Scientific Programme

PROVISIONAL SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

  • Tripartite Meeting
  • 19th Meeting of the European Venous Forum
  • 9th Annual Meeting of the Balkan Venous Forum
  • Hellenic Phlebological Centre
  • Olympia Hall, Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece
  • 28-30 June 2018

THURSDAY 28 JUNE 2018

08.30-10.30 Abstract Session 1: Venous Thromboembolism and Thrombolysis  |  6 papers

(10 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)

Chair: Andrew Nicolaides (Cyprus), Marzia Lugli (Italy)

08.30 1.1

Submitted for the EVF Prize

08.50 1.2
  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis versus angiojet pharmacomechanical thrombectomy for the treatment of iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis
  • Pouncey AL, Silickas J, Johnson O, Gwozdz AM, Saha P, Black SA
  • Academic Department of Vascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Division, St. Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College London, UK

Submitted for the EVF Prize

09.10 1.3

Submitted for the EVF Prize

09.30 1.4

Submitted for the EVF Prize

09.50 1.5
  • Effect of underwater compression on leg venous diameters and calf volume
  • Christopher Lattimer1, Evi Kalodiki1, Sara Oberto2, Georgio Bergamo3, Alberto Caggiati4, Dimitris Kontothanassis5
  • 1 Josef Pflug Vascular Laboratory, Ealing Hospital and Imperial College & West London Vascular and Interventional Centre, UK
    2 Department of Vascular Surgery, IRCCS multimedica, Sesto San Giovanni, Milan, Italy
    3 Microlab Elettronica, Padua, Italy
    4 Department of Anatomy, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    5 Istituto Flebologico Italiano, Ferrara, Italy & Abanomed, Padua, Italy 
10.10 1.6
10.30-11.00 Refreshments and visit to Exhibition  |  Visit e-Poster Presentations
11.00-12.00 Industry Session 1
12.00-13.20 Abstract Session 2: Reflux and Varicose Vein Recurrence  |  4 papers

(10 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)

Chair: Marianne Vandendriessche (Belgium), Miltos Lazarides (Greece)

12.00 2.1
  • Characteristics of venous reflux in different body positions: Role of gravity
  • Roman Tauraginskii1,2, Sergei Simakov3, Denis Borsuk4
  • 1Department of Phlebology, International Institution of Health Care and Additional Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Irkutsk, Russia, 2The Clinic of Phlebology and Laser Surgery “Vasculab” Ltd., Chelyabinsk, Russia.  3Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia & Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia, 4The Education Department of Surgery of the South Urals Medical University, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Submitted for the EVF Prize

12.20 2.2
  • Stationary aggregates at the valve sinus: Markers of venous stasis, predictors of venous insufficiency?
  • Johann Chris Ragg, Krastina Stoyanova
  • Angioclinic Vein Centers, Berlin, Germany

Submitted for the EVF Prize

12.40 2.3
  • Recurrences after varicose vein treatment: anatomical presentation, symptomatology and risk factors
  • Andreas Renders1, Daphne Van Den Bussche2, Marc Vuylsteke2
  • 1 University Hospital Leuven, Belgium (KUL) – Sint Andries Hospital Tielt, Belgium, 2Department of Vascular Surgery, Sint Andries Hospital, Tielt, Belgium

Submitted for the EVF Prize

13.00 2.4
  • CHORUS: Chronic venous and hemorrhoidal diseases evaluation and scientific research results of an international observational survey
  • Parvez Sheikh1, Evgeny Zagryadsky2, Varut Lohsiriwat3, Abel Jalife Montano4, Pavle Korosok5, Heiko De Schepper6
  • 1 Department of Colorectal Surgery, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India. 2 Medical Center «ON-CLINIC», Moscow, Russia. 3 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj hospital/Mahidol University bangkok thailande. 4 Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of Mexico Mexico City Mexico. 5 Medicinski Center IATROS, Ljubljana Slovenia. 6 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem Belgium
13.20-14.20 Lunch and visit to Exhibition

Moderators-Evaluators: e-Poster Presentations

Chair 1: Bo Eklof (Sweden), Pavel Poredos (Slovenia)

Chair 2: Mark Malouf (Australia), Malay Patel (India)

13.20-14.05 Meet The Experts SessionHot Topics on Current Management of Venous Thromboembolism

