6 - 8 December 2018 International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney

The VERVE Symposium in conjunction with LINC Australia program will incorporate a world renowned international faculty, with
live cases from the University Hospital in Leipzig, Prince of Wales Private Hospital Sydney and the Mater Hospital Sydney.

Call for Abstracts in the categories of original scientific research and challenging cases with a chance for individuals to
join the faculty for a podium or e-poster presentation, providing endovascular techniques, peripheral, carotid, aortic and late
breaking trial data and the opportunity for individuals to present their research.

ENDOVASCULAR MASTERCLASS AND GLOBAL EXPERT DISCUSSION FORUM

*Program subject to change

Thursday 6 December 2018   Venue: Parkside Ballroom – Level 2

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
Venue – Parkside Ballroom Level 2

Verve Symposium: Room 1

8:30 – 10:00 am
Session 1.1: The Challenge of the Femoropopliteal Segment in PAD

Introductory Remarks: Ramon Varcoe
Live Case from Leipzig
The CLI Global Society Gives Perspective to the True Risk of PAD
Presenter: Jihad Mustapha
SFA Therapy: Is There a Gold Standard?  
Presenter: Lawrence Garcia
Experience of Smart Flex and Saber in Lower Extremity Arterial Disease   
Presenter: Zhao Yu
Live Case from Leipzig
Managing the Challenge of Calcification in Femoropopliteal Interventions
Presenter: Brian DeRubertis
10:00 – 10:30 am
Morning Tea
10:30 – 12:00 pm
Session 1.2: Latest Challenges and Novel Solutions in BTK Disease

The Future of BTK Implants for CLI: DES, BVS and Tacks
Presenter: Ramon Varcoe

Live Case from Sydney

How to Set Up a Multidisciplinary CLI Program
Presenter: Mehdi Shishehbor

3-Year Outcomes of the Surgical Reconstruction vs Peripheral Intervention in pAtients with Critical Limp isChernia (SPINACH) Study for Patients with CLI
Presenter: Osamu lida

12-Month Results from the DEEPER Trial
Presenter: Jihad Mustapha

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Session 1.3: New Techniques for Improving Outcomes in the Hostile Aortic Neck

Endovascular treatment of AAAs with short necks: standard EVAR, Endoanchors, CHEVAR or FEVAR?
Presenter: Hence Verhagen

Heli FX EndoAnchor Implants: Mechanisms of Action and the Resulting Clinical Evidence
Presenter: Ross Milner

Live Case from Sydney

Improving outcomes in hostile AAA necks with the Heli-FX EndoAnchor System: Mid-term Results from the ANCHOR Registry
Presenter: Vikram Puttaswamy

Advanced imaging for complex aortic repair
Presenter: Tim Resch

Live Case from Sydney (continued)

Discussion

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Session 1.4: EVAR and Challenging Anatomy

Pushing the IFU – Great EVAR Results Sometimes Require us to Think Outside the Box
Presenter: Glen Benveniste

Live Case from Sydney

Iliac seal zone dynamics and clinical consequences after endovascular aneurysm repair
Presenter: Hence Verhagen

The Use of Side Branch Technology to Preserve the Internal Iliac Artery
Presenter: Michel Reijnen

Discussion

3.30 – 4.00 pm
Afternoon Tea
4.00 – 5.30 pm
Session 1.5: CLI Treatment Updates: Advanced Options for End-Stage Disease

Time to redefine CLI
Presenter: Mehdi Shishehbor

Below-the-knee revascularisation: Current status, challenges, and future outlook
Presenter: Osamu Iida

Live Case from Leipzig

The LimFlow Procedure: Technical Details and Current Trial Experience
Presenter: Michael Lichtenberg

Results from the DETOUR II Trial: A Novel Percutaneous Fem-Pop Bypass System
Presenter: Jihad Mustapha

Shockwave technology and PAD III trial update
Presenter: Bill Gray

The “Crack and Pave” Technique for Extreme Calcification of the SFA
Presenter: Sven Braunlich

Patterns of restenosis in the SFA a new paradigm for trial outcomes
Presenter: Lawrence Garcia

Live Case from Leipzig

Discussion

6.00 pm
Close of Day 1
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Venue: Parkside Ballroom

Verve Symposium: Room 2

8.30 – 10.00 am
Session 2.1: New Frontiers in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment

