Structural, Valvular & Congenital Heart Interventions Worldwide

Dedicated to promoting development in the field of structural, valvular and congenital heart interventions worldwide.

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CSI Frankfurt 2018: Save the date!

CSI Frankfurt 2018 will take place on June 28 to 30, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Please join us for an deep dive into catheter interventions in congenital, structural and valvar heart disease in children and adults. Learn more about CSI Frankfurt on the congress website >>

 

 

CSI Focus D-HF 2017: Save the date!

Join us 15 - 16 December 2017 in Berlin, Germany for a comprehensive update on the latest research, trials and clinical practice in the field of device therapies for heart failure. The program will include lectures, debates and recorded / live cases.

On the afternoon of December 16, we are planning a workshop exclusively for industry representatives, which will cover European and US rules and regulations of device development with a particular focus on how to design clinical trials.

Read more about D-HF 2017 on the congress website >>
 

CSI-UCSF 2017: Save the date!

CSI is branching out to the United States! Join us September 8-9 in San Francisco for an overview of catheter therapies in structural, valvular and congenital heart disease, arrhythmias and heart failure. This meeting is being organized in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). To learn more, visit the congress website >>
 

CSI Podcase of the Month: PFO Closure with the Nit-Occlud® device

Every month, an interesting live case and a scientific lecture from a past CSI meeting will be available on the congress homepage. This month's topic: PFO closure.

CSI PodCase of the month >>

CSI PodLecture of the month >>

If you want to learn more about this topic do not miss the Focus Workshop on PFO closure at CSI Frankfurt, June 28, 2017 >>

CSI Frankfurt 2017 - Call for abstracts and cases

Become part of our international Faculty at CSI Frankfurt, June 28 - July 1, 2017. Submit your abstracts and cases for CSI Frankfurt or the Focus Workshops PFO and IMAGING! Poster presenter will receive a discount on registration and abstracts will be published in the Journal of Structural Heart Disease and on the congress website >>

LAA 2017 - Save the date!

The CSI Focus Workshop LAA 2017 will take place November 17 - 18 in Frankfurt, Germany. Learn everything you need to know about LAA closure at this workshop. With live cases! >>

CSI Frankfurt 2017 - Registration now open!

Registration for CSI Frankfurt, June 28 - July 1, 2017 is now open. Don't miss early bird registration, available until March 31, 2017! >>

CSI Asia-Pacific 2017 - Preliminary Program

The preliminary program for CSI Asia-Pacific 2017 is now available online >>
We hope you will join us March 2 - 4, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand for a comprehensive overview of major topics in catheter therapy of congenital, structural and valvular heart disease.

D-HF 2016 - Preliminary Program

The preliminary program for D-HF 2016 is now available online.  >>
We will discuss cutting edge technologies and emerging platforms for device based therapy of acute and chronic heart failure in the context of the 2016 ESC clinical practice guidelines. Join us December 2-3, 2016 in Paris, France for this interactive workshop!

CSI Africa 2016 - Preliminary Program

The preliminary program for CSI Africa 2016 is now available online >>
Join us November 25-26 in Kampala, Uganda to get an overview of congenital, structural and valvar heart interventions. This meeting is particularly aimed at practitioners from the African continent.

CSI Dubai - Registration now open!

CSI Dubai 2017 will take place April 20-22 in Dubai, UAE. Registration is now open and early bird registration is available at a reduced price! CSI Dubai will give a comprehensive overview of major topics in catheter therapy of congenital, structural and valvar heart disease. To learn more or to register, please visit the congress website >>

LAA 2016 - Preliminary program

The preliminary program for LAA 2016 is now available online. The first day is dedicated to LAA morphology and imaging, access options, advanced tips and tricks for using the LARIAT, Watchman, Amulet, Occlutech, LAmbre, WaveCrest and Cardia devices, as well as failures and complications of LAA closure.

On the second day we will be showing live case transmissions, which form the core of this course and will allow direct attendee-operator interaction to maximize the learning experience. The live cases will be running all day long interspersed by lectures on clinical data, new LAA closure techniques such as the SeaLA, EPITOME and Acoredis devices, guidelines, recommendations, approval status and post procedural management of LAA closure. We will finish with presentations of challenging cases and complications.

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CSI Asia-Pacific: Registration now open!

Registration is now open for CSI Asia-Pacific 2017, March 2 - 4, in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference will provide a comprehensive overview of major topics in catheter therapy of congenital, structural and valvular heart disease, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. To learn more, or to register, please visit the congress website >>

Save the date: CSI Frankfurt 2017

CSI Focus Innovation: June 28, 2017 >>  
A one-of-a-kind workshop that will bring together different disciplines to discuss the process of device design and development from bench to bedside.

