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Meeting Presentations

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Stephen D. Cassivi of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, presents a discussion on multidisciplinary approaches to the surgical treatment of stage Illa N2 disease.
October 21, 2014
Dirk Van Raemdonck of University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium, discusses the process of tracheal transplantation, from the revascularization of the donor trachea at the forearm through two years of postoperative care.
October 15, 2014
Otto Dapunt of the Medical University of Graz, Austria, discusses the use of sutureless prostheses in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
October 9, 2014
Michael Bemelman of the University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, discusses the resurgence of rib fixation surgery. Dr. Bemelman details the history and evolving techniques of rib fixation surgery.
October 8, 2014
Stephen Yang of Johns Hopkins discusses the importance of mentorship in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Yang encourages fellow surgeons to become active mentors to medical students as well as CT surgery residents, and shares advice for mentoring millennials.
September 30, 2014
Paul Modi of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital discusses his experience establishing a minimally invasive mitral valve repair program, and shares tips for fellow surgeons interested in setting up minimally invasive surgical programs.
September 23, 2014
Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz of Strasbourg University Hospital takes an in-depth look at extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and its use in thoracic surgery.
September 18, 2014
Victor Trastek, Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the importance of professionalism and mentoring in healthcare, with an emphasis on thoracic surgery.
September 10, 2014
Hugo Vanermen of the University of Leuven takes an in-depth look at the different options for mitral valve repair, including: quadrangular resection, triangular resection, and the "respect approach."
September 3, 2014
Mark La Meir of the Academic Hospital Maastricht discusses hybrid surgical options for treating patients with atrial fibrillation.
August 27, 2014
Sacha Salzberg of the HeartClinic Zurich discusses surgical options for treating the left atrial appendage (LAA), including concomitant and stand-alone LAA therapies.

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