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About The Conference

This conference serves as a regional platform for knowledge exchange among cardiologists, clinicians, allied health practitioners and research fellows in CTO intervention. The two-day program will consist of lectures of experience sharing and live case demonstration with patients


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The Department of Medicine & Therapeutics was formed in 1997 by the merger of the previous Departments of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. We offer teaching to medical students for the MBChB programme, provide clinical services and engage in new frontiers of both clinical and basic sciences research.
The Department covers a range of medical specialties including Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Dermatology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Geriatrics, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Respiratory Medicine and Rheumatology. Our partner hospitals for teaching and research include the Prince of Wales Hospital and Shatin Hospital. Clinical academic staff are also affiliated with the School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, as well as collaborate closely with the Nethersole School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy. They form a seamless partnership with staff of the Hospital Authority in providing service, teaching and research.
In addition to undergraduate teaching, the Department offers opportunities in postgraduate training for trainees and medical practitioners. Our annual scientific meeting, Advances in Medicine, is well received by around 2,000 medical professionals each year. The Diploma in Advances in Medicine, recognized by the Medical Council as quotable qualification, has benefited many medical professionals since its inception in 2003 through providing the latest knowledge in the management of a variety of medical conditions.
Looking forward, we are grooming a new generation of young academics with passion and talent in Science and Medicine. We keep innovating the undergraduate teaching, building further collaborations with renowned institutions and research groups around the world to excel our research, promoting holistic care and medical professionalism in caring for our patients.
With our mission striving towards a healthier heart, we serve the community through public education, evidence-based medicine, world-class practices, and landmark advancements in cardiovascular sciences.


Founded in 1998, HKPHCA is an organization consisting of most of the cardiologists and trainees working in the public hospitals. Its objective is to promote education and training in cardiovascular medicine & act as an advocate for the policies affecting public cardiovascular health care. We regularly organize academic & scientific meetings for our members & other colleagues with an aim to improve the quality & standard of cardiology services in Hong Kong.

In the past, insufficient primary clinical outcome and high re-occlusion rate were the biggest issues which limited the expansion of CTO-PCI. However, the development of the retrograde approach and DES contributed to improving primary and long-term clinical results, which helped CTO-PCI to be performed successfully all over the world.
In the USA, new CTO devices were developed and their advocates have introduced new procedural algorithm using those devices (Hybrid Approach), and has been active in promoting it. In the Asia-Pacific region by contrast, CTO-PCI is performed with emphasis on the guide wire usage, and the primary clinical outcomes are improving to satisfactory levels.
In this time when the CTO devices are continuously improving and new techniques are being established, we believe it is the right time to give attention on the further promotion of CTO-PCI that are being performed in the Asia-Pacific region, and to groom the next generation of operators. Therefore with this aim, we established the ‘Asia-Pacific CTO Club’.

Scientific Programme

  • 10:00-12:00

    Chairpersons: Bryan YAN, Seung-Whan LEE
    Panel: Tak Shun CHUNG, Pengcheng HE, Andrew NG
    Welcome Speech
    Bryan YAN
    Live case 1
    Operator: Shunsuke MATSUNO
    In-Lab Proctor: Eugene B WU
    Live case 2
    Operator: Yu Ho CHAN
    In-Lab Proctor: Scott HARDING
    Stent optimatization in CTO-PCI: How large from ASAN CTO IVUS registry
    Pil-Hyung LEE
  • 12:00-13:15

    Chairpersons: Kin Lam TSUI, Scott HARDING, Shu Kin LI
    Panel: Kam Tim CHAN, Li Wah TAM, John WONG
    Live case 3
    Operator: Karl CHAN
    In-Lab Proctor: Sidney LO
    CTO Wiring
    Scott HARDING
  • 13:15-14:15

    Lunch Symposium –
    sponsored by Kerry Medical

    Chairpersons: Shu Kin LI, Soo Teik LIM
  • 14:30-16:00

    Chairpersons: Eugene B WU, Michael LEE
    Panel: Raymond FUNG, Pil-Hyung LEE, Frankie TAM
    Live case 4
    Operator: Arun KALYANASUNDARAM
    Live case 5
    Operator: Shunsuke MATSUNO
    In-Lab Proctor: Scott HARDING
    From reverse CART to antegrade wire access
    Eugene B WU
  • 16:00-17:30

    Chairpersons: Chi Kin CHAN, Eugene B WU
    Panel: Wilson CHAN, Chun Leung LAU, Sum Kin LEUNG
    Live case 6
    Operator: Ka Chun CHAN
    In-Lab Proctor: Soo Teik LIM
    Stingray tips and tricks
  • 09:30-11:00

    Chairpersons: Bryan YAN, Shunsuke MATSUNO
    Panel: Ka Chun CHAN, Pak Hei CHAN, Ho LAM
    Live case 7
    Operator: Andrew NG
    In-Lab Proctor: Scott HARDING
    Live case 8
    Operator: Arun KALYANASUNDARAM
    All that is new in reverse CART
    Shunsuke MATSUNO
  • 11:00-12:00

    Chairpersons: Li Wah TAM, Eugene B WU
    Panel: Yu Ho CHAN, Kun Chong TAM, Chi Ming WONG
    Live case 9
    Operator: Frankie TAM
    In-Lab Proctor: Sidney LO
  • 12:00-13:00

