European Course on Thermal Ablation
European Collaborative Course by VAS and SFP (Société Française de Phlebologie)
Ref Dr C. Hamel-Desnos and Dr JJ Guex (FR)


A Joint Course on Thermoablation


Certified E-Learning

Final Exam – MCQ’s on line

Official Language – English

Duration: 8 hours

Course Material: Videos, Slides, Selected Papers, MCQ’s

Additional Offers Enrolled Candidates will be:

Short practical stages (optionals, to be agree)

Vas Membership and inclusion to VAS Mailing List even when the course is concluded


VAS Certificate (EACCME Requested)

Admission Criteria:

Medical Degree

Specialist Interest:

Angiology/Vascular Medicine, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Specialists in Cardiovascular Area, Internal Medicine

A - Lessons 1-9

·         Basic principles of thermal ablation (TA) and of the various techniques (Laser, Radiofrequency, steam) (N Néaume)

·         Description of a standard TA procedure for the GSV and  Tumescent anesthesia (C Hamel-Desnos)

·         Tips and tricks (N Néaume)

·         Indications, Contra indications and limits of TA; guidelines (M Josnin)

·         Technical and settings differences for TA procedure for the various techniques (M Josnin)

·         Role of echography for TA (before, during and after the procedure) (C Hamel-Desnos)

·         Anatomic specificities of the small saphenous vein (SSV) (F Forgues)

·         Complications of TA; how to prevent them (N Néaume)

·         Specificities of TA procedure for the SSV (C Hamel-Desnos)

B – 2 videos on Clinical Cases Lessons

C – 2 Training Lessons

·         Equipment and training for catherisation (fantoms)

·         Handling of different devices for TA



Mariella CATALANO; Milan- Italy

Philippe DESNOS; Caen-France

Fannie FORGUES ; Toulouse-France

Jean-Jérôme GUEX; Nice-France

Claudine HAMEL-DESNOS; Caen-France

Matthieu JOSNIN ; La Roche sur Yon- France

Nicolas NEAUME, Toulouse- France


 € 220

Payment methods

Paypal or Credit Card (Immediate access after creating account)

 or Bank Transfer

Banco di Desio e della Brianza

Agenzia di Corsico n. 93

IBAN IT74 V034 4033 0300 0000 0161 200

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