Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

October 1-2 | Berlin, DE

Pulmonary artery interventions

October 1-2 | Berlin, DE

Pulmonary artery interventions

October 1-2 | Berlin, DE

Pulmonary artery interventions

October 1-2 | Berlin, DE

October 1-2 | Berlin, DE

OnsiteESIR coursesPulmonary artery interventions, Berlin/DE, October 1-2, 2024

Pulmonary artery interventions, Berlin/DE, October 1-2, 2024

Please note that this course has been changed from September 26-27, 2024 to October 1-2, 2024.

Treatment of acute pulmonary embolism requires an interdisciplinary approach, with interventional radiology becoming more and more important with the increasing availability of suitable catheter systems for local therapy. The mechanical thrombectomy systems in particular have developed significantly in the recent past and represent a valuable alternative to lysis-based procedures. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension develops in 2% to 5% of cases undergoing conservative treatment of pulmonary embolism. Interventional radiology has sharpened its profile for this clinical picture. Pulmonary balloon angioplasty (BPA) represents a supplementary method for surgical desobliteration of the pulmonary arteries. However, a controlled recanalization of the vessels is mandatory in order to avoid major complications for the patient.

In this course, the pathophysiological basics of acute and chronic pulmonary embolism, the diagnosis, and the selection of the appropriate treatment technique are discussed. In addition to practice-oriented case studies, the participants will learn important techniques guided by experienced tutors on suitable simulators.

Who should attend?

Organized and led by renowned experts, this ESIR course on pulmonary interventions gives experienced physicians the opportunity to learn practical skills and learn more about current treatment options or both, acute and chronic pulmonary embolisms.

Preliminary programme

Tuesday, October 1, 2024

09:00-10:25 Treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE)

Clinical presentation of PE and indications for treatment
PE treatment with US-assisted thrombolysis
PE treatment with small bore aspiration system
PE treatment with large bore aspiration system

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:20 Treament of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertention: The clinicians perspective
BPA in CTEPH patients: Who and how, image guidance
BPA in CTEPH: The Spain experience
Recorded video-case presentation

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-17:30 Hands-on device training (rotating groups)

Image guidance in pulmonary interventions
Tips & tricks using US-assisted thrombolysis
Small bore aspiration system
Large bore aspiration system
Simulator training for pulmonary endovascular interventions

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

09:00-10:40 Case-based discussions: When things go wrong

10:40-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:40 Case-based discussions: When things go right

12:40 Final remarks

Local host

Bernhard Gebauer (Berlin/DE)
Bernhard Meyer (Hannover/DE)


M. DeBucourt (Berlin/DE)
F. Gomez (Valencia/ES)
N. Karunanithy (London/UK)
G. Sampere Campello (Mallorca/ES)


Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Campus Benjamin Franklin
Hindenburgdamm 30
12200 Berlin


Please note that this course is open only to interventional radiologists who have completed their radiology training.

The registration fees are as follows:

Early Fee
(until August 1, 2024)
Regular Fee
(as of August 2, 2024)
Course registration€ 690€ 890
Course registration (CIRSE Member*)€ 590€ 690
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
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch on the first day

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
Fax: 0043 1 904 2003 30
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”.


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

Hotel Steglitz International
*6 min by car, 8 min by public transportation to venue
Schlossstraße/Albrechtstraße 212165 Berlin+49 (0) 30 790050
E-mail: [email protected]

Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin
*10 min by car, 26 min by public transportation to venue
Takustrasse 39
14195 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 557 7970
E-mail: [email protected]

H10 Berlin Ku’damm
*15 min by car, 22 min by public transportation to venue
Joachimsthaler Str. 31-32
10719 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 3229 22300
E-mail: [email protected]

Motel One Berlin-Upper West
*17 min by car, 27 min by public transportation to venue
Kantstraße 163-165
10623 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 32293190-0
E-mail: [email protected]