3rd Another Phlebology


Another Phlebology

3rd International Workshop

4-5 October 2019

Hotel Mercure Buda, Budapest, Hungary

“New and old techniques and theories outside the mainstream”

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to Budapest to participate in the 3rd International Workshop called Another Phlebology.

We focus more on new ideas and experience than repeating well-known results. Preliminary reports can also be accepted for presentation. We are interested in resourceful tips and modifications in solving everyday problems. The aim is to support new or alternative ideas and techniques, not to denigrate them, because there have been too many misjudgements in the history of science. Discussions are encouraged.

Awards will be given for the best presentations

Main topics: sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, classic, CHIVA and ablative surgery (laser, radiofrequency, steam, glue, microwave, cryo and any other techniques), aesthetic phlebology, valve issues and solutions, crural ulcer treatment

Further topics: pathophysiology and diagnostics of venous diseases, thrombosis, post-thrombotic complications and their treatment, flavonoids, compression and other conservative therapies, venous malformations, lymphoedema, different interventions and varia

What are we expecting?

  • New experience with new methods
  • New instruments and equipment
  • My technique and modifications
  • Old methods and different results
  • Case reports

Some special topics of the meeting:

  • experimental animal varicosity
  • glue occlusion of perforator veins
  • influence of pregnancy on laser crossectomy results
  • new results of CHIVA surgery
  • combination of laser and other methods in recurrent varicosity cases
  • Palma-arch removal if iliac vein is occluded
  • AV microshunts behind spider veins
  • NOAC treatment problems
  • what type of compression for crural ulcers
  • factors for spontaneous varicose vein bleeding
  • sclerotherapy of venous malformations

Experience of our former meetings: friendly atmosphere, we know each other (or will by the end of the meeting), no fear of saying something which is not accepted yet, colleagues are present who like to teach and learn new ideas, many East European colleagues, good value, not as expensive as other international meetings

We welcome both well-known experts and new colleagues from all over the world, in an exchange of scientific practice and clinical experience.

We look forward to seeing you in Budapest, which is a busy city with several faces, so you will find some ways to relax. There are a lot of museums, archeological findings, special Hungarian restaurants, folk music, classic concerts, theaters, excursions and walking tour possibilities, thermal baths, stunning view from different points of the city and pubs etc.

Usually the Parliament, the Gellert hill, the Castle district, the Opera house and the Rock Hospital are recommended, but you can find several other interesting places.


Some of our former presenters:

  • P. L. Antigniani (Italy)
  • D. Borsuk (Russa)
  • K. Bozkurt (Greece)
  • T.L. Eaton (USA)
  • A. Flor (Austria)
  • A. Frullini (Italy)
  • A. Giannoukas(Greece)
  • J-L. Gillet (France)
  • S. Kaspar (Czech Rep)
  • M. Kurtoglu (Turkey)
  • F. Lurie (USA)
  • R. Mattasi (Italy)
  • R. Milleret (France)
  • M. Parikov (Russa)
  • F. Passariello (Italy)
  • M. Patel (India)
  • T. Proebstle (Germany)
  • A. Puskas (Romania)
  • Ch. Ragg (Germany)
  • L. Rassmussen (Denmark)
  • Z. Rybak (Poland)
  • S. Padaira (India)
  • T. Urbanek (Poland)
  • Z. Varady (Germany)
  • F. Vega (Mexico)
  • P. Zamboni (Italy)
  • F. Zernovicky (Slovakia)
  • T. Zubilewicz (Poland)


Local organisers:

  • Cs. Dzsinich
  • G. Menyhei
  • Zs. Pecsvarady
  • I. Rozsos
  • T. Sandor
  • P. Bihari
  • Gy. Nádasy
  • A. Szabo
  • Gy. Szolnoky
  • G. Tasnadi



Dr. Imre Bihari PhD
Chair of the Workshop

Please send your abstract to the following email address until 15 June 2019:

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General information

Conference Venue

Hotel Mercure Buda, Budapest, Krisztina krt. 41-43. 1013
Tel: 00-36-1-488 8100


Dates: 4-5 October 2019

  • 4 October, Friday 8.30 – 19.00
  • 5 October, Saturday 9.00 – 18.00

Registration Desk is Open

  • 4 October, Friday 8.00 – 18.00
  • 5 October, Saturday 9.00 – 18.00

On Site Registration is available.

