IAGS 2012 Program Agenda

The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, serving as the official journal of the International Andreas Gruentzig Society, will publish the highlights and discussion from this meeting during the months ahead. Here is a list of topics discussed at the recent IAGS biennial meeting.

 

International Andreas Gruentzig Society (IAGS)

2012 Program Agenda

 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Coronary:  Pharma / Intervention / Imaging

Are Bio-Erodable Stents the Perfect Stent?

            Speaker:              Jamey Jacobs

            Moderator:              Kirk Garratt

            Panelists:              Howard Cohen

                 Jeffrey Westcott

 

Are Polymer-Free Durable Stents The Perfect Stent?

            Speaker:              Steve Bailey

            Moderator:              Alfredo Rodriguez

            Panelists:              Jorge Belardi

                Ariel Duran

 

Coronary:  Pharma / Intervention / Imaging

What Should We Expect from Current and Future Oral Antiplatelet Drugs?

            Speaker:              Tarek Helmy

            Moderator:              Larry Dean

            Panelists:              Stefan Beyer-Enke

Bonnie Weiner

 

Optimal Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy?  Will On-Going Studies / DAPT Tell Us?

            Speaker:              Skip Anderson

            Moderator:              Mike Cowley

            Panelists:              George Vetrovec

Michael Mooney

Adam Greenbaum

 

Session 2:  New Technologies

Should We Expand Use of Hypothermia Into Non-OHA Patients?

            Speaker:              Mike Mooney

            Moderator:              Dick Shaw

            Panelists:              Rita Watson,

Tim Henry

 

Can Afferent Nerve Ablation Cure Essential Hypertension?

            Speaker:              Jeffrey Westcott

            Moderator:              Robert Bersin

            Panelists:               Jim Zidar

William O’Neill

 

New Catheter Based Techniques – PFO Closure

            Speaker:              Steve Bailey

            Moderator:              Larry Dean

            Panelists:              Jiri Vitek

Tyrone Collins

 

Interventional Radiology

Intra-Cranial Intervention:  Embolization, Balloons, Stents

            Speaker:              Gyula Gal

            Moderator:              Tyrone Collins

            Panelists:               Nick Hopkins

Gary Roubin

 

Acute Stroke Intervention:  Where Do We Stand

            Speaker:              Nick Hopkins

            Moderator:              Richard Gray

            Panelists:              Barry Katzen,

Jiri Vitek

 

Massive Pulmonary Embolization:  What is Optimal Treatment?

            Speaker:              GianPietro Feltrin

            Moderator:              Kirk Garratt

            Panelists:              Souheil Saddekni

 

Mesenteric and Celiac Intervention and Interventional Oncology

            Speaker:              Souheil Saddekni

            Moderator:              Barry Katzen

            Panelists:              GianPietro Feltrin

 

Peripheral / Carotid

Why CREST is a Game Changer for Carotid Revascularization

            Speaker:              Gary Roubin

            Moderator:              Nick Hopkins

            Panelists:               Jiri Vitek,

Tyrone Collins

 

Better Results with New Technology:  The Global Strategies Roundtable

            Speaker:              Tyrone Collins

            Moderator:              Robert Bersin

            Panelists:               Nick Hopkins

 

How to Design the Next Carotid Revascularization Trial

            Speaker:  Roundtable

            Moderator:              Gary Roubin

            Panelists:              Barry Katzen

 

Tuesday, January 30, 2012

Regenerative Medicine

How Does Angiogenic Cell Therapy Really Work?

            Speaker:              Sigrid Nikol

            Moderator:              Amir Lerman

            Panelists:              Tim Henry

 

Can Gene and Stem Cell Therapies be Combined?

            Speaker:              Tim Henry

            Moderator:              Sigrid Nikol

            Panelists:              Amir Lerman,

Kirk Garratt

 

Can Functionomics Improve Risk Assessment?

            Speaker:              Amir Lerman

            Moderator:              Kirk Garratt

            Panelists:              Sigrid Nikol

 

Coronary:  Pharma / Intervention / Imaging

Will Drug-Eluting Balloons Have a Role in Treating CAD Without Stents?

            Speaker:              Alfredo Rodriguez

            Moderator:              Larry Dean

            Panelists:               Mike Mooney

Ariel Duran

 

PCI for Left Main Disease?  Do We Need More Trials?

            Speaker:              Bonnie Weiner

            Moderator:              Mike Cowley

            Panelists:              Jeff Marshall

Norberto Schechtmann

Tarek Helmy

 

Coronary:  Pharma / Intervention / Imaging

Are CTO’s Worth the Extraordinary Efforts Being Made in Japan Today?

            Speaker:              Larry Dean

            Moderator:              Adam Greenbaum

            Panelists:              Jeff Marshall

Jeffrey Westcott

 

Can We Use Newer Fluoroscopic Imaging Systems to Improve Safety and Procedure Success?

