Master Class: Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Sep 15-16, 2017, 16 CME-Points, Certificate by VASCULAR INTERNATIONAL
Tube graft and bifurcated graft interposition
In collaboration with VASCULAR INTERNATIONAL, this Master Class Course for open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) will teach the principles of open abdominal aortic repair. Despite the increasing number of endovascular treatment the knowledge and techniques of open operations should still be trained and preserved by and for vascular surgeons.
While the standard open techniques are more and more replaced by the endovascular approach, there is actually no more “easy” open therapy. Most open surgical procedures are done in patients with complex and difficult anatomy, and in rare cases as convertion from endovascular to open, or even in infection of Stentgraft-Prothesis.
The number of “Teaching”- operations in AAA is still decreasing for younger vascular surgeons and in 2016 there has been the first announcement of a vascular position in Germany with “Knowledge in open vascular procedures”!
This Master Class Course based on the training models of VASCULAR INTERNATIONAL will close that gap. We want to give a goal-directed hands-on experience in tube graft and bifurcated graft interposition.
The welcoming and encouraging learning atmosphere as well as individual teaching by experienced and well-known tutors will enable everyone to learn the content quickly. Attendance will be certified by a ‚Vascular international’ vcrtificate and will be affirmed by 16 CME points.