Simple Education: Advances in Imaging and Physiology Co-registration, October 2018, London

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2 day course, October 22nd-23rd 2018 London, W2 2EA

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Overview

Simple Education essential guides Coronary Physiology and Intracoronary Imaging Co-Registration is the premier international course in co-registration. This is the first course specialising in coronary co-registration, and builds on the 6 years of courses which have been run and quickly established as the premier global interventional course in state-of-the-art coronary physiology and intracoronary imaging. The course provides all you need to know to understand coronary physiology from learning the background basics of coronary physiology and imaging to understanding the clinical trial data and implementation of co-registration  in the catheter laboratory. 

An online teaching resource, the Simple Education application, will give you access to video content from the days' talks, and a raft of other online educational and learning resources which continue your learning experience and  connect you with the interventional community after the course finishes.

Featuring

FACULTY:

Dr Justin Davies

Dr Justin Davies is a consultant 
interventional cardiologist at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London. After training at Imperial 
College, he won a prestigious BHF research fellowship to study arterial haemodynamics. Since then he has continued to
 work on the development of mathematical algorithms to aid 
understanding of large artery physiology and to develop new
 tools to assess arterial disease. The holder of several patents,
 he has published widely in the field of hypertension, coronary and large artery physiology and is the winner of many national and international awards. He has several international collaborations, and is the developer of iFR and the co-principal investigator of the ADVISE studies, the DEFINE-FLAIR, ORBITA and DEFINE-PCI studies. Justin also has an interest in renal denervation, and has lead the first-in-man studies to evaluate the safety of this technique to patients with chronic systolic heart failure (REACH studies). 




Dr Javier EscanedProf Javier Escaned is Consultant Interventional Cardiologist / Associate Professor and Head of Section, Cardiology Department, Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain). He trained as a cardiologist the United Kingdom (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham and Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry) before moving to the Thoraxcenter / Rotterdam (The Netherlands), where he obtained his PhD degree in 1994. Author of more than 200 scientific articles, books and book chapters on different aspects of interventional cardiology, imaging and physiology, his latest contribution is the textbook “Coronary Stenosis. Imaging, Structure and Physiology”, co-edited with Patrick W Serruys. He is currently co-director or EuroPCR. Some of his additional interests are philosophy, education and music.




Dr Sayan Sen

Prof Carlo Di Mario is currently Professor of Cardiology,
University of Florence and Director of the Structural
Interventional Cardiology Division of the University Hospital
Careggi, Florence, Italy. Previous posts included 15 years as
Professor of Clinical Cardiology at Imperial College of Sciences,
Medicine & Technology, London and Consultant Cardiologist at
the Royal Brompton Hospital. He also practiced at the San
Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. He trained in Cardiology at the
University of Padova, Italy, but he soon moved for a more in-depth interventional trying at the Thoraxcentre of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he also completed a PhD in Intracoronary Ultrasound Imaging and Doppler. He maintains an active clinical involvement performing more than 200 PCI per year in the last 15 years in London with the special interest in the treatment of chronic total occlusions, bifurcations, calcified lesions and diffuse disease. He is a regular TAVI operator and certified implanter for the Medtronic Evolute R and Edwards Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic valves. He participated in more than 130 MitraClip implantations in London and in the last few months back in Italy has also started transcatheter mitral treatments with clips, valves and direct annuloplasty. Professor Di Mario pioneered the use of intracoronary Doppler, pressure measurement, ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. These techniques have become the gold standard for physiological assessment of lesion severity and have revolutionised the technique of stent implantation with the use of high pressure dilatation which led to the universal application of this method in interventional cardiology. He is now applying these intravascular techniques for the guidance of implantation of fully bioabsorbable stents and optimal stent apposition across bifurcations and in complex lesions. He has led or participated in studies and trials to improve the technical success of recanalisation of chronic total occlusion and demonstrate its clinical usefulness. He cooperated with Dr Davies to the validation of iFR to assess lesion severity and discriminate the contribution of individual lesions, and with Dr Lyon in the intracoronary delivery of SERCA-2 genes via adenoviral vectors in the CUPID2 trial. He was Principal Investigator of the CARESS in AMI trial, a large multicentre trial showing that patients who receive fibrinolytic therapy for ST-elevation myocardial infarction benefit from early angioplasty. This trial and a subsequent meta-analysis have led to a change in the European Society of Cardiology and AHA/ACC Guidelines for treatment of STEMI patients. He is the PI and main recruiter of the Disrupt-CAD study with coronary lithotripsy delivered via dedicated balloons, due to be reported at ACC March 2017. 




