MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY INTERNATIONAL SURGICAL SOCIETY 19TH CONGRESS
DENTON A. COOLEY CARDIOVASCULAR SURGICAL SOCIETY 18TH SYMPOSIUM
June 21-24, 2012 Barton Creek Austin, Texas
For only the second time in this Joint Session, these two societies, which separately have recognized and celebrated the mentorship of their namesakes for so many years, will come together in June, 2012, at Barton Creek in Austin, Texas. Together they will honor Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and Dr. Denton A. Cooley, true surgical legends, and we welcome you to join them in an educational forum providing important updates on the latest advances in their fields.
A group of Dr. DeBakey's trainees came together in 1976, with the goal of founding an organization to honor Dr. DeBakey, provide a forum for international scientific exchange, recognize superior surgeons and provide financial support for surgeons seeking postgraduate training at Baylor College of Medicine. The Michael E. DeBakey International Cardiovascular Surgical Society was founded January 20, 1977, and subsequently was renamed the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society. With now over 700 members representing cities and countries around the world, this organization now perpetuates Dr. DeBakey's vision through scholarship, training and recognition, and holds a biennial meeting to accomplish these goals.
The Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society was organized and chartered on March 13, 1972, by active cardiovascular surgery residents and fellows at Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital as a tribute to Dr. Cooley, their mentor, for his contributions to cardiovascular surgery and physician education throughout the world. With more than 700 physician members representing 49 countries and 44 of the 50 United States, the Society meets biennially to fulfill its purposes of education, scientific exchange and social reunion.
Cardiothoracic and general surgery are continuously changing and developing fields, with new understandings of pathology evolving into new modalities for treatment and innovative treatment approaches. Thus, there is an imperative need for surgeons seeking to improve their current practice to be updated on the etiology, functional abnormalities, disease processes, and state-of-the-art therapies in a broad range of surgical areas, including general, adult cardiac, aortic, general thoracic, and congenital heart surgery. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as well as nursing and perfusion credits will be provided for this activity.
For additional information, including online registration, final accreditation information and PDF copies of the program brochure, please go to cmne.texasheart.org on or after January 1, 2012. For questions now, contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Joseph S. Coselli, MD President Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society Houston, TX
Robert J. Salem, MD President Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society Lubbock, TX