Rocky Mountain Valve Symposium 2016

July 20-21, 2017



This is the twenty-seventh in a series of symposia sponsored by the International Heart Institute of Montana Foundation. The two (2) day conference will address surgical techniques, imaging, minimally invasive approaches, and interventional therapies in complex mitral valve disease management. An interactive didactic lecture format will be utilized in combination with case studies, panel discussions and debates.

The course is designed to engage participants in discussions, debates and potential controversies combined with practical hands-on workshop sessions demonstrating mitral valve repair and imaging techniques.

This course is intended for cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, echo-cardiologists, anesthesiologists, internists, nurses, physician assistants and all health care professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with mitral valve disease.



Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • •  Discuss the issues and limitations in the evaluation and treatment of mitral valve disease.
  • •  Evaluate the usefulness and limitations of advanced imaging techniques in assessing and treating mitral valve disease.
  • •  Describe surgical repair techniques of mitral valve disease.
  • •  Discuss percutaneous intervention therapy in the treatment of mitral valve disease.
  • •  Discuss controversial issues, emerging techniques and future directions.
  • •  Demonstrate advanced heart valve repair techniques utilizing an isolated porcine heart.
  • •  Demonstrate the application of advanced imaging techniques in an imaging station.

Rocky Mountain Valve Symposium 2016