Dr Rasha Al-Lamee

Dr Andrew Sharp qualified from Edinburgh Medical School in 1998 and was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in 2011. He was appointed Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Exeter in 2018.

He conducted his early training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, before moving to London for his senior clinical training. He completed the prestigious Milan-Imperial Interventional Cardiology Fellowship programme, having spent a year in San Raffaele and Columbus Hospitals, Milan, Italy, under the tutelage of Professor Antonio Colombo. He also spent three years training in interventional cardiology at St Mary’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital (Imperial College Hospitals) in London.

Professor Sharp was awarded an MD postgraduate research degree from the University of Edinburgh for his work on the hypertensive heart and now leads a large research programme at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. He has been Principal Investigator in more than 30 ethically-approved research trials since 2012 and has published extensively. He is regularly invited to lecture at national and international conferences in the fields of coronary artery disease, pulmonary embolism and hypertension.


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Dr Christopher Cook

Dr Rasha Al-Lamee 

is an Interventional Cardiology Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, UK. Dr Al-Lamee’s research interests are complex coronary intervention, coronary physiology and invasive intravascular assessment. She designed, conducted and led the ORBITA trial and is the lead author of the primary publication in The Lancet. At Imperial College, she is actively involved in the development and recruitment for a number of multi-centre clinical trials. Dr Al-Lamee has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has presented at international Cardiology conferences worldwide throughout her clinical career. 

She studied at the University of Oxford and University College London. She went onto complete her training as a junior doctor on the Barts and the London Medical rotation before being appointed as a Specialist Registrar on the North West London Cardiology rotation in 2006. 

Dr Al-Lamee has twelve years of Cardiology experience and completed three years of Interventional Fellowship training at Hammersmith Hospital in London. She also spent a year training as an Interventional Fellow under the supervision of Professor Antonio Colombo in Milan. She completed specialist training in Cardiology in 2013.






Dr Nicolas Foin

Juliet Nilsson is the Creative Director of Simple Education, the online cardiology educational platform aggregating content from key courses, global intuitions and leaders in the field of interventional cardiology. She received a Master’s in Art History with Honours from Edinburgh University before joining the Creative Development team at Lightyears, Stockholm in 1998. Juliet continued in creative development in Copenhagen for the trail blazing e-commerce bureau AHEAD, and then as International Creative Director for Caput Community Software Solutions. Following a role as Senior Consultant at Halcyon Gallery in London and Copenhagen, Juliet founded Vind & Våg Publishing House in 2013, a creative development agency. Juliet has published several books under her own imprint and is currently the founder & advisor to the Nordic Art Agency.




Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Dr Bruce Samuels is an interventional cardiologist on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) in Los Angeles, California.  Dr. Samuels completed his medical studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York before returning to Southern California to complete his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  At CSMC, he trained in both general and interventional cardiology before joining the medical staff there.  In addition to his clinical practice in coronary intervention, Dr. Samuels has actively participated in numerous interventional trials including IVUS guided therapy, functional measurement and microvascular disease. He is also working closely with the Women’s Heart Center based at CSMC, working as the lead interventionalist of the active coronary reactivity research there.    As co-chair of a 30 day readmissions task force, he has helped to shape policy for CSMC in its efforts to improve quality delivery of care.  He has frequently been invited as faculty to many scientific meetings and is a sought after speaker for numerous peer educational platforms. Dr. Samuels is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovasular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology.  He is married with three sons; his outside interests include contemporary art and long distance running.





