ESMINT Webinar

About the ESMINT Webinars

ESMINT Webinars

ESMINT is broadcasting live webinars on endovascular therapies. Be ready for ESMINT's webinars to follow a 30 - 60 minutes session provided by a top expert in neurovascular therapies.

The ESMINT live webinar #16 supported by Medtronic

Medtronic and ESMINT invited to the webinar "Complex stroke treatment: access techniques and treatment strategies" presented by Prof Jan Gralla and Dr Pasquale Mordasini on Monday, 12 November 2018 at 17:00h.

Webinar #16 Recording

Have you missed the webinar with Prof Jan Gralla and Dr Pasquale Mordasini or want to see it again? Watch the recording of the webinar:


This was a free webinar supported by Medtronic.

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Content of the webinar #16

Approximately 10-15% of all large vessel occlusions consist of more than a "straight forward" intracranial thrombus. Especially in the anterior circulation, tandem lesions, stenosis, dissections or elongated vessel anatomy complicate mechanical thrombectomy. Some patients present with unusual occlusion patterns or massive thrombus burden.

Different techniques can be applied to overcome this "obstacle" in order to reach and recanalised the intracranial occlusion.

The webinar was an interactive live transmission. All participants were able to ask questions through a live online chat.

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About ESMINT Webinars:

The webinar will consist of a 20 minutes talk followed by a live interactive discussion. The topics will systematically cover the actual questions in acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke therapies.

The participation at the webinar is free of charge for ESMINT members who are also able to view the recorded webinars afterwards. The registration fee for non-members is 50 EUR (no VAT).

Past DAVFs Webinars:

The ESMINT live webinar #15

The webinar #15 took place on Monday, 14 May 2018 at 17:30h. The title was: The role of flow diverters in the treatment of complex posterior circulation aneurysms. The webinar was presented by Prof. Christian Taschner. The recording is available for ESMINT members:


Brief webinar overview:

Complex aneurysms of the posterior circulation often are related to an underlying acute or chronic dissection. The histopathology of different types of dissections are being described and different approaches for endovascular therapy as well as the associated morbi-mortalities are discussed based on clinical cases and case series.

Key message:

Treatment of posterior circulation aneurysms with flow diverter is feasible, a tailored approach to the individual patient based on the underlying pathology as well as the clinical presentation is necessary.

Learning objectives:

  • Types of dissecting posterior circulation aneurysms
  • Natural history of the disease
  • Limitations of microsurgery
  • Different options of endovascular therapies with a focus on flow diverters

The ESMINT webinar #14

The recording of the ESMINT Webinar 14 "Intrasaccular Flow Disruption: Indications, Results, Tips and Tricks" by Prof. Laurent Pierot, France on 16 April 2018 is available (for ESMINT members only):


Key message:

Intrasaccular Flow Disruption is an innovative and safe endovascular approach to treat wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms.

Take-home messages:

The take-home messages of Prof. Laurent Pierot regarding his webinar on Intrasaccular Flow Discruption:

Take-home Messages Laurent Pierot

Brief webinar overview:

This webinar will present the current status if Intrasaccular Flow Disriuption. As of now, WEB is the only device available. Typical indications are wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms, bu there is a tendency toward an enlargement of indications, singularly with the most recent devices (WEB 17). GCP studies have shown the high safety of this approach, and good efficacy has to be confirmed in the long term. The practical use of this technique will be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Current indications of Flow Disruption
  • Safety/Efficacy data
  • How to us this technique?

ESMINT Webinar 13

Date: February 20, 2018 | 17:30h
Topic: Aneurysm and patient selection for FD treatment: how to achieve the best results
Speaker: Istvan Szikora, MD

Brief webinar information

The basics of the working mechanism of flow diverters (FD) will be discussed together with the expected results. These will be analyzed in lieu of the clinical outcomes and potential complications with the aim of finding the best application of the technique.

Key message

FD is a highly effective treatment modality. Limits of indication and treatment technology must be understood for safe application.

