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About AALST CARDIAC ACADEMY
Be ready to start your own cardiac program soon
AALST CARDIAC ACADEMY is a unique training center founded by Dr. Frank Van Praet. With truly hands-on courses he wants to prepare surgeons and their teams to be really ready to start or expand their own cardiac program. Discover the courses here.
Dr. Frank Van Praet has 25+ years of experience as cardiac surgeon and trainer. He is chair of cardiac surgery and co-director of the Cardiovascular Center OLV Aalst, Belgium
Upcoming EXPERT courses
Learn direcly from expert surgeon Dr. Frank Van Praet. With these trainings he aims to transfer all his knowledge and hands-on skills step by step to the individual participant to make him or her truly ready for a successful cardiac program at their own departments.
These courses are intended for experienced cardiac surgeons.
All current courses of the AALST CARDIAC ACADEMY are taking place at the amazing training facilities of Orsi Academy. Orsi Academy is a modern center for surgical innovation and expertise in minimal invasive surgery.
Undoubtedly, the course is absolutely amazing. Dr. Van Praet explained all the critical steps of the endoscopic mitral technique, and, what is important, he focused on all important lifehacks which every surgeon would like to be familiar with in order to avoid failures and conduct this technically demanding operation smoothly.
For me, this training is completely game-changing since…
Dr. Snegirev Mikhail
Cardiac Surgeon, St. Petersburg
You are a great teacher in cardiac surgery. I am very lucky because I learnt many things from you when I was working as fellow at the OLV hospital in Belgium.Read the full review here
Dr. Mehmet K.
Sr. Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
Brilliant course to help to gain your confidence in minimally invasive mitral surgery.
What I liked most of the MV course:
– hands-on wetlab
– beautiful demonstrated live cases with 3D view
Participant of course Dec 2019
Southampton General Hospital
2,500 employees and over 300 physicians
With more than 2,500 employees and over 300 physicians and other independent health professionals, the OLV Hospital is the biggest employer in the region where it operates.
On the leading edge of cardiac surgery and human patient care.
With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Frank Van Praet is one of the leading specialists in adult cardiac surgery. As co-director of the cardivascular center and chair of cardiac surgery at the OLV Clinic in Aalst, Belgium, he and his team are continuously improving patient care.
Dr. Frank Van Praet
Expert cardiac surgeon & course director
– Endoscopic Mitral Valve Surgery
– Robot-Assisted Cardiac Surgery
– Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery
– Complex Valve Surgery & Heart Failure
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