PVI EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
THURSDAY OCTOBER 21

Limited seats. Registration fee of 25 € required per educational session.

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Target audience:

  • Novice: observed or assisted in (endo)vascular procedures
  • Advanced beginner: basic experience in (endo)vascular procedures
  • Competent: experienced in (endo)vascular procedures

08:30
10:30

Principles of generic sizing in EVAR in elective infrarenal AAA (more details on devices and products here)
Lead convenor: Kakkhee Yeung

Target audience: novice/advanced beginner

Description: This generic PVI educational session will focus on a structured approach evaluating the CTA of a patient with an elective infrarenal AAA. All participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice measurement, sizing and planning ( C arm angulation) of an EVAR procedure using dedicated 3D workstations under supervision to obtain a durable repair.
Planning and ordering of a stent graft is NOT included in this session.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • To assess a CTA in a potential patient with an infrarenal AAA in a structured manner
  • Know and practice principles of sizing using a dedicated 3D workstation
  • Be able to select angulations, introductory sites based on sizing

11:00
01:00

Crossing techniques in CTO lesions
Lead convenor: Konstantinos Stavroulakis

Target audience: (advanced beginner)/competent

Description: Residents and consultants are often daunted by a wide array of guidewires and crossing catheters required to cross CTO lesions. This PVI educational session aims to introduce delegates to the wide range of tools and familiarize them in a hands-on environment, with the opportunities to ask any question to the experienced faculty.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • Name various characteristics of a guide wire to be able to select the appropriate one to cross a CTO lesion
  • Have an overview of the various support catheters on the market including their characteristics

02:45
04:45

Vessel preparation to optimize outcomes in fempopliteal lesions
Lead convenor: Konstantinos Stavroulakis

Target audience: advanced beginner/competent

Description: This 2-hour PVI educational session will focus on the vessel preparation of complex lesions of the femoropopliteal vessels to optimize the outcomes. This course is based on interactive case discussions including the evidence and clinical expertise but various hands-on opportunities will be integrated.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • Interpret preoperative imaging in complex fempopliteal lesions
  • Describe vessel preparation
  • Develop a treatment algorithm

11:00
01:00

Embolization, coiling and plugs
Lead convenor: Nuno Dias

Target audience: advanced beginner/competent

Description: This workshop aims to learn the principles of embolization in vascular surgery, and the use of different devices available on the market (coils, plugs, glue, onyx,…). Participants will be able to practice the technical gestures on 3D models under the supervision of international experts.

02:15
04:45

Basic carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
Lead convenor: Jonas Eiberg

Target audience: novice/advanced beginner

Description: This is a hands-on PVI educational session demonstrating surgical techniques used in carotid surgery.
During the course, endarterectomy, use of shunt and closure with a patch will be demonstrated and practiced.
Participants will be able to practice the techniques on simulated models and will be taught tips and tricks.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • How to perform an endarterectomy
  • How to insert a shunt
  • How to closure arteriotomy with a patch
  • How to unclamp safely

11:00
01:00

Planning and ordering a device for an elective infrarenal AAA (more details on devices and products here)
Lead convenor: Kakkhee Yeung

Target audience: advanced beginner/competent

Description: This device specific PVI educational session will solely focus on planning (introduction site of the body, orientation of contralateral limb, C arm angulations) and ordering devices to obtain a durable repair in a patient with an infrarenal AAA using 3D dedicated workstations. Hands-on and interactive discussions are the backbone of this session.
Generic sizing is NOT included in this PVI educational session.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • To plan an infrarenal EVAR procedure in a structured manner for patients with an elective AAA
  • Use dedicated sizing sheaths to order devices
  • Plan in advance using dedicated 3D workstations

02:00
04:00

Planning and ordering a device in an elective infrarenal AAA (more details on devices and products here)
Lead convenor: Raphaël Coscas

Target audience: advanced beginner/competent

Description: This device specific PVI educational session will solely focus on planning (introduction site of the body, orientation of contralateral limb, C arm angulations) and ordering devices to obtain a durable repair in a patient with an infrarenal AAA using 3D dedicated workstations. Hands-on and interactive discussions are the backbone of this session.
Generic sizing is NOT included in this PVI educational session.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • To plan an infrarenal EVAR procedure in a structured manner for patients with an elective AAA
  • Use dedicated sizing sheaths/booklets to order devices
  • Plan in advance using dedicated 3D workstations

08:30
10:30

Endovascular treatment of complex aorto-iliac occlusive disease – tips and tricks
Lead convenor: Barend Mees

Target audience: novice/advanced beginner

Description: During this PVI educational session, the convenor will, supported by case examples, explain and discuss how to deal with challenging aorto-iliac atherosclerotic disease. During this session a stepwise structured approach based on interactive cases will focus on wire selection, lesion crossing and stent placement in the aorta and iliac arteries including tips and tricks. Participants will be able to perform a CERAB procedure on a flow model.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • List the indications for CERAB
  • Interpret imaging prior to CERAB procedure
  • List toolkit needed for CERAB
  • Describe step by step the CERAB procedure
  • Name possible complications

11:15
01:15

Closure devices
Lead convenor: Barend Mees

Target audience: novice/advanced beginner/competent

Description: Closure devices to manage successfully percutaneous approaches 6F – 24F.
Hands-on PVI educational session.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • Be able to perform an ultrasound guided puncture
  • Review indications and limitations of small hole closure devices
  • Review indications and limitations of large hole closure devices
  • To use the closure devices according to IFU
  • List the indications for CERAB