Optimizing PCI (O-PCI): Intravascular Imaging & Coronary Physiology workshop

31 October

7:00 AM America/Chicago


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Intravascular Imaging & Coronary Physiology workshop is a full-day program providing both detailed and broad examinations of basic and advanced clinical techniques.

World-leading experts will review relevant trial data, and discuss advancements in device concepts. Multiple didactic sessions will be intertwined with a live case from the cath lab at St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center.
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Optimizing PCI (O-PCI): Intravascular Imaging & Coronary Physiology workshop


Ziad Ali

Dr. Ali is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where he serves as the Director of Intravascular Imaging and Physiology and Director of the Cardio-renal program. He is also the Director of the Angiographic Core Laboratory at Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Dr. Ali is the Global PI of the International Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trials ILUMIEN III and IV. Dr. Ali pioneered techniques to perform diagnostic angiography with ultra-low contrast volumes and performed interventions without contrast administration, protecting patients with advanced kidney disease from the need for dialysis.


Allen Jeremias

Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc, is the Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York. He is also a member of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City where he currently serves as the Director of the Physiology Core Laboratory. He completed his medical training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School. He has been a high volume interventional cardiologist since 2006 and recognized as a Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly. Dr. Jeremias has significantly contributed to advancing the field of interventional cardiology and he is considered one of the foremost authorities in coronary physiology and intravascular imaging. He is a co-director of the annual St. Francis Intravascular Imaging and Coronary Physiology Workshop, teaching physicians around the world on “Precision Angioplasty”. Dr. Jeremias is presently engaged in a major global study that could change the path of treating clogged arteries. Known as the ILUMIEN IV trial, this major clinical study is evaluating Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to guide coronary stent placement. He is also the principal investigator of DEFINE PCI, an international study on assessing the improvement in blood flow after stent placement for severe coronary blockages.


Martin Leon

An interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Research Foundation & Columbia University, New York, USA. Features in 8 videos on Wondr Medical. Martin Leon generally speaks on Aortic Stenosis (AS), Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR / TAVI), Cardiac Valves, MitraClip, and Paravalvular Leak.


Gary Mintz

Gary S. Mintz, Chief Medical Officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the Managing Co-Director of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), and Editor-In-Chief of www.tctmd.com. Dr. Mintz has extensive experience in both interventional cardiology and cardiovascular imaging, in particular intravascular imaging and physiology. He joined the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in 1991 as Director of the Coronary Ultrasound Program that has made fundamental observations about the pathology, pathogenesis, and mechanisms of coronary atherosclerosis, catheter-based interventions, and restenosis. He is the author of almost 1000 articles or book chapters and 800 abstracts concerning various aspects of clinical cardiology, cardiac ultrasound, hemodynamics, cardiac radiology and coronary arteriography, interventional cardiology, and intravascular imaging and physiology. In 2005, Dr. Mintz published the single-authored textbook Intracoronary Ultrasound that has now been translated into Chinese.


Jeffrey Moses

An internationally recognized interventional cardiologist, Dr. Moses has performed more than 15,000 interventional procedures, authored over 600 publications, and served as lead investigator for numerous national and international clinical studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of coronary stent placement. In 2002, Dr. Moses was the lead investigator on a large clinical trial, the first in the U.S. that demonstrated the enormous benefit that led to FDA approval of the first drug-coated stent now used in the majority of interventional procedures in the U.S. Most recently in on the Executive Committee of PARTNER trial; they brought the first transcatheter aortic valve to clinical use in the U.S. He currently serves as Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics at Columbia University Medical Center and as Director of Advanced Cardiac Interventions at St Francis Hospital and Heart Center in Roslyn, NY. He is also a pioneer in developing approaches involving minimally invasive surgery, angioplasty, gene therapy, novel imaging technologies and various support devices that allow for wider application of interventional cardiovascular procedures.


