On February 25, The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta’s hosted its annual public education speaker series, Libin 101. Held at the University of Calgary’s Foothills Campus, this year’s theme, Heart surgery: Quick fixes and replacement parts, highlighted the spectrum of breakthrough research to innovative leading-edge care delivery. The Libin Lecture Theatre was buzzing with almost 200 attendees ranging from patients to high school students to young professionals. Guests were treated to an apple reception before the evening’s presentations commenced from four leading cardiac surgeons/researchers:
- Dr. Imtiaz Ali spoke on the emergence and evolution of cardiac surgery
- Dr. Andrew Maitland presented on minimally invasive valve replacement procedures.
- Dr. Scott McClure discussed the advances in treating conditions of the aorta
- Dr. Paul Fedak spoke on the evolution of mechanical heart support and the future of treating heart failure by enabling regrowth of viable heart muscle.
Following the presentations there was a panel discussion along with a lively question and answer period.
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