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ETP for European Fellows on Coronary Intervention

Add to calendar09/06/20160:00 11/06/20160:00 Europe/Paris ETP for European Fellows on Coronary Intervention

EAPCI will hold a course in Sophia-Antipolis, France on 9 to 11 June 2016. The participants will be updated on standards of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), including material selection, indications for PCI, treatment of specific lesion subsets and interventional pharmacology.

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Cardiovascular Surgery
Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery


EAPCI will hold a course in Sophia-Antipolis, France on 9 to 11 June 2016. The participants will be updated on standards of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), including material selection, indications for PCI, treatment of specific lesion subsets and interventional pharmacology.



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Course Objectives

The participants will be updated on standards of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), including material selection, indications for PCI, treatment of specific lesion subsets and interventional pharmacology.

Target Audience: Young interventionalists

This educational programme will be submitted to the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).

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Scientific programme

Co-directors : Davide Capodanno, Michael Haude, Maria Radu, Stephan Windecker

Faculty : Emanuele Barbato, Andreas Baumbach, Salvatore Brugaletta, Robert Byrne, Jean-Philippe Collet, Javier Escaned, Thierry Lefevre, Manel Sabate, Goran Stankovic, Holger Thiele, Gabor Toth, Marco Valgimigli

DAY 1 – Thursday 9th June  

09:30-13:30   Registration

12:30-13:45   Welcome Lunch

EAPCI Fellows Course kick off
13:45-13:50   Welcome and Opening                                                                                        M. Haude
13:50-13:55   Introducing EAPCI                                                                                                M. Haude
13:55-14:00   Introducing the EAPCI Young Initiative                                                                M. Radu
14:00-14:05   Introducing the EAPCI Fellows Course 2016                                                         G. Toth

Session I - Basics: Tools and Techniques        
14:05-14:15   [How to] Vascular access (femoral and radial): the key to a successful               M. Valgimigli                        procedure                                                                                                           
14:15-14:25   [Toolbox] Diagnostic and guiding catheters: making the right choice,               T. Lefevre                                with case examples                                                                                             
14:25-14:35   [How to] Tips and tricks for optimizing your diagnostic coronary angiogram    JP. Collet
14:35-14:45   [How to] Nuts and bolts of right catheterization (why, when and how)              S. Brugaletta
14:45-14:55   [How to] A practical guide to protect yourself and your patient from                M.Sabate                                radiation injury
14:55-15:05   [Toolbox] Choosing your guidewire for each scenario, with case examples        G. Toth
15:05-15:15   [Toolbox] All about balloons: semicompliant, noncompliant, scoring,                G. Stankovic                            cutting, drug-coated
15:15-15:30   [Toolbox] All about stents and scaffolds: a 2016 perspective                              R. Byrne
15:30-16:05   Discussion and Q&A / Summary

16:05 - 16:25    Coffee Break

Session II - Diagnostic arsenal in the cathlab        
16:25-16:30   IVUS: Principle and case example                                                                         T. Lefevre
16:30-16:35   OCT: Principle and case example                                                                          R. Byrne
16:35-16:50   [When and how] IVUS and OCT                                                                           M. Radu
16:50-16:55   FFR: Principle and case example                                                                           G. Toth
16:55-17:10   [When and how] Non-invasive functional tests, FFR, iFR                                      J. Escaned
17:10-17:45   Discussion and Q&A / Summary

DAY 2 – Friday 10th June            

Session III - Tips and trick for elective percutaneous coronary intervention in selected angiographic scenarios    
08:30-08:35   [Case] Multivessel disease                                                                                    S. Brugaletta
08:35-08:45   [How to treat] Multivessel disease (with emphasis on strategies,                       M. Sabate                                using case examples)
09:30-09:35   [Case] Bifurcation                                                                                                  G. Toth
09:35-09:50   [How to treat] Bifurcations (a standardized, experience-based approach)          G. Stankovic
09:50-09:55   [Case] Left main                                                                                                    JP. Collet
09:55-10:05   [How to treat] Left main (a data-free lecture with case examples and                 T. Lefevre                                technical considerations)
10:05-10:10   [Case] Chronic total occlusions                                                                             M. Haude
10:10-10:25   [How to treat] Chronic total occlusions (including a primer on                            J. Escaned                               anterograde recanalization)
10:25-10:35   [Toolbox] Rotational atherectomy in your practice                                               M. Haude
10:35-11:10   Discussion and Q&A / Summary

11:10 - 11:40    Coffee Break

Session IV - Coronary artery disease: beyond percutaneous Coronary intervention            
11:40-11:55   A 2016 update on antiplatelet therapy for elective PCI and invasively                 D. Capodanno                       managed ACS
11:55-12:10   A 2016 update on anticoagulant therapy for elective PCI and invasively             M.Valgimigli                         manager ACS             
12:10-12:25   Post-PCI management: long-term therapy and follow-up                                    M. Radu
12:25-13:00   Discussion and Q&A / Summary

