The 57th ESCVS International Congress will be held in Barcelona, Spain April 24-27, 2008.
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Annual congress section
The annual congresses of the society will be the ideal place
where your personal clinical and surgical experience in cardiac, vascular ,
endovascular and cardiovascular surgery will be challenged. Topics are numerous
and interesting, and you can submit a paper that will be scored by the cardiac,
vascular, or cardiovascular programme committee depending on your interests.
It will give also you the opportunity to appreciate through
round tables, symposia and invited lectures the update and new suggestions for
the treatement of cardiovascular disease.
You will have the possibility to watch some of the most
outstanding European Cardiac and Vascular surgeons performing operations live
during the pre congress live surgery symposium.
Main topics concerning cardiac surgery: controversies in
coronary artery surgery (role of off-pump surgery, role of robotics, role of
anastomosis devices), risk stratification in adult and pediatric cardiac
surgery, controversies in valvular surgery (repair of replacement, stented or
stentless prosthesis), complex aortic surgery, aortic root surgery (total
replacement or plasty), cardiac arythmias (interventional strategies), mitral
valve surgery (prosthesis, plasty or something else), advanced treatement of
end-staged heart failure (new medical treatements, mechanical devices, heart
transplantation, future options), hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tissue
banking, off-pump coronary surgery (periopeative monitoring and management,
surgical strategies), cardiopulmonary bypass (role in postoperative morbidity).
Main topics concerning vascular and endovascular surgery:
carotid surgery, carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS), cerebral protection
devices (CPD), carotid kinking, supraaortic trunks vascular surgery, abdominal
aortic aneurysms, endovascular treatement of abdominal aortic aneurysms,
ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, critical limb ischemia, aortic iliac
obliterative disease, femoro-popliteal obliterative disease, arterial surgery
in octuagenarian, emergency arterial surgery, vascular injuries, complications
in vascular surgery, and their management, failures in vascular and
endovascular surgery, renal artery stenosis, abdominal angina, visceral
arteries obliterative disease, renal and visceral arteries aneurysms, Takayashu
disease, congenital arterial diseases, myointimal hyperplasia, hemodialysis
access, gray areas of uncertainty in vascular surgery, hybrid vascular and
endovascular procedures, venous disease, vein graft diseases.
Main topics concerning cardiovascular surgery:
descending thoracic aorta aneurysms, aortic dissections, thoracoabdominal
aneurysms, graft material, role of gene therapy in cardiovascular diseases,
hybrid vascular and endovascular procedures for treatement of aortic arch and
During the annual congresses a balanced program of cardiac and
vascular surgery, expecially addressed to surgeons with specific interest in
one of the two fields and a cardiovascular program treating deeply the fields
of common interest will be presented. The local organizing committee will have
two chairmen (one for cardiac and one for vascular surgery). The scientific
committee will be divided into a cardiac, vascular and cardiovascular board.
Following the heritage of two of the many prominent cardiac and vascular
surgery presidents of the society, two prizes, ESCVS Cardiac Young Surgeon
Prize and ESCVS Vascular Young Surgeon Prize, will reward the best papers
presented by young surgeons (less than 36 years old) .