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ISMICS 2012 Winter Workshop

ISMICS was pleased to hold the ISMICS 2012 Winter Workshop that took place in Lima, Peru on March 18, 2012. The Winter Workshop was held in conjunction with the VI Latin American Congress of Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, XVII National Congress of the Peruvian Society of Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery V Cardio Bio-Assist Congress.
March 17-21, 2012

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Workshop Agenda (Updated 13 March, 2012)

08:00 Welcome & Introductions Drs Rivas-Plata, Castaneda & Ferdinand
08.15 ISMICS & Workshops Francis D Ferdinand, MD
08.30 Optimizing Results in Coronary Surgery: A Balanced Approach to Pump Utilization Alex Zapolanski, MD
09.30 Innovative Approaches to the Mitral Valve: From Ports to Guidewires Valavanur A Subramanian, MD
10.30 Coffee Break
10.45 Innovative Approaches to the Aortic Valve: Minimal Access to TAVR Michael J Mack, MD
11.45 Integrated Approach for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Francis D Ferdinand, MD
12.45 Preguntas
13.00 Almuerzo
14.00 Classic MID-CAB: Where Do We Stand? Valavanur A Subramanian, MD
14.30 Integrating Quality & Innovation Francis D Ferdinand, MD
15.00 Rational Dispersion of New Technology Michael J Mack, MD
15.30 Interactive Panel Discussion: Adopting New Technology & Techniques Moderator: Alex Zapolanski, MD
15.50 Presentation of ISMICS Awards

Winter Workshop Archive
 2011 Winter Workshop in Xiamen, Fujian Province on November 10, 2011, immediately prior to the Chinese Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (CSTCVS) Meeting November 11-12, 2011
 2010 Winter Workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina in conjunction with the Colegio Argentino de Cirujanos Cardiovasculares (CACCV)
 2009 The Medicity, Delhi, India
2008 Okinawa, Japan - 16-18 November 2008 in conjunction with the Japanese Robotic Society
2007 Antalya, Turkey - in conjunction with the Heart and Health Foundation of Turkey
2006 Cairns, Australia
2005 Shanghai, China
2004 Bangkok, Thailand
2002 Delhi, India