Vascular Interventions Online 2021: On-demand

Published: 13 July 2021

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The inaugural Vascular Interventions Online 2021 (30 June - 2 July) brought together a world-class faculty to provide expert insight and educational learning on the latest developments in vascular management.


Combining expert opinion and discussion from a world-class faculty, insightful presentations, and live cases from centres on both sides of the Atlantic, VIO 2021 delivered best-in-class learning, supporting the latest in diagnosis, treatment strategies and patient management in vascular care.


Here, Radcliffe Vascular presents all sessions from the three day event on-demand. 


Note, the live version of this session was CME accredited; this on-demand version is not.

Vascular Interventions Online 2021 was supported by the following partners:

Learning Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of available treatment strategies for challenging and difficult access procedures
  • To update knowledge on the latest technological developments and options
  • To gain insight into tips and tricks employed at leading international centres

Target Audience

  • Vascular surgeon
  • Angiologist
  • Cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Cardiovascular specialist
  • Endovascular surgeon
  • Imaging diagnostician
  • Interventional cardiologist/ radiologist

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Faculty Biographies

Hence  Verhagen

Hence Verhagen

Recently, his participating in the executive education course “Managing Health Care Delivery” at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, helped him to co-initiate and start the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Academy to spread awareness for, and setup training programs in, vascular disease and aortic pathology in several less developed countries in Africa.

In 2007 he was appointed as Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is an internationally renowned expert in this field. He has organized many advanced international training courses on EVAR and TEVAR and is the founder of the Dutch practical course (basic and advanced) on peripheral percutaneous vascular interventions.

Professor Hence Verhagen has a special interest in Aortic pathology and interventions, including cutting-edge endovascular technologies, in which he has extensive experience. 

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Efthymios D Avgerinos

Efthymios D Avgerinos

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Rick de Graaf

Rick de Graaf

Director of Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Dr Rick de Graaf studied medicine at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD at the Department of Surgery and Medical Microbiology of the Maastricht University Medical Centre. He received his radiology training at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and obtained his board licence in 2010.

In 2010, he started the endovascular treatment of deep venous obstructions at the interventional radiology department in Maastricht. This led to international collaboration with the University Hospital in Aachen and the Arnsberg Clinic, Germany. He is a well-respected physician, with more than 60 scientific publications and numerous presentations on venous interventions.

Dr de Graaf is currently Director of Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Clinical Centre of Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Dr Rick de Graaf is Section Editor of Vascular and Endovascular Review Journal.

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Emma Wilton

Emma Wilton

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Dr Emma Wilton is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Dr Wilton completed her medical training at the University of Cambridge in 2000. She was awarded her Certificate of Completion of Training in General and Vascular Surgery in November 2016 following higher surgical training in the Oxford/Thames Valley Deanery. This also included a year as an Endovascular Fellow at St George’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. 

Following completion of higher surgical training she undertook a further clinical fellowship at St Thomas’ Hospital, where she developed a specialist interest in the management and intervention of aortic disease, including complex aortic pathology, using both open and endovascular operative techniques. She also developed a specialist interest in the management and intervention of deep venous disease.

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Nicos Labropoulos

Nicos Labropoulos

Dr Nicos Labropoulos is a professor of surgery & Radiology and Director - Non Invasive vascular laboratory at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, US.

Dr Labropoulos obtained his degree in vascular medicine from University of London in 1994 and PhD in cardiovascular medicine in 1995. 

Dr Nicos Labropoulos is on the editorial board for Vascular and Endovascular Review Journal.

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Erin Murphy

Venous Vascular Surgeon

Dr Erin Murphy is a Venous Vascular Surgeon at the Rane Center in Jackson, MS. She is also Director of the Venous and Lymphatic Institute at the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute at Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, NC. 

Dr Murphy graduated with MD from Georgetown University Medical School in 2005. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She also completed a 1-year research fellowship in vascular surgery at Stanford University followed by a vascular surgery fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified in both general and vascular surgery. 

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Antonios  Gasparis

Antonios Gasparis

Professor of Surgery

Dr Antonios P Gasparis ia a Professor of Surgery, Director - Center for Vein Care, Medical Director at Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, Medical Director at Bellavie MedSpa, Director at Phlebology Fellowship - Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, US.

Dr Gasparis obtained his medical degree from SUNY-Syracuse in 1996 and his residency in general surgery. 

Dr Antonios Gasparis is on the editorial board for Vascular and Endovascular Review Journal.

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Minimally invasive endovascular surgery for the management of aortic aneurysms (including treatment for thoracic aortic aneurysm; see patient information), lower extremity vascular disease, carotid disease, and venous disease
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