22nd Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions

25th-27th April 2018
Hotel Airport Okęcie, 24 Komitetu Obrony Robotników Street, Warsaw

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Ladies and gentlemen
Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to invite you to the next, 22nd edition of the Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions (WCCI). The event will take place at HOTEL AIRPORT OKĘCIE in Warsaw, ul. KOR 24 on 25-27 April 2018.

It is a renowned course recognised by interventional cardiologists not only in Poland but also in other European countries, USA, and Asia. WCCI is officially accredited by the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society, the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), and EuroPCR. Thanks to the collaboration with EAPCI and EuroPCR we are honoured to have excellent lecturers who are interventional cardiologist not only from Europe but from all around the world.

As usual, we prepared this year’s Course programme very carefully. The programme comprises three main scientific topics  supported with live case transmissions from operating theatres.

The first topic concerns coronary revascularization, the second revolves around structural heart diseases and valvular heart disease, whereas the third concerns peripheral artery disease. Let’s not forget about recently introduced changes in a health care system in Poland – on the first day there will be two debates on this subjects. To make the Course more attractive, all sessions will take place simultaneously in various rooms. Thanks to this, every WCCI attendee can individually pick the sessions which he or she finds to be the most interesting.

Just like every year, various live cases performed in cardiac catheterization laboratories at the Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw and, Invasive Cardiology Clinic at the Hospital of Internal Affaires and Administration in Warsaw, and also from centres with which we closely collaborate: Budapest, Brno, and Toulouse will be shown during the Course. Also, there will be lectures and discussions with world-renowned specialists in cardiology, cardiac surgery, angiology, invasive radiology, and vascular surgery.

As always, the Course programme includes satellite symposia that present recent clinical studies results and innovative treatment devices and techniques in interventional cardiology.

During the first day of the Course, there will be a Young Practitioners Master Class  in interventional cardiology organised under the auspices of AISN, EAPCI, and PCR. The Course is intended for young doctors from Central and Eastern Europe, those who are starting their activity in percutaneous coronary artery angioplasty and contribute to the popularisation of the Warsaw Course in Poland and abroad.

Registration surveys for the WCCI and for the Young Practitioners Master Class will be soon available on the Course website: www.wcci.pl

            We are looking forward to meet you at the 22nd Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions!

Directors of the WCCI

Professor Robert J. Gil             Professor Adam Witkowski

                                           

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Workshop Programme / Young Practitioners Course Programme

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  • 1 Day (Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 9:00-21:30) 22nd Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions
  • 2 Day (Thursday, April 26th, 2018, 7:00-20:10) 22nd Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions
  • 3 Day (Friday, April 27th, 2018, 7:30-15:00) 22nd Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions

09:00-09:50 Press Conference. ROOM: DISCOVERY +/- VEGA (1st floor)
09:00-16:00 ZEPPELIN ROOM +/- CONCORDE (7th floor)

 MASTER CLASS @ WCCI 2018
A patient with multivessel coronary artery disease – focus on diabetes mellitus and chronic renal failure.
• 10:00-12:10 Cykl debat z uczestnictwem przedstawicieli Ministerstwa Zdrowia, Narodowego Funduszu Zdrowia, AOTMiT, pracodawców i ekspertów klinicznych

10:00-11:00 SALA GALAXY 1 +/-2
Kardiologia w dobie  podstawowej sieci szpitalnej:   Opieka kompleksowa w kardiologii – jak funkcjonuje modelowe rozwiązanie dla opieki chorych po zawale w praktyce? Czy jest szansa na program dla chorych z niewydolnością serca?

11:00-11:10 COFFEE BREAK

11:10-12:10 SALA GALAXY 1 +/-2
Jak organizować w Polsce niekomercyjne badania kliniczne: od pomysłu do publikacji.

