PVI EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24

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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

Room ES1 – Level 2

08:30
10:30
– 5 –

Open repair of an infected abdominal aortic endograft (advanced)
Lead convenor: Caroline Caradu
Co-convenors: Xavier Bérard, Elixene Jean Baptiste, Frederic Cochennec, Jonas Eiberg, Dominique Fabre,
Inge Fourneau, Igor Koncar, Germano Melissano, Thomas Wyss

Target audience: Competent

Description: This is a hands-on PVI educational session demonstrating how to remove an infected stent graft and replace it by using neo-aortoiliac system bypass (NAIS) using simulated autologous veins or by using simulated bovine material. An experienced faculty will share tips and tricks. All participants will work in pairs and will train one procedure as surgeon and one procedure as assistant. The open surgical phantoms does not allow for training vessel dissection.

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

  • Prepare workflow for removal of infected stent graft
  • Be more familiar with problem solving, replacement of the infected graft using NAIS or bovine material.

Every participant will perform an OSR as the primary surgeon and will assist a colleague during another repair of an infected abdominal graft.

11:00
13:00
– 7 –

Basic carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
Lead convenor: Barbara Rantner
Co-convenors: Ümit Altintas, Elixene Jean Baptiste, Katarina Björses, Richard Bulbulia, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Gianluca Faggioli, José Ignacio Leal Lorenzo, Nathalie Moreels, Joseph Touma

Target audience: Novice / Advanced beginner

Description: This is a hands-on PVI educational session demonstrating the basic surgical techniques used in carotid endarterectomy (clamping, endarterectomy, use of shunt and closure with a patch) which will be practiced on an open surgical phantom. An experienced faculty will share tips and tricks. All participants will work in pairs and will train one procedure as surgeon and one procedure as assistant. The open surgical phantoms do not allow for training vessel dissection.

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

  • Know the basic principles behind and have hands-on experience in how to perform an endarterectomy
  • Know how to insert and remove a shunt
  • Know how to close arteriotomy with a patch
  • How to unclamp safely

14:30
16:30
– 9 –

F/B/EVAR Toolkit & Home-made solutions
Lead convenor: Nuno Dias
Co-convenors: Martin Claridge, Tilo Kolbel, Bijan Modarai, Nilo Mosquera, Fiona Rohlffs, Nikos Tsilimparis

Target audience: Advanced beginner / Competent

Description: The aim of this session is to make participants comfortable with all the equipment useful for complex aortic endovascular procedures, and with home-made solutions to overcome complicated situations.

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

  • List the materials needed for a complex endovascular aortic repair
  • Know the tips and tricks behind homemade solutions

Room ES2 – Level 2

08:30
10:30
– 6 –

Crash-course in basic vascular ultrasound
Lead convenor: Jonas Eiberg
Co-convenors: Ümit Altintas, Magdalena Anna Broda, Teresa Martin Gonzalez, Karin Yeung

Target audience: Novice / Advanced beginner

Description: A crash course in basic vascular ultrasound introducing participants to the most relevant basic vascular ultrasound focusing on aorta, carotid and lower limb. You will be trained by vascular surgeons, highly experienced in “surgical ultrasound”. We will focus on “how to do it” and “how to get started” with a clinical focus. You will nor be lectured in US theory and physics. You will get hands-on experience and learn tips and tricks from clinical experts.

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

  • Will be comfortable with US systems, transducer choice, knops and bottoms, applications etc.
  • Will have trained visualization of groin vessels, carotid, aorta and its major branches, and lower limb arteries.
  • Have basic knowledge to acquire and evaluate Doppler flow curves from carotid and lower limb.

11:15
13:15
– 8 –

Embolization
Lead convenor: Adrien Hertault, Teresa Martin Gonzalez
Co-convenors: Katerina Björses, Fabriccio Fanelli, Jose Leal, Kevin Mani, Justine Mougin, Athanasios Katsargyris, Giuseppe Panuccio, Giovanni Tinelli

Target audience: Novice / Advanced beginner

Description: This session aims to enable participants to handle all embolisation devices (flusahbles, detachable coils, plugs, polymers, etc.)

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

  • Know the different embolisation devices
  • Know how to handle the different embolisation devices
  • Choose the most appropriate one in clinical practice

14:15
16:15
– 10 –

Optimal protection in carotid artery stenting
Lead convenor: Isabelle Van Herzeele
Co-convenors: Petera Schneider, José Ignacio Leal Lorenzo, Piotr Myrcha, Sonia Ronchey, Gianluca Faggioli, Isabelle Van Herzeele, Laura Capoccio, Barbara Rantner

Target audience: Advanced beginner / Competent

Description: This PVI educational sessions focusses on the optimal protection of the brain in carotid artery stenting procedures by using embolic protection (filter, flow stop, flow reversal) and the appropriate stent (open/closed/micromesh). This is a hands-on session allowing delegates to visualize and deploy these protection devices and stents used during carotid artery stenting and discuss the (dis)advantages of each device with experienced faculty members.

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

  • To name the various embolic protection devices
  • To deploy the embolic protection device according to IFU
  • To name the stent used in carotid stenting to offer maximal protection
  • To deploy the stents according to IFU