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Clinical Anatomy of the Mitral Valve (Cadaveric Course)

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Last Date
Fri, 10 Mar 2017
CASC - Thomson Building, University Avenue, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK


This multidisciplinary and highly interactive course aims to provide in-depth understanding of cardiac anatomy, with an emphasis on the surgical and echocardiographic anatomy of the mitral valve.

Providing hands on experience using fresh/frozen cadaveric material this one day course will include:

  • Assessment of mitral valve repairability using TOE

  • Assessment of risk of SAM using TOE

  • Surgical evaluation of the mitral valve

  • Principles of valve repair and an understanding of techniques of repair

  • Intraoperative decision-making

  • Peri and post operative assessment of valve repair

  • Ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation: anatomical basis and indications

The faculty comprises consultant cardiologists, anaesthetists and surgeons.   Course work will comprise  prosection of the human heart,  hands-on instruction on TOE using simulators, group cadaveric work with intact human thoraces including exposure and assessment of valves in situ, video presentations and didactic teaching.

The course is ideally suitable for cardiology, cardiac surgery and anaesthesia trainees ST3-6

Faculty:     Professor David Richens, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Nottingham
                    Mr Adam Szafranec, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Nottingham
                    Dr Tom Mathews, Consultant Cardiologist, Nottingham
                    Dr Henry Skinner, Consultant Anaesthetist, Nottingham   

For feedback from previous course please see page 18 of the SCTS Bulletin (see link below) 

SCTS Bulletin

The course will run on:

  • Friday 10th March 2017      Book Now
  • CPD Credits : 5

The fees for this course are:

  • Fee for this event is £50.  This is a reduced fee thanks to sponsorship by Cardio solutions Ltd, St Jude and Atricure.

Closing date for this course is Friday 10th February 2017.  Places limited to 20 delegates.

For further information or to book on to this course please contact Joanne Woollard on 0141 330 2063 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All Dates

  • Fri, 10 Mar 2017


  • Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre
  • Glasgow University
  • Thomson Building
  • University Avenue
  • G12 8QQ


The Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre was established through the generous support of the William and Elizabeth Davies Charitable Foundation. It is a state of the art facility that aims to raise clinical standards, anatomical knowledge and surgical skills through the provision of world class education and training.