Endovascular Course for Young Vascular Specialists

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In 2018, the Chinese Chapter of the IUA starts a new initiative
the IUA Endovascular Course for Young Vascular Specialists. The first endovascular course will be held on May 23 27, 2018 in Beijing, China.

Purpose of the course
Endovascular therapy, as a promising minimally invasive technique, has been becoming more and more important, and for most peripheral vascular diseases (PVD) it is
nowadays the first-line treatment strategy.  
PVD cover a large range of vascular diseases, and in this field a lot of new devices and new techniques have emerged, so it is very difficult for the young vascular specialist to keep up with the progress.  
We aim to illuminate the detailed techniques of endovascular therapy to the young vascular specialists who know some basic rules and want to improvev their skills to a higher level.
Because the time is a little limited, we will focus on a relatively small field at one time that will facilitate more discussion and deepen the knowledge communication. 
We hope that this course will help the young vascular specialists in their daily endovascular practice, and will  deepen international exchange of know-how and friendship.

Preliminary program
 May 24  
 8:00-8:30  Opening ceremony 
 8:30-10:30  Perioperative and long-term medical treatment
 10:30-12:30  Microcirculation of ischemic foot
 12:30-13:30   Lunch
 14:00-16:00  Supra-aortic arterial occlusive disease
 16:00-18:00  Aortoiliac occlusive disease
 May 25  
 8:00-12:00  Femoropopliteal occlusive disease
 12:00-13:30  Lunch
 14:00-18:00  BTK arterial disease
 May 26-27  
 all-day  Endovascular live case demonstrations (approx. 20 live cases)


The International Union of Angiology welcomes applications from anyone matching the criteria listed below. 30 successful candidates will be selected by the course organizers.

The application must be submitted by March 30 April 20, 2018 to lianruiguo@sina.com and lizhaoxw@sina.com

Candidates must:
1. be under 35 (in exceptional cases 40) years of age
2. be vascular specialists (persons working within vascular centers who wish to deepen their theoretical and especially practical skills in endovascular management of vascular disease; practicing clinicians working in the vascular field who are interested in endovascular interventions)
3. be fluent in English
4. be able to cover travel expenses (all on-site expenses will be covered by the organizers).

If you have any questions concerning the course, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Lianrui Guo or Ms. Li Zhao .

Course website