Transcatheter Interventions Online presents TIO MCS, the ultimate Mechanical Circulatory Support virtual conference


Radcliffe Cardiology is proud to announce the expansion of its Transcatheter Interventions Online event series with a focused edition on Mechanical Circulatory Support. Transcatheter Interventions Online – Mechanical Circulatory Support (TIO MCS), is a new half-day virtual conference dedicated to advancing knowledge and outcomes in this dynamic field. Live on 14 December 2023, Course Director Prof Nicolas Van Mieghem (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL) will lead a world-class faculty to deliver the highest-quality up-to-date education.

TIO MCS 2023 is set to be an exceptional virtual event, providing in-depth exploration of the latest innovations and discussion regarding mechanical circulatory support. The programme is meticulously designed to offer healthcare professionals, researchers, and specialists a comprehensive understanding of the cutting-edge technologies and techniques transforming patient care.

Attending the conference will give you access to expert-led discussions, thought-provoking presentations, and invaluable insights from the forefront of cardiovascular medicine. Our faculty bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to the forefront, ensuring you receive the most up-to-date information in the field.

Register now to gain essential insights and strategies for advancing mechanical circulatory support and improving cardiovascular care. We look forward to welcoming you to this ground-breaking first-time event.

*Transcatheter Interventions Online - Mechanical Circulatory Support's programme has been accredited by the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC) for 3 CME points, equating to 3 hours of learning. Physicians may convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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(Please note this programme is subject to change)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (GMT)
Presentations and Discussions
Session 1 — Guidance on MCS Selection

Where does IABP stand? – Nicolas Van Mieghem
Ongoing Research With Intravascular Microaxial Blood Pumps – Divaka Perera
Continuous or Pulsatile MCS for High-Risk PCI / Shock patients – Valeria Paradies

2:00 PM - 3:05 PM (GMT)
Live Case and Discussion
Session 2 — Live Case

Patient Live Case – Erasmus MC, Rotterdam – featuring MCS

3:05 PM - 3:45 PM (GMT)
Escalation & De-Escalation With MCS: A Practical Approach

Presented by: Federico Pappalardo


This session will provide practical treatment strategies and management of MCS in Cardiogenic Shock: starting with a review of the different phenotype of cardiogenic shock stages and the timing of the treatment of vasopressor, Impella and ECMO as standalone or combined. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the different types of cardiogenic shock
  • Discover when to apply vasopressor, Impella and ECMO
  • Explore how to unload ECMO effectively with ECPella to escalate and de-escalate in cardiogenic shock treatment

This breakout is supported by Abiomed

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM (GMT)
Presentations and Discussions
Session 3 — MCS Advanced Learning

MCS effect on Cardiac Mechanics – Alaide Chieffo
Access Site Management – Giuseppe Tarantini
Moving forward post-ECLS-Shock – Holger Thiele

Time Zone: (UTC+00:00) London, Edinburgh [Change Time Zone]

Course Leadership

Nicolas Van Mieghem

Nicolas Van Mieghem
Course Director
Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL

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Alaide Chieffo

Alaide Chieffo
San Raffaele Research Hospital, Milan, IT

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Federico Pappalardo

Federico Pappalardo

AO SS Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria, IT

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Valeria Paradies

Valeria Paradies
Maasstad Hospital, Rotterdam, NL

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Divaka Perera

Divaka Perera
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK

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Giuseppe Tarantini

Giuseppe Tarantini
University of Padua Medical School, Padua, IT

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Holger Thiele

Holger Thiele
Leipzig Heart Hospital, Leipzig, DE

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Learning Objectives

Following the activities, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the current status of contemporary mechanical circulatory support devices

  • Understand different mechanism of action and impact on cardiac physiology of different MCS systems

  • Discuss rational patient selection and indications  for MCS

  • Identify research focus to support use of MCS

Target Audience

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Interventional Cardiology Nurses
  • Cathlab Personnel
  • Interventional Fellows
  • Intensivists
  • Cardiologists 
  • Nurses

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Official Journal

Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources (ICR³) is an international, English language, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles continuously on It aims to assist time-pressured physicians to stay abreast of key advances and opinions in interventional cardiology.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Peter O'Kane, along with Deputy Editors and an editorial board of world-renowned physicians, the journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that aim to provide timely updates on the most pertinent issues in the field.

View the 2023 volume of ICR3

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