ESVS Congress 2017

ESVS Academy

Further information regarding workshops fees and conditions of participations may be found on the following page.
Upon registering for a workshop, participants will be required to complete the following questionnaire within a week, counting from the registration date.

MISCELLANEOUS WORKSHOPS

FEBVS Academic & Clinical Skills Revision Course

Thursday, 21 September 2017
08:30 – 17:00
Prof. Jonathan Beard

This revision course is aimed at vascular surgical trainees who intend to take the FEBVS Assessment within the next year. The 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.

The whole day course covers 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.

During the day, there is an overview of the open and endovascular skills simulations used in the Assessment. Participants who feel they need additional practice on these skills should sign up for the technical skills course that runs the day before the revision course.

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.

OPEN PROCEDURES WORKSHOPS

FEBVS Technical Skills Revision Course

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
08:30 – 17:00
Prof. Hans-Henning Eckstein

This revision course is aimed at vascular surgical trainees who intend to take the FEBVS Assessment within the next year. The small group size ensures one-to-one involvement of every participant. The faculty are all experienced senior vascular surgeons.

Unfortunately currently about 80% of all examination failures are due to a fail in the technical skills section.

The technical skills course therefore intends to demonstrate the participants each technical assessment segment of the FEBVS examination and to give them the opportunity to practice those elements in a safe and friendly environment. In addition participants get the chance to  learn how the lifelike models from Vascular International work in this setting.

The course is limited to 16 applicants and is getting more and more popular. Therefore early registration is advised to avoid disappointment.

The whole day course covers the following elements of the practical skills FEBVS examination:

  • Proximal aortic anastomosis in an AAA
  • Davrotid endarterectomy with patchplasty
  • Distal (crural) bypass a anstomosis
  • Endovascular key elements: sheath insertion in the common femoral arery, angiography, cross-over maneuvre and contralateral PTA of the common iliac artery, renal artery cannulation and PTA
  • The day begins with an overview of the skills stations used in the assessment, followed by tips on how to pass the technical skills assessment. Participants then rotate in 4×4 groups around the four skills stations. At each skills station, every participant will be introduced in the model and in options to perform the given open or endovasular task. At the end all participants will be assessed by the tutors. The assessment will then be dicussed with any idividual participant. This feed-back can be used to train operative or endovascular techniques before the FEBVS examination.

Participants who feel they need additional practise on technical skills will be informed about other skills courses outside of this meeting.

Vascular Trauma Open Workshop

Vascular Trauma Workshop

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017
Time: 08:00 – 12:00
Convenor: Prof. Carl Wahlgren

The need for improving vascular surgical trauma techniques has been increasingly recognized in recent years. This vascular trauma workshop provides excellent hands on experience on models to perform open vascular trauma repair and vascular damage control techniques. The workshop includes lectures, case discussions and hands on training.

Complex AAA Open Surgery Workshop

Thursday, 21 September 2017
14:00 – 16:00
Prof. Michael Jenkins

A practical open workshop to instruct on the more difficult aspects of open aortic surgery. The course involves experienced expert Faculty to demonstrate the techniques and time for delegates to practice on models. There is hands on teaching throughout with excellent opportunity for questions and learning. Difficult iliac anastomoses, oblique type IV proximal anastomosis and left renal artery re-implantation will all be shown and practiced.

ENDOVASCULAR WORKSHOPS/ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

EVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 1

WORKSHOP 1 – Basic Endovascular Skills
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
08:00 – 09:00

*The four workshops in the EVAR track are integrated into a complete EVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience. 

Description
Workshop 1 will introduce the basic toolkit used during standard EVAR procedures including sheaths, wires and catheters, manipulation of wires and catheters, selective cannulation and angioplasty and balloon selection. This workshop will focus on hands-on training using the toolkit and endovascular simulators under supervision.

Faculty

  • Dr. Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Germany
  • Dr. Sonia Ronchey, Italy
  • Dr. Fernando Pedrajas, Spain

EVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 2

WORKSHOP 2 – Planning and Sizing AAAs

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
10:00 – 11:30

*The four workshops in the EVAR track are integrated into a complete EVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience.

