LINC 2015 Programme

Find all topics and speakers listed below.

Conference day 1

  • - , Main Arena 1

    Symposium: Enhancing treatment in SFA & Pop lesions subsets with SUPERA

    Chairman:
    Dierk Scheinert
    Moderator:
    Ramon Varcoe, Steven Kum, Chris Metzger, Peter Goverde
    1. -

      Introduction by the chairman

    2. -

      SUPERB – 3 year follow up

        Lawrence Garcia
    3. -

      SUPERA data – long-term follow up/5 years

        Dierk Scheinert
    4. -

      Evolving strategies and economic considerations in treatment of femoropopliteal arterial disease

        Michael Jaff
    5. -

      A real world experience using SUPERA in long challenging lesions: patency results, deployment pitfalls and insights into mode of failure

        Ramon Varcoe
    6. -

      Optimal implantation deployment for optimal clinical outcome

        Chris Metzger
    7. -

      Live case transmission from Leipzig

    8. -

      The great debate: So many technologies – what is the optimal treatment for the SFA? (atherectomy, DCB, SNS, Covered, DES, SUPERA etc.)

  • - , Main Arena 2

    Deep vein thrombosis & pulmonary embolism

    Chairman:
    Iris Baumgartner, Robert Lookstein
    Moderator:
    Niels Bækgaard, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Marc Husmann
    1. -

      Compression and anticoagulation therapy for acute proximal DVT: How good is it?

        Marc Husmann
    2. -

      Live case transmission from Berne

    3. -

      Catheter-directed thrombolysis for DVT: Drugs, dose

        Niels Bækgaard
    4. -

      Single-session pharmacomechanical thrombolysis for DVT: Advantages & disadvantages

        Robert Lookstein
    5. -

      Direct oral anticoagulants: Really better than vitamin K antagonists?

        Jan Beyer-Westendorf
    6. -

      Anticoagulation therapy for DVT & PE: How long and how intense?

        Marc Schindewolf
    7. -

      The ESC 2014 guidelines on pulmonary embolism: What has changed?

        Iris Baumgartner
    8. -

      Live case transmission from Galway

  • - , Scientific Posters

    Electronic posters will be displayed from 08:00 – 18:00 in front of the LINC studio

  • - , Technical Forum

    Deep Dive Session: Carotid revascularization

    Chairman:
    Frank Veith, William Gray
    Moderator:
    Martin Storck, Bernhard Reimers, Klaus Mathias, Sumaira Macdonald, Dariusz Dudek
    1. -

      Focus on asymptomatic carotid stenoses

    2. -

      Revascularization in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis – What is best practice?

        Marco Roffi
    3. -

      How good is current best medical therapy for stroke prevention in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis?

        Dorothee Saur
    4. -

      Asymptomatic carotid stenosis: What will CREST 2 tell us what we don’t already know?

        Michael Jaff
    5. -

      A new life for carotid stenting? – The ACST-2 trial

        Alison Halliday
    6. -

      A status update on SPACE II

        Christian Reeps
    7. -

      How to pick the asymptomatic carotid stenosis at risk

        Frans Moll
    8. -

      Management of carotid artery disease in patients undergoing cardiac procedures

        Marco Roffi
    9. -

      Influence of coronary heart disease on patient outcome after CAS

        Stanislav Bartus
    10. -

      Discussion

    11. -

      Live case transmission from Berlin

    12. -

      How to optimize outcome of carotid revascularization?

    13. -

      Filter protected carotid angioplasty: Prospective analysis of microscopic findings of embolic material and correlation with clinical and morphological characteristics in 400 cases

        Peter Huppert
    14. -

      Double filtration during carotid artery stenting: Reducing the risk of stroke

        William Gray
    15. -

      Carotid stenting with proximal protection in consecutive CAS patients

        Horst Sievert
    16. -

      The CARENET all-comer trial using the CGuard™ micronet-covered carotid embolic prevention stent

        Piotr Musialek
    17. -

      Live case transmission from Cotignola

    18. -

      The role of stent design for CAS: Does it affect post procedural neurologic events

        Eugenio Stabile
    19. -

      Evaluation and comparison of carotid and coronary artery plaque using IVUS virtual histology

        Andrej Erglis
    20. -

      Long-term follow-up of CAS: 5 year data of a single center all-comers registry

        Paolo Rubino
    21. -

      Best practice in CEA: Is there a way to make surgery even better?

