OVERALL GEST PROGRAM

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THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

Plenary Session I: Masterclass and Materials: Coils and Plugs

Moderators: Drs. Golzarian and Spies
Lecture Title Speaker Name
8:00 AM Video: How Coils Are Made Dr. Golzarian
8:10 AM In Defense of Pushable Coils Dr. Kobeiter
8:20 AM In Defense of Detachable Coils Dr. Benenati
8:30 AM Update on Plugs Dr. Hwang
8:40 AM A Strategy for Coil and Plug Inventory in an Era of Cost Containment Dr. Siskin
8:50 AM Do We Need Coils With a 3D Configuration? Dr.  J. Caridi
9:00 AM Do We Need Coils With Fibers? Dr. K. Hong
9:10 AM Tips and Tricks for Using Coils and Plugs Dr. Patel
9:20 AM Masterclass: Coils and Plugs Drs. Sapoval and Siskin
Panel: Drs. Benenati, Caridi, Hong, Hwang and Patel
10:00 AM ADJOURN SESSION
10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session II: GI Bleeding

Moderators: Drs. J. Caridi and Kothary
Lecture Title Speaker Name
10:30 AM The Role of CTA in UGI and LGI Hemorrhage Dr. Abi-Jaoudeh
10:40 AM Cone Beam CT During Embolization for GIB Dr. Kothary
10:50 AM Embolization for UGI Arterial Bleeding: Technical Considerations Dr. Funaki
11:00 AM Embolization for Small Bowel Hemorrhage: Diagnosis and Techniques Dr. Maleux
11:10 AM Embolization for LGI Hemorrhage: An Update Dr. Urbano
11:20 AM Is There a Role for Empiric Embolization for LGI Bleeding? Dr. Defreyne
11:30 AM Embolics, Glue and Beyond Dr. Loffroy
11:40 AM When Duodenal and Small Bowel Varices Bleed: Etiology and Technical Considerations Dr. Hwang
11:50 AM GIB Embolization: Complications and Management Dr. J. Caridi
12:00 PM ADJOURN SESSION
12:00 PM Lunch, Industry Sessions and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session III: Vanguard in Embolization

Moderators: Drs. Golzarian and Sapoval
Lecture Title Speaker Name
1:30 PM Role of Embolization in the Management of Chronic Hemorrhoid Bleeding: Update Dr. Vidal
1:45 PM Update in MSK Embolization for Pain Management and Sports Related Injuries Dr. Okuno
2:00 PM Update in Thyroid Ablation Dr. A.W. Park
2:15 PM Update in Bariatric Embolization Dr. Weiss
2:30 PM Honorary Lecture: The Interventionalist’s Quest for Level I Evidence in Liver Cancer: Data Schmata Dr. Salem
Moderators: Drs. Funaki and Siskin 
3:00 PM Controversies: Structured Planners vs. Loose Cannons – How Should IR Introduce New Indications for Embolization? Panelists: Drs. Bagla, Lewandowski, Lookstein, Sapoval and Spies
3:30 PM ADJOURN SESSION
3:30 PM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session IV: Vascular and Lymphatic Malformations

Moderators: Drs. Darcy and Do
Lecture Title Speaker Name
4:00 PM Overview of Sclerosing Agent for Treatment of Vascular Malformation Dr. Chamsuddin
4:10 PM Foam Sclerosing Agent, Bleomycin and Ethanol for Venous Malformation: How to Choose? Dr. Soulez
4:20 PM What is FAVA and How to Treat It? Dr. Alomari
4:30 PM Belomycin, Picibanil and Ethanol for Lymphatic Malformation: How to Choose? Dr. Do
4:40 PM How to Manage Complex Low Flow Malformations Dr. Alomari
4:50 PM Is Onyx or Glue Better for AVMs? Dr. Darcy
5:00 PM Ethanol is Better for AVMs Dr. Soulez
5:10 PM Intraosseous AVMs: How to Treat It Dr. Do
5:20 PM The Role of Systemic Chemotherapy for Vascular Malformations Dr. Flanagan
5:30 PM ADJOURN SESSION

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

Plenary Session V: Masterclass and Materials: Particles and Microcatheters

Moderators: Drs. Arai and Golzarian 
Lecture Title Speaker Name
8:00 AM Microcatheters – Advances in Technology Dr. Arai
8:10 AM Microcatheters – Pitfalls With Different Embolic Agents Dr. Newsome
8:20 AM Reflux Reduction, Balloon Microcatheters: The State of the Technology Dr. Golzarian
8:30 AM Particle Composition- Implications for Clinical Practice Dr. Pelage
8:40 AM Radioembolization Particles: Technical Characteristics Dr. Abraham
8:50 AM Drug Eluting Particles – Technology, Clinical Indications and Advancements Dr. Narayanan
9:00 AM Radio-Opaque Microspheres Dr. Abraham
9:10 AM Resorbable Microspheres: Why They Makes Sense? Dr. Spies
9:20 AM Resorbable Microspheres for UFE: Evidence Dr. Lohle
9:30 AM Microcatheters: How are They Made (video) Dr. Golzarian
9:40 AM Masterclass: Particles and New Developments in Microcatheters Drs. Arai, Pelage and Sapoval
10:00 AM ADJOURN SESSION
10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session VI: Women’s Health