Introductory Remarks
Presenter: Hence Verhangen
International guidelines in the management of the AAA- how should they influence practice?
Presenter: Ian Loftus
NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence or Care Excellence of New ILL-informed Commentary Related to Aortic Endografting
Presenter: Tony Freeman
Juxtarenal AAA: When FEVAR, when CHEVAR, when Open repair: the APPROACH concept
Presenter: Giovanni Torsello
Patients With Wide Proximal Aortic Necks show Reduced Survival and an Increased Risk Of Adverse Events after Standard Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Presenter: Hence Verhagen
EVAR Outcomes in Women versus Men with a Low-profile Stent Graft (1-year LUCY Registry Results)
Presenter: Jennifer Ash
Could the phenotype of aortic aneurysm be different in patients with and without significant atherosclerosis?
Presenter: Jonathan Golledge
How does EVAR stent graft design assist in the future intervention?
Presenter: Roxanne Wu
DEBATE: There is no value in treating type II endoleaks, they do not cause rupture!
FOR the motion: Hence Verhagen
AGAINST the motion: Tim Resch
10.00 – 10.30 am
Morning Tea
10.30 – 12.00 pm
Session 2.2: Issues and Controversy in Pelvic Vein Disorders
An Overview of Management Options for Pelvic Venous Disorders: PCS, May-Thurner and Nutcracker Syndrome
Presenter: Sanjay Nadkarni
In with mechanical treatment of DVT and PE and out with lysis and complications
Presenter: Mehdi Shishehbor
Factors Associated with Stent Patency Loss
Presenter: Stephen Black
Do Venous Stents below the inguinal ligament work?
Presenter: Brian DeRubertis
The Value of IVUS in Endovenous Surgery
Presenter: Mayo Theivendran
A Cost Effectiveness Study of the Use of IVUS for Deep Vein Reconstruction
Presenter: Laurencia Villalba
Discussion
12.00 – 12.30 pm
Lunch
12.30 – 2.00 pm
Session 2.3: Ultrasound
The Use of Ultrasound Velocities to Determine Type 2 Endoleak Behaviour
Presenter: Ross Milner
Not All Type II Endoleaks Are Benign: A Proposed New Subcategorisation Utilising CEUS
Presenter: Rayschelle Finch
A Case of Simultaneous Type II and III Endoleaks with an Aorto-Caval Fistula – Epilogue
Presenter: Jacqui Robinson
The Use of Intravascular Ultrasound as an Adjunctive Imaging Modality in the Treatment of PAD
Presenter: Phillip Puckridge
Ultrasound Guided Tibial Angioplasty
Presenter: Jihad Mustapha
Discussion
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
4.00 – 5.30 pm
Session 2.4: Intervention for Acute Proximal DVT and Pulmonary Embolus

The ATTRACT Trial is the Final Word on DVT Lysis: What has it taught us?
Presenter: Brian DeRubertis
Live Case From Sydney
The Evidence for Mechanical Thrombectomy for Iliofemoral DVT: Latest Trial Update
Presenter: Michael Lichtenberg
Live Case From Sydney (continued)

Using the Angiojet System for Pharmaco-Mechanical Recanalisation of the Ilio-Femoral DVT
Presenter: Andrew Bullen
How to Set Up a Pulmonary Embolus Response Team
Presenter: Mehdi Shishehbor
Over the Wire Filter Placement to Reduce Tilting and a Review of Difficult Filter Retrieval
Presenter: Sanjay Nadkarni
The Current State of Play for IVC Filters
Presenter: Abdullah Omari
Discussion
6.00 pm
Close of Day 1
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Venue: Parkside Ballroom

Friday 7 December 2018   Venue: Parkside Ballroom – Level 2

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
Venue – Parkside Ballroom Level 2

Verve Symposium: Room 1

8:00 – 9:30 am
Session 1.6: Latest Trial Data and Advances in PAD Treatment

The IMPERIAL Randomised Controlled Trial: Eluvia vs Zilver PTX
Presenter: Bill Gray

Live Case from Leipzig

The COMPARE Randomised Controlled Trial: In Pact Admiral vs Ranger DCB in Complex Fem-Pop Lesions
Presenter: Sven Braunlich

