European Endovascular & Interventional Cardiology Conference


Thursday August 27th 2015 - Coronary and Structural Interventions


Morning session (Coronary Session)

Session President: 

Harisios Boudoulas MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology and Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA

George Katsimagklis MD, Cath Lab Director, Naval Hospital of Athens, Greece


9:00 Welcome - Contribution of cardiac catheterization laboratory to our understanding  of coronary atherosclerosis        

                                                                                                                                 Harisios Boudoulas MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology and Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA

 Director, Clinical Research Center, Chairman Scientific Board, Biomedical Research Foundation

Athens, Greece

9:30 Advances on Interventional Onco-Cardiology                                                                                           

Cezar  Iliescu MD, FACC, FSCAI

Associate Professor and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX, USA


10:00 Percutaneous Ventricular Assist devices in coronary and structural cardiac interventions                                                                                         

Cindy Grines MD, FACC,FSCAI

Vice President of Academic and Clinical Affairs for DMC Heart Hospital

Detroit Medical Center, Heart Hospital

 Detroit, MI, USA

10:30 OCT-guided PCI                                                                                                                                                         

Periklis Davlouros MD

Associate Professor, University of Patra

Patra, Greece

11:00 Current strategies for complex CTO revascularization                                                                                           

Georgios Sideris MD

Interventional Cardiologist, Lariboisière Hospital

Paris, France

 11:30 IVUS-guided Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

        Andreas Synetos MD, PhD, MEAPCI

                                                                                                Attending Cardiologist at the Ippokrateio University Hospital

Ippokrateio Hospital, Athens, Greece

12:00 Percutaneous Management of Unprotected Left Main Disease 

Vaios Tzifos MD

Interventional Cardiologist, Cath Lab Director

Henry Dunant Hospital Center, Athens Greece

Session Commentators :

Konstantina Bouki MD, PhD, FESC, Interventional Cardiologist, Nikaia General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Ioannis Iakovou MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece

Ioannis Kanakakis MD, Cath Lab Director, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece

Sotirios Patsilinakos MD, Cath Lab Director, Konstantopouleio Hospital Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece

Lunch Break

Afternoon session (Structural Interventions)


Session Presidents: 

Dimitrios Tousoulis MD, PhD, FACC. Professor of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece

Georgios I. Papaioannou, MD, MPH. Cath lab Director, Athens Medical Center, Greece


13:00 Role of imaging to optimize TAVR procedures (cancelled)                                                                                               

Stamatios Lerakis MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Emory University and Georgia Insitute of Technology

Director of Imaging for the Emory Stuctural and Valve Heart Center

Director of Cardiac MRI at EUH and Emory Clinic

Atlanta, GA, USA


13:30 Imaging during structural cardiac interventions                                                                                                     

Eric Yang MD, FACC  

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California

Los Angeles, CA, USA


14:00 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

14:30 Transcatheter management of Mitral Insufficiency                                                                  

Konstantinos Charitakis MD, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Texas

Houston , TX, USA

15:00 Endovascular Stroke Management

Maria Politi, MD, PhD

Consultant of Interventional Neuroradiology

Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

Bremen, Germany

15:30 The role of predilatation in TAVR

                                                                                                                                    George Latsios MD 

Attending Cardiologist at the  Hippokratio University Hospital

Hippokratio Hospital, Athens


16:00 Bridge of Life - Improving community health care, dialysis treatment and vascular access in the developing world (Skype).

Sara Hendren

 Senior Director of Programs- Bridge of Life,  Denver CO, USA

William C Jennings MD

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine,  Tulsa, OK, USA


Session Commentators : 

                  Maria Drakopoulou MD, Attending Cardiologist, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece

             Aristotelis Gatsis MD, Interventionnal Cardiologist, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France 

Friday August 28th 2015 - Endovascular Interventions


Morning session (Endovascular)

Session President:

George Geroulakos MD, Professor and Chair of Vascular Surgery, University of Athens ; Professor of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College, London 

Martin Malina MD, Associate Professor, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Vascular Center, Skane University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden

9:00 Extreme Endovascular Techniques for Critical Limb Ischemia                                                                           

Giwrgos Aggelopoulos MD

Interventional Radiologist - Saint Joseph Hospital

Paris France


9:30 Peripheral interventional procedures using carbon dioxide                                                                                    

Dionyssis Ponggas MD

Interventional Cardiologist, Hôpital Privé d'Antony

Paris, France


10:00 Tips and Techniques in Carotid Artery Stenting                                                                                          

Ageliki G. Vouyouka MD FACS

Associate Professor in Surgery and Radiology, Mount Sinai

New York, NY, USA


10:30 Analysis of the ultrasonic carotid plaque image and impact on endovascular carotid interventions

Athanasios D. Giannoukas, MSc, MD, PhD, FEBVS

Professor of Vascular Surgery - Chairman
University Hospital of Larissa
Larissa, Greece

11:00 Identifying which patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis could benefit from interventions  

               Kosmas Paraskevas MD

Vascular Surgeon, Saint George's Hospital

London UK


11:30 Retrograde open superior mesenteric artery stenting: a hybrid procedure

                                                                  Yves Castier, MD, PhD

Professor of Vascular Surgery – Chairman

Service de Chirurgie Vasculaire et Thoracique, CHU Bichat-Claude Bernard

Paris, France


 Session Commentators : 

                Andreas M Lazaris, Vascular Surgeon, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece 


Lunch Break

 Session President:  

Christos D, Liapis MD, PhD. Director Vascular & Endovascular Clinic. Athens Medical Center.

Ageliki G. Vouyouka MD FACS, Associate Professor in Surgery and Radiology, Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

13:00 Open or Endovascular Repair of Aortoenteric fistulas? A multicenter comparative study                            

Stavros Kakkos MD, PhD, RVT 

                                                              Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Patras

Patra, Greece


13:30 Endovascular Treatment of Complex Aortic Pathologies                                                                                  

Massimiliano Di Primio MD

Interventional Radiologist - Saint Joseph Hospital

Paris France

14:00 In situ Fenestration - a Novel Option for Endovascular Aortic Arch Repair                                                                                                 

Martin Malina MD

Associate Professor

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

Vascular Center, Skane University Hospital

Malmö, Sweden



14:30 Endovascular repair and management of acute traumatic thoracic aortic pathology.                                         

Nikos Paraskevas MD

Vascular Surgeon, CHU Bichat Claude Bernard

Paris France


15:00 Importance of Iliac Artery Preservation during Selective EVAR - Is it really so important?                             

K. Papazoglou MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Hippokration Hospital

Thessaloniki Greece


15:30 Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms                                                                 

Christos Karkos MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Hippokration Hospital

Thessaloniki Greece


Session Commentators : 

              George Sfyroeras, Vascular Surgeon, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece