ALICE – Advanced Live Interventional Course of Essen

prof rene chapotDear Colleagues and Friends,

ALICE – Advanced Live Interventional Course of Essen - will be back soon again in Essen from the 12th to the 14th of March 2018.

We are pleased to welcome you back in Essen. We are again planning a combination of 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, according to the acute requests that we may receive within these 3 days. We will therefore 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.

We found several new important developments in the treatment of arteriovenous malformations and will expose in a special video session the interest of staged venous embolizations and also the technique of transnidal catheterization to get an antegrade arterial access to retrograde arterial feeders fed in by collaterals.

To further promote transvenous access in AVMs, we will not only transmit from our cathlabs in Essen but also from Limoges in France with the participation of Charbel Mounayer.

Our special session "ALICE in trouble" will focus on complications with potential ways on how to avoid or resolve it. Our new session „Perspectives in the Neuroendovascular Field“ will be conducted by Mayank Goyal. We intend to take benefit from the exceptional concentration of experienced physicians attending ALICE to decide which further studies to be planned and draw their lines together.

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. Recent changes in regulations led us also to offer a grant to physicians wishing to participate to the course so that the charges for venue and registration will be covered.

The number of available grants is limited, we will inform each applicant within the month following registration if the grant is possible. The maximum capacity of the auditorium is of 400 participants, this size should enable discussions to be going on. I apologize to all that cannot registrate.

We will keep our location at the Philharmonic Hall of Essen which allows to keep the special atmosphere that we enjoyed in the past editions of ALICE favorable to fruitful discussions and strong interaction with all participants. This location offers an increased comfort and is close enough to the hospital for us to be able to rapidly join the auditorium after the live cases.

Online registrations will start with opening of the website.

I’m looking forward to see you at ALICE 2018

René Chapot

Main Topics of ALICE 2018

ALICE 2018 - The registration is closed
Live Streaming begins on the 12th of march

  • Aneurysms
  • 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
  • Transvenous access in AVMs
  • Staged transvenous access in AVMs
  • Transnidal access to retrograde feeders
  • Pressure Cooker Technique
  • Selective venous protection of the vein of Labbé in dural fistulae
  • Onyx, Squid, Phil or Glue?
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • Double lumen balloons for intracranial stenosis Which stents to be used?
  • Mechanical Thrombectomies
  • Does Aspiration really makes sense?
  • When to go on for double stentretriever maneuver?
  • Is IV lysis still needed?
  • Future developments to come

How to find the venue?

Theater und Philharmonie Essen GmbH (TUP)
RWE Pavillon

Huyssenallee 53
45128 Essen



The venue with a special flair: The Philharmonie Essen in the historic Saalbau Essen is embedded in the ensemble of the city garden and the Aalto Theatre, right in the center of the city. By exceptional central location, the versatile space on offer and the first-class hotels in the immediate vicinity, the Philharmonie Essen is the ideal place for your event in a unique atmosphere.

The Rhein-Ruhr-Airport Düsseldorf International is only 20 minutes drive by taxi.

Congress Organization


cme4u GmbH

Denise Thom

60327 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone +49 (0)69- 25 62 75 00
Mobil +49(1525) - 450 14 22

CME Credits

Please keep in mind that due to rules and regulations we can provide your CME credits and certificate only if you have filled in the evaluation form which you can request by email from the congress organization, Stanislava Kolkova

The certificate of attendance will be sent by email to you.


ALICE 2016 is certified by the Ärztekammer Nordrhein with 16 CME points.


The accreditation for ALICE 2018 is applied by EBAC.