European Endovascular & Interventional Cardiology Conference


Thursday August 23rd 2018

Morning session (Coronary Session)

Session Presidents/Moderators:

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 Interventional Management of ACS in cancer patients.

   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 Prevention and management of chemotherapy-induced vascular toxicities

Joerg Herrmann, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Mayo Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

Rochester, MN, USA

10:00 Invasive Management of Arrhythmias in Cancer Patients

Michael Fradley, MD

Director, Joint USF-Moffitt Cancer Center Cardio-Oncology Program

Tampa, FL, USA

10:20 Stem Cells for Symptomatic CHF. Where are we?

Marie-France Poulin, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Rush Medical College

Chicago, IL, USA

10:40 Management of heavily calcified coronary arteries during PCI

Kyriaki Poumpouridis, MD, FACC, FSCAI

  Interventional Cardiology Faculty

North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Long Island, NY, USA 

11:00 Management of complex bifurcation lesions

Roger George Ishac, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Plattsburgh, NY, USA

11:20 Mechanical Support Devices for Complex PCI

                          Cindy Grines MD, FACC,FSCAI

Chair, Cardiology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Interim Chair, Cardiology, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Long Island, NY, 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 Minimally Invasive 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

13:20 Transcaval access for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement                                                              

Nishit  Choksi MD, FACC, FSCAI

Henry Ford Health System

Detroit, MI, USA

13:40 Percutaneous PFO closure. Newer and emerging clinical indications

Douglas G. Ebersole

Interventional Cardiology Faculty

Watson Clinic and Lakeland Regional Medical Center

Lakeland, FL, USA

14:00 Emerging transcatheter technologies for percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage closure.

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

14:20 Prevention and management of arrhythmias during structural cardiac intreventions

John Kassotis, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Rudgers Health, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ, USA


Friday August 24th 2018

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 Endovascular femoro-popliteal bypass

George Angelopoulos, MD

Interventional Radiologist

St Joseph Hospital

Paris, France

9:40 State of the art renal artery stenting. Current indications

Apostolos Tassiopoulos MD

Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair for Quality and Outcomes

Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division (news article)

Director, Vascular Center

Director, Endovascular Surgery, Southampton Hospital

Co-Director, Aortic Center

Director, Surgical Skills Center

Stony Brook, New York, USA

10:00 Management of aortic arch aneurysms with hybrid techniques and inflow from zone 0

George Geroulakos MD, FRCS, FRCSE, DIC, PhD

Professor and Chair of Vascular Surgery, University of Athens

       Professor of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College, London

Athens, Greece

10:20 Management of type 1 endoleaks

John Kakisis MD  

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery

Department of Vascular Surgery, Athens

University Medical School, “Attikon” Hospital

Athens, Greece

10:40 Endovascular management of blunt thoracic aortic injury

Jihad Abbas MD, FACS, RPVI

Vascular surgeon

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

11:00 Endovascular management of arch disease.

George J Koullias MD    

Assistant Professor of Surgery Department of Surgery

               Stony Brook School of Medicine

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Stony Brook, New York, USA

11:20 Endovascular Management of Failing Dialysis Access

Stavros Spiliopoulos, MD, PhD, EBIR

Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology

Attikon University General Hospital 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, New York, USA

13:20 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

Detroit, Michigan, USA

13:40 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 Opportunities for interventional cardiology training in the US

Heidi N Sittas

Medical Student

Dearborn, MI, USA