12:10-12:20 COFFEE BREAK

12:20-13:20 ROOM GALAXY 1
Special Session of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society: Focus on optimal treatment for patients with SCAD in Poland (Session in Polish)

13:30-13:45 COFFEE BREAK

13:45-15:15 LUNCH (lunch boxes at satellite symposia)

13:45-15:15 ROOM GALAXY 1
Satellite Lunch Symposium 1
Sponsored by unrestricted grant of TBD

13:45-15:15 ROOM GALAXY 2
Satellite Lunch Symposium 2
Sponsored by unrestricted grant of TBD

13:45-15:15 ROOM GALAXY 3
Satellite Lunch Symposium 3
Sponsored by unrestricted grant of TBD

15:15-15:30 COFFEE BREAK

15:30-17:05 ROOM GALAXY 1+2
European CTO Club session:
What is new in the field of CTO PCI?
• 15:30-16:10  Live case 1. CTO PCI
•16:10-16:22 Indications and contraindications – how to select the patients and who will really benefit?
• 16:22-16:34 Wires, microcatheters and others…
• 16:34-16:46 Strategies of the CTO procedures – how to manage a difficult case.
• 16:46-16:58 Tips and tricks helpful in a moment of a lack of progress.
• 16:58-17:05 Take home message.

 17:05-17:20 COFFEE BREAK

 17:20-20:00 ROOM GALAXY 1+2
European Bifurcation Club session: Practical approach for choosing the optimal strategy for intervention with coronary bifurcation lesions.
• 17:20-18:00 Life case 2. Patient with distal left main stenosis (PTS approach).
• 18:00-18:12 Provisional T-stenting – still a default strategy for bifurcation treatment?
• 18:12-18:55 Live case 3. PCI of “true” bifurcation lesion (two stents approach).
• 18:55-19:07 Two stents techniques – landscape after DK Crush V Study.
• 19:07-19:19 Panel discussion: do we have one best strategy for bifurcation treatment?
• 19:20-20:00 Live case 4. Bifurcation PCI.
• 15:30-17:05 Room GALAXY 3

Symposium: Innovations in Cardiology – what is new or will be soon on the market. Chairmen:
• 15:30-15:35 Introduction and objectives.

Presentations of Industry Innovations:
• 16:59-17:05 Take-home message.

16:00-20:00 SALA ZEPPELIN /CONCORDE (7th floor)
Session for nurses and technicians (Session in Polish)

17:05-19:10 ROOM GALAXY 3
Central and Eastern European Session – Progress in the interventional cardiology
Presentations by countries:
• 17:05-17:15 Belarus.
• 17:15-17:25 Bulgaria.
• 17:25-17:35 Latvia.
• 17:35=17:45 Hungary.
• 17:45-17:55 Russia.
• 17:55-18:10 Slovakia.
• 18:10-18:20 Poland.
• 18:20-18:30 Lithuania.
• 18:30-18:40 Romania.
• 18:40-18:50 Ukraine.
• 18:50-19:00 Serbia.
• 19:00-19:10 Discussion and Wrap up

20:00-21:30 SALON 720 (7th floor)
Meeting of the Board of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society

ROOM CESSNA +/- DOUGLAS (7th floor)
Training Room Medtronic

7:00 -8:00. SALON 720 (7th floor)
Meeting of the Editorial Board of the Invasive Cardiology Journal.

 8:00-9:30.  Room GALAXY 1+2 (1st  floor)
General Assembly of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society.

9:30-10:30 Room Zeppelin/Concorde (7th  floor)
Workshop organized by Company.

 9:30-11:00 Room GALAXY 1+2
Session 1. Controversies in the treatment of stable angina.
• 9:30-10:00 Live case 1. Patient with STABLE ANGINA  and multivessel CAD
• 10:00-10:15 Featured lecture: Conservative or interventional approach to patients with stable angina.

Minisymposium: Beyond coronary revascularization – what interventionalist should know about high risk PCI in different clinical scenarios.
• 10:15 – 10:27  A patient with chronic heart failure.
• 10:27 – 10:39 A patient in cardiogenic shock. Jacek
• 10:39 – 10:51  An unconscious patient after the sudden cardiac arrest.
• 10:51-11:30 Live case 2. Patient STABLE ANGINA  and left main stenosis.
• 11:30-11:45 Featured Lecture: Lessons from the 2017 ESC DAPT Guidelines and recent studies – focus on a complex therapy in complex patients.
• 11:45-12:30 Room GALAXY 1+2

Session 2. Acute coronary syndrome: case review session
• 11:45-11:55 Case 1.
• 11:55-12:00 Discussion
• 12:00-12:10 Case 2.
• 12:10-12:15 Discussion
• 12:15-12:25 Case 3.
• 12:25-12:35 Discussion

12:35-13:10 ROOM GALAXY 1+2 (possible +3)
Opening Ceremony

13:10-13:20 COFFEE BREAK

13:20-17:00 ROOM GALAXY 1+2
PCR Learning Pathway on Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease treatment

PCR SESSION @ WCCI
• 13:20-14:20 Learning PCI in Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease and distal Left Main stenosis
• Live-in-a box cases 1

14:20-15:20 LUNCH

14:120-15:20 SALON 720 (7th floor)
Editorial Board Meeting of the  Advances in the Interventional Cardiology.

