TUESDAY October 17, 2017


7:00 – 8:00   Sunrise Mini-Symposia – Surgical Issues

Moderators: D. Bull (USA), J. Long (USA), and S. Silvestry (USA)

7:00 – 7:10      Less-invasive approaches – G. Wieselthaler, UCSF, San Francisco, CA USA

7:10 – 7:20      Robotics – Z. Khalpey, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona USA

7:20 – 7:30      Valve considerations – Aortic, Mitral Tricuspid – W. Dembitsky, Sharp, San Diego, CA USA

7:30 – 7:40      Alternative Vascular Access for Acute MCS – A. Kaki, Wayne State, Detroit, MI

7:40 – 7:50      Message from Surgeon to Engineers – S. Silvestry, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL USA

7:50 – 8:00      Panel discussion: D. Bull, W. Dembitsky, J. Long, B. Meyns, A. Kaki, Z. Khalpey,

  1. Silvestry, G. Wieslethaler


8 AM – 12 noon  Nursing/VAD Coordinator Symposium

(K. Nelson (USA) and D. Christensen (USA)) – Parallel Session – Santa Rita Room


8:00 – 10:00 Scientific Session IV   Acute/Short Term Support – Catheter vs Pumps – Efficacy/AEs

Issues:  Catheters – Hemolysis, No RH support, Limited flow; Pumps – LV unloading, tubing, access

Moderators:  C. Bermudez (USA), B. Meyns (Belgium) and S. Nathan (USA)

8:00 – 8:15      Catheter support –S. Nathan, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA

8:15 – 8:25      Engineering perspective I – comments on catheters  – P. Muller – PHP, Abbott

8:25 – 8:35      Engineering perspective II – comments on catheters – T. Siess, Abiomed

8:35 – 8:50      Pumps/ECMO – C. Bermudez, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA

9:00 – 9:10      Engineering Insights – Pumps -–  B. Sivaraman, Abbott

9:10 – 9:20      Vascular Access Management of Acute Support – A. Kaki, Wayne State, Detroit, MI

9:20 –  9:30      Panel Discussion:  A. El Banayosy, S. Nathan, Z. Khalpey, T. Siess, M. Sherwood, A. Shiose, B. Sivaraman


9:20 – 10 AM Rapid Fire abstracts


The Comparison of Bridge to Bridge Strategy Using Paracorporeal VAD with Primary Continuous-flow LVAD Implantation (14)

Daisuke Nitta, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan


Partial versus full cavopulmonary support for the acute failing Fontan circulation in sheep (41)

Van Puyvelde, University Hospitals Leuven, Lueven, Belgium


Development of accurate quantification method of aortic insufficiency during LVAD by thermodilution technique (53)

Daichi Akiyama, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Osaka, Japan



Effect of discharge angle on the pump properties of a monopivot centrifugal blood pump (52)

Daiki Goto, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan


Initial bench top and animal testing with the pediatric TORVAD confirms low-shear pumping and synchronization (48)

Erik Larson, Windmill Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Austin, TX USA


9:45    MODERATED POSTER Session 1 – Ballroom A

Moderators: S. Airhart, K. Fukamachi, D. Horstmanshof, A. Sweedo


10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break/Exhibits


10:15 – 10:45  KEYNOTE 3   Durable MCS – Methods of Propulsion/Pump Design – R. Wampler, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR USA


10:45 –  12:15 Scientific Session V   Engineering, Biology and Medicine of Pump Flow  

Issues:  Best Propulsion Means, Stick with Continuous Flow vs Pulsatile, CF vs Centrifugal, Alternatives

Moderators:  T. Masuzawa (Japan), M. Slaughter (USA) and U. Steinseifer (Germany)

10:45 – 11:00              Consequences of continuous flow – N. Moazami, NYU, New York, NY USA

11:00 – 11:15  Hemorheology of Blood Flow –- U. Steinseifer, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

11:15 – 11:30 Hemodynamics of MCS – D. Burkhoff, Columbia University, New York, NY USA


11:30 – 12:15  Rapid Fire Abstracts


The generic, parameterized model of the left ventricle – A novel approach to simulating the flow in individual hearts (4)

Kristen Hugenroth, Aachen University, Aachen, Germany


The risk of left ventricular thrombosis with speed modulated rotary blood pump (8)

Sam Liao, The Prince Charles, Hospital, Chermside, Australia


Fluid dynamics quantification in blood-processing devices through 4D-flow MR imaging (34)

Alberto Redaelli, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy


Synchronous counterpulse support preserves aortic valve flow and maintains Frank-Starling autoregulation (37)

Jeff Gohean, Windmill Cardiovascular Systems, Austin, TX USA


Automatic response of pulsatile circulatory assist using heart rate, rhythm, and differential pump pressure (49)

Richard Smalling, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX USA


A novel toroidal-flow LVAD demonstrates significantly improved hemocompatibility versus the heartmate ii: implications for the design of next-generation LVADS (94)

Carlo Bartoli, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA


Low velocity areas in the left ventricle during mechanical circulatory support (102)

