Venous Stenting and Thrombolysis Training – London, UK

Main Objective

To observe and ensure sufficient skills by providing detailed knowledge, and live cases in a clinical setting to initiate the introduction of stenting procedures and catheter-directed thrombolysis.

Registration is limited to 20 learners. First come – first served.

Is this the course for you?

  1. Preferably have attended the EVF Hands-on Workshop (not required);
  2. Intend to update in the modern management of acute and chronic venous outflow obstruction, particularly the technique of venous stenting and thrombolysis.

Stent cases performed live with commentary. Stent technique, anticoagulation strategies, thrombolysis with stenting and patient follow-up will be discussed.

Course fee £300 includes:

  1. Access to meeting rooms
  2. Dinner first evening
  3. Refreshments and lunch



Provisional Programme Schedule ( subject to change):

Faculty: Niels Backgaard, Prakash Saha, Karen Breen, Adam Gwozdz, Narayan Thulasidasan.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Faculty: Niels Backgaard, Prakash Saha, Karen Breen, Adam Gwozdz, Narayan Thulasidasan, Tomasso Donati.


08:00 – Registration and Coffee

08:15 – Welcome by Mr Stephen Black

Live cases include both acute iliofemoral DVT and chronic PTS intervention

08:30 – 10:00 – Live Cases: Mr Tomasso Donati and Prakash Saha

Live Cases 1 and 2

10:00 – 12:00 – Hands On* (venous stenting, Thrombolysis and IVUS) and Discussion

12:00 – 12:30 – Case Study Session*: Mr Stephen Black and Prakash Saha

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 – Live Cases: Mr Tomasso Donati and Prakash Saha

Live Case 3

14:00 – 16:30 – Hands on Workshops (venous stenting, PMT and IVUS) and Discussion

16:30 – 17:00 – Case Study Session: Mr Stephen Black and Prakash Saha

17:00 – Close of day 1

19:30: Dinner at Brasserie Blanc on Southbank 2


Thursday 23rd May 2019

09:00 – Registration and Coffee

09:15 – Treatment pathways and patient selection: Prakash Saha

09:30 – Treatment of acute iliofemoral DVT (Lysis and the use of IVUS): Niels Backgaard

09:45 – Chronic PTS intervention (Stenting and the role of IVUS): Naryan Thulaisidasan

10:00 – 12:00 Hands On (Venous Stents, PMT, IVUS)

11:30 – Evaluating inflow – Factors affecting outcome of venous stents: Adam Gwozdz

12:00 – Haematological Management and Follow Up: Karen Breen

12:30 – Thank you and close of meeting


*Hands on Components, Case Studies and Live Cases description:


The Hands on Components and the Live Cases are designed to allow attendees to be taken step by step through the procedure and can experience of using devices in a simulated environment. We will cover multiple scenarios and discuss, guided by a proctor, the procedural decision making steps, pre and post procedure management and devices. The Case Study Sessions will comprise interactive tips and tricks sessions to discuss complications and procedural handling involving video and animations.


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