        Gioachino Coppi
    22. -

      Carotid revascularization in Germany: Data from the national quality assurance programme on 30.000+ patients

        Martin Storck
    23. -

      Revascularization in recently symptomatic patients: How to achieve optimal results?

        Carlo Setacci
    24. -

      Despite current level 1 evidence – the outlook for an upsurge in CAS is bright

        Frank Veith
    25. -

      Discussion

  • - , Main Arena 1

    Changing paradigms and future concepts in peripheral interventions

    Chairman:
    Dierk Scheinert, Gary Ansel
    Moderator:
    Karl-Ludwig Schulte, Steven Kum, Erich Minar, Andrew Holden, Michael Jaff, Iris Baumgartner
    1. -

      Drug-coated balloons: Finally proven as the first-line therapy for femoro-popliteal de-novo lesions?

    2. -

      In.Pact-SFA clinical trial: Update on 1-year data

        Gunnar Tepe
    3. -

      LEVANT II clinical trial: 2-year data

        Dierk Scheinert
    4. -

      My take-home messages from LEVANT II and In.Pact SFA – a critical review

        Michael Jaff
    5. -

      Panel discussion and vote

    6. -

      Live case transmission from Leizpig part I

    7. -

      Future prospects for DCB and alternative endovascular concepts

    8. -

      DCB + atherectomy: The ISAR STATH trial results

        Massimiliano Fusaro
    9. -

      DCB + atherectomy for complex lesions: DEFINETIVE AR – Final data

        Gunnar Tepe
    10. -

      Early look at the VISION Trial: OCT guided atherectomy using Avinger's Pantheris catheter

        Arne Schwindt
    11. -

      The role of vessel preparation – insights from the Heidelberg PANTHER registry

        Erwin Blessing
    12. -

      A future concept for drug delivery: The Mercator Bullfrog technology

        Dierk Scheinert
    13. -

      Live case transmission from Leipzig part II

    14. -

      Should all stents promote swirling flow?

        Thomas Zeller
    15. -

      The TOBA-trial 12 months results with the Tack-device for dissection sealing in the SFA

        Marc Bosiers
    16. -

      Biodegradable vascular scaffolds – how far have we come?

        Iris Baumgartner
  • - , Main Arena 2

    Deep vein thrombosis: Interventions in the acute & chronic setting

    Chairman:
    Cees Wittens, Niels Bækgaard
    Moderator:
    Michael Lichtenberg, Michael Piorkowski, Rolf Engelberger, Rick de Graaf
    1. -

      Live case transmission from Berne

    2. -

      Live case transmission from Galway

    3. -

      Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis: Does it really work? The BERNUTIFUL trial

        Rolf Engelberger
    4. -

      The ideal DVT therapy anno 2015

        Cees Wittens
    5. -

      Technical aspects for venous interventions in the acute setting

        Rick de Graaf
    6. -

      Live case transmission from Berne

    7. -

      Live case transmission from Galway

  • - , Global Expert Exchange

    CCT @ LINC - Endovascular treatment in Japan: Techniques and their outcome

    Chairman:
    Giancarlo Biamino, Steve Ramee
    Moderator:
    Marco Manzi, Hiroshi Ando, Akira Miyamoto, Keisuke Hirano, Daizo Kawasaki, Yoshito Yamamoto, Osamu Iida
    1. -

      Bi-directional wiring in BTK/BTA intervention

        Hiroshi Ando
    2. -

      Duplex ultrasound-guided BTK intervention

        Akira Miyamoto
    3. -

      Olive registry: 3 years outcome of BTK intervention in Japan

        Osamu Iida
    4. -

      Live case transmission from Sapporo

    5. -

      Duplex ultrasound guided SFA intervention

        Keisuke Hirano
    6. -

      IVUS-guided SFA intervention

        Daizo Kawasaki
    7. -

      Bi-directional wiring in SFA intervention

        Yoshito Yamamoto
    8. -

      Questions and answers, discussion

  • - , Main Arena 1

    Symposium: Drug-eluting technologies – the final 5 year conclusions. The guide to drug-elution and how to keep SFA treatment simple

