Scientific programme 2016

Wednesday the 7th of December
08:00 Registration  
08:25 Opening ALICE 2016 Dietmar Kühne
08:30 Live Case 1: Tectal AVM with previously ruptured flow related aneurysm, to be treated by combined arterial and venous approach
09:45 Post-embolization discussion  
10:00 Live Case 2: Bilateral paraophtalmic aneurysms  
11:00 Post-embolization discussion  
11:15 Coffee break  
  Presentation AVMs  
11:30 Dangerous anastomosis Pearse Morris
11:45 When to use which embolic agent? Naci Kocer
12:00 Macrofistula first Alex Berenstein
12:15 Macrofistula last René Chapot
12:30 When to choose venous approach, when not? Charbel Mounayer
12:45 Complications of venous approach René Chapot
13:00 Should AVM still be embolized? Jean Raymond
13:15 Discussion
13:30 Lunch  
14:00 Live Case 3: Deep ganglia AVM with several episodes of bleeding and multiple aneurysms on the single outflow vein, to be treated by arterial approach and pressure cooker technique
14:45 Post-embolization discussion  
15:00 Live Case 4: Superficial AV Fistula  
15:30 Post-embolization discussion  
  Presentations Stroke  
15:40 Thrombectomy: What still needs to be cleared? Wim van Zwam
15:50 Skip IVT for proximal vessel occlusions - A reason to study. Jan Gralla
16:00 Aspiration is my first choice Adnan Siddiqui
16:10 Stentriever is my first choice René Chapot
16:20 ASTER: first randomized trial aspiration vs stentriever Michel Piotin
16:30 Discussion: which technique for thrombectomy?
17:00 SIESTA: first randomized trial general vs local anesthesia Markus Möhlenbruch
17:10 Combined MCA and ICA occlusion Paul Stracke
17:20 Discussion: which anesthesy? Thrombus & Stenosis?
17:40 Which time is brain? Jens Fiehler
17:50 How to use the Join App? Demetrius Lopes
18:00 How to use the "Time-O-Meter" App? René Chapot
18:10 Thrombectomy: cheap or expensive? Alberto Gil
18:20 Discussion: How to reduce time? Which model of treatment?
18:30 End of Session  
Thursday the 8th of December
8:00 Live Case 5: Spetzler IV AVM to be treated by transvenous embolization
09:15 Post-embolization discussion  
09:30 Live Case 6: Large distal fusiform MCA aneurysm  
10:15 Post-embolization discussion  
10:30 Coffee break  
  Presentations Aneurysms  
10:45 When to flow divert, when not? Dodi Boccardi
11:00 Is PAO still a therapeutic option? Emmanuel Houdart
11:15 Should FDs be used in distal bifurcation aneurysms? Jacques Moret
11:30 Endovascular strategies for blister like aneurysms Yong Sam Shin
11:45 Should we treat giant aneurysms? Christophe Cognard
12:00 How to treat regular siphon aneurysms:coils/stent or FD? Michel Piotin
12:10 Preliminary results of FIAT, first randomized study on flow diverters Jean Raymond
12:20 Discussion: Flow Diverters, where are we today?
12:30 Antiagregants: My way of handling Hans Henkes
12:40 Antiagregants: What we need to know? Ludovic Drouet
13:00 Discussion: antiagregants for non-hematologists
13:30 Lunch  
14:00 Live Case 7: Large MCA aneurysm to be treated by double balloon remodeling and T or Half-T stenting
14:30 Live Case 8: Small MCA aneurysm to be treated by Half T stenting  
14:50 Post-embolization discussion  
  Presentations Aneurysms  
15:00 Medina coils are the future Nader Sourour
15:10 Web is the future Thomas Liebig
15:20 Medina coils: Alternative use Hans Henkes
15:30 Pulse Rider: the end of clipping? Nobuyuki Sakai
15:40 Hydrocoils: old fashioned or the way to go? Christian Taschner
15:50 Experience with the neuroform Atlas Anil Arat
16:00 Half T stenting: mid-term follow-up results René Chapot
16:10 Discussion: new devices
16:30 ALICE in trouble: How to get out of a complication ? Alex Berenstein & Jean Raymond
18:00 End of session  
Friday the 9th of December
08:00 Follow-up of ALICE patients 2015 Markus Heddier
08:15 Live Case 9: Transverse sinus grade I dural fistula to be treated by venous remodeling
09:30 Post-embolization discussion  
09:45 Live Case10: Basilar aneurysm involving the right PCA to be treated by single or double balloon remodeling  
11:15 Post-embolization discussion  
  Presentations Dural Fistulae and IC stenosis  
11:30 Dangerous anastomosis or dangerous doctors? Alex Berenstein
11:45 Symptomatic lateral sinus stenosis Emmanuel Houdart
12:00 Dural fistulae of the anterior fossa : various approaches Paul Stracke
12:15 Reperfusion bleeding: intra vs extracranial stenosis Tomoaki Terrada
12:30 Intracranial Stenosis: why to achieve PTA-stenting and which material to use? René Chapot
12:45 How to avoid complications in management of superficial vascular malformations? Alex Berenstein
13:00 Discussion: dural fistulae and IC stenosis
13:15 Lunch  
14:00 Live case 11: Remnant after first embolization of a temporal AVM to be treated by venous approach
14:45 Post-embolization discussion  
15:00 Live case 12: Large intramural aneurysm of the ICA siphon to be treated by FD  
15:45 Post-embolization discussion  
15:55 Closing Session all panelists
16:00 End of ALICE 2016  

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


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60388 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone +49 (0)6109 6960760
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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, Denise Thom

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