Friday, May 15  
08:00 - 09:00 Registration, Breakfast  
09:00 - 10:30 Minimally Invasive Venous Surgery, State of the Art  
  In this lecture we want to give our Colleagues from Vienna & Austria
(General Practitioners & Specialists) an overview of modern minimally
invasive venous surgery and give them the opportunity to visit the Industrial Exhibition. 
  -Management of Chronic Venous Insufficiency Eberhard Rabe - GERMANY
  -Endolasertreatment in combination with Miniphlebectomy Uldis Maurins - LATVIA
  -Principles of Miniphlebectomy acc. to Prof. Várady Zoltán Várady - GERMANY
  -Interventions on the deep veins: what can be done Florian Wolf - AUSTRIA
  -Lymphatic Problems and treatment plans at an Austrian
 University hospital
Christine Radtke - GERMANY/AUSTRIA
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break, Exhibition, Registration  
11:00 - 11:30 PM Opening & Welcome, Presentation of the Industry  
  -Welcome, Introduction, Explanation Alexander Flor - AUSTRIA
  -Quality in Medicine Werner Fischl - PremiQaMed AUSTRIA
  -Vienna welcomes you Guest of Honor
  -Presentation of the Industry Alexander Flor - AUSTRIA
11:30 - 13:30                  Session 1: Endovascular Techniques: Presence and Future
  -Wavelengths, fibres or way of procedure performance for successful laser ablation.
 Lessons learned from 18 years of experience.
Uldis Maurins - LATVIA
  -Laser Crossectomy with radial fiber in 10000 cases Petar Dragic - SERBIA
  -Thermal vs non thermal ablation who is the winner?
 (myths, proclamations and facts..)
Frantisek Zernovicky - SLOVAKIA
  -Innovations in endovenous ablation Johann Ragg - GERMANY
  -Glue - efficiency and safety issues Thomas Urbanek - POLAND
  -Endovascular techniques, what the future brings Lisa Amatangelo - USA
  -20 years of Thermal Ablation (how to avoid complications) Lowell Kabnick - USA
  -Long term results (8 years+) after initial ELVeS Radial
 laser therapy.
Giorgio Spreafico, Patrizia Parvei
13:00 - 14:30 Lunchbreak, Exhibition  
14:30 - 16:00 Session 2: Diagnostic and Treatment Concepts for Minimally Invasive Venous Surgery  
  -Minisurgical concept - combined therapy - treatment plan Zoltán Böhm - GERMANY
  -Tumescence Anesthesia and sedation for modern VV Treatment Horst Peter Steffen - GERMANY
  -Miniphlebectomy according to Várady as a complementary
 method after EVLA to achieve best cosmetic results
Jaroslaw Kalemba - POLAND
  -FOAM Sclerotherapy vs. Miniphlebectomy Javier Serralde - MEXICO
  -Strategy and logic of varicose veins treatment Denis Borsuk - RUSSIA
  -HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) in the treatment of
 varicose veins - early results and potential of this new noninvasive technique
Mark Whiteley - UNITED KINGDOM
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break, Exhibition  
16:30 - 17:30 Session 3: Lymphology, Skin  
  -Lymphovenous anastomosis; an overview Christine Radtke - GERMANY
  -Proximity of nerves and lymphatic vessels to the superficial veins on the leg Erich Brenner - AUSTRIA
  -Ulcus cruris - Myth or treatable Ullrich Peter Katz - GERMANY
  -Dermatologic manifestations of venous disease Felizitas Pannier - GERMANY
17:30 - 18:30

Poster Presentation, Poster Price

  -Endoveonus failure treatment. What to do? Nora Sanchez -MEXICO
  -EVLT combined with miniphlebectomy according to Varady in
 elder patients with cardiac and/or other organs‘ failure
Marek Glinka - POLAND
  -Sclerofoam assisted endovenous Laser Therapy- a hybrid approach Sebastian Mathew - AUSTRIA
  -Preservation versus thermal ablation of the incompetent great
 saphenous vein in varicose veins treatment
Ihar Ihnatovich - BELARUS
18:30 - 19:00 Festival Lectures Lisa Amatangelo - USA
19:30 - 22:30 Dinner: History of the Congress Zoltán Várady - GERMANY




Saturday, May 16  
08:30 - 10:30 Session 4: Deep veins, post-thrombotic syndrom  
  -Post-thrombotic syndrome avoidance in post ATTRACT and post CAVA era Thomas Urbanek - POLAND
  -Diagnosis in post-thrombotic syndrom Florian Wolf - AUSTRIA
  -Pulmonary embolisms: are we sure aboutthe mechanisms? Olga Porembskaya - RUSSIA
  -Endovenous laser coagulation in the treatment of varicose pelvic disease or PCS. Larysa Chernukha - UKRAINE
  -Post-thrombotic syndrome and varicose veins, what should we know? Frantisek Zernovicky - SLOVAKIA
  -Foam Sclerotherapy in varicose veins secondary to pelvic reflux Ceh Gonzalez - CHILE
  -Is there a need for a deep venous valve? Lowell Kabnick - USA
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break, Exhibits  
11:00 - 13:00 Session 5: Aesthetic Phlebology, Sclerotherapy  
  -Spiderveins: treatment by Sclero & Lasertherapy Felizitas Pannier - GERMANY
  -Sclerotherapy: Tips and Tricks Imre Bihari - HUNGARY
  -Vulvar and scrotal VVS treatment Aleksandra Jaworucka - POLAND
  -Treatment of periorbital veins Matvey Parikow - RUSSIA
  -Combination of minisurgery, microincisions and sclerotherapy in treatment of teleangiectasias Zoltán Böhm - GERMANY
  -Treatment of unwanted veins of the hand and forearm Alexander Flor - AUSTRIA
  -Foot vein sclerotherapy Aleksandra Jaworucka - POLAND
  -Veinlite and Syris V900 for better results in Sclerotherapy Rüdiger Damisch - AUSTRIA
13:00 - 14:00 Lunchbreak, Exhibition  
14:00 - 16:00 Session 6: Best Results in Phlebology  
  -EVLA with 1940nm and radial fibres. Advantages of new wavelength Uldis Maurins - LATVIA
  -Gender Disparities in Medicine (Phlebology) and the Effect on Outcome Lisa Amatangelo - USA
  -Simultaneous use of multiple endovenous techniques to achieve clinical and aesthetic results Shoaib F Padaria - INDIA
  -Treating Venous ulcers with ablation therapy especially foam Phillip A.Hertzman - USA
  -Should foam sclerotherapy be used as an adjunct to endovenous
 thermoablation to improve outcomes? Results of a 2 year retrospective study
Mark Whiteley - UK
  -High resolution ultrasound - the key to understand vein disease Johann Ragg - GERMANY
  -Similarities and controversies in global guidelines Sergio Gianesini - ITALY
  -10 years results after varicose vein ablation procedure Thomas Noppeney - GERMANY
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break, Exhibition  
16:15 - 17:15 Session 7: Hemodynamics Thrombosis Venous Insufficiency  
  -VTE: Treatment with Heparin or Fondaparinux during pregnancy, Treatment of Thrombophlebitis Holger Kiesewetter - GERMANY
  -Increasing compression compliance in compliance challenged areas – A call to industry... Malay Patel - INDIA
  -The new guidelines for treatment of CVD and new scientific proofs
 about MPFF`s efficieny, combined with venous procedures
Eberhard Rabe - GERMANY
  -Final Words - End of the Congress Alexander Flor - AUSTRIA