Event dates
Aug 21, 2021
Virtual Workshop
Area of Practice

The Advanced TAVR Symposium: New Perspectives for the Surgeon and Heart Team is designed to provide cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and other members of the heart team with an in-depth understanding of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the dramatic progress in research and techniques in the past 2 years. 

This half-day, online course provides advanced perspectives and concepts, including how to stay relevant in the aortic space, state-of-the-art TAVR implantation and explantation techniques, and managing controversial patient populations. The symposium features didactic sessions, case-based presentations, and discussion and Q&A. The distinguished, multidisciplinary faculty includes the most experienced operators and opinion leaders in the field. 

Target Audience
Cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, physician assistants, and nurses, as well as residents and fellows in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, and interventional cardiology

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

  1. Describe the current landscape of TAVR in low-risk groups, valve-in-valve TAVR, and bicuspid aortic valve.
  2. Compare different techniques used for TAVR explant and apply them to daily practice while relying on supporting data.
  3. Analyze key state-of-the-art data presented and elaborate on their impact on clinical practice.

Course Directors
Gorav Ailawadi, MD, MBA, Ann Arbor, MI
Michael A. Borger, MD, PhD, Leipzig, Germany
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, Boston, MA
Molly A. Szerlip, MD, Plano, TX

STS Member – Active and International $150
STS Member – Associate, Candidate, and Pre-Candidate FREE
Non-member – Physician $200
Non-member – Allied Health/Resident/Medical Student $75



"ACCME Accredited with Commendation"

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

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants (PAs) may claim a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.