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Prostate Embolisation, Paris/FR, March 7-8, 2019

In prostate artery embolisation microspheres are used to block the blood supply to the prostate in order to improve lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia. This procedure has been gaining popularity in recent years, as patient benefits have already been shown in short- and mid-term results. Despite the fact that until now PAE has been mostly used for patients who are unsuitable for surgery, it has the potential to become an alternative for many other patients, such as younger patients with BPH and LUTS wishing to avoid surgery, and patients suffering from chronic indwelling urinary catheter.

Physicians taking part in this year’s ESIR course on prostate embolisation organised by Prof. Marc Sapoval at Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou will learn about patient selection (taking into account factors such as the vascular anatomy of the prostatic gland, the mechanism of urinary obstruction, when to perform a biopsy, etc.), technical aspects (use of cone beam CT, catheter, guidewire and embolic agent selection, etc.), clinical results and follow-up.

The theoretical part of the course will be complemented by two live cases moderated by expert panellists.

Please note that this course is aimed at interventional radiologists. To further multidisciplinary team building, interventional radiologists may attend these courses together with a urologist colleague from the same hospital under the registration type “Team Fee”. Note that no urologist coming on his/her own will be accepted for registration.


As an additional feature of the course, participants will be able to improve their skills on the latest prostate embolisation simulation technology during training sessions taking place throughout the two days.

These training sessions will run parallel to several sessions in the scientific programme and attendees will be able to participate in groups to learn more about the challenging procedure.

Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now to participate in these popular training sessions!


Thursday, March 7, 2019


Welcome and course introduction
Simulator introductions

Understanding LUTS and Prostate Anatomy
Parallel: Simulator Training
Understanding BPH and LUTS
Medical therapy before, during and after PAE
Patient selection for PAE
Prostate arterial anatomy: Basics
Prostate arterial anatomy: Anatomical variants
Benign prostate hyperplasia imaging: Pre- and post-PAE
How to do PAE: PErFecTED technique

Coffee Break

Live Case 1
Parallel: Simulator Training


Live case 1 discussion
Parallel: Simulator Training

Image Guidance and Edited Cases
Parallel: Simulator Training
Angio CT, angio MR, cone beam CT: Are they really necessary?
Edited cases: 2 cases/speaker

Friday, March 8, 2019

Urodynamic Tests and Surgery
Parallel: Simulator Training
Urinary tract functional evaluation
When to do a prostate biopsy before PAE
Minimally invasive treatments for BPH
Open prostatectomy for BPH

Coffee Break

Live Case 2
Parallel: Simulator Training


Live case 2 discussion
Parallel: Simulator Training

Post PAE Follow-Up
Parallel: Simulator Training
Post PAE symptoms
Patient follow-up
PAE results

Final Discussions
Parallel: Simulator Training
Interactive round-table discussion
Final remarks

Certificate of Attendance

Local host

M.R. Sapoval, Paris (FR)


T. Bilhim, Lisbon (PT)
T. Bryant, Eastleigh (UK)
L. Hechelhammer, St. Gallen (CH)
T. Sabharwal, London (UK)
M.R. Sapoval, Paris (FR)
N. Thiounn, Paris (FR) – TBD

Guest Speakers

C. Dariane, Paris (FR)
C. Del Giudice, Paris (FR)
N Moussa, Paris (FR)
O. Pellerin, Paris (FR)


Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou
20 Rue Leblanc
75015 Paris

Registration fees

This course is only open to interventional radiologists. To further multidisciplinary team building, interventional radiologists may attend this cours together with a urologist colleague from the same hospital under the registration type “Team Fee”. Note that no urologist coming on his/her own will be accepted for registration.

Late Registration Fees (from January 31)

Course Registration – Single €700
Course Registration – Team** €1100
CIRSE Member – Single €450
CIRSE Member – Team** €700
Nurse/Radiographer Non-Member* €380
Nurse/Radiographer Member* €310

* Registration needs to be accompanied by the Confirmation Form, signed by the head of department.
** Upon approval, (interventional) radiologists attending the course may bring with them a urologist colleague from the same hospital, with whom they work together in a multidiscplinary team which is relevant for the treatment of the patient. These two physicians will then be able to attend the ESIR course under the “Team Fee”. Just choose the “Team Fee” and contact with details regarding your urologist colleague.


Please note that the following are only suggestions. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee of ESIR courses. CIRSE supports compliance with ethical standards. Therefore, CIRSE emphasises that the participants shall bear any and all costs in this context themselves.

Okko Porte de Versailles
2 Rue du Colonel Pierre
75015 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1 45011700

Mercure Paris Tour Eiffel Pont Mirabeau
10 Avenue Emile Zola
75015 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1 45777200

Mirabeau Eiffel
35 Rue Sébastien Mercier
75015 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1 40581481

Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
61 quai de Grenelle
75015 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1 40582000

Best Western Hôtel Montcalm
50, avenue Félix Faure
75015 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1 45549727

Mercure Paris Vaugirard Porte de Versailles
69 Boulevard Victor
75015 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1 44190303

CME Accreditation

The ESIR 2019: Prostate Embolisation, Paris, France, 07/03/2019-08/03/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.