For the ICI 2015 Full Scientific Program*

*The program is subject to changes

Sunday, 13 December, 2015
Developing New Cardiovascular Therapies;The Innovation Process and the Role of a Key Opinion Leader
07:30 - 07:40 Registration & Breakfast
07:40 - 08:00 WelcomesProf. Chaim Lotan, MD
Prof. Rafael Beyar, MD
Prof. Martin T. Rothman, MD
Workshop Introduction:Paul A. Iaizzo
08:00 - 08:20 Re-Shaping Medical Pipelines
How Clinicians are becoming Innovators
Chaim Lotan
08:20 - 08:40 How New Medical Products are Developed
Overview of New Product Development Process
William Durfee
08:40 - 09:00 How to Determine if a New Device is Needed
Market Evaluation and Needs Assessment Methods
Todd J. Brinton
09:00 - 09:20 Case Study: Mitral & Tricuspid Replacement
Francesco Maisano
09:20 - 09:40 Essentials of CreativitySketching, Notebooks and Documenting
Paul Iaizzo and  William Durfee
09:40 - 10:10 Coffee and Networking Break
10:10 - 10:20 Brainstorming Warmup
William Durfee
10:20 - 10:50 Innovation Exercise 1: Generate Ideas
10:50 - 11:20 Competitive Pipelines in the Medical Device Market
Rick Geoffrion
11:20 - 11:50 Testing Your Medical Device Idea:
Bench Tests, Pre-Clinical, Clinical Trials
Paul Iaizzo
11:50 - 12:10 Regulatory Pathways for you Device
Susan Alpert
12:10 - 12:50 LUNCH
12:50 - 13:10 Protecting Your Intellectual Property Through Patents
William Durfee
13:10 - 13:30 How to Strategize and Plan Your Startup
Kathleen Marshall
13:30 - 13:50 Innovation Exercise 2: Develop a New Cardiovascular Product
13:50 - 14:10 Team Presentations
14:10-14:30 Coffee & Networking Break
14:30-14:55 How to Build a Medical Device Company
Amir Belson
14:55-15:25 Digital Health Revolution - A New Player in the Innovation Market
Peter J. Fitzgerald
15:25-15:55 The Corporate View of Technology Assessment and Acquisitions
Timothy G. Laske
15:55-16:10 Clinical Trials Complications
Jan Skowronski
16:10-16:35 Lessons Learned for Early Stage Medtech Entrepreneurship: Navigating in Rough Waters
Eric Le Royer
16:35-17:00 Cardiovascular Medical Device Innovation: A DiscussionQ & APanel with:
Chaim Lotan, Rafael Beyar, Amir Belson, Peter J. Fitzgerald, Timothy G. Laske
17:00 Adjourn



Monday, 14 December, 2015
08:30-10:00 Hall AAnti Platelet, Antithrombotic and Embolic Protection Chairs: Gregg W. Stone, Prodromos Anthopoulos, Eli Lev Hall BPresent and Future in the Cath LabChairs: Xu Bo, Carlos Cafri, Ariel Roguin Hall C TAVR I Chairs: Jean-Claude Laborde, Corrado Tamburino, Haim Danenberg Hall HAcute Coronary Syndrome and Cardiogenic ShockChairs: Ron Waksman, Ömer Göktekin, Dan Tzivoni Hall IImaging, Physiology and Beyond Sponsored by Volcano EuropeChairs: Amir Lerman William Wijns, Ronen Rubinshtein Hall JThe Landscape of Digital HealthChairs: Peter Fitzgerald, Bert Zimmerli, Chaim Lotan Room 4

Technology Parade I: DevicesChairs: Uri Rosenschein, Michael Zhao, Eric Le Royer

08:30 Cangrelor: When and How Should We Use ItGregg W. Stone 08:30-08:50Coronary Artery Disease: From Prevention to Preventive PCIPatrick W. Serruys Procedure Changing ParadigmMartin B. Leon What Have We Learnt from the STREAM Study: Experience from the Country with Long Distances to the Cath LabsMiodrag Ostojic Physiologic Assessment of Coronary IschemiaJames K. Min 08:30-08:50Uberization of Healthcare, as Decentralization Occurs Rapidly into the Retail ModelPeter J. Fitzgerald 08:30-08:40QuasarFrom Design to Full Production of Medical DeviceBoaz Amitai
08:42 Anti Platelet and PCI - Recent AdvancesEli Lev 08:50-09:02Current Usage of Rotablation TechniqueKonstantinos Toutouzas Redefining Aortic Stenosis: Use of Advanced Imaging, Hemodynamics, Computational Models, and Clinical Data to Revise Trigger Points for TreatmentElazer R. Edelman Dealing with Huge Thrombus Burden in Primary PCINgoc-Quang Nguyen Computation of Fractional Flow Reserve by Quantitative Coronary Angiography: The FAVOR TrialWilliam Wijns 08:50-09:05 Intermountain Health - The Perspective of the Leading ACO that Sits on 30 Years of EMR… How Does this Data Effect IMH Strategy Bert Zimmerli 08:40-08:50StratasysHow 3D Printing is Improving Patient Care, Product Innovation and AdoptionR. Scott Rader
08:54 Which NOAC for Which Patient?Shlomi Matezki 09:02-09:14Role of BVS for Bifurcation TreatmentAlaide Chieffo TAVI for Intermediate and Low Risk Patients - It's About TimeAriel Finkelstein The BELL Balloon-Embolic Capture TechnologyGiora Weisz Novel Methods to Facilitate Bioabsorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) X-Ray Visualization and IVUS AssessmentAaron Frimerman 09:05-09:20Digital Monitoring Technology to Optimize Post-procedure OutcomesCharles A. Simonton 08:50-09:00Nazzano DevicesUse of CRT/ICD for Management of Noncardiac PathologiesAndrew JS Coats
