16th Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions

18th - 20th April 2012
Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, 24 Grzybowska Street, Warsaw

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Dear Colleagues,

We have a great pleasure to invite you to the 16th Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions (WCCI). The meeting will take place from 18th to 20th April 2012 in Warsaw, in RADISSON BLU Hotel on 24 Grzybowska Street.

On first day of WCCI a new 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). The Course Co-Directors are: Professor Jean Marco, Chairman of PCR and Jean Fajadet, President of EAPCI. This event is especially dedicated for younger interventionalists from Central and Eastern Europe who already begun their traing in PCI.

Registration Form will soon be available on http://wcci.pl. All costs (registration and acommodation) will be covered by organizers.

As a result of our continued cooperation with PCR, the WCCI is a regular event in the European calendar of cardiovascular interventions. The Coures is accredited by Polish Cardiac Society and EBAC.

 The key subjects of the conference in 2012 shall be as follows:
Percutaneous treatment of the left main and multivessel coronary arterydisease
Percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusion (CTO)
Percutaneous treatment of valvular heart diseases (aortic, mitral, pulmonary)
Peripheral and carotid interventions
Treatment of patients with acute coronary syndromes
Renal sympathetic denervation for hypertension and collateral diseases
Treatment of structural heart diseases
In Cath Lab diagnostic methods: IVUS/FFR/OCT.

The WCCI program is as much interactive as possible, so the majority of sessions are in Learning The Technique, How Should I Treat and Case Review format.

We cordially invite you to participate!

 Directors of the 16th WCCI:

Professor Robert J. Gil             Professor Adam Witkowski

                                           

Workshop Programme / Young Practitioners Course Programme

WCCI PROGRAM (PDF) » YPC PROGRAM (PDF) »
  • 1 Day (Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 9:00-19:00) 16th Master Class for Young Practitioners
  • 2 Day (Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 10:00-20:10) 16th Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions - PCR @ WCCI 2012
  • 3 Day (Friday, April 20th, 2012, 8:30-18:30) 16th Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions - End of EuroPCR@WCCI 2012
  • 1 Day (Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 9:00-19:00) 16th Young Practitioners Master Class - How to successfully manage a patient by PCI? A patient with stable coronary artery disease & a patient with Non ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  • 2 Day (Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10:00-13:30) 16th Young Practitioners Master Class - Simulator Session

Venue: WESTIN Hotel, Warsaw
Auspices: ACVI, EAPCI, PCR
Accreditation: EBAC, Polish Cardiac Society (PCS)

9:00-19:00 Master Class for Young Practitioners (WESTIN Hotel)

11:00-12:00 ROOM WIOSNA
Press Conference

12:15 LUNCH (RESTAURANTS OGRODOWA and FERDY’S)

12:30-13:45 ROOM A+B
Symposium: New stents parade
Chairmen: Adam Witkowski (Warszawa, PL), Krzysztof Żmudka (Kraków, PL), Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL)
Pannel: Aleksander Araszkiewicz (Poznań, PL), Leszek Bryniarski (Kraków, PL), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warszawa, PL), Maciej Dąbrowski (Warszawa, PL), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław, PL), Janusz Rzeźniczak (Poznań, PL), Zbigniew Peruga (Łódz, PL)

12:30-12:35 Introduction and objectives, Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)
12:35-13:39 Presentations of new stents
12:35-12:43 Balton, Milewski (Katowice)
12:43-12:51 CID/Procardia, Maciej Lesiak (Poznań)
12:51-12:59 Meril Leifsciences, Paweł Buszman (Zabrze)
12:59-13:07 Biotronik, Janusz Prokopczuk (Kędzierzyn)
13:07-13:15 Abbott Vascular, Thomas Hatten (Santa Clara)
13:15-13:23 Medtronic, Piotr Musiałek (Kraków)
13:23-13:31 Boston Scientific, Chaim Lotan (Jerusalem)
13:31-13:39 Biosensors/Polimed, Christopher Naber (Essen)
13:39-13:45 Roundtable discussion
• 13:45-15:45 Live cases from the Central Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Moderators: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL), Ricardo Costa (Sao Paulo, BR)
Live case 1 MVD PCI
Operators: Janusz Kochman (Warszawa), Tomasz Kulawik (Warszawa), IVUS/FFR/OCT: Sławomir Gołębiewski, Piotr Kwiatkowski
Live case 2 Multivessel disease case
Operators: Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin), Jarosław Rzezak (Warszawa), IVUS/FFR/OCT: Sławomir Gołębiewski, Piotr Kwiatkowski

14:45-14:55 COFFEE BREAK (ROOM LATO and EXHIBITION AREA)

14:55-16:40 ROOM A+B
Symposium: Coronary bifurcation – still challenge for interventional cardiologists
Chairmen: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań, PL), Ricardo Costa (Sao Paulo, BR)
Pannel: S. Dobrzycki (Białystok, PL), Jacek Kubica (Bydgoszcz, PL), Andrzej Lekston (Zabrze, PL), Andrzej Ochała (Katowice, PL), Paweł Maciejewski (Warszawa, PL), Tomasz Deptuch (Warszawa, PL)

