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Treatment of Aortic Stenosis in the 21st Century:
TAVR and Surgical Technique

Course Brochure

Special Guest Speakers:
Susheel Kodali, MD
Interventional Cardiologist and Investigator at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital NewYork, the principle investigative site for The PARTNER Trial
Michael Mack, MD
Internationally known Cardiac Surgeon and pioneer in TAVR research and development. Principle Surgical Investigator and main surgical spokesperson for The PARTNER Trial
Jeffrey Popma, MD
Principal Interventional Cardiology Investigator and primary spokesperson for the Pivotal Trial
Michael Reardon, MD
Principle Surgical Investigator and surgical spokesperson for the
Pivotal Trial

Saturday, September 6, 2014

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Optional: Attendees can sign up for a simulator station at the beginning of the course during registration from 7:00 - 7:50 am. The simulation stations will begin at 4:20 pm and will end at 5:00 pm. Capacity is limited. Therefore, registration is on a first come, first serve basis. CME credit is not available during this time period. Please see the Program Schedule below for details.

The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170

Target Audience
There has been rapid growth and development of aortic valve replacement techniques, particularly in minimally invasive procedures and rapid valve deployment. Recent advances in therapies will demand the expertise from multidisciplinary teams to deliver cutting edge care for the AS population. The goal of this course is to present, discuss and debate advances in aortic valve replacement techniques, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), to healthcare providers including but not limited to: internists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and healthcare managers and administrators.

Registration Fees
You are encouraged to register as soon as you are certain of attending as we cannot guarantee educational materials for applicants who are not preregistered and prepaid by Friday, August 29, 2014. Payment must accompany registration. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan in U.S. currency. Payments by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa are also accepted. Fees include continental breakfast, lunch, coffee service, and course materials for participants. On-site registration will also be available.

Registration Options Physician
Physician-in-Training, Retired Physician,
RN & Allied Health
Faculty & Staff
On or Before
August 1, 2014
$399 $349 $149
After August 1, 2014 $449

Registration Options

Online register here
Mail brochure
U-M Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-5750
Phone (734) 232-3469
Fax (734) 998-0085

Cancellation Policy
Refund requests must be received in writing, no later than Friday, August 29, 2014. An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from your registration payment. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Course Objectives
The conference format includes four international leaders presenting the latest data on the performance of both the Edwards SAPIEN and Medtronic CoreValve® devices. University of Michigan’s multidisciplinary heart valve team of experts will present their wide-ranging experiences on surgical, interventional and minimally invasive procedures and the preparation necessary for building a structured heart program. Additionally, simulation labs with both the Edwards SAPIEN and Medtronic CoreValve® systems will be available for attendees to observe, as well as a streaming TAVR case performed by University of Michigan’s valve team.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be knowledgeable and able to implement the newest advances and standards of care in aortic valve disease including:

Accreditation & Credit Designation
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Applications have been submitted to the American Osteopathic Association and to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Other credits by specialty may apply.

Program Schedule
7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:55 Welcome and Announcements
Stanley Chetcuti, MD, G. Michael Deeb, MD
8:00 What is Aortic Stenosis?
Michael Shea, MD
8:20 Building a TAVR Team
Stanley Chetcuti, MD, G. Michael Deeb, MD
8:40 Evolution and Role of Surgical AVR
Michael Mack, MD
9:00 Minimally Invasive Valves
Matthew Romano, MD
9:10 Sutureless Valves
Himanshu Patel, MD
9:20 Emerging Valve Technologies
Michael Reardon, MD
9:40 Candidates for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
P. Michael Grossman, MD
10:00 Who is Not a Candidate for TAVR?
Michael Reardon, MD
10:10 Question and Answer Panel
10:20 Break
10:35 TAVR Echo
David Bach, MD
Troy LaBounty, MD
11:05 TAVR Anesthesia
Matthew Caldwell, MD
11:25 Question and Answer Panel
11:30 Lunch
12:30 pm Balloon Expandable Valves
Susheel Kodali, MD
12:50 Edwards SAPIEN Case Start-Finish
Moderator: Susheel Kodali, MD
Stanley Chetcuti, MD, Daniel Menees, MD, Himanshu Patel, MD
1:10 Self Expandable Valves
Jeffrey Popma, MD
1:30 Medtronic CoreValve® Case Start-Finish
Moderator: Jeffrey Popma, MD
G. Michael Deeb, MD, P. Michael Grossman, MD,
Matthew Romano, MD
1:50 Question and Answer Panel
1:55 Break
2:10 Alternative Access:
Transapical Approach

Michael Mack, MD
Direct Aortic Approach
Michael Reardon, MD
Other Access Approach
Himanshu Patel, MD
2:40 Complications of TAVR: Recognition / Management
Stanley Chetcuti, MD, P. Michael Grossman, MD,
Himanshu Patel, MD
3:10 Break
3:25 Review of Medtronic CoreValve® Data
Jeffrey Popma, MD
3:35 Review of Edwards SAPIEN Data
Susheel Kodali, MD
3:45 Debate
Moderator: G. Michael Deeb, MD
Susheel Kodali, MD, Michael Mack, MD
Jeffrey Popma, MD, Michael Reardon, MD
4:15 Final Remarks
Stanley Chetcuti, MD, G. Michael Deeb, MD
4:20 Course Adjourns
OPTIONAL SIMULATION LAB - CME credit is not available

A simulation lab for both Edwards SAPIEN and Medtronic CoreValve® systems will be available for attendees to observe and perform cases. Each simulator is approximately 10 minutes in length allowing viewers to experience crossing the aortic valve and deploying the device.

Attendees can sign up for a simulator station at the beginning of the course during registration from 7:00 - 7:50 am. Capacity is limited. Therefore, registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

5:00 Simulator Stations Adjourn