Minnesota Valve Symposium - Canceled

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Cancellation Notice

Due to the significant challenges presented by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Minnesota Valve Symposium on April 23 - 24, 2020 has been canceled.

After deliberative discussions among our leaders with health officials and based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of Minnesota is canceling all non-essential, University-funded travel, both domestic and international, as of Monday, March 16. We do not believe that our symposium falls under any exceptions.

We do not make these decisions lightly. The health and safety of our clinical community must come first.

We are grateful to have so many excellent partners in the field willing to support this event and we look forward to hosting you in Spring 2021.

The seventh annual Minnesota Valve Symposium brings together local, national and international leaders in valvular heart disease and aortic valve replacement. During the course of two days, we will discuss the latest information on valve disease, including patient evaluation, management guidelines, imaging, pathology, surgical techniques, devices and long-term results of patients with all types of valvular disease, as well as new cardiac innovations in the areas of valvular heart disease.

Presentations of the latest available data, techniques, and state-of-the-art reviews will be augmented by multiple live procedure and case presentation sessions.

  • Course Information
  • Accreditation
  • Registration Info
  • Accommodations
  • Course Information

    Intended Audience

    This symposium is appropriate for physicians, interventional cardiologists, non-invasive cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, internists, fellows, residents, advanced practitioners, registered nurses and interested allied health professionals.

    University of Minnesota Medical School: Excellence in Cardiac Care

    The Minnesota Valve Symposium is planned and hosted by University of Minnesota Medical School, Cardiovascular Division. For over 60 years, the experts at the University of Minnesota have been researching and developing new treatment options for cardiac patients. At the symposium, you’ll learn how we’re putting these cutting-edge methods into practice and providing care options for patients living with heart disease.

    Course Objectives

    • Apply a team approach to the assessment, evaluation and treatment of high-risk patients considered for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    • Explain the advantages and challenges of diagnostic imaging techniques in evaluating valvular heart disease.
    • Discuss the complications and management of these complications related to the transcatheter treatment of valvular heart disease.
    • Determine the workup, evaluation and treatment options of high-risk patients considered for mitral and tricuspid valve therapy.
    • Describe treatment options for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients, including those at increased risk for bleeding.
  • Accreditation

    accreditation markIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Credit Designation Statements

    American Medical Association (AMA)
    This activity has been approved for 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

    American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    This activity is eligible for 14.25 ANCC contact hours.

    Other Healthcare Professionals
    Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • Registration Info

    Registration Fees



    Early Rate
    On or before
    March 21, 2020

    Regular Rate
    On or after
    March 22, 2020

    Physician $300 $450
    Other healthcare professionals $150 $250
    Medical industry professionals $650 $800

    For questions about the conference, contact Jessica Wilde at jabehm@umn.edu or 612-301-8141.

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    Cancellation Policy

    In the event you need to cancel your registration, the registration fee (less a $50 administrative fee) will be refunded if you notify us by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on April 9, 2020. No refunds will be made after this date.

    If you have any questions, please contact our office at 612.626.7600 or 800.776.8636, or email us at cme@umn.edu.

  • Accommodations

    InterContinental MSP Airport Hotel

    5005 Glumack Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55450
    www.ihg.com | 612-725-0500

Course Directors


Mudassar Ahmed, MD
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
M-Health Fairview
St. Joseph’s Hospital


Gregory Helmer, MD
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
M-Health Fairview
 Southdale Hospital


Ganesh Raveendran, MD, MS, MBA
Chief, Clinical Cardiology
M-Health Fairview 
University of Minnesota
Medical Center