1 - 3 December 2022 International Convention Centre Sydney Australia

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 and Prince of Wales Private Hospital Sydney. There is the opportunity for submission of abstracts in the categories of original scientific research and challenging cases.

ENDOVASCULAR MASTERCLASS AND GLOBAL EXPERT DISCUSSION FORUM

*Program subject to change
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Thursday 1 December 2022     Venue: International Convention Centre
VERVE Symposium: Room 1
08:30 - 10:00 am
Session 1.1: Future Directions in SFA Treatment

8:30 - 10:00 am

Serration Angioplasty Versus POBA – What Do We Know About Acute Recoil With These Technologies
Venita Chandra

The Results of the Multicenter BEASTARS Registry
Tatsuya Nakama

Covered Stent in Arterial Emergencies: A Game Changer
Maria Antonella Ruffino

Literature Update and Practical Considerations on the PQ Bypass
Sam Steerman

Rotarex Mechanical Athero-Thrombectomy in Complex Scenarios
Sven Braunlich

How to Maximise the Performance of the Eluvia DES
Osamu Iida

Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy for PAD
Raghu Kolluri

Discussion

10:00 - 10:30 am
Morning Tea
10:30 - 12:00 pm
Session 1.2: TBA
12:00 - 01:00 pm
Lunch
01:00 - 02:40 pm
Session 1.3: Pioneering Techniques in Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease

1:00 - 2:40 pm

The Evolution for Covered Stents for Endovascular Procedures
Anna Prent

5-Year Data for VBX in AIOD
Andrew Holden

The Value of Covered Stents for Aorto-Iliac Disease
Jorge Fernandez Noya

Techniques for Treating Iliac (and aortic) Disease with Current off the Shelf Technologies
Vik Puttaswamy

An Australian Cost-consequence Analysis of Covered Balloon-expandable Stents for the Management Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
Thomas Warburton

Discussion

02:40 - 04:00 pm
Session 1.4: Beyond Simple Drug Elution: A Combination of Endovascular Tools to Optimise Outcomes

2:40 - 4:00 pm

Latest Directional Atherectomy Data: Results from REALITY and DIRECT Trial
John Winscott

Latest Evidence from the IN.PACT Clinical Program
Marianne Brodmann

Drug-coated Balloons Versus Bare Metal Stents for the Treatment of Symptomatic Femoropopliteal Disease: A patient level pooled analysis
Venita Chandra

Directional Atherectomy Techniques for Success Both Above and Below the Knee
John Winscott

Infra-popliteal Directional Atherectomy with the HawkOne system: Safe, Effective and a Game Changer for Limb Salvage
Vik Puttaswamy

Discussion

04:00 - 04:15 pm
Afternoon Tea
04:15 - 06:00 pm
Session 1.5: New Endograft Engineering Designs to Tackle Complex Aortic Anatomy

4:15 - 6:00 pm

Maximising Aeal in the Proximal Aortic Neck With EXCLUDER Conformable
Gustavo Oderich

The importance of the Conformability in  Thoraco-Abdominal interventions
Jorge Fernandez Noya

Options during EVAR to achieve a durable seal in the iliac system and maintain QoL
Arvind Lee

Real World Clinical and Device Specific Data Update on Treating Challenging Necks. The EXCEL Registry
Salma El Batti

The Value of Internal Iliac Artery Preservation with Dedicated Branch Devices
Gustavo Oderich

Pre-Recorded Case (IBE)
Andrew Holden

Discussion

06:00 pm
Close of Day 1
06:00 - 07:00 pm
Welcome Reception

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Venue: Gallery Level 2

VERVE Symposium: Room 2
08:30 - 10:00 am
Session 2.1: Updates in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment

8:30 - 10:00 am

Proximal Seal Dilatation Following Fenestrated Endovascular Repair for Complex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Hence Verhagen

Bridging Stents in FEVAR/BEVAR: Experience of Two High Volume Centres in Europe 
Anna Prent

Results of the VBx in FEVAR and BEVAR Procedures
Jorge Fernandez Noya

How Can We Better Inform EVAR Practice in the Aftermath of the Draft NICE Guidelines?
Bijan Modarai

The Use of Pre-Operative 3-D Biofabrication to Optimise Patient Outcomes
Sam Peden

Long Term Outcomes of Post-Implantation Syndrome (PIS) After Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Hence Verhagen

