International College of Angiology

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 International College of Angiology  

161 Morin Drive 

Jay, Vermont 05859-9283 USA 

 Tel: +802.988.4065 

Fax: +802.988.4066

Email: ica@intlcollegeofangiology.org 

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64th Annual World Congress of the International College of Angiology-ICA 2023 and

Cardiovascular Innovations & Practice Guidelines 2023
Jointly with the International College of Angiology, Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation and the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Cardiology


Conference Co-Chairs
Randall W. Franz, MD, RVT, RVPI, Chairman, Board of Directors, International College of Angiology; Chief, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Iwan Dakota, MD, PhD, National Cardiovascular Center, Harapan Kita Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

Frank Manetta, MD, Northwell Health, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
Juergen Falkensammer, MD, Professor, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Konventspital der Barmherzigen Brueder Linz, Linz, Austria
Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS, Cardiovascular Medicine, LLC, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa, President and Research Director, Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Davenport, Iowa

Spas Kotev, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Iowa Heart Center, Medical Director – Cardiology, Mercy-Iowa City, Iowa; President, Iowa Chapter, American College of Cardiology
Conference Co-Directors
Shawna Duske, ARNP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular Medicine, LLC, Clinical Manager, Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Davenport, Iowa
Edmund Coyne, MD, President, Cardiovascular Medicine, PC, Invasive Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Medicine, PC, Davenport, Iowa
Subhash Banerjee, MD, Paul J. Thomas Endowed Chair in Cardiology, Chief of Cardiovascular Research and I    nnovation, Baylor Scott & White Cardiology Consultants of Texas, Dallas, Texas
Mahi Ashwath, MD, Clinical Professor of Cardiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, IA ACC Governor, Iowa City, Iowa
Conference Management
Diana El Chammas, Event Manager, Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Davenport, IA
Maureen Koepke, Business Manager, Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Davenport, IA
Jody Johnston-Mohr, Education Coordinator, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, IA
Denise M. Rossignol, Executive Director, International College of Angiology, Jay, VT
Lezlie Mestdagh, IA ACC Chapter Executive, Des Moines, IA

Faculty
Abdur-Rahman Ahmad, MD, Davenport, Iowa

Fared Al-Darazi, MD, Waterloo, Iowa

Mahi Ashwath, MD, Iowa City, Iowa

Amit Bahia, MD, Davenport, Iowa

Subhash Banerjee, MD, Dallas, Texas

Edmund Coyne, MD. Davenport, Iowa

Iwan Dakota, MD, PhD, Jakarta, Indonesia

Vito Damay, MD, Lippo Karawaci, Indonesia

Shawna Duske, ARNP, Davenport, Iowa

John A. Elefteriades, MD, PhD(Hon), New Haven, Connecticut

Juergen Falkensammer, MD, Linz, Austria
Randall W. Franz, MD, RVT, RVPI, Memphis, Tennessee

James J. Glazier, MD, Detroit, Michigan

Petr Hajek, MD, PhD, Prague, Czech Republic

Danita Harrison, ARNP, Davenport, Iowa

Amir Kaki, MD, Detroit, Michigan
Spas Kotev, MD, Iowa City, Iowa

Frank Manetta, MD, Manhasset, New York

Rafat Padaria, MD, Davenport, Iowa

Shoaib Padaria, MD, Mumbai, India

Jon Robken, MD, Davenport, Iowa
Sibu S. Saha, MD, MBA, Lexington, Kentucky

Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS, Davenport, Iowa
Tahir Tak, MD, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Emily Timm, RD, LD, Davenport, Iowa
Peter Toth, MD, PhD, Serling, Illinois
Josef Veselka, MD, PhD, Prague, Czech Republic
Mitsuhiro Yamamura, MD, Hyogo, Japan
Wei Zhou, MD, Tucson, Arizona


Abstract Reviewers
Juergen Falkensammer, MD, Linz, Austria
Frank Manetta, MD, Manhasset, New York
Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS, Davenport, Iowa

Course Overview
The 64th Annual World Congress of the ICA & Cardiovascular Innovations and Practice Guidelines 2023 is a multidisciplinary conference for general cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, radiologists, endovascular specialists, primary care providers, podiatrists, wound care providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, general and family medicine and cardiovascular nurses, technicians and providers-in-training (fellows, residents, medical students, NP/PA students) sponsored by the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation jointly with the International College of Angiology, and the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. This symposium is designed to give a comprehensive update in various aspects of cardiovascular diseases including coronary, structural, peripheral, electrophysiology, women in cardiology, imaging, vascular, general, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, interventional radiology, neurology/neurosurgery/neuroradiology  and vascular biology.  An international invited faculty will provide attendees with state-of-the-art knowledge and practical tips useful in daily practice. All registrants will attend the Scientific Sessions held on Tuesday, September 12th to Saturday September 16th, 2023 at the Adler Health Education Center, Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 E. Rusholme Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803.
General Information
Symposium Format
An invited distinguished international faculty will conduct a four and half-day program that includes didactic, up-to-date information on the current status and the future direction of cardiovascular medicine and surgery. Question & Answer (Q & A) sessions will allow interactive discussions with multiple experts.
Target Audience
The symposium is multidisciplinary and will be of interest to general cardiologists, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists and radiologists, vascular and endovascular specialists, primary care providers, podiatrists, wound care providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, family medicine and internal medicine and cardiovascular nurses, technicians and providers-in-training (fellows, residents, medical students, NP/PA students).
Learning Objectives

The scientific sessions will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about many new aspects of interventional and general cardiology, cardiovascular and vascular surgery, imaging and women in cardiology. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Conference Objectives for Tuesday, September 12, 2023

  • Discuss Empowering the Women Leaders of the Future
  • Identify Sex Differences in the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases: Why and How to Fix it?
  • Describe Venous Disease in Women: Epidemiology, Presentation, and Treatment
  • Review Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Management Update
  • Discuss INOCA and MINOCA: Understanding the Pathophysiology and Management

Conference Objectives for Wednesday, September 13, 2023

  • Review Pharmacologic Management of Heart Failure
  • Review Atrial Fibrillation: An Update on Management
  • Discuss How to Optimize Revascularization in Limb Ischemia Patients
  • Define Pericarditis: Update on Treatment Modalities
  • Recognize the Various Tools of Peripheral Artery Vessel Prepping
  • Discuss Atherosclerosis and Low Density Lipoprotein: How Low we Can Go?
  • Review the Role of MRI in Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Discuss Optimization of Imaging in Echocardiography
  • Review CTA Cardiac Applications
  • Recognize the Role of Precision Imaging with Intravascular Ultrasound During Endovascular Interventions
  • Review Imaging in Endovascular Therapies of Structural Heart Disease and Venous Insufficiency
  • Review Radial Access Applications and Complications
  • Review Diabetes and the Heart and Update on Therapies that Reduce Cardiovascular Complications
  • Recognize When and How to Treat Coronary Total Occlusion

Conference Objectives for Thursday September 14,15, 16, 2023

  • Describe and Apply the Value of an Integrated Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiac and Vascular Disease
  • Access and Differentiate Between Competing Technologies for Vascular Intervention
  • Choose When and How to Appropriately Apply Various Interventional and Non-Interventional Procedures in the Treatment of Vascular Disease
  • Describe New Developments and Techniques in the Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Treatment of Cardiac, Peripheral Vascular and Cerebrovascular Disorders to Make Improved Patient Care Decisions Based on Outcome and Cost
  • Enhance Knowledge in the Practice of Treating Vascular Disease
  • Identify and Explore New Research Problems for Future Collaboration

All presentations have a purpose while providing a balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options followed by constructive debate. These objectives are achieved through nationally and international recognized invited guest lecturers, special symposia, oral and poster presentation and exhibitions, highlighting the most challenging and controversial topics and procedures performed in interventional medicine.

Accreditation/CME and CE Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the sponsorship of the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation. The Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation designates this Live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: ____ contact hours for 9/12/23, _____contact hours for 9/13/23, ______contact hours for 9/14/23, _______contact hours for 9/15/23, ________contact hours for 9/16/2023  awarded by the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #59, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa. Nursing IL may use CE certificate for IL license renewal.

PT/PTA & OT/COTA: ____ contact hours for 9/12/23, _____contact hours for 9/13/23, ______contact hours for 9/14/23, _______contact hours for 9/15/23, ________contact hours for 9/16/2023 by Genesis Medical Center-Silvis Campus, Silvis, IL.

All others:  You may be eligible for up to : ____ contact hours for 9/12/23, _____contact hours for 9/13/23, ______contact hours for 9/14/23, _______contact hours for 9/15/23, ________contact hours for 9/16/2023  . Refer to your administrative guidelines.  
CE Credits: Partial credit will not be given for a specific day. To receive any/all credit for each day you will need to attend the entire program on this specific day. 

Radiologic Technologists: Technologists CE applied for through the A.S.R.T.  RT Credits: To receive full credit you will need to attend each entire course day.

Conflict of Interest
The International College of Angiology and the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation  receive educational grants from several pharmaceutical and device companies. ICA and MCRF mitigate these COI by a thorough review of the slides content with a focus on avoiding commercial bias and non-promotional content. Discussion of non-approved products for the indications discussed will be announced by the speaker during or at the start of his or her lecture. All other speakers will be asked to fill out a Conflict of Interest form and attendees are required to present their conflict of interest to all attendees. 

Special Assistance

The International College of Angiology and the ​Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation wish to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us of your needs.

ICA 2023 and CIPG 2023 EXPO

Please take time to visit the companies that help make this 64th Annual World Congress - ICA 2023 and CIPG 2023-19th Annual Scientific Sessions a reality. Best visiting times are during lunches and breaks. Exhibit hours will start from September 13th in the am to the end of the day on September 16th.