Canadian Coronary Physiology and Invasive Imaging Symposium CPI 2020

Apr 05, 2018




Fellows Competition

20th Canadian Coronary Physiology and Invasive Imaging Symposium (CPI 2019)
Necessary Modalities in the Cath. Lab. to Optimize Patient Outcomes in 2019


This symposium will update practicing interventional cardiologists, cardiology residents & fellows, general cardiologists, internists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurses and technologists in the latest developments in the field of Coronary Physiology and Invasive imaging.

Continuing Medical Education

“This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada”. “This activity has been approved by the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery”

9.00 Credit Hours


1 . Provide a state-of-the-art update on invasive coronary physiology lesions assessment via pressure derived indices, i.e. FFR (Fractional Flow Reserve), iFR (instantaneous wave Free Ratio) and other non-hyperemic indices.

2. Provide new information and application on epicardial and microvascular dysfunction, via pressure-derived and flow-derived Coronary Flow Reserve (CFR).

3. Through real life case examples, examine the clinical applications of theses physiological modalities, including pearls, potential pitfalls and limitations.

4. Provide a state-of-the-art update on adjunctive invasive imaging modalitie via IVUS (IntraVascular UltraSound) and OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography).

5. Through real life case examples, examine the clinical applications of these invasive imaging modalities, including pearls, potential pitfalls and limitations


TUESDAY, February 5, 2019
Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel: TOPAZ Room
19:00 -21:00
Welcome dinner and Fellows Cases Competition 

WEDNESDAY, February 6, 2018
Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, Room: Auditorium Émilie-Gamelin

07:30     Registration and breakfast

07:55     Welcome: Erick Schampaert, MD

AM Session Coronary Physiology in 2019

FFR in clinical practice: Time for routine use
Nils Johnson, MD, Houston, TX

iFR: What it does differently vs. FFR
Justin Davies, MD, London, UK               

Lexicon of resting indices – when to use what
Allen Jeremias, MD, New York, NY 

Microvascular dysfunction
Steve Miner, MD, Toronto, ON

Physiology cases
Nils Johnson, MD, Houston, TX
Steve Minor, MD, Toronto, ON 
Samer Mansour, MD, Montréal, QC
David Goodhart, MD, Calgary, AB
Erick Schampaert, MD, Montreal, QC

12:00     Lunch

PM Session Coronary Imaging in 2019

OCT-guided complex PCI & RCT
Tej Sheth, MD, Hamilton, ON

IVUS OCT Hybrid Imaging
Natalia Pinilla, MD, Hamilton, ON

OCT cases
Lawrence Title, MD, Halifax, NS
Simon Robinson, MD, Victoria, BC
Natalia Pinilla, MD, Hamilton, ON

A glimpse into NIRS and OCT-polarimetry
Joost Daemen, MD, Rotterdam, NL

Is IVUS dead?
Gary Mintz, MD, Washington, DC

SYNTAX II: IVUS is needed for optimal PCI
Javier Escaned, MD, Barcelona, Spain

IVUS Cases
Stephen Fort, MD, Kelowna, BC
Gary Mintz, MD, Washington, DC

Closing re marks and evaluation
Erick Schampaert, MD, Montreal, QC

Bus leaves for transfer to TIC


Erick Schampaert, MD
Montreal, QC, Canada

Stephen Fort, MD
Kelowna, BC, Canada

Samer Mansour, MD
Montreal, QC, Canada

Tej Sheth, MD
Hamilton, ON

Gary Mintz,  MD
New York, NY, Canada


Joost Daemen, MD
Rotterdam, NL

Justin Davies, MD
London, UK

Javier Escaned, MD
Barcelona, SP

Stephen Fort, MD
Kelowna, BC

David Goodhart, MD
Calgary, AB

Allen Jeremias, MD
New York, NY

Nils Johnson, MD
Houston, TX

Steve Miner, MD
Toronto, ON

Natalia Pinilla, MD
Hamilton, ON

Simon Robinson, MD
Victoria, BC

Lawrence Title, MD
Halifax, NS


This program was made possible due to an Unrestricted Educational Grant from the following companies: 2018

Abbott Vascular
Edwards Lifesciences
Philips Canada
Boston Scientific
BRACCO Imaging
OPSENS Medical


Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
The reduced conference rate at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel is $209.00 plus applicable taxes. This rate will be available until January 8, 2019 and after that date on a space available basis at prevailing rates. We encourage you to reserve early to guarantee room rate and availability. for This rate will be available until January 8, 2019, and after this date, on a space available basis at current rates. We encourage you to reserve early to guarantee room rate and availability. Please contact the hotel directly at 1-877-231-0748 and refer to the 20th Annual CPI 2019 in order to receive this reduced rate.


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On or before January 1, 2018

Physicians – $100.00 (CAIC members 50% discount)

Residents/Fellows/Nurses – $50.00

After January 1, 2018

Physicians – $150.00

Residents/Fellows/Nurses – $75.00

Full payment must accompany registration. Tuition fee includes the cost of instruction, course kit,  breakfast lunch and break daily for the day. Pre-registration is recommended.

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A refund will be granted for cancellations received in writing or by telephone. There is a $50.00 processing fee. No refund will be granted on or after January 15, 2018.

Below please find the information regarding the cases for the Fellows Competition. It seems we have a lot of interest, so please send your case to Don Palisaitis as soon as possible. We need you to register on line at where it asks for amount type in 0.00  Should your case get accepted as 1 of the 5, we will cover your flight and hotel for 1 night in Montreal. Should it not get accepted, we would still like to have you there, and you would have to cover your travel and hotel. If you register for TIC as well, we have a special reduced of $150.00 for Fellows.

 Dates for CPI – Feb. 5 evening Fellows competition, Marriott Montreal Airport In-Terminal Hotel, Feb. 6 Sacre Coeur Hospital. 

Dates for TIC – Feb. 6 evening reception in Tremblant.  Program runs from Feb. 6 until Feb. 9, 2019 6:00 pm.

There is a bus from Sacre-Coeur Hospital following CPI which will take you up to Tremblant. 

 The CPI Fellows Competition remains an exciting forum to share and discuss interesting (confusing?) and challenging cases with world renowned experts on imaging and coronary physiology.  We are looking for approximately 4-5 cases of either coronary physiology (FFR, iFR or CFR) or intracoronary imaging (OCT, IVUS) that will be selected to present on the Tuesday evening. We begin at 19h00 sharp.

Each presenter will have a total of 25 minutes. This timing will be carefully monitored by me. The cases are to be submitted to myself, and if selected, then need to be structured so that there are maximum 2 stop points where discussion will be requested.

Do not include slides with extraneous information…go to the point that is the highlight of your presentation. If people want to know more, they will ask. Try to finish within 20 minutes WITH your 2 stop points….

For submissions you will need the following: Summary, with the major teaching point (s). Will need cine loops for most…

Please submit Case to:  Don Palisaitis, MD,

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