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The Venous Symposium Europe is bringing the success of Venous Symposium New York to Europe. Join us in Athens in 2024.
The Venous Symposium Europe is bringing the success of Venous Symposium New York to Europe. Join us in Athens in 2024.
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Thursday, October 17th, 2024
Parallel Session - Room 1
10:00-11:30
Shared Workshop: Venous Thrombectomy and Stenting Masterclass
Parallel Session - Room 2
10:00-11:30
Industry Workshop
Auditorium
11:50-12:00 Welcome to the Venous Symposium
Course Directors
Auditorium
12:00-12:40 Session 1: Warm up Quick Shot Clinical Cases
Moderators: Suat Doganci (Türkiye), Andreas Lazaris (Greece), Eberhard Rabe  (Germany)
12:00-12:05 Recurrent varicose veins
Stratos Georgakarakos (Greece)
12:05-12:10 Injecting the Pelvic Escape Points
Aleksandra Jaworucka Kaczorowska (Poland)
12:10-12:15 Chronic Pelvic pain
Ahmed Gaweesh (USA)
12:15-12:20 Left renal vein compression with ovarian vein reflux
Alejandro Morata (Spain)
12:20-12:25 Venous malformation
Laura Redman (South Africa)
12 :25-12:40 Discussion
Auditorium
12:40-13:10 Session 2: Live Patient Imaging and Decision Making
Moderators: Nicos Labropoulos (USA), Antonios Gasparis (USA), Efthymios Avgerinos (Greece), Houman Jalaie (The Netherlands)
Auditorium
13:10-14:10 Session 3: Superficial Venous Disease
Moderators: Armando Mansilha (Portugal), Felizitas Pannier (Germany), Spyros Vasdekis (Greece)
13:10-13:17 Patterns of venous reflux and treatment planning
Eberhard Rabe (Germany)
13:17-13:24 Truncal ablation and large varices: Concomitant or staged phlebectomies?
Felizitas Pannier (Germany)
13:24-13:31 Preservation of the Saphenous Trunk
Sergio Gianesini (Italy)
13:31-13:38 Multiple saphenous veins refluxing - which should I treat first?
Ignacio Escotto (Mexico)
13:38-13:50 Discussion
Venous Controversies - Truncal Ablation Debate
13:50-13:53 Voting
13:53-14:00 Thermal ablation remains the treatment of choice for truncal ablation: For
Domenico Baccellieri (Italy)
14:00-14:07 Thermal ablation remains the treatment of choice for truncal ablation: Against
Manj Gohel (UK)
14:07-14:10 Voting
Auditorium
14:10-15:00 Refreshment Break, Visit with the Exhibitors
14.35-14.55 Meet the Experts (20 min)
Auditorium
15:00-15:50 Session 4: Current concepts on lymphedema and lipedema
Moderators: Giovanni Mosti (Italy), Laura Redman (South Africa), Evangelos Dimakakos (Greece)
15:00-15:07 Evaluation of the patient with leg swelling
Rodrigo Kikuchi (Brazil)

15:07-15:14

Conservative management of lymphedema
Giovanni Mosti (Italy)
15:14-15:21 Holistic treatment of lipedema: Compression, Diet, Psychology, Surgery
Laura Redman (South Africa)
15:21-15:28 Water rehabillation for the edema patient
Sergio Gianesini (Italy)
15:28-15:33 Case presentation - Phlebolymphedema
Marcial Fallas (Costa Rica)
15:33-15:38 Case presentation - Lipedema
Suat Doganci (Türkiye)
15.38-15.50 Discussion
Auditorium
15:50-16:45 Session 5: VTE Management
Moderators: Armando Mansilha (Portugal), Christos Liapis (Greece), Ahmed Gaweesh (Egypt)
15:50-15:57 Current thoughts on VTE after ablation
Armando Mansilha (Portugal)

15:57-16:04

When to ask for thrombophilia screening?
Alun Davies (UK)
16:04-16:11 Being practical in the management of superficial vein thrombosis
Domenico Baccellieri (Italy)
16:11-16:18 Anticoagulation duration in patients with DVT - do we have a consensus?
Athanasios Giannoukas (Greece)
16:18-16:25 Video Case presentation - Post thrombotic Syndrome
Marzia Lugli (Italy)
16:25-16:30 Video case presentation - Acute DVT Intervention
Marie Jose van Rijn (The Netherlands)
16:30-16:45 Discussion
Auditorium
16:45-17:40 Session 6: Novel Technologies and Trial Updates
Moderators: Alun Davies (UK), Marzia Lugli (Italy), Ioannis Kakisis (Greece)
16:45-16:50 Why we need another venous stent?
Stephen Black (UK)

