COURSE FULL: Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy – Thun, Switzerland

Aims of the course:

  • To know the background of the presented techniques
  • To learn and differenciate the indication for the treatment
  • To learn the handling including post “operative” treatment
  • To train and perform sclerotherapy and phlebectomy with “hands-on” on patients under the supervision of tutors

Note! The learner will be given a certificate of attendance of the course, which in no way ensures or certifies any competence to perform the procedure. EVF does not have that authority.

Course Director: Dominik Heim

Duration: 2 days 23-24 Noveber 2018

Course Location: The instruction will take place at Clinic Hohmad, Hohmadstr. 1, CH-3600 Thun/Switzerland

Course Fee: 400 Euros: The course fee includes Hospital access, refreshments, lunch and dinner on Friday evening. Travel to and from Thun and accommodation are not included.

Application: Contact Dawn Bond at or see website.

Provisional Programme Schedule ( subject to change):


Thursday 22nd November 2018

17.30 – 18.30 Registration

Day 1: Friday 23rd November 2018: Sclerotherapy

08.30 Registration and hand-out of workshop-documents
09.20 Welcome and information on the workshop Carlo Schlatter/ Dominik Heim, Thun

Anatomy and classification (all lectures are to include case presentations)
09.30 Anatomy of the venous system of the lower extremities Jean-François Uhl, Paris
10.00 Classification (including recurrence) Hak Hong Keo, Aarau

Basics on sclerotherapy
10.30 The past and the present: Torsten Willenberg, Bern
11.00 Coffee break

Basics on sclerotherapy (suite)/duplexsonography
11.30 Foam or liquid Claudine Hamel-Desnos, Caen
12.00 Postsclerotherapy procedure and complications Olivier Pichot, Grenoble
12.30 Principles and tips and tricks of duplexsonography Hak Hong Keo, Switzerland
13.00 Lunch at the clinic

Hands-on 14.00-17.00 (one hour at each station)

  • Station 1: Duplexsonography on patients and on students Tutors: Jean-François Uhl, France/ Hak Hong Keo
  • Station 2: Sclerotherapy/ simulator training Tutors: Torsten Willenberg, Switzerland, Dominik Heim, Switzerland
  • Station 3: Sclerotherapy on patients/ UGFS demonstration Tutors: Olivier Pichot, France, Claudine Hamel-Desnos, France

17.00 – 18.00

  • Station 4 : alternatives to sclerotherapy: Laser, radiofrequency (demonstration by the industry)

Around 18.00 End of day

19.30 Dinner for faculty and course-participants: Restaurant Beau Rivage, Thun

Day 2: Saturday 24th November 2018: Phlebectomy

08.30-09.00 Principles : Albert-Adrien Ramelet, Montcherand, Switzerland
09.00-09.30 Tips and tricks: Dominik Heim, Thun
09.30-10.00 Coffee break

Hands-on 10.00-12.00 o 10.00-10.30
Patient’s marking, ev. duplex-scanning preop
10.30-12.00 Phlebectomy on patients

Tutors: J-F. Uhl, O. Pichot, H.H. Keo, T. Willenberg, D. Heim, AA Ramelet

12.00 Hand-out of the course evaluation forms and attendance certificates