14:55-15:00 Introduction and objectives – Do we need dedicated bifurcation stents? Robert J. Gil (Warszawa)
15:00-15:40 Presentations of dedicated bifurcation stents
15:00-15:08 BIOSS® (Balton), Dobrin Vasiliev (Sofia)
15:08-15:16 Xience SBA (Abbott Vascular), Thomas Hatten (Santa Clara)
15:16-15:24 Stentys (Stentys), Jacek Legutko (Kraków)
15:24-15:32 Tryton (Tryton Medical/Procardia), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań)
15:32-15:40 Axxes (Biosensors/Polimed), Christopher Naber (Essen)
15:40-15:45 Wrap-up, Robert J. Gil (Warszawa)
• 15:45-16:40 Live cases from the Central Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Moderators: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL) Ricardo Costa (Sao Paulo, BR)
• Live case 3 Bioss LIM implantation

Operators: Dobrin Vassilev (Sofia), Tomasz Kulawik (Warszawa), IVUS/FFR/OCT: Sławomir Gołębiewski, Piotr Kwiatkowski
• Live case 4 Xience SBA implantation

Operators: David Rizik (Scottsdale), Radosław Targoński (Starogard Gdański), IVUS/FFR/OCT: Sławomir Gołębiewski, Piotr Kwiatkowski

16:40-16:50 COFFEE BREAK (ROOM LATO and EXHIBITION AREA)

16:50-19:45 ROOM A+B
Central and Eastern European Session: State of the art of Interventional Cardiology

• 16:50-18:05 Session I: Diagnostic coronary angiography and PCI
Chairmen: Genadij Hubulava (St. Petersburg, RU), Zoltan Jambrik (Budapest, HU), Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL)
16:50-16:55 Introduction and objectives, Robert J. Gil (Warszawa)

• 16:55-17:58 Presentations by country
16:55-17:02 Belarus, Oleg Polonetsky (Minsk)
17:02-17:09 Bulgaria, Ivo Petrov (Sofia)
17:09-17:16 Hungary, Zoltan Jambrik (Budapest)
17:16-17:23 The Czech Republic, Michael Zelisko (Prague)
17:23-17:30 Russia, Gienadij Hubulava (St. Petersburg)
17:30-17:37 Romania, Dan Deleanu (Bucarest)
17:37-17:44 Slovakia, Viliam Fridrich (Bratislava)
17:44-17:51 Ukraine, Jurij Paniczkin (Kiev)
17:51-17:58 Poland, Paweł Maciejewski (Warszawa)
17:58-18:05 Wrap-up, Robert J. Gil (Warszawa)

18:05-18:15 COFFEE BREAK (ROOM LATO and EXHIBITION AREA)

18:15-19:30 Session II: Acute coronary syndromes – models of treatment
Chairmen: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL), Gennadij Hubulava (St. Peterburg, RU), Ivo Petrov (Sofia, BG), Adam Witkowski (Warszawa, PL)

18:15-18:20 Introduction and objectives by Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)

• 18:20-19:23 Presentations by countries
18:20-18:27 Belarus, Walery Stelmaszok (Minsk)
18:27-18:34 Bulgaria, Vasil Velchev (Sofia)
18:34-18:41 Hungary, Attila Thury (Szeged)
18:41-18:48 The Czech Republic, Michael Zelisko (Prague)
18:48-18:55 Russia, Gennadij Hubulava (St Petersburg)
18:55-19:02 Romania, Lucien Zarma (Bucarest)
19:02- 19:09 Slovakia, Viliam Fridrich (Bratislava)
19:09-19:16 Ukraine, Jurij Paniczkin (Kiev)
19:16-19:23 Poland, Maciej Karcz (Warszawa)

• 19:23-19:35 Invited Lecture:
Primary PCI in acute MI with Cardiogenic Shock – Our experience Ajit Mullasari (Chennai, India)

• 19:35-20:30 Live cases from the Central Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
• Live case 5 Multivessel disease case
Operators: Janusz Rzeźniczak (Poznań), Tomasz Kulawik (Warszawa), IVUS/FFR/OCT:Sławomir Gołębiewski, Piotr Kwiatkowski

• Live case 6 ACS or coronary bifurcation case
Operators: Leszek Bryniarski (Kraków), Jarosław Rzezak (Warszawa), IVUS/FFR/OCT: Sławomir Gołębiewski, Piotr Kwiatkowski

20:30-21:30 GET TOGHETHER PARTY (RADISSON HOTEL – EXHIBITION AREA)

Industry – sponsored Symposia

14:00-19:00 ROOM C

• 14:00-15:00 New Frontiers in Interventional Cardiology
Symposium sponsored by unrestricted grant by Meril Leifsciences Chairpersons & Panel Members: Robert J. Gil, Paweł Buszman, Adam Witkowski, Ajit Mullasari, Christoph Naber

14:00-14:05 Introduction and opening remarks Chairperson & Moderator: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa)
14:05-14:15 Novel Coronary Stent Design: Early Experience with NexGen in ACS – Polish Experience, Presenter: Paweł Buszman (Warszawa)
14:15-14:25 BioMime design philosophy and meriT-1 study, 2 year update, Presenter: Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)
14:25-14:35 BioMime in real world – meriT-2 study update, Presenter: Ajit Mullasari (Chennai)
14:35-14:45 Bringing in the future – Mitsu – Merilimus Eluting Coronary Stent System, Presenter: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa)
14:45-14:50 Meril: A look into the future, Presenter: Christoph Naber (Essen)
14:50-15:00 Discussions and Closing remarks, Chairperson & Moderator: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa)

