ESVS Academy & Workshops

The ESVS Academy was first inaugured at the 2017 ESVS Annual Meeting in Lyon and comprises of a wide range of short workshops and seminars, led by world-renowned experts on a specific technique of vascular surgery. The Academy strives to provide high-level education and training, carefully designed for each professional of vascular surgery or related fields. A specific focus is put on hands-on practice of various techniques, under close supervision of experienced faculty.

Registrations for the ESVS Academy Workshops will open early May 2018.

ENDOVASCULAR WORKSHOPS

Date: Wednesday, 26 September
Time: 10:30 – 12:30
Lead Convenor: Kevin Mani (Sweden)

This workshop will focus on a structured approach to evaluate the CTA of a patient with an infrarenal AAA. The importance of planning for a durable repair will be emphasized. All participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice measurement, sizing and planning of an EVAR procedure using dedicated 3D workstations under supervision.

Date: Wednesday, 26 September
Time: 10:30 – 12:30
Lead Convenor: Frederico Bastos Gonçalves, Spain

This advanced workshop will focus on the management of challenging necks during EVAR. It will discuss the indications of CH-EVAR and endoanchors in primary interventions. This will largely be based on interactive case discussions immediately followed by a carrousel of hands-on training focusing on the toolkit needed, how to use the endoanchors and procedural steps of CH-EVAR.

Date: Wednesday, 26 September
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Lead Convenor: Arjan Hoksbergen (Netherlands)
Co-convenor(s): Maarten Truijers (Netherlands)

This workshop is a practical hands-on workshop that will allow the participants to select the appropriate anatomy for EVAR, to learn the various steps of EVAR after thorough planning, be able to deploy the abdominal stent-grafts and have a back-up plan should challenges arise.

Date: Wednesday, 26 September
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Lead convenors: James McAslin (UK), Craig Nesbitt (UK)

Trainees are often overwhelmed by the wide array of endovascular kit and how to use these safely to cannulate vessels. This workshop aims to introduce candidates how to select wires and catheters to cannulate a predefined vessel safely by hands-on training using simulated models.

Date: Wednesday, 28 September
Time: 16:30 – 18:30

This workshop is a practical hands-on workshop that will give the participants an overview how to deal with the hypogastric artery during EVAR procedures to achieve a stable distal landing zone. During the workshop the participant will learn about case selection in iliac artery aneurysm and be able to get hands-on experience.

Date: Wednesday, 26 September
Time: 16:30 – 18:00
Lead convenors: James McAslin (UK), Craig Nesbitt (UK)

Trainees are often daunted by the wide array of unfamiliar kit required to perform endovascular procedures. This workshop aims to introduce candidates to the basic endovascular toolkit (incl. wires, catheters, balloons, stents…) required for peripheral intervention and familiarise them in a friendly, hands-on environment, with the opportunity to ask any question about endovascular tools to the expert faculty.

Date: Wednesday, 26 September
Time: 08:30 – 10:00
Lead Convenors: James McAslin (UK), Craig Nesbitt (UK)

Trainees are often daunted by the wide array of unfamiliar kit required during basic EVAR procedures. This workshop aims to introduce candidates to the basic endovascular toolkit (incl. wires, catheters, balloons, stents…) required and familiarize them in a friendly, hands-on environment, with the opportunity to ask any question to the expert faculty.

Date: Thursday, 27 September
Time: 08:30 – 10:30
Lead convenor: Arjan Hoksbergen (Netherlands)
Co-convenor(s): Maarten Truijers (Netherlands)

This workshop is a practical hands-on workshop that will allow the participants to select the appropriate anatomy in thoracic aneurysms for TEVAR, to learn the various steps of TEVAR after thorough sizing and planning, be able to deploy the thoracic stent-graft and have a back-up plan should challenges arise.

Date: Thursday, 27 September
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Lead convenor: Tara Mastracci (UK)

This workshop will allow the participants to learn more about case selection for FEVAR, to be familiarized with the FEVAR basic toolkit, learn the various steps of FEVAR after a thorough planning process, be able to deploy the fenestrated stent-graft and have a back-up plan should challenges arise.

Date: Thursday, 27 September
Time: 11:00 – 13:00

During this 2-hour interactive workshop (WS) the convenor will, supported by case examples, explain and discuss interventional treatment strategies for femoropopliteal arterial lesion based on current clinical evidence. During the WS a stepwise structured approach for lesion preparation and treatment (when to leave or leave no permanent metallic implant behind) will be explained and discussed based on angiographic examples. At the end of the WS, participants will be able to experience different interventional products discussed using a vascular flow model.

Date: Thursday, 27 September
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Lead convenor: Bijan Modarai (UK)

This interactive roundtable is a workshop that focusses on dealing with challenging anatomy, troubleshooting during initial EVAR procedure or in solving long-term complications post-EVAR.

Date: Thursday, 27 September
Time: 14:00 – 16:00

During this 2-hour more advanced sizing workshop, the convenors will, based on case examples, share a protocol how to evaluate and interpret CTA of the aorta in urgent situations, interactive cases will be discussed including tips and tricks how to size and measure in case of suboptimal CTA in urgent situations such as RAAA, BAI, dissection and IMH. Hands-on opportunities and interactive case discussion are the major components of this workshop.

Date: Thursday, 27 May
Time: 16:30 – 18:00

Basic workshop to explain the management of acute type B aortic dissections including diagnosis, best medical treatment, indication for invasive treatment and discuss various treatment modalities including need for additional stenting of side branches (referencing ESVS guidelines). This workshop will be largely based on interactive case discussions.

Date: Thursday, 27 September
Time: 16:30 – 18:30
Lead convenor: Robert Morgan (UK)

During this 2-hour interactive workshop (WS) the convenor will, based on case examples, explain how to diagnose an endoleak (EL) after EVAR using various imaging technologies such as DUS, CTA and/or MRA. After EL diagnosis, indication for interventional treatment with the optimal access route will be described. Based on case examples, the different embolic agents will be explained (this will include but is not limited to: Liquid embolic’s [EVOH co-polymer], Detachable coils and Microvascular Plug). At the end of the WS, participants will be able to experience the different behaviours of the individual embolic agents discussed during the WS using a vascular flow model.