Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
November 17-18 | Strasbourg, FR

November 17-18 | Strasbourg, FR

November 17-18 | Strasbourg, FR

November 17-18 | Strasbourg, FR

November 17-18 | Strasbourg, FR

EventsESIR coursesHands-On Liquid Embolisation, Strasbourg/FR, November 17-18, 2022

Hands-On Liquid Embolisation, Strasbourg/FR, November 17-18, 2022

In recent years, liquid embolics have increased in popularity among interventional radiologists, as these agents boast both high embolic efficiency and good clinical results. However, the learning curve is steep, as the liquid management and technical aspects are different and more complex than using conventional coils or particles, and training with these agents should take place in a controlled environment.

Liquid embolics can generally be classified into three main groups: cyanoacrylate (glue), non-adhesive DMSO-based embolics and sclerosants foams. The indications for use, chemical properties, clinical advantages and risks of these can be vastly different from those for sclerosants and cyanoacrylates, and knowing the variances is essential for a well-trained IR.

Training with liquid embolics in real models allows IRs to gain the expertise needed for the management of these products. Due to the similarity between pig and human anatomy, pigs will be used in the in-vivo workshops in order to learn how to deal with the injection of glue and EVOH into livers and kidneys. In the ex-vivo workshops, participants will practice on models to learn about the right way to use sclerosants, cyanoacrylate glue, and EVOH. Additional parallel stations will provide opportunities for participants to learn about the preparation and mixing of glue and EVOH.  Organised by Christoph Binkert and lead by a team of expert faculty members, this course will ensure that experienced IRs are up to date on this important and expanding facet of embolisation.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for interventional radiologists who have completed their radiology training and are interested in fine-tuning their practical skills and learning more about the current treatment options for routine as well as technically challenging cases.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Welcome and faculty introduction

09:15-10:15 Technical lectures

  • Technical aspects of cyanoacrylate glue
  • Technical aspects of ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH)
  • Technical aspects of sclerosants

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-13:00 Ex-vivo workshops

  • Practical aspects of sclerosants in a model
  • Practical aspects of cyanoacrylate glue in a model
  • Practical aspects of ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) in a model
  • Parallel: Preparation-mixing of glue

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 In-vivo workshop on pigs

  • Hands-on injection of glue in liver, kidney
  • Hands-on injection of glue in liver, kidney
  • Hands-on injection of EVOH in liver, kidney
  • Parallel: Preparation-mixing EVOH

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 In-vivo workshop on pigs

  • Hands-on injection of glue in liver, kidney
  • Hands-on injection of glue in liver, kidney
  • Hands-on injection of EVOH in liver, kidney
  • Parallel: Preparation-mixing EVOH

Friday, November 18, 2022

09:00-10:30 Case discussions: When things go wrong

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Case discussions: When things go right

12:30-13:00 Final assessment

Local host

Christoph Binkert
Christoph Binkert


E. Boatta (Strasbourg/FR)
Y. Chun (London/UK)
B. Gebauer (Berlin/DE)
B. Meyer (Hannover/DE)


IHU – Institute of Image-Guided Surgery
1 place de l’Hôpital
Strasbourg 67091


 Early Fee
(until September 22, 2022)
Late Fee
(as of September 23, 2022)
Course registration€850€950
Course registration (CIRSE Member*)€650€750

*Reduced registration fees are only available for members of CIRSE in good standing.

These fees include

  • Course attendance
  • Teaching material for the course
  • Lunch on the first day
  • Coffee breaks

Registration will open soon, stay tuned!

General Information

  • Please note that this course is limited to 30 participants and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To attend the ESIR courses as a member, CIRSE membership fee for the year of the course must be settled.
  • Please note that your registration becomes valid only after receipt of payment and after confirmation by the CIRSE Central Office.
  • When making your flight bookings, please make sure that you will be able to stay for the entire course.

Invoices will be issued by the CIRSE Foundation, Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

CIRSE Foundation
Neutorgasse 9
Phone: 0043 1 904 2003
Fax: 0043 1 904 2003 30
Email: [email protected]
1010 Vienna

COVID 19 Information

  • Please note that in order to attend an ESIR course, we request proof that participants are either vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19. Proof of full vaccination via a vaccine certificate, vaccine card, vaccine passport, EU Digital COVID Certificate, or proof of recovery via a medical certificate proving past infection is required.
  • Please check country-specific COVID-19 requirements and travel information before traveling to an ESIR course.
  • In the case that any additional COVID-19 health and safety measures are put in place by the hosting institution, participants will receive an update shortly before the course date.

Cancellation of course registration

The CIRSE Foundation offers all participants the possibility of purchasing insurance with our partner “Europäische Reiseversicherung” via this link. Thus, the CIRSE Foundation itself will not refund any amount after a cancellation of registration. All requests have to be issued to the “Europäische Reiseversicherung” directly. Refunds will be given within the terms and conditions of the “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. Name changes will be handled as a cancellation and new registration.


Below is a list of recommended hotels within the vicinity of the course venue. To proceed with booking your rooms for the course duration, please get in touch with the hotels directly. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and course delegates shall bear all costs in this context themselves.

Upon booking your room, please inform the hotel that you are attending an event at IHU (Institute of Image-Guided Surgery) to secure special booking rates.

Hôtel du Dragon
3*, 7 min. walk from the venue
12, rue du Dragon
Phone: +33 3 88 35 79 80
E-mail: [email protected]
**Please double check that you have selected the Strasbourg hotel before booking – a hotel with the same name and street name exists in Paris.

Hôtel Au Cerf d’Or
3*, 8 min. walk from the venue
6 Place de l’Hôpital
Phone: +33 3 88 36 20 05
E-mail: [email protected]

Holiday Inn Express
3*, 15 min. walk from the venue
Rue de la Corderie
Phone: +33 3 88 10 99 99
E-mail: [email protected]

Les Haras
4*, 6 min. walk from the venue
23 Rue des Glacières
Phone: +33 3 90 20 50 00
E-mail: [email protected]

Cour du Corbeau
4*, 12 min. walk from the venue
7 Rue des Couples
Phone: +33 3 90 00 26 26
E-mail: [email protected]

Régent Petite France
4*, 12 min. walk from the venue
5 rue des Moulins
Phone: +33 3 88 76 43 43
E-mail: [email protected]