15:30-17:00 ROOM C

Radial versus femoral in complex procedures
Symposium supported by unrestricted grant by CORDIS

Objectives:
To understand the impact of bleeding complications due to dual antiplatelet therapy or antithrombotic drugs and how to reduce these by choosing the right vessel access.
To be able to discuss the available evidence associated with the percutaneous treatment of complex coronary artery disease.
To recognize which patient should be referred to femoral or radial approach.
Chairperson: Adam Witkowski (Warszawa, PL)

15:30-15:35 Introduction and objectives, Prof. Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)

CASE 1: How should I treat: complex PCI of RCA in NSTEMI patient with radial approach
15:35-15:40 Case presentation, Witold Dubaniewicz (Starogard Gdański)
15:40-15:47 How would I treat?, Lucian Zarma (Bucarest)
15:47-15:54 How would I treat? Ajit Mullasari (Chennai)
15:54-15:59 How did I treat? Witold Dubaniewicz (Starogard Gdański)
15:59-16:09 Discussion
16:09-16:14 Consensus, Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)

CASE 2: How should I treat: patient with multivessel coronary artery disease and AAA
16:15-16:20 Case presentation, Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin)
16:20-16:27 How would I treat? Ajit Mullasari (Chennai)
16:27-16:34 How would I treat?Lucian Zarma (Bucarest)
16:34-16:39 How did I treat? Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin)
16:39-16:49 Discussion
16:49-16:54 Consensus, Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)
16:54-17:00 Take-home message, Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)

• 17:30-19:00 When and How to use FFR and IVUS in Daily Clinical Practice
Symposium supported by unrestricted grant by VOLCANO
Chairmen: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL), Jacek Legutko (Kraków, PL)

17:00-17:15 FFR and IVUS in Daily Clinical Practice – Indications, Evidence and Guidelines, Robert J. Gil (Warszawa)
17:15-17:30 Tips and Tricks on How to Perform FFR and IVUS to Avoid False Results, Jacek Legutko (Kraków)
17:30-18:15 Precision Guided Coronary Interventions: Case Reviews
– Left Main Disease, Jacek Jąkała (Kraków)
– Multivessel Disease, Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław)
– Acute Coronary Syndrome, Tomasz Pawłowski (Warszawa)
18:15-18:30 Take Home Message, Robert J. Gil (Warszawa), Jacek Legutko (Kraków)

Auspices: ACVI, EAPCI, PCR
Accreditation: EBAC, Polish Cardiac Society (PCS)
Venue: Hotel Radisson BLU, Warsaw and WESTIN Hotel (Simulator Session), Warsaw

10:00-13:30 Master Class for Young Practitioners (WESTIN Hotel)

9:00-11:30 ROOM A+B
Forum on Acute Coronary Syndromes
Chairmen: Janina Stępińska (Warszawa, PL), Jean Fajadet (Toulouse, FR), Andrzej Ochała (Katowice, PL)

Session with selected cases presentation and discussion
– Introduction and Objectives (7 min) Janina Stępińska (Warszawa)
– 8 cases, 13 minutes each case + 3-minute discussion

Left Main Interventions
1. The successful left main recanalization in a patient with STEMI and cardiac arrest, Łukasz Lewicki (Gdańsk)
2. Rescue PCI LM in patient awaiting CABG, Wojciech Czerwiński (Dąbrowa Górnicza)
3. Aspiration thrombectomy in patient with cardiogenic shock caused by LM occlusion, Michał Malinowski (Warszawa)
4. Left main angioplasty in NSTEMI, Radosław Parma (Katowice)

Bifurcation PCI
5. PCI for RCA bifurcation lesion in the setting of AMI with use of dedicated stent, Tomasz Bochenek (Katowice)
6. Full revascularisation in STEMI inferior patient with XSBA treatment Witold Dubaniewicz (Starogard Gdański)

Multivessel CAD
7.
Multilevel angioplasty in a patient with NSTEMI, Piotr Lech (Kraków)
8. Saphenous vein graft angioplasty in a patient with STEMI, Sławomir Gołębiewski (Warszawa)
Take-home message (7 min), Jean Fajadet (Toulouse)

9:00-10:00 Simulator pre-session for tutors
(WESTIN Hotel)

10:00-13:30 Simulator Session with Jean Marco
(WESTIN Hotel)

11:30-12:00 OPENING CEREMONY
Adam Witkowski and Robert J. Gil, WCCI Directors
Jean Marco, PCR Chaiman
Jean Fajadet, EAPCI President
Janina Stępińska, PCS President

12:00-14:30 ROOM A+B
Learning the Technique Session on Left Main PCI
Facilitators: Jean Fajadet (Toulouse, FR), Goran Stankovic (Belgrade, RS), Adam Witkowski (Warszawa, PL)
Media Driver: Magali Breheret (Marseille, FR)

Live case 7 (PCI of LMCA)
Operators: Ivo Petrov (Sofia), Jarosław Rzezak (Warszawa), IVUS/FFR: Sławomir Gołębiewski, Jacek Bil
Live-in-a-box case 1 (PCI of LMCA+MVD CAD)

