Bakken Symposium: Innovations in Cardiovascular Therapy
Mayo Memorial Auditorium U of M
Delaware Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, Minnesota ,USA
This course is designed to highlight state-of-the-art therapies for cardiac valve repair and replacement and delivery techniques for adult and pediatric patients. 

This conference is ideal for cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, primary care physicians, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of cardiac devices and procedures.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    Recognize the full scope of options and innovations in the treatment of heart failure.
    Describe patient selection criteria for valve repair.
    Discuss novel treatments in development stages for cardiac valve repair and replacement.
    Describe the team approach utilized in hybrid operating rooms.

American Medical Association/PRA
The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsâ„¢. Determination of the number of credits is pending review of the final agenda. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, August 27, 2012
07:15:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
08:00:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks Selwyn Vickers
08:05:00 The Bakken Legacy
08:30:00 Plenary Session | Cardiovascular Innovations and Practice in the 21st Century Patrick McCarthy
09:30:00 Refreshment Break
09:45:00 Session I | Innovations in Cardiovascular Pediatric Surgery James D. St. Louis
09:50:00 Devices in the Failing Fontan Circuit Mark Plunkett
09:55:00 Devices for the Failing Cardiac Valve Daniel Gruenstein
09:55:00 Devices for the Failing Myocardium Roosevelt Bryant
10:00:00 Devices for the Failing Cardiac Rhythm James D. St. Louis
10:05:00 Discussion
12:00:00 Lunch
13:00:00 History Lecture | Cardiovascular Advances at the University of Minnesota: Past, Present and Future Paul A. Iaizzo
14:00:00 Session II | Current Innovations for the Adult Patient Herbert Ward
14:05:00 Surgical Approaches for Treating Atrial Fibrillation Niv Ad
14:10:00 SAVR versus TAVR
14:15:00 The Human Conduction System: Novel Anatomical Studies Mark Boyett, Halina Dobrzynski
14:20:00 Discussion
15:30:00 Refreshment Break
15:45:00 Session III | Innovations in Cardiovascular Research Ranjit John
15:50:00 Translational Cardiovascular Research
15:55:00 Pre‐clinical Research of Valve Technologies Richard Bianco
16:00:00 Anatomical Analyses for Medical Device Design Alexander Hill
16:10:00 Discussion
17:45:00 Adjourn
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