20th Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions

6th-8th April 2016
Hotel InterContinental, 49 Emilii Plater Street, Warsaw

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Dear Colleagues,

We have a great pleasure to invite you to the XXth, jubilee edition of the Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions (WCCI), an official meeting of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society.WCCI will take place from 6th to 8th April 2016 in Warsaw, in a INTERCONTINENTAL Hotel on 49 Emilii Plater Street.

WCCI program will be available soon at www.wcci.pl

On first day of WCCI an exciting event is planned: Young Practitioners Course under the auspices of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society, European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and Paris Course on Revascularization (PCR).This event is especially dedicated for younger interventionalists from Central and Eastern Europe who already initiated their traing in PCI.

Registration Forms for WCCI and Young Practitioners Coursewill be available soon at www.wcci.pl

As a result of our continued cooperation with EAPCI and PCR, the WCCI is a regular event in the European calendar of cardiovascular interventions. First time we would also like to invite all WCCI participants to the special session dedicated to the position of interevntional cardiology in Eastern and Middle European countries. The Course is also accredited by Polish Cardiac Society and EBAC.

The key subjects of the conference in 2016 shall be as follows:
Percutaneous treatment of the NSTE-ACS from the persepctive of the new European Guidelines
• Percutaneous treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease with special attention to complex lesions
• BifurcationlesionwithcooperationwithEuropeanBifurcation Club
• Chronic total coronary occlusionwithcooperationwithEuropean CTO Club
• Acute non-ST elevation coronary syndromes
• Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
• Mitral valve therapy–Left atrial appendage closure
• Peripheral and carotid interventions
• In Cath Lab intravascular technology: IVUS/FFR/OCT
• Interventional cardiology in Eastern and Middle European countries.

As WCCI program is as much practical and interactive as possible, the many of sessions are in Learning The Technique, How Should I Treat and Case Review format. Also satellite symposia, presenting the new trials and devices, nurse and technician session and session for paramedics will be a part of WCCI 2016.

You cordially imvited you to participate and join us in Warsaw!We do hope that the jubilee edition of WCCI will be especially important and successful!

Directors of the 20th WCCI

Professor Robert J. Gil             Professor Adam Witkowski

                                           

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  • 1 Day (Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, 9:00-22:30) 20th Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions
  • 2 Day (Thursday, April 7th, 2016, 7:00-19:00) 20th Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions
  • 3 Day (Friday, April 8th, 2016, 9:00-16:05) 20th Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions
  • 1 Day (Wednesday, April 6th, 2016) 20th Young Practitioners Master Class - Management by PCI of a patient with high risk NSTE-ACS

 9:00-9:50 BOARDROOM
Press Conference

10:00-12:00 ROOM C
Special Session of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society focused on transcatheter treatment of valvular heart diseases in Poland (Session in Polish)

Przewodniczący:
Prof. Robert J. Gil – Kierownik Kliniki Kardiolgii Inwazyjnej CSK MSWiA w Warszawie
Prof. Jacek Legutko – Przewodniczący AISN
Dr n. med. Jarosław Pinkas – Sekretarz Stanu w Ministerstwie Zdrowia RP
Prof. Adam Witkowski – Kierownik Kliniki Kardiologii i Angiologii Interwencyjnej Instytut Kardiologii w Warszawie, członek Zarządu EAPCI ESC

Panel:
Prof. Paweł Buszman – Prezes American Heart of Poland
Prof. Marek Deja – Kierownik Katedry i Kliniki Kardiochirurgii, Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny
Prof. Dariusz Dudek – Kierownik Kliniki Kardiologii Collegium Medicum UJ, członek Zarządu EAPCI ESC
Prof. Marek Durlik – Dyrektor SCK MSWiA w Warszawie
Prof. Piotr Hoffman – Prezes Polskiego Towarzystwa Kardiologicznego
Prof. Tomasz Hryniewiecki – Dyrektor Instytutu Kardiologii w Warszawie
Prof. Marek Jasiński – Wojewódzki Konsultant w dziedzinie Kardiochirurgii, Klinika Kardiochirurgii, Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny
Prof. Jarosław Kaźmierczak – Konsultant Krajowy w dziedzinie Kardiologii, Kierownik Pracowni Elektrofizjologii Klinicznej Kliniki Kardiologii, Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny,
Prof. Andrzej Ochała – Kierownik Zakładu Kardiologii Inwazyjnej, Górnośląskie Centrum Medyczne w Katowicach-Ochojcu
Dr n. med. Piotr Olszówka – Klinika Kardiochirurgii, Kliniczny Szpital Wojewódzki w Rzeszowie
Prof. Jacek Różański – Prezes Polskiego Towarzystwa Kardio-Torakochirurgów
Prof. Witold Rużyłło – Instytut Kardiologii w Warszawie, członek PAN
Prof. Marian Zembala –  Dyrektor Śląskiego Centrum Chorób Serca w Zabrzu, poseł na Sejm RP

Zaproszeni goście:
Jarosław Pinkas – Sekretarz Stanu w Ministerstwie Zdrowia RP
Krzysztof Łanda – Podsekretarz Stanu w Ministerstwie Zdrowia RP
Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia – TBD
Wojciech Zawalski – Dyrektor Departament Świadczeń Opieki Zdrowotnej, Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia

PROGRAM SESJI
• 10:00-10:12 Rozwój przezskórnego leczenia zwężenia zastawki aortalnej w Polsce w latach 2008 – 2015. Dariusz Dudek
• 10:12-10:24 Perspektywy przezskórnego leczenia zwężenia zastawki aortalnej w   Polsce w świetle inicjatywy “Zastawka to Życie” Europejskiego Towarzystwa Kardiologicznego (ESC) oraz Europejskiej Asocjacji Przezskórnych Interwencji Sercowo-Naczyniowych (EAPCI). Adam Witkowski
• 10:24-10:36 Rozwój i perspektywy przecewnikowego leczenia wad zastawki mitralnej w Polsce. Kazimierz Widenka
• 10:36-10:48 Rozwój i perspektywy przezcewnikowego leczenia wad zastawki płucnej i trójdzielnej w Polsce. Witold Rużyłło
• 10:48-11:00 Plany rozwoju przezcewnikowego leczenia wad serca w Polsce z perspektywy polityki zdrowotnej. Krzysztof Łanda
• 11:00-11:12 Plany rozwoju przezcewnikowego leczenia wad serca w Polsce z perspektywy płatnika. TBD
• 11:12-11: 30 Dyskusja i konferencja prasowa.

