1 - 3 December 2022 Sydney Australia

International Faculty Members Include

Sven Braunlich
Sven Braunlich

Senior Consultant, Division of Interventional Angiology, University Hospital, Leipzig, Germany

Sven has been working with Dierk Scheinert since 2002. His focus is on state-of-the-art interventional therapy of all kinds of PAOD, especially lower extremeties, CTO’s, CLI and BTK in a high volume centre with more than 4000 interventions per year. His other interest is on all modalities of aortic repair, carotid artery stenting, renal artery stenting and denervation, as well as novel treatment options like drug eluting technology and atherectomy.

He has been a co-organiser of LINC, which now sees 5000 attending from more than 80 countries, and is a member of the faculty and co-organiser of LAP – LINC Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong. He is a live case operator and faculty at leading medical conferences, including LINC, LINC Asia-Pacific, VERVE, VIVA, TCT, NCVH, Cirse, and Charing Cross.

Marianne Brodmann
Marianne Brodmann

Vascular Specialist, Division of Angiology, Medical University,
Graz Austria

Since 2013 Marianne has been a member of the nucleus of the European Society of Vascular Medicine, is a longstanding member of the UEMS Board of Angiology and was President of the ÖGIA (Austrian Society of Angiology) from 2012 to 2014. Her research interests include anticoagulation and thrombolysis; new endovascular technologies in the peripheral field; and evaluation of nature of restenosis and has participated in 50 international clinical trials. She was President of the Working Group Peripheral Circulation of the European Society of Cardiology from 2014 to 2016.

Venita Chandra
Venita Chandra

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery Division of Vascular Surgery Stanford USA.

Venita is also the Medical Director of the Stanford Advanced Wound Center, the Associate Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship and the Vascular Surgery Medical Student Clerkship Director.

She is the founder of the Stanford Extremity Preservation Program (StEPP), has substantial expertise in new and cutting edge peripheral vascular and limb salvage techniques, and works to optimize the management of patients and education of residents and fellows in this complex field.

Her research and clinical interests include limb salvage, technology development and treatment optimization for complex open and endovascular approaches to peripheral vascular and aneurysmal disease.

Osamu Iida
Osamu Iida

Cardiovascular Centre Kansai Rosai Hospital, Japan

Osamu is the Associate Director of the Centre and an established and highly skilled physician with over seventeen years of experience. He has a great deal of experience in the endovascular treatment, specifically vessels of thoracic, abdominal and lower limbs with more than 1,000 cases per year. He also serves as the Chief of Coronary, Endovascular, and Structure Treatments. He was selected Best Doctors in Japan 2016-2017 by Teradoc, Inc.

As a researcher, he has published 35 original papers as a first author and co-authored more than 150 papers. His main research interests are clinical research of SFA treatment using IVUS, research about angiosome (CLI single-site study), various studies which impact many treatment strategies (CLI multicenter study).

Raghu Kolluri
Raghu Kolluri

Syntropic Core Lab at Ohio Health Research and Innovation Institute USA

Raghu is Director of the Vascular Medicine Service Line and Vascular Laboratories across 12 hospitals in central Ohio. As the Director of Vascular Medicine, at Prairie Cardiovascular, he established and regionalized vascular laboratories and also established a Wound Core Lab.

Known as a vascular educator, Raghu has been invited to organize and lecture at several cardiovascular conferences across the world. He co-founded The VEINS meeting in 2011, founded the SVM Fellows and SVM Advanced Practice Provider review courses. He is currently President of the Society for Vascular Medicine, serves as a reviewer for several cardiovascular journals and is on the editorial board for Vascular Medicine Journal and Annals of Vascular Surgery. His clinical and research interests include non-invasive testing, deep venous thrombosis, critical limb ischemia, and chronic venous disease.

Jorge Fernández Noya
Jorge Fernández Noya

Angiologist and Vascular Surgeon La Rosaleda Hospital Santiago de Compostela Spain

Jorge is currently working as an Associate of Health Sciences LOU in the Department of Surgery and Specialties Medical-Surgical, University of Santiago de Compostela Spain.

