TMVR Interactive Workshop
Registration opens soon!
Join us for a virtual physician-led training course!
In partnership with Pie Medical Imaging®, we are offering our fifth interactive, hands-on physician-led training workshop focused on increasing the competence in CT planning for transcatheter mitral valve interventions. These include valve-in-valve transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), Valve in Ring and valve in mitral annular calcification planning. In addition to state-of-the-art lectures, participants will learn interactively, how to perform all the necessary steps in the planning and follow-up for these procedures.
An attendee capacity limit of 50 will allow for personalized instruction and ample time for questions and instructor guidance.
Date & Time
Saturday October 8th │ 9 am – 4pm CST
This is a virtual event; please see the system requirements below.
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Understand the mitral valve anatomy/physiology and CT image acquisition pertaining to TMVR.
- Employ skills in CT image analysis for TMVR procedures and assess patient candidacy.
- Review the necessary CT image analysis steps in the follow up of patients who received TMVR.
Cardiologists and radiologists (imaging and interventional) involved with and/or interested in learning about structural imaging, advanced practice providers working in structural imaging, industry (engineers, project managers, R&D, clinical research teams), fellows in training.
Prior to downloading the 3mensio application, please ensure that the workstation you selected for this hands-on session has the technical requirements:
- i5 or equivalent CPU
- 512 GB SSD for data
- 16 GB of RAM
- Discrete DX11 GPU, or
- Intel HD Graphics recommended 515 or better (minimal Intel HD Graphics 4000)
- 1920×1080 or higher resolution
If the system does not meet these specifications, 3mensio will likely run, but it is likely to run into issues like excessive delays or suboptimal screen layout.
Supported operating systems:
- Windows 10 (64 bit) (recommended)
- Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
- Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
3mensio on a Mac is supported using Parallels or Bootcamp, with the following conditions:
- Mac hardware supports DirectX 10
- Mac hardware includes a discrete GPU
- Parallels version is 15.0 or higher
- Retina resolution is turned off (parallels VM config) or resolution is set to ‘Scaled’
- Video memory set at max. 512 MB (parallels VM config)
- It is recommended to have at least 4 GB of RAM available for the VM.
A full breakdown of technical specifications is available here.
João L. Cavalcante, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCCT, FSCMR
Dr. João L. Cavalcante earned his medical degree in Fortaleza, Brazil. He came to the US for internal medicine residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. Between 2010-2012 he completed at the Cleveland Clinic a dedicated two-year advanced cardiovascular imaging training program obtaining COCATS Level III in Interventional Echo, Cardiovascular CT and Cardiac MRI.
He was senior faculty at UPMC between 2012-2018 where he became the Director of the Structural Imaging and Core Lab.
In October 2018 he moved to the Minneapolis Heart Institute® to be the Director of Cardiac MRI and Structural CT Labs. Together with Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, he is the Scientific Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center and Core Lab.
In July 2019 he was elected as a new member for the SCCT Board of Directors and currently is the Chair for the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance – Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines. He has been a writing committee member for the CBCMR (CMR board exam) and for the Core Competencies in Structural Interventional Imaging: Computed Tomography document led by Dr Leipsic.
Dr. Cavalcante has published more than 90 peer-reviewed publications including and is a frequent lecturer at both national and international meetings. His passion for Multimodality Imaging and focus on Valve and Structural Heart Disease have provided opportunities for directing and teaching many CT/CMR training workshops.
- Cardiovascular imaging and outcomes
- Valvular heart disease and structural interventions
- Coronary artery disease
Dr. Vinnie Bapat joined the Valve Science Center team in June 2020, bringing his extensive expertise as a cardiothoracic surgeon and innovator in treatment of heart valve disease. He also works directly with patients as a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Minneapolis Heart Institute®.
Prior to joining the team, Dr. Bapat was a cardiac surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital and professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He also previously served as professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London and continues to hold that position as visiting professor.
Dr. Bapat earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgeon degrees, followed by Master of Surgery and Master of Cardiothoracic Surgery degrees, at the University of Bombay in India and King Edward Memorial Hospital. He completed his Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS) in cardiothoracic surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, U.K. He also completed an internship, three residencies and two fellowships at various institutions, including King Edward Memorial Hospital and University of Mumbai, Toronto General Hospital in Canada, and as part of rotations at institutions in the United Kingdom, including Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Royal County Sussex Hospital in Brighton, U.K.
In addition to his clinical accomplishments, Dr. Bapat has been a collaborator among his peers in the world of transcatheter valves through the creation of two apps that are downloadable on mobile devices – Valve-in-Valve (VIV) Mitral and VIV Aortic. The apps provide imaging and clinical information, such as dimensions and characteristics of the various valve repair technologies and have been downloaded in 132 countries. Through these apps, physicians access data and clinical insights to determine the technology options based on their individual patient needs, including guidance and insights on the implant procedure. Notably, the apps are free to download and are updated every year to provide up-to-date guidance.
