28th Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions

24-26 April 2024
Hotel Airport Okęcie, ul. Komitetu Obrony Robotników 24, Warszawa

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Ladies and gentlemen
Dear Colleagues,

As always, it is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to participate in the 27th edition of the Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions (WCCI), which takes place under the auspices of the Association of Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society and in cooperation with EAPCI and EuroPCR. In order to make our Workshops more attractive, representatives of the Association of Intensive Cardiac Care of the Polish Cardiac Society, the Club 30 of the PCS and the Euro 4C EAPCI Group take part in the creation of the program. This year, WCCI is scheduled for April 24-26 in an on-site formula in the Airport Hotel Okecie in Warsaw.

This year, the main topics are: revascularization of coronary arteries with particular emphasis on multivessel coronary disease (with and without left coronary trunk involvement), the problem of coronary bifurcations and percutaneous treatment of structural heart diseases (including interventions on aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves). The program will include interesting sessions on invasive imaging and functional diagnostics. The program of the Workshops also includes sessions devoted to interventions on the carotid and peripheral arteries. As always, there will be sessions on the borderline of intensive cardiac therapy and invasive cardiology. Once again, we invite you to participate in such well-received mini-workshops: WAR-CHIP (devoted to comprehensive treatments of the highest risk) and WAR-CTO (intended for operators interested in training in recanalization of chronic coronary occlusions).

Traditionally, during the Workshops, live broadcasts from renowned centers in Poland and abroad are planned. There are also scheduled presentations in the „live-in-a box” format. As usual, the WCCI program will be complemented by satellite sessions of the Workshops sponsors.

We cordially invite you to register! Fees and regulations area vailable in the registration form.

Workshop Programme /

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  • 1 Day (Wednesday, April 24, 2024)
  • 2 Day (Thursday, April 25, 2024)
  • 3 Day (Friday, April 26, 2024)

GALAXY 1

9:00-10:00 Cardiogenic Shock – the greatest challenge in the cathlab and intensive care unit
Joint Session of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions & Intensive Cardiological Care Associations of the Polish Cardiac Society
Session in Polish
Prowadzenie: Michał Hawranek (Zabrze), Robert Zymliński (Wrocław), Przemysław Trzeciak (Zabrze)
Panel: Zenon Huczek, Adam Witkowski, Marek Gierlotka, Paweł Kleczyński, Agnieszka Kapłon-Cieślicka, Agnieszka Tycińska

• 9:00-9:12 Risk stratification in cardiogenic shock – the role of clinical parameters and additional tests. Robert Zymliński (Wrocław)
• 9:12-9:24 Revascularization in cardiogenic shock. Michał Hawranek (Zabrze)
• 9:24-9:36 Eligibility for mechanical circulatory support – when, for whom, and how.  Wiktor Kuliczkowski (Wrocław)
• 9:36-9:48 MCS in CCU – key aspects of patient management – monitoring, de-escalation and escalation. Marta Kałużna-Oleksy (Poznań)
• 9:48-10:00 Dyskusja

10:15-10:25 BREAK

10:25-11:25 OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 28th WARSAW COURSE ON CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Chair: Robert J. Gil, WCCI Director, Adam Witkowski, WCCI Director & Directors of the: NIK & PIM MSWiA

ADDRESSES:
• 10:25-10:30 Adam Witkowski, WCCI Co-Director
• 10:30-10:35 Robert J. Gil, President of the Polish Cardiac Society (PCS)
• 10:35-10:40  Franz Weidinger, President of ESC (online)
• 10:40-10:43 Emanuele Barbato, Chairman of EAPCI
• 10:43-10:48 Michał Hawranek, Chairman of Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the PCS 

PRESENTATIONS:
• 10:48-11:03 Keynote WCCI 2024 Lecture: Valve Therapy in 2030, a futuristic view. Chaim Lotan
• 11:03-11:15 Keynote WCCI 2024 Lecture: The emergence of image-based computational interventional physiology: a new wind for PCI. William Wijns

11:25-11:30 BREAK

11:30-12:45 Sesja systemowa
Narodowy Program leczenia chorych ze wstrząsem kardiogennym oraz po nagłym zatrzymaniu krążenia szansą dla najciężej chorych.
Prowadzący: Robert J. Gil, Prezes PTK (Warszawa), Adam Witkowski, Pełnomocnik Ministra Zdrowia ds NPCHUK (Warszawa), Mariusz Gąsior, Kierownik Kliniki Kardiologii SCCS w Zabrzu (Zabrze), Janina Stępińska, Dyrektorka Narodowego Instytutu Kardiologii (Warsaw)

Panel: Konsultant krajowy ds. Kardiologii, konsultant krajowy ds. Kardiochirurgii, konsultant krajowy ds. Intensywnej terapii i anestezjologii, krajowy konsultant ds. Intensywnej terapii interdyscyplinarnej, krajowy konsultant ds. Ratownictwa medycznego plus: przedstawiciele MZ, NFZ, AOTMiT
• 11:30-11:40 Obecne postępowanie z chorymi we wstrząsie kardiogennym w PL oraz jego wyniki kliniczne. M. Gąsior (Zabrze)
• 11:40-11:50 Warunki i czynniki ograniczające efektywność obecnego leczenia wstrząsu kardiogennego. W. Kuliczkowski (Wrocław)
• 11:50-12:05 Proponowany program: założenia organizacyjne, schematy postępowania w konkretnych sytuacjach klinicznych. R.J. Gil (Warszawa)
• 12:05-12:45 Dyskusja z uczestników panelu

12:45-12:55 BREAK (Lunchboxes will be available)

12:55-13:55 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by Philips Volcano Europe
Facing challenging patients and lesions with recent technology developments
Chairmen: Robert J. Gil, Jacek Legutko

Programme:
1. Diffuse or focal coronary lesions – a new role for physiology & imaging co-registration. Jacek Legutko (12 min)
2. Fibrous coronary plaque can be overcome with scoring balloons. Paweł Kleczyński (12 min)
3. Excimer laser atherectomy could be a universal device for all CHIP patients based on recorded case. Tomasz Pawłowski (15 min)
4. Discussion (15 min)
5. Take home message. R.J. Gil (5 min)

