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Thoracic Aortic Challenges - Thursday, 18th April
Venue:   Upper Main Auditorium
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Stroke and Thoracic Endovascular Procedures
Time: 08:00 - 10:00
Chairing:   Roger Greenhalgh, London, United Kingdom
Moderators:   Tilo Kölbel, Hamburg, Germany
Stephan Haulon, Le Plessis Robinson, France
Hugh Markus, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Heinz Jakob, Essen, Germany
Presenter:   Fiona Rohlffs, Hamburg, Germany
Live case with virtual reality from Hamburg: New low-profile thoracic aortic stent graft (30min)
Operator:   Giuseppe Panuccio, Tilo Kölbel's group, Hamburg, Germany
STEP Study Phase 2: DW MRI - a standard of care (7min)
Speaker:   Fiona Rohlffs, Hamburg, Germany
STEP 2 Hamburg experience (7min)
Speaker:   Tilo Kölbel, Hamburg, Germany
Discussant:   Hugh Markus, Cambridge, United Kingdom
STEP 2 Paris experience (7min)
Speaker:   Stephan Haulon, Paris, France
Discussant:   Hugh Markus, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Arch branch repair using single, double or triple branched devices (7min)
Speaker:   Gustavo Oderich, Rochester, United States
Discussant:   Hugh Markus, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Audience participation, discussion and polling (11min)
The value of TCD during thoracic endovascular procedures involving the ascending aorta and aortic arch (7min)
Speaker:   Alan Lumsden, Houston, United States
New updates on ascending aortic endografts (7min)
Speaker:   Rodney White, Torrance, United States
Audience participation and discussion (7min)
Prospective MRI findings of cerebral infarction after TEVAR for aortic arch pathologies (7min)
Speaker:   Kenta Masada, Osaka, Japan
Stroke prevention in thoracic endografting (7min)
Speaker:   Richard Gibbs, London, United Kingdom
Incidence and prediction of neurological complications after TEVAR: Global Registry data (7min)
Speaker:   Michele Piazza, Padua, Italy
Audience participation and discussion (7min)
 
Coffee and visit to hands-on workshops
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Symposium: A roundtable on global trends and outcomes in aortic arch repair
Chairing:   Robin Heijmen, Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Time: 10:03 - 10:12
Italian and Dutch national registry results with double-branch devices for aortic arch disease
Speaker:   Ciro Ferrer, Roma, Italy
Time: 10:12 - 10:21
Complex arch repair: When and why to treat with hybrid or endovascular
Speaker:   Robin Heijmen, Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Time: 10:21 - 10:30
The right ratio of open to endovascular repair of complex arch aneurysms and type A aortic dissections
Speaker:   Mo Hamady, London, United Kingdom
 
Live case from Bad Krozingen
Chairing:   Robin Heijmen, Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Live case from Bad Krozingen: Distal TEVAR extension after total aortic arch replacement in a complex anatomy
Operator:   Martin Czerny, Freiburg, Germany
Bartosz Rylski, Freiburg, Germany
 
Chosen access for aortic reconstruction
Chairing:   Tilo Kölbel, Hamburg, Germany
Moderator:   Michel Makaroun, President SVS, Pittsburgh, United States
Time: 11:00 - 11:07
Transfemoral access in complex aortic repair
Speaker:   Stephan Haulon, Paris, France
Time: 11:07 - 11:14
Comparison of fascial closure technique to cut-down in TEVAR
Speaker:   Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Munich, Germany
Time: 11:14 - 11:21
Percutaneous subclavian access
Speaker:   Luca Bertoglio, Milan, Italy
Time: 11:21 - 11:30
Audience participation, discussion and polling
 
Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms
Time: 11:30 - 11:37
Innovative modalities for organ protection during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm open repair
Speaker:   Luca Bertoglio, Milan, Italy
Time: 11:37 - 11:44
Anatomical suitability and challenges with an off-the-shelf branched endoprosthesis - analysis of CT scans of 500 patients
Speaker:   Luca Bertoglio, Milan, Italy
Time: 11:44 - 11:51
Clinical outcomes with a balloon-expandable covered stent in BEVAR cases - multicentre experience
Speaker:   Eric Verhoeven, Nuremberg, Germany
Time: 11:51 - 12:00
Audience participation and discussion
 
Radiation
Chairing:   Dittmar Böckler, President DGG, Heidelberg, Germany
Moderator:   Andrew Holden, Auckland, New Zealand
Time: 12:00 - 12:07
Radiation dose to the eye
Speaker:   Lindsay Machan, Vancouver, Canada
Time: 12:07 - 12:14
IVUS in aortic repair to reduce radiation and contrast use
Speaker:   Joerg Tessarek, Lingen, Germany
Time: 12:14 - 12:21
Occupational radiation exposure and risk of cancer
Speaker:   Bijan Modarai, London, United Kingdom
Time: 12:21 - 12:30
Audience participation, discussion and polling
 
Lunch and visit to hands-on workshops
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Symposium: The freedom to do more with a new conformable and low-profile thoracic endograft
Chairing:   Colin Bicknell, London, United Kingdom
Moderator:   Dittmar Böckler, President DGG, Heidelberg, Germany
Time: 12:33 - 12:40
Key findings and insights from the global clinical trial with new stent graft
Speaker:   Fabio Verzini, Turin, Italy
Time: 12:40 - 12:47
How to expand patient applicability with a new-generation thoracic endograft
Speaker:   Paul Hayes, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Time: 12:47 - 12:54
Case example of the clinical value of this new thoracic endograft
Speaker:   Frank Arko, Charlotte, United States
Time: 12:54 - 12:58
Audience participation and discussion
 
