CX programme background

The Charing Cross Symposium is run in a three-year cycle of Controversies, Challenges and Consensus. The 2016 Charing Cross Symposium main programme will focus on the Challenges in the vascular and endovascular field. All Charing Cross Symposia are distinguished by a unique and logical programme. They focus on identifying evidence for optimal vascular disease management from head to toe. Short presentations and time-keeping are key characteristics of the Charing Cross sessions; these enable plenty of time for comments and questions by the expert audience. In addition to the main programme, CX offers a number of parallel sessions and workshops adding to the content presented in the plenary.

CX 2016 Programme Highlights

Peripheral Arterial Challenges

Main Programme highlights:
Tuesday 26 April 2016

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Management of superficial femoral artery including:
    – Current status and expectations of drug-coated balloons with Podium 1st presentations
    – Stent challenges
    – Challenges of long lesions
    – Challenges of in-stent restenosis
  • Below-the-knee arterial disease management and interventions
  • NEW Mini-symposium on wound healing

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Additional activities

CX Peripheral Live and Edited Cases

Wednesday 27 April – View more

Peripheral Abstract Presentations

Wednesday 27 April and Friday 29 April – View more

CX ilegx Collaboration Day

Thursday 28 April – View more

Abdominal Aortic Challenges

Main Programme highlights:
Wednesday 27 April 2016

  • EVAR follow-up with Podium 1st presentations on:
    • Fifteen-year follow-up of the EVAR trials
    • Individual patient data meta-analysis (EVAR 1, DREAM, OVER and ACE)
  • The threshold for elective intervention for abdominal aortic and iliac aneurysm
  • New data on innovative EVAR devices
  • Management of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • Technical challenges in AAA repair
  • Infected AAA challenges
  • Population screening challenges
  • Lifestyle and aneurysm growth

Debates

  • CX Great Debate: The threshold for intervention for abdominal aortic aneurysms should be settled by randomised controlled trials
  • All the risk scores are useless for elective AAA

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Additional activities

AAA Abstract Presentations

Tuesday 26 April – View more

CX Aortic Edited Cases

Thursday 28 April  – View more

Aortic Abstract Presentations

Friday 29 April – View more

Thoracic Aortic Challenges

Main Programme highlights:
Thursday 28 April 2016

  • Thoracic aortic arch reconstruction by endovascular techniques
  • Thoracic aneurysm challenges, risks of operative death and spinal cord ischaemia
  • Aortic transection challenges
  • Fifteen years’ experience of thoracic aortic arch reconstruction
  • Mini-symposium on radiation damage to operator and methods to reduce radiation exposure during endovascular procedures
  • Mini-symposium on acute and chronic type B dissection: false lumen challenges

Debates

  • CX Great Debate: In chronic type B dissection, there is no place for false lumen embolisation – true lumen TEVAR is preferred
  • Growth rate of small thoracic abdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) is known and relevant

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Additional activities

CX Aortic Edited Cases

Tuesday 26 April  – View more

Thoracic Abstract Presentations

Tuesday 26 April – View more

Aortic Abstract Presentations

Friday 29 April – View more

Venous Challenges

Main Programme highlights (now on the 1st day of the Symposium):
Tuesday 26 April 2016

  • Deep vein thrombosis challenges
    • Acute deep vein thrombosis challenges
    • Deep vein stenting challenges
    • Proximal deep venous obstruction and pelvic vein reflux challenges
    • Lymphoedema challenges
    • Update on key deep venous trials
  • Superficial venous challenges
    • Varicose vein challenges
    • Update on the current status of endovenous laser therapy, radiofrequency, mechanochemical ablation, sclerotherapy and glues
    • Treatment strategies for thread, reticular and subcuticular veins

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Additional activities

CX Venous Workshop

Wednesday 27 April and Thursday 28 April – View more

Venous Abstract Presentations

Friday 29 April – View more

NEW Acute Stroke Challenges

Main Programme highlights:
Friday 29 April 2016

  • Multidisciplinary approach to acute stroke treatment challenges
  • Selection for intervention challenges
  • Improvement in optimal medical therapy
  • Cerebral embolisation reduction and arch protection devices
  • Intracranial clot retrieval
  • Use of techniques for urgent stroke treatment
  • Current role of urgent carotid endarterectomy
  • Current role of urgent carotid stentingDebates
  • Only neuroradiologists should undertake intra-arterial thrombectomy

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Additional activities

Acute Stroke Challenges Abstract Presentations

Thursday 28 April – View more