Description
Workshop 2 will give an overview of planning and sizing for EVAR using AAA endovascular grafts and will focus on the importance of planning for a durable repair and provides hands-on practice with 3D planning and sizing software. During the workshop the participants will train on state-of-the-art imaging stations under supervision and get hands-on experience on:

  • importance of planning for a durable repair
  • an overview of planning and sizing for EVAR using
  • AAA endovascular grafts
  • hands-on practice with 3D planning and sizing software

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to size using dedicated 3D software under supervision.

Faculty

  • Dr. Paul Bevis, UK
  • Dr. Simon Neequaye, UK
  • Prof. Igor Koncar, Serbia

EVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 3A

WORKSHOP 3A – Essentials of EVAR
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
14:00 – 15:30

*The four workshops in the EVAR track are integrated into a complete EVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience.

Description
Workshop 3A is a practical hands-on workshop that will give the participants a procedural overview of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using endovascular grafts and accessories.
The workshop will cover:

– Selection of the appropriate anatomy for EVAR
– Be ready in OR to overcome possible challenges, i.e.  difficult cannulation
– Delivery and deployment of abdominal stent-grafts.
– Use of ancillary components

During the workshop the participant will get hands-on experience under supervision.

Faculty

  • Dr. Arjan Hoksbergen, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Maarit Venermo, Finland
  • Dr. Katja Vogt, Denmark

EVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 3B

Workshop 3B – Endovascular Preservation of the Hypogastric Artery in Common Iliac Artery Aneurysms
Wednesday, 20 September
14:00 – 15:30

*The four workshops in the EVAR track are integrated into a complete EVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience.

Description
Workshop 3B of the ESVS EVAR Educational program will focus on the treatment of common iliac artery aneurysms with preservation of the hypogastric artery. This workshop focusses on case selection, toolkit needed and hands-on deployment of the iliac branched device. It will go over:

– Case selection and planning
– Safe and proper use and benefits of iliac devices
– Focuses on delivery and deployment of iliac devices
– How ancillary components are used in a CIAA case

Faculty

  • Dr. Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Germany
  • Prof. Nuno Dias, Sweden
  • Dr. Enrico Cieri, Italy

EVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 4

Workshop 4 – Essentials of FEVAR
Wednesday, 20 September
16:15 – 17:45

*The four workshops in the EVAR track are integrated into a complete EVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience.

Description
Workshop 4  will focus on endovascular treatment of complex AAA by FEVAR. This workshop will be a roundtable discussion about case selection, planning and appropriate use of fenestrated devices.

The workshop will focus on:

– The importance of patient selection and how to identify the appropriate anatomy for FEVAR
– Reviews case selection and planning for FEVAR
– Safe and proper use and benefits of  fenestrated devices
– Focuses on delivery and deployment of the device, troubleshooting, and renal cannulation techniques
– How ancillary components are used in a FEVAR case

Faculty

  • Prof. Anders Wanhainen, Sweden
  • Dr. Eric Verhoeven, Germany
  • Prof. Kevin Mani, Sweden
  • Prof. Nuno Dias, Sweden

ESVS/UKETS Joint Workshop - “From Needle to Stent”: Fundamentals of an Endovascular Kit

This workshop will run twice during the ESVS Annual Meeting:

  • Wednesday, 20 September – 14:00 – 15:00
  • Thursday, 21 September – 16:30 – 17:30

Description
Newcomers in endovascular practice are often daunted by the wide array of unfamiliar kit required to perform procedures.  This workshop aims to introduce candidates to how to select catheters and wires and teach them how to cannulate a predefined vessel safely in a friendly, hands-on environment. This workshop is co-organized with the UK Endovascular Trainees Group (UKETS).

Faculty (Wednesday)

  • Prof. Mauro Gargiulo, Italy
  • Dr. Celia Riga, UK
  • Dr. Sonia Ronchey, UK
  • Dr. James McCaslin, UK (UKETS)
  • Dr. Craig Nesbitt, UK (UKETS)

Faculty (Thursday)

  • Dr. Yann Goueffic, France
  • Dr. Celia Riga, UK
  • Dr. Nicla Settembre, France
  • Dr. James McCaslin, UK (UKETS)
  • Dr. Craig Nesbitt, UK (UKETS)

ESVS/UKETS Joint Workshop - Safe Navigation

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Time: 16:30 – 18:00

Description
Newcomers in endovascular practice are often daunted by the wide array of unfamiliar kit required to perform procedures.  This workshop aims to introduce candidates how to select wires and catheters to cannulate a predefined vessel safely with plenty of opportunity to have hands-on training.

