Scientific Program

Pre-Meeting Events

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March 8th


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March 9th

12.00 h - 18.00 h

Young Vascular Specialist Workshop 

10 young vascular surgeons (under 40 years) supported 10 Endovascular Foundation’s Grants. They are invited to attend the expert Reception as well as to participate in the main sessions.


19.30 h - 21.30 h

Welcome and Expert Reception at Oleum (restaurant of the Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya).

Key note conference by  Prof. Rafael Rodríguez Clemente:

The intriguing

relation between science and innovation.

How this relation affects medical practice?

7.30 h - 7.55 h



7.55h - 8.00 h

Welcome and Introduction


8.00 h - 13.30 h

Focus 1:  Unsolved problems on Aortic Repair

Guest Faculty

E. Ducasse (France)

S. Haulon (France)

M. Jenkins (UK)

I. Loftus (UK)

J. Martorell (Spain)

G. Melissano (Italy)

S. Sultan (Ireland)

S. Trimarchi (Italy)

A. Wanhainen (Sweeden)


8.00 h - 9.30 h

Session 1: Current limitations on Thoracic Endografting. Ascending, arch and thoracoabdominal fates


9.30 h - 11.00 h

Session 2: Current unmet needs on Abdominal Aorta endografting. The Infra justa and para-renal aneurysm fates


11.00 h - 11.30 h



11.30 h - 13.30 h

Session 3: The Confidential Session. Taking a look into the pipeline; new devices and innovative concepts from the industry

1) JOTEC - Endovascular aortic arch repair using a novel reversed inner branch device, Dr. Marwan Youssef 

2) VASCUTEK - ThoracoFlex: Development of an Open Surgical Hybrid Stent-Graft for Treatment of TAAA, Dr. Mark Steckel

3) MEDTRONIC - Technological Innovation, just a piece of the puzzle, Mr. Germán Gutierrez

4) LOMBARD - What Advances in EVAR will matter in the Next five years’, Mr. Peter Phillips


13.30 h - 14.30 h 



14.30 h - 16.00 h

Session 4: GREAT DEBATE. Eucomed/MedTech regulations and the impact on the future professional relationships.


T. Bogenschuetz (JOTEC – Non EUCOMED industry rep.)

J. Boltà (PCO)

A. Diego (Fenin)

E. Ducasse (Phisycian and Congress Organizer)

D. López Bellido (General Manager Oursense Hospital)

E. Louwette (MedTech rep.)


16.00 h - 18.30 h

Focus 2: Lower limb therapy: unsolved problems

Guest Faculty

E. Ducasse (France)

E. Martínez (Spain)

R. Ferraresi (Italy)

F. Vermassen (Belgium)


16.00 h - 17.00 h

Session 5: The Confidential Session. Taking a look into the pipeline; new therapies are coming up. 

1) ABBOTT - Is there a role for OCT and FFR in peripheral endovascular procedures?, Miriam Bascones & Ana Barbi

2) iVascular - New insights into nitinol stents durability: could invisible defects predict clinical outcomes?, Prof. Frédéric Prima

3)  WL GORE - Delivering Performance Today and Tomorrow: GORE® VIABAHN® VBX Balloon Expandable Endoprosthesis, Mr. Fabio Micilotta


17.00 h - 18.30 h

Session 6: Unsolved issues in lower limb endo revascularization: from the durability to the cost effectiveness concerns 


18.30 h

Conclusions and Wrap-Up