iPCI 2023

Published: 14 April 2023

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    1h 7m 21s
    Part 1 | Session 6 Plaques and drugs Allen Jeremias, Takashi Akasaka, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, David Erlinge, Joost Daemen, Isabella Kardys
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    1h 2m 7s
    Part 2 | Session 3 Procedural planning Richard A Shlofmitz, Evan Shlofmitz, Allen Jeremias, Carlos Collet, Elvin Kedhi
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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

Hiram Bezerra

Hiram Bezerra

Medical Director

Dr Hiram Bezerra is the Medical Director of the Tampa General Hospital Interventional Cardiology Center of Excellence and a professor at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.


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Ziad A Ali

Ziad A Ali

Dr Ali is a board-certified cardiologist specialising in interventional and structural cardiology at St Francis Hospital and Heart Center in Roslyn, New York.

Ziad is an internationally renowned expert in complex high-risk indicated percutaneous coronary interventions (CHIP) including the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO) where the arteries in the heart become completely blocked. 

Ziad specialises in the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with pre-existing kidney disease.

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Niels Ramsing Holm

Niels Ramsing Holm

Department of Cardiology

Dr Niels Holm works in the Department of Cardiology at Aarhus University, Aarhus, DK.

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Natalia Pinilla-Echeverri

Natalia Pinilla-Echeverri

Dr Pinilla is originally from Colombia and received her MD from Universidad de Caldas in Manizales, Colombia. She moved to Spain to complete training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and then moved to Canada to complete an Interventional Cardiology, non-invasive Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography and advanced Intracoronary Imaging fellowship at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. She also obtained a Master’s Degree in Health Research Methodology from Universidad de Cordoba and is currently in the PhD Program in Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. She is passionate about acute coronary syndrome research and leads physiology and intravascular imaging physicians and fellows training worldwide.


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James Spratt

James Spratt

Professor of Interventional Cardiology

Prof James Spratt is a Professor of Interventional cardiology. A high-volume Interventional Cardiologist with an international reputation in complex PCI, with a sub-speciality interest in intravascular imaging and CTO. Widely published within this area and has performed live case demonstrations globally. He is interested in medical education and is the Founder of Optima Education. Prof James Spratt is an editorial board member of Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources (ICR3).

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