2nd EVTM Symposium 7-9 June 2018

The second International round table Symposium on Trauma and Bleeding Management with Endovascular and Hybrid Surgical Methods, will take place in Örebro, Sweden: 7-9th June 2018. Details and early registration information soon to come.  Save the date!

Its about endovascular and open methods for hemmorage control, REBOA, vascular injuries, complexed trauma, iatrogenic and spontaneous bleeding as well as PPH! 

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this paradigm shift!

» Video Documentation of the 2017 Symposium

» EVTM 2017 – Images and Social Media

» Program EVTM 2017


» More video trailers here!

Updates feed from the 2017 Symposium:

-More than 350 medical professions and 24 companies will be there.

-Abstract submission closed. Very exciting data is comming in and some will be presented in oral presenation.

-First report on the initial pre-hospital REBOA experience in military settings  (USA)

-First REBOA data from Israel, South Africa, Italy and more will be presented.

-The faculty have confirmed – the majority of groups using REBOA will be represented!

-Worldwide experts  practicing and developing REBOA as well as other EVTM methods will share their knowledge, experiences and update on current status.

-Many experienced surgeons, IR, vascular surgeons and ICU people will be there. It not only REBOA, but using new techniques for bleeding control.

-It’s a new concept: short presentations and up-to-dates as well as time for discussions and debates. A good oppurtunity to be active in these discussions as this will be an open forum. Come an join an active forum for discussions!

Some words on EVTM:

As endovascular methods develop, they can be incorporated into initial trauma care upon patients arrival. This includes adopting a multidisciplinary team approach, early femoral vascular access (AABCDE), Aortic Balloon Occlusion (ABO or REBOA), surgery on a sliding/angiography table, angiography, embolization, stent grafts and much more. We can use both open surgery and endo methods (hybrid) to control massive bleeding by having an EVTM approach at time of patients arrival or even in the field or battlefield (pre-hospital). Some of these methods have been in use for decades while some have been developed over the last 10 years. However, not all are used in primary trauma or bleeding management but techniques are under development. EVTM can also be used in other bleeders  as PPH, GI, iatrogenic.

We believe that the EVTM concept is here to stay and should be applied in all severe trauma cases, even in the pre-hospital environment and battlefield. EVTM can be used in both developed and less developed countries, with an old C-arm or in a modern hybrid suite.

There are also some brand new developments in EVTM regarding REBOA including partial REBOA (pREBOA) vs total REBOA (tREBOA), intermitted REBOA (iREBOA), field REBOA (fREBOA), deflated REBOA (dREBOA) or transfer REBOA – Very exciting times!

-In cooperation with Tokai (Rescue Balloon), Cook Medical, GORE, Philips, Prytime (ER-REBOA), 3Dimprigo, BBraun, Toshiba, Bolton and other companies, Örebro regional council, Örebro research council, Örebro University Hospital. Finnish trauma Society, Italian trauma society, DIRECT (Japan), Russia surgical and vascular societies, Seldinger society, Swedish society of aneasthesia and intensive care, Brazilian vascular and surgical societies, Netherlands emergency doctor’s association. Swedish Seldiner society (IR), South Africa trauma association and others are partners in this venture!

-The EVTM symposium received EU accreditation (CME point system)- EACCME

  • “Top Stent Manual” to be launched in the symposium and will be distributed free of charge to all participants. It’s being printed now!
  • Launch of the JEVTM (the Journal) and EVTM society planned!
  • New medical products will be launched (Rescue Balloon, ER REBOA and others)
  • Stent-grafts, embolization agents and other products
  • New exciting data, first REBOA experience and data (human and animal studies)

Some of the exciting issues in the symposium:


USA REBOA vs JAPAN REBOA: Head to head discussion on how to do REBOA, indications and tips

Up-to-date: What do we know on REBOA by now? When to use and how?

Up-to-date: First report on modern battlefield REBOA cases!

Usage of Endovascular technologies in bleeding- endografts, embolization and more.

Major vessels and embolization

REBOA for non-trauma (PPH, GI bleeding and more)

And much more!



Who should do REBOA and where? Indications?

pREBOA, iREBOA, transfer and field REBOA? Report on first experimental transfer REBOA

REBOA for penetrating or/and blunt injuries? When NOT to use REBOA?

Vascular access already on admission?

Open or Endo in trauma? When and how?

Multidisciplinary approach in trauma patients?

Timing of endovascular and hybrid procedures; Exfix/preperitoneal packing first in pelvic bleeding?


REBOA- Data, experimental issues

New data on pREBOA, Multi-centre studies (ABOTrauma Registry, AORTA, IABO-DIRECT)

Stent grafts for major vessels trauma, current data. Blunt Aorta Injuries

Embolization for bleeding, current data

New Endo and hybrid technologies

Consensus developments


The speakers and panellists will include enthusiastic people: trauma, vascular, interventional radiologists, military, ER and ICU professionals and teams working with these issues. List of the faculty is below:

Stravis Spiliopoulos (GR) Rickard Lindgren (SE)
Shas Cacala (SA) Joe Love (USA)
Gareth Davies (UK) Lars Lönn (DK) (TBA)
Bijan Darvish (SE) Yosuke Matsamura (JP)
Martin Delle (SE) Junichi Matsumoto (JP)
Marko Dragas (SR) Jonny Morrison (UK)
Josef Dubose (USA) Louis Riddez (SW)
Daniël Eefting (NL) Kristofer Nilsson (SE)
Mårten Falkenberg (SE) George Oosthuzien (SA)
Gareth Greir (UK) Kennet Boffard (SA)
Ali Hallal (LB) Zane Perkins (UK)
Lauri Handolin (FIN) Artai Pirouzram (SE)
Dan Hebron (IS) Zaffer Qasim (USA)
Patrick Vriens (NL) Zoran Rancic (CH)
Seppo Hiippala (FIN) Todd Rasmussen (US)
Lisa Hile (USA) Viktor Reva (RU)
Melanie Hoehn (USA) Shahin Mohseni (SE)
Rigo Hoencamp (NL) Samy Sadek (UK)
Jan Holst (SE) Joao Sahagoff (BR)
Tal Hörer (SE) Mathias Sandin (SE)
Kodji Idoguchi (JP) Per Skoog (SE)
Kenji Inaba (USA) Benjamin Starnes (USA)
Jan Jansen (UK) Edmund Sövik (NO)
Michael Johanson (USA) Martin Malina (SE, UK)
Boris Kessel (IL) Mauro Sago (IT)
David King (USA) Pantelis Vassiliu (GR)
Yuri Kon (JP) Thomas Vogl (GE)
Thomas Larzon (SE) Carl Wahlgren (SE)
Robbie Lendrum (UK) Göran Wallin (SE)
Peep Talving (ES)

Igor Samokhvalov (RU)

Laura Moore (USA)

Charles Fox (USA)

Jaime Tisnado (USA)

Eitan Heldenberg (IL)

Tim Williams (US)

Vincent Riambau (SP)

Local faculty:

Tal Hörer (Chair), Rickard Lindgren, Göran Wallin, Artai Pirouzram, Mathias Sandin, Kristofer Nilsson, Johan Josefsson, Jonas Berlin, Monica Clomen, Mitra Sadeghi, Thomas Larzon, Chatarina Lindahl, Åsa Strandberg, Shahin Mohseni, Kjell Ågren and Olle Ljungqvist.

In cooperation with the Örebro medical students surgical society.