Opening Ceremony: Friday, 4 October, 10.00 – 10.30, Hotel Mercure Buda, Budapest. Price included in the participation fee.

Coffee breaks and lunch written in the program are covered by the registration fee, served in the exhibition area

Hands-on course (Endovascular Varicose Vein Treatment, not included in the registration fee) Friday 4 October 8.30 – 10.00

Congress Dinner (Hungarian Evening): Friday 4 October, 19.30 – 22. 30 (not included in the registration fee)

Congress Language: The official language of the conference is English.

An award will be given for the best presentation, the Another Phlebology International Conference Prize to a talk which announces a new method or a new result with an old method, a modification or an idea which is useful in everyday practice.

The age, nationality or former prizes of the winner does not matter.

A jury from the audiance will be appointed. Every country has an equal number of votes.

Local organisers: Cs. Dzsinich, G. Menyhei, Zs. Pécsvarady, I. Rozsos, T. Sándor, P. Bihari, Gy. Nádasy, A. Szabó, Gy. Szolnoky, G. Tasnádi

Liability and Insurance: Neither the Organisers nor the Conference Secretariat will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the Conference.
Participants are recommended to arrange their personal travel and health insurance.

Changes: The Organisers reserve the right to adjust or change the programme as necessary.

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Abstract Submission

  • All abstracts must be in English
  • Abstracts should be structured as follows: 1) Background, 2) Aims, 3) Patients, 4) Methods, 5) Results, 6) Discussion, 7) Conclusions
  • Abstract text is recommended to be detailed, between 400 and 600 words
  • You can send tables, drawings, pictures and references attached to the text

Send your abstract(s) by email to the following address: Ez az e-mail-cím a szpemrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát.

Please send your abstract on the following topics: venous anatomy and pathophysiology, diagnostics, epidemiology, compression treatment, sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, different types of varicose vein surgery: classic, haemodynamic, laser, radiofrequency, cryo and glue; valve issues and solutions, thrombosis, VTE prophylaxis, post-thrombotic complications and their treatment, various techniques for different venous pathologies, lymphology, crural ulcers, varia.

Presentation type is oral, 8 minutes in length and 2 minutes discussion


Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 June 2019

Preliminary schedule of the 3rd Another Phlebology Meeting


Friday 4 October


  • 8.30 – 10.00 Practical course (Ultrasound, Laser, Microwave, Radiofrequency, Glue, Sclerotherapy) - registration is required (Chair: F. Zernovicky)

                                 Opening ceremony (Chair: T. Sándor, I. Bihari)

  • 10.00 – 10.05 What does Another Phlebology mean? I Bihari (Hungary)
  • 10.05 – 10.10 Names from the history of Hungarian Phlebology T Sándor (Hungary)
  • 10.10 – 10.15 The European diploma of phlebology S Vasdekis (Greece)
  • 10.15 – 10.20 Training path for European phlebologists D. Radu (Romania)
  • 10.20 – 10.30 The Journal of the Hungarian Society is 25 years old E Kolossváry (Hungary)
  • 10.30 – 10.50 Welcome reception

                                 Endothermal methods for varicose veins 1 (Chair: A Obermayer, I Rozsos)

  • 10.50 – 11.00 Treatment of varicose veins with microwave I Rozsos et al. (Hungary)
  • 11.00 – 11.10 Cryo fibrosis R Milleret (France)
  • 11.10 – 11.20 Endovenous welding in minimally invasive treatment of chronic venous diseases L Chernukha, VL Horbovets et al. (Ukraine)
  • 11.20 – 11.30 Extracorporeal high-intensity-focused-ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of varicose veins – first in human study A Obermayer (Austria)
  • 11.30 – 11.40 Ultrasound guided laser ablation P Dragic et al. (Serbia)
  • 11.40 – 11.50 Histological changes following closure FAST treatment K Brachmann et al. (Germany)
  • 11.50 – 12.00 The use of laser thermoablation for the treatment of incompetent perforator veins – late results W Wozniak et al. (Poland)
  • 12.00 – 12.10 1- Year results of endovenous Laser therapy with longer wavelength (1940nm) and lesser energy density (LEVEL2 Study) T Schmitz-Rixen et al (Germany)
  • 12.10 – 12.20 Score system for recurrency probability after laser surgery for varicose veins I Bihari (Hungary)
  • 12.20 – 12.35 Invited speaker: L. Rasmussen et al. (Denmark) Recurrence after endovenous treatment: treatment options
  • 12.35 – 12.50 Discussion
  • 12.50 – 13.35 Lunch break