The RANGER DCB Registry: 24 Month Full Cohort Analysis
Presenter: Michael Lichtenberg

Six-Month Results from the SAVAL Trial: A Unique Self-Expanding Stent for Infrapopliteal Arteries
Presenter: Jihad Mustapha

Rethinking Restenois – Targeting the Matrix
Presenter: Steve Merrilees

9:30 – 11:00 am
Session 1.7: Drug Eluting Balloon Technology to Increase Interventional Durability

A Better Understanding of CTO Cap Morphology can Lead to Better Crossing Results
Presenter: Jihad Mustapha

Atherectomy before DCB for Fem-pop Disease: Routine or Selective Use?
Presenter: Ravish Sachar

Live Case from Sydney

Results from the Lutonix Below-the-Knee Multicentre Registry
Presenter: Michael Lichtenberg

Modern Treatment of Femoropopliteal In-stent Reocclusion
Presenter: Sven Braunlich

Live Case from Sydney (continued)

Variability in Outcome Reporting in the CLI Literature
Presenter: Brian DeRubertis

Discussion

11:00 – 11:30 am
Morning Tea
11:30 – 1:00 pm
Session 1.8: Next Generation Low-Profile EVAR for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Latest clinical results from INCRAFT AAA Stent Graft – 5 years of data
Presenter: Giovanni Torsello

Live Case from Sydney

EVAR For Treatment of AAA with the INCRAFT System
Presenter: Zhai Shuiting

Total free contrast EVAR: from dream to reality
Presenter: Fabrizio Fanelli

Surgeon Level Reporting of Outcomes in Vascular Surgery
Presenter: Ian Loftus

Patients with familial abdominal aortic aneurysm have more complications and a higher 30-day mortality after EVAR
Presenter: Hence Verhagen

Discussion

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Session 1.9: Advanced Concepts in Deep Venous Disease

Live Case from Sydney

Patency Rates and Clinical Results of the VENOVO Venous Stent
Presenter: Michael Lichtenberg

Iliac Vein Stenting for treatment of post-thrombotic venous leg ulcers – Early Australian experience with Venovo Stents
Presenter: Ramesh Tripathi

Recorded Case from POWH
Presenter: Ramon Varcoe

Live Case from Sydney (continued)

Open Reconstructive Surgery When There is no Endovascular Option
Presenter: Stephen Black

Australian Results Using the New Venovo Deep Venous Stent
Presenter: Steve Dubenec (via satellite)

Discussion

DEBATE: Other than those who have a DVT we don’t yet know which patients with iliac vein compression to treat

FOR the motion Stephen Black
Presenter: Stephen Black

AGAINST the motion
Presenter: Laurencia Villalba

Vote and Conclude Session

3.30 – 4.00 pm
Afternoon Tea
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Session 1.10: Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection

Technique and early experience using TAG conformable with active control system
Presenter: Giovanni Torsello

Device selection in TEVAR – does one size fit all?
Presenter: Ian Loftus

Hybrid Aortic Arch Aneurysm Repairs – lessons learnt from a 10 year experience
Presenter: Ramesh Tripathi

Overview of techniques for blood pressure control during TEVAR in the aortic arch
Presenter: Tim Resch

IVUS evaluation for chronicity of type B aortic dissection
Presenter: Ross Milner

Optimising outcomes in Type B Dissection
Presenter: Ian Loftus

6.00 pm
Close of Day 2
7:30 – 11:00 pm
Symposium Dinner Venue: Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay
Transfers: Darling Harbour Wharf

Verve Symposium: Room 2

8.00 – 9.30 am
Session 2.6: Endovascular Therapy Challenging No-Stent Zones

The last frontiers: Endovascular therapy of the common femoral artery and the popliteal segment
Presenter: Lawrence Garcia
Live Case from Sydney

The use of the Supera vascular mimetic implant for the treatment of atherosclerotic disease in the CFA: 12-month results of the VMI-CFA study
Presenter: Koen DeLoose
Treatment Options and Results for Endovascular Reconstruction of the Common Femoral Artery
Presenter: Andrew Bullen

