CHIPSTAR Course 2023

Wednesday September 20, 2023

Join the course and raise your skills level!


Dear PCI and CTO enthusiasts / Dear friends,

We are excited to announce the fourth CHIPSTAR Course during the legendary Swiss CTO Summit & CHIP Summit 2023.

The course is designed to support the continued education of interventional cardiologists who have started or have recently set up a program for the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO) and complex high-risk indicated PCI (CHIP). We address interventional cardiologists who want to improve and extend their interventional skills and knowledge in the field of CTO and CHIP. All lectures are given by renowned experts drawn from the interventional faculty. They cover in depth all the aspects of complex PCI, from the basics to the latest developments.

To allow full interaction and ensure training time on the simulators, the course will be open to a maximum number of 24 attendees.

Please register early as places are limited !

Daniel Weilenmann
Course Director
Gregor Leibundgut
Course Director


Wednesday September 20

Session 1

Basics of complex PCI with Tips and Tricks

Welcome & introduction
Daniel Weilenmann
What you should know about guidewires, microcatheters and guide extensions
Gregor Leibundgut
Traveling with the subintimal space
Daniel Weilenmann
How to deal with Calcium
Tim Schäufele
Imaging and physiology for PCI-guidance
John Hung
Coffee break
Session 2

Do it yourself

Hands-on workshops on 4 different work stations
Guide extensions model
Gregor Leibundgut
Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
Tim Schäufele
Guidewires and Microcatheters ETOS
Daniel Weilenmann
Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL)
John Hung
Wrap up & end of CHIPSTAR Course
Daniel Weilenmann & Gregor Leibundgut