First GORE HELEX Septal Occluder Workshop a Success
In June, Gore sponsored its first ASD closure workshop in the United States, featuring the GORE HELEX Septal Occluder. The workshop was held at the historic Omni Parker House Hotel in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Nearly 40 physicians were in attendance during this two-day event.
Led by a faculty consisting of Igor Palacios, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts), John Rhodes, MD (Duke University Medical Center, Raleigh, North Carolina), Neil Wilson, MD (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom),
and Ignacio Inglessis, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts), the workshop exposed attending physicians to a thorough review of the device's features and benefits, clinical data, hands-on demonstrations, and several case examples highlighting the GORE HELEX Septal Occluder and providing imaging examples of the device.
Additionally, two ASD live cases were broadcast into the meeting room. These cases were conducted by Robert Sommer, MD from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York. Participants were provided the opportunity to interact with Dr. Sommer throughout the cases, and as with all the workshop's sessions, questions were encouraged.
Here is some of the feedback we received from physicians attending this inaugural event:
"The workshop was instructive and insightful."
- "Very good course, helping me to improve my practice."
- "Good overview of the GORE HELEX Device - usage and limitations. Excellent opportunities for discussion and questions."
- "Overall, an excellent workshop."
As noted in the Upcoming Events section of this newsletter, two additional workshops are scheduled over the next few months - one in Seattle, Washington and the other in Chicago, Illinois. If you are interested in attending either of these events, please contact your local Gore Sales Associate for details.
Learn more about the GORE HELEX Septal Occluder at goremedical.com/helex.