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Block 3 - Friday 30 April 2021

09:00 - 09:05 (CET) Opening

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

  • Opening – Ton van Boxtel (NL)

09:05 - 09:45 (CET) Session 12. Education and Training

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

  • Complication Avoidance Bundle: What I have learned in 30 years as an Interventional Radiologist placing VAD’s – Ken Symington (US)
  • Tailored Strategies of Vascular Access for Chemotherapy of Breast Cancer Patients – Jang Yong Kim (KR)
  • Peripherally versus centrally inserted central catheters in breast cancer treatment: a comparative study – Ana Correia (PT)
  • Totally implantable venous access port in oncological patients: A Latin-American Experience – Carlos Roman (CO)

09:05 - 09:45 (CET) Session 13. Infection prevention: the relevance of the exit site

Breakout Room 1
Host: Josie Stone (US)

  • Impact of exit site: Evaluating the options in terms of outcomes – Nancy Moureau (US)
  • Can the conversion of AVF to CVC improve the outcome in older adults? – Alexey Zulkarnaev (RU)
  • An Australian first: placement of chronic dialysis catheters and implanted ports at the bedside by nurses – Evan Alexandrou (AU)

09:05 - 09:45 (CET) Session 14. Subcutaneously anchored securement

Breakout Room 2
Host: Peter Carr (IE)

  • Subcutaneously anchored securement device: the new standard? – Mark Rowe (US)
  • Catheter securement impact on picc-related CLABSI: a university hospital perspective – Mark Rowe (US)
  • Thrombotic risk factors in patients with superior vena cava syndrome undergoing chemotherapy via femoral inserted central catheter – Jinghui Zhang (CN)
  • “Tailored ficc-port”: common femoral vein and cluster on the ventral surface of the thigh, a safe and comfortable approach – Titizana Fusco (IT)

09:05 - 09:45 (CET) Pediatric session C. Ultrasound for tip navigation and tip location

Breakout Room 3
Host: Agnes vd Hoogen (NL)

  • Ultrasound for tip navigation and tip location of all central VADs in neonates – Giovanni Barone (IT)
  • Central venous catheter types inserted in the pediatric intensive care unit and investigation of association with infection prospectively – Sevgi Topal (TR)
  • IC-ECG localization method of PICC in neonates: a 5-years retrospective study – Yintian Liu (CN)
  • Ultrasound guided intravenous education in the Neonatal ICU: A simulation evaluation – Amanda McKinney (US)

09:45 - 09:55 (CET) Commercial BREAK

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

09:55 - 10:30 (CET) Session 15. Vascular access in ICU

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

  • The choice of the most appropriate VAD in ICU – Matthew Jones (UK)
  • Use of single-lumen 5Fr and triple-lumen 6Fr PICCs for cardiac output assessment by transpulmonary thermodilution – Sonia d’Arrigo (IT)
  • Complications of PICCs and CICCs Using Current Best Practice: A Contemporary Meta-Analysis – Gregory Schears (US)

09:55 - 10:30 (CET) Session 16. Infection prevention: needle free connectors and port protectors

Breakout Room 1
Host: Josie Stone (US)

  • The science behind bacterial transfer – Marcia Ryder (US)
  • Needleless connector decontamination study – Karen Slater (AU)

09:55 - 10:30 (CET) Session 17. Cyanoacrylate glue

Breakout Room 2
Host: Peter Carr (IE)

  • Cyanoacrylate glue: a necessary tool for all VADs? – Mauro Pittiruti (IT)
  • Tissue adhesive reduces PICC migration and microbial contamination – Joan Ralph Webber (US)
  • Peripheral intravenous catheter securement with tissue adhesive compared to conventional dressing: A randomized controlled trial – Amit Bahl (US)

09:55 - 10:30 (CET) Pediatric session D. How to choose the most appropriate VAD

Breakout Room 3
Host: Agnes vd Hoogen (NL)

  • Selecting with safety: the Michigan appropiateness guide for intravenous catheters in pediatrics (miniMAGIC) – Amanda Ullman (AU)
  • Comparison between epicutaneo-caval catheters (ECCs) and surgically inserted central venous catheters (SCVCs) in newborns – Mohammad Bayoumi (QA)

10:30 - 11:00 (CET) Industry Symposia

Main Hall, Breakout Room 1, Breakout Room 2

11:00 - 11:50 (CET) Session 18. Chest ports, PICC ports: technique and indications

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

  • PICC ports in 2021 – Sergio Bertoglio (IT)
  • New technologies for making port insertion safe and cost-effective – Ulf Teichgraber (DE)
  • An insertion bundle for PICC-ports and chest ports – Fulvio Pinelli (IT)
  • Picc-Port: a retrospective analysis of the single institute on the utility and security in 716 cancer patients – Domenico Merlicco (IT)

11:00 - 11:50 (CET) Session 19. Proper Diagnosis and treatment of CRBSI in 2021

Breakout Room 1
Host: Josie Stone (US)

