Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery Symposium

February 24, 2024

Las Vegas, NV

Program Overview

The Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery Symposium is designed to provide an understanding of the various minimally invasive techniques used for treating the aortic and mitral valve, utilizing the On-X heart valve as the platform for valve implantation.  The symposium will cover in detail the various approaches to minimally invasive techniques, with particular focus on the hemi-sternotomy, right anterior thoracotomy and video-assisted techniques. Additional areas of focus will include enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols, keys to establishing a successful heart team, starting a minimally invasive program and patient outreach and awareness.


Program Details

Meeting Location: Four Seasons Las Vegas

February 23, 6:00PM: Welcome Reception

February 24, 7:00AM – 3:00PM: Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery Discussions

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Minimally invasive techniques for implanting On-X heart valves
  • Appropriate patient selection
  • Postoperative patient management
  • Key clinical outcomes with minimally invasive techniques
  • How to start a minimally invasive program


Intended Audience

The program is designed for practicing cardiac surgeons who are interested in or are currently performing implantation of On-X heart valves through various minimally invasive techniques.

MIS Symposium Faculty - Moderator

Chris Malaisrie, MD

Chris Malaisrie, MD

Chicago, IL

Northwestern University

Guest Speakers

Denis Bouchard, MD, CM, MSc, Ph.D

Montreal Heart

Montreal, Quebec

Mario Castillo-Sang, MD

St. Elizabeth

Edgewood, KY

Richard Cook, MD

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Marc Gerdisch, MD

Franciscan Health

Indianapolis, IN

William Kent, MD

Univ. of Calgary

Calgary, Canada

Peter Knight, MD

Univ. of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Michael Moront, MD

ProMedica Toledo Hospital

Toledo, OH

Rawn Salenger, MD

University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Rochus Voeller, MD

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

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