PCR Session @ WCCI

15:20-16:00 ROOM GALAXY 1+2
How Should I Treat Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease? Part 1.

• 15:20-15:25 Introduction and objectives.

Case 1.
• Speaker 1: Case presentation (5 minutes)
• Expert 1: How would I treat? (7 minutes)
• Expert 2: How would I treat? (7 minutes)
• Speaker 1 (5 minutes)
• Discussion – 10 minutes
• 15:55-16:00 Consensus.

16:00-16:10 COFFEE BREAK

PCR SESSION @ WCCI

16:10-16: 50 ROOM GALAXY 1+2
How Should I treat Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease? Part 2.

• 16:10:16:15 Introduction and objectives.

Case 2. Jak wyżej – Case 1.
• Speaker 2: Case presentation (5 minutes)
• Expert 1: How would I treat? (7 minutes)
• Expert 2: How would I treat? (7 minutes)
• Speaker 2: How did I treat. (5 minutes)
• Discussion. (10 minutes)
• 16:45-16:50 Consensus.

13:20-14:35 ROOM GALAXY 3
13:20-14:35 Coronary Symposium. Challenges for the interventionalists – Left Main Disease
• 13:20-13:32 LM PCI in patients refused by form surgical repair.
• 13:32-13:44 LM trifurcation: step by step approach.
• 13:44-13:56 Very calcified LM or LM equivalent disesae.
• 13:56-14:35 Live case 3. PCI in MVD CAD with ROTA

14:20-15:20 LUNCH

15:20-15:57 ROOM GALAXY 3
Coronary Symposium. Challenges  for the interventionalist – Complications during LM bifurcation intervention (case based session)
• 15:20-15:28 Dissection after LM stenting.
• 15:28-15:36 Occlusive thrombus during LM PCI.
• 15:44-15:52 Cardiogenic shock during LM PCI.
• 15:52-15:57 Wrap-up.

15:57-16:26 ROOM GALAXY 3
Coronary Symposium. Challenges  for the interventionalist – PCI after surgery (case based session)
• 15.57:16.05   PCI Immediately after/during CABG.
• 16.05:16:13   ACS after CABG caused by graft failure (total/partial) – best approach.
• 16.13:16:21   PCI after valve surgery.
• 16:21-16:26 Wrap-up. Ariel Finkelstein

16:26-17:10 ROOM GALAXY 3
Coronary Symposium. Challenges  for the interventionalist – Optimal antithrombotic therapy. Focus on DAPT and OAC/NOAC.

• 16:26-16:38 Is endothelialization process important in terms of DAPT duration? Do the stents differ in this respect?
• 16:38-16:50  Do we know the best DAPT? Is any difference between native coronaries and bypass grafts?
• 16:50-17:02  Do we need different thrombotic/bleeding risks scores ? How does it work?
• 17:02-17:10 Triple therapy in the lights of the newest ESC Guidelines on DAPT

17:10- 18:25 ROOM GALAXY 3
Session 5: Forum on transcather aortic valve implantation: case review.

• 17:00-17:05 Learning objectives.
• 17:05-17:15: Case 1. TBD (Warsaw)
• 17:15-17:20 Discussion
• 17:20-17:30 Case 2. TBD (Wroclaw)
• 17:30-17:35 Discussion
• 17:35-17:45 Case 3. TBD (Gdańsk)
• 17:45-17:50 Discussion
• 17:50-18:00 Case 4. Hibi Kiyoshi (Yokohama) ???
• 18:00-15:05 Discussion
• 18:05-18:15 Case 5. TBD (Zabrze)
• 18:15-18:20 Discussion
• 18:20-18:25 Take-home message. Eberhardt Grube (Bonn)

18:30- 19:58 ROOM GALAXY 3
Session 4: FFR and iFR – together or separately?
• 18:30-19:10 Live case 4. PCI in MV CAD with iFR and FFR
• 19:10-19:22 FFR: Indices for functional assessment of coronary stenosis.
• 19:22-19:34 FFR and iFR – are they equal-valuable?
• 19:34-19:46 Acute coronary syndrome – how and when to assess coronary stenosis severity.
• 19:46-19:58 Case based presentation of on-line functional coronary stenosis assessment in MVD.