    Chairman:
    Michael Dake
    Moderator:
    Konstantinos Katsanos, Fabrizio Fanelli, Andrew Holden
    1. -

      Introduction by the chairman

    2. -

      Zilver PTX – 5 year results

        Michael Dake
    3. -

      A treatment algorithm for drug eluting technologies

        Konstantinos Katsanos
    4. -

      Live case transmission from Leipzig

    5. -

      How I use drug-eluting devices in my practice

        Andrew Holden
    6. -

      Live case transmission from Dendermonde

    7. -

      Zilver PTX made easy

        Fabrizio Fanelli
    8. -

      Discussion and conclusion

  • - , Main Arena 2

    Scrub in with the experts: Stenting the SFA. Current status

    live from Berlin:
    Ralf Langhoff
    live from Leipzig:
    Andrej Schmidt
    Chairman:
    Karl-Ludwig Schulte
    Moderator:
    Michael Piorkowski, Peter Goverde, Martin Werner, Lawrence Garcia
    1. -

      The retrograde approach for flush SFA occlusions: Techniques and mid-term outcomes

        Michael Piorkowski
    2. -

      Consequences of SFA stenting and how to overcome them

        Peter Goverde
    3. -

      From science to daily routine practice – experiences with MISAGO Rx stent system for SFA treatment

        Michael Lichtenberg
    4. -

      Current indications for SFA stenting

        Ralf Langhoff
  • - , Discussion Forum

    Abbott Vascular endovascular electronic education program – below the knee interventions – Panel discussion with recorded cases

    Chairman:
    Max Amor
    Moderator:
    Hans Martin Gißler, Roberto Ferraresi, Luis Mariano Palena, Christian Wissgott
  • - , Main Arena 1

    Lunch

  • - , Main Arena 2

    Lunch symposium: New horizons in the treatment of VTE

    Chairman:
    Stephen Black
    Moderator:
    Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Jean-Paul de Vries
    1. -

      Introduction by the chairman

    2. -

      How to thrombolyse a PE if thrombolysis is contraindicated

        Jan Beyer-Westendorf
    3. -

      Developing patient pathways for the treatment of DVT

        Stephen Black
    4. -

      Reducing treatment time and thrombolytic dose for arterial occlusions

        Jean-Paul de Vries
    5. -

      Discussion and conclusion

  • - , Technical Forum

    Lunch symposium: Expanding peripheral treatment options with Penumbra technology in embolization and thrombectomy

    Chairman:
    Roberto Gandini
    Moderator:
    Frank Arko, Florian Wolf, Enrico Pampana
    1. -

      Introduction by the chairman

    2. -

      Volume advantage matters. Clinical techniques utilizing Ruby™ coil and POD™ occlusion device

        Florian Wolf
    3. -

      Indigo™ System – provide rapid restoration of flow to thrombosed vessels in the peripheral vasculature introducing the largest extraction lumen designed for BTK vessels.

        Enrico Pampana
    4. -

      Penumbra’s secret for endovascular clot management: Do we finally have the solution for arterial, venous, and PE clot management?

        Frank Arko
    5. -

      Discussion and conclusion

  • - , Main Arena 1

    Symposium: DCB setting the stage for standard of care – an evidence-based review

    Chairman:
    Erich Minar
    Moderator:
    Peter Gaines, Gunnar Tepe, Gary Ansel, Hans Krankenberg, William Gray
    1. -

      IN.PACT in fem-pop TASC A-B and diabetics

        Gunnar Tepe
    2. -

      Live case transmission from Leipzig

    3. -

      IN.PACT global sub-analysis update: TASC C-D lesions

        Gary Ansel
    4. -

      DCB and ISR: Insights from FAIR study

        Hans Krankenberg
    5. -

      Are all DCB equal?

