Controversy and Updates in Vascular Surgery (CACVS) is an international post graduate course for Vascular Surgeons, Cardiac Surgeons Vascular Radiologists and Angiologists. The course includes a main session of two and a half days devoted to all aspects of vascular diseases and their treatments. A special focus is given on the most recent available data from on-going or recently published trials, technical aspects for selected vascular or endovascular procedures and debates on controversial topics.
This year,main topics are aneurysms, aortic dissections, carotid interventions, peripheral occlusive diseases, vascular accesses and interventions for venous diseases. The first day of the course, a hands-on training programlimited to 25 participants is set up for laparoscopic aortic surgery. On Saturday, a parallel session devoted to venous topics will provide the delegates with themost up-to-date information. Finally, eight symposia devoted to specific vascular issues will complete the course.
Since the first meeting 18 years ago, the concept of CACVS, along with a very busy schedule, has never disappointed the attendees whose number has been steadily growing every year. In January, Paris “the city of the lights” is full of interests and surprises and theMarriott Rive Gauche hotel is an exceptional place extremely well located.
The faculty includes world-wide renowned experts who have been carefully selected according to their peculiar knowledge in the topic(s) theywill present. Finally the combination of thorough and casual approaches allows fruitful exchanges between speakers and delegates.