The 2012 Heart Valve Summit Was… Amazing!!!

I’m just returning home to Los Angeles after spending the past few days at the Heart Valve Summit in Chicago. This special event brings together leading cardiologists and surgeons to discuss the optimum treatment of valve disease. Needless to say, the event was… Amazing!

In the near future, I will be posting several videos filmed during the event. However, in the meantime, here are some pictures that I took at the Heart Valve Summit. Here’s a picture of the Grand Ballrooom that was filled with over 400 physicians during the conference.

Heart Valve Summit 2012 - Conference Room

I was lucky to reconnect with Doctor David Adams, MD, the Program Director of the Heart Valve Summit, and Gideon Sims, the Senior Director, Information Technology & Web Strategy at Mount Sinai.

Adam Pick, Dr. David Adams, Gideon Sims at The Heart Valve Summit

At the Heart Valve Summit, I was able to see and touch the devices that the cardiologists and surgeons use during valve operation. Here’s a great shot of several technologies from Medtronic, a leading heart valve device manufacturer.

Medtronic Heart Valve Surgery Devices

I attended a break-out session led by Doctor Patrick McCarthy, from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, about mitral valve treatment.

Dr. Patrick McCarthy Leads A Break-Out Session at Heart Valve Summit

For the first time, I met Dr. Narula, a recent recipient of the “Gifted Educator Award” from the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Narula was also a key note speaker at the event.

Dr. Narula with Adam Pick

There’s more to come from my visit to the Heart Valve Summit. To get all the latest updates, you can subscribe to this blog by clicking here.

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
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