Thursday October 4

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07.30 Welcoming coffee

08.00 Welcome adresses, Natzi Sakalihasan
08.15 Lecture: Facing the sun while aging, Dimitris-Solon Georgopoulos


Genetics, genomics and pathobiology of thoracic aortic diseases
Moderators: Eric Allaire & John A. Elefteriades


08.30 What’s new in the genetics of thoracic aortic aneurysm?
Bart Loeys

08.45 Comparative biology of progressive dilatation (aneurysm) versus acute
intraparietal rupture (dissection) of the human ascending aorta

Jean-Baptiste Michel

09.00 Antagonism of GxxPG-fragments ameliorates manifestations of aortic disease in
Marfan syndrome mice

Peter N. Robinson

09.15 Cardiomyopathy in Marfan and other aneurysmal syndromes
Julie De Backer

09.30 Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: from men to mice
Fransiska Malfait

09.45 Root aneurysm protects against systemic atherosclerosis
John A. Elefteriades

10.00 Coffee break

10.30 Biomarkers of TAAD and an effective medical therapy for thoracic aneurysms: statin
John A. Elefteriades

10.50 Medical treatment of Marfan syndrome
Julie De Backer

11.05 Discussion

11.25 Talks selected from submitted abstracts

11.25 Incomplete segregation of myh11 variants with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections and patent ductus arteriosus
Annette Baas

11.30 Angiotensin ii pathway is critical for mmp-9 production in human thoracic aortic aneurysms
Ayako Nagasawa

11.35 Familial aortic aneurysm and dissection due to tgfβr2 gene mutation – clinical course and current management
Fabio Ramponi

11.40 Susceptibility to aortic dissection of the mouse model of the vascular type of ehlers-danlos syndrome (edsv) in response to angiotensin ii
Julie Faugeroux

11.45 Evaluation of chemokine receptors (ccrs) expression on peripheral blood t-lymphocyte subsets of patients with thoracic aortic disease
Tiwari Kausal

11.50 Evaluation of apoptotic molecular pathways for smooth muscle cells isolated from thoracic abdominal aneurysms in response to oxidized sterols
Adiguzel Zelal


12.00 SESSION 1: Pathophysiology and genetics
Jean-Baptiste Michel and Helena Kuivaniemi

• Global analysis of gene expression in abdominal aortic aneurysmal wall with a positive 18-FDG uptake detected by PET/CT
Audrey Courtois

• A fresh look at Homocysteine (HCY) levels in AAA patients and controls and its effect on aneurysm growth
Sohrabi Soroush

• Marfan syndrome: clinical observations in 50 patients Ukrainian population
Zhurayev Rustam

• Dissection of iliac artery in a patient with polycystic kidney disease: a case report
Audrey Courtois

Aneurysmal circulating progenitors – are they as old as they look?
Harry Pritchard

• Can be predictive the ankle-brachial index of the grade and localisation of thoracic aortic atherosclerosis?
Ferenc Lakatos 

12.00 SESSION 2: Management of aortic diseases
Jes Lindholt and Tilo Kölbel

• Hybrid approach to mega aortic syndrome: the lupiae technique
Samuele Bichi

• Hybrid treatment of kommerell diverticulum. A case report and outcome
Gilberto Boselli

• Simultaneous surgical treatment of type b dissection complicated with visceral malperfusion and AAA: role of aortic fenestration
G. Filippone

• A surgical approach for vasculogenic impotence with aortoiliac occlusive diseases; aortoiliofemoral sequential bypass
Rusen Melih Nebigil      

• Mesenteric revascularisation by carrel patch technique in abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy
Rusen Melih Nebigil

• A fluid-chemical model of intra-luminal thrombus growth
Jacopo Biasetti

• When do abdominal aortic aneurysms rupture?
Daniel Morris

12.30 Lunch


Clinical management and treatment of thoracic aortic diseases
Moderators: Jean-Olivier Defraigne and Christoph Nienaber


13.30 Gender differences in aortic dissection
Martin Czerny

13.45 Evolution of IMH
Luigi Lovato

14.00 Long-term outcomes of proximal and distal dissection of aortic dissection type B
Christoph Nienaber

14.15 Management of acute complicated aortic dissection type B
Germano Melissano

14.30 Natural history and delayed surgery of type A dissection
Thai An Nguyen

14.45 Tips and tricks to deliver a stengraft to the ascending aorta
Tilo Kölbel

15.00 Lessons learned from early experiences on TEVAR for ascending aortic pathologies
Ian Loftus

15.15 Surgical treatment of ascending aortic aneurysms
John A. Elefteriades

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 Surgical options to treat aortic dissections
Thomas Bilfinger

16.15 Hybrid interventions for aortic dissection
Carsten Bünger

16.30 Dissection with malperfusion surgical – by PETITCOAT
Stephan Kische

16.45 Management of blunt aortic injuries?
Benjamin W. Starnes

17.00 Debranching for type B dissection and aneurysms: initial experiences and lessons
Frédéric Cochennec

17.15 Functional imaging and outcome of the aortic dissections
Sakalihasan Natzi

17.30 Debate and interactive discussions:
- Clinical case debate: for/against
Christoph Nienaber

- Medical treatment or surgical options for asymptomatic type B dissections
Thomas Bilfinger

18.00 Talks selected from submitted abstracts

18.00 Hybrid repair of extensive type a acute aortic dissection with lupiae technique: long-term results
Davide Patrini

18.05 1-year outcomes of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms repair using Cardiatis® multilayer stents
Jean-Marc Alsac

18.10 Successful endovascular treatment of an aortic mycotic pseudoaneurysm: two cases with two year follow up
Isabelle Bouckenooghe

18.15 Acute type A dissection: effect of composite root replacement versus interposition grafts on long-term outcome and proximal reoperation   
Bart Meuris

18.20 End of the sessions