Moderator: Drs. Kohi and Spies
Lecture Title Speaker Name
10:30 AM UFE- Catheters, Wires and Embolics Dr. Sone
10:40 AM UFE Basic Approach: Access Choices, Catheter Techniques and Embolic Choice Dr. T. Caridi
10:50 AM UFE Advanced: Difficult Cases, Post-Surgical Occlusion and Technique of Ovarian Embolization Dr. Pelage
11:00 AM Panel Discussion: Dilemmas in Clinical Practice Modertor: Dr. Spies
Panel: Drs. T. Caridi, Kohi, Pelage, Shlansky-Goldberg, Siskin and Sone
11:30 AM Pain Management After UFE: Update Dr. Siskin
11:40 AM Managing Complications After UFE Dr. Shlansky-Goldberg
11:50 AM Post-Partum Hemorrhage: Managing Acute Hemorrhage Dr. Kohi
12:00 PM ADJOURN SESSION
12:00 PM Lunch, Industry Sessions and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session VII: HCC 1

Moderators: Drs. Brown and Chung
Lecture Title Speaker Name
1:30 PM Stratifying Patients With HCC: Are Staging Systems and Prognostic Indicators Helpful? Dr. Ahrar
1:40 PM Advanced HCC: TKI and IO – How to Decipher All of the New Data
1:50 PM Exploring the Abscopal Effect: Potential Synergy Combining Liver-Directed Therapy With Immunotherapeutics Dr. Cressman
2:00 PM Current Role for SBRT in the Treatment Algorithm for HCC Dr. Crane
2:10 PM Defining Curative Intent in HCC: What Technologies Deliver? Dr. Salem
2:20 PM RFA/MWA/IRE/Cryoablation: Which Technology for HCC Ablation? Dr. Narayanan
2:30 PM Micro/Macro -Vasculature of the Liver: Impact on Embolotherapy Dr. Miyayama
2:40 PM Angiographic Instruments and Tips to Improve Outcomes Dr. Chung
2:50 PM Ultraselective TACE Dr. Tanaka
3:00 PM A Practical Guide to Performing Radiation Segmentectomy Dr. Lewandowski
3:10 PM Drug Eluting TACE: Tips and Outcome Dr. Li
3:20 PM Battle Royale: How do You Really Decide an Embolotherapy for Intermediate-Stage HCC? Dr. Hong
3:30 PM ADJOURN SESSION
3:30 PM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session VIII: Renal Intervention

Moderators: Drs. Ahrar and Findeiss
Lecture Title Speaker Name
4:00 PM Management of cT1 Renal Cell Carcinoma With Percutaneous Ablation: How Do Different Technologies Compare? Dr. Brown
4:10 PM Advanced Techniques for Complex Renal Tumor Ablation Dr. Ahrar
4:20 PM Management of Iatrogenic Hemorrhagic Complications After Ablation and Partial Nephrectomy Dr. Pellerin
4:30 PM Best Approach to Palliative Embolization for Renal Cell Carcinoma Dr. Kothary
4:40 PM Embolization of Renal AMLs: When and How? Dr. Ganguli
4:50 PM Management of Renal Artery Aneurysms Dr. Sabri
5:00 PM Classification and Treatment of Renal AVMs Dr. Do
5:10 PM Renal Embolization for Benign Disease (GN, HTN, etc.) Dr. Goh
5:20 PM Iatrogenic Renal Hemorrhage, Tubes, Knives and Needles Dr. Findeiss
5:30 PM ADJOURN SESSION

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

Plenary Session IX: Masterclass and Materials: Liquid Embolics

Moderators: Drs. Razavi and Soulez
Lecture Title Speaker Name
8:00 AM Video Session – Glue: Basics Dr. Arai
8:10 AM Glue: Dilution and Injection Technique Strategy Dr. Urbano
8:20 AM Video Session – EVOH-Based Agents: Basic and Complex Dr. Jagadeesan
8:30 AM Ethanol: When and How? Dr. Chamsuddin
8:40 AM Sclerosants and Venaseal Dr. Urbano
8:50 AM Lipiodol: Mechanism of Action Dr. Miyayama
9:00 AM Which Clinical Evidence is Needed Before FDA Approval for Liquid Embolics Dr. Razavi
9:10 AM New Liquid Embolics: What is in the Pipeline Dr. Vernhet
9:20 AM Ideal Liquid Embolic Dr. Oklu
9:30 AM Masterclass: (liquids, New boxes for Y90, …) Drs. Arai, Sapoval and Sze
10:00 AM ADJOURN SESSION
10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session X: HCC 2