Richard Shlofmitz

Dr Richard A. Shlofmitz, MD, FACC is the Chairman of Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®, in Roslyn, New York. A pioneer in interventional cardiology, Dr. Shlofmitz has worked to advance the field, with a focus on optimizing outcomes with the development of Precision PCI. He is a founding co-director of the annual Intravascular Imaging and Coronary Physiology Workshop. Performing over 1,000 coronary interventions annually, he has one of the largest volumes of experience in PCI. He has the most clinical experience with orbital atherectomy and OCT world-wide. His clinical research interests focus on optimizing coronary interventions and he serves on multiple scientific advisory boards and clinical trial steering committees to further this mission. Dr Shlofmitz has been one of the largest enrollers for multiple clinical trials, including TWILIGHT, ILUMIEN III, and Onyx, with more than 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals and was first to perform coronary intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) in North America as part of the DISRUPT CAD III trial.



Optimizing PCI (O-PCI): Intravascular Imaging & Coronary Physiology workshop

Intravascular Imaging & Coronary Physiology workshop is a full-day program providing both detailed and broad examinations of basic and advanced...
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Session I: Image Interpretation

7:00 AM - 7:03 AM America/Chicago

Introduction to Session I: Image Interpretation

With Evan Shlofmitz

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7:03 AM - 7:12 AM America/Chicago

Introduction to Precision PCI

With Richard Shlofmitz

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7:12 AM - 7:22 AM America/Chicago

Comprehensive Assessment of Calcium

With Natalia Pinilla-Echeverri

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7:22 AM - 7:32 AM America/Chicago

Recognition of Lipid and TCFA

With Lorenz Raber

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7:32 AM - 7:42 AM America/Chicago

Vulnerable Plaque: Insights from PROSPECT

With Gregg Stone

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7:42 AM - 7:52 AM America/Chicago

Malapposition: Does it Matter?

With Tej Sheth

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7:52 AM - 8:01 AM America/Chicago

How to Identify Dissections and When to Treat

With Francesco Prati

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8:01 AM - 8:11 AM America/Chicago

Stent Underexpansion

With Matthew Price

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8:11 AM - 8:20 AM America/Chicago

Tissue Protrusion

With Franco Fabbiocchi

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8:20 AM - 8:35 AM America/Chicago


With Andrew Sharp and Kevin Croce

**Step-by-step IVUS-guided PCI** Andrew Sharp **Step-by-step OCT-guided PCI** Kevin Croce

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8:35 AM - 8:44 AM America/Chicago

Test Your Skills: Image Interpretation

With Ziad Ali

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8:44 AM - 8:45 AM America/Chicago

Sponsors' Break

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Session II – Cracking the Calcium Conundrum

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM America/Chicago

Introduction to Session II – Cracking the Calcium Conundrum

With Jeffrey Moses

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8:50 AM - 9:00 AM America/Chicago

Dichotomy between data and utilization of intravascular imaging

With Gary Mintz

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9:00 AM - 9:10 AM America/Chicago

Is it necessary to achieve calcium fracture?

With Jonathan Hill

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9:10 AM - 9:50 AM America/Chicago

Live Cases from St. Francis Hospital- The Heart Center

With Richard Shlofmitz and Allen Jeremias

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9:50 AM - 9:57 AM America/Chicago

Best case of orbital atherectomy

With Michael Lee

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9:57 AM - 10:10 AM America/Chicago

DISRUPT CAD III: Shockwave and Results from the OCT Sub-Study

With Richard Shlofmitz

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10:10 AM - 10:20 AM America/Chicago

Best case of intravascular lithotripsy

With Carlo Di Mario

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10:20 AM - 10:29 AM America/Chicago

Treating calcium is not so easy, beware of complications

With James McCabe

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10:29 AM - 10:30 AM America/Chicago

Sponsors’ Break

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Session III – Simplifying Advanced Coronary Physiology

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM America/Chicago

Introduction to Session III – Simplifying Advanced Coronary Physiology

With Ziad Ali, Thomas Pappas, and Duane Pinto

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10:35 AM - 10:45 AM America/Chicago

Basics of coronary physiology: When and where to use coronary physiology

With Tom Ford

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10:45 AM - 10:54 AM America/Chicago

Show me the data: Evidence that physiologic lesion assessment improves patient outcomes (or provides clinical value)

With Rasha Al-Lamee

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10:54 AM - 11:04 AM America/Chicago

Best ways to measure FFR– Pitfalls and case examples

With Arnold Seto

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11:04 AM - 11:14 AM America/Chicago

Coronary physiology in acute coronary syndromes – To test or not to test

With Javier Escaned

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11:14 AM - 11:23 AM America/Chicago

