“Current European Guidelines for aortic stenosis”

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Mr Nikolas Bonaros is a senior consultant at Innsbruck University Hospital and an Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the Medical University of Innsbruck. His main interests are totally endoscopic and minimally invasive coronary and valve procedures including robotics and 3D visualization. He is director of an interdisciplinary program for transcatheter aortic and mitral valve interventions in Innsbruck. He has participated in several multicenter trials on coronary surgery, hybrid coronary revascularization and sutureless and transcatheter valve interventions. His experimental interests focus on stem cell therapy and myocardial regeneration as well as on imaging techniques to facilitate minimally invasive procedures.
Mr Leonard Shapiro is an eminent cardiologists practicing in the Royal Papworth Hospital, university of Cambridge. He was trained in London and has developed many techniques for interventional cardiology and holds a number of patents for devices. He has been a university teacher for 30 years and has trained many generations of cardiologists in Cambridge. He is the medical adviser to the Football Association of England and has a specialist interest in sports cardiology. He has published more than 140 peer review articles and 12 textbooks.
Mr Stephen Large was appointed to Papworth Hospital in 1989 with a specialist interest in surgery for ventricular tachycardia. His early interest in medical student education led to a Cambridge University appointment as Associate Lecturer in the Department of Medicine and on to become clinical sub-dean for cardiac and thoracic services. He was awarded the diploma of Physician as Educator- RCP by the Royal College of Physicians in 2001 after becoming a fellow five years earlier. He ran the heart transplant service from appointment to the end of 2008 developing the national mechanical heart assist programme in 2001 through his particular interest in the failing human heart. His research interest lies in this area and his team are pursuing the possibilities of expanding the human donor heart pool through collaboration with the clinical transplant team in Cambridge, Stanford University, California and the Canadian Research Centre in Winnipeg. An additional fascination with management led him to achieve an MBA through the Open University in 2000 and to chair the Cardiac Directorate for five years until 2007. He now represents the speciality on the Interventional Advisory Committee of NICE, the HTA Interventional committee and is lead investigator of HTA observational study ETTAA (5 years from July 2013 value £1.7 million)
Mr Choo Yen Ng graduated in 1993 from Trinity College, Dublin. He completed his basic surgical training in East Yorkshire. His cardiothoracic surgery training began in 2000 and was based entirely at Papworth Hospital with short stints in Norwich and Oxford. He undertook a two-year period of research in transplantation tolerance at the Transplantation Biology Research Centre of Harvard University from 2005 to 2007. He was appointed as a locum consultant surgeon at Papworth in 2009 before becoming a substantive appointment in Feb 2011. He has experience in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. Specialist interest includes high-risk surgery in the sick elderly population, aortic surgery specifically acute aortic dissection emergencies and pulmonary endarterectomy surgery. He is one of four surgeons in the national pulmonary endarterectomy program at Papworth.
Ivo Petrov graduated from Sofia Medical University in 1992 and gained his specialization in Internal Medicine in 1999, and was board certified in Cardiology in 2003. Dr. Petrov also graduated Healthcare Management Program from Sofia University. He has completed post-graduate medical course in Echo Stress testing in Wiesbaden, Germany and in 1999-2000 he was awarded a fellowship to specialize in Invasive Cardiology and Radiology in The Institute of Cardiology and Cardio-Vascular Surgery sponsored by the Favaloro Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the period 1992-2006, Dr. Petrov worked at «Saint Ekaterina» University Hospital and was nominated as an assistant professor of cardiology. In November 2006, he was appointed to lead the Cardiology Department at Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital. Since November 2012 he has been holding the position as Chief of Cardiology and Angiology Department at Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center.

Date: 06/01/2018

Time: 08:00

Duration: 60

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