17:00 -18:35 Room GALAXY 1+2
Live case broadcasts  from our friendly centres
• 17:00-17:40 Live case 5 from Budapest. A patient with multisite atherosclerosis- Hungarian experience.
• 17:40 -18:20 Live case 6 from Touluse  A patient with multivessel coronary artery disease treated in contemporary cathLab.
• 18:20-18:35 Wrap-up.
• 18:50-20:10 Room GALAXY 1+2

Session 3. Left main stenosis – are we ready to treat?
• 18:50-19:02 Featured Lecture: Left main disease – what interventionalist should know regarding anatomy and physiology.
• 19:02-19:32 Live case 7: PCI in LMCA with IVUS/OCT
• 19:32-19:46 Does optimal technique for LM stenting exist? How should we manage it?
• 19:46-19:58 Case based presentation of distal LM stenosis stenting using IVUS guidance.
• 19:58-20:10 Revascularization for LM disease: cardiac surgeon point of view after EXCEL and NOBLE Trials.

CESSNA + DOUGLAS ROOM
Training Room Medtronic

7:30-9:00 ROOM GALAXY 1
General Assembly of the Professional Association of Interventional Cardiologists (in Polish)
Walne Zgromadzenie Stowarzyszenia Zawodowego Kardiologów Interwencyjnych

7:30 -9:00 ROOM DISCOVERY / VEGA (1st floor)
Meeting of the POLBOS 3 and POLBOS LM Studies Investigators

9:00 -15:00 ROOM GALAXY 1
STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES

9:00-10:40 ROOM GALAXY 1
Mitral regurgitation – the options for percutaneous therapies
• 9:00-9:05 Introduction.
• 9:00-9:45 Life case 1
• 9:45-9:57 MitraClip in Europe and Poland – statistics.
• 9:57-10:09 Tricuspid insufficiency in patients with functional mitral regurgitation. Echocardiographic perspective.
• 10:09-10:21 Harpoon System for patients with mitral regurgitation.
• 10:21-10:33 The percutaneous mitral valve replacement.
• 10:33-10:40 Wrap-up.

10:40-10:50 COFFEE BREAK

10:50-12:30 ROOM GALAXY 1
Needs Around TAVI
• 10:50-11:02 The choice and technique of different TAVI approaches. TAVI in specific anatomic indicatios
• 11:02-11:14 TAVI in bicuspid aortic valve.
• 11:14-11:26 TAVI for failed bioprosthetic surgical valve.
• 11:26-11:38 TAVI for pure aortic regurgitation.
• 11:38-11:50 TAVI in perspective: gudelines for 2018 and future recommendations.
• 11:50-12:30 Live case 2. TAVI

12:30-13:30 LUNCH 
Sessions TBD (depending on Companies demands)

13:30-15:00 ROOM GALAXY 1
Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
• 13:30-13:42. LAAO: current and future perspective.
• 13:42-14:22. Live case 3. LAAO
Operators : Marcin Demkow (Warsaw), Radosław Pracoń (Warsaw)
ECHO: Marek Konka (Warsaw)

Review of available devices
• 14:22-14:29 AMULET.
• 14:29-14:36 WATCHMAN.
• 14:36-14:44 TBD
• 14:44-14:51 TBD
• 14:51-15:00 Wrap-up.

9:00-15:25 ROOM GALAXY 2
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

9:00-10:10 ROOM GALAXY 2
Debate: Intracoronary imaging: IVUS vs OCT
• 9:00-9:05  Introduction.
• 9:05-9:15  Pro-IVUS.
• 9:15-9:25 Pro-OCT.
• 9:25-9:30 IVUS: rebuttal.
• 9:30-9:35 OCT: rebuttal.
• 9:35-9:40 Wrap-up.
• 9:40-10:20 Live case 4. Left Main PCI
• 10:20-10:32 Featured Lecture: NOAC for pts after PCI? R

10:32-10:50 COFFEE BREAK

10:50-15:25 ROOM GALAXY 2
Complications during PCI: How to do a complication and how to successfully deal with it?
• 10:50-10:55 Session objectives.
• 10:55-11:05 Case 1.
• 11:05-11:10 Discussion
• 11:10-11:20 Case 2.
• 11:20-11:25 Discussion
• 11:25-11:35 Case 3.
• 11:35-11:40 Discussion
• 11:40-11:50 Case 4.
• 11:50-11:55 Discussion
• 11:55-12:05 Case 5.
• 12:05-12:10 Discussion
• 12:10-12:20 Case 6.
• 12:20-12:25 Discussion
• 12:25-12:30 Take home message.