13:55-14:00 COFFEE BREAK

14:00-15:00 Extracorporeal therapies in ICCU in practice – how to optimally guide a patient with …
Workshop organized by the Association of Intensive Cardiac Care of the Polish Cardiac Society
Session in Polish
Prowadzący: Przemysław Trzeciak, Janina Stępińska, Robert Zymliński
Panel: Robert Gil, Marta Załęska-Kocięcka, Adam Witkowski, Anna Fojt, Joanna Płonka

• 14:00-14:12 ECMO – treatment, safety principles and de-escalation rules Andrzej Świątkowski (Zabrze)
• 14:12-14:24
Mechanical circulatory support – management of the most common complications. Marta Kałużna-Oleksy (Poznań)
• 14:24-14:36
Renal replacement therapy – selection, optimization and completion rules. Robert Zymliński (Wrocław)
• 14:36-14:48
Non -invasive and invasive ventilation: therapy individualization in patients with acute respiratory failure. Agnieszka Tycińska (Białystok)
• 14:48-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:15 BREAK

15:15-17:22 European Bifurcation Club &WCCI symposium: Coronary bifurcation treatment in 2024

Session in English

Part 1: Lights on preprocedural assessment
Chairmen: R.J. Gil (Warsaw), Adam Witkowski (Warsaw), Shao Liang Chen (Nanjing), Goran Stankovic (Belgrade)

Panel: Dobrin Vassilev (Sofia), Jacek Legutko (Cracow), Adam Kern (Olsztyn), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw)

video  15:15-15:50 Live case 1. (National Institute of Medicine) PCI of bifurcation lesion under functional guidance by different techniques.
Operators: Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok)

15:50-16:00 CT-guided PCI in bifurcation lesions – is it right time? Niya Mileva (Ruse)/Dobrin Vassilev (Sofia)
16:00-16:10 QFR as angiography based functional assessment – is it realible? William Wijns (Galway)

Part 2: Summary on coronary bifurcation treatment
Chairmen: R.J. Gil (Warsaw), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań), Goran Stankovic (Belgrade)
Panel: Adam Witkowski (Warsaw), Jarosław Wójcik (Nałęczów), Gianluca Rigatelli (Padova), TBD

• 16:10-16:22 What are the current data supporting DCB bifurcation treatment? Shao Liang Chen (Nanjing)
• 16:22-16:32 Is Intracoronary imaging indispensable for bifurcation PCI treatment? Jacek Legutko (Cracow)

video  16:32-17:12 Live case 2. (National Institute of Medicine) Patient with distal left main stenosis (DK Culotte technique).
Operators: Jacek Legutko (Cracow), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)

17:12-17:22 EBC`2024 recommendations Goran Stankovic (Belgrade)

17:22-17:30 COFFEE BREAK

17:30-18:40 Session: Intracoronary visualization – what an interventionalist has in contemporary cathlab.
Session in English
Chairmen: Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Elvin Kedhi (Montreal), Jacek Legutko (Cracow)
Panelists: Paweł Tyczyński, Shinjo Sonoda, Wojciech Wojakowski, Tomasz Roleder

• 17:30-17:42 Old, good IVUS – is still important tool for interventionalist. Elvin Kedhi (Montreal)
• 17:42-17:54 AI supported OCT – is the best interventionalist  needs? Paweł Tyczyński (Warsaw)
• 17:54-18:06 Optical Frequency Domain Imaging versus Intravascular Ultrasound in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome. Shinjo Sonoda (Saga)
• 18:06-18:18 NIRS &IVUS catheter – when and whom? Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice)
• 18:18-18:37 Recorded cases presentation:
– IVUS Paweł Kleczyński (Cracow)
– OCT Adrian Włodarczak (Lubin)
– NIRS&IVUS Tomasz Roleder (Wroclaw)
• 18:37-18:40 Wrap-up.

18:30-18:35 BREAK

18:30-20:00 Symposium: Innovations in Cardiology – Let`s have a look what is and will be available in Cath Lab.
Session in English
Chairmen: Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw), Marek Grygier (Poznań), Michał Hawranek (Zabrze)
Panelists: Adam Kern (Olsztyn), Pranas Serpytis (Vilnius), Zoltan Ruzsa (Szeged), Valery Gelev (Sofia)

• 18:30-19:55 Presentations of Industry Innovations
TBD
• 19:55-20:00 Take-home message. Marek Grygier (Poznań), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw)

19:40 AISN BOARD MEETING/POSIEDZENIE ZARZĄDU AISN PTK

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GALAXY 2

9:00-10:15 Artificial Intelligence (AI) in catheter based coronary intervention – a glimpse into the future.
Session under auspicy of Club 30 of the PCS
Session in Polish
Prowadzenie: Robert Gil, Karolina Kupczyńska
Panel: Agnieszka Kapłon-Cieślicka (Warszawa), Miłosz Jaguszewski (Gdańsk), Arkadiusz Pietrasik (Warszawa)

• 9:00-9:10 AI & machine learning general concepts for interventional cardiologists. K. Pieszko (Zielona Góra)
• 9:10-9:20 AI-based intravascular imaging. S. Iwańczyk (Poznań)
• 9:20-9:30 AI-based coronary physiology. M. Tomaniak (Warszawa)
• 9:30-9:40 AI-in structural heart procedures . W. Wańha (Katowice) 10 min
• 9:40-9:50 AI-based prediction of bleeding and ischemia. A. Janas (Tychy) 10 min
• 9:50-10:00 Robotics and AI-empowered cathlab. P. Gąsior (Katowice) 10 min
• 10:00-10:15 Dyskusja

10:15-10:25 BREAK

10:25-11:25 OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 28th WARSAW COURSE ON CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Chair: Robert J. Gil, WCCI Director, Adam Witkowski, WCCI Director & Directors of the: NIK & PIM MSWiA

ADDRESSES:
• 10:25-10:30 Adam Witkowski, WCCI Co-Director
• 10:30-10:35 Robert J. Gil, President of the Polish Cardiac Society (PCS)
• 10:35-10:40  Franz Weidinger, President of ESC (online)
• 10:40-10:43 Emanuele Barbato, Chairman of EAPCI
• 10:43-10:48 Michał Hawranek, Chairman of Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the PCS 

PRESENTATIONS:
• 10:48-11:03 Keynote WCCI 2024 Lecture: Valve Therapy in 2030, a futuristic view. Chaim Lotan
• 11:03-11:15 Keynote WCCI 2024 Lecture: The emergence of image-based computational interventional physiology: a new wind for PCI. William Wijns

11:25-11:30 BREAK

11:30-12:45 Sesja systemowa
Narodowy Program leczenia chorych ze wstrząsem kardiogennym oraz po nagłym zatrzymaniu krążenia szansą dla najciężej chorych.