                                 Crural ulcers(Chair: M Patel, Gy Szolnoky)

  • 13.35 – 13.50 Invited speaker: F Passariello (Italy) Quantitative haemodynamics by venous ultrasound
  • 13.50 – 14.00 Endovenous ablation of feeding vein is a good choice for therapy in patients with venous leg ulcer TP Rucigaj (Slovenia)
  • 14.00 – 14.10 Shave-therapy with simultaneous autodermoplasty for patients with extensive trophic ulcers Y Sorokvasha et al. (Russia)
  • 14.10 – 14.20 Wound care practices for infected venous leg ulcers and prudent use of antibiotics R Varghese et al. (India)
  • 14.20 – 14.30 Role of Vitamin D3 in the management of pain in C5- 6 chronic venous disease (CVD): need to include as an integral part of the treatment protocol M Patel et al. (India)
  • 14.30 – 14.40 Double focal compression bandaging C Sanchez (Spain)
  • 14.40 – 14.50 Can we use compression therapy in patients with cardiac failure? C Sanchez (Spain)
  • 14.50 – 15.00 Influence of leg compression treatment on cardiac function Gy Szolnoky, et al. (Hungary)
  • 15.00 – 15.20 Discussion

                                 Thrombosis and anticoagulation (Chair: PL Angitnani, Zs. Pecsarady)

  • 15.20 – 15.30 Can we prevent post-thrombotic syndrome using NOACs in acute venous thrombosis? PL Antignani (Italy)
  • 15.30 – 15.40 Treatment of high-risk pregnancies with tinzaparin H Kiesewetter et al. (Germany)
  • 15.40 – 15.50 DOAC treatment in fragile patients Zs Pécsvárady (Hungary)
  • 15.40 – 15.50 Management of acute thrombosis of greater saphenous vein involving saphenofemoral junction during pregnancy S Xhepa (Albania)
  • 15.50 – 16.00 Current practice for thromboprophylaxis in Hungary for varicose vein surgery G Menyhei (Hungary)
  • 16.00 – 16.10 Abdominal deep vein thrombosis profile in an internal medicine department: about 87 cases Djama Mohamed-Lyes et al. (Algeria)
  • 16.10 – 16.20 Deep vein thrombosis profile in a department of internal medicine: about 85 cases Bounzira Tewfik (Algeria)
  • 16.20 – 16.35 Discussion
  • 16.35 – 16.50 Coffee break

                                 Issues of venous circulation of the brain (Chair: M Simka, F Schelling)

  • 16.50 – 17.00 Collapsibility of the internal jugular veins in the lateral decubitus body position: a potential protective role of the cerebral venous outflow against neurodegeneration M Simka et al. (Poland)
  • 17.00 – 17.10 Neuroinflammation and venous lesion of the neck veins in patients with Meniere’s disease A Bruno (Italy)
  • 17.10 – 17.20 Glymphatic systems of the brain – physiology and possible role of this system in neurodegeneration M Simka (Poland)
  • 17.20 – 17.30 Cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and its possible consequences F Schelling (Austria)
  • 17.30 – 17.45 Discussion
  • 19.15 – 22.30 Banquet, Hungarian Evening(5 min walk. The meeting point is the exhibition area. Not included in the registration fee. Dress code: business casual)


Saturday 5 October


                                 Foam sclerotherapy (Chair: F Passariello, I Rozsos)

