09. September 2022, Krefeld

Aortic Valve 2022

09. September 2022

08.00 – 18.00 Uhr


Helios Klinikum Krefeld

Lutherplatz 40

47805 Krefeld


Accreditation via Physician Chamber Düsseldorf

Grußwort & Mitwirkung

Dear colleagues and friends,


it is a great pleasure and honor for me to invite you to the first worldwide international specialized congress on Ozaki operation. During the one day meeting you will listen to the lectures of the leaders in this field, as well as their tips and tricks. You will get an opportunity to see a live operation with the possibility of direct communication to the operating surgeon. Interested attendees can learn more during wet lab hands-on training under direct supervision of experienced proctors, which will take place immediately after the end of the plenary session.


My invitation was already accepted by: Shigeyuki Ozaki – inventor of the operative technique, Gebrine El Khoury – a honorable aortic valve reconstructor, Christopher Baird – pediatric heart surgeon from Boston with the highest amount of Ozaki operations on children, Markus Krane – deputy director of the German heart center Munich – performing the first randomized study, Martin Kostelka – pediatric heart surgeon, innovator of the pulmonary valve construction and Domenico Mazzitelli – the cardiac surgeon who had a major influence together with Dr. Ozaki on spreading of this operation in Germany and Italy.


You are also kindly invited to send videos showing your personal experiences with this operation technique. The six elected videos will be presented during the afternoon interactive session.


The congress will take place in Helios Krefeld which is very close to Düsseldorf International Airport.


I look forward to welcoming you in Krefeld.



Jaroslav Benedik



PS: Those of you who would like to submit their video presentations for Forum 2, please send your request here and you will receive an Upload Link.


Course Director

Jaroslav Benedik, MD


Christopher W. Baird, MD, Boston Children‘s Hospital

Prof. Gebrine El Khoury, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Prof. MUDr. Martin Kostelka, Herzzentrum Leipzig

PD Dr. med. Markus Krane, DHM München

Dr. med. Domenico Mazzitelli, Klinikum Kassel

Shigeyuki Ozaki, MD, PhD, Tohu University, Tokyo