12:00-14:30 ROOM C
Learning the Technique Session on Chronic Total Occlusion
Facilitators: Maciej Lesiak (Poznań, PL), Jean Marco (Toulouse, FR), Christopher Naber (Essen, DE)
Media Driver: Maksymilian Opolski (Warszawa, PL)

Live-in-a-box case 2
Live-in-a-box case 3

14:30-15:30 LUNCH

15:30-17:00 ROOM A+B
How should I treat left main disease?
Chairmen: Jean Fajadet (Toulouse, FR), Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL)
2 invited cases presented and discussed
Introduction & Objectives: Jean Fajadet (Toulouse) – 5 minutes

Case No 1
Speaker 1: Case presentation.Tomasz Deptuch (Warszawa) – 5 minutes
Expert 1: How would I treat? Jacek Legutko (Kraków) – 7 minutes
Expert 2: How would I treat? Goran Stankovic (Belgrade) – 7 minutes
Speaker 1: How did I treat. Tomasz Deptuch (Warszawa) – 5 minutes
Discussion – 10 minutes
Consensus: Jean Fajadet (Toulouse) – 5 minutes

Case No 2
Speaker 2: Case presentation. Marek Grygier (Poznań) – 5 minutes
Expert 3: How would I treat? Paweł Buszman (Zabrze) – 7 minutes
Expert 4: How would I treat? Goran Stankovic (Belgrade) – 7 minutes
Speaker 2: How did I treat. Marek Grygier (Poznań) – 5 minutes
Discussion – 10 minutes
Consensus: Robert J. Gil (Warsaw) – 5 minutes

15:30-17:00 ROOM C
How should I treat chronic total occlusion?
Chairmen: Jean Marco (Toulouse), Nicolaus Reifart (Bad Soden), Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin)
2 invited cases presented and discussed
Introduction & Objectives: Jean Marco (Toulouse) – 5 minutes

Case No 1
Speaker 1: Case presentation. Janusz Kochman (Warszawa) – 5 minutes
Expert 1: How would I treat? Dobrin Vassiliev (Sofia) – 7 minutes
Expert 2: How would I treat? George Sianos (Thessaloniki) – 7 minutes
Speaker 1: How did I treat. Janusz Kochman (Warszawa) – 5 minutes
Discussion – 10 minutes
Consensus: Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin)

Case No 2
Speaker 2: Case presentation. Sang-Wook Kim (Seul) – 5 minutes
Expert 3: How would I treat? Leszek Bryniarski (Kraków) – 7 minutes
Expert 4: How would I treat? George Sianos (Thessaloniki) – 7 minutes
Speaker 2: How did I treat. Sang-Wook Kim (Seul) – 5 minutes
Discussion – 10 minutes
Consensus: Nicolaus Reifart (Bad Soden) – 5 minutes

End of EuroPCR@WCCI 2012 PROGRAM

17:00-17:30 COFFEE BREAK

17:30-20:10 ROOM A+B
Left main PCI
Chairmen: Maciej Lesiak (Poznań, PL), Chaim Lotan (Jerusalem, IL), Ravi Nair (Cleveland, US)
Panel: Rabin Chakraborty (Calcutta, IN), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok, PL), Stephen Ellis (Cleveland, US), Mariusz Gąsior (Zabrze, PL), Ricardo Costa (Sao Paulo, BR), Krzysztof Kuśmierski (Warszawa, PL), Ajit Mullasari (Chennai, IN), Ivo Petrov (Sofia, BG), Jacek Różański (Warszawa, PL), Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice, PL), Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin, PL), Tasher Elkado (Cairo, EG)

17:30-17:40 Introduction and Objectives. Dariusz Dudek (Kraków)
17:40-17:55 Left main management in 2012. Chaim Lotan (Jerusalem)
17:55-18:10 How to guide left main intervention: SYNTAX score and beyond. Stephen Ellis (Cleveland)
18:10-18:25 Left main stenting – practical issues (stent selection, techniques, role of IVUS and FFR). Sang-Wook Kim (Seul)
18:25-18:40 Point of view: Left main stenosis is still a surgical disease. Marek A. Deja (Katowice)
18:40-18:50 Take-home message. Ravi Nair (Cleveland)

Live cases from the Central Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affaires
18:50-19:30 Live case 8 PCI in left main disease
Operators: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa), Dariusz Ciećwierz (Gdańsk), Tomasz Kulawik (Warszawa), IVUS/FFR: Sławomir Gołębiewski, Jacek Bil

• 19:30-20:10 Live case 9 PCI in left main disease
Operators: Andrzej Ochała (Katowice), Jacek Legutko (Kraków), Tomasz Kulawik (Warszawa), IVUS/FFR: Sławomir Gołębiewski, Jacek Bil

17:30-19:00 ROOM C
Challenging cases in aortic valve interventions
Chairmen: Murat Tuzcu (Cleveland, US), Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv, IL), Adam Witkowski (Warszawa, PL), Jerzy Sadowski (Kraków, PL)
Session with selected cases presentation and disscussion
– Introduction and Objectives (5 min). Murat Tuzcu (Cleveland)
– 6 cases, 10 minutes each case + 3-minute discussion