  • 8.30 – 8.40 Venous-lymphatic malformations and treatment with foam sclerotherapy PL Antigniani (Italy)
  • 8.40 – 8.50 Reasons of venous reflux mapping inaccuracies misleading treatment plannings in the US and how it can be improved K Fattahi (USA)
  • 8.50 – 9.00 Foam-washout sclerotherapy, a technique geared toward reducing short and long-term complications of regular foam sclerotherapy, and comparison with existing foam sclerotherapy method K Fattahi (USA)
  • 9.00 – 9.10 Diagnosis and Treatment of a 27 cm long symptomatic incompetent perforating vein at thigh level K Fattahi (USA)
  • 9.10 – 9.20 Medical grade plastic containers for oxygen and carbon dioxide to create sclerosing foam A Cardenas (USA)
  • 9.20 – 9.30 Does the extensive endovenous surgery, accelerate venous ulcer healing? F Zernovicky (Slovakia)
  • 9.30 – 9.45 Discussion

                                 Glue treatment of varicose veins (Chair: K Bozkurt, A Szabó)

  • 9.45 – 10.00 Invited speaker: K. Bozkurt (Turkey) The new n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate glue ablation catheter incorporated with application guiding light for the treatment of venous insufficiency: Twelve-month results
  • 10.00 – 10.10 Comparison of American and Turkish glue I Bihari et al. (Hungary)
  • 10.10 – 10.20 Comparison of laser and glue in perforator vein treatment I Bihari et al. (Hungary)
  • 10.20 – 10.30 Glue treatment of varicose veins A Szabó (Hungary)
  • 10.30 – 10.45 Discussion
  • 10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

                                 Servier symposium (Chair: F. Zernovicky, G Menyhei)

  • 11.00 – 11.10 Pitfalls of writing guidelines for vascular diseases G Menyhei (Hungary)
  • 11.10 – 11.30 Small saphenous vein reflux - how to treat it wise (not twice)? F. Zernovicky (Slovakia)
  • 11.30 – 11.45 Aesthetics of legs - latest aesthetic techniques, latest methods in chronic venous disease management É Szabó (Hungary)
  • 11.45 – 11.50 Discussion

                                 Varicose veins and their treatment (Chair: A Flor, A Puskás)

  • 11.50 – 12.00 Haemodynamic remodeling of vein wall Gy. Nádasy et al. (Hungary)
  • 12.00 – 12.10 Prevalence of chronic venous disorders of lower limbs in Algeria: preliminary results B Malika et al. (Algeria)
  • 12.10 – 12.20 Endovenous ablation of leg veins: should we be more or less radical? A Flor (Austria)
  • 12.20 – 12.30 Pulsatile varicose veins of the lower limbs NM Bouayd (Algeria)
  • 12.30 – 12.40 Viscosity estimates in chronic venous diseases F Passariello (Italy)
  • 12.40 – 12.50 CHIVA-laser: office-based ambulatory hemodynamic procedure for conservative treatment of varicose veins A Puskás et al. (Romania)
  • 12.50 – 13.00 Miniphlebectomy according to Várady's method as the mother of aesthetic phlebology J Kalemba (Poland)
  • 13.00 – 13.10 Combination of EVLA, sclerotherapy and miniphlebectomy in treatment of recurrent varicose veins D Slavin et al. (Russia)
  • 13.10 – 13.20 Honorary lecture: Z Várady (Germany) From traditional varicectomy to mini-surgery
  • 13.20 – 13.30 Discussion
  • 13.30 – 14.15 Lunch break

                                 Aesthetic phlebology Aesthetic phlebology

  • 14.15 – 14.30 Invited speaker: A Flor (Austria) Unwanted veins of the forearm and the hand: treatment options
  • 14.30 – 14.40 Micro-“surgery” of spider veins Z Bőhm (Germany)
  • 14.40 – 14.50 CLACS – The new modality in the treatment of teleangiectassias V Kovács et al. (Slovakia)
  • 14.50 – 15.00 Improved sclerotherapy by transillumination R Damisch (Austria)
  • 15.00 – 15.10 Treatment of unaesthetic periorbital veins with 1064 nm long pulsed Nd:YAG laser MA Parikov et al.(Russia)
  • 15.10 – 15.20 Venous insufficiency causing alteration of skin barrier function and microbiome protection J. Daróczy (Hungary)
  • 15.20 – 15.35 Discussion