Prowadzący: Robert J. Gil, Prezes PTK (Warszawa), Adam Witkowski, Pełnomocnik Ministra Zdrowia ds NPCHUK (Warszawa), Mariusz Gąsior, Kierownik Kliniki Kardiologii SCCS w Zabrzu (Zabrze), Janina Stępińska, Dyrektorka Narodowego Instytutu Kardiologii (Warsaw)

Panel: Konsultant krajowy ds. Kardiologii, konsultant krajowy ds. Kardiochirurgii, konsultant krajowy ds. Intensywnej terapii i anestezjologii, krajowy konsultant ds. Intensywnej terapii interdyscyplinarnej, krajowy konsultant ds. Ratownictwa medycznego plus: przedstawiciele MZ, NFZ, AOTMiT

• 11:30-11:40 Obecne postępowanie z chorymi we wstrząsie kardiogennym w PL oraz jego wyniki kliniczne. M. Gąsior (Zabrze)
• 11:40-11:50 Warunki i czynniki ograniczające efektywność obecnego leczenia wstrząsu kardiogennego. W. Kuliczkowski (Wrocław)
• 11:50-12:05 Proponowany program: założenia organizacyjne, schematy postępowania w konkretnych sytuacjach klinicznych. R.J. Gil (Warszawa)
• 12:05-12:45 Dyskusja z uczestników panelu

12:45-12:55 BREAK (Lunchboxes will be available)

12:55-13:55 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by

13:55-14:00 COFFEE BREAK

14:00-15:00 Joint Polish-Korean session WCCI 2024
Session in English
Chairman: Robert J. Gil, Sang-Wook Kim, Adam Witkowski, Jerzy Pręgowski
Panelists: Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok), Piotr Waciński (Lublin)

• 14:00-14:11 Computed tomography angiography planning for percutaneous interventions in non-CTO lesions. Prof. Mariusz Kruk (Warsaw)
• 14:11-14:22 Computed tomography angiography planning for percutaneous interventions in CTO lesions. Dr Rafał Wolny
• 14:22-14:33 Coronary Atherosclerosis Characterization By Integration of CT/Angio-derived Imaging & Physiologic Indices. Prof Doh Joon Hyung (Seuol)
• 14:33-14:44 IVUS for guidance of dissection and re-entry technique during CTO interventions. Prof Maksymilian Opolski (Warsaw)
• 14:44-14:55 Role of intravascular imaging during interventions for calcified lesions. Prof Sang-Wook Kim (Seoul)
• 14:55-15:00 Wrap up by Prof. A. Witkowski

15:00-15:15 BREAK

15:15-17:22 European Bifurcation Club &WCCI symposium: Coronary bifurcation treatment in 2024
Session in English

Part 1: Lights on preprocedural assessment
Chairmen: R.J. Gil (Warsaw), Adam Witkowski (Warsaw), Shao Liang Chen (Nanjing), Goran Stankovic (Belgrade)

Panel: Dobrin Vassilev (Sofia), Jacek Legutko (Cracow), Adam Kern (Olsztyn), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw)

video  15:15-15:50 Live case 1. (National Institute of Medicine) PCI of bifurcation lesion under functional guidance by different techniques.
Operators: Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok)

15:50-16:00 CT-guided PCI in bifurcation lesions – is it right time? Niya Mileva (Ruse)/Dobrin Vassilev (Sofia)
16:00-16:10 QFR as angiography based functional assessment – is it realible? William Wijns (Galway)

Part 2: Summary on coronary bifurcation treatment
Chairmen: R.J. Gil (Warsaw), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań), Goran Stankovic (Belgrade)
Panel: Adam Witkowski (Warsaw), Jarosław Wójcik (Nałęczów), Gianluca Rigatelli (Padova), TBD

• 16:10-16:22 What are the current data supporting DCB bifurcation treatment? Shao Liang Chen (Nanjing)
• 16:22-16:32 Is Intracoronary imaging indispensable for bifurcation PCI treatment? Jacek Legutko (Cracow)

video  16:32-17:12 Live case 2. (National Institute of Medicine) Patient with distal left main stenosis (DK Culotte technique).
Operators: Jacek Legutko (Cracow), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)

17:12-17:22 EBC`2024 recommendations Goran Stankovic (Belgrade)

17:22-17:30 COFFEE BREAK

17:30-18:30 Session: Przeznaczyniowe/Małoinwazyjne interwencje w niewydolności serca: ekscytacja, postęp i wątpliwości?
Sesja Asocjacji Niewydolności Serca PTK
Session in Polish
Przewodniczący: Prof. Agnieszka Pawlak, Prof. Paweł Rubiś
Panel: Janusz Kochman (Warszawa), Jarosław Zalewski (Kraków), Piotr Kwiatkowski (Warszawa), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok)

17:30-17:42 Kardiolog interwencyjny. Dr hab. Marta Kałużna-Oleksy
17:42-17:54 Elektrofizjolog.Dr hab. Michał Farkowski
17:54-18:06 Kardiochirurg. Prof. Piotr Suwalski
18:06-18:28 Kardiolog.  Prof. Jarosław Kasprzak
18:28-18:30 Podsumowanie

18:30-18:35 BREAK

19:40 AISN BOARD MEETING/POSIEDZENIE ZARZĄDU AISN PTK
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GALAXY 3

10:25-11:25 OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 28th WARSAW COURSE ON CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Chair: Robert J. Gil, WCCI Director, Adam Witkowski, WCCI Director & Directors of the: NIK & PIM MSWiA

ADDRESSES:
• 10:25-10:30 Adam Witkowski, WCCI Co-Director
• 10:30-10:35 Robert J. Gil, President of the Polish Cardiac Society (PCS)
• 10:35-10:40  Franz Weidinger, President of ESC (online)
• 10:40-10:43 Emanuele Barbato, Chairman of EAPCI
• 10:43-10:48 Michał Hawranek, Chairman of Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the PCS 

PRESENTATIONS:
• 10:48-11:03 Keynote WCCI 2024 Lecture: Valve Therapy in 2030, a futuristic view.
Chaim Lotan
• 11:03-11:15 Keynote WCCI 2024 Lecture: The emergence of image-based computational interventional physiology: a new wind for PCI. William Wijns

