VI ENDO WEEK: Vascular embolization course

October 21, 2024 Vascular International Training Center in Sarnen (Lucerne), Switzerland (8 CME)

This 1-day interdisciplinary course is designed to teach practical skills for embolization. The attendees can practice in small groups on dedicated simulators for catheterization and embolization. The main focus is lying on the preparation and application of embolic agents to the target vessels. For the simulator training sessions experienced tutors are available. The course is aimed for vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, angiologists and radiographers.

Course content

  • To learn the basics of embolization
  • To appreciate the mode of action of different embolic agents
  • To practice the handling of different embolic agents
  • To learn techniques for appropriate catheter placement
  • To learn how to work with coils and liquid embolic agents

Short theoretical slots will provide the basic knowledge of different embolic agents, contrast media, angiography units and radiation protection.

Program (download detailed program)

09.15                Registration

09.30-09.45   Welcome, Introduction, course targets

09.45-10.15    Imaging diagnostic and radiation protection

10.15-10.45     Patient selection, planning, optimal treatment algorithms

10.45-11.15      Break

11.15-12.00      Material knowledge, basic and advanced techniques  of embolization in high flow areas, endoleaks

12.00-12.30    Complication management

12.30-1315      Lunch

13.15-14.45     Simulation training 1

14.45-15.15     Break

15.15-16.15      Simulation training 2

16.15-17.15      Simulation training 3

17.15-17.45      Discussion, Feedback session

17.45                End of course

We are looking forward to your participation.

The course convenors


This event is a Third-Party Procedure Training.

This event is to be assessed as a Third-Party Procedure Training. MedTech Europe Members may provide direct sponsorship to Healthcare Professionals attending this event. See Assessment Criteria: Overall status of event


General Information

Course fee:  CHF  750.- if attending 2 or more courses during the ENDO WEEK CHF 675.-


Vascular International Training Centre
Residenz Am Schärme
‘Grüner Saal’
Am Schärme 1
CH-6060 Sarnen
Location map

Contact phone number during the workshop +41 41 610 54 34


Vascular International
School for Vascular Surgery
Stanserstrasse 111
CH-6064 Kerns


Website Vascular International

The number of participants is restricted.

We do accept substitute participants; please inform us as soon as possible.

Supporting Partners


Supporting Societies

– Swiss Society of Vascular Surgery (SGG)
– UEMS, Division of Vascular Surgery


This course is valued with 8 credits by  Swiss Society of Vascular Surgery (SGG).

There are 3 courses offered during the VI ENDO WEEK:

October 21 – Vascular embolization course

October 22 – Endovascular peripheral interventions

October 23 – Complex endovascular aortic repair (BREVAR, FEVAR)