iPCI 2023

Published: 14 April 2023

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Overview

iPCI 2023 was a live two-day event, held on the 13–14 April at the LantarenVenster theatre in Rotterdam, NL. Focusing on image guidance techniques in interventional cardiology, with an educational focus on state-of-the-art imaging and physiology research, iPCI was led by a global faculty of over 35 physicians and engineers.

 

Led by Course Directors Dr Joost Daemen and Prof Dr Gijs van Soest (Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL) iPCI aimed to optimise theoretical and practical education to maximise patient outcomes.

 

iPCI is a successor of Optics in Cardiology, which ran five exciting editions from 2011. For the first time, the dissemination of iPCI sessions extended beyond the venue – a free-to-access live virtual broadcast was open to physicians globally. 



 

iPCI would like to thank the following sponsors:

Learning Objectives

  • Understand invasive plaque characterisation using existing technologies
  • Learn about state-of-the-art plaque characterisation using novel technologies and combined imaging modalities
  • Get hands-on experience with current IVUS and OCT modalities to recognise different types of plaque
  • Learn about the impact of pharmacotherapeutic agents on plaque progression
  • Learn how to assess the physiological impact of coronary plaques using the most recent technological developments
  • Learn how to do procedural planning using state-of-the-art coronary imaging and physiology tools
  • Understand the principles of PCI optimisation using intracoronary imaging and physiology

Target Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Biomedical Imaging Engineers

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Faculty Biographies

Joost Daemen

Joost Daemen

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Joost Daemen is a senior interventional cardiologist at the Thorax Center, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL. Dr Daemen obtained his degree in medicine at the Erasmus University Medical Center. He is actively involved in several drug-eluting stent trials and is Principal Investigator of four trials focusing on the safety and efficacy of renal sympathetic denervation in hypertension, heart failure, vasospastic angina and heart failure. Dr Daemen is a member of the editorial board of EuroIntervention and the Netherlands Heart Journal, member of Young ICIN, and has completed courses in biomedical statistics and device training.

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Gijs van Soest

Gijs van Soest

Head of Invasive Imaging

Dr van Soest is an experimental physicist by training (MSc Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 1997). In 2005 he joined the Biomedical Engineering group of the Thorax Center at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL. Starting a new research topic in optical imaging and taking on the existing research in intravascular ultrasound, he developed his own research line. He became a member of the faculty in 2010 and was appointed Associate Professor in 2015.

He leads the research group “Invasive imaging”, which investigates catheter-based imaging technologies, primarily aimed at guidance of cardiovascular interventions but with an eye to other applications as well. 

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Hector M Garcia-Garcia

Hector M Garcia-Garcia

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Hector Garcia-Garcia is director of angiographic, intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography and near infrared spectroscopy imaging at the Cardiovascular Core Laboratory, MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network, MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC). He is also chairman of the Clinical Event committee and an attending cardiologist at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, MWHC.

Prior to joining MedStar, he served as director of the core invasive imaging laboratory at a clinical research organisation and as a researcher at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam. He obtained his degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed a residency in cardiology and a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia Ignacio Chavez and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. His master’s degree in epidemiology and his doctorate degree in clinical research are from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the…

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Richard A Shlofmitz

Richard A Shlofmitz

Dr Richard Shlofmitz is the chairman of the department of cardiology a St. Francis Hospital the Heart Center, USA, and has been with St. Francis Hospital since 1987. He has served as principal investigator in numerous percutaneous interventional trials at St. Francis Hospital.

He received his medical degree from New York University Grossman School of Medicine and has been in practice for over 20 years.
 

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Giulio Guagliumi

Giulio Guagliumi

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Giulio Guagliumi is an Interventional Cardiologist at Galeazzi Sant'Ambrogio, Milano, IT. He is an internationally recognised leader in the use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the coronary arteries.

Dr Guagliumi's research interests combines scientific and medical training, expertise in conducting prospective, randomised trials, and leadership in the field of high-resolution imaging applied to evaluation of in-vivo stent vascular responses. 

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David Erlinge

David Erlinge

Head of the Cardiology Department

Prof David Erlinge is Head of the Cardiology Department at Skane University Hospital, Lund, SE. He graduated in medicine from the University of Lund, in 1990, where he also earned his Ph.D.

In 2006 he received the Lars Werkö distinguished research fellowship and was appointed Professor in Cardiology at Lund University in 2008.

Prof Erlinge’s clinical specialty is invasive cardiology (PCI) and his main research interests include acute coronary syndromes, platelet function, and cardioprotection. 

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Alexander Hirsch

Alexander Hirsch

Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of Cardiovascular Imaging (MRI)

Dr Alexander Hirsch is an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of Cardiovascular Imaging (MRI) at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL.

He trained as a cardiologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and registered as a cardiologist in 2013. He joined the department of Cardiology and Radiology of the Erasmus MC in November 2016 and his main focus is CMR.

His main research interests are CMR in ischaemic and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy and the application of novel imaging techniques like T1-mapping and 4D flow. 

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