        William Gray
    6. -

      Live case transmission from Cotignola

    7. -

      IN.PACT role in SFA: Critical overview of modern endovascular therapies

        Frank Vermassen
  • - , Main Arena 2

    Scrub in with the experts: Revascularisation of complex chronic deep vein obstruction

    live from Berne:
    Nils Kucher
    Chairman:
    Iris Baumgartner, Rick de Graaf
    Moderator:
    Michael Lichtenberg, Michael Dake, Cees Wittens
    1. -

      The importance of imaging tests for planning venous interventions

        Iris Baumgartner
    2. -

      The utility of intravascular ultrasound during venous interventional procedures

        Nils Kucher
    3. -

      Technical aspects for endovascular reconstruction of chronic venous stenosis

        Michael Lichtenberg
    4. -

      Endophlebectomy and hybrid approaches to treat venous stenosis

        Cees Wittens
  • - , Technical Forum

    Scrub in with the experts: Pioneering techniques in femoropopliteal and BTK interventions

    live from Sapporo:
    Kazushi Urasawa
    Chairman:
    Giancarlo Biamino, Hiroyoshi Yokoi
    Moderator:
    Steven Kum, Andrew Holden, Steve Ramee, Karl-Ludwig Schulte
    1. -

      Flash presentation: Is POBA with bail-out stening enough for BTK lesions?

        Karl-Ludwig Schulte
    2. -

      Flash presentation: The role of CTO crossing devices in complex procedures

        Tony Das
  • - , Global Expert Exchange

    A comprehensive approach to diabetic patient treatment

    Chairman:
    Frank Vermassen, Roberto Ferraresi, Ömer Göktekin
    Moderator:
    Michael Edmonds, Marco Manzi, Dai-Do Do
    1. -

      Vascular disease in diabetic patients: What is different?

        Eric Ducasse
    2. -

      Vascular screening in diabetic patients: How aggressive should we be and when to intervene?

        Roberto Ferraresi
    3. -

      Live case transmission from Berlin

    4. -

      Vascular complications in below the knee interventions

        Maria Baldasare
    5. -

      A new classification of the diabetic ischemic foot promotes a modern approach to treatment

        Michael Edmonds
    6. -

      How to revascularize the diabetic patient: wound related vs. total treatment

        Matthias Tenholt
    7. -

      The essentials for BTK procedures: wires, balloons, what else …

        Dai-Do Do
    8. -

      Blue, red and black slopes: How to advance my interventional programme for diabetic BTK disease

        Marco Manzi
    9. -

      Complication management in BTK procedures

        Andrew Holden
    10. -

      The relevance of vessel-patency for optimal outcomes and approaches to achieve it

        Enrico Marone
    11. -

      Live case transmission from Leipzig

    12. -

      Is long-term patency essential for BTK interventions?

        Prakash Krishnan
    13. -

      Factors effecting outcome of CLI procedures

        Kiang Hiong Tay
    14. -

      How to arrange the follow-up and how should wound healing guide re-intervention decisions

        Katja Mühlberg
    15. -

      What is standardized wound therapy and when to perform minor amputations

        Carlo Caravaggi
  • - , Discussion Forum

    Why I do what I do in challenging or emergency situations

    Chairman:
    Thomas Zeller
    Discussant:
    Bertrand Saint-Lebes, Peter Riley, Daniele Savio, Giorgio Poletto
    1. -

      The GORE® TIGRIS® Vascular Stent for treatment of severe obstructive disease in the external iliac artery

        Bertrand Saint-Lebes
    2. -

      Endovascular treatment of central venous stenosis in emergencies

        Peter Riley
    3. -

      The GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis in a complex case of double subclavian aneurysm: three years follow-up

        Daniele Savio
    4. -

      Double recanalization in a challenging TASC D lesion: what I have learned

        Giorgio Poletto
  • - , Scientific Posters

    Moderated poster round in front of the LINC studio

    Juror:
    Felix Mahler, Claudio Rabbia
    1. -

      PVD/aorto-iliac

    2. -

      Transradial access for above-the-knee angioplasty R. Lorenzoni

    3. -

      Endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms with hostile aortic neck anatomy P. Broos

    4. -

      Chimney CERAB: an alternative soulution for extensive or iuxtarenal aortoiliac occlusive disease K. Taeymans

    5. -

      Endovascular treatment for Leriche syndrome W. Liang

    6. -

      PVD/femoro-popliteal

    7. -

      Valvulotomy to increase GSV diameter – a pilot study

        Matthias Tenholt
    8. -

      Factors predicting failure or success in occlusive superficial femoral artery disease treated minimally invasive with covered stents F. Poelmann

