â€œTechnical Boot-Camp for Residents: A Crash Course and Hands-On Workshop in the Newest Cardiothoracic Surgical Techniques.â€
Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Columbia University Medical Centerâ€™s Vivian and Seymour Milstein Heart Hospital Conference Center.
This symposium is open to all residents and fellows in New York cardiothoracic surgery programs. Local and national leaders will provide interactive lectures on cutting edge topics, including:
â€¢ percutaneous/hybrid interventions for valvular disease
â€¢ minimally invasive/hybrid coronary revascularization
â€¢ valve-sparing aortic root replacementand the latest in stentless valves
â€¢ hybrid approaches to atrial fibrillation
â€¢ off-pump coronary bypass surgery
â€¢ esophageal RFA
â€¢ advanced VATS techniques
â€¢ robotic access to the mediastinum and pleural space
â€¢ simulators in thoracic surgical education
These lectures will be supplemented by hands-on dry labs, in which trainees will practice actual surgical techniques in models and simulators, with real-time evaluation of their skills.
We would appreciate the support of all Program Directors and Service Chiefs in spreading the word about this novel event, and by providing time off for your trainees to attend. We will be sending a more detailed program out in the coming weeks, and I will personally contact every Program Director to ask for his or her support.