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KOL Forum 4: PAD

2 May @ 18:00 - 19:00

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We are very proud to announce a second PAD KOL Forum in the series!

Key Opinion Leader Forum 4: PAD – takes place on May 2nd 2024

You will be able to pose your questions to our panel: KOLs Maria Antonella Ruffino (Switzerland) and Ozan Yazar (Netherlands) and your host Kak Khee Yeung, the Academy PAD Pathway Lead.

KOL Forum 4: PAD ticket – Members only event

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Do you have a challenging case? Are you unsure how to treat PAD 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 second PAD KOL Forum in 2024, will host Maria Antonella Ruffino and Ozan Yazar.

Maria Antonella Ruffino: Dr. Ruffino, is a Vascular Interventional Radiologist, Head of the Department of Interventional Radiology at the Imaging Institute of Southern Switzerland, at EOC Hospital in  Lugano, Switzerland. Dr. Ruffino performs complex PAD revascularizations, PTA and stenting of visceral arteries, embolization, emergency endovascular procedures for trauma and acute limb ischaemia, as well as EVAR, TEVAR, Ch/B/FEVAR, peripheral aneurysms treatment, and venous interventions. Dr. Ruffino is a member of the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM), of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and Fellow of CardioVascular Society of Interventional Radiology (CIRSE). She is also Fellow of the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR). She is involved as principal investigator or co-investigator in several international studies and an invited speaker and participant at many national and international congresses. She is also author of scientific publications, including original articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters, and Assistant Editor for JEVT.


Ozan Yazar:Dr. Yazar is a dedicated vascular surgeon with international training acquired in various countries including Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. He possesses expertise in both endovascular and open vascular interventions for the treatment of acute limb ischaemia. He is currently working at Zuyderland Medical Center in Heerlen, Netherlands, where he performs a comprehensive range of endovascular and vascular surgeries in aortic and peripheral arteries. He has obtained a doctorate in fenestrated and branched stent-grafts for complex aortoiliac aneurysms and is acquiring training in embolization for managing bleedings. Scientifically, he is an author of publications in peer reviewed journals, co-supervises several PhD students at the University of Maastricht and actively engages in national and international research studies. He has organized numerous workshops for international participants, covering topics such as Vascular Closure Device, BTK, BEVAR and IBD. Furthermore, he has been a speaker at various congresses and reviewed several publications for the Journal of Endovascular Therapy. Dr. Yazar is a member of the Dutch Society for Vascular Surgery, Belgian Society for Vascular Surgery, CardioVascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, and European Society for Vascular Surgery. He is also Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery.



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 April 24th. If your case is selected for the event, you will be awarded a FREE Academy workshop ticket of your choice, at the 2024 Annual Meeting (except CCVUS and PAD Triathlon)! The Annual Meeting takes place this year in Kraków, Poland 24th – 27th September 2024.

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.

Keep any eye on our KOL Forum case library and social media as cases will be added before and after the event, to start the discussion between you and the KOLs.

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 following the session we may share the recording across social media and communication platforms and in our ESVS Library. If you don’t wish to appear on these recordings, please ensure your camera is switched off prior to the start of the session.

CME: CME accreditation is not being sought for this course.

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2 May
18:00 - 19:00
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