Post Graduate Course

Friday July 21, 2017
The Anatomist's Role in Biomedical Device Design and Enhancing Patient Outcomes
University of Minnesota
321 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 

Early Bird Registration Rates (until 4/15/17):
Member: $350
Non-Member: $400

Regular Registration Rates (after 4/15/17):
Member: $375
Non-Member: $425

Registration can be done online, through the general registration link.  Just select the Post Graduate Course on the left-hand side during the registration process.  

The University of Minnesota has been on the forefront of advancing cardiac medicine for more than half a century.  During this full day course, participants will tour the Visible Heart Laboratory, a premiere cardiac research facility which performs translational systems research ranging from cellular and tissue studies to organ and whole body investigations.  This tour will offer participants the hands-on opportunity to explore a large mammalian in-vivo heart demonstration, explore a heart tissue library, tour a 3D printing lab, and learn about Minnesota’s history in heart rhythm management in the very laboratory space where the first pacemaker was innovated.

 In the afternoon, course participants will be able to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Medtronic Micra, a novel, leadless pacemaker using a fluoroscopic, femoral artery catheter approach on cadaver models which are continuously perfused using a peristaltic pump. Other afternoon laboratory modules include viewing a range of rare congenital cardiac specimens from the Jessie Edwards Heart Registry, learning how to identify and safely remove implanted biomedical devices, and a 3D cardiac ultrasound module.

Attendees can bring their own scrubs, but there will be some provided.  Additionally, there are lockers to store your personal belongings.  Please remember to wear closed toed shoes!

Due to the close proximity of the University of Minnesota to the Marriott, we will encourage attendees to utilize the Light Rail.  Please indicate on your registration that you require transportation, so that we can accommodate you in our order of tickets.  Also, if you require special assistance during travel, please let us know so that we can assist you with another form of transportation.  

Light Rail Transportation Directions:

  1. Get on the Green Line Nicollet Mall Station.
  2. Take it to the East Bank Station.
  3. When you get off the train, follow the walking directions indicated on the map below


8:15 am

Leave Marriott and Travel to University of Minnesota Campus

8:30 am

Arrive at University of Minnesota

8:30 - 9:00 am

Breakfast and check-in

9:00 - 10:15 am


10:15 am – 10:30 am

Walk to the Visible Heart Lab

10:30 am -12:00 pm

Tour Visible Heart Lab

12:00  - 12:10 pm

Walk to Mayo Auditorium

12:10 - 12:40 pm

Lunch with Jessie Edward Heart Registry Lecture

12:40 - 1:00 pm

Walk to Anatomy labs/change into scrubs

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Lab with 4 modules

3:00 - 3:10 pm

Lab Tour

3:10 - 3:30 pm

Change and walk to the Light Rail, depart


Contact:  Angela McArthur