What's New

May 19, 2016


CTO Club Update Program is now available!


May 13, 2016

Result for Case Competition is uploaded on Call for Cases.

Apr. 7, 2016

Submission for Case Competition is now closed.
The results will be posted on CTO Club website and notified by e-mail in the end of April, 2016.

Course Objectives

In the past decade, PCI treatment for CTO has achieved remarkable technical progress.

In 2005, CART technique was introduced as a systematic technique for passing CTO lesions by bidirectional manner. Also, new devices and various techniques have been developed one after another. As a result, the latest CTO PCI technique has been evolving into a more sophisticated therapeutic procedure in both the antegrade and retrograde approaches. According to data from Retrograde Summit Registry in Japan, it is now clear that the CTO PCI therapy has been safely enforced with a high initial success rate even in the facilities that do not always have a high volume practice. This data shows that CTO PCI therapy including the retrograde approach is no longer the treatment that specific experts can perform; it is maturing into a standardized procedure.

In 2015, the CTO Club had the largest number of participants from overseas ever. We believe that this is a proof that the interest of this CTO PCI field has been increasingly growing even overseas and our past activities were highly esteemed.

The current CTO PCI is not a complete therapeutic procedure yet. There are still some issues that need to be technically overcome such as challenging tough CTO lesions (including heavily calcified lesions, heavily tortuous lesions and long lesions), shortening procedure time and reducing the radiation exposure dose. On the other hand, the validity of the JCTO score that has been used until now and the academic verification for the long-term prognostic impact after CTO PCI are also important issues. The CTO Club will continue to challenge these issues from now on.

We will hold the annual seminar of the 17th CTO Club in Nagoya in June 2016. We look forward to seeing everybody in Nagoya.


Course Directors:

Yasushi Asakura (Hakujikai Memorial Hospital)

Yuji Hamazaki (School of Medicine, Showa University)

Yasumi Igarashi (Tokeidai Memorial Hospital)

Eisho Kyo (Kusatsu Heart Center)

Masahiko Ochiai (Showa University, Northern Yokohama Hospital)

Satoru Otsuji (Higashi Takarazuka Satoh Hospital)

Etsuo Tsuchikane (Toyohashi Heart Center)

Kinzo Ueda (Rakuwakai Marutamachi Hospital)

Masahisa Yamane (Saitama Sekishinkai Hospital)

Honorary Co-Directors:

Osamu Katoh

Takahiko Suzuki (Toyohashi Heart Center)


International Faculty

BL Agarwal (Jay Pee Hospital, India)

Jang-Whan Bae (Chungbuk National University, Korea)

Yu Cao (The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central Sourh University, People's Republic of China)

In Ho Chae (Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea)

Pak Hei Chan (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Xianda Che (Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, People's Republic of China)

QiuXiong Chen (Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medical, People's Republic of China)

Yeh-Peng Chen (China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Zhujun Chen (Guangdong General Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Dick Cheung (Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong)

Cheng-An Chiu (Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Si Wan Choi (Chungnam National University Hospital, Korea)

Kook Jin Chun (Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Korea)

Guosheng Fu (SIR RUN RUN SHAW HOPITAL, People's Republic of China)

Alfredo R. Galassi (Cannizzaro Hospital, University of Catania, Italy)

Junbo Ge (Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, People's Republic of China)

Lei Ge (Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, People's Republic of China)

Omer Goktekin (Bezmialem Vakif University, Turkey)

Xiang Gu (RetroVascular, Inc., USA)

Scott Harding (Wellington Hospital, New Zealand)

I-Chang Hsieh (Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Ming-Jer Hsieh (Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

WenHui Huang (Guangdong General Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Zheng Huang (Nanfang Hospital affiliated to Southern Medical University, People's Republic of China)

Yang-Soo Jang (Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Hospital, Korea)

Sudam Jare (ESI Hospital, India)

Pannala Lakshmi Narasimha KABARDY (Apollo Hospitals, India)

Hsien-Li Kao (National Taiwan University Medical School & Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Sridhar Kasturi (Sunshine Hospital, India)

