Tobi is an absolutely-live course for a closed number of interventional cardiologists with tight interaction between participants, faculty, and operators

In co-operation with:

Under the Patronage of:

Missions of Tobi

  • to amplify the ability to perform complex coronary procedures in bifurcation and CTO lesions
  • to teach & discuss during extensively shown live cases performed by forefront operators: the most modern approaches and technical innovation
  • to provide with concise lectures by world experts ‘on-the-point’ theoretical and practical knowledge

Board Directors


David Antoniucci

Head of Interventional Cardiology
Careggi Hospital
Viale Morgagni, 85 – 50134 Firenze, Italy


Bernhard Reimers

Head of Cardiology
Humanitas Clinical and Research Center
Via Alessandro Manzoni, 56 – 20089 Rozzano-Milano, Italy


Beatrice Magro

Nurse CathLab
Cardiology Unit

S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital – Rovigo, Italy

Scientific Committee


Salvatore Saccà

Mirano IT

Andrea Pacchioni

Mirano IT


Jacopo Oreglia

Milano IT

Gabriele Luigi Gasparini

Rozzano IT


Dimitrios Nikas

Ioannina GR

Angela Migliorini

Firenze IT

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Renato Valenti

Firenze IT


preliminary invited speakers and guest operators

  • Takashi ASHIKAGA, MD – Tokyo, Japan
  • Giancarlo BARBERIS, MD – Torino, Italy
  • Heinz-Joachim BÜTTNER, MD – Bad Krozingen, Germany
  • Carlo CERNETTI, MD – Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
  • Mauro DE BENEDICTIS, MD – Torino, Italy
  • Giuseppe FERRANTE, MD – Rozzano, Italy
  • Andrea GAGNOR, MD – Torino, Italy
  • Roberto GARBO, MD – Torino, Italy
  • Gabriele Luigi GASPARINI, MD Rozzano, Italy
  • Paul KNAAPEN, MD – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Alessio LA MANNA, MD – Catania, Italy
  • Evgeny MERKULOV, MD – Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Dimitris NIKAS, MD – Ioannina, Greece
  • Masahiko OCHIAI, MD – Kanagawa, Japan
  • Jacopo OREGLIA, MD – Milano, Italy
  • Alexander OSIEV, MD – Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Andrea PACCHIONI, MD – Mirano, Italy
  • Giampaolo PASQUETTO, MD – Monselice, Italy
  • Patrizia PRESBITERO, MD – Torino, Italy
  • Alexey PROTOPOPOV, MD – Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
  • Bernhard REIMERS, MD – Rozzano, Italy
  • Salvatore SACCA’, MD – Mirano, Italy
  • Gennaro SARDELLA, MD – Roma, Italy
  • James SPRATT, MD – Edinburgh, UK
  • Tomoyuki UMEMOTO, MD – Tokyo, Japan
  • Francesco VERSACI, MD – Latina, Italy
  • Sergey VOLKOV, MD – Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Masahisa YAMANE, MD – Sayama City, Japan
  • Narek ZAKARIAN, MD – Moscow, Russian Federation


SEPTEMBER 21 / Thursday

Coordinator of the Day: J. Oreglia

08.30-08.35 Opening

08.35 -08.45 Follow-up of TOBI 2016
D. Nikas

08.45 – 12.30 BIFURCATIONS VOL. I
Moderators: D. Antoniucci, M. De Benedictis

08.45-09.30 LIVE CASE
Live commentators: T. Ashikaga, G. Barberis

09.30-09.45 Literature update 2015/2016: great years for the LM
A. Pacchioni

09.45-10.15 LIVE CASE
Live commentators: A. Osiev, A. Protopopov

10.15-10.30 Usefulness of debulking devices for bifurcation lesion in Japanese practice
T. Ashikaga

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.45 LIVE CASE
Live commentators: TBD, N. Zakaryan

11.45-12.00 Left Main imaging to improve results: RX, IVUS, OCT: literature update 2015/2016 and future perspectives
G. Sardella

12.00-12.30 LIVE CASE
Live commentators: C. Cernetti, G. Pasquetto

12.30-13.30 Case Presentation session I Led by: HJ Buettner, D. Nikas, E. Merkulov, T. Umemoto

13.30-14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 17.30  CTO VOL. I
Moderators: HJ Buettner, J. Spratt

14.15-15.30 LIVE CASE
Live commentators: M. Ochiai, A. Pacchioni

15.30-15.45 Hybrid approach: fast & furious? it could be useful but I still prefer the old patient way
M. Ochiai

15.45-16.00 Less time, less radiation, less contrast: hybrid approach should be the 1st option
J. Spratt

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.15 LIVE CASE
Live commentators: M. De Benedictis, A. Gagnor

17.15-17.30 Best from CTO Summit
A. Gagnor

17.30-19.30 Case Presentation session IILed by: M. De Benedictis, S. Saccà, S. Volkov, N. Zakaryan