11:25-11:30 BREAK

11:30-12:45 Sesja systemowa
Narodowy Program leczenia chorych ze wstrząsem kardiogennym oraz po nagłym zatrzymaniu krążenia szansą dla najciężej chorych.
Prowadzący: Robert J. Gil, Prezes PTK (Warszawa), Adam Witkowski, Pełnomocnik Ministra Zdrowia ds NPCHUK (Warszawa), Mariusz Gąsior, Kierownik Kliniki Kardiologii SCCS w Zabrzu (Zabrze), Janina Stępińska, Dyrektorka Narodowego Instytutu Kardiologii (Warsaw)

Panel: Konsultant krajowy ds. Kardiologii, konsultant krajowy ds. Kardiochirurgii, konsultant krajowy ds. Intensywnej terapii i anestezjologii, krajowy konsultant ds. Intensywnej terapii interdyscyplinarnej, krajowy konsultant ds. Ratownictwa medycznego plus: przedstawiciele MZ, NFZ, AOTMiT

• 11:30-11:40 Obecne postępowanie z chorymi we wstrząsie kardiogennym w PL oraz jego wyniki kliniczne. M. Gąsior (Zabrze)
• 11:40-11:50 Warunki i czynniki ograniczające efektywność obecnego leczenia wstrząsu kardiogennego. W. Kuliczkowski (Wrocław)
• 11:50-12:05 Proponowany program: założenia organizacyjne, schematy postępowania w konkretnych sytuacjach klinicznych. R.J. Gil (Warszawa)
• 12:05-12:45 Dyskusja z uczestników panelu

12:45-12:55 BREAK (Lunchboxes will be available)

12:55-13:55 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by

13:55-14:00 COFFEE BREAK

14:00-15:00 Percutaneous Revascularization in Multivessel Coronary Disease – State-of-the-Art 2024
Session/ organized by the Association of Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society
Session in Polish
Chair: Marek Grygier, Michał Hawranek, Zenon Huczek
Panelists: Jacek Legutko, Stanisław Bartuś, Krzysztof Milewski, Grzegorz Smolka, Jarosław Zalewski

• 14:00-14:11 Chronic Coronary Syndromes. Mariusz Tomaniak (Warsaw)
• 14:11-14:22 Acute Coronary Syndromes.Maksymilian Opolski (Warsaw)
• 14:22-14:33 Cardiogenic Shock. Paweł Kleczyński (Krakow)
• 14:33-14:44 Chronic Heart Failure. Marta Kałużna-Oleksy (Poznan)
• 14:44-14:55 Valvular Heart Diseases. Zenon Huczek
• 14:55-15:00 Podsumowanie Przewodniczących

15:00-15:15 BREAK

15:15-16:15 Functional assessment of coronary stenosis 2024 – update for interventional cardiologist
Session in English
Chairmen: Cezary Kępka, Krzysztof Milewski
Panelists: Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Miłosz Jaguszewski, Mariusz Kruk, Sylwia Iwańczyk

• 15:15-15:27 Angio-based  assessment – is it realible? Adam Kern
• 15:27-15:39 Invasive Angio-based FFR – invasive but gold standard? Michał Hawranek
• 15:39-15:51 FFR-CT – is it ready for daily routine practice? Mariusz Kruk
• 15:51-16:05 Clinical cases presentation:
– QFR Miłosz Jaguszewski (5 min)
–  iFR/FFR Łukasz Niewiara (5 min)
–  CT FFR Mariusz Kruk (5 min)
• 16:05-16:10 Summary

17:22-17:30 COFFEE BREAK

17:30-18:30 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by

18:30-18:35 BREAK

18:30-20:00 My most demanding case in 2023. Session under the patronage of the e-journal Interventional Cardiology Academy in cooperation with Club 30 of the PCS.
Session in English/Polish
Chairmen: Miłosz Jaguszewski (Gdańsk), Arkadiusz Pietrasik (Warsaw)
Panel: TBD

• 18:30-18:40 Case 1
• 18:40-18:43 Discussion
• 18:43-18:53 Case 2
• 18:53-18:56 Discussion
• 18:56-19:06 Case 3
• 19:06-19:09 Discussion
• 19:09-19:19 Case 4
• 19:19-19:22 Discussion
• 19:22-19:45 Voting and announcing the results of the competition for the best clinical case presented.

19:40 AISN BOARD MEETING/POSIEDZENIE ZARZĄDU AISN PTK

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ATLANTIS

CPR with an external defibrillator with real time quality monitoring of depth and rate (30 minutes) – participants – 2-3
• 11:00
• 11:30
• 12:00
• 15:00
• 15:30

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator LifeVest (WCD) in clinical practice for patients after a cardiac incident (60 minutes) – participants – up to 20
• 16:00 WCD for selected patients after coronary interventions (Robert J. Gil 10-15 minutes)

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DISCOVERY

Warsztaty szkoleniowe z zakresu użytkowania, obsługi i benefitów wykonywania zabiegów PCI ze wsparciem robota R-One+ firmy Robocath
1-2 uczestników na jeden slot czasowy (ok. 30 min)
• 09:00-11:00 Tomasz Pawłowski
• 11:30-13:30 Tomasz Pawłowski
• 14:00-16:00 Wojciech Wojakowski
• 16:30-18:30 Wojciech Wojakowski

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CHALLENGER

OCT not only for masters.
• Image interpretation common and rare pictures.
• MLD-MAX algorythm
• CA++ lesion how to treat
• Biffurcation 3D, a new tool in Ultreon 2.0

Planowana liczba uczestników na każdy slot – do 15 osób
• 12:00-14:00
• 14:00-16:00

GALAXY 1

8:30-9:20 Meeting of the ACVI of PCS/ zebranie Członków AISN PTK
(in Polish)

9.30-12.30 Warsaw Course on Complex and High Risk Indicated Patients (WAR-CHIP) organized in cooperation with Euro4C group.