09:06 DAPT- When Do We Stop?Sa'ar Minha 09:14-09:26Dedicated Bifurcation Stents - Updates on TrytonMartin B. Leon Symetis ACURATE neo™Aortic Heart ValveCorrado Tamburino Patients with Multivessel Disease: Is the Issue Ischemia or Vulnerable Plaque?Ron Waksman Practical Integration of Intravascular Imaging and Physiology into the Catheterization LaboratoryGary S. Mintz 09:20-09:35New Implantable Monitoring (LINQ) DeviceSean Salmon 09:00-09:10Anaconda BiomedAnaconda Brain Advanced Thrombectomy SystemMark Ribó
09:18 Pharmacological Antithrombotic Management of PCIProdromos Anthopoulos 09:26-09:38Latest Technology in Treating Cx LesionsSasko Kedev SAPIEN 3: A New Era of TAVI Enabled by Meaningful Product InnovationDanny Dvir Thrombus Management in Primary PCI - Is the Debate Over?Mony Shuvy iFR-Pullback: Predicting Post-PCI Physiology in Tandem DiseaseSukhjinder Nijjer 9:35-9:45SessMeJust Between Us - Digital Revolution in Doctor - Patient TreatmentEsther Liebersohn Namer 09:10-09:20TA ElectroForceNew Technologies for Durability Testing of Heart ValvesTroy Nickel
09:30 Shear-Mediated Platelet Activation: Do Current Drugs Work?  How Can We Monitor This?Marvin J. Slepian 09:38-09:50Distal Left Main Stenting - Practical TipsMarie-Claude Morice TAVR New Technology PlatformsMartin B. Leon Can Peri-infarct Pacing Prevent Adverse Left Ventricular Remodeling After Large MI?Gregg W. Stone New Generation of IVUS and its Importance in Contemporary PCIAlberto Hendler 09:45-09:55Early SenseApnea Detection Becomes SeamlessLiat Tsoref 09:20-09:30Control Rad SystemsDramatic Radiation Dose Reduction to Medical Staff using an Eye TrackerGuillaume Bailliard
09:42 Panel DiscussionShlomi Matezki, Izhak Hertz 09:50-10:02Bifurcation Lesions - Various StrategiesPraveer Agarwal Panel DiscussionMartin B. Leon, Dani Bitran  Panel DiscussionArthur Polak, Gidi Shahar, Simha Meisel Coronary Flow Reserve by Transthoracic Echocardiography in Guiding PCI of LADMiodrag Ostojic 09:55-10:05InStentRemote in Situ Monitoring of StentsFranz Bozsak 09:30-09:40Bendit TechnologiesMakes the Trek into a Walking in the Park, Bendit Technologies Preclinical CaseDavid Planer
09:54 09:54-10:06Does IVUS Have Anything to Offer for Bifurcation Treatment? From Theory to DataIoannis Iakovou  09:40-09:50Rapid-MedicalNew tools for Interventional NeuroradiologyRonen EckhouseEximo Medical, Atherectomy Using Hybrid Cathetersand 355nm Pulsed LaserDavid Planer
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
10:30-12:30 Plenary Session I,Hall ABC10:30-10:40 Greetings, Opening Remarks and Acknowledgments (Prof. Rafi Beyar, Prof. Chaim Lotan, Prof. Fausto Pinto)
10:40-11:05 Keynote Lecture: Innovative Medical Technology in a Challenging Healthcare Environment / Michael F. Mahoney,President & CEO,Boston Scientific Corporation
11:05-11:30 Keynote Lecture: BRS - Past, Present and Future / Patrick W. Serruys,Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam;Prof. of Cardiology, Imperial College London
11:30-12:30 Live Case Transmissions from the Sheba Medical CenterPanel: Eberhard Grube; Ariel Finkelstein; Yaron Almagor
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
12:40-13:40 LUNCH SESSION - Sponsored by AbbottThe Great Debate - Bioreabsorbable Scaffolds: Why, Who and How LUNCH SESSION - Sponsored by Medtronic Driving Optimal Valve Delivery & Performance in TAVI Patients LUNCH SESSION - Sponsored by BiotronikHow Innovation Plays a Part in Improving Your Day-to-Day Workload
14:10-15:40 Hall A East Meets West Chairs: Yuval Binur, Michael Zhao, Rafi Beyar, Chaim Lotan, Xiang-qing KongPanelists: Junbo Ge, Bo Xu, Hou YongIndustry: Qiyi Luo, Sylvia He, Efi Cohen Arazi Hall B BInterventional Cardiology: Live from the Catheterization LaboratoryChairs: Chaim Lotan, Yaron Almagor, Gary S. Mintz Hall C Mitral Disease - A Challenge to InnovatorsChairs: Alec Vahanian, Francesco Maisano, David Meerkin, Erez Sharoni Hall H Bioresorbable Scaffolds Chairs: Alexandre A. Abizaid, Abid Assali Hall ITechnology Parade II: Imaging & DigitalChairs: Elazer R. Edelman, Frank Litvack, Sigal Kremer-Tal Hall JDigital HealthBig DataChairs: Martin T. Rothman, Ran Balicer, Ittai Harel Room 4Ultimaster DES: Power of EvidenceSponsored by Terumo
14:10 14:10GreetingsYuval Binur,  Xiang-qing  Kong, Chaim Lotan 14:10-14:40Live from the Cath LabIoannis Iakovou A Pathologic Understanding of the Mitral Valve ComplexitiesRenu Virmani Bioresorbable Scaffolds: ABSORB III and ABSORB Meta-AnalysisGregg W. Stone 14:10-14:20CardioMed Device ConsultantsEarly Feasibility IDE Study: Accessing FDA’s Innovative Regulatory Pathway to Accelerate your Time to MarketSemih Oktay Connecting Life Sciences With The Emerging Payer/Provider Stakeholders: a Real Life Laboratory to Track Outcomes and Assess ResultsAllen Kamer 14:30-14:45A Glimpse into the Healing ProcessMarie-Claude Morice
