Pre-congress Workshop

PAD Bypass (Sponsored by LeMaitre and Jisang INC)


Date: Oct 21(Wed), 2020 뀪12:00-15:00

Place: GBR 101

Number of participants: 16 (2pp/team, max. 8 teams)

Course Description

This workshop focuses on the proper planning and execution of bypass surgery for arterial lesions, with special attention to the technical aspects involved in the use of the LeMaitre valvulotome. Topics will deal with target artery exposure, different bypass techniques, technical tips during vascular anastomosis, and various intraoperative surveillance methods. The course consists of 4 short lectures and hands-on practice, and participants are free to ask any questions at any time during the course. During the hands-on session, participants will be provided with bypass models, suture materials, and surgical equipments including the LeMaitre valvulotome.

Overall Learning Objectives

1. Understand the basic principles of PAD bypass
2. Make proper preoperative planning for distal bypass
3. Familiarize with exposure of target arteries and preparation of vein conduit using the LeMaitre valvulotome
4. Learn the technical tips during vascular anastomosis
5. Learn various intraoperative surveillance methods

Target Audience

This course is designed for all physicians involved in the surgical treatment of PAD, especially vascular surgery trainees (senior residents/fellows) with little experience in PAD bypass surgery. Participants will be able to gain experience in bypass surgical techniques and also to familiarize with the LeMaitre valvulotome.

Detailed Program

Moderators: TBD

Bus #6103
Time Title Speaker
12:00 Opening remarks  
12:00-12:15 Basic principles of PAD bypass: preoperative planning, conduit selection, target artery exposure, vascular anastomosis tips & tricks TBD
12:15-12:30 Mastering the art of distal bypass: step-by-step procedural considerations
12:30-12:45 Optimizing the use of the LeMaitre valvulotome: technical pearls for different clinical scenarios
12:45-13:00 Advantages and disadvantages of different intraoperative surveillance methods after bypass surgery (duplex/angiography, flowmeter, PVR)
13:00-15:00 Hands-on practice and discussion All participants
15:00 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks All participants

Catheters and Wires: Basic Endovascular Skills


Date: Oct 21, 2020 12:00-15:00

Venue: GBR 102

Number of participants: 20

Course Description

This workshop is designed to provide participants the basics for proper selection of catheters and wires for selective catheterization during diagnostic and interventional endovascular procedures. Under the mentorship of Professor Kyung Cho from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA), who has had profound experience in the organization of workshops on basic endovascular techniques, participants will have learning opportunities for practical performance of angiography and intervention in a case-based learning format with interactive discussions.

Overall Learning Objectives

1. Understand the basic features of different sheaths, catheters and wires
2. Learn the basics of endovascular intervention from proper access to target lesion selection
3. Learn the importance of proper catheter and wire selection to achieve optimal outcomes
4. Learn the correct use of contrast media and the alternatives to reduce contrast-induced complications

Target Audience

This course is specifically designed for beginners as vascular specialists interested in beginning an endovascular practice, or those wanting to look back at their own endovascular skills and techniques.

Detailed Program

Moderator: TBD

Bus #6103
Time Title Speaker
12:00 Opening remarks  
12:00-12:15 Overview of catheters and wires TBD
12:15-12:30 Understanding the delicate catheter-wire interaction
12:30-13:00 Reducing CIN: Use of CO2 angiography for vascular interventions
13:00-13:30 Case-based learning and interactive discussion
13:30-15:00 Hands-on training All participants
15:00 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

DVT Management


Date: Oct 21, 2020 12:00-15:00

Venue: GBR 104

Number of participants: 20

Course Description

This workshop provides an overview of different endovascular strategies for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) management. Expert tutors will share their profound experience on different endovascular devices, techniques, and strategies for successful treatment of DVT. The course consists of short lectures and case presentations on the use of endovascular thrombectomy devices, IVC filters, venous stents and IVUS, as well as tips and tricks to handle challenging situations. In addition, a hands-on session using different models will provide participants with the opportunity to familiarize with the devices.

Overall Learning Objectives

1. Describe the importance and clinical implications of thrombus removal for acute DVT
2. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different thrombus removal strategies including catheter-directed thrombolysis, aspiration thrombectomy, and pharmacomechanical thrombectomy
3. Understand the indications for use and characteristics of IVC filters
4. Learn the characteristics of venous stents and the technical pearls required for proper planning and sizing using IVUS
5. Present the latest clinical outcomes and controversies of recent trials

Target Audience

This course is designed for all physicians involved in the treatment of acute DVT, ranging from vascular trainees with little experience in endovascular treatment of acute DVT, to vascular specialists having prior experience and willing to gain additional experience.

