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2018 ESVS Hands-on Course in Vascular Ultrasound, Barcelona

May 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

- 750€


During the course, participants will be presented to an intensive series of short lectures focussed on technical aspects of the different US examinations, commenting them while performing one in the same room on selected patients. After the break, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills under supervision (4 participants /1 tutor/ station) on patients and silicone models for US guided puncture. Hands-on sessions will take 5 hours each day.

The course is preceded by an on-line blended learning module that will introduce the participants to the basic knowledge of ultrasound and the standards of the different examinations. Most
prominent topics and all presentations will be available on-line to enable participants to prepare for the hands-on workshop.

What will you learn?

The objective of this course is to make the participant aware of the science behind, technical and practical aspects of some of the most common vascular ultrasound examinations, including arteries of the lower limb, carotid and vertebral arteries, veins, bypasses, EVAR surveillance and US guided puncture. It is addressed mainly to the novice trainees and will allow them to gain in depth and up to date knowledge of vascular ultrasound examinations. Ultrasound exams offer the vascular surgeon the possibility to get an accurate and rapid diagnosis of patients with arterial and venous diseases. However, this powerful diagnostic tool is not in the hands of vascular surgeons in many European countries.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for vascular surgeons interested in vascular ultrasound. No prior ultrasound experience is required but basic knowledge to vascular anatomy and physiology is expected. All lectures, workshops and course materials will be in English.

Programme & Accreditation

Click here to consult the detailed programme of the course. The Hands-On Workshop in Vascular Ultrasound, Barcelona, Spain, 02/05/2018-04/05/2018, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).


Please click below to register to the ESVS Hands-on Course in Vascular Ultrasound. The registration fee is €700 for ESVS members and €750 for non-members. It includes course material, coffees, lunch and course dinner (2nd May). Transport, accommodation and additional meals are not included.

Please note that the course completion depend on appropriate entry. Whether the course will be conducted is announced no later than one month before course start. Travel and accommodation must therefore not be made until this message is given and ESVS is not financially responsible if this is done anyway.

Any questions? Please contact us at info@esvs.org!


May 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am
May 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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Bellvitge University Hospital
Carrer de la Feixa Llarga
Barcelona, 08907 Spain