13th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (EUMS)

The 13th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (EUMS) will run from 1-3 November 2018 THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER (08:00-18:00) 08:00 Welcome   08:15 Session 1: The heart failure patient - drugs, clips, device therapy - the right treatment for the right patient at the right time New drugs for  heart failure Treatment of structural valve disease … Continue reading "13th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (EUMS)"
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The 13th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (EUMS) will run from 1-3 November 2018

THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER (08:00-18:00)
08:00 Welcome  
08:15 Session 1: The heart failure patient – drugs, clips, device therapy – the right treatment for the right patient at the right time
New drugs for  heart failure
Treatment of structural valve disease in heart failure patients
Aortic stenosis
Functional mitral regurgitation
Sensors and wearables – the future of heart failure monitoring
Heart transplantation – is there a future?
 Panel discussion
10:00 Break
10:30 Session 2: Guidelines in practice – the transatlantic express
ESC Heart Failure Guidelines
AHA/ACC Guidelines
EACTS expert opinion
Interactive case based implementation
EUROMACS report
Panel discussion
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Session 3: Temporary mechanical circulatory support
Extracorporeal life support in cardiac arrest outside the hospital
Temporary mechanical circulatory support and the ICU specialist
Temporary mechanical circulatory support and the cardiac surgeon
Pitfalls of extracorporeal life support
Beyond temporary extracorporeal life support –  weaning or transition to long-term ventricular assist device
Interactive case based implementation
Panel discussion
14:45 Break
15:00 Session 4: The frail patient
How to measure the fraility in heart failure patients
Why measure the fraility in candidates for left ventricular assist device 
Ethical considerations in frail and otherwise non-standard patients
Debate
– Ventricular assist device for everybody
– Ventricular assist device only for those who can read the manual
Panel discussion
16:45 Session 5: Weaning
Inflammation – a trigger for heart failure
Anti-inflammatory effects of ventricular unloading
Perspectives in supporting recovery
How to prove myocardial recovery – outflow graft balloon occlusion and pump stop echo: Technical tips and tricks
Panel discussion
18:00 Close
Welcome reception (18:00-20:00)
FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER (08:00-18:45)
08:00 Session 1: The right ventricular challenge
Right ventricular conditioning for left ventricular assist device 
Predictors for right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device implantation – are there any?
Temporary right ventricular assist device 
Primary biventricular support – need and options
Interactive case based implementation
Panel discussion
09:30 Session 2: The left ventricular challenge
Minimal invasive vs. optimal invasive surgery
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction – any role for mechanical circulatory support
Small left ventricle
Interactive case based implementation (Bels Steven case report)
Panel discussion
10:45 Break
11:15 Session 3: The device challenge
Are all pumps the same – a critical review of outcomes
One pump fits all vs. personalised devices
Wishful thinking – what should be changed in the pump design of tomorrow?
Continuous flow biventricular assist device implantation
Panel discussion
12:30 3rd EUMS Rising Stars Quiz
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Session 4: How to reduce side effects of long-term left ventricular assist device therapy
Aortic insufficiency
Late right ventricular failure
Aortic insufficiency and right ventricular failure – interactive
Outflow graft obstruction
Gastrointestinal bleeding on ventricular assist device – pathophysiology and options for prevention
Thromboembolic events – pathophysiology and options for prevention
Panel discussion
16:15 Break
16:45 Session 5: Shared care
European experience
American experience
Social media as an educational tool
The role of heart failure networks shared care shared knowledge
Heart failure medication on left ventricular assist device 
Exercise on ventricular assist device
Telemetry
Panel discussion
18:45 Close
19:30 Group Dinner
SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER (08:00-14:30)
08:00 Session 1: Paediatric
Indications for implantation and explantation of short-term support
Indications for implantation and explantation of long-term support
Long-term support of failing single ventricle
One or two pumps support for biventricular circulation
Panel discussion
09:15 Session 2: Intelligent pumping and smart materials
The importance of smart pumps
Integration of microelectromechanical systems pressure sensor into ventricular assist device systems
Integration of advanced pacemaker technology into ventricular assist device systems
The importance of smart surface
Biohybrid graft for outflow-prothesis
Panel discussion
10:45 Break
11:00 Honorary Lecture: Xenotransplant will replace ventricular assist device therapy
11:30 Session 3: Unusual cases and creative solutions
13:00 Session 4: Update of current and prospective devices
14:30 Closing Remarks 

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
1-3 November 2013 (3 day course)

Location
Berlin, Germany

Chairmen
V Falk, Berlin and J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen

Registration Fee
To be announced

Summit Format
Interactive lectures, live-in-a-box cases and keynote presentations

Target Audience
Cardiologists, heart failure cardiologists, emergency and ICU specialists (ECLS), cardiac surgeons, perfusionists, heart failure nurses and ventricular assist device (VAD) coordinators, medical industry (cardiac devices including ECMO development and production). Paediatric cardiologists and congenital heart disease surgeon.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about how to find the right treatment for the right patient at the right time
  • Use of temporary MCS systems in emergency situations and in the ICU
  • Learning of recommendations for VAD use from major societies and from recently published guidelines
  • New surgical techniques for VAD implantation, as well as unusual solutions of complex surgical problems in VAD patients
  • How to avoid long-term complications during VAD treatment
  • Learn about shared care and the role of social media for VAD patients and caregivers
  • Learn about myocardial recovery in children and adults
  • Review and learn about the latest developments and perspectives in the VAD field

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