    Lunch Symposium –
    sponsored by Medtronic

    Chairpersons: Bryan YAN, Chi Ming WONG
  • 13:00-14:00

    Chairpersons: Li Wah TAM, Eugene B WU
    Panel: Yu Ho CHAN, Kun Chong TAM, Chi Ming WONG

    Conclusion – Live case 8 & 9

International Faculty

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Wellington Hospital, New Zealand

Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
Professor Harding is an Interventional Cardiologist and the Director of Cardiology Research at Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University, Wellington and a past chairman of the New Zealand Interventional Working Group. Professor Harding undertook cardiology training in Wellington Hospital, New Zealand and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, United Kingdom before undertaking an Interventional Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. His major interventional interests are treatment of chronic total coronary occlusions, treatment of complex coronary lesions and intravascular imaging. Professor Harding has lectured on and proctored CTO and complex PCI internationally and has expertise in anterograde wiring, retrograde and anterograde dissection re-entry techniques. Current research interests include CTO PCI, intravascular imaging, acute coronary syndromes, coronary intervention, platelet biology and antiplatelet agents.

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Dr Pengcheng HE

Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, China

Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, China
Pengcheng He, MD, PhD, graduated from the Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Science in 2001 and have been working at Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital since then. Dr. He also obtained a PCI fellowship in Royal Alexandra Hospital in Canada and currently work as a consultant cardiologist in Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital/Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute in the subspecialty in percutaneous intervention for coronary and aortic diseases. Dr. He has presented challenging cases in TCT, EuroPCR and other major interventional cardiology conferences. Dr. He is open to communicate with peers and has been active in many conference organized by different societies. He is now Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and Fellow of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC) and Youth Member of Chinese College of Cardiology Physicians (CCCP).

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Promed Hospital, Chennai, India

Promed Hospital, Chennai, India
Arun Kalyanasundaram MD is a recognized leader in the field of Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions in the US and globally. He served as the head of the CTO PCI program at Swedish Medical center, Seattle, US. He is a consultant to many companies in the field of CTOs and is one of the most widely sought out proctors for teaching this procedure within the US and internationally. He is extensively published in the field of cardiology, especially in the area of CTOs. Besides holding an academic appointment at the University of Washington, Seattle, he most recently has been a full time proctor for CTOs in the Asia-Pacific region and has helped disseminate the “Hybrid CTO” approach. Presently, he serves as a Director, Interventional cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, and heads the CTO PCI program there.

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Dr Pil-Hyung LEE

Asan Medical Center, South Korea

Asan Medical Center, South Korea
Dr Pil-Hyung LEE graduated from school of medicine in Kyung Pook National University and spent his residency and fellowship in Asan Medical Center, a tertiary referral hospital in Seoul, Korea. As an assistant professor at AMC, he is engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary or peripheral arterial obstructive disease, structural heart disease, and aortic disease. With the experience of endovascular interventions of peripheral arterial CTOs, he has expanded his practices and researches to coronary CTOs.
Collaborating with Dr. Seung-Whan Lee, they have established a practical strategy for coronary CTOs in their center, involving pre-PCI evaluation (CT, planning strategies), peri-PCI complication managements, dual operator concept, and appropriate stenting strategies, etc. Their CTO researches focus on the indications and outcomes of CTO-PCI. The representative work would be the DECISION CTO trial. They are focusing on the ways to effectively do the PCI using the AP CTO club algorithm, and establish an appropriate stenting strategy to maximize the patency of stent.

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Dr Seung-Whan LEE

Asan Medical Center, South Korea

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Dr Soo Teik LIM

National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), Singapore

National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) U.S.A.
Adjunct Associate Professor Lim Soo Teik is Deputy Medical Director, National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), and Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory and Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at NHCS. He is also the Deputy Academic Vice Chair, Training & Education in the Cardiovascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme.
Adj Assoc Prof Lim’s subspecialty interest is in interventional cardiology. He specialises in coronary angioplasty and stenting, as well as peripheral vascular intervention and is the program lead for the CTEPH service. The team provides both the balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) and pulmonary endarterectomy for CTEPH patients.

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Dr Sidney LO

Liverpool Hospital, Australia

Liverpool Hospital, Australia
Chair-Elect, Interventional Council
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Dr Sidney Lo is an Australian-based health professional. Dr Lo is trained as a Cardiologist (Heart Specialist) and has practices located in Liverpool, Liverpool.

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Dr Shunsuke MATSUNO

The Cardiovascular Institute, Japan

The Cardiovascular Institute, Japan
Dr. Matsuno is an interventional cardiologist and the manager of Cardiovascular Medicine Department at The Cardiovascular Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. He undertook cardiology training in The Cardiovascular Institute Hospital. Dr. Matsuno is a fellow of the Asia-Pacific CTO (APCTO) club. His major interventional interests are treatment for chronic total coronary occlusions, complex coronary lesions and complex peripheral artery lesions.

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Fuwai Hospital, China

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Dr Kun Chong TAM

Kiang Wu Hospital, Macau


Registration Fee: Free of Charge

*Limited seats. First come, first served.

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Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

19 Oct: Shaw Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre

20 Oct: Lecture Theatre, 2/F Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building

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Department of Medicine & Therapeutics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
9/F., Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building,
Prince of Wales Hospital,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

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(852) 3505 1752