Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Course 2023

This course is geared towards cardiothoracic surgical trainees who wish to develop their skills in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery. The course is limited to 12 places and these will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Suitable for :
Cardiothoracic Surgical Trainees
Dates :
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Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Course 2023 is being brought to you by UCC/CoMH, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Edwards Lifesciences. It will be held in The ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine & Health, UCC, Cork on Wednesday the 8th of November 2023.

This course is geared towards cardiothoracic surgical trainees who wish to develop their skills in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery.

Participants will gain hands-on experience with minimally invasive mitral surgery and access surgery on fresh frozen cadavers in our state of-the-art surgical skills laboratory. The simulated operating rooms feature integrated audio-visual facilities to allow for real time and post-procedure feedback from expert faculty. There will be 2 participants per cadaver and there will be 1-to-1 supervision/direction by the expert faculty.

Tuesday 7th November

  • Trainee Presentation Competition
  • Course Dinner (The Kingsley Hotel)

Wednesday 8th November

Cadaver Workshop

Morning Session

  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement (Sutured/Sutureless)
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Arch Replacement

Afternoon Session

  • VATS Lobectomy
  • Complex Airway Procedures

Pre-course reading material will be provided.


Nadeem Anjum

Chris Austin

Fabio Bartolozzi

Zeb Chughtai

Kishore Duddakula

Sarah Early

Gerard Fitzmaurice

David Healy

Saleem Jahangeer

Reuben Jeganathan

Niamh Keenan

Ronan Kelly

Jim McCarthy

Tara Ní Dhonnchú

Lars Nolke

Karen Redmond

Mark Redmond

Ronan Ryan

Alan Soo

Michael Tolan

Vincent Young

Course Inclusions:

Course Dinner on the 7th of November

Morning, Lunch, Afternoon Breaks and Refreshments


Accreditation Pending

RCSI – 10 CME Points

Course Fees


Available Dates

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