Workshops

  • Thursday, December 13th

    Paracelso Room 2

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON SIMULATORS
    Aortic arch debranching and repair
    Practical course aimed at providing useful advice to those vascular and cardiac surgeons who want to deal with the aortic arch pathology.

    08:00 - 11:00 (1st Session)
    12:00 - 15:00 (2nd Session)

    Convenors
    Daniele Mascia, Paola Redaelli, Alessandro Verzini

    Objectives
    The training will be focused on lifelike cases performed on pulsatile models and will give the opportunity to acquire manual and cognitive competences.

    Topics
    • Aortic arch clamping for SAT rerouting
    • Aortic debranching
    • Tailored-grafts for debranching setting-up

    Target Audience
    • Cardiac surgeons
    • Vascular surgeons

    Number of participants
    4 for each session

    In collaboration with

    Nina Room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON SIMULATORS
    Turning REVAR into an elective EVAR
    Workshop aimed at improving the outcomes of treatment of RAAA.

    08:00 - 12:00 (1st Session)

    Convenors
    Isabelle Van Herzeele, Zoran Rancic, Ruy Fernandes e Fernandes, Barend Mees, David Pakeliani, Felice Pecoraro, Anders Wanhainen

    Objectives
    During the workshop participants will be able to treat a simulated RAAA by endovascular means under close supervision. The importance of the TEAM approach to manage RAAA successfully will be demonstrated and discussed.

    Topics
    • RAAA protocol including permissive hypotension
    • Procedural steps for endoclamping
    • REVAR using the double balloon technique
    • TEAM approach during RAAA management

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    12

    In collaboration with

    Paracelso room 1

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON SIMULATORS
    Open AAA repair
    Practical course aimed at providing the skills for the surgical treatment of AAA.

    08:00 - 11:00 (1st Session)
    12:00 - 15:00 (2nd Session)

    Convenors
    Daniele Mascia, Alessandro Alessi Innocenti, Franco Codispoti, Marco Franchin, Giorgio Poletto

    Objectives
    The training will be focused on lifelike cases performed on pulsatile models and will give the opportunity to acquire manual and cognitive competences. It will be structured on a step-by-step learning of basic and complex techniques under the supervision of experienced tutors.

    Topics
    • Aorto-aortic bypass
    • Supra renal clamping with renal perfusion
    • Inferior mesenteric artery reimplantation

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    16 for each session

    In collaboration with

    Arrhythmology Room

    WORKSHOP
    Advanced Aortic Procedure - Italian Expert Meeting (IEM)
    f-EVAR & b-EVAR: how to do it.

    10:00 - 13:00

    Convenors
    Mauro Gargiulo, Massimo Lenti, Germano Melissano, Carlo Pratesi

    Objectives
    At the end of the workshop participants will be able to better understand the recent developments in the treatment of complex aortic pathologies with fenestrated and branched endografts.

    Topics
    • Solutions to serious complications after complex f-EVAR/b-EVAR
    • How to prevent SCI
    • Prevention of complications in organ hypoperfusion
    • Technical aspects of the procedures

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgery specialists
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    By invitation only

    Nina Room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON SIMULATORS

    EVAR
    Training on endovascular basics for treatment of AAA.

    13:00 - 15:00 (1st Session)
    16:00 - 18:00 (2nd Session)

    Convenors
    Luca Bertoglio, Emiliano Chisci, Aaron Fargion, Enrico Gallitto, Matteo Orrico, Sara Segreti

    Objectives
    The aim of this course is to train young vascular surgeons on endovascular basics of standard treatment of AAA and give them access to simulators in order to improve their skills in a practical and modern way. The course is structured on a step-by-step learning of basic and complex techniques, under the supervision of experienced tutors.

    Topics
    • How to choose the correct graft
    • What is needed to perform an EVAR
    • How to do EVAR (Simbionix simulator)

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    12 for each session

    In collaboration with

    Pinta room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
    New frontiers in the treatment of DVT: from pharmacological therapy to endovascular treatment
    Indications, techniques, tips & tricks and current evidence.