CSI Focus Imaging: June 28, 2017 >>   
This workshop will provide physicians involved in congenital, structural and valvular interventions with the necessary imaging tools for safe and effective performance.
  
CSI Frankfurt: June 28 - July 1, 2017 >>  
This conference will give you a comprehensive overview of catheter therapy of congenital, structural and valvular heart interventions.The program will include lectures from leading experts in the field, live case demonstrations, hands-on simulation training and an industry exhibition.

CSI Podcase of the Month: Transfemoral TAVI

Every month, an interesting live case and a scientific lecture from the past CSI meeting will be available on the congress homepage. This month's topic: TAVI

CSI PodCase of the month >>

CSI PodLecture of the month >>

  

CSI Africa 2016: Call for abstracts and cases

CSI Africa will take place in Kampala, Uganda, November 25-26, 2016. We would like to invite you to submit abstracts or educational cases that demonstrate a valuable teaching point or important complication in the field. Accepted cases and abstracts will be presented as lectures or posters and the best abstracts will be published in the Journal of Structural Heart Disease. Cases will be reviewed by the CSI Africa directors and several will be selected for presentation. Presenting authors will receive free entry to the conference.

Important dates:
   Abstract submission deadline: September 2nd, 2016
   Abstract results: End of September 2016

For more information or to submit your abstracts and cases please visit the congress website >>

  

D-HF 2016: Call for abstracts

We would like to give you the opportunity to present scientific work related to device therapies for heart failure at D-HF. Submit your abstract and become part of the international faculty at D-HF, December 2 - 3, 2016 in Paris, France. Presenting authors will receive discounted entry to the conference.

Important dates:
   Abstract submission deadline: September 16, 2016
   Abstract results: Middle of October 2016

For more information or to submit your abstracts and cases please visit the congress website >>

  

LAA 2016: Call for abstracts and cases

We would like to invite you to submit cases and/or abstracts that enhance our understanding of procedural technique, device technology, prevention and management of complications as well as the scientific background of left atrial appendage closure.

Accepted cases and abstracts will be presented as lectures or posters and the best abstracts will be published in the Journal of Structural Heart Disease. For the presenting author registration for LAA 2016 will be available at a reduced price. Become a member of the international faculty of LAA - join us in Frankfurt, Germany, November 18-19, 2016!

Important dates:
   Abstract submission deadline: September 02, 2016
   Abstract results: End of September 2016

For more information or to submit your abstracts and cases please visit the congress website >>

  

CSI AFRICA 2016: Registration now open

CSI Africa 2016 will take place in Kampala, Uganda, November 25 - 26, hosted by the Uganda Heart Association. The course will give you an overview of the most important catheter therapies of congenital, structural and valvar heart disease in children and adults and is aimed in particular at physicians from the African continent.

The strength of CSI Africa lies in the close interaction between conference attendees and faculty and the program will include lectures from leading experts in the field. A large number of recorded cases will be presented and each intervention will be explained step by step. Aside from education and training opportunities we aim to encourage research and networking between African and international practitioners.

Registration is now open. Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited.For more information or to register please visit the CSI AFRICA website >>

  

D-HF 2016: Registration now open

Heart failure is the next frontier in cardiovascular interventions. Whether it is the development of ventricle restoration strategies, device based strategies to improve cardiac output or new percutaneous monitoring systems, the field is ready for significant advancements in both clinical medicine and research.

Building on last years success in Frankfurt, we are proud to announce that the next D-HF meeting will take place in Paris, France, on December 2-3, 2016. This will be an interactive workshop including lectures given by leading experts in the field, recorded cases and debates. We will be discussing new approaches to treat heart failure in the context of the 2016 ESC clinical practice guidelines.

Become involved in this exciting new field from the very beginning! Registration is now open. Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited. For more information or to register please visit the D-HF 2016 website >>http://www.csi-congress.org/laa-workshop.php?go=0

  

LAA 2016: Registration now open

CSI Focus LAA is designed to give you in-depth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of LAA closure. It is aimed in particular at physicians who are involved in setting up a new LAA closure program at their clinic or those who wish to further their knowledge and skills in this field. We will demonstrate how to perform the procedure step by step and how to prevent and manage complications. Clinical studies will be covered and we will discuss how to set up an LAA closure program from scratch. Live case transmissions are a core of this course and will allow direct attendee-operator interaction to maximize the learning experience.

