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ISHLT 2013:
ISHLT Academy: Core Competencies in
Mechanical Circulatory Support

ISHT MCS Academy Workforce

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academy logoThe MCS Council is pleased to announce the 2013 ISHLT Academy: Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support. The meeting will take place from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Registration is now open!

As you may recall, the first MCS Academy was conducted in Prague in April 2012; however, due to the degree of interest and the limited space available, the ISHLT is offering another opportunity to attend this popular program in April 2013 in Montréal. The 2013 ISHLT Academy: Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support will cover the same broad categories that were presented for the 2012 Academy in Prague:

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  • Review of the Current State of MCS
  • Patient Selection
  • Surgical Considerations
  • Post-operative Management
  • Transition to Home
  • Long-term Management

In an effort to better meet participants' needs as a result of participant feedback, the program has been refocused with a particular emphasis on more audience participation, particularly after the didactic sessions, and an emphasis on case studies. Similar to last year, this Academy will focus on junior faculty, trainees, and coordinators or staff new to MCS or starting new centers, however all ISHLT members are welcome to register.

The MCS Academy will also feature and be organized around the upcoming 2013 ISHLT Guidelines for Mechanical Circulatory Support (an announcement is featured in this month's ISHLT Links). The entire MCS Academy core curriculum with goals, learning objectives and selected references can be found under "Schedule and Information" at:

The members of the MCS Council and ISHLT Academy Workforce anticipate a day of informative talks and lively discussion. We look forward to seeing you in Montréal.

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