Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

July 4-5 | Harlow, UK

Prostatic artery embolization

July 4-5 | Harlow, UK

Prostatic artery embolization

July 4-5 | Harlow, UK

Prostatic artery embolization

July 4-5 | Harlow, UK

July 4-5 | Harlow, UK

OnsiteESIR coursesProstatic artery embolization, Harlow/UK, July 4-5, 2024

Prostatic artery embolization, Harlow/UK, July 4-5, 2024

Since the introduction of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) 13 years ago, many observational studies and randomized controlled trials have proved the safety and efficacy of PAE to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), with outcomes similar to surgery. Although functional measures such as flow rate and reduction of prostate volume may be superior with surgery in comparison with PAE, clinical improvement is similar between the two techniques. Furthermore, the higher safety profile and shorter recovery favour PAE over surgery. All these factors make PAE an appealing treatment option for patients who are unable to tolerate or are refractory to medical therapy for bothersome LUTS or patients who want to preserve sexual function.

Attendees taking part in this ESIR course on PAE organised by Dr. Zaid Aldin at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in the UK will learn about the fundamentals and techniques for prostatic artery embolization. This will be followed by covering the current status of PAE treatment including patient selection, pre-procedural care and planning, equipment selection, types of embolic agents used and post-procedure care. The theoretical part of the course will be complemented by interactive video cases moderated by expert panelists. These video cases will be used to show teaching points including complex anatomy, embolization techniques and how to avoid complications.

A large part of the course will be dedicated to hands-on experience with catheters, wires and embolic agents currently available on the market. Attendees will have an excellent opportunity to practice and learn how to use glue, the new embolic agent, in PAE . As an additional feature of the course, participants will be able to test their skills on the latest prostatic embolization simulation technology during training sessions taking place throughout the two days. These training sessions will run parallel to several sessions in the scientific programme. Ample time for questions will be given and participants are encouraged to bring cases for discussion.

This is a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of prostatic artery embolization. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today to enhance your experience, improve patient outcomes, and interact with a network of forward-thinking medical professionals.

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.

Preliminary programme

Thursday, July 4, 2024

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Welcome and course introduction

09:15-10:30 Lectures

Understanding LUTS
Medical therapy for LUTS
Patient selection for PAE
Prostate arterial anatomy
PAE femoral approach: How do I do it?

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

10:30-11:00 Parallel simulators

11:00-11:45 Lectures continued

PAE radial approach: How do I dow it?
Catheters, wires and embolic agents
Simulator introduction

11:45-12:45 Interactive recorded cases

Groin approach standard PAE
PAE using glue

12:45-13:45 Lunch

12:45-13:45 Parallel simulators

13:45-15:05 Hands-on workshops

Microcatheters and micro guidewires
How to manage the entry point

15:05-15:35 Coffee break

15:05-15:35 Parallel simulators

15:35-16:55 Hands-on workshop

Microcatheters and micro guidewires
How to manage the entry point

Friday, July 5, 2024

09:00-11:00 Lectures

Challenging PAE cases
Post PAE care and follow up
CT angio, MR angio, On Table CT angio and Embo guide
Insavise surgical treatment for BPH (TUPR, LASER)
Minimally invasive surgical treatment for BPH
Role of repeat PAE
PAE and sexual function
How to start PAE service

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Parallel simulators

11:30- 12:30 Interactive recorded cases

Radial PAE
Tortous iliacs

12:30-13:45 Wrap up

Interactive discussion (bring your own case to discuss)
Quiz cases
Final remarks

Local host

Zaid Aldin
Zaid Aldin


M. Arya (Harlow/UK)
T. Bilhim (Lisbon/PT)
T. Bryant (Southampton/UK)
M. Little (Reading/UK)
R. Loffroy (Dijon/FR)
V. Manolas (Harlow/UK)
S. Modi (Winchester/UK)
W. Partridge (Harlow/UK)
A. Rampoldi (Milan/IT)
M. Shaker (Cairo/EG)
J. Weaver (Harlow/UK)


The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Hamstel Road
Harlow CM20 1QX

CME accreditation

The ESIR 2024 Prostatic artery embolization, July 4-5, 2024 course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 9 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Please note that this course is open only to interventional radiologists with at least one year of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. To further multidisciplinary team building, urologists may attend this course together with an interventional radiologist from the same hospital under the registration type “Team Fee.”

Early Fee
(until May 17, 2024)
Regular Fee
(as of May 18, 2024)
Course registration€ 690€ 890
Course registration – team**€ 1100€ 1400
Course registration (CIRSE Member*)€ 590€ 690
Course registration (CIRSE Member*) - team**€ 800€ 990
Nurse/radiographer*** € 690€ 890

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

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.

Cancellation of course registration

The CIRSE Foundation offers all participants the possibility of purchasing insurance with our partner, “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. 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 effect a policy between you and “Europäische Reiseversicherung”.

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]


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.

Manor of Groves
4*, 15 min. drive from the venue
High Wych
Hertfordshire, CM21 0JU
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1279 600 777
E-Mail: [email protected]

Down Hall Hotel
4*, 15 min. drive from the venue
Matching Road, Hatfield Heath
Essex, CM22 7AS
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1279 731441

The Green Man Hotel
4*, 8 min. drive from the venue
Westgate Brewery, Bury Saint Edmunds
Suffolk, IP33 1QT
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1279 731441

Travel Lodge Harlow
15 min. walk from the venue
Edinburgh Gate, Harlow,
Essex, CM20 2JE
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 8719 846289