The Aortic Forum will be an in-person meeting and run from 15-16 November 2021 in Bologna, Italy.
MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER (08:15-18:30)
|08:30||Session I: The Aortic Root|
|Moderators: G El Khoury, Brussels; R De Paulis, Rome|
|1. Aortic root replacement with bicuspid valve repair|
|2. Aortic valve sparing associated with mitral valve repair|
|Root anatomy. Key points for an optimal root reconstruction. Ex vivo and in vivo studies||L de Kerchove, Brussels|
|Tailored repair for bicuspid valve. Key points to repair symmetric, asymmetric and very asymmetric valves||H-J Schäfers, Homburg|
|How to improve long-term results for the Ross procedure. Surgical strategy||Z Al Halees, Riyadh|
|Surgical strategy to approach the re-do root||Y Okita, Kobe|
|Repair for isolated BAV insufficiency (normal root)||P Danial, Paris|
|Complex tricuspid aortic valve repair with annuloplasty (normal root)||M Jasinski, Wroclaw|
|Root and LVOT reconstruction for endocarditis||G El Khoury, Brussels|
|Aortic valve repair for complex aortic root dissection in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome||S Rankin, Maywood|
|Valve-sparing aortic root replacement using a straight tube graft (David I Procedure) in Septuagenarians||E Beckmann, Hanover|
|Our experience with Ross operation supported by personalised external aortic root support (PEARS)||A Redondo, London|
|14:00||Session II: The Ascending Aorta and the Arch|
|Moderators: M Shrestha, Hanover; K Tsagakis, Essen|
|1. Frozen elephant trunk for residual complicated type A aortic dissection following proximal repair|
|New techniques in frozen elephant trunk surgery||M Grabenwöger, Vienna|
|Introducing total arch replacement with FET in South America||J Umana, Bogota|
|Organ protection in aortic arch surgery||A Martens, Hanover|
|How to avoid HCA in FET surgery||E Turner, Santiago|
|A novel approach for left subclavian artery revascularisation in FET surgery||M Pichlmaier, Munich|
|Minimally invasive ascending aortic arch repair||M Borger, Leipzig|
|Open aortic arch repair in Zone 0||P Redaelli, Milan; A Castiglioni, Milan|
|FET without HCA||M Di Eusanio, Ancona|
|A simplified delivery frozen elephant trunk technique to reduce circulatory arrest time in hybrid aortic arch surgery||G Guimbretiere, Nantes|
|Frozen elephant trunk implantation in arch zone 2||J Brickwedel, Hamburg|
TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER (08:15-17:45)
|08:30||Session III: Aortic Dissection|
|Moderators: A Oo, London; D Pacini, Bologna|
|Cannulation sites and extracorporeal strategies in acute and chronic type A aortic dissection||F Schönhoff, Berne|
|Timing and technical considerations for surgery of acute type A dissection in patients with previous cardiac surgery||T MacGillivray, Houston|
|The FET technique in acute or chronic type B dissection: Only in cases of unsuitable TEVAR?||K Widenka, Rzeszow|
|Management of organ malperfusion in acute type A and type B aortic dissection||K Kim, Ann Arbor|
|Live-in-a-box video: Frozen elephant trunk||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|Management of aberrant RSA in dissection||L Di Marco, Bologna|
|AMDS for acute type A dissection||C Etz, Leipzig|
|Endovascular technique for type A dissection in inoperable patients||E Roselli, Cleveland|
|ARISE TRIAL: Total endovascular repair of acute type A dissection: Ascending, arch & DTA (Modular)||J Bavaria, Philadelphia|
|Endovascular branched technique for type A dissection in inoperable patients||M Czerny, Freiburg|
|Frozen elephant trunk with different proximal landing zone for aortic dissection||D Panfilov, Tomsk|
|Outcome of total arch replacement and frozen elephant trunk technique for Stanford Type A acute aortic dissection||H Nishiori, Narita|
|Very asymmetric bicuspid aortic valve repair with valve-sparing aortic root reimplantation in 210°-150° orientation||J Bavaria, Philadelphia|
|Complex hybrid repair for complication of type A||A Lopez-Marco, London|
|Ross procedure in a patient with severe bioprosthetic aortic stenosis||K Tauh, Pennsylvania|
|AV flow cannula in a FET||A Venturini, Venice|
|14:30||Session IV: The Descending Aorta|
|Moderators: S Ronchey, Rome; M Czerny, Freiburg|
|TAAA open repair: State of the art||R Chiesa, Milan|
|Open surgical replacement – do’s and don’ts||M Ouzounian, Toronto|
|The three stage approach – FET/ TEVAR and 3.5 open repair||B Rylski, Freiburg|
|Role of branch and fenestration in thoraco-abdominal pathology||J Coselli, Houston|
|Live-in-a-box: Endovascular repair||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|Thoraco-abdominal aortic replacement after prior TEVAR||T Berger, Freiburg|
|FEVAR for post-dissection aneurysmal formation||S Kondov, Freiburg|
|BEVAR for the treatment of degenerative thoraco-abdominal aortic disease||L Bertoglio, Milan|
|Risk factors for descending aortic adverse events following ascending aortic surgery||N Ostberg, New York|
Programme and faculty subject to change
15-16 November 2021 (2 day meeting)
R De Paulis, Rome
D Pacini, Bologna
Vascular Disease Domain Chairman
K Tsagakis, Essen
Aortic Forum Taskforce
D Pacini; K Tsagakis; M Czerny; G El Khoury; A Oo; S Ronchey; M Shrestha
EACTS Members: €575 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €675 inclusive of VAT
Trainees/Residents: €275 inclusive of VAT
Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments on both days.
Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test will be required for all attendees. Documentation will need to be shown before badge collection.
In-person meeting, live surgical cases, interactive lectures, live-in-a-box videos and abstract presentations
The programme will feature 4 half day sessions devoted to the major areas of aortic surgery. Each session will feature a live case; invited presentations, 4 live-in-a-box videos and 2 abstract presentations related to each subject.
Each session will be shared with an international scientific cardio-thoracic association: ASCVTS (Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery) for the aortic root; LACES (Latin American Association of Cardiac and Endovascular Surgery) for the ascending aorta and arch; STS (Society of Thoracic Surgeons) for the dissections; and the AATS (American Association for Thoracic Surgery) for the descending aorta.
All cardiac and vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists and anaesthetists are invited to come together and broaden their competence and enjoy learning new skills in the field of major aortic surgery. It is a great opportunity for a full immersion into aortic surgery and is a unique opportunity to meet the most renowned experts in the field, confronting the most controversial aspects of surgical and endovascular therapeutic solutions.
At the end of the meeting attendees will acquire the necessary information for a competent decision-making process when facing a variety of aortic pathologies. Attendees will acquire the necessary skills to improve their performance in standard aortic procedures but will also learn the tips and tricks to approach more difficult and challenging surgical cases.
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Please note video submission is now CLOSED.
The Aortic Forum, Bologna, Italy, 15/11/2021-16/11/2021
has been granted 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).