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Mitral Conclave Workshop Boston

   May 13-14, 2022
   Sheraton Boston
   Boston, MA, USA


The Mitral Conclave Workshop Boston will take place all day Friday and Saturday morning, at the Sheraton Boston, immediately preceding the 102nd AATS Annual Meeting. The Conclave Workshop will focus on technical aspects of mitral valve repair and replacement in a variety of complex anatomic and patient settings. The world’s leading experts in mitral valve disease will provide key insights into how to achieve excellent outcomes through best practice management and the selection and execution of surgical and interventional techniques. A major focus will be video presentations and interactive panel sessions. We hope you will join the Conclave Workshop and help advance the mitral field through your participation, presentations, and discussion.

When registering for the 102nd Annual Meeting you can add the Mitral Conclave Workshop Boston to receive a discounted rate. If you are unable to travel to Boston, there will also be a limited virtual option.


Reasons to Participate

  • Learn best practice decision making according to mitral valve etiology and degree of valve dysfunction;
  • Have access to world mitral leaders and learn their latest techniques and strategies;
  • Recognize mitral complications and how to best deal with them;
  • Identify patient eligibility, application, and limitations of catheter-based methods;
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Program Director, Dr. David H. Adams

Dr. David H. Adams is the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief of the Mount Sinai Health System. He is internationally recognized as a thought leader in the field of mitral valve reconstruction, and leads a specialized team that performs more than 400 mitral valve operations per year. He is a co-author Carpentier’s Reconstructive Valve Surgery and has co-invented multiple valve repair prostheses used throughout the world.

Dr. Adams has given more than 400 invited lectures and has developed the world’s largest video library of techniques in valve reconstruction. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He currently serves as the National Co-Principal Investigator of multiple US FDA pivotal trials, including the transcatheter mitral valve replacement Medtronic APOLLO Trial, and the transcatheter tricuspid valve repair Abbott TRILUMINATE Trial. Dr. Adams was recently the 99th President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and currently serves as the AATS Foundation President.


Program Director, Dr. Anelechi C. Anyanwu

Dr. Anyanwu is Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His clinical interests include mitral valve surgery, reoperative surgery, and surgery for heart-failure. Dr. Anyanwu has served the AATS in various roles, including serving on the Program Committee for prior Mitral Conclave and Annual Meetings. He currently serves on the AATS Board.


Registration and Housing

Registration for the Mitral Conclave Workshop Boston will open in Winter 2021.
Please check back then to take advantage of early-bird rates.

AATS has partnered with a vendor to simplify the booking process and lower attendee travel costs. Registration and housing reservations made through any other company are not supported by AATS. 

Call for Abstracts and Case Videos

The Abstract and Case Video submission site is now open.  Abstract notifications will be distributed in March 2022.

Abstract submissions can be submitted to the following submission type:

  • Abstract Submission and/or Case Video Submission for Plenary and Simultaneous Breakout Sessions

  • Submission Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:59PM Eastern Time

    Submit an Abstract 



    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the etiology of lesion(s) of valve disease;
    • Interpret the underlying disease pathology;
    • Choose appropriate surgical technique(s);
    • Recognize surgical complications and apply appropriate treatment course;
    • Correlate guidelines with clinical practice of mitral repair;
    • Apply guidelines for timing of mitral repair in clinical practice;
    • Use relevant diagnostic tools (echocardiography) in aiding correct decision-making regarding diagnoses and surgical treatment;
    • Employ the knowledge acquired through the workshop in clinical practice to improve patient care and ultimately outcomes.

    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this other activity (live and recorded sessions) for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAPA Credit Designation Statement

    NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


    Exhibition and Sponsorship

    Reach the cardiothoracic community at the Mitral Conclave Workshop Boston by sharing your brand, products, and services with thousands of experts in the field. Existing and new partners are encouraged to view the Industry Prospectus to learn more. For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

    Melissa Binette
    Director of Corporate and Industry Relations