The McGinn Technique Conference: Advanced Revascularization Techniques and Technology

On March 24, 2011 the first-ever MICS CABG conference was held at The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). More than 30 prestigious cardiothoracic surgeons from all over the world gathered at the new Regina M. McGinn Memorial Education Center to learn minimally invasive cardiac surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG), from its pioneer, renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and Medical Director of The Heart Institute, Dr. Joseph McGinn.

MICS CABG, also known as The McGinn Technique, is a breakthrough minimally invasive bypass technique developed and perfected at The Heart Institute. Since performing the first MICS CABG at The Heart Institute on January 21, 2005, ongoing, peer-to-peer training sessions have enabled physicians worldwide to learn this advanced bypass procedure. This was the first time MICS CABG had been taught on such a grand scale.

Program Overview

The Advanced Revascularization Techniques and Technology program was a 1 1/2 day course that gave physicians the opportunity to learn advanced minimally invasive coronary artery bypass techniques and hybrid revascularization procedures.

Educational Objectives

To provide the audience with information and tools on how they may improve patient outcomes, compare methods of treatment and prepare for changes in their specialties moving forward.

Describe key procedural techniques and technology required to perform MICS CABG procedures.

Discuss Hybrid revascularization procedures and patient selection criteria.

Understand importance of physician collaboration in the management of patients with a hybrid approach.

Review safe and effective use of Medtronic revascularization products.

Target Audience

Advanced practicing physicians seeking additional experience in MICS CABG and hybrid revascularization procedures.

• Previous MICS CABG or hybrid procedure experience
• Currently performing limited number of MICS CABG procedures
• Interest in multi-disciplinary approach to hybrid revascularization

Program Moderator

Joseph McGinn, MD, Staten Island University Hospital

Faculty Attendees

Marc Ruel, MD – University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Mahesh Ramchandani, MD – Texas Surgical Associates, Methodist Hospital
Francis P. Sutter, DO – Lankenau Hospital, Main Line Health
Steven Hoff, MD – Vanderbilt University Hospital
David Zhao, MD – Vanderbilt University Hospital

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