Moderators: Drs. Ahrar and Lewandowski Panelists: Drs. Arai, Chung, DeBaere, Denys, Hong, Johnson, Madoff and Yu
Lecture Title Speaker Name
10:30 AM Most Influential Publications on HCC in the Past Year Dr. Ray
10:40 AM What We Can Learn From Negative Radioembolization Trials for HCC Panel
10:50 AM Current Role of Liver-Directed Therapy in Advanced HCC Dr. Sze
11:00 AM Geographical Differences and Etiologies Impact the Role of IR in Advanced HCC Panel
11:05 AM Portal Vein Thrombosis Complicates But Does Not Preclude LDT Panel
11:10 AM Early HCC Debate: Ablation is Gold Standard Dr. D’Souza
11:15 AM Early HCC Debate: Y90 Expands Curative Intent Dr. E. Kim
11:20 AM Early HCC Debate: TACE Can Be Curative Too Dr. Chung
11:25 AM Early HCC Debate: TACE + Ablation Beats All Dr. Guimaraes
11:30 AM Early HCC: How to Choose the Right Option? Panel
11:40 AM TACE Technical Debate: Free Flow is a Must Dr. Garcia Monaco
11:45 AM TACE Technical Debate: Pressure-Driven Embolization is Superior Dr. Isaacson
11:50 AM Technical Advancements for Better TACE: Very rapid resorbable, slow resorbable, Permanent particles: Does that matter? Panel
11:55 AM Technical Advancements for Better TACE: Does Lipiodol/Alcohol TACE Need to Be Validated? Panel
12:00 PM ADJOURN SESSION
12:00 PM Lunch, Industry Sessions and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session XI: Liver Metastases

Moderators: Drs. Cressman and Sze
Lecture Title Speaker Name
1:30 PM Rectum vs. Colon, Right vs. Left, Mutant vs. Wild: Do Any of These Matter for Liver Directed Therapy? Dr. Young
1:40 PM Ablation or Resection: When and Why? Dr. Cressman
1:50 PM Radioembolization for mCRC: Where are We Post SIRFLOX, FOXFIRE, FOXFIRE Global? Dr. Brown
2:00 PM Drug-Eluting Embolics for mCRC: Current and Future Perspectives Dr. Narayanan
2:10 PM What is Driving the Return of Hepatic Artery Infusion Pumps? Dr. Ahmed
2:20 PM Portal Vein Embolization and Venous Deprivation: How to Decide How to Do It? Dr. Guiu
2:30 PM Tips for Optimizing Radiation Lobectomy for Contralateral Lobe Hypertrophy in mCRC Dr. Lewandowski
2:40 PM ALLPS vs. PVE vs. Y90-Lobectomy: How Do They Compare? Dr. Madoff
2:50 PM Liver Directed Therapy for NET Liver Metastases: How Do You Choose? Dr. De Baere
3:00 PM PRRT for Metastatic NET: Indications, Outcomes and Impact on Embolotherapy Dr. Brown
3:10 PM Pancreatic Cancer Metastatic to the Liver – Role for Infusion Therapy Dr. Tanaka
3:20 PM New Experience With Transarterial Micro-Perfusion (TAMP) Dr. Farsad
3:30 PM ADJOURN SESSION
3:30 PM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session XII: Visceral Aneurysms and Endoleak

Moderators: Drs. Abada and Benenati
Lecture Title Speaker Name
4:00 PM Visceral Aneurysms: Natural History, High Risk Patients and When to Intervene Dr. McLennan
4:10 PM Visceral Aneurysms: Tehniques for Vessel Preservation Dr. Razavi
4:20 PM Visceral Aneurysms: Optimal Embolization Techniques Dr. Abada
4:30 PM Specific Case of Pancreaticoduodenal Aneurysms Dr. Sanjeeva Kalva
4:40 PM Visceral Aneurysms: Complication and Misadventure: Case presentation Dr. Benenati
4:50 PM Visceral Aneurysms in Systemic Vasculitis, Segmental Arterial Mediolysis, FMD: How to Manage? Dr. Ray
5:00 PM Endoleak: New Classification Dr. Rosenberg
5:10 PM Type I & 3 Endoleak: When Embolization is the Only Option and How? Dr. Lookstein
5:20 PM Type II Endoleak Intraarterial and Translumbar Management: Technical Tips Dr. Tay
5:30 PM ADJOURN SESSION

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

Plenary Session XIII: Trauma – SAMs

Moderators: Drs. Cynamon and Stainken
Lecture Title  Speaker Name
8:00 AM Optimizing the Angio Suite and Team for Trauma Dr. Darcy
8:10 AM Key Medical Therapies to Keep Your Patient Alive While Embolizing Dr. Lipson
8:20 AM Selecting the Right Tools (Catheters, Embolics, etc.) for the Situation Dr. Tasse
8:30 AM Management of Traumatic Aortic Injury Dr. Yamaguchi
8:40 AM Head and Neck – Carotid / Vertebral Trauma Dr. Defreyne
8:50 AM Splenic Lacerations: When and How to Intervene Dr. Goffette
9:00 AM Renal Lacerations: When and How to Intervene Dr. Findeiss
9:10 AM Managment of Pelvic Arterial Injury Dr. Goh
9:20 AM Does Pelvic Embolization Inhibit Fracture Healing? Dr. Stainken
9:30 AM Peripheral / Extremity Trauma Dr. Cynamon
9:40 AM Iatrogenic Trauma Dr. Cherian
9:50 AM Interesting Cases Dr. Arslan
10:00 AM ADJOURN SESSION
10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