12:30-14:00 ROOM A
Satellite Lunch Symposium 1.
Sponsored by unrestricted grant by Abbott Vascular

Having Nothing Can Mean Everything (Symposium in Polish)

Moderatorzy: Sławomir Dobrzycki, Dariusz Dudek,  Maciej Lesiak, Janusz Rzeźniczak

1. Nasze doświadczenia z pacjentem po 4 latach implantacji Absorb BVS. 10 min – Dr Adrian Włodarczak
2. BVS w OZW . 10 min – Dr Łukasz Rzeszutko
3. Restenoza w stencie – czy Absorb jest rozwiązaniem. 10 min – Prof. Jarosław Wójcik
4. Absorb BVS w zmianach trudnych i zwapniałych. 10 min – Dr Konrad Nowak
5. Co wiemy na temat zakrzepicy w Absorb BVS? 15 min – Prof. Maciej Lesiak
6. BVS w perspektywie najbliższych 5 lat.15 min – Prof. Dariusz Dudek
7. Sesja pytań z sali i odpowiedzi. 15 min – Prof. Dariusz Dudek, Prof. Maciej Lesiak
8. Podsumowanie sesji. 5 min – Prof. Sławomir Dobrzycki, Dr. Janusz Rzeźniczak

12:30-14:00 ROOM B
Satellite Lunch Symposium 2.
Sponsored by unrestricted grant by BALTON
Contemporary offer for Interventional Cardiology by Balton (Warsaw, PL)

Chairmen:  Robert J. Gil  (Warsaw), Dobrin Vassiliev (Sofia), Ricardo Costa (Sao Paulo), Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice), Andrzej Lekston (Zabrze)
Pannelists: Michał Hawranek (Zabrze), Krzysztof Milewski (Katowice), Piotr Buszman (Katowice/Zabrze), Adam Kobayashi (Warsaw), Carlo Briguori (Naples)

• 12.30-12.42 Silesian experience with Alex® – sirolimus eluting thin strut stent with bioresorbable polymer based on 1000 patients.  Michał Hawranek (Zabrze)
• 12.42-12.54 Alex® Plus – new version of sirolimus eluting thin strut stent Alex®. Presentations of Warsaw Registry preliminary results. Jacek Legutko (Krakow)
• 12.54-13.08 Evolution of BiOSS® stent towards optimal coronary bifurcation treatment: from Expert by Lim to COR. Robert J. Gil (Warsaw)
• 13.08-13.20 New microcrystalline paclitaxel eluting balloon PAX® for effective percutaneous intervention. Piotr Buszman (Katowice/Zabrze)
• 13.20-13.35 Stent MER® for effective carotid artery treatment. Adam Kobayashi (Warsaw)
• 13.35-13.57 Presentations of the interesting clinical cases guided by W. Wojakowski.
• 13.57-14.00 Take home message. Robert J. Gil  (Warsaw)

12:30-14:00 LUNCH
(lunch boxes at satellite symposia)

14:00-14:20 COFFEE BREAK

14:20-15:47 ROOM A+B
Symposium: Innovations in technology – what is new for the interventionalists?
Chairmen: Ricardo Costa (Sao Paulo), Andrejs Erglis (Riga), Petr Kala (Brno)

• 14.20-14.25 Introduction and objectives. Petr Kala (Brno)

Presentations of Industry Advancements
• 14:25-14:32 Boston Scientific. TBD
• 14:32-14:39 Medtronic. Robert J. Gil (Warsaw)
• 14:39-14:46 Edwards. Dariusz Dudek (Krakow)
• 14:46-14:53 Terumo. Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok)
• 14:53-15:00 Biotronik. Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)
• 15.00-15:07 Abbott. Maciej Lesiak (Poznan)
• 15:07-15:14 Balton. Krzysztof Milewski (Ustroń)
• 15:14-15:21 Pro Cardia. Robert J. Gil (Warsaw)
• 15:21-15:28 St Jude. Radosław Parma (Katowice)
• 15:28-15:35 Take-home message. Andrejs Erglis (Riga)

Featured Lecture
• 15:35-15:47 Cardiovascular risk-nephrologist point of view. Przemysław Rutkowski (Gdansk)

14:20-15:50 ROOM C
Preventive Cardiology (In Polish)

Jak najlepiej chronić chorych z migotaniem przedsionków przed powikłaniami zatorowo-zakrzepowymi – farmakologicznie, zabiegowo czy razem?
Przewodniczący: Stanisław Bartuś (Kraków),  Stefan Grajek (Poznań), Andrzej Kleinrok (Zamość)

Panel: Marcin Demkow (Warszawa), Przemysław Mitkowski (Poznań), Artur Mamcarz (Warszawa), Łukasz Szumowski (Warszawa), Piotr Waciński (Lublin), Andrzej Wnęk (Sieradz), Jarosław Zalewski (Kraków)
• 14:20-14:28 Wprowadzenie. Stefan Grajek (Poznań)
• 14:28-14:41 Optymalizacja farmakoterapii. Piotr Waciński (Lublin)
• 14.41-15.07 Zamykanie uszka lewego przedsionka: kiedy kardiolog, kiedy kardiochirurg?
• 14:41-14:54 Opinia kardiologa: Marek Grygier (Poznań)
• 14:54-15:07 Opinia kardiochirurga: Krzysztof Bartuś (Kraków)
• 15.07-15.33 Ablacja ujść żył płucnych: kiedy kardiolog, kiedy kardiochirurg?
• 15:07-15:20 Opinia kardiochirurga. Piotr Suwalski (Warszawa)
• 15:20-15:33 Opinia kardiologa. Łukasz Szumowski (Warszawa)
• 15:33-15:40 Dyskusja
• 15:40-15:50 Podsumowanie. Jarosław Kaźmierczak (Szczecin)

15:47-17:50 ROOM A+B
European CTO Club session: CTO recanalization in 2016.
Chairmen: Alfredo R.  Galassi (Catania), Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Elvin Kedhi (Zwolle)
Panellists: Leszek Bryniarski (Krakow), Dariusz Dudek (Krakow), Ki Seok Kim (Jeju), Giuseppe De Luca (Novara), Bela Merkely (Budapest), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław), Joerg Reifart (Munich), Andrzej Wnęk (Sieradz), Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin), Dobrin Vassiliev (Sofia)

