Newsletter 1/2018

Dearest colleague and friends of Vascular International

What is new from Vascular International, School for Vascular Surgery?

VI started the year 2018 very successful and with great enthusiasm. We applied some internal and external organisational changes in

the aftermath of Toni’s retirement. We have reinforced and optimised our medical and organisational competences. Our guiding principles, inspirations and goals however have not changed for the last 27 years;

…under the aspect of maximum patient safety the guiding principle of Vascular International is to optimise and develop vascular training and teaching methods to support safe and efficient open and endovascular surgical treatment of patients…

In January for the first time our flagship courses took place in Lucerne, central Switzerland. Sad to leave our traditional location for the last 15 Years, Pontresina, we found a perfect alternative at the Swiss Hotel

Management School (Video).The courses were fully booked and the participants gave an excellent feedback. In addition there was a preview presentation of the new thoracic model, which was attended by 15 renowned heart surgeons. We thank the convenors and the tutors for their effort and enthusiasm to make Lucerne such a great success. Special thanks deserve our partners from the industry for their great support. The MedTech compliance of Lucerne made it possible to welcome more partners than ever.

VI on Tour

Our efforts to present VI to a broader public where successfully highlighted at this year’s EVC in Maastricht, Netherlands.

VI presented itself with its own booth, where we presented our courses and models to an enormous crowd of young vascular surgeons from all over the world.

VI and its models again served for the practical exam of UEMS.

We supported Getinge in performing ongoing hands-on workshops for basics in endovascular and iliac stenting, open AAA repair and AV access surgery.

The new VI thoracic model was presented on the main stage during EVC’s special 3D event in front of 1’200 spectators. VI was mentioned as the school for training and education!

In March we were again invited to present the traditional Trauma and Damage Control courses for the French and German Army in Paris and Ulm.

VI will be present at Charing Cross, London, from April 23rd -27th. Please visit us at the VI booth or during the courses which will be performed at the Getinge exhibition stand (register).

Upcoming VI Courses in Bern and Basel

The next VI courses are the traditional courses for Surgical Anatomy and Open Vascular Techniques at the University of in Berne, Switzerland (register). There are only a few places left. The course ‘Thoracic Aorta, Thoracoabdominal Aorta and Neck Arteries Access’ takes place fort the second time but is already sold out.

The Endovascular week follows in November in Basle, this year with a new Embolisation course.

Please check all the courses including next year’s Lucerne courses on our website’s course programme. There you find the course content and registration details.

Finally, if you are interested to organise a course in collaboration with VI as an industry partner, a hospital or congress, feel free to contact us any time

On behalf of Vascular International thanks again and we look forward continuing our successful collaboration!

Jürg Schmidli

Vascular International Foundation, President