Didactic Sessions

20th Meeting of the European Venous Forum

    • Zurich University, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 27-29 June 2019

Scientific Programme – Didactic Sessions


11.00-12.00 Didactic Session 1: Superficial Veins. That’s why I prefer

Chair: Lars Rasmussen (Denmark), Paolo Cassina (Switzerland)

  • 11.00: Foam. Philippe Kern (CH)
  • 11.08: Surgery. Jurg Traber (CH)
  • 11.16: Thermal Ablation. Lowell Kabnik (USA)
  • 11.24: Non-Thermal Ablation. Heiko Uthoff (CH)
  • 11.32-11.45: Open Debate with Audience
  • 11.45-12.00: Signs and Symptoms due to Systemic Disorders that can mimic Chronic Venous Disease. Daciana Branisteanu (Romania)


12.30-13.15 Didactic Session 2Lymphatics

Chair: Evgeny Shaydakov (Russia), Jean-Jerome Guex (France)

(10 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

  • 12.30-12.45: Research: Here we are at the moment. Jean Paul Belgrado (Belgium)
  • 12.45-13.00: Treatment by conservative means. Daniela Reutter (CH)
  • 13.00-13.15: If all fails, surgery? Nicole Lindenblatt (CH)
17.10-19.10 Didactic Session 3: Venous Thromboembolism

Chair: Marianne De Maeseneer (Belgium), Thomas Oleg Meier (Switzerland)

(14 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)

  • 17.10-17.34: Is QOL score important after thrombus removal, or is patency and Villalta score enough? Niels Baekgaard (Denmark)
  • 17.34-17.58: Postthrombotic syndrome. Long-term follow up. The Basel series. Christina Jeanneret (CH)
  • 17.58-18.22: The challenge of diagnosing pulmonary embolism. Marc Righini (CH)
  • 18.22-18.46: Everything you always wanted to know about DOAC/NOAC. Michael Nagler (CH)
  • 18.46-19.10: Why ATTRACT is not the end of iliofemoral thrombolysis. Stephen Black (UK)


08.30-09.45 Didactic Session 4: Compression

Chair: Mark Malouf (Australia), Stefan Küpfer (Switzerland)

(10 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

  • 08.30-08.45: Velcro. A real revolution in compression therapy? Giovanni Mosti (Italy)
  • 08.45-09.00: Intermittent pressure compression: Just nice to have? Eberhard Rabe (Germany)
  • 09.00-09.15: Towards a patient-friendly compression therapy. Jürg Hafner (CH)
  • 09.15-09.30: Elastic compression therapy for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome : How long is long enough? Arina J ten Cate-Hoek (Netherlands)
  • 09.30-09.45: The relationship between venous diameters, clinical severity and quality of life.  A systematic review.  Matthew Tan (UK) 
11.35-12.35 Joint session: European Venous Forum and American Venous forum

Where do we go from here- a glimpse into the future?

Chair: Dominik Heim (Switzerland), Fedor Lurie (USA)

(12 minute presentation, 3 minute discussion)

Why this session? Dominik Heim, Switzerland

  • 11.35-11.50: The rationale of compression. Werner Blättler (Switzerland) (EVF/ SGP)
  • 11.50-12.05: The link between morphology and iliac veins and outcomes: Does shape matter? Lowell Kabnick (USA) (AVF)
  • 12.05-12.20: Recurrence after endovenous treatment.  Treatment options. Lars Rasmussen (Denmark) (EVF)
  • 12.20-12.35: Appropriateness of venous procedures, and its potential impact on office practices. Elna Masuda (USA) (AVF)
  • 12.35-12.50: Closing Remarks. Dominik Heim (Switzerland)
    Presentation of EVF 2020. Imre Bihari (Hungary)

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