Earl E. Bakken Surgical Device Symposium

Update on Surgical Aortic Disease

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Surgery hosts an annual symposium to highlight critical information about cutting-edge medical devices and therapies that surgeons and health care professionals need to stay up to date in their specialty.

Each year we assemble a program of noted clinical experts and key industry professionals to discuss the chosen medical device and/or therapy. Additionally, participants can register for CME credits.

This course is ideal for Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Surgical Residents and Fellows, Physician Assistants, other health professionals, as well as medical device developers, interested in increasing their knowledge of cardiac devices and the innovation process from theory to approved clinical device.  

Course Directors
Rochus K. Voeller, MD 
Paul Iaizzo, PhD

Keynote Lecture

Dr. Yoshio Sako Lecture

Marc R. Moon, MD, John Shoenberg Professor of Surgery, Chief, Section of Cardiac Surgery, Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

President-Elect, American Association for Thoracic Surgery

  • Accreditation
  • Accommodations
  • Accreditation

    The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  The activity has been approved for 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

  • Accommodations

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis for $139/night. Rooms will be available until 10/8.
    511 SE Huron Blvd
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    (612) 504-3000


    Valet parking is available at the hotel for a discounted rate of $8.00. Just let them know you are attending the Bakken Symposium to receive the discounted rate. The Oak Street Ramp is also approximately 2 blocks away.  If you are coming from campus, the East Bank Circulator stops at the CSC, which is across the street. Additionally, you may also want to consider taking the light rail. The DoubleTree Hotel is located about a block south of the Stadium Village stop on the Green Line.


    You can access the course evaluation online at z.umn.edu/BakkenEval19.  You must fill out this evaluation to receive CME credits, but we certainly welcome feedback from all attendees!