15:47 – 16:22 Live case 3. CTO PCI
Operators: Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin), Jarosław Rzezak (Warsaw)
FFR/IVUS/OCT: Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)
16.22 -16.32  Specific CTO scores for complexity assessment and revascularization success prediction. Marouane Boukhris (Tunis)
16.32-16.42 Debate: Ante or retro revascularization techniques; to stay intimal versus dissection and reentry ?
16.42 -16.49 Pro: Alfredo R.  Galassi (Catania)
16.49 -16.56 Contra: Mauro Carlino (Milan)
16.56 -17.03 Rebuttal Pro: Alfredo R.  Galassi (Catania)
17.03 -17.10 Rebuttal Contra: Mauro Carlino (Milan)

17:10-17.30: Recorded case (CTO PCI) presentation and discussion.
17.30 -17.37 Ten important steps to lower radiation exposure in CTO PCI. Joerg Reifart (Munich)
17:37-17:47 Computed Tomography-Guided Percutaneous Revascularization of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Using a Wearable Hands-Free Computer: A Pilot and Feasibility Study. Maksymilian Opolski (Warsaw)
17.47-17.50 Take home message. Robert J. Gil (Warsaw)

17:50-18:00 COFFEE BREAK

18:00-19.34 ROOM A+B
European Bifurcation Club session: PCI in coronary bifurcations including distal left main.Live cases session.
Moderators: Goran Stankovic (Belgrade), Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Gary Mintz (New York)
Panelists: Carlo Briguori (Naples), Shaoliang Chen (Nanjing), So Yeon Choi (Seoul), Adam Kern (Olsztyn), Sang-Wook Kim (Seul), Jacek Legutko (Krakow),  Maciej Lesiak (Poznań), Andrzej Ochała (Katowice), Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)

18:00-18:35 Life case 1. Patient with distal left main stenosis. Detailed presentation of the double kissing crash technique by Shaoliang Chen
Operators: Shaoliang Chen (Nanjing), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)
FFR/IVUS/OCT: Sł. Gołębiewski (Warsaw)
18:35-18:55 The role of combined methods for assessment of the coronary bifurcation lesions including   left main stem. Expectations and possibilities. Gary Mintz (New York)

18.55 – 19.30  Live case 2. Patients with true bifurcation lesion: LAD/Diag1.
Operators: Dobrin Vassiliev (Sofia), Adam Kern (Olsztyn)
FFR/IVUS/OCT: Sł. Gołębiewski (Warsaw), Piotr Kwiatkowski (Warsaw)

19:30-19:45 COFFEE BREAK

15:50-17:30 ROOM C
Session for nurses and technicians (Session in Polish)
Sesja Sekcji Pielęgniarstwa i Techniki Medycznej
Zawał ściany dolnej mięśnia sercowego – nie zawsze tak łatwo
Warsztaty Interaktywne dla pielęgniarek, techników i ratowników medycznych.
Moderatorzy: Rafał Baranowski (Warszawa), Piotr Hetman (Kraków), Małgorzata Wolszczak (Warszawa)

1. Nietypowe objawy. Maciej Koperski
2. Nietypowe EKG. Dorota Krówczyńska / Piotr Hetman. Komentarz. Rafał Baranowski
3.
Czy to jest zawał tylko ściany dolnej? Maria Walkiewicz / Rafał Baranowski
4. Czy EKG może wskazać które naczynie się zamknęło? Mariusz Kłopotowski
5. Leczenie typowe i nietypowe. Marek Banaszewski
Dyskusja
6. Pokaz firmy MDS cardio – symulacja wprowadzenia stentu do tętnicy wieńcowej, obserwacja i pielęgnacja miejsca po nakłuciu tętnicy

17:30-19:10 ROOM C
Session for Paramedics
(Session in Polish)
Moderatorzy: Krzysztof Skrzos, Adam Stępka
Paneliści: Jakub Fąderski, Włodzimierz Janiszewski, Łukasz Wasik

• 17.30-17.40 Nietypowe obrazy OZW w EKG. A. Stępka
• 17.40-17.45 Dyskusja, pytania.
• 17.45-17.55 Ostra niewydolność serca w przebiegu OZW w świetle kompetencji podstawowych zespołów ratownictwa medycznego. Ł.Wasik
• 17.55-18.00 Dyskusja, pytania.
• 18.00-18.10 NZK w przebiegu OZW – resuscytować na miejscu czy transportować do pracowni hemodynamiki. K. Skrzos
• 18.10-18.15 Dyskusja, pytania.
• 18.15-18.25 Zaburzenia rytmu serca towarzyszące OZW w świetle kompetencji podstawowych zespołów ratownictwa medycznego. A. Stępka
• 18.25-18.30 Dyskusja, pytania.
• 18.30-18.40 Logistyka transportu do pracowni hemodynamiki: transport naziemny czy lotniczy oraz czy zawsze należy wzywać zespół specjalistyczny? W. Janiszewski
• 18.40-18.45 Dyskusja, pytania.
• 18.45-18.55 Farmakoterapia w OZW: czy znamy leki, które stosujemy? K. Skrzos, J. Fąderski
• 18.55-19.10 Dyskusja, pytania.

19:25-19:35 COFFEE BREAK

19:45-21:12 ROOM A+B
Central and Eastern European Session – Progress in the interventional cardiology
Chairmen: Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Jacek Legutko (Krakow), William Wijns (Aalst), Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)

Panelists: Bagrat Alekyan (Moscow), Carlo Briguori (Naples), Shaoliang Chen (Nanjing), Ricardo Costa (Sao Paolo), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok), Gary Mintz (New York), Tadeusz Przewłocki (Krakow), Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice), Dobrin Vassiliev (Sofia)

Presentations by countries
19:45-19:51 Belarus. Nikolai Strygo (Minsk)
19:51-19:57 Bulgaria. Ivo Petrov (Sofia)
19:57-20:03 Latvia. Andrejs Erglis (Riga)
20:03-20:09 Hungary. Bela Merkely (Budapest)
20:09-20:15 Russia. Bagrat Alekyan (Moscow)
20:15-20:21 Slovakia. Stanislas Juhas (Kosice)
20:21-20:27 Poland. Jacek Legutko (Krakow)
20:27-20:33 Lithuania. Pranas Serpytis (Vilnius)
20:33-20:39 Romania. Lucian Zarma (Bucharest)
20:39-20:45 Ukraine. Sebov Denys (Odessa)
20:45-20:51 Serbia. Goran Stankovic (Belgrade)
20:51-20:57 Czech Republic. Petr Kala (Brno)
20:57-20:07 Roundtable discussion
21:07-21:12 Wrap up.

21:00-22:30 BOARDROOM
Meeting of the Board of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society.

