The Mitral Foundation has partnered with leading corporations such as Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic to host mitral valve repair workshops. Clinical sessions moderated by Drs. Anyanwu (surgeon) and Randolph Martin (cardiologist) provide a professional learning platform for attendees. International visiting surgeons include Marc Gillinov (Cleveland Clinic), Hugo Vanermen (Hirslanden Hospital) and Tirone David (Toronto General Hospital).
Physicians from over 50 countries has visited the Mitral Foundation Center. During the mitral workshops, Dr. Adams has performed over 25 live surgeries (video streamed to the Mitral Center). The live analysis of very complex cases offers a unique opportunity for physicians to witness advanced repair techniques. In the figure, experienced visiting surgeons such as Gilles Dreyfus (Monaco) and Gebrine El-Khoury (Brussels, Belgium).