European Endovascular & Interventional Cardiology Conference


Saturday June 10th 2017

Morning session (Coronary Session)

Session Presidents/Moderators:

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

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

Christophoros Olympios MD, PhD. Director of Cardiology, Thriasio Hospital, Athens, Greece

Michalis Hamilos MD, PhD, Department of Cardiology, Iraklion University Hospital, Iraklion, Greece.

George Katsimagklis MD, PhD. Director of Cardiology Department and Cath Lab. Naval Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece



9:00 The Endlessness Evolution of Medicine, Continuous Increase in Life Expectancy and Constant Role of The Physician. 

Harisios Boudoulas MD, Dr, Dr Hon

Professor of Medicine/Cardiovascular Medicine and Pharmacy (emeritus)

The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio USA

Honorary Professor, Academician (an. mem.)

Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens, Greece

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


9:20 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


9:40 Percutaneous Mechanical Support Devices. Novel devices and indications

                          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 Management of cardiogenic shock. ECMO, LVAD, RVAD or Impella?

Sunil Prasad, MD

Chief of Cardiac Surgery

Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery

University of Rochester Medical Center

Rochester, NY, USA


10:20 Multimodality Imaging in Acute MI, using FFR, NIR, IVUS and OCT

                Robert Safian, MD, FACC, FSCA , FSVM

Director, Center for Innovation and Research in Cardiovascular Disease

Director, Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease

Director, Fellowship Training Program in Interventional Cardiology

William Beaumont School of Medicine,

Royal Oak, MI, USA


10:40 Hybrid Coronary Revascularization for the Treatment of Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease

Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas MD, FACC, FSCAI

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Section Head, Interventional Cardiology

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, USA

11:00 Management of Complex CTO

    Andreas Synetos MD, PhD, MEAPCI

                                                                                                Ippokrateio University Hospital, 1st Department

 Athens, Greece

11:20 Management of complex bifurcation lesions

Roger George Ishac, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Plattsburgh, NY, USA

11:40 Left main PCI. Current indications and state-of-the-art approach

John F Best, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cath Lab Director and Chief of Cardiology

Citizens Memorial Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute

Bolivar MO, USA




Afternoon session (Structural Session)

Session Presidents/Moderators:

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

George Bompotis MD, PhD, Director of Cardiology Department, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Konstantinos Spargias MD, PhD, FESC, Director, Department of Transcatheter Heart Valves,Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece





13:00 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

13:30 Left Atrial Appendage Closure. Where are we?

Reda Ibrahim MD, FCCS

Director of the Structural and Congenital Program, Montreal Heart Institute

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal

Montreal, QC, Canada

14:00 TAVR: Beyond Aortic Stenosis                                                                       

Nishit  Choksi MD, FSCAI, Oakland University,

 William Beaumont School of Medicine,

Royal Oak, MI, USA

14:30 Prevention and management of post procedural 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


15:00 State-of-the-art transcatheter PDA closure in adults.

Georgios A. Hartas, MD, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI

Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist

Director, Structural Heart Disease Program of Children's Heart Institute

INOVA Children’s Hospital

Falls Church, VA, USA


15:30 Mechanisms and indications for permanent pacemaker placement after structural cardiac interventions

Katia Dyrda MD

Staff Electophysiologist,Director of Outpatient Clinics, Montreal Heart Institute

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal

Montreal, QC, Canada


16:00 Prevention and management of arrhythmias during structural cardiac intreventions

Stavros Stavrakis, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Heart Rhythm Institute

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center




Sunday June 11th 2017

Morning session (Endovascular)


Session Presidents/Moderators:


Elias Brountzos, MD, EBIR,Professor of Radiology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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



9:00 Critical Limb Ischemia: Advanced treatment of PAD

George A Pliagas, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Vascular Surgeon, Premier Surgical Fort Sanders

Knoxville, TN,USA

9:20 Transpedal Access for the Management of Complex PAD

Fadi Saab MD

Metro Health Hospital

Wyoming MI, USA


9:40 Novel devices and techniques for complex below-the-knee CTO interventions

Sean Janzer MD, FACC, FSCAI

Albert Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute

Philadelphia, PA, USA


10:00 Endovascular femoro-popliteal bypass

George Angelopoulos, MD

Interventional Radiologist

St Joseph Hospital

Paris, France

10:20 Endovascular management of acute DVT and PE                                                                                                  

Asad Sawar MD, FACC, FSCAI

Tampa Cardiovascular Associates

Florida Hospital, Pepin Heart Institute

Tampa, FL, USA


10:40 Endovascular management of arch disease.

George J Koullias MD     

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery, Stony Brook School of Medicine

Long Island, NY, USA


11:00 Endovascular management of endoleaks following EVAR

 Stavros Spiliopoulos, MD, PhD, EBIR

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Board qualified Interventional Radiologist

2nd Radiology Department, School of Medicine

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


11:20 Endovascular management of blunt thoracic aortic injury

Jihad Abbas MD, FACS, RPVI

Vascular surgeon

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

11:40 Prediction of complications after EVAR using computational fluid hemodynamics

John Kakisis MD

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery

Department of Vasular Surgery

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece




Afternoon session (Carotid and Stroke Intrerventions)



Session Presidents/Moderators:

George Geroulakos MD, FRCS, FRCSE, DIC, PhD, Professor and Chair of Vascular Surgery, University of Athens, Professor of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College, London

Spyros N Vasdekis MD, PhD, Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Athens, Greece


13:00 Endovascular management of complex carotid arterial disease

Ageliki G. Vouyouka MD, FACS,

Associate Professor in Surgery

Associate Professor in Radiology, Mount Sinai

 New York, NY, USA


13:20 Surgery or angioplasty provides the lowest mortality and morbidity to patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis? A meta-analysis of randomized studies.

George Geroulakos MD, FRCS, FRCSE, DIC, PhD,

Professor and Chair of Vascular Surgery, University of Athens,

Professor of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College, London


13:40 Current evidence in Endovascular Stroke Treatment

Andreas Kastrup MD

Department of Neurolog

 Klinikum Bremen-Mitte, Bremen-Ost

Bremen, Germany

14:00 New trials in acute stroke treatment

Angelos M. Katramados MD

Director, Cerebrovascular Laboratory

Senior Staff Neurologist, Stroke and Neurovascular Center

Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

14:20 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


14:40 Opportunities for interventional cardiology training in the US

Heidi N Sittas

Medical Student

Dearborn, MI, USA