The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) will co-present the 4th North American Aortic Valve Repair Symposium September 13-14 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The symposium is a joint effort of the UOHI and the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, and is endorsed by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
The purpose of this educational activity is to provide in-depth analysis and procedural understanding of both bicuspid and three-cusp aortic valve repair and valve-sparing aortic root surgery. Additionally, this symposium will provide technical and conceptual pearls related to aortic valve repair. Faculty presentations will constitute deep-dive sessions addressing valvular and aortic root pathology in the context of aortic valve preservation, with discussion panels focusing on the technical nuances and detailed differences in aortic valve repair and valve-sparing aortic root techniques. Live on-tape sessions will be complemented with comprehensive coverage of the clinical, technical, and imaging tools required to develop a successful aortic valve repair program.
UOHI Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Munir Boodhwani, is a co-director of the symposium. Dr. Talal Al-Atassi and Dr. Stéphane Lambert are among the list of invited guest speakers from the Heart Institute.
For more information, visit the 4th North American Aortic Valve Repair Symposium website, or download the printed brochure (PDF). To coordinate an interview with a spokesperson from the Heart Institute, please contact Leigh B. Morris, Communications Officer, UOHI.
Leigh B. Morris
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
613-696-7000 ext. 19051 (Office)