9.30 – 11.00 am
Session 2.7: Ultrasound
Using a More Holistic Approach to Improve AVF Scan Quality
Presenter: Donna Oomens
Slow Motion Imaging and B-Mode Subtraction – Early Experience in a Tertiary Hospital
Presenter: Linda Thebridge
Revalidation of Transabdominal Duplex Criteria for the Detection of Iliac Vein Lesions
Presenter: Laurencia Villalba
Case Study – Pelvic Congestion
Presenter: Matthew Turner
Case Study – Brachial Artery Stenosis Following Coronary Angiography via a Transradial Approach
Presenter: Konstantin Melnik
TCD Findings Post Cerebral AVM Resection – An Update
Presenter: Kathryn Busch

1.00 – 2.00 pm
Lunch
2.00 – 3.30 pm
Session 2.8: New Concept in Dialysis Access Intervention

An Update on the In.Pact AV Access Study
Presenter: Andrew Holden
Live Case from Sydney
Engineering the Ideal Shape for the AV Fistula
Presenter: Tracie Barber
The Use of the Supera Stent in the Juxt0Anastomotic Segment of the AVF
Presenter: Shannon Thomas (via satellite)
Discussion
3.30 – 4.00 pm
Afternoon Tea
4.00 – 5.30 pm
Session 2.10: New Technology to Improve Outcomes in PAD Treatment

TOBA II trial: investigating the TACK with either POBA or DCB
Presenter: Bill Gray
Live Case from Leipzig
Leaving less behind: scaffolding of more complex lesions post-DCB with Tack-it and VascuFlex Multi-LOC devices
Presenter: Koen DeLoose
Final Results of the EnTrap Study: Lower extremity Angioplasty with Integrated Embolic protection
Presenter: Ravish Sachar
2-Year Results from the IN.PACT SFA JAPAN Trial – DCB vs PTA for the treatment of Fem-Pop Lesions
Presenter: Osamu Iida
Live Case from Leipzig
Update on Intravascular Lithotripsy with Shockwave
Presenter: Andrew Holden
An Examination of Focal Force Balloon Technology in Calcified Lesions
Presenter: Ralf Langhoff
What is the Role for Intervention Below-the Ankle?
Presenter: Giancarlo Biamino
Discussion
Close of Day 2

Saturday 8 December 2018   Venue: Parkside Ballroom – Level 2

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
Venue – Parkside Ballroom Level 2

Verve Symposium: Room 1

8:00 – 9:30 am
Session 1.11: The Current State of Anti-Restenotic Therapy for the SFA

The IMPERIAL Randomised Controlled Trial: Eluvia vs Zilver PTX
Presenter: Bill Gray

Live Case from Leipzig

A Local Experience Using Zilver PTX for Challenging Fem-Popliteal Disease
Presenter: Vikram Puttaswamy

DCB + BMS is NOT a DES
Presenter: Fabrizio Fanelli

First Results from the ZILVERPASS Study
Presenter: Koen DeLoose

Discussion

9:30 – 11:00 am
Session 1.12 Pioneering Techniques in Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease

Management of complex aortoliliac disease: Avoiding complications and optimizing outcomes
Presenter: Lawrence Garcia

Live Case from Leipzig

The value of covered stents in treatment of complex TASC C and D iliac lesions: the initial experiences with the BELSTREAM study
Presenter: Koen DeLoose

Experience with the Novel VBX Stentgraft for Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease
Presenter: Giovanni Torsello

Using the AFX Aortic Graft for Occlusive Disease: An Australian Experience
Presenter: Phillip Puckridge

How do We Decide Which Aorto-Iliac Case to Use Covered Stents? Do We Have Scientific Data?
Presenter: Giancarlo Biamino

Mid-Term Results with CERAB and Geometric Flow Studies for Both Regular and AFX Types
Presenter: Michel Reijnen

Discussion

11:00 – 11:30 am
Morning Tea
11.30 – 1.00 pm
Session 1.13: Beyond Simple Drug Elution: A Combination of Endovascular Tools to Optimise Outcomes

What is vessel preparation and how have the DEFINITIVE LE and DEFINITIVE AR results influenced current practice?
Presenter: Lawrence Garcia

Fem-pop disease: Atherectomy + DCB vs DES. What is the best long-term strategy?
Presenter: Ravish Sachar

Treatment options to increase drug uptake in calcified vessels
Presenter: Fabrizio Fanelli

Live Case from POW Sydney

From Chocolate to Hawk: Vessel Preparation for Improved Outcomes
Presenter: Mehdi Shishehbor