12:30-13:30 LUNCH 
Sessions TBD (depending on Companies demands)

13:30-15:25 ROOM GALAXY 2
Coronary bioresorbable scaffolds: Today practice or still futuristic approach?
• 13:30-13:45 Ideal coronary bioresorbable scaffold in the light of histopatologic and clinical data.
• 13:45-14:00 Available devices and clinical evidences.
• 14:00-14:40 Live case 5. PCI in a patient with multivessel coronary artery disease with bioresorbable stents
• 14:40-15:20 Live case 6. PCI in pt with massive calcifications in coronary arteries.

9:00-14:00 ROOM  GALAXY 3
• 9:00-10:37 Workshop on Carotid Stenting
• 9:00-9:12 Carotid stenting: current guidelines.
• 9:12-9:24 Carotid artery stenosis in a patient awaiting for coronary revascularization.
• 9:24-9:36  Carotid stenting: review of available wires, guiding catheters/sheats, stents and neuroprotective devices.
• 9:36-9:48 Carotid stenting: procedure step-by-step.
• 9:48-10:20   Live in a box: Carotid stening
• 10:20-10:32 CAS versus CEA: when and to whom?
• 10:32-10:37 Take-home message.

10:37-10:50 COFFEE BREAK
• 10:50-Workshop on Perivalvular Leak Closure
• 10:50-11:02 Echocardiographic guidance.
• 11:02-11:14 Perivalvular leak closure after surgical valves.
• 11:14-11:26 Perivalvular leak closure after TAVI and TMVR.
• 11:26-11:38 Perivalcular leaks closure: review of available devices and procedural techniques.
• 11:38-12: 10 Live in a box: Perivalvular leak closure after TAVI
• 12:10-12:15 Take-home message. Grzehorz Smolka (Katowice)

ROOM  GALAXY 3
PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE
• 12:15-13:30 Peripheral arteries revascularization

12:15-12:35 LIVE IN A BOX
• 12:35-13:25 Presentations + Discussion
• 13:25-13:30 Take-home message.

CESSNA + DOUGLA ROOM
Training Room Medtronic

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Workshop Venue

Hotel Airport Okęcie
24 Komitetu Obrony Robotników Street
02-148 Warsaw, Poland
phone: +48 22 456 80 00
www.airporthotel.pl

Hotel is located in the southwest part of Warsaw at the junction of national roads: S2, S7 and S8 as well as in the immediate vicinity of the Chopin Airport. The location is convenient for domestic and foreign travel. The public transport network connects the hotel with the centre of Warsaw.

Fee for the Workshop

The registration fee includes: participation in the Workshop (5th – 7th April 2017), workshop materials, entrance to the exhibition area, drinks coffee, tea and lunch. Invoices.

PHYSICIANS

1 day – The registration fee for physicians for one day participation in the conference 550 zł
3 days
– The registration fee for physicians for three days participation in the conference, including subject to discount 1.500 zł


NURSES AND TECHNICIANS

1 day – The registration fee for nurses and technicians for one day participation in the conference 65 zł
3 days
– The registration fee for nurses and technicians for three days participation in the conference, including subject to discount 180 zł


PARAMEDICS

1 day – The registration fee for paramedics for one day participation in the conference 45 zł
3 days
– The registration fee for paramedics for three days participation in the conference, including subject to discount 120 zł


STUDENTS

1 day – The registration fee for students for one day participation in the conference 1 zł

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Accommodation

Please find below the offers from nearby hotels:

1. Hotel Airport Okecie

(WCCI venue)
Komitetu Obrony Robotnikow 24 St., 02-148 Warszawa
Tel: +  48 22 456 80 00
E-mail: rezerwacja@airporthotel.pl
Single room – 515 PLN incl. breakfast
• Twin room – 565 PLN incl. breakfast

Booking password: “WCCI 2018”

Accommodation in the above option is available only until Mar 16, 2018. The number of rooms is limited.

