7th International Symposium on Venous Interventions



Polish Society of Phlebology    


PRELIMINARY PROGRAMM                     

FRIDAY 30th November


10.00 Workshop I (10.00 -11.30)            Compression in chronic venous insufficiency and post- thrombotic syndrome
                                                               /Marek Iłżecki, Krzysztof Paruzel /

10.00 Workshop II (10.00 – 11.30)          Negative pressure wound therapy in venous and arteriae diseases
                                                                /Maciej Zielinski/

10.00  Workshop III (10.00- 11.30)          Venous Duplex Ultrasound – towards reflux objective measurement
                                                                 /Marcin Gabriel, Adam Zieliński/

10.00 Workshop IV (10.00 -11.30)          Venous Plethysmography
                                                                /Marian Simka, Zbigniew Rybak/


FRIDAY 30th November – SYMPOSIUM

Welcome: 12.00

Session 1.        12.00- 13.35  Post-thrombotic syndrome – understanding the problem  

Moderators: Marianne De Maeseneer, Seshadri Raju, Uldis Maurins, Tomasz Urbanek 

  1. Post- thrombotic syndrome (PTS) – do we know how to define it?
    Tomasz Urbanek     /10 min/
  1. Anatomical aspects of PTS pathology
    Marian Simka         /10 min/
  1. Does pre-existing chronic venous disease influence the risk for PTS?
    Frank Żernowicki     /10 min/
  1. How to assess PTS severity?
     Christopher Lattimer     /10 min/
  1. The role of chronic venous obstruction in the post-thrombotic syndrome development
    Seshadri Raju     /15 min/
  1. Diagnostic difficulties in post-thrombotic patients – primary or secondary etiology?
    Marianne De Maeseneer     /10 min/

Discussion     /15 min/ 

Coffee break 13.35 -13.50

Session 2.         13.50 – 15.45   Prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome (I)

Moderators: Pavel Poredoš, Paolo Prandoni, Zbigniew Krasiński, Tomasz Urbanek

  1. What do we know about predictive factors for post-thrombotic syndrome?
    Tomasz Urbanek     /10 min/
  1. Duration of anticoagulant treatment for DVT – how long is enough?
     /confirmation pending /      /10 min/
  1. How to identify patients at risk of DVT recurrence?
    Wojciech Sydor     /10 min/
  1. Are the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) better in term of prevention of DVT recurrence?
    Zbigniew Krasiński     /10 min/
  1. Rivaroxaban reduces the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome
    Pavel Poredoš     /10 min/
  1. DOACs and PTS – from laboratory data to clinical evidence                    
     Evi Kalodiki     /10 min/
  1. Does the use of Heparin/Low Molecular Weight Heparin prevent PTS?
    Grzegorz Halena      /10 min/             
  1. A 2018 update of pharmacological methods of DVT recurrence preventions
    Tomasz Urbanek     /10 min/

 Discussion           /15 min/

Coffee Break 15.45- 16.15

Session 3.               16.15 -18.00 Prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome (II)

Moderators: Niels Bækgaard, Stephen Black, Wacław Kuczmik, Tomasz Urbanek

  1. Anticoagulation or thrombolysis –rationale of the “open vein” concept
    Tomasz Urbanek     /7 min/
  1. Local thrombolysis in patients with iliofemoral DVT – when and how to perform it?
    Niels Bækgaard     /10 min/
  1. What we know and what we don’t know after the ATTRACT Trial?
    Stephen Black     /10 min/
  1. Risk factors related to failure of thrombolytic treatment – lessons learned
    /Niels Bækgaard     /10 min/
  1. Are pharmacomechanical methods better in the terms of prevention of PTS – what do we know about it?
    Łukasz Dzieciuchowicz     /10 min/
  1. Upper extremity DVT and post-thrombotic syndrome
     Zbigniew Krasiński     /10 min/
  1. Chronic anticoagulation in patients with venous thromboembolism – the safety issue!                   
    Wojciech Sydor     /10 min/ 
  2. Laboratory markers of PTS – are they available?
    Ferdinando Manello      /10 min/
  1. Calf vein thrombosis – does distal DVT ensure the lack of PTS occurrence?
    Grzegorz Helena     /10 min/

Discussion          /15 min/  

18.00 Key note lecture  /18.00-18.20/

From deep vein thrombosis to venous ulcer and venous claudication – diagnostic and therapeutic implications 
/Seshadri Raju /

 SATURDAY 1st December 2018

Session 4.               8.30 – 9.30   Prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome – part III               

