Surgery trainees in Houston for cardiovascular "bootcamp"Houston, TX - 8/23/2013
The fifth annual Cardiovascular Fellows' Bootcamp brought more than 150 cardiovascular trainees from across the United States to Houston earlier this week for hands-on training in and discussion of the latest advances and techniques in cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular medicine. The event was organized by Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and the DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training.
Lectures were held at Hotel ZaZa and hands-on training activities were held at the Houston Methodist Institute of Technology, Innovation, and Education (HMITIE). The two-and-a-half day event targeted first-year fellows who are training in vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular medicine, or interventional radiology, and third-year primary certificate vascular surgery residents.
Nearly 90 academic sessions covered topics as diverse as traumatic aortic injury, cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, nuclear cardiac imaging, and current trends in managing venous thoracic outlet syndrome. Parallel learning tracks allowed cardiovascular trainees to choose the areas of particular interest to them.
Program directors were Alan Lumsden, M.D., Jean Bismuth, M.D., Basel Ramlawi, M.D., Mark Davies, M.D., Ph.D., Neal Kleiman, M.D., Faisal Masud, M.D., C. Huie Lin, M.D., Ph.D., Miguel A. Quiñones, M.D., Michael Reardon, M.D., Miguel Valderrábano, M.D., and William Zoghbi, M.D., all of Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. The bootcamp was sponsored by 13 medical industry partners.