Plenary Session XIV: Morbidity and Mortality – SAMs

Moderators: Drs. Arslan and Sabharwal
Lecture Title  Speaker Name
10:30 AM Renal Artery Laceration After Complex IVC Filter Retrieval Dr. Ferral
10:36 AM Subclavian Catheter Related Pseudoaneurysm Dr. Arai
10:42 AM Detachable Coils… Not So Fast! Dr. Kohi
10:48 AM Venous Glue Migration During Transabdominal Interstitial Lymph Vessel Embolization Dr. Pieper
10:54 AM Amplazter Plug Misadventure in Complex Pelvic AVM Dr. Tasse
11:00 AM ABC Embolization in Child Dr. Hawkins
11:06 AM Perforation of Giant Para-Umbilical Vein With the Probe During Liver Ablation Dr. Saad
11:12 AM Anterior Spinal Cord Ischemia Dr. Ray
11:18 AM Pitfalls in Embolization Using Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer-Based Embolic Agent Dr. Vernhet
11:24 AM Onyx Migration in Type 2 Endoleak Dr. Arslan
11:30 AM ADJOURN SESSION

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

Parallel Session I: Varicocele and Pelvic Congestion

Moderators: Drs.Pollak and DeGregorio
Lecture Title Speaker Name
10:30 AM Anatomy and Physiology of Male and Female Varicocele Dr. Fischman
10:40 AM Scrotal Ultrasound Before and After Intervention Dr. Machan
10:50 AM Varicoceles – Indications and Options for Treatment Dr. Del Giudice
11:00 AM Varicoceles – Embolization Technique Including Tips and Tricks for Difficult Cases Dr. Machan
11:10 AM Controversy: Coils and Plugs Are Necessary Dr. De Gregorio
11:15 AM Controversy: Coils and Plugs – I Don’t Need Them Dr. Grosso
11:20 AM Pelvic Congestion Syndrome – Preprocedure Evaluation and Embolization Techniques Specific to PVC Dr. Winokur
11:30 AM Clinical Outcomes After Pelvic Venous Embolization Including Management of Recurrent Symptoms Dr. Khilnani
11:40 AM Nutcracker and May-Thurner Syndrome – How to Diagnose and When to Treat Dr. Winokur
11:50 AM How to Build a Male and FemaleVaricocele Practice Dr. Machan
12:00 PM ADJOURN SESSION
12:00 PM Lunch, Industry Sessions and Visit Exhibits
3:30 PM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

Parallel Session II: Tips and Tricks in Imaging

Moderators: Drs. Abi-Jaoudeh and Meyer
Lecture Title Speaker Name
4:00 PM CBCT: Optimizing Image Acquisition and Basic Post Processing Dr. Schott
4:10 PM Advanced Imaging Tools (2D and Roadmap, C-Arm Adjustment, CBCT Control Scan and Collimated CBCT) Dr. Meyer
4:20 PM Tips and Tricks for Optimal Tissular Imaging Using CBCT Dr. Abi-Jaoudeh
4:30 PM Tips and Tricks for Vessel Navigation Dr. Lonn
4:40 PM Fusion Imaging: Basics of Techniques and Application Dr. Kobeiter
4:50 PM How Can CBCT Help in Assessing End Organ Perfusion (HCC, Liver Mets, Prostate …) Dr. Pellerin
5:00 PM Virtual Perfusion Imaging in Intra Arterial Liver Therapies Dr. Tacher
5:10 PM The Future of Fusion Echo and CBCT Dr. Floridi
5:20 PM Navigation Tool for Embolization Beyond CBCT Dr. Sone
5:30 PM ADJOURN SESSION

Special Evening Session: Flow Management in Embolization (Think Tank on Flow Dynamics)

5:30 PM Networking Reception
Moderators: Drs. Coletti, Golzarian and Johnson
Lecture Title Dr. Golzarian
5:45 PM Introduction
5:48 PM Particle Embolization and Flow Dynamic: What Do We Know? (Or We Think We Know…) Dr. Johnson
6:00 PM Flow Dynamics for IR: What You Should Know Dr. Coletti
6:18 PM Microspheres May Not Follow the Flow: An In Vitro Observation Dr. Amili
6:30 PM Flow Changes During Embolization – How to Find Your Way in the Jungle? Dr. Arai
6:42 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Amili and Arai
7:00 PM ADJOURN SESSION

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

Early IR Career Challenges: A GEST/ECS Joint Session

ECS at GEST continental breakfast and session

Moderators: Drs. Findeiss, Khaja and Young
7:00 AM Winning at Tumor Board, the Art of Building Referral Patterns Dr. Young
7:10 AM How to Say No and Make Friends: What Risks Are Worth Taking Early in Your Career Dr. Benenati
7:20 AM Getting Involved in Research and Setting Up Prospective Trials Dr. Sista
7:30 AM How to Market Yourself: The Elusive Art of Practice Building Dr. Siskin
7:40 AM How to Get Involved With Professional Organizations: Achieving Your Goal of Future Leadership Dr. Findeiss
8:00 AM Discussion Drs. Benenati, Siskin and Sista