Course Directors: T. Pawłowski (Warsaw) and M. Ferenc (Bad Krozingen)
Scientific Committee: R.J. Gil (Warsaw), A. Witkowski (Warsaw), K. Reczuch (Wrocław), L. Bryniarski (Krakow), S. Dobrzycki (Białystok)

9:30-12:30 Warsaw Course on Complex and High Risk Indicated Patients (WARSAW-CHIP)

• 9:30-11:00 Session 1 Tailored management of coronary calcifications
Chairs: Robert Gil (Warsaw), Emanuele Barbato (Rome), Shao Liang Chen (Nanjing)
Panelists: Valery Gelev (Sofia), Zoltan Ruzsa (Szeged), Miłosz Jaguszewski (Gdansk), Wacław Kochman (Warszawa)

• 09:30-09:35 Introduction. Shao Liang Chen (Nanjing)
• 09:3509:50 Treatment of coronary calcifications – State of the art.  Emanuele Barbato (Rome)
• 09:5010:00 Imaging is a crucial modality for device selection. Jacek Legutko (Cracow)
• 10:0010:10 My tricks & tips for selection of atherectomy device. Krzysztof Reczuch (Wroclaw)
• 10:10-10:20  Unexpanded stent ablation with rotational atherectomy.  Hoyoun Won (Seul)
video 10:20-11:00 Live case from National Institute of Medicine: Complex coronary angioplasty with atherectomy device & LVAD
Operators: Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Mirosław Ferenc (Bad Krozingen)

• 11:00-12:30 Session 2. Large bore in details
Chairman: M. Hawranek (Zabrze), M. Dąbrowski (Warsaw)
Panellists: Shao Liang Chen (Nanjing), S. Bartuś (Kraków), Paweł Lewandowski (Warszawa), Paweł Kleczyński (Krakow)

• 11:15-11:30 Planning large bore based on computed tomography. C. Kępka
• 11:30-11:45 Peripheral ultrasound is a mandatory skill for every.  J. Sacha
• 11:45-12:00 IVI & IVL facilitated access.  Z. Ruzsa
• 12:00-12:15 Vascular Closure devices . T. Pawłowski
• 12:15-12:30 Avoiding complications – surgeon`s view. K. Bojakowski
video Live case from National Institute of Medicine: Complex CHIP PCI w/wo LVAD support.
Operators: Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Sylwia Iwańczyk (Poznań)

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

INDUSTRY SPONSORED SESSIONS

12:30-13:30 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by ZOLL Medical Corp.Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator in clinical practice in Poland – temporary protection of patients against SCD after cardiac events.
Chairman: Robert J. Gil

Programme:
1. Guideline directed SCD risk stratification – the role of GDMT, ICD and WCD. Agnieszka Pawlak
2. WCD for temporary protection of patients with high risk of SCD – theory and clinical practice. Robert J. Gil
3. Reimbursement and challenges for the WCD in Poland. Przemysław Mitkowski
4. Discussion
5. Home take message.  Robert J. Gil

13:30-15:00 Session on robotic methods in pts with CV diseases.
Session in English
Chairmen: Robert Gil, Piotr Suwalski, Dariusz Dudek
Panelists: Petr Kala

• 13:30-13:42 Robotics in interventional cardiology – a whim or a requirement? Robert Gil
video 13:42-14:20 Live case: Robotic assisted PCI
Operators: Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Mateusz Kaczyński (Warsaw)

• 14:20-14:30 Discussion on fully robotic revascularization including hybrid
• 14:30-14:42 Robotic assisted operations in contemporary cardiac surgery – status as of today. Piotr Suwalski
• 14:42-14:47 Presentation of da Vinci robot possibilities. Piotr Suwalski
• 14:47-15:00 The future of robotics in medical procedures – cardiac surgeon point of view. Zbigniew Nawrot (Zabrze)
• 15:00-15:03 Summary

15:00-15:15 BREAK

15:15-16:45 Joint Session of the Working Group on Cardiac Surgery & Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society: How we should overcome the lack of current Guidelines on revascularization? Do we have right consensus?
Session in English
Chairmen:
Panelists:

• 15:15-15:35
• 15:35-15:55
• 15:55-16:15
• 16:15-16:35 Roundtable discussion
• 16:35-16:45 Wrap-up

16:45-17:00 TECHNICAL BREAK

17:00-18:00 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by Gedeon Richter Comp.
What interventionalist should know about NOACs.
Session Chairman: Robert J. Gil
Programme:

1.Vitamin K Antagonists and New Oral Anticoagulants: should we prefer just one? TBD
2. Antithrombotic management in patients after PCI. Jarosław Zalewski
3. New indications for NOACs in patients with CAD – acute coronary syndromes and thromboembolism. TBD
4. Discussion
5. Take home message. Robert J. Gil

18:00-18:15 BREAK

18:15-19:15 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by NovoNordisk Pharma
Program TBD

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GALAXY 3

9:30-11:00 Zastawkowe wady serca – jak diagnozujemy i leczymy w 2024 roku.
Session organized by Association of Valvular Heart Diseases of the Polish Cardiological Society
Session in Polish
Chairman: T. Hryniewiecki, E. Płońska-Gościniak, L. Tomkiewicz-Pająk
Panelists: G. Smolka, P. Scisło, M. Demkow

9:30-9:45 Stenoza aortalna – dla kogo zastawka TAVI. dr n med. Jarosław Trębacz
• 9:45-9:50 Discussion
• 9:50-10:05 Zabiegi przezskórnego leczenia ciężkiej niedomykalności mitralnej – kogo obecnie kwalifikujemy. dr hab. med. Grzegorz Smolka
• 10:05-10:10 Discussion
• 10:15-10:30 Niedomykalność trójdzielna – kiedy leczyć interwencyjniej. dr hab. med. Piotr Scisło
• 10:30-10:35 Discussion
• 10:35-10:50 Wada zastawki płucnej – nowe możliwości leczenia przezskórnego. Prof. dr hab. med. Marcin Demkow
• 10:50-10:55 Discussion
• 10:55-11:00 Wrap-up 

 PCR SESSION @ WCCI 2024

• 11:00-12:30 How Should I treat a patient with multivessel disease and low LVEF? LVAD – when and whom.
Session in English
Chairmen: Adam Witkowski (Warsaw), Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), William Wijns (Galway
Panelists: Emanuele Barbato (Rome), Pranas Serpytis (Vilnus), Janusz Kochman (Warsaw), Petr Kala (Brno)

11:00-11:05 Introduction and objectives. A. Witkowski
Case 1 (w/o LM involvement).
• Speaker 1: Case presentation (5 minutes).
• Expert 1: How would I treat? (7 minutes). Petr Kala?
• Expert 2: How would I treat? (7 minutes). Valery Gelev (Sofia)
• Speaker 1 (5 minutes).
• Discussion – 10 minutes
• Consensus (5 minutes) Emanuele Barbato (Rome)

