iPCI 2023

Published: 14 April 2023

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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

Ton van der Steen

Ton van der Steen

Head of Biomedical Engineering

Prof Ton van der Steen is Head of Biomedical Engineering at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL. The contribution of his lab is mainly in cardiovascular imaging, predominantly based on ultrasound and optics.

He got his Masters in Applied Physics in 1989 and a PhD in Medical Sciences in 1994 from the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen. 

Prof van der Steen takes a great interest in science policy, science funding policy and science strategy development.

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Gary Mintz

Gary Mintz

Senior Medical Advisor

Dr Gary Mintz is a Senior Medical Advisor at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, US.

Dr Mintz is a pioneer and recognised authority in intravascular imaging and author / co-author of 1,000 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters.

His specialties include interventional cardiology, intravascular imaging and medical education.


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