    9. -

      Randomized clinical trial favors the use of Freeway DCB over plain balloon for the postdilatation of nitinol stents in the SFA and PI segment to lower restenosis rate D. Kieselbach

    10. -

      Nitinol stents implantation in femoropopliteal disease in patients on hemodialysis M. Fujihara

    11. -

      7-year results of primary femoropopliteal stent placement: Do women benefit? E. Schönefeld

    12. -

      Outcomes of spot stenting versus long stenting after intentional subintimal approach for long chronic total occlusions of the femoropopliteal artery YG. Ko

    13. -

      The COhorte de Patients ARTériopathes (COPART) Risk Score G. Hackl

    14. -

      Results of thrombolytic treatment of peripheral arterial occlusions on an intensive care unit in a general teaching hospital V. Jongkind

    15. -

      The outcome after stenting of ostial lesions in superficial femoral artery: a discussion of risk factors and reintervention J. Yue

    16. -

      Longterm results of femoral thrombendarterectomy E. Schönefeld

    17. -

      Prospective study comparing transluminal vs subintimal angioplasty for management of critical limb ischemia patients with femoropopliteal occlusive disease W. Eldaly

    18. -

      Stent implantation crossing deep femoral artery does not worsen six months clinical outcome after endovascular treatment Y. Iwata

  • - , Main Arena 1

    Current concepts and advances for long femoropopliteal lesions and in-stent restenosis

    Chairman:
    Tony Das
    Moderator:
    Jörn Balzer, Francesco Liistro, Peter Gaines, Marc Bosiers, Sabine Steiner, Michael Werk, Roberto Gandini
    1. -

      What works best for long SFA disease? A review of the evidence

        Marc Bosiers
    2. -

      After 10.000+ DCB: How has this technology changed our clinical practice for complex SFA lesions?

        Andrej Schmidt
    3. -

      One-year follow-up of the DEBAS STUDY

        Patrice Mwipatayi
    4. -

      Is the combination of DCB and bare metal stents as effective as DES? The BIOLUX 4EVER trial

        Marc Bosiers
    5. -

      Live case transmission from Dendermonde

    6. -

      The endoluminal bypass – the best solution for long lesions and ISR?

        Peter Soukas
    7. -

      The Leipzig experience with DCB, conventional, and interwoven nitinol stents for complex SFA disease

        Sabine Steiner
    8. -

      Live case transmission from Leipzig

    9. -

      Excimer laser atherectomy for in-stent restenosis: Results of the EXCITE trial

        Eric Dippel
    10. -

      The Copa Cabana study: DEB vs. POBA in in-stent restenosis

        Gunnar Tepe
    11. -

      The cost economic value of DCB

        Konstantinos Katsanos
  • - , Main Arena 2

    Symposium: SFA treatment – evidence guided decisions between DCB and stent

    Chairman:
    Patrick Peeters
    Moderator:
    Arne Schwindt, Carl-Magnus Wahlgren, Yann Gouëffic, Henrik Schröder
    1. -

      Advancing treatment in highly complex lesions – evidence and practice

        Arne Schwindt
    2. -

      Live case transmission from Berlin

    3. -

      Safety and accuracy results for the 5F Entrust™ stent delivery system

        Carl-Magnus Wahlgren
    4. -

      Evaluating the economic value of 5F systems for outpatients

        Yann Gouëffic
    5. -

      An emerging DCB and ongoing clinical programme

        Henrik Schröder
    6. -

      Live case transmission from Cotignola

    7. -

      Insight into drug coated balloons: What's the difference?

