07 - 09 OCTOBER 2021



ABOUT THE EVENT When East Meets West knowledge has no boundaries.

Dear Colleague,
It is my pleasure to invite you to attend The East Meets West Congress 2021, the first event for Central and Eastern Europe that is fully endorsed by the International Society of EndoVascular Specialists (ISEVS), which will take place in Bucharest, Romania, from the 07th to the 09th of October 2021. We request that you be a part of this exciting event. In fact, the scientific committee encourages you to submit an abstract by September 15 2021. Submit here and create an account. All abstracts will be listed on our website which may be cited and added to your Curriculum Vitae. Abstract presenters and winners will be recognized by international Cardiovascular Surgery leaders. Three awards will be awarded from the Romanian Society for Endovascular Surgery along with a certificate from the society. Prizes include: First prize is 400 euros; second prize is 300 euros; and third prize is 200 euros. You must be present during the awards ceremony to receive your prize.

Many challenges in the way we treat patients with vascular disease face us every day in our practice. The purpose of this meeting is for you to gain knowledge from key international faculty who will share their data, opinions, advancements and more that will offer tremendous insight. Groundbreaking techniques and developments will be presented that will give you the tools to treat your patients who present with cardiovascular disease. Therefore, we are pleased that through the support and help from the International Society of EndoVascular Specialists, distinguished experts in Cardiovascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy from Europe and US have graciously accepted to join us and serve as faculty.

The 3-day educational program will include plenary sessions, case reports, workshops and interesting live surgery cases, designed for vascular and cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and other allied-health specialists.

More important, East Meets West will encourage a creative exchange of ideas and learning experiences for everyone! Registered attendees will have an opportunity to network with faculty. Industry will be on hand to showcase their exciting technologies and provide insight on new developments.
The East Meets West Congress 2021 aims to inspire, challenge and shape the future in vascular surgery, because it is within our grasp.
This international medical event is organized in partnership with Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, The Romanian Society of Minimal Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery and The Romanian Society for Endovascular Surgery and Transcatheter Valve Therapy and is fully endorsed by the International Society of EndoVascular Specialists.

Take a moment to browse through our website, view the program, submit an abstract and finally, register to attend a refreshing new meeting!

Regards, Horațiu Moldovan, MD.


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Prof. Rodney White
Vice-President ISEVS
Past President American Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
CardioVascular Surgeon at UCLA

Assoc. Prof. Adrian Molnar
President SRCCMI
Medical Director Institutul Inimii “Niculae Stancioiu” Cluj-Napoca

Assoc. Prof. Horatiu Moldovan MD. PhD.
Titu Maiorescu University
Full Member, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences
Vice president, Romanian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
Head, Departament of Cardiovascular Surgery
SANADOR Clinical Hospital, Bucharest.

Prof. Horatiu Suciu
UMF Targu Mures
Director of IUBCvT Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

Assoc. Prof. Victor Costache
President of SRCETVT
Medical Director of Center of Cardiovascular Disease Sibiu

What to expect

The event will highlight the latest directions of research, most up-to-date techniques and changes in current practice, in an exclusive and dynamic program consisting of 3 days of presentations and case reports, theoretical courses and live surgery cases, designed for cardiac and vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and other specialists.

Program / Find all of our activities here Preliminary Schedule-At-A-Glance

Advocacy for cardiovascular diseases in Romania: steps forward or backward?

Opening ISEVS Congress 2021

Session A – Latest Breaking news on thoracoabdominal aneurysms and Type B Aortic Dissection (TBAD)

Session B – Latest on minimally invasive mitral valve surgery and novel transcatheter valve solutions

Session C – Aortic Valve Disease special session

Session D – Coronary Artery Disease special session

Session E – PCI vs. CABG

Classical and special indications and contraindications for PCI and CABG

Haemodynamical evaluation before PCI/CABG (FFR, iFR)

PCI completing surgical revascularization – hybrid strategies (coronaropathy +- valves)

PCI treatment of graft lesions

PCI before and after TAVI

PCI saving surgery (complications)

Surgery saving PCI


Session F – PCI solutions in classical CABG indications

…which classical indications? (calcified lesions, bifurcations, restenosis, CTO, coronary aneurysms)

Cutting/scoring balloons, high pressure balloons

Rotational/Orbital atherectomy

IVL (Shockwave)


Bifurcation techniques

Aneurysm exclusion


Session G- On surgery’s border

Recovering materials – peripheral

Recovering materials – coronary

Coronary perforation


Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian.

Lunch Break

Session H – Bypassing surgery


MR interventional treatment

TR interventional treatment

PE and CTEPH interventional treatment

Embolisations – materials and techniques


Session I – TAVI

Patient selection

Alternate access ways

Difficult cases


Session J – MitraClip

Patient Selection

MitraClip technique and difficult cases


Conclusions and discussions (Heart Team, Mixed operators team)

Session K – Imaging

The importance of stress echo vs. Cardiac stress test

CoroCT – a valuable tool

CT value in valvulopathies

Echo expert on the boat – valvular implantation devices, before, after and during the procedure, Doppler for CABG



Session L – Vascular access in PCI

Femoral artery – antegrade and retrograde (echography’s contribution)

Distal access in AOMI

Radial artery (benefits and possibilities, complications)

Distal radial – the new kid in town


Session M – CTO

Patient selection and results


Antegrade techniques

Retrograde techniques


Session N – Exceeding the limits in HFrEf patients

TAVR: till where?

CABG in HFrEF: till where?

Percutaneous treatment for HF: new devices

LVADs – results on the long term

Implantable devices interference with surgery – finding solutions: Cardiologist’s say

Implantable devices interference with surgery – finding solutions: Surgeon’s say


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Basic Access

Registration Congress EMW2021
Limited access only scientific program
Coffee break-uri
15 CME Credits


Registration Congress EMW2021
Unlimited access to scientific program
Workshops based on enrollment in the available places
Coffee breaks
Lunches and festive dinners
15 CME Credits


Registration Congress EMW2021
Limited access only scientific program
Coffee break-uri
15 CME Credits

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest is the capital and largest city in Romania, and was first mentioned in documents on September 20, 1459. Besides being an administrative and economic center, it is also the starting point for the tourist destinations in Romania. French influences in culture and architecture have brought to Bucharest the surnames of “Little Paris”.

Event Location

InterContinental Bucharest Hotel
Boulevard Nicolae Bălcescu No.4