Hee Yeol Kim (The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, Korea)

Pum Joon Kim (The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Korea)

Moo Hyun Kim (Dong-A University Hospital, Korea)

A V Ganesh Kumar (L H Hiranandani Hospital, India)

Nataraja Pillai Prathap Kumar (Meditrina Hospital, India)

Viveka Kumar (Max Super Speciality Hospital, India)

Alessio La Manna (Ferrarotto Hospital – University of Catania, Italy)

Jong Young Lee (Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Korea)

Nae-Hee Lee (Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Korea)

Seung-Whan Lee (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

Sum Kin Leung (Keen Heart Medical Practice, Hong Kong)

Jianping Li (Peking University First Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Weiming Li (Chao Yang Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Yu Li (Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, People's Republic of China)

Shih-Chi Liu (Shin Kong Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Sidney Tsz Ho Lo (Liverpool Hospital, Australia)

William Lombardi (University of Washington, USA)

Adrian Low (National University Heart Centre, Singapore)

Jianfang Luo (Guangdong General Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Ashwani Mehta (Sir Gangaram Hospital, India)

Ashwin B. Mehta (Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, India)

Haresh Mehta (S L Raheja Hospital, India)

Chaowei Mu (Beijing Fuwai Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Deepak Krishna Murthy (Sakara Hospital, India)

Ranjit Kumar Nath (Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, India)

Wayne Ogata (RetroVascular, Inc., USA)

Subburamakrishnan P (Apollo Speciality Hospitals, India)

Hun Sik Park (Kyungpook National University Hospital, Korea)

Anil Potdar (H.J.Doshi Ghatkopar Hindusdbha Hospital, India)

Jie Qian (Fu Wai Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Rajeev Rathi (Max Heart & Vascular Institute, India)

Seung-Woon Rha (Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea)

Narayan Swamy ( India)

JULIAN KO-BENG TAN (Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore)

Ashwin Tumkur ( India)

Wasan Udayachalerm (King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand)

Sujatha Vipperla (Indus Hospital, India)

Gerald S. Werner (Klinikum Darmstadt, Germany)

Aaron Wong (National Heart Center of Singapore, Singapore)

Eugene Brian Wu (Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Qi Zhang (Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, People's Republic of China)

Yuchen Zhang (Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, People's Republic of China)

Jie Zhao (Beijing Fuwai Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Ying Zhao (Beijing Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Jingang Zheng (China-Japan Friendship Hospital, People's Republic of China)

Japanese Faculty

Jiro Ando (The University of Tokyo Hospital )

Kazuhiro Ashida (Seirei Yokohama Hospital)

Kenichi Fujii (Higashi Takarazuka Satoh Hospital)

Shinya Fujita (Shizuoka Prefectural General Hospital)

Tsutomu Fujita (Sapporo Cardio Vascular Clinic)

Ichiro Hamanaka (Rakuwakai Marutamachi Hospital)

Kiyoshi Hibi (Yokohama City University Medical Center)

Hiroaki Hirase (Takaoka City Hospital)

Fumitaka Hosaka (Okamura Memorial Hospital)

Keiichi Igarashi

Masashi Iwabuchi (University of the Ryukyus)

Hiroki Kamiya (Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital)

Kenji Kawajiri (Matsubara Tokushukai Hospital/ Nozaki Tokushukai Hospital)

Tomohiro Kawasaki (Shin-Koga Hospital)

Nozomu Kawashima (Sapporo Medical Center NTT-EC)

Yoshihisa Kinoshita (Toyohashi Heart Center)

Tomoko Kobayashi (Kyoto Katsura Hospital)

Yuichi Kobori (Todachuo General Hospital)

Tetsuo Matsubara (Toyohashi Heart Center)

Susumu Matsuda (National Hospital Organization Hamada Medical Center)

Masatoshi Miyahara (Mie Heart Center)

Toshiya Muramatsu (Tokyo General Hospital)

Makoto Muto (Saitama Cardiovascular and Respiratory Center)

Wataru Nagamatsu (Hokusetsu General Hospital)