Faculty

  • Prof. Mauro Gargiulo, Italy
  • Dr. Celia Riga, UK
  • Dr. Sonia Ronchey, UK
  • Dr. Nicla Settembre, France

Advanced Endovascular Techniques in Challenging Aortic Necks: Interactive Case Discussion

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Time: 10:30 – 12:00

Description
Three workshops will focus on advanced endovascular techniques to treat AAA with a challenging aortic neck. This first workshop in this series focusses on case selection for endoanchors and CH-EVAR in patients with infra- or juxtrarenal AAA. This workshop is a round table discussion to explain when or when not to use endoanchors and chimneys in challenging necks, how to size and how to troubleshoot.

Faculty

  • Dr. Sven Seifert, Germany
  • Dr. Colin Bicknell, UK

Use of Endoanchors in Challenging Necks in AAA Workshop

This workshop will run twice during the ESVS Annual Meeting:

  • Wednesday, 20 September 2017 – 14:00 to 15:30
  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 – 14:00 to 15:30

Description
This workshop will focus on the technique of endoanchors during primary EVAR procedures or during secondary procedures. The hands-on session will be preceded by a short lecture focusing on tips and tricks.

Faculty

  • Dr. Sven Seifert, Germany
  • Dr. Colin Bicknell, UK

CH-EVAR in AAA with Challenging Aortic Necks Workshop

This workshop will run twice during the ESVS Annual Meeting:

  • Wednesday, 20 September 2017 – 16:15 – 17:45
  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 – 10:00 – 11:30

Description
This hands-on course will explain the type of imaging, toolkit required to carry out a CH-EVAR procedure safely within the IFU.

Faculty

  • Dr. Sven Seifert, Germany
  • Prof. Dr Frederico Bastos Gonçalves, Portugal

Percutaneous Arterialization of Deep Veins Workshop

Date: Thursday, 21 September
Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Description
Workshop on the percutaneous arterialization of deep veins to restore perfusion to the ischemic foot as part of a multi-disciplinary team approach. This workshop will focus on percutaneous arterialization of deep veins to restore perfusion to the ischemic foot as part of a multi-disciplinary team approach. Come and learn about pDVA (percutaneous deep veins arterialization), a new and minimally invasive technique that leverages the proven benefits of the surgical deep venous arterialization to revascularize the critically ischemic “desert foot”.

Faculty

  • Dr. Michiel Schreve, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Steven Kum, Singapore

Closure Devices in the Endovascular Field Workshop

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017
Time: 16:30 – 17:30

Join the Closure Device Workshop  to learn trips and tricks and technical details to deal successfully with percutaneous approach from 6F to 24F. Participants will practice on real flow modules simulators.

Faculty

  • Dr. Fernando Gallardo, Spain
  • Dr. Simon Neequaye, UK
  • Dr. Enrico Cieri, Italy

TEVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 1

The four workshops in the TEVAR track are integrated into a complete TEVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience. 

WORKSHOP 1 – Basic Endovascular Skills (including simulation)
Thursday, 21 September 2017
08:00 – 09:00

This first workshop will focus on the basic toolkit used during standard TEVAR procedures including sheaths, wires and catheters, manipulation of wires and catheters, and angioplasty and balloon selection. This workshop focusses on hands-on training using the toolkit and endovascular simulators under supervision.

Faculty

  • Dr. Colin Bicknell, UK
  • Dr. Celia Riga, UK

TEVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 2

The four workshops in the TEVAR track are integrated into a complete TEVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience.

WORKSHOP 2 – Planning & Sizing + Case Management
Thursday, 21 September 2017
10:00 – 11:30

The second workshop of the ESVS TEVAR educational programme focuses on the importance of planning and provides hands-on practice with 3D planning and sizing software in thoracic aortic pathology.

