Hands-on Workshops


Coordinators: C.A. Binkert (Winterthur/CH), C.E. Ray (Chicago, IL/US)

Embolisation procedures require not only clinical knowledge but also a thorough technical understanding of how each embolic agent works and how they are correctly delivered. The hands-on workshops focus on the technical part of embolisation and provide the opportunity for participants to practice under the guidance of expert interventionalists. The goal is not only to learn the standard delivery but also to emphasise how to deal with difficult situations and how to avoid complications with each embolic agent. Every hands-on workshop deals with a specific embolic agent to allow participants to expand their skills.

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Coils and plugs

Moderators: C.A. Binkert (Winterthur/CH), B.S. Funaki (Chicago, IL/US), C.E. Ray, Jr. (Chicago, IL/US)

Instructors: J.F. Angle (Charlottesville, VA/US), B. Arslan (Chicago, IL/US), J.F. Benenati (Miami, FL/US),
E. Brountzos (Athens/GR), G. Carrafiello (Milan/IT), M.D. Darcy (St. Louis, MO/US), R.C. Gaba (Chicago, IL/US),
Z.J. Haskal (Charlottesville, VA/US), R.J. Lewandowski (Chicago, IL/US), G. Maleux (Leuven/BE), I. McCafferty (Birmingham/UK), C.E. Ray, Jr. (Chicago, IL/US), J.B. Spies (Washington, DC/US), O.M. van Delden Amsterdam/NL)


Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the indications and contraindications for the use of coils and plugs for embolotherapy
  • To become familiar with the characteristics of repositionable coils and plugs to best tailor the devices for use in various clinical situations
  • To become familiar with the requirements of catheters and pushers to deliver various coils and plugs
  • To learn how to deal with difficulties during coil/plug deployment

Wednesday, May 31

HoW 1: 14:00-15:00
HoW 2: 15:30-16:30
HoW 3: 17:00-18:00


Liquid embolics

Moderators: C.A. Binkert (Winterthur/CH), M.D. Darcy (St. Louis, MO/US)

Instructors: Y. Arai (Tokyo/JP), C.A. Binkert (Winterthur/CH), M. Grosso (Cuneo/IT), R. Loffroy (Dijon/FR),
L. Machan (Vancouver/CA), V. Vidal (Marseille/FR)


Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the clinical indications and contraindications for the use of liquid embolics
  • To become familiar with the specific techniques for most commonly used liquid agents
  • To learn how to avoid complications with liquid agents
  • To understand the differences in sclerosant and nonsclerosant liquid embolics and when to use which class of device

Thursday, June 1

HoW 4: 14:00-15:00
HoW 5: 15:30-16:30
HoW 6: 17:00-18:00


Particles and gelfoam

Moderators: J.F. Angle (Charlottesville, VA/US), C.E. Ray, Jr. (Chicago, IL/US)

Instructors: K. Ahrar (Houston, TX/US), S. Bhatia (Davie, FL/US), G. Carrafiello (Milan/IT), B.S. Funaki
(Chicago, IL/US), N. Hacking (Southampton/UK), P.N.M. Lohle (Tilburg/NL), C.E. Ray, Jr. (Chicago, IL/US),
D.Y. Sze (Stanford, CA/US)

Learning Objectives:

  • To become familiar with the clinical indications for the use of particles and coils for embolotherapy
  • To understand the importance of particle size for their clinical use
  • To understand the role of gelfoam as a temporary embolic agent
  • To become familiar with different ways of using gelfoam depending on the clinical situation

Friday, June 2

HoW 7: 14:00-15:00
HoW 8: 15:30-16:30


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