Hands-on Training Sessions (HOTS)

Monday 5th – Thursday 8th February 2018
Room 220
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

The UIP 2018 Hands-on Training Sessions (HOTS) provide a structured comprehensive practical experience for physicians interested in venous disease.

The UIP 2018 HOTS will include 36 stations spanning over 4 days and 9 sessions. Each session is 120 minutes. There are 4 Stations per session. Each station is 25 minutes, repeated 4 times.

Each station is manned by at least one faculty member and one product specialist. This allows access to a non-biased presentation of the technology and direct access to highly experienced clinicians. The number of participants is limited to allow direct interaction with the instructors. Sessions are informal allowing a relaxed learning experience.

Each station may include presentations, live demonstrations, models and tools. The focus will be on hands-on training on procedures and devices.

Given the limited available spots and to ensure we maintain small numbers in each group, workshop allocations will be made on a first-in first-served basis.

To download a version of the HOTS program please click here.

* Program is subject to change


Day 1 – Monday 5 February 2018

Session 1
14:00-16:00 Endovenous Ablation 1
Description: This session will provide a hands-on experience of the latest endovenous methods to ablate the saphenous veins: laser, radiofrequency and MOCA.
Station 1 Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Proudly sponsored by Medtronic
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description:

  • Treatment techniques
  • Tips and tricks in achieving an excellent result
Station 2 Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Proudly sponsored by GETZ
Faculty Member: Dr Chris Lekich
Product Specialist: Vicki Parker
Description:

  • Treatment techniques and strategies
  • Radial vs bare fibres
  • Set-up and operation
Station 3 Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Proudly sponsored by Device Consulting
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: Milivoj Botzulic
Description:

  • Treatment techniques and strategies
  • Radial vs bare fibres
  • Set-up and operation
Station 4 CLARIVEIN: Mechano-chemical Ablation (MOCA)
Proudly sponsored by Endotherapeutics and Vascular Insights
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: Claire Donnelly
Description:

  • Clinical indications of use
  • MOCA technique


Day 2 – Tuesday 6 February 2018

Session 2
10:40-12:40 Interventional Radiology
Description: This session is designed to expose you to a range of interventional techniques and the latest in interventional radiology.
Station 1 Coils and Microcatheters
Proudly sponsored by Penumbra
Faculty Member: Dr John Vrazas (Australia)
Product Specialist: Mark Fogharty
Description

  • Practical demonstration and hands-on simulation
  • Coils: what size to use and when
  • Microcatheters: the next generation
Station 2 IVC Filters and Embolic Coils
Proudly sponsored by Cook
Faculty Member: Dr Gerard Goh
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • A review of IVC Filters, indications and contraindications
  • When to use retrievable filters and when to avoid them
  • How to select your coils
Station 3 Onyx, Coils and Microvascular Plugs
Proudly sponsored by Medtronic
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • TBC
Station 4 Mechanical Thrombectomy
Proudly sponsored by Penumbra
Faculty Member: Dr Alan O’Grady (Australia)
Product Specialist: Margaret Dempsey
Description

  • When to use thrombectomy devices for aspiration of acute thrombus
  • Practical demonstration
  • Hands-on simulation and flow models

Day 2 – Tuesday 6 February 2018

Session 3
14:00-16:00 Sclerotherapy
Description: In this session the latest techniques of foam sclerotherapy, glue sclerotherapy and vascular laser therapy will be demonstrated.
Station 1 Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
Proudly sponsored by Kreussler and Siemens Healthineers
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Ultrasound System:
Description:

  • Practical demonstration
  • Practice ultrasound guidance for foam injections

Station 2 Direct Vision Sclerotherapy
Proudly sponsored by Kreussler
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description:

  • Techniques for creating consistent foam
  • Practice injections into a model
Station 3 VEINOFF: Sclerotherapy with Glue adhesives
Proudly sponsored by Diverse Devices
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: Aidan McEvoy, Ben Owen
Description:

  • Clinical indications of use
  • Practical demonstration and hands-on preparation of glue
Station 4 Foam Sclerotherapy: Hints and Tips for Successfully Making and Injecting Foam
Proudly sponsored by STD Pharm
Faculty Member: Prof. Andrew Bradbury (UK)
Product Specialists: Dr Mike Watkins (UK), Dr Richard Oliver (UK)
Description:

  • Practice making foam and understand the principles and components that alter foam quality
  • Learn what injection strategies help maximise the clinical outcome and reduce adverse events

Day 2 – Tuesday 6 February 2018

Session 4
16:40-18:40 Anticoagulation
Description: This session is dedicated to anticoagulants, indications, contraindications and drug interactions.
Station 1 Warfarin: Transition and Bridging to DOACS
Proudly sponsored by ASPEN
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description:

