By clicking on the following picture you will get to the virtual foyer and the livestream of this year’s EURO CTO MEETING.
Euro CTO 2020 takes place
We are looking forward to welcoming you at this year’s Euro CTO Club Meeting in Berlin, Germany from 11 – 12 September 2020.
At present, the conference will take place as planned, there is no interdiction from the Government side.
The safety and health of our attendees is of course our number one priority. We are constantly monitoring the development of the situation and are in direct contact with the health authorities.
The impact of the current situation on our conference cannot be predicted at the moment. However, we are already planning to take several measures to ensure the safety of our attendees on-site.
Kindly consider standard measures to avoid risk of infection, as recommended for any viral disease.
We are following the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute and the German and Berlin Government regarding events and conference. Further information is available at https://www.rki.de/EN/Home/homepage_node.html as well as www.who.org.
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
The progress of interventional therapy for chronic total occlusions (CTO) is a success story of both developments in procedural strategies accompanied by rapid progress in medical devices, specifically dedicated wires and microcatheters, but also the success of drug-eluting stents to achieve a long-term patency.
The procedural outcome for CTOs is comparable to non-CTO lesions if performed by trained and experienced operators. Therefore it is the goal of the annual meeting of the European CTO club since its inaugural meeting 11 years ago to provide a forum of education and interactive discussion of these new developments in the treatment of CTO lesions.
We include live case transmissions performed by world renowned operators to illustrate these new techniques and enhance the discussion in an interactive way. This is accompanied by a structured and educative presentation of the steps required to build a CTO program, select the right patients, the right technique and the right strategy.
The case selection aims at an incremental presentation of cases from seemingly low to higher complexity, thus providing contents for the already experienced, but also for those aspiring to become experts in this field of PCI.
Aside from the practical demonstration of techniques we also provide an interactive forum to present cases by the participants in a challenging case contest hosted by the Board of the EuroCTO club.
With Berlin in the center of Europe, we offer you both an attractive location and a geographically ideal site to meet and discuss exciting topics.
We look forward to meeting all of you in Berlin.
Gerald S. Werner
Bad Krozingen, Germany