Case 2 (with LM involvement).
• Speaker 2: Case presentation (5 minutes) A. Pietrasik (Warsaw)
• Expert 1: How would I treat? (7 minutes) Chaim Lotan (Jerusalem)
• Expert 2: How would I treat? (7 minutes) M. Gierlotka (Opole)
• Speaker 2: How did I treat. (5 minutes) A. Pietrasik (Warsaw)
• Discussion. (10 minutes)
• Consensus (5 minutes) R.J. Gil (Warsaw)

12:30-13:30 LUNCH BREAK

INDUSTRY SPONSORED SESSIONS

12:30-13:30 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by Novartis
Session on robotic methods in pts with CVD.
Program TBD

13:30-15:00 Session on Innovations in Cardiovascular Medicine
Chair persons: Piotr Buszman, Krzysztof Milewski, Wojciech Wojakowski, Chaim Lotan
Panelists:, Marek Gzik, Grzegorz Kaluza, Pawel Buszman, Jerzy Sacha

1. The Most Promising Cardiovascular Technologies in Development: Reflections on the Decade of the TCT Shark Tank Innovation Competition. Grzegorz Kaluza (New York, USA)
2. The future of cardiovascular imaging. Krzysztof Milewski (Bielsko-Biała)
3. New generation bioresorbable scaffolds – hope or hype? Piotr Buszman (Katowice)
4. Polimeric valves – a new solution to current limitations? Paweł Buszman (Katowice)
5. New areas for interventional treatment of structuralheart diseases. Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice)
6. The role and future of circulatory support devices as an adjunctive for coronary angioplasties.  Tomasz Pawłowski (Warszawa)

15:00-15:15 BREAK

15:15-16:45 Session: Drug-Coated Balloons for Complex Coronary Artery Disease
Session organized by DCB Academy and the working group “Modern technologies of Drug-Eluting Stents and Drug-Coated Balloons” of the Association of Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society
Faculty: Bernardo Cortese, Michał Hawranek, Adam Janas, Kamil Bujak, Sylwia Iwańczyk, Wojciech Wańha

• 15:15-15:25 The new perspective of DCB in complex PCI. Sylwia Iwańczyk
• 15:25-15:35 The impact of the dissection after DCB treatment. Wojciech Wańha
• 15:35-15:40 Discussion
• 15:40-15:50 DCB in the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions. Rafał Wolny
• 15:50-16:00 Tips and tricks from lesion selection to preparation and final optimization. Sławomir Dobrzycki
• 16:00-16:45 Live case of complex PCI with DCB treatment (National Institute of Medicine). Bernardo Cortese & Tomasz Pawłowski

16:45-17:00 TECHNICAL BREAK

17:00-18:00 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by NovoNordisk Pharma
Program TBD

18:00-18:15 BREAK

18:15-19:15 Session/Workshop by TBD

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GALAXY 2

INDUSTRY SPONSORED SESSIONS

12:30-13:30 Session supported by the unrestricted educational grant by SMT Company
Multi-vessel coronary artery disease in high-risk patients with myocardial infarction – choosing the optimal strategy and the best tools.
Program TBD

13:50-15:20 Transcatheter closure of PFO (90min)
Moderators: Marcin Demkow (Warsaw), Eustachio Onorato (Milan), Marek Grygier (Poznań)
Discussants: Monika Komar (Kraków); Stanisław Bartuś (Kraków), Grzegorz Smolka (Katowice), Hoyoun Won (Seoul)

1. Screening for PFO – which patients and what tools? Guidelines vs daily clinical practice.
• Neurologist perspective – (12 minutes) M. Karliński (Warsaw)
• Cardiologist perspective – (12 minutes_ R. Pracoń (Warsaw)
• Discussion – 6 min
2. RoPE, Pascal and other scores – to use or not use in the “real” world . (12 minutes) G. Smolka (Katowice)
3. “Hostile” PFO anatomy – procedural tips and tricks – (12 minutes) A. Araszkiewicz (Poznań)
4. Medication after PFO closure: single/ dual antiplatelet, how long? (12 minutes) Z. Huczek (Warsaw)
5. PFO closure – live in a box case, (20 minutes)
6. Wrap-up. Eustachio Onorato (Milan), (4 minutes)

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ATLANTIS

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator LifeVest (WCD) in clinical practice for patients after a cardiac incident (60 minutes) – participants – up to 20

• 10:00 WCD for selected patients with newly diagnosed HF or MYC (Agnieszka Pawlak 10-15 minutes)
• 16:00 WCD service case-by-case reimbursement pathway (Przemysław Mitkowski 10-15 minutes)
• CPR with an external defibrillator with real time quality monitoring of depth and rate (30 minutes) – participants – 2-3
• 9:30
• 11:00
• 15:00
• 15:30

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DISCOVERY

Warsztaty szkoleniowe z zakresu użytkowania, obsługi i benefitów wykonywania zabiegów PCI ze wsparciem robota R-One+ firmy Robocath

1-2 uczestników na jeden slot czasowy (ok. 30 min)

09:00-11:00 Paweł Gąsior
11:30-13:30 Paweł Gąsior
14:00-16:00 Krzysztof Dyrbuś
16:30-18:30 Krzysztof Dyrbuś

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CHALLENGER

TBD

ROOM GALAXY 1

CASE-BASED CLINICAL PRACTICE IN STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASE
9:00-10:20 Clinical Practice 1.
Multivalve Disease
(80 min)

Chairs: Gregg Stone (NY) – online, Adam Witkowski (Warsaw), Kazimierz Widenka (Rzeszów)Discussants: Marek Grygier (Poznan), Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice), Zenon Huczek (Warsaw), Dariusz Jagielak (Gdansk), Pascal Meier (Fribourg)

• Presentations – 10 min
• Discussion – 10 min

1. Gaps in Guidelines. Emanuele Barbato (Rome)
Discussion moderated by Marek Grygier (Poznan)

2. Aortic Stenosis and Secondary (Functional) Mitral Regurgitation. Konstantinos Spargias (Athens) – online
Discussion moderated by Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice)

3. Aortic Stenosis and Mitral Annular Calcification (MAC). Zoltan Ruzsa (Szeged)
Discussion leads by Zenon Huczek (Warsaw)