12:30-19:00 AIDA ROOM 
MEDTRONIC Innovation Village and Simulator Training Session.

7:00 -8.00 BOARDROOM
Meeting of the Board of the Invasive Cardiology journal.

7:30-8:50. ROOM RUBINSTEIN (second floor)
General Assembly of the Asspciation on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society.

9:00-11:05 ROOM C
Forum on Acute Coronary Syndromes: A patient with NSTE-ACS. New guidelines and real life cases.
Chairmen: Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Jacek Legutko (Krakow),, Janina Stępińska (Warsaw)
Panel: Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin), Mariusz Gąsior (Zabrze), Soon Jun Hong (Seoul), Bagrat Alyekan, (Moscow), Gary Mintz (New York), Shaoliang Chen (Nanjing), Andrzej Ochała (Katowice), Ivo Petrov (Sofia), Piotr Suwalski (Warsaw)

9:00-9:40 Live case 1. Patient with NSTE-ACS and multivessel CAD.
Operators:
Marek Grygier (Poznań), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)
FFR/IVUS/OCT: Sławomir Gołębiewski (Warsaw)

Featured Lectures
 9:40-9:55 NSTE-ACS: risk assessment and outcomes. Marek Gierlotka (Zabrze)
• 9:55-10:10 NSTE-ACS: Platelet inhibition and anticoagulation. Bela Merkely (Budapest)

10:10-10:50 Live case 2. Patient with NSTE-ACS and left main stenosis.
Operators: Maciej Lesiak (Poznań), Sławomir Gołębiewski (Warsaw)
FFR/IVUS/OCT: Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)

Featured Lecture:
• 10:50-11:05 Percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass surgery in NSTE-ACS. Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)

11:05-11:30 ROOM C
Acute coronary syndrome: case presentations.
Chairmen:
Ralf Birkemeyer (Ulm), Dariusz Dudek (Krakow), Mariusz Gąsior (Zabrze)
Panelists: Marek Dąbrowski (Warsaw), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Bialystok), Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Krzysztof Kuśmierski (Warsaw), Jacek Legutko (Krakow), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław), Janusz Rzeźniczak (Poznań)

 11:05-11:10 Case 1. Young Joon Hong (Kwanju)
 11:10-11:13 Discussion
 11:13-11:23 Case 2. Lucian Zarma (Bucharest)
 11:23-11:26 Discussion
 11:26-11:36 Case 3. Jan Jastrzębski (Warsaw)
 11:36-11:40 Discussion

11:40-12:20 ROOM C
Opening Ceremony.
1. Robert J. Gil and Adam Witkowski, WCCI Directors
2. Piotr Hoffman, President of the Polish Cardiac Society
3. Andreas Baumbach, Secretary of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
4. William Wijns, Chairman of PCR
5. ANDREAS AWARD

12:20-12:30 COFFEE BREAK

12:30-16:55 ROOM A+B
Learning Pathway on Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease.

PCR SESSION @ WCCI
12:30-14:30 PCI in complex Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease.
Facilitators: Andreas Baumbach (Bristol), Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Goran Stankovic (Belgrade)
Media Driver: Mariusz Kłopotowski (Warsaw)

Live-in-a box cases 1 and 2

14:30-15:30 LUNCH

14:30-15:00 BOARDROOM
Advances in the Interventional Cardiology. Editorial Board Meeting.

PCR SESSION @ WCCI
15:30-17:00 ROOM A+B
How Should I treat complex Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease?
Chairmen:
Andrzej Ochała (Katowice), William Wijns (Aalst), Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)
2 invited cases presented and disscussed
Experts (1st case): Andreas Baumbach (Bristol), Goran Stankovic (Belgrade),
Experts (2nd case): Ravi Nair (Cleveland/Abu Dhabi), Jacek Legutko (Krakow)
Consensus after each case will be delivered by the chairmen.

 15:30-15:35 Introduction and objectives. William Wijns (Aalst)

15:35-16:15 Case 1.
Speaker 1: Case presentation. Sung Yun Lee (Seoul)
Expert 1: How would I treat? Andreas Baumbach (Bristol)) – 7 minutes
Expert 2: How would I treat?– Goran Stankovic (Belgrade 7 minutes
Speaker 1: How did I treat. Sung Yun Lee (Seoul) – 5 minutes
Discussion – 10 minutes
Consensus: Andrzej Ochała (Katowice) – 5 minutes

16:15-16:55 Case 2.
Speaker 2: Case presentation. Tomasz Roleder (Katowice) – 5 minutes
Expert 1: How would I treat? Ravi Nair (Cleveland/Abu Dhabi) – 7 minutes
Expert 2: How would I treat? Jacek Legutko (Krakow) – 7 minutes
Speaker 2: How did I treat. Tomasz Roleder (Katowice) – 5 minutes
Discussion – 10 minutes
Consensus: Adam Witkowski (Warsaw) – 5 minutes

12:30-17:00 ROOM C
Learning Pathway on Carotid Stenting

PCR SESSION @ WCCI
12:30-14:30 ROOM C
Pathway on Carotid Stenting.
Facilitators: Piotr Musiałek (Krakow), Antoine Sauguet (Toulouse)
Media Driver: Mikołaj Kosek (Warsaw)

Live in a box case 3 and 4.

14:30-15:30 LUNCH

PCR SESSION @ WCCI
15:30-16:55 ROOM C
How Should I Treat Carotid Stenosis?
Chairmen:
Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw), Piotr Pieniążek (Krakow), Antoine Sauguet (Toulouse)
2 invited cases presented and disscussed
Experts (1st case): Tomasz Jargiełło (Lublin), Piotr Musiałek (Krakow)
Experts (2nd case): Rafał Maciąg (Warsaw), Stanisław Bartuś (Krakow)
• 15:30-15:35 Introduction and objectives. Antoine Sauguet (Toulouse)

15:35-16:15 Case 1.
Speaker 1: Case presentation. Włodzimierz Skorupski (Poznań) – 5 minutes
Expert 1: How would I treat? Tomasz Jargiełło (Lublin) – 7 minutes
Expert 2: How would I treat? Piotr Musiałek (Krakow) – 7 minutes
Speaker 1: How did I treat. Włodzimierz Skorupski (Poznań) – 5 minutes
Discussion – 10 minutes
Consensus: Piotr Pieniążek (Krakow) – 5 minutes

16:15-16:55 Case 2.
Speaker 2: Case presentation. Marek Świerad (Zabrze) – 5 minutes
Expert 1: How would I treat? Rafał Maciąg (Warsaw) – 7 minutes
Expert 2: How would I treat? Stanisław Bartuś (Krakow) – 7 minutes
Speaker 2: How did I treat. Marek Świerad (Zabrze) – 5 minutes
Discussion – 10 minutes
Consensus: Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw) – 5 minutes

17:00-17:20 COFFEE BREAK

17:20-19:45 ROOM A+B
Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: Revascularization in the perspective of growing elderly patients population in Europe.