Parallel Session III: Bone and MSK

Moderators: Drs. Funaki and Okuno
Lecture Title Speaker Name
8:00 AM Pre-Operative Embolization of Bone Metastases: Technique and Results Dr. Funaki
8:10 AM Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases: How Do You Choose Between Ablation, Embolization, HIFU or Radiation? Dr. De Baere
8:20 AM Approach to Sacral or Pelvic Mass Ablation: Strategies to Avoid Complications? Dr. Yevich
8:30 AM Embolization of Aneurysmal Bone Cysts and Giant Cell Tumors: When and How? Dr. Maybody
8:40 AM Percutaneous Skeletal Stabilization Techniques Dr. Yevich
8:50 AM Embolization or Ablation for Soft Tissue Tumors: Patient Selection, Technique and Results Dr. A. Kim
9:00 AM Embolization for Pain Management and Frozen Shoulder: Why Does it Work? Rationale and Pathology Dr. Okuno
9:10 AM Vascular Anatomy of the Joints Relevant to Embolization (Shoulder, Knee and Ankle) Dr. Bagla
9:20 AM Technique and Tips (Catheter, Microcatheter, Imaging and Angles, Particles) Dr. Bhatia
9:30 AM Embolization in Knee: Indications and Results Including Complications Dr. Okuno
9:40 AM Frozen Shoulder: Results Dr. Fernandez Martinez
9:50 AM Future Directions Dr. Okuno
10:00 AM ADJOURN SESSION
10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

Parallel Session IV: Lymphatic Intervention

Moderators: Drs. Itkin and Majdalany
Lecture Title Speaker Name
10:30 AM Lymphatic Anatomy and Physiology Dr. Itkin
10:40 AM Novel Contrast Enhanced Lymphatic Imaging Dr. Nadolski
10:50 AM Transpedal MR Lymphangiography Dr. Pieper
11:00 AM Thoracic Lymphatic Interventions Dr. Majdalany
11:10 AM Liver Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions Dr. Maleux
11:20 AM Interstitial Lymphatic Embolization for Treatment of Chylous Ascites, Lymphocele and Scrotal Edema Dr. Hur
11:30 AM Neonatal Imaging and Interventions Dr. Itkin
11:40 AM Complications During Lymphatic Interventions Dr. Majdalany
11:50 AM Future of the Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions Dr. Itkin
12:00 PM ADJOURN SESSION
12:00 PM Lunch, Industry Sessions and Visit Exhibits

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

PAE SYMPOSIUM I – CLINICAL FORUM

Moderators: Drs. Bilhim and Sapoval
Lecture Title Speaker Name
1:30 PM Symptomatic BPH: Understanding LUTs Dr. McWilliams
1:40 PM Medical Management of BPH Dr. Aboumohamed
1:50 PM Urodynamic Testing Made Easy Dr. Bhatia
2:00 PM Surgical Options: Invasive and Minimal Invasive Dr. Watts
2:15 PM How to Deal With High PSA When Biopsy is Needed? Dr. Watts
2:30 PM PAE: Rational and Current Results Dr. Salem
2:45 PM Case Presentation: Clinical Decision Making and How I Did It! Dr. Watts
2:55 PM Case Presentation: Clinical Decision Making. Not Always Easy Dr. Bagla
3:05 PM Panel Discussion: BPH Board: Treatment Options, PSA, Biopsy (3 typical cases) Panel Moderator: Dr. Bilhim

Panel: Drs. Aboumohamed, Bagla, Bhatia, McWilliams, Salem and Watts

3:30 PM ADJOURN SESSION
3:30 PM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

PAE SYMPOSIUM II – IMAGING FORUM

Moderators: Drs. Carnevale and McWilliams
Lecture Title Speaker Name
4:00 PM What to Expect From Post PAE MR Dr. Carnevale
4:10 PM Making CTA Work Dr. Bilhim
4:20 PM Making Cone-Beam Work Dr. Meyer
4:30 PM Debate: DSA is Enough for PAE Dr. Carnevale
4:40 PM Debate: Cone Beam is a Must Dr. Isaacson
4:50 PM Contrast-Enhanced US as a Surrogate/Predictor of Clinical Success Dr. Malagari
5:00 PM 10 Tips to Decrease the Radiation to the Patient Dr. Andrade
5:10 PM Panel Discussion: CT Angio vs. MRI Before PAE, Cone Beam and Radioprotection (3 Typical Cases) Panel Moderator: Dr. Carnevale

Panel: Drs. Andrade, Bhatia, Bilhim, Isaacson, Malagari, Meyer and Watts

5:30 PM ADJOURN SESSION

Evening Session: GEST Stress Test: How Robust is Your Research Proposal?

5:30 PM Networking Reception
Moderator: Dr. Spies; Panelists: Drs. Cressman and Salem
Join GEST in the advancement of IR research by presenting your research proposal to a panel of research experts.

 

Whether your idea is basic science, translational research or a clinical trial, get free feedback from senior IRs. Is your project feasible? Are you measuring the right outcomes? What are the pitfalls in your approach? See if you are strong enough to survive the GEST panel of constructive but critical reviewers.

