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A global hybrid event focusing on optimising outcomes with state-of-the-art imaging and physiology techniques in interventional cardiology

Overview

iPCI is a live hybrid two-day event, held on the 18–19 April at the LantarenVenster theatre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It focuses on image guidance techniques in interventional cardiology. Intravascular imaging and physiology significantly improve PCI outcomes, attend to learn about best use, emerging technologies and more.

Led by Course Directors Dr Joost Daemen and Prof Dr Gijs van Soest (Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL), this edition of iPCI continues to optimise theoretical and practical education to maximise patient outcomes.

Beyond the CME-accredited plenary programme, the event will provide rich opportunities for on-site delegates to benefit from practical learnings and the possibility to participate in workshops. 

Following on from the success of last year, the dissemination of iPCI sessions will once again extend beyond the venue – a live virtual broadcast will open the event to physicians globally. With each plenary session live streamed, a global audience will benefit from best-in-class CME-accredited education delivered by thought-leaders.

Click here to watch iPCI 2023 on demand.

iPCI 2024 will be delivered in partnership with Radcliffe Cardiology, the knowledge community for cardiovascular professionals. Erasmus MC is the host organisation for this event.
 

iPCI 2024 has been accredited by the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC) for 10 CME points.


Please note, for on-site attendees the fee will be as follows: regular €575, student €175 and industry €750.

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Programme

(Please note this programme is subject to change)

Day 1 - Thursday, 18 April

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM (CEST)
Day Welcome
Day 1 – Welcome

Joost Daemen and Gijs van Soest



8:40 AM - 9:50 AM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Latest evidence

Moderator: Joost Daemen

  • What have we learned thus far, most recent pooled analyses – Kalaivani Mahadevan

  • Coronary plaque characteristics associated with major adverse cardiovascular events – TBC

  • How bifurcation PCI should practically be done anno 2024 – Niels Holm

  • Is PCI optimisation different following IVUS and OCT? – Akiko Maehara

  • Discussion



9:50 AM - 10:20 AM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Keynote lecture

Illusion of revascularisation: does anyone achieve optimal revascularisation during PCI? – William Wijns

Moderator: Giulio Guagliumi

Panel: Carlos Collet, Peter Damman, Paul Knaapen and Shengxian Tu

 

 



10:35 AM - 11:05 AM (CEST)
Break
Break

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM (CEST)
Live Case and Discussion
Live case

Live case 1: Advancements in IVUS guided PCI – Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL

Moderator: Carlo Di Mario

Panel: Akiko Maehara, Giulio Guagliumi and JJ Coughlan 

Operators: Nicolas Van Mieghem and Joost Daemen



12:05 PM - 1:15 PM (CEST)
Break
Lunch break

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Next level imaging and physiology

Moderator: Justin Davies

  • CT-based imaging tools for coronary intervention planning – Carlos Collet
  • CT based physiology metrics: what’s new and how useful are they – Admir Dedic
  • Angiography based physiology: here to stay? – Niels Holm
  • Imaging microvasculature and myocardial perfusion – Paul Knaapen
  • Discussion


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM (CEST)
Workshop
Onsite activity only / broadcast break

Workshop session I (two on-site workshops, in parallel)

  1. Understanding the essentials of IVUS guided PCI - Joost Daemen and Kalaivani Mahadevan
  2. Challenging case corner (Images you have never seen before) - TBC


3:15 PM - 3:45 PM (CEST)
Break
Break

3:45 PM - 4:25 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Calcium modification strategies (imaging guided) – Debate

Moderator: Farouc Jaffer

Panel: Justin Davies

  • Why algorithms allow proper device selection – Akiko Maehara

  • Algorithms are based on thin air and have little value – Joost Daemen

  • Discussion focused on lack of RCT data with specific technologies – TBC

 



4:25 PM - 5:35 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
State-of-the art technologies

Moderator: Ton van der Steen

  • Subminiature 3D-printed optical imaging catheters – Jiawen Li

  • OCT and plaque attenuation – Chenguang Li

  • Systematic characterisation of human coronary arteries with intravascular photoacoustics – Gijs van Soest

  • Measuring coronary flow and microvascular resistance – Peter Damman

  • Hybrid OCT and IVUS imaging modalities ready for primetime – TBC

  • Discussion



5:35 PM - 5:45 PM (CEST)
Day Summary
Day 1 – Close

Joost Daemen and Gijs van Soest




Day 2 - Friday, 19 April

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM (CEST)
Day Welcome
Day 2 – Welcome

Joost Daemen and Gijs van Soest



8:35 AM - 9:35 AM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Diagnostics in ACS and non-culprits

