Preliminary Program (pending on final confirmation)

Tuesday, April 6

Pre congress hands-on workshop for physicians
  • Ultrasound
  • Interventional Procedures incl. Fistula creation
  • Surgical procedures
  • Catheters
Pre congress hands-on workshop for nurses
  • Physical examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Cannulation (synthetic and biological models)

Wednesday, April 7

16:00 – 16:15
Opening ceremony
Session A
16:15 – 17:45
Vascular access overview (Fundamental course 1)
Chair: Joris Rotmans / Jan Malik

  1. Epidemiology of renal replacement therapy and vascular access (Wolfgang Meichelboeck)

Current state of Vascular Access
  1. from the perspective of Interventional Radiology (Günther Wittenberg)
  2. from the perspective of Nephrology (Markus Hollenbeck)
  3. from the perspective of Vascular Surgery (Richard Kellersmann)
  4. from the perspective of Nursing (Matthias Eikelmann)
17:45 – 18:00
Break
18:00 – 19:00
Industry sponsored symposium
19:00 – 19:15
Break
19:15 – 20:45
Recent clinical trials (Focus session 1)
Chair: Joris Rotmans, Paul Gibbs

  1. Drug-Coated Balloons for Dysfunctional Dialysis Arteriovenous Fistulas (Robert Lookstein)
  2. Ultrasound-based cannulation of vascular access for hemodialysis (George Smith)
  3. An Implanted Blood Vessel Support Device for Arteriovenous Fistulas (Nikolaos Karydis)
  4. Free paper
  5. Free paper
  6. Free paper
20:45 – 21:00
Break
21:00 – 22:30
Update on guidelines (Focus session 2)
Chair: Joris Rotmans, Robert Shahverdyan

  1. Prevention and treatment of CVC dysfunction (Charmaine Lok)
  2. Peri-operative management to optimize arteriovenous fistula maturation (Koen van der Bogt)
  3. Are guidelines contradicting an individualized access creation? (Matthias K Widmer)
  4. Round Table Discussion
Session B
16:15 – 17:45
Endovascular vs. Surgical fistula creation (Controversy session 1)
Chair: Dheraj Rajan, Jeff Hull

  1. Endovascular AV-Fistula Creation: preoperative examination (M. Wasse)
  2. Updates on Ellipsys vascular access system (A. Mallios)
  3. Updates on WavelinQ vascular access system (P. Kitrou)
  4. Comparison of endovascular versus surgical proximal forearm AV-Fistulae (R. Shahverdyan)
  5. Secondary Interventions after endovascular AV-Fistula creation: the US experience (Karl Illig)
  6. Secondary Interventions after endovascular AV-Fistula creation: the European experience (Nicholas Inston)
17:45 – 18:00
Break
18:00 – 19:00
Industry sponsored symposium
19:00 – 19:15
Break
19:15 – 20:45
Endovascular techniques (Scientific session 1)
Chair: Panagiotis Kitrou, Matteo Tozzi

  1. DCB for vascular access. Does it work? Does it harm? (Panagiotis Kitrou)
  2. Helical stent (SUPERA) and drug-coated balloon (Passeo-18 Lux) for recurrent cephalic arch stenosis (Tjun Yip Tang)
  3. Treatment of juxta-anastomotic stenoses for failing distal radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas: Drug-coated balloons versus angioplasty (Giovanni Failla)
  4. Efficacy of Paclitaxel Balloon for Hemodialysis Stenosis Fistulae After One Year Compared to High-Pressure Balloons (Teresa Moreno Sánchez)
  5. Transjugular percutaneous endovascular treatment of dysfunctional hemodialysis access (Sung Bum Cho)
  6. Early Results of Duplex-Guided Transradial Artery Fistuloplasties (Ahmad Alsheekh)
  7. Balloon assisted access for occluded central veins (Hessam Salehi Nia)
20:45 – 21:00
Break
21:00 – 22:30
Cardiovascular effects of hemodialysis access (Scientific session 2)
Chair: Jan Malik

  1. Hemodynamic principles in hemodialysis patients with arteriovenous access (Carlo Lomonte)
  2. The effects of high-flow fistulas on the heart and on hemodynamics (Anna Valerianova)
  3. Heart failure and vascular access – review and examples (Jan Malik)
  4. Free paper
  5. Free paper
  6. Free paper

Thursday, April 8

14:30 – 15:45
VAS General Assembly
Session A
16:00 – 17:30
Vascular Access Centers (Focus session 3)
Chair: José Ibeas

  1. VASA (Monnie Wasse)
  2. JSDA (Hideki Kawanishi)
  3. VAS (José Ibeas)
  4. Germany (Markus Hollenbeck)
  5. Italy (Maurizio Gallieni)
  6. Spain (Ramon Roca)
17:30 – 17:45
Break
17:45 – 18:45
Industry sponsored symposium
18:45 – 19:00
Break
19:00 – 20:30
Video session (Video session)
Chair: William Jennings, David Shemesh

  1. Extra-anatomic endovascular bypass for central vein occlusion (Adam Farkash)
  2. Basilic elevation transposition fistula (William T Jennings)
  3. Surical proximal radial artery fistula creation (Alexandros Mallios)
  4. Medial claviculectomy for the treatment of recalcitrant central venous stenosis of hemodialysis patients (Eric K Peden)
  5. Technique of radio cephalic fistula creation using totally calcific radial artery (Surendra Shenoy)
  6. Brachial vein transposition fistula creation (David Shemesh)
20:30 – 20:45
Break
20:45 – 22:15
PD catheters (Expert case discussion 1)
Chair: Maurizio Gallieni

