Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM), Prague, Czech Republic After graduating from 1st Medical School of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic in 1997, Prof. Ivan Netuka completed his vascular and subsequently cardiovascular surgery residency and successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in cardiovascular pathophysiology. Since 2000 he has been professionally attached to the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague, where in 2017 he was promoted to Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. In the following year, he was appointed Professor of Cardiac Surgery at 1st Medical School in Prague. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed international journal articles and book chapters focusing predominantly on all aspects of advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory assistance. Prof. Netuka is active in numerous professional international projects and associations. In 2020 he was designated as Deputy Editor of the prestigious Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Elena Sandoval (Barcelona, 1983), studied medicine at the University of Barcelona from 2001-2007. She finished her cardiovascular residency at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona in 2013 and then, she completed a clinical fellowship in transplant and mechanical circulatory support at Texas Heart Institute in Houston. She currently works at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, where she is senior specialist. She is also associate professor at University of Barcelona.
Gry Dahle graduated from the University of Bergen and had her training in cardiac surgery at Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital (OUS). She is now a consultant at Dept. of Cardiothoracic- and vascular surgery, Rikshospitalet , OUS. Her PhD title was”The introduction of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Clinical, patient experience, economical and occupational hazard issues” Currently she is in charge of the surgical transcatheter program at OUS. She is the PI for Tendyne study in Norway. She is an active member of ISMICS (Europe director), in the programme committee for the annual meeting and associated editor of Innovations. She is involved in several EACTS projects: Valve labelling task force, Chief of transcatheter task force and in the examination board (EBCTS). She is the president of the Norwegian Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery and in the Board of Medical societies in the Norwegian Medical association. Here she is also in a new group of Innovation in Medicine. S he is also involved in several Mini Method Evaluations and is in the ICHOM (valuebased health care) for valve implantation Her main interests are new technology, valves, imaging and VAD. She has several projects on this, one is Holgraphy for surgical planning.