CRF Will Host Scientific Meeting February 15-16, 2018 in New York City


The CTO Summit 2018 is a two-day course featuring the latest research, advanced techniques, and state-of-the-art technologies for chronic total occlusions. The agenda is now available online at:

This year’s conference will emphasize practical hands-on training and will feature twelve live case transmissions conducted by some of the world’s leading experts in CTO stenting. Sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Patient Selection and Procedural Basics
  • CTO PCI in Specific Patient Populations (Higher Risk CTO PCI Patient, Post-CABG Patients, Patients with Low EF)
  • Case-Based Complication Management


A complete blockage in the coronary artery lasting more than three months, or chronic total occlusion (CTO), has historically been one of the most challenging types of blockages to treat with an interventional procedure. This meeting is aimed at helping interventional cardiologists treat CTOs. With advanced techniques, leading practitioners of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can achieve success rates greater than 90%.


February 15-16, 2018


New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway

New York, NY


The course directors for the CTO Summit 2018 are:

Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD

Minneapolis Heart Institute

Minneapolis, MN

J. Aaron Grantham, MD

University of Missouri Kansas City and Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute

Kansas City, MO

Dimitri Karmpaliotis, MD, PhD

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

Martin B. Leon, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

Jeffrey W. Moses, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

Masahiko Ochiai, MD

Showa University/Northern Yokohama Hospital

Kanagawa, Japan

Gregg W. Stone, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

Gerald S. Werner, MD

Klinikum Darmstadt

Darmstadt, Germany


Media may apply for registration by emailing For those interested in covering remotely, reporters are eligible for access to CTO 360 which provides live and on-demand viewing of sessions.

Press Contacts

Irma Damhuis
Director, External Relations
Tel: 646-434-4690

Judy Romero
Senior Manager, External Relations
Tel: 646-434-4608