14:22 14:20 - 14:27The Role and opportunities of Israeli device innovations in ChinaYong Huo 14:40-14:52Stretching the Left Main PCI Limits With Latest-Generation DES and BVSAlaide Chieffo Mitral Valve Replacement - Are We Coming Closer?Francesco Maisano Optimizing Implantation of Bioresorbable Scaffolds: Lessons Learned from the European ExperienceTommaso Gori 14:20-14:30ArinetaA Novel Stereo CT Scanner for Cardiac ImagingEhud Dafni Data-driven Innovation in Health CareRan Balicer 14:45-15:00What do Animal Tell us?Renu Virmani
14:34 14:27 - 14:35Exploration of Cardiovascular InnovationMode - Center for Cardiovascular Innovations in ChinaJunbo Ge 14:52 - 15:10Cath Lab of the Future - Unmet NeedsYoseph Rozenman Macroscopic and Microscopic Assessment of TAVI and TMVR, Tips and TricksNicolas Borenstein What are Bioresorbable Scaffolds (BRS), and Why Do We Need Them?Ron Waksman 14:30-14:40Real View3D Live Holography for Structural Heart Interventions - The Next PhaseElchanan Bruckheimer The Opportunities of Big Data in MedicineVarda Shalev 15:00-15:20The Road to GuidelinesWilliam Wijns
14:46 Companies Presentation: Matrizyme PharmaNew closure technologies: InSealNew ClosureTechnologies: NovogateArinetaHealthWatchAmnisHF monitor - SensibleHF assist device - CoreAssist 15:10-15:22Renal Protection with Renal Guard SystemMarie-Claude Morice Valve in Valve Implantations: Important Lessons from Bench and Bedside AssessmentsDanny Dvir Scaffold-Vessel Interactions: What the Interventionalist Should KnowRichard J. Rapoza 14:40-14:50SurModicsSurModics Medical Device Coating Technologies for Enhanced PerformanceGregg Hamel Hilbert Paradox - a Unique Way of Worldwide Capturing and Correlating Digital Health DataStefan Verheye
14:58 15:22-15:35The Hemodynamic Support in High Risk PCI and Cardiogenic ShockDaniel Burkhoff Development of a Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) DeviceEberhard Grube Highlights of DES and BRS Clinical Trials in China Xu Bo 14:50-15:00CardioSecurCardioSecur - The Solution for 200m Heart PatientsHarrie van Baars Big Data in HealthCare: Needs, Opportunities and TechnologiesMarvin J. Slepian
15:10 15:35-15:47Noninvasive FFRCT - Optimizing Outcomes with Physiology-Guided Coronary RevascularizationJonathon Leipsic Translational Research Challenges in Transcatheter Mitral ReplacementStanton J. Rowe BRS as New TherapyCorrado Tamburino 15:00-15:10GenaeThe Impact of Technology on Clinical Research: Who Benefits?Aly Talen 15:10-15:20MedisafeOmri Shor
15:22 15:47-15:59Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) in Patients with Heart DiseaseYehuda Wolf MValve: Technology and Clinical UpdateMaurice Buchbinder New Technique of Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Implantation in Acute Coronary SyndromesDariusz Dudek 15:10-15:20Yale Cardiovascular Research GroupFrom Bench to Bedside: Why it’s Never Too Early to Think Clinical as Part of an Integrated Device Evaluation PlanElad Yaacoby 15:20-15:30Medial Research Revealing Hidden Insights Behind Lab DataArturo Weschler
15:34 Mitral Valve Repair Using New Percutaneous Septal Sinus Shortening DeviceAndrejs Erglis DESolve NX 3yr Clinical and Imaging DataStefan Verheye 15:20-15:30FeopsPatient based Simulations for Personalized Planning of Structural Heart ProceduresMatthieu De Beule
15:46 - 15:58Biolimus-Coated vs. Bare-Metal Coronary Stents in High Bleeding Risk Patients: One-Year Results from the Leaders Free TrialHans-Peter Stoll
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
16:00-17:45 Hall AStroke and Neurovascular InterventionsChairs: Chaim Lotan, Adnan H. Siddiqui, Natan Bornstein Hall  BAutonomic Modulation and BeyondChairs: Felix Mahfoud, Bazil Lewis, Sameer Gafoor Hall CMy Crazy TAVR Case (TAVR II)Chairs: Martin B. Leon, Ariel Finkelstein, Horst Sievert, Alaide Chieffo Hall HStents - Coating, Eluting and BeyondChairs: Yukio Ozaki, Marie Claude Morice, Morris Mosseri Hall INew Horizons in Cardiovascular Regenerative MedicineChairs: Jonathan Leor, Lior Gepstein, Warren Sherman Hall JUnmet Needs in Digital HealthChairs: Michal Geva, Rafi Beyar, Zeev Rotstein Room 4Oral PresentationsChairs: Haim Danenberg, David Halon, Arthur Kerner, Reuven Ilia
16:00 Stroke Innovations - the Neurologist's ViewNatan Bornstein Influence of Arterial Micro Anatomy on Response to Renal Artery Denervation Elazer R. Edelman A Trick or Treat Valve in ValveMartin B. Leon Expectations of Contemporary Drug-Eluting StentsKeith D. Dawkins 16:00-16:15Experiences Gained in the CHART-1 Stem Cell Study for CHFWarren Sherman 16:00 - 16:20The Evolving Success Factors in the Digital Health EraMichal Geva 16:00-16:103D Heart Models for Planning of Percutaneous Tricuspid InterventionsAndre Plass
