European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology

The event “6th Advanced International Masterclass (AIM)-RADIAL 2017 including its PCI Workshop” is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 18 hours of CME credits.

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

1. Learning objectives

The purpose of AIM-RADIAL 2017 is to educate interventional cardiologists and radiologists, and catheterization laboratory staff about the radial approach for coronary and non-coronary percutaneous interventions and to encourage widespread adoption of this practice to reduce vascular and bleeding complications among patients undergoing such interventions, increase patient comfort and adapt to healthcare financial constrains.

In addition, the purpose of the workshop dedicated to coronary physiology and fractional flow reserve measurement and included in the program aims to learn from world experts vascular physiology, and share their accumulated experience and knowledge of over more than 2 decades. Indeed, physiology in the cathlab require a different mindset to which interventional cardiologists are not necessarily accustomed.

• Review the latest litterature, evidences and advances in this field

• Debate on the practice as shown via live cases

• Transfer knowledge for interventional cardiologist and radiologists, and other healthcare providers

• Recognize the feasibility and benefits of the transradial approach as compared to the standard femoral approach

• Identify current challenges to global adoption of transradial approach

• Establish a common nomenclature of complications related to transradial approach

• Relate up-to-date information: lecture and scientific presentations

• Demonstrate techniques of contemporary transradial practice: live cases

• Debate on controversies and applications: roundtable discussions and forums

• Report ongoing state of the art research and applications: poster exhibitions  

2. Target audience

Sessions are intended for interventional and general cardiologists, interventional radiologists, physicians, residents, fellows-in-training and other healthcare professionals (nurses, technologists, etc) at all experience levels.

3. Possible/disclosed conflicts of interest

The CME provider is the International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach ('ICICTA'). ICICTA is a University Research and Education Chair at Laval University (Québec City, QC, Canada).

ICICTA has no conflicting interests to declare in the organization and development of the meeting agenda. Furthermore, ICICTA has reminded all Faculty and Speakers at the meeting to declare any conflicting interests with their respective duties at the meeting.

4. Source(s) of commercial funding

Contributors to the meeting are listed on :

  1. 5.Any satellite symposia (if any) are excluded from EBAC accreditation

  1. 6.The CME Provider

International Chair on Interventional Cardiology and Transradial Approach


  1. 7.The Course Director(s)

Dr O.F. Bertrand and Dr T. Schäufele