15th Training Course for Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

September 15 - 18, 2024

Welcome Address of the Focus Valve Program Directors

Dear colleagues!

Focus Valve 2023 was the most successful course in our history.
We were happy to greet more than 260 participants from 40 different countries who were able to watch live surgeries, discuss and interact with masters of minimally invasive and endoscopic valve procedures.

This year we keep our long tradition to provide the scientific community and all surgeons interested in minimally invasive valve surgery with the unedited videos of the live operations which can be found at  Focus Valve Live Cases 2023

Be sure to mark the dates of Focus Valve 2024 which will be held again in Innsbruck from the 15th -18th of September 2024.
For any other requests please feel free to contact us.

We are looking forward to greeting you again next year in Innsbruck

The Program directors

Nikolaos Bonaros, Daniel Höfer, Ludwig Müller, Michael Grimm

Scientific secretary
Can Gollmann-Tepeköylü

Highlights 2024:

Live surgeries: 

►  Endoscopic mitral valve repair

►  Endoscopic aortic valve replacement.

►  Transaxilliary valve surgery

►  Combined AV/MW disease

Interactive workshops: 

►  Echocardiography

►  MICS techniques for aortic, mitral, tricuspid

vascular surgery and atrial fibrillation


►  MICS hands on training with 3D-imaging technolgy

►  Aortic and mitral valve interventions on the beating heart


    - Echocardiography
    - MICS techniques for aortic, mitral, tricuspid and atrial fibrillation
    - Diagnostic workup

    OR live transmissions with the most advanced 3D – technology

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    see live case videos

    - MICS hands-on training with 3D imaging technology
    - Aortic and mitral valve interventions in a porcine beating heart model

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    see wetlab videos

    Save the Date

    Live Cases
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    Online Registration & 
    Group Registration read more

    Hotel accomodation Info