EAPCI @ WCCI Session
Chairmen: Paweł Buszman (Ustron), Marek A. Deja (Katowice), William Wijns (Aalst)
Experts: Andreas Baumbach (Bristol), Bela Merkely (Budapest),  Mariusz Gąsior (Zabrze),  Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Petr Kala (Brno), Sang-Wook Kim (Seoul), Ahmed Magdy (Cairo), Andrzej Wnęk (Sieradz)
• 17:20-17:25 Learning objectives. Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)

17:25-18:05 Live case 3. An elderly patient with advanced multivessel coronary artery disease. Role of ROTA.
Operators: Dobrzycki (Białystok), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)
FFR/IVUS/OCT: Sławomir Gołębiewski (Warsaw)
• 18:05-18:20 State-of the-art lecture: How new ESC guidelines on NSTE-ACS and growing elderly patient population impacts daily practice in Europe? Dariusz Dudek (Krakow)

18:20-19:00 Live case 4. A patient with left main disease. Hungarian experience from Budapest
Operators: TBD

19:00-19:40 Live case 5. A patient with multivessel coronary artery disease. Czech experience from Brno.
Operators: TBD

• 19:40-19:45 Take-home message. Marek A. Deja (Katowice)

17:20-18:40 ROOM C
Concurrent WCCI session. Forum on transcather aortic valve implantation: case review.
Chairmen:
Anson Cheung (Vancouver), Marek Jasiński (Katowice), Lars Sondergaard (Copenhagen)
Panelists: Marek Grygier (Poznan), Janusz Kochman (Warszawa), Radosław Parma (Katowice), Jan Z. Peruga (Łódź), Krzysztof Wilczek (Zabrze), Bagrat Alekyan (Moscow)

• 17:20-17:25 Learning objectives. Lars Sondergaard (Copenhagen)
• 17:25-17-30 Case 1. Marek Grygier (Poznan)
• 17:30-17:35 Discussion
• 17:35-17:45 Case 2. Maciej Dąbrowski (Warsaw)
• 17:45-17:50 Discussion
• 17:50-18:00 Case 3. Ralf Birkemeyer (Ulm)
• 18:00-18:05 Discussion
• 18:05-18:15: Case 4. Dariusz Jagielak (Gdańsk)
• 18:15-18:20 Discussion
• 18:20-18:30 Case 5. Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław)
• 18:30-18:35 Discussion
• 18:35-18:40 Take-home message. Marek Jasiński (Katowice)

9:00-19:00 AIDA ROOM
Medtronic Innovation Village

9:00-11:06 ROOM A
SESSION 1. Expanding experience with left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO).
Chairmen: Marcin Demkow (Warsaw), Marek Grygier (Poznań), David Meerkin (Jerusalem)
Panelists: Janusz Kochman (Warsaw), Pawel Kralisz (Białystok), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław), Janusz Rzeźniczak (Poznań), Janusz Sławin (Wrocław)

9:00-9:12 New Guidelines and Recommendations for LAAO. Jai-Wun Park (Koburg)
• 9:12-9:24 How do I select my patients? – Scientific evidence and current clinical practice in Europe. Grzegorz Smolka (Katowice)
• 9:24-9:36 How do I plan and perform my procedure? – Tips and tricks for safe and successful device implantation. Jai-Wun Park (Koburg)
• 9:36-9:45 Discussion
• 9:45-10:25 Life case 1: LAAO with Watchman
Operators: Saibal Kar (Los Angeles), Radosław Pracoń (Warsaw)
ECHO: Marek Konka (Warsaw)
• 10:25-10:37 How do I follow-up my patients after LAAO? – Optimal pharmacologic treatment strategies and post-procedural imaging. David Meerkin (Jerusalem)
• 10:37-10:49 LAAO with ACP Amulet device guided by 3D-printed personalized heart model. Sebastian Bujak (Warsaw)
• 10:49-11:01 Thrombus on LAA occluder: What is the risk of complications? How to treat? Cezary Kępka (Warsaw)
• 11:01-11:06 Take-home message. Marek Grygier (Poznan)

9:00-11:17 ROOM B
SESSION 2. Carotid, vertebral and subclavian artery revascularization.
Chairmen: Tomasz Jargiełło (Lublin), Wacław Kuczmik (Katowice), Andrzej Ochała (Katowice), Piotr Pruszczyk (Warsaw)
Panelists: Stanisław Bartuś (Krakow), Tomasz Deptuch (Józefów), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok), Tadeusz Przewłocki (Krakow), Wlodzimierz Skorupski (Poznań), Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin), Dobrin Vassiliev (Sofia). Lucian Zarma (Bucharest), Hoyoun Won (Seoul)

• 9:00-9:24 Debate: Optimal carotid revascularization
• 9:00-9:12 Carotid endarterectomy is the treatment of choice in majority if patients. Wacław Kuczmik (Katowice)
• 9:12-9:24 Carotid stenting is the treatment of choice in majority of patients. Antoine Sauguet (Toulouse)
• 9:24-9:30 Discussion

• 9:30-10:10 Life case 2: Carotid stenting.
Operators: Marek Świerad (Zabrze), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw)
• 10:10-10:22 Transradial approach for carotid stenting. Piotr Pieniążek (Krakow)
• 10:22-10:34 Vertebral artery angioplasty: patient selection and technique. Włodzimierz Skorupski (Poznań)
• 10:34-10:46 Subclavian artery angioplasty: when it is really needed? Tadeusz Przewłocki (Krakow)
• 10:46-11:00 Discussion

Featured lecture:
• 11:00-11:12 Multimodal approach to treat lesions in patients with non-operable distal chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Marek Roik (Warsaw)
• 11:12-11:17 Take-home message. Andrzej Ochała

9:00-11:15 ROOM C
SESSION 3. Transcatheter valve-in-valve interventions: the gold standard treatment for bioprosthetic failure?
Chairmen
: Magnus Settergren (Solna), Tomasz Hryniewiecki (Warsaw), Bernard Prendergast (London)

