EACTS Aortic Valve Repair Summit

The EACTS Aortic Valve Repair Summit will run from 20-21 June 2019. THURSDAY 20 JUNE 08:00 Welcome remarks 08:10 Session 1: The scope of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease Moderators: Y D'udekem, Melbourne; HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar Natural history and burden of BAV disease H Michelena, Rochester The spectrum and classifications of BAV disease: The missing link between valve and … Continue reading "EACTS Aortic Valve Repair Summit"

The EACTS Aortic Valve Repair Summit will run from 20-21 June 2019.

THURSDAY 20 JUNE
08:00 Welcome remarks
08:10 Session 1: The scope of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease
Moderators: Y D’udekem, Melbourne; HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar
Natural history and burden of BAV disease H Michelena, Rochester
The spectrum and classifications of BAV disease: The missing link between valve and aorta phenotypes A Della Corte, Naples
Echocardiographic evaluation of aortic regurgitation and BAV anatomy M Van Dyck, Brussels
Anatomical characteristics of BAV: Towards a repair oriented classification L De Kerchove, Brussels
Panel discussion
09:15 Live case 1: BAV or TAV repair G El Khoury, Brussels
Video session:
Isolated AI in TAV – cusp prolapse repair HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar
Isolated AI in TAV – annuloplasty options E Lansac, Paris
Isolated AI in TAV – fenestration repair M Boodhwani, Ottawa
Panel discussion
10:40 Coffee break
11:10 Session 2: Confront the different schools of BAV repair
Moderators: Y D’udekem, Melbourne
Remodelling and external ring annuloplasty E Lansac, Paris
Remodelling and suture annuloplasty HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar
Internal ring plus remodelling S Rankin,  Morgantown
Reimplantation L De Kerchove, Brussels
External ring with Teflon R De Paulis, Rome
Panel discussion
12:30 Lunch 
14:00 Abstract session 1
15:00 Live case 2: BAV repair E Lansac, Paris
Video: Valve sparing through partial sternotomy M Shrestha, Hannover
Panel discussion
16:10 Coffee break
 16:40 Session 3: Debate on timing for surgery
Moderators: Y D’Udekem, Melbourne; H Michalena, Rochester
Young BAV patient with severe AI: Fix it now JL Vanoverschelde, Brussels 
Young BAV patient with severe AI: Watchful waiting M Sitges, Barcelona
Panel discussion
Young BAV patient with aorta at 50 mm, no AI: Fix it now J Elefteriades, New Haven
Young BAV patient with aorta at 50 mm, no AI: I wait T Sundt, Boston 
Panel discussion
18:00 Close
19:30 Optional Group dinner 
FRIDAY 21 JUNE
08:00 Session 4: BAV aorthopathy and cusp repair
Moderators: Y D’Udekem, Melbourne; J Bavaria, Philadelphia
Is 45 mm still the best cut-off for aorta replacement in surgery for BAV disease: How does my practice evolve in the last 15 years in aortic valve replacement and repair M Borger, Leipzig
Can genes reading orient the treatment of patient with BAV B Loeys, Edegem
Panel discussion
Management of cusp prolapse, retraction and calcification in BAV repair M Boodhwani, Ottawa
Cusp extension to facilitate repair – When and how? P Urbanski, Bad Neustadt
Panel discussion
Live case 3: BAV or Unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) aortic insufficiency (AI) repair HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar
BAV repair: Respect valve asymmetry J Bavaria, Philadelphia
BAV repair: Make it symmetric or tricuspid L De Kerchove, Brussels
Panel discussion
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Session 5: BAV Repair: Outcomes and alternatives
Moderators: Y D’Udekem, Melbourne; JJ Takkenberg, Rotterdam
Long term results of BAV repair and risk factors for failure J Bavaria, Philadelphia
Ross technique is the best for unrepairable BAV I El-Hamamsy, Montréal
Mechanical or Bio Bentall remains the gold standard D Pacini, Bologna
How do I help my patients choose between these options JJ Takkenberg, Rotterdam
Panel discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:45 Abstract session 2
14:45 Live Case 4: BAV or transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) repair G El Khoury, Brussels
15:45 Coffee break
16:15 Session 6: Congenital 
Moderators: Y D’Udekem, Melbourne; J Kluin, Amsterdam
Does unicuspid aortic valve belong to BAV spectrum? HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar
Results of UAV repair: Does patch material influence the results J Kluin, Amsterdam
Techniques and results of AV repair in infant Y D’Udekem, Melbourne
Debate: The best support for Ross in young patient with annulus & root dilatation (video)
Ross inclusion in vascular graft G El Khoury, Brussels
Ross inclusion in native root HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar
Ross in full root with annuloplasty I El-Hamamsy, Montréal
Panel discussion
17:30 Abstract and video awards and closing remarks G El Khoury, Brussels; HJ Schäfers, Homburg Saar
18:00 Close

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
20-21 June 2019 (2 day course)

Course Venue
Wolubilis
Cours Paul-Henri Spaak 1
1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
Belgium
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Organising Committee 
L de Kerchove and G El Khoury, Brussels – local Course Directors
J Bavaria, Philadelphia; M Boodhwani, Ottawa; R De Paulis, Rome; Y D’Udekem, Melbourne; I El-Hamamsy, Montreal; E Lansac, Paris; H J Schäfers, Homburg Saar; JJM Takkenberg, Rotterdam; J Vanoverschelde, Brussels

Course Fee
EACTS Member: €550 inclusive of VAT
Non-Member: €650 inclusive of VAT
Resident: €250 inclusive of VAT

Course Format
Live surgical cases, presentations led by keynote international faculty, scientific debate, dynamic research, and video & abstract presentations

Course Overview

Bringing together the different schools in aortic valve repair, this year’s Summit will focus on Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV) disease, covering assessment and imaging, techniques of valve repair and alternatives, and patient outcomes. The aim is to integrate state-of-the-art into daily practice and to challenge current knowledge through high-level scientific debates on the main topics of aortic valve repair. The programme will also discuss and illustrate techniques of repair from the different schools to bring you two excellent days of intellectual challenges and fruitful debate.

Target Audience
Cardiac surgeons, echocardiographers (cardiologists and anaesthesiologists), radiologists and advanced residents interested in the field of valve repair who are encouraged to present their scientific work in abstract presentations.

Learning Objectives
To showcase the latest techniques in bicuspid aortic valve repair, participate in conversation, share experiences and help raise better medical evidence.

ABSTRACTS

Participants are encouraged to submit their abstract for presentation. Submission will open on 18 January 2019. Please click here for more information

Industry

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Faculty

  • Joseph Bavaria
  • Munir Boodhwani
  • Michael Borger
  • Yves d'Udekem
  • Laurent de Kerchove
  • Ruggero De Paulis
  • Alessandro Della Corte
  • Gebrine El Khoury
  • Ismail El-Hamamsy
  • John Elefteriades
  • Jolanda Kluin
  • Emmanuel Lansac
  • Davide Pacini
  • Hans-Joachim Schäfers
  • Malakh Shrestha
  • Marta Sitges
  • Johanna Takkenberg
  • Paul Urbanski
  • Michel van Dyck
  • Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde