Several times a year, the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center invites colleagues from around the world to continuing medical education conferences, where our world-renowned experts share the benefits of their knowledge.
Vascular Nursing Bootcamp
1/24/14 - 1/25/14
This conference is intended for nurses and nurse practitioners currently practicing in the areas of vascular medicine and surgery who would like to broaden their understanding of these topics to enhance their management skills of these patient populations
The objective of this conference is to provide a comprehensive curriculum on topics related to vascular nursing for nurses and nurse practitioners. The focus of the conference will be to improve the knowledge related to the care of vascular surgery patients as well as clinical skills.
The conference will consist of one half day and one full day of didactic lectures on current topics related to vascular nursing and surgery.
Total Endovascular Series:
Lower Extremity II and Limb Salvage
Houston – 3/6/14 – 3/8/14
Lower extremity arterial occlusive disease leading to rest pain and tissue loss continues to increase and the need for education and training in limb salvage is apparent. As a result of the recognition of the need for effective and rapid response to lower extremity critical limb ischemia, limb salvage programs have been developed to offer a multidisciplinary, multimodality approach to the treatment of these patients. These programs have as their primary goal appropriate and rational interventions in the affected limb, coupled to remediation of the cardiovascular risk present in these patients. This symposium is designed to outline the current approaches to the care of the patient needing limb salvage, including systemic risk factor modification, advanced endoluminal and open intervention, advanced wound care, care of special at-risk groups and the new frontier of gene and cell therapy to allow for distal vascular recovery in the patient with no other treatment options.
This conference is designed for cardiovascular surgeons, radiologists, cardiologists, fellows and residents of the above specialties and their staff.
Re-Evolution Summit V:
MICS Hands-On Summit
3/13/14 - 3/15/14
Cardiac surgery is undergoing a significant paradigm shift towards increasing minimal access surgery within all subspecialty areas of practice. This conference provides up-to-date evidence based information and hands-on exposure to the latest in all aspects of minimal access cardiac surgery with an emphasis on hybrid approaches.
This event is designed for cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners in the cardiovascular specialties.
Southwest Valve Summit II – On the River
4/11/14 - 4/13/14
This Heart Valve Summit – on the River, is designed to highlight case based decision making for the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of heart valve disorders. With an emphasis on functional anatomy, imaging innovation, and percutaneous valve interventions, this course will engage and educate cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, internal medicine specialists, and fellows in training. This interdisciplinary summit will combine short presentations, debates, and an ask-the-expert live valve conference to expose participants to the most relevant medical, surgical, and interventional options for contemporaray patient care. The topics, cases, and discussions will include both accepted and controversial treatment paradigms and will offer novel perspectives and recommendations to all members of the heart valve team.
This event is designed for cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, internal medicine specialists, cardiovascular imaging technologists, fellows, residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in the cardiovascular specialties.