16:50-16:55

High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
Steve Elias (USA)
16:55-17:00 STEVECO randomized trial - Stenting vs Conservative Management for Central Venous Obstruction
Houman Jalaie (The Netherlands)
17:00-17:05 Innovation in CVO crossing
Michael Lichtenberg (Germany)
17:05-17:10 PE trial update
Kush Desai (USA)
17:10-17:15 Thermal vs non-thermal: Results of a randomized trial
Manj Gohel (UK)
17:15-17:20 AI in VTE diagnosis
Efthymios Avgerinos (Greece)
17:20-17:25 Stenting for symptomatic left renal vein obstruction
Alejandro Morata (Spain)
17:25-17:40 Discussion
Auditorium
17:45-18:05 Meet the Experts (20’)
Auditorium
18:10-19.30 Poster Presentations
Auditorium
19.30 Welcome Reception
Auditorium
20.30 Faculty Dinner
Friday, October 18th, 2024
Auditorium
08:00-08:50 Session 7: Superficial vein disease - Learning from clinical cases
Moderators: Dimitrios Kontothanassis (Italy), Enric Roche (Barcelona), Antonis Papageorgiou (Greece)
08:00-08:05 Large diameter saphenous vein
Eberhard Rabe (Germany)
08:05-08:10 Combined GSV and SSV reflux
Armando Mansilha (Portugal)
08:10-08:15 Nonsaphenous veins
Kursat Bozkurt (Türkiye)
08:15-08:20 Extensive reflux from pelvis to the leg
Ignacio Escotto (Mexico)
08:20-08:25 Trunkal reflux very close to the skin
Aleksandra Jaworucka Kaczorowska (Poland)
08:25-08:30 Skin pigmentation after vein treatment
Dimitrios Athanasiadis (Greece)
08:30-08:35 Small veins
Enric Roche (Barcelona)
08:35-08:50 Discussion
Auditorium
08:50-10:10 Session 8: Strategies for thrombus removal
Moderators: Rabih Chaer (USA), Houman Jalaie (Netherlands), Athanasios Giannoukas (Greece)
08:50-08:57 Options for lytic thrombectomy
Mert Dumantepe (Türkiye)
08:57-09:04 Options for mechanical thrombectomy
Michael Lichtenberg (Germany)
09:04-09:11 Evaluation of patient with early re-thrombosis
Omid Schafe (Iran)
09:11-09:18 Management of acute iliac stent thrombosis
Steven Black (UK)
09:18-09:25 Anticoagulation management after iliac vein stenting
Marcial Fallas (Costa Rica)
09:25-09:40 Discussion
Venous Controversies on Acute Iliofemoral DVT Management - Debate
09:40-09:43 Voting
09:43-09:50 Catheter intervention is beneficial for the majority of symptomatic good risk patients with IF DVT: Against
Alun Davies (UK)
09:50-09:57 Catheter intervention is beneficial for the majority of symptomatic good risk patients with IF DVT: For
Efthymios Avgerinos (Greece)
09:57-10:00 Voting
10:00-10:10 Special Lecture: A journey on the iliofemoral thrombosis interventions and where do we go from here
Niels Baekgaard (Denmark)
Auditorium
10:10-10:55 Session 9: Live Patient Imaging and Decision Making
Moderators: Nicos Labropoulos (USA), Antonios Gasparis (USA), Steve Elias (USA), Houman Jalaie (The Netherlands)
Auditorium
10:55-11:35 Refreshment Break, Visit with the Exhibitors
11:10-11:30 Meet the Experts (20 min)
Auditorium
11:35-12:45 Session 10: VS Compression Club
Moderators: Giovanni Mosti (Italy), Sergio Gianesini (Italy), Kyriakos Ktenidis (Greece)
11:35-11:42 Treatment of persistent edema after interventions
Antonios Gasparis (USA)
11:42-11:49 Examples of compression through clinical cases
Laura Redman (South Africa)
11:49-11:56 How to avoid problems and complications with compression
Rodrigo Kikuchi (Brazil)
11:56-12:45 Live Demonstration & Interactive Discussion
11:56-12:06 When to use elastic and inelastic compression
Giovanni Mosti (Italy)
12:06-12:25 Patient with varicose veins - Live imaging and compression application
Giovanni Mosti (Italy), Nicos Labropoulos (USA)
12:25-12:45 Patient with skin damage - Live imaging and compression application
Giovanni Mosti (Italy), Nicos Labropoulos (USA)
Auditorium
12:45-13:45 Industry Session
Auditorium
13:45-14:35 Lunch Break
Auditorium
14:35-15:45 Session 11: Pelvic vein disorders
Moderators: Steve Elias (USA), Antonios Gasparis (USA), Yaser Jenab (Iran)
14:35-14:55 Diagnosis and challenges
Nicos Labropoulos (USA)
14:55-15:05 Ovarian and pelvic vein reflux Embolization Principles
Marta Ortega (Spain)
15:05-15:15 Management of symptomatic renal vein obstruction
Domenico Baccellieri (Italy)
15:15-15:25 Discussion
Venous Controversies in Pelvic Disease - Debate
15:25-15:28 Voting
15:28-15:35 Leg varicosities from pelvic source - Treat the Leg
Ignacio Escotto (Mexico)
15:35-15:42 Leg varicosities from pelvic source - Treat the Pelvis
Almamoon Justaniah (Saudi Arabia)
15:42-15:45 Voting
Auditorium
15:45-16:10 Session 12: VS Keynote Lecture
Moderators: Nicos Labropoulos (USA), Niels Baekgaard (Denmark)
15:45-15:50 Keynote Speaker Introduction
Nicos Labropoulos (USA), Niels Baekgaard (Denmark)
15:50-16:10 Keynote Lecture: Highlights and controversial issues in the 2024 International Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism
Andrew Nicolaides (Cyprus)
Auditorium
16:10-17:10 Session 13: VS Venous mix
Moderators: Manj Gohel (UK), Almamoon Justaniah (Saudi Arabia), Mert Dumantepe (Türkiye)
16:10-16:17 Nonhealing venous ulcer - combined superficial and deep pathology
Misaki Kiguchi (USA)