Faculty

  • Prof. Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Germany
  • Dr. Adrien Hertault, France

TEVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 3

The four workshops in the TEVAR track are integrated into a complete TEVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience.

WORKSHOP 3 – Essentials of TEVAR
Thursday, 21 September 2017
14:00 – 15:30

This third workshop on “Essentials of TEVAR” will focus on hands-on delivery and deployment of thoracic stent grafts in patients with appropriate anatomy for TEVAR. The objectives of this workshop are:

– The importance of patient selection and how to identify the appropriate anatomy for TEVAR
– Focuses on delivery and deployment of thoracic stent graft devices and accessories
– Reviews case selection and planning for TEVAR
– Safe and proper use and benefits of thoracic devices

Faculty

  • Dr. Arjan Hoksbergen, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Maarten Truijers, The Netherlands

TEVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 4A

Workshop 4A – Essentials of Dissection Repair
Thursday, 21 September 2017
16:15 – 17:45

* The four workshops in the TEVAR track are integrated into a complete TEVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience.

Description

Workshop 4A of the ESVS TEVAR Educational Program will focus on endovascular treatment of type B dissections by endovascular means. This workshop will be a roundtable discussion about case selection, planning and appropriate use of stent-grafts and accessories. During the workshop, participants will be able to understand when and how endovascular treatment of type B dissection may work.

Faculty

  • Prof. Germano Melissano, Italy
  • Dr. Colin Bicknell, UK
  • Dr. Gustavo Oderich, USA

TEVAR Educational Programme - Workshop 4B

The four workshops in the EVAR track are integrated into a complete EVAR educational program, but the individual workshops can be taken individually depending on participants’ skills and experience.

Workshop 4B – Essentials of BEVAR
Thursday, 21 September
16:15 – 17:45

Workshop 4B of the ESVS TEVAR educational program will focus on endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms by endovascular means. This workshop will be a roundtable discussion about case selection, planning and appropriate use of stent-grafts and accessories.

Faculty

  • Dr. Bijan Modarai, UK
  • Dr. Mark Farber, UK
  • Prof. Nuno Dias, Sweden

VENOUS WORKSHOPS

Venous Workshop: Many Veins, One Solution

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Time: 10:30 – 12:00

This course will cover the different treatment possibilities with the Endo Venous Radio Frequency device (EVRF). This device allows you to treat all type of veins, like GSV, SSV, Perforating veins and spider veins.  In addition, participants will be introduced to a new non-tumescent technology to treat the GSV.

Hands-On Workshop: Endovenous Treatment of Varicose Veins - SOLD OUT

Date: Wednesday, 20 September
Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Hands-on Workshop for endovenous treatment of varicose veins using ultrasound, radiofrequency- and glue-ablation. Short lectures will be given at the beginning of the workshop focusing on important aspects and principles, as well as tips and tricks for those treatment options.

Novice to medium level of knowledge required.

IMAGING IN VASCULAR DISEASE WORKSHOPS

Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in Vascular Surgery Workshop

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Time: 14:00 – 15:30

By attending this intensive workshop, participants will learn:

  • How contrast agents can help to improve the results of difficult US examinations, especially in carotids, lower limb arterial mapping and EVAR follow-up.
  • How low MI ultrasound interacts with microbubbles using contrast specific software.
  • On phantom models, we will see the effect of different parameters influencing the bubble vibration.

On recorded cases, we will see demonstration of most frequent clinical cases.

Faculty

  • Dr. Dirk Clevert, Germany
  • Prof. Ramon Vila, Spain

IVUS for Aortic Dissection: Why and How to Use It?

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Time: 14:00 – 15:30

The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the options for IVUS during endovascular repair of aortic disease. Technical requirements and procedural steps will be presented and discussed. The course will combine video demonstrations and presentation of collected data, in order to highlight specific problems and, as well as the benefits of radiation free imaging tools in the daily routine.

IVUS Venous Workshop

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Time: 16:15 – 17:45

Intravascular Ultra Sound (IVUS) is an essential part of a comprehensive venous service. This course will cover all aspects of the use of IVUS – when, where, how.