        Antonio Micari
    8. -

      Closing remarks by the chairman

  • - , Technical Forum

    Scrub in with the experts: Advanced techniques for aortoiliac TASC C and D lesions

    live from Leipzig:
    Dierk Scheinert, Matthias Ulrich
    Chairman:
    Ramon Varcoe
    Moderator:
    Hans Krankenberg, Chris Metzger, Paul Myers, Claudio Rabbia
    1. -

      Flash presentation: Role of covered stents in prevention of arterial rupture and distal embolization during iliac artery recanalization

        Claudio Rabbia
    2. -

      Flash presentation: First experiences and innovative approach with a new balloon expandable endoprosthesis

        Andrew Holden
    3. -

      Flash presentation: Technical and hemodynamic considerations for reconstruction of the aortic bifurcation

        Peter Goverde
    4. -

      Flash presentation: Technique and outcome of endoluminal aortoiliac reconstructions with covered stents: The Leipzig experience

        Ankur Patel
  • - , Global Expert Exchange

    Alternative approach to end stage critical limb ischemia

    Chairman:
    Jihad Mustapha
    Moderator:
    Roberto Ferraresi, Vlad Alexandrescu, Pramook Mutirangura, Steven Kum, Yih Kai Tan
    1. -

      BTK revascularization: unresolved issues and outlook

        Roberto Ferraresi
    2. -

      A hybrid variant (endovascular & surgical) of deep calf veins arterialization targeting leg venosomes

        Vlad Alexandrescu
    3. -

      Deep venous arterialisation – long term surgical results

        Pramook Mutirangura
    4. -

      Recorded case: Percutaneous DVA – an introduction

        Steven Kum
    5. -

      Percutaneous DVA – clinical follow up, future plans, and pipeline

        Steven Kum
    6. -

      Questions and answers, closing remarks by the chairman

  • - , Main Arena 1

    Scrub in with the experts: Solutions for severely calcified lesions, ISR and beyond

    live from Leipzig:
    Sven Bräunlich, Andrej Schmidt
    Chairman:
    Lawrence Garcia
    Moderator:
    Steve Ramee, Hermann Steinkamp, Andrew Holden, Ramon Varcoe, Miguel Montero-Baker, Sebastian Sixt
    1. -

      The Shockwave lithoplasty concept – finally the solution for calcified lesions?

        Andrew Holden
    2. -

      Our experience with biomimetic stent technology for severely calcified long lesions

        Donald Jacobs
    3. -

      The challenge of vessel calcification in different vascular beds: What are we dealing with?

        Jihad Mustapha
  • - , Main Arena 2

    Scrub in with the experts: Venous embolisation therapy

    live from Galway:
    Gerard O'Sullivan, Tony Lopez, Jean Marc Pernes
    Chairman:
    Robert Lookstein
    Moderator:
    John Kaufman, Jörn Balzer, Cees Wittens, Peter Schneider
    1. -

      Diagnosis & indications to treat pelvic congestion syndrome

        Gerard O'Sullivan
    2. -

      Tips & tricks for the management of pelvic congestion syndrome

        Tony Lopez
  • - , Technical Forum

    Scrub in with the experts: Carotid interventions

    live from Cotignola:
    Antonio Micari, Alberto Cremonesi
    Chairman:
    Horst Sievert, William Gray
    Moderator:
    Klaus Mathias, Dieter Raithel, Zoran Milosevic
    1. -

      Flash presentation: Will the newest generation carotid stents resuscitate CAS? The CLEAR-ROAD trial

        Marc Bosiers
    2. -

      Flash presentation: Is there a value of OCT-imaging during CAS?

        Bernhard Reimers
    3. -

      Flash presentation: CAS with proximal protection from transradial/brachial approach

        Piero Montorsi
  • - , Westin Hotel

    Meet the CTO Experts

    Chairman:
    Dierk Scheinert
    Moderator:
    Marco Manzi, Jihad Mustapha, Andrej Schmidt, Michael Piorkowski
    1. -

      Pioneering techniques in tibial interventions

        Jihad Mustapha
    2. -

      Recorded case: Retrograde recanalization of a popliteal artery occlusion via proximal anterior tibial access

        Andrej Schmidt
    3. -

      How I would have treated this case

        Jihad Mustapha
    4. -

      Discussion

    5. -

      Recorded case: Transpedal recanalization of a long posterior tibial artery occlusion

        Andrej Schmidt
    6. -

      How I would have treated this case

        Marco Manzi
    7. -

      Discussion

    8. -

      Recorded case: Retrograde recanalization of a flush SFA occlusion

        Michael Piorkowski
    9. -

      How I would have treated this case

        Jihad Mustapha
    10. -

      The last frontier: Tips and tricks for pedal angioplasty

        Marco Manzi
    11. -

      Panel discussion/Question and answers