Chair: Armando Mansilha (Portugal), Miltiadis Matsagkas (Greece)

  • 13.20-13.35: DOACs experience with routine use and current shortcomings J. Fareed (USA)
  • 13.35-13.50: Impact of ATTRACT study on the use of pharmaco-mechanical thrombolysis A. Comerota (USA)
  • 13.50-14.05: Current issues on the management of superficial vein thrombosis A. Giannoukas (Greece)

 

14.20-15.20 Industry Session 2
15.20-16.40 Abstract Session 3: Varicose Veins  |  4 papers

(10 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)

Chair: Niels Baekgaard (Denmark), Oscar Bottini (Argentia)

15.20 3.1
  • Compression stockings in the prevention of venous disorders in pregnancy
  • Dragan Milic1, Sasa Zivic2, Dragan Bogdanovic3, Milan Jovanovic4
  • 1 Clinic for Cardiovascular and Transplant Surgery, Clinical Centre of Nis, Nis, Serbia & Medical School University of Nis, Nis, Serbia. 2 Clinic for Cardiovascular and Transplant Surgery, Clinical Centre of Nis, Nis, Serbia. 3 Institute for Public Health, Nis, Serbia. 4 Clinic for Vascular Surgery, Clinical Centre Nis, Nis, Serbia & Medical School University of Nis, Nis, Serbia
15.40 3.2
  • Efficacy of micronized purified flavonoid fraction on postoperative symptoms after endovenous thermal ablation. A pilot randomized controlled study
  • Konstantinos Batzalexis, Christos Karathanos, Konstantinos Spanos, Nikolaos Roussas, Stylianos Koutsias, Miltiadis Matsagkas, Athanasios Giannoukas. 
  • Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Larissa, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

Submitted for the EVF Prize

16.00 3.3
  • Management of anterior accessory of the great saphenous vein
  • Johann Chris Ragg, Krastinya Stoyanova
  • Angioclinic Vein Centers, Berlin, Germany
16.20 3.4
  • Surgery versus foam sclerotherapy in patients with isolated anterior accessory saphenous vein varicosis: A randomized clinical study
  • Stanislava Tzaneva, Sabine Stolkovich, Harald Kittler, Kornelia Böhler
  • University Clinic of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
16.40-17.00 Refreshments and visit to Exhibition  |  Visit e-Poster Presentations
17.00-18.20 Abstract Session 4: Miscellaneous Topics  |  4 papers

(10 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)

Chair: Eberhard Rabe (Germany), Tomasz Zubilewicz (Poland)

17.00 4.1

Submitted for the EVF Prize

17.20 4.2
  • Effect of treadmill exercise on calf haemodynamics
  • Christopher Lattimer1, Evi Kalodiki1, Erica Menegatti2, Sergio Gianesini3
  • 1 Josef Pflug Vascular Laboratory, Ealing Hospital and Imperial College & West London Vascular and Interventional Centre, UK, 2 Vascular Diseases Center, University of Ferrara, Cona, Ferrara, Italy, 3 Vascular Diseases Center, University of Ferrara, Cona, Ferrara, Italy & USUHS University, Bethesda, USA
17.40 4.3
  • A new risk assessment model better predicts venous thromboembolism risks in Asian surgical patients
  • Limi Lee, Ngoh Chin Liew, Ping An Teh, Yan Jun Teoh
  • Department of Surgery, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Submitted for the EVF Prize

18.00 4.4
  • Presentation patterns and prognosis of 109 isolated venous injuries in 99 patients
  • Stavros Kakkos1, Ioannis Tsolakis1, George Markopoulos2, Ioannis Maroulis2, Efstratios Koletsis3, Fotini Fligou4, Konstantinos Panagopoulos2, Spyros Papadoulas1, George Lambropoulos1, Ioannis Ntouvas1, Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos1, Chrysanthi Papageorgopoulou1, Anastasia Kouri1
  • 1 Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Patras, Patras, Greece. 2 Department of Surgery, University of Patras, Patras, Greece. 3 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Patras, Patras, Greece. 4 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
18.20-19.30 Welcome Reception. Exhibition Areas

 

FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2018

08.30-10.30 Abstract Session 5: Venous Thromboembolism and Postthrombotic Syndrome  |  6 papers

