OCTOBER 27th-28th 2024



ABOUT THE EVENT When East meets West knowledge knows no bounds.

Dear colleagues,

The sixth edition of East Meets West Congress was an exceptional event with an impressive faculty. More than 300 doctors joined us during the two days of the meeting. We thank them once again for their attention, for the high academic level of their presentations, for the questions they addressed to all those who lectured at EMW2023.

Special thanks to Professor Alain Cribier, a professional role model for the entire medical world, with an unparalleled contribution in saving human lives.

You can see some photos from this year’s edition where we brought together, at the same table, the greatest cardiovascular, endovascular surgeons and cardiologists from around the world.

In the end we would like you to know that the countdown to the registration for the seventh edition of EMW begins! We will be back with the registration link!

See you soon!

Prof. Dr. Victor Costache
Prof. Dr. Horațiu Moldovan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silviu Dumitrescu




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EMW President


Prof. Dr. Victor Costache

  • University professor, Titu Maiorescu University Bucharest
  • Member of the French Academy of Surgery (
  • Former Minister of Health in Romania 2019, 2020
  • President of the Romanian Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Medical Director and Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Sanador Clinical Hospital, Bucharest
  • Executive Director for Eastern Europe within the International Society of Endovascular Specialists

Vice Presidents


Prof. Rodney White

  • M.D
  • ISEVS Vice-President
  • Past President of the American Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiovascular surgeon at UCLA

Dr. Kak Khee Yeung

  • Medical Specialist, ACS – Atherosclerosis & ischemic syndromes
  • Medical Specialist, ACS – Microcirculation
  • Medical Specialist, Surgery
  • VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam

Prof. Lucian Dorobanțu

  • University Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Titu Maiorescu University
  • Scientific Director at Monza Hospital
  • Head of the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic at Monza Hospital
  • Cardiomyopathy Center Coordinator at Monza Hospital
  • Bucharest, Romania

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silviu Dumitrescu

  • Senior cardiology consultant, MD PHD
  • Cardiologist primary doctor
  • Doctor of Medical Sciences
  • Head of Cardiology Section 1 at the Military Emergency University Hospital “Dr. Carol Davila”

Conf. Dr. Horatiu Moldovan

Prof. Dr. Horațiu Moldovan

  • MD. PhD Habil
  • University Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery – Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Qualified Doctor in Medical Sciences
  • Full Member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Head of the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Bucharest Emergency Clinical Hospital
  • Associate Member of the Romanian Academy of Scientists

What to expect

The event will highlight the latest research directions, the latest techniques, and changes in current practice, in an exclusive and dynamic program consisting of 2 days of presentations and case reports, theoretical courses and live surgical cases, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, and other specialists.

Schedule / Find all our activities here

Endovascular revascularisation for peripheral artery disease

Chitotriosidase as an inflammatory status marker in critical limb ischemia

The use of hybrid techniques in peripheral revascularizations

Global Vascular Guidelines for CLTI in the BEST CLI and BASIL 2 era

Update on Rotational Atherectomy with Jetstream

Developing an algorithm for treating multilevel complex peripheral artery disease

Critical limb ischemia in patients with supra and infrainguinal disease and high surgical risk

Endovascular management of patients with critical peripheral artery disease

Retrospective real world data on amputations and revascularizations in Romania

Bicuspid aortic valve : TAVI versus SAVR

Tavi: What is the role of the imaging expert?

Patient selection for aortic valve therapy

Evolution of TAVI – 20 years

Low risk patients for TAVI – TAVI for Everyone?

Top 10 Essential Messages from the ESC Endocarditis guidelines

Echocardiography in the OR for degenerative mitral valve repair

Minimally invasive mitral repair

Minimally invasive robotic mitral valve surgery

Transcatheter Valve Technology: Edge-to-Edge Devices What are the posibilities? and the patients who should not be eligible for a clip

Personalized medicine in cardiology

Transcatheter or Redo, Mitral valve replacement

Surgical treatment of mitral valve endocarditis – replacement or repair

Evolving patterns in treatment of acute dissections of the thoracic aorta

Malperfusion syndromes in acute aortic dissections

Saccular or Bisaccular AAA:indication for EVAR depending upon the particular shape of the aneurysm

Considering Aortic Morphopathology in Therapy Decissions using an uncovered hybrid Nitinol stent for Acute DeBakey I Aortic Dissection

TEVAR in type B aortic dissection: Going backwards and then reverse

Solution for EVAR hostile neck

Rotational aterectomy in the treatment of infrainguinal vascular disease

Update on aortobifemoral bypass surgery

Concept of a mobile hybrid room

Evolving EVAR in the East, single center experience

Short-Acting antiplatelet therapy in acute situations in interventional neuroradiology, where we are in 2023

Challenges in PDA stenting in newborns

Challenges of critical cardiac diseases in postoperative patients

Transcatheter terapy of severe complications in patients with single ventricle

Congenital corrected transposition – surgical issues in the adult

Neonatal cardiovascular emergencies – our experience

Surgical treatment of pulmonary valve disease in children and adults

Adult congenital heart disease – surgical scenarios

CT imaging for TAVI and MIAVR

Multimodality imaging in aortic stenosis


Minimally Invasive vs Conventional Root Surgery

A six years journey: From proctored cases to proctoring TAVI with minimalistic approach

No country for old men: Is there any place for transapical TAVR?

Clinical pathway with new generation balloon expandable TAVI device

Contemporary strategy for Left Ventricular Assist Device implantation

Why are we not operating earlier for HOCM?

Cardiac conduction system pacing for HF prevention and HF treatment

The role of cardiovascular imaging in heart transplant

Xenotransplant – a new hope for patients with advanced Heart Failure

Long term results for our surgical aproach for HOCM as hetrogeneous disease

Management of patients with heart failure

Romanian experience in the surgical treatment of HOCM – single surgeon experience

Persistent atrial fibrillation: a new efficient hybrid treatment, the Convergent Procedure

History of EVAR

The initial experience and results of the custom made fenestrted TREO

Progress in development of endografts for ascending aortic lesions

NEXUS DUO the new double branch aortic arch device, from features to clinical practice

Tips & tricks for managing the hypogastric artery for iliac aneurysmal disease

Long term results after endovacular treatment of aortic dissections with multilayer stents

Individual approach for aortic dissection complicated by malperfusion syndrome

Surgery for coronary artery disease: recent consensus update

Routine Quality Assessment in CABG surgery

Coronary CT angiography – The magic tool

A 25-year retrospective of arterial coronary artery by-pass grafting: What have we learned?

The role of CT scans before myocardial revascularisation

Calcified Coronary Lesions – An East Side Story

Management of Refractory Angina – The Future

Chronic Coronary Syndrome Management update

Interventional therapies in refractory ischemia

Advanced imaging for high-risk PCI

Possible applications of artificial intelligence in myocardial revascularization

The future of Training in Cardiovascular Surgery


Scientific Partners

Clinical Partner


Event Speakers / Meeting with the best

Speakers EMW 2023

Registration / Tickets available

Basic Acces


Limited access only scientific program

Coffee breaks

15 CME Credits



Unlimited access to scientific program

Coffee breaks, festive dinners, lunches

15 CME Credits

Students Acces


Limited access only scientific program

Coffee breaks

Bucharest, Romania

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

Event Location

InterContinental Athenee Palace
Episcopiei 1-3, Sector 1,
Bucharest, 010292,