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UNC/ISMICS Heart Team Summit: A Symposium on Arrhythmia, Appendage and Lead Management Alliances
The Carolina Inn
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
October
28
ISMICS 2016 Winter Workshop
The Westin Miyako
Kyoto, Japan
ISMICS 2017 Annual Meeting
 
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ISMICS congratulates the 2015 Best Paper Award recipients:

David Stecher, MD
University Medical Center Utrecht
“A Laser Assisted Anastomotic Technique: Feasibility on Human Diseased Coronary Arteries”

Matthew Valdis, MD
University of Western Ontario
“Validation of a Novel Virtual Realty Training Curriculum for Robotic Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Trial”

Cesare Quarto, FRCS, PhD
Royal Brompton Hospital
“Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation for the Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation: Thirty days Outcomes of First-in-Man Experience with an Apically Tethered Device”

ISMICS congratulates the 2014 Best Paper Award recipients:

J. Scott Rankin, MD
Vanderbilt University
"A Geometric Model of the Normal Human Aortic Root and Design of a Fully Anatomic Aortic Root Graft"

Gregory D. Trachiotis, MD
George Washington University
"Long-term Outcomes After Off-Pump or Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Within a Veteran Population"


Gregory P. Fontana, MD, 2016 ISMICS President
Gregory P. Fontana, MD

Innovations: Message From the President

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to serve as the President of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) for the 2015-2016 year and proud to follow so many innovative leaders in the minimally invasive surgery field. I appreciate the support of the ISMICS membership and look forward to a successful year. (read more)