Learning objectives

  • FDs are safe and effective in wide neck, small and large side wall aneurysms
  • Risk of delayed aneurysm rupture must be considered while treating giant side wall aneurysms. Additional coil packing is recommended
  • In giant fusiform aneurysms, FD endothelialisation may not occur in a reasonable time frame with the subsequent risk of FD thrombosis
  • Careful management of periprocedural antithrombotic medication is crucial for safe application of the technique

Organisational matters

The places in the live webinar room are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. Please make sure to arrive in the room around 5 minutes in advance.

If you attend an ESMINT webinar the first time, please read the Webinar Access Information in order to be able to join the meeting

ESMINT Webinar 12

Date: January 29, 2018 | 17:30h
Topic: Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF)
Speaker: Christophe Cognard, MD

Key message: Indication to treat and therapeutic strategies only depend on the type of venous drainage.

ESMINT Webinar 11

Date: December 18, 2017 | 17:30h
Topic: Liquid Embolic Agents in fistulous lesions: when and why I choose what
Speaker: Patrick Brouwer, MD

Webinar summary

This webinar was about the various liquid embolic agents that we can use in the treatment of fistulous lesions in general, but more specific of AVM's. Since the choices are highly personal, I tried to give an overview of the agents (nBCA/histoacryl, Glubran, Onyx, Squid and Phil) and gave a case based illustration of when I choose which. The most important message you got from this webinar is that the choice for any material, or device for that matter, is not only dependent on the properties of the material but more so on the experience of the operator and her/his position in the learning curve with the material.

Past AVM Webinars

ESMINT Webinar 10: Microsurgery of AVM and the surgeon’s perspective on preoperative embolization

Date: November 20, 2017 | 17:30h
Topic: Microsurgery of AVM and the surgeon’s perspective on preoperative embolization
Speaker: Prof. Karl Schaller, Switzerland

More information about the topic of the webinar:

The educational content will include a short review of the epidemiology and of the evaluation of the surgical risk of cerebral AVM. Furthermore, results from recent microsurgical series will be highlighted in the light of other treatment modalities and observation. From the perspective of a surgeon, who happens to be a strong believer in joint management of this pathology, particular focus will be attributed to profound analysis of angio-architectural AVM features and to patient selection for presurgical embolization. Recent tools and developments on the surgical side will be outlined as well.

ESMINT Webinar 9: Analysis and EVT of AV-shunt lesions in the spinal canal - Part II

Date: November 6, 2017 | 17:30h
Topic: Analysis and EVT of AV-shunt lesions in the spinal canal - Part II
Speaker: Prof. Daniel Rüfenacht and Prof. Isabel Wanke, Switzerland

Please download the Spinal Angiography Reporting Cartoon.

ESMINT Webinar 8

Date: October 9, 2017
Topic: Analysis and EVT of AV-shunt lesions in the spinal canal - Part I
Speaker: Prof. Daniel Rüfenacht and Prof. Isabel Wanke, Switzerland

ESMINT Webinar 7

Date: September 25, 2017 | 17:30h
Topic: Unruptured AVM: How to approach, when to treat and when not to?
Speaker: Prof. Laurent Spelle, France

Past Stroke Webinars

ESMINT Webinar 6

Date: July 3, 2017 | 17:30h
Topic: Tandem occlusions: To stent or not to stent
Speaker: Prof. Thomas Liebig, Germany

ESMINT Webinar 5

Date: June 12, 2017 | 17:30h
Topic: Stroke: Complications and their treatment
Speaker: Prof. Jan Gralla, Switzerland

ESMINT Webinar 4

Date: May 8, 2017 | 17:30h
Topic: How to approach a cervical dissection in acute stroke
Speaker: Dr. Paolo Machi, Geneva, Switzerland

ESMINT Webinar 3

Date: April 24, 2017 | 17:30h
Topic: Clot and technique: how to optimize mechanical thrombectomy
Speaker: Prof. Tommy Andersson, Stockholm

ESMINT Webinar 2

Date: March 27, 2017 | 17:30h
Topic: Imaging based patient selection for acute stroke treatment
Speaker: Prof. Jens Fiehler, Germany

Introductory webinar

ESMINT Webinar 1

Date: March 6, 2017 | 17:30h
Speaker: Prof. Edoardo Boccardi, Italy
Topic: Flow diverters for aneurysms with branch from the sac