Moderators: Giovanni Mosti, Paolo Prandoni, Sergio Gianesini, Zbigniew Rybak,

  1. SOX trial debate – Early mobilization and compression prevent PTS
    For the motion /Joseph Shalhoub/     10 min/

    Against the motion /Tomasz Urbanek/     /10 min/
  1. The role of compression in prevention of PTS
    Sergio Giannesini     /10 min/
  1. Compression requirements for DVT prevention and treatment – what should we know about it?
    Giovanni Mosti     /15 min/
  1. Pharmacotherapy and venoactive drugs in prevention of PTS /10 min/
    /confirmation – pending/

Discussion /10 min/

09.30 – 10.00 State of the art lecture   

Current perspectives on the pathophysiology and management of post-thrombotic syndrome
Paolo Prandoni     30 min/

Coffee Break 10.00 – 10.30

Session 5.             10.30 – 11.55  Treatment of post-thrombotic syndrome (I)

Moderators: Steve Elias, Christopher Lattimer, Arkadiusz Jawień, Tomasz Urbanek

  1. Compression requirements for venous ulcer and PTS treatment
    Giovanni Mosti     /15 min/
  1. Pharmacological treatment of primary and secondary chronic venous disease (CVD)
     Arkadiusz Jawień     /15 min/
  1. Deep vein surgery and vein valve reconstruction in primary and secondary CVD
     Antonio Rosales     /15 min/
  1. Implantable and percutaneously inserted venous valves in the treatment of primary and secondary CVD
    Steve Elias     /15 min/
  1. Chronic venous obstruction – do we have an objective validation test?
    Christopher Lattimer     /10 min/
  1. Endophlebectomy – when and how to perform it?
    Jakub Kęsik     /10 min/                   

Discussion  /10 min/

Coffee Break 11.55-12.15

Session 6.                12.15 -13.25 Treatment of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with chronic venous obstruction

Moderators:  Seshadri Raju, Stephen Black, Tomasz Zubilewicz, Tomasz Urbanek

  1. Venous stenting in chronic iliac obstruction – how to perform it successfully?
    Stephen Black     /15 min/
  1. Venous stenting below the inguinal ligament – does it make sense?
    Seshadri Raju     /15 min/
  1. What is new in venous stenting ? – do we have an optimal stent design?
    Stephen Black     /10 min/
  1. Caval vein obstruction – how to perform successful revascularization?
    Seshadri Raju     /10 min/
  1. Antithrombotic therapy following venous stenting
    Joseph Shalhoub     /10 min/

 Discussion:                     /10 min/

Coffee Break                                 13.25 – 14.10

Session 7.                14.10 -15.40 Treatment of chronic venous disease in post-thrombotic and non-post-thrombotic limbs (I)

Moderators: Marianne De Maeseneer, Steve Elias,  Dominik Heim, Uldis Maurins

  1. Can we remove varicose veins in a post-thrombotic limb?
    Marianne de Maeseneer      /15 min/
  1. Open surgery or endovascular treatment of patients with chronic venous insufficiency?
    Uldis Maurins     /15 min/
  1. Perforating vein incompetence in post-thrombotic limbs – how to deal with this?
     Linas Velicka     /10 min/
  1. Recalcitrant leg ulcers – from reflux sourcing to ulcer healing
    Ferdinand Steinbacher, Alfred Obermayer     /15 min/
  1. Endovascular ablation in venous ulcer treatment – what is new?
    Adam Zieliński     /10 min/ 
  1. Sclerotherapy in venous ulcer treatment – lessons learned
    Aleksandra Jaworucka-Kaczorowska     /10 min/
  1. Discussion               /10 min/

Coffee Break                   15.40 – 16.00

Session 8.                   16.00 – 17.30 Treatment of chronic venous disease in post-thrombotic and non–post-thrombotic limbs – part II.

Moderators: Dominik Heim, Ferdinand Steinbacher, Frank Żernovicki, Tomasz Urbanek

  1. Complex approach to the venous leg ulcer patient
    Dominik Heim     /20 min/
  1. Treatment of post-thrombotic limbs – we need a plan!
    Steve Elias     /15 min/
  1. Disease oriented pharmacological treatment for venous leg ulcer – what is new?
    Ferdinando Manello     /10 min/
  1.  A “new” compression device called…”water”
    Sergio Gianesini     /10 min/
  1. Limited or aggressive approach for post-thrombotic limbs – how aggressive should we be? Staged treatment or complete reflux removal?
    Frank Żernovicki     /15 min/


Closure of meeting