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Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium

The Best of In-Person and Virtual Education

November 12–13, 2021
JW Marriott L.A Live
Los Angeles, CA, USA

PLEASE NOTE: After careful consideration, AATS is postponing this in-person meeting. Surgeons and other experts in the field have advised AATS leadership regarding the status of COVID-19 and the risks involved with holding an in-person meeting. It is the Association’s obligation to put the safety of members, faculty, attendees, exhibitors, and staff as its number one priority. AATS will take this time to continue to work with faculty to prepare meetings that are focused on excellence, leadership, scholarship, and innovation.

The dates of the rescheduled meeting will be announced as soon as possible. With that, AATS is instituting the AATS Guarantee. If you would like a refund for a meeting you already registered for, please contact meetings@aats.org. All registration fees will be returned in full. Thank you for understanding AATS’ decision. We hope you will join us in-person when it is safe to resume.

The Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium will provide the best of in-person and virtual education. This two-day, state-of-the-art symposium focuses on contemporary and novel mechanical circulatory support devices, techniques, and approaches to support the heart and lung – both inside and outside the body. If you are unable to travel to Los Angeles to meet with us in person, we are also offering a live virtual option. Virtual attendees have the opportunity to interact with presenters, while viewing the sessions in real time. 

Reasons to Participate

  • Review the clinical benefits associated with mechanical support for patients with advanced heart and/ or lung failure;

  • Identify common device-related complications, such as right heart failure, stroke, pump thrombosis, and driveline infections, as well as measures that can be taken to reduce incidence of complications;

  • Learn and incorporate best practice guidelines for post-implant management of complex patients;

  • Become knowledgeable about future MCS techniques and devices in the pipeline.

Call for Abstracts

The Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium abstract submission  is an opportunity to present current, ongoing, or completed research and scholarly activity in topical areas of cardiothoracic surgery, identify collaborators, and get feedback on your work.  

The abstract and case video submission site is now open.  Abstract notifications will be distributed in September 2021.

Submission Deadline Extended: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:59PM Eastern Time

AATS President:

Shaf Keshavjee 

Surgeon-in-Chief, Sprott Department of Surgery, UHN James Wallace McCutcheon Chair in Surgery Director, Toronto Lung Transplant Program Director, Latner Thoracic Research Laboratories Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering Vice Chair for Innovation, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.

 

Program Directors:

Marcelo Cypel

Surgical Director Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN Surgical Director UHN ECLS Program Canada Research Chair in Lung Transplantation Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery University of Toronto, University Health Network Senior-Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute

 


Mark S. Slaughter

Professor and Chair Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Jewish Hospital Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery CII Medical Director and Jewish Hospital Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation University of Louisville Editor-in-Chief ASAIO Journal Impact Factor 2.678

 

Registration

Registration for Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium is now open. Please visit our Registration and Housing page to register for the meeting.

Attendee Fees On or Before 10/12/21 On or After 10/13/21  Virtual Only
AATS Member $499 $699  $200
Non-Member Physician $599 $799  $300
Fellow $99 $125  $50
Resident $99 $125  $50
Medical Student $99 $125  $50
Non-Physician $399 $499  $150
Non-Exhibiting Industry Professional $1,099 $1,299  $300
Developing Countries       $25

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Grant Support

  • Symposium

  • Exhibits

  • Virtual KOL (Key Opinion Leader) Meeting

Industry Support is a vital part of the Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium and we encourage you to view the Industry Prospectus to learn more about taking part in this incredible opportunity.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Melissa Binette
Director of Corporate and Industry Relations
industry@aats.org
(978) 252-2200 x538

 

Accreditation

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the clinical benefits associated with mechanical support for patients with advanced heart and/or lung failure;

  • Identify common device-related complications, such as right heart failure, stroke, pump thrombosis, and driveline infections, as well as measures that can be taken to reduce incidence of complications;

  • Learn and incorporate best practice guidelines for post-implant management of complex patients;

  • Become knowledgeable about future MCS techniques and devices in the pipeline.

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.