TAVI Complications
1. Vascular access complication of TAVI in obese patient. Piotr Kubler (Wrocław)
2. CoreValve too high implant resulting in prosthesis migration. Maciej Dąbrowski (Warszawa)
3. TAVI complicated by acute pericardial tamponade. Tomasz Kulawik (Warszawa), Olga Możeńska (Warszawa)

TAVI: My Most Challenging Case
4. TAVI in a patient with left main disease and poor left ventricular function. Janusz Kochman (Warszawa)

TAVI: Tips & Tricks
5. Transcatheter implantation of self-expanding valve for failed stentless aortic root bioprosthesis. Grzegorz Smolka (Katowice)
6. TAVI in high-risk patient presenting with a history of multiple coronary and peripheral interventions. Krzysztof Milewski (Bielsko-Biała)
Take-home message (5 min). Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv)

Morning Sessions

8:30-9:00 ROOM C
General Assembly of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society

9:00-9:30 ROOM A+B
Follow-up of cases performed at WCCI 2011
Chairmen: Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok, PL), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław, PL), Dobrin Vasiliev (Sofia, BG)
1. Paweł Tyczyński, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw
2. Jacek Bil and Zbigniew Śliwiński, Central Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affaires, Warsaw

9:30-12:00 ROOM A+B
Great Debate: Are we able to improve the results of PCI and CABG in patients with multivessel CAD in daily practice?
Chairmen: Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL), Christoph Naber (Essen, DE), Michał Krejca (Katowice, PL)
Panel: Marek Dąbrowski (Warszawa, PL), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok, PL), Piotr Suwalski (Warszawa, PL), Jarosław Wójcik (Lublin, PL), Krzysztof Żmudka (Kraków, PL), Luis A. Inigo-Garcia (Marbella, ES)

9:30-9:40 Introduction and Objectives. Dariusz Dudek (Kraków)
9:40-9:55 FFR guided PCI – clinical application of a functional Syntax score. Jacek Legutko (Kraków)
9:55-10:10 Special techniques for calcified lesions: Rota and cutting balloon. K. Reczuch (Wrocław)
10:10-10:25 Coronary bifurcations – how to achieve optimal results.Stephen Ellis (Cleveland)
10:25-10:35 Current proposal of cardiac surgery. Marek A. Deja (Katowice)
10:35-10:45 Round-table discussion on the role of Heart Team
10:45-10:55 Invited lecture: Contrast Media – influence on a heart muscle and cardiac adverse reactions after CM administration. Mariusz Skowerski (Katowice)
• 10:55-11:30 Live case 1 from the Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw: multivessel CAD.
Operators: Maciej Lesiak (Poznań), Tomasz Deptuch (Warszawa)
IVUS/FFR: Paweł Tyczyński, Maksymilian Opolski
• 11:30-12:00 Live case 2 from the Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw:coronary bifurcation.
Operators: Andrzej Ochała (Katowice), Jerzy Pręgowski (Warszawa)
IVUS/FFR: Paweł Tyczyński, Maksymilian Opolski

9:30-12:00 ROOM C
Concurrent Session

Peripherial interventions in patients with coronary artery disease: What do the European guidelines say?
Chairmen: Stanisław Bartuś (Kraków, PL), Paweł Buszman (Zabrze, PL), Jerzy Walecki (Warszawa, PL)
Panel: Maciej Karcz (Warszawa), Mirosław Dziekiewicz (Warszawa, PL), Krzysztof Kuśmierski (Warszawa, PL), Tadeusz Przewłocki (Kraków, PL)

9:30-9:40 Introduction and Objectives. Paweł Buszman (Zabrze)
9:40-9:55 Carotid stenting. Piotr Pieniążek (Kraków) – from Cath Lab
9:55-10:10 Renal artery stenting. Jacek Kądziela (Warszawa)
10:10-10:25 Iliac arteries and descending aorta interventions. M.S. Hiremath (Pune)
10:25-10:35 Take-home message.Stanisław Bartuś (Kraków)
• 10:35-11:15 Live case 3 from Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw:
Carotid stenting in a patient with CAD.
Operators: Piotr Pieniążek (Kraków), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warszawa)
• 11:15-12:00 Live in a box case 1 from Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw: Aortic stenting.
Commentaries: Marcin Demkow (Warszawa), Mariusz Kuśmierczyk (Warszawa)

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

 12:00-13:00 ROOM WIOSNA 1
Board of the Association on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society

Afternoon Sessions

13:00-15:30 ROOM A+B
Aortic and Mitral Valve Interventions
Chairmen: Michał Krejca (Katowice, PL), Chaim Lotan (Tel Aviv, IL), Adam Witkowski (Warszawa, PL)
Panel: Giuseppe Bruschi (Milan, IT), Marek A. Deja (Katowice, PL), Sławomir Dobrzycki (Białystok, PL), Dariusz Dudek (Krakow, PL), Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv, IL), Robert J. Gil (Warszawa), Zbigniew Kalarus (Zabrze, PL), Janusz Kochman (Warszawa, PL), Krzysztof Kuśmierski (Warszawa, PL), Christoph Naber (Essen, DE), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław, PL), Janina Stępińska (Warszawa, PL), Krzysztof Wilczek (Zabrze, PL)