2. Sangate Hotel Airport

(at a distance of 300 m / 4 min. walk)
Komitetu Obrony Robotnikow 32, 02-148 Warszawa
Tel.: + 48 22 576 46 00
E-mail: recepcja@sangate-hotel.pl
Single room Standard – 295 PLN incl. breakfast
• Twin room Standard – 340 PLN incl. breakfast
• Single room Business – 330 PLN incl. breakfast
• Twin room Business – 370 PLN incl. breakfast

Booking password: “WCCI 2018”

Accommodation in the above option is available only until Mar 25, 2018. The number of rooms is limited. All room reservations after this date will be confirmed at the price of the day.

3. Hotel Hampton by Hilton

(at a distance of 600 m / 8 min. walk)
Komitetu Obrony Robotnikow 39F St., 02-148 Warszawa
Tel.: + 48 22 204 18 00
E-mail: wawap@chopinad.pl
• Single room – 480 PLN incl. breakfast
• Twin room – 540 PLN incl. breakfast
Booking password: “WCCI 2018”

Accommodation in the above option is available only until Feb 23, 2018. The number of rooms is limited. All room reservations after this date will be confirmed at the price of the day.

Tips for travelers

ELECTRICITY
The electric current in Poland is 220V.

CURRENCY
The currency is the Polish zloty (PLN). In most hotels, restaurants and shops are accepted Visa or Mastercard. ATMs are widely available in Warsaw and there is no difficulty to withdraw cash.

WATER
Tap water is clean and safe to drink.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS / INSURANCE
Congress Secretariat shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage to property belonging to the participants (or bystanders). Participants should make their own determinations on issues of health and travel insurance.

EMERGENCY SERVICE
Phone:
998 Fire Brigade
997 Police
999 Ambulance
986 Municipal Police

Mobile phone:
112 – Emergency Call

LANGUAGE
The official language is Polish

CODE
Polish code number +48
Warsaw area code 22

TIME DIFFERENCE
+ 1 hours UTC / GMT

WCCI Directors

Robert J. Gil, MD, PhD, FESC, Warsaw; Adam Witkowski, MD, PhD, FESC, Warsaw

Organizing Committee

Maciej Dąbrowski (Co-Chair), Sławomir Gołębiewski, Jacek Kądziela, Rafał Krzyżewski, Piotr Kwiatkowski, Tomasz Pawłowski (Co-Chair), Renata Pazio-Jurek (secretary), Jerzy Pręgowski, Hanna Rdzanek (secretary), Marta Strzelczyk (secretary), Zbigniew Śliwiński

Invited faculty

PROFESSOR ROBERT JULIAN GIL, MD, PhD, FESC

Professor Robert Julian Gil, MD, Ph.D., a graduate of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin has been the head of the Department of Invasive Cardiology of the Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration (MSWiA) in Warsaw, one of the most efficient centres of Interventional Cardiology in Poland since 2001. In 1997-2004 he was the Chair of the Invasive Cardiology Section (Working Group) of the Polish Cardiac Society, and a member of its Board (as a past president) for the next 3 years. Since 2001 he has been in the Expert Team handling accreditation in cardiology appointed by the Polish Minister of Health. Since 2002 he has been a Consultant of Healthcare for the Ministry of the Interior and Administration in the field of cardiology.

His scientific interests include mostly the evaluation of atherosclerotic plaque, coronary stenosis, diagnostics and treatment of complex lesions, including bifurcation lesions. He is also interested in the use of percutaneous revascularisation in acute coronary syndromes. For many years he has participated in international clinical studies evaluating medicines and devices supporting coronary angioplasty.

His achievements include over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, out of which more than 60 were published in foreign journals (IF close to 200). Moreover, he co-authored 30 chapters of books on interventional cardiology and more than 300 convention reports, out of which more than 100 were presented at prestigious international conventions on clinical electrophysiology and invasive cardiology. Since 2005 he has been a research fellow in the Mossakowski Medical Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. In June 2013 he was appointed as professor in that Institution.

He initiated annual National Workshops on Interventional Cardiology, which after 5 editions in Szczecin were moved to Warsaw as the Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions. Their 19th edition is planned for April 2015.

He co-authored the guidelines of the Invasive Cardiology Section of the Polish Cardiac Society concerning Invasive Cardiology.

