CTO Club

Dear attendees, invited faculties and industry partners of the 21st CTO Club in 2020,

We would like to announce that unfortunately, the 21st CTO Club in 2020 scheduled for June 19-20 will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision has been taken together with all the CTO Club course directors.

The CTO Club has continued to grow with the cooperation of overseas participants and the numbers have increased during the last 20 years. The COVID-19 has spread rapidly, and the situation is getting worse around the world. Traveling overseas is becoming more difficult in many countries. The Japanese government is also requesting canceling large-scale events held in Japan to prevent further infection. Primarily, the CTO Club has focused on CTO PCI, which is not an urgent care. We should focus on caring for COVID-19 patients in this critical situation.

Based on these reasons, we have made an early decision to cancel the CTO Club in 2020 in order to overcome this critical COVID-19 situation around the world.

We are currently handling all matters in this complicated cancelation process as well as dealing with refunds of registration fees. We will be communicating with you in due course.

Sincerely yours,

CTO Club Course Directors
Atsunori Okamura, M.D.
Yuji Hamazaki, M.D.
Yasumi Igarashi, M.D.
Kenya Nasu, M.D.
Etsuo Tsuchikane, M.D.
Takafumi Tsuji, M.D.
Junji Yajima, M.D.


Course Directors

Yuji Hamazaki
Ootakanomori Hospital

Yasumi Igarashi
Tokeidai Memorial Hospital

Kenya Nasu
Toyohashi Heart Center

Atsunori Okamura
Sakurabashi Watanabe Hospital

Etsuo Tsuchikane
Toyohashi Heart Center

Takafumi Tsuji
Kusatsu Heart Center

Junji Yajima
The Cardiovascular Institute

International Course Directors

Emmanouil Brilakis
Minneapolis Heart Institute

Jiyan Chen
Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
[People’s Republic of China]

Scott Harding
Wellington Hospital
[New Zealand]

Paul Hsien-Li Kao
National Taiwan University Medical School & Hospital
[Taiwan, R.O.C.]

Kambis Mashayekhi
University Heartcenter Freiburg - Bad Krozingen

Eugene Brian Wu
Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University Hong Kong
[Hong Kong]

Honorary Co-directors

Yasushi Asakura
Hakujikai Memorial Hospital

Osamu Katoh

Eisho Kyo
Kusatsu Heart Center

Masahiko Ochiai
Showa University, Northern Yokohama Hospital

Satoru Otsuji
Higashi Takarazuka Satoh Hospital

Takahiko Suzuki
Toyohashi Heart Center

Kinzo Ueda
Takase Clinic

Masahisa Yamane
Saitama Sekishinkai Hospital

Future Meetings

CTO Club

The 21st CTO Club in 2021

June 11 Fri. - 12 Sat. 2021

Complex Cardiovascular Therapeutics (CCT)

Complex Cardiovascular Therapeutics (CCT)

Website: https://cct.gr.jp/


October 28 Thu.- 30 Sat. 2021
Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Portopia Hotel


October 27 Thu.- 29 Sat. 2022
Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Portopia Hotel