16:12 Stroke Interventions - the Neurosurgeon ViewAdnan H. Siddiqui Renal Denervation and Therapies - Current EvidenceDavid E. Kandzari This is My Craziest One…Eberhard Grube Bleeding Risk and 1 Month DAPT: Can LEADERS Free Shift the Paradigm?Alexandre A. Abizaid 16:15-16:30Pluripotent Stem CellsLior Gepstein 16:20 - 16:35When Medical and Patient' Data Meets Cyber SecurityLior Ateret 16:10-16:20The acWire: a novel technique/device to acquire an accurate annular plane in planning/performing TAVI procedures - initial experienceStefan Verheye
16:24 Stroke Interventions - the Pharmaceutical ViewShmuel Fuchs Carotid Bulb RestorationFelix Mahfoud Fool Me Once, Shame on you. Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me…Ariel Finkelstein Global Clinical and Regulatory Harmonization Efforts: The Case of CENTURY IIWilliam Wijns 16:30-16:45Reduction of Mortality by AAA Rupture via Cell Therapy in a Mice ModelAntoine Lafont 16:35-16:45Digital Health - Challenges for StartupsDan Shwartzman  16:20-16:30The Lumivascular Technology Platform: Real Time OCT Guidance for Therapeutic Intraluminal RevascularizationJaafer Golzar
16:36 Imaging in Stroke - Recent Trends and Stroke MimicsRonit Agid Baroreflex Activation Therapy: Integrated Neuromodulation for Heart Failure and HypertensionRobert Kieval Late TAVI: Is it a Déjà Vu or a Jamais Vu...?Alaide Chieffo Overview of Bionics and NireusDavid E. Kandzari 16:45-17:00Immunomodulation and Myocardial RegenerationJonathan Leor 16:45-17:00A New Smartphone App for Follow-up of PCI patientsBradley Strauss  16:30-16:40Transcatheter Mitral Valve Annuloplasty: One Year Results of the Multicentre Feasibility TrialFrancesco Maisano
16:48 Interventional Treatment of Ischemic Stroke In Israel - Where are we? Where are we Headed?Yaaqov Amsalem Insights into Patient Selection for RDN and the UK ExperienceAndrew Sharp Just Another Crazy TAVI Case...Horst Sievert DFS FIM ResultsMartin T. Rothman 17:00-17:15Building a Biological ValveAmir Lerman 17:00-17:10BioGamingDudi Klein  16:40-16:50Effective Circumferential Ablation Using a Multi-electrode Bipolar/Unipolar Over-the -Wire Renal Denervation RF Catheter System with Closed Loop SensingAbraham Tzafriri
17:00 Amnis Therapeutics - A Fresh Approach to Mechanical ThrombectomyAdnan H. Siddiqui Device-Based Endovascular Aortic Neuromodulation Therapy: Acute Modulation of Left Ventricular Pressure and Cardiac FunctionAndrejs Erglis Another Valve, Another Access…Alexandre A. Abizaid Novel Cell-Selective Therapy for Superior Drug-Eluting StentsHana Totary-Jain 17:15-17:30Left Atrial Stem Cells - Possible TherapyRonen Beeri 17:10-17:206over6Optometry @ HandOfer Limon  16:50-17:00Non-invasive Lung IMPEDANCE-Guided Preemptive Treatment in Chronic Heart Failure Patients: a Randomized Controlled Trial (IMPEDANCE-HF trial)Michael Shochat
17:12 Thrombectomy with the pREset Stent Retriever - Insights from the ARTESp TrialWiebke Kurre Vagal Nerve StimulationAtul Pathak The Crime and its Punishment…Jean-Claude Laborde Clinical Outcome in Bioresorbable Polymer Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent (UltimasterTM) and Conventional Sirolimus-eluting StentYukio Ozaki 17:30-17:45Panel DiscussionMoshe Flugelman, Antoine Lafont, Jacob George 17:20-17:45Closing PanelModerator: Peter J. FitzgeraldParticipants:Zeev Rotstein - Sheba Medical CenterMichal Geva - TriventureAnat Naschitz - OrbimedIttai Harel - Pitango  17:00-17:10The WISE trial - A multi Center Trial of the WIRION Embolic Protection System in Carotid StentingUri Rosenschein
17:24 Implantable Monitors and Stroke PreventionRod S. Passman Short-term Safety and Efficiency of Cryoablation for Renal Sympathetic Denervation in a Swine ModelLi Shen TAVI Bailout for LVOT Obstruction Followed MVRFrancesco Maisano Novel Bio-Active Stent (BAS) Coated with Titanium Nitride Oxide (NO-particles) in Patients with Acute Coronary SyndromeLaurent Sebagh  17:10-17:20CLeft Ventricular Partitioning and Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair as a New Hybrid Concept for Patients with Ischemic Heart Failure and Severe Mitral RegurgitationUlrich Schäfer
17:36 Panel DiscussionKenneth Rosenfield, Gregory Telman 17:36-17:48Transcatheter Perivascular Alcohol-Mediated Renal DenervationWojtek Wojakowski TAVR Complications: Percutaneous Retrieval of a SAPIEN XT Valve Acutely Dislodged into the Left VentricleGary Gershony DES & BRS - Pathological InsightsRenu Virmani  17:20-17:30Prototyping of a New Pneumatic-Driven Ventricular Assist Device Without Blood ContactGuanglei Xiong
17:48 17:48-18:00Aortic Neuromodulation TherapyDaniel Weiss  17:30-17:40Ridaforolimus Eluting Stents with Predictable Diffusion Controlled Release Kinetics and Tissue UptakeAbraham Tzafriri