16:17-16:24

IVC hypoplasia
Steven Abramowitz (USA)
16:24-16:31 Treatment of venous aneurysms
Marie Jose van Rijn (South Africa)
16:31-16:38 Complex venous malformation
Almamoon Justaniah (Saudi Arabia)
16:38-16:45 Management of thoracic inlet syndrome
Mohammad Barbati (Germany)
16:45-16:52 Long term data of pharmacomechanical thrombectomy of patient with iliofemeral thrombosis
Olivier Hartung (France)
16:52-16:57 Use of CO2 venography in venous interventions
Efthymios Avgerinos (Greece)
16:57-17:10 Discussion
Parallel Session - Room 1
17:15-18:45 Shared Workshop: Novel Technologies in Superficial Venous Disease Management
Parallel Session - Room 2
17:15-18:45 Industry Workshop / Masterclass
Saturday, October 19th, 2024
Auditorium
08:00-08:55 Session 14: Phleboaesthetics
Moderators: Felizitas Pannier (Germany), Eberhard Rabe (Germany), Efstratios Georgakarakos (Greece)
08:00-08:07 Subcutaneous vein anatomy, reflux patterns in relation to treatment
Nicos Labropoulos (USA)
08:07-08:14 How do you treat this? Rapid fire images
Rodrigo Kikuchi (Brazil)
08:14-08:21 How to use tumescent and flushing techniques
Ignacio Escotto (Mexico)
08:21-08:28 Practical use of thermal technology and what is satisfactory
Suat Doganci (Türkiye)
08:28-08:35 Use of venoactive drugs in clinical practice
Ignacio Escotto (Mexico)
08:35-08:55 Discussion
Auditorium
08:55-09:10 Session 15: Best Poster Presentation
Moderators: George Geroulakos (Greece), Alun Davies (UK), Nicos Labropoulos (USA)
3 min presentation + 2 min discussion
08:55-09:00 Poster 1:
09:00-09:05 Poster 2:
09:05-09:10 Voting and Winner Presentation
Auditorium
09:10-09:25 Session 16: Best IVUS Presentation
Moderators: George Geroulakos (Greece), Alun Davies (UK), Nicos Labropoulos (USA)
3 min presentation + 2 min discussion
09:10-09:15 Case 1:
09:15-09:20 Case 2:
09:20-09:25 Voting and Winner Presentation
Auditorium
09:25-10:10 Session 17: Quick Shots on Superficial Reflux
Moderators: Antonios Gasparis (USA), Athanasios Giannoukas (Greece), Kursat Bozkurt (Türkiye)
09:25-09:30 Anatomy and Reflux patterns of the SSV
Nicos Labropoulos (USA)

09:30-09:35

Treatment options for the AASV
Antonios Gasparis (USA)
09:35-09:40 Tips in using glue for treatment of the saphenous vein
Kursat Bozkurt (Türkiye)
09:40-09:45 Segmental vein trunk reflux associated with varicose veins
Majid Moini (Iran)
09:45-09:50 Retreatment of a recanalized saphenous vein
Marcial Fallas (Costa Rica)
09:50-09:55 Video Case presentation
Dimitris Kontothanassis (Italy)
09:55-10:10 Discussion
Auditorium
10:10-10:50 Refreshment Break, Visit with the Exhibitors
10:25-10:45 Meet the Experts (20 min)
Auditorium
10:50-11:55 Session 18: Management of Venous Ulcers
Moderators: Stephen Black (UK), Steve Elias (USA), George Geroulakos (Greece)
10:50-10:57 When to debride, culture and biopsy?
Ahmed Gaweesh (Egypt)

