7:30 – 8:30
8:30 – 8:40
Opening comment
Piotr Szopiński
8:40 – 10:40
Session 1. Peripheral arterial disease 
(10 min. + 5 min.)
Moderators: Marek Maruszyński, Jacek Wroński, Ryszard Staniszewski, Wacław Kuczmik
8:40 – 8:55
Endovascular procedures from tibial access for critical limb ischaemia
Michał-Goran Stanišić
8:55 – 9:10
Fibrinolysis – locally in Łódź
Włodzimierz Hendiger, Agnieszka Ambroziak, Marek Kaszyński,
Andrzej Ciesielski
9:10 – 9:25
Atherectomy combined with drug eluting balloon-angioplasty –
modern treatment options for no-stent-zones, results for the CFA
and popliteal regions​
Arne Schwindt
9:25 – 9:40 
Stenting of P1/P2 segment – is it a real Achilles’ heel of vascular surgery?​
Jacek Wroński
9:40 – 9:55
Popliteal artery aneurysm – does a safe treatment algorithm exist?
Tomasz Urbanek
9:55 – 10:05
How does VBF (Validated By-pass Flow) help to improve treatment results and influence the decision about early by-pass revision
Piotr Gutowski
10:05 – 10:15
Open surgery for lower limb ischemia – my experience​​
Kim Houlind 
10:15 – 10:25
Endovascular treatment for lower limb ischemia – my experience​
Radosław Bilski
10:25 – 10:40
10:40 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00
Session 2. Carotid arteries 
(10 min. + 5 min.)
Moderators: Andrzej Dorobisz, Walerian Staszkiewicz,
Zbigniew Krasiński, Piotr Myrcha
11:00 – 11:15
A perspective for the management of significant asymptomatic carotid bifurcation plaque burden or ICA stenosis​
Clifford Buckley
11:15 – 11:30
Why carotid endarterectomy remains preferred treatment for good risk patients with  asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis?​
Peter Gloviczki
11:30 – 11:45
Carotid intervention for acute stroke​
Clement Darling
11:45 – 12:00
Carotid restenoses – how I treat them?​
Piotr Kasprzak 
12:00 – 12:15
Advantages and disadvantages of different neuroprotection systems used during carotid angioplasty​
Wacław Kuczmik, Tomasz Urbanek
12:15 – 12:30
New carotid stents – is it possibile to increase the safety of carotid stenting?​
Łukasz Dzieciuchowicz
12:30 – 12:40
Why I choose open procedures for carotid arteries – my indications​
Piotr Andziak
12:40 – 12:50
Why I choose endovascular procedures for carotid arteries –
my indications 
Tomasz Jargiełło
12:50 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 – 14:15
Opening reception
Piotr Szopiński
14:15 – 15:55
Special Session of the Society for Vascular Surgery
Moderators: Clement Darling, Peter Gloviczki, Piotr Myrcha
Panelists: Jeffrey Lawson, Maciej Dryjski, Piotr Ciostek,
Tomasz Zubilewicz
14:15 – 14:25
Retroperitoneal exposure for complex aortic reconstructions:
lessons learned​
Clement Darling
14:25 – 14:35
Three decades of experience with open and endovascular repair
of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms at Mayo Clinic:
current recommendations 
Peter Gloviczki
14:35 – 14:45
3D printed abdominal aortic aneurysm phantom for image guided surgical planning with a patient specific fenestrated endovascular graft system 
Maciej Dryjski
14:45 – 14:55
Re-interventions are still common after EVAR​
Mirosław Dziekiewicz
14:55 – 15:05
Endovascular techniques for advanced lesions including distal aorta
and iliac arteries​
Piotr Ciostek
15:05 – 15:15
Six decades of carotid surgery. Operations other than internal carotid endarterectomy: still without current recommendations​
Piotr Myrcha
15:15 – 15:25
Atypical arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis
Zbigniew Gałązka
15:25 – 15:35
Bioengineering human blood vessels for clinical use in AV access
and arterial reconstruction 
Jeffrey H. Lawson 
15:35 – 15:45
Humacyte - bioengineered human vessel for hemodialysis. 24 months
of follow up. Single centre experience​
Tomasz Zubilewicz
15:45 – 15:55
Update on the Guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery
and the American Venous Forum on chronic venous disease​
Monika Gloviczki
15:55 – 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 – 17:45
Special session of the President
of the Polish Society for Vascular Surgery
“Masters and Mentors in Medicine are indispensable,
they help shape careers and create purpose”
Frank Criado – Keynote speech

Moderators: Piotr Szopiński, Piotr Ciostek, Piotr Andziak
Panelists: Waldemar Kostewicz, Piotr Myrcha, Maciej Kielar
Gala dinner - Belvedere Restaurant in the Royal Łazienki
7:30 – 8:30
8:30 – 10:30
Session 3. Aortic arch, TAAs and TAAAs
(10 min. + 5 min.)
