William W.L Glenn Lecture

Updated:Dec 9,2015
The William W. L. Glenn lecture was established in 1989 in honor of Dr. William W. L. Glenn, a pioneer cardiac surgeon who made important contributions to the treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease. Dr. Glenn was active in AHA programs from 1957, and was the spearheading force in the activities of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery (now the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia). He was the first surgeon to hold the position of President of the American Heart Association (1970-1971).

Previous Awardees of the William W. L. Glenn Lectures
2015O.Howard Frazier MD, FACS, FACC FAHA
Origin, Evolution and Clinical Application of Continuous-Flow Blood Pump Technology
2014Phillipe Menasche M.D., Ph.D.
"Stem Cells for the Treatment of Heart Failure : What is Still Missing for a Prime Time Use"
2013W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., M.D., FACS, FRCS
"Less Invasive Heart Surgery: Will it fail or prevail?"
2012Frank Sellke, M.D.
"November 2012 Advancement of Medical Knowledge: Lessons
Learned from the Past"
2011Hartzell V. Schaff, M.D., FAHA
"Understanding Ventricular Remodeling after Correction of Mitral Regurgitation: Thinking Volumetrically"
2010Joseph Gerald Reves, M.D.
"The Creation of Cardiac Anesthesiology"
2009Thomas L. Spray, M.D., FAHA
"Aortic Valve Surgery in Children: The Role of the Ross Procedure Today"
2008Tirone David, M.D.
"Aortic Valve Sparing: Matching the Procedure to the Aortic Root Pathology"
2007Eric Rose, M.D., FAHA
"Fulfilling the Promise of Long-term Mechanical Circulatory Support"
2006Richard Weisel, M.D., FAHA
"Rebuilding the Heart: New Horizons for Cardiac Surgeons"
2005Sidney Levitsky, M.D., FAHA
"Protecting the Myocardial Cell During Coronary Revascularization"
2004Timothy Gardner, M.D.
"Heart Surgery and the Brain: The Real Facts"
2003L. Henry Edmunds
"Making Peace with Cardiopulmonary Bypass"
2002D. Craig Miller
"Ode to the Mitral Valve"
2001Sir Magdi Yacoub
"Heart Failure, the Last Surgical Frontier"
2000Vincent Gott
"Marfan Cardiovascular Disease: Current Status of Medical, Surgical and Genetic Management"
1999Gordon Danielson
"Ebstein's Anomaly: Historical Aspects and Current Management"
1998Denton A. Cooley
The Evolving Treatment of Heart Disease
1997Andrew S. Wechler
"Endogenous Myocardial Protection
1996C. Walton Lillehi
"The Birth of Open Heart Surgery"
1995Jaroslav F. Stark
"How to Choose a Cardiac Surgeon"
1994William I. Norwood, Jr.
"Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Evolving Therapy"
1993Norman Shumway
"The Future of Organ Transplantation"
1992David C. Sabiston
"The Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Lesions of the
Coronary Circulation"
1991Aldo Castaneda
"From Glenn to Fortan: A Continuing Evolution"
1990John W. Kirklin
"Transposition: A Multi-Institutional Study"
1989George A. Trusler
"The Cavopulmonary shunt-Evolution of a Concept"

Scientific Sessions

Scientific Sessions 2016
Scientific Sessions is the leading cardiovascular meeting in the country with over 17,000 professionals attending annually, and over 22,000 total attendees, as reported by the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitor’s Association. 

New Orleans, LA
Nov. 12–16, 2016
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