SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME 2018-02-07T19:44:12+00:00
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Friday 20th April 2018

Welcome & Introduction

Latest on specific lesions and complications:

When and why to intervene on the tricuspid valve in systemic RV

Tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary regurgitation – can early PVR impact on outcome

How to maintain a Fontan circulation on long term

Aortopathies – who is at risk of dissection ?

Are there ASDs that should not be closed

Prof Jolien Roos-Hesselink (NL)

Prof Anselm Uebing (DE)

Prof Felix Berger (DE)

Prof Julie de Backer (BEL)

Prof H Baumgartner (DE)

Case Session 1 (Münster Team)

How to increase evidence for the care of GUCH:

Registries are key for research in ACHD

Forget about registries, only prospective randomized trials matter

Big data will solve the dilemma

How can CHD research ever make it into big journals

Prof Barbara Mulder (NL)

Prof Gerhard-Paul Diller (DE)

Prof Ariane Marelli (CA)

Prof Thomas Lüscher (CH)

Case Session 2 (Brompton Team)

Jane Somerville Lecture Session:

The Space Between

Prof Michael Landzberg (US)

Gala Dinner

Saturday 21st April 2018

Focus on Arrhythmias:

Which patients are at highest risk of sudden cardiac death and what to look for

Risk stratification – does myocardial fibrosis matter in the real world ?

When to implant an ICD for primary prevention in ACHD

Latest on supraventricular arrhythmias

‘Role of VT Ablation in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot

Prof Pastora Gallego (ESP)

Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan (UK)

Dr Kristina Wasmer (DE)

Dr Sabine Ernst (UK)

Prof Katja Zeppenfeld (NL)


Update on novel catheter interventions and surgery:

Latest on assist devices and transplantation

How and when to surgically address the tricuspid valve in Ebstein anomaly?

Latest on catheter interventions on the pulmonary valve and endocarditis

What other valvular interventions can we realistically offer in the current era

Royal Brompton Visiting Professorship lecture: 

Fibrosis and Emerging use of Late Gadolinium Enhancement Imaging

Dr Massimo Griselli (AE)

Prof Viktor Tsang (UK)

Prof Andreas Eicken (DE)

Prof Lars Sondergaard (DK)

Prof Craig Broberg (US)


Pulmonary hypertension and associated complications:

Pitfalls and Errors in the management of patients with CHD-PH and Eisemenger syndrome

The role of physical exercise and training

Pregnancy – too high risk for all or managable in selected patients?

Risk stratification in CHD-PH, any new tools on the horizon ?

Latest results from clinical trials (MAESTRO)

Prof Erwin Oechslin (CAN)

Prof Werner Budts (BEL)

Dr Magdalie Ladouceur (FR)

Dr Aleksander Kempny (UK)

Prof Michael Gatzoulis (UK)

Closing session and best abstracts award including short presentations by the winners
Closing remarks