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD
  4. TBD
  5. TBD
  6. TBD
'Session B
16:00 – 17:30
Dedicated devices for vascular access (Fundamental course 2)
Chair: A. Norton de Matos

  1. Arteriovenous fistulas with an external support device (Vladimir Matoussevitch)
  2. The Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow Graft in Hemodialysis (Nick Inston)
  3. The actual benefits of the early cannulation graft (David Kingsmore)
  4. WavelinQ created arteriovenous fistulas (Robert Jones)
17:30 – 17:45
Break
17:45 – 18:45
Industry sponsored symposium
18:45 – 19:00
Break
19:00 – 20:30
Video session (Video session)
Chair: William Jennings, David Shemesh

  1. Extra-anatomic endovascular bypass for central vein occlusion (Adam Farkash)
  2. Basilic elevation transposition fistula (William T Jennings)
  3. Surical proximal radial artery fistula creation (Alexandros Mallios)
  4. Medial claviculectomy for the treatment of recalcitrant central venous stenosis of hemodialysis patients (Eric K Peden)
  5. Technique of radio cephalic fistula creation using totally calcific radial artery (Surendra Shenoy)
  6. Brachial vein transposition fistula creation (David Shemesh)
20:30 – 20:45
Break
20:45 – 22:15
Central vein occlusive disease (Fundamental course 3)
Chair: David Shemesh, Christian Hohl

  1. Etiology and prevention of central vein occlusive disease (Luc Turmel)
  2. Surgical management of central vein occlusive disease (Eric K Peden)
  3. Endovascular management of central vein stenosis (David Shemesh)
  4. Endovascular Techniques for Thoracic Central Vein complete occlusion (Anil Agarwal)
  5. Endovascular Extraanatomic Bypass in of central vein occlusive disease (Adam Farkash)

Friday, April 9

16:00 – 16:30
VAS honorary award and lecture
Session A
16:30 – 18:00
Outcomes and Quality Indicators in vascular access (Scientific session 3)
Chair: José Ibeas

  1. VASA (Prabir Chaudhury)
  2. China Chapter (Lihua Wang)
  3. VAS (Nick Inston)
  4. Japan (Hideki Kawanishi)
  5. Surgical (James Gilbert)
  6. Interventional (Christian Hohl)
  7. QoL (Charmaine Lock)
  8. Financial
18:00 – 18:15
Break
18:15 – 19:15
Industry sponsored symposium
19:15 – 19:30
Break
19:30 – 21:00
Central venous catheters for hemodialysis access (Scientific session 4)
Chair: Maurzcio Gallieni, Piedro Ravani

  1. Prevention of infection of CVC (Anil Agarwal)
  2. Management of infection of CVC (Charmaine Lok)
  3. Prevention of malfunction of CVC (Rauri Clark)
  4. Treatment of malfunction (Gürkan Sengölge)
  5. Clinical results of different CVC Endovascular (Joris Rotmans)
  6. CVC best VA for the elderly? (Pietro Ravani)
21:00 – 21:15
Break
21:15 – 22:45
Maturation – Expert case discussion (Expert case discussion 2)
Chair: Jan Tordoir, Tamara Jemcov

  1. Mechanism of AVF maturation extra-anatomic (Jernej Pajek)
  2. Why don’t fistulas mature? (Joris Rotmans)
  3. Failure to mature - the viewpoint of surgeon and his ability to prevent it (Branko Fila)
  4. Failure to mature – interventional procedures in its correction (Matteo Tozzi)
  5. Maturation vs. functionality vs adequacy. Whether these are different terms for the same meaning? (Tamara Jemcov)
  6. Can we (doctor and patient) somehow influence on maturation? (Ignes Aragoncillo)
  7. Free paper
Session B
16:30 – 18:00
Nursing Session 1 (Focus session 4)
Chair: Ruben Iglesias, Rosa Marticorena

  1. CVC - Literature Update, Care Recommendations and Indications (Maria Teresa Parisotto)
  2. Metal vs. Plastic Cannula - Indication and Application (Sabine Nipshagen)
  3. Endovascular vs. Surgical Fistula - What is the difference in handling (Kathleen Rickert)
  4. Nursing role in the vascular access team through Doppler ultrasound (Carolina Rubiella)
18:00 – 18:15
Break
18:15 – 19:15
Industry sponsored symposium
19:15 – 19:30
Break
19:30 – 21:00
What is the best access: Fistula, Graft or Catheter? (Controversy session 2)
Chair: James Gilbert

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD
  4. TBD
  5. TBD
  6. TBD
21:00 – 21:15
Break
21:15 – 22:45
Nursing Session 2 (Focus session 5)
Chair: Kathleen Rickert, Maria Teresa Parisotto

  1. Vascular Access Check list and Incident reporting (Tai Mooi Ho Wong)
  2. Ultrasound guided cannulation - That is possible! (Rosa Marticorena)
  3. Care Protocol of a fistula - Our responsibility of a better outcome (Femke Nissen)
  4. Buttonhole Technique - State of the art (Tony Goovaerts)
  5. Coordination of VA on dialysis centers, monitoring and vigilance concepts and how we see the future on managing VA in dialysis centers (Telmo De Carvalho)

22:45 – 23:00
Closing ceremony

Scientific Program Committee

  • Michael Burbelko
  • Matthias Eikelmann
  • Maurizio Gallieni
  • James Gilbert
  • Markus Hollenbeck
  • Jose Ibeas
  • Ruben Iglesias
  • Tamara Jemcov
  • Jan Malik
  • Vladimir Matoussevitch
  • Norton de Matos
  • Kathleen Rickert
  • Joris Rotmans
  • Robert Shahverdyan
  • David Shemesh
  • Matteo Tozzi
  • Christian Hohl, Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Congress secretariat

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