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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Continuing Medical Education

Hands-On Workshop

Re-Evolution Summit V





 Hands-On Workshop*

Hosted by the DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education & Training (DICET).

Limited availability
. The Hands-On Workshop will sell out!  Please register early for the Workshop session*. Don't miss your chance to attend!


Procedural Training LabMICS SimulatorMICS CABGMITIE

Hands-on Workshop for the Physician

You will rotate through all stations and perform procedures under the guidance of experts. You will perform procedures on cadavers, sophisticated beating heart platforms and advanced simulators.


Sternal sparing exposure, LIMA harvest, aortic proximal techniques, multivessel bypass
Off-Pump Simulator / Anastomotic Devices
Practice on simulators and deploy anastomotic devices
Robotic CABG
Robotic LIMA takedown, “micro” CABG techniques, TECAB with anastomotic devices
MICS Cannulation and Instruments 
Learn MICS cannulation strategies and techniques
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
Learn MICS Mitral exposure and MICS mitral repair
Robotic Mitral Repair
Practice robotic skills on a simulator and perform robotic valve repair
Aortic Valve 
Learn MICS aortic exposure and MICS aortic valve replacement (AVR)
Mini-Thoracotomy and Mini-Sternotomy
Learn varied techniques for aortic and mitral valve repair
Transcatheter AVR
Step-by-step video case demonstration, practice catheter and wire skills on simularors, implant percutaneous alves on simulators, and perform firect aortic access/transapical techniques 
Translucent Needle Guidance
3D Acquisition
Running a Hybrid Room
Optimal Use of Ultrasound for Vascular Access
Echocardiography for Cardiac Surgeons


Hands-on Worskhop for the Physician Assistant

Physician assistants play an integral role in the successful conduct of many minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) procedures. On Friday afternoon, specialized stations led by experienced physician assistant faculty, will be provided for those who would like to gain additional exposure to techniques and procedures that are essential to launching a successful MICS program. Procedures to be conducted by physician assistants will be performed on cadavers and specialized simulators.


Anastomotic Devices
Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH)
Endoscopic Radial Harvesting (ERH)
Vascular Anastomosis
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
Chest Tube and Pneumocath
Sternal Closure Techniques
Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
Insertion of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps

*Additional registration fee applies for hands-on workshop. Not certified for CME credit