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Block 1. Thursday 29 April 2021

09:00 - 09:10 (CET) Opening

Main Hall
Hosts: Mauro Pittiruti (IT) and Ton van Boxtel (NL)

  • Opening – Ton van Boxtel (NL)

09:10 - 09:40 (CET) Keynote address

Main Hall
Hosts: Mauro Pittiruti (IT) and Ton van Boxtel (NL)

  • Keynote address: Ultrasound in vascular access: the good, the bad and the ugly – Massimo Lamperti (AE)

09:40 - 10:30 (CET) Plenary session 1. WoCoVA/GloVANet in 2021

Main Hall
Hosts: Mauro Pittiruti (IT) and Ton van Boxtel (NL)

  • WoCoVA in the World – Ton van Boxtel (NL)
  • The Global Committee in the World – Josie Stone (US)
  • The Global Committee in the World: Austria – Christian Breschan (AT)
  • The Global Committee in the World: Spain – Paloma Ruiz Hernandez (ES)
  • The Global Committee in the World: China – Jinghui Zhang (CN)
  • The Global Committee in the World: Phillipines – Susan Labuntog (PH)

09:40 - 10:30 (CET) Session 1. Web resources for the vascular access specialist

Breakout Room 1
Host: Josie Stone (US)

  • A system for applying best practices: vessel health and preservation – Nancy Moureau (US)
  • The VAD Expert application – Mauro Pittiruti (IT)
  • Free guidelines and other resources on the web – Tim Spencer (US)

09:40 - 10:30 (CET) Session 2. Infection prevention: the role of non-antibiotic antimicrobial lock solutions

Breakout Room 2
Host: Peter Carr (IE)

  • 2% Taurolidine lock in the prevention and treatment of catheter related infections – Fabrizio Brescia (IT)
  • Alternative options for lock solution – Jocelyn Hill (CA)
  • Minimizing interaction risks between medications and infusion tubings: how much do materials come into play? – Phillip Chennell (FR)
  • Pre- and post-review of a standardized ultrasound-guided central venous catherization curriculum evaluating procedural skills acquisition and clinician confidence – Tim Spencer (US)

10:30 - 10:40 (CET) Commercial BREAK

Main Hall, Breakout Room 1, Breakout Room 2, and Breakout Room 3

10:40 - 11:15 (CET) Session 3. The state of the art of PICC insertion

Main Hall
Hosts: Mauro Pittiruti (IT) and Ton van Boxtel (NL)

  • The ‘global’ use of US during PICC insertion – Fulvio Pinelli (IT)
  • An insertion bundle for PICC in 2020 – Evangelos Konstantinou (GR)

10:40 - 11:15 (CET) Session 4. Ultrasound for tip navigation and tip location

Breakout Room 1
Host: Josie Stone (US)

  • Ultrasound for tip navigation – Antonio LaGreca (IT)
  • Ultrasound for tip location – Davide Vailati (IT)

10:40 - 11:15 (CET) Session 5. VAD in non-hospitalized patients

Breakout Room 2
Host: Peter Carr (IE)

  • Optimizing outpatient intravascular device selection – Tim Spencer (US)
  • Long term VADs – Andrew Bodenham (UK)

10:40 - 11:15 (CET) Pediatric session A. Infection prevention

Breakout Room 3
Host: Agnes vd Hoogen (NL)

  • Old and new strategies for infection prevention in neonates – Darcy Doellman (US)
  • Prevention of CVC related infections in Pediatrix Oncology Patients – Ceder vd Bosch (NL)

11:15 - 11:45 (CET) Industry Symposium

Main Hall, Breakout Room 1

11:45 - 12:15 (CET) Roundtable

Main Hall
Hosts: Mauro Pittiruti (IT) and Ton van Boxtel (NL)

Q&A on the sessions of block 1 – panelists: – Massimo Lamperti (AE), Andrew Bodenham (UK), Agnes van den Hoogen (NL), Evangelos Konstantinou (GR)

12:15 - 13:15 (CET) Dedicated time to Visit the Companies at the Exhibition, Specific Meetings, Posters & Connect to other Participants

Block 2. Thursday 29 April 2021

16:00 - 16:05 (CET) Opening

Main Hall
Hosts: Mauro Pittiruti (IT) and Ton van Boxtel (NL)

  • Opening – Ton van Boxtel (NL)

16:05 - 17:15 (CET) Plenary session 2. The Vascular Access Team and its power in reducing VAD-related complications

Main Hall
Hosts: Mauro Pittiruti (IT) and Ton van Boxtel (NL)

  • VAD team and the reduction of VAD – Amy Bardin (US)
  • The cost-effectiveness of the VAD team – Kathy Kokotis (US)
  • The power of team in home care – Ton van Boxtel (NL)
  • Reducing waiting times and reliance on fluoroscopy for PICC insertions through acquisition of a dedicated vascular access procedure room – Angela Coronado (UK)
  • Home IV antibiotic course in a large CF adult centre in France: prevalence of self-care – Christian Dupont (FR)
  • Novel, intermittent pneumatic, wearable compression device for vein enhancement and vein dilation helps with renal failure care and phlebotomy procedures – Tej Singh (US)

16:05 - 17:15 (CET) Session 6. Catheter related thrombosis

Breakout Room 1
Host: Josie Stone (US)

