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Denton A. Cooley CV Surgical Society 2009 International Symposium


16th International Symposium
Surgical Mentors: Trusted Teachers
Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society

Date of Online Release: August 20, 2009
Date of Original Presentation: June 5-7, 2009
Credits: 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To view presentations, see Course Materials below.

CME Information - Overview

The scientific sessions highlight the latest advances in the field of cardiovascular surgery, addressing innovations in clinical research as they relate the treatment of valve disorders, heart tumors, heart failure, congenital heart disease and aortic aneurysms. 

Educational Objectives
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge. At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be able to--

  • Recognize the value of mentors in the education of surgeons
  • Acknowledge the honor and obligation of physicians to teach others
  • Identify best practices for treatment of primary cardiac sarcoma
  • Describe the current techniques for mitral valvuloplasty and replacement
  • Review various options for treatment of the failing left ventricle
  • Compare endovascular and conventional repairs of aortic aneurysms  .

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, clinical researchers, perfusionists, and other allied health professionals who care for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Method of Instruction / Participation
This online enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live symposium with post activity assessment and evaluation.

Evaluation / Feedback
We value your comments; please send your suggestions and comments to the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Texas Heart Institute, cme@heart.thi.tmc.edu.

Program Directors


Denton A. Cooley, MD
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

O. H. Frazier, MD
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

Igor D. Gregoric, MD
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Acknowledgement of Support
We acknowledge the following for their support of the live event from which this activity was derived: Baxter International, Inc., Ethicon, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., St. Jude Medical, Inc. and Thoratec Corporation. No grants were received for the production of the enduring materials
.

Accreditation / Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Heart Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 3 hours.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored symposium entitled, Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society 16th International Symposium – Surgical Mentors: Trusted Teachers on June 5-7, 2009, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity. Participants who take part in an identical activity, even in order to validate learning or to clarify specific topics, cannot claim, nor will the Texas Heart Institute award, duplicate credit for the activity.

Term of Approval
August 20, 2009 through August 20, 2012. Continuation of CME credit from August 20, 2012 depends upon a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In August 2009, this continuing medical education activity was reviewed for currency and accuracy of content by Patrick J. Hogan, MD, FACC, Director Learning Resource Center and Co-Chairman, Medical Education Committee, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX.

Disclosure of Relationships
It is the intent of the Texas Heart Institute to ensure that its educational mission and its continuing medical activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its program.

Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, faculty members have disclosed their relationships with either the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.

Joseph S. Coselli, MD discloses the following, relevant to this program: Grant/Research Support—Cook Medical, Medtronic, Inc. and W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Consultant/Honoraria—Vascutek and Medtronic, Inc.; Speaker's Bureau—W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Royalties—Vascutek. In addition, he plans to discuss unlabeled or investigational uses of products.

Mark A. Farber, MD discloses the following, relevant to this program: Consultant/Honoraria—Medtronic, Inc., Cook Medical, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. and Bolton Medical, Inc. In addition, he plans to discuss unlabeled or investigational uses of products.

Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

Luiz F. Kubrusly, MD, PhD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

Michael J. Reardon, MD discloses the following, relevant to this program: Consultant/Honoraria—Medtronic, Inc., St. Jude Medical, Inc. and MAQUET, Inc.

George J. Reul, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program but will discuss unlabeled or investigational uses of products.

Ross M. Reul, MD discloses the following, relevant to this program: Consultant/Honoraria—St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Michael Siegenthaler, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program but will discuss unlabeled or investigational uses of products.

Ugo Tesler, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

Ara A. Vaporciyan, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

In addition, peer reviewer, Patrick J. Hogan, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Course Materials and CME Credit

This enduring material comprises 9 presentations. By clicking on the course materials link below, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After viewing all presentations, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

Course Materials- 16th International Symposium


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