Moderator: Gijs van Soest

  • The role MSCT in patients with ACS – Admir Dedic

  • Invasive physiology in ACS – Zsolt Piroth

  • Angiography based physiology in ACS – Joost Daemen

  • Imaging as the gatekeeper for lesion significance – Giulio Guagliumi

  • Discussion



9:35 AM - 10:20 AM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Keynote lecture

Imaging plaque inflammation – a therapeutic target – Farouc Jaffer

Moderator: Carlo Di Mario

Panel: Giulio Guagliumi and Carlos Collet



10:20 AM - 10:50 AM (CEST)
Break
Break

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM (CEST)
Live Case and Discussion
Live case

Live case 2: OCT defined treatment strategies in calcified disease

Moderator: Giulio Guagliumi

Panel: Gijs van Soest, Carlo Di Mario and Niels Holm

 

 



11:50 AM - 12:40 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
How AI is going to change the way we do PCI

Moderator: Niels van Roijen

  • AI guided sizing – Shengxian Tu

  • AI guided tissue characterisation – Ivana Išgum

  • AI guided image based physiology – Justin Davies

  • Discussion



12:40 PM - 1:50 PM (CEST)
Break
Lunch break

1:50 PM - 2:50 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Guidelines and reimbursement

Moderator: Gijs van Soest

  • Current guideline indications for imaging – JJ Coughlan

  • Why previous trials failed to change the guideline changes – Jan Tijssen

  • Is intravascular imaging cost-effective? – Henri vanden Baviere

  • Should imaging be restricted to specific patient and lesion – Carlo di Mario

  • Discussion



2:50 PM - 3:50 PM (CEST)
Workshop
Onsite activity only / broadcast break

Workshop session II (two on-site workshops, in parallel)

  1. OCT, Calcium, Ai and more - TBC
  2. Challenging case corner (Images you have never seen before) - Akiko Maehara


3:50 PM - 4:20 PM (CEST)
Break
Break

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Embedding intravascular imaging and physiology in your routine practice

Moderator: Joost Daemen

  • Protocolizing use and education – Kalaivani Mahadevan

  • How the future will look like – Shengxian Tu

  • The technician’s perspective – Jurgen Ligthart

  • Big iron and integration – Friedrich Fuchs

  • Discussion



5:20 PM - 5:30 PM (CEST)
Day Summary
Meeting – Close

Joost Daemen and Gijs van Soest




Course Leadership

Joost Daemen
Joost Daemen
Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL
Gijs van Soest
Gijs van Soest
Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL

Faculty

Carlos Collet
Carlos Collet
Olv Hospital Aalst, Aalst, BE
JJ Coughlan
JJ Coughlan
Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, IE
Peter Damman
Peter Damman
Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL
Justin Davies
Justin Davies
Imperial College, London, UK
Admir Dedic
Admir Dedic
Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep, Alkmaar, NL
Carlo Di Mario
Carlo Di Mario
Careggi University Hospital, Florence, IT
Friedrich Fuchs
Friedrich Fuchs
Siemens Healthineers, Cardiovascular Care, Forchheim, DE
Giulio Guagliumi
Giulio Guagliumi
Galeazzi Sant'Ambrogio, Milan, IT
Niels Holm
Niels Holm
Aarhus University, Aarhuis, DK
Ivana Isgum
Ivana Isgum
Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, NL
Farouc Jaffer
Farouc Jaffer
Harvard Medical School, Boston, US
Paul Knaapen
Paul Knaapen
VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, NL
Jiawen Li
Jiawen Li
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, AU
Chenguang Li
Chenguang Li
Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai, CN
Jurgen Ligthart
Jurgen Ligthart
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL
Akiko Maehara
Akiko Maehara
Colombia University, New York, US
Kalaivani Mahadevan
Kalaivani Mahadevan
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK
Zsolt Piroth
Zsolt Piroth
György Gottsegen Hungarian Institute of Cardiology, Budapest, HU
Jan Tijssen
Jan Tijssen
Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, NL
Shengxian Tu
Shengxian Tu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, CN
Henri Vanden Bavière
Henri Vanden Bavière
University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, BE
Ton van der Steen
Ton van der Steen
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL
Nicolas Van Mieghem
Nicolas Van Mieghem
Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL
Niels van Roijen
Niels van Roijen
Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, NL
William Wijns
William Wijns
University of Galway, Galway, IE

Learning Objectives

  • Understand invasive plaque characterisation using existing technologies
  • Learn about state-of-the-art plaque characterisation using novel technologies and combined imaging modalities
  • Get hands-on experience with current IVUS and OCT modalities to recognise different types of plaque
  • Learn about the impact of pharmacotherapeutic agents on plaque progression
  • Learn how to assess the physiological impact of coronary plaques using the most recent technological developments
  • Learn how to do procedural planning using state-of-the-art coronary imaging and physiology tools
  • Understand the principles of PCI optimisation using intracoronary imaging and physiology

Target Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Biomedical imaging Engineers

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