DVT/PE Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy, Dublin (IE), February 15-16, 2019

Programme | Local Hosts | Faculty | Venue | Registration Fees | Accommodation

Promotional flyer (PDF download 356 KB)


Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) remains one of society's most pressing healthcare challenges, representing the third most common cause of cardiovascular related mortality. Both vena cava filter placement and thrombolysis/thrombectomy for DVT/PE have become widely used throughout Europe. Given this development, IRs need to familiarise themselves with the current pharmaco-mechanical devices on the market for DVT and PE thrombolysis/thrombectomy.

In this ESIR course "DVT/PE Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy" organised by Prof. Mick Lee and Dr Gerry O'Sullivan, attendees will learn about the fundamentals, latest evidence and techniques for treating venous thromboembolism. This will be followed by covering the current status of PE/DVT treatments as well as patient selection, outcomes, complications and follow-up protocols. Additionally, short lectures by recognised experts will be delivered on current anticoagulation therapies for DVT/PE, evidence for thrombolysis/thrombectomy, imaging tools, safe use of devices and outcomes to be expected. The programme will also cover acute interventional treatments for DVT and PE and IR treatments for chronic venous occlusion. Illustrative cases will be used to show teaching points including complications and how to avoid them.

A large part of the course will be devoted to hands-on experience with the various devices currently available on the market. Ample time for questions will be allotted and participants are encouraged to bring cases for discussion.


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


      IR’s role in treating DVT

Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are major healthcare issues, with pulmonary embolus alone killing more patients than road traffic accidents, AIDS and breast cancer combined.

Dr. Gerry O’Sullivan from Galway, Ireland, and one of his past patients talk us through the minimally invasive therapies that interventional radiology can offer DVT sufferers.



Friday, February 15, 2019

  Welcome & introduction
  Fundamentals of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Lecture 1 Epidemiology of VTE
Lecture 2 DVT Treatment: Which AC and for how long?  
Lecture 3 Lower leg venous anatomy/variants
Lecture 4 CTV: How to and pathology (cases)
Lecture 5 MRV: How to and pathology (cases)
Lecture 6 IVUS: How to and pathology (cases)
Lecture 7 Superficial and deep venous US (cases)
Lecture 8 Short and long term outcomes of VTE  
Wrap-up Discussion
  Coffee break
  DVT I - Thrombectomy and Thrombolysis
Lecture 9 Review of clinical trials including ATTRACT?
Lecture 10 Practical tips on how to build a referral practice
Lecture 11 Current thrombectomy devices
Lecture 12 When and how do I use CDT? (cases)
Lecture 13 When and how do I use PMT? (cases)
Lecture 14 When do I use thrombo-aspiration devices? (cases)
Lecture 15 IVC filters: When to place
Wrap-up Discussion
  Venous Stents: How to Place Safely
Lecture 16 Stent types and how to size (cases)
Lecture 17 Iliac bifurcation: Ideal stent placement with examples (cases)
Lecture 18 How long can you go with stents? (cases)
Lecture 19 Is IVUS necessary for stent placement? (cases)
Lecture 20 Stent trial update
Lecture 21 Ideal anticoagulation and follow-up protocol
Lecture 22 Dealing with the occluded stent (cases)
Wrap-up Discussion
  Coffee break
  Hands-On Workshops


Saturday, February 16, 2019

  Pulmonary Embolus
Lecture 23 Treatment of low risk PE: Current strategies
Lecture 24 Medical treatment of high risk PE
Lecture 25 Massive/submassive PE aftermath
Lecture 26 Which patients for catheter directed therapies: Evidence?
Lecture 27 Do we need PERT teams?
Lecture 28 Interventional treatments for PE
Lecture 29 Gaps in evidence and where next?
Wrap-up Discussion
  Coffee break
  Hands-On Workshops
  DVT: Chronic Obstruction/PTS
Lecture 30 Choosing the right patients for intervention
Lecture 31 Evidence for intervention in PTS/occlusion
Lecture 32 Imaging, IVUS, venography, pressure studies to identify PTS (cases)
Lecture 33 Using available tools to safely cross a chronic venous occlusion (cases)
Lecture 34 Current role of surgery for PTS/venous obstruction
Wrap-up Discussion
  My Worst Venous Disasters and Wrap-Up
  Certificate of attendance



M.J. Lee, Dublin (IE)
G.J. O'Sullivan, Galway (IE)



C. Arnoldussen, Limburg (NL)
S. Black, Dublin (IE)
T. Breslin, Dublin (IE)
S. Gaine, Dublin (IE)
W. Kuo, Stanford, CA (USA)
M.J. Lee, Dublin (IE)
F. Ní Áinle, Dublin (IE)
G.J. O'Sullivan, Galway (IE)
A. Wigham, Oxford (UK)



Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
123 St. Stephen's Green

Main Entrance: York Street
Dublin 2



Early Registration Fees (until December 21):

Course Registration - Single €550
Course Registration - Team** €800
CIRSE Member - Single €350
CIRSE Member - Team** €500
Nurse/Radiographer Non-Member* €280
Nurse/Radiographer Member* €210

Late Registration Fees (from December 22): 

Course Registration - Single €700
Course Registration - Team** €1100
CIRSE Member - Single €450
CIRSE Member - Team** €700
Nurse/Radiographer Non-Member* €380
Nurse/Radiographer Member* €310

* Registration needs to be accompanied by the Confirmation Form, signed by the head of department.

** 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 multidiscplinary 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 Fee". Just choose the "Team Fee" and contact registration@esir.org with details regarding your non-IR colleague.



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. 

Trinity City Hotel
Pearse St
Dublin 2
Phone: +353 (1) 648 1000


Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Golden Lane 8
Phone: +353 1 898 2900
Email: info.royal.dublin@radissonblu.com

BEST WESTERN Dublin Skylon Hotel
27 Upper Drumcondra Rd.
Dublin 9
Phone: +353 (0)1 884 3900
Fax: +353 (0)1 837 2778
Email: reservations@dublinskylonhotel.com

O'Callaghan Stephen's Green Hotel
Harcourt St 5
Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 607 3600
Email: info@ocallaghanhotels.com