Symposia & Breakout Sessions


TAVI – Is Lifetime Patient Management the Alpha to Omega of Contemporary Practice?

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Time: 16:05 CET | 11:05 ET

Chair: Darren Mylotte, Galway, IE
Panel: Francesca Sanguineti, Paris, FR; Verena Veulemans, Düsseldorf, DE
Case Operator: David Hildick-Smith, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK


This symposium will explore cutting-edge advancements in coronary access and valve design within TAVI. The faculty will analyse factors affecting coronary access across diverse valve designs and strategies to enhance access. Attendees will acquire step-by-step techniques for achieving optimal implant depth and implement guidelines for procedural confirmation in TAVI.

  • Case outline – Darren Mylotte
  • Considerations for TAVI Choice in Younger Patients – Francesca Sanguineti
  • Getting Optimum Implant Depth – Step-by-Step Guide – Verena Veulemans
  • Live Case – David Hildick-Smith, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A – All


Learning objectives

  • Evaluate the factors influencing coronary access in different valve designs
  • Formulate strategies to optimise coronary access based on valve characteristics
  • Evaluate the role of valve design in reducing pacemaker implantation rates and enhancing future coronary access
  • Learn the step-by-step process for achieving optimum implant depth during TAVI
  • Apply guidelines and best practices for achieving and confirming optimum implant depth in TAVI procedures

This symposium is supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Boston Scientific

*TAVI – Is Lifetime Patient Management the Alpha to Omega of Contemporary Practice? has been accredited by the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC) for 1 CME point, equating to 1 hour of learning. Physicians may convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Future of Vascular Large Bore Closure and Best-in-Practice Management

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Time: 12:05 CET | 07:05 ET

Chair: Darren Mylotte, Galway, IE
Panel: Ole De Backer, Copenhagen, DK; Liesbeth Rosseel, Aalst, BE


This breakout session is for interventional cardiologists keen on advancing their expertise in vascular closure techniques, with a special emphasis on large bore closures, the MultiCLOSE algorithm in TAVI procedures, and arterial and venous closures. Expert speakers, including Darren Mylotte, Ole De Backer and Liesbeth Rosseel, will share insights and findings from their extensive experience and recent studies. The program concludes with an interactive discussion and Q&A, offering attendees a unique opportunity to engage with leading professionals and enhance their procedural and clinical decision-making skills.


  • Welcome and Introduction – Darren Mylotte
  • Overview Large Bore Closure – Ole De Backer
  • MultiCLOSE Algorithm: TAVI-MultiCLOSE Study – Liesbeth Rosseel
  • Arterial & Venous Closure Experiences – Case Example
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A – All
Learning objectives
  • Learn the essential techniques and best practices for safe and successful large bore vascular closure
  • Explore the application and effectiveness of the MultiCLOSE algorithm in TAVI procedures through the TAVI-MultiCLOSE Study insights
  • Absorb real-world experiences and strategies for both arterial and venous closure techniques to enhance procedural outcomes.

This breakout is supported by Vivasure Medical.

Next-Generation Valve Replacement: Exploring the Potential of Sensor-Guided TAVI

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Time: 13:15 CET | 08:15 ET

Chair: Nicholas Van Mieghem, Rotterdam, NL
Panel: Danny Dvir, Jerusalem, IL; Ander Regueiro, Barcelona, ES and Rutger-Jan Nuis, Rotterdam, NL


This session will explore the concept of sensor-guided TAVI interventions using a dedicated LV-pacing guidewire designed to deliver efficient, predictable outcomes. Explore the potential benefits of continuous pressure gradient measurements, understand their impact on TAVI workflow enhancements and how continuous pressure gradient monitoring can shape clinical decision-making in specific settings during TAVI procedures. Join an enlightening session where the faculty will uncover the latest advancements in TAVI interventions and their implications for patient care.


  • Welcome and Introduction – Nicolas Van Mieghem
  • Optimising LV Pacing in Sensor-TAVI Interventions – Ander Regueiro
  • Potential Benefits of Continuous Pressure Gradient Measurements During TAVI in Specific Clinical Settings – Danny Dvir
  • Discussion and Q&A – All
Learning objectives
  • Understand the advantages of a dedicated LV-pacing wire to optimise sensor-guided TAVI interventions.
  • Analyse the potential benefits and TAVI workflow improvements of continuous pressure gradient measurements.
  • Learn how continuous pressure gradient monitoring can influence decision-making in specific clinical settings during TAVI procedures.