Descending aorta
Chairing:   Michel Makaroun, President SVS, Pittsburgh, United States
Moderator:   Frans Moll, CX Advisory Board, Utrecht, Netherlands
Time: 13:30 - 13:35
Results of IFU versus non-IFU TEVAR procedures
Speaker:   Dittmar Böckler, President DGG, Heidelberg, Germany
Time: 13:35 - 13:40
TEVAR outcome in real-life practice
Speaker:   Kevin Mani, Uppsala, Sweden
Time: 13:40 - 13:45
New TEVAR delivery system allows staged, predictable endograft deployment and in situ angulation control, while avoiding windsocking and bird-beaking
Speaker:   Giovanni Torsello, Münster, Germany
Time: 13:45 - 13:50
Five-year experience with a low-profile thoracic endograft
Speaker:   Eric Verhoeven, Nuremberg, Germany
Time: 13:50 - 14:00
Audience participation, discussion and polling
 
Dissections
Chairing:   Gustavo Oderich, Rochester, United States
Moderator:   Martin Malina, London, United Kingdom
Time: 14:00 - 14:07
Decision-making process and influencing factors for the treatment of uncomplicated type B aortic dissections
Speaker:   Dittmar Böckler, President DGG, Heidelberg, Germany
Time: 14:07 - 14:14
Outcomes of branched arch repair for post type A dissections
Speaker:   Tilo Kölbel, Hamburg, Germany
Time: 14:14 - 14:21
Limited and extended repair for acute type A dissection
Speaker:   Heinz Jakob, Essen, Germany
Time: 14:21 - 14:30
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 14:30 - 14:37
TEVAR plus bare metal stent vs. TEVAR alone
Speaker:   Stephan Haulon, Paris, France
Time: 14:37 - 14:44
Evidence for and risks of endovascular treatment of asymptomatic acute type B aortic dissection
Speaker:   Rachel Clough, London, United Kingdom
Time: 14:44 - 14:51
Changing paradigms for treating acute type B aortic dissection
Speaker:   William Jordan, Atlanta, United States
Time: 14:51 - 15:00
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 15:00 - 15:07
Evidence and compliance for best medical therapy for chronic type B aortic dissection
Speaker:   Colin Bicknell, London, United Kingdom
Time: 15:07 - 15:14
Management and results of acute dissection with arch tear
Speaker:   Santi Trimarchi, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Time: 15:14 - 15:21
Establishment and validation of 301 classification scheme for type B aortic dissection: Insights from ROBUST in China
Speaker:   Wei Guo, Beijing, China
Time: 15:21 - 15:30
Audience participation and discussion
 
Tea and visit to hands-on workshops
Time: 15:30 - 16:00
Spinal cord ischaemia
Chairing:   Tara Mastracci, London, United Kingdom
Moderator:   Tilo Kölbel, Hamburg, Germany
Time: 16:00 - 16:08
Multistaged endovascular approach to thoracoabdominal pathology with fenestrated and branched endografts
Speaker:   Luca Bertoglio, Milan, Italy
Time: 16:08 - 16:16
The influence of hyperglycaemia on spinal cord ischaemia
Speaker:   Jade Hiramoto, San Francisco, United States
Time: 16:16 - 16:24
Neuromonitoring to guide temporary sac perfusion during endovascular TAAA repair
Speaker:   Gustavo Oderich, Rochester, United States
Time: 16:24 - 16:32
Perioperative cerebrospinal fluid drainage for complex endovascular aneurysm repair cases
Speaker:   Bijan Modarai, London, United Kingdom
Time: 16:32 - 16:42
Audience participation, discussion and polling
 
Juxtarenal, complex EVAR and challenging neck
Time: 16:42 - 16:50
Hospital workflow surrounding fenestrated and branch aortic repair: Nursing, anaesthesia, and critical care
Speaker:   Gustavo Oderich, Rochester, United States
Time: 16:50 - 16:58
Results from the French multicentric study on chimney repair of pararenal aneurysms
Speaker:   Raphael Coscas, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Time: 16:58 - 17:06
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 17:06 - 17:16
CX Debate: FEVAR/BEVAR is preferred for juxtarenal reconstruction

For the motion
Time: 17:06 - 17:11
Gustavo Oderich, Rochester, United States

Against the motion
Time: 17:11 - 17:16
Konstantinos Donas, Münster, Germany

Time: 17:16 - 17:21
Audience participation, discussion and polling
Time: 17:21 - 17:29
Experience with new balloon-expandable endoprosthesis in FEVAR and BEVAR
Speaker:   Giovanni Torsello, Münster, Germany
Time: 17:29 - 17:37
Fenestrated EVAR device cuff in the treatment of failed EVAR devices
Speaker:   Michel Reijnen, Arnhem, Netherlands
Time: 17:37 - 17:45
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 17:38 - 17:48
CX Debate: Created-neck FEVAR beats chEVAR every time

For the motion
Time: 17:38 - 17:43
Eric Verhoeven, Nuremberg, Germany

Against the motion
Time: 17:43 - 17:48
Ralf Kolvenbach, Dusseldorf, Germany

Time: 17:55 - 18:00
Audience participation, discussion and polling