This workshop is aimed at doctors with experience of or wanting to build a deep venous service.

Faculty

  • Prof. Steve Black, UK
  • Prof. Armando Mansilha, Portugal
  • Dr. Olivier Hartung, France

Ultrasound of the Carotid Artery Workshop

Date: Wednesday, 20 September
Time: 16:15 – 17:45

Learn about how to perform one of the essential and best-standardized examinations of vascular ultrasound. Participants will practice hands-on and receive tips & tricks to correctly identify internal carotid and vertebral arteries.

Faculty

  • Dr. Ramon Vila, Spain
  • Dr. Richard Pole, UK
  • Dr. Anna Arribas, Spain
  • Dr. Xavier Marti, Spain
  • Dr. Steven Rogers, UK

Noninvasive Measurement of Peripheral Perfusion in the Vascular Lab

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Time: 16:15 – 17:45

During the hands-on workshop, on healthy models, the participants will learn to use advanced non-invasive vascular tests required for a reliable diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). The participants will have the possibility to get hands-on experience with a wide range of non-invasive methods like: toe pressure, transcutaneous oxygen measurements (tcpO2), determination of correct amputation level, treadmill exercise test, tissue response to local heating and Pulse Volume Recording (PVR).

Faculty

  • Prof. Pirkka Vikatmaa, Finland
  • Dr. Sabine Wipper, Germany

Intraoperative US and Transit Time Flow Measurement

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Time: 16:30 – 18:00

The objective of this workshop is to teach the participants the basics on how to perform, and why do, intraoperative ultrasound imaging and transit time flow measurement during carotid, bypass and AV-fistula surgery.This workshop will follow up on the principles described during the “completion control” sympoisum earlier the same day. The participants will practice flow measurement using a flow simulator.

Faculty

  • Dr. Anders Albäck, Finland
  • Dr. Patrick Björkman, Finland
  • Dr. Heiko Wendorff, Finland

Ultrasound Guided Puncture Workshop

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

US guided puncture is essential for adequate placement of most closure systems and for inserting devices in great safenous vein in venous procedures. Learn the techniques and useful tips to ensure a safe and easy vascular access.

Faculty

  • Prof. Ramon Vila, Spain
  • Dr. Carlos Martinez Rico, Spain
  • Dr. Xavier Marti, Spain
  • Dr. Anna Arribas, Spain

Duplex and 3D-Tomographic Ultrasound for Veins, including Varicose Veins, Planning Arterial Bypass and AV fistula for Dialysis

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017
Time: 16:15 – 17:45

Whether you are new to duplex or are in need of a refresher, this hands-on training will cover the skills needed for duplex imaging of arteries and veins including the novel 3D Tomographic Ultrasound (tUS) technology. The focus will be on preoperative imaging of varicose veins, long and short saphenous veins for autologous coronary and peripheral artery bypass and forearm arteries and veins in the planning of AV fistulas.

tUS provides a high definition 3D vessel map that can be easily and rapidly interpreted, shared and documented among clinicians.

This workshop is for vascular surgeons, varicose vein practitioners, vascular scientists, and nurses involved in planning varicose vein procedures, autologous coronary or peripheral artery bypass or arterio-venous fistula procedures whether open or endovascular.

Faculty

  • Dr. Charles McCollum, UK
  • Dr. Steven Rogers, UK

Figure 1: Tomographic ultrasound image of varicose below knee LSV


Figure 2: A right long saphenous vein which is adequate for bypass proximally (top right) but becomes small with multiple branches distally

Figure 3: Radial Artery and Cephalic Vein which can be seen from any angle by rotating the image. There is an excellent venae comitantes adjacent to the radial artery and draining into a good cephalic vein, sufficient in diameter for an endovascular procedure. The open procedure can be planned wherever the cephalic vein and radial artery our closest.

SEMINARS

Seminars are open to all and free of charge. They can be selected during your registration process.

Seminar 1 - Academic Leadership

Date: Wednesday, 20 September
Time: 16:15 – 18:00

Vascular Surgery is a very dynamic, but young speciality in many European countries. How about its position in the Academic world? Are medical students taught vascular surgery? What are the conditions for performing research?

