Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Co-ordinators Training Course

The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Co-ordinators Training Course will run from 15 - 17 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany THURSDAY 15 JUNE 13:30 Registration 14:00 Course Introduction T de By, Windsor 14:15 Development of mechanical circulatory support C. Banfi, Geneva 15:30 Break 15:45 Basics of end-stage heart disease P Mohacsi, Bern 16:30 Surgical techniques of ventricular assist … Continue reading "Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Co-ordinators Training Course"
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The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Co-ordinators Training Course will run from 15 – 17 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany

THURSDAY 15 JUNE
13:30 Registration
14:00 Course Introduction T de By, Windsor
14:15 Development of mechanical circulatory support C. Banfi, Geneva
15:30 Break
15:45 Basics of end-stage heart disease P Mohacsi, Bern
16:30 Surgical techniques of ventricular assist device implantation T Krabatsch, Berlin
17:15 Basic knowledge of ventricular assist devices F Kaufmann, Berlin
17:45 Questions and round table discussion
18:15 Close
FRIDAY 16 JUNE
09:00 Technical aspects of ventricular assist devices – malfunctions and solutions F Kaufmann, Berlin
09:30 Industry presentations
10:30 Break
10:45 Industry presentations
12:45 Lunch
13:15 Hands-on training at the simulation laboratory F Merkle, Berlin
15:15 Break
15:45 Psycho-social aspects of treatment of patients with end-stage heart disease W Albert, Berlin
16:15 Round table discussion around essential questions with respect to ventricular assist device patient treatment
17:00 Close
SATURDAY 17 JUNE
09:00 Follow-up of outpatients and education in the community A Legait, Paris
09:30 Management of emergency situations in outpatients J Mulzer, Berlin
10:00 Need, use and effects of anti-coagulants in ventricular assist device therapy T Grüger, Berlin;
J Mulzer, Berlin
10:30 Break
10:45 Treatment of infection and sepsis in Utrecht A Stam, Utrecht
11:15 The ventricular assist device co-ordinator’s function in Vienna T Schlöglhofer, Vienna
11:45 The importance of benchmarking:  EUROMACS T De By, Windsor
12:15 Evaluation, questions and answers T De By, Windsor
12:30 Close

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
15 – 17 June 2017 (3 day course)

Location
Berlin, Germany

Course Director
V. Falk, Berlin

Course Format
Interactive lectures
Video presentations
Drylab

Course Fee
€495 inclusive of 19% German VAT

Fee includes lunch, refreshments and dinner on Friday 16 June

Course Overview
This three-day course will cover in detail all aspects of mechanical circulatory support. From the origins of end-stage heart failure, its pathophysiology and its assessment, psycho-social aspects management, device problem solving and surgical techniques.

There will be video presentations as well as a hands-on drylab where participants will be able to perform these techniques.

Target Audience
Ventricular assist device co-ordinators, nurses, transplant co-ordinators, VAD technicians, paramedics involved in end stage heart disease, perfusionists.

For further information on the venue, accommodation and transport, please click Here.

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Faculty

  • Carlo Banfi
  • Thomas Grüger
  • Theo de By
  • Friedrich Kaufmann
  • Thomas Krabatsch
  • Paul Mohacsi
  • Johanna Mulzer
  • Thomas Schlöglhofer
  • Arjen Stam