12th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (EUMS)

The 12th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (EUMS) will run from 29 November - 2 December 2017 WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER (19:00-21:00)  19:00 Get Together, Wandelhalle, Kurpark THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER (08:45-18:20) 08:45 Welcome V Falk, Berlin; J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen & P Leprince, Paris 09:00 Session 1: Trials and Registries Chairs: J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen & P … Continue reading "12th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (EUMS)"
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The 12th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit (EUMS) will run from 29 November – 2 December 2017

WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER (19:00-21:00)
 19:00 Get Together, Wandelhalle, Kurpark
THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER (08:45-18:20)
08:45 Welcome V Falk, Berlin; J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen & P Leprince, Paris
09:00 Session 1: Trials and Registries
Chairs: J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen & P Leprince, Paris
Present and future trials U Jorde, New York
Registries: Analysis of right heart failure using EUROMACS and INTERMACS data K Caliskan, Rotterdam
Endpoints and questions J Börgermann, Bad Oeynhausen
Randomised controlled trial (RCT) vs propensity score (PS): Trial your best O Kuss, Düsseldorf
Panel discussion
10:30 Break
11:00 Session 2: Managing Adverse Events
Chairs: A El-Banayosy, Oklahoma City & D Zimpfer, Vienna
Neurological complications M Sitzer, Bad Oeynhausen
Thrombosis and bleeding M Slepian, Tuscon
Infection and immunity M Hannan, Dublin
Reliability T Finocchiaro, Aachen
Critical ventricular assist device (VAD) infection – how would you decide? F Schönrath, Berlin
Panel discussion
12:50 Lunch
13:50 Session 3: Ethics, Psychology and Economy
Chairs: G Larsh, Harrisburg & K Tigges-Limmer, Bad Oeynhausen
Update on psychosocial aspects in ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy: Why do we need psychologists in ventricular assist device (VAD) teams? K Tigges-Limmer, Bad Oeynhausen
Ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy under economic restrictions. How to choose the right patient S Tsui, Cambridge
Ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy without economic restrictions – Who is defintely beyond? J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen
Ethical considerations for ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation – a surgeon’s view D Zimpfer, Vienna
Ethical considerations for ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation – a lawyer’s perspective To be announced
Panel discussion
15:50 Break
16:20 Session 4: The Right Ventricle
Chairs: C Mahr, Seattle & E Potapov, Berlin
Pre-operative assessment L Paluszkiewicz, Bad Oeynhausen
Peri-operative assessment, optimising and treatment E Potapov, Berlin
Late right ventricular (RV) failure – myth or reality? E Rame, Philadelphia
Biventricular (BiVAD) strategies – paracorporeal vs two centrifugal pumps (Pro/Contra) To be announced
Panel discussion
18:20 Close
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER (09:00-18:30)
09:00 Session 5: Surgical Techniques (Live-in-a-box)
Chairs: J Börgermann, Bad Oeynhausen & A Fiane, Oslo
Minimally invasive implantation J Schmitto, Hannover
With extracorporeal circulation (ECC), extra corporeal life support (ECLS) or off-pump T Krabatsch, Berlin
Heart transplantation (HTx) after ventricular assist device (VAD) and total artificial heart (TAH) P Leprince, Paris
Biventricular (BiVAD) configurations M Morshuis, Bad Oeynhausen
Innovative approaches A Fiane, Oslo
Panel discussion
11:00 Break
11:30 Session 6: Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease (GUCH) and Children
Chairs: M Hübler, Zürich & B Stiller, Freiburg
Paracorporeal support in grown up congenital heart disease (GUCH) E Sandica, Bad Oeynhausen
Total artificial heart (TAH) for children D Morales, New York
Ventricular assist device (VAD) in children M Hübler, Zürich
Panel discussion
Keynote Lecture
13:20 Lunch
14:20 Session 7: Heart Failure Therapy in Motion
Chairs: J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen & M Slepian, Tuscon
Genetics or Myocarditis in non-ischemic MCS-patients? H Milting, Bad Oeynhausen
Myocardial recovery: Can we control it? A Petrou, Zürich
New pharmacology therapy C Schulze, Jena
Ventricular assist device (VAD) first C Knosalla, Berlin
Transplant first J Börgermann, Bad Oeynhausen
Panel discussion
16:20 Break
16:50 Session 8: Heart Failure Family
Chairs: P Mohacsi, Berne & C Schulze, Jena
The heart failure specialist: When to refer C Mahr, Seattle
The Surgeon: Implantation – optimal time S Ensminger, Bad Oeynhausen
The ventricular assist device (VAD) coordinator To be announced
Running with the pump – from the perspective of a rehabilitation physician N Reiss, Bad Rothenfelde
Panel discussion
18:30 Close
19:30 Group Dinner
SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER (09:00-14:30)
09:00 Session 9: Starting a Ventricular Device (VAD) Programme
Chairs: P Leprince, Paris & M Morshuis, Bad Oeynhausen
Patient selection A El-Banayosy, Oklahoma City
Heart failure unit P Raake, Heidelberg
First patient and first pump J Garbade, Leipzig
Ventricular assist device (VAD) programme only with transplant To be announced
Ventricular assist device (VAD) programme without transplant To be announced
Panel discussion
11:00 2nd EUMS Rising Stars Quiz
11:30 Break
12:00 Session 10: New Technologies
Chairs: S Ensminger, Bad Oeynhausen & T Finocchiaro, Aachen
What do we need? Is it possible? A El-Banayosy, Oklahoma City
Adverse events: How to interpret the data To be announced
Interfaces and mechanical circulatory support (MCS) – challenges and opportunities M Slepian, Tuscon
Pressure sensors – ventricular assist devices (VAD) with artificial intelligence M Slaughter, Louisville
Panel Discussion
13:30 Session 11: Industry Update
Chairs: A El-Banayosy, Oklahoma City & J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen
14:30 Closing Remarks 
Farewell lunch

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
29 November -2 December 2017 (3 day course)

Location
Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

Chairmen
V Falk, Berlin; J Gummert, Bad Oeynhausen; P Leprince, Paris

Course Fee
Members: €500 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €600 inclusive of VAT

Course fee includes lunches, refreshments, get together on Wednesday 29 November and the group dinner on Friday 30th November.

Course 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 surgeons

Learning Objectives

  • Organising of a heart failure network
  • Use of ECLS systems in emergency situations and in the ICU
  • Learning of recommendations for ECLS and 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 the role and need for VAD coordinators
  • Learn about the need for post-operative rehabilitation
  • Review and learn about the latest developments and perspectives in the VAD field