  • Indications for warfarin
  • Transition and bridging from Warfarin to DOACS
Station 2 Low Molecular Weight Heparins: An Update
Proudly sponsored by ASPEN
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description:

  • Fondaparinux (Arixtra) and nadroparin calcium (Fraxiparine): when to use them
  • Special indications
  • Dosing and safety profile compared with older agents
Station 3 Injectable Anticoagulants: An Update
Proudly sponsored by ASPEN
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description:

  • Focus on factor Xa inhibitor danaparoid (Orgaran)
  • Special indications for danaparoid
  • Dosing and Safety profile
Station 4 DOACS
Proudly sponsored by Pfizer
Product Specialist: TBC
Faculty Member: TBC
Description:

  • Overview and classification of DOACS
  • Thrombin inhibitors vs Factor Xa Inhibitors
  • APIXABAN: dosing and safety profile

Day 3 – Wednesday 7 February 2018

Session 5
10:40-12:40 Endovenous Ablation 2
Description: This session will provide a hands-on experience of venous ablative methods including endovenous glue and MOCA.
Station 1 VENASEAL: Endovenous Catheter Guided Cyanoacrylate
Proudly sponsored by Medtronic
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Clinical indications of use
  • Practical demonstration
Station 2 VENABLOCK: Endovenous Glue Ablation
Proudly sponsored by Diverse Devices
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: Aidan McEvoy, Ben Owen
Description

  • Treatment technique
  • Practical demonstration
Station 3 VARICLOSE: Cyanoacrylate Glue Ablation
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Treatment technique
  • Practical demonstration
Station 4 CLARIVEIN: Mechano-chemical Endovenous Ablation (MOCA)
Proudly sponsored by Endotherapeutics and Vascular Insights
Faculty member: TBC
Product Specialist: Claire Donnelly
Description

  • Clinical indications of use
  • MOCA technique


Day 3 – Wednesday 7 February 2018

Session 6
14:00-16:00 Compression Technology 1
Description: This session will provide hands-on training in the latest compression technology.
Station 1 Compression and Ulcers: Ulcer-X Dual Layer Compression Stocking System and Donning Devices for Active Ulcers
Proudly sponsored by Sigvaris
Faculty member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Practical demonstration and hands-on training of Ulcer-X dual layer compression system
Station 2 Compression and Ulcers: Treatment of Wounds and Ulcers by Compression Therapy
Proudly sponsored by Bauerfeind
Faculty member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Practical demonstration and hands-on training
Station 3 Self-management with New Velcro Devices
Proudly sponsored by Medi
Faculty members: E. Brouwer, S. Elvin
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Clinical indications
  • Practical demonstration and hands-on training
Station 4 Compression Therapy
Proudly sponsored by Jobst BSN
Faculty member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Practical demonstration and hands-on training

Day 3 – Wednesday 7 February 2018

Session 7
16:40-18:40 Cross-specialty
Description: In this session, a range of new treatments in related specialties will be presented.
Station 1 Endovascular Laser Treatment of Haemorrhoids
Proudly sponsored by Biolitec
Faculty Members: Dr Arne Wilhelm (Germany), Dr Tomas Poskus (Germany)
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Treatment techniques
  • Safety and efficacy
Station 2 Treatment of Haemorrhoids
Proudly sponsored by TBC
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Treatment techniques
  • Safety and efficacy
  • Indications, contraindications and complications
Station 3 Vaginal Rejuvenation and Sensation: MCL 31- Erbium Laser and Viveve RF Device
Proudly sponsored by Asclepion, Viveve and Device Consulting
Faculty member: Dr Paul Thibault
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Practical demonstration of the systems
  • Indications and patient selection
Station 4 Vascular Laser Therapy: The New Pro-Yellow Laser
Proudly sponsored by Device Consulting
Faculty Member: Dr Stefania Roberts
Product Specialist: Milivoj Boltuzic
Description

  • Laser wavelengths and their effect on target chromophore
  • Yellow laser in treatment of port-wine stains and diffuse erythema

Day 4 – Thursday 8 February 2018

Session 8
10:40-12:40 Lymphoedema
Description: This session is designed to provide practical tips in the management of lymphoedema.
Station 1 Lymphoedema New Management Systems
Proudly sponsored by Sigvaris
Faculty Members: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • TBC
Station 2 Management of Lymphoedema with Compression Pumps
Proudly sponsored by Medirent
Faculty member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Use of compression pumps in the management of chronic lymphoedema
Station 3 Compression Bandaging System for Lymphoedema
Proudly sponsored by 3M
Faculty member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • Practical demonstration and hands-on training
Station 4 Treatment Options in Lymphoedema
Proudly sponsored by Jobst BSN
Faculty Member: TBC
Product Specialist: TBC
Description

  • TBC