Hot Topic Symposia



The Hot Topic Symposia are always a highlight of the scientific programme and this year’s IDEAS Symposium, aptly called Aorta, will raise some highly debated questions around the controversial stance of endovascular treatment justification. Four speakers will give presentations which will touch on the following themes: generalised use of EVAR based on long-term outcomes, EVAR outside of the instructions for use (IFU), individualised follow-up after EVAR, and treating vulnerable patients with TAAA. After these individual presentations, a round-table discussion will ensue, during which the audience will be invited to join in the discussion.


Sunday, September 17, 2017


Hot Topic Symposium
HTS 1302: Aorta


Moderators: C.A. Binkert (Winterthur/CH), F. Fanelli (Rome/IT)

Do the long-term outcomes of EVAR justify its generalised use?
F. Fanelli (Rome/IT)
Is standard EVAR justified outside IFU?
D. Böckler (Heidelberg/DE)
Should individualised follow-up after EVAR be the standard of care?
J.C. van den Berg (Lugano/CH)
Is it justified to treat old and frail patients with TAAA endovascularly?
E. Verhoeven (Nuremberg/DE)