Panelists: Maciej Dąbrowski (Warsaw), Marek A. Deja (Katowice), Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv), Tomasz Hirnle (Białystok), Krzysztof Kuśmierski (Warsaw), Arkadiusz Pietrasik (Warsaw), Jerzy Pręgowski (Warsaw), Tomasz Siminiak (Poznań), Adam Sukiennik (Bydgoszcz)

• 9:00-9:12 What have we learned from the international registries of transcatheter valve-in-valve implantations? Dariusz Dudek (Krakow)
• 9:12-9:24 The role of noninvasive imaging for patient selection and procedural guidance. Piotr Szymański (Warsaw)
• 9:24-9:36 Valve-in-valve/valve-in-ring in the tricuspid position. Marcin Demkow (Warsaw)
• 9:36-9:48 Valve-in-valve in the pulmonary position. Stephan Schubert (Berlin)
• 9:48-10:00 Valve-in-valve/valve-in-ring  in the mitral position. Lars Sondergaard (Copenhagen)
• 10:00-10:12 Valve-in-valve in the aortic position. Marek Grygier (Poznań)
• 10:12-10:32 Live-in-a box 1: Transcatheter valve-in-valve
• 10:32-10:45 Discussion
• 10:45-10:50 Take-home message. Bernard Prendergast (London)

FEATURED LECTURES:
• 10:50-11:03 Overview of the currently available transcatheter mitral valve repair devices and results of the trials. Magnus Settergren (Solna)
• 11:02-11:15 Transcatheter mitral valve replacement: new valves and experiences. Lars Sondergaard (Copenhagen)

11:05-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:10 ROOM A
SESSION 4. TAVI: Going Ahead (part 1)
Chairmen: Andreas Baumbach (Bristol), Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv), Witold Rużyłło (Warsaw)

Panelists: Marco Brabanti (Catania), Ralf Birkemeyer (Ulm), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok),  Dariusz Dudek (Krakow), Eberhardt Grube (Bonn), Janusz Kochman (Warsaw), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław)
• 11:30-11:42 TAVI for intermediate risk patients – It’s about time! Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv)
• 11:42-11:54 Brain protection in TAVI – Ready for prime time? Andreas Baumbach (Bristol)
• 11:54-12:06 Clinical experience with SAPIEN 3. Bernard Prenedrgast (London)
• 12:06-12:18 Clinical experience with EVOLUTE R. Eberhardt Grube (Bonn)
• 12:18-12:30 Clinical experience with LOTUS. Marco Brabanti (Catania)
• 12:30-12:42 Clinical experience with NVT TAVI System. Janusz Kochman (Warsaw)
 12:42-13:20 Live case 3: TAVI with LOTUS valve.
Operators: Adam Witkowski (Warsaw), Maciej Dąbrowski (Warsaw), Jan Harnek (Lund)
ECHO: Patrycjusz Stokłosa (Warsaw)

11:30-13:00 ROOM B
SESSION 5. Hybrid strategies for  cardiac diseases. Best of two worlds – Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.
Chairmen:
Bagrat Alekyan (Moscow), Piotr Suwalski (Warsaw), Nikolaos Bonaros (Innsbruck)
Panelists: Mariusz Gąsior (Zabrze), Tomasz Hirnle (Białystok), Adam Kern (Olsztyn), Maciej Karcz (Warsaw), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań), Jarosław Zalewski (Kraków)

• 11:30-11:40 Scope of the problem. Jarosław Zalewski (Krakow)
11:40-11:55 Hybrid treatment of  multivessel coronary disease – in whom and how? Mateusz Tajstra (Zabrze)
11:55-12:15 Live-in-a box 2: Hybrid  coronary revascularization in MVD (EACAB plus PCI).
Operators:   Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Piotr Suwalski (Warsaw)
12.15-12.30„Best of two worlds”  in the hybrid  treatment of arrhythmias.  Piotr Suwalski (Warsaw)
12:30-12:45 Rationale for Hybrid Approach using minimally invasive valve surgery and PCI in complex patients. Marek A. Deja (Katowice)
12:45-12:55 Discussion.
12:55-13:00 Take home message. Nicolas Bonaros (Insbruck)

11:30-13:00 ROOM C
SESSION 6. Role of intracoronary diagnostic methods in contemporary cathlabs. Guidelines versus reality.
Chairmen: Shaoliang Chen (Nanjing), Ravi Nair (Cleveleand/Abu Dhabi), Francesco Prati (Rome)

Panelists: So Yeon Choi (Seoul), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Ivo Petrov (Sofia), Pranas Serpytis (Vilnus),Dobrin Vassiliev (Sofia), Vasil Velchev (Sofia), Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice), Lucian Zarma (Bucharest)

11:30-12:10 Live case 4: PCI in a patient with multivessel CAD and LMS stenosis.
Operators: Jacek Legutko (Krakow), Jerzy Pręgowski (Warsaw)
IVUS/OCT/FFR: Paweł Tyczyński, Łukasz Kalińczuk (Warsaw)
12:10-12:22 Physiological coronary lesions assessment. Elvin Kehdi (Zwolle)
12:22-12:36 Visual assessment: OCT vs IVUS vs IVUS HD. Francesco Prati (Rome)
12:36-12:48 Combined mehods: FFR+ID, FFR + IVUS, NIRS. Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice)
12:48-12:55 Discussion
12:55-13:00 Take-home message. Francesco Prati (Rome)

13:00-13:15 COFFEE BREAK

13:15-14:15 ROOM A
Luncheon Session 1.
Sponsored by unrestricted grant by TERUMO. Minimizing the risk of complex coronary intervention.

Moderators: Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin)
1. Overcoming obstacles in complex coronary intervention with radial approach. TBD
2. Coronary intervention in STEMI – fast, safe and effective! Tomasz Pawłowski
3. Complex bifurcation stenting in 2016 – staying on a safe side! Maciej Lesiak
4. Transradial approach for coronary chronic total occlusion – when and how? Jarosław Wójcik
5. Efficiency and safety during transradial approach in endovascular procedures. Sławomir Dobrzycki.

