¡Ten years! Have elapsed since we started with our CTO workshops that we named AHO (almost hands on). There were clear implications in the very name that betrayed our intentions, that is, near, participative and informal meetings with a limited “per invitation” attendees selected solely because of their interest in the advancement of percutaneous CTO treatment.

During this time we have undertaken eight editions, with the sole exception of 2014 in which the annual EuroCTO meeting took place in Madrid, striving to maintain its friendly close and participative nature
A key element in our continuity has been the generous participation of our main invited faculty, Drs Yamane and Tsuchikane and, more recently, Dr Karmpaliotis, which have largely contributed to the continued success of AHO. This year we are fortunate to count with all three distinguished experts and enjoy their knowledge, teaching and communicating skills. This year’s AHO will follow roughly the same basic outline of previous years including life transmissions to a nearby room and formal discussion in an informal atmosphere among faculty and attendees.

We welcome you to Majadahonda for an exciting one and a half days meeting concerning CTO (probably the most dynamic area in coronary intervention). We hope that, on top of techniques and science, it may also serve to establish personal relations in order to undertake joint projects to continue improving on CTO treatment for the benefit of our patients.