The Fundamentals in Aortic Surgery Course will run from 16-18 March 2023 in Windsor.
This Course will be available online and in-person, all times shown below are local UK times.
THURSDAY 16 MARCH
|08:55||Welcome and introduction||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|Session 1 – Introduction to aortic diseases|
|09:00||Aortic disease: Definition, classification and epidemiology||F Schoenhoff, Bern|
|09:20||Thoracic aortic disease – From diagnosis to treatment||J Dumfarth, Innsbruck|
|09:40||Aortic valve related aortopathy – Definition, characteristics and treatment||R De Paulis, Rome|
|10:00||Syndromic aortic disease – Indications for proximal aortic repair and choice of the treatment||F Schoenhoff, Bern|
|10:20||Imaging in aortic surgery||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|Session 2 – Surgery of the aortic root and the proximal thoracic aorta|
|11:00||Supracommissural ascending aorta replacement – Technique and pitfalls||J Dumfarth, Innsbruck|
|11:20||Bentall procedure: Mechanical and biological conduits||A Zierer, Linz|
|11:40||The functional aortic annulus – Introduction to aortic valve reimplantation technique||R De Paulis, Rome|
|12:10||Aortic root replacement – Techniques and results||R De Paulis, Rome|
|Session 3 – Aortic-lab I: Proximal aortic surgery|
|13:15||The David procedure – Video presentation||R De Paulis, Rome|
|13:30||Partial root repair – Video presentation||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|13:45||Bentall procedure – Video presentation||G Murana, Bologna|
|14:00||Artery cannulation techniques – Video presentation||F Schoenhoff, Bern|
|Session 4 – Aortic-lab II: Proximal aortic surgery|
|15:30||Aortic root replacement – Reimplantation technique|
FRIDAY 17 MARCH
|Session 5 – Aortic arch disease|
|09:00||Aortic arch aneurysm – Recommendations for treatment and techniques||M Luehr, Cologne|
|09:20||From partial to total aortic repair – A road map of aortic arch treatment||A Zierer, Linz|
|09:40||Frozen Elephant Trunk surgery – Techniques and results||F Schoenhoff, Bern|
|10:00||Staged aortic arch repair – Hybrid techniques and results||M Kolowca, Katowice|
|10:20||Endovascular aortic arch repair – Technique and results||G Murana, Bologna|
|Session 6 – Aortic dissection – Treatment|
|11:00||Acute type A aortic dissection – Treatment management in emergency and in follow-up||F Schoenhoff, Bern|
|11:20||Acute aortic dissection: Reporting standards and risk evaluation||M Luehr, Cologne|
|11:40||Chronic residual dissection after proximal repair – Treatment options and recommendations||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|12:00||Neuroprotection strategies in open and endovascular aortic surgery||A Zierer, Linz|
|12:20||Endovascular repair in acute and chronic type B aortic disease – Indications and results||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|Session 7 – Aortic-lab III: Aortic arch repair|
|14:00||Proximal aortic repair in acute type A aortic dissection – Case example||F Schoenhoff, Bern|
|14:20||Frozen Elephant Trunk surgery – Case example chronic aortic dissection||G Murana, Bologna|
|14:40||Frozen Elephant Trunk surgery – Case example acute aortic dissection||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|15:00||Endovascular treatment in the distal aortic arch – Video presentation||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|Session 8 – Aortic-lab IV: Open aortic arch repair|
|16:00||Total aortic arch surgery|
SATURDAY 18 MARCH
|Session 9 – Endovascular and thoracoabdominal surgery|
|09:00||Planning of thoracic endovascular aortic repair||M Kolowca, Katowice|
|09:20||Follow-up and complications after endovascular aortic repair||M Kolowca, Katowice|
|09:40||Thoracoabdominal aortic repair – Techniques||K Tsagakis, Essen|
|Session 10 – Aortic-lab V: Endovascular treatment|
|Percutaneous closure system|
Programme and faculty subject to change.
16-18 March 2023 (2.5 day course)
K Tsagakis, Essen
Surgical case videos
Wetlab and hands-on simulation sessions
This course is available online and in-person.
In-person registration fees include all sessions, breaks, lunch and dinner on Thursday 16 March.
In-person fees (Windsor,UK):
Members: € 495.00
Non-Members: € 575.00
Online registration fees include all sessions, except sessions 4, 8 and 10. Kindly note there is no interactive function and you will not be able to interact with Faculty and other attendees.
Hybrid fees (online only):
Members: € 150.00 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: € 200.00 inclusive of VAT
Covering the major aspects of aortic surgery, from the aortic valve to the descending aorta. Special attention will be devoted to the various options in sparing the aortic valve and on the modern approach to aortic arch surgery. Guidance will be available for those cardiac surgeons wishing to embark upon an endovascular programme. This year’s course will include hands-on wetlab and simulation sessions.
Skills level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.
- To obtain the proper instruments for a correct diagnostic evaluation in planning the most appropriate surgical approach on the ascending aorta and aortic arch
- To learn the technical details in various aortic operations
- To acquire basic notions for expanding their endovascular skills.
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