Advanced Module: Open and Endovascular Aortic Therapy

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The course will run from 17-20 March 2015

  OSIRIX Course supported by Bolton Medical and Mentice Simulator
10:00 Arrivals and registration
10:30 Welcome and introduction
10:40 Simulator course
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Simulator course continued
18:00 Close and depart

  Session 1 - Proximal Thoracic Aortic Surgery
08:30 Options for aortic root repair: guidelines, techniques and outcomes
09:00 The temperature and cannulation debate – more confusion or more clarity
09:30 Options for aortic arch repair: the classical approach
10:00 Options for aortic arch repair: vessel transposition and thoracic endovascular aortic repair
10:30 Break
11:00 Options for distal repair: genuine thoracoabdominal surgery and its unbeaten efficacy
11:30 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
  Session 2 - How to Build an Endovascular Programme
13:00 Arterial access issues
13:30 Closure devices and their proper use
14:00 Basics of catheters and guidewires
14:30 Break
  Session 3 - Advanced Thoracic Aortic Surgery - Video Session I 
15:00 David V, Valve sparing aortic root replacement
15:30 Valsalva root repair
16:00 Patient tailored root repair
16:30 Thoracoabdominal aortic replacement
17:00 Ross operation
17:30 Minimally invasive segmental artery coil embolization for preconditioning of the collateral network

  Session 4 - Advanced Thoracic Aortic Surgery - Video Session II
08:30 Frozen elephant trunk implantation
09:00 Sutureless supr-aaortic re-routing
09:30 Trifurcated graft rerouting for extensive arch repair 
10:00 Perfusion strategy for conventional total arch replacement and perfusion strategy for replacement of the entire thoracic aorta
10:30 Break
  Session 5 - Dissective Diseases
11:00 Evidence and lack of evidence in the treatment of type A aortic dissection
11:30 Decision making, when and when not to treat the aortic root in acute type A aortic dissection?
12:00 Recent update in the understanding and management of type B aortic dissection
12:30 Management of post-surgical surveillance - How an aortic outpatient clinic should look?
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Abdominal aortic surgery
14:30 Endovascular repair for aortic aneurysm and beyond, chimneys, branches and periscopes
15:00 Why we need a European Registry of aortic diseases and how you can participate?
15:30 Close and depart

08:30 Session 6 - Wetlab with the Masters!
  David V
  Arch re-routing
  Bio Bentall
  Ross procedure
  Valsalva root repair
  Frozen elephant trunk
  Patient tailored root repair
  Thoracic endovascular aortic repair/endovascular repair for aortic aneurysm training
12:00 Lunch and depart