4. Mitral and Tricuspid Regurgitation. Jerzy Pręgowski (Warsaw)
Discussion moderated by Pascal Meier (Fribourg)

10:20-10:30 COFFEE BREAK

10:30-12:40 Clinical Practice 2.
Mitral Transcatheher Edge-to Edge Repair Manual
(130 min)

Chairs: Jerzy Pręgowski (Warsaw), Gregg Stone (NY)Discussants: Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice), Piotr Waciński (Lublin), Petr Kala (Brno), Krzysztof Kaczmarek (Łódź), Thomas Schmitz (Essen), Piotr Pysz (Katowice), Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)

• Presentations – 10 min
• Discussion – 10 min

1. What Devices are Currently Available? Adam Rdzanek (Warsaw)
Discussion moderated by Thomas Schmitz (Essen)

2. Case Selection: Who is (Sub)Optimal Candidate? Gregg Stone (NY)
Discussion moderated by Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice)

3. Transseptal Puncture: The Key to Success. Krzysztof Kaczmarek (Łódź)
Discussion moderated by Petr Kala (Brno)

4. Procedural Imaging: Views, Assessing of the Results and When do I Need a Second Clip? Piotr Scisło (Warsaw)
Discussion moderated by Piotr Pysz (Katowice)

5. Real-World Outcomes of Fourth-Generation Mitral Transcatheter Repair. 1-Year results From EXPAND G4. Recorded lecture. Stephan Ralf von Bardeleben (Mainz)

6. “Randomized-World” Outcomes of Edge-to-Edge Therapy. Gregg Stone (NY)
Discussion moderated by Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)

7. The Procedure: Live in a Box case from the National Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw. Device Steering and Navigation. (20 min)
Discussion moderated by Piotr Waciński (Lublin)

12:40-12:50 COFFEE BREAK

12:50-14:30 Clinical Practice 3.
Tricuspid Valve Transcatheter Repair Manual
(80 min)

Chairs: Adam Rdzanek (Warsaw), Arkadiusz Pietrasik (Warsaw), Konstantinos Spargias (Athens) – online
Discussants: Piotr Szymański (Warsaw), Andrzej Gackowski (Krakow), Jerzy Sacha (Opole), Pascal Meier (Fribourg)

Presentations – 10 min
Discussion – 10 min

1. The Natural History and Classification of Tricuspid Regurgitation. Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice)

2. The Role of Imaging before the Intervention: TTE, TEE, MSCT. Piotr Pysz (Katowice)
Discussion moderated by Piotr Szymański (Warsaw)

3. Procedural Imaging: Views, Assessing the Results, and When do I need a Second Clip? Adam Rdzanek (Warsaw)
Discussion moderated by Andrzej Gackowski (Krakow)

4. The Procedure: Live in a Box case from Warsaw Medical University. Device Steering and Navigation (20 min)
Discussion moderated by Pascal Meier (Fribourg)

5. Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement. Live-in-a box from Athens Konstantinos Spargias and Team – online (20 min)

14:30-15:10 LUNCH

Industry Sponsored Session

15:10-16:30 Clinical Practice 4.
LAAO Current Practice with Masters
(80 min)

Chairs: Marcin Demkow (Warsaw), Łukasz Lewicki (Wejherowo), Krzysztof Kaczmarek (Łódź)
Discussants: Piotr Waciński (Lublin), Witold Streb (Zabrze), Zenon Huczek (Warsaw)

Presentations – 10 min
Discussion – 10 min

1. Currently Available Different Guideline and Statement-Oriented Indications for LAAO. Aleksander Araszkiewicz (Poznań)
Discussion moderated by Piotr Waciński (Lublin)

2. This is the Way I Use Amulet for LAAO. Grzegorz Smolka (Katowice)
Live in a Box and Discussion (30 min) moderated by Zenon Huczek (Warsaw)

3. This is the Way I Use Watchman Flex for LAAO. Marek Grygier (Poznan)
Live in a Box and Discussion (30 min) moderated by Witold Streb (Zabrze)

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ROOM GALAXY 2

9:00-11:40 Clinical Practice 5. TAVI from A to Z (160 min)

Chairs: Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv), Dariusz Dudek (Krakow), Eberhard Grube (Bonn)
Discussants: Marcin Protasiewicz (Wrocław), Michał Hawranek (Zabrze), Jerzy Sacha (Opole), Mirosław Ferenc (Bad Krozingen), Pawel Kleczyński (Krakow), Janusz Kochman (Warsaw), Marek Grygier (Poznan), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw)

Presentations – 10 min
• Discussion – 10 min

1. Patient Assessment and Procedural Decision-Making by Heart Team. Dariusz Jagielak (Gdansk)
Discussion moderated by Marcin Protasiewicz (Wrocław)

2. Imaging Essentials for TAVI and Procedural Planning. Maciej Dąbrowski (Warsaw)
Discussion moderated by Michał Hawranek (Zabrze)

3. TEE monitoring during TAVI to reduce contrast – zero contrast concept. Anna Polewczyk (Kielce)

4. Arterial Access and Closing. Tomasz Pawlowski (Warsaw)
Discussion leads by Jerzy Sacha (Opole)

5. Tips and Tricks for Optimal Valve Position and Deployment and Commisural Aligment. Paweł Kleczyński (Krakow)
Discussion moderated by Mirosław Ferenc (Bad Krozingen)

6. Live or Live in a Box Case (30 min)

7. Minimalist TAVI: How, When and for Whom? Elved Roberts (Leicester)
Discussion moderated by Marek Grygier (Poznan)

8. Before A Patient Leaves Hospital: Conduction Disturbances, Medical Therapies and Other Issues. Rafał Wolny (Warsaw)
Discussion moderated by Janusz Kochman (Warsaw)

11:30-11:40 COFFEE BREAK

11:40-13:10 Clinical Practice 6. The TAVI Complication Triad: Stroke, Paravalvular Leaks and Conduction Disturbances (100 min)

Chairs: Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv), Chaim Lotan (Jerusalem)
Discussants: Radosław Pracoń (Warsaw), Zoltan Ruzsa (Szeged), Andrzej Ochała (Katowice), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw), Michał Hawranek (Zabrze), Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)

