Friday March 27, 2015
08:00   Welcome coffee in the exhibition hall 
08:30   Opening Ceremony
Patrizio Lancellotti, Khalil Fattouch, Gilbert Habib, José Luis Zamorano,
Raphael Rosenhek
  Controversy in infective endocarditis: prophylaxis is no longer needed
Patrizio Lancellotti, Gilbert Habib
08:45   Pro, Bernard Prendergast  
09:00   Contra, Bernard Iung  
09:15   Round table discussion with experts panel, Pilar Tornos, Isidre Vilacosta,
José Luis Zamorano

  Keynote lecture
José Luis Zamorano, Luc Piérard
Why is mitral regurgitation so important in heart failure? And how do we fix it?
Robert Dion  
10:00   Coffee break in the exhibition hall

  Symposium: Ascending aorta dilation and aortic valve disease.
Controversial issues in clinical practice

Giuseppe Speziale
10:30   Follow-up of ascending aorta diameter by multimodality imaging.
Which test and when? Arturo Evangelista  
10:50   Comparison of aortic growth rate in bicuspid aortic valve, Marfan syndrome and degenerative aortopathy, Agnès Pasquet  
11:10   Prophylactic aorta surgery at 45-55mm Which risk factors?
Alessandro Della Corte
11:30   Surgical strategies in different conditions, Giovanni La Canna  
11:50   Round table discussion with experts panel, Pilar Tornos, Khalil Fattouch,
Raphael Rosenhek
12:00   Lunch break in the exhibition hall

  Symposium: How to manage anticoagulant therapy in valve disease
Bernard Iung
13:00   After valve replacement, Bernard Iung  
13:15   In infective endocarditis, Bernard Prendergast  
13:30   Before and during pregnancy, Bernard Iung  
13:45   Is there a place for new anticoagulants in prosthetic valves?
Patrizio Lancellotti  
14:00   Round table discussion with experts panel, Bernard Cosyns, Philippe Kolh,
Cécile Oury

  Symposium: What to do when prosthetic valves go wrong,
Philippe Pibarot, Emile Ferrari
14:30   Patient-prosthesis mismatch or prosthetic valve stenosis – which is it?
Philippe Pibarot   
14:45   Valve-in-valve intervention for degenerating bioprosthesis, Giovanni La Canna  
15:00   Percutaneous closure of paravalvular leaks, José Luis Zamorano   
15:15   Valve thrombosis – how to choose the least worst treatment option,
Bernard Cosyns   
15:30   Round table discussion with experts panel, Julien Magne, José Luis Zamorano
15:45   Coffee break in the exhibition hall     ePoster competition
in the exhibition hall
Raphael Rosenhek
José Luis Zamorano

  Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in valvular heart disease
Bernard Prendergast, Philippe Pibarot
16:15   PHT in primary MR, Catherine Szymanski   
16:35   PHT in aortic stenosis, Thierry Le Tourneau 
16:55   Exercise PHT in valvular heart disease,
Julien Magne   
17:15   PHT following surgery for valvular heart disease,
Rocio Hinojar 

  Case presentations: challenges in heart valve diseases
Victoria Delgado, Erwan Donal, Jacques Gauthier
17:45   A high-risk patient with aortic stenosis: how far should we go?
Bernard Prendergast   
18:00   An asymptomatic patient with severe mitral regurgitation,
Raphael Rosenhek   
18:15   A patient with high gradient on a prosthetic valve, Bernard Cosyns   
18:30   A difficult diagnosis of infective endocarditis, Gilbert Habib   
18:45   Round table discussion: The youth challenging the experts, Julien Magne,
Raluca Dulgheru
19:00   End of the sessions