Earl E Bakken Surgical Device Symposium 2018

Technological Advances in Organ Transplantation

When: October 12th, 2018
Where: Pinnacle Ballroom, Graduate Hotel

Please join us for the eleventh Bakken Symposium, which will look at how technology impacts transplantation. This will feature sections on kidney & pancreas, liver, and heart & lung transplantations. This will look at a variety of ways technology is used in transplantation, including informatics, organ preservation and viability assessment, and bridge to transplantation. Speakers will also discuss the emerging technologies to be available in the future as well as what areas have a potential for improvement via technology.

Target Audience: This course is ideal for cardiothoracic and transplant surgeons, surgical residents, cardiologist, nephrologists, gastroenterologist, fellows, physician assistants, other health professionals, as well as medical device developers, informaticians and anybody else interested in the understanding technology and its impact on transplantation and the future of the field.

Course Directors: Kenneth Liao, MD and Paul Iaizzo, PhD

Registration: Pre-registration has ended. Onsite registration will open at 7:15am on Friday, 10/12.

Parking: The recommended parking ramp is the Washington Avenue Ramp. Alternatively, the University Ramp is a short walk away and accessible via tunnel.

Bakken Symposium Program (PDF)

    Earl BakkenThe University of Minnesota’s Department of Surgery hosts an annual symposium to highlight critical information about cutting-edge medical devices and therapies that surgeons and health care professionals need to stay up to date in their specialty.

    Each year we assemble a program of noted clinical experts and key industry professionals to discuss the chosen medical device and/or therapy. Additionally, participants can register for CME credits.

    Past Bakken Symposium


    10th Anniversary Earl E. Bakken Symposium: Celebrating Innovations in Cardiac Devices

    December 7, 2017

    Course Directors: Rosemary Kelly, MD and Paul Iaizzo, PhD

    The tenth Bakken symposium provided a comprehensive look at the development of new cardiac devices—from concept to clinical trial.  Presentations on the pre-clinical innovation process, industry collaboration for the development of cardiac devices and current new technologies were featured.

    Video Links:

    Rose Kelly, MD, C. Walton and Richard C. Lillehei Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota
    Ranjit John, MD, Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota

    Session 1 – The innovation process: Defining the Need and Clinical Application

     “Device Commercialization and MN IP
    Kevin S Anderson, Technology Licensing Officer MedTech Licensing, Office for Technology Commercialization, University of Minnesota

    “Preclinical considerations in the transcatheter valve world: is there a gold standard?”
    Sarah Ahlberg, PhD, Research Manager, Research Innovation, Coronary and Structural Heart, Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN

    “The Road to a Better Transcatheter Aortic Valve”
    Robert Wilson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota

    KEYNOTE LECTURE: “Medical Device Innovation Process
    William Durfee, PhD, Professor and Director of Design Education, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
    Discussion:  http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999249092

    Session 2 – Industry Collaboration for the Development of Cardiac Devices 

    KEYNOTE LECTURE: “The Future of Artificial Heart Technology
    O.H. “Bud” Frazier, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery Research, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX

    Clinical Testing of Cardiac Devices and Physician Training
    Paul A. Iaizzo, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Associate Director for the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Medtronic Professor for Visible Heart Research, University of Minnesota

    “The Clinical Innovator Collaborating with Industry: Pitfalls and Successes
    Boaz Avital, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS, Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

    The Corporate View of Technology Assessments and Acquisitions
    Tim Laske, PhD,Vice President AF Solution, Medtronic, Inc., Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota
    Discussion:  http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999249097

    Session 3 – Clinical Innovation and New Technologies

    KEYNOTE LECTURE: “Ex-vivo Physiologic Preservation and Assessment of Donor Organ For Transplantation – From Concept to Clinical Practice”
    Waleed Hassanein, MD, CEO TransMedics, Inc.

