European Endovascular & Interventional Cardiology Conference


Thursday August 28th 2014 - Coronary Interventions


Morning session

Chairman:Georgios Katsimagklis MD.Director of Cath lab, Cardiology Dpt, Navy Hospital, Athens


9:00 Welcome        

                                                                                                    Konstantinos Marmagkiolis MD, MBA, FACC, FSCAI

Medical Director, STEMI Program

Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Missouri USA

9:30 “Interventional Onco-Cardiology”: The birth of a new subspecialty

                                                Cezar  Iliescu MD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

University of Texas

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

10:00 The Role of Ventricular support and stem cells             

                                                              Cindy Grines MD, FACC,FSCAI

Vice President of Academic and Clinical Affairs for DMC Cardiovascular Institute

Detroit Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute

Detroit, Michigan, USA

10:30 IVUS-guided Percutaneous Coronary Interventions            

                                                                  Attila Thury MD, FESC

                                                                                                                                               Assistant Professor  at the University of Szeded

Szeged, Hungary

11:00 Thrombin inhibition in STEMI patients         

                                                                               Prodromos Anthopoulos, MD

                                                                                                Director,The Medicines Company,European Medical Director

 Zurich, Switzerland

11:30 Biodegradable stents      

                                                                                                                                      Dim. Barlagiannis MD

Interventional Cardiologist


                                                                                                                                                                Lukas Hospital,  Neuss, Germany


Thursday August 28th2014 - Coronary Interventions



Afternoon session



Chairman:Dimitris Tousoulis, MD,Professor of Cardiology, Hippokratio University Hospital, Athens

                  Lefteris Tsiamis, MD, Ass. Professor of Cardiology, Hippokratio University Hospital, Athens



13:00 Newer antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapy in the cath lab                                

Dim. Alexopoulos MD, FACC,FESC

Professor & Director of Cardiology,

Patras University, Patra, Greece

13:30 When do we need to measure platelet function and how?                                                      

Vassilis Voudris MD, FESC

                                                                                                                               Director of Cardiology, B΄ Dpt. of Cardiology,

 Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece

14:00 Newer vascular closure devices                                                                                                    

  A. Synetos MD, PhD, MEAPCI

                                                                                               Attending Cardiologist at the Hippokratio University Hospital

Hippokratio Hospital, Athens, Greece

14:30 Recent advances on Saphenous Vein Graft Inteventions                                                   

Tarek Helmy MD, FACC, FSCAI

Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnatti, Ohio, USA




Friday August 29th2014 - Structural Interventions



Morning session


Chairman: Stefanos Foussas, MD,Assistant Professor & Director of Cardiology, Tzaneio State Hospital, Piraeus



9:00 Percutaneous Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage                                  

    Mehmet Cilingiroglu MD, FESC, FACC, FSCAI

                                                                                Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Peripheral Vascular Institute

 University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

9:30 TAVR in patients with aortic insufficiency and bicuspid aortic stenosis                                   

  Nishit  Choksi MD, FSCAI

                                                                               Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

                                                                                                                                William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA

10:00 Hybrid percutaneous- surgical  procedures                                                                      

Nicolas Nikolaidis MD, FRCS (C-Th)

Cardiovascular Surgeon

                                                                                                                                Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK

10:30 TAVR in failed bioprosthetic surgical valves and paravalvular leaks              

Gregory Pavlides MD, PhD, FACC, FESC

Professor of Interventional Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories

University of Nebraska Medical Center,Omaha, NE, USA

11:00 Transcatheter management of Mitral Insufficiency                                  

      Konstantinos Charitakis MD, FACC, FSCAI

Interventional Cardiologist

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell, New York, USA

11:30 The role of predilatation in TAVR                                                                    

        George Latsios, MD, PhD, FESC, MEAPCI
                                                                                                                                          Attending Cardiologist at the  Hippokratio University Hospital

Hippokratio Hospital, Athens



Friday August 29th2014 – Structural/Endovascular Interventions



Afternoon session



Chairman: Georgios Bompotis,Interventional Cardiologist, Director, General Hospital Papageorgiou ,Thessaloniki, Greece.



13:00 Transcatheter  management of access complications                                              

       John Stathopoulos MD, PhD,FACC

           Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia and Cornell University

New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA

13:30  Totally endovascular management of AAA                                                                                     

      Alexandros  Mallios MD

                                                                                                                                                                                               Vascular Surgeon

   University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma USA

14:00 Potential Applications of Robotically assisted coronary PCI                     

   George W. Vetrovec, M.D. MACC, MSCAI

Martha and Harold Kimmerling Eminent Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology

VCU Pauley Heart Center, Medical College of Virginia Campus

Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia USA

14:30 Renal denervation therapy                                                                                                          

 Konstantinos Tsioufis MD, FESC

Ass. Professor of Cardiology, Ippokrateio University Hospital

Ippokrateio University Hospital, Athens

15:00 Alternative access routes in TAVI                                                                               

  George Latsios, MD, PhD, FESC, MEAPCI
                                                                                                                                          Attending Cardiologist at the  Hippokratio University Hospital

Hippokratio Hospital, Athens



Anna Dagre MD,Thriassion General hospital, Athens, Greece

George Trantalis MD, General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece, 

Athanasios Aggelis MD,Hippokratio University Hospital, Athens, Greece

Christophoros Olympios,Thriassion General hospital, Athens, Greece