Endovascular Workshop

Microsurgery (Sponsored by Olympus)


Date: Oct 24 (Sat), 2020 | 09:00-10:30

Venue: GBR 101

Number of participants: 20

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

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Time Title Speaker
09:00-09:10 Introduction to experimental microsurgery TBD
09:10-09:20 How to perform end-to-end and end-to-side anastomosis of the carotid artery in animal models
09:20-09:30 How to make an animal model of heart transplantation
09:30-10:00 Suture practice using disc under loupe view All participants
10:00-10:30 Practice with artificial vessels (0.7mm)

Catheters and Wires: Basic Endovascular Skills


Date: Oct 24 (Sat), 2020 | 09:00-10:30

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

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Time Title Speaker
09:00-09:10 Overview of catheters and wires: Understanding the delicate catheter-wire interaction TBD
09:10-09:20 Reducing CIN: Use of CO2 angiography for vascular interventions
09:20-09:30 Case-based learning and interactive discussion
09:30-10:30 Hands-on training (Simulator) All participants

PAD Bypass (Sponsored by LeMaitre and Jisang INC)


Date: Oct 24 (Sat), 2020 | 10:30-12:00

Place: GBR 101

Number of participants: 16

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

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Time Title Speaker
10:30-10:40 Basic principles of PAD bypass: preoperative planning, conduit selection, target artery exposure, vascular anastomosis tips & tricks TBD
10:40-10:50 Optimizing the use of the LeMaitre valvulotome: technical pearls for different clinical scenarios
10:50-11:00 Advantages and disadvantages of different intraoperative surveillance methods after bypass surgery (duplex/angiography, flowmeter, PVR)
11:00-12:00 Hands-on practice and discussion All participants

PAD Intervention


Date: Oct 24 (Sat), 2020 | 10:30-12:00

Venue: GBR 102

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

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Time Title Speaker
10:30-10:40 Step-by-step algorithm for the management of complex lower extremity arterial lesions TBD
10:40-10:50 The A-to-Z of atherectomy devices: directional vs rotational
10:50-11:00 Stenting vs non-stenting for SFA lesions: outcomes of DCB and DES
11:00-12:00 Hands-on Training (Simulator) All participants

Aortic Intervention I (Sponsored by Medtronic)


Date: Oct 24 (Sat), 2020 | 13:00-14:30

Venue: GBR 101

Number of participants: 20

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

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Time Title Speaker
13:00-14:30 TBD TBD

Aortic Intervention II (Sponsored by Cook Medical)


Date: Oct 24 (Sat), 2020 | 13:00-14:30

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

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Time Title Speaker
13:00-14:30 TBD TBD