Root: A practical approach will run 7-9 September 2022 in Homburg Saar, Germany.
WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
|09:00||Welcome and introduction||JL Pomar, Barcelona; H-J Schäfers, Homburg Saar|
|09:45||Anatomy of aortic valve and root||G El Khoury, Brussels|
|10:30||Aortic valve surgery – are all solutions perfect?||JJ Takkenberg, Rotterdam|
|11:00||Aortic regurgitation and aneurysm – epidemiology and guidelines||JL Pomar, Barcelona|
|11:20||Echo assessment of AR and its mechanisms||I Vilacosta, Madrid|
|11:40||Why and when to repair the aortic valve||J Vojacek, Hradec Kralove|
|12:30||A modular approach to aortic valve repair||H-J Schäfers, Homburg Saar|
|13:00||Aortic valve reimplantation – technique and results||A Forteza, Madrid|
|13:15||Videos: Root repair||H-J Schäfers, Homburg Saar|
|14:30||Aortic valve surgery – the patient perspective||JJ Takkenberg, Rotterdam|
|14:50||When repair is not possible…||J Vojacek, Hradec Kralove|
|15:10||Annuloplasty – the evidence||R De Paulis, Rome|
|16:00||Results of root and cusp repair||C Giebels, Homburg Saar|
|16:30||Videos: Cusp repair||H-J Schäfers, Homburg Saar|
THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
|Moderator: R De Paulis, Rome; G El Khoury, Brussels|
|08:00||Live case 1: Root repair|
|09:30||Live case 2: Root repair|
|10:45||Essentials of intraoperative TEE||K Hoffman, Homburg Saar|
|11:15||Live case 3: Root repair|
|Only reimplantation is a stable root repair||G El Khoury, Brussels|
|Root remodeling is at least as good!||H-J Schäfers, Homburg Saar|
|13:45||3-D echo in aortic valve repair||A Hagendorff, Leipzig|
|14:30||Concepts of BAV repair||L Froede, Homburg Saar|
|15:00||How to start root repair||H-J Schäfers, Homburg Saar|
|15:30||Wetlab (bring your loupes!)||All Faculty|
FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
|Moderators: JL Pomar, Barcelona; J Vojacek, Hradec Kralove|
|08:00||Live case 1: Cusp repair|
|09:00||Live case 2: Cusp repair|
|10:30||Pericardial patches in aortic repair – critical perspective||T Ehrlich, Homburg Saar|
|11:00||Live case 3: Cusp repair|
|11:45||Live case 4: Cusp repair|
|13:00||How to start an aortic valve repair programme||J Vojacek, Hradec Kralove|
|13:30||Concepts of UAV repair||H-J Schäfers, Homburg Saar|
|14:00||How to start cusp repair||H-J Schäfers, Homburg Saar|
Programme and Faculty subject to change.
7-9 September 2022 (2.5 day course)
This course is now sold out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waiting list.
Saarland University Medical Center
Homburg Saar, Germany
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HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar
Repair of the aortic valve has become an attractive alternative to replacement due to the low incidence of valve-related complications and the associated high quality of life. In order, however, to achieve reproducible repair results it is important that the surgeon understands and applies the basic concepts that are specific for the reconstruction of the aortic valve.
Professor Schäfers and his team have been dedicated to this field for more than 20 years and have developed and refined reconstructive strategies that can be applied to many regurgitant aortic valves, and based on systematic research they have attempted to advance the principal concepts from art to science. He is happy to share experience and concepts in this workshop specially designed in a didactic way that allows most participants to reproduce the content.
Didactic lectures, video presentations, hands-on wetlab and live surgery. Please bring your surgical loupes for the wetlab.
Fees include lunch and refreshments on all days, and dinners on Wednesday 7 September and Thursday 8 September.
In order to enhance interaction we have limited the number of participants to 40, allowing for active and free discussions.
All attendees are encouraged to do a COVID test before arriving at Saarland University Medical Center. Should you develop symptoms onsite, a lateral flow test will be provided.
Skills Level 3 – Surgeons established in independent practice.
Surgeons, cardiologists, and anesthesiologists who wish to obtain a comprehensive overview, as well as surgeons looking for a deeper insight into aortic valve repair.
- Understand the implications of normal and abnormal aortic valve form on function
- Learn the echocardiographic criteria of repairable aortic valves
- Understand the principles of aortic root repair
- Learn and understand the principles of cusp repair for different anatomic types
- Learn the current limitations of repairability
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