The Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC) 2020 annual congress was held on January 28-31 in Leipzig, Germany. The congress is organized by the German Society of Interventional Surgery.
The congress brought together several thousand doctors and technicians from around the world. The members of the presidium and moderators of the sessions were experts in endovascular surgery from Germany, the USA, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Russia, China and other countries.
For 3 years in a row, the Organizing Committee has been inviting the specialists of the Research Department for Vascular and Interventional Surgery headed by Mikhail Chernyavsky. During this time, they gained a unique experience in the treatment of patients with complex aortic and peripheral lesions. These cases are of great interest to foreign colleagues. This year, junior researcher Nikolay Zherdev took part as a speaker in 4 sessions, giving 1 oral and 4 poster presentations with interesting clinical cases and surgical treatment results in patients in the Vascular Surgery Clinic. According to the results of poster sessions in the Challenging Cases nomination, the best poster at LINC 2020 was the one from the Department for Vascular and Interventional Surgery of Almazov Centre – a clinical case of successful treatment of a patient with DeBakey type III aortic dissection complicated by ruptured aneurysm and haemothorax.
The congress featured online broadcasting of routine and unique surgery for diseases of the aorta, peripheral arteries and veins. Particular focus was given to the chemoembolization of malignant tumors because this area is actively developing and is of high concern for public health. Experienced surgeons from various clinics shared their skills of performing interventions for aneurysms and aortic dissection, aortic and arterial occlusions of the lower extremities, deep vein thrombosis, symptomatic arteriovenous malformations, and gynecologic diseases.
Participation in the annual LINC congress contributes to the development of the scientific and educational potential of specialists, not only operating surgeons, but residents and PhD students. Understanding the trends in the development of cardiovascular surgery and application of various methods and the latest technologies in practice provide a personalized approach to the treatment of CVD patients.