Moderators: Piotr Andziak, Tomasz Jakimowicz, Łukasz Dzieciuchowicz, Artur Milnerowicz
8:30 – 8:45
Possibilities of endovascular aortic arch treatment​
Piotr Kasprzak
8:45 – 9:00
Aortic arch replacement – frozen elephant trunk or standard?
Kazimierz Widenka
9:00 – 9:15
Is debranching of aortic arch always needed?
Implantation of stent-grafts in zone 0, 1 and 2​
Grzegorz Halena
9:15 – 9:30
Embolization of endoleaks after complex endovascular repair of aortic arch pathologies
Marwan Youssef
9:30 – 9:45
Endovascular treatment of posttraumatic thoracic aortic aneurysms​
Małgorzata Szostek
9:45 – 10:00
Results of endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal
and pararenal aortic aneurysms – single centre experience​
Sławomir Nazarewski
10:00 – 10:10
Advances and current results of open thoracoabdominal aneurysm treatment​
Enrico Maria Marone
10:10 – 10:20
Advances and current results of endovascular thoracoabdominal aneurysm  treatment
Barend Mees
10:20 – 10:30
Comment: Piotr Andziak
10:30 – 10:45  
Coffe break 
10:45 – 13:00
Session 4. Complex AAA
(10 min. + 5 min.)
Moderators: Krzysztof Ziaja, Piotr Gutowski, Radosław Kowalewski, Piotr Szopiński
10:45 – 11:00
What does „complex AAA” mean to me?
When do I choose open repair?
Dariusz Janczak
11:00 – 11:15
Fenestrated EVAR is the intervention of choice in complex AAA
Martin Claridge
11:15 – 11:30
Short or no neck: my tricks to do chimney with Nellix,
how does it work?
11:30 – 11:45
Endovascular treatment for ruptured aneurysms -
thoracic, thoracoabdominal and abdominal from 2010 to 2017
Andreas Gussmann, M. Naundorf, J. Kühn
11:45 – 12:00
Repair of infected stentgrafts - my experience 
12:00 - 13:00
Expert-panel case-based discussion of “EVAR solutions
for complex-anatomy AAA”

Moderator: Frank Criado
Panelists: Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska, Jacek Szmidt,
Piotr Kasprzak, Grzegorz Oszkinis, Piotr Szopiński
Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30
Special Session of the
International Society of Endovascular Specialists

Moderators: Zvonimir Krajcer, Alan Lumsden
Panelists: Clifford Buckley, Frank Criado, Grzegorz Halena,
Francesco Serino, Piotr Szopiński
14:00 – 14:10
ISEVS: The historical unfolding of a revolutionary new society
that propelled endo into the main stream
14:10 – 14:20
The latest advances in large bore femoral artery closure: 
will pre-close devices become obsolete for large bore sheaths?
