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

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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Shengnan Liu

Shengnan Liu

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Shengxian Tu

Shengxian Tu

Dr Shengxian Tu, PhD, FACC, FESC is Professor of biomedical engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. 

Dr Tu received his PhD at the Leiden University Medical Center with cum laude. He is the inventor of both QFR and OFR techniques that allow for fast computation of fractional flow reserve from X-ray angiography and intracoronary optical coherence tomography, respectively. 

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Frank Gijsen

Frank Gijsen

Associate Professor

Dr Frank Gijsen is an Associate Professor at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL. He was trained as a mechanical engineer, and did his PhD on experimental and numerical analyses of blood flow in large arteries.

Dr Gijsen's main interests include the influence of blood flow induced wall shear stress on atherosclerotic plaque progression, composition and rupture.

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Jolanda Wentzel

Jolanda Wentzel

Associate Professor and Head of Biomechanics Laboratory

Dr Jolanda Wentzel is an Associate Professor and Head of Biomechanics Laboratory at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL. She obtained her PhD degree at the Erasmus MC Rotterdam in 2000.

Her interests are to investigate the influence of biomechanical forces on the changes in the cardiovascular system observed during life.

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