CSI Focus LAA will take place November 18 - 19, 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. Registration is now open. Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited. For more information or to register please visit the LAA 2016 website >>

  

FDA panel votes in favor of Amplatzer PFO closure

Last week, an FDA advisory committee voted in favor of approving St. Jude Medical's Amplatzer device for patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure to prevent recurrent stroke as an option for patients with cryptogenic stroke. If you would like to learn more about PFO closure, please join us at CSI Frankfurt, June 22 – 25, 2016 and do not miss the following sessions:
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 18:20 – 19:20: Seminar - New PFO closure devices
Friday, June 24, 2016, 14:10 – 15:50: Seminar - Is PFO closure relevant for ...
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 14:10 – 15:40: Focus live - PFO

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Training sessions at CSI Frankfurt and CSI Focus Imaging

CSI Frankfurt on June 22 - 25, 2016 will give you a comprehensive overview of congenital, structural and valvular heart interventions. On the first day of the conference CSI Focus Imaging will cover all aspects of echo and other advanced imaging techniques. A particular highlight of CSI Frankfurt and CSI Focus Imaging will be the case- and/or simulator based training sessions. Attend these training sessions to enhance your learning experience! Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited!

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Opportunities for CSI Foundation members at CSI Frankfurt

CSI Frankfurt will take place June 22-25 in Frankfurt, Germany. We offer the following opportunities to our members:

Meet potential new partners at CSI Focus Innovation:
On the first day of the conference we will run a workshop dedicated to innovating new devices. If you would like to discuss an idea with a particular member of our faculty, we would be happy to facilitate this. Send us an e-mail >>

Join us in the Catheter Lab for a live case:
We are able to offer a limited number of places to CSI Foundation members in the catheter lab of the CardioVascular Center Frankfurt (CVC). Witness the action LIVE – send us an e-mail if you are interested >>

Take part in our Observership Program:
Our board members and trustees offer a limited number of observerships at their centers.  If you are interested in taking part in this program we can facilitate this - please send us your CV >>

  

The preliminary program for CSI Frankfurt, CSI Focus Innovation and Imaging is now online:

CSI Frankfurt | June 22 - 25, 2016 | Frankfurt | Germany: Our flagship conference on catheter therapy of congenital, structural and valvular heart interventions aimed at adult and pediatric interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, imaging specialists and any other specialty involved in these procedures. View preliminary program>>   

CSI Focus Innovation | June 22, 2016 | Frankfurt | Germany: This workshop brings together different areas of expertise to discuss device design, all the way from the initial idea to the creation and management of a company. View preliminary program>>

CSI Focus Imaging | June 22, 2016 | Frankfurt | Germany: CSI Focus Imaging will provide physicians involved in valvular, congenital and structural interventions with the necessary imaging tools for safe, and effective performance. View preliminary program>>

   

  

CSI Frankfurt 2016: New Program Structure

We always strive to improve the conference and have made some radical changes to the program structure of CSI Frankfurt 2016 in response to attendees comments and feedback:

Our live case sessions showing a wide range of cases from both the adult and pediatric fields will take center stage in our program. However, we will also introduce “Focus Live Sessions”: sessions with lectures and a live case dedicated to a particular topic. This means we will have parallel sessions with live cases: the main sessions which will give a general overview and the Focus Live Sessions which are aimed at those of you who want to gain more in depth knowledge about a particular topic.

The live sessions will alternate with lecture sessions in the main hall as well as smaller symposiums, allowing us to have less parallel sessions at lunch time and in the evenings. We feel that this new structure will give you, the attendee, more choice about what you will learn at CSI Frankfurt and a chance to customize your learning experience! Read more about CSI Frankfurt here >>

 

CSI Africa abstracts published in Journal of Structural Heart Disease

CSI Africa is designed to give an overview of the most important catheter therapies of congenital, structural and valvar heart disease in children and adults. CSI Africa 2015 took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in December 2015. It was a very successful meeting with more than 100 attendees from all African regions, as well as the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The best abstracts from CSI Africa 2015 are now published in the Journal of Structural Heart Disease.

To view the abstracts, please click here >>

For information on CSI Africa 2016 please visit the conference website >>

CSI Focus LAA 2016 abstracts published in Journal of Structural Heart Disease

CSI Focus LAA is a 2-day course designed to give an overview on all aspects of left atrial appendage closure. LAA 2015 took place in Frankfurt in November. It was the best attended LAA meeting so far with over 300 attendees from 38 countries. The best abstracts from LAA 2015 are now published in the Journal of Structural Heart Disease.

To view the abstracts, please click here >>

For information on CSI Focus LAA 2016 please visit the conference website >>