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 combination of interactive didactic lectures and hands-on skills training with world-renowned faculty and hear from over 60 experts.

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

All three days will include interactive lectures on topics such as lower extremity arterial disease, abdominal and thoracic aortic disease, venous disease, heart failure, dialysis access, cardiac imaging and structural heart disease. Friday and Saturday afternoon sessions will also feature intensive hands-on training at the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM), where trainees will hone their technical skills by training with cadavers and simulators. Trainees can choose from 3 tracks: vascular surgery, cardiology and cardiac surgery.

  • The vascular surgery 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 surgery track will review cardiopulmonary bypass, coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve replacement, mitral valve techniques, aortic root replacement and A-Fib ablation procedures.
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Hotel Zaza
5701 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
Phone: 713.526.1991
Toll-Free: 888.880.3244


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


DeBakey Education & Training offers this course to attendees from U.S. institutions free of charge, covering all registration fees, hotel accommodation costs at the Hotel ZaZa and meals.

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

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To qualify for the stipend, the attendee must stay for the entire duration of the course and turn in all course evaluations.