14:15-14:30 COFFEE BREAK

14:30-15:55 ROOM A
SESSION 8. TAVI: Going Ahead (part 2)
Chairmen:
Jan Harnek (Lund), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw), Lars Sondergaard (Copenhagen)

Panelists: Andreas Baumbach (Bristol), Tomasz Hirnle (Białystok), Dariusz Jagielak (Gdańsk), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław), Łukasz Tułecki (Zamość)

• 14:30-14:40 What should still be addressed to assure safety and effecivness in TAVI? Adam Witkowski (Warsaw)
14:40-14:52 New technology platforms for TAVI. Saibal Kar (Los Angeles)
14:52-15:04 Perivalvular leaks – still a concern in TAVI? Ralf Birkemeyer (Ulm)
15:04-15:16 Avoiding of bleedings and vascular complications. Marek Grygier (Poznań)
15:16-15:28 Advantages of transapical approach for TAVI. Piotr Olszówka (Rzeszów)
15:28-15:40 Advantages of transfemoral approach for TAVI. Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok)
15:40-15:50 Discussion
15:50-15:55 Take-home message. Jan Harnek (Lund)

14:30-16:30 ROOM B
SESSION 7. Bioresobable coronary scaffolds: clinical evidence from trials and registries versus reality.
Chairmen: Dariusz Dudek (Krakow), Michael Haude (Neuss), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań)
Panelists: Shaoliang Chen (Nanjing), Andrzej Lekston (Zabrze), Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Young Joon Hong (Gwangju),  Jerzy Pręgowski (Warsaw), Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice)

14:30-14:42 What are the bioresorbable scaffolds and why we need them? Robert J. Gil (Warsaw)
14:42-14:57 Highlights from the ABSORB trials. Dariusz Dudek (Krakow)/Maciej Lesiak (Poznan)
14:57-15:09 Highlights from the DREAMS trials. Michael Haude (Neuss)
15:09-15:21 Highlights from the DESolve trials. Stylianos Pyxaras (Coburg)
15:21-16:00 Live case 5: Coronary revascularization with bioresorbable stents.
Operators: Krzysztof Kukuła (Warsaw), Artur Dębski (Warsaw)
IVUS/OCT/FFR: Paweł Tyczyński, Łukasz Kalińczuk (Warsaw)
16:00-16:12 Polish experience: real life use of bioresorbable scaffolds (Zabrze Registry). Michał Hawranek (Zabrze)

• 16:12-16:24 Featured Lecture.
Patients treated with bivalirudin still at higher risk of stent thrombosis: a comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials of bivalirudin and heparin for percutaneous coronary interventions. Stefan Grajek (Poznan)
16:24-16:30 Take-home message. Maciej Lesiak (Poznań)

14:30-16:05 ROOM C
SESSION 8. A Patient with ischemic heart disease and angiographically normal coronary arteries. How to manage ?
Chairmen: Robert J. Gil, Elvin Kehdi (Zwolle), Giuseppe De Luca (Novara), Sang-Wook Kim (Seoul), Ahmed Magdy (Cairo)

Panellists: Ricardo Costa (Sao Paulo), Jacek Kądziela (Warsaw), Jacek Legutko (Krakow), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Francesco Prati (Rome), Tomasz Roleder (Katowice), Krzysztof Milewski (Warsaw)

14:30-14:35 Scope of the problem. Krzysztof Milewski (Warsaw)
14:35-14:47 Myocardial bridge, vasospastic angina, microvascular angina, and others – prevalence and mechanisms. Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)
14:47-14:59 Myocardial infarction in non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) – what is it and how to deal with. Jacek Bil (Warsaw)
14.59-15:11 The role of imaging modalities (IVUS, OCT, CMR, CT) and provocative tests in diagnosis of IHD with angiographically normal arteries. Jacek Legutko (Krakow)
15.11-15.23 Prognosis and optimal treatment in pts with IHD and angiographically normal coronaries. Michał Hawranek (Zabrze)
15.23-16.00 Live-in-a box 3: PT with IHD and with angiographically normal coronaries diagnosed with: IVUS, OCT and ID + Acetylocholine test. Jacek Bill (Warsaw), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw)
16.00-16.05 Take home message. Giuseppe De Luca (Novara)

9:00-14:00 AIDA ROOM:
Medtronic Innovation Village

Location:
Hotel InterContinental, Warsaw

Language:
English

Target attendees:
Interventionists aiming at improving their knowledge and skills in undertaking complex procedures in their daily practice

Course directors:
Robert Gil
Adam Witkowski

Course trainers/facilitators:
Jacek Legutko
Jerzy Pręgowski
Gabor Toth

Learning objectives

At the end of the PCR Seminar the participants will:
understand the current knowledge and the optimal management strategy for a patient presenting with High-Risk NSTE ACS, including difficult access, calcification…
learn about the optimal treatment strategy considering the individual clinical situation, differences in infrastructure and the best available evidence.

The programme will include:
Interactive discussions using ” Live in-a- box® cases “ and videos of complex cases
Debates and different views between participants and experts.
Step by step reasoning approach
Workshop on how to analyse and reflect on a study

08:30-08:45 Welcome: Outline of the Programme and rules What? Why? How?

08:45-10:15 A patient with an ACS-NSTEMI
I. Global appraisal of patient’s presentation
clinical presentation
key biochemical markers
 key diagnostic tests
Coronaro-angiogram
J. Legutko, J. Pręgowski, G. Toth

10:15-10:30 BREAK

10:30-12:00 II. Decision-making process
Does our patient require a myocardial revascularization?
Different diagnostic modalities IVUS, FFR and OCT
Early management
J. Legutko, J. Pręgowski, G. Toth

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

III. PCI procedure is decided
Before PCI

Pharmacology
Plan your strategy
Plan your material
Procedure: tips and hints
Some specific issues
Different assessment modalities IVUS, FFR and OCT
J. Legutko, J. Pręgowski, G. Toth

14:30-14:45 BREAK


14:45-15:45 IV. How to prevent and manage the most frequent complications?

Part 1 Case based discussions
Dissection
Perforation

Complication cases from the participants
J. Legutko, J. Pręgowski, G. Toth

15:45-16:00 IV. Post PCI
In hospital
At discharge

16:00-16:15 BREAK

16:15-17:00 Synthesis / Lecture
How to analyse and reflect on a published study? WOEST trial
G. Toth

17:00 17:30 Wrap up / Conclusions

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Workshop Venue

Hotel InterContinental
49 Emilii Plater Street
00-125 Warsaw, Poland
phone: +48 22 328 8888, 00800 311 1216
www.warszawa.intercontinental.com

The InterContinental is located in the center of Warsaw. It is one of the tallest buildings in the city with a unique and modern architecture. The ideal location for easy access to tourist attractions to visit during your stay in the capital, such as Warsaw’s Old Town, National Museum, Warsaw Uprising Museum and many others. The hotel is also in close proximity to the Central Railway Station, Palace of Culture and Science and Golden Terraces Shopping Centre.