    16:00 - 18:00

    Convenor
    Domenico Baccellieri, Marzia Lugli

    Objectives
    At the end of the course participants will be able to identify ideal cases for stenting,
    perform stenting procedures, to build a deep vein reconstructive center.

    Topics
    • Definition, etiology and pathophysiology of venous obstruction
    • Current guidelines for DVT treatment
    • How to build deep vein reconstructive center
    • Indication and patients selection for stenting
    • Materials, tips & tricks for venous recanalization
    • Stenting in post-thrombotic syndrome
    • Stenting in NIVL

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Angiologists
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    15

    In collaboration with

  • Friday, December 14th

    Pinta Room

    WORKSHOP
    How to write a paper... that gets published
    How to approach scientific paper and publishing process, in order to be published on the best peer-reviewed journals, taught by the Editors.

    08:00 - 10:00

    Convenors
    James H. Black III, Nabil Chakfè, Florian Dick, Olivier A. Goëau-Brissonière, Philippe Kolh, Janet Powell, Eric Verhoeven

    Objectives
    To get your research published in a scientific journal not only you must have something important to say but you must also know how to present it. Reviewers want to be able to assess quickly whether a paper is worthy of publication and the structure and readability of the paper is immensely important.

    Topics
    • How to approach the various sections of a scientific paper - abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and references
    • How to write case reports and reviews
    • The publishing process - the role of the editor, assessor, publisher, house style and electronic publishing

    Target Audience
    • Medical doctors

    Number of participants
    20

    University Room 1

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON SIMULATORS
    For AAA and Iliac Branched Devices platform
    Endovascular treatment for the aorto-iliac aneurysmatic pathology.

    08:00 - 10:00 (1st Session)
    10:45 - 12:45 (2nd Session)
    14:30 - 16:30 (3rd Session)
    17:15 - 19:15 (4th Session)

    Convenors
    Michele Antonello, Gian Luca Canu, Emiliano Chisci, Carlo Coscarella, Rocco Giudice, Giacomo Isernia, Sergio Losa, Claudio Novali, Gioele Simonte, Filippo Turini

    Objectives
    The aim of the workshop is to develop the technical skills of the participants, in order to achieve a successful endovascular treatment for the aorto-iliac aneurysmatic pathology with a preservation of the internal iliac artery through the implantation of a branched stent-graft.

    Topics
    • Evaluate the characteristics of the AAA + IBD platform
    • Correctly plan and size an AAA + IBD procedure according to the IFU
    • Implant the devices with an electronic simulator in order to identify all the respective procedural steps
    • Review the procedure performed with a Q&A session with the tutors

    Target Audience
    • Medical doctors

    Number of participants
    4 for each session

    In collaboration with

    Paracelso Room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
    Foam sclerotherapy: from aesthetic to functional disease
    An interactive (theoretical and practical) workshop regarding advanced techniques to perform foam sclerotherapy.

    08:00 - 10:00 (1st Session)
    10:45 - 12:45 (2nd Session)

    Convenors
    Marcelo Liberato de Moura, Attilio Cavezzi

    Objectives
    At the end of the course participants will be able to safety and effectively perform foam sclerotherapy in daily practice.

    Topics
    • Aesthetic phlebology
    • Compression therapy (Post-procedure; C1 to C6)
    • Catheter, tumescence and irrigation in saphenous treatment
    • Venous Ulcer Treatment Protocol
    • Practical workstation

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Angiologists
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    10 for each session

    Pinta Room

    WORKSHOP
    Understanding Professional Guidelines
    How do international Society Guidelines affect our everyday clinical practice.

    10:45 - 12:45

    Convenors
    Nabil Chakfè, Ronald L. Dalman, Sebastian Debus, Alison Halliday, Vicente Riambau, Melina Vega de Céniga,
    Fabio Verzini, Anders Wanhainen

    Objectives
    The convenors have been personally involved in writing Society Guidelines both in Europe and in North America;
    they will share with the participants this exiting experience, highlighting what should be kept in mind from this important documents in everyday practice.

