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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Bon-Kwon Koo

Bon-Kwon Koo

Professor, Director of Cardiovascular Center and Chair in Cardiology Division

Prof Bon-Kwon Koo is a Professor, Director of Cardiovascular Center and Chair in Cardiology Division at Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, KR.

His main research interest is imaging and physiology of coronary artery disease.

Prof Koo has published more than 400 papers in major journals. He was a course director of TCT-AP and is a course co-director of ENCORE course.

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Carlos Collet

Carlos Collet

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Carlos Collet practices as an interventional cardiologist at Olv Hospital Aalst, Aalst, BE.

Dr Collet earned a doctorate in Cardiovascular Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. During his doctoral studies, he devoted his research to the integration of coronary imaging and physiology in patients with complex coronary artery disease. 

He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and serves as the co-director of the catheterisation laboratory at the Cardiovascular Center OLV Aalst in Belgium.

 

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Zsolt Piroth

Zsolt Piroth

Dr Zsolt Piroth is an interventional cardiologist, and serves as Deputy Head of the Adult Cardiology Department of the György Gottsegen Hungarian Institute of Cardiology, Hungary. A Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, he is the Secretary of the Intensive Working Group of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology and was Vice-Chair of the Interventional Working Group of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology.

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Tim P van de Hoef

Tim P van de Hoef

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Tim van der Hoef is an Interventional Cardiologist at University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, NL.

 

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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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