This breakout is supported by OpSens Medical.

New Horizons in Structural Heart Interventions: Enhanced Imaging Workflows for TAVR and TMVR Planning

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
19:00 CET | 14:00 ET

Chair: Timothy Albert, Pasadena, US
Panel: Jonathon Leipsic, Vancouver, CA; Anna Reid, Manchester, UK


Join us for an insightful presentation focusing on the critical role of CT imaging in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) procedures. Gain first-hand insights in this interactive session as experts explore the advantages of tailored imaging workflows designed for efficient and accurate pre-procedural planning. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your understanding of pre-procedural imaging in interventional cardiology.


  • Welcome and Introduction – Timothy Albert
  • Role of Imaging Software in TAVR/TMVR Procedural Planning – Anna Reid
  • Interactive Case Review (TBD) – Timothy Albert
  • Advantages of a Specialised Imaging Workflow for Pre-procedural Planning – Jonathon Leipsic
  • Interactive Case Review – Timothy Albert
  • Discussion and Q&A – All
Learning objectives
  • Understand CT imaging’s important role in TAVR and TMVR procedures
  • Engage with experts on interactive case reviews offering practical insights for TAVR and TMVR planning
  • Appreciate the advantages of streamlined imaging workflows for efficient and accurate pre-procedural planning

This breakout is supported by Circle Cardiovascular Imaging.

IVUS Saves Lives: From Data to Practice

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Time: 17:05 CET I 12:05 ET

Chair: James Spratt, London, UK
Panel: Mirvat Alasnag, Jeddah, SA; Joost Daemen, Rotterdam, NL; Francis Joshi, Glasgow, UK


Explore the pivotal role of education in enhancing outcomes for patients with LM disease. Discover the transformative impact of imaging on LM management and patient outcomes. Learn about a systematic algorithm designed to optimise IVUS utilisation in LM treatment, offering step-by-step guidance for improved clinical decision-making. Engage in this enlightening session as the faculty unravel key strategies for advancing care in LM disease management.

  • Introduction to the Left Main Academy – James Spratt
  • Modern PCI Approach to Left Main Treatment
    • The Value of Education in Improving LM Patient Outcomes – Panel Discussion
    • The Role of Intravascular UItrasound (IVUS) in Left Main PCI – Francis Joshi
    • The Steps to Performing IVUS in LM Stenting Using IVUS 123 Approach – Joost Daemen
    • ''IVUS Saves Lives''. Where is the Evidence? – Mirvat Alasnag
    • Closing remarks – James Spratt
Learning objectives
  • To understand the critical role that education plays in improving the outcomes for patients with LM disease
  • The impact the use of imaging in the LM can have on patient outcomes
  • How a step-by-step algorithm can help to optimise the use of IVUS in LM treatment

This breakout is supported by Boston Scientific EDUCARE: Left Main Academy.

Women as One Solutions

Date: Thursday, 28 March 2024
Time: 17:05 CET I 12:05 ET


Discover two pivotal Women as One initiatives: CLIMB Clinical Skills Training program and the RISE Conference. Explore professional development and leadership training tailored for women in cardiology.


Case-Based Learning: Clinical Conundrums in TAVR

Case-based discussion of patient management and a team approach to TAVR treatment

  • Chair: Victoria Delgado, Barcelona, ES
  • Panel:  Laura Sanchis Ruiz, Barcelona, ES; Anene Ukaigwe, Cleveland, US

Panel Discussion: Leadership in Practice

How leaders create a positive or negative institutional culture, and in particular how this culture may impact women physicians on the team

  • Chair: Valeria Paradies, Rotterdam, NL
  • Panel: Victoria Delgado, Barcelona, ES; Shrilla Banerjee; London, UK; Alessia Gimelli, Pisa, IT; Victoria Delgado, Barcelona, ES

Women as One Solutions

  • Chair: Shrilla Banerjee; London, UK
  • Women as One Team Member: Becky Hill, New York, US
  • CLIMB 2024 – Structural Imaging topic
  • RISE @ ESC Congress 2024: Leadership by Design

This breakout is in partnership with Women as One.

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