14:20 – 14:30
Chimneys, sandwiches, periscopes and parallel grafts can be useful tools: will they still play a role 5 years from now?​
Frank Criado
14:30 – 14:40
Current role of leg bypass surgery in management of patients
with PAD and CLI 
Francesco Serino
14:40 – 14:50
The Nellix device, advantages and disadvantages, current results
and complications
Clifford Buckley
14:50 – 15:00
The Colt - a new simplified branched endoprosthesis for treatment
of TAAAs
Piotr Szopiński
15:00 – 15:10
Infrarenal neck circumferential calcification and thrombus should no longer be considered contraindication for EVAR: here is the evidence
Zvonimir Krajcer
15:10 – 15:20
Best strategies for complex SFA disease (calcification and CTO):
role of POBA, DCB Angioplasty, DES and atherectomy
Grzegorz Halena
15:20 – 15:30
Progress with branched endograft devices for the aortic arch
Alan Lumsden
15:30 – 15:45
Coffee break 
15:45 – 17:15
Special Session of the European Society for Vascular Surgery
Moderators: Arkadiusz JawieńSebastian Debus, Jurg Schmidli
Panelists: Ross Naylor, Tina Cohnert, Tomasz Jakimowicz
15:45 – 16:00
What does optimal medical therapy really mean for symptomatic
and asymptomatic patients with carotid stenosis
Ross Naylor
16:00 – 16:10
AAA screening – its role and outcomes
Arkadiusz Jawień
16:10 – 16:25
AAA treatment indications with a gender perspective
Tina Cohnert
16:25 – 16:40
Aortic arch debranching and hybrid treatment: intrathoracic
and extrathoracic techniques
Jurg Schmidli
16:40 – 16:55
SPIDER – a new hybrid graft for thoracoabdominal aortic repair
Sebastian Debus
16:55 – 17:05
Paraplegia prevention during TAAA treatment
Tomasz Jakimowicz
17:05 – 17:15
Dinner – Hilton Hotel
7:00 – 8:00
8:00 – 9:00 
Forum of New Technologies, Research and Trials 
Moderators: Zbigniew Rybak, Marcin Gabriel, Tomasz Jakimowicz
8:00 – 8:10
Phlebogriffe – a step forward by returning to the principles of sclerotherapy.
P. Ciostek, M. Kowalski, W. Woźniak, A. Danowska
8:10 – 8:20
A new Polish balloon catheter – clinical study results
P. Nowakowski
8:20 – 8:30
Popliteal artery angioplasty with the use of a Jaguar stent
P. Janik, P. Potoczny, A. Uryniak
8:30 – 8:40
30-month follow-up of femoral artery occlusions treated with bioabsorbable Remedy® stents
J.J. Kęsik, A. Paluszkiewicz, M. Feldo, P. Terlecki, T. Zubilewicz
8:40 – 8:50
Excimo laser – initial results of femoral artery occlusion treatment
W. Kuczmik, G. Oszkinis
8:50 – 9:00
Cell therapies in vascular medicine
L. Masłowski, W. Witkiewicz, A. Lange, M. Paprocka, D. Duś,
R. Grendziak, J. Lange, J. Kubiak, D. Duda, A. Buczyńska,
E. Wojtowicz-Prus, A. Czarnecka
9:00 – 9:10
The use of new materials for abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment – experimental study
W. Hauzer, J. Gnus, A. Czerski, S. Ferenc, A. Yarka, W. Witkiewicz
9:10 – 9:20
Treatment of chronical venous lower limb ulcers in humans with the use of newly developed linen dressings obtained by means of genetic engineering
K. Skórkowska-Telichowska, M. Żuk
9:20 – 9:30
Coffe break
9:30 – 10:50
Case session part 1. Peripheral arteries 
(5 min. + 5 min.)
Moderators: Stanisław Molski, Tomasz Urbanek, Michał-Goran Stanišić
9:30 – 9:40
Endovascular treatment of a subclavian artery gunshot wound
J. Miszczuk, A. Barczak, R. Rylski
9:40 – 9:50
Endovascular treatment of a challenging right subclavian artery aneurysm
A. Ciesierski, A. Ambroziak, Ł. Dyl, W. Hendiger
9:50 – 10:00
Vascular surgery revision – case presentation
M. Sitarz, J. Michalak, P. Szopiński
10:00 – 10:10
Using an occluded superficial femoral artery as a patch after exclusion of an infected prosthesis
A. Yarka, Y. Orel, O. Zubenko, D. Solman, J. Gnus, S. Ferenc, W. Hauser, I. Kobza, W. Witkiewicz
10:10 – 10:20
True aneurysm of the common femoral artery bifurcation - which treatment method?
P. Słowiński, A. Lewszuk, M. Zawadzki, J.Wawrzczak, W. Staszkiewicz
10:20 – 10:30
Endovascular revascularization of a lower limb in a patient with multifocal injury of femoral and popliteal arteries – impressive and effective?