18:10-19:30 Hall ABrain ProtectionChairs: Ron Karmeli, Wu Yong Jian, David Tanne Hall BDevice InnovationChairs: Rafi Beyar, Charles A.(Chuck) Simonton, Eyal Lifschitz Hall CTAVR IIIChairs: Joachim Schofer, Ronen Jaffe;.Kong Xiang Qing Hall HFunding and Regulation in a Changing MarketChairs: Uri Geiger, Suzan Alpert, Qiyi Luo Hall IThe Advanced Catheterization Laboratory: Interventional Robotics, Navigation and BeyondSponsored by Corindus Vascular Robotics through an Education GrantChairs: Giora Weisz, Ehtisham Mahmud, James K. Min Hall JTechnology Parade IIIChairs: Dave Knapp, Guo Wei, Xavier E. Pardo  
18:10 Keystone Heart - TriGuard Cerebral Embolic ProtectionTBA New CV InnovationsPeter J. Fitzgerald Increased Risk of Cerebral Embolization after Implantation of a Balloon Expandable Aortic Valve without prior Balloon ValvuloplastyJoachim Schofer The Changing Landscape for Financing Medical Device InnovationMichael Berman Interventional Cardiology in 2025Martin B. Leon Gesture-Based Input Innovation Impact on Anatomic Confirmation and Angiosuite WorkflowZachary Bercu
18:22 Sentinel ‘Filter Science’: Preventing Irreversible Cerebral Infarction during Contemporary TAVI ProceduresUlrich Schaefer How 3D Printing is Improving Patient Care, Product Innovation and AdoptionR. Scott Rader Development of TAVR in China: Patient Characteristics, Device Improvements, and Clinical DataYongjian Wu Healthcare Reform in the United States and the Potential Impact on Provider Reimbursement in the Changing LandscapeAndrew Rubin Cardiovascular Surgery in 2025Ehud Raanani 18:22-18:32Fulgur Medical Implant-based Non-invasive Isolation of Pulmonary VeinsGlenn Van Langenhove
18:34 The Emboline ApproachAmir Belson Transferring Technology from the Defense World to the Medical World - The Israeli PerspectiveShimon Eckhouse Updates on Recent CoreValve Studies - Where are We Headed?Eberhard Grube The FDA Today - What is new?Semih Oktay 3D Printing in Medicine: Now and TomorrowPeter Verschueren 18:32-18:42The Dalio Institute: A Patient-Specific Soft Left Atrial Appendage OccluderJames K. Min
18:46 TAVR - Cerebral Protection Using the Sentinel DeviceMartin B. Leon Living Heart Project by Dassault systemsSteven Levine Early Discharge after TAVRCorrado Tamburino Current Trends in Cardiovascular Innovations and Investments -- (And What VCs are Looking For)Katie Ellias Healthy Interventional Cardiologists - Call for ActionAriel Rougin 18:42-18:52ac.biomedClinically Relevant Testing for Cardiovascular ImplantsUlrich Steinseifer
18:58 Qool TherapeuticsAmir Belson Key Steps in Fostering a Culture of Physician InnovationWilliam E. Cohn Lotus™ Valve System - Our Experience So FarAbid Assali Present and Future of OUS (Out of the US) Clinical Studies on Cardiovascular DevicesGad Ginot Robotic Enhanced PCIEhtisham Mahmud 18:52-19:02ac.biomedClinically Relevant Testing for Cardiovascular ImplantsUlrich Steinseifer
19:10 Panel DiscussionBen He, Pasi Karjalainen From Dream to Reality - The PVT StoryStan Rabinovich Direct Flow Medical: Latest Data on a Unique Structural Heart TechnologyAzeem Latib Panel Discussion Ronnie A. Hershman, Mordecai Kramer Combining Coronary Anatomy and PhysiologyJames K. Min 19:02 - 19:12Capture VascularKenneth Rosenfield 
19:22 Needs in Medical InnovationTodd J. Brinton The Future is Here - The Vision of Management of CADGiora Weisz


Tuesday, 15 December, 2015
07:00-08:15 Medtronic Spyral Breakfast Symposium: Pathway Forward With SPYRAL HTN
Faculty: Felix Mafhoud, Andrew Sharp, Michael Böhm
Moderators: Yehonatan Sharabi, Uri Rosenschein
08:30-10:00 Hall A
Vascular Session I - 
Aortic Interventions
(In conjunction with VIVA)
Chairs: Moshe Halak, Gabriel Szendro, Allan Bloom
Hall B
Pulmonary Hypertension
Chairs: Robert J. Gil, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Zvi Vered
Hall C
ICI Innovators Forum - Dreams and Reality
Sponsored by Medtronic
Chairs: Amit Segev, Michael Berman, Chaim Lotan
Hall H
Updates on Mitral Interventions (Mitral B)
Sponsored by Valtech
Chairs: Gad Keren; Patrick W. Serruys; Maurice Buchbinder; Dan Aravot
Hall I
Heart Failure - Update on Devices, Diagnostic Approaches and Management
Sponsored by Novartis
Chairs: Andre Keren; Michael Böhm; Avraham Shotan
Hall JElectrophysiology I: Cardiac Rhythm Devices of Today and Tomorrow
Chairs: Michael Glikson, Vladimir Cholomizer, Nahum Fridberg
08:30 08:30-08:43
Novel Total Arch Endograft: From Pre-clinical to First Human Study
David Planer
Evaluation of the Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension in the Cath Lab
Ori Ben-Yehuda
Current Limitations of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Amit Segev
When Is It Too Late to Perform Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair?
