Dear friends,

I have great pleasure in welcoming you to our 18th Annual Live Workshop ..

We have brought to you a spectrum of experts over the last 17 years spanning different areas of our specialty. Academic content has always been our focus and we strive to maintain it. Live workshops offer the best mode of learning for the operating surgeon and our workshops have immensely benefitted many surgeons ; who have taken the learning to different parts of our country. We have in the past focused on one area or a problem in each workshop. The 18th workshop will offer a comprehensive review of the current practices and redefine the skills .

We are bringing together a very renowned faculty - rich in experience and knowledge.
Prof.Hartzell V. Schaff ; former president of the AATS and past Chair of the Division of Cardiac surgery at the Mayo Clinic ; is one of them along with Prof. Joachim Schafers , Dr.Michael Borger ( currently the Director of Leipzig Heart Centre ) , Dr.Patrick Perier, Prof. Jai Raman and Prof.K.Chandrasekaran .

We plan to demonstrate 6-8 live cases and have lined up some interesting lectures and videos. Coimbatore is known for its hospitality and climate as well .
Looking forward to give you a wonderful academic experience at the 18th workshop. I am confident it will be different and practice oriented.

Course Director,