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Programme

Day One: Thursday 3 October 2024

 

08:00 – 09:00  Registration & Breakfast

09:00 – 09:05  Welcome & Introduction

 

Session One: The ascending aorta

 

Chairpersons: Prof John Pepper and Mr Michael Sabetai

Moderators: Dr Matti Adam, and Sir Magdi Yacoub

 

 

09:05 – 09:15  Implications of tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valve anatomy-impact on natural history?

09:20 – 09:30  Surgical approaches to bicuspid aortic valve disease-more than you think.

 

09:35 – 09:45  Percutaneous treatment for bicuspid aortic valve stenosis-the role of TAVI.

 

09:50 – 10:00  BAV with Aortopathy - does it matter and what is special?

 

10:05 – 10:15  Can a bicuspid a failing BAV be reconstructed-and how?  

 

 

10:20 – 11:00 REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING

 

 

 

Session Two: Pathways for the spectrum of aortic syndromes in 2024

 

Chairpersons: Prof Aung Oo and Prof Mark Field

Moderator: Mr Colin Bicknell

 

 

11:00 – 11:10  Epidemiology of proximal aortic dissection in the Western and the Eastern world.

 

11:15 – 11:25  The worldwide burden of disease from acute aortic syndrome. Dr Stephan Kurz;

 

11:30 – 11:40  How to minimise the risk of misdiagnosis of aortic dissection?

 

11:45 – 11:55  The challenge of diagnosing & managing Acute Aortic Syndrome in the community.

 

12:00 – 12:10  What is the significance of non-A non-B aortic dissections - is it real?

 

12:15 – 12:25  The EACTS/STS 2024 Guideline view on type B aortic dissection-what’s new? 

 

 

12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH  & NETWORKING

 

Session Three:  The aortic arch - progress in 2024?

 

Chairpersons: Mr Asimakopoulos and Miss Tara Mastracci  

Moderators: Mr Max Bagai and Mr Jullien Gaer

 

13:30 – 13:40  Involvement of the aortic arch in aortic dissection-Impact on managing strategies?

 

13:45 – 13:55  Total arch replacement and frozen elephant trunk-what are the pitfalls?.

 

14:00 – 14:10  The role of a bare metal scaffold in the dissected arch-driven by evidence or eminence?

 

14:15 – 14:25  Outlook on endovascular arch procedures-bright or bleak? 

 

14:30 – 14:40  What is the natural history of aortic arch pathology?

 

14:45 – 14:55  Can we prevent aortic dissection-a look to the microstructure of the aorta?

 

15:00 – 15:30 REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING

 

 

Session Four: Genetics in aortic diseases

 

Chairpersons: Dr Debbie Morris-Rosendahl and Dr Riccardo Abbasciano

Moderators: Dr Yaso Emmanuel and Dr Maite Tome

 

15:30 – 15:40  Epigenetics of aortic diseases-what is real? 

 

15:45 – 15:55  Who should be screened for Familial Thoracic Aortic Dissection-and why?  

 

16:00 – 16:10  Genetics of bicuspid aortic valve with aortopathy-does it matter?

 

16:15 – 16:25  The changing landscape of life expectancy in hereditary connective tissue disorders. 

 

16:30 – 16:40  Current indication for the use of the R125 aortopathy panel for clinical tests.

 

16:45 – 18:15 DRINK’S RECEPTION IN THE MEDICINAL GARDENS

 

 

 

Day Two: Friday 4 October 2024

 

 

Session Five: Patient-Centred Session Regarding Aortic Dissection

 

Chairpersons: Mr Gareth Owens and Prof Christoph Nienaber

Moderators: Prof Anne Child and Mr Michael Sabetai

 

09:00 – 09:10  Aortic Dissection in my family due to a VUS (variant of unknown significance)?

 Mrs. Lisa Skinner

 

09:10 – 09:20  Aortic Dissection due to Loeys-Dietz Syndrome – My story.  

Mrs Sharon Goddard

 

09:20 – 09:30  Marfan Syndrome: A lifetime of aortic surgery and the 1st Thoracoflo-case in the UK.  Miss Sarah Nutman – Patient Pioneer

 

09:30 – 09:40  Patients and their Relatives – The DECIDE-TAD Research Programme.

 

09:40 – 10:15  Questions & Answers

 

 

10:15 – 10:45 REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING

 

Session Six:  Nurse-led session

 

Chairpersons: Mrs Julie Sanders & Dr Antonis Pantazis

Moderators: Dr Nitha Naqvi, Miss Fortunate Mamombe, Dr Elena Cervi, GOSH

 

10:45 – 10:55  Aortic Nurses’ Network – an update! 

Joanna Jessup, CNS Marfan Trust

 

11:10 – 11:10  Nurse-led aorto-vascular clinics – how do they work?

 

11:15 – 11:25  Post-surgical care of the Marfan patient.

 

11:30 – 11:40  Challenges in transitioning Aortopathy patients – A case study.

 

11:45 – 11:55  What do patients expect from an Aortopathy nurse?  

Fortunate Mamombe, Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London.

 

           

12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH & NETWORKING

 

 

Session Seven: New technologies/trends in aorto-vascular medicine

 

Chairpersons:  Mr Colin Bicknell and Prof Bijan Modarai

Moderator: Dr Saeed Mirsandree

 

 

13:00 – 13:10  Prediction tools for short/long term outcomes of EVAR?

13:15 – 13:25  The ETTAA study – Surveillance and gender specific outcomes.

 

13:30 – 13:40  Endovascular strategies in connective tissue disorders – when and when not?

 

13:45 – 13:55  Incidence and treatment of type B dissection in the UK.

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14:00 – 14:10  Industry Session - Artivion: Total Arch Solutions using (Nexus Tre, AMDS & Neo FET)

 

14:15 – 14:25  False lumen management with various techniques.

 

 

14:30 – 15:00 REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

 

Session Eight: Concept of the aorta as an organ

 

Chairpersons: Mr Michael Jenkins and Prof Martin Czerny

Moderator: Mr Ulrich Rosendahl and Prof Julie Sanders

 

15:00 – 15:10  New views to an old organ system!

 

15:15 – 15:25  Should we forget about A, B, Non-A non-B dissection and view the aorta in a holistic way?

 

15:30 – 15:40  Pregnancy-related problems and solutions in the setting of aortopathies.

 

15:45 – 15:55  Managing the psychological burden of aortic diseases.

 

 

 

16:00 – 16:15  Conclusive Words: Prof John Pepper
 

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