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Prof. Eric Van Belle is Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the University of Lille and Head of Catheterization laboratories, Cardiology Department at the University Hospital of Lille. He is a fellow of the French Society of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology. A member of the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI) and a member of the director bureau of the French Working Group of Interventional Cardiology (GACI), he is the Director of the French Interventional Cardiology Training Program, and reviewer of multiple Medical Journals and Abstracts. His research interests include basics and clinical aspects of the outcome of high risk population such as diabetics and post-MI patients following percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), the use of biomarkers for risk prediction and therapeutic strati cation at the time of PCI, the role of angiogenesis and collateral circulation for endogenous cardiovascular repair and the use of gene therapy and stem cell therapy for regenerating cardiovascular function including myocardial and valve function. More recently it included also the optimization of transcatheter aortic valve intervention (TAVI), in particular the use of ore-procedural imaging and the understanding of the role post-procedural aortic regurgitation.