Earl E. Bakken Surgical Device Symposium 2020

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REGISTRATION OPEN:   z.umn.edu/BakkenReg 



Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease: the Pediatric and Adult Experience

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Virtual, 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, Pediatricians, 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 an approved clinical device.  

Course Directors
Massimo Griselli, MD, MS, FRCS 
Paul Iaizzo, PhD

Keynote Lecture

Dr. Yoshio Sako Lecture

Yves D’Udekem, MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Children’s Nathional Medical Center. “Failing Fontan Registry”


  • Accreditation
  • Accreditation

    Accreditation Statement

    In 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)

    The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    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.