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ESVS Vascular Surgery Skills – Hands-on at the Wet Lab, Trondheim, Norway

28 May @ 10:00 - 19:00

€1 250,00


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Welcome to another new course in the PAD Pathway!
ESVS Vascular Surgery Skills – Hands-on at the Wet Lab, Trondheim, Norway

28th May 2024 – during the Norwegian Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting (28th – 30th May)

COURSE CONFIRMED – please go ahead and book travel and accommodation

You will be in the capable hands of:
Shakil Aslam – outgoing President – Norwegian Society for Vascular Surgery; Head of Vascular department – Østfold Hospital Trust
Arne Seternes – Associate Professor – Trondheim University Hospital; Head of vascular research department – Helse Midt-Norge; ESVS Councillor for Norway
Dr. med. Andreas Greiner – Director Department of Vascular Surgery and Head of Vascular Centre, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Beate Viddal
 Head of Vascular department, Stavanger University hospital
Knut E. Kjørstad – Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital North Norway, Tromsø
Joakim Jørgensen – Department of Vascular surgery and Department of traumatalogy, Oslo University Hospital
Espen Gubberud – Head of Vascular department, Bergen University hospital
Frode Aasgard – Head of Vascular department, Trondheim University hospital
Christian Lyng – Head of vascular department, Innlandet Hospital Trust
Erik M. Pettersen – Department of Vascular surgery, Hospital of Southern Norway
Beate Lindberg – Department of Vascular Surgery, Oslo University hospital, Rikshospitalet

Wet Lab Staff:
Oddveig Lyng – Wet Lab
Kirsten Rønning – Wet lab

Objective: Workshop on live and anesthetized pigs in the Wet Lab. Participate in a hands-on learning experience as you perform vascular procedures on live and anaesthetized pigs in our state-of-the-art laboratory, guided by experienced faculty. Gain practical, hands-on training in various techniques, including vascular anastomoses, patch plastics, embolectomy, and suturing. Covering comprehensive procedures such as carotid endarterectomy and Infrarenal aortic graft, this workshop offers a unique opportunity for skill development. Additionally, participants will have the chance to learn and practice vascular incisions on live pigs in the lab, enhancing their expertise in handling vascular trauma and refining decision-making skills.

Full Programme-revised

Target audience: This course is tailored for residents and young vascular surgeons seeking to enhance their proficiency in open vascular surgery. Prior experience in basic surgical skills is expected.

Registration and Cancellation policy: €1000 for ESVS members and €1250 for non-members. The fee includes course materials, lunch, a networking dinner and free registration at the Norwegian Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting! Transport, accommodation and additional meals are not included. For registration and logistics information please contact the ESVS office: info@esvs.org. Questions regarding course content, qualifications etc. can be addressed to aslam.shakil@gmail.com. Please note that the course is dependent on final registration numbers. The final decision of whether the course will be conducted is announced on the website no later than one calendar month before the course starts (by April 29th). Travel and accommodation must therefore not be booked until this message is given – ESVS is not financially responsible if the event has to be cancelled due to low numbers, in this timeframe. For cancellations received by participants more than 20 days before the event, a refund will be given less an administration fee of 10 EUR. For cancellations received less than 10 days before the event, no refund is possible.

Participants are advised that photographs and video recordings will be going on during the course. By participating in the course and entering in the venue, you consent to the publication, release, exhibition and reproduction of such materials to be used for the ESVS website, ESVS communications and on ESVS social media.

Accreditation: CME accreditation is being sought for this event.

Venue: Scandic Nidelven Trondheim, Trondheim University Hospital. Havnegata 1-3, 7010 Trondheim, Norway

Suggested nearby accommodation (not included)- All Hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance:

  • Scandic Nidelven – hotel for the Annual Meeting.  Get a discounted rate here. You can contact Dr. Linn Nyrønning for any queries: linn.aldstedt.nyronning@ntnu.no
    Accommodation at the Scandic Nidelven hotel includes dinner for guests who make reservations through Norwegian society for vascular surgery. Additionally, the Norwegian society will cover the dinner for participants choosing alternative hotels.
  • Quality hotel Prinsen
  • Quality hotel Augustin
  • Thon Hotel Trondheim
  • Thon Hotel Nidaros
  • Clarion Hotel Grand Olav
  • Britannia Hotel
  • Radisson Blue Royal Garden Hotel Trondheim
  • Best Western
  • Comfort Hotel

Budget Hotels – 10 mins walking distance
Chesterfield Hotel

Find relevant guidelines. Explore the e-library for podcasts, ESVS journals, videos, virtual vascular and more!

Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear in this content because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training material. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. ESVS does not endorse any particular product.


28 May
10:00 - 19:00
€1 250,00
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