Alec Vahanian
State of the Art of Drug Therapy in Heart Failure: What is Still Missing
Michel Böhm
Anatomy for the Implantor: What You Need to Know
Samuel Asirvatham
08:42 08:43-08:56
Relay Solutions for TEVAR Extending into or Near the Aortic Arch
Vincent Riambau
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Current Treatment Options and Future Directions
Lewis J. Rubin
New Technologies - Do We Treat More Patients?
Sean Salmon
The Importance of Resheatability of Transcatheter Heart Valve Implantation for Mitral Interventions
Ulrich Schäfer
New Devices to Monitor Heart Failure and Reduce Hospitalizations
Michael Shochat
Subcutaneous ICD: State of the Art and Towards Tomorrow
Reinoud Knops
08:54 08:56-09:09
TEVAR - State of the Art and Future Directions
Michael D. Dake
08:54-09:14                   Treatment of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension:                       a. Pulmonary Endarterectomy (PTE)
b. Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA) - an Emerging Therapy
Ehtisham Mahmud
My Vision for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair or Implantation
Piotr Musialek
Cardioband - A New Era of Mitral Valve Repair
George Nickenig
Developing Devices for Management of Heart Failure and Unmet Needs
Stefan D. Anker
Pericardioscope - the New and Safe Way to Access Pericardial Space
Francesco Maisano
09:06 09:09-09:22
Evolution of Endografts for EVAR
Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Heart Failure
Israel Gotsman
Process/Parameters/ Prerequisite of Investing in a Structural Heart Company
Rhonda Robb
The HRT Mitral Bridge Technology for Functional MR
Carlos E. Ruiz
Autonomic/cardiopulmonary Reflex Abnormalities as a Target for Device Therapy for Chronic Heart Failure
Andrew JS Coats
Emerging and Future Therapies: Leadless Pacing, Percutaneous Epicardial Leads, Left Ventricular Endocardial Leads and Seeds, and Other Strategies - What’s New and Promising?
Paul A. Friedman
09:18 09:22-09:35
Review of Medical 3D Printing Technology and its Possible Endovascular Applications
Peter Mercelis
Pulmonary Artery Denervation: Pre-clinical and Early Clinical Studies
Alex Rothman
Training the Next Generation Interventionalist and Cardiovascular Specialist
Haim Danenberg
Mitral Clip 2015 - Where are we? Where Are We Headed?
Sameer Gafoor
The Total Artificial Heart 2015 – Pulsatile vs. Continuous Flow
Marvin J. Slepian
Lead Extraction: Unmet Needs
David Luria
09:30 09:35-09:48
Do We Need a New Solution for Complex Aortic Pathologies?
Ralf R. Kolvenbach
Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Congenital Heart Disease
Amiram Nir
The Tricuspid Valve - Do We Need to Address it Percutaneously?
Ulrich Schäfer
Treatment of Functional MR: Anticipating COAPT
Gregg W. Stone
Cardiac Assist Devices: What is There and What is Missing?
