Canadian Coronary Physiology and Invasive Imaging Symposium CPI 2024

Jul 11, 2023




Fellows Competition

Canadian Coronary Physiology and Invasive Imaging Symposium (CPI 2024) | Jan. 30-31, 2024
Essential Modalities in the Cath Lab to Optimize Patient Outcomes in 2024

Location: Marriott Montreal Airport In-Terminal Hotel (Jan. 30-31, 2024)

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
You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 9.5 learning hours.


At the end of this program, from formal presentations and cases, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand pressure derived indices clinical applications, in various conditions.
  2. Gain new information and applications on epicardial and microvascular dysfunction, by exercise- pressure-, thermodilution- and flow-derived CFR.
  3. Gain an understanding of current adjunctive invasive imaging modalities, by OCT and IVUS, its applications and limitations.


23rd Canadian Coronary Physiology and Invasive Imaging Symposium (CPI 2023)

TUESDAY, January 31, 2023
Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel: Room TOPAZ
Chairman: Donald Palisaitis, MD

18:30 – 19:00

19:00 – 21:00
Welcome Dinner and Fellows Competition (Case Presentations)

WEDNESDAY, February 1, 2023 – Please note location has changed
Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel: Rooms: Topaz 

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome: Erick Schampaert, MD

DEFINE-GPS: Moving to Physiology 2.0
Justin Davies, MD, London, UK

Post PCI Physiology
Bryan Har, MD, Calgary, AB

What’s Wrong with FFR? (FAME 3, FLOWER-MI, FUTURE, RIPCORD 2)
Nils Johnson, MD, Houston, TX

From Obstructive CAD to INOCA: AID-ANGIO
and Interventional Diagnostic Procedures (IDP):
Javier Escaned, MD, Madrid, Spain
Andrea Lavoie, MD, Regina, SK
Steve Miner, MD, Toronto, ON
Olga Toleva, MD, Atlanta, GA

Physiology Cases: 3 x 15 min
Samer Mansour, MD, Montreal, QC
Jacqueline Saw, MD, Vancouver, BC
Javier Escaned, MD, Madrid, Spain         

Live Case from St-Francis Hospital, N.Y., N.Y.
Richard Shlofmitz, MD, New York, NY

ILUMIEN IV – Optimal PCI: An update
Allen Jeremias, MD, New York, NY 

11:45     Lunch 

Live Case from Hamilton Health Sciences Center
Tej Sheth, MD & Natalia Pinilla-Echeverri, MD

Role of expansion in OCT guided PCI – what are we aiming for?
Matt Sibbald, MD, Hamilton, ON

Role of Imaging in ISR
Evan Shlofmitz, MD, N.Y. N.Y.

OCT of the Near Future: Automations, OFR
Akiko Maehara, MD, New York, NY

OCT cases:  4 X 15 min
Brian Potter, MD, Montreal, QC
Simon Robinson, MD, Victoria, BC
Lawrence Title, MD, Halifax, NS
Akiko Maehara, MD, New York, NY

Important OCT and IVUS Pulications 2022
Gary Mintz, MD, Washington, DC

On-going IVUS RCT: IMPROVE, Others
Gary Mintz, MD, Washington, DC

IVUS Cases: 2 X 15 min
Gary Mintz, MD, Washington, DC
Chris Overgaard, MD, Toronto, ON

Closing remarks and evaluation
Erick Schampaert, MD, Montreal, QC


Erick Schampaert, MD
Montreal, QC, Canada

Tej Sheth, MD
Hamilton, ON

Gary Mintz, MD
New York, NY


Justin Davies, MD
London, UK

Javier Escaned, MD
Madrid, SP

Bryan Har, MD
Calgary, AB

Allen Jeremias, MD
New York, NY

Nils Johnson, MD
Houston, TX

Andrea Lavoie, MD
Regina, SK

Akiko Maehara, MD
New York, NY

Samer Mansour, MD
Montreal, QC

Steve Miner, MD
Toronto, ON

Gary Mintz, MD
Washington, DC

Chris Overgaard, MD
Toronto, ON

Donald Palisaitis, MD
Montreal, QC

Natalia Pinillia-Echeverri, MD
Hamilton, ON

Brian Potter, MD
Montreal, QC

Simon Robinson, MD
Victoria, BC

Jacqueline Saw, MD
Vancouver, BC

Evan Shlofmitz, MD
New York, NY

Richard Shlofmitz, MD
New York, NY

Matt Sibbald, MD
Hamilton, ON

Lawrence Title, MD
Halifax, NS

Olga Toleva, MD
Winnipeg, MB

For sponsorship opportunities, please email:

This program was made possible due to an Unrestricted Educational Grant from the following companies: 2024

Abbott Medical Canada
Boston Scientific
Philips North America

BRACCO Imaging
OPSENS Medical


Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
The reduced conference rate at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel is $270.00 plus applicable taxes. This rate will be available until January 09, 2024 and after that date on a space available basis at prevailing rates. We encourage you to reserve early to guarantee room rate and availability.

Book a room using the group rate here >

Or the hotel directly at 1-877-231-0748 and refer to the 24th Annual CPI 2024 in order to receive this reduced rate.


On or before November 1, 2023

Physicians – $150.00

Residents/Fellows/Nurses – $100.00

After November 1, 2023

Physicians – $200.00

Residents/Fellows/Nurses – $150.00

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 1, 2024.

Information regarding the cases for the Fellows Competition

We have a lot of interest, so please send your case to Don Palisaitis as soon as possible. Please register for CPI online and where it asks for “amount”, type in 0.00, and indicate in the comments that you are submitting a case for the Fellows Competition.  Should your case get accepted as 1 of the 5, we will cover your flight and hotel for 1 night in Montreal (if required). 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 fee of $200.00 for Fellows. Fellows can present cases at the TIC program on either Thursday or Saturday afternoon, providing you are registered to the TIC meeting. If presenting a case,  you will receive 4 nights (max) comp. hotel in Tremblant.

January 30, 2024 Evening: Fellow’s competition |  Marriott Montreal Airport In-Terminal Hotel

Dates for TIC – Jan. 31 evening reception in Tremblant.  Program runs from evening of Feb. 1 until Feb. 3, 2024 inclusive, 6:00 pm.

Following CPI, there is a bus from the Marriott Montreal Airport In-Terminal Hotel, 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 19:00 sharp.

Each presenter will have a total of 20 minutes. This timing will be carefully monitored. The cases are to be submitted to Don Palisaitis and if selected, then need to be structured so that there are maximum 2 stop points where discussion will be requested.

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

For submissions, please include a summary, with the major teaching point (s).

Please submit Case to:  Don Palisaitis, MD,

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