(10 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)

Chair: Dominik Heim (Switzerland), Pier Luigi Antignani (Italy)

08.30 5.1
  • Time of anticoagulant treatment initiation and severity of postthrombotic syndrome in patients with deep vein thrombosis: Prospective observational study
  • Dumitru Casian, Vasile Culiuc, Marcel Sochirca, Evghenii Gutu
  • Department of General Surgery, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”, Chisinau, Moldova
08.50 5.2
09.10 5.3
  • Increased risk for recurrent thromboembolic events during the first three months in patients with superficial vein thrombosis treated with tinzaparin
  • Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos, Stavros Kakkos, Chrysanthi Papageorgopoulou, Ioannis Ntouvas, Spyros Papadoulas, Ioannis Tsolakis
  • Vascular Surgery Department, University Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece
09.30 5.4

Submitted for the EVF Prize

09.50 5.5
10.10 5.6
  • Algorithm for preventing severe forms of venous insufficiency from the perspective of the correction of endothelial dysfunction and genetic status
  • Igor Suchkov, Roman E Kalinin, Nina D Mzhavanadze
  • Department of Vascular Surgery, Ryazan State Medical University Ryazan Russia
10.30-11.00 Refreshments and visit to Exhibition  |  Visit e-Poster Presentations
11.00-12.00 Industry Session 3
12.00-12.30 EVF Invited Lecture

Chair: Mark Malouf (Australia), Kyriakos Ktenidis (Greece)

“Αεί ο Θεός γεωμετρεί” – A quest for God’s geometry in venous valve physiology and surgical repair. Ramesh Tripathi (Australia)

12.30-13.30 Didactic Session 1: Updates based on results of recent studies

(12 minute presentation, 8 minute discussion)

Chair: Michel Perrin (France), Christos Liapis (Greece)

  • 12.30-12.50: Results of the EVRA Study. A. Davies (UK)
  • 12.50-13.10: Current Status of thrombolysis. A. Comerota (USA)
  • 13.10-13.30: Current Status and indications for intermittent pneumatic compression. J. Caprini (USA)
13.30-14.30 Lunch and visit to Exhibition

e-Poster Presentations (10 Abstracts)

  • Chair 1: Bo Eklof (Sweden), Pavel Poredos (Slovenia)
  • Chair 2: Mark Malouf (Australia), Malay Patel (India)
13.30-14.15 Meet The Experts Session: Hot Topics in Chronic Venous Disease

Chair: Evgeny Shaydakov (Russia), Dragan Milic (Serbia)

  • 13.30-13.45: What you should say to the patients about CVD progression? E. Rabe (Germany)
  • 13.45-14.00: When the saphenous trunks should be spared? N. Labropoulos (USA)
  • 14.00-14.15: Misconceptions of compression in venous disease J. Caprini (USA)
14.30-15.00 EVF Annual General Meeting (Members Only)
15.00-16.40 Prize winning papers from the American Venous Forum, American College of Phlebology and the Japanese Society of Phlebology
(10 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)Chair: Anthony Comerota (USA), Athanasios Giannoukas (Greece)
15.00-15.45 3 Presentations from American Venous Forum (AVF)

15.00 Pr1
  • Persistently low inferior vena cava retrieval rates in a population-based cohort
  • A Mohapatra, NL Liang, R Chaer, E Tzeng
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pittsburg, PA, USA
15.15 Pr2
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance sectroscopic analysis of biofluids from patients with chronic venous disease
  • S Onida, RT Bergner, H Less, J Shalhoub, E Holmes, A Davies
  • Imperial College, London, UK
15.30 Pr3
  • United States endovenous ablation practice trends: Four year review of medicare provider utilisation and paymentJM Crawford1, A Gasparis1, J Almeida2, Steve Elias3, Thomas Wakefield4, BK Lal5, N Osborne4, S Amery1, N Labropoulos11StonyBrook Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, USA, 2Miami Vein Centre, University of Miami, Miami, USA, 3Centre for Vein Disease, Englewood, New Jersey, USA, 4Cardiovascular Centre, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA,  5University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
15.45-16.00 Presentation from American College of Phlebology (ACP)

