VI ENDO WEEK: Endovascular peripheral interventions

October 22, 2024 Vascular International Training Center in Sarnen (Lucerne), Switzerland (8 CME)

This 1-day interdisciplinary course is designed to teach practical skills in endovascular treatment of peripheral occlusive disease pathologies. The attendees can practice endovascular techniques, PTA and stenting in small groups on dedicated simulators. The main focus is lying on different techniques and the decision making process. 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 indications for treatment and the scientific evidence
  • To learn endovascular materials and tools
  • To learn the workflow of PTA/stenting in arterial occlusive disease
  • To learn complication management and follow-up of patients
  • To practice on real and virtual training simulators

Program (download detailed program)

08.45-09.00       Registration

09.00-09.15       Welcome, Introduction, course targets

09.15-10.00       Indication for treatment, decision-making process, scientific evidence

10.00-10.30       Knowledge of materials and tools; special techniques, closure devices

10.30-11.00       Break

11.00-11.30       Workflow femoral artery PTA/stenting

11.30-12.00       Complication management and follow-up of patients

12.00-12.30       Distinctiveness of interventions in the popliteal segment

12.30-13.15       Lunch

13.15-16.45       Practical exercises on training simulators in four groups – rotation (45 min per station, one tutor each station):

Station 1: simulation training 1

Station 2: simulation training 2

14.45-15.15       Break

Station 3: case discussions (case in the box)

Station 4: closure device practice

17.00-17.30       Discussion, Feedback session

17.30                  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: COMPLIANT  Assessment Criteria


General Information

Course fee:  CHF  900.- if attending 2 or more courses during the ENDO WEEK CHF 810.-


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 the  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)