- Complex valve surgery
- Aortic surgery
- Novel transcatheter interventions
David Caye is a dedicated clinical education professional, experienced in high level cardiovascular CT imaging and advanced visualization concepts. David has 28 years of CT experience including 15 years Supervising MHI CT. He is skilled in implementation, needs assessment, workflow analysis, and presentations for facilities needing to develop a robust CVCT imaging department. Specialized in advanced Cardiovascular CT acquisition and 3D cardiovascular Image Post Processing. Work with users of medical imaging software including physicians, technologists, and sales team.
- Systematic assessment with CT sizing of TAVR/TAVI, TMVR, along with tricuspid and Pulmonic valves.
- Registered Technologist (RT) in Radiography (R), and Computed Tomography (CT).
- On-site Education-Program enhancement possibilities.
- Specialties: customer training, medical software, clinical education, Program enhancement.
After completing internal residency training at UCSF in 2004, Dr. Victor Cheng joined the general cardiology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He started working on imaging research with Dr. Daniel Berman in 2006, and became interested in the role of cardiac CT in clinical care, particularly for managing of coronary artery disease. As a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Cheng was part of both institutional and cross-institutional teams working on multiple aspects of cardiac CT research, with a significant focus on coronary atherosclerosis. In 2012, he worked took a position at Oklahoma Heart Institute in Tulsa to develop a cardiac CT program. With hard work, good timing, and a bit of luck, the CT program grew strong legs of its own by the time he joined Minneapolis Heart Institute in July of 2019.
Jaffar Khan, MD
Dr. Jaffar Khan is an interventional cardiologist and Staff Clinician at the NHLBI, NIH. He has a special interest in structural heart disease innovation. He led the invention and development of transcatheter electrosurgical techniques to cut heart tissue, including LAMPOON to prevent LVOT obstruction from TMVR, BASILICA to prevent coronary obstruction from TAVR, and ELASTIC/ELASTA-Clip to displace a MitraClip to enable TMVR. He has developed both annular and leaflet-based tricuspid valve repair procedures (PASTA, Antepasta, and TASTI) and helped translate them into patients. He contributed to the pre-clinical development of the Transmural Systems’ Mitral Cerclage Annuloplasty Device and Transcaval Closure Device. His goal is to continue to innovate devices and procedures to treat heart disease alongside clinical practice in interventional cardiology.
Dr. John Lesser has published more than 100 articles, abstracts, CDs and books. He is the past President of the Society of Cardiovascular CTs (SCCT) Board of Directors where he served as Chairman of the Accreditation, Certification, and Guidelines Committee. He holds professional memberships as a fellow with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and as a member of the American Heart Association (AHA), the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (SCAI) and the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). He is on the Board of Directors with the Intersocietal Commission for CT Accreditation of Laboratories as well as the Credentialing and Certification Board for Cardiovascular CT.
- Catheterization, cardiac
- Arrhythmia, cardiac
- Cardiac electrophysiology
- Preventive cardiology
- Cardiac pacemaker, artificial
- Myocardial biopsy
- CT and MRI
Dr. Paul Sorajja is the Roger L. and Lynn C. Headrick Family Chair of the Valve Science Center at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, and a cardiologist at Minneapolis Heart Institute® where he serves as the Director of the Center for Valve and Structural Heart Disease. He received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School, and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. During 1998-99, he was a clinical research fellow in myopathy at St. George’s Hospital in London, UK. Dr. Sorajja joined the Mayo Clinic staff in 2006, achieving the rank of Professor of Medicine in 2012. In 2013, Dr. Sorajja joined the Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Dr. Sorajja’s expertise is interventional cardiology, with a focus on bringing the latest innovative technologies to patients with valvular and structural heart disease. He was part of the team that performed the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) in the US, and has the largest worldwide experience with the therapy. Dr. Sorajja currently serves as a national investigator for TMVR and also for clinical trials in percutaneous treatment for tricuspid regurgitation. He has served on several national practice committees for valvular heart disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Sorajja has published more than 250 manuscripts and several books. He routinely lectures at national and international medical conferences, and has received awards for his expertise in medical education. Dr. Sorajja is also highly active in developing intellectual property in these areas.
- Heart valve disease (e.g., mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, tricuspid regurgitation)
- Structural heart disease and interventions
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Coronary atherosclerosis
- Percutaneous coronary intervention
Registration cost: $499
- Two days of interactive imaging training with internationally renowned experts in the field
- 30-day license for Pie Medical Imaging’s 3Mensio software for use during and after the course
- Technical assistance with installation and system requirements before and during the course