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The Emory Percutaneous Intervention Course is the longest running annual interventional cardiology event in the world. Based on the teachings of founder Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, EPIC has provided...Read More
The Emory Percutaneous Intervention Course is the longest running annual interventional cardiology event in the world. Based on the teachings of founder Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, EPIC has provided training for thousands of interventional cardiologists from the United States and abroad since 1981.
The meeting’s mission is to engage interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons specializing in coronary and structural heart disease to further enhance the care of their patients, mentor and train future generations of cardiovascular specialists, and lead front-line clinical research in the field.
Dr Stéphane Rinfret is an academic interventional cardiologist and world-renown expert in chronic total occlusion...
Dr Stéphane Rinfret is an academic interventional cardiologist and world-renown expert in chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). He was appointed chief of interventional cardiology at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and associate professor of medicine at McGill University in 2016 where he built a very active chronic total occlusion (CTO) and Complex Higher-risk but Indicated Procedures (CHIP) program. He has now moved to the US to work with at Emory Healthcare and Emory University, as associate-director of complex PCI and full professor (acting) of Medicine, to pursue his academic career and busy clinical practice, mostly at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, the oldest hospital of Atlanta serving a very large population. Dr Rinfret has held several peer-reviewed grants, published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, several abstracts, and has been invited over 300 times to give lectures in the last 10 years. His epidemiological research focuses on health services and outcomes. He is also a high-volume and world-renown coronary operator, performing over 400 percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) per year, mostly from the transradial approach and most with complex anatomies. Dr Rinfret was one of the Canadian pioneers in CTO PCI and has contributed to expand access to the technique in Canada and all around the world through sharing his expertise. He is the lead editor of a textbook on CTO PCI published by Springer in 2015, currently being reviewed for a second edition. He has performed over 1200 CTO PCIs since January 2010, one of the largest volumes in the world, including a large number of retrograde procedures, and pursues a very active teaching program of transradial and CTO PCI techniques in Canada and Europe.
Vasilis Babaliaros, MD is Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and Co-Director...
Vasilis Babaliaros, MD is Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center. He received his bachelor of science in biomedical engineering, summa cum laude, from Duke University, and his medical degree, magna cum laude, from Emory University. He also completed his training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Emory University. He received advanced training in valvular intervention under the direction of Alain Cribier at the University of Rouen, France before returning to Emory to join the faculty. His research interests include percutaneous cardiac valve repair and replacement as well as treatment of structural and congenital heart disease.