Introduction to Aortic Surgery

The Introduction to Aortic Surgery course will run from 12-14 March 2020. THURSDAY 12 MARCH 08:45 Arrival and registration 09:15 Welcome and introduction D Pacini, Bologna Session 1 - Introduction to aortic diseases and surgical repair 09:20 Aortic diseases – definition, classification and epidemiology G Weiss, Vienna 09:40 Current guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of … Continue reading "Introduction to Aortic Surgery"
EACTS Aortic Surgery

The Introduction to Aortic Surgery course will run from 12-14 March 2020.

THURSDAY 12 MARCH
08:45 Arrival and registration
09:15 Welcome and introduction D Pacini, Bologna
Session 1 – Introduction to aortic diseases and surgical repair
09:20 Aortic diseases – definition, classification and epidemiology G Weiss, Vienna
09:40 Current guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases A Della Corte, Naples
10:00 Aortic imaging – current state of the art and future perspective G Weiss, Vienna
10:20 The genetics of aortic aneurysm disease A Della Corte, Naples
10:40 CPB cannulation options for thoracic aortic surgery T Schachner, Innsbruck
11:00 Break
Session 2 – Surgery of the aortic root and the proximal thoracic aorta
11:30 Bentall procedure – mechanical or biological conduits in 2020? A Della Corte, Naples
11:45 Valve sparing root procedures – reimplantation versus remodelling technique M Shrestha, Hannover
12:00 Management of the aortic root in acute aortic dissection M Shrestha, Hannover
12:15 Management of the aortic root in infective endocarditis E Quintana, Barcelona
12:30 How to deal with a small aortic annulus. Techniques of aortic root enlargement E Quintana, Barcelona
12:45 Lunch
Session 3 – Wetlab – Aortic Root Surgery
14:00 Aortic root enlargement A Della Corte, Naples;
T Schachner, Innsbruck;
M Shrestha, Hannover;
E Quintana, Barcelona;
G Weiss, Vienna
15:30 Break
16:00 Re-implantation and re-modelling procedure A Della Corte, Naples;
T Schachner, Innsbruck;
M Shrestha, Hannover;
E Quintana, Barcelona;
G Weiss, Vienna
18:00 Close
FRIDAY 13 MARCH
Session 4 – Surgery of the aortic arch
09:00 Neuroprotection strategies for aortic arch surgery D Pacini, Bologna
09:20 Aortic arch replacement without frozen elephant trunk (FET) M Schepens, Bruges
09:40 Frozen elephant trunk technique: Zone 1, 2, or 3? M Shrestha, Hannover
10:00 Hybrid repair of the aortic arch: debranching techniques K Tsagakis, Essen
10:20 Management of the aortic arch in acute aortic dissection D Pacini, Bologna
10:40 Current options and future perspective of total endovascular arch repair B Rylski, Freiburg
11:00 Break
Session 5 – Peculiar aspects of aortic surgery
11:30 How to deal with a porcelain aorta E Quintana, Barcelona
11:45 Strategy for the treatment of an infected aortic graft prosthesis M Schepens, Bruges
12:00 Management malperfusion in type A aortic dissection K Tsagakis, Essen
12:15 How to deal with regular and challenging cases: case presentation, discussion with the audience and present the solution
Case 1: Acute type A aortic dissection M Shrestha, Hannover
Case 2: Atherosclerotic aortic arch aneurysm T Schachner, Innsbruck
Case 3: Type B aortic dissection after surgery for type A aortic dissection K Tsagakis, Essen
13:00 Lunch
Session 6 – Drylab – Aortic arch surgery
14:00 Hands-on simulation training on aortic arch surgery simulator B Rylski, Freiburg;
T Schachner, Innsbruck;
M Schepens, Bruges;
M Shrestha, Hannover;
K Tsagakis, Essen;
E Quintana, Barcelona
15:45 Break
16:15 Hands-on simulation training on aortic arch surgery simulator B Rylski, Freiburg;
T Schachner, Innsbruck;
M Schepens, Bruges;
M Shrestha, Hannover;
K Tsagakis, Essen;
E Quintana, Barcelona
18:00 Close
SATURDAY 14 MARCH
Session 7 – Treatment of the descending aorta
08:30 Surgical techniques in thoracoabdominal disease M Schepens, Bruges
08:50 Endovascular techniques in thoracoabdominal disease B Rylski, Freiburg
09:10 Overview of current devices, catheters and sheats for thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) To be announced
09:30 How to follow-up patients after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) G Weiss, Vienna
09:50 Break
Session 8 – Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) training simulation
10:20 Deployment in experimental model/simulator B Rylski, Freiburg;
K Tsagakis, Essen;
G Weiss, Vienna
13:00 Lunch and close

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
12-14 March 2020 (2.5 day course)

Location
Windsor, UK

Course Director
D Pacini, Bologna

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 a TEVAR simulation session as well as a wetlab covering aortic root enlargement, re-implantation and re-modelling procedure, in addition to a drylab with hands-on simulation training on aortic arch surgery simulator.

Course Format
Presentations, live-in-a-box surgical cases, and wetlab and hands-on simulation sessions.

Course Fee
EACTS Member: €500 inclusive of VAT
Non-Member: €600 inclusive of VAT

Course fee includes lunches and refreshments on all days and dinners on Thursday 12 March and Friday 13 March 2020.

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.

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Faculty

  • Davide Pacini
  • Alessandro Della Corte
  • Eduard Quintana
  • Thomas Schachner
  • Malakh Shrestha
  • Bartosz Rylski
  • Marc Schepens
  • Konstantinos Tsagakis
  • Gabriel Weiss