9-11 June 2016


Megaron Athens ICC


Vass. Sofias & Kokkali 1


115 21 Athens, Greece


Welcome Note 2nd Symposium

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are proud and honored to announce the organization of the 2nd International Symposium on Minimal Invasive Extra-Corporeal Technologies (MiECT), which will be held in the historic City of Athens, a city that stands for more than 3000 years as the symbol of civilization, democracy, philosophy and culture.

The Symposium is organized by the Minimal invasive Extra-Corporeal Technologies international Society (MiECTiS), which was founded during the 1st MiECT International Symposium in Thessaloniki on June 2014.

We aim to introduce a multidisciplinary, up-to-date Scientific Program, in order to highlight this promising technology to both clinical practice and industry. Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Perfusionists, Cardiac Anesthesiologists and Industry Representatives are invited to create an International Forum for exchanging ideas, having as an ultimate goal to further progress this technology in clinical application and research.

We believe that this Symposium will prove to be a unique opportunity to meet each other, exchange views on Minimal invasive Extra-Corporeal Circulation (MiECC) and try to advance penetration of this technology to the scientific community. Besides, Athens, the host city, offers a spectacular combination of ancient and contemporary touristic attractions as well as a metropolitan lifestyle. Athens will be ready to welcome the 2nd MiECT Symposium and its Delegates and reward us with a memorable event.

We invite you all to be part of this event and the promising future of this technology.

The MiECTiS Steering Committee


FINAL PROGRAM 2nd Symposium

Main Topics 2nd Symposium

  • Physiology of perfusion
  • MiECC technology
  • Biocompatibility
  • Microcirculation
  • Coagulation
  • Pulsatile perfusion
  • Surgical considerations
  • Anaesthetic strategies
  • MiECC vs. conventional CPB systems
  • MiECC vs. OPCAB
  • MiECC in valve surgery
  • MiECC in minimal-invasive cardiac surgery
  • Modular systems


Faculty 2nd Symposium

Gianni Angelini (UK)
Helena Argiriadou (Greece)
Yasir Abu-Omar (UK)
Jan Belohlavek (Czech Republic)
Mark Bennett (UK)
Christophe Baufreton (France)
Christa Boer (The Netherlands)
Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran (UK)
Simon Colah (UK)
Apostolos Deliopoulos (Greece)
Filip De Somer (Belgium)
Vasilis Didilis (Germany)
Dimitrios Dougenis (Greece)
Yves Durandy (France)
Balthasar Eberle (Switzerland)
Aschraf El-Essawi (Germany)
Bernhard Flörchinger (Germany)
Yves Fromes (France)
Francesko Formica (Italy)
James Ferguson (USA)

Gregory Fontana (USA)
Yuri Ganushchak (The Netherlands)
Serdar Gunaydin (Turkey)
Harald Hausmann (Germany)
Matthias Heringlake (Germany)
Marjan Jahangiri (UK)
Hansjörg Jenni (Switzerland)
Alexander Kadner (Switzerland)
Dimitrios Kampouroglou (Greece)
Bob Kiaii (Canada)
Oliver Liakopoulos (Germany)
Andreas Liebold (Germany)
Roberto Lorusso (Italy)
Nikolaos Maniadakis (Greece)
Frank Merkle (Germany)
Valerio Mazzei (Italy)
Sunil Ohri (UK)
Farouk Oueida (Saudi Arabia)
Prakash Punjabi (UK)
Alois Philipp (Germany)
Konstadinos Plestis (USA)

Sotirios Prapas (Greece)
Thomas Pühler (Germany)
Barney Reeves (UK)
Peter Rosseel (The Netherlands)
George Sarris (Greece)
Mazin Sarsam (UK)
Jan Schaarschmidt (Germany)
Christof Schmid (Germany)
Richard Schulenburg (South Africa)
Cyril Serrick (Canada)
Oz Shapira (Israel)
Christoph Starck (Germany)
Justyna Swol (Germany)
Frans Waanders (The Netherlands)
Thorsten Wahlers (Germany)
Patrick Weerwind (The Netherlands)
Stephen Westaby (UK)
Bernhard Winkler (Switzerland)
Beat Walpoth (Switzerland)
Alaaddin Yilmaz (The Netherlands)

Local Organizing Committee 2nd Symposium

Paschalis Tossios (Greece)
Christophoros Foroulis (Greece)
Georgios Karapanagiotidis (Greece)
Georgios Tagarakis (Greece)
Vassilios Grosomanidis (Greece)
Savvas Gatzos (Greece)
Stelios Mimikos (Greece)
Christos Papakonstantinou (Greece)
Kaliopi Athanasiadi (Greece)
Nikolaos Tsilimingas (Greece)
Efstratios Apostolakis (Greece)
Dimitrios Mikroulis (Greece)
Dimitrios Angouras (Greece)
Athanssios Kleontas (Greece)
Georgios Lazopoulos (Greece)
Stavros Syminelakis (Greece)
Ioannis Toumboulis (Greece)
Stavroula Lakoumenta (Greece)
Chrysanthi Bezevegi (Greece)
Isaak Keremidis (Greece)
Christos Charitos (Greece)
Mihalis Argiriou (Greece)
Panagiotis Dedeilias (Greece)
Konstantinos Triantafyllou (Greece)
Georgios Oikonomopoulos (Greece)
Georgios Drosos (Greece)
Thomas Marinos (Greece)
Georgios Stavridis (Greece)
Sotirios Moraitis (Greece)
Christophoros Kotoulas (Greece)
Nikolaos Giannopoulos (Greece)
Antonios Kourtesis (Greece)
Magdalena Kyparissa (Greece)
Vassilios Markou (Greece)

Steering Committee Miectis

Cyril Serrick


Manager Perfusion Services University Health Network Toronto General Hospital Toronto, Canada

Serdar Gunaydin

Vice President

Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Medline Hospitals Ankara, Turkey

Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery Cardiothoracic Department AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Braunschweig, Germany

Swansea Bay University Health Board, Swansea, West Glamorgan.

Clinical Perfusionist Jessa Hospital Hasselt, Belgium

Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Professor, Director, Adult and Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia. Inselspital, University Hospital Bern,

Symposium President Miectis

Kyriakos Anastasiadis

Founder, President (2014-2016)

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Head of Cardiothoracic Department AHEPA University Hospital Thessaloniki  

Symposium Secretary Miectis

Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery Cardiothoracic Department AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Symposium Price list registration









Your Registration offers access to all activities, social events and meals during the course of the 2nd MiECT Symposium. According to the Scientific Program, the 2nd MiECT Symposium will commence on Thursday June 9th at 16:00 at MEGARON Athens Conference Centre. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Thursday June 9th at 20:00 and a Welcome Reception Coctail will follow at 21:30. During the Symposium breaks, coffee, beverages and lunch will be offered free of charge. The Closing Session will take place on Saturday June 11th at 14:30, at the Acropolis Museum preceded by a guided tour.

UEMS Credits The certificate is marked with 12 European CME credits (ECMEC) of continuous medical education by the EACCME, European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

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