The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) highlights renowned scientists in Clinical Cardiology, Interventional cardiology, Population Science, and Basic Science with original contributions and who are accepted by their peers as leading experts in their fields of knowledge. This year, Dr. John Webb presented the ESC Paul Hugenholtz lecture for innovation: “What will we do when transcatheter aortic valves fail?”
From the ESC website:
Dr. John Webb is professor of heart valve innovation at the University of British Columbia and director of interventional cardiology at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. As director of the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation at St Paul’s and Vancouver General Hospitals he leads the group that developed and first performed several of the most widely used transcatheter aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonary valve procedures, has trained valve groups in over 25 countries, and has over 700 publications. Awards include the Ethica Gruntzig Award from EuroPCR, Honorary Doctor of Science from Simon Fraser University, Founder’s Award from SCAI, Killam Research Prize from UBC, Outstanding Achievement Award from CAIC, Hartzler Master Operator Award from TCT, Career Achievement Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and the Hugenholtz Innovation Lectureship from ESC.
To watch the lecture, please click here.