Limited seats.
Pre registration mandatory, free of charge.


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

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Open repair of an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (OAR-BASIC)
Lead convenor: Jonas Eiberg
Co-convenors: Ümit Altintas, Magdalena Anna Broda, Igor Koncar, Nathalie Moreels, Nicla Settembre, Jean Paul De Vries, Karin Yeung

Target audience: Advanced beginner

Description: Learn the basics in open infrarenal AAA repair (OAR) on open surgical phantoms. Ideal if you are ready to do your first OAR. An experienced faculty will share tips and tricks. All participants will train one tube graft procedure as surgeon and one as an assistant. Suitable before the board exam. Experienced surgeons will not benefit from the WS.

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

  • Prepare workflow for infrarenal OAR
  • Be more familiar with the basic steps in OAR
  • Learn tips and tricks from experts

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My endovascular tool box for challenging femoropopliteal lesions
Lead convenor: Hany Zayed
Co-convenors: Jérôme Brunet, Caroline Caradu, Raphael Coscas, Wouter Lansink, Nicolas Louis, Hosaam Nasr, Lorenzo Patrone, Maxime Raux, Nirvana Sadaghianloo, François Saucy, Nicla Settembre, Sabine Steiner, Narayanan Thulasidasan

Target audience: Advanced beginner / Competent

Description: Residents and consultants are often daunted by a wide array of endovascular tools to cross, prep and treat 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
  • Insight in principles of vessel preparation
  • Insight in IVUS
  • Insight in various balloons/stents used in this area

Room ES2 – Level 2

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AV Fistulae
Lead convenor: Alexandros Mallios
Co-convenors: Stephen Hohman, Neghae Mawla, Kate Steiner

Target audience: Novice / Advanced beginner

Description: This is a hands-on PVI educational session demonstrating how create open and endovascular AV fistulae.

Learning objectives:

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

  • Define the optimal technique and site for an AV Fistula and perform the case

Every participant will perform an open AV fistula and an endovascular AV fistula as the primary surgeon and will
assist a colleague as first aid.

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Complex aorto-iliac treatment
Lead convenor: Barend Mees
Co-convenors: Peter Goverde, Jean Paul de Vries, Lorenzo Patrone, Stefano Fazzini, Stefano Bonvini

Target audience: Advanced beginner / Competent

Description: During this PVI educational session, the convenors 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 cross-over iliac stenting.
Participants will be able to perform a CERAB procedure in a simulation box.

Learning objectives:

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

  • Make a treatment plan for complex aorto-iliac atherosclerotic disease
  • List the indications for regular iliac stenting and CERAB
  • Interpret imaging prior to iliac stenting/CERAB procedure
  • List toolkit needed for and describe step by step CERAB procedure
  • Name possible complications