Fee for the Workshop

The registration fee includes: participation in the Workshop (6th – 8th April 2016), 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 440 zł
3 days
– The registration fee for physicians for three days participation in the conference, including subject to discount 1.150 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

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

International Faculty

Bagrat Alekyan (Moscow), Marco Barbanti (Catania), Andreas Baumbach (Bristol), Ralf Birkemeyer (Ulm), Nikolaos Bonaros (Innsbruck) Marouane Boukhris (Tunis), Magali Breheret (Marseille), Carlo Briguori (Naples), Mauro  Carlino (Milan), Shaoliang Chen (Nanjing), So Yeon Choi (Seoul), Anson Cheung (Vancouver), Andrejs Erglis (Riga), Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv), Alfredo R. Galassi (Catania), Eberhardt Grube (Bonn), Jan Harnek (Lund), Michael Haude (Neuss), Soon Jun Hong (Seoul), Young Joon Hong (Gwangju), Petr Kala (Brno), Saibal Kar (Los Angeles), Ki Seok Kim (Jeju), Sang-Wook Kim (Seoul), Elvin Kedhi (Zwolle), Frantisek Kovar (Kosice), Sung Yun Lee (Seoul) Giuseppe De Luca (Novara), Ahmed Magdy (Cairo), David Meerkin (Jerusalem), Bela Merkely (Budapest), Gary Mintz (New York), Ravi Nair (Cleveland/Abu Dhabi), Jai-Wun Park (Koburg), Ivo Petrov (Sofia), Francesco Prati (Rome), Bernard Prendergast (London), Stylianos Pyxaras (Coburg), Joerg Reifart (Munich), Antoine Sauguet (Toulouse), Stephan Schubert (Berlin), Denys Sebov (Odessa), Pranas Serpytis (Vilnius), Magnus Settergren (Solna), Lars Sondergaard (Copenhagen), Goran Stankovic (Belgrade), Nikolai Strygo (Minsk), Gabor Toth (Graz), Dobrin Vassiliev (Sofia), Vasil Velchev (Sofia), William Wijns (Aalst), Hoyoun Won (Seoul), Lucian Zarma (Bucharest).

Polish Faculty

Marek Banaszewski (Warsaw), Rafał Baranowski (Warsaw), Krzysztof Bartuś (Krakow), Stanisław Bartuś (Krakow), Jacek Bil (Warsaw), Leszek Bryniarski (Krakow), Sebastian Bujak (Warsaw), Paweł Buszman (Ustron), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warsaw), Maciej Dąbrowski (Warsaw) Marek Dąbrowski (Warsaw), Marek A. Deja (Katowice), Marcin Demkow (Warsaw), Tomasz Deptuch (Józefów), Artur Dębski (Warsaw), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok), Dariusz Dudek (Krakow), Marek Durlik (Warsaw), Jakub Fąderski (Błonie), Mariusz Gąsior (Zabrze), Marek Gierlotka (Zabrze), Robert J. Gil (Warsaw), Sławomir Gołębiewski (Warsaw), Stafan Grajek (Poznań), Marek Grygier (Poznań), Michał Hawranek (Zabrze), Piotr Hetman (Kraków), Tomasz Hirnle (Białystok), Piotr Hoffman (Warsaw), Tomasz Hryniewiecki (Warsaw), Dariusz Jagielak (Gdańsk) Włodzimierz Janiszewski (Warsaw), Tomasz Jargiełło (Lublin), Marek Jasiński (Katowice), Jan Jastrzębski (Warsaw), Łukasz Kalińczuk (Warsaw), Maciej Karcz (Warsaw), Jacek Kądziela (Warsaw), Adam Kern (Olsztyn), Cezary Kępka (Warsaw), Andrzej Kleinrok (Zamość), Mariusz Kłopotowski (Warsaw), Janusz Kochman (Warsaw), Marek Konka (Warsaw), Maciej Koperski (Warsaw), Mikołaj Kosek (Warsaw), Paweł Kralisz (Białystok), Dorota Krówczyńska (Warsaw), Wacław Kuczmik (Katowice), Krzysztof Kukuła (Warsaw), Krzysztof Kuśmierski (Warsaw), Piotr Kwiatkowski (Warsaw), Jacek Legutko (Krakow), Andrzej Lekston (Zabrze), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań), Krzysztof Łanda (Warsaw), Rafał Maciąg (Warsaw), Artur Mamcarz (Warsaw), Krzysztof Milewski (Ustroń), Przemysław Mitkowski (Poznań), Piotr Musiałek (Krakow), Andrzej Ochała (Katowice), Piotr Olszówka (Rzeszów), Maksymilian Opolski (Warsaw), Radosław Parma (Katowice), Tomasz Pawłowski (Warsaw), Jan Z. Peruga (Łódź), Piotr Pieniążek (Krakow), Arkadiusz Pietrasik (Warsaw), Jarosław Pinkas (Warsaw), Radosław Pracoń (Warsaw), Jerzy Pręgowski (Warsaw), Piotr Pruszczyk (Warsaw), Tadeusz Przewłocki (Krakow), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław), Tomasz Roleder (Katowice), Marek Roik (Warsaw), Jacek Różański (Warsaw), Przemysław Rutkowski (Gdansk), Witold Rużyłło (Warsaw), Jarosław Rzezak (Warsaw), Janusz Rzeźniczak (Poznań), Tomasz Siminiak (Poznań), Włodzimierz Skorupski (Poznań), Krzysztof Skrzos (Warsaw), Janusz Sławin (Wrocław), Grzegorz Smolka (Katowice), Adam Stępka (Warsaw), Janina Stępińska (Warsaw), Patrycjusz Stokłosa (Warsaw), Adam Sukiennik (Bydgoszcz), Piotr Suwalski (Warsaw), Łukasz Szumowski (Warsaw), Piotr Szymański (Warsaw), Marcin Świerad (Zabrze), Mateusz Tajstra (Zabrze), Łukasz Tułecki (Zamość), Paweł Tyczyński (Warsaw), Piotr Waciński (Lublin), Maria Walkiewicz (Warsaw), Łukasz Wasik (Błonie), Kazimierz Widenka (Rzeszów), Krzysztof Wilczek (Zabrze) Adam Witkowski (Warsaw), Andrzej Wnęk (Sieradz), Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice), Małgorzata Wolszczak (Warsaw), Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin), Jarosław Zalewski (Kraków), Wojciech Zawalski (Warsaw), Marian Zembala (Zabrze).

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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