Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

April 11-12 | Athens, GR

Spine interventions: established indications

April 11-12 | Athens, GR

Spine interventions: established indications

April 11-12 | Athens, GR

Spine interventions: established indications

April 11-12 | Athens, GR

April 11-12 | Athens, GR

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Spine interventions: Established indications, Athens/GR, April 11-12, 2024

Percutaneous interventions in the spine constitute a field which continues to evolve rapidly. These techniques include a wide variety of procedures (infiltrations and neurolysis, biopsy, discography and disc decompression, ablation and vertebral augmentation) which provide therapies for different spine pathologies including back pain and neuralgias, pathologic confirmation of infections and lesions of unknown origin; as well as intervertebral disc herniation, metastatic disease and vertebral fractures. During the last decade, numerous changes and developments have been added to the therapeutic armamentarium and are available for providing these procedures to appropriate patients. Proper patient selection is a prerequisite for a patient-tailored therapeutic approach whilst technical knowledge and skills along with high-quality imaging guidance ensure safety and efficacy.

This course will discuss indications and technical performance of basic spine procedures such as injections, biopsy, decompression techniques for intervertebral disc herniation, percutaneous vertebroplasty, and balloon augmentation for vertebral fractures. Extensive hands-on workshops on spine models will provide delegates with the opportunity of performing these procedures in a safe environment, master the necessary technical skills, and learn tips and tricks for a safe and efficacious approach.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for physicians who are interested in developing or improving their knowledge as well as fine-tuning their practical skills upon spine percutaneous procedures.

Preliminary Programme

Thursday, April 11, 2024

08:30-08:55 Registration

09:00-09:30 Opening

09:30-10:00 Advanced imaging and navigation for spine interventions

10:00-10:30 Scientific lectures I

Trans-foraminal and epidural injections (including access)
Facet joint and SIJ therapies
Intervertebral disc techniques (including access)

10:30-13:00 Hands-on workshops I

Trans-foraminal and epidural injections
Facet joint and SIJ injections
Facet joint and SIJ neurolysis
IVD
Electromagnetic navigation
Robotic navigation

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-14:30 Scientific lectures II

Percutaneous biopsy including access
Percutaneous vertebroplasty
Percutaneous balloon augmentation

14:30-17:00 Hands-on workshops II

Biopsy
Percutaneous vertebroplasty
Balloon augmentation
Vertebroplasty and balloon augmentation
Electromagnetic navigation
Robotic navigation

Friday, April 12, 2024

09:30-10:10 Controversy I

Spine injections should be performed under: US guidance
Spine injections should be performed under: Fluoroscopic guidance
Spine injections should be performed under: CT guidance
Discussion

10:10-10:50 Controversy II

Intervertebral disc decompression: mechanical techniques work better
Intervertebral disc decompression: chemical techniques work better
Intervertebral disc decompression: thermal techniques work better
Discussion

10:50-11:30 Controversy III

Ideal percutaneous technique for osteoporotic vertebral fractures: vertebroplasty
Ideal percutaneous technique for osteoporotic vertebral fractures: balloon augmentation
Discussion

11:30-12:30 Lunch Break

12:30-14:00 Video case discussions

Spine injection
Intervertebral disc decompression
Percutaneous vertebroplasty
Balloon augmentation in the spine
Electromagnetic navigation in the spine
Robotic-guided cases in the spine

14:00-14:15 Closing remarks

Local host

Dimitrios Filippiadis
Dimitrios Filippiadis
(Athens/GR)

Preliminary faculty

S. Apostolopoulos (Athens /GR)
R.L. Cazzato (Strasbourg/FR)
A. Kelekis (Athens /GR)
N. Kelekis (Athens /GR)
S. Marcia (Cagliari/IT)
G. Siasos (Athens /GR)
M. van Strijen (Nieuwegein/NL)
C. Zhini (Florence/IT)

Venue

Attikon University General Hospital
Rimini 1
Chaidari 124 62
Greece

Registration

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 February 15, 2024)
Regular Fee
(as of February 16, 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 50 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
Austria

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”.

Accommodation

A list of recommended hotels within the vicinity of the course venue will be displayed shortly. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and course delegates shall bear all costs in this context themselves.