Jacob Lavee
New Approach to US Ablation Using Epicardial Protection
Francesco Maisano
09:42 09:48-10:01
CAS Micromesh Design and its Potential Benefit
Sasko Kedev
Panel Discussion:
Ron Lior, Robert Drago
Panel Discussion
Michael Berman, Sean Salmon; Stanton J. Rowe, Elazer R. Edelman, Piotr Musialek, Ulrich Schäfer, Amit Segev, Paul Fefer
The Dekel - a Delivery System for Transapical Implantation of a Prosthetic Mitral Valve
Gad Keren
The Past, Present, and Future of the Total Artificial Heart (Evolution of the Continuous Flow TAH)
William E. Cohn
Endocardial Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: Which Device for Which Patient
Horst Sievert
09:54 09:54-10:06
SINOMED Mitral Valve Replacement Device, A Technical Overview
Patrick W. Serruys
Panel Discussion:
Mahmud Suleman,Michael Geist, Yair Elizur
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
10:30-12:30 Plenary Session II
 10:30 Award Ceremony
 11:00 Acute Stroke Intervention - The Neuro-interventionalist Role
Adnan H. SiddiquiThe Interventional Cardiologist Role
Amit Segev
 11:30 Live in the Box: Mitral Valve Repair in 3D
Ehud Raanani
 11:45 Defensive Shield Operations: from Military Operations to Health Care Solutions
B.G. (Res.) Gal Hirsch
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit
12:40-13:40 LUNCH SESSION - Sponsored by Medtronic
Unparalleled in Vascular Interventions
Faculty: Michel S. Makaroun, Tal M. Hörer, Stephen Kam, Jean Luc Montoulieu
Moderators: Isaac Kori, Moshe Halak
LUNCH SESSION - Sponsored by Mitralign
Tricuspid Regurgitation: Defining the Problem and How to Treat It
Moderator: Yuval Binur
14:10-15:50 Hall A
Vascular Session II - Carotid & Lower Extremities Interventions
(In conjunction with VIVA)
Chairs: Daniel Silverberg, Jose Cohen, Isaac Kori
Hall B
Structural Heart Disease and LAA OcclusionChairs: Carlos E. Ruiz, Rafael Hirsch, Amit Korah
Hall C
Coronary Complications and Challenging Cases

Chairs: Ariel Finkelstein, Junbo Ge, Jacob George
Hall H
The Mitral and Tricuspid Valve - New Challenges

Chairs: Yuval Binur; Chaim Lotan; Allen S. Stewart
Hall I
Heart Failure - Developing Technologies

Chairs: Andre Keren, Stefan D. Anker, Offer Amir
Hall J
Electrophysiology II: Preventing Stroke and Managing Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Chairs: Sami Viskin, Aaron Medina
14:10 14:10-14:23
CGuard CARENET/PARADIGM and the Upcoming Flow Diverter
Piotr Musialek
Techniques and Outcomes of Percutaneous Paravalvular Leak Closure
Charanjit S. Rihal
A Filling Defect in the Coronaries Post Valve Surgery. Is it Always a Thrombus?
Ioannis Iakovou
Debate: Repair VS Replacement for Secondary MR; Replacement Always!
Gil Bolotin
LV Reshaping Devices and MitraClip in Heart Failure
Stefan D. Anker
Implantable Monitors and Stroke Prevention
Rod S. Passman
14:22 14:23-14:36
The Role and Benefits of the En Route Trans-Cervical Carotid Stent System
Ignacio Leal
Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Where are we now?
Keith D. Dawkins
"Simple" Ostial LCX Kesion Treatment Followed with Consecutive Dossection... Robert J. Gil A new Mechanical Constraining Applicator for Sutureless Clamp-valves in the Mitral and Tricuspid Position
Eric Berreklouw
Non-Invasive Ventricular Assist Devices
James K. Min
Sleep Apnea Management for AF Control
Virend Sommers
14:34 14:36-14:49
Modern Day Risk Stratification and Strategies in CAS -Thinking About Flow Reversal and Direct Carotid Access, New Stent Designs
Adnan H. Siddiqui
Percutaneous Creation of AV Fistulas for Providing Hemodialysis Access
William E. Cohn
Wrong Vessel in a Wrong Place
Abid Assali
Valcare: Device Description, Experiences and Future Directions
David Meerkin
Evaluation of ReDS™ - Guided Patient Management in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients At-Risk for Rehospitalization - The ReDS™-HF Study
Tuvia Ben Gal
VDD for Detection of Subclinical AF in ICD Patients
Eugene Crystal
14:46 14:49-15:02
Zilver PTX: a Global Data Overview of Drug Eluting Stent for Femoropopliteal Disease
Michael D. Dake
Percutaneous Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease Solely Guided by Echocardiography
Xiangbin Pan
How to Improve Coronary Perfusion - PCI or TAVI
Dariusz Dudek
Intra-operative Melody Bailout for the Unfixable Mitral Valve
Allen S. Stewart
The "Impedance-HF" Randomized Trial Proves Efficacy of Impedance Guided Therapy for Preventing Heart Failure Re-hospitalizations
Michael Shochat
Which NOAC for Which Patient?
Amos Katz
14:58 15:02-15:15
The Surmodics Surveil DCB
Kenneth Rosenfield
VSD Closure - Unmet Needs
Rafael Hirsch
I Wish I Had Understood a Little Bit More of OCT
Maayan Koningstein
Adjustable Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Annuloplasty Device
Carlos E. Ruiz
A Miniature Wireless Left Atrial Pressure Monitoring System
Dean Koch
MRI for Ventricular Arrhythmia Management
Graham Wright
15:10 15:15-15:28
New Data to Shape the Era of Drug Elution in Peripheral Interventions
William A. Gray
Left Atrial Access for Structural Heart Disease: Preliminary Animal Studies
Warren Sherman 
Protected PCI
Giora Weisz
25,000 MitraClip Patients World-Wide - Past and Future Perspectives
Dariusz Dudek
The V Wave Interatrial Shunt - Reduces symptoms of Pulmonary Congestion in Patients with Severe Chronic Heart Failure
Neal Eigler
The Future of Cardiac Resynchronsiation Therapy: Personalized Medicine
Jonathan Behar
15:22 15:28-15:41
Success Factors of DCB, Technical and Clinical Considerations
Enrico Maria Marone
TBA Acute Coronary Rupture: Role of Covered Stents
Graham Cassel
Multidetector CT for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation - Beyond the Annulus
Jonathon Leipsic
Counting App - A Novel Method to Asses Heart Failure Deterioration
Chaim Lotan
Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke - Does One Cause the Other? Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment
Paul A. Friedman
15:34 15:41-15:54
A Novel Lithotripsy Assisted Angioplasty Balloon: Early Experience in the Treatment of Severe Infra-inguinal Calcification
Todd J. Brinton
Panel Discussion:
Ezri Rosenbaum; Amir El Ami
Panel Discussion:
Alex Goldberg, Majdi Halabi
Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair: Initial Results from the Multicentre First-in-Man Feasibility Trial
Alec Vahanian
Panel Discussion:
Jean Marc Weinstein; Israel Gotsman; Wei Meng; Shmuel Rispler
Panel Discussion:
Avishag Laish-Farkash, Moshe Swissa
15:50-16:10 Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
16:10-17:40 Hall A
Vascular Session III -Venous Interventions, Dialysis Access and Thrombectomy
(In conjunction with VIVA)
Chairs: Eitan Heldenberg; Anthony Verstandig; Gabriel Bartal
Hall B
The Triangle of Innovation: Academy - Hospital - Industry

Chairs: Rafi Beyar, Todd J. Brinton, Ruth Alon
Hall C
Needs Around TAVR

Chairs: Chaim Lotan, Renat S. Akchurin
Hall H
Special Stents and DCB

Chairs: Bruno Scheller; William A. Gray; Favio Kusniec
Hall I
Complex Coronary Lesions: What's Right, What's Left?

