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Inaugural DeBakey CV Congress: Advanced Interventional Cardiovascular Imaging (ICI) and Robotics

Houston, Texas
Feb. 26, 2020 to Feb. 27, 2020
Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, 2nd floor, Houston, Texas 77030
Jan 1 to Feb 26


This program will teach cardiovascular imaging and interventional techniques in an intensive hands-on setup. Participants will learn (by doing!) various techniques, such as 3D planning using CT/MR image datasets, intra-operative image fusion and 3D image acquisition for interventional guidance.

By the end of the program, participants should be able to apply these imaging and image guidance techniques pertinent to specific interventional/surgical procedures in order to improve their clinical practice.


Wednesday, Feb. 26
7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
7:45 AM Introduction, Welcome and Conference Overview Dr. Alan B. Lumsden

Session 1: Interventional Imaging Modalities- Applications in Cath Lab and Hybrid Room
8:00 AM Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging Dr. Rodney White
8:15 AM Vascular Ultrasound Imaging Dr. Charudatta Bavare
8:30 AM Transcranial Doppler Monitoring Dr. Zsolt Garami
8:45 AM Echocardiography for Interventional Procedures Dr. Gopi Shah
9:00 AM Cardiac Echo and Peripheral MRI Drs. Mohammed Chamsi-Pasha and Eric Yang
9:15 AM Cardiac CT Imaging/Image Fusion Guidance and Cath Lab Dr. Su Min Chang
9:30 AM PET/CT Dr. Mouaz Al-Mallah
9:45 AM Angiographic Imaging: The Basics Dr. Maham Rahimi
10:00 AM TAVR, TMVR, Mitraclip, PVL closure Dr. Neal Kleiman
10:15 AM Break and Exhibits

Session 2: Advanced Interventional Technologies in the Hybrid Room
10:30 AM Keynote: Where Robotics Meets Imaging in the Hybrid Room of the Future Dr. Alan B. Lumsden
11:00 AM Multi-modality Imaging and Image fusion for Neuro-interventions and Surgery Dr. Gavin Britz
11:15 AM 3D Planning and Image Fusion for Oromaxillofacial Surgery Dr. Jaime Gateno
11:30 AM Image Fusion in Spine Surgery Dr. Paul Holman
11:45 AM Image Visualization Technologies Dr. Brian Butler
12:00 PM Multimodality Imaging in Transcatheter Mitral Valve Interventions Dr. Sachin Goel
12:15 PM Multimodality Imaging and Image Fusion for Electrophysiological Procedures Dr. Miguel Valderrabano
12:30 PM Surgical Simulation Utilizing 3D Printing Dr. Jonathan Stone
12:45 PM Break and Exhibits
12:55 PM Lunch Talk Part 1: Intra-Operative Image Guidance Ponraj Chinnadurai, MBBS
1:15 PM Lunch Talk Part 2: Image Visualization and Medical Animation Mr. Bruce Blausen

Session 3: Hands-on Lab
1:35 PM Transition to Hands-on Session at MITIE (5th Floor)
1:45 - 4:30 PM "Hands-on Workshop" All Faculty and Residents
5:30 PM Dinner Keynote: Beyond the Horizon (Literally!) Mr. Michael Hess
7:00 PM Adjourn for Day

Thursday, Feb. 27
7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

Session 4: The Role of 3D Echo
8:00 AM The Role of 3D Echo in Mitral Interventions Dr. Nadeen Faza

Session 5: Clinical Case Discussion - Houston I Have a Problem! I Need Help….
8:15 AM Pulmonary Intervention & Adult Congenital Cases Dr. C. Huie Lin
8:45 AM Complex Aortic Endograft, Endoleaks Diagnosis and Management Dr. Alan B. Lumsden
9:00 AM Neuro Navigation Case Drs. Jonathan Zhang and Gavin Britz
9:15 AM Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (Lung Nodule Localization) Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani
9:45 AM Question and Answer Session
10:00 AM Break and Exhibits

Session 6: Interventional Suite
10:15 AM Radiation Safety Mr. Stephen Igo
11:15 AM 4D Flow MRI Dr. Albert Hsiao
11:30 AM Cardiac 3D Printing Dr. Shafkat Anwar
11:45 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Tour of Translational Imaging Center
1:00 PM Tour of Hybrid Room (WT)
1:30 PM Adjourn for Day


The Westin Houston Medical Center
1709 Dryden Road
Houston, Texas, 77030

Course Directors 

Alan B. Lumsden, MD
Walter W. Fondren III Distinguished Endowed Chair
DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery
Houston Methodist

C. Huie Lin, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI
Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program
Houston Methodist


Dr. Alan B. Lumsden
Dr. Rodney White
Dr. Charudatta Bavare
Dr. Zsolt Garami
Dr. Gopi Shah
Drs. Mohammed Chamsi-Pasha and Eric Yang
Dr. Su Min Chang
Dr. Mouaz Al-Mallah
Dr. Maham Rahimi
Dr. Neal Kleiman
Dr. Gavin Britz
Dr. Jaime Gateno
Dr. Paul Holman
Dr. Brian Butler
Dr. Sachin Goel
Dr. Miguel Valderrabano
Dr. Jonathan Stone
Ponraj Chinnadurai, MBBS
Mr. Bruce Blausen
Mr. Michael Hess
Dr. Nadeen Faza
Dr. C. Huie Lin
Drs. Jonathan Zhang and Gavin Britz
Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani
Mr. Stephen Igo
Dr. Albert Hsiao
Dr. Shafkat Anwar