European Endovascular & Interventional Cardiology Conference


Thursday June 16th2016

Morning session (Coronary Session)


Session Presidents: 

Zenon Kyriakides MD,PhD. Director of Cardiology. Red Cross Hospital. Athens, Greece

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

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

Colombus, Ohio, USA

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

Athens, Greece



9:30 Percutaneous circulatory support devices for the management of cardiogenic shock                                          

                             Cindy Grines MD, FACC,FSCAI

Vice President of Academic and Clinical Affairs for DMC Heart Hospital

Professor of Medicine

Wayne State University

 Detroit, MI, USA




10:00 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds for the management of CAD

          Coronary Sinus Interventions for the management of refractory angina


Jean-François Tanguay MD

Cardiologist & Senior Clinician Researcher, Director, Coronary Care Unit, MHI

Full Professor of Medicine, UdeM, Director, MD-Research Program, UdeM

Director, Interventional Cardiology Program, UdeM

Montreal, QC, Canada



10:30 Chemotherapy-induced coronary artery disease and its management in the cath lab

Joerg Herrmann, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Mayo Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

Rochester, MN, USA



11:00 Management of complex bifurcation lesion

Roger George Ishac, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Vermont College of Medicine

Plattsburgh, NY, USA



11:30 Cardiac toxicity of novel cancer therapies - The Oncologist perspective

Konstantinos Syrigos MD, PhD

Professor of Oncology

University of Athens

Athens Greece

Aristotelis Bamias MD,PhD, MRCP

Associate Professor of Oncology

University of Athens

Athens, Greece 



12:00 Novel antiplatelet and anticoagulation agents in the cath lab

Efthymios N. Deliargyris, MD, FACC, FESC, FSCAI

Vice President

Global Medical Lead ACC

The Medicines Company

Session Commentators :

Michael Koutouzis MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Red Cross Hospital, Athens, Greece

Apostolos Laskarakis MD, MSc, Consultant Medical Oncologist,1st Oncology Clinic,  Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece

Evi Nakou MD, Cardiology fellow in training, Konstantopouleio Hospital, Athens, Greece



Afternoon session (Structural Session)


Session President: 

Ioannis Iakovou MD, PhD. Attending Interventional Cardiologist. Onassis Heart Hospital. Athens, Greece

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


13:00 New developments in the percutaneous treatment of Mitral Regurgitation: Mitra-Clip, Valve in Valve and percutaneous mitral valve

Richard Smalling M.D., PH.D., FACC

James D. Woods Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine&

Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine, Division of Cardiology

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Houston, TX, USA



13:30 Prevention and management of paravalvular leak after TAVR

Nikolaos Kakouros MBBS MRCP PhD FACC

Director, Structural Heart Disease Program

 Co-Director, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Program

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester, MA, USA



14:00  Emerging transcatheter technologies for the management of pulmonic valve disease

Clifford J. Kavinsky MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Director, Rush Center for Adult Structural Heart Disease

Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL , USA



14:30 Trancatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Greg Pavlides MD, PhD, FACC, FESC

Professor of Medicine

Director of Cardiac Cath lab

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE, USA



15:00 Transcatheter Repair of Atrioventricular Valves

Konstantinos Spargias MD, PhD, FESC

Director, Department of Transcatheter Heart Valves

Hygeia Hospital

Athens, Greece



15:30 Transcatheter left atrial appendage closure for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Apostolos Tzikas, MD, PhD, FESC

Interventional Cardiologist

Structural & Congenital Heart Disease

AHEPA University Hospital & Interbalkan European Medical Center

Thessaloniki, Greece



16:00 Novel TAVR designs and technologies 

Konstantinos Toutouzas MD, PhD, FESC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor of Cardiology

Hippokrateio Hospital - University of Athens

Athens, Greece


Session Commentators :

Achileas Zacharoulis MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Attikon University Hopsital, Athens Greece

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




Friday June 17th2016


Morning session (Endovascular)


Session Presidents: 

Panagiotis Papanagiotou, Head of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

Klinikum Bremen-Mitte, Klinikum Bremen-Ost

George Angelopoulos, MD. Interventional Radiologist. St Joseph Hospital, Paris, France



9:00 Contemporary endovascular repair of paravisceral and aortoiliac aneurysms in high-risk patients.

                                                                                                                        George Pisimisis, MD, RPVI, FACS

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy

Adjunct Associate Professor of Interventional Radiology

University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Director, Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair program

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Houston, TX, USA



9:30 Recent advances on endovascular AAA repair

George A Pliagas, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Vascular Surgeon, Premier Surgical Fort Sanders

Knoxville, TN,USA



10:00 Novel revascularization strategies for the management of venous disease

George Angelopoulos, MD

Interventional Radiologist

St Joseph Hospital

Paris, France


10:30 Optimal management of asymptomatic carotid arterial disease

George Geroulakos MD

Professor and Chair of Vascular Surgery

National and Kapodestrian University of Athens

Professor of Vascular Surgery

Imperial College

London, UK


Session Commentators :


 Dimitrios Papadimitriou MD, MSc, FACS, FEBVasc. Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Head of Endovascular department. 424 Military Training Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. Scientific Associate Vascular Surgeon at Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.

Vassilios Martinakis MD, PhD, FEBVS. Vascular Surgeon. General Hospital of Athens, Athens Greece



Morning and Afternoon session (Stroke Interventions)


Session President: Panagiotis Papanagiotou, Head of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

Klinikum Bremen-Mitte, Klinikum Bremen-Ost


11:00 Approach of patients with acute ischemic stroke


Konstantinos Spengos MD, PhD, FESO

Associate Professor of Neurology

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Athens, Greece



11:30 How to start and interventional stroke service

Professor Iris Q. Grunwald

Director Neuroscience and Vascular Simulation

Anglia Ruskin Univeristy, UK

Associate Medical Director

Southend University Hospital, UK

VP World Federation for Interventional Stroke Treatment



13:00 Endovascular stroke treatment: the aspiration technique;

Panagiotis Papanagiotou MD, PhD

Head of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

Hospitals Bremen-Mitte, Bremen-Ost

Honorary Visiting Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, England

Associate Professor

Saarland University, Germany


13:30 New devices in carotid artery stenting

Maria Politi MD, PhD

Consultant of Neuroradiology

Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

Hospitals Bremen-Mitte, Bremen-Ost

Saarland University, Germany



14:00 Endovacular stroke management. New standards of care

Panagiotis Papanagiotou MD, PhD

Head of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

Hospitals Bremen-Mitte, Bremen-Ost

Honorary Visiting Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, England

Associate Professor

Saarland University, Germany



14:00 Opportunities for interventional cardiology training in the US

Heidi N Sittas

Medical Student

Dearborn, MI, USA





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