Hands-on Sessions

The UIP 2018 Hand-on Sessions will be run on both Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 February during the Congress.

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

The UIP 2018 Hands-on Sessions will include up to 30 stations spanning over 5 sessions. Each session is 120 minutes. Each station is manned by at least one faculty member and a 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.

* Program is subject to change


Session 1

Venous Interventions 1: Catheters, Coils, Stents, Lasers, RF

6 Stations per session. Each station is 20 minutes, repeated 6 times.

Station 1. Introducer Sets, Guidewires, Glide wires, Catheters

  • Get familiar with the set-up necessary for venous interventions
  • Appreciate the difference between different types of catheters
  • Practical demonstration and hands-on access to products

Station 2. IVC Filters, Coils, Venous Stents

  • Practical demonstration and hands-on access to products

Station 3. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

  • Treatment techniques and strategies
  • Set-up and training

Station 4. Endovascular Laser Treatment of Haemorrhoids

  • Treatment techniques
  • Safety and efficacy
  • Indications, contraindications and complications

Station 5. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

  • Laser fibres: bare vs radial
  • Practical demonstration and hands-on access to fibre range

Station 6. Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

  • Treatment techniques
  • Tips and tricks in achieving an excellent result

Session 2

Venous Interventions 2: MOCA and Sclerotherapy

4 Stations per session. Each station is 25 minutes, repeated 4 times.

Station 1. Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

  • Practical demonstration and hands-on preparation
  • Practice ultrasound guidance for foam injections

Station 2. Direct Vision Sclerotherapy

  • Treatment techniques for creating consistent foam
  • Practice injections into a model

Station 3. VEINOFF: Sclerotherapy with Glue adhesives

  • Clinical indications of use
  • Practical demonstration and hands-on preparation of glue

Station 4. Mechanochemical Endovenous Ablation (MOCA)

  • Clinical indications of use
  • MOCA technique

Session 3

Venous Interventions 3: Glue, Foam, Vascular Lasers

6 Stations per session. Each station is 20 minutes, repeated 6 times.

Station 1. VENASEAL: Endovenous Catheter Guided Cyanoacrylate

  • Clinical indications of use
  • Practical demonstration

Station 2. VENABLOCK: Endovenous Glue Ablation

  • Clinical indications of use and safety precautions

Station 3. Sclerotherapy: Hints and Tips for Successfully Making and Injecting Foam

  • 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

Station 4. Sclerotherapy: Direct Vision Sclerotherapy

  • Practice injections into a vein model

Station 5. Vascular Lasers

  • Clinical indications including capillary malformations, diffuse erythema, facial telangiectasias
  • Laser settings to achieve the best outcomes

Station 6. Facial Telangiectasias 

  • Different technologies and treatment options
  • Treatment techniques

Session 4

Vascular Assessment: IVUS, Duplex, Trans-illumination

4 Stations per session. Each station is 25 minutes, repeated 4 times.

Station 1. Duplex Ultrasound Basics

  • Knobology
  • Image optimisation
  • Gain, TGC, depth, focus
  • Tissue harmonics, compounding, dynamic range

Station 2. IVUS Intravascular Ultrasound

  • Clinical indications and potential limitations of use
  • Identify necessary equipment required
  • Practice performing IVUS

Station 3. Duplex Ultrasound Advanced

  • Tips and tricks
  • Doppler: Colour, Power, Spectral
  • Gain, PRF, sample area

Station 4. Trans-illumination

  • Clinical indications of use
  • Combined use with vascular lasers and sclerotherapy

Session Theme 5

Anticoagulants, Compression, Ulcers, Lymphoedema

4 Stations per session. Each station is 25 minutes, repeated 4 times.

Station 1. Treatment of Wounds and Ulcers by Compression Therapy

  • Practical demonstration and hands-on access to product
  • Managing common problems with compression therapy

Station 2. Self-management with New Velcro Devices

  • Clinical indications
  • Practical demonstration and hands-on access to product
  • Managing common problems with compression therapy

Station 3. Lymphoedema Management

  • Diagnosis principles
  • Investigation choices
  • Management principles

Station 4. Update on Anticoagulants

  • Factor Xa inhibitor Danaparoid (Orgaran)
  • Low molecular weight heparin fondaparinux (Arixtra)
  • Low molecular weight heparin nadroparine (Fraxiparine)
  • Clinical indications and Contraindications
  • Dosing and Safety profile