Training Overview

For yet another year, the ESVS proposes a wide range of Workshops and Courses during its three-day Annual Meeting. Below you will find an overview of all the training opportunities that will be offered in Copenhagen. Should you require more information or have any questions regarding the trainings, please do not hesitate to contact us at esvs_copenhagen2016@mci-group.com.

FEBVS Revision Course Module 1 – Technical Skills Course

Date & Time: Wednesday, 28 September [09:00 – 18:00]

Convener: Prof. Hans-Henning Eckstein, Germany

Overview: The Revision Course is aimed at vascular surgical trainees who intend to take the FEBVS Assessment within the next year. The course covers the aspects of the FEBVS Assessment in an interactive format and the small group size ensures one-to-one involvement of every participant. There is a high faculty to participant ratio and the faculty are all experienced senior vascular surgeons.
This year, the Revision course is divided into two modules, each of one-day duration. Trainees can attend either or both of the days, depending on which skills they feel the need to practice.

This first module will cover the technical skills required for the FEBVS Assessment. The day begins with an overview of the open and endovascular skills simulations used in the Assessment. Participants then have the opportunity to practise on these simulations, including open AAA repair, distal (tibial) anastomosis and carotid endarterectomy. They will then be assessed on each simulation, and feedback given on their performance.

The revision course has a very high success rate. Over 90% of those attending the course subsequently pass the FEBVS Assessment. The course is limited to 20 applicants and is very popular. Therefore early registration is advised to avoid disappointment!

Please view this short video presentation for more information about this high quality training! Click here.

Masterclass on Scientific Writing

Date & Time: Wednesday, 28 September [09:00 – 13:00]

Convener: Prof. Florian Dick, Switzerland

Overview: Should you have missed this highly informative course at the EVC Meeting in Maastricht, now is your chance to join! This academic training will be composed of 2 parts. The first part will focus on how to successfully write and present an abstract, while the second part will teach participants how to effectively read, interpret and write a paper. Participants will not only follow lectures, but also work in interactive groups where they will be trained to write an abstract with data given by the course leader, present their abstract and learn from group feedback.

Complex AAA Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, 28 September [09:00 – 13:00]

Convener: Prof. Michael Jenkins, UK

Overview: Practical workshop with short lectures and practical surgical demonstrations from the tutors followed by supervision of the trainees performing the same steps on models. High quality latex aortic models are used developed from casts of real aneurysms. The course has been developed over a number of years following information derived from candidates sitting the FEBVS exam and potential gaps in their training with more complex cases. Detailed feedback is obtained from each candidate after each course, which is then continually adapted and improved based on this structured feedback. The course aims to give established surgeons more confidence and “tips and tricks” when tackling more complicated aortic cases.

Fundamental Endovascular Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, 28 September [14:00 – 18:00]

Convener: Prof. Fabio Verzini, Italy

Overview: Endovascular procedures gain an ever increasing importance in the treatment of arterial lesions. This workshop will offer the participants the opportunity to get familiar with the materials (sheats, wires, catheters, balloons, stents) used for endovascular interventions and to learn the different steps in iliac and femoral interventions. After a short theoretical introduction the procedures will be trained hands-on on high-fidelity simulators.
This course is intended for (young) vascular surgeons with no or limited practical experience in endovascular techniques, aiming to perform these procedures in the future or at least to know what interventionalists are talking about.

Vascular Trauma Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, 28 September [14:00 – 18:00]

Convener: Prof. Carl Wahlgren, Sweden

Overview: The need for improving vascular surgical trauma techniques, both open and endovascular, has been increasingly recognized in recent years. This workshop will provide participants with an excellent hands-on experience on realistic models and simulators to perform open and endovascular vascular trauma repair.

FEBVS Revision Course Module 2 – Academic & Clinical Skills Course

Date & Time: Thursday, 29 September [08:00 – 17:00]

Convener: Prof. Jonathan Beard

Overview: The revision course is aimed at vascular surgical trainees who intend to take the FEBVS Assessment within the next year. The course covers all aspects of the FEBVS Assessment in an interactive format and the small group size ensures one-to-one involvement of every participant. There is a high faculty to participant ratio and the faculty are all experienced senior vascular surgeons.
This year, the Revision course is divided into two modules, each of one-day duration. Trainees can attend either or both of the days, depending on which skills they feel the need to practice.

This second module will cover the academic and clinical skills required for the FEBVS Assessment. The day begins with an overview of the clinical and academic skills stations used in the Assessment, followed by tips on how to pass the academic station. Participants then rotate in small groups around the academic and four clinical stations. The clinical stations cover leg artery disease and trauma, aortic and mesenteric disease, carotid and upper limb disease, and venous/lymphatic disease. At each clinical station, every participant will be assessed on a typical scenario used in the FEBVS Assessment and feedback given on their performance. At the academic station each participant is required to present a critique of a paper that they have been given to review.

The revision course has a very high success rate. Over 90% of those attending the course subsequently pass the FEBVS Assessment. The course is limited to 20 applicants and is very popular. Therefore early registration is advised to avoid disappointment!

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Venous Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, 29 September [09:00 – 13:00]

Convener: Prof. Stephen Black, UK

Overview: This half day theoretical and hands on workshop on Deep Venous Stenting & Thrombolysis is meant for physicians, vascular surgeons and radiologists. Needs are basic skills in venous diagnostics and treatment. Groups rotate every hour around 4 stations to become acquainted with deep venous stenting, intravascular ultrasound, superficial venous treatment (ablation and glue), treatment with thrombolysis, deep venous duplex ultrasound diagnostics and (pneumatic) compression.

Masterclass on Lower Limb Ultrasound

Date & Time: Thursday, 29 September [14:00 – 18:00]

Convener: Prof. Jonas Eiberg, Denmark

Overview: Vascular ultrasound is a rapidly developing modality in vascular surgery. The objective with this half day workshop is to introduce you to vascular ultrasound of the lower limb arteries (above and below knee) and to understand the indication and limitation for such a scan – and, ideally, make you capable to start your own scan back in the clinic. We will teach you normal “ultrasound anatomy”, choice of equipment, optimizing the scan, to avoid some pitfalls as well as tips and tricks from tutors highly experienced with lower limb US. The course is an intensive 4-hour workshop with focus on hands-on training on healthy models under supervision.

The course is designed for vascular surgeons, vascular surgeons in training and vascular nurses with some basic knowledge to (vascular) ultrasound.