Sponsored by CRF Skirball Center for Innovation
Supported by Baylis Medical, Boston Scientific Corporation, and Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Advance your skill set and build an essential foundation by attending the interactive trans-septal hands-on training center. Expert faculty will provide didactic learning, followed by hands-on workshop application using simulators, wet models, and devices.

This hands-on workshop is intended for the practicing interventional cardiologist who is planning on performing procedures involving left atrial access, such as, but not limited to, transcatheter mitral valve repair, LAA closure, and mitral valvuloplasty.

Upon completion of this activity, the physician should be able to:

  • Possess a basic understanding of the anatomy and procedure to cross the septum for left atrial access
  • Understand the products and tools available to conduct a trans-septal procedure
  • Apply skills of crossing the septum through use of hands-on models and simulation tools

Monday, October 30
9:30 AM-11:10 AM
2:30 PM-4:10 PM

Tuesday, October 31
9:30 AM-11:10 AM
2:30 PM-4:10 PM

Wednesday, November 1
9:30 AM-11:10 AM


  • Welcome Remarks
  • Tutorials
    • Interventional Pathobiology: Implications for Trans-septal Crossing and Left Atrial Interventions
    • Video Tutorial: Step-by-Step Technique and Imaging Interpretation
    • Basic Steps and Technical Considerations
  • Step-by-Step Trans-septal Technique, Interventional Tools Equipment, and Complication Management
  • Hands-on Training Stations
    • TEE Simulator (Heartworks)
    • Devices: Needles, Wires, and Sheaths
    • Trans-septal Technique I: Bench Top Wet Models
    • Trans-septal Technique II: Simulator Experience (Simbionix)

Registration for Hands-on Training

Pre-registration is required for this complimentary workshop, as seating is limited. Registration is only open to Physicians, Fellow, and Allied Health Professionals. All days and times will be presenting the same content. Please register below.

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