Discussion

10:00 - 10:30 am
Morning tea
10:30 - 12:00 pm
Session 2.2: Ultrasound Session I: The Value of Ultrasound in Complementing Procedural Vascular Care

10:30 - 12:00 pm

Novels Thoughts on How to Train Vascular Sonographers of the Future
Kathryn Busch

The How’s, Whys and Where’s of Point of Care Ultrasound
Hoa Nguyen

Plantar Acceleration Time Using Duplex US (200+ patients ) Prediction of Wound Healing and Limb Salvage
Manar Khashram

Ovarian Vein Incompetence: Challenging Cases and Unusual Patterns
Ian Catchpole

12:00 - 01:00 pm
lunch
01:00 - 02:40 pm
Session 2.3: Issues and Controversy in Major Vein Disorders

1:00 - 2:40 pm

5 Top Tips in Venous Stenting Reflecting Lessons Learned and Mistakes
Toby Richards

The Relevance of ‘Collaterals’ in the Management of Complex Venous Disease – Anatomy Refresher and Practical Tips
Iman Bayat

Reporting Standards in Venous Stenting and Thrombectomy
Raghu Kolluri

Controversies in DVT Management
Toby Richards

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Pelvic Venous Disorders: What do we Know, What Can We Offer
Laurencia Villalba

The Classification of Pelvic Venous Incompetence and the Need for Trials to Compare Unliateral vs Bilateral Ovarian Vein Embolisation
Sanjay Nadkarni

Ovarian Vein Embolization: Techniques for OVE involving liquid Embolics & Coils – New Data Review
Arne Schwindt

Global Results of A Percutaneous Method of Deep Vein Valve Reconstruction with the BlueLeaf Device
Ramon Varcoe

Discussion

02:40 - 04:00 pm
Session 2.4: EVAR and Challenging Anatomy

2:40 - 4:00 pm

Endovascular Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Patients with Chronic Aortic Dissection Using Branched and Fenestrated Stent Grafts – An International Experience
Bijan Moderai

Improving EVAR Repair with an Iliac Branch Device
Edward Wong

Are We Overtreating AAAs? Repairing Failed Endografts with Fenestrated Solutions
Hence Verhagen

Progressing from Simple to Complex Cases: How to Establish a Fenestrated and Branched Practice for the Visceral Aorta
Tam Nguyen

Clinical Utility of an Off the Shelf Thoracoabdominal Device (Zenith T-Branch)
Walid Mohabbat

Recorded Case: Fenestrations for Chronic Dissection
Bijan Moderai

Endovascular Options for the Aortic Arch: Fenestrated and Branched Solutions
Charles Milne

Setting up a Successful High Volume Arch Branch Practice: Lessons Learnt from 15+ Cases
Eddie Khanafer

Discussion

04:00 - 04:15 pm
Afternoon tea
04:15 - 06:00 pm
Session 2.5: The Challenges of Limb Salvage in Advanced BTK Disease

4:15 - 6:00 pm

Multivessel Tibial Revascularization – Is more better for CLI patients?
Venita Chandra

Rotational Atherectomy Use in Arteries Below the Knee
Tam Nguyen

Safety and Efficacy of IN.PACT Admiral in a CLI Population: Five year outcomes
John Winscott

Is Interventional Management of PAD Which in Patients Without Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia the Best Approach?
Jonathan Golledge

How Can Soundbite Help to Cross Calcified Lesions: Especially Below the Knee
Marianne Brodmann

Vessel Preparation in Complex Scenarios — Ultrascore
Sven Braunlich

24-month Outcomes of Drug-coated Balloons in Diabetic Patients: A Subgroup Analysis of the BIOLUX P-III All-comers Registry
Patrice Mwipatayi

The Treatment of Diabetic Foot Disease Within the Australian Public Healthcare System
Gabrielle McMullin

Discussion

06:00 pm
Close of day 1
06:00 - 07:00 pm
Welcome reception

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Venue: Gallery Level 2

Friday 2 December 2022    Venue: International Convention Centre
VERVE Symposium: Room 1
08:00 - 09:30 am
Session 1.6: The Challenge of the Common Femoral Artery

8:00 - 9:30 am

My Treatment Algorithm for Disease of the CFA
Phil Puckridge

The Endovascular Management Option for the CFA and How to Deal with the Profunda
Pankaj Jha