    “Innovations in Congenital Heart Surgery”
    Anthony Azakie, MD, Professor, Congenital Heart Surgery, University of Minnesota

    “Clinical Device Development”
    Marat Yanavitski, MD, HealthEast Cardiology

    “LVADS and Clinical Trials: HeartMate III Story”
    Ranjit John, MD, Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota
    Discussion:  http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999249102

    Acknowledgement of Support

    Educational Grants:

    • Abbott
    • Boston Scientific
    • Medtronic

    Gold Exhibitor: Medtronic

    Medtronic is the world's largest medical technology company, founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie. Their first life-changing therapy — a wearable, battery-powered cardiac pacemaker — was the foundation for many more Medtronic therapies that use their electrical stimulation expertise to improve the lives of millions of people.

    Over the years, they have developed additional core technologies, including implantable mechanical devices, drug and biologic delivery devices, and powered and advanced energy surgical instruments. Today, their technologies are used to treat nearly 40 medical conditions.


    November 21, 2016

    Presented by the University Of Minnesota Department Of Surgery, this course is designed to highlight how data is used across disciplines (clinical, insurance and industry) to drive quality improvements and innovative treatments.

    Keynote Lectures

    Frederick Grover, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Past Chair, Department of Surgery,University of Colorado School of Medicine, Past President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons─ “The Development of National Cardiac Surgery Databases for quality Improvement – From the Origins of the  VA and STS Databases to the Present

    Richard Prager, MD, Richard and Norma Sarns Research Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Head, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Director, Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan, President-Elect of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons ─ “Using STS Data for Quality Improvement: It is a Natural Fit!

    Richard Migliori, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
    UnitedHealth Group ─ “The Changing Culture of the Delivery System


    8th Annual Bakken Symposium: Advances in Heart and Lung Transplant

    December 2nd, 2014


    Grand Rounds: Surgery for Advanced Endocarditis
    Presentation by Gotsa Petterson, M.D., Cleveland Clinic
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232208

    "The Legacy of Earl Bakken"
    Introduction by David Rothenberger, M.D., University of Minnesota
    Paul Iaizzo, PhD, Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota
    Associate Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232235

    Session I

    The Past, Present, and Future of Heart and Lung Transplantation
    Moderator: Herbert Ward, M.D., University of Minnesota

    "Brief History of Heart and Lung Transplantation at the University of Minnesota"
    Sara Shumway, M.D., University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232242

    "The Adult Heart Transplant: Pushing the Envelope "
    Ken Liao, M.D., University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232243

    Patient Perspective
    Moderator: Rosemary Kelly, M.D., University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232271

    "Transplant for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease "
    Rebecca Ameduri, M.D., University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232261

    Keynote Lectures
    Introduction: Gabriel Loor, M.D., University of Minnesota
    "Surgical Aspects on Lung and Heart‐Lung Transplantation "
    Gosta Pettersson, M.D., Cleveland Clinic
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232262

    Patient Perspective
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232272

    Welcome from Earl Bakken
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232269

    Session II: Optimizing Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children Undergoing Surgical Correction for Congenital Cardiac Disease

    Moderator: Bin He, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
    "Mechanical Replacement of the Human Heart"
    Lyle Joyce, M.D., Mayo Clinic
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232263

    "The Use of Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) as Bridge to Transplant and Destination Therapy: A Changing Paradigm for Patients with Heart Failure"
    Ranjit John, M.D., University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232264

    Patient Perspective
    Moderator: Marshall Hertz, M.D., University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232270

    "The Science of Organ Preservation and Hidden Secrets of the Hibernating Black Bear"
    Paul Iaizzo, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232266

    Keynote Speaker
    Introduction: Introduction: Paul Iaizzo, PhD, University of Minnesota
    "Normothermic Beating Heart Preservation: PROCEED & EXPAND International Donor Heart Trials"
    Abbas Ardehali, M.D., UCLA
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232267

    Panel Discussion
    Abbas Ardehali, M.D.; Paul Iaizzo, Ph.D.; Ranjit John, M.D.; Lyle Joyce, M.D.; Ken Liao, M.D., Ph.D.; Gabriel Loor, M.D.; Robroy MacIver, M.D.; Gotsa Pettersson, M.D.; David Rothenberger, M.D.; Sara Shumway, M.D.
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/999232268