W. Raciborski, W. Hendiger, A. Siwko, W. Staszkiewicz
10:30 – 10:40
Lower limb ischemia in a patient with popliteal artery cystic adventitial disease
I. Taranta, P. Myrcha, P. Ciostek
10:40 – 10:50
Popliteal artery aneurysm in a patient with critical lower limb ischemia due to triple-artery occlusion below the knee
R. Kowalewski, T. Mularczyk, A. Janion, K. Krępski
10:50 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:20
Case session part 2. Carotid arteries 
(5 min. + 5 min.)
Moderators: Grzegorz Madycki, Waldemar Kostewicz, Dariusz Janczak
11:00 – 11:10
Endovascular treatment of acute internal carotid artery dissection with radiological signs of brain hipoperfusion following Krav Maga training
D. Janczak, A. Ziomek, M. Malinowski, M. Leśniak, T. Dorobisz, W. Pawłowski, M. Chabowski, K. Dorobisz
11:10 – 11:20
Internal carotid artery thrombectomy as a treatment method in case of brain stroke
E. Święcka, I. Stöwe, O. Hinze, M. Putowski
11:20 – 11:30
Non-standard carotid stenting in a patient with acute brain stroke
M. Sojka, A. Wolski, K. Pyra, P. Bernat, T. Jargiełło
11:30 – 11:40
Long-term follow-up of a rare case of Dacron patch infection in a patient after internal carotid endarterectomy. Isn’t the patient right at times?
A. Eberhardt, P. Słowiński, G. Madycki, W. Staszkiewicz
11:40 – 11:50
A case of carotid artery revascularization requiring plan C
P. Myrcha, P. Zydlewski, W. Woźniak, T. Miłek, P. Ciostek
11:50 – 12:00
Symptomatic floating thrombus in the internal carotid artery successfully treated with combined surgical-endovascular approach
Ł. Dzieciuchowicz, M. Snoch-Ziółkiwicz, J. Tomczak, B. Żabicki
12:00 – 12:10
Iatrogenic injury of the brachiocephalic trunk while obtaining vascular access
I. Skwierz, I. Burakowski, G. Halena
12:10 – 12:20
Carotid artery injury as a complication of melanoma cancer treatment
J. Michalak, J. Iwanowski, P. Szopiński
12:20 – 12:30
Coffee break

12:30 – 13:50
Case session part 3. Thoracic and abdominal aorta 
(5 min. + 5 min.)
Moderators: Wojciech Witkiewicz, Arkadiusz Jawień,
Mirosław Dziekiewicz, Jerzy Głowiński
12:30 – 12:40
The use of EVAS for the treatment of Type 3 endoleak after EVAR
P. Zydlewski, P. Myrcha, P. Ciostek
12:40 – 12:50
AFX stent-graft exclusion due to increasing aneurysm diameter
M. Jaworski, P. Drojecki
12:50 – 13:00
Endovascular multi-stage treatment of a sequence of complications after stent-graft implantation for abdominal aortic aneurysm
T. Dorobisz, M. Malinowski, M. Leśniak, A. Ziomek, W. Pawłowski, K. Pormańczuk, K. Dorobisz, D. Janczak
13:00 – 13:10
A case of throracoabdominal aortic dissection treated with the use of fenestration in situ technique
M. Majewski
13:10 – 13:20
Implantation of a Colt stent-graft in a patient with symptomatic throracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
A. Milnerowicz, S. Pawłowski, A. Pupka
13:20 – 13:30
Hemodynamically unstable patient with rupture of common iliac artery aneurysm into iliac vein
I. Burakowski, G. Halena
13:30 – 13:40
Endovascular treatment of a challenging aortic arch aneurysm
E. Pleban, J. Iwanowski, P. Szopiński
13:40 – 13:50
Repair procedure of the right leg of aortobifemoral stent-graft dislocation with the use of diverted iliac extension
M. Iłżecki, P. Terlecki, T. Zubilewicz
13:50 – 14:00
Closing remarks: Piotr Szopiński
14:00 – 15:00



Sign up for newsletter