CFA Stenting with Supera – Results, the Technique Used, an Overview of the Literature that Supports Endo Management of CFA Disease
Chris Delaney

The Results of the CAULIFLOWER Registry
Tatsuya Nakama

The Challenges of Endovascular Management for the CFA: Where it Works Well and Also its Limitations
Nedal Katib

Discussion

09:30 - 11:00 am
Session 1.7: Every Patient Journey Deserves Innovative PAD Solutions: Access, Restore, Sustain

9:30 - 11:00 am

Rotational Atherectomy Plus Drug-coated Balloons to Treat Peripheral Artery Occlusions: Current Data
Sven Braunlich

Recorded Case
Sven Braunlich

Challenging the Patient Journey – Complex Femoropopliteal CTOs
Steve Dubenec

LEVANT: 5-year Results from the Lutonix™ Drug Coated Balloon Randomized Controlled Trials for Femoropopliteal Arterial lesions
Jack Loa

UltraScore – Final Results of a Multi-Center Study
TBD

Recorded Case
Shannon Thomas

Discussion

11:00 - 11:30 am
Morning Tea
11:30 - 01:00 pm
Session 1.8: Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection

11:30 - 1:00 pm

CTAG Experience in Type B Aortic Dissection
Selma El Batti

Aortic Dissection- 10 years of National Data Focussing on Outcomes and Equity
Manar Khashram

The Management of Chronic Post-Dissection TAAA
Gustavo Oderich

Management and Treatment of Patients with Blunt Trauma Aortic Injury: Five-year Results from the RESCUE
Brant Ullery

A Review of Current Strategies, Available Devices and Outcomes for Management of Bridging Stents for Branched TEVAR
Ravi Huilgol

A Collaborative Approach to Arch Endografting. An “All in it Together” Approach
Thodur Vasudevan

On-table Antegrade Thoracic Stenting for Acute Type A Dissection
Phil Puckridge

Discussion

02:00 - 03:30 pm
Session 1.9 Advanced Concepts in Deep Venous Disease

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Recorded Case – How to Avoid Thrombolysis in Iliofemoral DVT and the Advantage of Pure Mechanical Thrombectomy
Laurencia Villalba

Venovo 36 month Data and Clinical Trial
Steven Dubenec

Keeping the Patient at the Centre of this Journey a Multidisciplinary Approach
TBD

Aspirex Including Evidence from the Arsnberg Aspirex™ Registry  
TBD

Recorded Case
Phil Puckridge

Discussion

03:30 - 04:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
04:00 - 06:00 pm
Session 1.10 Controversies in Aortic Aneurysm Management, Durability of EVAR and the Effect of Volume

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Abdominal Aorta

Capturing Patient Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life Changes After Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Why Disease Specific Assessment Tools Matter
Bijan Moderai

The Durability of EVAR Matters
Roxanne Wu

Is There Enough Data to Support Endovascular Treatment Over Open Repair of Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms? Analysis Using Regional, National and International Data
Hence Verhagen

Preservation of the Internal Iliac Artery: My Experience and Results
Jorge Fernandez Noya

Building Complex F/BEVAR Programs
Gustavo Oderich

Thoracic Aorta

Not every PAU needs to be treated with an EVAR device
Maria Antonella Ruffino

Factors Associated with Prediction of Aortic Dissection
Raffi Qasabian

Advanced Management of the Left Subclavian Artery
Anastasia Dean

Percutaneous Aortic Arch Aneurysm Repair
Bijan Modarai

Durable Long-term Performance of a Single TEVAR Stent Graft Platform in Multiple Pathologies of the Descending Thoracic Aorta
Brant Ullery

Discussion

06:00 pm
Close of Day 2
07:30 - 11:00 pm
Symposium Dinner

7:30 - 11:00 pm

Venue: Sergeants Mess Chowder Bay
Transfers at 6:45 pm: Convention Centre Wharf outside Sofitel Sydney Hotel
Coach transfers back to Sofitel Sydney

VERVE Symposium: Room 2
08:00 - 09:30 am
Session 2.6 Advanced Concepts in AAA Treatment

8:00 - 9:30 am

Defining EVAR Therapy Success: Is Sac Regression the New Paradigm?
Brant Ullery

ESAR Provides Long-term Durability in Challenging Proximal Necks: 5-Year Results From The Global ANCHOR Study
Venu Bhamidi

