PCR Peripheral @GISE: who should attend?

Find out who this Course is addressed to and how the Dual Track Programme offers an adapted educational experience to all participants:

Who should attend the PCR Peripheral Courses?

The interventional peripheral space is reaching its “golden age” as it becomes the first-choice therapeutic option for the majority of patients affected by multidistrict vascular disease, including peripheral vascular disease. Yet, access to peripheral interventions for cardiologists may often be limited and training opportunities sparse.

Within this scenario, the PCR Peripheral Course offers practitioners the opportunity to access a dedicated step-by-step training over a two-year period. Designed By and For interventional cardiologists, our educational Programme includes two tracks adapted to different levels of experience:

  • The « Essential» learnings: meant for those interventional cardiologists who are just making their way into the universe of peripheral procedures
  • The « Applied » track: aimed at more experienced physicians who wish to take their knowledge and practice even further

Following a modular approach, the PCR Peripheral Programme also offers physicians the chance to move from one track to the other as their educational needs evolve.

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A dedicated training By and For Interventional Cardiologists

Thanks to their background and their familiarity with endovascular techniques, interventional cardiologists are suited to perform peripheral procedures and therefore play a major role in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for its part, serves a fundamental purpose in patient care.

Interdisciplinary collaboration is beneficial for the treatment of a patient with multidistrict valvular disease. It implies the combination of various know-hows, technologies and experiences into a global therapeutic approach.

Such collaborations are likely to encourage the success of more diverse and complex interventions. Therefore, interventional TAVI centres have everything to gain from working hand in hand with a peripheral cardiologist of their own.

Conceived By and For Interventional Cardiologists, the PCR Peripheral Course is therefore open to interventionalists at all stages of their postgraduate educational path, regardless of their familiarity level with peripheral techniques.

PCR mentorship for "Valve Teams"

The development of a peripheral programme within standard interventional cardiology units — although not universally applicable — appears to be key in order to strengthen the Heart Team’s proficiency, engage in an outstanding interdisciplinary expansion and ultimately help a larger number of patients reach the best clinical outcomes.

Though, before considering taking this first step, it is fundamental for cardiovascular teams to get a dedicated training crafted By and For cardiologists. Indeed, the undisputed quality of a peripheral programme within interventional centres relies essentially on the continuous improvement of our knowledge and skills as well as on the proper adoption of technological innovations.

This is particularly true for TAVI Centres since minimal knowledge of peripheral techniques from one or two members or the Vascular Team is crucial for preventing, diagnosing and treating femoral iliac access complications.

PCR aims at helping interventional centres, within the PCR educational scope, to take this first step. Most notably by offering:

  • The chance for interventional cardiologists within the Vascular Team to access proper and adapted training through a highly educative Programme at PCR Peripheral Courses
  • A one-to-one mentorship by PCR Peripheral renowned and experienced practitioners

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Fellows’ oriented Course and "Essential" learnings for Young interventionalists

The PCR Peripheral Course is also addressed to all Young interventional cardiologists who wish to enter the rapidly evolving and promising field of peripheral from the very beginning of their careers.

The PCR Peripheral Fellows Course will offer Young interventionalists an overview on the theoretical background of peripheral techniques, while diving into the details of everyday practice. Accordingly, it also allows participants to exchange everyday experiences via peer-to-peer interactions.

The initial training obtained at the Fellows’ oriented Course can be completed by the sessions comprised in the "Essential" track of the PCR Peripheral Programme.