 

You don’t need a completed proposal or protocol to participate. We will ask you to present a brief research plan, with primary aim(s), background to inform us why the study is important, study structure or approach, patient population if your idea is in clinical research, approximate timeline, and outcome measures. You can also bring questions you may have regarding the plan- whether that be related to study design, best outcome measure to use, or other study parameters. Each presenter will have 10 minutes to present and there will be 5 to 10 minutes discussion with the panel.

 

Does your plan have what it takes to survive? Come find out at GEST! Email the proposed topic along with a short paragraph describing your plan to BSnyder@ccmcme.com by March 15, 2019. You will be notified if you will have the chance to present to our panel.

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

PAE SYMPOSIUM III – TECHNICAL FORUM

Moderators: Drs. Demeritt and Garcia-Monaco
Lecture Title Speaker Name
8:00 AM PAE Anatomy Guide: All You Need to Know in 10 Minutes Dr. Motta-Leal-Filho
8:10 AM Dual Feeders to the Prostate: Prevalence, Detection and Management Dr. Demeritt
8:20 AM Challenging Anatomy: How to Address Complex Type 1 (PA from the Superior Vesical) Dr. Rampoldi
8:30 AM Challenging Anatomy: Accessory Pudendal Arteries, No Visible PA, Anastomoses and “2 Sides Through 1” Dr. Carnevale
8:40 AM Repeat PAE: Findings and How to Manage? Dr. Sapoval
8:50 AM Radial versus Femoral Dr. Ayyagari
9:00 AM Managing Anastomosis With Balloon Occlusion, Coils or Plugs Dr. Isaacson
9:10 AM Managing Anastomosis With Verapamil Dr. Yu
9:20 AM Particle Type and Size Selection Dr. Golzarian
9:30 AM Predictors of Technical Outcome Dr. Sabharwal
9:40 AM Panel Discussion: Aortogram, Antibiotic, Vasodilators, Perfected, Choice of Embolics, Microcatheters Moderator: Dr. J.S. Park

Panel: Drs. Ayyagari, Bilhim, Carnevale, Golzarian, Isaacson, Rampoldi, Sabharwal, Sapoval and Yu

10:00 AM ADJOURN SESSION
10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

PAE SYMPOSIUM IV: Clinical Forum

Moderators: Drs. Bhatia and Salem
Lecture Title Speaker Name
10:30 AM Post-Procedure Management: What to Expect and How to Manage It Dr. Demeritt
10:40 AM PAE Complications: Unexpected Adverse Events and How to Manage Them Dr. Sabharwal
10:50 AM Collaboration With Urology: 10 Top Tips Dr. Insausti Gorbea
11:00 AM Status of International Recommendations for PAE Dr. McWilliams
11:10 AM What is the Level of Evidence for PAE Dr. Garcia-Monaco
11:20 AM Debate: PAE Should Only be Performed Under Clinical Trials – PRO Dr. Spies
11:25 AM Debate: PAE Should Only be Performed Under Clinical Trials – CON Dr. Kobeiter
11:30 AM Predictive Factors for Clinical Success Dr. Bilhim
11:40 AM Panel Discussion: Postprocedure, Complications, Practice Building, Future Moderator: Dr. Salem

Panel: Drs. Bilhim, Demerrit, Garcia-Monaco, Insausti Gorbea, Kobeiter and McWilliams

12:00 PM Adjourn Session
12:00 PM Lunch, Industry Sessions and Visit Exhibits

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

PORTAL INTERVENTION SYMPOSIUM I: TIPS (SAMs)

Moderators: Drs. Kaufman and Maleux
Lecture Title Speaker Name
1:30 PM How to Pick a Winner – The Current Indications for TIPS Dr. Darcy
1:40 PM Tips for TIPS: How I Learned Not to Dread This Procedure Dr. Thornburg
1:55 PM What Procedural Endpoint for Which Patient and Why? Dr. Miraglia
2:05 PM Outcomes of TIPS for Variceal Bleeding Dr. Davidson
2:15 PM TIPS for Ascites: What I Tell the Patient and Referring Doctors Dr. Newsome
2:25 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Darcy, Davidson, Ferral, Hawkins, Johnson, Miraglia, Newsome and Thornburg
2:40 PM TIPS in Pediatric Patients Dr. Hawkins
2:50 PM HCC and Portal Hypertension – Treat What First and When and How? Dr. Johnson
3:00 PM Splenic Embolization for Reduction of Portal Pressure Dr. Gandhi
3:10 PM After the TIPS: Imaging, Endoscopy or What? Dr. Ferral
3:20 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Darcy, Davidson, Ferral, Hawkins, Johnson, Miraglia, Newsome and Thornburg
3:30 PM Adjourn session
3:30 PM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

PORTAL INTERVENTION SYMPOSIUM II : Special TIPS Topics (SAMs)