Since 2007 he has been a member of the exclusive European Bifurcation Club handling the questions of diagnostics and treatment of bifurcation lesions.

Since 1994 he has been a scientific reviewer of monthly Kardiologia Polska, since 1998 – Folia Cardiologica (currently Cardiology Journal), and since 2000 – Polski Przegląd Kardiologiczny. In all of these magazines he is a member of Editorial Boards, and in Kardiologia Polska was the editor of column “Angiogram of the month”. Since 2009 he has regularly reviewed papers sent by to the American Journal of Cardiology, EuroIntervention, Journal of Interventional Cardiology and Circulation.

In 1999 he was appointed as the editor-in-chief of the Invasive Cardiology journal and is performing these functions up till today.

Since 1999 he has been active in the Working Group on coronary circulation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), which in September 2006 transformed into the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI). In 2009 he was assigned to its Grant Committee. In June 2000 he was awarded a prestigious title of the Fellow of European Society of Cardiology. Since 2001 he has been regularly invited to actively participate (Faculty member) in such prestigious Congresses and Workshops of Interventional Cardiology as: EuroPCR, TCT, TCT Russia, ICI in Tel Aviv, European Bifurcation Club meetings and many national congresses.

f_logo  Profesor Robert Gil

PROFESSOR ADAM WITKOWSKI, MD, PhD, FESC

CURRICULUM VITAE

General Cardiology & Haemodynamics Dept., Institute of Cardiology,
42 Alpejska St., 04-628 Warsaw, Poland

Phone: +48 22 812 41 64
Fax: +48 22 34 34 506
E-mail: witkowski@hbz.pl

Born: Poznań, Poland Aug 1st, 1958
Education: Warsaw Medical Academy 1976- 83

Proffessional training:
six weeks of elective training at the Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland Hospital, USA, 1980
Internship, Medicine and Surgery 1983-84
1st degree – Internal Medicine 1986
two weeks of elective training at the Haemodynamics Division, University Vaudois Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1989
6th Course in Interventional Cardiology, Geneva, Switzerland, 1989
2nd degree – Internal Medicine 1990
Doctor of Philosophy 1993
Fellowship in Cardiology 1996
Habilitation 2001 (postdoctoral lecturing qualification)
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology 2003

Post held:
Assistant and Senior Assistant, Haemodynamics&General Cardiology Dept., Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland 1983-93
Assistant Professor, Heamodynamics &General Cardiology Dept., Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland, 1993
Deputy Director, Haemodynamics Dept., Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland, 1998
Associate Professor, Haemodynamics Dept., Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland, 2001
Chairmen, Working Group on Interventional, Cardiology of the Polish Cardiac Society 2004-7

Trials:
Primary Investigator, CAPE, Pfizer 1990-92
Co-Investigator, GITS Verapamil, Lorex Pharmaceuticals, USA 1992-93
Co-Investigator, MATTIS, Sanofi Winthrop, 1996
Co-Investigator, EXCITE, Searle 1998
Primary Investigator, Tirofiban Study, MSD 1998
Primary lnvestigator, ICARUS – 1+2, 1999 Medtronic
Primar Investigator, Race-Car, Medtronic 1999
Co-lnvestigator, ADVANCE, Boston Scientific 1999
Primary Investigator, PRESTO, S-KB 2000
Primary Investigator, VISION, Guidant 2001
Co-Investigator, Taxus II, Boston Scientific 2001
Co-Investigator, Euroinject-One 2002
Co-Investigator, Taxus VI, Boston Scientific 2002
Co-Investigator, Agent-4, Schering 2002
Co-Investigator, ARTS II, J&J-Cordis 2003
Co-Investigator, ENDEAVOR II, Medtronic 2004
Primary Investigator, FREEDOM 2006
Primary Investigator, HORIZONS 2006
Co-Investigator, SYNTAX 2006

Special interest In Cardiology:
Coronary Interventions (PTCA, DCA, TEC, Stenting, HOCM ablation, Brachytherapy)

Research Work:
Systolic and Diastolic Performance of the Left Ventricle
Stunned and Hibernating Myocardium
Perfusion Balloon Catheters
Coronary Stenting
DCA
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Coronary Brachytherapy
Acute coronary syndrome
Angiogenesis

Awards:
Awards of the Polish Cardiac Society 1995, 2001

Faculty member:
ESC Congresses, EuroPCR

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