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 April 20th, 2018 (click to enlarge) 

Grosser Hörsaal OST B Hoer 10 


08:00 – 08:30





08:30 – 08:40


F. Maisano

F. Ruschitzka




08:40 – 10:10

Innovations for plaque imaging




A. Plass, A. van der Steen



  • Combined OCT/NIRF imaging

J. W. Kim


  • Nanoparticle-based fluorescence molecular imaging

F. Jaffer


  • Seeing Cells & Sub -Cellular Structures with Intracoronary µOCT

G. Tearney

  • Intravascular Megahertz Doppler OCT

T. Wang

  • Polarization-sensitive OFDI: histologic validation & in vivo imaging

B. Bouma


  • Functional imaging targets: lipids or inflammation or both?

E. Sijbrands




10:10 – 10:40 Keynote lecture 1  



G. van Soest, L. K. von Segesser


  • Imaging Phenomics in light of the many dimensions of health and disease

S. Omholt




10:40 – 11:10

Posters & Coffee




10:40 – 11:10

Workshop 1

Navvus FFR catheter und HD-IVUS

Kleiner Hörsaal OST B Hoer 5 





11:10 – 12:10

New data on clinical utility of OCT





T. Adriaenssens, L. Räber




  • OCT benefits: Where to after Ilumien III and DOCTORS?

Z. Ali


  • OCT- what does it bring to a busy practioner?

R. Shlofmitz


  • The EAPCI consensus on the use of invasive imaging

G. Guagliumi


  • OCT in stent implantation – what is the prognostic impact? (lessons from the CLIO-PCI- series)

F. Prati




12:10 – 12:40

Live Case 1




Z. Ali, G. Guagliumi, F. Prati, L. Räber, R. Schlofmitz


  • Welcome from Andreas-Grüntzig Catheterization Laboratories

F. Nietlispach




12:40 – 14:00





13:15 – 13:55

Workshop 2

How to do OCT – hands on

Kleiner Hörsaal OST B Hoer 5 





14:00 – 15:15

Imaging in interventions





C. di Mario, M. Lachat




  • OCT characteristics and FFR in native vessels

J. Escaned


  • Relation between OCT imaging & functional assessment of stents

T. Adriaenssens


  • OCT guided procedures in peripheral intervention

U. Sunderdiek

  • Invasive imaging improves prognosis and saves lives – the evidence

D. Capodanno





15:15 – 15:45

Live Case 2




D. Capodanno, C. Di Mario, J. Escaned, M. Joner, F. Nietlispach





15:45 – 16:30

Posters & Coffee




15:55 – 16:25

Workshop 3

How to use OCT in PCI – tips & tricks

Kleiner Hörsaal OST B Hoer 5 





16:30 – 18:00

Plaque characterization and ACS




B. Bouma, C. Mestres


  • The evolving landscape of ACS: an update (include lipid, erosion)

M. Joner

  • Unique imaging contrast in coronary artery disease with fluorescence and ultrasound

L. Marcu

  • IVUS and NIRS for the prediction of MACE -lessons from Atheroremo

R. Oemrawsingh

  • The lipid rich plaque study – a glimpse to the results

C. di Mario

  • Not all AMIs are created equal: impact of ruptured plaque

T. Akasaka

  • Update on Prospect 2 Trial

D. Erlinge





Social Evening  details here








 April 21st, 2018 (click to enlarge)

 Grosser Hörsaal OST B Hoer 10 

08:00 – 08:30





08:30 – 08:35

Welcome day 2

E. Regar

G. van Soest




08:35 – 08:45

Live in a box 1





T. Akasaka, J. Daemen, G. Guagliumi


Speaker & Operator

P. Siegrist







08:45 – 10:00

Lipid-lowering therapy: impact on plaque





C. Matter, H. van Beusekom



  • New LDL lowering drugs – How to select the patients

W. König

  • Imaging lipids in vivo

S. Madden


  • PACMAN AMI, a trial to assess vascular effects of PSCK9 Inhibition on coronary atherosclerosis by NIRS, IVUS & OCT

L. Räber


  • Impact of ezetimibe on stabilization & regression of intracoronary plaque as assessed by angioscopy

Y. Ueda


  • The role of imaging in focal and systemic therapy development

Y. Onuma




10:00 – 10:30

Revascularization strategies






N. Holm, L. Räber


  • Post-PCI functional testing and imaging: case-based lessons from FFR-REACT

J. Daemen

  • Excimer laser ablation

A. Colombo





10:30 – 11:15

Posters & Coffee




10:40 – 11:10

Workshop 4

Indication for OCT – Guidelines and beyond

Kleiner Hörsaal OST B Hoer 5 




11:15 – 12:15 Animal models for imaging of atherosclerosis  



J. Muller, B. Stähli




  • Atherosclerotic animal models of PCI: interplay between vessel response and stent-borne drugs

H. van Beusekom


  • Real-time imaging of hemodynamics in heart-failure models

D. Razansky

  • Atherosclerotic animal models: a way to validate new imaging technology

R. Wilensky

  • The influence of shear stress metrics on plaque progression in an adult hypercholesterolemic pig model: multimodality imaging, biomechanics and histology

A. Hoogendoorn





12:15– 12:45






J. Muller



“So… you’re still working on new catheters?”

J. Ambrose




“Intravascular imaging innovations save lifes!”

A. van der Steen





12:45 – 14:00





13:15 – 13:55

Workshop 5

OCT – How to interpret the images, how to measure?

Kleiner Hörsaal OST B Hoer 5 





14:00 – 15:15

Cardiac interventions





A. van Leeuwen, G. van Soest


  • Optical imaging of heart valves & structural interventions

E. Koch


  • Video-assisted thoracoscopy in cardiac surgery

A. Weber


  • Photoacoustic guidance of left atrium ablation

S. Iskander-Rizk


  • Fiber-optic shape sensing for 3D instrument navigation

M. Leistikow


  • Optogenetic generation of reversible local conduction block: demonstration in animals and perspectives for application

E. Nyns





15:15 – 15:45 Perspective lecture  



E. Regar


  • “I did it for the patients”: my journey from academia to industry and back to academia

J. Muller





15:45 – 16:15

Poster award & Coffee





16:15 – 17:30

Advanced visualization





J. Daemen, E. Koch




  • Contour segmentation of the intima, media and adventitia layers in intracoronary OCT images – Application to fully-automatic detection of healthy wall regions

T. van Walsum


  • Automated tissue type imaging with OCT

T.  van Leeuwen


  • Stent and vessel analysis of OCT

Y. Onuma


  • AI IV-OCT Image Analysis for Tissue Characterization: Status, Challenges and Opportunities

T. Milner


  • 3D OCT and bifurcations

N. Holm







A. van der Steen