Phillipp Aigner, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


12:15 – 1:15  Lunch Symposium

Part 1.  HeartWare/Medtronic – “Integration of Technologies; Medtronic MCS and Cardiac Rhythm Management” – Daniel Tamez, Medtronic

Part 2  Medical Device Translation – Now and In the Future – Getting Products to Market, Bruce R. Rosengard, Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices, Boston, MA

Part 3.  How Does MCS Grow (Appropriately) with a Hesitant Cardiology Community

  1. Birks, J. Cook, M. Hatano, D. Horstmanshof, U. Jorde, J. Long, E. Rame, B. Meyns, Y. Pya,
  2. Slaughter, G. Wieselthaler, M. Slepian as facilitator


1:30 – 5:30   MCS Academy – “Basics and the Latest – Building and Enhancing an MCS Program” – Parallel Session – see separate sheet


1:15 – 3:00  Scientific Session VI    Modeling in MCS Design – Better Systems, Pumps, and Blood

Issues: Abnormal Flows, Shear Stress loads

Moderators: D. Bluestein (USA), K. Bourque (USA), and E. Taskin (USA)

1:15 – 1:30   Virchow’s Triad, MCS and Device Thrombogenicity Emulation (DTE) – M. Slepian, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ USA

1:30 – 1:45   DTE expanded and Multiscale Modeling – D. Bluestein, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY USA

1:45 – 1:55   CFD evaluation of LVAD inflow positioning– E Taskin, Medtronic, Miami Lakes USA

1:55  – 2:10   Modeling of Oxygenators/Fiber-based Devices – A. Redaelli, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

2:10 – 2:25   New Pump Design via Modeling – T. Kaufmann, Enmodes GmbH, Aachen, Germany

2:25 – 2:40   Modeling and Device Regulation – T. Morrison, FDA, Silver Spring, MD USA

2:40 – 2:50   Panel discussion: T. Masuzawa, M. Slepian, A. Redaelli, T. Kaufmann, T. Siess


2:50 – 3:30 Rapid Fire Abstracts



Using Computational Fluid Dynamics to Gain Insight into Impeller Refinements that Can Reduce the Potential for Thrombus Formation (35)

Mark Goodin, SimuTech Group, Northglenn, CO USA


Development of a Validated CFD Model for Centrifugal Rotary Blood Pumps (44)

Clayton Semenzin, Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland, Australia


Evaluation of turbulent flow in a rotary blood pump with a validated, hybrid computational fluid dynamics model (63)

Jinjing Ji, Tsinghua University, Bejing, China


Static and dynamic characterization of four rotary blood pumps (67)

Stefan Boes, Group Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


In Vivo Validation of the Device Thrombogenicity Emulation Methodology (88)

Chiu, Wei-Che, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY USA


Can we predict and mitigate post-implant thrombotic risk in patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device? (70)

Federico Pappalardo, Universita Vita Salute, Milan, Italy





3:15    MODERATED POSTER Session 2 – Ballroom A

Moderators: C. Bermudez, M. Ono, D. Timms, S. Zawada


3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break/Exhibits


3:45 – 5:00  Scientific Session VII   The Land of the RV

Moderators:   W. Dembitsky (USA), B. Meyns (Belgium), M. Sherwood (USA)

3:15 – 3:30      RV Failure  – Who will Get it – E. Rame, U of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA

3:30 – 3:40      RV Failure – Where are we?  M. Sherwood, Baylor-Dallas, Dallas, Texas USA

3:40 – 3:55      Look at in the mirror – Not who will get it Who will recover? – S. Silvestry, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL USA

3:55 – 4:05      RV Failure – Acute support – N. Kapur, Tufts, Boston, MA USA       

4:05 – 4:15       RV Pumps – Jim Long/Ryan Stanfield, Integris Health, Oklahoma City, OK USA


4:15 – 5:00  Scientific Session VIII  MCS Around the World

Moderator: P. LePrince (France), J. Long (USA) and C. Sivathasan (S)

4:15 – 4:25      EuroMACS/IMACS – P. LePrince/B. Meyns; P. Mohacsi – (via Video TBD)

4:25 – 4:35      MCS in Turkey – S. Küçükaksu

4:35 – 4:45      MCS SE Asia/Singapore – C. Sivathasan

4:45 – 4:55      J-MACS in Japan – M. Ono

4:55 – 5:05      MCS in Kazakstan – Y. Pya

5:05 – 5:15      MCS in India – J. Long


5:15 – 6:15 ISRBP General Assembly


6:15 – 7:00 Pre-Dinner Break


7:00 – 9:30  Gala Dinner, Program and Entertainment – Loews Kiva Ballroom

Special Dinner Speakers:

  1. Jeff Goldberg PhD – Dean College of Engineering – University of Arizona, “Medicine and Engineering”
  2. Robert “Bobbie” Robbins MD – President, University of Arizona, Former CEO Texas Med Center and Chief of CT Surgery – Stanford – “Health, Heart Failure and Innovation for the Future.”

Entertainment Program – University of Arizona String Quartet; Mariachi and Native American Dance – Viva Dance Ensemble










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