Masakazu Nagaoka (Ebina General Hospital)

Shigeru Nakamura (Kyoto Katsura Hospital)

Kenya Nasu (Toyohashi Heart Center)

Yasunori Nishida (Takai Hospital)

Yuichi Noguchi (Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital)

Yoichi Nozaki (Hokko Memorial Hospital)

Hirotaka Oda (Niigata City General Hospital)

Akitsugu Oida (Takase Clinic)

Yuji Oikawa (The Cardiovascular Institute)

Hisayuki Okada (Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital)

Masaharu Okada (Shiga Medical Center for Adults)

Atsunori Okamura (Sakurabashi Watanabe Hospital)

Shinya Okazaki (Juntendo University)

Masaaki Okutsu (Kawasaki Medical School Kawasaki Hospital)

Hiroki Sakamoto (Shizuoka General Hospital)

Masami Sakurada (Tokorozawa Heart Center)

Yoshitane Seino (Hoshi General Hospital)

Makoto Sekiguchi (Fukaya Red Cross Hospital)

Takeshi Serikawa (Fukuoka Wajiro Hospital)

Yoshisato Shibata (Miyazaki Medical Association Hospital)

Satoru Sumitsuji (Osaka University)

Tohru Takahashi (Iwate Prefectural Central Hospital)

Yoshihiro Takeda (Rinku General Medical Center)

Kaname Takizawa (JCHO Sendai Hospital)

Takafumi Tsuji (Kusatsu Heart Center)

Yoshiki Uehara (Mito Brain Heart Center)

Katsumi Ueno (Matsunami General Hospital)

Junji Yajima (The Cardiovascular Institute Hospital)

Yoshito Yamamoto (Iwaki Kyouritsu General Hospital)

Yoshinori Yasaka (Himeji Cardiovascular Center)

Ryohei Yoshikawa (Sanda City Hospital)

(Alphabetical order as of April 23, 2016)


Click the image to download a latest program(PDF).

Update: May 19, 2016

Call for cases

Case Competition “ My tips and tricks for successful CTO PCI ”

Submission period: Monday, February 1 - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Poster Posting Guidelines English / Japanese

Submission period: Monday, February 1 - Thursday, March 31, 2016
Case Submission is now closed. Thank you for your active submissions.

Among submitted cases, four exemplary cases will be selected as "oral presentation" at the Case Competition, and other cases with honorable mention will be selected as "poster presentation" during the 17th CTO Club. The best case of the Case Competition will receive an award and the presenter will be invited to be a CTO Club faculty member in 2017.

*Free registration for case presenters.
*Cases can be submitted in English or Japanese.


Pre-registration period: Tuesday, March 1 - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

*The 17th CTO Club is using a registration system of “Heartmeetings.com”.
You are required creat user account at Heartmeetings.com in order to complete registration.

  Pre-registration fee (JPY) On-site registration fee (JPY)
Medical JPY 20,000 (2-day ticket) JPY 25,000 (2-day ticket)
Co-medical JPY 2,000 (2-day ticket) JPY 3,000 (2-day ticket)
Industry JPY 20,000 (2-day ticket) JPY 25,000 (2-day ticket)
*After the pre-registration deadline, you can make online registration by on-site registration fee.




Contact: CTO Club Travel Desk
[Nippon Express Travel Co.,Ltd. Osaka Branch]

Tel: +81-6-6231-7581, Fax: +81-6-6231-7588
1-1-6 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0041 Japan
E-mail: mice-trv@nittsu.co.jp

Future Meetings

CTO Club

The 17th CTO Club in 2016

June 17 Fri. - 18 Sat. 2016

The 18th CTO Club in 2017

June 2 Fri. - 3 Sat. 2017

Complex Cardiovascular Therapeutics (CCT)

Complex Cardiovascular Therapeutics (CCT)

Website: http://cct.gr.jp/


October 20 Thu.- 22 Sat. 2016
Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Portopia Hotel


October 26 Thu.- 28 Sat. 2017
Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Portopia Hotel