About the Conference


The field of valvular heart disease continues to grow and evolve with the introduction of new technologies for diagnostic tools, pharmacologic drugs for the management of symptoms, as well as new devices including valves for surgery. There is a need for education to have appropriate patient selection, procedure selection, and valve selection for optimal patient outcomes in valvular heart disease.

Target Audience

This conference is designed for cardiothoracic surgeons, primary cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians, nurse practitioners, perfusionists, cardiac imaging specialists, and other healthcare providers of cardiovascular teams.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, the attendee will be better able to:

  • Evaluate therapeutic options for patients with heart disease and related conditions
  • Incorporate information from clinical trials and evidence-based medicine to guide management of patients with heart disease
  • Utilize data and technology in the care of patients with heart disease
  • Discuss the role of a multispecialty team in the management of heart disease


Method of Participation

This two day conference will use multiple methods of participation to engage attendees and enhance the learning process through a unique cardiology and surgery collaboration in live surgeries, challenging case studies, didactic lectures, and intense debates on controversial areas of managing valvular heart disease and congestive heart failure.



The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET), Provider # 0007001, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) designates this live activity for 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


20 hours of CEP Nursing Credit will be provided.
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Acknowledgment of Educational Grants

FACET gratefully acknowledges the educational grants. Grants to be later named.

Americans with Disabilities Act

FACET fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of support services, please notify the FACET prior to the program.

Educational Inquiries and Special Needs

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, every effort has been made to make this conference accessible to people of all capabilities. Please notify the FACET staff in writing of any ADA-compliant accommodations you may require.

For more information, please contact
FACET, 5167 Navajo Drive, Frisco TX 75034
Phone: 972-815-1544
E-mail: katie.hobbs@thefacet.org


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of FACET or the commercial supporters of this activity. This material has been prepared based on a review of multiple sources of information but is not comprehensive. Participants are advised to critically appraise the information presented, and they are encouraged to consult the available literature on any product or device mentioned in this activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Uses

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. For additional information about approved uses, including approved indications, contraindications, and warnings, please refer to the prescribing information for each product or consult the latest edition of the Physicians’ Desk Reference.

Faculty will inform learners when unlabeled uses will be discussed.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships with Any Commercial Interest

Faculty who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a planning committee member, a teacher, or an author, and cannot have control of or responsibility for the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the educational activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship, participants must be informed that no relevant financial relationship exists.

Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest

FACET assesses conflicts of interest with its faculty and planners. Identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly evaluated for fair balance, scientific objectivity relative to studies utilized in this activity, and patient-care recommendations. FACET is committed to providing participants with high quality, unbiased, and state-of-the-art education.

Institutional Disclosure

FACET receives educational grants from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry and other commercial sources. Companies providing grants to FACET include the commercial supporters of this activity as well as the manufacturers of certain drugs and/or devices discussed in this activity.

Staff Disclosure

FACET staff declared they have no financial relationships that require disclosure.