Prostate Embolisation, Milan (IT), June 14-15, 2018

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Directions to the venue can be found here: http://www.aimsacademy.org/en/how-to-find-us/


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, patients with low grade prostatic tumours or elderly patients with prostatic tumours undergoing hormonal therapy.

Physicians taking part in this year’s ESIR course on prostate embolisation organised by Dr Antonio Rampoldi and Prof. Francisco Carnevale at the AIMS Academy will learn about patient selection (taking into account factors such as the vascular anatomy of the prostatic gland, 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 colleague working in a different discipline from the same hospital under the registration type "Team Fee".



As an additional feature of the course, participants will be able to test 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 (live and edited cases) 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!


Further information: IR News 01/2017 (PDF download 2,3 MB)




PErFecTing Collaboration in Prostate Artery Embolisation

Prostate artery embolisation for benign prostatic obstruction is a complex IR procedure that requires an extensive amount of embolisation experience in order to achieve the best results. This video shows the newest research and techniques as well as the best methods for collaboration.



Thursday, June 14, 2018

  Welcome and course introduction
  Understanding LUTS and Prostate Anatomy
Lecture 1 Understanding BPH and LUTS
Lecture 2 Medical therapy before, during and after PAE
Lecture 3 Patient selection for PAE
Lecture 4 Prostate arterial anatomy: Basics  
Lecture 5 Prostate arterial anatomy: Anatomical variants
Lecture 6 Benign prostatic hyperplasia imaging: Pre- and post-PAE
Lecture 7 How to do PAE: PErFecTED technique
Simulators Simulator introductions  
  Coffee break
LC 1 Live Case 1
  Simultaneously: Simulator Training
LC 1 Live case 1 discussion
  Image Guidance and Edited Cases
Lecture 8 Angio CT, angio MR, cone beam CT: Are they really necessary?
Cases Edited cases
  Simultaneously: Simulator Training
Wrap-up Discussion


Friday, June 15, 2018

  Urodynamic Tests and Surgery Options
Lecture 9 Urinary tract functional evaluation
Lecture 10 When to do a prostate biopsy for PAE
Lecture 11 TURP and LASER for BPH
Lecture 12 Minimally invasive treatments for BPH
Lecture 13 Open prostatectomy for BPH
Wrap-up Discussion
  Coffee break
LC 2 Live Case 2
  Simultaneously: Simulator Training 
LC 2 Live case 2 discussion
  Post PAE Follow-Up
Lecture 14 Post PAE symptoms
Lecture 15 Patient follow-up
Lecture 16 PAE results
  Final Discussions
Wrap-up Interactive round-table discussion
  Final remarks
  Certificate of attendance



F.C. Carnevale, Milan (IT)
A.G. Rampoldi, Milan (IT)



F. Barbosa, Milan (IT)
A.M. Bocciardi, Milan (IT)
P.M. Brambillasca, Milan (IT)
F.C. Carnevale, São Paulo (BR)
N. Hacking, Southampton (UK)
A.G. Rampoldi, Milan (IT)
M. Spinelli, Milan (IT)
R. Vercelli, Milan (IT)



A.M. de Assis, São Paulo (BR)
D. Di Trapani, Milan (IT)
A. Galfano, Milan (IT)
M. Grosso, Cuneo (IT)
S. Secco, Milan (IT)
E. Strada, Milan (IT)



AIMS Academy - Niguarda Ca'Granda Hospital
Piazza Ospedale Maggiore 3
20162 Milano

Directions to the venue can be found here: http://www.aimsacademy.org/en/how-to-find-us/



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. 

Acca Palace
Via Giovanni Nicotera, 9
20161 Milano
Phone: +39 02 646 6239
E-mail: reception@accapalace.com

Best Western Hotel Madison
Via Privata Leopoldo Gasparotto, 8
20124 Milano
Phone: +39 02 6707 4150
E-mail: madison.mi@bestwestern.it

Hotel degli Arcimboldi
Viale Sarca 336
20126 Milano
Phone: +39 02 84266800
E-mail: arcimboldi@bookingsolutions.it


LaGare Hotel Milano
Via G B Pirelli 20
20124  Milano
Phone: +39 02 8725241
E-mail: reservations@lagarehotelmilano.it


Hotel Novotel Milano Nord
Viale Suzzani 13
20162 Milano
Phone: +39 02 641151
E-mail: H1140@accor.com



The ESIR 2018: Prostate Embolisation, Milan, Italy, 14/06/2018-15/06/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.