Heart Valve Society (HVS)
Fall 2020 Twitter

Happy Holidays
Wishing you and your families a Happy Holiday Season!

Vinod Thourani, MD, HVS President Vinod Thourani, MD
HVS President

Dear HVS Members,

First and foremost, I hope that you and your loved ones have remained healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. On behalf of the HVS Board of Directors, we thank you for you continued commitment to HVS and our multidisciplinary and global mission of promoting awareness, advancing knowledge, and innovating to reduce the burden of heart valve disease. More


The Heart Valve Society

*The HVS Annual Scientific Meeting that was to take place in person 7-10 April 2021 in Miami, Florida will now be held virtually on 9 April 2021 from 1PM - 5PM EST (13:00 - 17:00).*

"Highlights of Heart Valve"
Friday, 9 April 2021
1:00PM – 5:00PM Eastern US time

Thank you for joining HVS in Abu Dhabi this past February for an extremely successful annual meeting, and one of the last conferences prior to the world wide quarantine and unprecedented circumstances, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The HVS welcomed 565 attendees (one of our largest meetings to date!) comprised of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, bioengineers, technicians and researchers as well as industry supporters from all over the world to Abu Dhabi, making HVS a truly collaborative and multidisciplinary conference. HVS also welcomed the Mubadala Grant Recipients and once again we thank Mubadala for the support. More

Jeffrey S. Borer, MD Jeffrey S. Borer, MD
Jeffrey S. Borer, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, Radiology, Surgery and Public Health at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University. He is also Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. For many years he served as Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and, simultaneously, as Chairman, Department of Medicine, at SUNY Downstate, positions he has relinquished to concentrate on directing two research institutes (Gilman Institute for Heart Valve Disease and Schiavone Institute of Cardiovascular Translational Research) at Downstate.

Jose Pomar, MD Jose Pomar, MD
By Marta Sitges

Born in Majorca, too many years ago, Jose Pomar did Medicine at the University of Navarra Medical School in Spain and became PhD at the University of Cantabria, in Santander, under the tutorship of Carlos Durán, a real pioneer together with Carpentier, Binet, Ross and others of homograft valves and porcine bioprostheses. Certainly, Duran was his mentor. However, he did his thesis on the changes induced on the mitral and tricuspid annulus of annuloplasty rings, developing all the experimental and early clinical basis for the world known Duran Flexible Ring.

Structural Heart Journal As a reminder, HVS members with up to date dues receive an online subscription to our official journal, Structural Heart – The Journal of the Heart Team. Structural Heart publishes international research on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart valves, myocardium, great vessels, and congenital heart disease.

Click here to view most cited articles!
There are a number of benefits of being a member of The Heart Valve Society (HVS) which will include: reduced registration at the HVS Annual Meeting; opportunities to build a global network through societal events and communications; opportunities to serve on HVS Committees and Working Groups as they develop; and access to the HVS electronic member directory. In addition, HVS members with up to date dues receive an online subscription to our official journal, Structural Heart.

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