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STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference
This conference, led by Program Directors Juan P. Umaña, MD (El Rosario University/Fundación Cardioinfantil in Bogotá, Colombia), Vinod H. Thourani, MD (MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute in Washington, DC, USA), Nestor F. Sandoval, MD (Fundación Cardioinfantil in Bogotá, Colombia), Jose Luis Pomar, MD, PhD (University of Barcelona, Spain), Manuel J. Antunes, MD, PhD, DSc (University Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal), and Joseph E. Bavaria, MD (University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA), is a 2.5-day educational activity that will provide a unique and innovative format for the attendees, highlighting the management of cardiovascular surgical diseases.
Sessions will incorporate not only invited lectures from a world-class international faculty on traditional and new technology procedures, but also original scientific abstracts presented in oral and poster sessions. They will concentrate on the multidisciplinary approach to coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, thoracic aorta disease, atrial fibrillation, and the surgical management of heart failure. New this year, select presentations will focus on congenital heart disease. An integral component will be invited technical videos related to procedural expertise in these disease processes, followed by robust panel discussions. This innovative conference will provide attendees access to the highest level of education with the goal of improved patient management.