STS Symposium on Robotic Mitral Valve Repair

STS Symposium on Robotic Mitral Valve Repair

March 31-April 1, 2017
Loews Chicago Hotel 



  • STS Physician Members: $900
  • STS Associate, Candidate, and Pre-Candidate Members: $450
  • STS Non-Member Physicians: $1,000
  • Non-Member Residents, Medical Students, and Allied Health: $550

Course Description
New technology is making it easier for cardiothoracic surgeons to perform minimally invasive mitral valve repair. Among the options is robotic surgery, but training on robotic systems and expert advice on how to build a successful program have been sparse. That’s why The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is offering its first 2-day Robotic Mitral Valve Repair Symposium. 

Led by course instructors with successful track records in robotic surgery, this Friday-Saturday symposium will help attendees get ahead of the learning curve. Cardiothoracic surgeons and other team members will learn how to perform robotic mitral valve procedures—from positioning to atriotomies to postoperative care. They’ll also get tips on how to successfully launch a robotic mitral valve program within a hospital setting, as well as proper prerequisites, individual and team skills, supplies and equipment, training, administrative elements, and team requirements.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to: 

  • Outline steps and finances needed to create a robotics cardiac surgery program within a hospital setting
  • Coordinate surgical plans for robotic mitral valve procedures from beginning to end
  • Describe the preoperative evaluation, patient selection, and postoperative care pathways
  • Outlines the multidisciplinary components of building a robotics mitral valve program, including administration and health care team personnel
  • Identify the ideal prerequisites for surgeon and hospital/program selection for starting and sustaining a robotic valve program

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum for 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.