Detailed Program

Moderators: TBD

Bus #6103
Time Title Speaker
12:00 Opening remarks  
12:00-12:30 Thrombus removal techniques TBD
12:30-12:45 IVC filters: From the basics to advanced retrieval techniques for challenging situations
12:45-13:00 Iliac vein stenting: The impact of new generation venous stents in my practice
13:00-13:30 IVUS-guided management of venous diseases: Improving performance to achieve optimal outcomes
13:30-13:45 Proper understanding of major RCTs for treatment of DVT: major pitfalls of the ATTRACT, CAVENT and CAVA trials
13:45-15:00 Hands-on Training (Simulator) All participants
15:00 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Aortic Intervention I (Sponsored by Medtronic)


Date: Oct 21, 2020 12:00-15:00

Venue: GBR 105

Number of participants: OO

Course Description

This workshop focuses on EndoAnchor techniques to manage complication in hostile neck after endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR). The workshop consists of short lectures and case presentations on the reintervention after EVAR to allow participants to have better understanding of ESAR (EndoSutured Aneurysm Repair) for the hostile neck management, as well as technical tips and tricks for accurate deployment and execution. In addition, a hands-on session with simulator and demo devices will provide participants with the opportunity to familiarize with EndoAnchor.

Overall Learning Objectives

1. Describe the importance and clinical implications of ESAR with EndoAnchor
2. Understand the properties and technology behind the Medtronic Heli-FX EndoAnchor
3. Understand the clinical benefits, safety and efficacy of EndoAnchor in challenging EVAR cases
4. Learn the technical pearls required for proper deployment of EndoAnchor in hostile neck patients
5. Present the latest clinical outcomes from the ANCHOR Registry
6. Learn EndoAnchor deployment skills and tips with simulators and demo devices

Target Audience

This course is designed for all physicians involved in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, ranging from vascular trainees with little experience in EVAR, to vascular specialists having prior EVAR experience and willing to gain additional experience with EndoAnchor.

Detailed Program

Moderator: TBD

Bus #6103
Time Title Speaker
12:00 Opening remarks  
12:00-12:15 Which patients will benefit from the best outcome with Heli-FX EndoAnchor TBD
12:15-12:30 ESAR with Heli-FX Enhances EVAR Durability 4-yr ANCHOR Results
12:30-12:45 Heli-FX EndoAnchor tips and tricks for type 1 endoleak treatment
12:45-13:00 EVAR with EndoAnchor as a routine: Pros and Cons
13:00-13:15 What셲 hostile for me: case sharing I
13:15-13:30 What셲 hostile for me: case sharing II
13:30-15:00 Hands-on Training (Simulator and Demo) All participants (2 groups)
15:00 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

PAD Intervention


Date: Oct 21, 2020 15:20-18:20

Venue: GBR 101

Number of participants: 20

Course Description

This workshop focuses on advanced endovascular techniques to treat peripheral arterial diseases. The course will provide an overview of currently available endovascular devices to achieve optimal outcomes in the treatment of PAD, as well as its scientific background, technical tips & tricks, procedure-related complications, and bailout techniques during endovascular treatment of PAD. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to experience various interventional procedures for PAD during the hands-on session using sophisticated simulators.

Overall Learning Objectives

1. Learn the decision-making process during PAD treatment based on latest clinical data
2. Obtain an overview of various endovascular procedures and devices for PAD treatment
3. Understand the properties and clinical outcomes of percutaneous atherectomy devices
4. Learn appropriate selection and optimal use of different endovascular devices depending on lesion characteristics
5. Improve endovascular skills using endovascular simulators

Target Audience

This course is designed for all physicians involved in PAD intervention including vascular surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and interventional radiologists. In addition, vascular trainees and medical staff involved in peripheral vascular intervention can join to obtain further knowledge on PAD intervention

Detailed Program

Moderator: TBD

Bus #6103
Time Title Speaker
15:20 Opening remarks  
15:20-15:35 Step-by-step algorithm for the management of complex lower extremity arterial lesions TBD
15:35-15:50 The A-to-Z of atherectomy devices: directional vs rotational
15:50-16:05 Embolic protection devices: indications, technical tips, and bailout options
16:05-16:20 Leave nothing behind: Unveiling my kept secrets to avoid stenting in the SFA
16:20-16:35 Long-term outcomes of DES placement for long SFA lesions
16:35-16:50 Are we dealing aggressively enough with the calcium burden in SFA lesions?
16:50-18:20 Hands-on practices using a simulator (All participants) All participants
18:20 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Aortic Intervention II (Sponsored by Cook Medical)


Date: Oct 21, 2020 15:20-18:20

Venue: GBR 102

Number of participants: 20

Course Description

This workshop focuses on techniques to preserve hypogastric arteries during endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms using iliac branch devices (Zenith IBD, Cook Medical). The workshop consists of short lectures and case presentations on the use of IBDs, including proper sizing and planning, as well as technical tips and tricks for accurate deployment and execution. In addition, a hands-on session using different models will provide participants with the opportunity to familiarize with the device.

