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Attend the Opsens sponsored complimentary lunch educational symposium, “Upgrading Coronary Physiologic Approaches: Methods, Myths, and Best Practices” at CRT (Cardiovascular Research Technologies) 2018 Conference in Washington, DC.

Opsens offers the first fiber-optic FFR guidewire with nitinol core, providing superior handling, functionality and accuracy, particularly beneficial in complex PCI. Leading experts in coronary physiology will demonstrate clinical utility of FFR in various scenarios and update on recent developments in non-hyperemic coronary physiology assessment, eg. Diastolic Pressure Ratio (DPR).

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Lunch: 12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. ET
Program: 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. ET
Theatre 1 (inside the exhibit hall)
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Morton J. Kern, MD, MSCAI, FAHA, FACC (Program Chair)
Professor of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Orange, California; Chief of Medicine, Long Beach Veterans Health Care System, Long Beach, CA

Nils Johnson, MD, MS, FACC, FESC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Weatherhead Distinguished Chair of Heart Disease, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and the Weatherhead PET Imaging Center, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth (Houston), Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

Ziad Ali, MD, DPhil
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Louis V Gerstner Scholar, Victoria and Esther Aboodi Cardiovascular Scientist, Director, Intravascular Imaging and Physiology, Director, Cardio-renal Program, Columbia University Medical Center; Director, Angiographic Core Laboratory, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY

Barry Uretsky, MD, MSCAI
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and VA Cath Lab, University of Arkansas,  Little Rock, AR

12:10 p.m. – Lunch
12:20 p.m. – Concordance and Discordance among Coronary Physiologic Indices: The 80% rule – Morton KERN
12:32 p.m. – From resting blood flow to Hyperemia: How much flow is enough? – Nils JOHNSON
12:44 p.m. – FFR/iFR for Challenging anatomy: LM, serial lesions – Ziad ALI
12:56 p.m. – Pressure During and after PCI: Advantage to post PCI FFR – Barry URETSKY
1:08 p.m. – Discussion – Morton KERN (moderator)
1:20 p.m. – Adjourn

To RSVP for this lunch symposium, please email Kirsten Dorsey at
Note, you must register with CRT and obtain a conference badge to attend this symposium.