15.45 Pr4
  • Nutcracker syndrome can be over-diagnosed by duplex ultrasound – left ovarian vein reflux can be the cause of renal vein narrowing rather than an effect of obstructive flow
  • J Holdstock, A White, T Fernandez-Hart, D Beckett, J. Nemchand, M Whiteley
  • The Whiteley Clinic, Guildford, United Kingdom
16.00-16.30 2 Presentations from Japanese Society of Phlebology (JSP)

16.00 Pr5
  • Diagnostic efficacy of duplex and near-infrared spectroscopy-derived parameters in predicting post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with a first episode of DVT
  • T Yamaki, Y Sasaki, A Osada, H Sakurai
  • Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
16.15 Pr6
  • Comparison of efficacy and safety between DOAC and conventional therapy in patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism
  • A Tsuji, H Hayashi, J Ueda, N Konagai, R Asano, S Fukui, T Ogo, S Yasuda
  • Department of Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Centre, Osaka, Japan
16.30-17.00 Refreshments and visit to Exhibition  |  Visit to e-Poster Presentations
17.00-19.00 Didactic Session 2:

Challenging Problems in Chronic Venous Disease

Chair: Marc Vuylsteke (Belgium), Mehmet Kurtoglu (Turkey)

(12 minute presentation, 8 minute discussion)

Joint Session of the European Venous Forum, Balkan Venous Forum and Hellenic Phlebological Society.

  • 17.00-17.20: Quantitative changes in microcirculation across CEAP C0-C6 classes and the effect of VAD on such changes. E. Bouskela (Brazil)
  • 17.20-17.40: Can we prevent progression of skin changes in CVD? N. Labropoulos (USA)
  • 17.40-18.00: Efficacy of venoactive drugs in the management of symptoms and signs of chronic venous disease. S. Kakkos (Greece)
  • 18.00-18.20: Current management of patients with C0s disease. M. Perrin (France)
  • 18.20-18.40: How I select patients for foam sclerotherapy and how I can minimise the associated complications. J.J. Guex (France)
  • 18.40-19.00: Can we reduce the risk of pigmentation after UGFS or thermal ablation? C. Hamel-Desnos (France)
20.30 Congress Dinner

 

SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2018

 

 

 

08.30-10.30 Abstract Session 6: Miscellaneous  | 6 papers

(10 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)

Chair: Marianne De Maeseneer (Netherlands), Ioannis Tsolakis (Greece)

08.30 6.1 Silent pulmonary embolism in patients with symptomatic deep vein thrombosis – an underestimated complication

  • Georgios Galyfos, Gerasimos Papacharalampous, Anastasios Papapetrou, Georgios Sachsamanis, Christiana Anastasiadou, Ioannis Sachmpazidis, Sotirios Giannakakis, Georgios Kastrisios, Chrisostomos Maltezos
  • Department of Vascular Surgery, ‘KAT’ General Hospital, Athens, Greece
08.50 6.2 A randomized trial of class 2 and class 3 elastic compression in the prevention of recurrence of venous ulceration

  • Dragan Milic1, Sasa Zivic2, Dragan Bogdanovic3, Milan Jovanovic4
  • 1 Clinic for Cardiovascular and Transplant Surgery, Clinical Centre Nis, Nis, Serbia & Medical School University of Nis, Nis, Serbia. 2 Clinic for Cardiovascular and Transplant Surgery, Clinical Centre Nis, Nis, Serbia. 3 Institute for Public Health, Nis, Serbia. 4 Clinic for Vascular Surgery, Clinical Centre Nis, Nis, Serbia & Medical School University of Nis, Nis, Serbia
09.10 6.3
09.30 6.4
09.50 6.5
  • TRAP (Three-dimensional Restorative Ambulatory Phlebotherapy): A new conservative treatment for chronic vein insufficiency
  • Lucia Raco, Claudio Rosco, Sergio Capurro
  • Saint Francis Medical
10.10 6.6
10.30-11.00 Refreshments and visit to Exhibition  |  Visit e-Poster Presentation
11.00-13.00 Didactic Session 3:

Challenging Problems in Venous Thromboembolism

Chair: Spyros Vasdekis (Greece), Imre Bihari (Hungary)

(12 minute presentation, 8 minute discussion)

Joint Session of the European Venous Forum, Balkan Venous Forum and Hellenic Phlebological Society

