Outcomes of the Istanbul Symposium on minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences Turkey, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Journal Title:Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions
The Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (TSCVS) has been actively engaged in organizing congresses, school programs for education, local meetings, and symposiums on thoracic and cardiovascular surgery since 1988. The main goals of all these programs are to educate new generations, to share growing experience with other colleagues, and to promote the best health care to patients with cardiovascular disease. The most final of these symposiums took place at Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Hospital (IMAEH) on the date of December 20th, 2019. The symposium hosted different aspects and experiences on minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery in adult patients. The conference lasted for one day and cardiac surgeons, adult cardiologists, nurses, technicians, and perfusionists attended the meeting. Twelve researchers from different hospitals shared their experiences. After scientific sessions, a wet-lab panel was held on robotic cardiac surgery, including simulation training on the daVinci robotic surgical system.