The Athens Cardiovascular Symposium


The Athens Cardiovascular Symposium



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Registration Fees (Official 24% VAT is included)
Doctors 40,00 ?
Trainees 30,00 ?
Nursing Staff, Students Free


Preliminary Scientific Programme

Friday, 11th May 2018

Invited Faculty

Athanasiou T.
London, UK

Athanasopoulos G.
Athens, Greece

Besias N.
Athens, Greece

Brunkwall J.
Koeln, Germany

Christopoulos D.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Debus S.
Hamburg, Germany

Dedeilias P.
Athens, Greece

Dougenis D.
Patras, Greece

Geroulakos G.
Athens, Greece

Giannoukas A.
Larissa, Greece

Iliopoulos D.
Athens, Greece

Kakisis J.
Athens, Greece

Kakkos S.
Patras, Greece

Khoury M.
Athens, Greece

Klonaris C.
Athens, Greece

Kokotsakis J.
Athens, Greece

Kouraklis G.
Athens, Greece

Kratimenos T.
Athens, Greece

Ktenidis K.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Liapis Ch.
Athens, Greece

Mattsson Ε.
Trondheim, Norway

Morris-Rosendahl D.
London, UK

Moulakakis K.
Athens, Greece

Nicolaides A.
London, UK

Nyktari V.
Heraklion, Greece

Papadakis E.
Athens, Greece

Plestis K.
Wynnewood, USA

Prapas S.
Athens, Greece

Prevetza Ou.
Baylor, Texas, USA

Shu Ch.
Beijing, China

Stavridis G.
Athens, Greece

Tsagakis K.
Essen, Germany

Tsolakis J.
Patras, Greece

Vavuranakis M.
Athens, Greece

Zachos K. L.
Ioannina, Greece
09.50-10.00 INTRODUCTION
G. Geroulakos
Professor of Vascular Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Imperial College of London

S. Prapas
President, Hellenic Cardiothoracic Society

Dean, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

G. Kouraklis
Divisional Director of Surgery, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens



Chairpersons: G. Athansopoulos, G. Stavridis
10.00-10.10 Genetic conditions associated with thoracic aneurysms and thoracic dissections
D. Morris-Rosendahl (London, UK)
10.15-10.25 The significance of aortic valve stenosis in patients planned for major non cardiac surgery
V. Nyktari (Heraklion, Greece)
10.30-10.40 TAVI: Are there any durability concerns and have the indications expanded?
M. Vavuranakis (Athens, Greece)
10.45-10.55 The effect of TEVAR on cardiac function and aortic stiffness
K. Moulakakis (Athens, Greece)
11.00-11.10 Root reconstructions for aneurysms and dissections: Where are we now? What are the challenges?
K. Plestis (Wynnewood, USA)
11.15-11.25 How to improve the results in cases of a small Aortic Annulus
P. Dedeilias (Athens, Greece)


Coffee and Tea Break



Chairpersons: D. Iliopoulos, M. Khoury
11.50-12.00 Arch aneurysms. Outcome of total aortic arch replacement with open surgery
K. Tsagakis (Essen, Germany)
12.05-12.15 Arch aneurysms. Hybrid procedures: are they effective and durable?
Ch. Shu (Beijing, China)
12.20-12.30 Intramural haematoma. Is an aggressive approach justified?
S. Debus (Hamburg, Germany)
12.35-12.45 Frozen elephant trunk. Indications and results
J. Kokotsakis (Athens, Greece)
12.50-13.00 Organ preservation in aortic surgery
E. Papadakis (Athens, Greece)


Lunch Break



Chairpersons: K. Ktenidis, D. Dougenis
14.00-14.10 The many faces of acute aortic dissections. Beware of the uncommon presentations
T. Athanasiou (London, UK)
14.15-14.25 Emergency endovascular stent graft for acute type B dissection for the management of symptomatic malperfusion
Ch. Shu (Beijing, China)
14.30-14.40 Technical tips for the management of aortic transections
T. Kratimenos (Athens, Greece)
14.45-15.05 The great aortic Debate:
Chariperson: Ch. Liapis
The standard of Care for chronic type B aortic dissection and a false lumen aneurysm in 2017 is:
14.45-14.55 Open Repair
O. Prevetza (Baylor, Texas, USA)
14.55-15.05 Endovascular repair
J. Brunkwall (Koeln, Germany)
15.05-15.10 Vote




Visceral arteries 

Chairpersons: J. Tsolakis, N. Besias
15.35-15.45 Celiac artery compression syndrome. Fiction or reality?
S. Kakkos (Patras, Greece)
15.50-16.00 The known unknowns of the dissection of the superior mesenteric artery
J. Kakisis (Athens, Greece)
16.05-16.15 The management of splenic artery aneurysms
A. Giannoukas (Larissa, Greece)
16.20-16.30 Non occlusive ischaemia complicating major surgery
Ε. Mattsson (Trondheim, Norway)
16.35-16.45 Renal artery reconstruction in children and young adults


Special lecture

Chairpersons: D. Christopoulos, C. Klonaris
Screening for AAA in women
A. Nicolaides (London, UK)


Key note presentation

The Monument of Augustus for Actium: The Victory City & the beginnings of Roman Imperial Art
K. L. Zachos (Ioannina, Greece)
Emeritus Curator of Antiquites