High level academic research needs academic resources, funding, structural independence from neighboring specialties (i.e. general surgery, heart surgery) – but on the other hand, collaboration with associated scientists very often increases value and quality.

We have asked Academic leaders from many European countries to present the current situation in their country. What are the problems and what are the strategies for success. Success stories or role models? We think we can learn from each other and move forward faster if together.

Seminar 2 - Managing Clinical Trials

Date: Wednesday, 20 September
Time: 16:15 – 17:15

Find an answer to your controversial Clinical Questions – Can a clinical trial help? how many patients will you need; who will pay and who can design and run it? What tips will encourage recruitment? Prof Haliday, the PI of the renowned ACST trials has invited a dedicated panel of well known and highly experienced panelists, including Janet Powell, Matthew Menard, Richard Bulbulia and Fabio Verzini.

The Expert panel at this Seminar will help clarify new questions and discuss with you how to succeed in making large (and small) trials work! Don´t miss this extraordinary opportunity – you will get important insights for planning of your own upcoming trial!

Seminar 3 - Radioprotection

Date: Wednesday, 20 September
Time: 17:15 – 18:15

This is an important seminar for all professionals involved with fluoroscopically guided procedures. Opinion leaders from around the world will outline why occupational radiation exposure is increasingly of concern, discuss essential practices to help minimise exposure in the operating room and report on cutting edge guidance techniques for carrying out endovascular interventions that may circumvent the need for radiation. It is hoped that vascular interventionists and allied staff will join this seminar to share their attitudes towards occupational radiation exposure and learn best practice.

Seminar 4 - AAA Screening

Date: Thursday, 21 September 
Time: 16:30 – 18:30

This update session includes several quick fire presentations from multiple countries on their current state of AAA screening from planning through to established programmes. This will be followed by presentations on novel research including screening in women and the sub-aneurysmal aorta.

Seminar 5 - Clinical Leadership

Date: Thursday, 21 September 
Time: 16:30 – 17:30

This seminar dealing with clinical leadership is for vascular surgeons with an ambition of becoming dept. leaders, head of department or chairman and for existing leaders who wish to seek inspiration or discuss issues from their own experience.

The seminar will discuss how you make your colleagues or doctoral staff work for their department. Rather than working as individuals with their own patients more synergy and development may evolve if everybody engages in what is best for the department and its patients.

Experienced leaders will discuss their experience with leadership and which models they have worked with and what that may result in.

Seminar Agenda

One hour seminar on how to run and develop a good department

  • Introduction – Can good leadership make a difference to the core product of your department – better patient treatment
    Henrik Sillesen, Denmark
  • How do you as a superb surgeon/vascular physician also become a good department leader?
    Sebastian Debus, Germany
  • Why does good leadership result in satisfied colleagues and co-workers?
    Michael Jacobs, UK
  • What is in it for you?
    Henrik Sillesen, Denmark
  • Panel discussion With Audience

Seminar 6 - European Funding Options for Research

Date: Thursday, 21 September
Time: 16:30 – 17:30

The European Research Council is an institution, invented by the European Union, which was created to gain opportunities for research. Starting- , consolidator – and advanced grants are available for various areas in clinical and basic research. You should inform yourself about these extraordinary options – you might identify your ideal funding source!

Don´t miss this unique opportunity! An expert from the ERC will elucidate tips, tricks and pitfalls for your application: this is the ideal time to address your questions!

Seminar 7 - Joint ESVS/ENVNS Seminar on Managing Outpatient Care

Date: Thursday, 21 September
Time: 17:30 – 18:30

Moderators: Sebastian Debus and Christine Kumlien

Who should care for the outpatient? Vascular nurses can contribute much more than you may think!

In this joint seminar with Vascular Nurses and Vascular Surgeons different models of outpatient clinics will be presented and discussed. The Nurse Driven Wound Clinic will be a topic as well as the Diabetic Foot Clinic, Programs on Secondary Prevention and Follow Up Management after invasive treatment. You will get new insights for your own institution. Leading experts are invited and present their outpatient models – your questions are most welcome! Don´t miss this unique opportunity!