Using Physiology Co-registration to plan revascularization decision-making in tandem lesions and diffuse disease – Case reviews

With Christopher Cook

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11:23 AM - 11:33 AM America/Chicago

Angio-based physiology assessment

With William Fearon

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11:33 AM - 11:43 AM America/Chicago

Using physiology to plan your intervention

With Jasvindar Singh

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11:43 AM - 12:04 PM America/Chicago


With Justin Davies and Sukhjinder Nijjer

**iFR is the gold standard of resting indices** Justin Davies **iFR is great, but in reality, all resting indices are the same** Sukhjinder Nijjer

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12:04 PM - 12:05 PM America/Chicago

Sponsors’ Break

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Session IV – Use of Imaging & Physiology in Complex PCI

12:05 PM - 12:10 PM America/Chicago

Introduction to Session IV – Use of Imaging & Physiology in Complex PCI

With Ajay Kirtane, George Petrossian, Giora Weisz, and Dimitri Karmpaliotis

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12:10 PM - 12:20 PM America/Chicago

The future of CTA in light of ISCHEMIA – The new standard?

With Stephan Achenbach

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12:30 PM - 12:40 PM America/Chicago

Intravascular imaging for CTO PCI – How imaging saved the day

With William Lombardi

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12:40 PM - 12:50 PM America/Chicago

Stent failures – Identifying causes of stent thrombosis and restenosis and how to fix it

With Emmanouil Brilakis

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12:50 PM - 1:00 PM America/Chicago

Intravascular imaging strategies to minimize contrast with chronic renal insufficiency

With Ajay Kirtane

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12:50 PM - 12:55 PM America/Chicago

Impact of stent strut thickness on PCI Outcomes

With David Kandzari

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1:00 PM - 1:10 PM America/Chicago

Intravascular imaging for left main and complex bifurcation PCI

With Goran Stankovic

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1:10 PM - 1:20 PM America/Chicago

Dual-modality Imaging Catheters

With Hector Garcia-Garcia

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1:20 PM - 1:28 PM America/Chicago

The best BOOM case I have ever done

With Paul Lee

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1:28 PM - 1:36 PM America/Chicago

In-stent restenosis: How significant of an issue is it?

With Issam Moussa

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1:36 PM - 1:56 PM America/Chicago


With Hiram Bezerra and Bruce Samuels

**Lumen-based sizing is safe and effective** Hiram Bezerra **Maximize stent size for best results: EEL-based sizing is superior** Bruce Samuels

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1:56 PM - 2:04 PM America/Chicago

IVUS in Complex Lesions

With Ron Waksman

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2:04 PM - 2:05 PM America/Chicago

Sponsors Break

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Session V – The Future of Imaging & Physiology

2:00 PM - 2:05 PM America/Chicago

Introduction to Session V – The Future of Imaging & Physiology

With Allen Jeremias

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2:10 PM - 2:15 PM America/Chicago

How O-PCI changed my practice

With Sunil Rao

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2:15 PM - 2:25 PM America/Chicago

Post PCI physiology – hiding in plain sight

With Erick Schampaert

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2:25 PM - 2:50 PM America/Chicago


With Sripal Bangalore and Paul Teirstein

**Medical therapy should be first line therapy in stable CAD based on the ISCHEMIA trial** Sripal Bangalore **ISCHEMIA is the most positive PCI trial ever – stents for all!** Paul Teirstein

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2:50 PM - 3:00 PM America/Chicago

Intravascular fluorescence molecular imaging for personalized medicine

With Farouc Jaffer

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3:00 PM - 3:10 PM America/Chicago

Wall shear stress: - Does it really matter?

With Habib Samady

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3:10 PM - 3:30 PM America/Chicago


With Roxana Mehran and Morton Kern

**The role of imaging in the high bleeding risk patient** Roxana Mehran **Forget imaging, physiology plays a greater role in this population** Morton Kern

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3:30 PM - 3:40 PM America/Chicago

Putting it all together: When will the guidelines catch up?

With Cindy Grines

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3:40 PM - 3:50 PM America/Chicago

OPCI 2021

With Richard Shlofmitz, Jeffrey Moses, Allen Jeremias, Ziad Ali, and Evan Shlofmitz

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