13:00-13:10 TAVI evidence review. Krzysztof Wilczek (Zabrze)
13:10-13:25 Practical issues with TAVI: patients selection, post-operative care. Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)
13:25-13:40 TAVI vs SAVR in different subset of patients. Ariel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv)
13:40-13:55 TAVI – How do we deal with vascular complications. Chaim Lotan (Jerusalem)
13:55-14:10 Mitra Clip – clinical evidence, patient selection. Zbigniew Kalarus (Zabrze)
14:10-14:25 Mitra Clip – procedural tips and tricks. Jaroslav Januska (Trinec)
14:25-14:40 Surgical perspective on aortic and mitral valve interventions. Marek A. Deja (Katowice)
• 14:40-15:00 Live in a box case 2 from the Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw: CoreValve TAVI, direct aortic approach.
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw.
Commentary: Robert Bauernschmitt (Munich), Giuseppe Bruschi (Milan), Krzysztof Kuśmierski (Warszawa), Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)
• 15:00-15:30 Live case 4 from Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw: Sapien XT TAVI, femoral approach.
Operators: Dariusz Dudek (Kraków), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warszawa), Maciej Dąbrowski (Warszawa)

13:00-15:30 ROOM C
Concurrent Session

Atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention.
Chairmen: Jarosław Drożdż (Łódź, PL), Vasili Velchev (Sofia, BG), Michael Zelisko (Prague, CZ)
Panel: Przemysław Węglarz (Zabrze, PL), Grzegorz Smolka (Katowice, PL), Marek Grygier (Poznan), Ajit Mullasari (Chennai), Łukasz Szumowski (Warszawa)

13:00-13:15 Oral anticoagulation. Jarosław Drożdż (Łódź)
13:15-13:30 Electrophysiologic ablation. Łukasz Szumowski (Warszawa)
13:30-13:45 Surgical approaches. Krzysztof Bartuś (Kraków)
13:45-14:00 Transcatheter LAA closure (from Cath Lab).Marcin Demkow (Warszawa)

Life cases form Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw:

• 14:00-14:40 Live case 5. LAA closure – endocardial approach (Watchman)
Operators: Victor Guetta (Tel Hashomer), Marcin Demkow (Warszawa)
• 14:40-15:20 Live case 6. LAA closure – extracardial approach
Operators: Krzysztof Bartuś (Kraków), Cezary Kępka (Warszawa)
ECHO: Marek Konka (Warszawa)

15:30-18:00 ROOM A+B

Coronary computed tomography – current and future applications. What interventional cardiologists should know in 2012.
Chairman: Maciej Lesiak (Poznań, PL), Dariusz Dudek (Kraków, PL), Krzysztof Kuśmierski (Warszawa, PL)
Panelists: Janusz Rzeźniczak (Poznań, PL), Krzysztof Reczuch (Wrocław, PL), Rafał Zimoląg (Nowa Sól, PL), Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka (Kraków, PL), Robert Gil (Warszawa, PL), Sang-Wook Kim (Seul, KP), Witold Rużyłło (Warszawa, PL)

• 15:30-16:10 Live case 7 from Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw: MSCT – guided PCI
Operators: Jacek Legutko (Kraków), Jacek Kądziela (Warszawa)
IVUS/FFR: Jacek Kądziela, Cezary Kępka
16:10-16:50 Live case 8 from Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw: MSCT – guided PCI
Operators: Marcin Demkow (Warszawa), Cezary Kępka (Warszawa)
IVUS/FFR: Paweł Tyczyński, Maksymilian Opolski
16:50-17:10 Basics of coronary CT for interventionalists – how to perform a good quality scan, how to avoid   misdiagnosis (from Cath Lab). Cezary Kępka (Warszawa)
17:10-17:30 Current applications of MSCT in patients with coronary artery disease. Is computed tomography a new „gold standard” for selected patients? Jerzy Pręgowski (Warszawa)
17:30-17:40 Round-table discussion.
17:40-17:50 Take-home message. Maciej Lesiak (Poznań)

15:30-17:00 ROOM C
Renal denervation for resistant hypertension and collateral diseases.
Chairmen: Andrzej Januszewicz (Warszawa, PL), Felix Mahfoud (Homburg/Sar), Adam Witkowski (Warszawa, PL)
Panel: Andrzej Kleinrok (Zamość), Dariusz Dudek (Kraków), Aleksander Prejbisz (Warszawa, PL), Paweł Buszman (Zabrze, PL), Robert J. Gil (Warszawa, PL), Dariusz Ciećwierz (Gdańsk, PL), Mariusz Gąsior (Zabrze, PL), Leszek Bryniarski (Kraków, PL), Janusz Kochman (Warszawa, PL), Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice, PL)
15:30-15:42 Hypertension and resistant hypertension: role of sympathetic nervous system and unmet clinical needs. Andrzej Januszewicz (Warszawa)
15:42-15:54 Renal denervation evidence review. Wojciech Wojakowski (Katowice)
15:54-16:06 Renal denervation in clinical practice – patient selection, post-procedure management. Tadeusz Przewłocki (Kraków)
16:06-16:18 Other potential indication for RDN. Felix Mahfoud (Homburg/Sar)
16:18-16:28 Take-home message. Adam Witkowski (Warszawa)
• 16:30-17:00 Live case 9 from Institute from Cardiology in Warsaw: Renal denervation
Operators: Jacek Kądziela (Warszawa), Waldemar Mielecki (Kraków)