  • 11.00-11.20: Towards a new classification of the deep vein thrombosis. T Feodor1, A Puskas2, S Baila3, J Alma Mitea4, O Vittos1 Medical Center for Diagnose, Ambulatory Treatment and Medical Prevention, Surgery Clinic “Sf.Nicolae”, Bucharest, 2 Angio-Center, Targu Mures, Romania. 3 Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, “C.C. Iliescu”, Bucharest, Romania. 4 Scientific consulting, Servier Pharma, Bucharest, Romania. 5 Medone Research, Bucharest, Romania
  • 11.20-11.40: Endophlebectomy of the common femoral vein and endovascular iliac vein recanalization for chronic ilio-femoral venous occlusion. M Dumantepe (Turkey)
  • 11.40-12.00: Expanding the treatment options of superficial vein thrombosis with rivaroxaban. E. Rabe (Germany)
  • 12.00-12.20: Endophlebectomy of the common femoral vein and endovascular iliac vein recanalization for chronic ilio-femoral venous occlusion. M. Dumantepe (Turkey)
  • 12.20-12.40: Retroperitoneal venous compression syndromes: A new surgical strategy based on qualitative and quantitative duplex ultrasound examination in the presence of CTA and/or MRI imaging. W. Sandmann1, T. Scholbach2, K. Verginis1, J. AlMaquablah1, S. Jacobi1, 1 Dept. of Vascular Surgery, EVK Mettmann, Teaching Hospital University Duisburg-Essen, 2 University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, K. Rademacher-Möllmann1
  • 12.40-13.00: Complications of endovascular treatment of May-Thurner syndrome. G. Geroulakos (Greece)
13.00 Closing Remarks  |  Presentation of EVF 2019
13.15-14.15 Didactic Session 4:

Venous and Lymphatic Diseases Management

(10 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

Balkan Venous Forum and Hellenic Phlebological Society

Chair: Antonis Papageorgiou (Greece), Elena Goranova (Bulgaria)

  • 13.315-13.30: Surgical treatment of greater saphenous thrombosis involving sapheno-femoral junction: a 5-year retrospective study in Albania. S. Xhepa (Albania)
  • 13.30-13.45: Lymphedema stage III: What must/ can we do? T. Planinsek-Rucigaj (Slovenia)
  • 13.45-14.00: Outcomes of the treatment of varicose veins with STEAM. I. Droc (Romania)
  • 14.00-14.15: Pregnancy after thrombolysis for ilio-femoral DVT: Outcome and complications, 20 year experience. G. Szendro (Israel)
  • 14.15-14.30: Challenging issues in patients receiving DOACs when emergency surgery required. A. Arnaoutoglou (Greece)
14.30-15.30 Balkan Venous Forum General Assembly (Alexandros Hall)
19.30 End of Meeting – Adjournment

Venous Workshop Programme

 

SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2018

 

15:30-19:30   EVF – BVF and Hellenic Phlebological Society

  • VENOUS WORKSHOP: Current updates in Venous diseases treatment
  • Convenors: A. Giannoukas (Greece), T. Urbanek (Poland), S. Vasdekis (Greece)
  • (Pre-registration is required – No fees required)

 

15:30-17:10   Part 1

  • Station 1: Tips and tricks on foam sclerotherapy | J.J. Guex (France)
  • Station 2: Endovenous procedures with laser | T. Urbanek (Poland)
  • Station 3: Laser treatment for varicose veins | Ch. Karathanos (Greece)
  • Station 4: Mechano-chemical tumescentless endovenous treatment | A. Gasparis (USA)
  • Station 5: Venous Stenting 1 | G. Geroulakos (Greece)

17.15 – 17:30   BREAK

17:30-19:30   Part 2

  • Station 1: Endovenous Procedures with RF | A. Lazaris (Greece)
  • Station 2: Tumescentless endovenous treatment with glue | N. Roussas (Greece)
  • Station 3: Venous stenting 2 | A. Gasparis (USA)
  • Station 4: IVC filters | D. Tsetis (Greece)
  • Station 5: Intravascular ultrasound with venous interventions | R Kretzschmar (Belgium)
  • Station 6: Treatment of varicose veins with laser | K. Spanos (Greece)

19.30   End of Meeting – Adjournment

 

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