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Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Fellowship 2019

Applications are now closed.

  

Fellowship Overview

The fellowships goal is to provide newly graduated cardiothoracic surgeons from around the world with an educational opportunity to enhance their clinical understanding and to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the surgical management of patients with coronary artery disease, with special interest in off-pump and minimal invasive techniques. This will be under the guidance of leading surgeon-educators in this field.
The specific learning objectives are to provide surgeons with the foundational knowledge of the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease, the rationale for its surgical treatment and firsthand experience in OPCAB/MICS CABG. As a result of this training, they may ascend to leadership roles and set up their own OPCAB/MICS CABG programmes in their own centres

Criteria

Application criteria

  • EACTS member
  • Partnership with Anaesthesiologists and Cardiologist at own centre
  • Hospital resource support: Up-to-date coronary artery imaging tools

Selection criteria

OPCAB fellowship

  • Letter of interest
  • Letter of support from current Head of Department / Training Director if in last year of training
  • Ability to set up a OPCAB program in his / her institution
  • High volume surgeon (>50 CABG cases / year)
  • Currently working at high volume centres (>150 CABG cases per year)
  • Commitment to complete the whole learning pathway

MICS CABG fellowship

  • Letter of interest
  • Letter of support from current Head of Department / training director if in last year of training
  • Ability to set up a MICS CABG program in his / her institution
  • High volume surgeon (>50 OPCAB cases / year)
  • High potential centres (>150 CABG cases per year)
  • Commitment to complete the whole learning pathway

Activities

  • Medtronic: OPCAB/MICS OPCAB Master Class (June 28-29)
  • Medtronic: OPCAB/MICS OPCAB Peer-to-peer training (adhoc)
  • Medtronic: Training Village OPCAB/MICS OPCAB session at EACTS annual congress in Lisbon (October 5)
  • EACTS: 2 weeks with a minimum of 20 OPCAB/MICS OPCAB cases fellowship (adhoc)
  • Medtronic: OPCAB/MICS OPCAB Proctoring session (adhoc)

Applications are now closed.  

 

Evaluation and Feedback

A structured evaluation of the activities and a feedback from the fellow will be developed. At the end of the fellowship, the fellows will produce a full report (1200 words) on their experience. They will present this during the EACTS annual meeting.

The OPCAB/MICS OPCAB Fellowship is supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.

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