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August 24, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM

A-CURE COCKTAIL AND DINNER RECEPTION

W Hotel, Barcelona

6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception: Salt Restaurant Bar

7:00 PM

Dinner: Salt Restaurant at the W Hotel

August 25, 2017

Meeting Site

W Hotel
Plaça de la Rosa, 1
Final Passeig de Joan Borbó
Barcelona, Spain, 08039

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:15 AM - 8:20 AM

Introductory Comments by Conference Chairs

8:20 - 9:35 AM

Session I

ADVANCES IN THE BASIC SCIENCE OF ACUTE UNLOADING AND MYOCARDIAL SALVAGE

Discussion leaders: Bart Meyns & Claudius Mahr

8:20 - 8:35 AM

Dan Burkhoff (Columbia University, USA), Perspectives on Acute Unloading

8:35 - 8:50 AM

Navin Kapur (Tufts University Medical Center, USA)Insights into the Molecular Basis of Acute Unloading and Cardioprotection

8:50 - 9:05 AM

Roger Hajjar (Mt. Sinai Hospital, USA), Impella Support and Cardiac Gene Therapy for Heart Failure

9:05 - 9:20 AM

Jacob Møller (Odense University Hospital, Denmark), Comparative Hemodynamic Response to Impella vs. ECMO Support of Temporary Support in a Novel Cardiogenic Shock Model

9:20 - 9:35 AM

Panel Discussion: Bench to Bedside Research Opportunities and Challenges

Dan Burkhoff, Kenji Sunagawa, Navin Kapur, Jacob Møller, Bart Meyns, Roger Hajjar, Claudius Mahr

9:35-9:45 AM

Break

9:45-10:50 AM

Session II

TOWARDS A CLINICAL MANDATE FOR CARDIAC UNLOADING

Discussion leaders: Andreas Schäfer & Ryan Tedford

9:45 - 10:00 AM

Carsten Tschöpe (Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Medicine, Germany), Ventricular Unloading to Mitigate Inflammation and Promote Recovery in Myocarditis 

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Babar Basir (Henry Ford Hospital, USA) Institutional Algorithms, Mechanical Support, & Patient Outcomes: The Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative 

10:15-10:30 AM

Perwaiz Meraj (Northwell Health, USA), The Door To Unload in STEMI Safety and Feasibility Study

10:30-10:50 AM

Panel Discussion: Translational Research Opportunities and Challenges

Navin Kapur, Elazer Edelman, Jacob Møller, Bart Meyns, Roger Hajjar, Jeff Moses, Andreas Schäfer, Ryan Tedford, Carsten Tschöpe, Babar Basir, Perwaiz Meraj

10:50 - 11:10 AM

Break

11:10-11:45 AM

Session III

TALKS FROM FEATURED ABSTRACTS

Discussion leaders: Patrick Hunziker & Kenji Sunagawa

11:10 - 11:25 AM

Best In Research Scholarship Awardee

Carlos del Rio (Myokardia, USA), Paradoxical Mechano-Energetic Costs of Acute Mechanical Intra-Ventricular Unloading: LVAD Energetic Unloading, What We Know For Sure that Maybe Just Ain’t So

11:25 - 11:40 AM

Silvia Burchielli (Gabriele Monasterio Tuscany Foundation, Italy), Percutaneous Cardiac Support During Myocardial Infarction Drastically Reduces Mortality: Perspectives from a Swine Model

11:40 - 11:55 AM

Kiyotake Ishikawa (Mt. Sinai Hospital, USA), LV Support Using Impella Relieves LA Stretch and Inhibits Atrial Arrhythmias through Reduced Oxidative Stress

11:55 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch & Poster Viewing

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Keynote Speaker

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD

“New Frontiers in the Cardiovascular Field: The Science of Health”

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Member: Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chief of Cardiology

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC), General Director

2:15 - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 - 4:30 PM

Session IV

ADVANCES IN THE CLINICAL SCIENCE OF ACUTE UNLOADING AND MYOCARDIAL SALVAGE

Discussion leaders: Jeff Moses & Hermann Reichenspurner

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Elazer Edelman (Harvard/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Determining Patient Cardiac Function from Integrated Device Parameters

2:45 - 3:00 PM

Mark Anderson (Hackensack University Medical Center, USA), Clinical Data and Experience with a Novel Right Ventricular Support Device, the Impella RP

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Ralf Westenfeld (University of Düsseldorf, Germany), Impella Support Improves Pulmonary Congestion in Cardiogenic Shock Patients

3:15 - 3:30 PM

Dirk Westermann (UKE Hamburg, Germany), Combining ECMO and Impella for the Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Talk Selected from Featured Abstracts

Kapildeo Lotun (University of Arizona, USA), Optimal Hemodynamic Support During Cardiac Arrest in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Young Investigator Scholarship Awardee

Daniel Scheiber (Heinrich-Heine University, Germany), Myocardial Mitochondrial ROS Production is Reduced in the Left Ventricle of Mechanically Unloaded Hearts

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Future Directions of Acute Unloading

Ryan Tedford, Navin Kapur, Mark Anderson, Nir Uriel, Patrick Hunziker, Claudius Mahr, Hermann Reichenspurner, Carsten Tschöpe, Jeff Moses

4:30 PM

CLOSING COMMENTS, AUDIENCE FEEDBACK, AND ADJOURN

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception & Poster Viewing 

Great Room Terrace and Foyer