10:57-11:04

Principles of compression for venous ulcers
Giovanni Mosti (Italy)
11:04-11:11 Treating the ulcer bed
Wassila Taha (Egypt)
11:11-11:18 Iliac vein obstruction
Karthikeyan Damodaran (India)
11:18-11:25 Options for femoral-popliteal vein disease
Steve Elias (USA)
11:25-11:35 Discussion
Venous Controversies on Venous Ulcer Management - Debate
11:35-11:38 Voting

11:38-11:45

Combined superficial and deep venous disease in venous ulceration: Treat the Superficial First
Manj Gohel (UK)
11:45-11:52 Combined superficial and deep venous disease in venous ulceration: Treat the Deep First
Houman Jalaie (The Netherlands)
11:52-11:55 Voting
Auditorium
11:55-12:25 Session 19: Live Patient Imaging and Decision Making
Moderators: Nicos Labropoulos (USA), Antonios Gasparis (USA), Efthymios Avgerinos (Greece)
Auditorium
12:25-13:10 Session 20: VS Video Session - How I Do It
Moderators: Armando Mansilha (Portugal), Ahmed Gaweesh (Egypt), Christos Klonaris (Greece)
12:25-12:30 Challenging IVC filter removal
Kush Desai (USA)

12:30-12:35

Aspiration Thrombectomy in PE
Efthymios Avgerinos (Greece)
12:35-12:40 Role of IVUS in determination of landing zones in recanalization and stenting
Houman Jalaie (The Netherlands)
12:40-12:45 Pathologic perforator vein treatment
Misaki Kiguchi (USA)
12:45-12:50 Sclerotherapy for all veins
Enric Roche (Barcelona)
12:50-12:55 Klippel-Trenaunay management
Ahmed Gaweesh (Egypt)
12:55-13:00 Dual action hydrodynamic thrombectomy for iliofemoral thrombosis
Houman Jalaie (The Netherlands)
13:00-13:10 Discussion
Auditorium
13:10-14:10 Industry Symposium
Moderator: Efthymios Avgerinos (Greece)
14:10-15:10 Lunch Break
Auditorium
15:10-16:15 Session 21: Management of chronic venous obstruction
Moderators: Efthymios Avgerinos (Greece), Michael Lichtenberg (Germany), Houman Jalaie (The Netherlands)
15:10-15:17 Current Concepts on NIVLs: Who to treat and how?
Shuvro Roy Choudhary (India)

15:17-15:24

Gaps and unknowns of venous stenting
Rabih Chaer (USA)
15:24-15:31 How to avoid stent migration complications
Stephen Black (UK)
15:31-15:38 Bilateral iliac vein obstruction with IVC involvement
Kush Desai (USA)
15:38-15:45 Dealing with poor inflow
Houman Jalaie (The Netherlands)
15:45-15:52 Appropriate stent sizing and placement
Marzia Lugli (Italy)
15:52-15:59 Video Presentation - Thrombus extraction beyond the acute phase
Steven Abramowitz (USA)
15:59-16:15 Discussion
Auditorium
16:15-16:55 Session 22: VS Journal Club - From the Press to Your Clinical Practice
Moderators: Alun Davies (UK), Kush Desai (USA), Steve Elias (USA)
16:15-16:20 Lymphatic disease
Laura Redman (South Africa)

16:20-16:25

Superficial vein disease
Armando Mansilha (Portugal)
16:25-16:30 Deep vein disease
Vijay Thakore (India)
16:30-16:35 Venous thromboembolism
Mohammad Barbati (Germany)
16:35-16:40 Pulmonary embolism
Rabih Chaer (USA)
16:40-16:55 Discussion
Auditorium
16:55-17:35 Session 23: Dealing with things that went wrong
Moderators: Majid Moini (Iran), Domenico Baccellieri (Italy), Marta Ortega (Spain)
16:55-17:00 Immediate stent occlusion
Michael Lichtenberg (Germany)

17:00-17:05

Saphenous recanalization
Dimitrios Papastavrou (Greece)
17:05-17:10 Ulcer recurrence
Manj Gohel (UK)
17:10-17:15 Nightmare after iliac vein stenting
Yasser Jenab (Iran)
17:15-17:20 Skin matting after sclerotherapy
Felizitas Pannier (Germany)
17:20-17:35 Discussion
Auditorium
17:35-17:40 Closing
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