London aorta masterclass 2015

Date

Thursday 8 October 2015
to Friday 9 October 2015

2 day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

RSM Professionals , Aorta Masterclass

Accreditation

11 CPD points

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about this event

Aims and objectives:

This will be an interactive, intensely practical conference on the modern management of diseases of the aorta. The aorta has been described as the “orphan organ” in recognition of the lack of a natural home within a defined medical or surgical specialty.

We believe that patients with aortic disease or aortopathy are best looked after by a cardiovascular team comprising surgeons, interventional and non-interventional cardiologists, radiologists and clinical geneticists.

Over these two days we will explore four controversial areas:

  1. Dissection
  2. Thoraco-abdominal aneurysm
  3. Congenital or inherited aortopathy
  4. Technology and the aorta

 

Conventional surgery has become significantly safer over the last 5 years but the technology of endovascular stenting has also progressed rapidly. The optimal management of these patients remains highly controversial and so the fourth section of our meeting will focus on 'New technology'.

Target audience:

This conference will be of interest to consultants, trainees, allied health professionals and nurses who are involved in the care of patients in several areas:

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology and Radiology
  • Clinical genetics
     

We have assembled an international faculty with expertise at the cutting edge of aortic assessment and intervention.

Click here to keep up to date with videos and posts from the Aorta masterclass organising committee

 

agenda

Day one

9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.55 am

Welcome address

Mr Babulal Sethia, President, Royal Society of Medicine

10.00 am

Introduction

Professor Tim Evans, Medical Director, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust

10.05 am

Introduction

The Organising Commitee, Royal Brompton & Harefields NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Session one: Dissection of the aorta

Mr George Asimakopoulos and Mr Cesare Quarto

10.15 am

Diagnostic algorithm for aortic dissection: From suspicion to confirmation

Dr Rachel Clough, Cardiovascular Imaging, Kings College London, UK

10.30 am

Risk assessment in proximal dissection: Can we personalise acute treatment?

Dr Anthony Estrera, Professor and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, The University of Texas, Houston, USA

10.45 am

Risk assessment in distal dissection: Should we personalise acute intervention?

Dr Kevin Mani, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Uppsala University, Sweden

11.00 am

The patient is stabilised: Will they miss the treatment boat?

Professor Christoph Nienaber, Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiovascular Physician, Royal Brompton and Harefields NHS Foundation Trust, UK

11.15 am

An action plan to organise and manage acute aortic dissection

Professor John Pepper, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Academic Lead, Royal Brompton and Harefields NHS Foundation Trust, UK

11.30 am

Tea and coffee break

11.45 am

Panel discussion

12.05 pm

Keynote lecture: Biomarkers for the acute aortic syndrome

Professor Toru Suzuki, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Leicester, UK

12.25 pm

EXPERTS OUT OF THE BUNKER: Case presentations and discussion

Your chance to hear the experts being grilled on real cases

1.15 pm

Lunch and viewing of posters

Session two: Complex aneurysms

Mr Mark Field and Mr Jullien Gaer

2.00 pm

Management of thoracic aneurysms: lessons from M2S

Professor Matt Thompson, Professor of Vascular Surgery, St George's Vascular Institute, St George's Hospital, UK

2.15 pm

The crucial steps in classical TAAA surgery

Dr Hazim Safi, Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas, USA

2.30 pm

Aneurysm repair in Marfan disease

Sir Magdi Yacoub, Professor Emeritus, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust

2.45 pm

Is the cord more at risk in open or endo intervention for extensive aneurysms?

Dr Joseph Bavaria, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

3.00 pm

Anaesthesia and monitoring for complex aortic interventions

Dr Michael Desmond, Consultant Anaesthetist, Liverpool Chest and Heart Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

3.15 pm

Understanding the improve trial

Professor Nicholas Cheshire, Vascular Surgeon, Royal Brompton and Harefields NHS Foundation Trust, UK

3.30 pm

Panel discussion

3.50 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.50 pm

OPTIONAL: Company session with Medtronic

Mr Ido Many, Medtronic

4.20 pm

Keynote lecture: What is the real incidence of aortic disease? Are we misled by hospital derived data?

Dr Christian Olsson, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

4.40 pm

EXPERTS OUT OF THE BUNKER: Case presentations

5.30 pm

Close of day

6.30 pm

Transport to dinner via coach

7.00 pm

Dinner at Apothecaries Hall

For delegates who have pre-booked, drinks reception will begin from 7pm

Day two

8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

Session three: Congenital malformation and the aorta

Dr Piers Daubeney and Dr Anslem Uebing

9.00 am

Dealing with aorta in bicuspid aortic valve disease

Mr Ulrich Rosendahl, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Clinical Lead for the Aortic Service, Royal Brompton and Harefields NHS Foundation Trust, UK

9.15 am

What are the options for adult coarctation in 2015?

Mr Darryl Shore, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon (ACHD), Royal Brompton and Harefields NHS Foundation Trust, UK

9.30 am

Contemporary management of the hypoplastic arch

Mr Olivier Ghez, Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton and Harefields NHS Foundation Trust, UK

9.45 am

Mid aortic syndrome- coral reef aorta: What are the options?

Dr Hazim Safi, Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas, USA

10.00 am

What are the prospects for drug treatment in aortopathy?

Dr Lorna Swan, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Brompton and Harefields NHS Foundation Trust, UK

10.15 am

Panel discussion

10.35 am

Tea and coffee break

11.00 am

Keynote lecture: Genetic insights into thoracic aorta

Dr Catherine Francis, Clinical Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton and Harefields NHS Foundation Trust

11.20 am

EXPERTS OUT OF THE BUNKER: Case presentations and discussion

12.10 pm

Lunch and viewing of posters

Session four: Technology and the aorta: The past, the present and the need

Professor Toufan Bahrami

1.45 pm

Bespoke fenestrations: On the benchtop? In the OR?

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK

1.15 pm

In-situ fenestration: Feasible and desirable?

Dr Firuzan Numan, University of Istanbul, Turkey

1.30 pm

Bare stents and scaffolding: Is it true?

Professor Germano Melissano, Professor of Vascular Surgery, Head of Vascular Surgery Division, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy

1.45 pm

Branch technology: What's on the horizon?

Dr Martin Malina, Chairman of the Vascular Centre, Malmo-Lund Universities, Sweden

2.00 pm

European recommendations on TEVAR

Professor Vincent Riambau, Professor and Chief of Vascular Division Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain

2.20 pm

Panel discussion

2.40 pm

Tea and coffee break

2.40 pm

OPTIONAL: Company session with Gore and Associates

3.10 pm

Keynote lecture: Quo vadis?

Professor Chris Nienaber, Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiovascular Physician, Royal Brompton and Harefields NHS Foundation Trust, UK

3.30 pm

Oral presentations

Top 5 posters from the conference to be chosen by the organising committee to present them orally

4.00 pm

Close of meeting and refreshments available

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