7th Symposium Complex Diseases of Thoracic and Thoraco-Abdominal Aorta

7th Symposium  Complex Diseases of Thoracic and  Thoraco-Abdominal Aorta

Data: 22 e 23 giugno 2021


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Greetings from the President

Dear All,

Last year unusual challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have prevented many meetings to take place, others have changed their structure and tried to adapt to the new circumstances by web-streaming technologies.

MAORI Symposium played an important role on the international scene for several years and I’m very glad to announce the 7th MAORI Symposium on Complex Diseases of Thoracic and Thoraco- Abdominal Aorta at “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro from 22 to 23 June 2021.

The original structure will remain: a two-day Symposium including a perfusion and a nursing programs and 5 scientific sessions dedicated to Lectures on all aspects of aortic pathologies,aortic valve, ascending aorta,arch and thoraco-abdominal aorta,dissection, prevention and treatment of infection performed by Italian and International experts.

The focus and spirit of MAORI Symposium will be unchanged. The format will be fully webstreamed worldwide stimulating high-level panel discussions without the limitations of full remote connections.

We look forward to another exciting and innovative MAORI Symposium at “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro and welcome you all to register, attend, and take part in discussions.

Sincerely yours,
Pasquale Mastroroberto
Program Director 7th MAORI Symposium

General Informations

Live Stream Control Room

The Symposium will be held at the Auditorium , University Campus “Salvatore Venuta” in Catanzaro, Viale Europa loc. Germaneto, Italy with all the prevention measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic 

Target Audience 

This Symposium is designed for anesthesiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, interventional radiologists, internists, perfusionists, cardiovascular nurses, residents, students and all other healthcare professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with diseases of the aorta.  

Activity Evaluation 

Evaluation by questionnaire on a dedicated platform will address content, presentation and future educational needs 


An application for Italian ECM Credits has been submitted to the Italian Ministry of Health for the following audience:

  • Physician: Cardiology, Cardio Surgery, Internal Medicine, General Medicine (Family Doctors), Diagnostic Radiology, Anesthesia, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Geriatrics, Angiology, Medicine and Emergency Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, Legal Medicine, Respiratory Diseases, Infectious Diseases
  • Nurse
  • Technical Perfusionist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Ragiology Technician

The registration fee includes

Attendance Certificate

Official Languages: Italian and English 

All program is based on Italy Standard Time (UTC/GMT+2 ) 

Program Director
Prof. Pasquale Mastroroberto

Cardiac Surgery - Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine,
Magna Græcia University, Catanzaro, Italy

Organizing Secretariat
Present and Future

e-mail : congressi@presentfuture.it
web-site :www.presentfuture.it 


  • Joseph Bavaria, Philadelphia, USA 
  • Giovanni Bisignani, Castrovillari, Italy 
  • Thierry Carrel, Bern, Switzerland 
  • Massimo Chello, Rome, Italy 
  • Vincenzo Ciconte, Catanzaro, Italy 
  • Martin Czerny, Freiburg, Germany 
  • Francesco De Rosa, Cosenza, Italy 
  • Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Bologna, Italy 
  • Antonio di Virgilio, Catanzaro, Italy 
  • Patrizia Doldo, Catanzaro, Italy 
  • Gébrine El Khoury, Bruxelles, Belgium 
  • Mario Fabbrocini, Alessandria, Italy 
  • Thierry Folliguet, Creteil, France 
  • Pasquale Fratto, Reggio Calabria, Italy 
  • Gino Gerosa, Padua, Italy 
  • Leonard N. Girardi, New York, USA 
  • Ciro Indolfi, Catanzaro, Italy 
  • Gabriele Jannelli, Naples, Italy 
  • Emanuele Malta, Catanzaro, Italy 
  • Pasquale Mastroroberto, Catanzaro, Italy 
  • Hitoshi Ogino, Tokyo, Japan  
  • Davide Pacini, Bologna, Italy 
  • Angelo Pan, Cremona, Italy 
  • Kay-Hyun Park, Seoul, South Corea 
  • Alberto Pochettino, Rochester, USA 
  • Eric Roselli, Cleveland, USA 
  • Giuseppe Filiberto Serraino, Catanzaro, Italy 
  • Carlo Torti, Catanzaro, Italy 
  • Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Catanzaro, Italy 
  • Konstantinos Tsagakis, Essen, Germany 
  • Mario Tumbarello, Pisa, Italy 
  • Bashi V. Velayudhan, Chennai, India 

Faculty Perfusion Session

  • Umberto Borrelli, Charleroi,Belgium
  • Aldo Cuda, Catanzaro,Italy
  • Antonio Curcillo, Catanzaro,Italy
  • Stefania Donato, Catanzaro,Italy