13:00 - 14:00    Lunch

Session V - Percutaneous coronary intervention in acute coronary syndromes            
14:00-14:05    [Case] STEMI                                                                                                        L. Goncalves
14:05-14:20    [How to treat] STEMI: recommendations and practical strategies                      M. Haude
14:20-14:25    [Case] NSTE-ACS                                                                                                  J.Escaned
14:25-14:40    [How to treat] NSTE-ACS: recommendations and practical strategies                JP. Collet
14:40-14:45    [Case] Cardiogenic shock                                                                                     A. Baumbach
14:45-15:00    [How to treat] Cardiogenic shock: recommendations and practical strategies   H.Thiele
15:00-15:35    Discussion and Q&A / Summary

15:35 - 16:00    Coffee Break

Session VI - Troubleshooting in the cathlab            
16:00-16:10   [How to] Preventing and managing complications: focus on coronary               J. Escaned                                perforations
16:10-16:20   [How to] Preventing and managing complications: focus on coronary               L.Goncalves                            dissections
16:20-16:30   [How to] Preventing and managing complications: focus on vascular                E.Barbato                                access problems (femoral and radial)
16:30-16:40   [How to] Preventing and managing complications: focus on acute                    H. Thiele                        thrombotic closure and no reflow
16:40-17:05   Discussion and Q&A / Summary

DAY 3 – Saturday 11th June           

Session VII - Non-coronary interventions I    
08:30-08:40   [How to] A stepwise explanation of the PFO closure procedure                          S. Windecker
08:40-08:50   [How to] A stepwise explanation of the LAAC closure procedure                        S. Windecker
08:50-09:00   [Toolbox] Update on latest PFO and LAA closure technologies                           G. Toth
09:00-09:25   Discussion and Q&A / Summary

9:25 - 9:55    Coffee Break

Session VIII - Non-coronary interventions II            
09:55-10:05   [How to] A stepwise explanation of the TAVI procedure                                      S. Windecker
10:05-10:20   [How to] Preventing and managing complications: focus on TAVI                      M. Haude
10:20-10:30   [Toolbox] Update on latest TAVI technologies: a 2016 perspective                     S. Windecker
10:30-10:40   [How to] A stepwise explanation of the Mitraclip procedure                               M. Haude
10:40-10:50   [Toolbox] Update on latest technologies for mitral regurgitation                        A.Baumbach                          (repar and replacement): a 2016 perspective
10:50-11:15   Discussion and Q&A / Summary

Session IX - Research time! How to interpret a study, how to write your paper            
11:15-11:25   [How to] Critical reading of a trial, with case examples from recent literature    D. Capodanno
11:25-11:35   [How to] Drafting your paper: how to increase your chance of success              G. Toth
11:35-11:50   Discussion and Q&A / Summary     

Wrap up

11:50-12:00   [Lecture] The story from now on: what can we expect from the future               S. Windecker                        of interventional cardiology?
12:00-12:05   Wrap up from the Young EAPCI Perspective                                                       M. Radu
12:05-12:10   Wrap up from the EAPCI Perspective                                                                  M. Haude

12:10 - 13:00    Snacks & Departure

This year the first time Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course offers a structured hands-on training, as well. During the course (lunch break, coffee break) our satellite workshops provide with insight and hands-on experience with a wide range of tools and devices in interventional cardiology.

General Information


9/06/2016 - 11/06/2016


The European Heart House
2035 Route des Colles
Les Templiers - BP 179
Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Registration and Hotel Accommodation

The registration fee includes:

  • Course participation
  • 2 night's accommodation
  • Transportation from ESC-arranged hotels to the course venue
  • 3 Lunches, 1 dinner, 4 coffee breaks


Registration Fees  Price (€)
Young in training (1/12/15 - 28/5/16) 864
Early Fee (1/12/15 - 29/02/16) 984
Advance Fee (1/3/16 - 28/5/16) 1104
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(72h prior to the course)



The ESC reserves the right to cancel any of its Educational Programmes up to 2 months prior to the programme starting date. The ESC will not reimburse any travel or accommodation costs incurred by registered participants in the event of a programme cancellation under any circumstances.

Cancellation conditions

Up to 6 weeks prior to the course and upon receipt of a written cancellation, a refund of fees, minus a 25% of administrative charge, will be processed. No refund will be granted if the cancellation is done less than 6 weeks before the course start date. In the event of the cancellation of a course by the ESC, the full registration fee will be refunded. The ESC is not liable for any cost incurred by the cancellation of accommodation and travel arrangements.