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Continuing Medical Education

Southwest Valve Summit

 Southwest Valve Summit

Southwest Valve Summit II - On the River
April 11 - 13, 2014
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Austin, Texas


Registration is now available! 


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Program Director

Stephen H. Little, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE
Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Department of Cardiology
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
The Methodist Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Program Overview

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.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, internal medicine specialists, cardiovascular imaging technologists, fellows, residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in the cardiovascular specialties.  

Educational Objectives:

  •  Identify appropriate patients for valve procedures
  •  Optimize mechanical therapies for chronic valvular dysfunction
  •  Evaluate valve lesion severity
  •  Demonstrate appropriate use of multimodality imaging
  •  Improve patient outcomes (Medical and Surgical)

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

The Methodist Hospital System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Methodist Hospital System designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ADA Statement

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Methodist Hospital System will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this symposium. Please call 713.441.4948 or email cme@houstonmethodist.org for further information, or if you need special assistance.

For more information:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
6565 Fannin, MGJ9-004
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-441-4971
Fax: 713-441-0589
E-mail: cme@houstonmethodist.org

Program information for the 2014 Southwest Valve Summit coming soon!  See below for information about the 2013 summit.