                                 Endothermal surgery for varicose veins 2 (Chair: Ch Ragg, L Chernukha)

  • 15.35 – 15.50 Application of thermal ablation in the treatment of patients with superfiсial vein thrombosis of lower extremities Shchukin et al. (Ukraine)
  • 15.50 – 16.00 Laser crossectomy P Dragic (Serbia)
  • 16.00 – 16.10 Hybrid AASV-GSV vein: incidence and anatomical pattern O Riabinska et al. (Ukraine)
  • 16.10 – 16.20 Endovenous treatment of post-surgical varicose vein recurrency I Bihari et al. (Hungary)
  • 16.20 – 16.30 Modern opportunities of endovascular techniques in solving the problem of pelvic pain. When, why, how? L Chernukha et al. (Ukraine)
  • 16.30 – 16.40 Eight years of non-saphenous vein endovenous laser ablation with radial fiber MA Parikov et al. (Russia)
  • 16.40 – 16.50 The role of echo-guided foam in varicose ulcer treatment. Isaac Yopan (Mexico)
  • 16.50 – 17.05 Invited speaker: L Chernukha et al. (Ukraine) Possibilities of endovenous laser coagulation in the treatment of patients with congenital abnormalities of the deep venous system of the lower extremities
  • 17.05 – 17.15 Discussion
  • 17.15 – 17.30 Coffee break

                                 Closing remarks

  • 17.30 – 17.40 Quo vadis (endo)venous surgery I Rozsos (Hungary)
  • 17.40 – 17.55 Invited speaker: Ch Ragg (Germany) Crossroads in phlebology
  • 17.55 – 18.10 Invited speaker: R Milleret (France) Return to the future: 50 years of vascular ultrasound
  • 18.10              Awards prizes (Best Presentation, Best Mini-phlebectomy Presentation, Best Glue Presentation)


Hands-on course on venous disease

Date: Friday, 4 October 2019

Time: 8.30 - 10.00

Venue: Hotel Mercure Buda, Budapest

Organiser: Dr. Imre Bihari

Course Fee: 20 Euro

Maximum number of participants: 20

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Preliminary program


Introductory presentation from a tutor about different topics, and then every participant can go to the appropriate station to have a hands-on training in the selected method. The tutor and the representative of the firm will help with the practice. Participants can rotate among different stations.

Plan of stations

  1. Venous ultrasound: hands-on practice on healthy models
  2. Practice of foam sclerotherapy
  3. Radiofrequency ablation on simulators
  4. Endovenous thermoablation with laser
  5. Occlusion of veins with MOCA
  6. Usage of VenaSeal glue


Download Program

Opening Ceremony: Friday, 4 October, 10.30 – 11.00, Hotel Mercure Buda, Budapest. Price included in the participation fee.


Gala Dinner (Hungarian Evening, folklore program, buffet with Hungarian dishes)

Friday 4 October 7 p.m. Márványmenyasszony Restaurant. Within walking distance from the hotel.

Cost 50 Euros, not included in the registration fees.







Price per square meter

150 + VAT


Practical course in the smaller auditorium

350 + VAT /20 min


Practical course in the main auditorium

1000 + VAT/20 min


Advertisement in the abstract book - 1 page

600 + VAT


Advertisement in the abstract book - half page

350 + VAT


Booth (basic): 4 square meters is the minimum size, which includes a desk, 2 chairs, an electric socket, and two registration fees for employees are included.  A scientific presentation which fits the topic of the meeting is also possible without further charge, but the normal registration fee and accommodation should be covered for the presenter by the firm.

Sponsors can register Hungarian colleagues for a lower price than the normal registration fee.


Please send the total sum to the following account: Adam es Bihari Kft.

OTP Bank. IBAN HU79 11701004-20184256-00000000


Address of the bank: Alagut u. 3 Budapest, Hungary 1013

Address of the organising firm: 1081 Budapest, Nepszinhaz u. 42-44. Hungary

Contact person: Dr. Imre Bihari, Ez az e-mail-cím a szpemrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát.


Website of the meeting: www.phlebology.hu