Overall Learning Objectives

1. Describe the importance and clinical implications of hypogastric artery preservation
2. Understand the properties and technology behind the Cook Zenith IBD
3. Understand the indications for use of the IBD including sizing and planning
4. Learn the technical pearls required for proper deployment of the IBD in challenging anatomies
5. Present the latest clinical outcomes of the IBD

Target Audience

This course is designed for all physicians involved in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, ranging from vascular trainees with little experience in EVAR, to vascular specialists having prior EVAR experience and willing to gain additional experience with pelvic flow preservation using IBD.

Detailed Program

Moderator: TBD

Bus #6103
Time Title Speaker
15:20 Opening remarks  
15:20-15:35 Endovascular management of iliac aneurysm disease with hypogastric artery preservation TBD
15:35-15:50 Tips and Tricks for deploying Internal Iliac Branch Device
15:50-16:05 Results of Iliac Aneurysm Repair with IBD: 2 years experience in Korea
16:05-16:35 Long-term outcome of IBD in real-world
16:35-17:00 Case discussion with recorded cases All participants
17:00-18:20 IBD Hands-on Training (Glass model, Simulator) All participants
18:20 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Workstation Planning for Endovascular Aortic Intervention


Date: Oct 21, 2020 15:20-18:20

Venue: GBR 104

Number of participants: 20

Course Description

This workshop focuses on preoperative planning for endovascular aortic interventions using dedicated softwares for image reconstruction. Each participant will be provided with a computer and will have the opportunity to plan cases with the Osirix software. Lectures on preoperative planning with step-by-step demonstrations for different aortic pathologies will be carried out in an interactive manner. Participants will gain confidence and become more familiar with preoperative self-planning for endovascular aortic interventions. Additionally, participants will be able to become power-users of the easily accessible and readily available reconstruction software Osirix.

Overall Learning Objectives

1. Understand the importance of preoperative planning for endovascular aortic interventions
2. Learn the basic features and characteristics of the Osirix software
3. Follow step-by-step planning for aortic aneurysms and dissections
4. Predict possible adverse situations that can be encountered for challenging anatomies
5. Select the appropriate devices based on preoperative planning and sizing

Target Audience

This course is designed for all physicians involved in the treatment of aortic pathologies, especially vascular trainees and young doctors with little experience in preoperative planning for endovascular aortic interventions, and willing to self-decide on the devices to be used in their practice regardless of company proposals.

Detailed Program

Moderator: TBD

Bus #6103
Time Title Speaker
15:20 Opening remarks  
15:20-15:35 Introduction to Osirix: basic features and principles of 3D reconstruction TBD
15:35-15:50 The importance of preoperative self-planning: your sales representatives are not always correct
15:50-16:30 Becoming an Osirix power-user for aortic interventions: Planning and sizing considerations for aortic aneurysms/ dissections
16:30-16:50 Meticulous 3D planning: gaining self-confidence and anticipating possible troubleshooting events during aortic intervention
16:50-17:10 Step-by-step planning for advanced endovascular aortic procedures: FEVAR
17:10-18:20 Osirix workstation practice with tutors All participants
18:20 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Microsurgery (Sponsored by Olympus)


Date: Oct 21, 2020 15:20-18:20

Venue: GBR 105

Number of participants: OO

Course Description

This workshop focuses on microvascular techniques for vascular anastomosis of small diameter (2mm or less) vessels, with the intention of refining the surgical skills of vascular surgeons. The course will start with practice of basic suture techniques under loupe field with 7-0 polypropylene sutures, followed by microsurgical suture of 1mm artificial blood vessels using 9-0 nylon under microscopic field. In addition, basic lectures on microsurgery techniques, animal-based heart transplantation and creation of a surgical abdominal aortic aneurysm model are included between the practice sessions. Through this hands-on course, participants will become familiar with microsurgery and will be provided with microsurgical discs as a gift for further practice at home.

Overall Learning Objectives

1. Improve and refine vascular suture skills for application into daily practice
2. Gain experience with proper handling of microsurgical instruments
3. Acquire microsurgical techniques using artificial blood vessels under microscopic field
4. Understand the principles of heart transplantation in micro-animal experiments
5. Establish an animal model of abdominal aortic aneurysm using a pure microsurgical technique

Target Audience

This course is designed for all physicians willing to gain experience with microsurgical techniques, either for application in animal research, or for refinement of vascular skills in daily clinical practice. Vascular trainees with little experience in arteriovenous fistula formation or other vascular anastomosis techniques will be able to improve their anastomosis skills through this course.

Detailed Program

Moderator: TBD

Bus #6103
Time Title Speaker
15:20 Opening remarks  
15:20-15:30 Introduction to experimental microsurgery TBD
15:30-16:15 Suture practice using disc under loupe view All participants
16:15-16:30 How to perform end-to-end and end-to-side anastomosis of the carotid artery in animal models TBD
16:30-17:30 Practice with artificial vessels (0.7mm) All participants
17:30-17:50 How to make an animal model of heart transplantation TBD
17:50-18:20 Tips and tricks for developing a surgical aortic aneurysm model
18:20 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks