You are cordially invited to the inaugural CX Aortic Vienna (8–11 September 2020), which will be livestreamed and include audience participation, interaction and polling.
The programme will focus on all matters aortic–from the aortic valve to the iliac arteries. All known pathologies will be included, and imaging and diagnostic aspects will be applied systematically to the length of the entire aorta.
In the thoracic aorta there will be sections dedicated entirely to the aortic arch, and every aspect of dissecting aortic aneurysm, especially with regard to the timing of intervention. All treatment approaches will be considered and comparisons of open and endovascular methods made in a stepwise, methodical manner.
In the thoracoabdominal section, there remains obvious interest in spinal cord ischaemia and how to reduce the risk of this, with or without cerebrospinal fluid drainage. In the juxtarenal section, the programme will explore methods to overcome the challenging aortic neck, using all manner of open and endovascular means. In the abdominal aortic section, there is an enduring fascination with the importance of diagnostic imaging modalities, as well as how to maintain EVAR results, or instead turn to open repair. There is also a separate session on pathologies of the iliac vessels within the pelvis.
CX Aortic Vienna 2020 is brought to you with the participation of the Austrian Society of Vascular Surgery (ÖGG), the Italian Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (SICVE); the Swiss Society for Vascular Surgery (SGG) and Aortic Surgery “HOW TO DO IT”.
In an important collaboration, the Austrian Society of Vascular Surgery will be joined by the Swiss Society for Vascular Surgery (SGG) in the creation of a combined national programme within CX Aortic Vienna.