The Session is in Memory of Dr. Ehud Grenadier
Sponsored by Medinol
Chairs: Bradley Strauss; Huo Yong; George Sianos
Hall J
Electrophysiology III: Advances in Catheter Ablation

Chairs: Michael Eldar, Monther Boulos, Yoav Michowitz
16:10 16:10-16:23
Adjuncts to EVAR: Aortic Balloon Occlusion and Onyx Embolization
Tal M. Hörer
The Interaction between the Academy - Hospital - Industry: My Point of View
Todd J. Brinton
Outcome of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Patients ≥90-year old
Adam Witkowski
DCB for Coronary ISR - Impact of Lesion Preparation
Bruno Scheller
Update on the TOSCA-5 Collagenase Trial / CTOs- the EXPLORE Trial
Bradley Strauss
Rotor Mapping and Ablation: Successful Approaches and Pitfalls
Sanjiv Narayan
16:22 16:23-16:36
New Mechanical Thrombectomy Tool for Arterial and Venous Clot Management - Moving to Single Session Therapy
Frank R. Arko III
Innovation Strategy Within   Rambam Health Care Campus
Nadav Ben-Haim
Lithoplasty for Aortic Leaflet Restoration in Patients with Aortic Stenosis
Todd J. Brinton
Revolutionize Your Practice - New Data to Shape the Era of Drug Elution in Peripheral Interventions
William A. Gray
Non-pharmacological Therapies to Prevent Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing Contrast Exposure
Eugenia Nikolsky
New Horizons in 3D Mapping of Cardiac Arrhythmia - Initial Experience with RHYTHMIA System
Elad Anter
16:34 16:36-16:49
How willl we Treat Varicose Veins in 2025?
René Milleret
Global Regulatory Challenges to Device Innovation
Charles A. Simonton
The New Frontier of Planning in Complex Endovascular Aortic Repair: the 3D Printing
Enrico Maria Marone
Better Vessel Healing with Bioactive Stent than with Second Generation Drug Eluting Stent:
Oct Sequential Assessement Studies
Jacques Berland
New Strategies for the Treatment of Degenerated SVG's
T.S. Kler
Novel Strategies for Ablation: Autonomics and Electroporation and More
Samuel J. Asirvatham
16:46 16:49-17:02
The Crux Vena Cava Filter
Frank R. Arko III
Medical Device Innovation: From Concept to Commercialization
Gary Gershony
TAVI is the Treatment of Choice for Symptomatic AS in Octogenerians, Ulrich Schäfer Chronic Limb Ischemia: Love Your Limbs Program, Stepping into the Emerging Markets
Xavier E. Pardo
Recent New Data from European CTO Club
George Sianos
Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Strategies for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Lior Gepstein
16:58 17:02-17:15
Minimally Invasive Creation of Autogenous Arteriovenous Fistulas
Dheeraj Rajan
Regulatory Considerations for Personalized Medicine
Gad Ginot
Has PVL Stopped Being a Concern on TAVI? Latest Clinical Data from Lotus™ Valve System
Adam Witkowski
The Chocolate Balloon
David Planer
Shockwave Technology for the Treatment of Calcified Lesions
Todd J. Brinton
VT Ablation: What Do We Have and What Are We Missing
Eyal Nof
17:10 17:15-17:28
Improving Results of Massive & Submassive PE Interventions
Kenneth Rosenfield
Current Trends of TAVI in Russia
Renat S. Akchurin
The Sirolimus Product and Clinical Plan (DCB session)
Marie-Claude Morice
Comparative Analysis of Clinical Results for Dedicated Bifurcation Drug Eluting Stents BiOSS (BiOSS Expert and BiOSS Lim) and Regular DES Based on POLBOS I and II Randomized Studies
Robert J. Gil
Pulmonary Vein Isolation by Implantable Device
Glenn Van Langenhove
17:22 Panel Discussion: Adam Witkowski, T.S. Kler DCB for de Novo Lesions - Leaving Nothing Behind
Bruno Scheller
Master the Complex: Retrograde Rotablation
Andras Katona
Panel Discussion:
Rafael Ruso, Alexander Feldman, David Luria