USZ Certificate of Advanced Studies in  Aortic Valve Structural Interventions Second Edition 2019/2020

Starts September 16, 2019

What is the CAS program?

The USZ Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) blends  Academy and Industry to offer the most modern education for the Heart Team. The program includes lectures from experts, case discussion, observation of live cases, wet-labs, scenario simulations, and physical and computer simulators.  Participants are exposed to a combination of trainings for clinical and technical skills, and original learning modules such as crosstraining, communication, leadership, innovation and hand-on research.

Teaching is supported by Prof. Francesco Maisano and Dr. Maurizio Taramasso together with an international community of key opinion leaders who will lecture, collaborate and network with the participants.

Become a leader, get certified!

  • 30 participants
  • 300 hours of certified education
  • 4 full immersion weeks
  • 2 semesters
  • 10 ECTS Credits
  • 1 final assessment

Who is involved?

The CAS school is driven by the collaboration of three leading Swiss institutions: the Zurich University Hospital, the University of Zurich and the Institute of Technology ETH.
The school is designed in strict collaboration with the Zurich University Hospital Foundation.

Why get certified?

The world of structural interventions is changing. Physicians are called to lead and be key players in teams rather than to function as stand-alone champions. To develop a successful career, it is important to join an international network of multidisciplinary experts.
The new post-graduate educational program launched by the University of Zurich is designed to revolutionize education in the field of cardiovascular structural interventions.

Obtain in-depth knowledge of the different technologies available for TAVI and aortic valve surgery as well as unique training to enhance your effectiveness as a leader: from the history to the engineering of current technologies, clinical education, leadership and communication training, research skills, the process of innovation, and new technologies in the field of aortic valve structural interventions.


When is the next course for Aortic Structural Interventions?

  • Module 1: 16‒20 September 2019
  • Module 2: 25‒29 November 2019
  • Module 3: 13‒17 January 2020
  • Module 4: 09‒13 March 2020

Who should apply?

Members of the Heart Team who want to increase their knowledge base and delve into all aspects of aortic valve structural interventions.
All professionals are welcome since cross training in a diverse multidisciplinary learning environment is the core of our educational model.
The course is ideal for

  • Interventional imagers
  • Interventional cardiologists
  • Cardiac surgeons
  • Heart Team members

Download the Program
CAS in Aortic Valve Structural Interventions 2019-2020

For more information
Barbara Jenny, University Hospital Zurich
Tel.: +41 44 255 47 29

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