Technical Training

Design Innovation for the Cardiovascular Sector


This seminar is developed to enhance the understanding of cardiovascular pathophysiology and currently available treatments for engineers and researchers working in the medical device sector. The course will go through the basic fundamentals of cardiovascular medicine required for medical device innovation. The focus of the course will be to increase an understanding of the cardiovascular system with special focus on emerging medical devices for this area. This is a very practical course with real life every day examples of medical devices in use for cardiovascular diseases. The course will cover cutting edge topics in interventional and structural cardiology focusing on medical devices used for these evolving conditions.

Doctor Sharif is a senior lecturer in regenerative medicine in National University of Ireland, Galway and a consultant cardiologist for Galway University Hospitals. He completed his general professional training in medicine at Galway University Hospital and completed his Specialist Training in Interventional Cardiology under the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training from Royal College of Physicians Ireland (2000-2008). He acquired his PhD in vascular biology and Gene Eluting Stents from the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at National University of Ireland Galway (2003-2006). He also holds a Diploma in Health Care Management from Institute of Public Administration in Dublin (2005-2007). He was elected to a two year Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology between Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse France and St James Hospital Dublin (Boston Scientific Travelling Grant). During his tenure in Toulouse, he worked closely with Dr Jean Fajadet and gained expertise Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) via transradial access. From 2009-2010 he worked at OLV Cardiovascular Centre, Aalst, Belgium and worked with Bernard De Bryune, William Wijns and Jozef Bartunek, among others. During his training abroad he has been actively involved with the EuroPCR. In addition to PCI, he has gained experience in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic stenosis, closure of septal wall defects and percutaneous stem cell injection into the human myocardium. In October 2010, he returned to Ireland to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine and Interventional Cardiologist at Galway University Hospitals in Ireland. His key area of interest is translational medicine focusing on cardiovascular clinical trials for medical devices and basic science

Content includes

Content Includes:
1. Coronary Artery Disease (normal, plaque pathophysiology, disease manifestations, current treatments, complex PCI including rotational atheterectomy, chronic total occlusion, bifurcation stenting, left main stem stenting etc.)
2. Coronary Stent Evolution
3. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) (literature review, anatomical considerations, current devices and future directions)
4. Devices for Hypertension (current literature and devices, future indications etc)
5. Medical Devices for Heart Failure
6. Novel Imaging Tools for Cardiovascular Imaging (Optical coherence tomography, Intravascular ultrasound, Cardiac MRI and CT Coronary angiography)

Who should attend

This seminar is designed for range of professionals across the medical technology sector including design, development, manufacture, scientists, engineers and technicians working on device design and development.

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Design Innovation for the Cardiovascular Sector

Training Days

2 days

Training Locations

Galway, Online

Course Cost

Member: €590
Non-member: €800
* Cost quoted per person

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