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2017 Mitral Conclave


The 2017 AATS Mitral Conclave continues its tradition as the benchmark meeting in the field of mitral valve disease. The faculty includes over 70 international leaders in the field, and the program features over 200 invited or submitted lectures, abstracts, and video presentations.

During the two day Conclave every topic in mitral valve disease will be covered, with a unique emphasis on technical aspects of reconstructive valve surgery. Six plenary lecture sessions, four expert video sessions, twenty-two breakout sessions, and eight lunch sessions are sure to generate a high energy learning environment as the mitral world comes together for two days. 

Program Director: David H. Adams, Mount Sinai Health System

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • 7:15 am Welcome on Behalf of the AATS Mitral Conclave Program Committee - David H. Adams, MD
  • 7:15 am Plenary Session 1: Basic Principles, Leaflet Resection: Targeted Therapy - David H. Adams, MD
  • 9:15 am Expert Technique/Video Session: Leaflet Prolapse - Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD
  • 10:45 am Plenary Session 2: Clinical Decision Making - David H. Adams, MD
  • 12:00 pm Less Traumatic Midline Approach for Mitral Valve Repair - Percy Boateng, MD
  • 2:30 pm Plenary Session 3: Surgical Mitral Valve Replacement Round Table, Mitral Valve Re-Repair - Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD
  • 3:30 pm Valve Reconstruction in Mitral Endocarditis - David H. Adams, MD
  • 4:10 pm Presentation of the Mitral Conclave Achievement Award - David H. Adams, MD
  • 6:00 pm Breakout Session 10: Selected Video Session - Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD
  • 6:32 pm Update on NeoChord - David H. Adams, MD

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • 7:00 am Reconstruction of Calcified Intervalvular Fibrosa and Double Valve Replacement Following TAVR - Ahmed El-Eshmawi, MD
  • 8:45 am Plenary Session 5: Advanced Operative Decision Making in Mitral Valve Surgery - David H. Adams, MD
  • 10:00 am Plenary Session 6: Thunderdome: Functional TR: Should we Repair it? - Moderator: Joanna Chikwe, MD, Panelist: David H. Adams, MD
  • 11:16 am Basic Mitral Repair Principles in Adults with Congenital Disease - David H. Adams, MD, Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD
  • 11:30 am Plenary Session 7: Dealing with Complications: We ask Our Experts - David H. Adams, MD, Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD
  • 12:45 pm Reoperations - Tips and tricks - Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD
  • 2:00 pm Working Around the Calcium - Ahmed El-Eshmawi, MD
  • 2:20 pm Deciding Between a Ring or a Band - Javier Castillo, MD
  • 3:15 pm Expert Techniques/Video Session 4: Complex Scenarios, When to Use a Patch - David H. Adams, MD
  • 3:55 pm Acute Ventricular Failure after Mitral or Tricuspid Valve Surgery - Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD
Page Created: December 13, 2017 Last Updated: January 10, 2018