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 Sunday, February 15th, 2015


17:00 – 17:15

Heart-Team: why we are here?


M. Leon, T. Lüscher, F. Maisano


17:15– 17:30

2015: the year of the mitral


M. Leon


17:30 – 17:45

Surgical mitral valve therapy: historical perspective and state of the art


O. Alfieri


17:45 – 18:00

Transcatheter mitral valve therapy for Mitral Stenosis: an established solution


B. Meier


18:00 – 18:20

Transcatheter mitral valve therapy for Mitral Regurgitation: an emerging alternativ


T. Feldman


18:20 – 18:40

Imaging for the Mitral valve


J. Bax


18:40 – 19:00

Panel discussion




19:30 – 22:10

Scientific Dinner Symposium sponsored by



“Optimizing outcomes with MitraClip”
An advanced course on how to optimize MitraClip
outcomes “towards surgical standards”


T. Feldman, O. Franzen, F. Maisano, M. Leon,
G. Pedrazzini, M. Zuber


 Monday, February 16th, 2015


08:00 – 09:00

Echo, Coffee  and “Gipferli” – Live Echo Screening of Mitral Regurgitation


Featured by Luzerner Kurs in Echokardiographie

Breakfast-in-a-box with live TEE/TTE – interactive moderated discussion


Moderator: M. Zuber

Panel: P. Erne, F. Faletra, C. Gruner, F. Tanner


09:00 – 12:00

LIVE CASES transmission


Case presentation and Heart-Team discussion
MitraClip live case
Surgical minimally invasive mitral valve repair


Moderators: M Leon, M. Mack

Panel: O. Alfieri, A. Colombo, V. Falk, T. Feldman, M. Genoni, R. Jansen,
A. Linka,
B. Meier,
T. Mocetti,
P. Müller, G. Pedrazzini, H. Rickli, C. Ruiz,
F. Ruschitzka, F. Siclari, F. Tanner, A. Vuilliomenet, J. Webb


12:00 – 12:30

Roundtable Panel discussion


12:30 – 14:00

Beyond MitraClip state of the art


(evidence and new insights in transcatheter mitral valve repair)


Lunch Symposium with Live in a Box cases
(transcatheter and surgical mitral valve procedures).


Moderators: T. Carrel, S. Windecker

Panel: E. Eeckhout, V. Falk, O. Franzen, O. Gämperli, C. Gruner, M. Mack, F. Nietlispach, R. Pretre, C. Steffen, H. Vanermen, P. Wenaweser

Cases: O. Alfieri, S. Goldberg, E. Grube, G. Lutter, F. Maisano


14:00 – 14:20

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement techniques and outcomes


N. Piazza


14:20 – 14:35

Live in a box Valve replacement


J. Webb


14:35– 15:00

Panel discussion


15:00 – 15:45

Imaging of the future

C. Ruiz


15:45 – 16:00

Device and medical therapy interaction in Heart Failure


F. Ruschitzka


16:00 – 16:20

Future of Mitral Valve procedures: let’s shape the future together


Moderators: M. Leon, T. Luscher, F. Maisano

Panel: A. Colombo, F. Eberli, T. Feldman, O. Franzen, A. Gross, A. Linka,
M. Mack, B. Meier, P. Müller, G. Pedrazzini, N. Piazza, H. Rickli, R. Robb, C. Steffen, S. Windecker, H. Vanermen, A. Vuilliomenet


16:20 – 16:30

Wrap up session and closing remarks