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Clinical Anatomy of the Mitral Valve (Cadaveric Course)

Last Date
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC) - Thomson Building, Glasgow G12 8LU, 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 cover:

  • 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

Course work will include:

  • 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
  • didactic teaching

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


The faculty comprises consultant cardiologists, anaesthetists and surgeons:

  • Mr Adam Szafranek (Course Director), Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Nottingham
  • Dr Henry Skinner, Consultant Anaesthetist, Nottingham
  • Mr Shanmuganathan Selvaraj, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Nottingham
  • Dr Rekhraj Sushma, , Consultant Cardiologist, Nottingham
  • Mr Alan Dawson Specialist Registrar, Cardiac Surgery, East Midlands

The closing date for this course is Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Places are limited to 20 delegates. This course offers a reduced fee thanks to sponsorship by Edwards.


Wilma Paterson
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+44 (0) 141 227 3212


All Dates

  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019


  • 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.