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Mechanical Support and Thoracic Transplantation Summit

June 9 - 10, 2023 at the Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto, ON, Canada

The AATS Mechanical Support and Thoracic Transplantation Summit is a two-day, state-of-the art summit that will focus on contemporary and novel mechanical oxygenation and circulatory support devices: technologies to support the heart and lung, both inside and outside the body.

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Program Directors

Program Directors


Innovation Director: Marcelo Cypel

Marcelo Cypel is a Staff Thoracic Surgeon at University Health Network (UHN) and Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is the Surgical Director of the Ajmera Transplant Center and the director of the ECLS program at UHN. He received his MD in 1999 and completed his general surgery and thoracic surgery residency program in 2004. In 2005 he started his post-doctoral research fellowship at the Latner Thoracic Surgery Laboratory.

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Program Director: Mark S. Slaughter

Mark S. Slaughter is the Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Louisville and has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Bioengineering. In addition, he serves as the director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Assist Device Program at the University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital.

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

Reach the cardiothoracic community at the Mechanical Support and Thoracic Transplantation Summit by sharing your brand, products, and services with hundreds of experts in the field. Existing and new partners are encouraged to view the Industry Prospectus. For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

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Caroline Arrington
Manager, Industry Relations
industry@aats.org