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Peripheral Intervention

Cook-­sponsored symposia to highlight therapies, cases at LINC 2017


Cook Medical will sponsor three lunchtime symposia at LINC 2017 in Leipzig, Germany, from 24-26 January. World-renowned physicians will present on vascular disease states and therapies. There will also be live case demonstrations.

On Tuesday, 24 January, a symposium titled “Drug elution in the SFA: Leave the right thing behind” will be held from 11:00-12:30 in Room 1– Main Arena 1. Dr Erwin Blessing, Karlsbad, Germany, will discuss “Why and how to prep the vessel”; Dr Aloke Finn, Maryland, USA, will present “Understanding restenosis in the SFA”; and Dr Iris Baumgartner, Bern, Switzerland, will talk about “The importance of scientific evidence.” In addition, Dr Arne Schwindt, Münster, Germany, and Dr Koen Deloose, Dendermonde, Belgium, will conduct live cases from their respective hospitals. Dr Michael Dake, California, USA, will sum up the symposium followed by a debate and discussion.

A venous lunch symposium titled “The experts’ approaches to venous intervention” will be held from 12:35-13:20 on Wednesday, 25 January, in Room 3 – Technical Forum. Dr Rick de Graaf, Maastricht, the Netherlands, will serve as moderator. Dr Stephen Black, London, UK, and Dr Gerard O’Sullivan, Galway, Ireland, will discuss “Recanalisation techniques and essential tools for venous intervention” and “Iliofemoral acute DVT: A pathway to treatment.”

On Thursday, 26 January, a below-the-knee lunch symposium will be held from 12:30-13:25 in Room 1 – Main Arena 1. Dr Craig Walker, Louisiana, USA, will moderate “Sophisticated CLI access and crossing techniques” which will also feature a live case with Dr Andrej Schmidt in Leipzig, Germany. Panelists include Dr Roberto Ferraresi and Dr Flavio Airoldi from Milan, Italy; along with Dr Miguel Montero-Baker, Texas, USA.

Note: Dates, times, and presenters are subject to change. Drs Erwin Blessing, Arne Schwindt, Aloke Finn, Iris Baumgartner, Koen Deloose, Michael Dake, Rick de Graaf, Stephen Black, Gerard O’Sullivan, Craig Walker, Roberto Ferraresi, Flavio Airoldi, and Miguel Montero-Baker are paid consultants for Cook Medical. Expenses for this event qualify as reportable transfers of value under Open Payments (U.S. Physician’s Sunshine Act). This is a non-CME event.

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