Introduction to Aortic Surgery

The Introduction to Aortic Surgery course will run from 16-18 March 2017 THURSDAY 16 MARCH 08:30 Arrival and registration 09:15 Welcome and introduction R De Paulis, Rome Proximal Thoracic Aortic Surgery 09:20 The physiology and the hemodynamic of the aortic root D Berdajs, Basel 09:40 Guidelines for a timely surgical indication A Della Corte, Naples 10:00 … Continue reading "Introduction to Aortic Surgery"
EACTS Aortic Surgery

The Introduction to Aortic Surgery course will run from 16-18 March 2017

THURSDAY 16 MARCH
08:30 Arrival and registration
09:15 Welcome and introduction R De Paulis, Rome
Proximal Thoracic Aortic Surgery
09:20 The physiology and the hemodynamic of the aortic root D Berdajs, Basel
09:40 Guidelines for a timely surgical indication A Della Corte, Naples
10:00 The bicuspid aortopathy: Classification and prognosis A Della Corte, Naples
10:20 A practical guide to the extent of resection in bicuspid aortopathy R De Paulis, Rome
10:40 Group discussion
10:50 Break
11:00 The Bentall procedure
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
T Schachner, Innsbruck
11:40 The re-modelling procedure
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
P Urbanski, Bad Neustadt
12:20 The re-implantation procedure
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
R De Paulis, Rome
13:00 Lunch
Arch Surgery
14:00 Standard surgical arch replacement
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
D Pacini, Bologna
14:40 Classic and frozen elephant trunk
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
M Shrestha, Hannover
15:20 Various forms of Hybrid arch repair
Keynote lecture
Live-in-a-box surgical case
Discussion
B Rylski, Freiburg
16:00 Break
Aortic Dissection
16:30 How to best approach malperfusion in acute aortic dissection K Tsagakis, Essen
16:50 Indications and contraindications on arch replacement during an acute dissection D Pacini, Bologna
17:10 How to deal with a root dissection T Schachner, Innsbruck
17:30 Acute dissection in patients with connective tissue diseases: what are the differences in strategy? F Schoenhoff, Berne
17:50 Group discussion
18:00 Close
FRIDAY 17 MARCH
Peculiar Aspects of Aortic Surgery
09:00 Safe cerebral protection in aortic surgery. What’s the evidence? E Quintana, Barcelona
09:20 Strategy for the treatment of an infected aortic graft prosthesis F Schoenhoff, Berne
09:40 How to deal with a small aortic annulus. When small is too small? What are the options? How to fit larger valve prosthesis R De Paulis, Rome
10:00 Surgery for acute endocarditis of the aortic root
Expert case video: the Commando operation
E Quintana, Barcelona  
Group discussion
A Glimpse into a Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair Experience
10:30 Guidelines for the use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in thoracic aortic disease
Live-in-a-box clinical cases
B Rylski, Freiburg
10:50 Landing zone and sizing. Tips and tricks with video S Ronchey, Rome
11:10 Group discussion
11:25 Break
11:40 The use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in acute and chronic type B dissection S Ronchey, Rome
12:00 Thoracic endovascular aortic repair vs frozen elephant trunk in various anatomical conditions M Shrestha, Hannover
12:20 How to follow-up patients after thoracic endovascular aortic repair? K Tsagakis, Essen
12:40 Group discussion
13:00 Lunch
14:00 EVAR simulation session with the Faculty
S Ronchey, Rome;
B Rylski, Freiburg
15:30 Break
16:00 TEVAR simulation session with the Faculty S Ronchey, Rome;
B Rylski, Freiburg
18:00 Close
SATURDAY 18 MARCH
09:00 Wetlab with the Faculty
1. Annulus enlargement
10:30 Break
11:00 2. Re-implantation/Re-modelling
13:00 Close

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
16-18 March 2017 (2.5 day course)

Location
Windsor, UK

Course Director/s
R De Paulis, Rome

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 both TEVAR and EVAR simulation sessions as well as a wetlab covering annulus enlargement and re-implantation and re-modelling techniques.

Course Format
Presentations, live-in-a-box surgical cases and wetlab sessions

Course Fee
Members: €500 inclusive of 20% VAT (UK)
Non-Members: €600 inclusive of 20% VAT (UK)

Course fee includes lunches and refreshments on all days and dinners on Thursday 16 March and Friday 17 March 2017.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at residents in their last year and surgeons willing to broaden their expertise in major aortic valve and aortic pathologies.

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.

Faculty

  • Ruggero De Paulis
  • Denis Berdajs
  • Alessandro Della Corte
  • Davide Pacini
  • Eduard Quintana
  • Sonia Ronchey
  • Bartosz Rylski
  • Thomas Schachner
  • Florian Schoenhoff
  • Malakh Shrestha
  • Konstantinos Tsagakis
  • Paul Urbanski