Advances in Intravascular Imaging

A PRACTICAL COURSE ON THE USE OF INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND

The Simple Education team have run many successful courses over the last five years, demystifying the use of coronary physiology in the cath lab for thousands of doctors from around the world.

The philosophy of Advances in Intravascular Imaging is to go beyond what is normally covered in imaging courses or during conferences, and take time in a relaxed and informal manner to explore the latest clinical evidence, structured case-based lectures on identification of thrombus, dissection, malapposition, etc., and hands on experience in break-out sessions.

Including:


PROVISIONAL COURSE AGENDA

Monday 26th March 2018

09.00-09.10

Welcome and introductions
Andrew Sharp & Carlo Di Mario, Course Directors


09.10-09.40
What is IVUS? What evidence is there for clinical benefit?


09.40-10.00
Case examples that show how IVUS changes outcomes – ST/LMS/ISR/FMJ


10.00-10.40
Breakout session 1 
(20 mins each)
Room 1: Normal anatomy and vessel landmarks

Room 2: Making measurements



10.40-11.00
Coffee break with demonstrated measurements


11.00-12.00
Breakout Session 2 
(30 mins each)
Room 1: Common abnormalities: Calcium, Dissection, Thrombus

Room 2: The most common mistakes made by early IVUS users



12.00-12.45
Live case transmission I - Syncvision case


12.45-13.10
Co-registration of IVUS and angiography - Syncvision



13.10-13.15
Getting the most out of our Advances in Intravascular Imaging Courses: online-resources, and certification
Juliet Nilsson


13.15-14.05
Lunch-hands-on catheter assembly in breakout rooms 1 and 2


14.05-14.30
How to choose and optimize your stent using IVUS – three examples of tailoring IVUS results to the vessel characteristics


14.30-15.00
Learning core IVUS skills – three cases illustrating the most important things a new IVUS user must be able to recognise


15.00-15.15
Coffee break


15.15-15.50
Stent failures 1 – Identifying causes of stent thrombosis


15.50-16.15
How I use IVUS in CTO procedures


16.15-16.45
Cases where IVUS was the difference between success and failure


16.45
Close of Day 1 
19.00
Course Dinner



Tuesday 27th March 2018

09.00-09.10
Welcome and introductions
Andrew Sharp & Carlo di Mario, Course Directors


09.10-09.40
How calcification affects PCI and how IVUS can help us


09.40-10.00What is the main IVUS abnormality seen in these cases? Five short cases for review.        


10.00-10.30Coffee break


10.30-11.00The practical aspects of running an IVUS programme – training, equipment and procedure volumes


11.00-11.55Live case transmission II - IVUS guided PCI 


12.00-12.45Left main PCI – why use IVUS and how do we use the images and measurements provided?


12.45-13.15When to use physiology and when to use imaging – case examples where one beats the other.


13.15-14.00Lunch-hands-on catheter assembly in breakout rooms 1 and 2


14.00-14.20Stent failures 2 – Identifying causes of restenosis


14.20-14.45Intravascular imaging during procedures on sick patients – showboating, or potential saviour?


14.45-15.15Comparing IVUS and OCT – competitors, or complementary?


15.30Close of the meeting


If you have any questions about the course please contact our course manager:

Lenka Navratilova: aps@heart123.co.uk 


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