The 18th International Symposium on Thrombolysis & Interventional Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarc

Venue: Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2002 End Date/Time: Nov 16, 2002
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For nearly two decades, professionals with a specific interest in emerging
new data concerning management of acute myocardial infarction have depended upon this full-day symposium to keep them current. On numerous occasions, this unique and comprehensive educational event has proven to be the initial public exposure to new data and new concepts from around the world that have resulted in paradigm-shifting observations. There is a decided emphasis on extended discussion periods, so that all views get aired.

Program Schedule

Part 1: Infarct Size

7:00 AM Breakfast and Registration

8:00 AM Opening Remarks
Allan M. Ross, MD

8:05 AM Karl Neuhaus Memorial Lecture
Infarct Size: The Ultimate Arbiter of Outcome
Burton E. Sobel, MD

8:30 AM Estimating Infarct Size by ECG and Serum Markers
Paul W. Armstrong, MD

8:45 AM Estimating Infarct Size by Imaging Techniques
Robert O. Bonow, MD

9:00 AM Infarct Size Reduction with P-Selectin Inhibition
Frans J. Van de Werf, MD, PhD

9:15 AM Infarct Size Reduction with Magnesium (MAGIC Trial)
Elliott M. Antman, MD

9:30 AM Infarct Size Reduction with Adenosine
Raymond J. Gibbons, MD

9:45 AM Heart Failure Complicating AMI
Marc A. Pfeffer, MD, PhD

10:00 AM Myoblast and Stem Cell Transplantation for Post MI Heart Failure
Tomasz Siminiak, MD, PhD

10:15 AM BREAK

Part 2: Long-Term Follow Up and/or New Data From Clinical Trials:

10:45 AM FASTER (Tirofiban and t-PA)
E. Magnus Ohman, MD

10:55 AM GUSTO-V
Harvey D. White, DSc

11:05 AM ASSENT-3
Lars Wallentin, MD, PhD

Gilles Montalescot, MD, PhD

Paul Touboul, MD

Gregg W. Stone, MD

11:45 AM DANAMI-2
Klaus Rasmussen, MD, DMSc


12:30 PM LUNCH

Part 3: Devices and Drug-Device Combinations

1:30 PM Metabolic Support (GIK) During Infarct Intervention
Felix Zijlstra, MD

1:45 PM GRACIA: A Randomized Trial Evaluating Post Lysis Stenting
Francisco F. Avil├ęs, MD, PhD

2:00 PM ZWOLLE-6: Primary Stenting for AMI in the "Real World"
Harry Suryapranata, MD, PhD

2:15 PM Preventing Distal Emboli: The X-Sizer in AMI
David A. Cox, MD

2:30 PM Which New Devices to Enhance MI PCI Will Survive?
David O. Williams, MD

2:45 PM Facilitated PCI in Krakow
Dariusz Dudek, MD

3:00 PM PRAGUE-2: Streptokinase Versus Transfer for PCI in 850 Patients
Petr Widimsky, MD, DRSc


4:00 PM Closing Remarks


Additional Information

Registration Fees To register for the 18th International Symposium on Thrombolysis and Interventional Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction in advance, complete the registration form. The registration fee is $50. Payment must accompany your registration form; unfortunately, refunds cannot be made for canceled or unused registrations. If you use a VISA, MasterCard, or American Express credit card to pay the registration fee, you may fax the completed form to 202-994-1791. Please be sure to print the credit card numbers and expiration date clearly, and be sure to include the cardholder's name and signature. Checks and money orders should be made payable in US funds to "The George Washington University Medical Center" and must be drawn on a US bank.