PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME                     

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 artery 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 – 13.20  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/
  2. Anatomical aspects of PTS pathology
    Marian Simka         /10 min/
  3. Does pre-existing chronic venous disease influence the risk for PTS?
    Frantisek Żernovicky     /10 min/
  4. How to assess PTS severity?
    Christopher Lattimer     /10 min/
  5. The role of chronic venous obstruction in the post-thrombotic syndrome development
    Seshadri Raju     /15 min/
  6. Diagnostic difficulties in CVD patients: primary or secondary etiology?
    Marianne De Maeseneer     /10 min/

Discussion     /15 min/

Coffee break 13.20 -13.45

Session 2.         13.45 – 15.25   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/
  2. Duration of anticoagulant treatment for DVT – how long is enough?
    Piotr Pruszczyk     /10 min/
  3. How to identify patients at risk of DVT recurrence?
    Wojciech Sydor     /10 min/
  4. Are the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) better in term of prevention of DVT recurrence?
    Zbigniew Krasiński     /10 min/
  5. Rivaroxaban reduces the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome
    Pavel Poredoš     /10 min/
  6. DOACs and PTS – from laboratory data to clinical evidence 
    Evi Kalodiki     /10 min/
  7. Does the use of Heparin/Low Molecular Weight Heparin prevent PTS?
    Grzegorz Halena      /10 min/
  8. A 2018 update of pharmacological methods of DVT recurrence prevention
    Tomasz Urbanek     /10 min/

Discussion           /20 min/

Coffee Break 15.25- 15.55

Session 3.               15.55 -17.50 Prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome (II)

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

  1. Post – PE Syndrome
    Piotr Pruszczyk     /10 min/
  2. Anticoagulation or thrombolysis–rationale of the “open vein” concept in DVT patients
    Tomasz Urbanek     /5 min/
  3. Local thrombolysis in patients with iliofemoral DVT – when and how to perform it?
    Niels Bækgaard     /10 min/
  4. What we know and what we don’t know after the ATTRACT Trial?
    Stephen Black     /10 min/
  5. Risk factors related to failure of thrombolytic treatment – lesson learned
    /Niels Bækgaard     /10 min/
  6. Are pharmacomechanical methods better in the term of prevention of PTS – what do we know about it?
    Łukasz Dzieciuchowicz     /10 min/
  7. Upper extremity DVT and post-thrombotic syndrome
    Zbigniew Krasiński     /10 min/
  8. Chronic anticoagulation in patients with venous thromboembolism – the safety issue!     
    Wojciech Sydor     /10 min/
  9. Laboratory markers of PTS – are they available?
    Ferdinando Mannello      /10 min/
  10. Calf vein thrombosis – does distal DVT ensure the lack of PTS occurrence?
    Grzegorz Halena     /10 min/

Discussion          /20 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 – 9.35   Prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome – ( 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/
  2. The role of compression in prevention of PTS
    Sergio Gianesini     /10 min/
  3. Compression requirements for DVT prevention and treatment – what should we know about it?
    Giovanni Mosti     /15 min/
  4. The role of the calf muscle pump incompetence and environmental factors in the development of the chronic venous insufficiency 
    Arnolds Kadišs        /10 min/

Discussion /10 min/

09.35 – 10.05 State of the art lecture   

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

Coffee Break 10.05 – 10.30

Session 5.             10.30 – 12.15  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/
  2. Pharmacological treatment of primary and secondary chronic venous disease (CVD)
    Arkadiusz Jawień     /15 min/
  3. Deep vein surgery and vein valve reconstruction in primary and secondary CVD
    Antonio Rosales     /15 min/
  4. Implantable and percutaneously inserted venous valves in the treatment of primary and secondary CVD
    Steve Elias     /15 min/
  5. Chronic venous obstruction – do we have an objective validation test?
    Christopher Lattimer     /10 min/
  6. Endophlebectomy – when and how to perform it?
    Jakub Kęsik     /10 min/
  7. PTS treatment can be chalenging and difficult! – real life clinical case report 
    Siarhei Karniyevich     /10 min/

Discussion  /15 min/

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

Discussion:                     /15 min/

Lunch Break                                 13.25 – 14.20

Session 7.                14.20 -16.00 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. Pitfalls in US diagnostics of PTS
    Juris Rits     /10 min/
  2. Can we remove varicose veins in a post-thrombotic limb?
    Marianne de Maeseneer      /15 min/
  3. Open surgery or endovascular treatment of patients with chronic venous insufficiency?
    Uldis Maurins     /15 min/
  4. Perforating vein incompetence in post-thrombotic limbs – how to deal with this?
    Linas Velicka     /10 min/
  5. Recalcitrant leg ulcers – from reflux sourcing to ulcer healing
    Ferdinand Steinbacher, Alfred Obermayer     /15 min/
  6. Endovascular ablation in venous ulcer treatment – what is new?
    Adam Zieliński     /10 min/
  7. Sclerotherapy in venous ulcer treatment – lessons learned
    Aleksandra Jaworucka-Kaczorowska     /10 min/

Discussion               /15 min/

Coffee Break                   16.00 – 16.15

Session 8.                   16.15 – 17.40 Treatment of chronic venous disease in post-thrombotic and non–post-thrombotic limbs –  (II)

Moderators: Dominik Heim, Ferdinand Steinbacher, Frantisek Żernovicky, Tomasz Urbanek

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

Discussion               /15 min/

17.40  Closure of meeting