Elective Open Repair of Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm in Octogenarians Should Only be Considered in Case of Very High Rupture Risk. Results from Dutch Surgical Aneurysm Audit Suggest Need for Serious Increase in Treatment Threshold
Hence Verhagen

ChEVAR: A True Success Story… If You Do It Right
Brant Ullery

09:30 - 11:00 am
Session 2.7 Ultrasound Session 2: A New Horizon for Vascular Ultrasound

9:30 - 11:00 am

Common Vascular Ultrasound Incidental Findings
Ravi Huilgol

Unusual COVID Side Effects Found in Patient on Duplex Ultrasound
Kathryn Busch

The Use of Ultrasound for Vascular Compression Syndromes
Craig Hume

Disappearing Type 3 Endoleaks
Ian Catchpole

Transcranial Colour Duplex Revealing Significant Venous Flow Brain Alterations Following Arteriovenous Malformation Resection
Kathryn Busch

Discussion

11:00 - 11:30 am
Morning tea
11:30 - 01:00 pm
Session 2.8 Gender Issues in the Vascular Specialty

11:30 - 1:00 pm

The Glass Ceiling in Vascular Surgery: Is It a Thing?
Salma El Batti

Working as a Vascular Surgeon in a Complete Female Team: The Pros and Cons
Anna Prent

The Occupational Hazards of Pregnancy and Effects of Fetal Radiation Exposure
Venita Chandra

Male-female Differences in Acute Thoracic Aortic Dissection: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Hence Verhagen

An Evaluation of Outcome Differences Between Gender in Abdominal Aortic Surgery
Anastasia Dean

Venous Stents in Pregnancy
Laurencia Villalba

Gender Differences in Interventional Radiology Compared to Vascular Surgery
Maria Antonella Ruffino

Why Are There a Minority of Females in Doing Vascular Surgery and Vascular Interventions?
Marianne Brodmann

The Myth of Meritocracy!
Pecky De Silva

02:00 - 03:30 pm
Session 2.9: New Horizons in Dialysis Access Intervention

2:00 - 3:30 pm

How to Manage and Salvage the Complex AV Fistula
Conan Chan

The Challenges of Providing a Dialysis Access Service in Remote and Regional Communities: A Northern Territory Perspective
Mark Hamilton

Natural Vascular Scaffolding – What  is it and What Do We Know About its Impact on Dialysis Access
Venita Chandra

The Use of Directional Atherectomy for ISR Within the AV Fistula
Andrew Bullen

Delayed Maturation and Stent Assisted Maturation
Nedal Katib

Lessons Learned While Building a Percutaneous AVF Program
Sam Steerman

The Use of the HeRo and Super Hero Grafts
Damien Holdaway

Discussion

03:30 - 04:00 pm
Afternoon tea
04:00 - 06:00 pm
Session 2.10 New Technology with the Potential to Improve Outcomes in PAD Treatment

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Should We Actively Look for Dissections After Lower Limb PTA?
Phil Puckridge

The Value of IVUS Guided Procedures: Should this be the Future Standard?
Marianne Brodmann

Review of IVUS for Femoropopliteal Interventions
Tatsuya Nakama

The Classification of Dissections: A New Approach from the DISFORM Study
Alex Stathis

IVUS-guided PTA + TACK: Including Technical Learnings
Gert Frahm-Jensen

06:00 pm
Close of day 2
07:30 - 11:00 pm
Symposium dinner

7:30 - 11:00 pm

Venue: Sergeants Mess Chowder Bay
Transfers: Convention Centre Wharf outside Sofitel Sydney Hotel
Coach transfers back to Sofitel Sydney

Saturday 3 December 2022     Venue: International Convention Centre
VERVE Symposium: Room 1
08:00 - 09:30 am
Session 1.11 Advanced Techniques in the Treatment of Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease

8:00 - 9:30 am

CERAB Technique: From a Niche Technique to a World-wide Solution for Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease
Maria Antonella Ruffino

Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease: How to Improve Patency Post Angioplasty and Stenting of Iliac Vessels
Patrice Mwipatayi

The Evolving Role of Endovascular Techniques in Arterial Trauma
Jim Iliopoulos

Discussion

09:30 - 11:00 am
Session 1.12 The BTK Challenges Just Keep Coming

9:30 - 11:00 am

The Burden of Diabetic Foot Disease in ANZ and How Our Rates of Amputation Compare Internationally
Adrian Ling

