Cardiovascular Fellows’ Bootcamp

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This condensed weekend course in the fundamentals of cardiovascular sciences for fellows and residents is designed to upgrade knowledge early in training. Experience a full day of hands-on skills training with world-renowned faculty and hear from over 60 speakers in a two-day speed lecture format.

Target Audience

  • 1st year fellows specializing in:
    • Vascular surgery
    • Cardiology
    • CT surgery
    • Vascular medicine
    • Interventional radiology
  • 3rd year primary certificate vascular surgery residents

What to Expect

Day 1
On the first day trainees immediately begin honing their technical skills in a full day of hands-on training with cadavers and simulators. Trainees can choose from 3 tracks: vascular, cardiology, and cardiac.

  • The vascular track will demonstrate ultrasound-guided access, dissection and exposures on cadavers, and open vascular and endovascular surgical training. 
  • The cardiology track covers topics such as TEE/TTE interpretation using simulators, emergent hands-on management, tips and tricks for vascular access, cardiac catheterization, and a guided tour of cardiac and vascular anatomy from a surgeon’s point of view. 
  • The cardiac track will review cardiopulmonary bypass, coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve replacement, mitral valve techniques, aortic root replacement, and A-Fib ablation procedures. 

Day 2

The second day is comprised of interactive lectures on lower extremity arterial disease and renal artery disease, followed by concurrent sessions on the topics of abdominal and thoracic aortic disease, venous disease, heart failure, heart rhythm, and ischemic disease.

Day 3
The final day’s lectures have concurrent sessions on visceral artery disease, thoracic outlet and upper extremity, dialysis access, cardiac imaging, and structural heart disease.
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WHEN

Friday, August 19, 2016 - Sunday, August 21, 2016
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST
Fellows should plan on arriving on Thursday, August 18th any time after 4:00pm, registration is from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, the course starts on Friday, August 19th promptly at 7:00am and ends on Sunday, August 21st at 1:00pm.

Where


Hotel Zaza
5701 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
Phone: 713.526.1991
Toll-Free: 888.880.3244

Hands-On Training


Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM)
6670 Bertner Ave., 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Cost

DICET offers this course to attendees free of charge, covering all registration fees, hotel accommodation costs at the Hotel ZaZa and meals.

In addition, DICET is offering a stipend of $400 towards travel for out of town attendees (airfare & airport shuttle) on a first come first serve basis. Please book your own flights. DICET will book your hotel accommodations and send you a confirmation.

To qualify for the stipend the attendee must stay for the entire duration of the course – Friday, August 19, 2016 at 6 AM to Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 1 PM.