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.
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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.
Cardiovascular Fellows' Bootcamp
8/16/13 – 8/18/13
Cardiovascular Fellows' Bootcamp is a condensed weekend course in the fundamentals of cardiovascular sciences for fellows and residents designed to upgrade knowledge early in training.
The content of the program is ideal for first-year vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, CT surgery, vascular medicine, interventional radiology fellows and third-year primary certificate VS residents. For more information, complete our online contact us form or call 713-441-9989.
Cardiac MRI Workshop
10/14/13 - 10/18/13
Cardiovascular MRI (CMR) is a unique imaging modality that is used in diagnosing and subsequently managing cardiovascular diseases in patients. CMR provides a robust, noninvasive means of assessing myocardial function, viability, and morphology. Additionally, it can be useful in assessing valvular heart disease, cardiac tumors, and the vascular system. There are many advantages to obtaining CMR; with detailed images and quantitations, referring physicians are able to obtain one test to answer their questions with the treatments of their patients. This technology holds tremendous promise in evaluating and treating CV diseases.
Associated with its robust nature, CMR is also a very complex technology with a steep learning curve. As a result, there are currently few centers performing CMR in routine clinical practice. The Cardiovascular MRI Workshop is a weeklong program that covers the practical applications of Cardiac MRI. Topics will include basic MRI priciples, cardiac anatomy, late gadolinium enhancement, stress imaging, vascular imaging, case interpretations and troubleshooting of image acquisitions. This program emphasizes the development of practical skills and knowledge, therefore it is limited to small groups in order to better facilitate lectures and hands-on experiences. The workshop is geared for cardiologists, radiologists, and technologists who are interested in gaining exposure to CMRI, and attendees can expect to review more than 50 clinical CMR cases.
This event is designed for cardiologists, radiologists, and MRI technologists.
4th Annual Multi-Modality Cardiovascular Imaging for the Clinician
9/13/13 - 9/15/13
Cardiovascular imaging plays a vital role in the management of the cardiovascular patient. This symposium offers the opportunity, in addition to didactic lectures by world experts, to have small group tutorials in each imaging modality, and hands-on experience with heart specimens to better visualize and understand cardiac and valvular structure and enhance correlations with cardiac imaging.
The 4th Annual Multi-Modality Cardiovascular Imaging for the Clinician is designed for cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, internists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, critical care physicians, advanced cardiovascular practitioners, fellows in training, cardiovascular nurses, sonographers, cardiovascular imaging technologists in areas such as echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT, and cardiac MRI.
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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.
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