Moderators: Drs. Ferral and Ryu
Lecture Title Speaker Name
4:00 PM DIPS and Other Percutaneous Shunts Dr. Ferral
4:15 PM Recurrent Bleeding After TIPS: How I Deal With This Dr. Ryu
4:25 PM Managing Encephalopathy and Recurrent Ascites After TIPS Dr. Zhong
4:35 PM TIPS Reduction Techniques and Indications Dr. Shrestha
4:45 PM The Thrombosed TIPS Dr. Goffette
4:55 PM Budd Chiari: When to Shunt, When to Stent the Hepatic Veins Dr. Fortune
5:05 PM Forget How You Do TIPS Today: Guidance Techniques for the Future Dr. Kothary
5:15 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Fortune, Goffette, Kothary, Ryu, Shrestha and Zhong
5:30 PM Adjourn Session

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

PORTAL INTERVENTION SYMPOSIUM III – #RTO: BRTO,PARTO, CARTO…… (SAMs)

Moderators: Drs. W. Saad and Yoon
Lecture Title Speaker Name
8:00 AM Role of #RTO: Instead of TIPS? With TIPS? Dr. E. Lee
8:10 AM Anatomy Essential for #RTO of Gastric Varices: What You Didn’t Know Dr. Kiyosue
8:25 AM How I Do It: Asia (Technique/Devices) Dr. Yoon
8:35 AM How I Do It: EU/Americas Dr. Maleux
8:45 AM My Worst #RTO Nightmare Dr. J.S. Park
8:50 AM My Worst #RTO Nightmare Dr. Sze
8:55 AM The Long Term Results Justify #RTO First for Gastric Varices Dr. S.K. Kim
9:05 AM The Long Term Results Justify TIPS First for Gastric Varices Dr. Gaba
9:15 AM How I Follow #RTO Patients Dr. W. Saad
9:25 AM How to Treat Duodenal and Other Varices Dr. Kiyouse
9:35 AM How to Deal With Stomal Varices Dr. N. Saad
9:45 AM Panel Discussion Drs. Gaba, S.K. Kim, Kiyouse, E. Lee, Maleux, J.S. Park, N. Saad, W. Saad, Sze and Yoon
10:00 AM Adjourn Session
10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits

PORTAL INTERVENTION SYMPOSIUM IV – Portal Vein Reconstruction (SAMs)

Moderators: Drs. Denys and Kaufman
Lecture Title – Speaker Name
10:30 AM Acute Portal Vein Thrombosis: When and How to Intervene Dr. Sze
10:40 AM Indications for Recanalization of Chronic Portal Occlusion Dr. Kaufman
10:50 AM Access Options When Everything is Occluded Dr. Farsad
11:00 AM How to Cross and How to Keep These Veins Open Dr. Flanagan
11:10 AM Panel Discussion Drs. Denys, Farsad, Flanagan, Pilar Bayona, Salem and Sze
11:20 AM Managing the Isolated Spleen After Portal Vein Reconstruction Dr. Denys
11:30 AM Dilated or Colonized Bile Ducts: Now What? Dr. Pilar Bayona
11:40 AM How I Manage and Follow Patients After Portal Vein Reconstruction Dr. Salem
11:50 AM Panel Discussion Drs. Denys, Farsad, Flanagan, Pilar Bayona, Salem and Sze
12:00 PM Adjourn

Case-Based Discussion Sessions

Topic

Faculty

Thursday: 1:30-2:30 PM I. Women’s Health Drs. Lohle and Newsome
Thursday: 5:00-6:00 PM II. Portal Vein Interventions Drs. Arslan and Talaie
Friday: 8:00-9:00 AM III. Complex Radioembolization Drs. Gaba and Kalva
Friday: 1:30-2:30 PM IV. Pulmonary AVM & Bronchial Embolization Drs. Tay and Zhong
Friday: 2:30-3:30 PM V. Complex Vascular Malformation Drs. Cynamon and McLennan
Friday: 5:00-6:00 PM VI. Complex Ablation Drs. Crocetti and Kohi
Saturday: 1:30-2:30 PM VII. Trauma Drs. Stainken and Yagamuchi
Saturday: 2:30-3:30 PM VIII. Visceral Aneurysms Drs. Cherian and Abada
Saturday: 5:00-6:00 PM IX. Complex TACE Drs. Tanaka and Li

Hands-On Workshops

Workshop

Faculty

Thursday: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Imaging I Lead: Dr. Abi-Jaoudeh
Dr. Meyer
Thursday: 1:30-2:30 PM Coils and Plugs I Lead: Dr. Ganguli
Drs. Arslan, Ayyagari, Golowa, Hong, Majdalany and Yamada
Thursday: 4:00-5:00 PM Thrombectomy I Lead: Dr. Khaja
Drs. Del Giudice and Sista
Thursday: 5:00-6:00 PM Ablation Lead: Dr. Uppot
Drs. Bryce, Crocetti and Golowa
Friday: 10:30-12:00 PM Imaging II Lead: Dr. Abi-Jaoudeh
Dr. Meyer
Friday: 1:30-2:30 PM Particles Lead: Dr. A. Kim
Drs. Ahmed, T. Caridi, Ganguli, Hong, E. Kim and Isaacson
Friday: 4:00-5:00 PM Radial Access I Lead: Dr. Gandhi
Drs. Fischman, Guimaraes and R. Patel
Friday: 5:00-6:00 PM Radial Access II Lead: Dr. Gandhi
Drs. Fischman, Guimaraes and R. Patel
Saturday: 10:30-12:00 PM Imaging III Lead: Dr. Abi-Jaoudeh
Dr. Meyer
Saturday: 1:30-2:30 PM Coils and Plugs II Lead: Dr. Ganguli
Drs. Arslan, Ayyagari, Golowa, Hong, Majdalany and Yamada
Saturday: 5:00-6:00 PM Glue I Lead: Dr. R. Patel
Drs. Arai, Jagadeesan, Yamada and Mr. Moen
Sunday: 8:00-9:00 AM Glue II Lead: Dr. R. Patel
Drs. Arai, Jagadeesan, Yamada and Mr. Moen
Sunday: 10:30-11:30 AM Thrombectomy II Lead: Dr. Khaja
Drs. Del Giudice, Goffette and Sista