Australian experience using Chocolate in BTK vessels
Presenter: Ian Spark

Results of the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon in patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
Presenter: Michel Reijnen

Discussion

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Lunch
2.00 – 3.30 pm
Session 1.14: Challenges in the Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Dissection

Live Case from Sydney

Hybrid procedure for chronic thoracoabdominal aortic dissection aneurysms following TEVAR or aortic arch surgery
Presenter: Zhao Jichun

Staging techniques in complex aortic repair
Presenter: Tim Resch

Alternative access options for complex endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
Presenter: Korana Musicki

Discussion

3.30 – 4.00 pm
Afternoon Tea
4.00 – 5.30 pm
Session 1.15 Complex Peripheral Challenges

Live Case from Leipzig

Angiosome concept – myth or truth? Does it make a real difference in “real world” cases?
Presenter: Osamu Iida

Drug-Coated Therapy for ISR: review of current options and data
Presenter: Brian DeRubertis

Modern Treatment of Femoropopliteal In-Stent Reocclusion
Presenter: Sven Braunlich

Live Case from Leipzig

Now that Retrograde Access is in Routine Use, Which Technical Aspects are Crucial for an Optimal Result?
Presenter: Giancarlo Biamino

Radiation Exposure in the Lab: Do You Have Enough Protection?
Presenter: Gerard Goh

Discussion

6.00 pm
Close of Symposium

Verve Symposium: Room 2

8.00 – 9.30 am
Session 2.11: Current and Emerging Embolisation Techniques

Coiling the Splenic Artery Aneurysms: Important Considerations, Indications and Equipment Planning
Presenter: Tom Daly
Microballoon Catheter Embolisation: A Game Changer?
Presenter: Gerard Goh
Management of Pelvic Congestion Sydrome and Related Disorders
Presenter: Brian DeRubertis
Retrograde Varicocele Embolisation – Why and How
Presenter: Brendan Buckley
Discussion
9.30 – 11.00 am
Session 2.12: Venous Disease of the Lower Extremity

Pushing the limits in Ambulatory Saphenous System Non-Thermal Endovenous Ablation
Presenter: Nabeel Ibrahim
MOCA Using ClariVein: 5-Year Results from a Prospective Trial and 12-Month Results from an RCT
Presenter: Michel Reijneny
The Wound Won’t Heal – Now What?
Presenter: Mark Malouf
Lessons Learned from a Large Volume Endovenous Service: Insights from Auckland City Hospital
Presenter: Brendan Buckley
Endovenous Valve Formation – An Initial Report on the Human Clinicla Trial of the First Non-implantable, Endovenous Approach to Deep Vein Reflex
Presenter: Ramon Varcoe
11.00 – 11.30 am
Morning Tea
11.30 – 1.00 pm
Session 2.13: My Worst Ever Disaster…and the Solution the Got me Out-Of-Trouble!

My Worst Ever Disaster…From Sydney
Presenter: Ramon Varcoe
My Worst Ever Disaster…From Rotterdam
Presenter: Hence Verhagen
My Worst Ever Disaster…From Lake Macquarie
Presenter: Alan Bray
My Worst Ever Disaster…From Malmo
Presenter: Tim Resch
My Worst Ever Disaster…From Illinois
Presenter: Jennifer Ash
My Worst Ever Disaster…From London
Presenter: Stephen Black
Discussion
2.00 – 3.30 pm
Session 2.14: The Current Landscape in Carotid Revascularisationt

An Overview and Update of Clinical Trials Comparing CAS with CEA
Presenter: Bill Gray
Medical vs Surgical vs Endovascular Treatment for Carotid Disease: who has the answers?
Presenter: Mehdi Shishehbor
Fluoroscopy time during carotid stenting: How relevant is arch anatomy?
Presenter: Bernie Bourke
Transcervical Carotid Revascularization (TCAR): Growing evidence for the approach
Presenter: Brian DeRubertis
Endovascular Strategies for Carotid Stenosis Involving the Common Carotid Artery
Presenter: Dong Zhihui
Clinical Experience with the NeuroGuard 3-in-1 Carotid Stent System with Integrated Embolic Protection and Post-Dilation Balloon
Presenter: Ralf Langhoff
Discussion