            Speaker:              Stefan Beyer-Enke

            Moderator:              Matt Shaner

            Panelists:              James Adams

Jan Boese

 

New Technologies

Should We Expand Use of Left Ventricular Support in AMI and High Risk Patients?

            Speaker:              Howard Cohen

            Moderator:              William O’Neill

            Panelists:               George Vetrovec

Bryan Ristow

 

Should We Incorporate Remote Ischemic Pre-Conditioning in Care of AMI Patients?

            Speaker:              Kirk Garratt

            Moderator:              Amir Lerman

            Panelists:              Sigrid Nikol,

Tim Henry

 

New Technologies

Can Progenitor-Cell Capturing Stent Methods make Drug Elution Obsolete?

            Speaker:              Amir Lerman

            Moderator:              Sigrid Nikol

            Panelists:              Tim Henry

 

Will Stents Designed to Treat Bifurcation Disease Make Any Difference?

            Speaker:              Jorge Belardi

            Moderator:              Howard Cohen

            Panelists:              Adam Greenbaum,

                                    Bryan Ristow

 

Interventional Radiology

Critical Limb Ischemia and Below Knee PTA

            Speaker:              Robert Bersin 

            Moderator:              James Benenati

            Panelists:               James Zidar,

Tyrone Collins

 

Challenges with SFA:  CTO, Restenosis, Drug Eluting Balloons and Devices

            Speaker:              Barry Katzen

            Moderator:              Tyrone Collins

            Panelists:               James Benenati

 

Interventional Radiology

Advances in Treatment of Thoracic and Abdominal Aneurysms and Endoleaks

            Speaker:              James Benenati

            Moderator:              Barry Katzen

            Panelists:               Robert Bersin,

Souheil Saddekni,

Andrew Cragg

 

Renal Interventions:  Is the Evidence Base Convincing?

            Speaker:              Tyrone Collins

            Moderator:              Jim Zidar

            Panelists:               Gary Roubin

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Peripheral / Lower Extremity

Drug Eluting Stents for the SFA – Finally a Solution to Restenosis

            Speaker:  Robert Bersin

            Moderator:  Barry Katzen

            Panelists:   James Benenati

 

SFA Best Techniques – Getting Them Open – Keeping Them Open

            Speaker:  Roundtable

            Moderator:              Sigrid Nikol

            Panelists:               Andrew Cragg,

Jim Zidar

 

Infrapopliteal Disease and Limb Salvage:  new Technology and Techniques

            Speaker:              none/ Roundtable

            Moderator:              John Brumieve

            Panelists:              Souheil Saddekni,

Eric Dufford,

David Williams

 

New Technologies

Challenges to TVAR Becoming the Standard of Care for AVR

            Speaker:              William O’Neill

            Moderator:              Alex Zapolanski

            Panelists:              Tarek Helmy

 

Will Percutaneous Device Placement Become the New Standard for MVR?

             Speaker:              Steve Bailey

            Moderator:              Larry Dean

            Panelists:              Tim Henry

Jeff Marshall

 

Coronary: Pharma / Intervention / Imaging

How Should Recent DES Recipients Needing Surgery Be Managed?

             Speaker:              Mike Mooney

            Moderator:              George Vetrovec

            Panelists:              Rita Watson

Tony Dortimer

Bryan Ristow

 

What is the Optimal Management of Patients Needing DAPT and Anticoagulation?

            Speaker:              Skip Anderson

            Moderator:              Rita Watson

            Panelists:              Bonnie Weiner

Norberto Schechtmann

Richard Gray

 

Regenerative Medicine

What Barriers Remain for Routinely Using Gene Therapy in Vascular Disease?

            Speaker:              Sigrid Nikol

            Moderator:              Tim Henry

            Panelists:              Kirk Garratt

 

Industry Roundtable

How Will Changing Government Healthcare Rules Affect Physician-Industry Relations?

            Speaker:  Roundtable

            Moderator:              Dick Shaw

            Panelists:              Richard Gray,

Barry Katzen,

Karim Benali,

Bonnie Weiner

Evelyn Baram-Clothier

                                    Mike Martinell

 

How Can Physicians and Industry Be More Effective in Speeding Product Evaluation and Development?

            Speaker:  Roundtable

            Moderator:              Gary Roubin

            Panelists:              John Brumieve

Jamey Jacobs

 Tricia Todd

Max Muhs

Andrew Cragg

 

Healthcare Reform

A View from the Trenches:  Reimbursement is Driving Change

            Speaker:              Dick Shaw

            Moderator:              Richard Gray

            Panelists:              Jeff Marshall,

Mike Martineli

 

Wringing Out Excess Costs in CV Care:  What Can We Do?

            Speaker:              Barry Katzen

            Moderator:              Kirk Garratt

            Panelists:              Robert Bersin