    Topics
    • Methodology: how ESVS guidelines are constructured
    • Overview in current activities and visions in ESVS
    • The rules of implementation, how to put them in practice
    • Lessons learnt from ESVS guidelines for descending thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, carotid and infections.

    Target Audience
    • Medical doctors

    Number of participants
    20

    Pinta Room

    WORKSHOP
    Negative pressure therapy in vascular surgery
    Negative pressure: from prevention of surgical wounds complications in high risk patients to management of surgical complications. Is there a rationale of treatment?

    14:30 - 16:30

    Convenors
    Alessandro Corsi, Gaetano De Angelis, Ornella Forma, Giulia Vidotto

    Objectives
    At the end of the course participants will be able to understand the importance of using the negative pressure to treat surgical wounds and how adaptable is this treatment in different patients.

    Topics
    • Vascular wounds
    • Complications in vascular wounds
    • NPWT

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    10

    Paracelso Room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
    Peripheral revascularization with the Omniflow graft
    Practical course aimed at providing the skills for the surgical treatment of peripheral artery diseases with the Omniflow graft.

    14:30 - 16:30

    Convenor
    Enrico Rinaldi

    Objectives
    The training will be focused on lifelike cases performed on models. It will be structured on a step-by-step learning of different techniques under the supervision of experienced tutors. At the end of the course participants will be able to use the Omniflow graft for peripheral revascularization.

    Topics
    • Surgical treatment for peripheral artery diseases
    • How to prepare the Omniflow graft
    • When and how to use the Omniflow graft for peripheral revascularization

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    4

    In collaboration with

    Paracelso Room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
    Carotid endarterectomy
    Practical course aimed at providing the skills for the surgical treatment of carotid endarterectomy.

    17:15 - 18:30

    Convenor
    Enrico Rinaldi

    Objectives
    The training will be focused on lifelike cases performed on models and will give the opportunity to acquire manual and cognitive competences. It will be structured on a step-by-step learning of basic and complex
    techniques under the supervision of experienced tutors. At the end of the course participants will be able to perform different techniques of carotid endarterectomy on models.

    Topics
    • Surgical treatment for carotid artery stenosis
    • Different techniques of carotid endarterectomy

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    4

    In collaboration with

  • Saturday, December 15th

    University room 1

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON SIMULATORS
    For AAA and Iliac Branched Devices platform
    Endovascular treatment for the aorto-iliac aneurysmatic pathology.

    08:00 - 10:00 (1st Session)
    10:45 - 12:45 (2nd Session)
    14:30 - 16:30 (3rd Session)

    Convenors
    Michele Antonello, Gian Luca Canu, Emiliano Chisci, Carlo Coscarella, Rocco Giudice, Giacomo Isernia, Sergio Losa, Claudio Novali, Gioele Simonte, Filippo Turini

    Objectives
    The aim of the workshop is to develop the technical skills of the participants, in order to achieve a successful endovascular treatment for the aorto-iliac aneurysmatic pathology with a preservation of the internal iliac artery through the implantation of a branched stent-graft.

    Topics
    • Evaluate the characteristics of the AAA + IBD platform
    • Correctly plan and size an AAA + IBD procedure according to the IFU
    • Implant the devices with an electronic simulator in order to identify all the respective procedural steps
    • Review the procedure performed with a Q&A session with the tutors

    Target Audience
    • Medical doctors

    Number of participants
    4 for each session

    In collaboration with

    Nina room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON SIMULATORS
    Turning REVAR into an elective EVAR
    Workshop aimed at improving the outcomes of treatment of RAAA.

    08:00 - 12:45 (2nd Session)

    Convenors
    Isabelle Van Herzeele, Zoran Rancic, Ruy Fernandes e Fernandes, Barend Mees, David Pakeliani, Felice Pecoraro, Anders Wanhainen

    Objectives
    During the workshop participants will be able to treat a simulated RAAA by endovascular means under close supervision. The importance of the TEAM approach to manage RAAA successfully will be demonstrated and discussed.

    Topics
    • RAAA protocol including permissive hypotension
    • Procedural steps for endoclamping
    • REVAR using the double balloon technique
    • TEAM approach during RAAA management

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    12

    In collaboration with

    Vascular Surgery outpatient clinic

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
    Carotid duplex ultrasound
    Practical execution of carotid duplex ultrasound on pathological patients. Evaluation of carotid plaque. Study of the flow and percentage of stenosis. The vertebral artery and pathological findings.

    08:00 - 10:00

    Convenors
    Domenico Astore, Diletta Loschi

    Objectives
    At the end of the workshop participants will be able to perform carotid duplex ultrasound.

    Topics
    • What is the PRF and how to adjust it
    • How to correct the aliasing
    • Steering and theta angle
    • IMT and how it can be calculated
    • Echogenicity and regularity of plaque surface
    • Diameter of stenosis: morphological and fluximetric criteria
    • Vertebral flow: subclavian steel, hypoplasia, distal occlusion, stenosis

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Angiologists
    • Cardiologists
    • General surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    5

    Vascular Surgery outpatient clinic

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
    Venous duplex ultrasound
    Practical execution of venous duplex ultrasound on pathological patients. Evaluation of deep venous circle. Great and short saphenous vein incompetence. Venous mapping of the lower limb.

    10:45 - 12:45

    Convenors
    Federico Annoni, Matteo Bossi

    Objectives
    At the end of the workshop participants will be able to perform venous duplex ultrasound.

    Topics
    • What is the PRF and how to adjust it
    • How to correct the aliasing
    • Steering and theta angle
    • DVT and CUS
    • Post thrombotic syndrome
    • Great and short saphenous vein incompetence
    • Perforating vein incompetence
    • Venous mapping of the lower limb

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Angiologists
    • General surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    5

    Pinta room

    WORKSHOP
    Deep Venous Thrombosis
    Treating Deep Venous Thrombosis - Advances and challenges.

    10:45 - 12:45

    Convenor
    Armando Mansilha

    Objectives
    At the end of the course participants will be able to better understand the recent developments in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis on acute phase, for how long to extend the anticoagulation, prevention of recurrence and post-thrombotic syndrome, chronic venous outflow obstruction and venous stenting.

    Topics
    • Acute and extended treatment
    • Efficacy and safety of DOACs
    • Thrombophilia screening
    • Venous stenting

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    15

    Paracelso room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
    New solutions for venous disease
    Radiofrequency ablation, glue, venous stenting.

    10:45 - 12:45

    Convenors
    Domenico Baccellieri, Marzia Lugli

    Objectives
    At the end of the course participants will be able to identify ideal cases for radiofrequency ablation, glue occlusion of saphenous trunks, treatment of deep venous obstructions.

    Topics
    • Current evidence for RFA
    • RFA of great saphenous vein
    • RFA of small saphenous vein
    • RFA of perforating veins
    • Glue occlusion – Venous stenting
    • Cannulation
    • Tips & tricks for complex cases

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Angiologists
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    15

    In collaboration with

    Pinta Room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON SIMULATORS
    When varicose veins are only the tip of the iceberg
    Varicose veins and correlated deep venous disorders.

    14:30 - 16:30

    Convenors
    Oscar Maleti, Marzia Lugli

    Objectives
    At the end of the course participants should be aware about deep venous obstruction and reflux correction and have knowledge on IVUS technique.

    Topics
    • How to evaluate superficial incompetence and associated deep venous disorders
    • How to treat venous obstruction
    • Vein stenting: how to start
    • IVUS: understanding the images. How to do it
    • Deep venous reflux correction: understanding the different kinds of procedures

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    8

    Paracelso room

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
    Graduated compression for vein and lymphatic disease
    Evidence based session on graduated compression.

    14:30 - 16:30

    Convenors
    Domenico Baccellieri, Sergio Gianesini

    Objectives
    Participants will receive recent update on current evidence in compression and at the end of the course will be able to perform compressive therapies for vein and lymphatic diseases, to decide pressure and stiffness.

    Topics
    • Current evidence for compression
    • Instruction for right compression
    • Pressure and stiffness
    • Adjustable velcro devices
    • Hands-on compression

    Target Audience
    • Vascular surgeons
    • Angiologists
    • Vascular surgery residents

    Number of participants
    20