Montreal, Quebec

October 12-13, 2017


The Ross Master Course provides intensive technical demonstration of all aspects of the Ross Procedure using didactic sessions, a live case, and a wet lab, with the opportunity for supervised hands-on practice with porcine hearts.

Course Director

Ismail El-Hamamsy, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Associate Professor of Surgery
Montreal Heart Institute
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Program Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday, October 12
(Montreal Heart Institute)

Morning - Didactic sessions covering the following topics:

  • Overview of surgical options for AVR in young adults
    with focus on the Ross
  • Step-by-step principles of surgical technique
  • Lessons learned over 25 years doing the Ross procedure
  • How to start a Ross program
  • Understanding the learning curve

Afternoon - Live Case

Day 2 - Friday, October 13
(Westin Montreal)

Wet lab with focus on:

  • Autograft harvesting and preparation
  • Autograft and homograft implantation



Montreal Heart Institute
5000 Rue Belanger
Montreal, Quebec H1T 1C8, Canada
+1 514-376-3330

The Westin Montreal
270 Saint-Antoine St. W.
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 0A3 Canada