CHIPStarters Course



Dear PCI and CTO enthusiasts / Dear friends,

We are excited to announce the third CHIPStarters Course during the legendary Swiss CTO Summit & CHIP Summit 2022.

The course is designed to support the continued education of interventional cardiologists who have started or have recently set up a program for the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO) and complex high-risk indicated PCI (CHIP). We address interventional cardiologists who want to improve and extend their interventional skills and knowledge in the field of CTO and CHIP. All lectures are given by renowned experts drawn from the interventional faculty. They cover in depth all the aspects of complex PCI, from the basics to the latest developments.

To allow full interaction and ensure training time on the simulators, the course will be open to a maximum number of 24 attendees. Please register early as places are limited !

Daniel Weilenmann & Gregor Leibundgut
Course Directors

Wednesday September 28

  Session 1 – Basics of complex PCI with tips & tricks
13.00 – 13.05 hrsWelcomeDaniel Weilenmann
13.05 – 13.20 hrsRadial access for complex interventionsGregor Leibundgut
13.20 – 13.40 hrsWhat you should know about guidewires, microcatheters and guide extensionsDaniel Weilenmann
13.40 – 13.50 hrsContemporary antegrade wire escalation (AWE) and the proximal capGregor Leibundgut
13.50 – 14.10 hrsImaging and physiology for PCI-guidanceTim Schäufele
14.10 – 14.20 hrs  Coffee break
14.20 – 14.40 hrsDealing with the subintimal space: from ADR to RDRDaniel Weilenmann
14.40 – 15.00 hrsBifurcation-PCI and left main: State of the art 2022Gregor Leibundgut
15.00 – 15.20 hrsPlaque modification and dealing with calciumsJohn Hung
15.20 – 15.30 hrs  Coffee break



  Session 2 – Do it yourself
15.30 – 16.50 hrsHands-on workshops
1Orbital Atherectomy (Diamond Back 360) – Daniel WeilenmannCSI/Orbus Neich
2Obtical coherence tomography (OCT) – Gregor LeibundgutAbbott
3Guidewires and Microcatheters ETOS – Tim SchäufeleASAHI Intecc
4Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) Shockwave – John HungShockwave
16.50 – 17.00 hrsWrap up & end of Fellow CourseGregor Leibundgut & Daniel Weilenmann

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Berneggstrasse 2
9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

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The course is free of charge. Please click the button below to register.


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