Midwest Valve Symposium 2015

Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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The 2nd Midwest Valve Symposium will bring local, national and international leaders in valvular heart disease and transcatheter aortic valve replacement together for two days to discuss the latest information regarding patient evaluation, management guidelines, imaging, pathology, surgical techniques, devices, and long term results. Faculty presentations of the latest available data, techniques, and state of the art reviews will be supplemented by live procedure and case presentation sessions. This innovative program will allow attendees at all levels to advance their knowledge in valvular heart disease and transcatheter valve intervention across all age spectrums during this Midwest Valve Symposium in Minneapolis, MN.


Course Directors:
Gregory Helmer, MD
Kenneth Liao, MD
Ganesh Raveendran, MD

Friday, April 10th

6:45-7:15 a.m.Registration and Breakfast  
7:15-7:20 a.m.Welcome and Introductions Greg Helmer, MD 
7:20-8:00 a.m.Considerations in timing intervention for valve diseaseRobert Bonow, MD
8:00-8:30 a.m.TVAR: 13 Year odyssey discuss the progress of TAVRJeffrey Popma, MD
8:30-9:00 a.m.Future TechnologiesRobert Wilson, MD
9:00-9:10 a.m.Panel DiscussionBonow, Popma, Helmer, Raveendran, Wilson
9:10-9:20 a.m.Break 
9:20-10:20 a.m.LIVE CASE - CENTRA CARE(Moderators: Helmer, Yannopolous, Grube, Popma)
Percutaneous Aortic Valve:  (Moderators: Helmer, Raveendran)
10:20-10:40 a.m.Stroke and routine use for cerebral protectionShaival Kapadia, MD
10:40-11:00 a.m.Post Valve PharmacotherapyGeorge Dangas, MD
11:00-11:20 a.m.Preferred valve for failed bioprosthesis?Paul Sorajja, MD
11:20-11:40 a.m.Early Experience with the Reprise III TrialGreg Helmer, MD
11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Early Experience with Evolute TrialDan O'Hair, MD
12:00 -12:10 p.m.Panel Discussion 
12:30-1:30 p.m.LIVE CASE - UMMC(Moderators: Wilson, Raveendran, Grube, Popma)
Aortic Valve (Moderators: Helmer, Raveendran, Wilson)
1:30-1:50 p.m.Patient SelectionThom Dahle, MD
1:50-2:10 p.m.Valve SelectionEberhard Grube, MD
2:10-2:20 p.m.Valve SelectionGanesh Raveendran, MD
2:20-2:40 p.m.Vascular access and ManagementTiminder Biring, MD
2:40-2:50 p.m.Panel Discussion 
2:50-3:00 p.m.BREAK 
Surgical and Anesthesia Focus (Moderator: John)
3:00-3:20 p.m.STS Score/EURO score: Surgical risk assessmentRanjit John, MD
3:20-3:40 p.m.TAO Vs TAKevin Greason, MD
3:40-4:00 p.m.Is general anesthesia ImportantMojca Konia, MD
4:00-4:20 p.m.Regional Block; new approach for faster recoveryIoanna Apostolidou, MD
4:20-4:30 p.m.Panel Discussion 
4:30-4:40 p.m.BREAK 
Case Presentations  
4:40-5:00 p.m.Case Presentation 1Dan O'Hair
5:00-5:20 p.m.Case Presentation 2Thom Dahle, MD
5:20-5:40 p.m.Case Presentation 3Mudassar Ahmed, MD
5:40-6:00 p.m.Case Presentation 4Dr. Raval
6:00 p.m.ADJOURN 

Saturday, April 11th

6:30-7 a.m.Check-in and Breakfast 
7:00-7:05 a.m.WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONGanesh Raveendran, MD
Mitral Valave Session (Moerators: Helmer, Liao)
7:05-7:25 a.m.Mitra Clip/Current practice UM experienceGladwin Das, MD
7:25-7:45 a.m.MV repair vs. ReplacementKen Liao, MD
7:45-8:05 a.m.Functional MRWes Pedersen, MD
8:05-8:25 a.m.Tips & Tricks for Successful Mitraclip closureScott Lim, MD
8:25-8:35 a.m.Panel Discussion 
8:35-8:45 a.m.BREAK 
Imaging with Structural Heart Procedures (Moderator: Helmer)
8:45-9:05 a.m.CT for TAVR 2015Jonathan Leipsic, MD
9:05-9:25 a.m.ECHO for TAVRSundil Mankad, MD
9:25-9:45 a.m.3D TEE for TAVRGeorge Gellert, MD
9:45-10:05 a.m.TEE for MitraClipEmil Missov, MD
10:05-10:15 a.m.Panel Discussion 
10:15-10:25 a.m.BREAK 
Expanded Uses and Controversies (Moderator: Raveendran)
10:25-10:45 a.m.TAVR without ContrastGeorge Gellert, MD
10:45-11:05 a.m.Off Label Treatment of MV and TV diseaseStan Chetcuti
11:05-11:25 a.m.Surgical Treatment of TV diseaseRanjit John, MD
11:25-11:45 a.m.Renal Failure and CTAUma Valeti, MD
11:45-11:55 a.m.Panel Discussion 
11:55 a.m.-12:05 p.m.BREAK 
Case Presentations (Moderators: Helmer, Raveendran, Yannopolous and Panel)
12:05-12:25 p.m.Case Presentation 1Tom Haldis, MD
12:25-12:45 p.m.Case Presentation 2Dr. Schultz MD
12:45-1:05 p.m.Case Presentation 3Atul Chawla
1:05-1:25 p.m.Case Presentation 4Demetri Yannopolous, MD
1:25-1:30 p.m.Closing RemarksHelmer, Raveendran
1:30 p.m.ADJOURN 



  • Summarize the current indications, techniques, and various options available for transcatheter valve intervention.
  • Discuss the team approach to the workup, evaluation, and treatment of high risk patients being considered for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
  • Describe the appropriate workup for patients with severe aortic stenosis, and additional tests that may be useful in specific situations.
  • Explain the advantages and pitfalls of diagnostic imaging techniques used in evaluating valvular heart disease.
  • Discuss the complications and management of complications related to the transcatheter treatment of valvular heart disease.
  • Describe the current recommendations for percutaneous mitral valve repair and where it currently fits into the spectrum of therapy.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Heart Care. Fairview Health Services is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Fairview Health Services designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Other health care professionals may submit their Statement of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.