  • CRBSI, CLABSI and beyond – Michelle DeVries (US)
  • Delayed Time to Positivity (DTP): the best method for diagnosis of CRBSI – Theodoros Katsoulas (GR)
  • Proper diagnosis and treatment of CRBSI: an overview Emilio Bouza (ES)
  • Incidence, characteristics and timing of peripheral intravenous catheter failure in patients receiving chemotherapy with hematological malignancy: a prospective descriptive study – Yui Shintani (JP)

11:00 - 11:50 (CET) Session 20. The method of intracavitary ECG in 2021

Breakout Room 2
Host: Peter Carr (IE)

  • Seventy years of IC-ECG – Mauro Pittiruti (IT)
  • IC-ECG in atrial fibrillation – Antonio LaGreca (IT)
  • Evaluation of the accuracy of a dedicated device specifically designed for tip location by intracavitary ECG in atrial fibrillation patients – Maria Calabrese (IT)
  • The application of intracavitary electrocardiogram in PICC tip position in China: a cross-sectional study – Wei Gao (CN)

11:00 - 11:50 (CET) Pediatric session E. New strategies for reducing VAD-related complications

Breakout Room 3
Host: Agnes vd Hoogen (NL)

  • Cyanoacrylate glue in neonates – Vito d’Andrea (IT)
  • Subcutaneously anchored securement in neonates and children – Alessandro Crocoli (IT)
  • New possibilities of polyurethane: power injectability; antibiotic and antithrombotic treatment – Daniele Biasucci (IT)
  • Long peripheral catheters in neonates: bridging the gap between short peripheral cannulas and epicutaneo-caval catheters – Maria Grazia Romitti (IT)

11:50 - 11:55 (CET) Commercial BREAK

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

11:55 - 12:25 (CET) Roundtable

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

Q&A on the sessions of block 3 – panellists: – Marcia Ryder (US), Giovanni Barone (IT), Ulf Teichgräber (DE), Theodorodus Katsoulas (GR), Nancy Moureau (US)

12:25 - 13:25 (CET) Dedicated time to Visit the Companies at the Exhibition, Specific Meetings, Posters & Connect to other Participants

Block 4 - Friday 30 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 - 16:50 (CET) Plenary session 3. The World of Vascular Access during the COVID Pandemic

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

  • COVID-19 a global view – Russ Nassof (US)
  • Vascular Access in COVID-19 patients, an Italian perspective – Davide Vailati (IT)
  • Vascular Access in COVID-19 patients, a USA perspective – Matthew Ostroff (US)

16:05 - 16:50 (CET) Session 21. Tunneling VADs today

Breakout Room 1
Host: Josie Stone (US)

  • Tunneling PICCs – Gloria Ortiz Miluy (ES)
  • Tunneled and non-tunneled FICCs: tips and tricks for minimizing complications – Matthew Ostroff (US)
  • Beyond conventional tunneling for vascular access: The “L-shaped” and the “Arm-to-chest” tunneling techniques – Elias Kehagias (GR)

16:05 - 16:50 (CET) Session 22. The WoCoVA consensus projects

Breakout Room 2
Host: Peter Carr (IE)

  • The WoCoVA-GAVeCeLT consensus on subcutaneous securement and on inline filters – Fulvio Pinelli (IT)
  • The WoCoVA consensus on peripheral venous access in Europe (ERPIUP) – Ton van Boxtel (NL)
  • Thermosensitive liquid crystal film evaluation for catheterization site condition just after chemotherapy – Mari Abe (JP)
  • Automated ultrasonographic detection of thrombus and subcutaneous edema due to using peripheral intravenous catheter – Toshiaki Takahashi (JP)

16:05 - 16:50 (CET) Pediatric session F. Central venous access in children and neonates: new possibilities

Breakout Room 3
Host: Agnes vd Hoogen (NL)

  • Tips and Tricks for the placement of CICCs in Neonates – Christian Breschan (AT)
  • A new approach to CVC insertion in children and neonates: the ISAC-Ped bundle – Daniele Biasucci (IT)
  • Comparison of insertion of ultrasound-guided central vascular access device versus conventional method in pediatric patients of a second level hospital in southeastern Mexico (2017-2018) – Eliazib Nataren Cigarroa (MX)
  • Ultrasonographic comparison of central venous access sites, such as jugular, subclavia and brachiocephalic veins in children – Rodrigo Ribeiro (BR)

16:50 - 17:00 (CET) Commercial BREAK

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

17:00 - 17:30 (CET) Industry Symposia

Main Hall

17:30 - 18:00 (CET) Roundtable

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

Q&A on the sessions of block 4 – panellists: – Matthew Ostroff (US), Fulvio Pinelli (IT), Russ Nassof (US), Daniele Biascucci (IT)

18:00 - 18:30 (CET) Closing address

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

  • Virchow’s triad: an error in translation – Marcia Ryder (US)

18:30 - 18:50 (CET) Final comments

  •  Ton van Boxtel (NL)

18:50 - 19:50 (CET) Dedicated time to Visit the Companies at the Exhibition, Specific Meetings, Posters & Connect to other Participants