  • Diagnosis of VAD related venous thrombosis – Paolo Balsorano (IT)
  • Treatment of VAD related thrombosis – Sergio Bertoglio (IT)
  • The catheter to vein ratio: results from a multisite trial with over 2000 PICC insertions – Rebecca Sharp (AU)
  • Tip confirmation using electrocardiography reduces thrombosis risk compared to fluoroscopy for insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters – the TERRIFIC study. An analysis of 42.687 patients – Tricia Kleidon (AU)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) associated with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): Brazilian experience – Telma Mazzetto (BR)

16:05 - 17:15 (CET) Session 7. MARSI today

Breakout Room 2
Host: Peter Carr (IE)

  • Diagnosis and classification of MARSI – Gloria Ortiz Miluy (ES)
  • Treatment of MARSI – Nancy Trick (US)
  • Factors of prevention of MARSI – Nancy Moureau (US)
  • The application of intracavitary electrocardiogram for the tip localization of femoral vein catheters in chemotherapy patients with superior vena cava obstruction – Jinghui Zhang (CN)
  • Faster cheaper safer: a randomised trial on the use of intra-cavitary ECG for central venous access – Evan Alexandrou (AU)
  • Modified guidewire guided intracavitary electrocardiography approach for locating the catheter tip of the upper arm port in breast cancer patients – Chunli Liu (CN)

16:05 - 17:15 (CET) Session 8. Peripheral VADs today

Breakout Room 3
Host: Agnes vd Hoogen (NL)

  • The burden of difficult venous access and short peripheral cannulas – Evan Alexandrou (AU)
  • Long peripheral catheters: current evidence – Maurizio Pacilli (AU)
  • Benefits of mini-midline and midline catheters – Jiri Charvat (CZ)
  • Ultrasound guided tip location of Midline catheters – Stefano Elli (IT)
  • Ultra long versus standard long peripheral intravenous catheters: A randomized controlled trial of ultrasound-guided catheter survival – Amit Bahl (US)
  • The association of Barthel scale and NRS 2002 with the complications of the different types of the mini-midline catheter – Jiri Charvat (CZ)

17:15 - 17:25 (CET) Commercial BREAK

Main Hall, Breakout Room 1, Breakout Room 2, and Breakout Room 3

17:25 - 18:30 (CET) Session 9. The state of the art of CICC insertion

Main Hall
Hosts: Mauro Pittiruti (IT) and Ton van Boxtel (NL)

  • The ‘global’ use of US during CICC insertion – Daniele Biasucci (IT)
  • The next standard for CICC: the ultrasound approach to the axillary vein – Andrew Bodenham (UK)
  • An insertion bundle for CICC in 2020 – Fabrizio Brescia (IT)
  • Centrally inserted central catheter in thrombocytopenic patients: axillary vs jugular approach – Andre Caiado (PT)
  • Axillary CICC placement with head pillow and without specific positioning – Andre Caiado (PT)

17:25 - 18:30 (CET) Session 10. VAD for apheresis and for dialysis: what's new

Breakout Room 1
Host: Josie Stone (US)

  • Peripheral approach to apheresis: midline catheters – Mauro Pittiruti (IT)
  • Dialysis catheters: the state of the art in 2020 – Maurizio Gallieni (IT)
  • Central approach to apheresis – Antonio LaGreca (IT)
  • Use of 5Fr single lumen midline in adult patients candidate to extracorporeal photo-apheresis: a single center preliminary study – Bruno Marche (IT)
  • What is the optimal time to create the first vascular access in older adults? – Alexey Zulkarnaev (RU)

17:25 - 18:30 (CET) Session 11. X-ray vs. ultrasound in the diagnosis of VAD-related complications

Breakout Room 2
Host: Peter Carr (IE)

  • X-ray vs. US in catheter-related thrombosis – Elias Kehagias (GR)
  • Fibroblastic sleeve: common pitfalls and diagnostic challenges – Paolo Balsorano (IT)
  • X-ray vs. US in secondary tip malposition – Davide Vailati (IT)
  • Prospective study of ultrasound-detected fibroblastic sleeve in cancer patiens with PICC or PICC-Port – Giovanna Passaro (IT)
  • CVAD related sheaths, a predictor of infective and thrombotic incidence? – Ibon Zuzuarregui (UK)

17:25 - 18:30 (CET) Pediatric session B. New technologies in NICU and PICU

Breakout Room 3
Host: Agnes vd Hoogen (NL)

  • Novelties in ECC and UVC – Giovanni Barone (IT)
  • NIR technology and the RaSuVA protocol – Vito d’ Andrea (IT)
  • Failure of peripheral intravenous catheterization guided by transillumination in hospitalized children – Claudia Floriano (BR)
  • Securing umbilical venous catheter with glue: why not? – Vito d’Andrea (IT)

18:30 - 19:00 (CET) Industry Symposium

Main Hall, Breakout Room 1

19:00 - 19:30 (CET) Roundtable

Main Hall
Hosts: Mauro Pittiruti (IT) and Ton van Boxtel (NL)

Q&A on the sessions of block 2 – panellists: – Gloria Ortiz Miluy (ES), Christian Dupont (FR), Sergio Bertoglio (IT), Amy Bardin (US), David Vailati (IT), Josie Stone (US)

19:30 - 20:30 (CET) Dedicated time to Visit the Companies at the Exhibition, Specific Meetings, Posters & Connect to other Participants