His research interests includes Surgery. She is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals and is a member of many international affiliations, as well as authoring many articles and books on surgery.

Gustavo S. Oderich
Gustavo S. Oderich

Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Centre Houston USA

Gustavo is a Brazilian American vascular and endovascular surgeon who serves as a professor and chief of vascular and endovascular surgery, and is the director of the Advanced Endovascular Aortic Program at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Memorial Hermann Health System.

He previously served as chair of vascular and endovascular division at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Gustavo is recognized for his work in minimally invasive endovascular surgery and research in fenestrated and branched stent-graft technology to treat complex aortic aneurysms and dissections.

Gustavo is also the editor of the “Endovascular Aortic Repair: Current Techniques of fenestrated, branched and parallel grafts”, and an Associate Editor of the Annals of Vascular Surgery and of the Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery. He is an ad hoc member or full member of the Editorial Board of 62 surgical and medical journals.

Anna Prent
Anna Prent

Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon The Royal Free Hospital London UK

Anna is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, with her main NHS appointment at The Royal Free Hospital where she is part of the complex aortic team and the deep venous team since 2017.

She emigrated to the UK from The Netherlands following the completion of her training. She undertook a senior clinical fellowship at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in complex aortic surgery, open and endovascular. She also developed a special interest in the management and treatment of complex venous diseases. She emigrated to the United Kingdom and practices exclusively as a vascular and endovascular surgeon and offers the full repertoire of vascular treatment for arterial and venous disease.

Anna is an active contributor to on-going medical research and a member of the Abstract Board of the Annual Charing Cross Vascular Symposium and co-organiser of the program of the Aortic Village. She also has an interest in training and teaching, contributing to workshops in international conferences and is the main organiser of deep venous courses at The Royal Free Hospital.

Maria Antonella Ruffino
Maria Antonella Ruffino

Vascular Interventional Radiologist, Head of the Service of Interventional Radiology at the Ticino Vascular Center in the EOC – Regional Hospital of Lugano

Maria Antonella performs as a first operator EVAR, TEVAR, Ch/B/FEVAR, peripheral aneurysms treatment, aortic and iliac-femoro- popliteal, and BTK revascularization, diabetic foot procedures, carotid artery stenting, PTA and stenting of visceral arteries (renal celiac trunk, superior mesenteric artery), PTA and stenting of renal and hepatic artery in transplanted patients, AVM embolization, emergency endovascular procedures for trauma (bleeding, pseudoaneurysm treatment), vena cava filter implantation and removal, deep venous stenting.

She is a member of the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM), of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and of Cardiovascular Society of Interventional Radiology (CIRSE). She is fellow of the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR).

El Batti Salma
El Batti Salma

Vascular Surgeon Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris France
University Hospital Paris West Site G Pompidou APHP

Salma is a consultant and assistant professor in the Vascular Surgery Department Cardiovascular Surgery. She is working in complex abdominal aortic aneurysms program (open – endovascular); aortic, carotid and peripheral arteries: vascular and endovascular surgery and SOS aorta program: aortic dissections, ruptured aortic aneurysms, and blunt injuries.

Her current research projects are:- acute thoracic aortic dissection in ovine model and active endovascular fenestration a new model?; Aortic morphology and deformations; 3D deformable surface model and evaluation of aortic volumes and 3D anatomy.

Hence Verhagen
Hence Verhagen

Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam The Netherlands

Hence is Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery. He has developed a special interest in minimal-invasive endovascular therapies and, in particular, endovascular aneurysm treatment. He is an internationally renowned expert in advanced endovascular therapies. He has organised many basic and advanced international training courses on EVAR and TEVAR and is the founder of the Dutch practical course (basic and advanced) on peripheral percutaneous vascular interventions for Vascular Surgeons in which he still participates as convenor. He has performed several “first in Man” implantations of aortic endografts and is global Principal Investigator (PI) of several Aortic Stentgrafts.

He has a special interest in Aortic pathology and interventions, including cutting-edge endovascular technologies. He has specific expertise in carotid surgery, chronic bowel ischaemia, peripheral interventions and vascular imaging (dynamic, peri-operative and post-processing). He has published widely and is a member of many international vascular societies.