CV Surgery

2nd North American Aortic Valve Repair Symposium

Course details

  • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 13.75 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
Price: $1.00
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Program Description: 
Target audience: 



Hotel Reservations

Course Overview and Target Audience:

The purpose of this activity is to provide in-depth analysis and procedural understanding of both bicuspid and 3-cusp aortic valve repair and valve sparing aortic root surgery. Additionally, this symposium will provide technical and conceptual pearls related to aortic valve repair. Faculty presentations will constitute deep-dive sessions addressing valvular and aortic root pathology in the context of aortic valve preservation, with discussion panels focusing on the technical nuances and detailed differences in aortic valve repair and valve sparing aortic root techniques. Live-on-tape sessions will be complemented with comprehensive didactic coverage of the clinical, technical, and imaging tools required to develop a successful aortic valve repair program. This symposium is especially designed for cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, residents and fellows with an interest in aortic valve repair.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of the activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Apply learned techniques toward repairing diseased bicuspid and 3-cusp aortic valves
  • Describe the functional anatomy of the aortic valve complex
  • Employ the echocardiographic approach to aortic valve repair as a guide to surgical decision-making
  • Explain the principles and advantages of native aortic valve repair for both bicuspid and 3-cusp valves
  • Review the essential technical details for optimal surgical repair of the native aortic valve
  • Discuss the impact that geometric aortic valve differences have on valve repair outcomes and reconstructive strategies

Meeting Location:

The 2nd North American Aortic Valve Repair Symposium will be held Friday - Saturday, September 9 - 10, 2016 at the Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information on the Sofitel Philadelphia, please visit their website at

The Sofitel Philadelphia is offering the “Aortic Valve Repair Symposium 2016” participants a special group rate (single/double occupancy) in a city-view room at $205.00 per night. These rates do not include the 15.5% sales and occupancy tax. The special room rate is available only until Thursday, August 18, 2016 or until the block has filled (whichever comes first). Rates are subject to availability once the room block has filled. Please call the Sofitel Philadelphia reservations directly at 215-569-8300. Please be sure to identify yourself as a participant of “University of Pennsylvania 2nd AVRS 2016” in order to receive the discounted overnight room rate.

New Booking Instructions for AVRS 2016:

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  • On the next page, enter UNIV10 under “Preferencial Code” and then proceed.  This code is specific to your event and will put up rates for University of Pennsylvania 2nd AVRS 2016

Parking: The Sofitel Philadelphia offers valet-only parking. The daily parking rate is $36. For guests staying overnight Monday-Thursday, the rate is $50.24 and guests staying overnight Friday-Saturday, the rate is $45.33. The symposium will not validate or discount any parking expenses.

Registration Fees:

The registration fees for the 2nd North American Aortic Valve Repair Symposium are the following: $850 for Physicians and Industry; $700 for Physicians who are members of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS); $300 for Healthcare Professionals, Residents and Fellows.

The registration fee includes attendance to the symposium, a course booklet, link to view the presentations online, continental breakfast, mid-morning and afternoon breaks on both days. All attendees will also receive a complimentary flash drive.


Physicians: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit:
Physicians: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by August 18, 2016 (subject to a service charge of 10% of the registration fee but not less than $15.00). No refunds will be issued after August 18, 2016.  The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 09/09/2016 - 7:15am - Sat, 09/10/2016 - 6:45pm
Sofitel Philadelphia
120 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States
This activity closed on September 30th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 13.75
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 13.75
Activity Documents
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