Faculty Nurcing Session

  • Maria Grazia Bevacqua, Catanzaro,Italy
  • Gianfranco Dardano, Catanzaro,Italy
  • Anna Froio, Catanzaro,Italy
  • Vincenza Fullone, Catanzaro,Italy
  • Maria Micchia, Catanzaro,Italy
  • Maria Antonietta Scigliano, Catanzaro,Italy


Below Schedule is based on Italy Standard Time (UTC/GMT+2) 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration

9:00am – 9:10am - Introduction - Pasquale Mastroroberto (on site) 

Perfusion Program

President: Aldo Cuda
Chairman (on-site): Aldo Cuda 
  • 9:10am – 9:25am - Myocardial protection and cardioplegia - Umberto Borrelli 
  • 9:25am – 9:40am - Acute respiratory distress syndrome and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation - Antonio Curcillo 
  • 9:40am – 09:55am - Haemolysis and mechanical circulatory support devices - Stefania Donato
  • 9:55am – 10:10am - The role of perfusionist in the COVID era - Umberto Borrelli 
Live Chat Discussion 

Nursing Program

President: Patrizia Doldo
Chairmen: Maria Grazia Bevacqua, Maria Micchia 
  • 11:00am – 11:10am - Introduction - Patrizia Doldo 
  • 11:10am – 11:25pm - Models of best care for the “cardiovascular patient” - Maria Antonietta Scigliano
  • 11:25am – 11:40am - Nurse in cardiac surgery operating room: continuous evolution - Gianfranco Dardano
  • 11:40am – 11:55am - Hemodynamic Monitoring in “TAVI patient” - Vincenza Fullone 
  • 11:55am – 12:10pm - Experience of Intensive Care in “COVID-19 patient” - Anna Froio
Live Chat Discussion


1:30pm – 2:30pm -Welcome addresses  
Giovambattista De Sarro,Francesco Saverio Costanzo,Agostino 
Gnasso,Giuseppe Viglietto,Giuseppe Giuliano

Session I.Overview on Aortic Diseases

Chairmen (on-site): Massimo Chello,Roberto Di Bartolomeo,Pasquale Mastroroberto 
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Acute aortic syndrome: new insights - Thierry Carrel
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm - Aortic valve repair: intraoperative strategies and clinical outcome - Konstantinos Tsagakis
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm - Aortic valve sparing surgery: the state of the art - Gebrine El Khoury 
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm - Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement - Thierry Folliguet 
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm - Reoperation after aortic surgey - Alberto Pochettino
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm - Endovascilar repair of the ascending aorta: challenge or reality? - Eric Roselli
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm - Surgical or transcatheter aortic valve implantation or conventional surgery in intermediate- risk patients - Joseph Bavaria

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 

8:00pm – 8:30pm - Registration 

Session II. Aortic Valve and type A dissection 

Chairmen (on-site): Francesco De Rosa, Antonio di Virgilio  
  • 8:30am – 9:00am - Type A aortic dissection: the Japanese experience - Hitoshi Ogino 
  • 9:00am – 9:30am - Type A aortic dissection: the fate of false lumen after conventional repair - Kay-Hyun Park
  • 9:30am – 10:00am - Micro-invasive aortic valve replacement - Gino Gerosa
  • 10:00am – 10:30am - Percutaneous interventional techniques in the management of valvular diseases: it's time for final balances? - Ciro Indolfi
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am - Take-home message by Expert - Mario Fabbrocini
Live Chat Discussion 

Session III. Ascending aorta  

Chiarmen(on-site): Vincenzo Ciconte, Emanuele Malta  
  • 11:30pm – 12:00pm - Surgical procedures in the management of aortoarteritis - Velayudhan V. Bashi  
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm - Valsalva prosthesis: indications and technique of  
  • Implantation - Roberto Di Bartolomeo
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm - Cerebral protection strategies in aortic surgery - Davide Pacini
  • 1:00pm –1:15pm - Take-home message by Expert - Pasquale Fratto
Live Chat Discussion 

Session IV. Arch and Toraco-abdominal aorta

Chairmen (on-site): Giovanni Bisignani, Giuseppe Filiberto Serraino 
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm - Frozen Elephant Trunk operation : new techniques - Konstantinos Tsagakis
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm - Bare-Stent for Dissection involving the Aortic Arch: New Trends - Gabriele Jannelli
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm - Aortic arch repair: surgery or endovascular treatment? - Martin Czerny
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm - Thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm: which best treatment? - Leonard Girardi
Live Chat Discussion

Session V. Protocols in the prevention of infection

Chairman (on-site): Carlo Torti 

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm - Surveillance and prophylaxis in heart surgery - Angelo Pan
  • 5:30pm – 6:00 pm - Biofilm infections and cardiac surgery:how to prevent and treat? - Mario Tumbarello
  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm - Cardiac surgery and infections in the era of COVID-19 - Enrico Maria Trecarichi
Live Chat Discussion 

7:00pm - Closing Remarks - Pasquale Mastroroberto
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