Chronic Total Occlusion Summit 2019

A Live Case Demonstration Course

February 28-March 1, 2019

New York Marriott Marquis |
1535 Broadway | New York, NY


Bringing together leaders in the field of CTO, the Chronic Total Occlusion Summit: A Live Case Demonstration Course will be held in the heart of New York City.

Leading practitioners of percutaneous coronary intervention must become experts at recanalizing chronic total occlusions (CTOs); and with advanced techniques, success rates greater than 90% may be obtained. For physicians to achieve high success rates with minimal complications, it’s critical for them to be up-to-date on the most recent advances in operator technique, guidewire technology, and other adjunctive devices.

Sessions at CTO will emphasize both advanced techniques and evidence-based medicine, with a strong emphasis on live case transmissions, featuring the world’s leading operators, along with real-time analysis from world-class faculty.

Why Attend CTO 2019?

  • NEW RESEARCH. Learn about the most recent data on CTO PCI, regarding patient outcomes and improvement in the quality of life.
  • LATEST TECHNIQUES. Discover the latest technical developments and refinements in CTO PCI.
  • LEARN FROM THE BEST. Find out how to prevent and manage complications and apply CTO PCI techniques in non-CTO Complex PCI.
  • ELEVATE YOUR PRACTICE AND SKILLS. Gain vital skills in novel technologies and techniques through hands-on sessions with simulators.
  • NETWORK. Exchange ideas and share experiences with your colleagues from around the globe.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  •   Identify the pathobiologic and clinical considerations associated with successful recanalization of chronic total occlusions.
  •   Explain how advances in operator technique, guidewire technology, and new devices have improved success rates for chronic total occlusions.
  •   Describe advanced guidewire techniques and other adjunctive devices, including the retrograde technique.
  •   Integrate the latest recommendations on how to use new guidewires and devices to optimize procedural success, while minimizing complications.

Target Audience

This program is designed for interventional cardiologists, endovascular specialists, clinical cardiologists, catheterization laboratory nurses, cardiovascular technologists, and other healthcare professionals with a special interest in the field of chronic total occlusion.

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation will address content, presentation, possible bias, and future educational needs.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. Commercial support from industry does not influence educational content, faculty selection, and/or faculty presentations, and therefore, does not compromise the scientific integrity of the educational activity.

Discussion of off-label product usage is made at the sole discretion of the faculty. Off-label product discussion and usage are not endorsed by CRF or the conference directors of this activity.

Faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by CRF are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty not complying with this policy are not permitted to participate in this activity.

CME Accreditation and Designation

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CRF designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (credits subject to change). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Documentation of awarded credit is provided for registered attendees in exchange for completed activity evaluations. Certificates of attendance are provided to all registered attendees in their meeting materials.

Please claim CME, MOC, and download Certificates of Attendance here or through the CRF Events mobile app (available via the iPhone app store or the Google Play app).

For any CME, MOC, or certificate-related inquiries, or to claim credits for a previous conference, please contact