Dr Ricardo Petraco

Prof Jasvindar Singh is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Director of Interventional Cardiology.   He specializes in coronary and peripheral vascular interventional procedures and spends most of his time in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.  His expertise is in complex coronary intervention and also the endovascular treatment of renovascular hypertension, and peripheral arterial occlusive diseases.  In addition, he has been involved in research ranging from new coronary devices to intravascular ultrasound and pressure/flow assessment of coronary vessels. 

He is the Principal Investigator in several high profile multicenter trials evaluating the above.

He is actively involved in resident/fellow education and rotate in the coronary care unit twice a year.  He has two interventional fellows per year who work closely with him during their training, he also serves as their attending in ½ day in patient clinic.  He has second and third year cardiology fellows involved in clinical research protocols in the cath lab and their work has produced three instrumental abstracts/papers which in the first 12 months were presented at major cardiovascular society meetings. Dr Singh is also the Chairman of ARCH, one of the largest Midwest Interventional Symposium. 



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Moment Components

Welcome and introductions to Advances in Imaging and Physiology Co-registration Course - Dr Justin Davies
Hot topics overview in coronary physiology and imaging - Prof Andrew Sharp
How does resting physiology work, and why is it better for making assessments of serial stenoses - Dr Justin Davies
How to perform iFR and FFR, and best-practice measurement tips and tricks - Dr Bruce Samuels
Getting the most out of our Imaging and Physiology Co-Registration Course: online-resources, and certification - Juliet Nilsson
20 year overview of clinical trial data to support the use of coronary physiology in revascularisation decision-making. - Prof Carlo Di Mario
How does IVUS work? What evidence is there for clinical benefit? - Prof Andrew Sharp
IVUS guided PCI - ABC for your IVUS practice - Prof Jasvindar Singh
Understanding how SyncVision differs from other co-registration based technologies. - Dr Justin Davies
How to perform good Co-Registration measurements? - Dr Bruce Samuels
Using SyncVision Co-registration to distinguish between focal and diffuse coronary disease - Prof Andrew Sharp
How to integrate iFR and IVUS Co-registration into your clinical practice? - Dr Bruce Samuels
Live case transmission from Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain - Prof Javier Escaned
Using iFR Co-registration to plan revascularization decision-making: Cases examples - Prof Jasvindar Singh
CEREBRIA-1: Machine Learning vs Expert Human Opinion to Determine Physiologically Optimized Coronary Revascularization Strategies - Dr Justin Davies
Live case transmission from Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain - Prof Javier Escaned
Using iFR Co-registration to plan revascularization decision-making: Cases examples - Prof Andrew Sharp
How to tackle LMS assessment and treatment using SyncVision Co-Registration - Prof Jasvindar Singh
Co-reg of iFR with angiography in an unusual scenario - Prof Andrew Sharp

Target Audience

This essential guide is an educational activity intended for an international audience, specifically interventional cardiologists and cardiologists. However, other healthcare professionals involved in the care of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients will also find this topical. 

This 2 day course general admission pass which covers  registration, meals, and refreshments.  After course free access to online course resources including powerpoint images, course videos, and links to other Simple Education resources.

Learning Objectives

Advances in Coronary Physiology and Imaging Co-Registration course provides all you need to know to understand the basics of coronary physiology and imaging and what you need to do to implement both using co-registration into the cardiac catheter laboratory.

  • Understanding the background of coronary physiology and IVUS imaging
  • Understanding of coronary blood flow regulation in unobstructed and obstructed coronary arteries
  • Learn what you need to know to implement iFR and FFR in your laboratory 
  • Learn about the guidelines for appropriate use and reimbursement
  • Learn how to use co-registration in daily practice to simplify treatment and improve patient care

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