ATLANTA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a biomaterials, medical device and tissue processing company, announced today that it will conduct its annual Cardiac Surgery Fellows Allograft Symposium on October 19, 2007, at the Company's corporate headquarters training facility in Kennesaw, Ga. The program will include discussions and demonstrations of surgical techniques of aortic valve replacement and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, as well as provide a practical laboratory in which to demonstrate and practice the techniques for proper implant site preparation and allograft implantation.
The keynote speaker will be David C. McGiffin, M.D., Associate Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief, Section of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala. The program will be attended by 27 surgery fellows from major U.S. surgical training institutions, and will be directed by Paul E. Stelzer, M.D., Senior Faculty, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
Three additional distinguished cardiovascular surgeons complete the faculty of this program: John W. Fehrenbacher, M.D., Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, CORVASC, Indianapolis, Ind; Francis Robicsek, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.; and Craig R. Saunders, M.D., Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Saint Barnabas Health Care System, Newark, N.J.
"The Cardiac Surgery Fellows Allograft Symposium creates a unique
atmosphere in which to engage in thought provoking discussions about
complex surgical procedures with leading cardiovascular surgeons in the
field," said Dr.
|SOURCE CryoLife, Inc.|
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