Introduction to Aortic Surgery

The Introduction to Aortic Surgery Course will run from 27-29 October 2022 in Windsor. THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 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 To be announced 09:40 Aortic … Continue reading "Introduction to Aortic Surgery"

The Introduction to Aortic Surgery Course will run from 27-29 October 2022 in Windsor.

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER
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 To be announced
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 A Martens, Hannover
10:20 Imaging in aortic surgery K Tsagakis, Essen
10:40 Break
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 D Pacini, Bologna
12:30 Lunch
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 D Pacini, Bologna
14:00 Artery cannulation techniques – Video presentation F Schoenhoff, Bern
14:15 Break
Session 4 – Aortic-lab II: Proximal aortic surgery
15:30 Aortic root replacement – Reimplantation technique
18:00 Close
FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER
Session 5 – Aortic arch disease
09:00 Aortic arch aneurysm – Recommendations for treatment and techniques J Dumfarth, Innsbruck
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 A Martens, Hannover
10:00 Staged aortic arch repair – Hybrid techniques and results M Kolowka, Rzeszow
10:20 Endovascular aortic arch repair – Technique and results To be announced
10:40 Break
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 Chronic residual dissection after proximal repair – Treatment options and recommendations To be announced
11:40 Endovascular repair in acute and chronic type B aortic disease – Indications and results S Ronchey, Rome
12:00 Neuroprotection strategies in open and endovascular aortic surgery A Zierer, Linz
12:20 Malperfusion treatment in acute aortic dissection K Tsagakis, Essen
12:40 Lunch
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 D Pacini, Bologna
14:40 Frozen Elephant Trunk surgery – Case example acute aortic dissection A Martens, Hannover
15:20 Endovascular treatment in the distal aortic arch – Video presentation S Ronchey, Rome
15:40 Break
Session 8 – Aortic-lab IV: Open aortic arch repair
16:00 Total aortic arch surgery
18:00 Close
SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER
Session 9 – Endovascular and thoracoabdominal surgery
09:00 Planning of thoracic endovascular aortic repair To be announced
09:20 Follow-up and complications after endovascular aortic repair M Kolowka, Rzeszow
09:40 Endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic repair – Techniques S Ronchey, Rome
10:00 Open thoracoabdominal aortic repair – Techniques K Tsagakis, Essen
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
27-29 October 2022 (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
Members: €495 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €575 inclusive of VAT

Course fee includes lunches and refreshments on all days and dinner on Thursday 27 October 2022

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
  • Ruggero De Paulis
  • Julia Dumfarth
  • Andreas Martens
  • Davide Pacini
  • Sonia Ronchey
  • Florian Schoenhoff