SEPTEMBER 22 / Friday

Coordinator of the Day: B. Reimers

09.00-12.30  CTO  VOL. II
Moderators: R. Garbo, P. Knaapen

09.00-10.15 LIVE CASE
Live commentators: A. La Manna, M. Yamane

10.15-10.30 10 tips for uncrossable lesions
P. Knaapen

10.30-10.45 Impact of new wires on our techniques
M. Yamane

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break

11.15-11.30 CTO PCI complications: a nightmare around the corner
R. Garbo

11.30-11.45 CTO PCI: when IVUS is mandatory
A. La Manna

11.45-12.30 LIVE CASE
Live commentators: P. Knaapen, M. Yamane


13.15-14.15 Lunch

Moderators: M. De Benedictis, R. Valenti

14.15-15.00 LIVE CASE
Live commentators: A. Migliorini, A. Pacchioni

15.00-15.15 Distal LM lesions: when to use 1 or 2-stent technique
G. Ferrante

15.15-15.30 DAPT and NOACs following complex TOBI lesions

15.30-16.15 LIVE CASE

16.15 Closing remarks

Italian Nursing Session

Il congresso TOBI 2017 si pone l’obiettivo di rispondere alle esigenze formative dei partecipanti che quotidianamente lavorano nei laboratori di cardiologia ed emodinamica pertanto anche l’assistenza infermieristica ha la necessità di evolversi.

Le sessioni, oltre che alla figura di infermiere professionale, sono aperte anche ai tecnici sanitari di radiologia medica e ai tecnici in fisiopatologia cardiocircolatoria e perfusione cardiovascolare e sono state concepite per essere estremamente interattive e coinvolgenti con i discenti in ogni momento didattico.

Le sessioni si pongono l’obiettivo di spiegare in modo preciso gli aspetti del nursing tecnico ad un pubblico che si prende cura di pazienti colpiti da lesioni coronariche complesse, in particolare modo biforcazioni e occlusioni croniche.

Il programma in PDF sarà presto disponibile per il download


Charges of registration and booking fees as well as hotel accommodation are outside the scope of VAT pursuant to Art. 7-ter of DPR 633/72.

Please send registration/booking forms duly filled in (including VAT code) and wait for the invoice with the proper amount to be paid.    
  • Admission to the scientific session
  • Congress kit
  • Coffee and lunch
  • Congress dinner on September 21
All those interested in making hotel reservation are kindly requested to use the online registration form by August 21. Rooms are available from September 20 to September 22. If pre and post nights are needed, please inform us as soon as possible as the number of rooms available for these specific dates is limited. Hotel reservations after expiration of the deadline cannot be guaranteed.  

Rates, B&B treatment, at NH Laguna Palace Hotel are:

Type Building A Building B
DUS € 155,00 € 145,00
DOUBLE € 165,00 € 155,00
Rates include 10% VAT. Rates do not include the City Tax which is € 3,10 per person per night to be paid at check-out time.    

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Fee after July 28:
€ 750

GISE Member Physician


Fee after July 28:
€ 650



Fee after July 28:
€ 400



Fee after July 28:
€ 200




To benefit from the special fee we need to receive your University/Hospital certification


Register Online

Call for Cases / send us your CTO and Bifurcation cases and get you FREE REGISTRATION

Best cases will be selected and have the chance to be presented in front of an audience of international experts.
Authors of selected cases will get a Free Registration!

The best clinical cases concerning CTO and Bifurcation will be awarded.

Deadline submission is July 28.

  • CTO or bifurcation cases implying
  • complications
  • new technical solutions
  • new devices
  • astonishing imaging techniques
Cases should be structured as follows:

Maximum 6 Powerpoint slides
1st slide: Title, presenter, authors, affiliation
2nd -5th slides: patient characteristics and case presentation
6th slide: conclusion and take home message
Save presentation as PDF file and send it to Organizing Secretariat: VIA EMAIL (please quote TOBI 2017 Case presentation in the subject)

LIVE CASE CENTRES / live case transmissions from

Russian Federation

ECM & EBAC / accreditations

The program of TOBI 2017 will be submitted for accreditation by the European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) and for the Italian Continuing Medical Education (ECM) for physicians, nurses and technicians.

“In compliance with EBAC/ EACCME guidelines, all speakers/ chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed potential conflicts of interest that might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organising Committee is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the programme are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities.”

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS / Supported by unrestricted educational grants:

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Social Event / Thursday 21 September

Welcome Dinner at NH Laguna Palace Docks at 8:30 pm.

You are all welcome!

Congress Venue

NH Laguna Palace Hotel

Viale Ancona, 2,
30172 Venice Mestre

Contact Us

Course directors

David Antoniucci, MD, Firenze
Bernhard Reimers, MD, Rozzano (MI)
Beatrice Magro, RN, Rovigo

Course coordinator

Antonella Sommaggio, MD, Padova

Press Office Coordinator

Sara Salin

Organizing Secretariat


Piazza Campetto, 2/8 16123 Genova
Tel +39 010 255146 r.a.
fax +39 010 2770565