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Université de Bordeaux

Timetable & learning outcomes

This summer school offers a unique opportunity for participants to attend to intensive practical classes about the technological aspects of CHD transcatheter interventions, from innovative concepts to clinical practice, including all aspects of device development. Participants will learn in a variety of ways thanks to a combination of theoretical lectures and practical sessions, covering the following topics:

› Day 1: Basic principles

› Day 2: Imaging guidance in cathlab

› Day 3: Startups day

The summer school's programme for the 2024 edition is still under construction. Please find below the 2023 programme as a matter of example.

Programme for the 2023 edition

Please note: the schedule is presented in Central European Summer Time (CEST).


June 14th


June 15th


June 16th

08.45 - 09.00

Welcome and introduction

Jean-Benoît Thambo

09.00 - 09.30

From the prototype to the cathlab: history of the Optimus stent development

Andreas Kohl

09.00 - 09.45

How to protect your research/apply for a patent?

Marc Chevalier

09.00 - 10.00

Anatomy - live demonstration of normal and congenital heart specimens

Lucile Houyel

09.30 - 10.15

Biomaterials and biomechanics: features of stents used in CHD

Silvia Farè

09.45 - 10.30

Start-up presentation
Cardiawave: non-invasive ultrasound treatment of aortic stenosis

Mathieu Pernot

10.00 - 10.45

Cardiac physiology and remodeling: from basic principles to circadapt software applications

Mark Friedberg

10.15 - 10.45

Coffee break

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee break

10.45 - 11.15

Overview of avaible stents for CHD patients

Guiti Malekzadeh-Milani

11.00 - 11.45

Start-up presentation
Fine-heart : Flowmaker device for advanced heart failure

Stephane Garrigue

11.15 - 12.00

Introduction to cardiac catheterisation basics 

Rajiv R. Chaturvedi

11.15 -11.45

Non invasive assessment of vascular perfusion using ultra-fast echo imaging

Olivier Villemain

12.00 - 12.30

Imaging techniques involved in transcatheter procedures

Xavier Iriart

11.45 - 12.00


11.45 - 12.00


12.30 - 14.00


12.30 - 13.30

12.00 - 14.00


14.00 - 15.00

Overview of transcatheter interventions in CHD

Rajiv Chaturvedi, Zakaria Jalal

13.30 - 14.00

Step by step stent implantation in basic lesions

Barry Love

14.00 - 15.00

Workshop with start-up developed devices

Stephane Garrigue

15.00 - 15.15

Coffee break

15.15 - 15.55

Conference discussion: how to deal with recent concerns on devices approval processes (MDR, FDA, etc.)

Gianfranco Butera, Stephane Garrigue, Andreas Kohl, Allen Tower Jr.

14.00 - 14.30

Step by step stent implantation in complex lesions

Younes Boudjemline

15.55 - 16.15

Discussion, perspectives

14.30 - 15.00

From the prototype to the cathlab: history of the CP stent development

Allen Tower Jr.


Summer school closure

15.00 - 15.15

Coffee break


Visit of the Liryc Institue Facilities and official summer school dinner

A certificate of participation indicating the number of training hours completed will be awarded to students at the end of course.
Participants may count these hours towards their supplementary doctoral training programmes.

Programme may be subject to change.