7 - 8 - 9 of December 2016

Advanced Live Interventional Course of Essen

Course Director : Prof. René Chapot



Dear Colleagues and Friends,

ALICE – Advanced Live Interventional Course of Essen - will be back soon again in Essen from the 7th to the 9th of December 2016.


We are simultaneously planning live cases, presentations and discussions. Live cases will go throughout the whole field of intracranial endovascular therapy including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural fistulae, intracranial stenosis and of course treatment of acute stroke by thrombectomy but of course these procedures cannot be scheduled. We will however keep the possibility to disrupt live cases or presentations at any time if an acute stroke is to be treated. We wish to share our ideas on the endovascular management in demanding situations where new technical developments have been replacing the conventional treatment modalities. Stent through balloon technique has become a standard practice since 2012. We will preferentially expose the rationales for Half T and extending Half T Stenting. Similarly, the pressure cooker technique has become the standard of care for liquid embolic injections replacing the traditional plug and push technique. Our special session "ALICE in trouble" will focus on complications with potential ways on how to avoid or resolve it.


We will keep you updated on all treated cases during previous editions of ALICE. We expect again interesting and passionate discussions between all participants with the support of our experienced moderators and of our special good mood factor Aster whose cartoons steadily keep the whole audience attentive. It’s also my pleasure to invite 10 young physicians aged below 35 to participate to the course. Our field is rapidly enlarging since mechanical thrombectomy has been proven to be effective so that we need support from younger generations to help us enlarging this field. Conditions to get invited will be detailed on the website. We will change location to meet this year at the Philharmonic Hall of Essen where we expect to recreate the special atmosphere that we enjoyed in the past editions of ALICE. The Philharmony is located close to the hospital so that we will be able to rapidly join the auditorium after the live cases. This new location offers an increase in comfort and capacity. The maximum number of places is still limited in order to keep the ability of interaction within all participants as in the Krupp hospital auditorium.

Online registrations will be starting on the 1st of June. I’m looking forward to see you at ALICE 2016


René Chapot





Main Topics of ALICE 2016:


How many balloons?
Where and how to place stents?
Are Flow Diverters to be considered in distal bifurcation aneurysms?
How to retrieve stents?
Which place for Web and Medina coils?
Comaneci, an alternative to balloons?

Antiagregants and Anticoagulants

What we know and what we don’t know

AVMs and Dural Fistulae

Pressure Cooker Technique or Double lumen balloon?
Complications in venous approach for AVMs
Onyx, Squid, Phil or glue?
Multiple balloons in venous remodeling

Intracranial Stenosis

Double lumen balloons for intracranial stenosis Which stents to be used?


Thrombectomie with underlying MCA stenosis : which level of antiagregation?
Results of combined thrombectomie and ICA stenting
Is there still a need for IV lysis?
When to achieve distal aspiration?







7 - 8 - 9 of December 2016

Advanced Live Interventional Course of Essen