2024 ISHLT Academy Master Class in Mechanical Circulatory Support

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9 April, 2024 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CEST

South Hall 2, Floor 2, Prague Congress Centre
  • Academy
  • Education
  • In Person Education
  • ISHLT2024
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
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Download the Final Program for detailed course topics, learning objectives, and information on the target audience for this course or view the Learner Notification for CME Information and Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures from the Academy Faculty.


The MCS Master Class is designed for clinicians with a higher level of expertise in mechanical circulatory support (MCS). The course is intended to generate discussion among experienced users of MCS technologies in order to tackle the most complex nuances of managing these complicated patients. Participants will be exposed to new data on topical and practical issues, unusual case studies, comprehensive panel discussion, debate, and ethical considerations.

Academy Chairs

Headshot of Phyllis BilliaFilio Billia, MD, PhD
University Health Network
Toronto, ON Canada
Headshot of Emma BirksEmma Birks, FRCP, MD, PhD
University of Kentucky
Louisville, KY USA
Headshot of Daniel ZimpferDaniel Zimpfer, MD
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Academy Faculty

Stavros Drakos, MD, PhD, FACC, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT USA
Manreet Kanwar, MD, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA USA
Jamila Kremer, MD, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
Peter MacDonald, MD, PhD, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW Australia
Mandeep Mehra, MBBS, MSc, FRC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA
Ivan Netuka, MD, PhD, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
Snehal Patel, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY USA
Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON Canada
Omar Saeed, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY USA
Stephan Schueler, MD, PhD, FRCS, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals / Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom