The forthcoming European Bifurcation Club (EBC) meeting will take place at the CASA DAS ARTES, PORTO on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th OCTOBER 2017.
The final program of the 2017 meeting is not yet finalized and we are open to suggestions for content from both doctors and industry.
We think that the club’s activity has motivated the realization of studies of a new generation, not limited to the comparison of simple techniques or complex in more or less defined groups but stricter which enable new ideas to develop and which will be the base of the EBC. We will have an update on the latest technical improvements that seem to contribute agreeable results with various strategies. We will also review comparisons of techniques well described in similar populations now increasingly reported or published. The treatment of the Distal Left Main trunk will benefit this year from the contribution of several important studies.
The club’s main activity in its first year after the EBC meeting in Bordeaux (September 2005) focused on building up the meeting’s concept, producing its DVD, which was then distributed to all attendees, along with producing a consensus article for the Special Issue of the PCR Euro Intervention.
In its second year, the EBC conducted its meeting in Rome (September 2006); it produced a DVD and carried out a short technical meeting on QCA during PCR 2006, which led to a consensus proposal in Rome by Alexandra Lansky (Paper submitted to CCI).?A consensus article was also published in the Euro Intervention journal after the EBC meeting in Rome. An article was also published in the CCI in early 2008 defining a new common language, result of a collective work.
The 3rd meeting in Valencia, Spain saw some evident changes: The creation of workshops dedicated to essential anatomy and the function of the coronary vessels, the flow in bifurcations, new imaging techniques, thrombotic risk and also the creation of Industry workshops prepared by the Sponsors themselves as well as one investigators meeting.?
We had a 4th and 5th meeting in Prague and then Berlin, where the discussions in the wide field of bifurcation continued to be very active (not only for technical approach but also for the comprehension of anatomy, physiology and rheology of this complex lesion). The consensus paper was published in the December 2010 issue of Euro Intervention Supplement.
The very strong bonds forged during our 12 EBC meetings to date were mainly due to its informal aspect, which we still value and encourage and the invited delegates will enjoy the chance to network at our final dinner.
Continuing to explore nice and historical cities in Europe, we have chosen the destination of PORTO and we will handpick approximately 150 Key Opinion Leaders in the Interventional Cardiology field. We significantly need your support to ensure we are able to build a successful meeting and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
The EBC Committee: R. Albiero, A. Banning, F. Burzotta, Y. Chatzizisis, A. Chieffo, O. Darremont, M. Ferenc, D. Hildick-Smith, J. Lassen, T. Lefèvre, Y. Louvard, M. Pan & G. Stankovic.
To apply to attend and sponsor please contact Alexandra Le Crouérour: firstname.lastname@example.org