AV Shunts of the Foot Circulation: The Role of Deep Venous Arterialisation
Roxanne Wu

A Review of Current Strategies, Devices, Outcomes and Evidence for Tibial Atherectomy and DEB
Ravi Huilgol

A Summary of the Evidence for Below the Knee Stenting
Nedal Katib

Global Vascular Companionship – A Step Towards the Dream of Global Vascular Health Equity
Iman Bayat

Drug Eluting Resorbable Scaffolds

First Preliminary Data from the RESOLV Study of a Novel Bioabsorbale Scaffold BTK
Marianne Brodmann

An Update of the ESPRIT RCT: PTA versus Drug Eluting Resorbable Scaffolds BTK
Ramon Varcoe

Update on Wound Healing Assessment from the LIFE BTK Trial
Raghu Kolluri

An Update on the Current State of the REVA Drug Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold Trials
Andrej Schmidt

Discussion

11:00 - 11:30 am
Morning Tea
11:30 - 01:00 pm
Session 1.13 The Final Word on AAA

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Performing Complex and Advanced Endovascular Procedures When You do not Have a Hybrid Suite. Lessons From a Large Metropolitan Centre
Thodur Vasudevan

Telmisartan in the Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Trial Results
Jonathan Golledge

Overcoming Challenges in Bridging Stents in F/BEVAR
Gustavo Oderich

A Multicenter (NZ, Australia, Singapore, Sweden & Netherlands) Validation Study to Predict Mid to Long Term Survival After Intact AAA Repair
Manar Khashram

Discussion

01:00 - 02:00 pm
Lunch
02:00 - 05:00 pm
Session 1.14 Worst Ever Disasters & Challenging Cases

2:00 - 5:00 pm

My Worst Ever Disaster…From Rotterdam
Hence Verhagen

My Worst Ever Disaster…From Sydney
Shannon Thomas

My Worst Ever Disaster…From Tokyo
Tatsuya Nakama

My Worst Ever Disaster…From Waikato
Manar Khashram

Challenging Case Presentations

VERVE Symposium: Room 2
08:00 - 09:30 am
Session 2.11 Current and Emerging Embolisation Techniques

8:00 - 9:30 am

Type II Endoleaks: Treating the Nidus with Onyx 34L
Arne Schwindt

When, Why & How of Transcaval Access Treatment for Endoleaks; Followed by Pre-recorded Transcaval Endoleak Case
Vik Puttaswamy

Indications and Outcomes After Geniculate Artery Embolisation
Sanjay Nadkarni

The Challenge of the High-Flow AVM
David Evans

The Endovascular Management of Visceral Aneurysms
Arvind Lee

Access techniques for the management of Endoleaks treated with Onyx 34L LES
Arne Schwindt

Discussion

09:30 - 11:00 am
Session 2.12 Superficial Venous Disease of the Lower Extremity

9:30 - 11:00 am

ETA vs CAC vs Clarivein – 4 year Preliminary data from a Single Centre
Stefania Roberts

The Best Method for Endovenous Closure of Saphenous Veins
Chris Brooks

Varithena in Venous Ulcer Management – VIEW VLU study
Raghu Kolluri

The Management of Venaseal Glue Extending Through the Sapheno-femoral Junction
Andrew Bullen

Pitfalls and Challenges of Endovenous Therapy of the Short Saphenous Vein
Irwin Mohan

EVLA vs RFA: Is There a Difference Between the Endovenous Thermal Ablation Technologies
Stefania Roberts

Discussion

11:00 - 11:30 am
Morning tea
11:30 - 01:00 pm
Session 2.13 The Current Landscape in Carotid Revascularisation

11:30 - 1:00 pm

State of the Art Medical Management After COMPASS and Voyager
Raghu Kolluri

An Evaluation of the Current Data Comparing CAS and CEA in Asymptomatic Patients
Raj Rangarajan

Does Carotid Plaque Haemorrhage Correlate with Cerebrovascular Symptoms?
Irwin Mohan

MicroNet-Covered Stent in Stroke Prevention and Treatment: 10 Years of Local Experience and New Evidence
Patrice Mwipatayi

Discussion

01:00 - 02:00 pm
lunch