Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
June 15-16 | Düsseldorf, DE

June 15-16 | Düsseldorf, DE

June 15-16 | Düsseldorf, DE

June 15-16 | Düsseldorf, DE

June 15-16 | Düsseldorf, DE

OnsiteESIR coursesPortovenous interventions of the liver, Düsseldorf/DE, June 15-16, 2023

Portovenous interventions of the liver, Düsseldorf/DE, June 15-16, 2023

Please note that this course is fully booked. Click here to send us an email to join the waitlist.

Portovenous interventions like TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) and portal vein embolisation are one of the most challenging procedures performed by interventional radiologists, both from a technical and clinical point of view. To ensure the procedure’s success, strong cooperation between interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists and surgeons is vital. This ESIR course will equip its participants with the necessary technical knowledge about TIPS, transjugular liver biopsy and portal vein embolisation and give them a thorough understanding of the clinical aspects involved, including indications, contraindications and managerial considerations. A select multidisciplinary faculty will provide attendees with useful knowledge from their respective fields. Course content will cover theoretical and practical knowledge with hands-on device trainings including the range of devices used for performing TIPS and portal vein embolisation procedures.

What will you learn?

  • Diagnosis of portal hypertension
  • Complications of portal hypertension: ascites and variceal bleeding
  • Patient selection for TIPS procedures
  • Management of more complex diseases: hepatorenal syndrome, Budd-Chiari syndrome, portal vein thrombosis, bilharzia
  • How to deal with portal vein cavernomatosis and occlusion
  • How to deal with TIPS occlusions
  • Post-procedural management
  • Hepatic encephalopathy: prevention and management
  • Portal vein embolisation: when and how to do it
  • Transjugular liver biopsies: when and how to do it
  • Case discussions with the experts
  • Opportunity to explore the technical characteristics of various devices with physical and electronic simulators

Who should attend?

This Fundamental Course covers basic chapters on Portal and Hepatic Venous Interventions in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology (p. 55, chapter It will give participants the opportunity to learn basic knowledge but will also delve deeper into technical aspects that should be considered, such as indications, complication management, complex cases and other relevant topics.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Opening: Welcome and faculty introduction, course objective, and schedule

09:15-10:35 Transjugular interventions: TIPS and liver biopsy

Anatomy and pathophysiology
Indications and contraindication for transjugular liver biopsy
Patient selection: Indications and contraindications for TIPS
TIPS: How I do it (and why)
Post-procedural management and outcome of TIPS

10:35-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:15 Transjugular interventions: TIPS and liver biopsy (continued)

Mangement of complex diseases (portal vein cavernomatosis/occlusions; budd-chiari, bilharzia)
TIPS: Lessons learned from complex cases
TIPS: Update from the Germany registry
Summary and discussion

12:15-13:15 Lunch

13:15-16:00 Hands-on device training (rotating groups)

TIPS- device training
Liver biopsy – device training & models
Emolization simulation training

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-17:45 Interactive video case discussions

Transjugular intervention

Friday, June 16, 2023

08:30-10:00 Portal vein embolisation (PVE): Technical lectures

Indications and contraindications for PVE
Technical aspects of embolization (cyanoacrylate, microspheres, coils, plugs)
PVE: How I do it (and why)
Why not surgery? PVE vs. surgery

10:00-10:15 Coffee break

10:15-13:00 Hands-on device workshops (rotating groups)

Coils & plugs – Device training & simulator
Microspheres – Device training & simulator
Glue – Device training & simulator
Embolization simulation training

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:30 Interactive case discussion

PVE – When things go wrong
PVE: Lessons learned from complex cases
Final discussion, course wrap up, and remarks

Local host

Peter Minko
Peter Minko


J. Bode (Düsseldorf/DE)
G. Grözinger (Tübingen/DE)
M. Katoh (Krefeld/DE)
A. Kunstein (Düsseldorf/DE)
N. Lehwald (Düsseldorf/DE)
C. Meyer (Bonn/DE)
B. Radeleff (Hof/DE)
M. Rudler (Paris/DE)
J. Trebicka (Bonn/DE)
M. Wildgruber (Munich/DE)
C. Weigel (Düsseldorf/DE)


University Hospital Düsseldorf
Moorenstrasse 5
40225 Düsseldorf

CME Accreditation

The ESIR 2023 Portovenous interventions of the liver, June 15-16, 2023 course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).


Please note that this fundamental course is open to healthcare professionals with at least one year experience in interventional radiology.

The registration fees are as follows:

 Early Fee
(until April 20, 2023)
Regular Fee
(as of April 21, 2023)
CIRSE member*€550€650
Course registration€650€850
Team registration** (CIRSE member*)€700€900
Team registration **€1,000€1,300
Nurse/radiographer (CIRSE member*)€310€410

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

Upon approval, (interventional) radiologists attending the course may bring with them a colleague from the same hospital but a different medical specialty, with whom they work together in a multidisciplinary 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 registration”. Just choose the “team registration” and contact [email protected] with details regarding your non-IR colleague.

These fees include:

  • Course attendance
  • Teaching material for the course
  • Coffee breaks and lunch

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
1010 Vienna

Phone: 0043 1 904 2003
Email: [email protected]

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. Please note that CIRSE offers just a platform to affect a policy between you and “Europäische Reiseversicherung”.

COVID 19 Information

  • There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in regards to participating in ESIR courses.
  • Please check country-specific COVID-19 requirements and travel information before travelling 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.


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.

Ruby Luna Hotel & Bar
Kasernenstrasse 39
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 260 063 70

Hotel Kö59 Düsseldorf
Member of Hommage Luxury Hotels Collection
Königsallee 59
40215 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 8285 0

Hotel Favor
Shadowplatz 7
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 447 6990

Steigenberger Parkhotel
Königsallee 1A
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 1381 0

Hyatt Regency
Speditionsstrasse 19
40221 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 9134 1234

Innside Düsseldorf Hafen
Speditionstrasse 9
40221 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 2 11 44717 0

Boutique Hotel Villa Oberkassel
Düsseldorferstrasse 93
40545 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 585 8690


J. BodeReceipt of honoraria or consultation feesFalk Foundation
G. GrözingerReceipt of honoraria or consultation fees
Participation in a company sponsored speaker’s bureau
Biotronic, Cordis
M. KatohI have no potential conflict of interest to report
A. KunsteinI have no potential conflict of interest to report
N. LehwaldI have no potential conflict of interest to report
C. MeyerReceipt of honoraria or consultation feesEisai, Sirtex Medical Europe, W.L. Gore
P. MinkoI have no potential conflict of interest to report
B. RadeleffI have no potential conflict of interest to report
J. RaupachI have no potential conflict of interest to report
J. TrebickaI have no potential conflict of interest to report
M. WildgruberReceipt of grants/research supports
Receipt of honoraria or consultation fees
Advisory board
IGEA Medical, Sirtex Medical
Athena Medical
C. WeigelI have no potential conflict of interest to report