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KOL Forum 3: Venous

27 March @ 18:00 - 19:00

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We are very proud to announce another edition of the KOL Forum!

Key Opinion Leader Forum 3: Venous – takes place on March 27th 2024

You will be able to pose your questions to our panel: KOLs Dr. Houman Jalaie (Germany) and Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos (Greece) and your host Adam Zielinski (Poland), the Academy Venous Pathway Lead.

KOL Forum 3: Venous ticket – Members only event

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Do you have a challenging case? Are you unsure how to treat venous issues? Do you want a different perspective? Are you a member? Then you are welcome join our new KOL Forum to hear how a KOL would treat your case! This is a new educational initiative for those with moderate to advanced vascular surgery knowledge. It allows participants to ask and get a response to burning questions on moderate to difficult cases by either submitting them for possible selection in the Forum, or via the KOL Forum case library. You can also just join and learn! The sessions are designed to:

Provide more advanced training to experienced surgeons
Provide a rare opportunity to interact with THE experts in a field
Receive advice on personal cases
Be informal spaces
Be exclusive for members

The first KOL Forum of the year will host Dr. Houman Jalaie and Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos

Efthymios Avgerinos: Dr. Avgerinos is Professor of Surgery and has been a faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, USA since 2011. In 2020 he was appointed visiting Professor of Vascular Surgery in Athens and Co-Director of the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery of Athens Medical Center, Greece. Dr. Avgerinos has authored or co-authored more than 220 peer reviewed publications and chapters on vascular surgery. He has extensive clinical experience and outcomes’ research and grants in the fields of venous thromboembolism, carotid and peripheral arterial disease. His true passion is deep venous and pulmonary embolism intervention. He is a Board member of the European and the American Venous Forum, incoming lead of the venous pathway of the ESVS Academy and a venous key opinion leader in all major scientific meetings around the globe. Now is the chance to discuss complex cases with him in the KOL forum!


Houman Jalaie: Dr. Jalaie is a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon and Director of the European Venous Centre University Hospital Aachen. In 2011 he was appointed as a consultant vascular surgeon and lecturer at University Hospital Aachen. In 2012 he led the establishment of a programme for venous surgery and intervention which grew to be one of the largest in Europe. In July 2019 he was appointed as the Director of the European Venous Center. He is course director of the venous section of the European Vascular Course (EVC) in Maastricht. In 2019 Dr. Jalaie was appointed as the Head of the Phlebology Commission of the German Society for Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. His special interests are treatment of DVT and PTS.

Dr. Jalaie has been a principal or co-investigator in several clinical trials and studies involving interventional treatment of DVT and PTS. To date, he has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications, abstracts and book chapters. His latest are papers involving innovations in endovascular treatment of deep venous pathologies and its outcome. He has given over 400 invited lectures at national and international meetings and is a consultant to many medical device manufacturers.

Adam Zielinski: Surely, they belong to the group of the most renowned vascular surgeons with the highest expertise in deep veins procedures. They are involved in the majority of phlebological events all over the world, but this time you can meet them during the KOL Forum and ask them about their point of view on the case you can submit!


Registration and Cancellation policy: 

This is a free event for members only and pre-registration is required. You do not have to submit a case to be able to register, but the success of the event relies on your interesting cases and you won’t even have to present it!

Sending us your case:

If you want a chance to have yours selected, please send it in, using the case submission template (sticking to the number of slides as much as possible, order can be changed), to ciara@esvs.org by March 13th. If your case is selected for the event, you will be awarded a FREE online workshop of your choice.

Let us know if you want to remain anonymous; have your case explained by the KOL; or whether you prefer to take a few minutes to introduce your case on the day. The panel will then review and select two of the most interesting and appropriate cases for the session and show you how it could be done!  There will be time at the end for questions from the audience about these and other venous cases.

All cases will be submitted to our KOL Forum case library afterwards and in the meantime, keep an eye on our social media platforms to discuss them!

Where registration numbers are too low to run the event, this will be announced on the website no later than 48 hours before the event starts. Please be aware that the online session will be recorded and may be used by the ESVS on our website, social media and in the e-library.


CME accreditation is not being sought for this course.

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


27 March
18:00 - 19:00
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