Schedule Detail

We invite you to join us for the 7th Advanced International Masterclass (AIM) on Transradial Approach and its 3rd Physiology & Coronary Intervention (PCI) Workshop, to be held November 29 - December 1, 2018 in Sarasota (Florida, USA).

Opening and Registration 7:00 AM - 7:55 AM

Welcome & Introduction OF Bertrand, F Yturralde 7:55 AM - 8:00 AM

Live Case / Japan - S Saito (Tokyo) TBD 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Do we still need Allen or oxymetry prior to transradial approach? IC Gilchrist 8:45 AM - 9:05 AM

Radiation Exposure and Transradial Approach J Nolan 9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

Radialists perform better femoral PCI M Mamas 9:25 AM - 9:45 AM

Ultrasound Guidance and Radial Approach J Roberts 9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Discussion 10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Overview on Upper Extremity Dysfunction after Radial Access S Rathore 10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Radial Artery: Do not forget the surgeon M Gaudino 10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

Discussion 10:55 AM - 11:10 AM

Lunch Break, e-Posters, e-Clinical Cases & Booths 11:10 AM - 12:05 PM

Live Case / US - F Yturralde (Sarasota) J Roberts 12:05 PM - 12:50 PM

Impact of High vs Low Heparin Dose on Radial Artery Occlusion G Hahalis 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Radial Artery Patency and Occlusion Detection I Bernat 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Lessons from the MEMORY Trial A Ziakas 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Acute Radial Artery Occlusion: best practices to reduce it SB Pancholy 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Discussion 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Break, e-Posters, e-Clinical Cases & Booths 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Live Case / US - TBD (TBD) TBD 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Overview of Tips and Tricks to Guarantee Success with Radial Approach S Pancholy 3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

How Radialist Manage Access Using Large Bore Catheters MG Cohen 3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

Discussion 4:25 PM - 4:45 PM

Lessons from a Cadaver Model V Alfaro 4:45 PM - 5:05 PM

Snuff-box: Technique and Clinical Results A Babunashvili 5:05 PM - 5:30 PM

Snuff-box: what is next? GA Sgueglia 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Discussion 5:50 PM - 6:10 PM

End of Day I 6:10 PM - 7:30 PM

Gala Dinner 7:30 PM -

Gala Dinner 7:30 PM -

Live Case / France - B Faurie (Grenoble): details to be provided TBD 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Live Case / France - B Faurie (Grenoble): details to be provided TBD 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Best Practice for CTO G Olivercrona 8:45 AM - 9:05 AM

Left Main PCI: lessons from BCIS registry T Kinnaird 9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

LV support and tranradial PCI D Pinto 9:25 AM - 9:45 AM

5Fr all the way O Bertrand 9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Discussion 10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Case #1: my worst case ever and how I dealt with it 10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Case #2 10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

Case #3 10:55 AM - 11:10 AM

Live Case / US - F Yturralde (Sarasota): details to be provided TBD 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Radial vs Femoral: review of the evidence in 2018 SV Rao 12:55 PM - 1:15 PM

Best Practice in same-day Discharge I Bernat 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Transradial Approach for Structural Intervention K Sanghvi 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Transradial Access for Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Z Ruzsa 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Discussion 2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Biodesign: Examples from Collaboration Stanford - Japan F Ikeno 2:10 PM - 2:25 PM

Biomechanics of Biodegradable stents: A Primer for Cardiologists R Mongrain 2:25 PM - 2:40 PM

A Novel Stent Concept for South America R Galaz 2:40 PM - 2:55 PM

Why? When? And How to File for Patent M Fortin 2:55 PM - 3:15 PM

Cardiologist and Entrepreneur: A Long Journey T Fischell 3:15 PM - 3:35 PM

Discussion 3:35 PM - 3:45 PM

End of Day 2 / Closure 3:45 PM -

Radial Artery for illac/SFA Z Ruzsa 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

LV Myocardial Biopsy by Radial R Bagur 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Radial and Neurosurgery B Snelling 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Radial Artery for Carotid Stenting S Kedev 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Radial Artery for subclavlan Intervention O Bertrand 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Hybrid Transpedal/Transradial Approach for Peripheral Intervention T Kwan 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Discussion 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Transradial Approach

The objective of AimRADIAL is to provide an in-depth general overview of current data and evidence-based medicine regarding all aspects of transradial techniques for coronary and vascular diagnostic angiography and percutaneous interventions.


Invasive Physiology Assessment

AimRADIAL also includes a one-day comprehensive workshop covering all aspects of invasive physiology assessment and its use in the process of disease assessment and treatment / revascularization strategy selection for patients with coronary artery disease: measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) from the basic principles and set-up in the cathlab, to the differences between FFR and instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), and coronary flow reserve (CFR), a comprehensive review of the clinical study data so far, and a look at future modalities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sessions are intended for interventional and general cardiologists, interventional radiologists, physicians, residents, fellows-in-training and other healthcare professionals (nurses, technologists, etc) at all experience levels.

Additional fee and registration by November 29, 2018, are required from participants who wish to attend the gala dinner(s).

Gala dinner(s) offer an opportunity for building relationships and networks in the community. They are also the occasion to recognize colleagues for their outstanding achievements and significant contribution to the science and/or practice of transradial approach. Authors of the best abstract and best clinical case will also be rewarded at gala dinner(s). Join us in honor of this year’s recipients.
All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email. Registration cancellations received before September 1, 2018 will be fully refunded minus a processing fee of 10%. Cancellations from September 1 to October 31, 2018 will be subject to a $100 charge and processing fee of 10%. Cancellations received after October 31 will not be refunded. Please note that we will not be responsible for any travel costs or expenses.

In the unlikely event the program is canceled or postponed, we will not be responsible for any travel costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by hotels, airlines, or travel agencies.
Fee includes meeting material and meals (lunch and break).

Accepted abstracts or clinical cases: presenting author is awarded 50% off registration fee and gala dinner(s)

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