Fundamentals in Aortic Surgery

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 Session 1 - Introduction to aortic diseases 09:00 Aortic disease: Definition, classification and epidemiology 09:20 Thoracic aortic disease - From diagnosis to treatment 09:40 Aortic valve related aortopathy - Definition, characteristics and treatment 10:00 Syndromic aortic disease - Indications for proximal aortic repair and choice of the treatment 10:20 Imaging in aortic surgery 10:40 Break Session 2 - Surgery of the aortic root and the proximal thoracic aorta 11:00 Supracommissural ascending aorta replacement - Technique and pitfalls 11:20 Bentall procedure: Mechanical and biological conduits 11:40 The functional aortic annulus - Introduction to aortic valve reimplantation technique 12:10 Aortic root replacement - Techniques and results 12:30 Lunch Session 3 - Aortic-lab I: Proximal aortic … Continue reading "Fundamentals in Aortic Surgery"

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
Session 1 – Introduction to aortic diseases
09:00 Aortic disease: Definition, classification and epidemiology
09:20 Thoracic aortic disease – From diagnosis to treatment
09:40 Aortic valve related aortopathy – Definition, characteristics and treatment
10:00 Syndromic aortic disease – Indications for proximal aortic repair and choice of the treatment
10:20 Imaging in aortic surgery
10:40 Break
Session 2 – Surgery of the aortic root and the proximal thoracic aorta
11:00 Supracommissural ascending aorta replacement – Technique and pitfalls
11:20 Bentall procedure: Mechanical and biological conduits
11:40 The functional aortic annulus – Introduction to aortic valve reimplantation technique
12:10 Aortic root replacement – Techniques and results
12:30 Lunch
Session 3 – Aortic-lab I: Proximal aortic surgery
13:15 The David procedure – Video presentation
13:30 Partial root repair – Video presentation
13:45 Bentall procedure – Video presentation
14:00 Artery cannulation techniques – Video presentation
14:15 Break
IN-PERSON ONLY:
Session 4 – Aortic-lab II: Proximal aortic surgery
15:30 Aortic root replacement – Reimplantation technique
18:00 Close
FRIDAY 17 MARCH
Session 5 – Aortic arch disease
09:00 Aortic arch aneurysm – Recommendations for treatment and techniques
09:20 From partial to total aortic repair – A road map of aortic arch treatment
09:40 Frozen Elephant Trunk surgery – Techniques and results
10:00 Staged aortic arch repair – Hybrid techniques and results
10:20 Endovascular aortic arch repair – Technique and results
10:40 Break
Session 6 – Aortic dissection – Treatment 
11:00 Acute type A aortic dissection – Treatment management in emergency and in follow-up
11:20 Chronic residual dissection after proximal repair – Treatment options and recommendations
11:40 Endovascular repair in acute and chronic type B aortic disease – Indications and results
12:00 Neuroprotection strategies in open and endovascular aortic surgery
12:20 Malperfusion treatment in acute aortic dissection
12:40 Lunch
Session 7 – Aortic-lab III: Aortic arch repair
14:00 Proximal aortic repair in acute type A aortic dissection – Case example
14:20 Frozen Elephant Trunk surgery – Case example chronic aortic dissection
14:40 Frozen Elephant Trunk surgery – Case example acute aortic dissection
15:20 Endovascular treatment in the distal aortic arch – Video presentation
15:40 Break
IN-PERSON ONLY:
Session 8 – Aortic-lab IV: Open aortic arch repair
16:00 Total aortic arch surgery
18:00 Close
SATURDAY 18 MARCH
Session 9 – Endovascular and thoracoabdominal surgery
09:00 Planning of thoracic endovascular aortic repair
09:20 Follow-up and complications after endovascular aortic repair
09:40 Endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic repair – Techniques
10:00 Open thoracoabdominal aortic repair – Techniques
IN-PERSON ONLY:
Session 10 – Web-lab V: Endovascular treatment 
11:00 TEVAR Simulators
  Percutaneous closure system
13:00 Close

Programme and faculty subject to change.

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
16-18 March 2023 (2.5 day course)

Location
Windsor, UK

Course Director
K Tsagakis, Essen

Course Format
Interactive lectures
Surgical case videos
Wetlab and hands-on simulation sessions

Course Fee
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):
€ 495.00 inclusive of VAT
€ 575.00 inclusive of VAT

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):
€ 150.00 inclusive of VAT
€ 200.00 inclusive of VAT

Course Overview
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.

Target Audience
Skills level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

Learning Objectives

  • 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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Faculty

  • Konstantinos Tsagakis