sim TAVI 

A simulation-based course

We warmly invite you to our "Sim TAVI" course, which will take place on September 23 and 24, 2024, in Vienna, the capital of Austria, at the heart of Europe.

The TAVI Revolution

Contemporary TAVI implantation has revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis over recent decades. While the procedure has seen significant advancements, it still presents challenges that demand expertise in pre-procedural planning, management of large-bore arterial access, and the safe operation of various valve systems.

Reasons to participate

  • Learn to manage patients with aortic stenosis using “real life” cases and current guidelines.
  • Gain practical experience with ultrasound-guided femoral puncture and the use of vascular closure devices.
  • Develop a structured approach to evaluating TAVI screening CTs and interpreting CT datasets using specialized software.
  • Perform “real life” TAVI procedures on simulators equipped with various TAVI devices.

About the course

Date & Location

When: Monday & Tuesday, 23th and 24th September 2024
Where: SO/Vienna, Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Registration Fee:

250,00 Euros (net) per participant, covering all course materials, one hotel night, dinner at the end of Day 1.

Target Audience

Interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in Heart Teams with limited TAVI experience

Participation Limit

Capped at 28 individuals to ensure optimal interaction and personalized learning experience.

Certified Training

Participation in this course will provide continuing education credits. More information will follow...

Registration Process 

Easy and fast registration paths via online form. Note: Certain criteria for participation must be met.


DAY 1 - Monday, September 23, 2024

10:00 - 10:15     Welcome and Introduction
10:15 - 11:00     Aortic stenosis: Current Guidelines and future outlook
11:00 - 11:45     Preprocedural screening: Focus on standardized CT Evaluation
11:45 - 12:00    Case examples
12:00 - 13:00    Lunch
13:00 - 14:00    Optimal Management of large bore arterial access

  • Focus: Ultrasound guided puncture 
  • Focus: Vascular closure devices

14:00 - 18:00     Hands on Sessions:

  • Ultrasound guided puncture
  • Abbott: Prostyle
  • Teleflex: Manta
  • CT 3 mensio 

19:00                  Dinner

DAY 2 - Tuesday, September 24, 2024


08:00 - 08:30      TAVI procedure: Tips and Tricks 
08:30 - 09:30      Case based learning: TAVI hot topics

  • Complex vascular access and alternative access options 
  • Commissural alignment and coronary reaccess
  • Valve in Valve
  • Redo TAVI 

09:30 - 11:00      TAVI Simulator I
11:00 - 12:30      TAVI Simulator II
12:30 - 13:30       Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00      TAVI Simulator III
15:00 - 16:30      Case-based learning: “My most educational case” how to avoid and manage complications
16:30                   Evaluation and Farewell


Alexander Wolf

Course Coordinator

Radoslaw Parma

Course Coordinator

Gabor G. Toth

Guest Faculty

Chiara de Biase

Guest Faculty

Won-Keun Kim

Guest Faculty

Ali Nazmi Calik

Guest Faculty

Impressions from the Practice

Course Registration

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon to our Sim TAVI course in Vienna. Simply click on the following link to learn more about the registration process.

Partners & Supporters

We thank our outstanding partners and supporters who make the implementation of this initiative possible.