Dear Colleagues,

paying tribute to the explosive development of endovascular techniques along the entire aorta from valve to bifurcation, the 3rd Aortic Live Symposium will present a unique forum offering the best of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery in Essen, Germany.

In this compact 2 day Symposium, many in house and remote live operations/interventions will be transmitted demonstrating the newest developments in 3D HD quality.

Key note lectures, expert panel discussions beyond specialty boundaries and video presentations will accompany the live transmissions stimulating lively discussions among friends.

We are looking forward to meeting with you again in Essen.

On behalf of all course directors and co-directors,
Sincerely yours,

Prof. Heinz Jakob

Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
West German Heart and Vascular Center Essen
University of Duisburg-Essen

Course directors

Prof. Heinz Jakob
Essen, Germany

Prof. Piergiorgio Cao
Rome, Italy


Joe Bavaria, MD, PhD
Philadelphia, USA

Prof. Volkmar Falk
Berlin, Germany

Prof. Tilo K├Âlbel
Hamburg, Germany

Main topics

  • Aortic valve reconstruction incl. Ozaki method

  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation via different routes

  • Endovascular ascending aorta-, total arch treatment

  • Hybrid arch procedures

  • Hybrid aortic dissection treatment

  • Open and endovascular thoracoabdominal aorta replacement