18.00-20:00 ROOM A+B
Current adjunctive pharmacology in transcatheter interventions
Sponsored by the unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca.
Chairmen: Stefan Grajek (Poznań, PL), Stephen Ellis (Cleveland, US), Zbigniew Chmielak (Warszawa, PL)
Panel: Dariusz Ciećwierz (Gdańsk, PL), Mariusz Gąsior (Zabrze, PL), Andrzej Kleinrok (Zamość, PL), Jacek Legutko (Kraków, PL), Maciej Lesiak (Poznań, PL), Łukasz Małek (Warszawa, PL)

18:00-18:10 Introduction and Objectives. Dariusz Dudek (Kraków)
18:10-18:25 How to chose optimal antiplatelet therapy in 2012? Jacek Kubica (Bydgoszcz)
18:25-18:40 Do we need any GP IIb/IIIa blockers in the era of a new P2Y12 inhibitors? Mariusz Gąsior (Zabrze)
18:40-18:55 Antitrombotics. Łukasz Małek (Warszawa)
18:55-19:10 Statin pretreatment before primary PCI. Stefan Grajek (Poznań)
19:10-19:20 Take-home message. Stephen Ellis (Cleveland)
• 19:20-20:00 Live case 10 from Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw: PCI in NSTE-ACS.
Operators: Leszek Bryniarski (Kraków), Jakub Przyłuski (Warszawa)
IVUS/FFR: Maksymilian Opolski, Pawel Tyczyński

17:00-18:30 ROOM C

Nurses and Technicians Session (in Polish)
Jakość życia chorych z niewydolnością serca
Moderatorzy: Zofia Kamińska (Warszawa, PL), Małgorzata Wolszczak (Warszawa, PL)
– Stymulacja resynchronizująca jako metoda leczenia niewydolności serca, poprawiająca jakość życia chorego. Praca badawcza. Eliza Szklarz (Zabrze)
– Wpływ edukacji na jakość życia i ponowne hospitalizacje u chorych z niewydolnością krążenia. Sylwia Krzemińska (Wrocław)
– Kto powinien edukować pacjentów, lekarz czy pielęgniarka? Izabela Uchmanowicz (Wrocław), Artur Dębski (Warszawa)
– Hybrydowa sala operacyjna w Instytucie Kardiologii. Zofia Kamińska (Warszawa)

Venue: WESTIN Hotel, Warsaw
Auspices: ACVI, EAPCI, PCR
Accreditation: EBAC, Polish Cardiac Society (PCS)

09:00-09:15 Welcome: J. Marco, Chairman of PCR; J. Fajadet, President of EAPCI
09:15-09:30 Introduction: Outline of the program
09:30-11:00 Part 1 – A stable patient
– Patient assessment
– Decision making process

11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:00 Part 2 – A stable patient
PCI is decided (1) Strategy / Material
13:00-14:00 LUNCH (Fusion Restaurant)
14:00-15:30 Part 3 – A stable patient
PCI is decided (2) Procedure

15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00-17:30 Part 4 – A patient with NSTEMI
Specificities of a NSTEMI patient

17:30-18:00 COFFEE BREAK

18:00-18:30 Part 5 – Post PCI
18:30-19:00 Wrap Up and evaluation

10:00-13:30 SIMULATOR SESSION
Venue: WESTIN Hotel, Warsaw
Chairman: Jean Marco (Toulouse)
Tutors: Gregory Ducrocq (Paris), Philipp Khalert (Essen), Krzysztof Kukuła (Warsaw), Jerzy Pręgowski (Warsaw), Emmanuel Sorbets (Paris)

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Workshop Venue

Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel
24 Grzybowska Street
00-132 Warsaw, Poland
phone: +48 22 321 88 88
http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-warsaw

Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel is located in the center of Warsaw. 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 close to the Central Railway Station, Palace of Culture and Science and Golden Terraces Shopping Centre.

Fee for the Workshop

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

Jean Marco, MD, PhD, FESC, Chairman of EAPCI, Toulouse; Jean Fajadet, MD, PhD, Chairman of EAPCI, Toulous; Robert J. Gil, MD, PhD, FESC, Warsaw; Adam Witkowski, MD, PhD, FESC, Warsaw

Organizing Committee

Hanna Rdzanek MD, PhD (secretary); Jarosław Rzezak MD (secretary); Maciej Dąbrowski MD (Co-Chair); Tomasz Deptuch MD, PhD (Co-Chair); Aneta Gziut MD, PhD; Sławomir Gołębiewski MD; Jacek Kądziela MD, PhD; Rafał Krzyżewski MD; Tomasz Kulawik MD, PhD (Co-Chair); Piotr Kwiatkowski MD; Izabela Maszczak (secretary); Tomasz Pawłowski MD, PhD, FESC (Co-Chair); Jerzy Pręgowski MD, PhD; Piotr Seweryniak MD; Marta Strzelczyk (secretary); Zbigniew Śliwiński MD.