GEST LABS

Lab

Faculty

Thursday: 4:00-5:00 PM PAE Anatomy Dr. Fischman
Thursday: 5:00-6:00 PM Y-90 Dosimetry Dr. Young
Friday: 10:30-11:30 AM PAE Anatomy Dr. Ayyagari
Friday: 5:00-6:00 PM Y-90 Dosimetry Dr. Pellerin
Saturday: 10:30-11:30 AM Y-90 Dosimetry Dr. Lonn
Saturday: 1:30-2:30 PM PAE Simulation Dr. Bhatia
Saturday: 2:30-3:30 PM PAE Anatomy Dr. Rampoldi
Sunday: 9:00-10:00 AM PAE Simulation Dr. Sapoval
Sunday: 10:30-11:30 AM PAE Anatomy Dr. Bilhim

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

Evening Session: Future Meets the Present (…Almost the Past)

5:30 PM Networking Reception
Moderator: Drs. D’Souza, Sabri and Sapoval
Lecture Title Speaker Name
5:45 PM How to Approach Your First Year in Practice Dr. McWilliams
5:55 PM Three Things I Wish I Had Done Differently Early in My Career Dr. Stainken
6:05 PM How I Developed My Skillset After Formal Training Dr. Kaufman
6:15 PM What Does Work/Life Balance Mean? Dr. Darcy
6:25 PM Being Successful as a Woman in IR Dr. D’Souza
6:35 PM How to Be an Effective Mentor and Educator Dr. Sabri
6:45 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Darcy, Kaufman, McWilliams and Stainken
7:00 PM ADJOURN SESSION
5:30 PM Networking Reception

Special Evening Session: Flow Management in Embolization (Think Tank on Flow Dynamics)

Moderators: Drs. Coletti, Golzarian and Johnson
Lecture Title Speaker Name
5:45 PM Introduction
5:48 PM Particle Embolization and Flow Dynamic: What Do We Know? (Or We Think We Know…) Dr. Johnson
6:00 PM Flow Dynamics for IR: What You Should Know Dr. Coletti
6:18 PM Microspheres May Not Follow the Flow: An In Vitro Observation Dr. Amili
6:30 PM Flow Changes During Embolization – How to Find Your Way in the Jungle? Dr. Arai
6:42 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Amili and Arai
7:00 PM ADJOURN SESSION

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

Early IR Career Challenges: A GEST/ECS Joint Session

ECS at GEST continental breakfast and session
Moderators: Drs. Findeiss, Khaja and Young
7:00 AM Winning at Tumor Board, the Art of Building Referral Patterns Dr. Young
7:10 AM How to Say No and Make Friends: What Risks Are Worth Taking Early in Your Career Dr. E. Kim
7:20 AM Getting Involved in Research and Setting Up Prospective Trials Dr. Sista
7:30 AM How to Market Yourself: The Illusive Art of Practice Building Dr. Siskin
7:40 AM How to Get Involved With Professional Organizations: Achieving Your Goal of Future Leadership Dr. Findeiss
8:00 AM Discussion Drs. E. Kim, Siskin and Sista

Evening Session: GEST Stress Test: How Robust is Your Research Proposal?

5:30 PM Networking Reception
Moderator: Dr. Spies; Panelists: Drs. Cressman and Salem
Join GEST in the advancement of IR research by presenting your research proposal to a panel of research experts.

 

Whether your idea is basic science, translational research or a clinical trial, get free feedback from senior IRs. Is your project feasible? Are you measuring the right outcomes? What are the pitfalls in your approach? See if you are strong enough to survive the GEST panel of constructive but critical reviewers.

 

You don’t need a completed proposal or protocol to participate. We will ask you to present a brief research plan, with primary aim(s), background to inform us why the study is important, study structure or approach, patient population if your idea is in clinical research, approximate timeline, and outcome measures. You can also bring questions you may have regarding the plan- whether that be related to study design, best outcome measure to use, or other study parameters. Each presenter will have 10 minutes to present and there will be 5 to 10 minutes discussion with the panel.

 

Does your plan have what it takes to survive? Come find out at GEST! Email the proposed topic along with a short paragraph describing your plan to BSnyder@ccmcme.com by March 15, 2019. You will be notified if you will have the chance to present to our panel.

GEST 2019 | May 9-12, 2019 | New York, NY