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

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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Evan Shlofmitz

Evan Shlofmitz

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Evan Shlofmitz is an Interventional Cardiologist at St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center, New York, US. He is also Executive Director of Optimizing PCI (OPCI).

His research interests include intravascular imaging and physiology, calcified coronary artery disease and PCI optimisation, with over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

 

 

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Allen Jeremias

Allen Jeremias

Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Associate Director, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc is an interventional cardiologist at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. He is also the Director of the Physiology Core Laboratory at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY.

Dr Jeremias earned his medical degree at Heinrich-Heine-University School of Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, and a Master of Science degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.

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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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Elvin Kedhi

Elvin Kedhi

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Elvin Kedhi is an Interventional Cardiologist at AZ Sint Jan, Bruges, BE. He graduated from the University of Padua in Italy.

He specialises in interventional cardiology, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, mitral valve percutaneous intervention and left atrial appendix occluder devices.

 

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