Discover Interventional Radiology at the Cube

 

Enter the captivating world of interventional radiology (IR) at ECR 2018! For the first time ever, ECR presents “the Cube”, an interactive exhibition dedicated to IR. Intended to attract and engage residents working in other areas, the Cube will give insight into the facets and faces of IR. Attendees will get hands-on experience at several stations, giving them a taste of this rapidly developing field. Get excited by the innovative power of this modern field of radiology!

The Cube will be open from Wednesday through Saturday between 8:30 and 18:00. Dedicated challenges, quizzes, training and much more will take place under daily topics including: the aorta, oncology, peripherals and stroke. Activities will be focused on IR in emergencies, reflecting the theme of the International Day of Radiology 2018. Additionally, a daily highlight, “the event”, will be presented at lunchtime. The event will involve giants of the arena, epic fails and much much more.

We'll see you at the Cube!

FAQ's

1. Who should enter the Cube?

    The Cube will provide a hands-on introduction into the world of IR. Thus, we recommend it to young physicians who would like to get a taste for what it is like working in IR or to colleagues working in other areas of radiology who may be interested in transitioning into this fascinating field.

2. How experienced should I be in IR when entering the Cube?

    Previous experience in the field of IR is not necessary to enter the Cube. Colleagues with interest, but no direct experience in this area, are encouraged to participate. Colleagues with limited experience in IR will also benefit from and enjoy the Cube’s program of events. The Cube is not recommended for physicians with extensive experience working in the field of IR. That being said, experienced interventional radiologists will undoubtedly enjoy “the Event” held at lunchtime every day.

3. How do I get there?

    The Cube will be held at the Donaucitykirche, Donau-City-Straße 2, 1220 Vienna. At just 700 metres from the Vienna Center, the Cube is just a brief stroll from the rest of the action at ECR 2018. Using public transport to get to the Cube is easy. Kaisermühlen subway station, on the U1 line, is situated just a few metres from the Donaucitykirche. Kaisermühlen-VIC-U bus stop is also located close by. This stop is serviced by the 20A, the 92A and the 92B bus lines.

4. Do I have to pay extra for the Cube?

    There is no additional cost required to attend the Cube at ECR 2018.

 

5. What if I don't get a place?

    For those who miss out on a pre-registration place at the Cube, some spots will be reserved for on-the-day registration. Those signing up on-the-day may do so before the commencement of either the morning session or the afternoon session. Numbers will, however, be limited to ensure that activities are as engaging as possible.

6. Will the Cube be back in 2019?

    We hope to make the Cube a permanent feature of the ECR.

7. What activities are planned besides the Cube?

    The Cube is only one part of ECR 2018. To see the plethora of activities available at ECR 2018, take a look at our scientific program.

8. Who are the people behind the Cube?

    The Cube is the brainchild of interventional radiologists Prof. Dr. Christian Loewe and PD. Dr. Maximilian de Bucourt. The pair have been responsible for determining the Cube’s program and, with the help of our industry partners, organising the activities held there.

 

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday February 28th

Periphery
09:00 09:30
Tools of the trade

The tools: materials, catheters, sheaths and more
Diagnostic angiography, stenosis SFA/iliac, PTA and stenting
Occlusion: thrombolysis, outback, recanalization devices, AVM and BTK

09:30 10:30
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

10:30 11:00
What would you do?

Case studies presented through quiz! Choose your course of treatment and find out the consequences of different decisions (e.g. recanalization with different devices and the possibility of dissection/perforation)

11:00 12:00
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

The Event

12:30
Part 1. Epic fails and creative solutions
Part 2. Signs in interventional (vascular and cardiac) radiology

Interactive quiz session using pictures of key signs (e.g. egg-on-a-string sign, snowman sign)

13:30
Part 3. How are IR materials produced?
14:00 14:30
Hemostaseology for the interventionalist

What values are of importance? What guidelines exist? What can be done at the angiography suite? How to deal with the “new” drugs?

14:30 15:30
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

15:30 16:00
Emergencies at the periphery

Acute occlusions (aspiration, thombectomy, thrombolysis) and how to deal with them: iliacs, SFA and BTK

16:00 17:00
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

Thursday March 1st

Central
09:00 09:30
Tools of the trade – the aortic alphabet soup

EVAR, TEVAR, fEVAR, branched EVAR, chimney and anchors

9:30 10:30
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

10:30 11:00
What would you do?

Case studies presented through quiz! Choose your course of treatment and find out the consequences of different decisions (e.g. recanalization with different devices and the possibility of dissection/perforation)

11:00 12:00
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

The Event

12:30
Part 1. Epic fails and creative solutions
Part 2. Great innovations and innovators in IR – how to continue this success story

Time travel with Palmaz, Günther, Dotter, et al.
How to invent and patent IR ideas
Launching a patent

13:30
Part 3. How are IR materials produced?
14:00 14:30
What to do and what not to do

Legal matters, informed consent, supervision and responsibilities

14:30 15:30
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

15:30 16:00
Emergencies at the aorta and pelvic emergencies

Acute aortic syndrome/dissection, acute rupture, aortic balloon occlusion, post-partum bleeding and post traumatic iliac bleeding

16:00 17:00
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

Friday March 2nd

Oncology
09:00 10:00
Tools of the trade – to burn, to cool, to embolise

The tools (percutaneous/ablative): RFA (uni-, bi- and multipolar), MWA, IRE, brachytherapy/afterloading
The tools (endovascular): Coils, microcatheters, inner and outer diameters, TACE and SIRT

10:00 10:30
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

10:30 11:00
What would you do?

Case studies presented through quiz! Choose your course of treatment and find out the consequences of different decisions (e.g. recanalization with different devices and the possibility of dissection/perforation)

11:00 12:00
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

The Event

12:30
Part 1. Epic fails and creative solutions
Part 2. The magician: close up tricks

Toolkit: how to solve the Rubik’s cube - manual activity plays.

13:30
Part 3. How are IR materials produced?
14:00 14:30
Life support for the interventionalist

Emergency medicine skills, interpretation of vital parameters, ECG basics, medication, what can be done at the angio suite, resuscitation/ventilation/reanimation

14:30 15:30
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

15:30 16:00
Emergencies in the oncologic patient

Venous obstruction and acute tumour bleeding

16:00 17:00
Simulators

Acute lung tumor bleeding: lung, mesenteric and iliac tumor erosion

Saturday March 3rd

Neuro
9:00 9:30
Tools of the trade (neuro specials)

The tools: wires, long catheters, sheaths, and the fancy stuff (aspiration, stent retrievers and filter devices) 
 

9:30 10:30
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

10:30 11:00
What would you do?

Case studies presented through quiz! Choose your course of treatment and find out the consequences of different decisions (e.g. recanalization with different devices and the possibility of dissection/perforation)

11:00 12:00
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

The Event

12:30
Part 1. Epic fails and creative solutions
Part 2. Hans Henkes – Solitaire innovator
13:30
Part 3. How are IR materials produced?
14:00 14:30
Radiation protection skills

Knowledge and application in IR

14:30 15:30
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

15:30 16:00
Emergencies at the brain

Stroke and SAH

16:00 17:00
Simulators

Vascular anatomy virtual reality, catheter laboratory simulation, angio suite simulation and phantoms

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