Invited faculty

International Faculty:

Breheret Magali (Marseille, FR), Bruschi Giuseppe, MD, PhD (Milan, IT), Costa Ricardo, MD, PhD (Sao Paulo, BR), Deleanu Dan, MD, PhD (Bucarest, RO), Ducrocq Gregory, MD, PhD (Paris, FR), Ellis Stephen, MD, PhD (Cleveland, US), Fajadet Jean, MD, PhD, FESC (Toulouse, FR), Finkelstein Ariel, MD, PhD (Tel Aviv, IL), Fridrich Viliam, MD, PhD (Bratislava, SK), Luis A. Inigo-Garcia, MD, PhD (Marbella, ES), Guetta Victor, MD, PhD (Tel Hashomer, IL), Hatten Thomas, MD, PhD (Santa Clara, US), Hiremath M.S., MD, PhD (Pune, IN), Hubulava Gienadij, MD, PhD (St. Petersburg, RU), Jambrik Zoltan, MD, PhD (Budapest, HU), Januska Jaroslav, MD, PhD (Trinec, CZ), Khallert Philipp, MD, PhD (Essen, DE), Lotan Chaim, M, PhD (Jerusalem, IL), Mahfoud Felix, MD, PhD (Homburg/Sar, DE), Marco Jean, MD, PhD, FESC (Toulouse, FR), Mullasari Ajit, MD, PhD (Chennai, IN), Naber Christoph, MD, PhD (Essen, DE), Nair Ravi, MD, PhD (Cleveland, US), Paniczkin Jurij, MD, PhD (Kiev, UA), Petrov Ivo, MD, PhD (Sofia, BG), Polonetsky Oleg, MD, PhD (Minsk, BY), Reifart Nicolaus, MD, PhD (Bad Soden, DE), Rizik David, MD, PhD (Scottsdale, US), Sang-Wook Kim, MD, PhD (Seul, KR), Sianos George, MD, PhD (Thessaloniki, GR), Sorbets Emmanuel, MD, PhD (Paris, FR), Stankovic Goran, MD, PhD (Belgrade, RS), Stelmaszok Walery, MD, PhD (Minsk, BY), Taher El-Kady, MD, PhD (Cairo, EG), Thury Attila, MD, PhD (Szeged, HU), Tuzcu Murat, MD, PhD (Cleveland, US), Vassilev Dobrin, MD, PhD (Sofia, BG), Velchev Vasil, MD, PhD (Sofia, BG), Zarma Lucien

 Polish Faculty:

Araszkiewicz Aleksander, MD (Poznań,PL), Bartuś Krzysztof, MD, PhD (Kraków, PL), Bartuś Stanisław, MD, PhD (Kraków, PL), Bochenek Tomasz, MD, PhD (Katowice, PL), Bryniarski Leszek, MD, PhD (Kraków, PL), Buszman Paweł, MD, PhD (Katowice, PL), Chmielak Zbigniew, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Ciećwierz Dariusz, MD, PhD (Gdańsk, PL), Czerwiński Wojciech, MD (Dąbrowa Górnicza, PL), Dąbrowski Maciej, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Dąbrowski Marek, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Deja Marek A. MD, PhD (Katowice, PL), Demkow Marcin, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Deptuch Tomasz, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Dębski Artur, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Dobrzycki Sławomir, MD, PhD (Białystok, PL), Drożdż Jarosław, MD, PhD (Łódź, PL), Dubaniewicz Witold MD (Starogard Gdański, PL), Dudek Dariusz, MD, PhD, FESC (Kraków, PL), Dziekiewicz Mirosław, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Gąsior Mariusz, MD, PhD (Zabrze, PL), Gil Robert J., MD, PhD, FESC (Warszawa, PL), Gołębiewski Sławomir, MD (Warszawa, PL), Grajek Stefan, MD, PhD (Poznań, PL), Grygier Marek, MD, PhD (Poznań, PL), Januszewicz Andrzej, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Kalarus Zbigniew, MD, PhD (Zabrze, PL), Kamińska Zofia (Warszawa, PL), Karcz Maciej, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Kądziela Jacek, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Kępka Cezary, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Kleinrok Andrzej, MD, PhD (Zamość, PL), Kochman Janusz, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Krejca Michał, MD, PhD (Katowice, PL), Krzemińska Sylwia, MD (Wrocław, PL), Kubica Jacek, MD, PhD (Bydgoszcz, PL), Kubler Piotr (Wrocław, PL), Kulawik Tomasz, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Kuśmierczyk Mariusz, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Kuśmierski Krzysztof, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Lech Piotr, MD (Kraków, PL), Legutko Jacek, MD, PhD (Kraków, PL), Lekston Andrzej, MD, PhD (Zabrze, PL), Lesiak Maciej, MD, PhD (Poznań, PL), Lewicki Łukasz (Gdańsk, PL), Malinowski Michał, MD (Warszawa, PL), Małek Łukasz, MD, PhD (Warszawa, PL), Mielecki Waldemar, MD, PhD (Kraków, PL), Milewski Krzysztof, MD (Dąbrowa Górnicza, PL), Miszalski-Jamka Tomasz, MD, PhD (Kraków, PL), Musiałek Piotr, MD, PhD

PROFESSOR ROBERT JULIAN GIL, MD, PhD, FESC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

f_logo  Profesor Robert Gil

PROFESSOR ADAM WITKOWSKI, MD, PhD, FESC

CURRICULUM VITAE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards:
Awards of the Polish Cardiac Society 1995, 2001

Faculty member:
ESC Congresses, EuroPCR

f_logo  Profesor Adam Witkowski