    7th Annual Bakken Symposium: The Evaluation, Management and Long-Term Follow-Up of Children with Congenital Heart Disease

    September 16th, 2013

    "The Legacy of Earl Bakken"
    James D. St. Louis, MD, Aldo Castaneda Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota
    Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital

    Paul Iaizzo, PhD, Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota
    Associate Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203202

    Session I
    The Evaluation of the Newborn with Potential Congenital Cardiac Disease
    Moderator: James D. St. Louis, MD
    "Neonatal Screen for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD)"
    Lazaros Kochilas, MD, University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203201

    "When to Refer for a Cardiac Fetal ECHO and the Pediatric Cardiologist"
    Shanthi Sivanandam, MD, University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203200

    "What Should Pediatricians Know About Imagining for Heart Defects?"
    Julia Steinberger, MD, MS, University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203199

    "The Virtual Encyclopedia of Congenital Cardiac Defects: An Educational Resource for Patients, Physicians, Students and Parents"
    Charles W. Shepard, MD, University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/204148

    Keynote Lectures
    Introduction: James D. St. Louis, MD
    "The State of Children’s Services in Minnesota"
    Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH, Ruben‐Bentson Chair and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
    Physician‐in‐Chief, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203197

    "The State of Pediatric Surgery in Minnesota"
    Daniel Saltzman, MD, PhD, Arnold S. Leonard Endowed Chair and Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota
    Chief of Pediatric Surgery, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203196

    Session II: Optimizing Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children Undergoing Surgical Correction for Congenital Cardiac Disease

    Moderator: James D. St. Louis, MD
    "Measures of Long‐Term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children Undergoing Congenital Cardiac Surgery"
    Paul Kirshbaum, MD, Yale University
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203195

    "Cannulation and CPB Techniques during Neonatal Cardiac Surgery: Optimization of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes"
    Mark Plunkett, MD, University of Florida
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203194

    "Predictors of Long‐Term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Correction of Congenital Heart Defects"
    William Gaynor, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203193

    Lunch & Exhibits

    Session III: Devices Utilized in the Treatment of Congenital Heart Defects

    Moderator: Paul Iaizzo, PhD
    "Short and Mid‐Term Outcomes with ASD/VSD Closure Devices"
    John Bass, MD, University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203192

    "Devices Utilized in the Cardiac Pediatric Intensive Care Unit"
    Sam Gupta, MD, University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203191

    "Hybrid Technology Utilized on Single Ventricle Patients"
    David Overman, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203190

    "Devices Utilized to Support the Failing Heart: Current State of Management"
    James D. St. Louis, MD, University of Minnesota
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203189

    Keynote Lecture
    Introduction: Paul Iaizzo, PhD
    "The Patient Perspective: The True Impacts of Cardiac Innovations"
    Dan Matthys, AICP, CPM, Founder and Chairman, Advancingtheheart.org
    Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/display/203188

    Closing Remarks
    James D. St. Louis, MD and Paul Iaizzo, PhD


    6th Annual Bakken Surgical Device Symposium: Innovations in Cardiovascular Therapy

    August 27, 2012

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Selwyn Vickers, MD, Chief, Department of Surgery; Dean Aaron Friedman, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167825

    The Bakken Legacy
    Michael Coyle, PhD, Medtronic, Inc.
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167826

    Plenary Session
    “The Innovation Imperative; A Journey from Doctor to Inventor to Professor”
    Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167827

    Session I
    Innovations in Cardiovascular Pediatric Surgery
    Devices in the Failing Fontan Circuit
    Mark Plunkett, MD, University of Kentucky
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167828

    Devices for the Failing Myocardium
    Roosevelt Bryant III, MD, University of Minnesota
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167829

    ASO Device and Erosions and Surgery
    John Bass, MD, University of Minnesota
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167830
    Discussion – Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167922

