About this event

  • Date and time Thu 22 Apr 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiothoracic

Join us for a virtual round-table discussion with experts to explore the technicalities of mitral valve repair. Participants will join specialists in their field to discuss and review literature in order to better understand techniques and surgical strategy for this procedure in order to improve repair rate and identify pitfalls.

The key learning objectives include: 

  • Review literature and promote understanding of the technicalities of mitral valve repair
  • To improve repair rate and identify pitfalls of this surgery 
  • Share tips and tricks for durable mitral valve repair
  • Understand the limitations of operation, repair and reoperation

This webinar has free CPD accreditation.

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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Standard pricing available until 22 April 2021.

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Key speakers

Ottavio Alfieri

Professor Ottavio Alfieri

Senior Consultant, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan

Speaker's biography

Ottavio Alfieri MD is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the S.Raffaele University Hospital in Milan, Italy. He is the author or co-author of more than 600 peer-reviewed papers related to many areas of cardiac surgery and cardiology. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals.

His main interest is surgery for valvular heart diseases (particularly mitral valve repair). He developed several patents mainly related to the treatment of heart valve disease. More than 20 years ago, he originally developed a method of mitral valve repair (the edge-to-edge technique) which is the basis of the currently most-used type of percutaneous correction of mitral regurgitation.

In 2011, he served as president of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). In 2018 he received the gold medal from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He is currently a member of the STS, AATS, ESC, EACTS, and President of the Alfieri Heart Foundation, based at the San Raffaele Hospital, created to support education, research, and innovation.

Professor Jean-François Obadia

Head of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital Cardiothoracique Louis Pradel, France

Speaker's biography

Pofessor Jean-François Obadia is actually the chief of a department of Adult Cardiac surgery in Lyon – France. As a member of EACTS, ISHLT, AATS, he is mainly involved in valvular Surgery and Cardiac assistance and transplantation.

   - The valvular program includes all aspects of valvular surgery from the most complex repairs for endocarditis (Homograft of monobloc aorto-mitral) to the minimally invasive approaches for mitral (more than two thousands mitral valves and aortic valve sparing operations). The surgeons are involved with a strong input in the developpement of the per-cutaneous approaches for the aortic valves (TAVI) and Mitral valVes (Mitra.fr published in the nejm).

   - The transplantation program includes 45 hearts transplantations, 15 Mono Left assistance, 15 bi-VAD and around 100 ECMO.

Professor El Khoury

Head of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels

Agenda

View the programme here

Welcome and introduction
Round table discussion

Professor Prakash Punjab, Professor Anelechi Anyanwu, Professor Francesco Maisano, Professor Gebrine El Khoury, Professor Jean-François Obadia, Head of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital Cardiothoracique Louis Pradel, France, Professor Ottavio Alfieri and Professor Torsten Doenst

Questions and answer session
Close of meeting

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.