Chicago Robotic TECAB Symposium

Chicago, IL US
March 12, 2020 to March 13, 2020


The decision to cancel forms part of continual efforts to adhere to CDC and institutional recommended practices amidst the spread of COVID-19.We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, though we only want to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Registered attendees have been sent an e-mail with more information.
Robotically assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass surgery (TECAB) is a ground-breaking technique used to treat single and multiple vessel disease. Surgeons and physician assistants attending this symposium will learn how a TECAB is preformed step by step by observing a live TECAB procedure with simultaneous interactive discussion with the surgeon and discussion moderator. Furthermore, participants will attend lectures by leading experts in interventional cardiology, anesthesia, and perioperative care for robotic cardiac surgery.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the value of robotics in the treatment of patients requiring coronary surgery;
  • State how to apply techniques of endoscopic coronary anastomosis on a beating heart;
  • Describe the significance of technological advances and device development in improving surgical outcomes;
  • Identify the role of TECAB as a component of hybrid coronary interventions;
  • Discuss how to apply anesthetic considerations in robotic coronary surgery.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Elisa Villalobos
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Participation
Event starts: 
03/12/2020 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
03/13/2020 - 4:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Chicago Robotic TECAB Symposium Schedule

Agenda subject to change.

Center for Care and Discovery
5700 S Maryland Avenue
7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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All registered participants are invited to join us for a reception on the evening of Thursday, March 12th!
Location: Hyatt Place Hyde Park (5225 S. Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615)
6pm-9pm: Evening Reception
7pm-7:15pm: Opening Remarks by Husam H. Balkhy, MD
7:15pm-9pm: Sit down dinner  
The University establishes preferred relationships with hotels in Hyde Park and the city of Chicago for visitors and guests. These hotels offer discounted rates and complimentary amenities when booking under the University's name. Please contact the hotel directly and request "The University of Chicago rate" to receive the discounted rate and to ensure your stay is credited as a University booking. These rates are subject to availability. For the complete list of hotels and more information, click here!
Free street parking is available around campus as well as paid parking in the on-site garages.
Contact Elisa Villalobos via e-mail here.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Elisa Villalobos via email at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event, this activity must be canceled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Husam H. Balkhy, MD
  Professor of Surgery
  Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Sandeep Nathan, MD  Sandeep Nathan, MD, MSc
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
  Director, Coronary Care Unit
  Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Gianluca Torregrossa, MD  Gianluca Torregrossa, MD
  Clinical Associate of Surgery

Avery Tung, MD  Avery Tung, MD
  Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care
  Director of Critical Care Services, Burn Unit
  Quality Chief, Anesthesia & Critical Care
  Charocka Coleman, MSN, APN, CNP
  Robotic Nurse Practitioner Coordinator 
Brooke Patel, NP  Brooke Patel, MSN, APN, CNP
  Robotic Nurse Practitioner Coordinator 


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professional Statement
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.


The decision to cancel forms part of continual efforts to adhere to CDC and institutional recommended practices amidst the spread of COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, though we only want to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Registered attendees have been sent an e-mail with more information.
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Profession Type
Registration Fee
Other Healthcare Professionals$200
CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by February 15, 2020. No refunds will be made after February 15, 2020.

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