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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.
 

Please note, for on-site attendees the fee will be as follows: regular €575, student €175 and industry €750.
Please note, for virtual attendees the fee will be as follows: regular €145, student €105 and industry €250.

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Programme

(Please note this programme is subject to change)

Day 1 - Thursday, 18 April

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM (CEST)
Day Welcome
Day 1 – Welcome

Joost Daemen and Gijs van Soest



8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Latest evidence

  • What have we learned thus far, most recent pooled analyses – Joost Daemen
  • Coronary plaque characteristics associated with major adverse cardiovascular events in atherosclerotic patients and lesions – TBC
  • Reflecting on ILUMIEN IV – Ziad Ali
  • How bifurcation PCI should practically be done anno 2024 – Niels Holm
  • Is PCI optimization different following IVUS and OCT? – Akiko Maehara
  • Discussion


9:45 AM - 10:30 AM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Keynote lecture

  • The coronary microcirculation: the next target in optimizing coronary artery disease treatment – Fernando Alfonso
  • Discussion


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CEST)
Break
Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CEST)
Live Case and Discussion
Live case

Live case 1: Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL



12:00 PM - 1:25 PM (CEST)
Break
Lunch break

1:25 PM - 2:15 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Next level imaging and physiology

  • CT-based imaging tools for coronary intervention planning – Carlos Collet
  • CT based physiology metrics: what’s new and how useful are they – TBC
  • 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)



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

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

  • Why algorithms allow proper device selection – Akiko Maehara
  • Algorithms are based on thin air and have little value – Fernando Alfonso
  • Discussion focused on lack of RCT data with specific technologies – TBC


4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
State-of-the art technologies

Moderator: Ton van der Steen

  • Subminiature 3D-printed optical imaging catheters – Jiawen Li
  • Comprehensive, high-resolution, optical plaque characterization: OCT and FLIm – TBD
  • Systematic characterization 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 – Natalia Pinilla
  • Discussion


5:45 PM - 5:55 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

  • The role MSCT in patients with ACS – TBD
  • Invasive physiology in ACS – Erick Schampaert
  • Angiography based physiology in ACS – Joost Daemen
  • OCT as the gatekeeper for lesion significance – Giulio Guagliumi
  • IVUS as the gatekeeper for lesion significance – TBD
  • Discussion


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

  • Imaging plaque inflammation – A therapeutic target – Farouc Jaffer


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

10:50 AM - 11:45 AM (CEST)
Live Case and Discussion
Live case

Live case 2: TBC



11:45 AM - 12:35 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
How AI is going to change the way we do PCI

  • AI guided sizing – Shengxian Tu
  • AI guided tissue characterization – Ivana Išgum
  • AI guided image based physiology – Shengxian Tu
  • How AI will change the way we do PCI – TBD
  • Discussion


12:35 PM - 1:45 PM (CEST)
Break
Lunch break

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Guidelines and reimbursement

  • Current guideline indications for imaging – Robert Byrne
  • Why previous trials failed to change the guideline changes – Jan Tijssen
  • Is intravascular imaging cost-effective? – TBD
  • Should imaging be restricted to specific patient and lesion – Carlo di Mario
  • Discussion


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (CEST)
Workshop
Onsite activity only / broadcast break

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



3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (CEST)
Break
Break

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM (CEST)
Presentations and Discussions
Embedding intravascular imaging and physiology in your routine practice

  • Protocolizing use and education – Kalaivani Mahadevan
  • How the future will look like – TBD
  • The technician’s perspective – TBD
  • Big iron and integration – Friedrich Fuchs
  • Discussion


4:40 PM - 4:50 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

Fernando Alfonso
Fernando Alfonso
Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid, Spain
Ziad Ali
Ziad Ali
St Francis Hospital and Heart Center, New York, US
Robert Byrne
Robert Byrne
Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Carlos Collet
Carlos Collet
Olv Hospital Aalst, Aalst, Belgium
Peter Damman
Peter Damman
Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Carlo Di Mario
Carlo Di Mario
Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
Giulio Guagliumi
Giulio Guagliumi
Galeazzi Sant'Ambrogio, Milan, Italy
Niels Holm
Niels Holm
Aarhus University, Aarhuis, Denmark
Ivana Isgum
Ivana Isgum
Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Farouc Jaffer
Farouc Jaffer
Harvard Medical School, Boston, US
Paul Knaapen
Paul Knaapen
VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jiawen Li
Jiawen Li
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Akiko Maehara
Akiko Maehara
Colombia University, New York, US
Kalaivani Mahadevan
Kalaivani Mahadevan
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK
Natalia Pinilla
Natalia Pinilla
McMaster University, Ontario, Hamilton, Canada
Erick Schampaert
Erick Schampaert
University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Jan Tijssen
Jan Tijssen
Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Shengxian Tu
Shengxian Tu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, PR China

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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