    History Lecture
    Introduction by Daniel Garry, MD
    Cardiovascular Advances at the University of Minnesota: Past, Present and Future
    Paul A. Iaizzo, PhD
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167921

    Session II
    Current Innovations for the Adult Patient
    Moderator – Herbert Ward, MD

    Surgical approaches for treating Atrial Fibrillation
    Niv Ad, MD, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167920

    Pre-Clinical Research of Valve Technologies
    Kevin Greason, MD, Mayo
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167919

    The Human Conduction System: Novel Anatomical Studies
    Mark Boyett, PhD and Dr. Halina Dobrzynski, PhD, University of Manchester, England
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167917

    Discussion - Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167918

    Session III
    Innovations in Cardiovascular Research
    Moderator – Ranjit John, MD

    Translational Cardiovascular Research
    Nabil Dib, MD, MSc, FACC, University of California San Diego
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167916

    Pre-clinical Research of Valve Technologies
    Richard Bianco, University of Minnesota
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167936

    Anatomical Analyses for Medical Device Design
    Alexander Hill, PhD, University of Minnesota
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167935

    Discussion - Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/167934


    5th Annual Bakken Surgical Device Symposium: Recent Advances in Cardiac Devices and Procedures

    July 25th and 26th, 2011

    Monday July 25th: Current and Future Strategy in Adult Cardiac Valve Disease

    Welcome and Plenary Session

    “Current Status of Valvular Surgery and Personal Experience in China”
    Qing-Yu Wu, M.D., Hospital President and Director of Heart Center, First Hospital of Tsinghua, University Beijing, Bejing, China
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196821

    Session I

    Current Status of Mechanical Heart Valve Prostheses and Future Directions in Anticoagulation
    Hartzell Schaff, M.D., Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Stuart W. Harrington Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196822

    The Ongoing Evolution of Mechanical Circulatory Support
    William E. Cohn, M.D., Director, Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196823

    Heart Valve Replacement with Tissue Bioprosthetic Devices
    Sara Shumway, M.D., Professor of Cardiac Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196824

    The Future of Percutaneous/Less Invasive Valve Intervention
    Donald Glower, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Durham, NC
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196825

    What Have We Learned After Four Decades of Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Surgery?
    Tirone David, M.D., Clinical Division Head, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI), Toronto, Ontario Canada
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196827

    Session II

    Current Status and Future Directions of Catheter Based Aortic Valve Therapy
    Michael J. Reardon, M.D., Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, TX
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196907

    Role of Mitral Valve Repair in Heart Failure
    Ranjit John, M.D., Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196906

    Severe Aortic Stenosis - When to Intervene
    Carmelo Panetta, M.D., Cardiology, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196905

    Panel Discussion
    "Controversies in Heart Valve Device Selection and Placement Techniques"
    Moderators - Richard Bianco and Paul Iaizzo, PhD
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196826

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2011: Current and Future Strategy in Pediatric Cardiac Valve Disease

    Symposium Welcome
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196903

    Session I
    Surgical Management of Mitral Regurgitation in Children
    Pedro del Nido, M.D., Chairman, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196902

    Surgical Management of Congenital Tricuspid Regurgitation
    Joseph Dearani, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Chair, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196901

    Management of Congenital Aortic Valve Abnormalities
    James Tweddell, M.D., The S. Bert Litwin Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Chair, Division Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196899

    Options for Aortic Valve Replacement in Children
    Thomas Spray, M.D., Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alice Langdon Warner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Video Link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/196900


    4th Annual Bakken Surgical Device Symposium

    Heart Failure
    December 6-7, 2010

    3rd Annual Bakken Surgical Device Symposium

    Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery 
    December 7-8, 2009

    2nd Annual Bakken Surgical Device Symposium

    Cardiac Valves: Past, Present, and Future 
    December 8-9, 2008

    1st Annual Bakken Surgical Device Symposium

    The Pacemaker: Past, Present, and Future 
    December 13, 2007