Presentations – 10 min
Discussion – 10 min

1. Stroke: Prevention and Management. Emanuele Barbato (Rome)
Discussion moderated by Radosław Pracoń (Warsaw)

2. Does Mild PVL really Matter? When and How to Treat PVL? Zenon Huczek (Warsaw)
Discussion moderated by Zoltan Ruzsa (Szeged)

3. Conduction Disturbances: Prevention and Management. Miłosz Jaguszewski (Gdańsk)
Discussion moderated by Andrzej Ochała (Katowice)

video  Live case (40 min) (National Institute of Cardiology) Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw), Maciej Dąbrowski (Warsaw)
Discussion leads by Michał Hawranek (Zabrze)

13:10-13:20 COFFEE BREAK

13:20-15:10 Clinical Practice 7.
My Most Remarkable Coronary or Structural Case in 2023-24 (110 min)

Chairs: Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw), Andrzej Ochała (Katowice), Marek Jasiński (Wroclaw)
Discussants: Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Łukasz Lewicki (Wejherowo), Michał Hawranek (Zabrze), Mirosław Ferenc (Bad Krozingen), Aleksander Araszkiewicz (Poznan)

Presentations – 10 min
Discussion – 10 min

Case 1. Discussion moderated by Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)
Case 2. Discussion moderated by Łukasz Lewicki (Wejherowo)
Case 3. Discussion moderated by Aleksander Araszkiewicz (Poznan)
Case 4. Discussion moderated by Mirosław Ferenc (Bad Krozingen)
Case 5. Presented by Jaroslav Januska (Trinec)
Discussion moderated by Aleksander Araszkiewicz (Poznan)
Case 6. Discussion moderated by Michał Hawranek (Zabrze)

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ROOM GALAXY 3
Warsaw CTO Symposium (5th Edition)

Course Co-Directors: Maksymilian Opolski (Warsaw), Paul Knaapen (Amsterdam)

8:00-10:30 MORNING SESSION 1
Chairs: Paul Knaapen (Amsterdam), Elliot Smith (London)
Panel: Piotr Kwiatkowski (Warsaw), Mateusz Tajstra (Zabrze), Wojciech Zimoch (Wrocław), Sang Kim (Seoul)

8:00-8:05 Opening – Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)

Battle Talk – CTO PCI in 2024

8:05-8:15 Restricted use: “You don’t need that eye surgery”.Paul Knaapen (Amsterdam)
8:15-8:25 Liberal use: “Just can’t get enough!”.
Elliot Smith (London)

video  8:25 Live Case 1 (Military Clinical Hospital in Lublin)Alex Nap (Amsterdam) – Grzegorz Sobieszek (Lublin) – Bartosz Zięba (Lublin)

video  9:00 Live Case 2 (National Institute of Cardiology)
Maksymilian Opolski (Warsaw) – Umberto Barbero (Savigliano) – Artur Dębski (Warsaw)

10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00-13:15 MORNING SESSION 2
Chair: Daniel Weilenmann (St. Gallen)
Panel: Sylwia Iwańczyk (Poznań), Mihajlo Kovacic (Cakovec), Piotr Kwiatkowski (Warsaw), Marek Radomski (Inowrocław), Shinjo Sonoda (Saga)

11:00-11:10 CTO PCI planning: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. Daniel Weilenmann (St. Gallen)
11:10-11:20  My TESLA-like CTO toolkit of 2024: “Don’t eat the yellow snow”. Mihajlo Kovacic (Cakovec)

video  11:20 Live Case 3 (Medical University of Warsaw)Paul Knaapen (Amsterdam) – Arkadiusz Pietrasik (Warsaw)

video  12:00 Live Case 4 (Military Clinical Hospital in Lublin) –
Grzegorz Sobieszek (Lublin) – Gregor Leibundgut (Basel) – Bartosz Zięba (Lublin)

13:15-14:15 LUNCH and Industry Sponsored Sessions

14:15-16:30 AFTERNOON SESSION 1
Chair: Gabriele Gasparini (Milan)
Panel: Mihajlo Kovacic (Cakovec), Grzegorz Mężyński (Białystok), Daniel Rzeźnik (Cracow), Shinjo Sonoda (Saga), Rafał Wolny (Warsaw)

14:15-14:20 IVUS-guided proximal cap puncture: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”. Rafał Wolny (Warsaw)
14:20-14:25 Difficult X-CART: “To hell with circumstances you should create opportunities”. Gabriele Gasparini (Milan)
14:25-14:30 The CONDOM technique: expert’s testimony. Carlo Zivelonghi (Antwerp)

video  14:30 Live Case 5 (National Institute of Cardiology) – Yoshifumi Kashima (Sapporo) – Artur Dębski (Warsaw) – Wojciech Skorupski (Warsaw)

video  15:10 Live Case 6 (Linhares, Brasil) – João Tinoco (Linhares) – Breno Falcão (São Paulo)

16:30-17:15 AFTERNOON SESSION 2
Chair: Leszek Bryniarski (Cracow)
Panel: Umberto Barbero (Savigliano), Jakub Drozd (Lublin), Marek Radomski (Inowrocław), Carlo Zivelonghi (Antwerp)

16:30-16:40 Case 1: “Fall seven times, get up eight”. Vojtech Novotny (Pardubice)
16:40-16:50 Case 2: “In the middle of chaos lies opportunity”. Umberto Barbero (Savigliano)
16:50-17:00 Case 3: “In Heaven, there is no beer”. Grzegorz Mężyński (Białystok)
17:00-17:05 Best case selection. Jakub Drozd (Lublin)
17:05-17:15 Closing remarks and adjourn. Maksymilian Opolski (Warsaw)

18:00 CTO Warsaw Challenge Tour (by invitation only)

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ROOM CUMULUS

13:30-14:30 GR TAVI/AISN Fast Track TAVI
Session in Polish

Chairmen: A. Witkowski, D. Dudek, Z. Huczek
Panel: P. Olszówka, M. Hawranek, W. Wojakowski, R Wolny

13.30-13.42 How to select a patient for fast-track TAVI based on CT imaging? B. Rymuza
13.45-13.57 Optimal TAVI prosthesis selection – CT-based (SMART). P. Olszówka
14.00-14.12 Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring during TAVI procedure.  J. Cylwik
14.15-14.27 Fast track TAVI case – Live in a Box. Z. Huczek/M. Dabrowski

Workshop Venue

Fee for the Workshop

Tips for travelers

WCCI Directors

Organizing Committee

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.

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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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